2021 Motorcycle Previews 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 First Look: Urban Mobility

2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 First Look: Urban Mobility

Electric power and scooters go together like peanut butter and chocolate. While we’re a long way from an electricity-powered touring motorcycle, an urban scooter can get by with much less range. The 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 gets its juice from a battery, and positions itself as a competitor to ICE (internal combustion engine) 125cc four-strokes.

The 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 uses a 9 kW motor to zip around town. That’s the equivalent of about 12 horsepower. The big difference between the MÓ eScooter and an ICE scooter is the massive torque on tap. Seat claims the eScooter 125 produces a mind-twisting peak 177 ft-lbs of torque. That is staggering.

2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 First Look - Price

With torque like that at your beck and call, Seat claims it will accelerate from 0-31 mph in less than four seconds. At the top end, it is good for 59 mph—more than enough for loads of fun in city environments.

Although range is less critical in-town, the 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 isn’t bad. Seat tells us that the 5.6 kWh lithium-ion battery will run the eScooter for 77 miles. Charging can be done at stations, or at home using a standard outlet. If you’re a power user, the eScooter 125’s battery can be easily swapped for one with a full charge.

2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 First Look - MSRP

How far you will be able to go on a charge is highly dependent upon your style of riding. To help manage electron consumption, the 125 has three power modes—Sport, City, and Eco. For the utmost in convenience, there’s also a reverse mode.

Further electronic wizardry includes a smartphone app that connects wirelessly to the Seat MÓ eScooter 125. To make sure your smartphone battery doesn’t run out—a distinct possibility when using navigation apps—there are two USB ports available. A phone holder is available from Seat.

2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 First Look - For Sale

Being a scooter, the MÓ has storage for two helmets under the seat. While you’re riding, the cargo space can be filled with groceries, or other goods picked up while out on a mission. If you need to haul more stuff around, Seat offers a top box case as an accessory.

The 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125 will be available in three matte colors—Daring Red, Dark Aluminium, and Oxygen White.

For those unaware of the Seat brand, it has a 70-year-history as an automobile maker in Spain and is part of the Volkswagen Group. Last year, Seat sold over a half-million cars. There is no US importer for the 2021 Seat MÓ eScooter 125, so opportunity awaits.

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Review: Stripped-Down

The 2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard serves several purposes. Its stripped-down nature makes it an ideal starting point for a custom build, as it...

Cardo Freecom 4+ Review: Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication

This is the story of Neil and the three Bluetooth communication devices. Once upon a time, I spent a ton of money on a...

2021 Yamaha YZ Lineup First Look: The Dirty Dozen Racers

Yamaha brings 12 YZ models for racing in 2021, running from the neophyte-ready YZ65 to the new supercross-platform YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition....

2021 Beta 300 RX First Look: Limited-Edition Motocross Motorcycle

Beta, the boutique Italian motorcycle manufacturer known for its enduro, dual-sport, and observed trials motorcycles, is making a move into the American motocross market...

Pirelli Sport Demon Street Tires: Long-Term Review Begins

The Metzeler Lasertec tires that arrived as standard equipment on my 2015 Triumph T214 Bonneville had served me well. But, with 7,012 miles on...

Voxan Wattman Land Speed Record Electric Motorcycle First Look

Almost totally unknown in the United States, Voxan Motors was founded in 1995 in France by Jacques Gardette. Voxan began life building a variety...