May 19, 2013
Want to get fit this year and have a little fun at the same time? Why not buy an electric bike and you can get out and about taking pedal power when you like and use electrical assistance when the going gets tough. An electric bike offers you a greater degree of flexibility as a rider. You can choose for three different modes depending on how energetic you feel the electric mode can be powered by pedals, it can gently assist as you pedal, or you can sit back and relax and let the bike do all the hard work on full power mode. The first looks like a customary styled bike but the second looks like a motor scooter.
An electric bike has certain standards and is not allowed to run at high speeds. Therefore the motor cannot be made to go faster than that. An electric bike does not require that you have any special licensing. But some countries do have certain requirements for electric bikes. For example, in some place a person under the age of fourteen is not legally permitted a electric bike. In most countries you don’t have to register an electric bike. This also means you don’t have to have insurance, or pay taxes on it. In most cases you aren’t even required to wear a helmet, although it’s much advised.
Though some states may require that an electric bike be registered, they often do not. And they rarely ever require any form of insurance since it is a bicycle that has been electrically equipped. We know that a regular bicycle can be turned into an electric bike by purchasing a conversion kit. This makes electric bikes a transportation method all their own. Mobility scooters folding motorbikes and scooters are not at all in the same class. The advantages of electric bicycles or Electric bikes are apparent. They can squeeze into all of those tiny spaces a car or motorbike never could and they are environmentally friendly.