I had put money down on an EBike a couple months ago from a local Daymak dealer. Guy sold me on an Austin for the dual battery and anything else I would have wanted would have taken longer to get as they all come from China; I was considering 1 other bike but decided against it.
So I checked my cellphone for messages as I left work, the dealer gave me the best news I've had in a long while. He was also nice enough to charge it for me so I picked it up and drove it home. Even threw in a free helmet.
This is my first EBike but heres what I thought about it. Its a heavy MoFo but its not like I didn't know that, so balancing is a bit of a challenge as it accelerates. Acceleration; I go from 0 - 30kmph on a flat surface in about 10 seconds but going up hill like up Oakwood (a good 50degree incline), I can't get past 25kmph so I wound up pushing it halfway up. I drove this thing like a car on bike lanes where ever there was bike lanes; I'm a driver too so I know the gripes on both sides so I tried not to do what I know drivers hate bikers do like not signalling, etc. Signalling on this thing is retarded; its the same as any other bike/vespa type but the sound it makes is embarracingly loud. I wound up using hand signals with only a few blinks with my bike signals. From Richmond & Jarvis, I drove my new baby home to St. Clair & Oakwood (about 25km distance through city streets); on idle, battery drained only 1/5 but on full steam, battery indicator was about 1/3 charge. The bike is rated for 80km on a full charge on flat land, nonstop, no wind resistance, with a 160lb driver so I can probably pull 60km. I love that this thing has an alarm system; I opened up the locked storage case in the back without disarming the alarm (something I gotta get use to since I've never driven a car with one) and it went off pretty loud. Not ear popping but enough that the whole street would have heard.
I can't wait to take this thing around some more.