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rodd
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Hello, I'm looking into getting a Tc Max. They have one in the store here (Madrid) but before going there to check it out, I'd like to be able to tell if it's a new 2020 or the old model. I don't trust salespeople 😜

 

Is there a way to visually and easily identify the 2020 version? (the one with the improved 3500W engine as I understand)

 

Thanks!

 

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DocWeyr
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AFAIK there is only one TCmax model. New versions were relesased for other models.

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TCMaximillian
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There are definitely two models. The older model and the 2020 model with the more powerful motor. If you look on the TCMax page ( https://supersoco.co.uk/tc-max/ ) you will see the top speed listed as "60mph (2020 version)". I don't know how to tell the difference though. Sorry.

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DocWeyr
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@tcmaximillian - but it is exactly the same TCmax. Maybe you mean old TC vs TCmax? TCmax avaiable since 2019 can reach top speed 95 km/h (eq. 60 mph). Old TC could only get 70 km/h after unlock procedure.

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TCMaximillian
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@docweyr There are 2 versions of TC Max. Pre 2020 with top speed of 56mph and 2020 with top speed of 60mph. It's a slightly more powerful motor.

Here's the link - https://en.vmotosoco.com/introducing-the-new-super-soco-tc-max/

It says "The biggest innovation of the 2020 version, however, is the engine. Produced by Super Soco, it has risen from 3000 to 3500 Watts."

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DocWeyr
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@tcmaximillian - ok, didn't notifiy that they released new engine.

Technically there is no max speed restriction in TCmax for mode 3 (as there is for 1 and 2). All is up to weight of rider and road conditions. Thus - max speed is rather a declaration. When you lift bike in garrage and make max speed - you can easly rotare lifted wheel to 110 km/h and more.

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@docweyr Yes, you're right. I guess you get a bit more speed and acceleration with the new model but a bit more range with the old model. Not much in it really.

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@tcmaximillian

Taken from the Super Soco Facebook group.

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rodd
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This is one of the places where I read about the "2020 version":

https://en.vmotosoco.com/introducing-the-new-super-soco-tc-max/

I think maybe opening the engine enclosure and checking its the new "TC engine" logo may be the way. At least that's what I saw in the video.

 

Supposedly the 2020 version is the one with the mobile connectivity, so it should have a SIM card somewhere as an indication of the version.

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Ewayfarer
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I might be wrong but from the reading I've done, there were a couple of issues with the 2019 TC Max:

One was that the orange/red battery cable was faulty and has now been replaced by the newer cables which are a lighter orange colour.  Hopefully these aren't faulty. If the bike you're looking at has the lighter colour battery cable then that should indicate it's one of the newer ones.

The other problem was that the switch connected to the side stand was faulty resulting in the bike remaining in park mode even when the stand was up.  Hopefully the 2020 bikes have that issue sorted out coz obviously you can't ride the bike if it thinks the stand is down, it will remain in Park mode and the throttle won't function.

Regarding speed, last week I went over a bridge and got to 100km/h, but that was slightly downhill 🙂

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