BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

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BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:04 pm

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What do you think?

So, a little bit of market research for my new project:
(I tried to set up a Survey Monkey but gave up)
I'm sure SOME comments would be acceptable here, but to avoid offence best email me at enquiries@ripemotorcycles.co.uk
http://www.ripemotorcycles.co.uk
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CHILDREN ON TWO WHEELS, a Quick Questionnaire.
1) The Outdoors, Adventure and quiet, clean Transport are things we want for our children.
Agree/Disagree
2) How much fun does the picture above suggest?
No Fun, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, Lots of Fun
3) What do you dislike or see as the disadvantages of small motorcycles?
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4) These bikes are ELECTRIC, clean, quiet, safe and British built.
Would you like to receive more information?
If so please give email address........................................
5) Which aspect would be most important if you were looking to buy a bike like this?
a) Low Price, b) How well it goes, c) Its Specification, d) Value for Money

All responses are valued, just say what you think
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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by ringding » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:51 pm

Hi Chris,

The main benefit of an electric bike, in my opinion, is if it opens up other potential venues for bikes to be ridden. Both my lads are interested in bikes (or so they tell me) but I've been holding off buying a PW50 or equivalent whilst I look for somewhere local they could legally ride them. I'd probably consider an electric alternative (no doubt more expensive than an old PW50) if it opened up more local choices. However, at the moment, I can't find anywhere for them to ride at all.

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by bossy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:01 pm

Ringding,

We have a couple of fields just up the road from where we live, your kids are welcome to ride there after the end of April as long as the bikes are not too loud - electric would be ideal, but PW50 etc also welcome. One of the lads who was riding there last year has just got an Osset electric trials bike.

Chris,

My kids have just grown out of the field bike age, but I'll have a think about making input to your survey anyhow.

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Post by ringding » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:42 pm

Cheers Bossy, that'd be great!

I'll keep an eye out for a PW50 or such like and be back in touch. Much appreciated. I just need somewhere for them to wobble around and see if they like it. I say they, the youngest needs to master his bicycle first so it's more about the eldest for now.

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:00 am

Paul,
Sorry to butt in but, judging from my experience, I'm sure your son would get ten times more use, and satisfaction, out of an Oset than a PeeWee. And studying this sort of thing, I've found kids, that have had a balance bike, can manage a twist and go before they can pedal a bicycle.
The other advantages of electric for kids of no noise, heat, fluids etc., - lay it flat in Mums hatchback, and ride it anywhere without upsetting 99% of people, puts an acceptable introduction to motorcycling in front of a whole new crowd, and as you don't have to be there to mix up the petroil and kickstart it for them you get more time to fix the B25.
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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:29 am

Hi Ringding

When I was doing the same for my (then) 9 year old, we just drove out to the nearest countryside, stopping at suitable looking farms and asking. By 'suitable looking' I mean a 'proper' farm and not a pampered old farmhouse with gravel drive accommodating Porsches and an infinity pool round the back! You now how it is round here ... Anyway first place out on the Westerleigh Road said Yes, and couldn't have been more helpful.

We only ever went once though. Took 11 years before Pete rode a motorbike again! The Whitehawk TY80 is still gathering dust in the cellar. I blame the pushy parents!

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by ringding » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:50 am

Well it is your thread after all Chris! :grin:
I'd certainly consider an electric bike, it's just finding one locally to have a look at. Cost is also a factor, PW50's bottom out in price and so if Sam isn't keen then I won't lose much in selling it on. Not sure with electric bikes.
I've seen some good clips of the Osset bikes, they do look good.

Ian, good idea! I do have a friend who has just bought a new house, with a paddock for their horses. The only reason I've hesitated asking them is the noise issue, maybe a good reason for an electric bike?!
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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:02 pm

Mildly humourous
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOiqbNmy ... e=youtu.be
Osets definitely hold their value but will cost more in the first place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REeeYtp-8qE

The BSA is of course much better.
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Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Back on topic then Chris.

That Osset vid is pretty spectacular. If your BSAs can run like that, you're onto a winner. Danny McCaskill is the guy for this sort of thing on a BMX bike. Maybe you can get him to do some stunts for a promo video for you?

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:49 pm

Latest testing of the kids bikes, this time on a real track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoayNKcnjrw
I've also put up some GoPro footage which gives a clue how little noise they make.
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Post by Chris Pellett » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:57 pm

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Post by Chris Pellett » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:16 am

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Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:53 pm

Nice photo Chris!

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Wed May 27, 2015 6:35 pm

So pleased with this pic just had to show it.
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Post by HPbyStan » Wed May 27, 2015 8:01 pm

Chris Pellett wrote:So pleased with this pic just had to show it.
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Can see why !!

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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by minetymenace » Wed May 27, 2015 9:14 pm

Chris, your ears must have been burning, the guy who brought the Ecomobile round at the weekend (Paul Blezard, motorcycle journalist) is into electric bikes and your name came up in conversation, it might be worth dropping him a line...
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Re: BSA TAG - Electrified BSA John McLaren

Post by Chris Pellett » Thu May 28, 2015 9:22 am

Will do.

Harry is only 5 years old.
That bike is running at 500W has the suspension lowered and runs on 10" wheels.
As well as kid's bikes human sized bikes are "coming on nicely".
One of our 1000W motors is in a bicycle and sails along at 60kph!
We are using quality LiFePo4 starter batteries and they are amazing.

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