Is this Electric Bike Just too Fast?

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.

New E Bike Very Fast and Not Legal
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Warren Webber
Warren Webber3 years ago

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

Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

To expensive for me!

Paul S.
Paul S5 years ago

Electric scooters are more affordable. Who needs this?

Lin Moy
Lin M5 years ago

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.

Richard T.
Richard T5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Just another toy.

LARRY H.5 years ago

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?

Yvette T.
Past Member 5 years ago

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"

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Charli S.
Charlotte S5 years ago

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