Placing the Thumb Throttle on Right Hand Side.
The norm in the E-bike industry is to put the thumb throttle on the Left side of the Handlebars.
Technically the thumb throttle can be placed on either side but since the gear shifter is placed on the right as a standard practice, adding the thumb throttle to the right may introduce complications for some riders, for example;
- You would need to move your hand away from the grip to reach your gear shifter
- You may accidentally activate the throttle while trying to operate the gear shifter
- Under certain situations you may need to pedal, gear shift and apply throttle together or under quick successions
In view of the above it is highly recommended that you keep the thumb throttle on the left side of the handlebars.