Hi Equaliser,Welcome Mike! I'm in Brisbane too and just upgraded from an NCM Moscow to a Giant Fastroad (same motor and similar spec to yours but flatbar) and I love it. Fabulous ride and really makes my 38km commute a pleasure.
In another thread on this forum ( https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/anyone-with-a-2020-revolt-e-pro.31114/page-2 ) I saw a Giant drop bar road bike that I don't think ever made it to Australia.
I looked at the Giant FASTROAD E+ 2 PRO, but being a flatbar, I opted for the gravel version Revolt that had drop bars - entirely based on superficial/"image" reasons
I used to regularly do group rides on my acoustic roadie, but age and creaky knees meant over time I couldn't keep up with the bunch - and I haven't done group rides for about 5 years.
I have maintained commuting to work on my acoustic as my primary mode of getting to work...but the hills just keep getting steeper
One of the things I'd like to do again is participate in social group (road) rides.
Call it peer pressure, call it image, whatever - for me, it would be hard to turn up to a group ride with everyone on drop bar road-bikes if I had a flat bar bike (or worse would be a bike with front suspension).
I'll still cop loads of derision from the group turning up with an e-bike...but the Revolt sorta looks like a road-bike, so the others in the group won't be too embarrassed having me ride with them.
The 25km/hr limit on ebikes in Australia is an issue - the crew from work that ride regularly average 30-35km/h.
I'll need a dongle before I can keep up with them