Urban Moto to bring Super SOCO electric motorcycles to Australia
Urban Moto Imports will be the new distributor for Super SOCO electric motorcycles in Australia and New Zealand heading into 2019.
Super SOCO have already made a name for themselves with their award winning SOCO TS and SOCO TC, and a focus on intelligent design in transportation.
Starting out in early 2015 with ambitions to introduce new electric motorcycles to the world, Super SOCO now exports to 54 countries from a state of the art manufacturing facility with a goal of achieving 300,000 production units annually. Super SOCO is managed by manufacturing and distribution group, Vmoto Limited, which now specialises in electric powered two wheel vehicles.
Charles Chen – Vmoto CEO
“We are very delighted to reached agreement with Urban Moto Imports, a very successful Australian premium motorcycle distribution company, to distribute Vmoto’s Super SOCO electric vehicle products in Australia and New Zealand markets. With Urban Moto Imports’ strong dealership network in Australia and New Zealand and its professionalism in the motorcycle industry, we are very excited and confident that the exceptional quality and design of Super SOCO electric motorcycles will be embraced and celebrated by consumers in Australian and New Zealand.”
Since day one of operations, Super SOCO has brought its products into the spotlight of major partnerships and investors such as Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, Shunwei, Jiufu and Weigao. The company based in Nanjing China now holds over of 205 patents, and has received a number of international awards, including Germany’s “iF Product Design Award”, Japan’s “G-MARK Excellent Design” and “Good Design Award”
Urban Moto Imports added that it is excited to embrace the new era electric motorcycles and strongly believes Super SOCO will become a strong brand in Australia.
Joseph Elasmar – Urban Moto Imports CEO
“We are forever in a changing landscape for both motorcycles, motorcycle culture and transport for the general public. Electric powered vehicles are already beginning to become the norm and for many reasons including their practicality of being less expensive to run, their low environmental impact and affordability for high quality. In congested built up cities, Super SOCO electric motorcycles offer the general non-driving community, the chance to own an affordable and economical form of transport that is light, practical and good looking at the same time. Commuting just became that little bit more special with the Super SOCO and we are very confident it will lead the way in the electric motorcycles space.”
Super SOCO Australia & NZ have also announced the model lineup to include Super SOCO TS, TC and the C-UX scooter variants.
Super SOCO TS
The Super SOCO ‘TS’ TS1200R is an electric ‘moped’ as the brand describes it, and is developed in co-operation with Bosch, and designed to meet the needs of modern riders.
The Super SOCO TS boasts a range of up to 160km, with 120Nm of torque and features two Li-Ion batteries of 26Ah each. Charge time is approximately five hours, with the brand claiming a running weight of just 78kg including the batteries.
The two-seat e-bike features a wheelbase of 1320mm and will accelerate up an incline of 15-degrees from a standstill.
An LED headlight and taillights, smartphone connectivity, an electronic braking system (EBS) with two disc brakes, front and rear, recovers power into the batteries.
A light weight aluminium and steel alloy frame assists in keeping weight down and the peg position can be changed to suit various rider heights.
A FOC or field orientated control system is used as an ECU and brain of the e-bike, with a large LCD display featuring three different modes and keyless locking system.
Super SOCO TC
The Super SOCO TC is a cafe racer styled option with a higher torque output than the TS – 150Nm compared to 120Nm – and also features a three-speed proportional drive system, working similarly to a gearbox or ride modes. Styling features include the retro headlight, heightened ‘bars, leather clad flat seat and eight-split-spoke wheels.
A Bosch 17-in magnetic power motor is featured and delivers that strong torque figure thanks to two Lithium battery packs with overcharge protection, over discharge protection and temperature protection. Like the TS, the TC offers up to a 160km range.
The three gear options further provide differing levels of performance from energy effecient through to maximised performance. The CBS brake system features a 240mm disc brake with twin-piston floating caliper on the front, and 180mm rear disc with single-piston floating caliper.
Instruments are a single dash with LCD display with automatic contrast adjustment to the conditions, lighting is full LED, and the BMOS intelligent interactive system syncs with your mobile phone to for information on the TC. Foot-pegs are also six-position adjustable.
Super SOCO C-UX Scooter
Super SOCO also have the CU-X electric scooter, featuring a 115Nm electric powerplant, and a max range of 80km at a testing speed of 45km/h, as well as a climbing ability of 15-degrees from stop. The scooter itself weighs 70kg and runs 12-inch wheels with 180mm disc brakes.
Other features include a multi-function LCD display with 150-degree viewing angle. An integrated camera also allows recording of trips. LED tail-lights also feature along with an electronic braking system.