The Soltera ships as a Class II ebike, with pedal assist and throttle going up to 20 MPH . The Soltera will also operate with the throttle unplugged and removed, should you want to ride in an area where throttles are prohibited. Unplugging and removing the throttle from the Soltera will meet the requirements needed to be classified as a Class I ebike. Aventon ebikes are built to the IPX4 water-resistant standard. IPX4 means that your bike is resistant to water splashes from any direction. Which means it’s OK to ride or park your ebike in the rain. It won’t be harmed by spray from a wet road or raindrops. Your ebike is not intended to be submerged or subjected to a pressurized spray. Don’t use a pressure washer or sprayer to clean your ebike.