You Can Get Speeding Tickets Aboard the "World's Fastest E-Bike"

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When does a power-assisted bike stop being a bike and instead becomes a moped? While there's no defined limit, Specialized's new Turbo e-bike is definitely toeing the line.

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The Turbo, which Specialized officially unveiled today, will reportedly have a top speed of 28 MPH (45KPH) with the help of its 250-watt Direct Drive rear hub motor—fast enough to earn a speeding ticket of residential streets.

The bike will also feature a Li-Ion battery with reputed 2-hour recharge time, integrated LED head/tail lights and regenerative braking capabilities. No price or specific availability has yet been set for the bike's May release. [Bike Radar via Gizmag]

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The Turbo's integrated battery monitor.

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The Li-Ion battery pack and charge indicator.

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The rear hub and regenerative brake

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The handlebar control knob

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medicalmgr
Farquest de Jamal

Andrew, to toe a line means to conform to a standard. If there is no standard for what defines a bike in the category, then this bike cannot toe the line. It can, however, push the envelope.

On the upside, kudos for spelling it correctly.