Segway C80 ebike

Timpo

Well-Known Member
I have a mixed feeling about this. :confused:

People have been getting pulled over by the police for using these "ebikes" with virtually useless pedals.

What do you think?


Segway says that eMoped C80 riders shouldn't need a license in most US states

Segway has put the eMoped C80 up for pre-order on Indiegogo
 

ki11a

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I dont get what the appeal is for these, maybe less theft? I dunno...they are limited at 20mph anyways, just get an ebike.
 

sc00ter

Active Member
ki11a said it best. I wouldn't buy one if it only did 20mph BUT if it did 45mph I would consider one and register it as a moped/scooter. The lenient years of mopeds from back in the 70's are long gone.
 

Nova Haibike

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What do you think?
Mini bike style e-bikes seem to be popular, so I do not see why a scooter style e-bikes would not also be popular. Neither style appeals to me, but I am not the target market. As for people getting pulled over, not my problem. :p
 

rich c

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There are a ton of designs I wouldn't ride, and this is one of them. If that guy actually shows up at the refinery with that robin egg blue scooter, he's in for a rough day. Especially if he is really using those rotary foot rests used to skirt the intent of the law for electric assist bicycles.
 

ki11a

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Especially if he is really using those rotary foot rests used to skirt the intent of the law for electric assist bicycles.

No doubt, it reminds me of a premise/quote from King of the Hill...Cotton loses his drivers license so Dale suggests he puts a sail on his car and call it a boat so he could drive it around. :p
 
In terms of using this on dedicated bike infrastructure, I'd only be concerned about the weight. If that thing is as heavy as it looks, I wouldn't be comfortable riding a regular bike or jogging near it. It also looks to have really wide handle bars.
 

antboy

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They need to make up their minds, as it's either an e-moped or an e-bike. They're trying to have their cake and eat it, by using both terms on their Indiegogo page. My guess is to skirt regulations. :D

It's an e-moped, not an e-bike.

Full stop.