well there is the 200 lb difference in machine and big difference in power. A KTM 250 puts out 38HP = 28,500 watts, for eg. Literally 100x as much as an ebike nominal power.No different than a moto cross race, except less power
which makes it no different than a mountain bike race, except a little bit more power (tack on a few hundred watts) and a little bit more weight (typical ebike weighs 12lbs more than my trail bike)
Do you have any idea what the UCI is?maybe it really doesn't matter because eMTB racing will never be much more than a 'fun to participate' event, I imagine. Making it some kind of serious event is laughable imho. It's more like a fondo or 24 hr event, an excuse to go riding hard and drinking beers on the sidelines. Already there is some eMTB racing going, and the participants enjoy it, so why knock it till you've tried it?
UCI = Union Cycliste Internationale, the *world* governing body for competitive cycling.With few places to ride I wouldn't bet on it.