A new generation of electric motorcycles is coming to Australia, but electric bikes are still a niche product, especially in Australia.
What to do?
Electric bikes have the potential to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, but it is still not easy to get one.
Electric mopeds are the fastest growing market in the UK and many countries, and it is estimated that by 2020 there will be around 1.5 million electric motorcycles sold in Australia, according to industry body The Motorcycle Industry Association of Australia.
The MIBAA says around 40 per cent of new electric mopiers sold in the country are bought by new electric customers, with many of those customers opting for the affordable price of the bike, according the company’s annual report.
This may be an expensive proposition for many people, but for those who are looking for a way to get started, there are a number of good start-ups offering electric mops.
E-bike manufacturer Koni sells electric mocs that have a range of around 70km, and have a price tag of $1000.
It is easy to find electric bikes for sale in Australia if you know where to look, but how do you get one?
If you want a motorcycle, you can get one from a dealership or bike retailer in the states of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.
Some of the biggest bike retailers and dealers in Australia offer a range from $200 to $500.
There are also a number more affordable electric bikes, such as the Honda E-Stroke and the Suzuki FZ450 that have an MSRP of around $250.
But don’t just rely on dealers and bike stores.
There are some other good options available, including bike-share services such as Cycle Australia, Bikeshare, Cycle City and RideApart.
Here are a few tips for choosing an electric bike in Australia: Find out about electric bikes and mopies, and get a quote.
Go online to bike shop and bike dealer websites such as BikeShare Australia, Cycle Australia or Bike City.
Choose a range that suits you, and look for the most affordable options.
Check the range of the electric bike.
Get your bike inspected and tested before you buy.
Ask about warranties and maintenance.
Look for bike-sharing services that offer discounts and promotions, such a BikeCity, RideApart or CycleCity.
Buy the bike and get the parts and accessories you need to get the most out of it.
If buying an electric motorcycle from a dealer or a retailer is not your cup of tea, you may want to consider purchasing from a bike shop.
Motorcycle dealer bikes are generally cheaper than those offered online.
Buying from a shop can save you money, and they can offer you the best prices on electric bikes.
You can also find the best deals on electric moto parts and repair online from reputable online retailers.
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