45km/h ebikes

Royal Pinata

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Can ya'all suggest me ebikes by brand name that go at least 45kmh? I don't mind spending 10000€ but most are limited to 25kmh but for that money I would like more
 

JayVee

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Specialized, Trek, Haibike, R&M, Giant... All Make 45km/h bikes. In general, look for the S prefix or postfix. A Haibike S 8.0 is a 45km/h bike. Ditto for the Trek Allant 8S. R&M seems to call them HS.
 

JayVee

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anything with Bafang Ultra
He wants a legal 45km/h bike with a COC, I think... Most Bafang 25+ km/h bikes are street illegal in the EU. I searched and could only come up with a handful of legal 45kn/h EU bikes with a Bafang drive... And those probably wouldn't be available in Finland...
 

Timpo

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He wants a legal 45km/h bike with a COC, I think... Most Bafang 25+ km/h bikes are street illegal in the EU. I searched and could only come up with a handful of legal 45kn/h EU bikes with a Bafang drive... And those probably wouldn't be available in Finland...
what's COC?
 

Stefan Mikes

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JayVee, as a resident of European country associated with European Union knows what he's talking about. I am a citizen of EU country and one of my e-bikes is 45 km/h capable and street legal. @Royal Pinata let me name several e-bikes that are 45 km/h street-legal in Europe, provided these are registered and Third-Party Liability insured:
  • Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0
  • Trek Allant+ 7S, 8S, 9.9S
  • Haibike Trekking S 8.0
  • Bulls E-Stream EVO 45 (the only e-MTB of that speed)
  • Cube Kathmandu Hybrid 45km/h
  • Riese & Muller: Delite, Superdelite, Homage HS
All above are of L1e-B Euro Class (electrically assisted mopeds) and come with the European Certificate of Conformity and a lot of required safety features. It makes them expensive.

I might have forgotten some other brands. Now:
  • Giant does not make any 45 km/h e-bike for EU
  • Bafang Ultra motor is illegal in Europe
Hope that helps. @Royal Pinata: Feel free to ask me more questions. Been there, done that :)
 

TimJohn

Active Member
Hey Timpo...get yourself a small motorcycle. Besides riding a bike that fast without a full face helmet and road rash protective gear is almost ...you fill in the words.
 

MartsEbike

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He wants a legal 45km/h bike with a COC, I think... Most Bafang 25+ km/h bikes are street illegal in the EU. I searched and could only come up with a handful of legal 45kn/h EU bikes with a Bafang drive... And those probably wouldn't be available in Finland...
Don't worry about this too much.... Virtually every country has a means of registering these bikes. Having a CoC just makes it a bit quicker.

You can even register a sofa :D

 

Stefan Mikes

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Virtually every country has a means of registering these bikes. Having a CoC just makes it a bit quicker.
Britain is a specific country, wouldn't you agree @MartsEbike? :) We are talking about EU countries such as Finland, and such countries are pretty serious. As we're talking about registering a motorised vehicle, the CoC is mandatory, not optional there. That is to say any L1e-B S-Pedelec for the Euro market must come with the CoC. Including the Vehicle Identification Number.

Not that I have anything against the UK. On contrary, I love that country. Hardly anything can beat a proper English Full! :)
 

MartsEbike

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Britain is a specific country, wouldn't you agree @MartsEbike? :) We are talking about EU countries such as Finland, and such countries are pretty serious. As we're talking about registering a motorised vehicle, the CoC is mandatory, not optional there. That is to say any L1e-B S-Pedelec for the Euro market must come with the CoC. Including the Vehicle Identification Number.

Not that I have anything against the UK. On contrary, I love that country. Hardly anything can beat a proper English Full! :)
The UK is still using EU rules Stefan. Nothing has changed really! So not that specific - yet! :D

If your country doesn't have this ability you're missing out on so many motorised beds and sofa's... Your country will rapidly fall beind the UK, world leaders in couch potato technology :D
 

Stefan Mikes

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Brwinów (PL)
Haha!
Marts, you should have been together with me at my county's Vehicle Office when I came there to register my Vado for the first time :D

-- Nobody, I say: NOBODY will register your e-bike with the papers you've brought here! -- said the officer before she threw me out... :D

Next time, I was lucky. First of all I had (I think) as many as six required documents with me. The officer (that time) was a friendly lady near to be pensioned.
-- How strange... I can't find that VIN in the database... Don't worry, let them sort it out themselves... What was the fuel type you said? -- Electric Energy, EE -- I said -- I know, I know, cannot find it on my computer... But we'll sort it out...

:D
 

JayVee

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If you don't have the COC, the vehicle goes to the DMV for analysis in many EU countries, and absolutely nothing says that it will be declared as roadworthy. I know two cases of Frey owners that had troubles to legally register their vehicles in Germany. One finally managed, but at a steep price. He had to change and add parts, and pay for technical DMV expertise and other admin costs. That amounted to about 900 euros in total.

Having no COC carries a heavy price tag in many places...

I'll leave the couch potatoes to their dreams and exit this thread. Thanks!
 

Stefan Mikes

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Brwinów (PL)
Giant also have the Explore E + Pro and Quick E + in 45km/h versions in various EU countries.
I very few EU countries but certainly not in Finland. Explore E+ is only 25 km/h in EU. So far, I could spot the Quick E+ 45 in Austria only.
 

Gbart

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Hey Stefan. Maybe it is new for 2021 in the EU but I found Explore E+ Pro 45km/h models are advertised on Giant‘s websites for Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria so far. Could be coming to Poland soon. 😉
 

Stefan Mikes

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Hey Stefan. Maybe it is new for 2021 in the EU but I found Explore E+ Pro 45km/h models are advertised on Giant‘s websites for Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria so far. Could be coming to Poland soon. 😉
What a surprise! Thank you for letting me know @Gbart :) Perhaps these e-bikes would be available in Finland, too (the OP is from Finland).