Dutch police have a new trick to measure and catch hot-rod e-bikes
Dutch police have a new weapon in their battle against high-speed and high-power electric bicycles: a roadside testing platform to catch hot-rodded e-bikes.
The device is similar to a dynamometer typically used to measure the performance of vehicles like cars and motorcycles. In this case though, the Dutch police have rolled out nearly 250 smaller versions that are appropriately sized for doing tests on bicycles.
To operate the test, an officer first locks the bike’s front wheel into the machine …