CSC Monterey Electric Scooter
The Smile Machine
Bring sunshine into your life – and to everyone around you – with the spectacularly charming Monterey electric scooter. It brings the classic styling of Honda’s iconic Super Cub but reinvented with a thoroughly modern electric powerplant to silently thrust you along to your next errand. Big smiles come at no extra charge!
“I’ve gotten more looks on the CSC Monterey than other e-motorcycles or e-scooters I’ve ridden, hands down,” raved electric motorcycle guru Micah Toll in his review on Electrek. “People stop walking and simply gawk. Kids give me the thumbs up while their parents stare.”
CSC enhances the Super Cub design with an electric powerplant so you’ll never have to stop for gas again. An electric motor supplies 2400-watts of power to scoot you from one errand to another at up to 30 mph, perfect for urban and suburban use. A 60-volt lithium battery is the rechargeable fuel supply, and it was thoughtfully designed to be removable so it can be charged anywhere.
When it comes to ease of use, the Monterey couldn’t be any better. There is no clutch to operate and no gears to shift - it’s as easy to ride as a bicycle except no pedaling! At just 181 pounds, the Monterey is less than half the weight of traditional motorcycles. Large-diameter wheels and front and rear hydraulic suspension ably absorb potholes and speed bumps.
“It rides like a bicycle but with the power of a light motorcycle, it’s really the best of both worlds,” Electrek’s Toll praised.
The classic step-through design works just as well in 2021 as it did in 1961, providing easy access for riders of all sizes. The Monterey’s open layout provides comfortable upright ergonomics that are enhanced by floorboard-style footrests that accommodate various foot positions and leg lengths. An accessible seat height of 30 inches helps vertically challenged riders get their feet down when stopped, while a separate passenger saddle provides a comfy perch for smiling co-riders.
While cast switch housings on the handlebar and a stylish chrome front fender lip speak to 1960s character, a host of modern conveniences ensure the Monterey isn’t all retro. The headlight looks pleasingly retro yet has modern LED lighting elements, including the taillight and turnsignals. A USB charging port in the front accessory bin enables your smartphone to be fully charged when you pop into the neighborhood store. The Monterey also has lockable storage under the seat, and the passenger seat can be replaced with a rear rack or basket.
Amazingly, the CSC Monterey costs less than many electric bicycles. It’s priced at only $2,195 – and ships to most addresses in the lower 48-states for just $250. With documentation and set-up fees** of $410, the total cost shipped right to your door is just $2,855!
The Monterey is the perfect combination of striking retro style and 21st-century practicality. It’s available in your choice of three attractive two-tone colorways: Tuxedo Black with white, Sunshine Yellow with white, and Bianca White with red accents.
“It’s the bike you want if you’re looking for a fun and enjoyable cruise,” summarized Mr. Toll in his review.
|Max. Power||2.4 kilowatts (kW)|
|Max Torque||120N.m / 88ft/lb|
|Nominal Power||1500 watts (1.5kW)|
|Max. Speed||30 mph|
|Climbing Ability||10° uphill slope|
|Battery Capacity||60 volts / 26 amp-hours (Ah)|
|Battery Weight||22 lbs|
|Input Voltage||110V-220V, 3-stage charger|
|Range||*Between 20 and 60 miles|
|Dimensions||74.4 x 26.8 x 40.2 inches|
|Seat Height||30 inches|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 inches|
|Curb Weight||181 pounds|
|Max. Capacity||331 pounds|
|Price||$2,195 (+$410 doc and set-up**)|
*Range of all electric vehicles is dependent on the type/style of riding, weight of the rider, the terrain being ridden on, and ambient temperature.
**All motorcycle dealers charge documentation and setup fees, and usually freight fees, too. CSC’s prep and doc charges are much less than most dealers charge.