SuperSoco at Eicma 2019. An electrifying experience!
November 2019➔BACK TO News
A real motorcycle, with an electric motor and the power of a 125 endothermic engine. The TC-Max is a bike of transition, a brilliant café racer, leading the 2019 Super Soco zero-emission model range.
The lines vaguely recall that of the TC, an electric motorcycle approved as a moped. The TC-Max is characterized by a certain originality that distinguishes it from “petrol” motorcycles. It does not overflow in extravagance though. The upper part with the hump on the tank and the cantilever saddle expresses determination; the central area of the body encloses the 18650 lithium ion batteries model, whose advanced technology combines performance with light weight (105 kg). Batteries are removable and this greatly facilitates the recharging operations. With a total capacity of 3240 Wh, it can travel 110 km at a speed of 45 km/h.
The engine is not housed in the rear wheel like in a moped, but is firmly fixed to the frame, and connected to the rear wheel by a very silent belt-drive. This reduces the unsprung weight, i.e. ensuring a better function of the single central shock absorber. The front suspension is a modern upside-down hydraulic unit. The supporting structure is of tubes and the rear subframe is removable.
Regarding safety, braking is entrusted to a combined CBS intervention system which acts on two 240 mm Ø discs, the front controlled by a three-piston caliper and the rear by a caliper single piston. The wheels are 17", with the possibility to choose between the alloy and the spoke version. This determines the final price: 4,690 Euro in the first case, 4,890 Euro in the second. The model presents numerous fine details: e.g. the adaptive front light and the dashboard that groups all the functions in a single quadrant with the evocative aspect of a mechanical instrument.
The biggest innovation of the 2020 version, however, is the engine. Produced by Super Soco, it has risen from 3000 to 3500 Watts. It can push the TC-Max to 95 km/h, with the ability to overcome slopes of 17°. It has the performance equivalent of a 125 cm3 internal combustion engine, with the advantage of lower operating costs and the invulnerability of pollution-related restrictions.