It feels just like a normal bike when pedaling since it can completely freewheel. You can always use the throttle in order to engage the motor if you want to take a break from pedaling!
SERIOUSLY POWERFUL! Technically speaking it is only for off-road and private property use. Speeds of well over 40mph+ are possible with this motor. BAFANG motors meet the power needs and wants of the majority of riders. It is your responsibility as the rider to follow applicable local and federal traffic and ebike laws. Consider yourselves forewarned.