Super Soco [Electric Motorcycle with Removable Battery]

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  1. RockyRoad5

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    Hey all. I stumbled upon an electric motorcycle with a removable (lithium) battery that looks amazing. It features a Bosch in hub motor. Currently talking with the MFG for USA distribution. It comes with VIN but have no idea how to get the MCO > title.



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  2. MJSfoto1956

    MJSfoto1956 Been here awhile

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    Gotta watch out for those Sumsang batteries! :p
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  3. Dabears

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    I’d be careful of the Pasasonic ones too.
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  4. RockyRoad5

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    Bikes are legit though:

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  5. MJSfoto1956

    MJSfoto1956 Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't be surprised if these are *not* typos :p
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    FYI, she is now selling the bike she reviewed because it simply isn't fast enough. i.e. When the batteries are not @ 100% she has trouble getting 32mph.
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  7. RockyRoad5

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    She has the older model - the TS, not the TC. The TC has the faster motor etc...thread updated with new model video

    Her bike was also speed locked I think - if you read the comments she was able to unlock the limiter. In any case these are for city riding, they don't compete with Zero speeds whatsoever. What they do compete with is the BOOM, and given the fact that the battery is removable + lithium and the price is not vastly different (older ones cost $1200 + ship), I think these bikes are far superior.

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  8. JerryH

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    I don't get it. Why not just get a quality 50cc scooter. This seems to have about the same performance, except that the scooter has unlimited range. Electric vehicles cannot succeed unless they match all the performance, longevity, and price specs of ICE powered vehicles.
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    Earlier today I was reading some electric bicycle blogs, and one of the issues mentioned that name brand batteries purchased directly from China (via sites like Alibaba) are notorious for packaging cheap batteries in fake labels wraps to get the big profit over what the no name brands get.

    Indeed, those misspellings could be intentional deception, or not, but I thought it interesting to read this post not 30 minutes after reading about “fake name brand Chinese batteries”.
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  10. RockyRoad5

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    This costs around the same as a Honda Ruckus, with a supposed 120 mile range and a supposed top speed of ~46mph. I'd much rather go electric, but it's a personal preference. Personally these are freaking COOL :)
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  11. JerryH

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    " I'd much rather go electric, but it's a personal preference." Ok, that answers that. I will always go ICE unless electric offered some significant tangible advantage, like being able to ride it where it is not legal to ride an ICE bike. This electric motorcycle would not be allowed there either.

    I have ridden ICE scooters with limited range. The Yamaha Vino 125 has a range of about 70 miles, sometimes requiring me to carry extra gas. Here in Southern AZ, there are places where gas stations are more than 70 miles apart. Had it had a 110 mile range, I would never have needed to carry extra gas. But carrying a small bottle of gas is a bit different than carrying huge batteries, and, when the last battery goes dead, you cannot recharge them at a gas station. I also put 36,000 miles on the Vino, and it still ran great. I can't see this bike lasting that long. ICE is not just a personal preference, it has a ton of real world benefits over electric, and no negative issues I can think of, other than paying for the small amount of gas and changing the oil.
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  12. Big Bamboo

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    Does it say anywhere how much the removable battery weighs? If they weren't too heavy, I could see carrying a spare or two...
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  13. PeterW

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    Calm down fanboi, it's 100km@20kph with one battery pack. That's not very useful, range at a survivable 60kph is likely a lot less, so likely around 70-80 mile range with new fully charged batteries. Severe range anxiety for most owners within six months ....

    I'll concede it'd be attractive for my 9km 1 way commute which is all on low speed roads but I'm willing to bet I'm very much in the minority in having an electric friendly commute.
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    Does it look like it might come with pedals, or things with the appearance of pedals to skirt some motorised bicycle/moped laws?
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    only 1500w? That will be pretty slow.. I home built a cheapie fatbike with 1500W that weighs maybe 50lbs with pedals. It scoots along fine but doesn't do power wheelies or anything. I can imagine on something this big it would feel pretty lethargic.
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    You'll get "it" when you've ridden electric moto's enough to appreciate how the public loves the bike, and you, the rider. I park in all kinds of No-Parking areas, sometimes practically inside a shop or a cafe. The security guards smile, 'ok'. You can park with bicycles, too. Then, there's the ability to plug in anywhere there's an electric outlet, including gas stations -- for free.

    Plus, I will be living 1.5 years longer -- book: "Lives Per Gallon". No COPD, or at least, will be delaying that.

    About the Super Soco's -- tried one, the older model, that was speed-limited. It is essentially a 3/4 size Zero clone on looks, imo. I did not like the Super Soco pedal position and could not wait to bring it back, because, for me, the ergonomics were dangerous. The E-grom's are real bikes that any hooligan can love, jumping curbs and even getting trapped in mud holes.

    I also prefer the wide wheels of the egroms. Before you buy any el-moto, be sure that the tires are tubeless.

    Just my two cents.
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  17. EvrythingAwesom

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    Yes, the Super Soco can have either pedals or foot pegs installed.

    I rode the pedal-version and for me, the ride was dangerous -- bad ergo's. Maybe OK for someone very short, but I doubt it.
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