The Sur Ron electric trail bike is probably going the best-selling gentle electrical bike within the US. As a benchmark for inexpensive electrical motorbikes, it’s been the star of plenty of matchups before. These matchups usually pit the bike in opposition to different electrical bikes or even gas-powered motorcycles, however at the moment we have been handled to a distinct sort of drag race: a Sur Ron vs. a Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency.
Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Sur Ron e-moto drag race
And with the cult favourite standing of the Sur Ron electrical motorcycle, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 2 in style EVs confronted off in opposition to one another.
As you’ll be able to think about, there isn’t a lot of a contest right here. The Sur Ron’s 6kW motor is actually punchy, as Electrek’s personal Fred Lambert quickly discovered in his review of the bike. However that small, air-cooled motor is not any match for the north of 450kW offered by the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency.
As you’ll be able to see within the matchup carried out on the Driven by Jordan YouTube channel, the race was over practically earlier than it started with the Mannequin Y handily besting the Sur Ron.
Impressively, the Sur Ron really appears to hold with the Mannequin Y for the primary 20 meters or so (although a slight false begin might need helped). And the bike’s energy and torque are each evident from the rider needing to lean far out over the bars to maintain the entrance wheel down.
Although that being stated, there are nonetheless a myriad of issues fallacious with this case. The race is carried out on a public highway. In a residential space. Downhill. With a motorbike that isn’t avenue authorized. And a rider that isn’t carrying a helmet. And each drivers are unfamiliar with the brand new autos. Sigh. Want I am going on?
So whereas completely nothing about this case ought to ever be repeated, it no less than provides us a uncommon probability to see two of the most well-liked shopper EVs from very totally different classes demonstrating what uncooked electrical energy and torque seems like.
This isn’t the primary 6-wheeled EV drag race we’ve seen these days. A couple of months in the past, a Zero SR/F electric motorcycle raced a Tesla Model 3, and much more just lately we noticed a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle race a Model 3 down an 1/eighth mile strip.
Each of these races have been after all far more even contests, whereas the Sur Ron vs. Mannequin Y showdown had a little bit of a power-to-weight ratio mismatch.
You’ll be able to see the complete video beneath, although I like to recommend beginning at round 8.5 minutes in, until you’re into watching a bunch of youngsters show some peak YouTube vlogging.
If you wish to see a equally lovely white-on-white Tesla Mannequin Y in decidedly extra real-world utilization, try Electrek‘s publisher Seth Weintraub’s Model Y Diary series the place he particulars the supply and testing of his new Mannequin Y.
And lastly, I simply need to level out yet one more time that nobody ought to ever trip considered one of these Sur Ron bikes and not using a helmet, particularly on public roads. If Simon Cowell could break his spine on a high-powered electric motorbike in his garden, think about what a avenue curb might do to you.
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