HX X7 Turboant X7 Decent One electric scooter complete head unit
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iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter review – Goofy name, decent scooter
REVIEW – We recently completed a 5.5-month world cruise with a couple of extensions in the Baltic. One thing that stood out to us in Europe, and especially the Scandinavian countries, was the huge number of bicycles and scooters – electric scooters. Most were the rental variety, like Lime and others, but wow – scooters were everywhere. We thought they were cool and they sure looked like they would be fun to ride. When the chance popped up to review the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter, I jumped at it. Let’s see if this will replace our golf carts for some of the running around we do here in the world’s largest retirement community.
What is it?
The iSinwheel i9Pro is a two-wheel electric scooter.
What’s in the box?
Design and features
If you have ever seen a scooter, then you understand this. There’s nothing remarkable about the design. Having said that, let’s look at the specifics of the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter. We’ll start with the handlebars, moving from left to right.
On the left side, we find the standard brake lever. You squeeze it to engage the brakes. You can also see the small bell. You pull the lever down with your thumb and let it go. It impacts the bell dome, making a familiar ding sound.
Continuing to the right side of the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter, we see the lock that clamps the handlebar to the rear fender when the scooter is folded. It is spring-loaded so a quick push releases the handlebars.
In the middle, we see the control button and information display. At the bottom of the display, it shows the five-bar battery indicator. When the battery is exhausted, the left bar flashes red. Above that, we see the three drive mode indicators for Eco, D S. The manual doesn’t explain them at all and only Eco S can be engaged. We did discover that Eco limits the speed to 12MPH. We never figured out what “D” is or how to engage it. Above the mode display is the two-digit speedometer. There will be no triple-digit speeds on this!
The control button does several things. Pressing it turns on the scooter. Holding it turns the scooter off again. When on, a single press turns the front and rear lights on or off. An indicator lights up on the control screen when the lights are on.
A double press switches between Eco and S drive modes. A triple press switches between MPH and KPH. This is also not documented anywhere.
Finally, on the right grip, we find the thumb throttle. Pushing it down accelerates. Releasing it engages regenerative braking. If you cruise at the same speed for three seconds, it engages cruise control so you don’t have to keep the throttle pushed. That is a nice feature and reduces rider fatigue.
The front bag straps on the handlebar and upright post. It has a key ring clip, a small for carrying relatively small items, and perhaps the charger.
Here, you can see the small charging port with its rubber cover on the left side of the platform. You can also see the nicely textured non-slip deck.
The iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter has a sturdy kickstand that is mounted on the left side of the deck.
The front-mounted LED headlight provides modest forward illumination.
The rear-mounted red LED provides some additional visibility. When braking, it flashes to alert anyone following that you are slowing down. In bright sunlight, it was apparent that it could be a little brighter. Take a look at the small bump on the top of the rear fender in front of that green dot. That is the tab that the handlebar clip locks onto when you fold the scooter.
Just above the headlight, we find the sturdy clamp that secures the post and handlebars in their upright position. To fold the scooter, you lift that small switch on the left and pull the paddle forward.
Once released, the handlebar folds toward the back wheel.
The item in the red circle is the locking clip on the handlebar clipped onto the tab on the fender. It locks in place making a nice, portable package.
The iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter is nicely balanced and easy to carry, assuming that the nearly 30-pound weight falls within your definition of easy to carry.
The iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter comes nearly 100% assembled. The only thing left for the customer to do is to attach the handlebar to the upright shaft and strap on the accessory bag.
The screw went in just fine but…
…the brake cable made it difficult to tighten the two forward-facing screws. It was a minor issue and assembly took all of a couple of minutes.
I strapped on the front bag with the attached velcro straps and plugged it in to charge.
If you look really closely, you can see the charger sitting on the scooter deck with its red charging LED shining. The LED turns green once charging is completed.
You can continue to fine-tune the setup using the free app, strangely named MiniRobot app, available for iOS and Android.
When you fire up the app, it looks for compatible Bluetooth devices. Assuming you have the scooter turned on, it automatically finds it and connects.
The upper-right icon takes you to a map display. If you choose to attach your phone to the scooter, you could use it for navigation or as a replacement for the main display. There is no included phone mount. You can see the speedometer and battery level indicator as well as the max speed bug.
The left gear button opens the settings page.
Here, you can set your units, enable cruise control and minimum engagement speed, set up the regenerative braking, set the correct battery size so the app can display more accurate battery life, set the more to sport or Eco, and set the max sport mode speed. The scooter comes configured so that the throttle doesn’t work until you are going 3MPH. This prevents you from accidentally hitting the throttle while walking the scooter and having it pull you. That bottom setting lets you override that and allow the throttle to work from a standstill.
The right-hand menu button opens the details page.
This page shows various statistics about the scooter and the most recent ride.
The big Bluetooth icon forces a search for another scooter.
The four icons across the bottom from left to right:
- Sport/Eco modes
- Lock/unlock the power button
- Turn the lights on/off
- Turn cruise control on/off
I don’t understand the purpose of the lock. You can only engage the lock when the app can connect to the scooter, meaning that the scooter is turned on. It is not a security feature preventing use. All it does is disable the throttle. Why would you have the scooter turned on if you aren’t going to ride it? Weird. It also disables the ability to shut off the scooter. The button will still turn the light on/off, change drive modes, and change between imperial and metric units. You just can’t turn it off when it is locked. Again weird. One other note – when the scooter is moving, you can’t turn it off. That is actually nice.
OK, it looks like a scooter, it folds, it lights up, and it has a display. Let’s get to scooting and see how it does!
Here is my much better half, taking the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter for a quick zip up and down the street.
This was actually her first time on the scooter. As you can see in the video, she had no problems zipping around, even when going over the modest curb at the end of our driveway. When she got off the scooter, she had a big grin on her face and she let out a big, “Wow – that is really fun!”
I gave it a quick try. To me, it seemed quite sluggish. It is at this point that I need to disclose that there is a strong possibility that my personal tonnage might exceed the scooter’s stated maximum load capacity of 264 pounds. Therefore, I will not be performing any more of the tests because that simply wouldn’t be fair to the scooter.
Let’s talk about their performance claims. As stated in the specs, they claim a top speed of 18.6MPH and a maximum range of 14 – 17.5 miles. Looking more closely at the user manual, we see a pretty important disclaimer:
Description of the battery life: It is measured under the condition of full charge, a load of 150 lb at 77°F on a flat road without wind, and at a speed of 9.3MPH. The battery life will differ with different factors of the load, humidity, wind speed, and operational habits.
OK, well, nobody is going to ride under those exact conditions, so the claims are just that, claims. Let’s do a real-world test and see how the scooter performs. We play water volleyball. On test day, we were going to play at a pool that is about 15 miles from our home. We loaded the scooter on my golf cart and headed to the pool. After two hours of spirited play, we unfolded the scooter, my lovely wife put on her helmet and got ready to ride home with me following in the golf cart. Here’s how our test conditions compared to the ideal:
- Item: Ideal scenario / actual test conditions
- Charge: full / full
- Load: 150 pounds / 149 pounds (OK, probably 150 with clothes)
- Temp: 77°F / 97°F
- Terrain: flat / mostly flat with several long inclines/declines and short ramps both up and down
- Speed: 9.3MPH / as fast as she could go
Here she is, scooting along with me in hot pursuit.
If you look closely, you can see her out in front and me chasing along at 17.7MPH. When she started out, she cruised along right at 18MPH. That continued for the first four to five miles. At that point, the top speed dropped to about 16MPH. That continued for the next four to five miles when the top speed dropped to about 14MPH. That stayed pretty constant until the red bar started flashing indicating that the battery was about done for the day.
Here’s the end result. She made 13.4 miles in about 59 minutes – but I took the first photo about a minute before she started and last about two minutes after she stopped, so the actual ride was 56 minutes. She averaged 14.36MPH, and that includes slowdowns for turns and stops at road crossings and stop signs. The specs state a 14 – 17.5 mile maximum range, but that was at a measly 9.6MPH on flat ground. She made 13.4 miles running on full throttle in 97° heat up and down slopes. I’d call that a win.
We loaded up the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter in the golf cart and drove the remaining two-ish miles home.
I plugged in the scooter and the charger indicated that it was fully charged. What? My guess is that the battery was still too warm to be able to charge. I let the scooter sit for an hour and then plugged the charger in again. This time, it charged properly. That’s pretty common with high-discharge batteries – they need to cool before you can charge them. Again, there was not a word about that in the manual. The scooter recharges in four to six hours.
I don’t know exactly how long the scooter needed to cool before charging would start, but if you want to use this as a commuter tool, that is a consideration. If you ride to work, it may take 30-60 minutes before you can charge. Then, you’ll need five to six hours to fully charge. That means you need to plan on six to seven hours to fully charge. Of course, that is still manageable during a standard work day, so this is a viable commuter tool.
What I’d change
First, a couple of observations:
- It is easy to ride and does a great job navigating bumps and curbs
- It folds easily to decrease storage space and improve portability
- The top speed decreases as the battery is used – it would be great if it could produce constant power right up until the battery is exhausted
- The display is all but useless in bright sunlight – an LCD display makes more sense
- Riding for a long time can be a little taxing – choose shoes with good cushioning to improve comfort
- A rear view mirror on the handlebar would be a great addition
- It would be great to be able to disable the scooter
If you fit the rider profile, the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter is a great scooter at a reasonable price. It is perfect for short errands that do not require hauling anything. In addition, it is fun to just take the scooter for a short ride around. If you vacation in a camper, tossing a couple of these in the camper for zipping around the campground makes perfect sense. If you have a five-mile or less commute, this could certainly reduce your need to drive. Of course, its limited water resistance could be an issue if the rains come before your trip home.
One last note – the iSinwheel i9Pro electric scooter is not available directly from iSinwheel. The only model there are the S9 and S9Pro models. Amazon has those as well, but I couldn’t identify the different between the different models. Shop with care.
My wife was joyfully scooting away on the terrific iSinwheel I9 Pro until one day when it wouldn’t turn on. The display flashed on, then off and that was it. OK – we’ll charge it. The charger turned red as expected. After a while, it turned green and she went to take a ride. No joy. The display flashed on and then turned off again. The charger seemed to indicate that it was charged so I had no idea what was wrong.
I contacted iSinwheel support. They needed a full description and a video of what was happening. After several back-and-forth emails, they said that they were shipping a new battery. That seemed odd as the charger glowed green, indicating a full charge. It must be a control board or something else, but they insisted that it was the battery. What do I know?
It turns out not much. The battery arrived with limited installation instructions. Basically, I flipped the scooter over and removed a zillion screws underneath the footbed. after unhooking the battery connectors, I had to slowly and carefully pry up the battery as it is attached to the footbed with strong adhesive tape. You certainly don’t want to bend or crack a lithium-ion battery!
After several minutes of careful pulling and a couple of choice words, the battery came free from the tape. It was then that I noticed that the replacement was significantly larger than the original battery. They replaced the 7.5Ah battery with a 10Ah battery. I measured it and it looked like it would just fit. I had to modify the enclosure, cutting out some of the foam bumpers to allow the wider and longer battery to fit. I also had to do a little rerouting of the wiring harness.
After reassembling everything, I tried turning the scooter on, fully expecting the same flash on/off issue. I was wrong. The scooter fired right up. I charged it fully and my wife has been happily scooting ever since. The larger battery gives her a little more range. We haven’t done a full test to measure it as every ride has so many variables.
So, even though we experienced a full-on failure, iSinwheel made it more than right with a 33% bump in onboard power.
Price: 397.99 Where to buy: Amazon; also available for 388.99 at Walmart.com Source: The sample of this product was provided by iSinwheel.
Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review
After riding more than 120 kilometers and spending an extensive amount of time testing the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter, it’s time to give my hands-on review.
Last year, I tested the Turboant X7 hands-on and I was very impressed with how much value was offered at such a low price. Therefore, I was super excited when Turboant reached out to me and told me they were going to send me their new Turboant X7 Pro for review.
The Turboant X7 Pro resembles the predecessor in many ways. Much of the design is the same. but the Pro brings a handful of major improvements to the table that, in my opinion, makes this one of the best budget electric scooters on the market.
The Turboant X7 Pro features a 36-volt 350 watt hub motor at the front. According to Turboant, you should be able to reach a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).
These are the same motor and speed specs we saw on the regular X7. However, the acceleration does feel snappier on the X7 Pro. especially when riding on hills. so it would seem they did some upgrades to the motor as well.
I tested the acceleration a handful of times at full charge to see how fast I could get from 0-15 MPH. This is something I do with all hands-on tests to give you a way to compare various models with each other. These are the results.
Acceleration Test Results
|Test 1||7.34 seconds|
|Test 2||7.52 seconds|
|Test 3||7.24 seconds|
|Test 4||7.40 seconds|
Tested by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider
7.375 seconds on average is a very solid score for an electric scooter at this price. The acceleration seems to be very similar to that of the more Segway Ninebot MAX and it puts a scooter like the FFR Cityrider to shame.
When testing the previous model, we reached the same speed in about 8.6 seconds on average meaning the Pro version definitely is sharper in terms of acceleration.
Top Speed Test Results
All electric scooters have a performance drop as the battery voltage decreases. This means that at full charge, you should be able to hit a higher top speed than when you have, say, 30% battery left. How much this effect is felt differs between products so we put the top speed to the test at various battery levels.
One of the major upgrades you get with the Turboant X7 Pro is a larger battery. Whereas the regular version had a 36V, 6.4Ah battery (230.4Wh), this one has a 36V, 10Ah battery (360WH) meaning you get around a 65% increase in battery capacity.
The improved battery was a very welcome addition as it gives an estimated range of 20-30 miles if you really push it in optimal riding conditions. The vanilla X7 would score 8.3-16 miles in the same rigorous conditions so the range increase is evident.
Turboant kept the detachable battery design for the X7 Pro and this is hands down one of my favorite features. It’s super convenient that you can just take out the battery and bring it in for a charge rather than carrying the whole thing up and down the stairs (and who likes muddy scooter in their house?)
The battery took around 5 hours to fully charge which is pretty decent for a 360 watthours battery.
Let’s face it. None of us are going to be riding in mode 1 at a constant speed of 9.3 mph in optimal weather and humidity conditions. I rode the battery dry multiple times at various speeds to test how the scooter would perform in a more real-life scenario. These were the results:
Depending on how you intend on using your electric scooter, portability may be a deciding factor in your buying decision. Some people prefer ultra-portable folding scooters while others prefer heavy-duty high-speed models. The Turboant X7 Pro fits into the more compact class of e-scooters.
It weighs a total of 33 pounds (15 kg) which is fairly lightweight. Some scooters with similar battery capacity include the EVOLV City or the Boosted Rev but they’re both 40 lbs or above.
The Turboant X7 Pro is not only lightweight, but it’s also highly portable. It folds together seamlessly at the stem so you can easily carry it around in a compact state. The half-external battery placement on the new model does make carrying it a little more awkward but it’s not much of an issue. Also, the scooter is quite front-heavy which can be a little annoying when carrying it around or lifting it over curbs.
The fact that the battery is detachable makes it an extremely convenient scooter to carry around and the narrow handlebar design also means it only takes up 16.5 inches (42 cm) in width.
The unfolded size is 42.6 × 16.5 × 46.7 in (1083 × 420 × 1186 mm) and when it’s folded, the size is only 42.6 × 16.5 × 18.1 in (1083 × 420 × 460 mm).
Get exclusive 50 off your Turboant X7 Pro purchase using this link and the coupon “ERIDEHERO” at checkout.
Suspension Ride Quality
How smooth a ride feels is heavily determined by the shock-absorbing capabilities of the electric scooter. This is another area in which Turboant made solid improvements.
Upgraded 10-Inch Tires
While there are no spring suspension systems in place, the pneumatic tires have seen a big upgrade. While the previous model was geared with 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, the X7 Pro now features 10-inch air-filled tires.
You may not immediately think there’s much of a difference but the improvement was clear as day the first time I stepped up on the Turboant X7 Pro.
The bigger 10-inch tires put more tire tread in contact with the ground which results in better traction. This is particularly felt when cutting corners where the previous model would feel a little more unstable.
The tires are tubed which is more affordable than tubeless tires which is one of many Smart decisions Turboant took to bring such an affordable product to the consumer.
The bigger tires also mean you get additional ground clearance (of 4.5 inches) which is very nice when going over curbs potholes as the underside of the deck is less likely to collide with the obstacle under it.
Does Well Without Springs
While spring suspension is nice to have and definitely improves ride quality, it’s also more expensive meaning the retail price would’ve been notably higher if Turboant had gone that way.
In my opinion, the Turboant brand is synonymous with bringing excellent value to consumers who don’t necessarily have a thousand bucks to splurge. They’ve done an excellent job at making Smart design decisions that would yield the absolute best bang for your buck possible.
While a 30 MPH electric scooter should certainly be fitted with additional suspension, I don’t find it necessary with the Turboant X7 Pro. With its limited 20 MPH top speed, the 10-inch tube tires are more than sufficient for absorbing shocks and road vibrations. as long as you ride it in the city as intended.
A Pleasant Riding Experience
Overall, the Turboant X7 Pro offers a very pleasant ride experience. The difference is very noticable between the two models. Not only does the Pro feel more stable but it absorbs more road vibrations due to the bigger size.
We do recommend getting a tubed tire slime to help prevent flats as tube tires are more difficult to change than tubeless ones, should you ever experience a flat.
Get exclusive 50 off your Turboant X7 Pro purchase using this link and the coupon “ERIDEHERO” at checkout.
Safety Build Quality
Arguably the most important aspect of any electric scooter is its safety features and the build quality. You want something reliable that’ll serve you for a long time without falling apart.
The regular Turboant X7 was highly popular and it got a lot of positive feedback throughout the industry for its excellent design. Particularly the detachable battery was an instant winner. but there’s a lot more to write home about here.
The Turboant X7 Pro uses the exact same stem folding mechanism as its forerunner. There was really no need to change the layout as the design was both convenient and felt very sturdy. The folding mechanism consists of a clamp that clocks the stem into place and a clamp cover that you can slide into place to ensure that the clamp has no chance of undoing itself during your ride (which I doubt it ever would. but it’s a nice precaution).
For convenient handling, the stem has a latch at above the battery pack that clicks into the rear fender / foot brake so you can easily carry the scooter without the handlebar flopping around.
I really like the folding design. It feels very solid and it’s easy to use. There’s no stem wobble at all either.
The deck too is very reminiscent of the one we saw on the previous model. The actual standing area measures 17.7 by 5.7 inches (45cm x 14.5cm).
The deck is thin as there’s no internal battery pack underneath like you see on many electric scooters today. This gives it a very sleek look and additional ground clearance. Despite it being thin, it’s still very sturdy
On top of the deck, there’s a dotted surface which is there to improve the grip your feet has on it. This is a nice safety feature that ensures your feet won’t slip off at high speeds or when the deck gets a little wet.
The handlebars can easily be screwed on or off if you need to store the scooter tightly. At the left handlebar, you’ll find a lever that controls the rear disc brake and a bell you can use in traffic. These bells are usually cheap but many manufacturers miss out on them so you have to deal with getting your hands on something that fits yourself. It’s nice to see that it comes default on the Turboant X7 Pro.
On the right handlebar, you’ll find the highly ergonomic thumb throttle that has two buttons on it. These buttons are used to power the scooter on/off, change speed modes, toggle the LED lights and change P-settings.
In my opinion, we see too few thumb throttles these days. They’re more comfortable than the index-finger ones and often it’s something you’ll have to buy as an accessory. props to Turboant for this!
Max Load Capacity
The Turboant X7 Pro has an increased max load capacity of 275 pounds thanks to its bigger tires. While most similarly priced models will cap out at somewhere between 220 lbs. 255 lbs, the solidly built X7 Pro gives riders a little more wiggle room. This max it an ideal budget-friendly choice for heavy adults.
Any electric scooter must be geared with lights and/or reflectors to be considered safe. Some come with lights while others have none. in which case you have to go out and buy your own.
The Turboant X7 Pro features two 3W lights that’ll ensure your visibility at night. At the front, there’s a high-mounted white LED headlight while you have a red tail light at the rear fender.
At both sides of the wheels, there are red and white reflectors for increased visibility. While the headlight alone isn’t enough to light up the road way ahead of you, it’s enough to make sure you’re visible to oncoming traffic. and I love that the headlight is mounted at the top of the stem and not down at the front wheel.
If you’re gonna be riding a lot at night, we do recommend investing in a more powerful headlight so you can find your way in the dark. You can find our recommendations for that in our e-scooter accessories guide.
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Having responsive brakes is paramount to your riding safety. It is clear Turobant are aware of this as they incorporated three braking mechanisms in the X7 Pro.
First off, the Turboant X7 Pro features a rear disc brake which can be activated by squeezing the lever on the left handlebar. It’s fairly responsive and acts like you’d expect an entry-level disc brake should. Albeit as smooth as hydraulic braking systems, it gets the job done and is more than sufficient for the limited power of this scooter.
Next up, the Turboant X7 Pro also has a rear fender foot brake like we know from classic kick scooters. This is something we’ve seen most brands move away from as they aren’t strong enough on their own to handle high speeds but it’s a nice back-up plan and can be a solid transition into the e-scooter space for beginners and youngsters who are just learning how to ride. This mechanism seems quite strong which is a nice reassurance as many scooters suffer from weak rear fenders. the X7 Pro does not.
Tested Braking Distance
The specified braking distance from the manufacturer is 16 feet or (5 meters) when going at 15 MPH which is better than the Gotrax GXL V2 and even the Unagi Model One. I put it to the test myself and these were my results:
|Test 1||16.5 feet||5 m|
|Test 2||15.4 feet||4.7 m|
|Test 3||15 feet||4.6 m|
|Test 4||15.1 feet||4.6 m|
|Average||15.5 feet||4.7 m|
Braking distance from 15 MPH to a complete stop by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider on flat and smooth asphalt.
Looking at the results, the stats definitely hold up to their promise. I was able to bring the electric scooter to a complete stop from 15 MPH at an average distance of 15.5 feet which is slightly better than the expected 16 feet. I only used the rear disc brake for this test as I didn’t feel comfortable with the foot brake but I’m sure you could bring it to a stop even faster by incorporating that as well.
What I Really Like
Coming into this with a critical mind, there are honestly a lot of things to like about the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter. I had pretty big expectations as I was very impressed with the first model and I can now say with confidence that I wasn’t let down.
My favorite features of this electric scooter is:
- The detachable battery. It makes charging the scooter much less of a hassle as I don’t have to bring a dirty scooter up several flights of stairs just to charge it. I leave the electric scooter body in the basement and bring the battery pack up for a charge instead.
- The improved range. The range is a gamechanger. Most entry-level scooters suffer from poor range and unreliable battery performance but the X7 Pro is a huge step in the right direction with its 360Wh battery. 15.2 miles per charge in a real-life riding test is excellent for an electric scooter this affordable.
- The larger 10-inch air tires. The ride quality and smoothness instantly got better with the tire size upgrade. They absorb more road vibrations and handle curbs and potholes much better thanks to the increased ground clearance. You also feel a lot safer when turning or leaning thanks to the bigger compact surface with the ground.
- The incredible value. I find it absolutely incredible that Turboant is able to bring so much value to the consumer at such an affordable cost. Considering the price, the Turboant X7 Pro is definitely one of the best electric scooters today.
What Could Be Improved
While I’m absolutely stoked about the X7 Pro, there are still a few things that could be improved in the future:
- Wider handlebars. Personally I find the handlebars too narrow for a 6ft adult. While the handlebar design makes it extra compact, it can feel a little scary when going at full speed. They could look into a foldable handlebar design in the future. Personally, I wouldn’t mind sacrificing a bit of compactness for slightly wider handlebars though.
- A little more speed. While the X7 Pro saw upgrades to the acceleration, the top speed can still feel a little inferior especially when you’re combating hills and the battery level gets low. I’d love to see a 400W or 500W nominal power motor on their next model and would happily pay a little extra for it.
Verdict. Who Should Buy The Turboant X7 Pro?
Overall, the Turboant X7 Pro is probably the best electric scooter I’ve tested at the given price point. It’s a perfect option for kids and adults alike who are looking for a reliable and affordable electric scooter with good range and portability.
In my opinion, it’s the perfect budget-friendly option for short city commutes and exploring urban areas. The removable battery makes it a convenient choice for people who live in apartments or places with bad accessibility too.
The sturdy build and 275-pound weight limit makes it a solid choice for adults on the heavier side though the top speed, range, and acceleration may decrease slightly for those individuals.
We give the Turboant X7 Pro 8.3 out of 10 because it’s an amazing electric scooter at an extremely good price. The issues are minimal and the advantages greatly outweigh them. While this isn’t a super-fast option, it’s reliable and suitable for most city riders who care more about the range and compactness than blazing fast top speeds and thrilling acceleration.
|Top speed (Manufacturer)||20 mph (32 km/h)|
|Top Speed (Tested)||19.5 mph (31.4 km/h)|
|Range (Manufacturer)||20-30 miles (30-48 km)|
|Range (Tested)||18.7 miles (30 km)|
|Tires||10-inch air-filled tube tires|
|Max Climbing Ability||15°|
|Weight||33 lbs (15 kg)|
|Max Load Capacity||275 lbs (125 kg)|
|Battery||36V, 10Ah Li-ion|
|Charging Time (Manufacturer)||6 hours|
|Charging Time (Tested)||5 hours|
|Braking Systems||Electronic throttle controlRear disc brakeRear foot brake|
|Lights||White LED headlight (3W)Red LED tail light (3W)|
|Unfolded Size||42.6 × 16.5 × 46.7 in (1083 × 420 × 1186 mm)|
|Folded Size||42.6 × 16.5 × 18.1 in (1083 × 420 × 460 mm)|
|Ground Clearance||4.5 inches (115 mm)|
|Speed Modes||3 modes|
Turboant X7 Review
The Turboant X7 delivers a similar performance to the majority of the electric scooters on the market, including a top speed of 15/20 mph, 10-15 miles on a single charge and the addition of cruise control. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job and red highlights give the scooter flair.
- Easy to fold
- LED headlight
- Handlebar LED display
- Water resistant frame
- Cruise control
Looking for a hands-on review of the Turboant X7?
I’ve got you covered. I’ve been lucky enough to ride the Turboant X7 and so I’m going to give my honest opinion and review every aspect of it.
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I’m sure you want to know the ins and outs of the Turboant X7 to figure out whether it will be suitable for you.
I’m going to show you exactly what you can expect from this scooter.
- Who is it Best For
- Mileage and Battery Performance
- Weight and Weight Load
- Foldability and Portability
- Features and Durability
- Pricing and Value For Money
- Overview of the Turboant Brand
- Review Summary
Who is it Best For
Will the Turboant X7 Be a Good Fit For You?
The Turboant X7 has been designed with adults in mind. However, after riding it a few times I’d also recommend it for older teenagers.
It is an ideal option for commuting but only if you are able to commute from your apartment / house to the front door of your office. Just be aware that it isn’t the lightest of scooters and the thick frame both make it slightly cumbersome to fold and carry.
(I’ve seen some reviewers call the Turboant X7 lightweight and compact, don’t be fooled by these).
Nevertheless, it’s fun to ride and great for weekend use and cruising.
Does the Turboant X7 Look Good?
Have you seen a Lime or Bird scooter before? I’m assuming you probably have, but for those of you who aren’t sure what they look like, the Turboant looks somewhat similar in appearance.
With the thick handlebar post, matt black paint and sturdy frame, the Turboant X7 has a high build quality. It is not a small or compact scooter (in fact, it’s about the same size as Lime and Bird scooters) but it definitely boasts a robust and tech-savvy aesthetic.
Welcome to the flight deck…at least that’s what I think it should be called! The Turboant X7 features a crystal clear LED display that gives you oversight of the riding modes, super-bright headlight, and best of all…cruise control settings.
Often, it’s the finer details that make or break the aesthetic of electric scooters. Looking at the Turboant, the red highlights stretching from outer brake cable to the rubberized thumb accelerator that gives the scooter that little something extra.
One part of the scooter that I feel could be improved is the handlebars. From one end to the other, they felt a bit short and at times while riding it would have been nice if they were slightly longer. Then again, that may be because I am 6ft 1in and have long arms.
Nevertheless, this is a minor detail and doesn’t detract from the scooter.
How Fast Can the Turboant X7 Go?
It’s not as simple as it seems. I have spoken to the team at Turboant and they told me that there is:
“A difference between the U.S.and EU version”.
That difference is as follows:
The Turboant comes with 3 speed settings, each version differs slightly.
U.S. version: 7.5 mph, 17.5 mph and 20 mphEU version: 6.2 mph, 9.3 mph and 15.5 mph
Why are there different speeds for the U.S. and EU? Turboant informed me that they:
“Make adjustments on the EU version based on EU electric vehicle laws”.
I have seen some reviewers claim the Turboant can go 20 mph, which is true for U.S. models, but it’s important to be aware of the difference in speed depending on your location.
Oh and by the way, 15.5 mph may not sound that fast, but trust me, once you press down on the throttle and accelerate from a push start all the way up to the max speed whilst your feet are just inches above the ground below, you’ll realize that 15.5 mph is actually pretty fast. As for 20 mph… well, that’s just more fun!
Mileage and Battery Performance
How Long Can You Ride the Turboant X7 For?
Imagine being able to ride continuously for 10 miles. That would be pretty good, right?
Well, how about 15? Yes, you guessed it. You can ride the Turboant for up to 15 miles on a single charge (albeit the eco-mode).
Take note that in sport mode (the fastest mode) you’ll be able to crank out about 9-10 miles on a decent run.
Ultimately, the Turboant X7 has enough range to make it suitable for most commutes.
A near-empty battery takes about 6 hours to fully charge. The fastest electric scooter battery I’ve reviewed charged in 3 hours, the slowest in 12. Six hours is a happy medium.
One quite useful feature is the fact that you can remove the battery from the scooter. If you want don’t want to leave your scooter lying about in your kitchen, office or wherever you are, taking up space, you can simply remove the battery, plug it in and charge it at your convenience. Once charged, all you need to do is slide it back into the scooter.
The removable battery is great for security too, especially if you are thinking of locking up your scooter on the street while you run errands etc.
Weight and Weight Load
How Much Does It Weigh and How Much Can It Support?
The Turboant X7 isn’t the lightest electric scooter, but it also isn’t the heaviest.
I’ve reviewed countless electric scooters ranging from 20 lbs to well over 100 lbs. The Turboant comes in on the lower end of that scale, weighing in at 29.7 lbs.
This may appear to be light, considering its position on the weight scale but it is no easy task to carry the scooter for extended periods of time. You’ll be fine lifting it here and there but it isn’t one that you’ll want to pick up and down consecutively.
My general feeling is that if you are weak (and you can be the judge of that) and you’re likely to be lifting the scooter often, then the Turboant isn’t the best option for you. On the other hand, if your not weak, then you’ll be just fine.
With the robust and sturdy frame, the Turboant X7 can support anyone up to 275 lbs.
Foldability and Portability
Is It Easy to Fold and Carry?
Yes, it is extremely easy to fold.
It’s as simple as pulling the folding lever open, folding the stem down and clicking it into to the hook on the back fender. Once, the stem is hooked into the back fender you’re able to easily lift and store the scooter.
The convenience of the folding design shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve seen some scooters that require you to loosen the handlebars from the scooter using an Allen wrench in order to ‘fold’ them.
If you’d like to see some more folding electric scooters, take a look at my guides:
Features and Durability
What Features Does it Have and is it Durable?
The Turboant X7 has all of the standard features that you would expect from an electric scooter, but it also serves some advanced features that warrant the price tag.
So, let’s take a look at exactly what you’ll get with the Turboant X7:
- Top speeds of 15 mph (EU) / 20 mph (US)
- 10-15 mile travel range
- Master slopes up to 15-degrees
- 29.7 lbs
- Extremely easy to fold mechanism
- Bright LED headlight
- Crystal clear LED interface built seamlessly into the handlebars
- 6 hour charge time
- Protected from water spray from any direction
- 3 braking systems – Electronic, foot and disc brakes
- Easy to use acceleration control
- Cruise control
- Removable battery for easy charging and safe-keeping
The thick stem, sturdy frame and ability to support up to 275 lbs means the Turboant X7 will last a long time.
How Safe Is It?
Knowing that you can reach speeds up to 15 (EU) / 20 (U.S.) mph, you also want to have the confidence that you can stop quickly and safely.
From my first-hand experience of riding the Turboant X7 along city streets, I can vouch that you’re able to slow down and stop in a smooth transition.
There are 3 ways to brake.
The first is by using the electronic throttle control. Let me set the scene, you are gliding along the sidewalk with your thumb pushing the acceleration throttle to the max. Your coming to a junction and you need to slow down. Simply lift your thumb from the throttle to slow the scooter in a controlled manner.
The second is the hand-brake that, once pulled, engages the electric front motor brake and the rear disc brake simultaneously.
The third and final braking system is a simple foot brake that applies friction to the rear wheel when stepped on.
Does the Turboant X7 Require Assembly?
You’ll be able to ride your electric scooter on the day it arrives. In fact, it takes just 5-10 minutes to set up.
I’ll explain how mine was delivered so I can paint a picture for you. The scooter was delivered in a big cardboard box and arrived 90% assembled. When unboxing the scooter you will find the battery and handlebars separate from the mainframe.
To assemble the scooter, it is a simple process of inserting the battery (once charged), screwing on the handlebars, and lastly, positioning and tightening the brake lever onto the handlebars.
The tires on my scooter arrived fully pumped up but be sure to double-check them before you ride yours. You can pump them up with a standard bike pump using the valve attachment which comes in the box.
Pricing and Value For Money
How Much Does the Turboant X7 Cost and Is It Worth it?
The RRP is 599.99. But, Turboant often have a sale on and it can be bought for cheaper, at around 399.99.
The price tag is within the realms of what you would expect to pay for a scooter of its caliber, especially when you compare it to the likes of similar models such as the Segway ES1 or ES2.
Overview of the Turboant Brand
Who are Turboant and Can You Trust Them?
Turboant are fairly new to the electric scooter industry compared to some of the more established players like Segway, GoTrax and Swagtron.
However, they do offer a 1-year warranty on the X7 which excludes the battery. If you sign up on their website you can get a six month battery warranty.For peace of mind, Turboant also employ strict adherence to CE, RoHS, FCC and UL requirements as well as ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 quality management standards to provide guaranteed safety and durability.
How Do I Rate the Turboant X7 Overall?
I’ve ridden the Turboant X7 a few times and my overall feeling is positive.
The Turboant X7 isn’t going to be the smallest, most compact, or portable scooter that you can easily pick up and carry (given it is size and weight). But, what it lacks in portability, it sure makes up for in aesthetics, speed, and range. It will serve you just fine commuting to work or as a run-around at the weekend.
The Turboant X7 delivers a similar performance to the majority of the standard electric scooter on the market, as shown from my suggested alternatives. As a result, it comes down to looks. Luckily, the Turboant delivers here. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job and red highlights give the scooter flair.
The Yvolution Yes is eye-catching, but does it do enough to keep you captivated?
There are a few things we love about the Yvolution Yes electric scooter, including its nostalgic retro design, snappy throttle, and fairly affordable price tag. Unfortunately, Yvolution focused too much on its looks rather than its performance, with its inferior battery, tires that have limited traction, and brakes that are inadequate for downhills.
- Unique retro design
- Snappy start that doesn’t require you to kick
- Quiet motor
- Spacious floating deck
- Easy folding
- – Battery drains when off
- – Short range
- – Tires do not have good grippage
- – Brakes barely work when going downhill
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Yvolution Yes: One-minute review
The Yvolution Yes has many of the makings of one of the best electric scooters. Its retro design feels like a breath of fresh air in the electric scooter market (and also reminds this reviewer of her childhood bicycle in the late 80s). It’s got an easy folding mechanism that adds to its convenience. It has a quiet motor and a snappy throttle that doesn’t need a kickstart to set off. It has a nice, spacious deck. And, best of all, it’s decently-priced – not cheap, but not expensive either.
Sadly, Yvolution may have gotten too wrapped up in designing it to actually pay more attention to its performance. For a commuter e-scooter, it has a very limited range of 15.5 miles and a battery that drains even when it’s turned off. And, for a green vehicle that touts itself a safe ride, its tires don’t have a lot of traction and its brakes barely work when going downhill.
One might say that at its price point, you can’t expect the best performance. But, we’re inclined to disagree as we have ridden similarly-priced and some of the cheapest electric scooters that deliver a longer range and a far superior braking system.
That isn’t to say that the Yvolution Yes doesn’t have its place in the world. It actually makes for the best electric scooter for students, especially for riding around the campus. However, we’d recommend it more to riders who live in areas with quieter, smoother, and flatter streets than city commuters who deal with inclines, rougher roads, and a whole lot of car and foot traffic.
Yvolution Yes: Price and availability
Motor: 300W Top speed: 15.5mph (25kmh) Range: 15.5 miles (25km) Braking system: Electronic handlebar brake rear foot brake Weight: 34.2lbs (15.5kg) Max load capacity: 220lbs (100kg)
The Yvolution Yes sits nicely in the lower mid-range, which makes it an affordable option at just 599 (about £495). It is, of course, not the cheapest we’ve seen or tested, being 100 / £100 or more than what we would consider a budget e-scooter. However, it is more affordable than most of the top models on the market.
On the other hand, you do have more powerful propositions if you’re willing to spend a couple more hundred bucks/quid. The NIU KQi3 Pro is only 799 / £699 / AU1,279 and boasts a higher top speed, a longer range, and much superior shock absorption, thanks to its fat tires. The TurboAnt V8 also sits at the same price point at 799 (about £707, AU1253) while offering an impressive 50-mile range thanks to its dual batteries, bigger tires, and a 20mph top speed.
Still, if you are on a tight budget, the Yvolution Yes is a great option that’s available to US and UK riders. Sadly, it isn’t available in Australia at the time of writing.
Yvolution Yes: Assembly
In many ways, the Yvolution Yes is made for novice riders. Setting it up, for example, is incredibly easy. You don’t have to attach the brake cables or screw in the handlebar. All you need to do is screw in the hand grips or handles, which are marked left or right so you know which one goes where, and secure them in place with the provided screws and hex wrench to keep them from turning loose during use.
The throttle and brake levers are already attached, but they are fitted loosely so that you can slide them both over the hand grip screws to keep them out of sight. Be sure to do so and tighten them in place.
That’s it, really. The Yvolution Yes comes charged out of the box so you can use it right after assembly. If you’re hoping to use it for your work or school commute, however, we would charge it until full just in case.
Yvolution Yes: Design
The one thing that sets the Yvolution Yes apart from other electric scooters on the market is its retro design. Not only does it come in aquamarine, rose, night sky (as well as black and white) colorways, but it delivers a touch of nostalgia with its round headlight (not to be confused with a ring light), maple wooden deck, handles made to look like they’re made of wood, and a drop kickstand you typically see on vintage bikes. It’s a fresh take in the sea of rugged-looking, mostly black e-scooter models we’re seeing right now.
It’s not all looks, however. It’s got a mostly sturdy build, its parts firmly secured in place so you don’t feel like you’re riding on a rickety piece of vehicle. Its deck, despite not having a lot of ground clearance, is wide and spacious with a sandpaper-like top for grip, and the compact dashboard is decently bright. And, the stem feels robust yet sleek.
There are also five lights on the Yvolution Yes to keep you safe and visible at night: a headlight, two side lights, and two rear lights, which flash when you’re braking.
The handles feel squishy, made of some sort of cork-like material with anti-vibration. They have less grip and take some getting used to but are very effective at minimizing vibrations during rides so you can have a more comfortable experience
The handles feel squishy, made of a cork-like material with anti-vibration construction. They have less grip and take some getting used to but are very effective at minimizing vibrations during rides so you can have a more comfortable experience.
The plastic bell seems flimsy, however, and it sits next to the throttle, which means you have to take your finger off the throttle to ring it. If you’re on cruise control, that’s fine. If you’re not, it feels inconvenient.
You know what else is inconvenient here is the old-school drop kickstand. You have to use a bit more force and do some finagling to prop the electric scooter up.
Yvolution Yes: Features
While most electric scooters come with a folding mechanism, there are only a handful of them that actually make the folding process easy for users. Another thing that the Yvolution Yes has going for it is that it’s one of those models that boast an easy-to-use, yet secure, folding lever.
The folding mechanism here is three step process – you need to press the red button to unlatch, fold down the lever, and push on the back bumping to lock the stem in place. However, it takes very little force to do so, making the process pretty much effortless.
The button is easy to push while the latch isn’t too tight to pull down. Unfolding is just as simple: you simply push down on the back bumper to unlock, swing the stem in place until you hear an audible click, and push the lever back up.
The dashboard is also simple and intuitive to use, using just a single button for power, changing riding modes, toggling between mph and kph, and turning the headlight on/off. Speaking of riding modes, there are three here: walking, which tops at 3.7mph (6kmh), mid speed, which tops at 11.2mph (18kmh), and max speed, which maxes at 15.5mph (25kmh).
Yvolution Yes: Performance
Performance isn’t exactly the Yvolution Yes’ strongest suit. The motor is pretty quiet while the throttle and acceleration are snappy. You don’t even need to kick to start riding as the throttle works without assistance and is very responsive. It also has decent shock absorption, thanks largely to its floating maple wooden deck that boasts Yvolution’s Flexxpress technology that absorbs bumps and shocks.
Sadly, that’s where the good stuff ends. The tires don’t have enough traction on that to maintain a stable ride. On rougher or wet roads, the front tire on the Yvolution Yes can suddenly slip or slightly turn the wrong way, which can be dangerous if you’re not an experienced rider, which is why it’s very important to keep both your hands on the handles so you can adjust immediately if it happens.
The e-scooter’s brakes, which consist of an electronic handlebar brake and rear foot brake, work fine on flat roads. However, neither are effective when you’re going downhill. When going down a 15-degree steep hill, you’ll still find yourself moving even when you’re pressing down on those brakes hard. We do not recommend going downhill on this model at fast speeds, as these brakes won’t do much to save your life.
The front brake is also a little dicey to control. Instead of a traditional brake lever, you’re getting something that’s similar to its throttle. Not only is it harder to control, but you also have to press deep for it to work.
Yvolution doesn’t specify the Yes’ hill grade rating, but there’s nothing here to write about anyway. On a 15-degree incline, we’ve only gotten to about 6 to 7mph on its fastest riding mode, and that’s with a light, under-125-pound rider. Obviously, it does much worse on a 25-degree incline. If you live on a hill, like we do, be prepared to walk or carry it home.
The battery isn’t much better, either. Not only is it limited to a 15.5-mile (25km) range, which means that if you’re using it for your daily work commutes, you might have to charge it every night or every other night, but it also tends to drain even when the electric scooter is on standby or turned off.
Buy it if.
You want a stylish electric scooter The Yvolution Yes boasts a fun, retro design and comes in five different colorways, setting it apart from everything else.
You’re looking for an affordable model with a snappy startup At just 599 / about £495, it’s an affordable e-scooter that doesn’t require a kickstart to get going. In some ways, it’s a great option for beginners.
Don’t buy it if.
You want something with a very effective braking system and a powerful motor The Yvolution Yes’ brakes aren’t effective enough for downhills and its motor isn’t powerful enough for uphills. It’s best for riders who live in flatter areas.
You hate charging constantly With a battery life of just 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) and a battery that drains even when it’s turned off, it requires constant charging. It’s best for users with short daily commutes.
TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery It’s a robust and powerful scooter with enough battery life, since it has two, to provide up to 50 miles (25 kilometers) of range. And, it gives a decently smooth ride as well.
NIU KQi3 Pro The NIU KQi3 Pro blew us away at first ride with its impressive shock absorption (due to those fat tires), spacious deck, and powerful performance.
Unagi Model One E500 There’s a lot to love about the Unagi Model One E500. This gorgeous electric scooter is every commuter’s dream, being sleek, attractive, lightweight, and a heck of a smooth ride.
Yvolution Yes: Report card
|It’s not exactly a budget model, but the Yvolution Yes does sit at an affordable price range.||4 / 5|
|There’s not a lot of assembly required here. Simply attach the handles and secure the throttle and the brake.||5 / 5|
|It’s got a very appealing retro design and comes in five different colorways. It also boasts a mostly robust build.||3.5 / 5|
|There aren’t a lot of extra features here, but we appreciate its easy folding mechanism and intuitive dashboard.||3.5 / 5|
|It boasts a snappy throttle and a quiet motor, but its brakes, tires, and battery could be a lot better.||3 / 5|
|While affordable, attractive, and easy to use, there are also many vital things that Yvolution could have done better.||3.5 / 5|
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