28 mph Juiced Scorpion moped-style electrical bike begins deliveries
Late final 12 months, Juiced Bikes unveiled its latest electric bike model, the Juiced Scorpion.
The twin suspension, moped-style bike was pre-sold through an Indiegogo crowdfunding marketing campaign. And practically six months to the day after the Juiced Scorpion was first introduced, it’s now exhibiting up within the driveways and garages of the primary early adopters.
We had the prospect to take a check experience on a Juiced Scorpion just a few months in the past earlier than deliveries started.
Electrek’s Seth Weintraub was so smitten with the e-bike that he put his money where his mouth was and have become one of many first pre-order clients for the bike.
Debuted at what many thought of an unbelievably low price of $1,299, the Juiced Scorpion was obtainable in both black or blue shade schemes. In response to the corporate, the black fashions have simply arrived within the US and are making deliveries. The blue fashions are in one other cargo that has been delayed resulting from international delivery issues attributable to the coronavirus.
As Juiced Bikes defined in an e mail to pre-order clients:
We’re very excited to share that the primary massive cargo of Scorpion e-bikes arrived at our San Diego HQ earlier this morning! This cargo solely contains black Scorpions. In case you are an early backer who ordered a black Scorpion, you’ll obtain an e mail delivery affirmation within the subsequent 3-5 days. We’re delivery Scorpion e-bikes primarily based on a first-ordered, first-allocated foundation. Deliveries of this primary cargo will happen over the following couple of weeks, probably earlier relying in your location.
The remaining stock of black Scorpions and all the blue Scorpions has been delayed as a result of government-mandated closures in China this month. Whereas our manufacturing amenities are actually open, operations all through the nation are resuming slowly. We anticipate to start delivery the following batch of Scorpions, each black and blue fashions, on the finish of April.
The Juiced Scorpion is rated for a prime pace of 28 mph (45 km/h) and a spread of as much as 45 miles (72 km) from its practically 700Wh battery pack.
The value has since increased to $1,699 because the preliminary pre-order sale ended.
For these searching for a higher-spec Scorpion, Juiced Bikes additionally presents the HyperScorpion. That bike will increase the highest pace to 30+ mph (48+ km/h) and packs in a bigger 1,000Wh battery. It additionally encompasses a bigger 1,000+W motor, rear flip indicators and different extra options not discovered on the bottom mannequin Scorpion.
The HyperScorpion is priced at $2,399 however received’t be making deliveries simply but. In response to Juiced Bikes founder and CEO Tora Harris:
Improvement and manufacturing of the HyperScorpion has been extra considerably impacted by extended provide chain disruptions. I’ve been working instantly with our engineering workforce on the HyperScorpion and look ahead to sharing among the bike’s unbelievable new options very quickly.
Whereas I’m disenchanted with the delay, I’m assured our backers will agree that it’s completely well worth the wait! We’re persevering with to intently monitor the scenario in China and dealing very exhausting to get the HyperScorpion made as quickly as safely potential. With our revised HyperScorpion manufacturing schedule, we’re presently projecting to start delivery in late Might.
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