Piaggio Wi-Bike Comfort Plus Video Review – $3.7k Stylish, Feature Complete, Electric Bicycle

https://electricbikereview.com/piaggio/wi-bike-comfort-plus/ The Piaggio Wi-Bike Comfort Plus offers a blend of active and comfort riding with unique drivetrain options such as a belt drive and continuously variably transmission from NuVinci or traditional 9-speed Shimano Deore derailleur. Available in two frame sizes and two frame styles (step-thru or high-step) as well as two colors, this bike will keep you clean with sturdy tubular fenders and a paint-matched chain cover. Excellent weight distribution but the bike does weigh a bit more at ~60 lbs if you get the NuVinci drivetrain, integrated lights and reflective tires keep you safe in low-light conditions. Premium leather saddle and stitched ergonomic grips, unique frame details including a fin at the back, angular battery casing, and smooth welds throughout, hydraulic disc brakes, GPS theft-recovery app, fantastic mobile app.

Comments

Glenn Watson says:

So impressive

Amanda Creates says:

I wish there was a frame mounted wheel lock for a larger tire and fender like on the Surface604 Rook. :(

Le Lu Yan says:

Hi Court, seems to me the motor used is the TranzX m25, i think piaggio they used panasonic motors in their previous generation bikes, may be i’m wrong but they look very alike specially the app and the geometry of other TranzX bikes.

GixrGuy says:

Brooklyn Represent

D Danilo says:

We are, indeed, in the midst of an exciting era in the e-bike industry! Rapidly developing technologies in both the bicycle field AND the electro-technology field make it sometimes rather confusing, but not lacking in excitement at all. I’ve been hearing about some really crazy new stuff happening in electric car batteries that will certainly find its way to the e-bike industry. I’m referring, of course, to graphene, and it’s totally insane!! Stay on top of it, Court! Don’t let it run away from you…you’re doing a great job! Thanks!

Gary Bryan says:

Finally an ebike that gives you your money’s worth. And not all that flat black coloring, but very attractive color choices.

Chris Till says:

It’s definitely up there with the premium ebikes. But I think the narrow tyres and lack of suspension are mistakes.

abbaby555 says:

Great review as always Court. I really like piaggio products I didn’t know that they were in the ebike game as well. Back in the 70’s they imported moped’s here in the USA along with Vespas. Thanks for sharing this review

samuel Townsend says:

Saw one this evening at the international motorcycle show held in Long Beach California for anyone on the West Coast wanting to test ride one they are going to be at the E bike Expo in Costa Mesa December 1st through the 3rd. See you there

Glenn Watson says:

I would LOVE to open an ebike/last-mile e-vihic store in Toronto…it’s one of my wishes

Yuriy K says:

Bikes are great. But prices are really high. with taxes these toys will go into 4000k. This is the cost of a motorbike.
I suspect, it will take couple more years before some economy of scale large volume producers start making them below 1000$ as current mark-ups are just huge.
Frame aluminum- 50-60$
Shimano Deore set – 150$
Tyres – 20$
mudguards – 10$
lights – 20$
Battery assume 36V 11.5mA – 80-100$ (expect price to half in 12 months)
Motor – 200$ (30% price reduction)
Wheels – 60$
breaks – 40$
Shipping cost – 30$
Assembly – 100$
800$ total price
plus 1000$ Verpa mark-up (if high volume competitor enters this will reduce margins by 200$)
plus 1000$ retailer mark-up (buying online or high volume retailer will slash 200$)
plus sales tax

Glenn Watson says:

Really enjoyed that review, it had a more social dynamic, and the pace was in keeping with the additional faces and people. Well done!

catsdgs says:

First?

Charles Bradley says:

Great review. Too bad the local Piaggio dealers have no clue about any of their WI Bikes in the PNW.

brighton dude says:

As a European it is always interesting to see how these European style bikes are received in the USA. Those Piaggio bikes would certainly be excellent for commuting around NYC or any city. It is great that they are fully equipped, except for bottle cage mounts. It means that someone with no technical knowledge can just buy one and use it, they don’t have to fit it out with stuff.

Vhey Preexa says:

Such a unique color scheme, the whole thing is just awesome.

Gerardo Mait says:

That biege color is just sexy.

Charles Bradley says:

Thanks for a great review. Made me want to buy one today but alas, good luck trying to find a dealer or even someone who has heard of them.
The search continues.

philodygmn says:

So sad this is Bluetooth, which sickens me terribly. If Bluetooth will only be active when I choose, then that’s probably still doable for occasional sync-ups and whatnot. Many out there are sensitive to wireless!

minnie saab says:

❤ it !

Dave Feldstein says:

I bought the Unisex Comfort Plus from them 2 weeks ago and love the bike This is my 4th Ebike and the most hi_tech. Great Bike

Tiddojr says:

Just wat to say, that your Chanel is absolutely amazing . Love to watch your reviews, and it helped me to choose my first city ebike. But seeing the reviews on the MTB series. I’m even more enthusiastic to buy a E-MTB.. thanks so much. Tiddojr (Netherlands)

277kne says:

Hi Cort,
You are close to R.I. Could you come to review Aviva Electric Bikes. That was my first electric bike test drive. I was wondering about the build. And the price is under $2000

Funkywallot says:

Gorgeous bikes. Highly desirable by thieves I can imagine … Not so sure about the electronic gadgets though. Takes away a great deal of just pedalling a simple machine that takes you from A to B

Chauncey Smith says:

Second!!!

Honky Tonk says:

There’s an unlimited supply of ebikes to review.

Ben Olav says:

Aesthetically, they push all the right buttons for me. But I would not buy one unless there is a way to de-restrict the 25kph speed limit (like Bosch/Yamaha aftermarket dongles). It’s too frustrating.

Glenn Watson says:

That thing is so quiet

Alex says:

Wow, these are some game changer bikes. I bet the other brands are thinking they need to step up their game after seeing the all-around solid package of these bikes.

eBikeaholic says:

Exactly as classy as you would expect from Piaggio! I’m glad they’re giving belt drive and nuvinci igh options for commuters.

blockydrums says:

wave of he future right here with class

Torian Allen says:

Your videos are awesome man. I like how you’re future proofing some of the things you say so that when someone finds this in the future it’s just a reminder.

fallscitybob says:

I’m ready to trade in my old Vespa!

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