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Power Assisted Bike Overview

Power assisted bikes are similar to electric bikes, essentially the key difference is that the electric motor on a power assisted bike is engaged only whilst pedaling. Electric bikes however, are closer to motorbikes in that they have a throttle and do not need to be pedaled to move. Electric motors can be bought after market and attached to many different types of bikes such as touring bikes or mountain bikes. In some countries petrol motors are allowed to be used on a bicycle without needing to be registered or have a license.

Power assisted bicycles are perfect for elderly users that require extra assistance getting from A - B easily.

In New Zealand the classification of a power assisted cycle is a cycle that has an Electric Motor of up to 300 watts in capacity, such devices do not need to be registered and no license is needed to use one. Be sure to read the relevant legislation about your specific power assisted bike, ask as many questions as you can and remember that this is only a guide, legislation is subject to change, make sure your up to date!


Characteristics of Power Assisted Bikes

  • Easy to use.
  • Great for fitness.
  • Good for long rides.
  • Reliable.
  • Environmentally friendly .
  • Has an electric motor.

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Power Assisted Bike Brands

Power assisted bikes are becoming increasingly popular in part due to rising petrol prices and wider environmental footprint recognition. Power assisted bike brands are constantly developing new technologies to power the bike at higher speeds for longer distances whilst being functional and reliable. See the list bellow for popular brand power assisted bike brand choices.

  • Click to Search for BH Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Apollo Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Power Ped Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Gazelle Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Envirowheels Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Pedego-Electric-Bikes, Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for Blind Freddy Power Assisted Bikes.
  • Click to Search for eZee Power Assisted Bikes.

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