It's ugly, the wires are not well stowed yet but, it's fast & I am well pleased.
It hit about 30mph on the initial test ride.
I rode it a couple miles & the battery meter didn't move even though I was using max assist.
I am very pleased with the feel of the front wheel motor, it doesn't have that jerky over powered sports car feel you get from a rear wheel motor.
I began working on this project 15 months ago & I don't feel like it was time wasted. It took nearly a year to get the batteries here from Germany, damn hazmat shipping/customs.
I don't have regenerative braking, I'll try that on the next build out because when I go on my tour I'll be wanting it.
Did I mention it's fast? In VA you can go as fast as you want up to the posted speed limit as long as you are peddaling. It's only a 500watt motor so it's legal in Canada & the controller is programmable so I can conform it to the laws in whichever state or nation I happen to be in.
Tomorrow I will do the 1st "on the road" tests & see if I can't hit 35mph & maybe even 40. For those who care while I don't normally wear a helmet, for these tests I certainly will be. Probably aught to update my will too... lol.