I myself have only seen one or two Bionx in the wild, plus I had ridden one years ago at a bicycle dealership here in Calgary, Bowness Cycle. I was thrilled about the e-ride, but shocked at the price. Fast forward 5-8 yrs later, I found Endless Sphere, and I studied and asked questions for a year before I purchased my mxus 3kw, a lyen 18fet cont, and a cycle analyst which I never really used aside from one time. The Bionx I mentioned seeing, I was e-riding coming from the river pathway system, into a community and found this guy coming off a sideroad, I was in front. We get to the light, and a few questions from him as I keep to myself. The one question that stuck out was that he mentioned if my ebike had a governer, I laughed and said no. You must realize that I dont make my ebikes look neat as I have wires showing and a big battery in the triangle, usually duct taped with a metal zip tie, and norm zip ties. The question he asked I still remember. Is your ebike governed. Its custom, over powered and easily dissipates heat. I have never used it to its full potential as I like 36V and 48V systems. I am on 15S now, but its far to fast for my liking. I was thinking this just yesterday, as I have read this thread before, and I was thinking about BionX and its unique motor/wheel design and I thought wouldnt it be cool to have the entire wheel, the motor. The leverage the motor would have!
Just a rambling thought on my part too
After a recent test on my dyno, the BionX P series motor finally "blew" something, possibly on the internal controller, which resulted in the hub motor subject to heavy resistance to spinning freely ("cogging").