Is Batavus a good bike brand?
Both Batavus and Gazelle produce excellent quality bikes, and both companies guarantee the consumer an quality product. When it comes to bikes, the rather elitist Dutch maxim ‘if you’re not Dutch, you’re not much’ is certainly true.
Who makes Batavus bikes?
Batavus BV is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer, owned by the Accell Group European Cycle conglomerate. Batavus Intercycle Corporation was the leading manufacturer of bicycles and mopeds in the Netherlands during the 1970s. During its most productive years, the company’s 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m2).
Are the Netherlands flat?
The country is indeed low-lying and remarkably flat, with large expanses of lakes, rivers, and canals. Some 2,500 square miles (6,500 square km) of the Netherlands consist of reclaimed land, the result of a process of careful water management dating back to medieval times.
Are bikes cheap in Netherlands?
The cost of a bike at a shop tends to be dependant on the city, and the type of bike you want. A simple bike without gears will cost you much less than a racing bike, of course. E-bikes are becoming extremely popular in the Netherlands; however, they come with a rather large price tag.
Who is Batavus?
Batavus is thé bikespecialist from The Netherlands for all sorts of bikes, including the popular e-bike. We have a passion for developing and creating high quality bikes for a broad and international public.
What kind of engine does Batavus use?
Batavus is Holland’s leading manufacturer of bicycles and mopeds, and 55% of production is exported. Apart from the top-of-the-range Mk 4S (which is powered by a Fichtel & Sachs engine), the Batavus mopeds use Laura engines of 48cc; these two-stroke units produce 2.4bhp.
Where to buy parts for a Batavus moped?
I find the best place to get parts is mopedwarehouse.com the moped warehouse. They’re in NJ but they’ll ship parts any where, and they’re very helpful. Tell them I told you about them. Batavus mopeds were made in Holland, they no longer make mopeds, just bikes now.
When did Batavus start making small motorcycles?
Batavus has been making small motorcycles and mopeds since at least the 1930’s and began exporting mopeds to the UK and North America in the early 1970’s. Much has been borrowed from several old motorcycle and moped books, and Batavus advertising literature.