Are mopeds really bicycles?

danpenn

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I had an idea today. Yes, I know. I have to be careful exposing my ideas to public scrutiny.
I'm a week into my latest purchase of an eMoped. It's a beast! 110 lbs, 1500 watt rear wheel motor, two batteries, 35 mph, 4 inch wide tires, and pedals.
This thing isn't a bicycle any more, it's a motorcycle with pedals!
I said it and I'm glad!
 
Yep, the more powerful eBikes are very popular in some markets.
I use a dual 1Kw bike as a commuter bike. With both motors on, I can keep up with the traffic to about 30 MPH. Then they start to pull away.

But for those who like to toddle down trails, I understand why they are quite happy with lower power.
 
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