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Old 07-13-2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Which is better? The electric motor or gas motor?

Just my take on it but the electric bikes are probably cheaper per mile to run in direct cost but you do periodically have to replace the batteries. They are more expensive initially and have a limited range. They are also probably more reliable overall than a gas bike.

As far as gas bikes go the 4-cycle engines are more expensive initially, have less power for the displacement, but get better mileage than the 2-cycles. The 2-cycles are cheaper and "peppier". Both are subject to more breakdowns due to that legendary Chinese quality control.

There are plenty of threads that discuss these differences. I would recommend that you search them out and weigh the differences against your personal needs and bank balance. There is no one solution that is right for everybody. If there were we would all be riding the same thing and that would be boring!
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