I remember waiting for the Juiced HyperScorpion very well. I had pre-ordered it at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and anxiously anticipated the manufacturing and design updates from Juiced Bikes’ CEO on YouTube. He even made a perilous trip to China, during the height of the pandemic, to check on its status.

It took about a year to receive the HyperScorpion, and it was much like I had anticipated in a moped style ebike, but eventually, I sold the bike for many of the reasons that have been addressed by the brand new JetCurrent Pro.

The main issues I had with the HyperScorpion were the weight of the bike, its underpowered braking, somewhat clumsy controls, and a disappointing range. The motor at top speed was also loud. But, the biggest issue was finding somewhere to ride it. It didn’t quite fit in on the bike path, though I’ve seen other riders feel comfortable riding their Scorpions/HyperScorpions there, and it didn’t have the range, speed, or braking power for a (non) street legal moped.

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What I loved about it though was the power, moped feel, comfortable ride, and cool factor. The frame was built tough, and it provided good utility with a rear rack and plenty of power to haul a heavy payload.

The HyperScorion has been discontinued, but the JetCurrent Pro is a good replacement, if you’re looking for a fast ebike, with the same cool factor in a moped-style form.

Juiced JetCurrent Pro Specs

  • Class 3 Speed+
  • 70-Mile Range on EcoMode
  • 1,200 Watt Rear Hub Motor (2000 Watt Peak)
  • UL 2849 Certified
  • 52 Volt 19.2 Ah Battery
  • Ships as Class 2; Can Be Unlocked as Class 3
  • 30 MPH Top Speed (Throttle); 34 MPH Top Speed (Pedal Assist)
  • 300 LBS Payload Capacity
  • 4-Piston Hydraulic Brakes; 203 MM Front Rotor
  • 1,050 Lumen Headlight; Front/Rear Turn Signals and Brake Light; Horn
  • USB Charging Port
  • Cadence and Torque Sensor
  • Thumb Throttle
  • Four Color Choices (The Purple is Awesome!)
  • Folding Frame
  • Rear Rack
  • Massive Chain Ring and 7-Speed Transmission
  • Bike Weight 76 LBS

Advantages the RipCurrent Pro has over the HyperScorpion are improved controls and control placement for the buttons, display, and shifter. The suspension is rated for mopeds, and the large 203 mm front rotor is a welcome improvement for safety. The gear ratio also looks to be improved.

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The height adjustable seat will accommodate taller riders better, and the pedaling experience will be more comfortable and practical since it uses a traditional bike seat. However, the minimum seat height is over 30 inches, so it’s not ideal for shorter riders.

Of course, being a folding bike, it can fit in the back of most vehicles, though lifting it may require two people. It’s not practical to carry up a flight of stairs.

Concluding Thoughts

Overall, I appreciate with Juiced has done with the RipCurrent Pro. It is a considerable improvement over previous year’s models. It looks sharp and would be a blast to ride!

The major drawback is the motor wattage. In many, if not all, states in the United States, a 750-watt motor is the legal max wattage for ebikes. More than that, and it will likely fall into the moped category.

I’d love to see a 750-Watt option from Juiced Bikes for the RipCurrent Pro, because I like many of its features, and it would still be fun to ride. On that note, I’d also love to see a street-legal moped designed by Juiced in the future. That would require DOT approval, but Juiced sure knows how to build a powerful electric bike that begs to be taken on city roads, aka the Juiced HyperScorpion.

You can check out the Juiced RipCurrent Pro at JuicedBikes.com

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Last Update: June 17, 2024