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Juiced Bikes releases the beefy Scorpion: Half e-bike, half moped

Juiced Bikes releases the beef...
The Scorpion is a super-practical urban getabout that looks like it can play in the dirt
The Scorpion is a super-practical urban getabout that looks like it can play in the dirt
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Disc brakes are a must at this kind of level
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Disc brakes are a must at this kind of level
Bafang hub motors come in 750 and 1,000-watt flavors
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Bafang hub motors come in 750 and 1,000-watt flavors
Integrated rear tail light
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Integrated rear tail light
The Scorpion is a super-practical urban getabout that looks like it can play in the dirt
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The Scorpion is a super-practical urban getabout that looks like it can play in the dirt
Available in Scorpion and HyperScorpion versions
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Available in Scorpion and HyperScorpion versions
Integrated motorcycle-style LED headlamp
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Integrated motorcycle-style LED headlamp
A big ol' Bafang hub drive
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A big ol' Bafang hub drive
The HyperScorpion gets a torque sensor as well as the cadence sensor and throttle
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The HyperScorpion gets a torque sensor as well as the cadence sensor and throttle
Frame-mounted 52 V battery
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Frame-mounted 52 V battery
This is the larger LG battery pack available on the HyperScorpion
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This is the larger LG battery pack available on the HyperScorpion
LCD display
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LCD display
One serious headlight
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One serious headlight
Spoked or mag wheels available. The mags look great.
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Spoked or mag wheels available. The mags look great.
A fully decked-out urban getabout
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A fully decked-out urban getabout
Standard rack system
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Standard rack system
High rise handlebars
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High rise handlebars

In the battle of the uber-practical half-e-bike, half-moped urban getabout, Juiced Bikes has fired its latest salvo. The Scorpion is a comfy, step-thru, twin-suspension, scooter-tired beast with a Bafang hub drive, a big battery and a ton of attitude.

Where Rad Power Bikes went super minimal to keep its RadRunner cheap and accessible, Juiced has loaded the Scorpion up with features. Not only does it rock hydraulic lockout forks, it's also got a twin-shock hydraulically-damped setup at the rear as well. Add that to the chunky foam seat and small motorcycle tires, and riders will be very well insulated from road shocks.

The basic Scorpion features a 750-W hub drive and 52-V/13-Ah/673-Wh battery. Which is fine, but there's also a HyperScorpion with 1,000 watts at the back wheel and a 52-V/19-Ah/998-Wh battery, and that's plenty finer. The latter will take you around 75 miles (120 km) at "medium speed," or go in excess of 30 mph (48 km/h) flat out. The former tops out at a Class 3-friendly 28 mph (45 km/h) and will get you around 45 miles (72 km) at the same "medium speed." Both motors are operated by throttle and cadence sensor, and the HyperScorpion also gets a torque sensor.

Bafang hub motors come in 750 and 1,000-watt flavors
Bafang hub motors come in 750 and 1,000-watt flavors

Both models get the same disc brakes, pack rack, integrated front and rear LED lighting, LCD display and commute-friendly mudguards.

Retail prices will be US$2,199 for the Scorpion and $3,499 for the HyperScorpion – but Juiced is popping both up on Indiegogo where early bird pledges will start as low as $1,299 and $1,999 respectively. So if you're in the market, get in early.

Check out a video below, which shows a touch too much chain flapping around for my liking.

Juiced Bikes: Scorpion moped/ebike

Sources: Juiced Bikes, Indiegogo

1 comment
Mzungu_Mkubwa
Love that they're starting to bump up the specs for these offerings (beyond what's "legally" considered an e-bike) and the competition between the main players is very healthy for buyer's choice. However, I'm looking up to the next level of "moped" by lusting after the Onyx RCR or the Monday Motorbikes gen7. These are more in the realm of usable performance when interacting with traffic this side of a freeway. Yes they might require more in terms of registration and license legality, but that's honestly a trivial factor here. Keep going, e-bikes! ☺