BMW Cruise Electric Bike- anyone got one?

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  1. colyboy

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    Have been looking at a BMW Cruise electric bike. Has anybody got one or know anything about them your comments would be a help in making up my mind.

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  2. Dee 123

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    I bought my City Pioneer electric bicycle when i was @ Malvern motorhome show. http://www.poweredbicycles.co.uk/ are used by many motorhomers and i recommend them.
     
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    You're kidding right? Who would pay that much wonga for an electric bike, especially one made by BMW?
     
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    How much :eek:!
    Sheesh.
     
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    That's about mid range price wise in the ebike market
     
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    That's "out of range" in my price market - quite happy bumbling about on my "ugly" [to quote Jim] Chinese Pro-Rider
     
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    Nice looking bike - looks well made too.
    The price won't suit everyone, but I'm sure it's good value if you've that budget to spend.
    How about taking one for a test ride?
     
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    Not made by BMW though. Designed in the USA and made by Puch in Austria I believe. Not that that means they aren't well made. Just not actually made or designed by BMW.
     
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  9. colyboy

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    To days price £1650, but will not be buying one. Decided to go for as Volt.

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    A mere detail, but it has the BMW badge.
     
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    We just got 2 Whyte bikes and find them excellent. Max range on full charge 96km pull like a train up very steep hills. Shimno, Bosch and Yamaha seem to be the best.
     
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    From what I found....
    The frame was/is designed and built in the USA....possibly by a BMW owned subsidy.
    all the other components are standard electric bike parts....albeit expensive ones.

    The ONLY car company that designs and builds ebikes in-house is Peugeot....and they've been building pedal bike since the late 1800s well before building cars.
     
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    I can't find a price for them?
     
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    2015 model......£2400. :eek:

    I paid £600 for my chunky, clunky Pro-rider but it gets me where I want to go.
     
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    Fark !
     
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    It was not made by bmw
     
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  18. Dee 123

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    Did not pay that price for it.
     
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    No problem with a test ride.
     
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    You could buy 2 good quality 125cc Chinese motorbikes for that. I know folk don't want a motorbike but look at the engineering. The electric starter and dashboard represent all of an ebike drive system. Wheels and brakes bigger and stronger. Engine/gearbox has more parts than ten ebikes.

    I think people must be a few spokes short of a wheel to let makers get away with these prices.

    Your £600 is more like the value of a good ebike.
     
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