Interesting New French Bike

vfr400

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This popped up on Youtube ads. I'm sure it will appeal to some, but not for me. All these type of bikes seem to have the same features that are controlled by a phone app. Have a look at the reviews, which seem to show the normal issues with the tech not working quite like it should. Hopefully, this tech will get sorted and become mainstream in the future:
 
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sjpt

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This popped up on Youtube ads. I'm sure it will appeal to some, but not for me. All these type of bikes seem to have the same features that are controlled by a phone app. Have a look at the reviews, which seem to show the normal issues with the tech not working quite like it should. Hopefully, this tech will get sorted and become mainstream in the future:
I've got to the stage I prefer a step-though, but that top tube looks very silly.

Unnecessarily high where you actually have to step over, but without the strength benefit of a high triangle.

With a lowish saddle a (small) risk of catching your foot in the triangle between saddle, seat post and down-sloping part of the top tube.

Battery mounting designed to prevent fitting a regular rear rack.

A severe case of style over function.
 
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RoadieRoger

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The Electronics makes this machine the equivalent of the Boeing 737 Max . Looks as though it will control the Rider . Keep the fancy stuff and give me mudguards and front suspension for starters .
 
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egroover

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"It's the future of mobility"...must be true Rita Ora said so...
 

Benjahmin

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It doesn't look like one for the garden shed tinkerers does it?
Too much tech complication to get in the way and do things you didn't ask for or not do what you need.
I'll stick to my slightly brutal Ezee ta. I turn the pedals - it goes, what's not to like?
 
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