Today the range of electric bikes has significantly grown and there are plenty of companies to choose from be it utility, commute, or off-road eBikes. We have compared different ebikes to help you in your purchase and also created an in-depth buying guide of the best electric bikes that are under $1500 and $1000. Feel free to check them out as they will give you an idea of what to look for when purchasing an ebike.

In this article, I am comparing RadRunner Plus vs Juiced Scorpian X  which are 750W geared hub motor powered utility electric bikes.

The exact models being compared in this article are given below. Make sure you are checking out the right one.

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Scorpian X Juiced Bikes Scorpian X Check Price

First Impression

RadRunner Plus looks like a classic moped from the 70s. This retro-designed eBike comes with a cushioned passenger rack, a LED halo headlight and an LCD display. RadRunner plus has a stand-over height of 16.5″

Scorpian X by Juiced Bikes also features a moped look with a 2000lumen headlight and rear rack compatible for mounting cargo. You will need to purchase a passenger kit separately.

Scorpian X vs Rad Runner PlusScorpian X vs Rad Runner Plus

Physical Features

RadRunner Plus Scorpian X
Type Utility eBike Utility eBike
Frame Aluminum Aluminum
Brakes 180 mm front and rear 180 mm front/160mm rear Hydraulic Disc
Weight 74.3lb 103.2lb
Gear 7-speed gear Shimona 8-speed gear
PayLoad 300lbs 275lbs
Tire Size (inches) 20 x 3.3 20 x 4.25

Both these e-bikes are designed for a ride in town and country without worrying about uneven terrain. Rad Runner Plus sports a 7speed drivetrain with dual disc breaks and weighs 74.3 pounds.

Scorpian on the other side has an 8speed Shimona freewheel for easier pedaling. It has wider tires which will make a ride on uneven terrains slightly easier but suffers on payload capacity and weight compared to RadRunner.

If you are the person staying in an apartment, then weight plays a major role in carrying the eBikes around.

RadRunner Plus

RadRunner Plus with Passenger Cushion

Technical Features

Have a look at the technical comparison between the two electric bikes

RadRunner Plus Scorpian X
Battery 48V 14Ah Lithium-Ion 52V / 15.0 Ah
Motor 750W Geared Hub 750W Geared Hub
Max Speed 20mph 20-28mph
Mileage ~45miles 55 miles
Torque 80nm 85nm

Although the Motor capacity is the same, Scorpian X has a slightly bigger battery capacity. This is actually an improvement from their previous Scorpian model. According to Juiced Bikes, this slight increase in battery will provide +15% extra rage over the traditional 48V/14Ah battery.

Having a bigger battery is an advantage as it not only increases the range but also provides more power and hence better pull/speed. On the downside, the weight considerably increases with bigger batteries.

Juiced Scorpian X

RadRunner Plus vs Scorpian X: Which one to consider?

So the major difference between both these eBikes is the battery. With a bigger battery, Scorpian X provides better range, speed and power at the cost of weight. You are losing a passenger rack cushion and the cost difference is $400.

Buy RadRunner Plus, If:

  • Living in an apartment
  • Need a passenger rack
  • Tight on Budget

Buy Scorpian X, If:

  • Want a bigger battery
  • Not worried about the extra cost, but need better performance


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Scorpian X Juiced Bikes Scorpian X Check Price

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