Bottom line is pretty much everyone's wattage number are BS for various reasons, mostly either marketing or compliance.The irony of this is we all know big brand motors are peaking way above 250w.... But lets keep playing the "why do you need more power" game.
Some people ride hogs, some cafe racers, others dirt bikes. Same with ebikes...find one that matches how you like to ride. Be realistic about the trade offs....there are always trade offs. More powerful acceleration, faster heavy handed riding, gets you lower range requiring bigger, heavier motors and batteries, sacrificing nimbleness, handling and ride quality.
People get so hung up on abstract numbers instead or real life riding. Test ride the bikes.
I am actually quite happy with my gen 4 bosch motors and still like my Gen 2s I ride for different reasons than do you and really do not feel the need for any more power than I have right now.Yeah this is true. If the law changed tomorrow everyone on this site would be upgrading before long... Despite their early protestations otherwise.
I must say I only really poke fun at the Bosch crowd because they so often see themselves in competition with the Bafang Ultra... Its weird given they're two different beasts, but its like each would like something the other has.... Maybe power, maybe refinement.... who knows. But it gives me the impression the Bosch crowd aren't entirely happy - something could be better, and maybe that is more power...
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