For the past few months I’ve been looking for an electric bike with good suspension for my aching back and hips. As much as I enjoy riding my current e-bike, it can have a jarring ride. Other e-bikes with suspension seat posts put the seat too high for my height, so I didn’t have any good options until I discovered the Juiced Scorpion. This e-bike looks a lot like a moped, complete with the moped seat but is still an e-bike, and a cool one at that.
So, I decided to back it on Indiegogo even though the bike won’t be shipping until March of 2020 at the earliest. That was fine with me since it will be winter soon and bike riding season doesn’t begin again until late March in these here parts. Also, by being an earlier backer of the bike, I’ll be getting it for a much lower price than the full retail.
Of course, there’s always a risk when you back crowdfunding projects but Juiced Bikes has been around for a while and has produced other successful bikes and delivered well on a previous Indiegogo funded e-bike, the Scrambler and it’s various models.
It also looks like they already have a good working prototype of the Scorpion.
I was going to get the Lectric XP but decided to cancel since shipping was taking so long but mostly because I realized that I needed a bike that was easier on my body and the XP doesn’t have any suspension. I think it’s still a great value considering the price but it just wasn’t right for my needs.
The Scorpion comes in two different models. I choose the 750W Scorpion since it’ll have more than enough power to carry me, especially considering I don’t live in a hilly part of the country. There’s also a 1000W HyperScorpion. My current e-bike is only 350W and it gets me up the hills fine so I’m expecting the 750W Scorpion will be quite a power boost for me.
The 750W Scorpion goes up to 28 mph with a battery range of up to 45 miles. The 1000W HyperScorpion goes over 30+ mph with a range of 75 miles which is impressive. Something to keep in mind however are your local laws and regulations for e-bikes. Some states consider a 1000W e-bike a moped which will prohibit you from riding it in various locations and may require a license and insurance.
Make sure to take a look at the places you plan to ride and their regulations, and not just where you live but also places you might plan to take the bike to. Many retirees and RV’ers are choosing e-bikes but you want to choose the right one for the places you visit.
Anyway, I’m just going to let this video speak for itself. This bike just looks fun and unlike any other e-bike I’ve seen. The bummer is I’m going to have to wait a long time for it. :( Looks like it’ll be worth the wait though.