shorza wrote:Hyena, is that your postie?
full-throttle wrote:Meh. Prob forgot to charge the battery.
Was it a lime green with a front MAC?
Samd wrote:You spend time online looking for pictures of semi dressed women on ebikes? Now that's a niche market! Nice one!
jateureka wrote:They are actually Bafang BPM motors
adrian_sm wrote:@hyena. This new definition runs in parallel with the old. So it doesn't affect any current bikes, just allows the euro EN15194 bikes to be used in Oz.
This amendment adds an alternative ADR definition of a Power-Assisted Pedal Cycle (AB Category) to include vehicles meeting European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles. These vehicles are now defined within the ADR as ‘Pedalecs’.
Sunder wrote:...the fines for riding a non compliant ebike is up to 9 demerit points (3/4 of your licence if you're a full driver, or instant loss of licence for everyone else) and up to $7700 if it goes to court......
Sunder wrote:I think the way it's done is fine at the moment - low limits, harsh potential penalties for idiots and turn a blind eye to anyone not acting stupidly.
Hobbit wrote:Sunder wrote:...the fines for riding a non compliant ebike is up to 9 demerit points (3/4 of your licence if you're a full driver, or instant loss of licence for everyone else) and up to $7700 if it goes to court......
OMG, I WAS a liitle bit scared about that aspect of all this stuff, NOW i need to go change my shorts.Sunder wrote:I think the way it's done is fine at the moment - low limits, harsh potential penalties for idiots and turn a blind eye to anyone not acting stupidly.
Yeah, that's it I guess, seems the government just makes everything illegal and its up the officer's discression on enforcement. Things like playing your car stereo too loud, revving your cars engine unneccesarily, skwealing of tyres, blah,blah, it's all geared towards letting the police do whatever the hell they want if something doesn't look right in order to keep the peace. Through our own lack of action we've essentially condoned the creation of an army of standover men in blue suits with guns and tasers and handcuffs...if they're having a bad day, we're going DOWN!!....look like you're legit and it's "have a nice day.".....ok, my rant alarm is going berserk here so bye....and do the right thing OR ELSE!
heathyoung wrote:Where did you get the info on non-compliant bikes?
They have always been treated the same as you would be on a motorcycle - you get hit for uninsured, unlicenced and unregistered, a $900 all up in court.
Otherwise, why bother with the ebike, just get a motorbike and do the same thing - its cheaper (in fines) and more likely to kill someone.
heathyoung wrote:Rotten buggers - its gone up since I last checked
Hyena wrote:I've been thinking about getting a motorbike license anyway. Sounds like it'd quickly pay for itself and offset any potential fines if the cops do get nasty! Not for me though, I only ever ride at 200w on the street!
schmidty_81 wrote:Let's not forget about this bloke...
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/the-ot ... 6116160757
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