New Sur-Ron Ultra Bee is an e-motorbike ready for the trails

22 Feb 2023

Performance electric motorbike firm Sur-Ron has unveiled a new mid-size trail-friendly Ultra Bee machine, which will be offered in the UK in both off-road and road-legal forms.

The new machine joins the Chinese brand's existing range of e-motorbikes, which include the entry-level Light Bee and top-spec Storm Bee. The new machine is designed to sit in the middle of the range between those two models.

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The Sur-Ron Ultra Bee uses the fourth generation of the firm's electric powertrain, and features a 12.5kW and 325lb ft drivetrain that gives 5kW of peak output. That drivetrain is mated to a 55Ah (7kWh) battery that results in a range of up to 87 miles. A full battery charge takes around four hours, and the charger can be carried in a compartment under the rider's seat.

The machine features three different riding modes (Eco, Daily and Sport), with the op mode giving a 0-30mph time of 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 56mph. There is also a regenerative braking function to help top up the battery.

The Ultra Bee also featured a 'multi-condition' off-road traction control system that includes three different settings. Sur-Ron says the machine has been tuned with a focus on rapid acceleration, handling and smooth power delivery to meet the needs of off-road riders.

There is adjustable front and rear suspension, with 240mm of travel on both wheels. Sur-Ron claims the machine has 50:50 weight distribution, with steering bump stops to provide added protection in case of a fall.

The machine will be offered in two forms: the road-homologated Ultra Bee T will be priced at £6699 in the UK, while the off-road Ultra Bee X will start from £6299. A list of dealers can be found on the Sur-Ron UK website.


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