Sur-Ron Light Bee Long-Range – Bicycle/Motorcycle Hybrid

bicycle or motorcycle?

Electric bikes are a good compromise between bicycles and scooters or mopeds. You have the agility and practicality of a bicycle with the extra oomph of the electric motor if you need it, all without needing a special drivers license. If you live in the city, it might just be the easiest way to get around without having to worry so much about traffic.

So here it is Sur-Ron Light Bee

The Sur-Ron Light Bee looks more like a small dirt bike than an actual bicycle—only the pedals are a dead giveaway. It is built on an aluminum dirt-bike Bicycle/frame that weighs in at 110 pounds, a weight Electrek describes as heavy for an e-bike but light for a dirt bike in its review.

It has a swingarm at the back, a double-tube telescopic fork at the front, and four-piston hydraulic brakes on both wheels. Even with actual off-road motorcycle tires.

Power is provided by your choice of a 48V or 60V battery and a 6kW motor that allows it to reach 50 mph—this almost qualifies it as a scooter.

The company estimates that range should reach up to 60 miles. There are two riding modes;  Eco mode reduces power by half and lets you enjoy a quiet ride.

Sur-Ron is a Chinese company that catered to a more local audience until now.

The Light Bee isn’t legal on the road. Since it’s treated by the department of transportation as an e-bike and not an electric motorcycle, regulations are not the same.

Source: Nick Energy, Electrek, Insideevs, ElectricBike

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