Since 1959 to today Italjet has developed more than 150 different innovated models of motorcycles and motorbikes designed with an entrepreneurial enthusiasm that remained unchanged from the foundation to the third generation currently working to strengthen the national and international image of the company.
The philosophy is simple: innovate, anticipate the tastes and fashions, to stay ahead, one step ahead of others.
The all new Italjet electric bikes are designed and crafted in Italy, the different models give similarity from the classic café racers and vintage Indians of the past. These classic cruiser styled electric power assisted bicycles blend retro design and state of the art technology continues the tradition of great Italjet design. These vintage looking e-cycles are classed as a normal bicycle that has a motor incorporated while keeping the usual pedals and bicycle transmission. The motor assistance can help the rider go further than they would under their own power, tackle bigger hills, or simply ride with less effort with speeds up to 25km/H or 15mph. Key specifications of the e-cycles are brooks saddles made in England, leather work by A.G. Spalding & Bros NY and transmission system by NuVinci.
What is an E-cycle?
An E-cycle or the correct term “pedelec” (from pedal electric cycle) is a bicycle where the rider’s pedaling is assisted by a small electric motor; thus they are a type of low-powered e-bike. However, unlike some other types of e-bikes, pedelecs are classified as conventional bicycles in many countries by road authorities rather than classified as a type of electric moped. Pedelecs include an electronic controller which stops the motor producing power when the rider is not pedaling or when a certain speed, 15mph or 25 km/h.
What are the advantages over conventional bicycles?
Mobility: People living in hilly areas can cycle using a pedelec rather than be forced to rely on fully motorised transport (i.e. cars or motorbikes). This is particularly of use to the older people who may no longer have the capacity for strenuous exercise that hill climbing demands that they once had.
Speed: Destinations can be reached more quickly, since the average speed is higher for the same amount of effort.
Effort: Alternatively, the same speeds can be reached with less effort. This means that a rider on a pedelec can sweat less if at all, particularly when going uphill, so that bicycle commuting in work clothes is made less problematic, i.e. eliminating the need to change and/or shower upon getting to work.
Higher range: Since the rider will be less fatigued, and average speeds higher, greater distances can be attained.
Are these cycles legal?
Yes, pedelecs are legally classed as bicycles rather than classed as mopeds or motorcycles. The motor output has to be no more than 250 watts and not be assisted past 15mph.
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