Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
I had been hankering after a petrol version and when down the local boat show
at the weekend saw that the local distributor had an electric
version on display. Apparently the model is fairly new to the market.
I didn't get a test ride (a bit crowded
) but the thing I really liked about it was that the battery
pack (approx 12 kilos) easily unclips (for anti-theft and recharging) which drops the weight of the bike down to only approx 25 kilos.
I could lift the bike at arms length (probably couldn't have walked far though
) and once folded up a one handed lift would be no problem......so manhandling aboard / down below should be no problem for the less than averagely fit
I had already discounted putting the petrol version into the dink (9' Avon) - but this would be very doable.
, i have the petrol
Electric Folding Scooter DI BLASI Mod. R70:
Just thought I would share..........
Hi David, i have the petrol model, they weigh 29KG with a full tank of fuel
, i dont quite understand your reluctance to carry one in your dinghy
,they are /were designed to carry on a light aircraft in the cabin
with you and have a very good non-spillable/leakage fuel
system,i discounted the electric version because of distances i wanted to travel on my bikes. i really like mine and carry it often in my car and boat
, not on a plane yet,but soon hopefully.
The electric version i felt had more headaches than i wanted but for short trips on flat ground (5-10k)they would be ok. if you haven't tried them do so before you make a decision, you may be suprised.
i can invert my bikes witout any fuel loss/spillage and the rest is a simple 2 stroke
and i travel around 200 klm on 3.2l of fuel on flat ground and around 125 on hilly ground