Pete they may have some electrics ready or almost ready to ship and/or they are testing the market parameters pre-production for dealer & individual interest at multiple price points. It's a proven & extremely low cost way to survey interest in a product prior to a production funding commitment. Some distributor/vendors use the same strategy on a smaller scale before ordering "sold out" items by monitoring hits on or inquiry's about the availability and delivery times of these boldly marked "sold out" items in their product listings & this is a strong indicator of the inventory turnover of these items, when matched with their previous sales metrics.Obviously the bike pictured is a 2 stroke, but what I'm confused about is why the AliExpress listing describes the product as an electric powered bicycle and gives full specs.
Pete I viewed Ludwig's supplied video twice, first with sound the second without. No doubt which I enjoyed more. We are geared to sensory input and grow to depend on it for survival. All our senses are necessary in decision making processes and evaluation. When deprived of one sense permanently we adjust, leaning heavily on the remaining senses to cope. So loss of sound and the engine vibrations from our bikes deprives us not only of enjoyment we've come to appreciate, but also the expected sensory feedback for control. It takes time to adjust to this and I'd say our eventual adjustment to smooth and quiet will probably lead to better rider feedback from asphalt to tire, steering feel, balance and braking forces.The 3 roads leading to Alston could legit be described as biker's paradise. This is close to my home turf - and I always take this A686 scenic route to The Lake District heading east to west instead of the A69. Great views from Hartside Summit cafe, the way-stage for a cuppa between Melmerby and Alston. Always close to 100 bikes in the car park. Did this run in my Guzzi LeMans V powered Aero Cycle Car reverse trike one time. Fun hanging the tail out on the many hairpins.