Tipping the scales at under 18kg, this recent conversion of a Giant Rapid 3 was joy to work on.
It is possible that higher powered electric bikes may be allowed on UK roads in the future, but under current law, any kind of electrically powered e-bike exceeding 250 watts in power is considered a moped and requires registration and insurance, amongst other legislations.
Do not be fooled by cute sales spiel, there are 'no grey areas' regarding on or off-road use. Unless on private land, a motor with a power rating above 250 watts cannot be used in the UK, full stop.
'Bike Biz' recently addressed this matter in their article by Carlton Reid. The complete article can be viewed by clicking the Bike Biz logo below.
Keep it legal, keep it safe and keep smiling.
Brighton E-bikes. More Smile per Mile :)
The recently announced collaboration between Bafang and Browse and Hi-Tech Energy sees the creation of 'energy tubes', and makes Bafang a one stop shop for innovative e-bike solutions.
Click below on the 'Bike Europe' logo to read more.
The new 42 tooth Lekkie® Bling Ring for Bafang BBSHD motors.
80 GBP. Due in store Monday 14th March 2016.