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Godi
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 Godi
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Hello

I'm thinking of buying a tc-max, I haven't seen any yet, but I've seen a TS at the dealership. I think TC-max is the same size as TS, and it seems really small, very small.

I am 1.85 m tall and weigh 85 kg, and I doubt I could ride a TS with a passenger in the back, something I do almost every day.

Is this bike big enough for two people?

Thank you

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DocWeyr
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IMHO - TCmax is pure 1 rider bike. Especially for taller ones (I am 2 m).

Possibly some very small couple can ride but still seat is just short - like for 1.5 person or comfortable for a taller rider who needs to seat a bit back.

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flyingelectric
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Me, 70kg plus one passenger extra 100kg and clothes is alot or too much for standard suspension on the Soco TS. I have managed it at 30 and 50km/h but it feels bad or slow. I would guess maximum weight for two people are two small young people together at 100-120kg total weight.

I'm 1,78m and 70kg and look big if I look on the reflections of myself riding my Soco

- Wrroooooming

but I love my Soco alot!

 

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DocWeyr
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@flyingelectric

I am 2 m tall. I do not look at photos. Accept max 80-85 km/h. And still enjoy riding. Yes - in future I would like to get a bigger one with min 10-11 kW engine. For me would fit better. But up to what market offers - TCmax gives me ride and fun.

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Godi
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Hi Doc

I have not problem with limited velocity or power, I drive very easy. My problem is one of "space", I drive with a passanger daily, and I don't see there enough room for two people.

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DocWeyr
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@godi

Neither do I. In your situation it looks there are 2 options:

1. Check if there are other options. In my range if I expect shop and service in my country for light e-motor I do not have other options equivalent to TCmax. Maybe you have more options around in Canada.

2. So you may wait or try to maintain custom longer seat. Unfortunately for TC/TCmax you may only order original 1.5x or 1 person only. So if you need longer - you need someone to make one for you. It should be possible and safe if you look at back seat holder mount. Or even check how back rack is mounted.

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de_svenne
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@docweyr

Hi,

 

i am also 2m tall (100kg). I am interested in buying one!

 

what about suspension?

Less distance with our weight?

 

greetings

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DocWeyr
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@de_svenne

Sure suspension could be harder. And seat higher. But for rather short distances - it works fine enough. In fact - it is light cafe racer style. So for more space - we would need e-choppers. ;-]

Btw - I tried Zero DSX seat. It is higher but too tide for my big.... backside - so I prefer open, simple cafe racer style seat of TCmax which offers me to seat a bit more to back and keep more space in front. ;-]= I am sure you know what I mean. Still - harder suspension option would be nice.

 

And yes - our weight and a larger figure (which creates more resistance for the wind) means more work to be done to drive with you or me on board. Real, safe range for mode 3 (typical on my way) is 60-70 km. And max speed hardly reaches 80 km/h. On straight road going a bit low I can see 85 km/s. But reality for me (I am bigger then you) is 70-75 km/h. So for its engine - distance and max speed are lower then for standard drivers.

 

But still - even if I cannot reach max speed - it offers pretty nice ride from suburbs for its price and.... in my country standard car driving license needed. 

 

Anyway - my friends say - you will always need to upgrade to faster and more powerfull motorcycle when you buy your first one. ;-] So TC max is really nice choice. Especially when you start everyday driving on 2 wheels. Is it a lifetime choce for big driver. I suppose that I will look for something bigger next year or in 2 years. Just to feel a bit less like pandta on e-bike. ;-] But so far - TCmax makes my drives to work happy time.

 

Enjoy @de_svenne ;-]=

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Godi
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 Godi
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Thanks, I think I should keep looking for something bigger

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