Wisper are now offering a limited run of their 806, 705 and 905 electric bike models with a full throttle capable of powering the bikes up to 15.5mph without pedalling.
David Miall, Founder and Director of Wisper, says: “I am particularly excited to be able to offer full throttle bikes again. They are more inclusive than standard e-bikes, enabling those that need a little more help to discover, or return to the joys of cycling.”
To be able to offer this capability Wisper has had a batch of the models tested and type approved by the DVSA as 250W Low Powered Mopeds.
Wisper explain that ‘250W LPM 250 Watt Low Powered Mopeds’ are “a sub-group of Low Powered Moped that meets the criteria laid down in the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle Regulations 1983 (SI 1983 No. 1168) and as amended by:
SI 2015 No. 24. The requirements are that the vehicle:
- Be fitted with pedals by means of which it is capable of being propelled.
- Be fitted with no motor other than an electric motor, which has a maximum continuous rated power, which does not exceed 250 watts and cannot propel the vehicle when it is travelling at more than 15.5 mph.”
Wisper further clarifies that type approval of these electric bikes allows them to be ridden legally on roads and private land within the UK at speeds of up to 15.5mph using just the throttle. These bikes will be sold directly from Wisper’s HQ in Sevenoaks, Kent with plans to roll out these bikes nationally over the coming year. Wisper hopes that offering such e-bikes will allow for people who may have difficulties riding a standard pedal assist electric bike to be able to enjoy the same freedom and flexibility as others.