It’s always difficult to know where to start when considering new technology and make sure you get the right bike for your requirements. That is why we have put together the below getting started guide to make sure you have all the information to hand to make those decisions easier.
We look at why you should consider switching to electric on two wheels and what you need to think about when choosing your new ride. We also have an extensive FAQ section at the bottom of the page but of course if you need to know anything about the Super Soco range then simply give us a call today on 01223 841616 and speak to one of our electric vehicle specialists.
Motorcycles and scooters represent a growing movement with those who recognise the benefit of 2-wheel independent travel whilst also understanding their transport needs. To be sustainable you need to understand how you travel around.
A supercar capable of 200mph is unnecessary when speed limits and traffic do not allow this. A large family estate car is often wasted when you’re the only person in the car, yet the engine is still working hard to move a tonne of metal.
When it comes to electric, the major contributor to why they cost more is the need for large batteries with longer range. However, our demand for significant range is often unnecessary when we only need a fraction of that daily.
To get started on a motorcycle or scooter you need to know what you can ride legally. With the SuperSoco range, there is a selection of different options to offer independent electric 2-wheel freedom for everybody.
By keeping the weight down, less power is required from the motor. With less weight, SuperSoco riders benefit from the perfect mix of power, range and price.
The major benefit of switching to electric is not only that you will be helping he environment, but also EV ownership is hassle free compared to conventional motorcycles. There’s no oil to check, no chain to adjust, no lengthy servicing. Minor service inspections and hassle-free riding await with SuperSoco.
There are many reason why you should consider a Super Soco bike. One of the biggest is that all our bikes are environmentally friendly as they do not emit polluting gases like petrol or diesel engines. Running costs are extremely low compared to petrol motorcycles - as while the purchase price is approximately the same, electricity costs a lot less than petrol per mile. Plus, there is no road tax to pay, insurance policies are often lower, and parking can be free in some towns and cities. A 13A plug socket is all that is required to charge our bikes!
Currently, electricity costs are approximately £0.12 to £0.18 per kWh (depending on your energy supplier). This means that using a Super Soco electric motorcycle will cost you less than £1.00 per 100 miles!
The battery range depends on many factors such as road condition, hills, temperature, weight of the rider and tyre pressure. Full Super Soco battery ranges are set out on the individual model pages. In the CPx, TSx and TC (not the TC Max or the CUX) two batteries can be installed for twice the range.
The battery on a Super Soco are rated to maintain a capacity of 80% of their initial capacity after 3 years. Keeping up with our recommended charging and storage practices will ensure optimum battery life. If your battery loses more than 20% capacity before this time we will replace it free of charge (subject to compliance with the warranty conditions).
Charging time depends on how depleted the battery is and varies according to model. Over the years Super Soco models have received charger upgrades to allow most new models to have a 3.5 – 4 hour recharge time.
You must have a valid provisional or full driving licence covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride Super Socos.
Generally, if you passed your (car) driving test before 1 February 2001 you can ride a Super Soco TSx, TC or CUX without further training or L plates, although it is a good idea to obtain some training prior to riding.
If you have a provisional moped license or passed your (car) driving test later than 1 February 2001 then you are required to pass your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full license. Provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
The Super Soco CPx or TC Max require a CBT even if you have a pre-2001 car licence, unless you possess an A1 A2 or A category motorcycle license.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £100.00. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at https://www.gov.uk/motorcycle-cbt/book-cbt-course.
Electric motorcycles are exempt from vehicle tax but, like all road vehicles they must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and display number plates. You need to complete V11 forms from the DVLA as usual, but there is no charge.
Every vehicle in the UK that is more than three years old needs an MOT test and electric motorcycles are no exception. This will cover all the standard tests for a motorcycle.
Your Super Soco warranty covers the repair or replacement of any part which is defective (in material or factory workmanship) under normal use for the applicable warranty period. Warranty cover in relation to the battery is 3 years or 50,000 km whichever occurs first. Otherwise, it is two years.
Super Soco was designed from the ground up as an electric motorcycle following a $15m crowdfunding campaign and are homologated for the entire European market.
All models comprise of an external charger and removable battery and can be charged with any common household socket.