Overview of Sur-Ron Electric Bikes

Sur-Ron bikes are some of the most popular electric bikes in the UK at present, with range of electric motorcycles which are both road legal motorbikes and off-road motocross dirt bikes.

Our Ultimate Guide to Sur-Ron Electric Bikes provides an in-depth exploration of every aspect of the Sur-Ron range and our recent Sur-Ron Bikes Specifications Guide gives a detailed breakdown of each specification of these thrilling bikes so hopefully many of your Sur-Ron related questions will be answered in those guides but others are listed here.

You’re reading this FAQs page as you have questions, and our aim is the answer as many of them as we can. If you’re question isn’t answered here, please add it to the comments section at the bottom of the page and we’ll add it to the list to help everyone who has a Sur-Ron bike related question. Thanks for dropping by.

Sur-Ron Electric Bike Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Sur-Ron Bike Legal in the UK?

There are two answers to this yes and no. All of the Sur-Ron bikes are legal in the UK, they are classed as motorcycles as they surpass the EAPC (electrically assisted pedal cycles) guidelines threshold for speed and power in Great Britain (this is a GB law, the law in Northern Ireland is separate).

However, being legal isn’t the same as road legal. You can legally ride all Sur-Ron bikes off-road (with the land owner’s permission) but to be fully compliant the Light Bee L1E road legal bike is the motorcycle of choice for those looking for an eco-friendly option in the UK.

Which Sur-Ron Bike is Road Legal in the UK?

The Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E road legal bike is the best choice in the UK. But we need to be clear what we mean by road legal. The UK Law for electric bikes states the following;

  • cycle must be fitted with pedals that are capable of propelling it.
  • maximum continuous rated power of the electric motor must not exceed 250 Watts.
  • electrical assistance must cut-off when the vehicle reaches 15.5 mph

So whilst the Light Bee L1E is road legal, it exceeds these guidelines and so it is classed as a motorcycle or moped, rather than an EAPC electric bike, and so it must comply with motorcycle laws.

  • motorbike must be registered, insured and taxed (Vehicle Excise Duty) as a motor vehicle.
  • bike safety is required, to be road legal, so ensure regular servicing, maintenance and a valid MOT
  • rider will need an appropriate driving licence and will have to wear an approved motorcycle safety helmet.
  • brakes must comply with paragraph 4.6.8 of British / European / International standard BS EN ISO 4210-2:2014, or any equivalent European standard, and be maintained in efficient working order.
  • twist and go‘ vehicles approved in accordance with EU Regulation 168/2013 must continue to comply with the relevant approval standard.
  • motorcycles must adhere to road vehicle lighting regulations for lights and reflectors, which are the same as for ordinary pedal cycles – lights and reflectors must be fitted to any EAPC used on a public road between sunset and sunrise.
  • front and rear lights plus reflectors – a lamp displaying white light must be fitted to the front of the EAPC and a red light must be fitted to the rear.
  • lights may show a steady light or may flash – flashing lights must flash at a steady rate of between 60 and 240 times per minute and have a minimum intensity of 4 candela.
  • a red reflector must be fitted to the rear of the vehicle
  • amber pedal reflectors must be fitted to the front and rear edges of each pedal

The Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E complies to these regulations, making it road legal in the UK.

Do I need a Licence to ride Sur-Ron Bike in the UK?

You will need a CBT licence to ride the Light Bee bikes as these are in motorcycle class L3e-A1 and an A2 motorcycle licence to ride the Ultra Bee and Storm Bee bikes as these are classed as L3e-A2 bikes. These are UK law motorcycle classifications.

Is the Sur-Ron an electric bike, ebike, motorbike, motorcycle or motocross bike?

Sur-Ron bikes are all of the above. They are electric bikes, e-bikes or ebikes as they are driven by an electric motor. The are motorbikes or motorcycles as they exceed the EAPC guidelines for power and speed and as such are classified as motorcycles in UK Law. And finally they are MX or motocross bikes as they are, well, simply fun off-road electric dirt bikes.

Can you get Sur-Ron on Finance?

Yes you can, there are a number of UK dealers that enable you to complete a Sur-Ron finance deal. When applying for finance you will be required to supply certain personal information, as well as to confirm your identity, for example; UK driving licence or UK Passport plus proof of your address.

What are the Performance Capabilities of the Light Bee L1E Bike?

The Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E performance is pretty good and easily compares, or even surpasses, that of petrol fuelled alternatives. The Light Bee L1E has a top speed of 45 mph, driven by a 6kW electric motor and powered by a 60V 32Ah battery.

What are the specifications of Sur-Ron Electric Bikes?

Sur-Ron electric bikes are formidable machines, constructed with a sturdy frame and captivating designs. The line-up includes the road-legal Light Bee L1E, the youth-oriented off-road Light Bee S designed for kids aged 10 and above, the sporty Light Bee X and the fully-fledged off-road electric dirt bikes – the Sur-Ron Ultra Bee and Sur-Ron Storm Bee. These off-road bikes boast double the torque, triple the power, and promise an abundance of thrilling experiences.

Sur-Ron Bike SpecificationsLight Bee L1ELight Bee XLight Bee SUltra BeeStorm Bee
Peak Power (W)6,0006,0002,90012,50022,500
Torque (Nm)250250220440520
Top Speed (mph)4545305668
Weight (kg)50504085127
Max Load (kg)10010075100100
Wheel Size (inch)19"19"17"19"21"
Wheelbase (mm)12601260125013801430
Ground Clearance (mm)270270270318310
Seat Height (mm)880880760910940
Battery60v 32Ah60v 32Ah60v 32Ah74v 55Ah90v 55Ah
Battery Charging Time (hrs)3.53.544.54
Range (km)10010065140100
Motorcycle ClassL3e-A1L3e-A1L3e-A1L3e-A2L3e-A2