My Bike Shop is a market leader in folding bikes and folding kayaks and we have got so many enquiries from visitors and patrons when can we see an electric bike especially foldable that is accredited. Well..your requests have not gone to waste. We have agreed to range UK’s top Electric bike from Wisper (A member of BEBA). The Wisper 805FE is a 16 speed electric bike.
Wisper bikes are fitted with safety in mind and deploys a Front Connection box (FCB) for the wiring. The FCB is an innovation designed by the Wisper team to give two distinct advantages over other electric bicycles. The primary function is to make the procedure for changing any of the electronics on the handle bars as simple as possible. Rather than having to chase the cables from the handle bars all the way back to the controller, the FCB enables this to be done at the front of the bike, saving up to 90% in labour time. The secondary advantage is the box tidies the cables on the bike and reduces the number of wires being run back to the controller to one single cable. To give our Wisper customers total control of the amount of power being delivered to the motor, they use a unique combination of a auto assist throttle used in conjunction with the High Med Low switch. For added safety and the ability to turn off or on all the power to the bicycle whilst riding without having to reach down for the key, we have installed an on / off switch on the left hand side of the control console/throttle. Unlike lower quality mass produced electric bikes all Wisper bike frames are individually handmade and welded ensuring our frames are immensely strong and perfectly balanced.
So what’s the catch? Its the price and weight. All E bikes weigh in at least 20kg and unlikely you will want to lug it around for commuting. The ability to fold just gives you the advantage of compact stowage. The 805FE weighs in at 20.2kg – Not exactly light but we believe we can cut down the weight by 0.5kg wth upgrades.
Onesport has got the model type approved meaning , all you need to do now is to bring it to LTA, pay the S$10 registration and your bike will be approved and given the blue tag of approval for use by LTA. Without this tag, you can get a nasty fine of up to $2,000 or a jail term of up to three months for the first offence. For subsequent offences, the offender is liable to a fine of up to $5,000 or a jail term of up to six months. Even the shop that that sells it to you will get a hefty fine, so be watchful as you are parting your hard earned dollars no matter what.
MBS is picking up Preorders. So come by, give the bike a try and reserve your bikes at S$2500 nett. It’s fun! Great for those who struggle with stamina and want to do their bit in using less fossil fuel. Charging time is fast and the high quality Lithium gives you up to 50km range on full assistance. Of course you can still get loads of exercise when you exceed 25km/h as the motor cutoff will mean you get your EXERCISE! As in all things, buy what works and lasts and try out the bikes. Electric bikes are typically heavy and you will need to find a place to stow the bike or find a way to fit into your car and storage when not in use. Batteries that can be removed and charged seperately works best. So.. caveat emptor ( Buyer beware..)
11 Reasons to buy an electric bike http://www.electricbike.tv/Why-buy-one.php
Wisper supplies electric bikes to the Police force in a few cities like the one below – the 905 Eco City