Electric motorbikes gain momentum in Aberdeen.
Jason Osborn is using his engineering background to develop e-bikes and e-bike conversions at his new business, Oz Motorz. His bikes have two modes, pedal-assist and battery-only, and have a max speed of about 20 mph. If you have an injury or a physical limitation that prevents you from riding a regular bike, an e-bike can be your chance to get out there on two wheels again. And they provide a faster, more convenient way of commuting that won’t leave you showing up for work looking like you just left the gym.
A new e-bike with Oz Motorz retails between $1,400-$3,200. Converting your existing bike into an electric runs about $1,000-$1,200. When doing a conversion, Jason sets the bike up with a motor and services the entire thing. It’s the perfect way to bring an old bike back to life and to put a smile on your face. “Being able to ride a bike again, it’s like being a kid again,” he says. Oz Motorz is a mobile bike shop, traveling within 100 miles of Aberdeen. // — Jenny Roth
As the warm weather returns, watch for free e-bike test ride opportunities by Oz Motorz in Aberdeen. In the meantime, visit
www.ozmotorz.com or find them on Facebook.