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Electric bike kits: don’t be fooled by these illegal devices

On Amazon, many unclamp kits for electric bikes are offered for sale. Problem, these are completely illegal.

Today, electric bikes are enjoying growing success. Indeed, while the car is increasingly frowned upon in cities, some decide to go to their place of work by pedaling. The practice of commuting is then more and more important, and this therefore goes hand in hand with the sale of electric models, which are more practical and allow even the less sporty to move around in a cleaner way. At present, electric bikes are limited to only 25 km/h, for obvious safety reasons. But humans have always wanted to push the limits of their machines by unleashing them. And this also exists for pedal machines.

An easy to find kit

Few know it, but there are all kinds of kits for sale on the Internet, allowing you to modify your bike. Some indeed make it possible to transform any into an electric model, while systems make it possible to unleash it. Our colleagues from the Times have indeed found on Amazon a kit worth 150 pounds sterling, or about 170 €, which then allows the maximum speed of the bike to be increased to 45 km/h. However, it is clearly specified that this may be illegal in certain markets. This is precisely the case in France, but also in the United Kingdom and in many other countries. And these products are then very worrying for the authorities.

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A heavy penalty

It is indeed necessary to know that using such a device is not without danger. If your bike was insured, it will no longer be covered if you use a unclamping kit. But that’s not all. If the police realize the deception, then you risk a fine of €30,000 and a prison sentence of one year. For its part, Amazon clears itself by saying that it is third-party sellers who market these products, and that the company therefore has no control over them.

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