Re: What got you interested in MB's?
I started out looking at ways to do a e-bike, but I forsaw more problems and lack of longevity/power with batteries. Unless you can spring for the $400 lithium ion ones! I figured gas engines have been around a little over 100 years with little change to the basic tried and true way that they work, so I went with that.
I plan to eventually (in the next 10 years?) build an electric powered tadpole trike. That was my initial idea for a powered bike, but I thought I'd start off with a kit and get some experience with that first.