How to recognize new model
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)
AFAIK there is only one TCmax model. New versions were relesased for other models.
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.
This is one of the places where I read about the "2020 version":
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.
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One was that the orange/red battery cable was faulty and has now been replaced by the newer cables which are a lighter orange colour.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 🙂