A2B electric bikes launched in Europe
The A2B range of electric bicycles was launched in the UK this week, following a US launch in late 2008. The GBP 1950 (USD$2,860) Metro is a ‘power on demand’ electric bike and the GBP 1750 (USD$2,570) Hybrid is ‘pedal-assist’ electric bike. With the power on demand A2B Metro, riders can choose either to pedal or cruise under power, allowing them to reach their destination with minimum effort. With the ‘pedal-assist ‘ Hybrid, the rider must pedal but the electric motor boosts the rider’s pedal input - perfect for those who want to keep fit but need a little boost from time to time. Both are fitted with Ultra Motor's direct-drive motor, however electric bikes are limited to 15.5mph on roads by European and UK legislation, however the A2B Metro has an off-road button to allow motor powered speeds up to 20 mph for off-road use.
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