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Great E Bike conversion

Been doing a lot of great E bike conversions lately at Venture Scooters. This one stands out though. It’s a full Carbon Fibre Trek SuperCaliber 29er with 12 speed rear cassette. It’s powered by our very popular 500watt 630whr conversion package & will climb any hill as low as 6kmh & max’s out at just under 50kmh. Weight just over 19kg. Awesome package.

New Customer feedback

Hi Rex,

Thought you might like to know how much we’re enjoying the bikes. We did about 10 rides in the Sth Island in Feb. The biggest was part of the Round the Mountains cycleway. We left the motorhome at Mavora lakes, & biked to Mt Nicholas Stn, lake Wakatipu. Over the infamous Von Hill, which climbs 1000ft in 1.5kms!!! & it’s rough shingle 4WD road, with some washed out bouldery riverbed fords.. We biked there & back, total 83kms. I still had 32% power, Stuart about 50%. No trouble recharging one at a time in the motorhome. We picked up the necessary bits to wire the converter unit directly to the house battery, much better than jumper leads.

Around home we are all hills, some pretty steep, so we’re biking each day, about an hour. I’ve done over 1000kms now.

Was good to have Ed & Nicky try our bikes, & convert theirs. We have other friends waiting for lockdown to finish so they can come & try ours. I think it might be a while before they/we, over 70’s can go far. At the Tekapo NZMCA camp, we created a lot of interest too. So the message is getting out, we pass on your contacts.


Margaret & Stuart


We’ve been doing a lot of e bike conversions at Venture Scooters lately.
This Kona got picked up today & is worth a mention. Had to turn the rear shock upside down to get battery in but ended up being a great e bike. Weight 21kg
This has got our 500watt 17.5ahr package which most people are getting over 100km range from & max speed of approx 45kmh. Conversion cost under 2k
Do the maths & you’ll see why we do so many.

17.5 kg E Bike conversion feedback

Hello Rex
Just given bike a test run. 32 k’s of tracks up to grade 3. Out for 90 minutes. Predominantly power on level 1 & 2 except for steep hills. Hill Road level 6 and 20 k per hour. Only used 20% of battery.
Very impressed indeed.
Regards, John Marten

More trikes coming

We are getting more enquires for the Harley Style trikes lately especially from golfers & we keep selling out. Have just placed an order which will be here approx mid February & have three available. Price $3499 inc golf bag holder. Contact Rex 0211115400 to secure yours.


Road legal Harley style scooter

Big news for people looking for an Electric Harley Style Scooter that they can use on the road legally. It’s taken a lot of work but Venture Scooters can now offer this model scooter with all on road costs & 6 months rego for $3499. It is registered as a moped & can be ridden with a car or motorbike license. No wof required.
Room for a passenger as well.
These feature two batteries for up to 80km range & a maximum speed of 45kmh.
Have already made a couple of trips to town from Walton to do odd jobs.
For more info contact Rex Thorley 0211115400


We finally have a way of transporting our Venture Harley Style Scooters!
I’ve been waiting for these for a while & with a bit of tweaking we’ve made a purpose built Rack that can be used on a standard towbar or a 2” square receiver.
This should allow all those people who ask us ‘but how do it carry it?’ to get out there & improve their golf or just have some fun. These are listed in the E scooter category 



Different conversion

Did an electric bike conversion on a custom made tandem yesterday for a great couple. Fitted 2 x batteries with a total of 37.5ahrs or 1350whrs capacity. That’s enough juice to get them well over 200km range at 30kmh. It’s fun to do these different projects & see the excitement in peoples faces when they come back from their first test ride.
This particular tandem was a perfect base for an Ebike conversion.
Check out the before, during & after pictures

Customer feedback

We recently sent a couple of these bikes down to Christchurch & got this email from Murray last night.

Had the first big off road ride today. Wow these bikes can climb! And descend and do the bits in the middle. So light and nimble. The dropper seat is the cream on top.
Climbed the steepest track that haven’t had any chance of being able to ride before.
Purchased a stem with about 30 mm lift to bring the bars up a bit for me ( 5 spinal fusions so not flexible anymore!).
Rex you have a great product here.
Thanks again

I like the low weight distribution and super quiet motor too.

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