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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:18 pm 
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E-bike... Thats it, grab one before they're regulated off the roads


Some of the E-bikes look quite smart and/or practical, but if, like me, you have a full motorcycle licence, it's difficult to get past the fact that if you want something as a cheap runnabout for short-ish trips, you could pick up a used small engined motorcycle or scooter for less.

Walking past a mortorcyle shop the other day, I saw one of these in the window:

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Brand new, £2,800.00 on the road. It's only a 125cc, so it's quite titchy; you would probably look a bit silly on it if you were a chunky 6 footer, but I thought it looked quite smart. I don't know how it stacks up in terms of durability or reliability, etc. but on the face of it you seem to get a lot for your money when compared to some E-bikes costing a similar amount, or more.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 pm 
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2800 is a hell of an ebike,
A Grand will get you a high end commuter and 600 quids will get you something that will get you to work.
If you're lucky to earn enough to qualify and have an employer that does cycle to work, you can take 'advantage' of that too.
Wants high end e-bike, you'll need that motorcycle license anyway, assuming you want more than 250W engine on it, but you'll have the insurance still but no VED to pay.

Or rent them off the council if your do that.


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Of course £20k could buy you and ebike that can hold your filofax too.
https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/eu/zero-ds/black-forest


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:02 pm 
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Maybe, but some of the prettier bikes are quite pricey: https://www.evanscycles.com/trek-super- ... e-EV286646


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:51 am 
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Yes but so are the engineless too.


You don't need a 'pretty'.
And the cheap are not exactly ugly, they do their job.


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