Should I buy an Electric Bike?
Electric bikes work similarly to any other bike functionally, and if you can ride a bike, you can ride an electric bike. They are also used them for similar purposes: exploring, running errands, exercise, leisure, among many other things. What we love about e-bikes, is how dynamic they are. You can fly at high speeds, or just cruise and it's still one of the most fun things to do, and you never get tired of it.
From what we've seen, most people think e-bikes are the same thing as regular bicycles. "it's a bike that helps you pedal". While this is true, electric bikes are much more than that, for several reasons.
Acceleration and Top Speed
As i said before, electric bikes aren't as similar to regular bikes as you would think. Especially a motorcycle inspired e-bike. One of the things that make e-bikes as fun as they are, is the instant acceleration you get with an electric motor. Unlike any other means of transportation, electric vehicles are unique in the sense of how quickly they accelerate. It's true that you can reach higher top speeds on a regular bike, but how long can you maintain your top speed on a regular bike? On the Titan, Panther, or Javelin, you can go 40+km without stopping.
Effortless Riding (if you want)
We concede the point that regular bikes are healthier, and exercise is always good BUT, if you need to get around without breaking a sweat, electric bikes can do that for you, and you can pedal them if you want exercise. Versatility is key! A few summers ago, we had to give a presentation while being suited up, and we needed to bring some bikes as well. If we were "Tempus Bikes" and not "Tempus Electric Bikes", this would have been a problem. Luckily, bringing a bike around without having to pedal, was no issue and we killed the presentation too.
One of the most exciting things about this technology, is that you are not limited by how much physical effort you need to put in. If you do not like riding a bike, but do enjoy going fast, and turning heads, this is the one for you. If you are an explorer and an outdoors enthusiast at heart, then The Panther can take you anywhere, whether it is to the top of a mountain, through a muddy forest, or across a beach. If you need to get from place to place, and want something portable, effortless, yet fun, then The Javelin is your bike.
What We Think
Regardless of whether or not you like regular bikes, an electric bike could be for you. They do not require any pedaling, they are. in our opinion, way more fun to ride, and they can get you anywhere you need to go, without an effort. The only question now is, which one should I get. Luckily, we will be putting out a guide on how to choose the perfect e-bike to suit your needs, over the next few weeks!