#SuperSocoaround: spreading emotions, spreading a revolution
November 2019➔BACK TO News
The TSx is the link to the motorcycle world. This new "X" version stands out for its aggressive graphics, and is driven by a decidedly more powerful electric engine.
Despite being registered in the same way as a "50" endothermic, the TSx offers what no traditional moped can: a high level of modern finishes, with a determined and practical style, accessible to those who aren’t yet the right age to ride. The battery compartment centralizes the mass of the scooter to improve balance for the benefit of riding. The bodywork ensures the aesthetic appeal; a large windshield protects the rider from the elements. There is a “fake” tank, which is actually a glove compartment. And what looks like a radiator is Bosch's FOC-oriented magnetic field control unit, positioned to have maximum heat dissipation.
Everything revolves around the high-efficiency model 18650 lithium battery pack: on the TS are 60 V-26 Ah, on the TSx are 60 V-30 Ah, 1800 Wh. They are removable and offer exceptional performance: the Super Soco TSx has a range of 65-70 km at 45km/h, the maximum speed permitted by law. With the optional additional battery pack offered as an option, it can easily get to 110-120 km. Full charging takes approximately 7 hours, though fast recharging can significantly reduce the process. The FOC control unit (Field Oriented Control, i.e. oriented magnetic field control) manages the power delivery according to the conditions of use based on an algorithm that guarantees a reduction in consumption of 10%.
The heart of the system is the ultra-modern engine supplied by Bosch, a truly top-of-the-range manufacturer. It is housed in the rear wheel, with a power of 1900 W. The speed remains the one allowed by the road code, but there is a significant increase in the capacity for climbing, which allows the TSx to tackle climbs of up to 17°.
The bodywork maintains the streetfighter look with the gritty and modern lines of the TS. The graphics and resulting effect however are very different. The TSx has a real bike frame that ensures excellent handling characteristics. The supporting structure is a split double cradle closed in steel tubes with a removable aluminum rear frame. The double sided swingarm acts directly on the single shock absorber. The front suspension is a hydraulic upside-down system to minimize unsprung weight, and the alloy wheels are 17” with generous-sized sports tires, 70/100 in front and 100/70 behind.
Like the larger version, the braking system has a combined intervention: there is a 220 mm Ø front disc with a two-piston caliper and a 180 mm Ø rear with a single-piston caliper. The action of the motor contributes to braking, which uses the inertia to recover energy when the accelerator is closed.
Numerous details make the difference: from the evocative diamond-shaped LED with adaptive light working in tandem with a rear LED, providing a 270° arc of visibility. The footboards can be adjusted to three different positions, and the LCD dashboard recalls that of racing bikes, automatically adjusting its brightness according to the ambiance.