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    Blurring the lines of Electric Motorcycles and eBikes - Street use

    EDIT: moved this out of the eBike section since it is specifically about street use Eletric Motorcycles / eBike and not related to eMTB.

    This bike/moto is specifically for street use, this is not a discussion of trail access or use.

    https://jalopnik.com/accelerating-th...rid-1843741410

    This is a monster Ped-elec eBike that is being marketed as a Motorcycle, it requires pedaling to move, but has a top speed of 56mph.

    I do not look at it and think "bicycle", it is designed to look like a motorcycle, but it has pedals instead of pegs and no hand throttle....

    The lines are being blurred. I am curious to see how the DMV and other regulatory agencies view products like this. The Technology is moving faster than the laws that govern it.

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    Ok seriously wtf is that? I mean the pedals don't actually add to the propulsion or fill-in in the event that you are out of juice, they are just a different method of throttle, and to do so you get the benefit of having to have your feet staggered all the time and continue to pedal to get going or pedal faster to accelerate. Just insane, and all for only 11k pounds.

    I do agree with the comments where there is the old Jurassic park adage: The scientist were so preoccupied with whether or not they could they didn't stop to think if they should.

    I think the benefit from the original mopeds were they could be started with the pedals eliminated the need for a kick-starter, could be ridden, if laboriously, by pedals, and bypassed the taxes for motorvehicles as they were classified as motorized bicycles in France.

    This literally has none of those aspects with none of the benefits of a standard electric motorcycle all with more cost.
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    Using up all the space between the front wheel and BB, nice.
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    also: https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/model/zero-fxs

    for that price why wouldn't one just get a real motorcycle? They even have a street able dirt version so you can play offroad too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    also: https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/model/zero-fxs

    for that price why wouldn't one just get a real motorcycle? They even have a street able dirt version so you can play offroad too.
    The only reason I can think is if for some reason this moto/bike thing does not require a valid M1 or M2 drivers license to operate on public streets.

    If it can go that fast than it should require a DL in my opinion.

    I don't think it is for sale in the US yet, and it might never be for that matter. It is super weird. I kinda like it.....
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