These bikes are really cool. More of a light electric moped based on mountain bike dimensions than an electric motorcycle, they have no pedals. I can definitely see people using these obviously for fun but also for suburban/urban short distance travel. Their relatively light weight (83lbs) makes them very easy to bring anywhere.
You can get them in several configurations, with road legal running gear(mirrors, head/tail/signal lights, license plate mounts). They are not sold in the US(yet) but I don't see there being a problem importing one as long as you have the road legal running gear and register it as an electric moped.
These are the specs for the O01 which is one of their basic on-road versions, the other one, the S01 adds a compartment mounted under the frame that can hold an extra 1kwh battery pack or be used for small storage. There are also two off-road versions with different tires etc. They also still make their older models which are 20inch wheel versions with smaller frames. I read in an article that they limit the output and thus top speed of the motor with firmware which could most likely be changed to "open it up" and get some more mph out of it. 28mph is not bad but something like 35-40 would be ideal for where I think people would use these.
I can really see people taking a liking to these as alternative to mopeds and scooters. Not quite an electric motorcycle but close enough for the right usage.
ENGINE Brushless DC Leroy Somer Made in France
MAX POWER 2500 W
SPEED 45 Km/h/ 27.9 mph
BATTERY BMZ - Lithium-ion SONY 48v - 18A/h / .864 kWh
CHARGING TIME 4:30 hours
AUTONOMY 30-40 Km / 18.6-24.8 miles
WEIGHT 38 Kg / 83.7lbs
TRANSMISSION Belt - 22x48
BRAKE Hydraulic Brakes : MAGURA MT4 with brake's sensor integrated
DASHBOARD Immediate speed, average speed, max speed, timer, daily distance (Trip 1 and 2), total, battery level
SADDLE SDG I-BEAM
FORK SR SUNTOUR DJ Magnesium 130mm travel – Compression and rebound settings
SHOCK Hydraulic shock 110mm travel - Compression and rebound settings
WHEELS Aluminium double wall DH MTB style - 24 inch
TIRES SCHWALBE Crazy Bob
WARANTY 24 months
What do you guys think of these?