GOTRAX GXL V2 black for adult electric kick scooter
The GOTRAX GXL V2 scooter is one of our most affordable models, perfect for riders looking to get started in the world of electric scooters. Ideal for shorter trips, the GXL V2 can travel up to 20 km per charge. Gotrax GXL V2 Lightweight Electric Scooter with 5 Inflatable Tires. 20 Mile Range and 15.5 MPH Speed 36v front wheel drive motor with 5.2amp lithium battery Hand brake, cruise control, reinforced frame and locking mechanism 15cm wide foot tray ENERGY GROUP CANADA. for the pleasure of riding The special free shipping for 100.00 purchase does not apply on vehicles.
8,5 Inflatable Tires: This makes the GXL scooter the ultimate scooter for overcoming rough streets
250W Motor: Our most powerful scooter to date, the GXL has a top speed of 15. 5 km/h and can support a maximum of 100 kg.
36 V battery: the GXL travels up to 20 km and recharges in approximately 4 hours
Portable design: GXL frame folds and locks for easy storage, making it a perfect scooter for transportation
Product dimensions 111.13 x 43.18 x 106.68 cm; 12.24 kilograms
36v 5.2 amp lithium battery
Autonomy 20 km per charge
Dimensions: 43.3 x 16.7 x 44.1
MAXIMUM RIDER WEIGHT 220 lbs
36V 5.2aH lithium ion battery
Frame Material A6061 Aluminum Alloy
Electromagnetic brake (front), disc brake (rear)
For gotrax product light assembly required or Optional assembly and preparation costs
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GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter Review
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GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
While the GOTRAX GXL V2 is a heavier electric scooter, the 250-watt motor combined with a 36V battery make it a powerhouse in terms of distance and speed.
GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
We purchased the GOTRAX GXL V3 Commuting Electric Scooter so our expert reviewer could thoroughly test and assess it. Keep reading for our full product review.
Investing in a quick way to get to your office without breaking the bank or sitting in hours of traffic is something all urban dwellers dream of. Thankfully, the rise of electric scooters can make your commute both greener and an easy way to jot around town. Going up to 13 miles on a single battery charge, the GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter offers an eco-friendly way to get to work at a speedy 16 miles per hour (mph). We tested the GOTRAX GXL V2 for 30 miles worth of driving in our town, noting its design, battery life, speed, and maneuverability. Read on for our thoughts.
Design: Heavy for a reason
At 43.8 by 17 by 42 inches (LWH, unfolded), the GOTRAX is larger than many models out there on the market. It’s also heavier, weighing a whopping 27 pounds according to our scale—and we could certainly feel that weight as we lugged it up and down the stairs at our office. We attribute most of the bulk to the 250-watt power motor and 36V battery.
While it’s compact enough to fit in an office closet, it wouldn’t be a good fit in the back of a break room. The handlebars don’t fold, which means to carry it you’ll either have to grip it by the neck and risk bashing your knee on a piece of the wheel or you can try steering it on its sole wheel, which also doesn’t exactly work well.
In fact, one of our biggest gripes about this model is that it’s incredibly difficult to fold and unfold. When we first pulled it out of the box and wanted to haul it down the front porch stairs, we struggled. Then we tried to fold it. That was a mistake, as the lever located at the base of the neck didn’t want to budge. When it did, it sprung out abruptly, bruising our knee. It’s also difficult to press down and release the folded neck from the wheelbase, and it usually takes us a few tries to pry it free. One thing to note: the max weight limit is 220 pounds, so if you’re on the heavier side you might not be able to ride the GOTRAX scooter.
Setup Process: A headache in the making
The GOTRAX would have taken us about 20 minutes tops to assemble—had the manual been designed for the correct scooter. It comes with a booklet, and when we studied the scooter, we realized it was for the wrong model, though it’s advertised for the GOTRAX. This caused problems because we didn’t know we were supposed to set up the brakes before we secured the neck base.
What should have taken us 20 minutes to set up took us a lot longer because we attempted to build it with factory-provided incorrect instructions. Finally, after admitting defeat and popping over to YouTube, we were finally able to put it together. For those of you that don’t like instructions, this scooter is not for you. You will break it if you attempt to mess with it without reviewing instructions. It also required about 1.5 hours to charge initially, which we thought was fairly reasonable, but more on that below.
One of our biggest gripes about this model is that it’s incredibly difficult to fold and unfold.
Performance: Great on many surfaces
To get going, we first pulled the GOTRAX onto the sidewalk and pressed the On button (a bright red button located at the top of the neck) for five seconds. The display lit up with two features: the miles per hour, in bright white letters, and the battery life, comprised of fourths. Hopping on, we pressed the accelerator on the right handlebar only to find nothing happened. In order to make this scooter fly, you need to push off and get the wheels rolling. Once the wheels start moving, you press down on the accelerator and the 250-watt motor kicks in. As we also learned, the GOTRAX really does fly, and the first of two gears accelerates it up to 8.6 mph in what seemed like seconds.
To switch it into second gear, the same On button controls the gear shifting. Press and hold it for two seconds to swap gears up to 15.5 mph thanks to the motor. This same button also controls the lights on the front of the scooter. Simply press the red button once, and it triggers the front light.
In this regard, the GOTRAX scooter should be simple to adjust. However, this isn’t always so as the button is too far to reach while driving. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like to swap gears or alter controls mid-drive, then it’s not a big deal. But if you would prefer more control over your scooter, look elsewhere. Also, if you live in a rainy climate, we do not recommend this scooter, as the manual says it is not waterproof and you will break it if you use it in the rain. Because of the explicit warning, we did not test it in rainy conditions.
Now, it sounds like we just have complaints about this scooter, but that’s definitely not the case. The issues mentioned are very minor once you get used to them. One of the major perks about the GOTRAX is that its built-in suspension is very solid. We accidentally drove into a deep pothole and flew through the air on this scooter. While it landed with a clank, and we were worried we may have broken it, the scooter proved to be in top condition and kept speeding along. That said, this is a scooter designed for commuting, not off-roading, and we do not recommend doing this on the regular. We also recommend wearing a helmet.
One of the biggest perks about the scooter is its top speed. It claims it can go up to 15.5 mph on roads. When we drove it around town, the speed registered at 16.2 mph on downhill slopes when shifted into second gear, even higher than the advertised 15.5 mph maximum. And with the top gear speeds, if you press and hold the accelerator for a few seconds, the scooter reverts to cruise control. When going long distances with minimal braking, this is a wonderful feature for the GOTRAX. However, in the city where we had to constantly start and stop, it could become a hindrance.
When we drove it around town, the speed registered at 16.2 mph on downhill slopes when shifted into second gear, even higher than the advertised 15.5 mph maximum.
Battery Life: A long wait for a long runtime
The first time we charged up the GOTRAX, we were surprised that it took less than an hour to charge. After all, it advertises taking 3-4 hours. What we learned is that the scooter comes half-charged, and that in charging it up the first time, you merely top it off. Every other time it’ll take around 4 hours. Despite the lengthy recharge time, however, the 36V battery is outstanding. The charge supposedly lasts 9-12 miles, but using a combination of gear one and gear two, we managed 13 miles.
Even at the 13-mile mark, the motor and battery showed there was still some juice left. While it could have gone further, we didn’t want to risk being so far away from the charger. If you’re looking for a scooter than can go the distance, the battery life alone makes the GOTRAX a worthy investment.
Price: Perfect for the Price
At around 300, the GOTRAX is a great scooter for the price. With high speeds, great suspension, and the elongated battery life, you’re getting what you paid for. There are some issues with setup, charge time, and folding, but have no doubt—this is a high-quality scooter with high speed. There are cheaper models on the market, but if you want the distance, this is the better option.
GOTRAX GXL V2 vs. Swagtron Swagger
We pitted the Swagtron Swagger against the GOTRAX GXL V2 to see which one was the better model. However, both come with their pros and cons and are fairly well-balanced rivals. For example, the GOTRAX comes with longer battery life, lasting 13 miles in comparison to the Swagtron’s six miles. In contrast, the Swagtron’s handling was a lot easier to control, especially since its five gears allowed for more tailored driving speeds.
On the other hand, while we liked the Swagtron in terms of control, in terms of holding up to heavy use, the GOTRAX felt more up to the task, with stronger front suspensions and larger wheels. If you’ve got a short commute ahead of you, or are zipping around a college campus, the Swagtron provides for a better ride. However, if speed and distance are your preference, then the GOTRAX is definitely the better option.
One of the best for urban commuters despite the flaws.
Despite its weight and the finicky issues with folding, the GOTRAX GXL V2 scooter is a powerhouse. With a 36V battery that lasts the ages and a powerful 250-watt motor, it is a solid scooter is a great addition to the electric scooter market. While we wish it was lighter and could store a little more easily in an office, these aren’t deal-breakers. Just be sure to wear a helmet.
Gotrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter Review
At under 300, the Gotrax GXL V2 electric scooter has a lot of great features that make it stand out, like a good motor system and fast top speed. It also has a decent range best for riders who want to supplement a commute. We especially liked the tires, too, which provide a really comfortable ride. If you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a scooter, but you want something more than just an e-vehicle meant for fun, check out the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter.
The Gotrax GXL V2’s motor is reasonably standard for a scooter of its caliber. It’s 250 watts and built into the front hub. The motor is powered by a 36-volt lithium-ion battery. That gives the scooter a top speed of 15.5 mph, which is fast, and a range of 9-12 miles.
Ranges are measured with a pretty light rider not going at the top speed, so expect a reduced range if you’re closer to the max weight limit and going really fast. Gear 1 gives you a 10 mph top speed, while Gear 2 unlocks the 15.5 mph. If you’re new to scooters, try out Gear 1 first to get comfortable.
For hills, the Gotrax GXL V2 can tackle up to 10-degree slopes. The battery takes about 4 hours to recharge from empty, which is a quick turnaround. A lot of similar scooters take longer.
The scooter is built with a fortified frame that can hold up to 220 pounds. It weighs around 26 pounds, so it isn’t too difficult to carry it around if necessary. There’s a handlebar display, so you can conveniently see data like battery life and speed. To brake, use the handlebar brakes and the rear disk brake, which you push down with your foot. This dual system brake is a scooter highlight and allows you to brake gradually or quickly, if necessary.
The other cool feature is that the scooter is IP54 water-resistant. It obviously can’t be submerged in water, but if you’re riding through puddles, you don’t have to worry about damage. The rear splash guard is also a nice touch.
The tires also help deal with rougher terrain, since they’re pneumatic, or air-filled. While they are prone to punctures, air-filled tires are better at shock absorption and handling bumps and uneven ground. While this scooter shouldn’t be taken off-road, you can ride over not-so-smooth pavement comfortably.
The biggest safety highlight is that the scooter is UL 2271 certified. That means the batteries have met the standards set up by Underwriter Labs, significantly lowering the risk of the batteries overheating or even exploding.
Proper care on the owner’s part is still important, however, so be sure to not overcharge your scooter. You should also be sure to store it in a cool, dry place. If you’re riding at night or other low-visibility times of day, lighting is important. The Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter has a front headlight, but no rear light.
This Gotrax scooter has a 90-day limited warranty. To qualify, you cannot have rented out the scooter or used it for competition, which is an odd addition, but obviously something Gotrax has dealt with before. The warranty only covers parts or problems as a result of manufacturer defects, which doesn’t include weather-related damage. Customer support is U.S. based.
There weren’t any glaring problems with the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter. Customers sometimes wish the headlight was brighter, and recommend getting a rear headlight attached since being seen from behind is just as important as being seen from the front.
There’s also some discrepancy in reviews about the scooter’s weight. Some say it’s around 27 pounds, and some say it’s 31 pounds. There isn’t a huge difference there, but people could feel that 4 pounds if they’re carrying the scooter around for a while.
However, you won’t find a scooter like this that’s much lighter. The product page on the Gotrax website says 26.4 pounds, so that’s what we went with.
Who should buy the Gotrax GXL V2?
Price-wise, this is a very attractive commuter scooter. It doesn’t have a huge range, so it’s meant for last-mile commuters who value a comfortable ride and fast speeds. If you want to supplement your city commute with a greener option, but don’t want to spend a lot for a higher-end scooter, the GXL V2 Commuter is a good choice.
For what it is, the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter electric scooter is impressive. We’re giving it a 4.5 out of 5 as a last-mile budget commuter scooter. The tires are a highlight, as well as the water-resistant frame, fast speed, and dual-braking system.
The built-in handlebar display has all the info you need, and it’s about as light as a scooter of this level could be. We do wish the lighting was better, though, which is why we docked half a star. You can easily fix that by buying a helmet light and attaching a tail light. It’s a solid electric scooter for teens and adults alike.
Gotrax GXL V2 Review
The Gotrax GXL V2 commuting electric scooter has quality disc brakes, pneumatic tires, and built-in LEDs. Quite frankly, you couldn’t ask more of a 300 e-scooter. Also, it’s one of the best-selling electric scooters on Amazon.
It is a classic beginner’s scooter with an excellent balance of features, a good weight, and a decent range, making it a remarkably good scooter for urban commuters.
- Gotrax GXL V2 – Who’s it for?
- Gotrax GXL V2 Specs
- Gotrax GXL V2 Performance
- Speed and Acceleration
- Gotrax GXL V2 Hill Climbing Capabilities?
- Gotrax GXL V2 Battery and Range
- Gotrax GXL V2 Design and Features
- Build Quality
- Wheels and Tires
- Ride Quality
- What is the difference between Gotrax GXL and GXL V2?
- Gotrax GXL vs Gotrax XR Elite
- Gotrax GXL V2 vs Segway ES1L
- Gotrax GXL V2 vs M365
- Gotrax GXL V2 Review Conclusions
Gotrax GXL V2 – Who’s it for?
Gotrax GXL electric scooter is an ideal option for riders that want a cheap but functional scooter.
It’s not fast or powerful, and judging by its lack of suspension, the GXL V2 is not an off-road scooter either.
What it is a scooter for beginners that need to get from point A to B without breaking the bank.
- Great value for the price
- Good build quality
- Cruise control
- Pneumatic tires
Gotrax GXL V2 Performance
Speed and Acceleration
The Gotrax GXL V2 electric scooter has a manufacturer-claimed top speed of 16 MPH and a tested top speed of 13.5 MPH. Its 250-Watt brushless DC motor delivers relatively high torque despite maintaining low power consumption.
However, it’s clear that this scooter wasn’t built to carry heavy riders, which explains the sizeable difference between its claimed and tested top speed.
Acceleration tests show that the GXL V2 takes 10 seconds to go from zero to 15 MPH, which is not bad at all. In comparison, the Xiaomi M365, which costs a good 200 more, takes 6.3 seconds.
It’s a little disappointing that you can only kick-start the GXL V2. It lacks a zero start feature, so you have to kick it up to speeds of about 2 MPH before the motor kicks into gear.
How do you use cruise control on a Gotrax scooter?
Gotrax GXL scooter has a cruise control feature. To activate cruise control, you have to maintain the speed for 10 seconds. Basically, the only way to activate the cruise control, you have to full throttle all the way down for 10 seconds. It’s hard to engage it at a lower speed.
Gotrax GXL V2 Hill Climbing Capabilities?
A standardized hill-climb test with a 160-pound rider saw the GXL V2 take on a 10% hill and complete it in 20.9 seconds. It averaged a speed of 6.5 MPH on the climb.
This is very close to the hill-climbing abilities of the M365, the proclaimed king of budget scooters, which takes 20.8 seconds at a 6.5 MPH average climbing speed.
Gotrax GXL V2 Battery and Range
Powering the Gotrax GXL Commuter V2 is a 36V 5.2Ah battery, which gives you 9 – 12 miles on a full charge.
The manufacturer-claimed range is 12 miles, but on a standardized urban loop, the 187-Watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack managed 10 miles before running out of juice.
Expect to get less out of this battery when riding in cold temperatures, stopping frequently, climbing hills, and riding at higher speeds. However, don’t expect a dead battery to stop this scooter dead in its tracks.
Owing to its lightweight build and low deck, the GXL V2 quickly becomes an ordinary kick scooter when push comes to shove.
Upfront, the GXL Commuter V2 sports a regenerative brake, whereas the rear tire gets its stopping power from disc brakes.
This rear brake was foot-operated in the GXL Commuter V1, but the manufacturer ditched that design for a more practical hand lever.
This e-scooter has remarkable braking capabilities. Its stopping distance of 16 feet matches that of the best-in-class M365, which costs hundreds of dollars more.
Furthermore, the left-placed brake lever dramatically improves the scooter’s safety, allowing riders to have a dedicated braking hand.
Gotrax GXL V2 Design and Features
The build quality of the GXL Commuter V2, to sum it up, is an unexpected surprise.
It may not be the fastest or the fanciest commuter scooter, but GOTRAX has made sure that it can handle the rigors of daily commuting.
You start to notice its excellent design during its assembly, where it comes together easily and quickly with the provided tools. Whether folded or unfolded, the GXL V2 feels very solid.
Everything, including the folding mechanism, seems beefed up slightly to make up for its otherwise lackluster array of features.
That’s not to the discredit of its straightforward control layout. This minimal design doesn’t bombard you with knobs and switches that you don’t need.
Instead, it adopts a practical layout that’s easy to become familiar with if it’s your first time riding an e-scooter.
Is Gotrax GXL V2 Waterproof?
Thanks to its IP54 water-resistance rating, the GXL V2 can comfortably ride in wet conditions. It will withstand splashing water and very light rainfall, but not submersion.
One can say that it is adequately protected against sudden and unavoidable exposure to water.
At 26 pounds, the GXL V2 comfortably fits into the ultra-portable class. Scooters rarely get lighter than this. Even the M365 weighs about the same, suggesting that this is the sweet spot for lightness.
It features a stem-folding mechanism which, let’s face it, is as basic as it gets. Still, the folding mechanism feels quite robust – like it can fold and unfold a million times without any wear and tear.
Folding it is a quick and easy affair, and it brings it down to a compact 39 by 17 by 14 inches. The folding mechanism locks in place, so you can lift it by the stem when it’s folded.
The cockpit of the GXL V2 retains the minimalist design that seems to be the theme of this budget commuter scooter.
The LED display is bright, but like the brake lever on the left and the thumb throttle on the right, it sits rather subtly at the center of the cockpit, fully functional yet very minimalist.
Wheels and Tires
The GXL V2 features 8.5-inch pneumatic inner tube tires. These provide plenty of damping to make the ride comfortable despite the lack of any form of suspension.
Also, as is usually the case, the pneumatic tires allow the GXL V2 to perform better in wet conditions. Although they are prone to flats, the inclusion of air-filled tires makes this scooter safer and more comfortable to ride.
The lack of suspension notwithstanding, the GXL V2 delivers a relatively smooth and fun ride. Its lightweight frame is nimble, and its 8.5-inch tires are large enough to roll over most road obstacles.
The pneumatic tires make all the difference in ride quality. They provide enough bounce to make the ride quality on smooth roads amazing. Though they cancel out many bumps on rough roads, the lack of suspension means that you shouldn’t be taking the less-traveled path too much when riding the GXL V2.
It is prone to vibrations when riding off-road, which you’ll feel on your hands and legs. It gets pretty uncomfortable after some time.
That means that the GXL V2 should only be your top choice if you’re going to be riding on good roads most of the time.
What is the difference between Gotrax GXL and GXL V2?
- Different braking system. V2 has a hand-operated disc brake, while version 1 has a foot-operated disc brake.
- Gotrax GXL V1 is slightly cheaper than the 2nd version but most users think that V2 is worth that extra money.
- Version 2 has a stronger rear fender.
Gotrax GXL V2 Review Conclusions
It’s clear that the GXL Commuter V2 is a class above most budget scooters in its price range. It will feel slow and sluggish on the climb, especially if you’re used to more powerful scooters, but that’s about the only downside.
What it lacks in power and speed, it makes up for with its sturdy, light, and ultra-portable build. Its minimalist design and control layout makes it ideal for first-time riders, and there’s no denying that the inclusion of pneumatic tires makes it a safer and more comfortable ride.
Overall, the GXL Commuter V2 is an excellent beginner scooter, especially for riders that don’t want to spend too much on their first scooter.