Talaria Sting Versus Surron X: Which Beast to Choose?

The Talaria on the left and the Surron on the right
The Talaria on the left and the Surron on the right

Check Out Our Quick Comparison

Feature Talaria Surron X Notes
Price $4,500 (from Ant Bikes) $4,750 (from Luna Cycles) Surron X is slightly more expensive and harder to find, possibly leading to further price increases.
Power Output 8,000 KW 6,000 KW Talaria offers more power with a 60 volt 45 amp battery compared to Surron’s 60 volt 38 amp battery.
Weight 145 lbs 125 lbs Talaria is heavier by about 20 lbs, which might influence handling and transport.
Drive System Gearbox Belt system Talaria uses a more straightforward gearbox system; Surron uses a belt system which can be annoying and costly to maintain.
Maintenance Gear oil changes required Frequent belt changes Gearbox oil needs changing at specific intervals for Talaria; Surron requires belt replacements costing around $45 each.
Suspension Quality High (Fast Ace shocks) Low (KKE shocks) Talaria has a significantly better suspension setup, suitable for rugged use. Surron’s stock suspension is considered subpar.
Modding Potential Moderate (about 80%) High Surron offers more extensive modding options currently, though Talaria is catching up.
Best Use Scenario Out-of-the-box use Custom builds Talaria is ideal for riders wanting a ready-to-go, high-performance bike; Surron is better for those who enjoy customizing their ride.

Hey everyone, welcome back to the blog! Today, we’re diving into a hot topic that many of you have been asking about—the showdown between the Talaria and the Surron X.

You will get all the pros, cons, and key differences to help you figure out which bike is best for your riding style. I will also reveal a third contender, a new bike that riders are claiming is better than both the Talaria and the Surron. But is it?

Price Comparison

So, let’s kick things off with a major deciding factor: the price.

The Surron X, available from many USA retailers and is selling for about $4,750, or $6200 in Canada.

Meanwhile, the Talaria Sting will set you back about $4,500 in the USA, and $5000 in Canada.

It’s a close race in terms of cost, but the Surron is slightly pricier and, surprisingly, packs less power—only about 6,000 KW from its 60 volt 38 amp battery. The Talaria, on the other hand, boasts about 8,000 KW with its 60 volt 45 amp battery.

Weight Comparison Between Talaria and Surron

Weight is another point of difference. The Talaria is a bit heavier at around 145 lbs, compared to the Surron’s 125 lbs. It might not seem like much, but it’s definitely noticeable if you’re looking for something lighter.

Drive System

Now, let’s talk mechanics. The Talaria uses a straightforward gearbox system—just from the rear wheel to the gearbox. It’s pretty hassle-free, although you will need to change the gear oil regularly. Changing out the belt on the Surron, however, can be a bit of a chore, especially if you’re breaking them as often as I do (every 7 to 10 rides), and at around $45 a pop, it adds up!


When it comes to suspension, the Talaria takes the lead with its superior setup featuring Fast Ace front and rear shocks. I’ve been hitting big drops and jumps for six months, and it’s held up incredibly well. The stock suspension on the Surron? Not so much. It feels like I could blow out the KKE front fork and rear shock in a day!

Modifications and Upgrades

Mods are a big part of the bike world, and here, the Surron currently has more options. You can pretty much fully build a Surron with a wide range of modifications available. The Talaria is getting there, about 80% of the way, but it still lacks some options.


So, if I had to pick one? It’s tough! Both bikes have their merits. If you want a bike that’s ready to roll straight out of the box, go with the Talaria—it’s just more dialed in. But if you’re into customizing and building your dream ride, the Surron offers more possibilities for mods.

I was out testing with two Talario riders and myself on my Surron. On tight trails, all bikes performed equally well. On the road, the Talaria had a noticeable speed difference.

We did some pretty steep hill climbs, and both bikes performed fairly similarly. However, I was 40 pounds heavier than the Talaria rider.

We rode the exact same trails and distance, but my Surron was at 41 percent when finished, and the Talaria with the stock battery was at 49%.

The Talaria handled beautifully, but when switching to the Surron it felt so much smaller and less powerful.

To wrap it up, while today’s ride was a blast, we’re going to do it again with more long-term comparisons for you.

So, what’s that new bike I was taking about, it’s the Eride Pro SS 2.0 Electric bike and the newer E-Ride Pro 2.0, which riders are saying is one step up from the Talaria. Check out my Eride Pro SS review

Stay tuned for more adventures and updates as we continue to push these bikes to their limits. Happy riding!

Extra Talaria Sting Differences

  • Has a Longer wheelbase
  • Has a wider and longer swingarm
  • Less fork rake (2 degrees less)
  • Higher KW rated motor (by .8kw)
  • Higher rated Controller (by .8kw)
  • Has a stock battery the is larger (12ah more)
  • Taller frame and raised seat (+ 48mm)
  • No mid-drive (jack shaft)
  • Chain drive vs belt drive
  • Gear reduction and ‘gearbox‘ with sealed-in oil
  • 1.65 vs 1.25″ rim sizes
  • Wider rear hub
  • Larger brake calipers and caliper pistons (up 2mm)
  • Larger hub/gear/rotor mounting and bolt size (from 6mm to 8mm)
  • Accessible controller features through the Eggrider display, including regenerative braking (standard configuration only).
  • Head light seams brighter

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