Why Electric Bikes are More Dangerous than Motorcycles

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More fun, more speed and less effort. E-bikes seem like a no-brainer. But not so fast. These innocent little electric bicycles are a lot closer to motorcycles than pedal bikes when it comes to injury rates.
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  • Motorcycle regulations have gone beyond absurd in my humble opinion, OK it entails risk, so does skateboarding, pedal cycling, horseriding and walking. It's no bloody fun being wrapped in cotton wool by mandate. What the hell happened to the free individual will to assess your own risk, and let natural selection take out the stupid, cause if we keep this stupidity up those idiots will surely survive long enough to breed.

    Kipperbob SamKipperbob Sam4 tuntia sitten
  • My Philippine mentality will keep me safe.

    TheMan OrtizTheMan Ortiz6 tuntia sitten
  • @3:24 the pedestrian was looking to the right at the cars while starting to run, & not to the left where a bike 🚲 in the middle of the road was coming from. My parents taught me to look both ways

    Artie VanDelayoArtie VanDelayo13 tuntia sitten
  • Woo!

    Gel MibsonGel Mibson13 tuntia sitten
  • Meanwhile you can put the same speeds on a road bike with spandex and skinny tiny wheels :D

    Feli GonzálezFeli González14 tuntia sitten
  • Its not the ride that makes it safe or unsafe, its the rider. Electric bikes, scooters, skateboards etc all have high accident rates, not only because they're dangerous and mostly unregulated (no licence no registration etc) but because they're new. new products with almost no experienced riders.. How bad would the statistics be if we just removed the need for a licence to drive motorcycles? and then made them dirt cheap (comparable to ebikes) there would be absolute havoc on the streets, and the hospitals would run ads telling people to stop their organ donating, because their freezers are full! (idk how they store donor parts, or if they do) Motorcycles are 100% more dangerous, ebikes are just new and people who haven't ridden a two wheeler in 30yrs are suddenly daily commuters on one, there's gonna be some accidents in the first couple decades, but it'll pass and it'll be comparable to regular bikes..

    Renax the ManRenax the Man19 tuntia sitten
    • The biggest cause of accidents are bad infrastructure. Not the lack of experience. Experience only really plays a role when it comes to solitary accidents, such as cyclists tipping or falling over. Proper bike infrastructure is so easy to use, even children can confidently cycle. But very few countries have this infrastructure, instead opting to forcing cyclists to cycle crammed together with motorists. This is not made any better with the fact that many motorists have never received any training on how to behave when there are cyclists on the road, and they expect the road to only be for cars and nothing else besides that. In my country for instance, a common source of conflict on the road today is cyclists overtaking traffic on the right side. Motorists, especially professional drivers who drive big trucks and lorries, will frequently argue that this is dangerous, confusing to the rest of the traffic, and that the cyclists are violating our traffic rules. But in fact; cyclists are allowed to overtake motorists on the right side. And motorists who are about to turn to the right and has to cross the path of the cyclist, has to yield to the cyclists that are using the right side of the road. There has been at least three fatal accidents and one serious accident where a cyclist lost her foot, as a result of motorists not yielding to cyclists who use the bike lane on the right side of the road. This is thoroughly documented through research. The Netherlands, the country that has the highest bike usage and the lowest usage of helmets, are also one of the countries with the fewest bike-related injuries and accidents, because they have a proper infrastructure.

      Mattias JohannessenMattias Johannessen9 tuntia sitten
  • Who uses an ebike at 60km/hr? The accidents are caused by the users, non cyclists jumping on a bike and riding like a motorbike. That’s why I think the UK/EU laws stating that they should require provide pedal assist only (no throttle) and max output of 250w motors and speed restrictions. Otherwise it is classified as a motorcycle and you have to upgrade your safety equipment and get off the cycle lanes and back into other traffic, pay road tax and have insurance.

    MarkMarkPäivä sitten
  • Ebikes are far superior. Why buy something weighing 250kg, when something 50kg does the same job, better.

    Hunter Biden's CrackpipeHunter Biden's CrackpipePäivä sitten
    • Yeah for that one purpose. E-Bikes are bedder for city (!) commutes but motorcycles can do so much more. My commute includes a small Highway section which is absolutely impossible on a E-Bike. Plus I go for fun rides on the weekends, ocasionally I even travel abroad with my Motorcycle. That are all things you can't really do on a E-Bike.

      ArjornArjornPäivä sitten
  • Your bicycle helmet straps are super way too loose! Bicycle helmets require proper fitment just like moto helmets, both in the crown and especially in the straps. The buckle should rest against your skin a bit forward of your throat, which will help hold the straps taut against the side of your head once you pull the slack out. Position the side buckles so that they're beneath your ears on each side, and get rid of those miles of daylight between the helmet straps and your head. We need that brain alive!

    FoolioBeardyFoolioBeardyPäivä sitten
  • You can ride an electric bicycle on the sidewalk here in cali, so yeah. Not more dangerous unless you ride in the street 💯

    No NameNo NamePäivä sitten
  • Issue is anyone can get a ebike without having to pass any test or having to build up the skills to go fast like you do on a normal push bike.

    The DIY ShopThe DIY ShopPäivä sitten
  • I've ridden motorcycles e-scooters And E bicycles but not on the street and regular bicycles for a long time and whenever I tell motorcyclists that bicycles are just as dangerous as a motorcycle they would look at me kind of strange but I firmly believe that they are and your data proves that they almost are.. and yes I do want an.E bike I don't ride my pedal bicycles enough and we can't get rental e-scooters here because of the damn politicians...

    christopher Lucychristopher LucyPäivä sitten
  • In Belgium you need to have a license for an E bike that goes faster than 25km/h (15mph) Its the same license you need for a scooter or a 50 cc bike I would say they should at least try to implement it in every country, for every e bike regardless of its speed

    QuickTorialsQuickTorials2 päivää sitten
  • And then there's those of us who commute on electric skateboards 😅

    Miles McCallMiles McCall2 päivää sitten
    • @George Newman They are crazy.....crazy fun! It's basically like snowboarding to work every day. Breaking really depends on the model. Most are capable of stopping faster than you would actually want to, the lack or handlebars does mean you could just fly forward if you stopped too fast. I haven't encountered a hill in KC that my belt driven Exway Flex can't fully stop me on, or take me up from a full stop.

      Miles McCallMiles McCall2 päivää sitten
    • That always looked crazy to me. How is the braking on those?

      George NewmanGeorge Newman2 päivää sitten
  • As of march of 2021 ebikes can only go 20 mph legally in the states.

    ScarecrowScarecrow2 päivää sitten
  • I have an ebike 500w motor and never reach the speed of 60km/h even if i want to because top speed of ebike is 40km/h and there is alot of obstacles , turns , semaphore , pedestrals etc etc . My speed is 20km/h , and 32km/h when there are no obstacles . perhaps u ride your ebike on highways but those are used inside cities .

    bigcatsliontigerbigcatsliontiger3 päivää sitten
  • Do they make electric motorcycles that are decent? I dunno if I’ve ever seen or heard of one-

    Tommy OhlrichTommy Ohlrich3 päivää sitten
    • Yes they do.

      Mattias JohannessenMattias Johannessen9 tuntia sitten
  • Totally agree

    Y AY A3 päivää sitten
  • At some point you also have to factor it takes a lot more effort to ride a motorcycle (physical abilities and costs), but with a bicycle you only need a couple functioning brain cells, and for some that isn't enough.

    bgm1911bgm19114 päivää sitten
  • E-bikers are cheaters

    Joe LiotineJoe Liotine4 päivää sitten
  • I want to be a Nerd soooo bad, but I hate math

    jibboom2112jibboom21124 päivää sitten
  • E bikes are cheap, that is the attraction. I think that if it is powered and can reach more than say 15 miles per hour it should be classed as a motorbike.

    leeedsonetwoleeedsonetwo4 päivää sitten
  • Why dont They charge while you dive???

    Tom SawyerTom Sawyer4 päivää sitten
  • Wut about 'Zero' motorcycles?

    Omi BiswasOmi Biswas5 päivää sitten
  • That's why I'm not half ass. Either I pedal bike or I finally buy that moto my wife won't let me get.

    一三Gnefitisis一三Gnefitisis5 päivää sitten
  • Ageist little bleep, aren't ya?

    KRKR5 päivää sitten
  • This is why I ride a 5 foot tall KTM 1290 SAR in hi-vis orange. Accelerate out of the danger folks. That intersection where that bike almost got hit at first? If I was on a motorcycle, even with the right of way I would have slowed down and waved to grab their attention. Even if I was in my 5000# SUV, I would make sure they saw me, I had a pickup run a stop sign and hit me at low speed just the other day.

    Snarky . LiveSnarky . Live5 päivää sitten
  • How about ban all bicycles on public roads? They're dangerous. The riders are selfish, arrogant and entitled. They slow down motorized vehicles. And to bicyclists, it's always someone else's fault. At least require licenses, insurance and proper training. And, of course, taxes. There needs to be registration and taxes collected. Many roads in my town lost a lane for cars so that bikes have their own lane. But hardly anyone ever rides in them. Just fooling thinking.

    Andrew SaulnierAndrew Saulnier6 päivää sitten
    • @Mattias Johannessen nice try. But wrong. Dead wrong. On just about every point. Yup. Just about. Sounds like you are a selfish, arrogant, entitled cyclist.

      Andrew SaulnierAndrew Saulnier9 tuntia sitten
    • It is kind of ironic how you wanna ban cyclists, yet you go on this long tirade where you reveal all the problems that are causing the accidents. And they are not the cyclists, nor the ebikes. For starters; cyclists are not selfish, arrogant, and entitled. That would be the motorists. Proof of that is with you how you demand cyclists to be banned from the road because they slow down motorized vehicles; that is not a reason to ban cyclists. Cyclists have the same right to the road as motorists have, and you will just have to get along with it. License; no Insurance; maybe Proper training; no Taxes; no one should pay road taxes As far as the bike lanes goes. For starters, just because no one uses them when you look at them does not mean they are not used. And if no-one uses them, it is a sign that it is too dangerous to cycle, and the city needs to do a better job at securing the cyclists.

      Mattias JohannessenMattias Johannessen9 tuntia sitten
  • 970 Israelites gave this a thumbs down.

    Yong YeaYong Yea6 päivää sitten
  • I used to cycle daily to uni before covid hit, and the thing I hated the most about eBikes is that they can't have a lane with appropriate traffic by design. They cruise around 40km/h, while cars cruise around 60km/h and pedal bikes around 20km/h, assuming a straight with no major obstructions and no elevation change. In Brazilian traffic law, it is stated that vehicles that exceed 25km/h should not use cycling lanes, but they do it anyways, becoming a danger to other people by going far above reasonable speeds for the width of the lane and their own ability to manouver. Hell, I know that when I'm going down a hill at high speeds I should use the car lanes, so I don't crash into a cyclist going uphill.

    Gustavo AlviseGustavo Alvise6 päivää sitten
  • Solution, buy a Zero motorcycle and be done with it.

    DavidDavid6 päivää sitten
  • Where can you ride an ebike at 60kph without gear? I get that you have to be able to move to pedal, but you're riding an electric motorbike basically... My ebike tops out at 25kph UK road legal, my Motorbike not so much. I'd love the ebike to go faster and preferably without peddling but on a cycle path I can see the issues there.

    Paul BPaul B6 päivää sitten
  • Fun fact, here in NewZealand it cost about $80 to register a car 12months to drive on the road legally, it cost close to $500 to register a motorcycle because of the ACC levy that they charge. This in on top of any insurance u pay for the bike which is also hugely expensive here. For this reason ebikes are bevoming pretty popular here and its only aatter time before people start getting smoked on them

    Logan TaylorLogan Taylor6 päivää sitten
  • Most of those accident's shown in the video were really just stupid rider's. Most of the time when car's strike motorcycle's or pedestrian's it is usually the fault of stupid driver's. The last stat I saw put car driver's at fault in 2 out of 3 collision's with cycle's.

    generic camerageneric camera6 päivää sitten
  • Ultimately, the danger is cars. They're heavy, fast, give the driver poor visibility and a sense of entitlement, and our entire infrastructure has been designed around them at the expense of all other modes. They're also very poorly suited for the trips they're actually used for. Going to work is better by transit or some sort of two-wheeler, shopping is better handled by two-wheelers, and travelling 400km to another city makes the most sense on a train. Ultimately, if we want to reduce road deaths, we need to stop prioritising the car over practical means of transport.

    Jane LawsonJane Lawson7 päivää sitten
  • Could you compare E bikers the boomers on modern motorcycles. Where as Joe Normal is used to a pedal powered bike, put him on a E bike and he's not used to the power and speed. And with a Boomer who used to ride motorbikes in the 60's now retired get a new bike and writes themselves off. Watching your video and seeing dump asses on bikes, some of them deserve to be out of the gene pool.

    jason keenjason keen7 päivää sitten
  • Isnt the issue more with using a bicycle as a motorcycle? They shouldnt go 60 and you need better separated infrastructure.

    CallunaCalluna7 päivää sitten
  • better idea: incentivize less car commuting.

    Derek BenderDerek Bender7 päivää sitten
  • This video needs to get billion views🙏🙏

    Arun RatheeArun Rathee7 päivää sitten
  • i'm sure if you do fall off that chin and jaw line will keep you safe

    ihategoogleplusihategoogleplus7 päivää sitten
  • In Australia the motor cuts out at 25kph

    JourneyfortwoJourneyfortwo7 päivää sitten
  • In the Netherlands we have a biking culture with designated bike paths all across the country. But these things that can go a certain speed, have to drive on the road or at least in the cities, you're actually required to have a license, insurance, prorective gear, helmet. That makes them unpopular to say a normal bike that can get you anywhere in the city under 30 minutes.

    Sam WSam W8 päivää sitten
  • I think there's just one thing one needs to know about electric bikes Mostly they don't make sense As normal bicycles are unbeatable because No fuel Good for health Doesn't harm the environment Plus if you get solid airless tyres You need to worry about nothing So electric.. not really

    vIBED oUT • ChannelvIBED oUT • Channel8 päivää sitten
  • Alternatively, if you don't want to pay for motorcycle insurance, slap some fairings on an e-bike, get one of those noisy fake exhausts and wear motorcycle gear.

    RicardoRicardo9 päivää sitten
  • In the UK pedal assist cuts out at 15mph. So the data is a little off when looking at UK data. In the US its 20mph, that's quite a difference. If I ride my ebike over 15.5mph then I am actually no different to a standard pedal cycle which makes some of the points in the vid null and void. What is shocking is that in the UK the wearing of a crash helmet is not a legal requirement.

    Mikey WattsMikey Watts9 päivää sitten
  • If they built protected bike lanes, E-bike accidents would be much less.

    Sbl17Sbl1710 päivää sitten
  • Cyclists should also have licenses because they also travel on roads which all other vehicles travel.

  • "BuT iM sAvIng tHe EnvIroNmeNt!!!"

    MickeyDeeMickeyDee10 päivää sitten
  • It doesn't matter if your bike has a motor, even bicycles can reach breakneck speeds on downhill trails and roads. If you're not an adrenaline junky and you act as though everybody is trying to murder you whenever you're sharing the road with motor-vehicles you're going to be fine.

    Parker BoyceParker Boyce11 päivää sitten
  • Data is inconclusive regarding incident rates for specific modalities of participation. Contributing factors might include inexperience of participants (newly cycling due to lower perceived effort and cycling beyond abilities and/or without consideration for environment), increasing use of over-powered 'ebikes' more accurately be described as 'e-motorcycles with pedals', and therefore lacking adequate braking, platform stability, user-competence and/or use of appropriate clothing/PPE for speeds travelled. Also, be careful when reviewing deaths by participant base by country; these do not track proportionally for well established reasons. For example, Australia and UK have far higher rate of death by base than NL or Denmark but with far smaller participant bases. This is largely due to weak enforcement of liability for less vulnerable roads users (drivers) and resulting lower awareness of more vulnerable road users due to reduction in perceived consequences. This creates an environment where participation tends more towards performance (inherently higher risk) than utility. Compounding factors are enforced helmet use (in Australia), further reducing participation and therefore further qualifying specific modalities. NL, with significant cycling infrastructure has similar death rate to Denmark, with far less dedicated infrastructure. Neither enforce use of helmets or other PPE but both share a legislative environment where cyclists and more vulnerable road users are prioritised over the less vulnerable (drivers). Add weak legislative environments and consequential risks to rapid increase in inexperienced participants and you start to see factors compounding each other. Complex situations that have relatively simple solutions but which require political will to act on. That went on a bit didn't it. Sorry

    Peter ShawPeter Shaw12 päivää sitten
  • I always keep saying this: if you're riding a motorcycle, or even so if you're riding a bike, look out for every car on the road! Doesn't matter if you're righr or wrong in a certain situation, if the car hits you, you're the one who will get hurt. Be careful out there.

    GrimmrokGrimmrok12 päivää sitten
  • 2:48 "Anecdotal evidence is only evidence of an anecdote." ..deep

    Jack BalitokJack Balitok13 päivää sitten
  • Cars are more dangerous than any type of bike.

    David FraserDavid Fraser13 päivää sitten
  • In Belgium and most EU countries there's a distinction between e-bikes and high speed e-bikes. Regular e-bikes only go 25km/h whereas high speed bikes go up to 45km/h. A high speed e-bike needs to have lights on at all times, has brake lights, has a mirror, requires an approved helmet, has a registered license plate, AND requires a car or motorcycle license to drive. I drive both my high speed e-bike and motorcycle regularly. But feel much safer on my motorcycle tbh.

    MatvaNaborMatvaNabor13 päivää sitten
  • e-Bikes biggest problem is not requiring licensing and complete disregard for legal road use, most cyclist completely ignore all rules of the road.

    Zach TZach T13 päivää sitten
  • poor visibility lmao this is garbage

    SudoJimSudoJim13 päivää sitten
  • booooo hooo hoooo

    SudoJimSudoJim13 päivää sitten
  • Ebike is a motorcycle. Very shoddy construction motorcycle.

    Anna PlojharováAnna Plojharová13 päivää sitten
  • Or just, get a car....

    Kebab ChiKebab Chi14 päivää sitten
  • So the problem isn't e bikes but people's reckless driving. On an e bike and vehicles.

    TorchedPhoenixTorchedPhoenix14 päivää sitten
    • There's also laws in many places restricting the speed of e bikes without a driver's license. If it goes faster than class 2 e bikes it needs to be registered under insurance and a driver's license is needed.

      TorchedPhoenixTorchedPhoenix14 päivää sitten
  • 4,000+ miles on by e-bike and counting. Not one incident so far. I've had several close calls where motorists have almost killed me, but no more than when I was pedal powered. You shared a news report highlighting irresponsible e-cyclists doing all the same things we cyclists are regularly demonized for, but the vast majority of cyclists, like me, are safe and considerate road users, and the vast majority of injuries to them are caused by unsafe, irresponsible motorists, often with the kind of arrogant, blinkered attitude that simply doesn't give bikes any right to exist on "their" roads. My point is, in spite of that tiny minority of mainly teenage boys (who tend to behave like that whatever they ride) the vast majority of e-bike users are not a danger to themselves or others, and it is almost always complacent motorists who cause the accidents, so where's all the videos cautioning drivers about their frequent risky behaviours endangering the lives of other road users?

    Joes WebPresenceJoes WebPresence14 päivää sitten
  • In the UK personal light electric vehicles are currently undesirable and basically illegal. This is pretty ridiculous. What will happen in the long term is that we will segregate heavy vehicles and light vehicles, just like we segregate pedestrian and vehicle traffic. In holland they allow mopeds in cycle lanes, and as a pedestrian you really need to watch out for those. I have been hit by one - but thankfully it was so underpowered everybody walked away.

    WeareallbeingwatchedWeareallbeingwatched14 päivää sitten
  • Lots of cherry-picking studies and biased explanations that fail to take into account the full picture.

    Simp SimpsSimp Simps14 päivää sitten
  • e bikes can go on dedicated bicycle lanes, my old place used to have a bicycle lane that ran along some train tracks and not along a road.

    Collin yanCollin yan14 päivää sitten
  • You make points that do not really pertain to the comparison between e-bikes and motorcycles. What you’ve shown is that e bikes should be treated as motorcycles. You also don’t really read the motorcycles injuries/death correctly

    animalamuanimalamu15 päivää sitten
  • Well you need common sense when driving any vehicle. You gotta slow down when you’re about to cross a junction, you’re not suppose to be on phone when driving, you gotta have some compassion on your own life to live without fractures. It’s all a matter of being responsible. An e-bicycle is a great piece of tech, please don’t devalue it with people who don’t use it properly.

    Ramanan TRamanan T15 päivää sitten
  • "Motorcycles are more dangerous" "Yes, but you know e-bikes are more.." "Motor. Cycles. MOTOrized biCYCLES.. e-bike is a motorcycle.. "

    TimTim15 päivää sitten
  • You should compile a soundtrack of all the music you use in all your videos!

    Lim HLim H17 päivää sitten
  • I have been riding my e-bike for about 8-10 months and I treat it as a motorcycle. I use leather gloves, back and front light, I’ve fitted a bag to the rear rack which has reflective strips on the sides, the tires have a reflective stipe all through the circumference and I will be fitting a cheap mirror from wish (had it on my pedal bike and that saved my ass a couple times when overcoming a buss that stopped). How I ride my bike? Always keep the left (uk) When riding close to cars parked on the side of the road I keep distance, about the distance of an opened door (car drives hate me for that but my safety comes first) and I do that because it happened that I nearly got hit by a guy that didn’t look for bikes while opening the door, luckily there was no traffic behind me so managed to dodge the door and not get hit by a car. I always stop by a red light

    Fernando FaiolamendesFernando Faiolamendes17 päivää sitten
  • thanks you just made fell very safe to ride my e-bike

    Fernando FaiolamendesFernando Faiolamendes17 päivää sitten
  • Throw in entitled Vancouverites on a bicycle and you’ve got a great recipe for altercations and accidents.

    BonnieDoon84BonnieDoon8417 päivää sitten
  • Any slow vehicle on public road is a safety hazard to itself and other road user.

    Wong Tik KiWong Tik Ki17 päivää sitten
  • Regarding people riding recklessly on a ebike, assuming typical speed controls (motor assist cutout around 15-20mph and when brakes are engaged), I don't think that differs much from people on normal bikes: lack of consistent regulations, culture, and infrastructure are an impetus for it, not the motor. Those speed caps are fairly easy for someone to achieve with e-assist on flat pavement (although I'm very interested as to how an ebike changes the forces and physics of a collision and can see ebike collisions being stronger). I think the bigger issue is that ebikes are rapidly expanding who has access to cycling, which includes the young, old, and inexperienced. Introducing those demographics can increase reckless cycling and have cyclists that are more likely to be injured.

    Marc LincerMarc Lincer18 päivää sitten
  • These videos make for excellent talking points and as usual the level of production from Ryan and the film crew and editors is 2nd to none

    Jonathan DaviesJonathan Davies18 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage18 päivää sitten
  • I sell e bikes where I work here in the uk along with e scooters. I've used Ryan's points in these videos to try and explain why my motorcycle and all my training is sincerely safer than these alternatives.

    Jonathan DaviesJonathan Davies18 päivää sitten
  • I had to duck to dodge this guy's massive chin only to have his ears knock me off my chair!

    Joshua HarrisonJoshua Harrison18 päivää sitten
  • I’d say that the same goes for electric scooters. Not as similar to motorcycles as an e-bike but definitely more popular and equally dangerous with unqualified people riding them on the roads

    Gabriel SerengheuGabriel Serengheu19 päivää sitten
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage18 päivää sitten
  • Silent like the deadly Prius...

    Dr. Hugo G. HackenbushDr. Hugo G. Hackenbush19 päivää sitten
  • Who tf puts a dropper post on that bike and then chooses that saddle ?! Honestly, to a MTBer, commuter bikes are so weird looking

    Ruaridh WhiteheadRuaridh Whitehead19 päivää sitten
  • People should think they're more like motorcycles than bicycled.

    my first crappy video Billymy first crappy video Billy19 päivää sitten
  • No friends, neither both. Cars are dangerous

    VakooAbi GGVakooAbi GG19 päivää sitten
    • @VakooAbi GG LOL

      Kartik KKartik K18 päivää sitten
    • @Covert Garage no thanks, i have no interest

      VakooAbi GGVakooAbi GG18 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage18 päivää sitten
  • Here’s a tip... if you want to cycle... do it right... don’t get an ebike. Might as well get a road scooter for the price.

    ManedWolfMonarchManedWolfMonarch19 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage18 päivää sitten
  • Yall go, 60kmh on Ebikes there????? We can only go 25

    Damien ZijlstraDamien Zijlstra19 päivää sitten
  • It isn't the e-bike that is dangerous, but it are the rules, infrastructure and education that are dangerous. In many countries, people aren't used to bikes on the road and especially not on e-bikes. As tgat the people that ride them, are also not wel educated in how to ride safe, makes it very dangerous. Funny that people still think that a bike helmet will protect them ad such high speeds, against cars!

    Sky manSky man19 päivää sitten
  • Oh right... it’s not the bicycle that is dangerous, it’s people riding them and their actions while riding. Got’cha 👍

    MarkoMarko19 päivää sitten
  • Motorcycle is a motor driven cycle. E bikes have electric motors. Im ok with licensing, registration and insurance like motorcycles.

    joshua morinjoshua morin19 päivää sitten
  • Why Electric Bikes are More Dangerous than Motorcycles ? Poor Use.

    Pierre CPierre C20 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu20 päivää sitten
  • @4:58 how does riding my Harley at 120mph make me an asshole? waving my AR-rifle would make me an asshole... the real assholes are those slowing traffic in the left lane.

    Johnny the MenaceJohnny the Menace20 päivää sitten
  • I can't wait to switch to an ebike. I'm going to wear my motorcycle gear.

    kyle McBurnettkyle McBurnett21 päivä sitten
  • motorcycle license x 20+ yrs, Ebike since last year.... interesting discussion.... how did you get that ebike up to 60+kph in Canada?

    Peter ChangPeter Chang21 päivä sitten
  • I teach elementary kids biking safety at school. You hit one point home about cars looking for cars. Bicycles are the last thing they are looking for. Defensive riding and proper fitting helmets are my big rule. How many people don't know how to wear a helmet properly is scary.

    Bee BobBee Bob21 päivä sitten
    • @wifelikecow I used to bike a lot. To work, the store, etc. How many close calls I had with cars.

      Bee BobBee Bob19 päivää sitten
    • Was nearly hit by a truck, of all places, coming out of a school parking lot. I was indeed looking for stupid drivers, but apparently this one found me. Ironically, my bike was safety vest yellow. hard to miss...or not. 2 Years working as a flagger has taught me that people in cars just barely glance to see because time and time again I have dealt with people who said I needed to put out signs so they know something was happening ahead; the kicker? I did. They completely missed the four 36''x36'' R.O.B.F signs completely. Point is, definitely watch for yourself, because they aren't. Sorry 'bout flipping the script midway through. PS: for those curious *Road Work Ahead, One Lane Road Ahead, Be Prepared To Stop, Flagger (sometimes literally just the symbol, which is a stick guy holding a flag)

      wifelikecowwifelikecow19 päivää sitten
  • im a small indie company, that plans on making a fast and long range e-bike, thanks for the video i will recomend users that buy my products to get more protective gear, and i will equipt the bikes with more reflective and better lights and blinkers too. Thanks and sorry for my English

    WildcatWildcat21 päivä sitten
  • I just wanna know where to get his gear but the video was informative thank you

    Marcelus BakerMarcelus Baker21 päivä sitten
  • I can only afford cycle (A cheap one)

    Md Omar Faruk parvezMd Omar Faruk parvez21 päivä sitten
  • What are these "kilometers" you speak of??? hahaha lovin this channel!

    malcorubmalcorub22 päivää sitten
  • You missed the most important issue, you failed to identify what an ebike is. An ebike, Class-1 ebike is a Low-Speed Electric Bike (LSEB) as defined in the CPSA 02/12/2003 "(b) for purposes of this section, the term “low-speed electric bicycle” means a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.", and is afforded all the rights and access of standard bicyclists. Most of the new ebikes hitting the market are short-range baby electric motorcycles or mopeds Class-2 and 3 ebikes. It's not a problem with the machines it's a problem with the assholes riding the machines aggressively in inappropriate places. I have in excess of 24 thousand miles on my ebike in the past 4 years, over most terrains so Eat Me over your geriatric comment kiddo. Although I have been confined to the couch by injuries several times... once for over a month, but to be honest a bad sneeze can pull something these days. Pretty much the same rules I have learned from riding motorcycles for the past 50 years apply to riding an ebike... "if you're going to ride you are going to fall. If you ride like an asshole you're going to fall more and way harder. " It's NEVER safe to ride a bike around cars or humans driving cars, or moving traffic, regardless of it being a bike or an ebike. Common sense and lots of practice will teach you almost everything you need to know about riding an ebike (LSEB). photos.app.goo.gl/ADgC6oyPM2gyrCq27 fistream.info/work/videot/f8qSfpqqp5C03aM Stay safe.

    Brian BassettBrian Bassett22 päivää sitten
  • The intro IS best ever


    shamilmegabyteshamilmegabyte22 päivää sitten
  • I'm apart of both communities. Everything he said is solid truth.

    fofordfoford23 päivää sitten
    • @GreenPrism I have a Versys 300 which I never use if you want to buy it.

      diggler2002diggler2002Tunti sitten
    • @diggler2002 Never mind, pal.

      GreenPrismGreenPrism4 tuntia sitten
    • @diggler2002 🤦‍♂️

      GreenPrismGreenPrism4 tuntia sitten
    • @GreenPrism Sorry if you think I am aggressive. I own an ebike, motorbike and bicycle so I am one of us. I don't really understand everything you say, but it seems a motorbike would be perfect. My old Honda CB125e cost about $2000 aussie dollars and has enough speed to keep up with the traffic.

      diggler2002diggler2002Päivä sitten
    • @diggler2002 Cool, well I dont live in Australia? And if you tried to ride a bicycle outside of a bike lane on most roads in my area the traffic density might kill you. You legally have to ride in the bike lane if youre on a bike, because being in a 50 zone is objectively dangerous... Motorbikes dont generally top out at 30mph, and arent as good for inner city commutes in an area density of 6 million across the GTA plus a million visitors. 20mph is dangerous here. You. Cant. Keep. Up... Sorry that confuses you so hard...everyone around you is moving a third faster than your speed on average...You arent allowed to just pull to the side and let everyone over take you. If you end up infront of a column of commuters in cars and youre moving 2/3 their speed, and you cant keep up, you slow traffic down. Especially when people are often driving at around 52-55kmh realistically. Dunno why you're so aggressive... Theres a time and place to ride a big bike. Theres a time and place to use a viable low speed vehicle. I even said, itd be nice *if i could juice an Escooter to just be a 50cc Scooter* and *register it as a Limited Speed Motorbike* But keep choking on that hubris.

      GreenPrismGreenPrism2 päivää sitten