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Apr 7th 2021, 08:26 AM   #1
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
EV Moto with Bicycle Mode

I was looking at this electric moto The District
https://land.ooo/district

and on the page referenced above -> quote "E-bicycle performance (27MPH) in mode 1, to keep it legal as an e bicycle."

I then thought for commuting in our PNW metros to go into E-Bike mode and ride the shoulder, ride the bike lane, or cut through parks, etc.

Then when there is some open road and light traffic, kick into highway mode and cut back on the two / three lanes and jam on it.

Thoughts?
Apr 9th 2021, 11:27 AM   #2
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
I'm guessing that they won't go over well.

What's to stop the rider from switching to, or staying in, full power mode while rolling through a park?

Other than reduced noise over an internal combustion motorcycle, it would be no different than riding an IC motorcycle down the same path. Here in The States, pedestrians and bicycle folks aint gonna like it.

My thoughts.
Apr 9th 2021, 12:11 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
There is already an issue with e bikes and me. They come by in the bike lane at twice my pedaling speed. The speed differential is hair raising at times.
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