Sur-Ron Light Bee X Overview

The Sur-Ron Light Bee X 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.

I’ve also published several articles on the Sur-Ron range, performance and specifications but this article is solely on the performance of the Light Bee X electric bike.

The Light Bee X is many things; it’s an electric motorbike, eco-bike, dirt bike but ultimately, just plain fun. Your excitement levels will definitely be pumped, but without the guilt of it not being eco-friendly, thanks to its electric motor. This electric motorbike has captured the attention of motorcyclists looking for their thrills to have less damaging impact on the environment.

The Light Bee X is many things; it’s an electric motorbike, eco-bike, dirt bike but ultimately, just plain fun.

Like all good reviews, I’ve tried to offer a fair balance between the various features and benefits of this Light Bee X and have listed some of the pros and cons later in this review. The Light Bee X 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 X 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.

Sur-Ron Light Bee X Review

Sometimes you come across a bike that truly alters the landscape, pushing the envelope further than what many thought possible. Enter the Sur-Ron Light Bee X electric bike – a testament to modern engineering and a beacon for future e-bike design. It’s not hyperbolic to say this motorbike injects fun into every ride with its electrifying performance. It’s an exhilarating blend of raw power and sleek innovation, all in one compact yet robust package.

In a world where eco-friendly transportation is not just encouraged but necessary, the Sur-Ron Light Bee X takes the stage, offering thrill-seekers and commuters alike a chance to indulge their senses without compromising on green credentials. But it doesn’t stop at environmental appeal; this bike challenges the expectations of what electric bikes can be and do – bridging the gap between efficiency and high performance in ways seldom seen before.

So let me whisk you away on an adventure through high torque trails and city breeze streets as I take an in-depth look at everything the Light Bee X has to offer – from its pulse-quickening specifications to mastering any terrain thrown under its wheels.

Introducing the Sur-Ron Light Bee X

The excitement around electric bikes isn’t slowing down soon, especially amidst thrilling innovations like those found in the Sur-Ron Light Bee X. This two-wheeled prodigy stands out as a forward-thinking creation among its counterparts, fusing speed with intelligence.

Overview of Sur-Ron Light Bee X Specifications & Features

A quick glance at the Sur-Ron Light Bee X gives away much about its character: it’s built tough yet carries an air of sophistication that demands attention on roads and rough terrains alike.

  • Powerplant: At its heart lies a potent 60V 32Ah battery paired with a punchy 6kW electric motor
  • Frame: A lightweight aluminium frame that cuts weight without cutting corners on strength
  • Suspension: It boasts high-grade, fully adjustable suspension making each ride stable
  • Tyres: All-purpose tyres grip onto surfaces with unwavering determination whether wet or dry

Charging times are minimal considering its range capability which means more time spent riding than waiting. With multiple modes available, riders can select how aggressively they wish to tap into what this ebike beast has tucked beneath its sleek façade.


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


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

What are the differences between the Light Bee L1E and Light Bee X Bikes?

Differentiating siblings within such a distinguished family inevitably leads to curiosity. Both bikes bear resemblance but exhibit unique trademarks once scrutinised more closely:

  • Road Legal Bike: The Light Bee L1E is road legal and as such is fully compliant with UK laws, the bike features lights, mirrors, and indicators
  • Off-Road Bike: The purely off-road-oriented Sur-Ron Light Bee X reflects more focus on recreational agility rather than urban conformity

The elective nuances pretty much stop there as power out, torque, top speed performance, electric battery, range and charging times all match.

Sur-Ron Light Bee S Motorbike

What are the differences between the Light Bee S and Light Bee X Bikes?

As we divest into distinctions between these two models, the subtlety continues;

  • Design: The Light Bee S might nudge ahead on design and simplified aesthetics but like so many things visual, beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • Power: The Light Bee X (6000W) has twice the power of the Light Bee S (2900W) as the S version is aimed at children aged 10 years and above

All of the Light Bee bikes are sturdy-built adventurers, delivering adrenaline-fuelled jaunts over challenging topographies leaving no pathway unexplored even if beaten or untrodden – but that does of course depend on your riding style and thrill-level.

Sur-Ron Light Bee X Performance

High Performance and Visual Perfection: When you take a glance at the Sur-Ron Light Bee X, it’s not just its striking looks that dazzle; it’s the high-performance promise that really captivates. Below the surface of sleek lines and a bold design lies sophisticated technology designed to deliver an adrenaline-fuelled ride without compromising on efficiency or control.

Understanding the FOC Sine Wave Controller

The heart of any electric bike is how it manages power, and with the Light Bee X, this is where innovation takes centre stage. The Field-Oriented Control (FOC) Sine Wave Controller governs this e-bike like an expert conductor leads an orchestra.

  • Smooth Acceleration: By managing the power flow with finesse, it enables silky-smooth acceleration from standstill to top speed effortlessly
  • Noise Reduction: Unlike traditional controllers, this one quells electrical commotion, resulting in a near-silent operation that is as pleasant to ears as it is to nature
  • Efficiency: It optimises energy consumption by adjusting current in real-time, meaning you can go further on a single charge without unnecessary battery drain.

What does all this mean for riders? You get a more responsive throttle, reduced motor vibration, improved longevity of components – all crucial factors in transporting you into the realm of refined riding experiences.

High-power battery pack and its advantages

Powering up hills or speeding across flat terrains requires sustained energy delivery – precisely what the Sur-Ron Light Bee X robust battery pack offers. Let’s break down why this is key:

  1. Extended Range: Capacity equates to distance on ebikes. With its generous 60V 32Ah battery, expect extended range and long rides between charges.
  2. Quick Charging: When your day depends on getting back on track quickly after depowering, the battery fast charge capability means less waiting and more riding.
  3. Durability: Designed to weather through charge cycles without major degradation keeps your ride consistently powered over time.
  4. Power Conservation: Smart management systems within maintain optimal conditions for energy storage preserving peak performance even when dormant.

These battery features dovetail perfectly with your desire for uninterrupted exploration and speak volumes about Sur-Ron’s commitment to delivering not just electric bikes but electrifying journeys you can count on regardless of where your adventure compass points.

As I reflect back on my motorcycling adventures and those yet unfolding before me, bikes like the Sur-Ron Light Bee carve out special places in memory banks, powered by their strength yet poignant in their technological elegance. Unveiling layers beneath their visual appeal reveals how much thought was pulsated into every pixel and every circuitry channel to ensure each ride isn’t just good but monumental in feel.

Sur-Ron Light Bee L1E Electric Motorbike

Sur-Ron Light Bee X FAQs

How Fast Does a Sur-Ron Light Bee X Go?

One of the most common questions I get asked about the Sur-Ron Light Bee X is centred on its speed – an understandable question and a primary concern for any thrill-seeker looking to zip through off-road trails on their MX dirt bike. The short answer is that this bike can proudly reach top speeds of approximately 45mph (72km/h) which, for its classification, is quite impressive.

Achieving such velocity is due in no small part to its powerful 6kW electric motor and well-calibrated controls that allow you to harness every bit of energy efficiently. However, it’s worth noting that your actual speed can vary depending on several factors including rider weight, terrain type, and battery charge level. Keep those variables in mind as you plan out your rides.

Is a Sur-Ron X and Sur-Ron Light Bee the same?

In summary, yes and no. Distinguishing between Sur-Ron Light Bee models can sometimes be a little confusing. To clear up any mix-up: No, they are not the same model but they are similar. The Sur-Ron X is actually a shortened version of the Sur-Ron Light Bee X electric bike, Light Bee being the range, X the specific model and Sur-RonStorm Bee.

Is the Sur-Ron Light Bee X road legal?

No, the Light Bee X bike isn’t road legal in the UK, it is an off-road dirt bike. This question treads into an area where I urge caution road legality varies greatly across different regions and countries. In brief, whether your ride will meet street-legal requirements hinges largely on local laws concerning electric bicycles and motorcycles. You need to consider factors such as licensing requirements, insurance needs, helmet use regulations, bike specifications, like lights, and specific traffic laws pertaining to e-bikes.

The nitty-gritty details involve checking if your model has indicators, mirrors suitable brake systems etc, components which might determine road-legal status in your country. Let me give you some homework: check with your local transport authority before saddling up so you know exactly what boxes must be ticked for your adventures on interconnected tarmac networks. Remember – safety first!

Within the Light Bee family, the road legal Light Bee L1E is the model you should choose for street legal compliance.

Sur-Ron Motorbike in the Air

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