I don't need a motor to get off the start, and climb hills, but it sure does help. Those are the principal weak points of a recumbent, and the motor takes them off the list.BalorNG wrote: ↑Jan 26 2022 6:24amWell, this is a good point, but I think your bike is a bit of an overkill. Recumbents most certainly do have a considerable problem with low speed-stability, starting from a stop and climbing *in general*, at least those worthy of the name - but you do not need a moped-like power to overcome them.
But indeed that thing is overkill, for me - my e-recumbent is pretty close to the limit already, for what I'd like to haul up the stairs or whatever, and I like the general feel of riding a bicycle. So that bicycle is a little too much, like typical velo designs are too much. For me, that gets to the question of what kind of fairing would not only improve the aerodynamics, but wouldn't encumber the bicycle too much.