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    paxalion
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    I’ve had a e-bike for a few years and am considering upgrading to something thats a bit faster. Some of these questions may seem like things that should be simple/obvious but i’ve never had a vehicle faster than my ebike + i haven’t gone for my CBT yet so this is still in the planning stages.

    I’ve been looking at the City but i have a few questions.
    I’m only 5 foot – would i be comfortable on it?
    What licence do i need to ride it
    When would it need it’s first MOT and how easy is it to find a mechanic who can service it?

    And is there anything else i need to be considering?
    Feel free to throw advice at me i’m a complete novice looking for her first bike. I’d really like to go electric but i don’t know if it’s sensible when it comes to finding a mechanic if something breaks on it.

    #4269

    Paul IOM
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    I’m only 5 foot – would i be comfortable on it? – The City has a reasonably low seat height so you should be fine, I can measure mine at the weekend and let you know.

    What licence do i need to ride it – If you have a car licence obtained before 2001 you already have a full moped licence, if not you will need to do CBT.

    When would it need it’s first MOT – 3 years from date of registration.

    and how easy is it to find a mechanic who can service it?- They don’t really need any more servicing than a pedal cycle, and are very simple for anyone who can handle basic DIY stuff, alternatively any motorcycle dealer can do the basics, and any electrical/battery problems can be dealt with by motobility scooter or golf buggy dealers.

    Hope this helps

    #4270

    paxalion
    Participant

    Thank you for your answers. they do help
    When it does need an MOT would it need a specialist or will any motorbike mot place take it?

    #4271

    paxalion
    Participant

    And also is it easy to find good insurance for it?

    #4272

    Paul IOM
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    Any motorcycle dealer who offers MOT’s will be able to do it.

    Most of us seem to use the same insurer (Lexham) as they know the E-Rider models and offer no hassle cover, there are no doubt others but the key thing is that they actually list the bike on their system otherwise they cant quote.

    #4291

    BowtomePhil
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    Lexham seem to be the best. Get a couple of locks and give them the details and it reduces the insurance.

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