Assuming that the description of 'full throttle' doesn't mean having it open full time and not pedalling, then I know of one case where having the throttle is very important. In my wife's case, she struggles to apply enough pressure from a standing start to get the bike moving. This can be critical at places like traffic lights, busy junctions and starting up a hill. Once the throttle has given her the starting momentum she's then able to keep the bike going with pedal power. So for that reason, she's been a big advocate of throttles and was disappointed when the legislation made it a problem.Well done to Wisper for keeping on top of the regulatory changes.
But it's worth pointing out that throttles - for many users - are not the benefit they think they are going to be.
Legal ebikes are not powerful enough to work very well on a throttle, and it's wearing - and deathly boring - sitting on a bike holding one open.
Pedalling helps control and balance and is not a hardship for most riders.
You're correct, and that is completely not what I was referring to. I have seen many posts where people have bought post 2016 bikes and opened the throttle or even upgraded to a more powerful motor.If one uses a pre-2016 bike having provision for wide open throttle and permissable prior to the 2016 ‘grandfather’ clause how could that use be classed as illegal.......IT CAN’T.
Most seeking this option do pedal but want to be able to rest occasionally, sometimes through some disability or lack of endurance due to age. It's also handy with hub motors if one's chain breaks!Therefore what is the difference between one of these EBikes and a normal moped which would easily cost much less 2nd hand? Surely the only difference is that one is noisy and one is quiet!!!!
What a faff!