chriss wrote:Artur, you say the Vector is also designed for city-use. But how do you get it street-legal? I would surely get caught by the police on the very first day of riding the Vector as a bike because neither does it look like a bike (attention grabbing) nor do the specs qualify it as a bike. To be safe in the city, I would need turning lights front and back, a proper back light, a horn, a license plate and registration. All of which would limit the benefits as a bike and make it much easier and cheaper to convert a Moped to EV.
New to the ebike world, so I may be missing something here, but $6000 for an offroad only ebike? How is that economical? Anyway, it does look very good.
Very good question! We were thinking about it before creating a Vector.
1. Vector has very bright front and rear light. Rider can install any additional equipment (horn...)
2. Licence plate and registration are necessary in different country and states under different bike power and speed parameters. Here in EU you dont need any registration for ebike under 250W (750W for USA), or you can register it as powerful e bike and ride as moped up to 45 km/h(you will need motor driving license), or register it as a motorcycle with no speed limitation. In vector you have possibilities to set up 3 different speed and power limit for 3 speed switch. So as an example you can make your first speed limited to your local ebike legal power and speed law, and ride a bike in a places where you can be stopped by a police. I am riding my bike for more then a year in a big city and had only one ticket for 10 euro for riding on a pedestrian zone
I believe the main rule here - ride safe and you will not get any trouble with law.
3. 6000$ it is the price for e bike with best available offroad components which are expensive, but still it is 4000$ less than stealth bomber that has less power and with some cheap bike parts. City version of Vector will be with small travel front fork and less expensive shock and motor, so the final price will be around 3000$.
chriss wrote:Have you considered a mid drive motor setup as opposed to the hub motor?
Mid drive motor stole free space from frame needed for battery, bms, controller and other electronics, plus hub motor is more reliable and is well air cooled on a back wheel.