We all know that legal “stuff” can be a bit daunting especially if you’re unfamiliar with the topic at hand. When you’re with Spark Bikes we want to get rid of the legal jargon and let you know what we’ve done to help keep you Australian Electric Bike Law compliant.
1. Spark Bikes are capped at 25km/h
In Australia, e-bikes are defined by the Australian Vehicle Standards as a bicycle that has an auxiliary motor with a maximum power output not exceeding 250W without consideration for speed limits or pedal sensors. Confusing right? Simply put your Spark Bikes pedal assisted motor will only ‘kick in’ when you’re riding above 6km/h and ‘cut out’ when you exceed 25km/h, giving you the much needed boost riding up steep hills or acceleration from a slow rolling start.
2. Spark Bikes are a pedelec (PAS) design
Electric Bike Laws in Australia vary slightly from state to state, however, one thing that is certain is that for all e-bikes the pedals must be the primary source of power for the bike. All Spark Bikes are a pedelec design meaning that you need to pedal to activate the motor for extra power. A device where the rider can twist a throttle and complete a journey using motor power only without using the pedals is not classified as an e-bike so does not comply.
3. Spark Bikes equips you with standard safety equipment
When riding any bike in Australia whether powered or normal bicycle the same rules apply regarding wearing the correct safety gear. Since the 1990s it has been mandatory in Australia to wear a bicycle helmet whenever or wherever riding. Spark Bikes provides every rider with a bicycle helmet which conforms to the AS/NZS 2063:2008 standard for bicycle helmets. If found not wearing a helmet by police, you can receive a fine between $100 to $300 depending on state however, the risk to your safety could be much worse.