Ok. Without HR727 pulling the regulation purview of ebikes from the NHTSA there could be no 3-class legislation and yet some seem to the 3 definitions to supersede the definition in HR727. Simply put it is far more important than the 3-class system promoted by People for Bikes (I'm not anti PFB but they do not want to engage in a conversation on this - I was riding two ebikes (A Polaris Diesel and an Izip Express) that are compliant to HR727 that are not compliant to the 3-class system that is in place in Colorado. They were not grandfathered to my knowledge. I contacted People for Bikes (I live 20 minutes from their location) and they would not even discuss this subject. I never stopped riding them anyplace that bikes are allowed because in reality HR727 has a preemptive clause that is very rare that few are even aware of.And that and a cuppa get us what?
And FFS how does J.R.s take earn a left turn off the issue?
Show me your way forward and spare the finger pointing. What do you want to see? What’s your definition of eBike?
While I know the definition of a Low Speed Electric Bicycle in HR727 is a bit awkward it makes great sense if you understand that is allows full 750W rated power below 20mph (this makes great sense for utility / cargo ebikes) and limits the power above 20mph which is a FAR BETTER way to limit the speed of an ebike than an assist cut-off (power to the pedals is what has always limited bike speed).
I'm not intent on pointing fingers but I find it strange that anyone would down play the importance of the years of effort put in by Dr. Currie to get HR727 passed. If you enjoy riding an ebike without being required to have registration and insurance then you should grasp how beneficial it was. Without it ebikes would be motor vehicles.