View Single Post
Old 01-18-2012, 06:10 AM
BarelyAWake's Avatar
BarelyAWake BarelyAWake is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 7,212
Default Re: How to figure what motor suits the rider?

...excepting ofc it isn't inherent with a motorized bicycle that it must be a "single speed" in which case a 2hp motor with with an automatic or variator-style transmission would indeed have both "snort to get this mass moving" as well as "a higher top speed" - thus "to expect more from a bicycle with a motor" than simply an "assist" is both practicable & reasonable, without resorting to purchasing a scooter or motorcycle, which I would think if the OP were interested in such - they wouldn't be here.

Minor points to be sure, but there are some inherently critical differences between the rudimentary single speed motor assist that you described "by definition" and the potential that exists within the general classification of motorized bicycle & in fact given the interest stated, including the title and the physics involved - I thought it prudent to mention that indeed more can be expected as well as achieved, thus the second half of my post.
Reply With Quote