I have covered many hundreds to thousands of kilometres on my bike with the Solar Bike kit. I am extremely pleased with it! My main concern was the battery but I am happy to report that the extra money paid for the long range battery was money well spent. I can travel around 100 km on one charge, albeit with considerable pedalling assistance. I am totally amazed! The 200w motor is more than adequate. It has plenty of grunt so I wonder why people would want the more powerful motors that drain the battery quicker. Several of my friends and work colleagues have had a go at me for fitting a motor to my bike. They reckon I should just get a gopher and be done with it. Even though I know this is light hearted banter, I tend to pedal as much as I can. I live in the Adelaide Hills, the terrain around my home is very steep. I can ride my bike to just about anywhere in and around Adelaide, but without the motor I can’t get home again. I am 57 years of age, I think the best thing about having the motor fitted on my bike is the “insurance” factor. It removes the anxiety that I used to suffer when I went on a long ride and was concerned about not having enough energy in my body to get home. Now, if I feel like I am running out of steam, I know I can rely on the motor to get me home. A far more relaxing and therefore therapeutic ride. Thank you for a brilliant product and truly excellent service.
Live long and prosper!