Known as a “speed pedelecs”, these are traditional looking bicycles, with some key differences. Firstly, they allows the power to offer assistance all the way up to 45kph (28mph). All the components – including brakes, wheels, forks and frame – are approved for these higher speeds. There are various other mandatory differences. For example, a speed pedelec must have a mirror, daytime running lights etc.
However, the biggest differences are legislative. The UK doesn’t (yet) have a speed pedelec category, so they’re categorised as mopeds. This means that a speed pedelec must be registered with DVLA, must be Taxed, must have a valid MOT (if required) and the rider must be licenced and Insured.
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