Due to be discontinued along with the Hyperscrambler in 2023, the HyperScorpion is a class-leading moped-style e-bike with a host of great features. This and the other model are set to be replaced with very similar models in 2023 after legal problems Juiced had with getting various elements of them trademarked.
What you get in this e-bike is almost worth buying as a collector’s edition. With a unique, 52V architecture, it has a very powerful little 1,000W motor and a great range thanks to its 995 Wh battery. For road use, the half-twist throttle can take it to 20 mph. There’s also a Race Mode that allows you to ride up to 30 mp.
The motor is only part of it — Juiced claims that this e-bike can get 68 miles per charge with economical riding. Ridden in an average way by an average rider, this could still mean 40 miles of daily use.
Another aspect is the steel-spring dual-suspension system on this e-bike. Not made for off-roading, it still provides cushioning from potholes and changes in road surfaces and gives the electric bike a feeling like the moped it tries to ape.
Reasons to Buy
Even at the MSRP of $2,499 this was a cutting-edge, low-priced electric bike that won the hearts of e-bike reviewers across the U.S. There are very few reasons to dislike it. Great as a utility e-bike, perhaps for restaurant deliveries or replacing the second car, this punchy little machine can carry up to 275 lbs including the rider.
For street safety, it also has powerful LED moto-style front and rear lights as well as turning signals for other road users to see your immediate plans. There’s even a loud horn and alarm if you need to get a driver’s attention or scare off thieves. With the included mirrors, you can soon see why many will be buying this e-bike as a collector’s model before Juiced’s stocks run out.
Things to Consider
At 102 lbs, all the gadgets and components soon make the HyperScorpion a very heavy little electric bike. Take care not to drop it, as it could be interesting getting it back up!
The exposed chain and non-branded components could also mean this bike won’t be as durable as you’d like. But, it’s an easy fix to upgrade certain parts with more premium versions.