The U.S based e-bike maker, Juiced Bikes, unveiled its latest electric bike model, the Juiced HyperScorpion.
The moped-style bike was pre-sold via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Deliveries on the first items have started and now the Juiced HyperScorpion is showing up in the driveways and garages of the first early adopters. So lets deep dive and talk about it in more detail.
The HyperScorpion looks like a moped. It reminds us of Kinetic Luna which was manufactured in India manufactured in 70’s-90’s. The Juiced Scorpion is rated for a top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and a range of up to 70+ miles (112 km) from its nearly 1000Wh battery pack.
Because of the combination of powerful motor and big battery, HyperScorpion is able to tackle steep hills and do extended commutes.
Given different regulations across states in the U.S., it comes with 3 modes that can be unlocked electronically: Class 2 mode (with a top speed of 20 mph / 32 kph on throttle only, no pedaling), Class 3 mode (top speed of 28 mph / 45 kph) and Race mode (top speed of 30 mph / 48 kph on throttle only).
The pedals turn a 7-gear Shimano freewheel system. It also has five assistance levels, which you control on a tiny LCD display. You can adjust the level of assistance from level 1, all the way up to Sport and Race modes.
Speed and range aren’t the only aspects where HyperScorpion stands out. It’s turned into the ideal off-road companion through the use of hydraulic disk brakes, which guarantee instant stopping and improved control throughout the ride, adjustable dual suspension system, and gets instant pedal-assist activation by means of a torque sensor and a cadence sensor.
The HyperScorpion comes with integrated turn lights (both front and rear), a large headlight with 2,000 lumens, brake light and a light right above the license plate holder. It also has side mirrors as standard equipment, and an integrated horn that sounds just like a motorcycle horn.
It also comes with Puncture-Resistant Tires – 20” x 4.25” which offer riders peace of mind when it comes to unexpected obstacles.