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Ebike VS. Motorcycle | EP 87

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Hey Everybody! Welcome back! It's another episode of the Bolton Ebikes Podcast. Something I've been thinking about lately, and you've probably run across this before is a comment I've seen online, or maybe you even have heard this. If you have a bicycle with a motor, you might as well get a motorcycle.

And let me tell you those are definitely not the same thing.

I'm Kyle, the owner of Bolton Ebikes and the host of the Bolton Ebikes Podcast. 

In today’s episode you’ll learn more about:

  • How an ebike and a motorcycle are different and why it’s important to know the differences
  • When is an ebike no longer an ebike and when is it something else?
  • How ebikes are more beneficial for your health over riding a motorcycle  
  • How ebikes have changed over time and are much better than they were in the past. 
  • And so much more! 

Thank you for joining me for another podcast episode. I hope you learned a little tidbit of information or history from this. I think that might be an interesting topic to jump into at another time. Maybe it is a more broad history of just bicycles in general and how long it's taken to get where we are today and how fast things are advancing right now.

It really is an interesting time for not only ebikes, but bicycles in general. Thanks again for listening. Once again, I'm Kyle, The Owner of Bolton Ebikes if for some reason you're new to the podcast and this is the first time you've listened, or if you're just not on my email list, go to ebike

Once again, that's ebike podcast dot com. If you're listening to this episode, that means recently I gave away 5 electric bikes in one week. And if you want a chance to win a bike in the future, you need to make sure to be on my email list, because that's how you're going to hear about those. And also I do give away sometimes new information on the podcast, you won't hear anywhere else. Thanks again. I will talk to you on another Tuesday.

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  • A motorcycle is “nothing like a motorcycle?” You need a thesaurus. There are far more things in common between a motorcycle and a bicycle than not, let alone an eBike which adds substantial weight and complexity. Of course, there are plenty of “power limits” in motorcycles, mostly generated by physics, economics, and rider skill, but they are still limits. You continually use words like “no,” “nobody,” “nothing,” “everyone,” and “everywhere” without having a clue what those words mean. It mostly makes you sound silly and clueless, but you could be putting equally clueless listeners at risk when they buy your silly arguments. Above the 1hp limit (which your kits often exceed), an eBike is either a moped or motorcycle. It is unnecessary for the general public to study eBikes and I suspect if that ever happens it will result in businesses like yours being regulated into oblivion.

    eBikes are setting new “records” for crash/mortality/morbidity per mile, above bicyclists and motorcyclists, and attention is coming. Too many people, like yourself, are convincing incompetent people that riding an eBike requires less skill, caution, and ability than bicycles and motorcycles. The fact is that eBiking probably deserves more attention, licensing-wise, because those motors allow people who can’t sit safely on a lawn chair to get a bicycle rolling into traffic without the ability to make even the most basic traffic maneuvers.

    T.W Day on
  • Great podcast. Thanks for clearing that up, and for putting into words the feelings of many of us who ride both. Completely different animals. I’ve got a motorcycle and mountain bike background and when I tried my first e-bike in Costa Rica three years ago, it was a Ureka moment for sure. The pedal assist kicked in for the first time…clean and quiet, I’m like whoa, it hit me…this is biking 2.0. I rode it three days before even discovering the throttle! Haha Then it was really on. The all-terrain fat tires were good on the beach and road. I remember the rental guy calling and asking when I was bringing the bike back? I said I don’t think so. I could not give it back! For me it’s the best of both worlds- biking (on/off road) and a moped (throttle). It will bring the kid out again in anyone 😄🚴🏼‍♂️✌

    Jeff on
  • A moped, at least traditionally, has a gas engine,. and speed is part of the issue, but the NOISE of a gas engine is a big issue.

    Andrew Cummins on

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