I saw a post in here mentioning that so I thought I'd start a new thread just on this.
I didn't realize Bionx had a high speed version of their motor! It's a 500W motor designed for higher speeds.
I have a PL250. While it's been really nice to have, I found that i need to go about 25+ mph to safely get down some stretches of streets (without a car having to pass me). My cruising speed on flats at level 3 is about 22 mph. I can go 27 if I really push it, but my bad back usually screams at me not to do that. With the PL500HS, looks like 27 can be my new cruising speed.
Unfortunately, they only allow this to be sold in CA and it also requires registration. I'll have to find someone in CA to smuggle this in for me.
Nycewheels was saying these kits wear out the battery much more quickly so they stopped selling them. Electric Cyclery says these kits are fine and that you don't get lower number of charge cycles. I'm sure the truth is somewhere in between. There's probably not a lot of readers here who have one of these kits. Anyway, I'll be ordering one soon. Here's to quicker commutes and longer rides!!!