The Miku Max electric motorcycle has been a controversial design ever since we started covering it in 2018. Today, the Miku Super has improved the performance of the motorcycle as it expands into the European market.
Produced by Chinese electric scooter giant Sunra, the Miku Super is a unique design that falls somewhere between electric mopeds and electric motorcycles.
Mounted on 12″ scooter wheels, it is a kind of electric minibike that offers better than expected urban performance. A top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) is possible thanks to a 3000 W motor in the rear wheel. The motor is apparently powerful enough to reach this speed in 8.5 seconds.
Powering this motor is an upgraded removable 72V 20Ah battery housed low and forward in the frame.
There’s a significant amount of dead space behind the battery, with a cantilevered seating position hanging over the open area. If there was ever an electric minibike meant to carry a stepladder or a bag of golf clubs, this is it.
The impressive speed (for an urban vehicle) is matched by an equally impressive range of 90 to 130 km (56 to 81 miles) on a charge in “fast” and “eco” modes, respectively.
The only problem is that these numbers are an outright lie. You will absolutely never get 90 km (56 miles) from an electric two-wheeler at 80 km/h (50 mph) with only a 1,440 Wh (72 V and 20 Ah) battery when used in high mode power, unless you’re crawling during rush hour LA Freeway. It just won’t happen.
My own electric scooter which actually has a range of around 90km (56 miles) and has the same speed and power as the Miku Super has around three times the battery capacity, to put that into perspective.
But ignoring the hugely overstated range specs, there are still a few neat things to note about this odd little two-wheeler, like decent parts including hydraulic disc brakes, inverted front hydraulic suspension and rear shocks. doubles. There are even passenger footrests to carry a passenger in the back.
The Miku Super has expanded beyond the Chinese market and is now available in Europe. In France, the bike retails for €4,390 (about US$4,665).
These mini electric motorcycles are becoming more and more popular around the world. The USA had similar options (but without the massive frame cavity) in the form of the CSC City Slicker.
Asian designs like those from Tromox have added increased style, and these companies have even started to dabble in somewhat larger mini electric motorcycles as well.
US-based companies have also gotten into the game, such as SUPER73’s upcoming C1X electric motorcycle, which was unveiled as a concept bike earlier this year.
There are even more retro-inspired models that have proven to be very popular, such as electric mopeds offered by companies like ONYX.
via: The Bikers Den
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