In a legal context, S-pedelecs are no longer classified as a bicycle, but as a light motorcycle. This means that the eBike must bear an insurance license plate and the rider must possess a moped driving license. Small hint: You will be on the right side of the law with a classic car driving licence (Category B). Unlike pedelecs, wearing a helmet is mandatory. In terms of safety, this is certainly not a drawback when you consider the significantly higher speeds.
Although S-pedelecs are currently found less often on the market, accounting for around one percent of the market share for all electric bikes sold, these fast versions do deserve their own place. Specifically commuters or those wanting to be notoriously fast, these versions offer the possibility to be considerably faster when out and about with electric motor assistance up to 45 km/h. Above the 45 km/h mark, S-pedelecs automatically suspend their assistance.