Sur-Ron Light Bee S Overview

The Sur-Ron Light Bee S is the off-road dirt bike version of the road legal Light Bee L1E, which I’ve recently reviewed so check out that review if you’re looking for insights on a street legal Sur-Ron bike. The Light Bee range also consists of the Sur-Ron Light Bee X which, like the Light Bee S, is also an off-road electric motorbike. The S version, featured in this review, differs from the X in that it is targeted at the youth market, and as such is smaller.

The Light Bee S is many things; electric motorbike, eco-bike and dirt bike but whatever label is attached, it’s a fun bike.

The Light Bee S is many things; electric motorbike, eco-bike and dirt bike but whatever label is attached, it’s a fun bike.

Like all good reviews, I’ve tried to offer a fair balance between the various features and benefits of this Light Bee S and have listed some of the pros and cons later in this review. The Light Bee S is practically the same bike as the L1E version and so the articles on the Light Bee L1E performance, the Light Bee L1E road legal compliance and insights into the Light Bee L1E riding experience are all relevant to the S bike. In addition, your questions may be answered on our Sur-Ron FAQs page and for those looking for finance options, check out our Sur-Ron Finance page for full details.

Introduction to the Sur-Ron Light Bee S

Picture yourself riding along dirt paths with the graceful agility of a bee, except on two wheels and with zero emissions. Enter the realm of an electric bike where you find machines such as the Sur-Ron Light Bee S – a motorbike that’s creating quite the buzz in eco-friendly circles. If you’ve been considering an electric motorbike that promises to deliver both exhilarating performance and sustainability, then straddle along as I delve into what makes this machine a hive of innovation.

The Sur-Ron brand has etched a name for itself among enthusiasts who thirst for adventure without leaving a heavy carbon footprint.

Exploring new frontiers in electric transportation is always exciting, and when it comes to trailblazing bikes, Sur-Ron stands out with its remarkable designs. The brand has etched a name for itself among enthusiasts who thirst for adventure without leaving a heavy carbon footprint. The Light Bee S model, which we’re scrutinizing today, is no mere update, it’s a revamp that’s buzzing with promise.

Features of the Sur-Ron Light Bee S

Spanning an impressive line-up of electric bikes, the Sur-Ron Light Bee S sets itself apart with features that not only enhance performance but also ensure a ride teeming with joy and precision. As I delve into its defining attributes, you’ll see that this isn’t merely about getting from point A to B; it’s an experience crafted for enthusiasts desiring a harmonious blend of power, agility, and adaptability.

Powerful Motor

At the heart of the Sur-Ron Light Bee S lies a potent powerhouse: its 6kW motor, powered by a 60V 32Ah battery. More than just numbers on a spec sheet, this bike’s energy source translates to palpable thrust when the throttle is engaged.

  • Impressive Power: Compared to conventional electric bikes, the output here feels robust, providing exhilarating acceleration.
  • Immediate Torque: The torque is available right off the bat, a twist of the grip and you’re surging forward with gusto.

Boasting serious credentials for both off-road trails and dedicated bike trails, this motor ensures that performance isn’t compromised irrespective of where your adventures take you.

Lightweight Design

Weight plays a pivotal role in how a bike handles, accelerates, and stops, and it’s evident that attention to detail has been paid here. By employing high-grade alloys and composites in construction:

  • Frame: The frame is remarkably light yet remains incredibly strong.
  • Handling: Manoeuvrability sees a marked improvement allowing riders to navigate technical terrain with ease.

The Sur-Ron Light Bee S offers an intoxicating freedom, the unburdened sensation akin to airflow over wings, empowering you to tackle rides that were once daunting effortlessly.

Adjustable Suspension

Adaptability can be just as crucial as raw power or nimble handling. In recognising this, one feature I find invaluable is adjustable suspension. Whether cruising on smooth trails or conquering rugged paths:

  • Forks: Front forks are fine-tuned for optimal dampening based on the rider’s preference.
  • Shocks Rear shock adjustments preserve control across various terrains while maintaining comfort.

This versatility illustrates that whether it’s soaking up bumps during an arduous trail or ensuring stability along sweeping roads, the Sur-Ron Light Bee S suspends disbelief when contending with whatever lies ahead.

These distinct peculiarities converge splendidly; embodying what makes riding electrifying. They aren’t mere bulleted selling points but are iteratively refined qualitative aspects underpinning why choosing the Sur-Ron Light Bee S could redefine daily commutes and weekend ventures alike.

PROS

  • Motor: 6kW mid-drive electric motor
  • Light: lightweight aluminium frame
  • Performance: punchy acceleration
  • Range: generous 100 km range

CONS

  • Recharging: poor public charging Infrastructure
  • Range Angst: potential range angst
Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E Electric Motorbike

Performance of the Sur-Ron Light Bee S

The performance of an electric bike is a fusion of exhilaration and endurance. Such is the case with the Sur-Ron Light Bee S performance, which makes it stand out as not just a mode of transport, but also an adventure on two wheels.

Acceleration and Speed

The Sur-Ron Light Bee S doesn’t disappoint when it comes to picking up pace. It’s snappy, light on its wheels, and can surge from stillness to notable speeds in a way that will put a broad grin on any rider’s face. The acceleration is both responsive and robust, credit goes to the harmonious coordination developed by Sur-Ron between throttle input and power delivery. This e-bike isn’t about leisurely jaunts alone; it caters equally well to adrenaline seekers.

Speed is where the Light Bee S truly shines, achieving around 47 mph, this e-bike can hold its own against numerous petrol-powered counterparts

Speed is where the Sur-Ron Light Bee S truly shines. Capping off at around 47 mph (76 km/h), this e-bike can hold its own against numerous petrol-powered counterparts, a feat that’s quite impressive for an electric bike. Do remember though, riding responsibly and adhering to speed regulations is paramount for safety, whether riding on public roads or off-road paths or trails.

Range and Battery Life

Discussing electric bikes without emphasising range would be like serving a sandwich without bread, it’s essential! Fortunately, the battery life on the Sur-Ron Light Bee S leaves little to be desired for both daily commutes and spirited trail adventures. With a potential distance coverage of approximately 60 miles (100km) on one charge under optimal conditions, it marries longevity with utility adeptly.

But let’s dive deeper into real-world application. Variables such as your weight, riding terrain, weather conditions, and even how much you throttle will influence actual mileage, which may fluctuate; hence why regular trips are more likely to hover in the sweet spot of around 40-50 miles. When depleted, rejuvenating the battery back to 100% takes nearly 3 hours, a small interval for replenishing day-long escapades or routine travels.

Riding an e-bike has never been so inviting, the Sur-Ron Light Bee S showcases what modern electric bikes aspire to offer: swift bursts of speed paired with respectable staying power. Whether you’re doing quick runs through urban landscapes or exploring secluded trails, this trailblazer strikes an enviable balance between agility and persistence.

Compare Sur-Ron Electric Bikes Specifications

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
Price£3,995£3,795£3,295£5,995£8,495

Light Bee Electric Motorbike Images

The following images are of the entire Sur-Ron Light Bee electric bike range; Light Bee L1E, Light Bee X and Light Bee S. I’ll shortly be publishing a full review of the Light Bee big brothers, the Sur-Ron Ultra Bee and the stunning Sur-Ron Storm Bee.

Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E Motorbike
Sur-Ron Light Bee X Motorbike
Sur-Ron Light Bee S Motorbike
Sur-Ron Light Bee Motorbike