Do "Outlaw Bikers" Help The Ebike Cause? The laws about power limits for ebikes are pretty clear: Europe / Australia - 200 watts to 250 watts Canada - 500 watts United States - 750 watts ...however there are several categories of "Outlaw Bikers" that are exceeding the power limits by a wide margin including: Overvolted Hub Motors like the Crystalyte (up to about 5,000 watts) RC Brushless Motors adapted to Ebikes (up to 12,000 watts using twin motors) ...and these people often dominate the forums because their stuff is really exciting to look at and operate. --------------------------------- The question is whether online forums should support and encourage "bad behavior" and give it the aura of coolness (sort of like drug dealers) or whether we as a group should adhere to the laws that exist and point out that breaking the law is either wrong or unwise. Does lawbreaking increase or decrease the chances that the laws will be made less strict? Should we want the laws to be made less strict? I live in America where 750 watts is the rule and in my state the law actually allows up to three horsepower... so I've never been hassled, but in some places the law is not so supportive of such things.