£2349.00 + OTRPRODUCT ENQUIRY
The future of electric motoring starts here
Introducing Super Soco - Ride the next generation of electric motorbike
Fun, fast and emissions free
The Super Soco’s features put the rider in control
Easy to use functions make city riding easier and more enjoyable
The Super Soco TS1200R is the result of a joint venture between V Moto, an Australian electric scooter company and a $15,000,000 crowd fund project resulting in a visually striking and technically advanced electric motorcycle. With a design speed of 45MPH, restricted to 28MPH to be classed as a Moped, the TS1200R is running a 1200W (1950W Max) Bosch Motor which produces acceleration and max speed similar to an air cooled 2 stroke 50cc petrol scooter. The 60V 26Ah batteries are made by Samsung, LG or Panasonic with a 3 year manufacturer backed warranty.
Range varies from 40 Miles in sport mode (max 28MPH) up to 60 Miles in eco mode, a second battery can be purchased for £700 which would double the range. The battery can be charged in the bike, or easily removed. The supplied battery charger is small enough to fit in the scooter where a 2nd battery would go and so can be charged anywhere that has a standard domestic 13amp socket.
Advanced features such as USD front forks, adjustable rear mono shock, full LED headlights, keyless starting, anti theft alarm and lightweight frame set this bike well above other powered two wheelers in its price range.
PRICE INCLUDES GOVERNMENT GRANT OF £587.00
A glimpse of the future? Just out of curiosity on Friday last I swapped my BMW S1000XR (just for an hour) to try out the twist and go battery powered Super Soco courtesy of Shiregreen Service Station (SSS). With increasing emphasis on the move to electrically powered vehicles SSS have a couple of these in stock and are positioning them as an alternative to a petrol engined 50cc bike or scooter. With a top (restricted) speed of 30 mph and a fully charged range of 40 miles it’s clearly a commuter bike so I took it into town to try it out. I was impressed by its lightness and manoeuvrability - filtering was a piece of cake and accelerating away from traffic lights was sufficiently brisk to keep out of the way of the rest of the traffic. In fact it gets up to 30 mph pretty quickly from a standstill, freewheels down hills (saving battery power) and maintains good progress up hills maybe losing a couple of miles an hour in the process (although I am quite lightweight). It helps that in Sheffield bikes also qualify to use many of the bus lanes. Brakes are good and, with the drive mechanism incorporated into the rear wheel, there is no chain or belt to maintain. Keyless operation and a built in alarm/immobiliser gives added security. Whilst I’m not advocating this is a bike for advanced motorcyclists, a government grant of £587 towards the purchase cost (making it £2,349 to the customer) and minimal running costs at around £1 per 100 miles (with no road tax) makes it an option for new riders (or existing car drivers) looking for a cheap form of commuter transport. Anybody who wants to know more should go to www.supersoco.co.uk or call SSS on 0114 240 1100