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Dan posted:

Had a go on these interesting looking electric trikes recently. They draw as much attention as the C5 does:
posted on: 03/09/2014 13:22:43

dantheref posted:

nice, we had a go on something similar in Turkey. It had a wheel hub motor, and felt alot quicker than a c5! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d7sfp8at20&list=UUFLHmxSMOoOynaIWnpUwL1w
posted on: 03/09/2014 13:25:41

Dirk-Jan posted:

how fast do they go? And are they streetlegal in most countries?
posted on: 03/09/2014 14:11:01

Dan posted:

[quote=Dirk-Jan;4042]how fast do they go? And are they streetlegal in most countries?[/quote] I would think they were street legal in some EU contries, not the UK I suspect. I was told a top speed of 25-30kph, here's the manufacturers site: http://www.trikke.com/
posted on: 04/09/2014 07:20:00

Dirk-Jan posted:

– Foldable lightweight robust frame built with aircraft grade aluminum AL6061 – Fully adjustable handlebars – Dual disc brakes with parking lock – Aluminum rims with Abec5 sealed bearings and 10″ front 8.5″ rear Trikke fitness tires – 180W brushless free-wheel hub motor (300W peak power) – 36V-9AhPanasonic lithium-ion quick-swap battery – 41lbs with battery – 35lbs w/out battery – 13mph (21km/h) max speed – motor only – 18-miles (29k) range - Econo mode – 10miles – (16km) range – Express mode – 2.5h recharge time in the netherlands its not legal since it can run without peddalling + there is a wattage limit of 250W.
posted on: 04/09/2014 08:29:41

andries.moss posted:

Hallo Dirk I am also in The Netherlands. And I am not sure if a C5 is legal. I have been told it is not, because it can be powered without pedaling. Do you know the answer? Because I don't really wan't to ask the politie. MVG Andy
posted on: 07/09/2014 20:04:46

dantheref posted:

I think they are legal with a slighy modofication. Not sure what it is but i remember reading it somewhere i will have a look ...
posted on: 07/09/2014 21:10:11

dantheref posted:

"Although not many Dutch police men are aware off it, driving a original C5 without a so-called PAM device in the Netherlands is only legal with an insurance-plate. The PAM device allows the engine to run, only during pedaling. This makes it officially a pedelac, hence insurance free. An E-Bike, a bike where you have the choice, to pedal or drive electric up to max 25 km's is permitted only with a insurance plate. Since I use my C5 on a daily basis, i tried to get it insured. As a E-bike, as a Pedelac. I failed miserably. No insurance-company knows the Sinclair as a bike, nor as an electric vehicle since it was never officially declared roadlegal in the Netherlands by the RDW. Now I insured my C5 as a scoot-mobile at the ANWB. I found no problem what so ever to get it insured. You have to give the serial number of your Sinclair and that's it. Knowing this is quite a issue for some off the Dutch riders I thought I share this with you."
posted on: 08/09/2014 07:08:59

andries.moss posted:

Thanks Dan. I thought that was the case. I have seen pics on google of a C5 with a yellow number plate. And was told I would need insurance. (Of course. Everything is expensive here). So I don't need to go to the RDW then? Is your C5 still pretty standard? Because mine is a 24v conversion. And goes over 25kph. Thanks Andy
posted on: 08/09/2014 17:26:45

dave posted:

No good for you area with ya bad knee
posted on: 13/09/2014 18:30:59

Area51 posted:

Your right there Dave no good for me lol but I would give it a go
posted on: 13/09/2014 20:40:25

dave posted:

Lol
posted on: 14/09/2014 18:09:42

Dirk-Jan posted:

This device just got legal a few weeks ago in the netherlands! spotted the first one in the wild today next to a police officer.
posted on: 17/09/2014 14:13:01