Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters
Lightwieght electric specialists Super Soco have updated their range for 2021 including this sporty TS Street Hunter model.
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The machine is a more grown-up looking version of the firm’s TSX model with a ‘roadster stance’ and streetfighter style riding position. The look is topped off with an MT-07-esque headlight and cool minimalist rear light cluster.
And the sportiness is more than skin deep – the TS will be the most aggressive machine in Soco’s range with a 2500W hub motor generating 132.8lb.ft of torque.
That doesn’t mean the TS is an arm-ripper by any means; Super Soco are more about practical urban mobility for the masses than street racing prowess and the new bike is no exception with a top speed just shy of 46mph.
Super Soco machines are likely to attract less experienced riders than some rival EVs and that might explain the need for three riding modes with varying degrees of throttle response in each. You also get a combined braking system.
The location of the motor in the hub and battery placement means the Street Hunter has a low centre of gravity and a low seat height, which should reassure those just starting out.
The dash is small but the read out displays more than you might expect, including battery status, range, riding mode options clock and air temperature.
You also get aerodynamic winglets, which Super Soco say give the TS an aggressive look and make it more stable. We’ll have to see when it arrives if this can be felt.
A second battery can be fitted to the TS for a range of 200km/125 miles (at 15mph) and each battery takes 3.5 hours to charge. This should mean you have enough juice to get you around a city centre for a few commutes before you have to recharge overnight.
Super Soco will be hoping to capitalise on the wave of commuters leaving public transport behind in the wake of the Covid pandemic and this could be the ideal machine to tempt them. Small, lightweight (102kg or 116kg with two batteries), unintimidating and cheap to run, there’s a reason European cities are full of them.