THE FLAGSHIP OF THE SILENCE RANGE IS THE S01 CONNECTED
Fully Electric. Simple, clean and smart. The Silence S01 Connected is “The Commuter”. Equivalent to a 125cc scooter or motorbike and created for the urban eco-cool. Zippy performance, exceptional carry-on space and app connected. Ride up to 62mph and travel 85 miles on one full charge.
with a maximum power of 9kw and a limited speed of 62mph making it an L3e or 125cc equivalent from a licensing perspective.
This range is achieved through its 5.6kwh 51v 40KG battery that has a unique integrated trolley-based system that slides out under the bike as its removed.
While the S01’s 5.6kWh battery pack can be charged in situ, all it takes is a quick pull of a lever under the seat to decouple the battery from the bike. It then slides out the left-hand side of the bike, revealing a couple of wheels and a telescopic handle, which allow you to pull it around like a small suitcase.
It is a genius piece of design that we reckon is truly game-changing for buyers that live in apartments, and/or those who don’t have access to off-street charging.
The battery takes between 6 to 8 hours to charge from flat and without it loaded, the bike weighs 111KG and is 2m in length. Due to its unique battery design, there is space under the seat for two full faced helmets eliminating the need in most cases for a Top Box (although one can be fitted if required).
Silence S01 Connected Power
The S01 comes standard with a combined braking system (CBS) on its 15″ front wheel and 14″ rear where the brushless hub motor resides and comes with Pirelli tyres as standard.
It has 3 forward Driving modes plus a reverse gear:-
ECO: In Eco mode the S01 can still achieve 43mph.
CITY: The S01 is designed for getting around the City. It has limited speed of 53mph, giving the vehicle a good level of performance and consumption.
SPORT: In Sport mode the driving reaches 62mph, offering greater strength and speed.
Regardless of whether this is your first scooter or you’re moving over to the S01 from a traditional 125cc petrol scooter, you’ll be pleased to know that it is totally unintimidating to ride. There’s no clutch or gear lever to worry about – to start, you simply squeeze the left brake lever, select a mode and ride away.
Our Take on the Speed & Performance
There are three riding modes available: Eco, City or Sport. We found City to be perfectly judged for inner-city riding – with just a twist of the throttle you can scoot away from Uber drivers at the lights – while Sport will help you achieve a top speed of 62mph. It’s worth noting, however, that riding flat-out in Sport mode has a massive impact on range. You should be able to tease out around 70-miles (Silence claims an official range of 85-miles) when riding around town but on faster roads that can drop to below 40 miles.
Now, if 62mph sounds rather quick for an electric scooter, let us put your mind to rest. With its relatively long wheelbase and a low centre of gravity (thanks to that underslung battery), the S01 feels very stable at higher speeds. And while it can be a little slow to change direction (something we suspect is down to the unsprung weight of that hub-mounted motor) it’s far from unwieldy.
Limited speed: 62mph
0 – 30mph: 3.9 seconds
Range: Up to 85 miles (WMTC)
Charging time: 6-8 hours using standard UK 240V socket
Battery: Lithium-Ion, 5.6 kWh
Motor: 7 kW (9 kW Peak Power)
Charger: 600 W On-board / Off-board (UK 3-pin connection)
Heater: Battery pack with 55W heater (works with charger)
Driving Modes: Sport, City, ECO and reverse gear
Weight without battery: 111 kg
Max authorised weight: 320 kg
Dimensions: 2,000 L 705 W 1,313 H (mm)
Suspension: Hydraulic damping
Wheelbase: 1,450 mm
Front / rear wheels: 120-70-15 / 140-70-14
Brakes / Brake System: Disc / CBS
Lighting: LED, daytime running, integrated turn signals
Digital speedometer: Speed, SOC (state of charge), remaining miles and temperatures
Connectivity: On board unit (OBU) with SIM connected to the “Silence Connected” APP
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