Japanese denki assist electric bike ok for flat roads

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“Denki hybrid” or electric assist bicycles have for many years been a preferred mode of transportation for harried housewives—ferrying children and groceries from town to home. These hybrid scooters  also win over cars and scooters in convenience thanks to the fact that they can be ridden on street and sidewalk and parked practically (though not officially) anywhere.

Fuji TV’s “Mezamashi TV” morning show previews a new denki assist bike for a 141km test run from Numazu to Tokyo. The bike is fine on flat roads but not good for hills. A petrol powered scooter made the same trip in 12 hours and 4 minutes (with a cost of 425 yen) while the denki assist bike took 33 hours and 10 minutes to make the journey (with 5 battery charging stops at random houses & shops along the way at a cost of only 53 yen.

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2 Responses to “Japanese denki assist electric bike ok for flat roads”

  1. edison Says:

    pretty nice but I’ll stick with my vespa, do they got Vespa’s in Japan?

  2. jasper Says:

    haven’t seen them but in Japan you can practically get anything so I wouldn’t be surprised

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