Press Release | 29/06/2021
The sound of electric:
Silence descends on Motorcycle Live
Silence UK caps its debut year with stand at Motorcycle Live 2021, as MCIA reports UK electric two-wheel sales bigger than ever
Full range on display and models available to test ride 4-12 December
Competition to win an S01 in partnership with Autotrader
Carlos Sotelo driving a Silence S01 around the centre of Paris
SOLIHULL, West Midlands 1 December 2021: The electric revolution is coming to Motorcycle Live 2021, as the Silence UK ‘e-moto’ scooter family caps its debut year with its biggest stage yet at Birmingham’s NEC.
The full, five-model Silence plug-in range will be on show – and available to try – together for the first time, offering all-electric, zero-emission alternatives to traditional 50cc and 125cc mopeds and step-through scooters.
Private riders and commuters will be drawn to the stylish S01 Connected and new Urban spec which is now available in both S01and S02 trim. For professional riders and fleets, the S02 Business and S02 Business+ mean business, with long-range battery options and a large collection of practical accessories.
All stand visitors will have a chance to see for themselves the revolutionary, ‘click and go’ removable and portable Silence lithium-ion battery, which can be charged through any 240V socket and can reduce running costs to a penny per mile – a massive 80% less than ICE-powered scooters.
And it’s not just about looking as riders of all levels can try electric for themselves, with Silence ‘e-moto’ scooters available in both the MCIA TryRIDE (Hall 2) and Test Ride (Hall 3a) zones at the show. MCIA TryRIDE offers free 20-minute beginner lessons with a professional instructor to anyone aged 14 or over, and 2021 is the first year to feature the option of Silence all-electric bikes.
Finally, to win the ultimate eco Christmas present, visitors to the Silence stand can enter a competition, run in conjunction with Autotrader, to win a range-topping Silence S01 Connected to be delivered ready for Christmas.
Tony Lewis, co-founder of Silence UK, said: “Two-wheel electric travel is coming of age and this is the perfect moment to bring it to the biggest show in the UK.
“Electric riding is simple, affordable and most of all, fun. To date this year, sales of electric two-wheelers have almost tripled and Motortcycle Live is the right audience, at the right time, to experience the full Silence range. I’m particularly excited that MCIA are including Silence in their TryRIDE zone, for the next generation of riders to experience electric.”
The show will cap off an extremely busy year for Silence in the Midlands, having opened its UK HQ in Solihull, taken big steps with retail partners, and launched its range of bikes into the UK market, with attractive finance and warranties.
Through 2021, the brand has also established a commercial partnership and concept breakdown assistance bike with The AA, has kicked-off the country’s first e-moto scooter share trial with Solihull Council, and is in detailed conversations with numerous local authorities and delivery businesses across the UK.
“The City Dwellers”
Created specifically for riders who live and work in the city, these new models takes all the Silence style into more cost-effective packages. The S02 Urban is the entry point in the range, with its 2kWh battery and 1.5 kW motor equivalent to a 50cc moped, ideal for younger riders. It has a top speed of 30mph and a range of up to 35 miles.
The S01 Urban brings S01 style, a 4.1kWh battery and 5kW motor, producing a top speed of 55mph and a range of 62 miles.
Equivalent to a 125cc scooter or motorbike, the S01 Connected is engineered for the town or city, with zippy performance exceptional carry-on space and connected services. A 5.6kWh battery and 7kW (9kw peak power) motor deliver a range of up to 85 miles, 0-30 in only 3.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 62mph.
The ideal tools for door-to-door delivery services and urban business use, these give a choice of range and performance. The 50cc equivalent S02 Business features a 5.6kWh battery, but configured for range, able to travel up to 91miles between charges.
The more powerful S02 Business+ ups the performance and carrying capacity thanks to its 7kW motor, but still delivers up to 80 miles range.
All Business models are fully customisable with a wide range of practical accessories, from cavernous top boxes to windscreens.
Silence is the leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles in Europe. For the past 9 years, it has been designing, developing and manufacturing electric scooters and battery packs using in-house technology. With its headquarters and manufacturing and development facilities in Barcelona, Silence boasts an extensive sales network throughout Spain and Europe. Customers include Acciona, Seat, Telepizza, Ara Vinc, Zena Group, Cooltra, B:SM and the Madrid and Barcelona city councils, among others. Silence was founded in 2012 by Carlos Sotelo, a former Dakar Rally rider and the company’s current CEO.
Antonio Martínez Muniente
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