New Royal Mail postie bike ?

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New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm

I have no other details..

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electric-assisted, made in Italy but that's all I know
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby Pax » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:12 am

That’s a big beautiful beasty!

I wonder what type of streets and traffic are in the areas where it’ll be used...it’s hard to imagine Australia Post doing that.

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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby Thoglette » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:51 am

Pax wrote:I wonder what type of streets and traffic are in the areas where it’ll be used...it’s hard to imagine Australia Post doing that.
I wonder how much wind is in the areas where it'll be used! Wouldn't like to pedal that into a stiff sea breeze!
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:56 am

Thoglette wrote:
I wonder how much wind is in the areas where it'll be used! Wouldn't like to pedal that into a stiff sea breeze!
Imagine it would be London and environs mainly, but is also electrically-assisted. Have no idea on spec though.
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Pax wrote:That’s a big beautiful beasty!

I wonder what type of streets and traffic are in the areas where it’ll be used...it’s hard to imagine Australia Post doing that.
You might want to work on your imagination - Australia Post has made a big push to using e-bikes, not for environmental reasons, but because it is hard to find the right delivery people with a motorcycle licence. The e-bikes also have a greater carrying capacity than a Honda CT110. They trialed trikes, but didn't go with them for a number of reasons, including that they didn't give a greater practical capacity than the 2 wheel bike which has a capacity of 170kg, including rider (40kg more than a CT100).
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which is based on the old Southport design
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They have also trialed an electric 3 wheel motorbike, with a capacity of 195kg, but there are limits to where they can be operated - terrain, distance etc.
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby RonK » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:19 pm

Trailed e-trikes?

Nope - more than that - they have ordered 1000 of them.

They have also ordered 4000 e-bikes.

This article has previously been posted here. It's not new news.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-09/ ... s/10793136
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:47 pm

RonK wrote:Trailed e-trikes?

Nope - more than that - they have ordered 1000 of them.

They have also ordered 4000 e-bikes.

This article has previously been posted here. It's not new news.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-09/ ... s/10793136
Thanks Ron I had missed that they had actually gone ahead & purchased the electric motorbikes. The e-trikes I was referring to were pedal assist, not the electric motorbike pictured above.
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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby Pax » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 pm

find_bruce wrote:Pax"]
You might want to work on your imagination - Australia Post has made a big push to using e-bikes...
That’s fantastic. I knew about the first ones in the images but the others you mentioned were unknown to me.

ALWAYS happy to find out that I’m wrong or lacking imagine about that type of stuff. Thanks for the info

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Re: New Royal Mail postie bike ?

Postby terryc » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:06 pm

We've had our local postie use the new e-trikes for one day on his rounds during last month. I don't know if it was just a try out or he didn't lie it. Our foot paths, where he usually rides are not "flat' as far as riding goes, so that may have been an issue, also being a trike, cross slop(not much) may have been an issue.

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