- Dec 13, 2020
It's not illegal. Don't scare people or give them misinformation. It's only illegal if you have the speed limit set to above 26.5 km/h actual speed.
But an ebike, in which the speed limit can be set to beyond 15.5mph, easily by the user (as opposed to the manufacturer), is illegal. Or is that incorrect? Whether or not it can be done by the user through the display or firmware, is immaterial. The fact that it can be done easily by the user, is the part which makes it potentially problematic legally, during any post accident inspection. Or doesn't that matter?
Say for example, that I had an accident where I killed or injured someone - if my hands were still working, I could quickly set the speed limit back to 15.5mph through the display, before it was carted off to be inspected by the Police. I'm sure that sort of thing would be anticipated by Police forces.
As for your charge of scaring people with misinformation - as far as I'm aware - I plead not guilty, Your Honour.
My Bafang arrived (UK ordered) with the throttle set at 17kmh, it arrived illegalised for the UK. Here are my original settings and the modified: