Surron’s New 2023 Storm Bee F Is A BEAST!
We just had the Surron Light Bee, in fact in the December issue, there is a shootout between it and the KTM Freeride E-XC. But the Light Bee isn’t aimed at the motocross/dirt bike market. The Storm Bee F, however, is. It’s a serious contender, featuring a 22.5kW of peak power, 520Nm of torque, and a 104V/55 Ah (5.72 kWh) battery, it has a top speed of 68 mph and a maximum range of 75 miles with a full charge (don’t expect to get both of those numbers at the same time), and a recharge time of 3-4 hours via a conventional 120V outlet.
Following the popularity of the Light Bee X model, Surron and DIAN (DIAN Inc., distributor for Surron electric motorcycles in the U.S.) are announcing the full-size Storm Bee to enthusiasts. Designed with the casual off-road rider in mind, the Storm Bee F comes with an MSRP of $8,499. Pre- ordering is now available via Surron’s dealer network, with first deliveries expected at dealerships by February of 2023.
The Storm Bee features an onboard electronics suite that includes traction control, regenerative braking, 3 riding modes and a turbo button for a short, quick boost of extra power (“BRAAAAAP!” without the sound). It even has a reverse gear to help riders out of a tricky situation with the press of a button.
The adjustable suspension is plush yet capable of tackling difficult terrain via 11.4 inches of travel front and back. The lack of a clutch means no shifting gears, thus simplifying the riding experience. An exclusive feature on North American Storm Bee F models is the inclusion of both a headlight and number plate, giving customers the ability to alternate based on rider preference and environments.
Like the Light Bee X, the Storm Bee’s electric motor produces zero emissions and an almost-silent ride. For more info, full specifications, photos and a list of dealers, click here.
2023 Storm Bee F Highlights:
- Liquid-cooled, brushless electric motor
- 22.5 kW peak power, 520 Nm peak torque
- Max. range: 75 miles on a full charge (@ 25 mph)
- 3 riding modes, traction control, regeneratve braking
- Turbo mode & reverse gear
- Adjustable off-road suspension, 21/18” wheels (front/rear)
- Quiet & emissions-free
- Switchable headlight & number plate included (North American version only)
For purposes of disambiguation, Surron spells their name Surron, Sur Ron, and Sur-Ron globally.