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Is this Electric Bike Just too Fast?

New E Bike Very Fast and Not Legal
Tech News by NewsLook

Specialized has released its first electric bike, the ‘Turbo,’ and it’s fast. Powered by lithium batteries it runs up to 45 kph or 28 mph without pedaling. The only problem is it goes too fast to be legal in the US, UK and a bunch of other countries. Bummer. Oh and it costs $7300. Photo Credit: bredgur via Flickr.

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2:16AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Electric motorcycles? Cool!
Besides the eco benefits, it's likely to be quieter than the standard motorbike, my other big issue with them.

8:23AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

To expensive for me!

8:20AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Electric scooters are more affordable. Who needs this?

9:20AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

I'm to old for it and don't have this kind of money. Would like to think I'd be to smart to buy it as it will pass soon enough anyway.

7:57PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

T!

6:22PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Just another toy.

3:10PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

I think it is to expensive to be practical for some people, myself included. Since it is motorized it will probably have to be licensed and subject to all kinds of safety requirements and the rider will have to be licensed and wear safety gear. The question then becomes would such an expensive bike be worth it?

1:24PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Wow...28 mph is not so fast. We just purchased a scooter so that my son can get around in good weather. It does not do well on inclines at all, but, as he is going to university this coming Fall, he needs something. He already has a bike, but, the front tire continually goes flat. We have steep hills, and I can not pedal uphill very far at all. My friends love their electric bikes!
Anyone seen the new invention on the market that pumps air into bike tyres while pedaling when needed? it is online under search for "pump-hub"

1:08PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Thanks for posting.

10:43AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

All new things are expensive and then the cost goes down. So just wait....it will get cheaper.

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