California leads the nation in e bike legislation.
In response to California’s new e-bike definitions that went into effect January 1, 2016, Bionx now offers high-speed settings for California residents.
With Bionx’s unique motor programming software, Electric Cyclery now is able to pre-set your Bionx kit to comply with any of the three classes of street-legal electric bikes.
• Class 1 e-bike, or low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 20 mph.
• Class 2 e-bike, or low-speed throttle-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that can exclusively propel the bicycle and that cannot provide assistance when the bike reaches 20 mph.
• Class 3 e-bike, or speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 28 mph. No Throttle.
Electric Cyclery unlocks the power of Bionx
Software setting changes to unlock Bionx speed limitations are done at authorized Bionx dealers and are currently only available to California residents. When ordering, please choose the appropriate CA CLASS setting. Your throttle will be disabled but you’ll be able to ride as fast as your bike’s gearing will allow.
No more “throwing out the anchor” at 20 mph. And, it doesn’t void your Bionx Warranty.
Great News for Electric Cyclery California customers
We’ve sold thousands of Bionx kits over the years and most of them to Californians. If you bought a Bionx kit from Electric Cyclery after June 2009, bring it in for a free Class 3 high-speed upgrade. It will be great to see you again!
If you’re not an Electric Cyclery customer, we’ll upgrade your Bionx kit for a $45 fee. Just stop by with your bike, it will only take a few minutes.