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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Johny40Se7en Prieš 11 val
Two wheels are two wheels, regardless of one being classed as a bicycle. It still has a motor. So which ever way you look at it, you are a vulnerable road user while using public roads. Don't ride like a dick head, and you won't crash like one 👍😅😜 This should be shown to everyone who has or is considering an E-bike, or a motorbike. Awesome.
Monica Kim
Monica Kim Prieš 20 val
Realizing that I regularly commute in city traffic on my bike, "getting whizzed", in shorts and a broken egg shell on my head was the final straw for choosing a motorcycle. I've been hit by a car twice. Once was preventable, the second time someone actively sought to hit me because they were angry at my speed.
62hotrodvair Prieš 20 val
you could actually put a bicycle flag on the e bike , yes it doesn't look cool, but it looks even cooler not getting run over when a car doesn't see you.
Ash Bernard
Ash Bernard Prieš 23 val
Electric bikes are LESS dangerous to others, that is all that matters really... The rest you can behave properly( Like wearing a full face with lights and a fog horn!)
Adnan Omeragic
Adnan Omeragic Prieš dieną
nah, all of these are stupid arguments. Bikes are not dangerous. The cars and road design for cars-only is the real danger. If the % of drivers, to cyclist and the cyclist who use the road now to drivers were to switch places, then you would see far, far fewer collisions and crashes. This analogy doesn't work for motorbikes, tho, as most of them go the speed of cars if not faster. Sure, you can easily hurt your self on an ebike, but i'm pretty sure 2,000,000 deaths globally occurring annually wouldn't happen nor would the hundreds of millions of injuries, too. So to answer your question, the issue isn't ebikes not being safe. It's roads clearly only designed for cars. Just look at the bike lane you were in during some of your filming. Literally just paint meant to protect you from 2 ton steel vehicles travelling at 40mph+ regularly next to a door zone and intersections rifled with right hook conflicts.
Aurijus Trikšys
Aurijus Trikšys Prieš dieną
I choose fast E-bike to reduce the emissions though. Also I can hit 60km/h on my 30kg bike(relatively easy to stop), whereas motorcycles are into hundreds of kilograms. The only difference that I see in safety is the safety gear.
InkDropFalls Prieš dieną
I dislike everything about this video ....BUT ..IT TRUE ...lol ...i also make same argument about Escooters and ESkateboarders ...They dont have skateboard level Ballance skills and ability to bail or to push correct ....give them motor Escooter and when they do bail they bail hard because they dont have that ability to understand skateboard falls ..do and dont and that level Ballance that it takes to stay loose
Larry Dugan
Larry Dugan Prieš dieną
It takes years to become a truly defensive motorcycle rider. In short the experience of lots of close calls. Ebike riders... Good luck... The learning curve is substantial and you are not well prepared.
Joe Bond
Joe Bond Prieš dieną
For a young man you have wisdom beyond your years. Really enjoy your channel.
Carpe Diem Arts
Carpe Diem Arts Prieš dieną
Classify ebikes as motorcycles.
Curtis Graves
Curtis Graves Prieš dieną
I ride my e bike with extreme caution.. None of what In the video has ever happened..
MR. AUTOPILOT Prieš dieną
My pedelec ebike assist cuts out at 25kph (15.5 mph), as do all legal ebikes where I live. Still, beyond the assist I can continue to pedal to accelerate of course. I can average slightly above 25kph on my NON-electric bicycle on similar routes and frequently pass 40kph on sprints, and I'm not very fit, but if I represent the average riding speed, I feel that the 25kph limit is a sensible line. Afaik it's like that in most of Europe, and in Australia where I live we just adopted that law. Btw pedelec ebikes are the type without a throttle, and only provide varying degrees of assistance when pedalling. The 25kph rule is very simple, but also fairly effective in keeping e-bicycling in the realm of cycling. I'd argue even, that only pedelecs should be street legal, no throttles. Oh and if you still insist on going at dumb speeds at least make sure your bike has good hydraulic disc brakes so you have some chance on not colliding with that car door..... There are many stupid regulations, but this is not one of them imo. I'm not against faster electric 2 wheeled vehicles, but they should not be considered bicycles and the appropriate license and attire should be required!
Dylan Morgan
Dylan Morgan Prieš 2 dienas
"The data shows that e-bikes are dangerous....." As if we needed data to know that hitting a car freaken hurts. You're hucking meat and bones at another equally fast if not faster much MUCH larger mass. The result is obvious.
venz siglos
venz siglos Prieš 2 dienas
it dippends on the driver
Jim Quinn
Jim Quinn Prieš 2 dienas
I'm not planning on hitting even 20 mph very often if ever. I'll be spending most of my time on the sidewalks cause it's legal to do so in my State. And more importantly drivers are asses most especially around holidays for some reason... it's like each and every year they are caught by surprise that that yearly event is back and on the same damn day! Set my headlight and tail Lite to flash constantly might annoy others but they'll have to see me to be annoyed.
Stephen Gibb
Stephen Gibb Prieš 2 dienas
Top speed should be limited on ebikes not power. You can tell when riding an ebike when you get above 20mph every little imbalance becomes a problem and road imperfections can cause skittish bike handling. Bicycles are generally just not built for going at high speeds but if you stay below 20mph they are a very relaxed comfortable and safe way of getting around.
Xeric Prieš 3 dienas
I’ve been ebiking a sport bike body Daymak EM2 for 2 years now in the lower mainland and I can tell you, people just don’t understand ebikes and treat you like road kill. The amount of times someone passes me in a turn or cuts me off as angrily as possible scares me about human morality sometimes. People who ebike just need to slow the hell down and realize that red lights apply to them as well. My ebike looks like a kawasaki ninja.. people get angry behind me because I look fast but i’m going 32kmph and it’s SUCH an inconvenience to change lanes to pass that they do it in the same lane, inches from my leg. Look up the Daymak Foras.. crazy recumbent ebike car
p a
p a Prieš 3 dienas
I ride the shit out of my ebike for the very reason that I can jump onto sidewalks, run red lights/stop signs, and fly off into the sunset. I'd getca motorcycle, but it costs too much, and requires a bunch of bureaucratic non sense. I can get to the corner store and back home, drunk, in 2 mins on an ebike. In my car, it takes 8 mins, and risks a DUI.
Robert Hansen
Robert Hansen Prieš 3 dienas
I love E-Bikes, but not to serve as substitutes for motorcycles. The first motorcycles actually started out as motorized bicycles, but there are reasons why they became the more massive versions they are now. I think in places where speeds are limited to 30 or 40 mph or less, an E-Bike can keep up fine, and not be going too fast for its weight and suspension, but here, even on 45 mph roads, the cars are easily doing 60 mph. I looked at fast E-Bike, but upgraded to a bigger motorcycle instead. Plus, I am able to ride on highways with ease. Something that would have been very dangerous on E-Bikes. I doubt many who have ridden on motorcycles and on E-Bikes would place them in the same category.
Mitch Warren
Mitch Warren Prieš 3 dienas
50% of London cyclists don’t wear helmets . On the hire bikes it’s 99% .
Majora's Covid Mask
Majora's Covid Mask Prieš 3 dienas
I've met WAY more bicyclists that are arrogant jerks than motorcycle riders.
Mine Kuletz
Mine Kuletz Prieš 3 dienas
I'm a cyclist and a professional driver's license owner, I'm still implementing the rules of driving while I'm cycling... stoping on a red light, signaling whether I'm turning left or right..
Crash Builds
Crash Builds Prieš 3 dienas
The frustrating thing for me, as an avid cyclist, was just that all the examples the news reports gave were people being generally negligent. Unless you make it a law, people don't wear helmets, they don't train, they don't pay attention and even then find ways to be reckless. How then do you separate what's actually a risk associated with eBikes specifically, versus people finding new ways to ruin it for everyone else?
Prashant Thakur
Prashant Thakur Prieš 3 dienas
We have 25km speed limit on e bike enforced.
Andreas Cheng
Andreas Cheng Prieš 3 dienas
I can hit 51km/h on a non electric road bike(on a flat road), wouldn’t that be more dangerous than most E-bikes as a lot of E-bikes speed limits are significantly slower than that?
Qualms Prieš 4 dienas
I'll be honest, been using a 1500w rear hub getting 65kmph and I absolutely love the freedom of a bicycle, but we need regulation, it's the only way that we'll survive. The ebike community (as a whole, minus the dickweeds) has done a decent job at regulating itself but all it takes is one aforementioned dickweed to slap a 5kw motor on their "bike" and go on walking trails, sidewalks, or anywhere else that kind of power is unwelcome.
John Schumer
John Schumer Prieš 4 dienas
Yup... Not getting an E-bike.
drake stevens
drake stevens Prieš 4 dienas
4:15 you got deacon bike from days gone
John Jeffrey Tambanillo
John Jeffrey Tambanillo Prieš 4 dienas
You got me at "chainmail underwear" 😂
DeathToCockroaches Prieš 4 dienas
I would like to have a motorcycle but it costs too much for maintenance, costs of circulation(don't know the name in english), parking and what not. I would though like for people that drive personal eletric vehicles to have a license though. There are a lot of idiots in ebikes, electric scooters, esk8s, or electric unicycles that will just get us bad reputation. I ride an EUC and I always ride with gear, unlike some that just get splattered on the ground with no helmet even.
J Friar
J Friar Prieš 4 dienas
Even worse its transportation that is accessible to the poor and impossible to track!!! WAAAAAA!!!!
J Friar
J Friar Prieš 4 dienas
Make this person a bubble house. Safety first, even before rationality. When i was a kid i saw two different people killed on motorcycles. One smashed his head in half and the other lost both arms and a leg. Lets see that happen at 25mph on a 60lb bike. not equivalent...
Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett Prieš 4 dienas
So when did pedal bike automatically mean ebike someone's whole video got debunked by one screenshoot
Vin Chung
Vin Chung Prieš 4 dienas
Been riding bikes and ebikes for years. I avoid high traffic areas and hardly ever travel on the side of a busy road. I cut through industrial areas, neighborhoods, parking lots, trails.
WK2HD Prieš 4 dienas
My own opinion about any electric vehicle. Just like solar. Just like fuel vehicle. Just like an horse. No sunlight. No solar. No power grid, sunlight, ect. No electric vehicle. No fuel at the gas station. No fuel vehicle. No feed for the horse or water. No horse. No income. None of the above. No jobs. None of the above. No resources. None of the above. So in conclusion. Sunlight blocked over 90% of the time. Most power grid shut down most of the time and in very bad need of repair. Now fuel supply being shut off for no reason. Jobs stripped away. Homes and land being forced taken away. Money being forced to disappear. As everything stands. Any form of transportation is like an dinosaur. Only past history.
Gerald Watkins
Gerald Watkins Prieš 4 dienas
That is why I ride assertively. Too many airheads look right at me and then try to merge into my lane. I used to have large ball bearings taped to my mirrors to chuck at windows, but its safer just to honk or accelerate away.
Austin Thompson
Austin Thompson Prieš 4 dienas
jltsoyowdyc Jltsoyowdyc
jltsoyowdyc Jltsoyowdyc Prieš 5 dienų
Typical motorcycle gear in Indiana seems to be shorts, wife beater, flip flops and a mullet, but the 90’s vintage crotch rockets probably do have brakes, so there is that. However, I do really like your football pads. They look sleek and surely confer ample cooling on humid August days.
moot toom
moot toom Prieš 5 dienų
Ebikes is mean to assists cyclist on hill climbing, not for racing. In Europe, the high speed S-pedelec ebike required a license and proper safety gear. In addition, America-Canada road are car centric and not build for bicycle. In reality, US & Canada bicycle lane is laughable when compare to Europe bicycling network.
XxBanziixX1 Prieš 5 dienų
I think this should be retitled "Why I don't wear proper gear for electric ebikes and think it's more dangerous." Dude if your ebike goes 60 kph or more wear proper gear. Not a regular bike gear. They should also have some regulation on protection like having to wear proper helmets for ebikes above a certain class and stuff.
Clinton Boucheix
Clinton Boucheix Prieš 5 dienų
I think what makes a cyclist more at risk then a motorcyclist is the mindset. As you stated, motorcyclists have to have a licence. If as motorcyclist, you perform a traffic violation, an officer is far more likely to right you that ticket and takes some points of your licence. It worse still, take your licence entirely. As a cyclist, there isn't that emotional blackmail and because you're that much more lighter and agile, it's a lot easier to squeeze past the car ahead and run that red light, or make that sidewalk transition to make a rolling pedestrian crossing. Or merely yield at stop signs. If you're gonna cycle, it's best to keep it under 40kph. You need all the breaking distance available.
WARRATH BL T TLR/SYS Prieš 5 dienų
Nothing new here another comparison without data and folks that don’t use their brains when riding chances are the same ones get hit without the electric they just get hit sooner with it
VR Wizard
VR Wizard Prieš 5 dienų
Cycling could be made safer if they dont have to share the road with cars, also ebikes are often equiped with better tech compared to regular bikes. Would be interesting to know how the rates of accidents in the netherlands compare to motorcycle accidents in the netherlands. They have one of the best cycling infrastructure and many people use the bike every day there
asura Prieš 6 dienų
This is dumb they just want more regulations f*** that, going 30 to 40 miles an hour is not that bad on a normal bike, you can easy do that going downhill on a normal bike, I can go 30 just pedaling on my mountain bike.
Durai Prasanth
Durai Prasanth Prieš 6 dienų
I've been driving a motorcycle since I'm 14.... So far I have faced zero accidents. These American car makers infested people's mind and prevented them from choosing bicycle and motorcycle. I hear public transportation sucks 😂 morons
Have a Great Day
Have a Great Day Prieš 6 dienų
There's one thing I'm an expert at is recognizing BS and this video IS NOT FULL OF BS. I have been looking at the ridiculous prices for e bikes and researching the differences between motorbikes n e bikes and I don't trip on the environment because I 've planted a lot of fruit trees which r the only trees that should be allowed within city limits plus I 've spent the last 12 years walking not busing cabbing or ubering but walking everywhere so don't mess me w that climate change crap if we got 8 yrs left how come the people who follow the science live like or worse than the so called deniers?If I believed that was real You'd do what I told you to do . I wouldn't argue I'd eliminate. Or move to Siberia . Ok maybe ifyou didn't call it climate change people would take you more seriously but you can't speak english so I don't take you seriously...climate changes by definition winter changes to spring , summer, fal repeat ..pollution is what you want to say so say it unless you want to perpetuate a fight to push a stupid agenda like if russia didn't offer a bounty taliban would kill us or any other foreign occupying force ...or that Nazi's always have Jewish son in laws and r loved in Israel. Dude's got a Jewish son in law there both nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for middle east peace treaties and these fools call him a Nazi...how obtuse. To me it seems obtuse. Nazi's hate Jews. Ok I had to get that out now I can say motorcycles all the way. E bikes are not on the market as a result of the freee markeyt their too early the markets doesn't need electric yey cart before the hirse first you reach the end of fossil fuels price efficiency life cycle and then you build the infrastructure before you pass laws your doaners will profit off of.
Ash Martin
Ash Martin Prieš 6 dienų
tighten your helmet strap !
teej A
teej A Prieš 6 dienų
Without watching one second of this video, I'm going to guess because they make a hell of a lot less noise? Leaving them other drivers less aware of their presence.
Jackbounder Prieš 6 dienų
Ok I stopped as soon as I heard "safety standards". I've owned 4 motorcycles (really I dirt bike and 3 motorcycles) but a Motorcycle has absolutely nothing to do with safety period. Of course bike guys will scream and whine but Once I began my family and hung the Helmut up I started actually thinking on my own instead of the "I look so cool, I'm gonna pick up girls, listen to how literal DEAFENING this is it's great because everyone looks at me" and the thousand other stupid bike ownership thoughts. A Motorcycle has to basically adhere to almost no safety aspects hat will save the driver and while that good old slide armor might knock off 30% of the 80% of road rash your going to get it does nothing to help becoming a hood ornament. You make bikes that the slowest goes 180MPH and some over 210MPH. I don't think there is an American car made that goes that fast due to governors. I don't think the Dodge Demon the fastest production car made that runs 10's right out of the gate ever goes that fast. And then there are the numbers, no matter which subject you use, side impact, rear impact, rollover at x speed and higher a motorcyclist loses hands down to a car (of course the intelligent of you will say "but of course" and THAT'S my problem is we ALL know they are death traps, pound for pound more noise pollution than cars (and that's sad compared to the ratio of proportion for each) and it's just never enough. Oh it's just got to be louder cause we want you to know were there and the better cars get to sound dampening the higher motorcycle noise. A Harley going down a one way road in a big city will set off every car alarm it passes driving regularly, Allot of motorcycles you can't talk over or yell for that matter, most ALL are made to just use high beams for "their safety" But screw your family when your blinded and wreck. Motorcycles somehow make up their own laws such as riding on the line making opposing traffic all hit the emergency lane so you don't hit the idiot. This is common sense and the vast majority knows it, it's Kinda like if you let you son/son's use skateboards then you better have really good healthcare with low co-pays because unless your wife had a one night stand with Tony Hawk behind your back your gonna be paying some medical. smh
Art Greg
Art Greg Prieš 6 dienų
If you unrestricted your ebike , buy a moto helmet
Rob K
Rob K Prieš 7 dienų
Several Safety things all cyclist must have. 1) motion lights, front and back that can be see for upto a mile. Flags with M-3 reflective (multiple). And have a good AirZound horn with 114db blast and make sure your ebike has disc brakes... Things to do, when going thru an intersection that you have right of way on, watch the front tire of the motorist that is stopped at the light/stop sign.... They look right thru a cyclist for 2 reasons, You are too thin.. The flashing lights will make you visable. So weave back an forth, it makes you appear wider. Cars see trucks/other cars because they are wide. Watch their front tire.. If it starts to roll (to make that free right turn) you know they looked right thru you. Lay on the loud horn, yell, and brake. It is your responsibility to watch out for those right hooks. If you pull up in the bike lane next to a car that is turning, knock on their car, toot your horn, wave at them. They don't look right before making a right turn. and if you go forward they will run over you as they turn.. Don't just assume they know you pulled up beside them.
Chuckles470 S
Chuckles470 S Prieš 7 dienų
I needed this. Thought about this when I was peddling today. The car driver doesn’t see you.. Motorcycle is safer in my environment.
Daniel Cashman
Daniel Cashman Prieš 7 dienų
“16 deaths already this year”crash as guy fails to abide general traffic laws and flow
Kevin Aylward
Kevin Aylward Prieš 7 dienų
Solution is better bike infrastructure. More dedicated bike paths separate from cars. Works well here in Netherlands. Yes, it takes resources...but it also takes intention and pays off with safer commuting.
Paul Boomer Terry
Paul Boomer Terry Prieš 7 dienų
I’m sorry but a UK legal e- bike only gives assistance up to 15.5mph and even then the rider needs to maintain pedal motion and on most models positive torque in the pedal crack. You need to pedal. Once over the 16mph your on your own power and given the extra weight in an e-bike you’ll be lucky to get one up over 20mph without a big down hill. The comparisons you give are also very poor. You show the very worst of cyclist behaviour. I’m sure you could easily pull the same material of bikers, car drivers, scooter rider , golf cart drivers and even pedestrians or pulling ridiculous moves on the streets. You also need to be over 15yrs old to use on on UK roads. Most e-bikes I see are ridden extremely responsibly by pretty boring people. Yes cars pose a danger but the kinetic forces at work in a motor cycle are far higher with speed and weight of equipment involved than an E-bike. I’m sure your channel is very good but this item is very poorly thought through and I’m not sure what you are trying to achieve.
homunyan Prieš 7 dienų
Infrastructure will make a big difference in how e-bike safety compares to motorcycle safety. Where I live doesn't have the best bike infrastructure, but I still do get to do about 1/3 the distance of my commute on a pedestrian/cycle path not near any roads. On a motorcycle I'd be sharing the road with cars and trucks for 100% of the time.
Yojimbo007 Prieš 7 dienų
not just electric bicycles …. but bicycles on public roads!!!
3BM42 APFSDS 'Mango'
3BM42 APFSDS 'Mango' Prieš 7 dienų
It doesnt matter which way you propel a 2 wheeled vehicle, We just shit on ebikes
Cyril Ahetz-Etcheber
Cyril Ahetz-Etcheber Prieš 8 dienų
What dangerous is not the vehicle but the driver. Motorcyclists are aware of the danger as they have to pass a driver license, which requires a lot of knowledge in order to pass it (at least in France). There is a lot of accidents of motorcycle in France but most of them are from people under 16 years old who have no need of driver license to ride a 50cc motorcycle, and people who have 125cc scooters who got the right to drive it after 3 years of car driver license...
Ashi Cayman
Ashi Cayman Prieš 8 dienų
The e bikes aren't dangerous it's the people riding them lmao 🤣
Fredrik Thylin
Fredrik Thylin Prieš 8 dienų
I think this is the reason that e-bikes are limited to 25 Km/h in EU.
Yann d'Offay-Mancienne
Yann d'Offay-Mancienne Prieš 8 dienų
Did any of the studies you cited come from the Netherlands? Because what would be more accurate would be to show the stats from a country where cycling infrastructure is supported entirely, and not by referencing countries with poor cycling infrastructure.
Sandy Jenkins
Sandy Jenkins Prieš 8 dienų
I rode an ebike to work a few months. It was so much more scary than a motorcycle. I had so many close calls almost every day but I'd arrive at work happy.
Arienzo Amadeus
Arienzo Amadeus Prieš 8 dienų
Your chin reminds me of " buzz lightyear " more power to channel bro ;)
mai9 Prieš 8 dienų
OK, so you've been hit twice on a bike, never on a motorcycle, but you wear Kevlar on a motorcycle and happy thoughts on the bike. Oh well.
Robert Linthicum
Robert Linthicum Prieš 8 dienų
The challenge is, sometimes an e-bike is able to travel faster than its pilot's brain and reflexes.
iharten Prieš 5 dienų
That's every vehicle with a motor
Serban Gardina
Serban Gardina Prieš 9 dienų
now let's talk about electric scooters (Lime and whatnot) imo those are even worse
leotard Prieš 9 dienų
Great video! Well-educated perspective, useful and neutral advice.
kitsune Prieš 9 dienų
I use an ebike every day. But I almost always wear a motorcycle jacket and helmet for longer rides. I wear a reflective harness at night, and bought turn signals and mirrors for it. I think ebikes should be, to the very least, treated like low powered mopeds if you plan on riding one. That means use a decent helmet, full face to 3/4 minimum, and gloves at the very least and some kind of thick preferably leather jacket in the event that you end up sliding.
Harry Wild
Harry Wild Prieš 9 dienų
I am now for getting an ebike/motorcycle driver license before one can operate an ebike. The same as a driver needs to qualify for a motorcycle to ride an ebike on the street! It is the only way to keep ebike accidents lower!
Michel Jackowell
Michel Jackowell Prieš 9 dienų
This blatantly ignores that there are different categories of e-bikes, with more e-bikes in class 1 and 2, pedal-assist to 20 mph and pedal-assist or throttle to 20 mph respectively, than class 3 or faster (aka unregulated). Anything that can throttle over 25 mph should require a license to operate, in my opinion. That’s a massive thing to ignore in a video claiming any sort of authority on this topic.
Paul O'Leary
Paul O'Leary Prieš 9 dienų
This is why good infrastructure is important. We should have infrastructure that separates incompatible modes of transportation, especially in cities. The solution is NOT more training, more safety technology, and more protective gear. If that was the case, we should train everybody how to walk and have them wear reflective vests and helmets in case they get hit by someone driving a car.
Lifelore Prieš 9 dienų
Been riding an e-bike in Illinois year around since 2006, never been hit... and the bike trails I can use cut me to my destinations without using major roads in relatively the same time. Drove for 25 years prior. 15 year old front motor kit that has never needed maintenance has gone through 4 bikes, take in and replace my $120 90% recyclable SLA once a year. Will never get anything else. $$$ Even with The Good Roads Act that paved the road for cars that was introduced and funded by the founder of Columbia Bicycles, roads have been primarily designed around motor vehicle traffic and not really traffic in general, we have in the US some of the most dangerous roads in first world countries as we have some of the worst engineered transportation road systems. Here's a good video about it... ltpost.info/down/gYrcgY67yI6qo4E/vaizdo-ra-as.html
L. cab
L. cab Prieš 9 dienų
Motorcycle can be more dangerous if speeding. But E bikes are close by.
Paul Faulkner
Paul Faulkner Prieš 9 dienų
I'm now getting on for 60 years old. I started using push bikes when I was a kid at school, graduated to motorcycles then cars. I've driven and ridden all forms of transport 2 & 4 wheeled. Having had about 38 years off, I went back to peddal-cycling around 3 years ago to lose weight and get some fitness.... There IS a place for e-bikes. But the more I think about it the more I think they need to be properly regulated and licenced. I don't want an e-bike. I keep fit by riding what I have now. An e-bike doesn't have the brakes nor other safety ideas built into motorbikes. Why cheat yourself of fitness and safety. IMHO e-bikes might be of use to help, for example someone who never or seldom rides come out with me for a couple of hours without getting left for dead. But they need insurance and licensing. Or get a motorbike (or car).
Alexander S.
Alexander S. Prieš 9 dienų
there's one major difference: bikes have their own lanes in many, many countries and e-bikes are allowed there. If motorcycles had this luxury - we would have much less incidents
smitajky Prieš 10 dienų
At 2:37 you can see one of the most common failures. The leading cyclist is entirely behind the A pillar of the car. It CANNOT see the cycle. Equally it can fail to see a car in exactly the same scenario. It is NEVER safe to proceed into a traffic lane without stopping because there is always a combination of speeds and distances such that a vehicle is masked from view for an extensive period of time. STOPPING gives a chance for another vehicle to move from that blind spot and prevents this class of collision.
GaertnerJan Prieš 10 dienų
Over 1/3rd of Dutch cycling accident victims are e-bikers at this point. That's huge for a country where like 90% of people use bikes regularly and most of those are not e-bikes. I regularly have near accidents with elderly people on e-bikes who don't assume other cyclists may make turns at any time and steam ahead at 25 kmph. I am very happy they're limited to that in the EU - but many people hack them and go some 45 kmph. Those are speeds entirely unsuitable for our shared biking infrastructure. It's a great solution for mobility problems, they take a lot of cars off the roads. But they need to be regulated a bit better.
Mo Prieš 10 dienų
You did 60 on an E-Bike?? Wth
Jan Wensveen
Jan Wensveen Prieš 10 dienų
Considering you are describing the USA and similar places where there is no safe or even decent infrastructure for bicycles let alone a culture that learned to share roadspace. Propaganda and indoctrination turned the USA in a nation with a load of selfish and 'entitled' individuals that are incapable of sharing, which includes road space. E-bikes are useful when the landscape in regard to hills and such make normal commute by a bicycle a sporting event, in a nation like The Netherlands, the area is compact, distances short and not much in regard to hills, thus people were already used to normal peddle bikes for daily commute thus E-Bikes were just an added benefit increasing the radius of commute and enabling more people to commute on the physically harder area's. Of course, the Zoning laws for neighborhoods that already bankrupted most of the cities in the USA and forces huge parkinglot area's around immense malls at the edge of wide spaced expensive to maintain in utility upkeep housing area's, are not really welcome to cheap, environmentally friendly, transportation methods like walking or bicycles.
Spec tator
Spec tator Prieš 10 dienų
60 kph? Whats with US?
J DUBZ Prieš 10 dienų
Of course you would rather have a motorcycle over an e bike Thats why it costs more
notfiveo Prieš 10 dienų
People are looking at their cellphones, looking for obstacles is just too much for their tiny brains.
Nathan DuPhene
Nathan DuPhene Prieš 10 dienų
Thank you for this video. How do you not have a flashing red light on the back of your e-bike? Plus a normal light up front? Those are such simple safety measures that makes you more visible without reducing mobility or impairing ride experience. Cars still "whiz" me, but they know I'm there. I see them move over. They have to accelerate to 45mph to pass me going 33mph on a 35mph road 🤣. Car drivers are the problem and I take pride in being seen taking up space on my e-bike.
Debrata V
Debrata V Prieš 10 dienų
A motorcyclist once starting to use ebike can easily figure out what gear is required for riding that vehicle. The earlier motor biking experience makes it quicker to realize but for a first timers graduating from pedal bike to ebike pedal assisted bikes are safer than those only throttle operated ebike i.e an e-motorbike.
Eddie Moreno
Eddie Moreno Prieš 10 dienų
how about funding for more bike only roads and lanes. Makes for a better experience
john juza
john juza Prieš 10 dienų
Always obey the traffic laws and always be on the look out....
Ren Low
Ren Low Prieš 10 dienų
Cars can't even see other cars. They will eventually ram everything.
AutoMotivate Prieš 10 dienų
Happy thoughts... LMAO
mason appalachiantrail
mason appalachiantrail Prieš 11 dienų
I have a motorcycle license and I often ride an ebike. I think it might help a little, but mostly having lights and a mirror are important.
bl8danjil Prieš 11 dienų
4:18 Your words would have merit IF most motorcyclists followed rules and rode safely. Hell, most riders I see or know just wear sneakers, jeans, and a cotton shirt while lane splitting at 60 plus mph on the freeway. If you ask them about safety gear they'll tell you "jeans is good enough" or "I don't need it", or my all time favorite "I'm not going to crash." I've see a few unicorn RUB's wearing flip flops while riding their cruiser. 😬. By the way, I think in some states in the USA they still don't have a helmet law. And for the record, cyclists do have high visibility clothing with reflective detailing or where the clothing has tiny glass beads built into the fabric that acts as retro reflectors. Getting them to wear it is on them, just like motorcyclists. Cycling helmets were the first to introduce MIPS and other slip plane technologies before they made their way to motorcycling helmets. Even before that, the helmets still had to meet a standard much like motorcycle helmets did. That half shell is just preference, much like how motorcycle riders choose a 3/4 or half shell helmet too. In CA, last I checked, didn't require a helmet over a certain age, although on ebikes they might have more stringent requirements. The first starting equipment you should purchase are bright blinking, LED lights for the front and back that have a daytime mode. Usually it is just a flashing or pulsing mode that is 300 lumens and higher. Those reflectors don't cut quite cut it even at night when they are the most effective. Be mindful that it may be required by law for the front light to have a cutoff beam to not blind oncoming traffic. One of the few things I agree with is that we got some dumb cyclists blowing through red lights at busy intersections. This mainly happens in big cities like NYC or San Francisco.
Rider Khalid from Uttara Bikers club
Rider Khalid from Uttara Bikers club Prieš 11 dienų
but there is no tax for ebike but motorcycle has taxess to payyyy
Paul S
Paul S Prieš 11 dienų
I blame the riders for assuming they can inhabit the same spaces as motorized vehicles, setting themselves apart from pedal cyclists, which they should not
Krzysztof Korzeniewski
Krzysztof Korzeniewski Prieš 11 dienų
If the electric motor continues to "assist" over 15 mph, I would call it an electric bike. It shouldn't be driven on bicycle paths, IMO. I think it should also make some sound when going faster than 15 mph so that pedestrians and cyclists can hear it.
bl8danjil Prieš 11 dienų
I'm some counties, ebikes are prohibited from the bike paths altogether. They aren't really enforceable but it does tack on a charge when there is an accident.
alejandro ponce
alejandro ponce Prieš 11 dienų
creo que no hay que demonizar las e-bikes ,esos tipos no saben conducir bien en bici menos lo van a hacer en una bici con la potencia d euna moto son unos completos inveciles al volantes individualmente
Abhishek Balam
Abhishek Balam Prieš 11 dienų
Donercyclists XD
William Guy Thilgen Jr.
William Guy Thilgen Jr. Prieš 11 dienų
If it's got a motor, gas, electric, diesel, sun, it's a motor bike, motor bike just like motor cycles have the same number of wheels. Thus a motor bike is a motor cycle.
Rye Rye
Rye Rye Prieš 11 dienų
The only way to correct a double standard is to rewrite the regulations. An instinctive distaste of regulations can be just as irrational as a distaste for motorcycles. It's best to keep both eyes open.
Lowell Mudenda
Lowell Mudenda Prieš 11 dienų
ebikes are all about eliminating burning fossil fuels ....or at least that's what I believe, safety aside.
Sundeep Innamuri
Sundeep Innamuri Prieš 12 dienų
That makes sense after watching the full vedio.
This is who E Bikes are for...
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