Moto United Bellflower
The RX features all of SUPER73’s iconic features, the powerful R-series drive system, along with upgraded brakes and fully adjustable dual suspension, making the RX our top-of-the-line model.
High Performance Electric Motorbikes
The SUPER73 is a high performance electric motorbike that does not require a license, insurance, or registration. All bikes comes with a battery that you can easily charge with any standard 110v outlet. On this model, the battery is removable with a key, making it easy to charge both at home and in-between rides.
Features may include:
- Throttle Operation Pedal Assist
- 3 Additional Ride Modes Available
- Legally Ride Without a License, Insurance or Registration
- Get Directions to Your Route
- Displays on Mobile Device Smart Display
- Integrated LED Lights
Comes with both brake lights and square headlight integrated into moto-style number plate
Inverted coil-spring fork with air assist, Rear piggyback coilover mono-shock, Preload, compression, and rebound adjustments
- 40 miles of range at 20mph under throttle
- 75 miles of range using ECO pedal assist mode
- State-of-the-art 960 watt-hour battery
- BDGR Tires
The BDGR is the first tire that blends motorcycle and bicycle tire construction methods to meet the needs of this revolutionary vehicle. Improve traction, reduce road noise, and increase stability for both on-road and light-duty off-road riding.
- Sale Price 3,695.00
- Location Bellflower, California
- Condition New
- Stock Number 7F22BY1289
- Year 2022
- Make Super73
- Model RX
- VIN F22BY1289
- Fuel Type Gas
- Status Available
- 2022 Super73 RX Base
- Year 2022
- Manufacturer Super73
- Model Name RX
- Trim Name Base
- Generic Type (Primary) Electric
- Dimensions Inner Tubes: 20 x 4.5-5, angled valve stem
- Seat Height 32
- Motor Type Class-1 Mode Output: 750 watts nominal / 1200 watt peak | Class-2 Mode Output: 750 watts nominal / 1200 watt peak (Default) | Class-3 Mode Output: 750 watts nominal / 1200 watt peak | Unlimited Mode Output: 1200 watts nominal / 2000 watt peak | Unlimited Mode peak output will increase from 2000 watts to 2300 watts with future OTA update.
- Top Speed Class-1 Mode: up to 20mph (throttle deactivated, pedal assist only) | Class-2 Mode: up to 20mph | Class-3 Mode: up to 28mph (throttle deactivated, pedal-assist only) | Unlimited Mode: 28mph
- Battery 960 watt-hours, 21700 cells
- Battery Charger Type 3A (6-7 hour charge time) 5A sold separately (3-4 hour charge time)
- Drivetrain Rear Derailleur: Single-speed chain tensioner / Optional: 10 speed Shimano Zee: accessory sold separately | Bottom Bracket: 120mm sealed bearing, square taper
- Gear Shifter Single-speed 16T rear cog / Optional: 10 speed gearing (11-36T) sold separately
- Bicycle Crank 125mm alloy crank arms, 36T chainring / Optional: 44T chainring for 10 speed gearing
- Pedals 4 modes (ECO, TOUR, SPORT, SUPER)
- Frame Type 6061 / 7005 aluminum alloy, 1-1/8” to 1.5” tapered head tube
- Front Suspension Inverted coil spring fork w/ air assist. adjustable preload and rebound damping, 120mm travel, 35mm stanchions
- Rear Suspension Coilover piggyback mono shock. adjustable preload, compression, and rebound damping
- Brake System Type Tektro Hydraulic, 4-piston aluminum forged caliper, 203mm x 2.3mm front rotor, 180mm x 2.3mm rear rotor
- Wheels Tires
- Wheels Rims: 20 x 100mm alloy with lightening cutouts
- Front Tire 20 x 4.5
- Rear Tire 20 x 5 BDGR All-Terrain
- Hub Type Front: 15 x 150mm thru-axle aluminum alloy
- Weight 80 lbs | Limit: 325lbs
- Colors Rhino Gray
- Electrical Display: Transflective Monochrome LCD Mobile Device
- Lights and Safety
- Headlight Type Roxim Z4E Elite, 600 Lumen LED
- Tail Light Roxim R3E LED w/ brake lighth
- Throttle Thumb throttle
- Horn Roxim ZHRK-01 w/ integrated horn switch
Ride1Up Revv 1 vs SUPER73 RX-Mojave: A Side-by-Side Comparison
As the world of e-bikes matures, the moped-style e-bike is becoming one of the top picks for people from all walks of life. These e-bikes come with a range that can compete with typical commuter e-bikes, high cargo capacities that suit the needs of both businesses and families and, quite often, all-terrain capabilities for the adventurous adrenaline seekers amongst us.
At the beginning of the year, we unveiled our first moped-style e-bike, the Revv 1, and we designed it with the same intentions we design all of our e-bikes: to be the best-in-class! With that in mind, we thought it pertinent to compare our Revv 1 to one of the e-bikes from SUPER73, the viral video-producing brand that popularized the motorcycle-style electric bike.
We didn’t just select a random model to line up next to our Revv 1. We chose their highest-specification production e-bike, the RX-Mojave.
In this side-by-side comparison of the Revv 1 and the RX-Mojave, we’ve split things up into four sections and are going to look at these e-bikes through these four different ‘lenses’. The first of these is akin to the bullet-pointed list you’d likely find in a store; this is the “Stats” section. After that, we’ll look more closely at the electrical and mechanical elements of these machines, before stepping back and looking at the physical elements that didn’t fit into the above sections.
Note: Here we’re using the stats of the full suspension Revv 1, not the hardtail model.
These are the fact cards you might see in a store.
Bringing it All Together
Both of these e-bikes are high-quality machines that have been designed in a café racer style. But, while seeming quite similar up front, under the hood, we can see that they have been tailored to different purposes; even if there are not many major differences between them.
The SUPER73 RX-Mojave
Aggressive off-road tires, a high-peak wattage motor, a high-spec front fork, and a more forward-leaning riding position reveal the intentions of the RX-Mojave—that it is aimed at thrill seekers and trail riders, those who may push the bike to its limits on almost every ride. There is, however, one thing to note about the RX-Mojave.This e-bike features a number of unusually proprietary components, most notably the tires, and motor. Meaning that owners rely heavily on the manufacturer should they need motor repairs or tire replacements.
It is, however, worth noting some places where the RX-Mojave falls short of the expectations it is marketed with. Notably, its range, while probably accurate, doesn’t at all represent the modes that it is advertised to be used in, and the motor, while having a high peak output, has a much lower sustained output, leaving many reviewers to describe it as “underpowered”.
The Ride1Up Revv 1
The Revv 1 is also built tough and is definitely in the mix with the RX-Mojave when out on the trail. But, from the above comparison, it is clear to see that the Revv 1, with a more upright riding position, a larger carrying capacity, a branded motor, a larger screen featuring all the controls, and standard-size tires, has been designed to comfortably fulfill, and even exceed, the needs of a wide variety of users—from trail-burning thrill seekers and fun riders to families, commuters, and food delivery service riders.
It can also be seen that a little more thought has gone into some of the features and components of this e-bike.e.g. alloy fenders, cast rims, a twist throttle, the addition of indicators, high and low beams, a bigger screen, and a faster charger- to make it meet and exceed the rider’s expectations.
Finally, it is worth noting that with a 52V system, a higher power output, and a battery that carries more power (but the same amount of amps) the Revv1 humbles the XR-Mojave where that e-bike is advertised to excel. Designing the electrical system to excel in this way exemplifies the fact that a lot of thought was put into designing the Revv 1 to ensure it satisfied the expectations it is marketed for, rather than falling short of them.
Is It Worth an Extra 1,600?
This price difference may lead some to think that the Revv1 is cutting corners somewhere, however, this in-depth comparison shows the opposite, that the Revv1 is a well-thought-out e-bike that simply trumps the most popular e-bikes in its class; at 60% of the price! But, how is this possible?
The reason that Ride1Up can offer the Revv1 at such an attractive price is by being a direct-to-consumer brand. Ride1UP has a very small in-store presence and we don’t collaborate with a bunch of celebrities to promote our products. This, in turn, means that we can offer comparable, and even better products than our competitors for a much lower price point than our competitors.
The “Is it worth it?” question is the big one, and the answer to it will be different for each of us. Now that you’ve read a side-by-side comparison of one of the first and most highly rated moped-style e-bikes with one of the newest additions to the category, and seen what each e-bike is really made up of, you can make a clear and well-informed decision as to which e-bike you might want to spend your hard-earned cash on.
Finally, there’s also the appearance factor to consider, and we know which one we’d prefer to be seen riding! (Especially once you add the center storage case.)
Could this be the motorized two-wheeler to usher in the next generation of riders?
The e-mobility game has been heating up for a while now (literally in the case of those spontaneously combusting “hoverboards”), and I’ve been seeing more and more people on e-bikes around town and down at the beach with a fairly significant increase in the past couple of years. On the way back from some pedal-pushing of my own during lunch (#musclesnotmotors), I saw a couple of kids two up on an e-bike that looked similar to a Super73, but was not. It was a glance into what unadulterated freedom must feel like for two 13-year-olds: the boy piloting the machine sans shirt, but with a helmet, and a girl standing up on the passenger footpegs, hair flowing in the wind, both laughing and smiling, not a care in the world. Meanwhile, I hurried home to crawl back into my dark, dank office with hopes that my tyrannical editor hadn’t noticed my time away from the screen.
Jumping onto the Super73-R Brooklyn kind of makes me feel something close to what I imagine all the cool California surfer groms motoring around on e-bikes down at the beach feel. Mentally, it brings me back to a time where I would just ride my bike around for no reason, looking to explore new places and get into trouble while doing so, all for the thrill of it. Knowing that I don’t have to rely solely on my own power while doing so makes me want to swing a leg over the S73 more often, too.
The build quality seems pretty solid from my brief time with the Brooklyn. There are also nice little details throughout like the “73” cutouts on the subframe and wheels.
Super73, an Irvine, California-based company, has definitely taken the more stylish approach to the e-bike craze with its rear hub-based motor-propelled cycles and its California surfer/moto vintage lifestyle brand marketing. The company’s line-up now includes 11 models spaced apart through three categories (the R, S, and Z-series) that have varying levels of performance.
The Brooklyn model that I got to test falls into the company’s higher-end R-Series, which all include front and rear suspension, a thumb throttle and four levels of pedal-assist, and the ability to change between Classes 1, 2, and 3 as well as a full-power Off-road mode. The 48v 20ah battery/tank is said to last upwards of 75 miles under Class 1 use, and it puts power through a 750w nominal/1200w peak (in Classes 1, 2, and 3) motor that can reach 1200w nominal/2300w peak in Off-road mode. The Brooklyn also features Bluetooth connectivity with the Super73 app, a digital display, and a headlight and taillight/brake light that can be switched on or off at will as well as a fairly loud horn.
The fat LZRD tires that are said to be equipped for “peak city and street riding” are stuffed with tubes and wrapped around 20-inch spoked and bespoked (they’ve got the number 73 stamped into them) wheels.
The 32-inch seat height feels manageable thanks to its thin seat, and the 81-pound curb weight listed on the MO scales was surprising, I expected less. Tektro provides the hydraulic braking system, front and rear. Super73’s R-series bikes also come with a one-year limited warranty that covers most of the bike with a two-year warranty for the battery. However, only the original retail purchaser is covered under said warranty, so if you sell it six months later, the new owner will not have any warranty coverage.
Wife loves it, dog loves it, kids love it
My first rip on the Brooklyn was during a morning walk with my wife and our new-to-us two-year-old German Shepherd. Having never ran Finn next to a bicycle, I thought the thumb throttle, low seat height, and strong brakes would make things easier. It did, and he loved it. Then my wife wanted to take a spin, so Finn and I chased her down the sidewalk in our neighborhood. She loved it. Quickly, the conversation began about how much this press loan was going to end up costing me.
Since spending time riding the S73 all over bike paths and city streets around town, I’ve been stopped a number of times by kids and adults with questions. I’ve also fielded longing glances from younger kids who seem to be really into the concept. A neighbor (who I’d not met formally until now) had just brought home two beach cruiser-type pedal assist bikes for him and his wife and came down the street to chat with me about the Super73 because that’s what his son wants (his son, who I’ve seen with his friends making ramps out of dirt and scrap wood to jump all manner of wheeled rides). People of all sorts dig the Super73’s aesthetic.
The real world
During my time testing range and ride modes, I’ve found myself really enjoying the chance to explore areas around me that I hadn’t delved into until now. Sure, I needed to run out the battery for you guys to know what the real world mileage was a few times, but I also now had the freedom to explore areas where other motorized vehicles weren’t allowed. I’ve definitely found myself using the throttle most of the time, which also leads to my first nit to be picked – ergonomically, the crank is placed in an awkward position that’s not really conducive to pedaling. It’s difficult to get much power put into the pedals without any assistance (0 out of 4 modes of pedal assist). While walking/running the dog, level 1 or 2 assist gives a nice pace and we even hit an indicated 18 mph together while running through the park. Really, the pedals feel like an afterthought meant to help the S73 slot into the predetermined e-bike classes – not that there’s anything wrong with that if you’re okay using the motor 99% of the time. I did notice the S73 doesn’t have much to give when it comes to any sort of incline. If you’re stopped at the bottom of even a small hill it’s hard to get going and the awkward pedal placement and single gear makes it difficult to use your legs to help the situation.
The lack of a front fender means you’ll be getting whatever you ride through flipped up into your face which, in nearly every case, is unpleasant – in this case, duck scat.
The brakes and suspension are surprisingly good, too. The Tektro two-piston front brake is capable of lifting the rear tire without trying too hard as it squishes the fat front tire’s contact patch nice and wide under progressive braking. The rear is plenty easy to lock, but both levers provide good feedback.
The bicycle itself is made in Taiwan and uses the Taiwanese suspension brand, DNM. While there isn’t any adjustability for the fork, it does use a traditional inverted spring/oil setup. For the shock, preload and rebound adjustment is available. I haven’t had to tweak the preload from where it was when I received the bike, but adjusting the rebound through its 20-clicks made a significant difference in the shock’s behavior which is now much more comfortable (it was completely closed when the bike was delivered). Despite small jumps and high-speed runs over rough terrain, both the bumpstop on the shock and o-ring on the fork have yet to bottom.
For my first range test I put the bike in Off-road mode and ran it out at full throttle (31 mph indicated) which yielded 22.5 miles of range until it was completely dead. In Class 2, with an indicated top speed of 21 mph – again, only using the throttle, I managed 29 miles of range. These are worst-case scenarios and should be minimum mileage numbers.
The display can be used to toggle through pedal assist modes, turn on the headlight, and swap between speed, range, assist levels, and total miles. There’s also a settings menu for a couple of other tweaks.
Super73 claims 40 miles of range in Class 2 under throttle only operation and 75 miles under Class 1 pedal-assist mode. After trying to track the charging time a couple times it seems it takes quite a bit longer than the six to seven hours claimed. At this point, it seems like 9 to 10 hours is more realistic, though it’s been hard to track. During my last charge I had gotten 77% in 7.5 hours.
Super73’s line-up ranges from from the most expensive, the Roland Sands Design collab RX at 4,800 to the Z1 at 1,495. The Brooklyn I got to test retails for 3,495 and is currently sold out. There’s also a note on the website that suggests will be increasing going into 2023. So, what’s already a pricey e-bike will be getting even pricier.
Taking a look around
Could this new swath of e-bikes and small e-motos be the current gen’s CT70s or 90s. I hear it all the time from motorcyclist’s of a certain age, they love to tell stories about the small bikes they grew up on running around town and getting into trouble. Judging by the amount of attention this Super73 has gotten from kids, young and younger, versus any of the other motorcycles I’ve had around, I really hope I’m right. Maybe instead of growing up to become a lifelong Bandit owner, these kids will ride Zeros and whatever other e-motos are around then. Obviously, the industry needs an injection of new riders, maybe this is how it happens.
What is the Super73 RX’s Battery Life?
If you haven’t already, check out our Best Super73 Battery Upgrade Options article to find out the best range upgrades for your Super73.
Brands like Super73 are instantly recognizable.
Featuring riders like Jack Black, Casey Neistat, and Justin Bieber, these electric bikes are a trendy, retro-futuristic way to get around. The latest Super73, the 3,500 RX, certainly draws attention in my neighborhood after riding it around for weeks.
I like it better than a bike since it looks and rides like a dirt bike.
What Is The Super73 RX?
The Super73 RX is Super73’s flagship model.
A single-speed bike, the RX has four pedal assist levels and four ride modes, all of which can be set using the left handlebar controller. There’s a subtle LCD display that shows your distance, speed, and battery life.
You can also mount your phone on the handlebars and use the RX as a display if that’s not big enough.
It was my car replacement for a few weeks while mine was in the shop, so I got to see how it holds up. By no means is the RX a cheap e-bike. At 3,495, it’s a great electric bike both for city riding and off-road.
What Is The Super73 RX’s Range?
How far you can ride depends on where and how you ride.
Using only the throttle, the 960 watt-hour battery can go 40-plus miles at 20 mph, and 75-plus miles with a pedal-assist mode. I had no problem riding 30 to 35 miles on fairly flat roads using the throttle at 20-28 mph.
The performance definitely drops as the battery loses power. If you need to take it with you, the battery can be removed and charges in 6-7 hours.
What is the Super73 RX’s Battery Life?
The Super73 RX’s battery life can differ a lot from owner to owner.
As long as it’s well maintained, the Super73 RX battery should last about two to four years. But even if you don’t use it, lithium batteries like those on Super73’s electric bikes lose their capacity over time.
The reason for this is that the lithium-ion battery builds up a film on both electrodes during normal charging and discharging cycles. These materials cover electrodes so much that they’re less able to participate in the chemical reactions required to make the battery work.
Why Get a Super73 RX?
The RX has lots of appeal if you want a motorbike experience without insurance or registration but still like the look. It’s good for commuting but can wreck trails on the weekends.
In my recent experience riding e-bikes, I’ve felt more safe on the RX than on any other I’ve ridden so far. It’s fast and can handle just about any road condition.
If you have a garage to store one and the budget for it, it’s a great option. However, it might not suit you if you live in an apartment with stairs. While it doesn’t quite give you the flexibility of other e-bikes, it’s a lot of fun to drive as a replacement for your car.
Nick Ylac Gutladera — Lead Writer
Nick got his start by stealing his father’s dirt bike and riding it around the neighbourhood at the tender age of 11. These day’s he’s got a full license, so the cops mostly leave him alone. On weekends, he races pit bikes, enduro bikes, and anything else with a motor. Nick’s been a journalist and professional writer since 2017.
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