Super Soco

By Bob Pickett. Previously, we reviewed the Zero SR/F.  The results were impressive, but as always the up-front cost was an issue for many. What if the difference in price was minimal?  According to research by eBike vendor Urban eBikes, in 2016 the average journey was just 17 miles, suggesting the kind of commuter run a small capacity bike handles well. There is little difference in price between petrol and electric at this size.

The Super Soco TC Max is intended as an urban solution, so I stuck to the roads around Urban e-Bikes location in Hackney.

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I’ve been riding motorbikes for the best part of 30 years and ridden a couple of automatics (NC700 and DN-01), but neither of those prepared me for an electric bike. You have to unlearn a lot of what you’ve learned about riding.

I really like the looks; Kind of sci-fi while retaining the essential ‘bike’ shape.  Pegs are central, bars dip slightly forward so you’re leaning into the ride.  It’s small and slender, most will feel instantly comfortable.

To start the bike, blip the fob to turn off the alarm and start the bike. Press the power button on the “tank”, raise the centre stand, press a button on the right bar and it’s ready to go, no warming up.

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