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Kugoo G2 Pro Electric Scooter Review

Arguably one of the best value-for-money electric scooters that we’ve placed our hands-on, the Kugoo G2 Pro provides you with everything necessary for a safe and comfy ride. It has superb features and functions, including a powerful motor, exceptional suspension, dual disc brakes, and an extensive 624-watt-hour battery. This scooter makes for an excellent companion for your daily commute or occasional off-road driving.

Kugoo G2 Pro: The Lowdown…

One of the most significant selling points of the Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter is its powerful 800W DC brushless motor, the best quality motor manufactured in Germany. When paired with the 48V-13Ah battery, the scooter can reach blazing speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph) in just 13 seconds.

The G2 Pro is a multi-purpose scooter. Whilst it’s not primarily meant for off-roading, it still takes on rough terrains like dust, dirt, sand, gravel, pebbles and rocks. The scooter also has a 15-degree (26.8% grade) climbing range, so it should tackle most hills relatively effortlessly.

This incredible electric scooter has been built with durability in mind. A strong aluminium-alloy frame and a unique scissor structure can support a maximum load of 130 kg (287 lbs.). Besides, its excellent suspension comes prepared for dynamic and aggressive riding on any street or road, no matter how rough it may be.

The all-terrain scooter delivers much more than a bold look and feel. It offers a remarkable combination of large, air-filled tires, built-in shock absorber springs, and a wide platform covered with a rubber mat to ensure a smooth, rich, and pleasant ride.

Kugoo G2 Pro Review Video

Here’s a quick video review of the Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter. Behind its stylish, monolithic and aggressive design is a powerful engine that lets you cruise at a top speed of 31 mph and achieve a maximum range of up to 31 miles.

Kugoo G2 Pro Pros

P owerful DC brushless motor

S turdy frame built from aviation-grade aluminium alloy

10” pneumatic tyres

W ide deck covered with a drainage rubber mat

A dmirable braking performance

Built-in shock absorbers

One of the simplest folding mechanisms out there

Kugoo G2 Pro Cons

No locking mechanism to lock the scooter when folded

The charging port is positioned next to the tyres and can easily come in contact with water and dirt

The battery level reading is somehow inconsistent

Kugoo G2 Pro Summary

The Kugoo G2 Pro may be popular in the UK for its insane value for money, but it’s certainly not a toy. Its aluminium-alloy frame is designed to support a maximum load weight of 130 kg. But that’s not all! It’s built to last, with high-quality elements that can handle a lot of harm.

There are two secrets behind the scooter’s 50 km/h and 50 km range: its motor and battery. The 800W motor is paired with a 48V-13Ah battery configuration. The result is a relatively budget-friendly scooter that’s not just a great commuting companion but a good choice for fun rides.

Overall, the G2 Pro is rugged and versatile with a well-balanced set of features that gives it an edge over its competition. It caters for comfort and security, whether for cruising in the city or on uneven surfaces. This makes one of the best electric scooters for anyone looking for an advanced, feature-rich machine that doesn’t cost a fortune.

Top Speed Acceleration

The official top speed of the Kugoo G2 Pro Electric Scooter is 50 km/h (31 mph). This figure is derived from actual lab tests and backed by several user reports. Whilst a few owners have reported a top speed of 45-48 km/h (28-30 mph), the average from numerous data points is generally above 50 km/h.

That being said, the scooter is responsive, and its acceleration is admirable. Since the acceleration is gradual, you shouldn’t expect to reach the full speed right off the gate.

Hill Climbing

The Kugoo’s G2 Pro electric scooter model has a maximum climb angle of 15 degrees. Although it performs well, it’s not a certified hill-climbing beast. So if you’re looking to conquer the steepest of hills, you better look elsewhere.

Battery Range

The Kugoo G2 Pro uses a 48V-13Ah-624Wh battery to deliver a maximum range of 50 km/31 miles on a single charge. Now, keep in mind that this range is only achievable under ideal conditions. In most cases, the mileage can vary depending on the rider’s weight, terrain, slope, temperature, and whether the tyres have been inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications.

A few user tests have reported ranges closer to 47 km/29 miles. However, most independent user tests have confirmed a range close to 50 km/31 Mi. As for battery charge time, it should take around 4-6 hours to charge using stock chargers entirely.

Motor Configuration

This Kugoo scooter is a rear-wheel-drive scooter. It integrates the 800W BLDC hub motor into its rear wheel. This motor is manufactured in Germany and boasts only the best, premium quality.

Performance Overview

The Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter is one tough cookie in terms of sheer power and general performance. With its 800-watt engine, you can reach speeds of up to 31 mph within just 13 seconds! A 48V-13Ah battery further makes it possible to drive up to 31 miles with a single charge.

The G2 Pro is a rear-wheel-drive scooter with three-speed modes – Eco, Standard and Turbo – each coming with its own speed limit. You can always switch modes to add stability on the road, especially when making a turn.

Kugoo’s G2 Pro is practically an off-roader, even though it’s not marketed as such. Even its physical appearance alone can tell you that this is great for a casual ride. For example, the scooter’s suspension has a ground clearance of 18 centimetres, meaning you should have few problems going over small obstacles on the road.

Additionally, this electric scooter brings 10-inch pneumatic air-filled tyres with a wide profile and deep patterns. These can absorb the unevenness of most terrains pretty comfortably. And that’s not all – the scooter comes fitted with front and rear shock absorbers that further smooth out any bumps and keep annoying vibrations at bay.

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Construction Quality

Kugoo’s G2 Pro is a perfect illustration of a thoughtful design. From its frame structure to industrial design, the e-scooter oozes quality. Its frame is built from a verified aviation-grade aluminium alloy material, which means it can survive a lot of abuse. In turn, it’ll give you a lot of mileage without any significant defects.

The scooter’s quality construction also translates to a confident, dominant and stylish look. You’ll be sure to attract passionate glances from those passing by as you cruise down the highway.

Suspension Comfort

A dual-spring suspension system with built-in shock absorbers makes the G2 Pro very comfortable to ride. Its suspension provides a high ground clearance of 18 centimetres. As a result, the e-scooter can drive over any type of street or road, no matter how bad the obstacles are. Sidewalks, cracks, and potholes are no match for the G2 Pro.

Notably, the scooter’s front and rear shock absorber springs do much more than helping smooth out the bumps. They also minimise vibrations, thus increasing the scooter’s service life.

Ride Quality

As stated above, the Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter comes equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable and rich ride. Firstly, it’s a rear-wheel-drive scooter, which means it’s very stable on the road. For an even more comfortable ride quality, it features a nifty combination of front and rear shock absorbers, wide air-filled tyres, an excellent suspension system and lots of power.

This combination allows the scooter to soak any bumps thrown its way. Lest you forget – the G2 Pro gives you all these features at an affordable price!

Lights

The Kugoo G2 Pro’s main LED headlight is located beneath the stem, just on top of the front wheel. This headlight shines a very bright light at an approximate distance of 8 metres/26 feet.

Because the front light is so intense, it proves handy for those planning to ride at night. A red LED brake light rests atop the rear fender and turns on when you use the brakes.

Finally, the electric scooter also features red diode reflectors attached to either side of the deck. The deck strip lights add a casual touch to the scooter.

Braking

Kugoo’s G2 Pro electric scooter has dual disc brakes; a disc brake at the rear and another at the front. They work to dissipate heat and prevent brake fade. Both brakes already come set at high responsiveness to ensure a smooth and reliable braking performance. From our test, the e-scooter achieved a braking distance of about 4 metres/13 feet.

Be careful not to engage the front brake fast as the scooter could tip over, especially when moving at high speed. Always engage the rear brake first and then the front one if necessary.

Portability

At 23 kg/50 lbs., the Kugoo G2 Pro is lighter than most e-scooters on the market. Nonetheless, the scooter is still on the heavy end of the spectrum, so it may not be easy to lift and carry over long distances.

When folded, G2 Pro measures 46 cm long, 18 cm wide and 20 cm high. Its folded size is not exactly small and will occupy some significant space.

Tyres

The non-compact 10” pneumatic tyres are a huge positive for the G2 Pro electric scooter. These tyres come with deep patterns that grip better both on asphalt and on beaten paths.

Because the tyres have a wide profile, they ensure dynamic and aggressive riding on pretty much any surface. It’s worth noting that the scooter’s tyres are of the high-quality Yuanxing brand, and their ideal pressure is 30 PSI.

Deck

The Kugoo G2 Pro has a reasonably comfortable deck, measuring 20.32 cm (8 in.) wide. Sure, there are e-scooters with bigger decks, but this is certainly more generous than your average model. As if that’s not enough, it’s designed to extend upwards into a footrest in the rear. This is intended to make it a bit longer to fit even bigger riders.

We loved that the scooter’s deck is covered with a drainage rubber mat for a smoother and more ergonomic grip on those rainy days.

Controls Display

Conveniently located at the centre of the handlebar is the HD Intuitive LCD display. The screen is large enough to see its information, even under bright sunlight.

The screen displays a host of information, including;

  • Current speed
  • Battery status
  • Odometer (distance and trip)
  • Lights status
  • Error codes
  • Voltage

On the scooter’s left handlebar, there is the rear brake lever as well as all the buttons and controls for:

  • Power
  • Settings
  • Light button (red)
  • Horn button (yellow)
  • Plus/minus buttons
  • Menu button

The brake lever for the front and the thumb throttle for acceleration is located on the right handlebar.

Water Resistance

The Kugoo G2 Pro has an IP54 standard, meaning that it’s resistant to dust and water. Riding through some rain or wet weather should pose little or no issues.

However, it’s best to avoid soaking the scooter in too much water as that may cause damage.

Reliability, Warranty Customer Support

The Kugoo G2 Pro is a very reliable scooter that has a FOCUS on durability above all else. It has been engineered with the sole purpose of withstanding much harm.

The scooter is backed by a generous 12-year warranty that covers most parts. There’s also a 6-month warranty on the battery and charger.

Depending on where you buy your machine, you can enjoy return periods of up to 14 days if the scooter arrives damaged or if you’re not satisfied with your purchase. You also get excellent lifetime customer support from Kugoo.

Known Issues

Kugoo offers an app for its scooters. Unfortunately, many users have reported that the G2 Pro cannot connect to it. Other than that, we didn’t find any other pressing issue worth noting.

Maintenance

The Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter will last longer and give you excellent service if you:

  • Charge it regularly
  • Avoid overcharging
  • Keep it clean
  • Avoid riding in the rain
  • Inflate the tyres according to the manufacturer’s specification
  • Check bolts and parts before heading out

Kugoo G2 Pro: Is it worth the money and is it worth buying?

The Kugoo G2 Pro electric scooter is all about value for money. This mini-vehicle gives you a powerful motor, a large battery, remarkable suspension, and dual disc brakes, all at a price that will never hurt your wallet. Scooters with the exact specifications and performance as the G2 Pro will often cost double.

Author: Nely Hayes

Nely is an adrenaline junkie and one of her life goals is to sky dive, but until that day she gets her kicks from testing fast electric scooters. Part time scooter fanatic part time SEO analyst. Nely’s favourite scooter is the Dualtron X.

  • Powerful DC brushless motor
  • A wide deck
  • Built-in shock absorbers
  • Simple folding mechanism
  • No locking mechanism to lock the scooter when folded
  • The charging port is positioned next to the tyres
  • The battery level reading is inconsistent

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Kugoo G2 Pro Review – Outlaw of the Urban Jungle, Conqueror of the Untamed Offroad

This is a comprehensive review of the Kugoo G2 Pro, arguably the best value-for-money scooter in terms of performance, specs, and sheer power, but also comfort, safety, and feature-completeness.

  • Who should buy the Kugoo G2 Pro?
  • The Kugoo brand and story
  • Ordering, shipping, and discount
  • Warranty and returns
  • Unboxing and assembly
  • How to use and ride the Kugoo G2 Pro?
  • Folding and unfolding
  • Build quality and design
  • Intended use, terrains, and offroad
  • User experience
  • Speed and acceleration
  • Climbing
  • Range
  • Motor and power
  • Battery and charging
  • Lights and night riding
  • Brakes and safety
  • Suspension
  • Tires and wheels
  • Controls and screen
  • Deck and handlebars
  • Waterproofing and IP rating
  • Weight limit
  • Weight, dimensions, and portability
  • Accessories and customizations
  • App
  • Specifications
  • Tradeoffs and downsides
  • Kugoo G2 Pro vs other electric scooters
  • Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo G-Booster
  • Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo M4 Pro
  • Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo G-Max
  • Kugoo G2 Pro vs Dualtron Mini

Who should buy the Kugoo G2 Pro?

Unlike most Kugoo scooters, the G2 Pro, while still being insane value for money, is not exactly a budget model.

The scooter is very tough, versatile, of solid quality, and has a well-balanced set of features and specs. Still, the scooter probably leans more towards the advanced end of the spectrum rather than the beginner end.

I’s say that the Kugoo G2 Pro will be perfect for anyone looking for some more of that raw Chinese firepower, without having to sell a kidney to afford it. Scooters with similar specs and performances will probably cost double, so the Kugoo G2 Pro can certainly be described as a budget medium-powered scooter.

The tires of this scooter will be able to handle offroad rides without any issues. The scooter can take a lot of punishment, so besides offroading, any kind of rough terrain, bad roads, or other trouble you throw at it, will not be a big deal for it.

The biggest selling point of the Kugoo G2 Pro is the fact that it has a big range of 50 km / 31 Mi. This means the scooter will be a very good commuting companion as well, but also anyone looking for endless fun rides will find this scooter to be great for them.

Where to buy the Kugoo G2 Pro from?

There is no better place to buy the Kugoo G2 Pro from than GeekBuying. You will get the best price, free shipping in 3-10 business days, great warranty, return period, customer support, and a discount if you don’t have an account with them yet.

The Kugoo brand and story

It’s almost impossible for a scooter enthusiast in Europe to have never heard of the Kugoo brand. Their scooters are some of the most widely used scooters ever, and that’s mostly thanks to the value-for-money their models provide.

That wasn’t always the case though.

A few short years ago, if you said Kugoo to someone, they would probably just look at you funny and wonder what sort of noise did you just make with your mouth. Xiaomi and Ninebot had a global stranglehold on the scooter market in general, and the same was true in Europe.

But Kugoo patiently released model after successful model, hitting the nail on the head with every next release. All of their scooters make sense, have a clear vision of who they’re made for, and always, always come at affordable prices.

Today, Kugoo shares the throne with the two old brands, possibly even pushing one of them out (or both). The G2 Pro is one of their best offerings, and that says a lot for this model.

Ordering, shipping, and discount

It’s almost a blasphemy to even think of ordering a Kugoo scooter from a place other than GeekBuying. The online store is almost synonymous with the brand, and while the scooters are available at other places, none will match the prices, delivery terms, and customer support of GeekBuying.

Shipping is free in Europe, and it takes between 3 and 10 business days.

Pro tip to get a discount: once you’re on the GeekBuying website, try to hover your mouse over to the top of the browser – you will probably activate the “exit-intent” trigger and you might see a popup that will offer you a 5% discount in exchange for your email address.

Warranty and returns

The Kugoo G2 Pro has a generous warranty period of 12 months on most parts, and 6 months on the battery and charger. Some of the wear-and-tear parts will have a warranty of 14 days.

There is a return period of 14 days in case you’re not satisfied with the scooter, or if it has arrived damaged.

Unboxing and assembly

The package weighs 26 kg / 57 lbs, and it includes:

  • Kugoo G2 Pro scooter
  • handlebars
  • toolkit and screws
  • charger
  • user manual
  • warranty card

To assemble the scooter, you only need to install the handlebars into the stem and screw the two screws. Still, it’s strongly recommended to run a quick check of several other things and make sure there hasn’t been any damage on delivery, including making sure there are no loose screws, the battery is full, the tires are inflated, and the brakes are operational and strong enough for your needs.

How to use and ride the Kugoo G2 Pro?

Riding the Kugoo G2 Pro can’t be simpler. This is a zero-start scooter, and the two things you need to do to start riding are turning the scooter on and hitting the throttle.

The Kugoo G2 Pro has 3 speed modes (Eco, Standard, Turbo), each with its own speed limit.

The scooter is quite powerful, so you will need to stay focused on your ride the entire time. Also, always remember to wear your helmet, and preferably one that provides more protection (you can find some great picks in the guide on the best electric scooter helmets).

Folding and unfolding

The folding mechanism of the Kugoo G2 Pro is probably the safest folding mechanism available in scooters today.

To unlock the folding mechanism, you need to unscrew the locking pin on the front of the stem, and then pull it towards the front. Only then can you fold the stem down. The handlebars don’t lock to the rear of the scooter.

Folding the scooter is simple, yet secure, so the few extra seconds it may take when compared to other less secure folding mechanisms are very well worth it.

Build quality and design

This scooter is one tough cookie. Like all true offroad scooters, it is built to withstand a lot of abuse without making a beep. You will likely get a lot of mileage and fun out of it, and you will use it for a lot of time without a major defect.

Since form follows function, the scooter’s engineering for durability translates into its design and gives it an assertive, confident, dominant look and feel. The scooter is a powerful all-terrain vehicle, and it looks that way, too.

Intended use, terrains, and offroad

The Kugoo G2 Pro is a true multi-purpose scooter. Thanks to the great suspension and the large offroad tires, it can be used on any type of terrain. While not primarily an offroad scooter, it can tackle pretty much all kinds of rough terrain – dirt, dust, pebbles and rocks, ground, grass, gravel, sand, you name it.

Also, the scooter is pretty powerful and full of features that make it a great ally in anyone’s daily commute or casual ride.

User experience

Owning and riding the Kugoo G2 Pro feels like having a superpower. Just standing on the tall, mighty deck, pressing the throttle, and feeling a jolt of energy as the scooter motor makes a powerful purring sound, is an experience of its own. The scooter has large air-filled tires, excellent suspension, and lots of power, and that is a combination for a smooth and rich ride.

Speed and acceleration

The Kugoo G2 Pro has an official top speed of 50 kmh / 31 mph.

The official top speed is obtained in ideal, lab conditions, but it has been confirmed by user tests and reports several times. The average from the several data points seems to be somewhere around 48-49 kmh, but a few owners report speeds of above 50 kmh, so we can safely say that the actual top speed will be the same or close to the advertised one. There have been a handful of heavier riders reporting top speeds of 45 kmh / 28 mph or less.

The acceleration is pretty good, the scooter gets up to speed quickly, but it does take some time to reach the full speed as the acceleration is gradual.

Climbing

The scooter climbs well, but not as good as you’d expect judging by the other specs. The climb angle is 15 degrees, which means the scooter should tackle most of the common hills you may encounter on your daily rides without any issues. If you want to conquer steeper hills, you will need to develop some momentum.

Range

The official range of the Kugoo G2 Pro is 50 km / 31 Mi, and that range has been confirmed in few independent user tests.

Now, keep in mind that all of the owners were within the weight limit of the scooter with a healthy margin, and also, there have been a few user tests that report ranges closer to 47 km / 29 Mi. This is common with scooter specs no matter the model, but I believe it is something you should be aware of – the scooter will provide a range close to 50 km / 31 Mi, but it may not be exactly that much.

Motor and power

The Kugoo G2 is a rear-drive scooter, and the hub BLDC motor is integrated into the rear wheel.

It has a power level of 800 Watts. Kugoo hasn’t specified if that’s the real or the peak power, but judging from the performance of the scooter and when compared against specs of other scooters, that’s likely its peak power level.

Battery and charging

The 18650 lithium battery of the Kugoo has a voltage of 48 V, and a capacity of 13 Ah, 624 Wh. It is situated in the deck of the scooter, and is well-protected against the elements.

The charging port is situated on the rear left end of the deck. It is protected by a plastic cover cap, but still, I must say that it’s an unusual choice for a charging port location, as all the dust, dirt, and even liquid, that the spinning of the rear wheel throws, can easily end up around it. Make sure to regularly clean it, and don’t charge your scooter immediately after riding.

Kugoo says that the scooter should charge in 4 to 6 hours, but the empirical data and user reports suggest a charging time between 5.5 and 6.5 hours. Charging the scooter during off-peak hours will cost 16 pence in the UK and around 10 cents in the rest of Europe on average, and around 20 pence in the UK and 15 cents in Europe during peak hours.

Lights and night riding

The main headlight is situated at the bottom of the stem, right above the front wheel. It casts a strong light at a distance of about 8 meters / 26 feet, and it will be strong enough for riding at night. This is a very welcome feature, as most scooters come with weak placeholder lights which you have to upgrade if you plan on riding at night, and luckily that’s not the case with the Kugoo G2 Pro’s light.

The side of the deck features red LED strips, which look pretty darn cool if you ask me.

On top of the rear fender, there’s a red brake light that shines whenever you use the brakes.

Brakes and safety

The Kugoo G2 Pro has a very safe, very strong dual-brakes system. Both of them are disk brakes, and they will usually come already set at high sensitivity and responsiveness. Naturally, you can easily modify their sensitivity, just by tweaking the screws on them a bit.

With a redundant and easily adjustable braking system, the Kugoo G2 Pro can be labeled a very safe scooter. It has a braking distance of 4 meters / 13 feet.

If you’ve ever had a bike or another scooter you probably know this already, but always try to use the rear brake first, especially when stopping from a high speed, as braking with the front brake first can easily cause the scooter to tip over.

Suspension

The suspension is one of the strongest features of the Kugoo G2 Pro. The scooter features a dual spring suspension system, with shock absorbers on both wheels.

That makes this scooter very comfortable to ride. Any type of street or road, no matter how bad or how deep the potholes are, will be a joke for this bad boy. In fact, both the suspension and the tires of the scooter come prepared for offroad rides, and some sidewalks or cracks in the street will be nothing for the G2 Pro.

Tires and wheels

The pneumatic tires are another strong point of the scooter. With 10 inches in diameter, a wide profile, and deep patterns, the Kugoo G2 Pro is practically an offroad scooter, even though it doesn’t present itself as such.

Also, the quality of the tires is really good, and flats are almost unheard of with this scooter. The brand of the tires is Yuanxing, and their ideal tire pressure is 30 PSI.

All in all, the tires are another huge win for this model.

Controls and screen

The LED screen is fairly big, and it’s quite easy to see the information displayed on it. It takes the central place on the handlebar. It is well lit, and has a high contrast, which makes the information visible even on bright days.

The screen displays a myriad of information:

  • current speed (with your preferred unit system)
  • speed mode
  • top and average speed of the trip
  • battery level and percentage
  • odometer (distance and trip)
  • lights status
  • error codes
  • voltage

The left handlebar of the scooter hosts the rear brake lever, and all the controls and buttons:

  • power
  • settings and menu button
  • plus and minus buttons
  • horn button (yellow)
  • light button (red)

The right handlebar has the thumb throttle for acceleration, and the brake lever for the front brake.

Deck and handlebars

The deck of the Kugoo G2 Pro is fairly wide and comfortable. Sure, there are bigger decks out there, but this one will be pretty big even for bigger people.

In the back, the deck extends upwards into a footrest, which also serves as a mudguard as well. That gives the deck a bit more length, and makes the entire scooter more ergonomic and more fun to ride.

The scooter has a large and robust kickstand.

Waterproofing and IP rating

It seems like the Kugoo G2 Pro has no official IP rating. If it does, then it’s not specified.

That means it’s best to avoid riding in the rain and in wet weather. Few owners have reported no damage after riding through some rain, but it’s still best if you avoid that as much as you can.

Weight limit

The scooter can handle weights of up to 130 kg / 287 lbs on its deck.

Riders up to 110 kg / 243 lbs will have almost no drop in performance. Riders closer to the weight limit may see a smaller range by a kilometer or two.

Still, the official weight limit of the scooter is accurate, and that makes this scooter one of the best choices for heavier adults.

Weight, dimensions, and portability

The weight of the Kugoo G2 Pro is 23 kg / 50 lbs. That puts it in the category of pretty heavy scooters. Much of the weight goes into the battery, which, to be fair, does provide quite a lot of range, and is a worthy tradeoff. But still, the scooter will not be easy to carry for long distances.

When folded, the scooter is still not exactly small, and does occupy a lot of space.

With both of those points in mind, we can say that the Kugoo G2 Pro is not a very portable scooter, and that’s because it doesn’t even try to be one.

Accessories and customizations

It seems like there are not that many specialized accessories available for the Kugoo G2 Pro yet.

Luckily, the scooter’s design is fairly standard in a lot of the points for customization, and chances are, many of the common and generic electric scooter accessories will fit perfectly. For this scooter, I recommend getting a storage bag or a trunk that you can hang on the front, and potentially a carry hold or a strap.

Also, the scooter doesn’t come with any native locking features, and you will need to buy an additional lock if you plan on leaving it outside. Since the scooter looks pretty expensive (even though it isn’t), many thieves might be tempted to try their luck, so a stronger lock would make more sense. See my guide on the best scooter locks for the ideal picks for every budget and use case.

App

Kugoo does have an app for its scooters, but the Kugoo G2 Pro can’t connect to it.

The Universal Scooter Helper App, made by EScooterNerds, while not a complete replacement for the regular app, will still be useful to the owners of this scooter. It comes with more than 30 features like calculators, tools, resources, guides, hacks, and much more. You can use it on both Android and iOS.

Specifications

Kugoo G2 Pro Specifications

Tradeoffs and downsides

There are a few things you should be aware of when thinking about buying the Kugoo G2 Pro. While it doesn’t have any major faults or design errors, it does come with a few tradeoffs, and there are some small issues present as well.

One engineering decision that baffles me is the lack of a locking mechanism for when the scooter is folded. I guess the engineers predicted that the scooter will rarely be carried in one hand (which I guess is correct), but still, for such a basic feature to be missing is not something I can easily understand.

Speaking of carrying, the Kugoo G2 Pro will not be the easiest scooter to carry and fit into places. There’s the issue of not being able to lock the scooter when folded, which means you must use both your hands to carry it, but then there’s also the weight of 23 kg / 50 lbs, and a fairly large volume even when folded. Luckily, the scooter has a lot of range and you will not have to carry it that much, but still, when you do have to, it might be a chore.

Another small issue is the location of the charging port. I believe something as crucial and as vulnerable as the charging port should be placed as far away from the tires that spray dirt and garbage all over and can potentially damage it. It just sounds like a more elegant solution. To be fair, there haven’t been any problems reported because of this, so this may not be a huge issue after all.

Finally, there have been a few reports of the screen readings and some of its statuses not being accurate, most notably the battery level being inconsistent. Kugoo has stated that this has only been an issue in older versions and should be fixed now.

Kugoo G2 Pro vs other electric scooters

Interestingly, the main competitors of the Kugoo G2 Pro come from within the Kugoo family. Let’s see how the sibling rivalry plays out.

Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo G-Booster

The Kugoo G-Booster is the only Kugoo scooter that is even more powerful than the G2 Pro, no matter how ridiculous that sounds.

The top speeds will be very similar with both scooters, but the G-Booster will have a lot more range (85 km / 53 Mi). Its motor will also be more powerful, in fact, the Kugoo G-Booster has dual motors.

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The G2 Pro will still be better for heavy adults as it has more weight capacity, and it will be about 7 kg / 15 lbs lighter, which is half the weight of a regular commuter scooter, so that’s something to take into account as well.

I’d recommend the G-Booster over the G2 Pro only if you’re after crazy levels of power. If that’s what rocks your boat, then you should see the Kugoo G-Booster review. As that’s not the case for most scooterists, I would recommend going with the G2 Pro.

Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo M4 Pro

The Kugoo M4 Pro is, in some ways, pretty similar to the Kugoo G2 Pro.

The M4 Pro is also a strong performer, with 45 kmh / 28 mph top speed and a range of 60 km / 37 Mi. So, in a way, the M4 Pro is the option with more range, but the G2 Pro is faster. Also, the M4 Pro has a weaker motor at 500 Watts.

Both of the scooters have comparable weights and dimensions, so portability is largely the same as well. The M4 Pro also has large 10-inch pneumatic tires, although they’re more like standard road tires than offroad ones.

I’d say it comes down to the primary specs here. If you prefer a bit more range and are ready to sacrifice some power, then check out the Kugoo M4 Pro. You can see the full review of the Kugoo M4 Pro if you are curious.

Kugoo G2 Pro vs Kugoo G-Max

The G-Max is a level below the G2 Pro in terms of performance. With a top speed of 35 kmh / 22 mph, and a range of 32 km / 20 Mi, it is no match for the G2 Pro.

While it also has large, 10-inch pneumatic tires, it comes with a weaker motor, smaller battery, and less weight capacity.

Of course, the Kugoo G-Max will be much more affordable, ligther and easier to carry, while still offering decent features and performance for the more casual riders. If that sounds like something you might be after, see the Kugoo G-Max review. Otherwise, I recommend sticking with the G2 Pro.

Kugoo G2 Pro vs Dualtron Mini

You don’t see Kugoo and Dualtron mentioned in the same sentence quite often – one is a brand of mostly budget scooters sold mostly in Europe, while the other one is a power brand of premium scooters mostly found in North America.

Still, people have found these two specific models to be comparable, so it’s worth seeing how they compare.

Even though the Dualtron Mini is typically about 500 more expensive, the performance of both scooters is very similar, with the Dualtron Mini having a slight advantage in top speed, range, and climb angle.

The Kugoo G2 Pro even has bigger tires, and quite a bigger weight limit, making it more comfortable and better suited for heavier adults.

The Dualtron Mini has a better suspension, and probably a higher level of quality overall, since it comes from one of the best electric scooter brands in the world. If that’s worth 500 to you, check out the Dualtron Mini at Voromotors.

Use cases and benefits

There is nothing preventing beginners and first-time scooterists from getting the Kugoo G2 Pro and having heaps of fun with it. That said, I wouldn’t recommend this scooter for them (see the guide on the best electric scooters for beginners if that’s the type of scooter you’re after).

Make no mistake – the Kugoo G2 Pro is not a scooter for everybody. It is still insane value for money (as all Kugoo scooters are), but it will be the type of scooter you either obsess over, or don’t look at twice.

While the Kugoo G2 Pro is a truly excellent, well-rounded scooter that can play a lot of roles, I believe it is made primarily for a specific type of scooterist.

The thrill-seeking, trouble-making speed-demon.

The outlaw, looking to conquer both the asphalts of the urban jungle, and the wild and untamed outdoors.

If that sounds like you, here’s how to make the final decision.

Verdict

I’d suggest starting with your analytical brain and thinking about your needs and scenario first. Obviously, don’t make rash and emotional decisions from the get-go, and consider whether you’d have either utility or fun out of this scooter.

But then, after you’ve thought about it for a while and probably narrowed down your options, I’d suggest following your gut and instinct to make the final decision. This is a powerful scooter, and chances are, you probably already know if you’re gonna buy it and start a very exciting journey with it, or live to fight another day.

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Kugoo G2 Pro Review

Here’s a quick riddle for you – what’s quick, affordable, and looks like a disco on two wheels? That’ll be the Kugoo G2 Pro – a scooter with a best-in-class speed that belies its affordable price. Operating in a congested market between commuter scooters and more basic performance models, the G2 Pro does plenty to stand out from the competition. But is it right for you? While the G2 Pro shines in some areas, it has its pitfalls too. Read on to unpack the key things you need to know about the G2 Pro.

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Video Review

First Look Unboxing of the Kugoo G2 Pro

From its disco-like deck strip LEDs to the 48V 800W motor, and bull-like kickplate, the Kugoo G2 Pro straddles the line of entry-level and performance scooter brackets. There are a host of reasons why this scooter is a good choice, but there are also a few areas that would benefit from improvement. Watch the video to find out more.

Who is it Best For?

Will the Kugoo G2 Pro Be a Good Fit For You?

Weekend warriors take note – the G2 Pro is for you. This scooter is ideal for those planning to ride for leisure.

At 52 lbs, the G2 Pro is around 10 lbs past the maximum weight I recommend for commuter scooters. Plus, it’s awkward to carry when folded as a result of the stem not locking into the deck. It also doesn’t fold easily or quickly.

While it sports terrain-agnostic, aggressively-treaded tires, the stiff suspension prohibits a comfortable ride on dirt and forest trails, which means that you’re best off sticking to the predictable surfaces of the city.

Value for Money

Is the Price Tag Worth it?

As we’ll soon see, the G2 Pro is the fastest model within a 500 price range, beating several other scooters with ease. It also ranks highly with the competition as far as other key specs are concerned, including mileage.

However, ride quality is the G2 Pro’s biggest flaw and if you want a versatile scooter that is well equipped to deliver a superior riding experience, there are better similarly-priced models to choose from.

While I can’t in good faith label the G2 Pro as being the most feature-packed scooter, you’re still treated to an impressive amount of benefits. The G2 Pro’s unique display screen is one of the largest and most user-friendly I’ve used, while its pattern-shifting, color-changing lights, rear tire hugger, and IP54 water resistance rating all demonstrate a commitment to the dual pain points of fun and functionality.

Alternatives

Why is it Better Than the Kugoo G2 Pro?

  • Faster (2 mph)
  • Rapid acceleration rate – it’s 48% faster to 15 mph, and around 3 times as quick to reach 25 mph
  • Dual motors
  • Sports foldable, ergonomic handlebars
  • Easier to fold and more portable
  • Superior ride quality as a result of better suspension, which is also adjustable
  • Turn signals

Why is it Better Than the Kugoo G2 Pro?

  • Longer range (7 miles)
  • Lighter (-6 lbs)
  • Faster acceleration rate
  • Offers superior ride quality and adjustable suspension
  • Telescopic stem means you can adjust the handlebar height

Why is it Worse Than the Kugoo G2 Pro?

  • Costs more (169)
  • Slower top speed (-5 mph)
  • Supports less rider weight (-20 lbs)
  • No headlight

Why is it Better Than the Kugoo G2 Pro?

  • Double the range (31 miles)
  • Supports more rider weight (67 lbs)
  • Available in five different colors
  • Foldable handlebars
  • Telescopic stem to adjust the handlebar height
  • Semi-hydraulic disc brakes give it superior stopping power
  • Better water resistance rating (IPX6)
  • Superior ride quality
  • Has turn signals

Design

Handlebars

As always, let’s start our deep dive into the G2 Pro’s features and specs by examining its handlebars – which, for me, are a mixed bag.

Firstly, they’re a little too short – particularly if you’re over 6 ft tall. I also prefer scooters with wider handlebars, as they give you more control over the handling and turning of the steering column. In addition, the handgrips don’t have an ergonomic design allowing you to rest your palms on them for extra comfort. In comparison to cheaper scooters, like the Horizon which has textured rubber grips, the G2 Pro’s grips feel a little cheap.

During my tests, I also found that the handlebars (and stem, for that matter) felt a little too light to handle. Having some more weight here would instill more confidence while riding – particularly when hitting the upper thresholds of its top speed.

There are silver linings, though. On either side of the handlebars are its brake levers, which are coated with a rubber coating. I’ve only seen this on the more expensive INOKIM Ox, and I like it – it looks (and feels) great. Ironically, the brake levers have more grip than the handgrips.

The handlebars are also home to several key features – most notably, the integrated display. Here’s where you’ll view stats of your total and trip ride time, as well as your scooter’s speed, current riding mode, and remaining battery power.

To the left-hand side of the handlebars, you’ll find a panel of black buttons allowing you to navigate the display and its settings, as well as buttons to toot the horn, turn on its lights, and turn the scooter on or off.

To the right, you’ll find the scooter’s thumb throttle, which – thanks to its ergonomic shape and intuitive design – is extremely easy and comfortable to use.

Frame

Decked out in matte black and with a skeletal frame, the Kugoo G2 Pro channels a moody, mean-looking vibe – and I mean that in the best way possible. Of course, that only lasts until you turn the deck lights on; after which its aggressive aesthetic melts away, to be swiftly replaced by the crazy, kaleidoscopic colors of an 80’s disco.

Overall, the frame benefits from a neat design. For instance, the exposed cables protruding from the handlebars are bunched together, keeping them tucked away to ensure that they don’t accidentally get caught on anything while riding.

As with most electric scooters, there’s also a callout to its branding on the stem – the Kugoo logo and model name – but, thankfully, it’s quite subtle.

Deck

No review of the G2 Pro’s deck could start anywhere other than the carnivalesque strip lights that run the length of its platform.

Characterized by constantly shifting, technicolor patterns, the G2 Pro’s deck LEDs aren’t content to sit still – these strips exude fun, and (as you’ll see in my unboxing video above) they took me pleasantly by surprise when I took this scooter out of the styrofoam.

Fortunately, the deck still serves up stacks of substance to go with all that style. For one, it’s covered in a hard rubber material, which feels nice to the touch, and is plenty grippy. Secondly, it has a kick plate – something that, if you’ve read any of my other reviews, you’ll know I love to shout about at every opportunity.

Located at the rear of a scooter’s deck, the kickplate allows you to place your back foot on it, taking advantage of the added traction it offers to lean forward into the ride. This offers extra stability and control over the handling by enabling you to strike a wider, more comfortable stance.

As for the design of the kickplate, it’s adorned with two chrome cone-shaped horns. They don’t add any technical benefits, but they do imbue the G2 Pro with extra character. They remind me of a bull ready to charge.

Wheels

It comes ready to roll with a super-sized pair of 10 x 3inch pneumatic tires.

I love this tire profile. It gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to performance. Not only does it make the scooter sufficiently nimble and easy to maneuver, but they also keep constant traction with the road underfoot.

Given they are filled with air, rather than solid rubber they serve as a vanguard against the bumps, irregularities, and shocks of less even terrain. over, the three-dimensional tread – which wraps around the tire almost in its entirety – helps keep them glued to the road, so you can be confident while riding.

The tread also almost makes them completely terrain-agnostic, however, the stiff suspension hinders their use, meaning they perform best on smooth terrain.

Build Quality Durability

The frame is made from an aluminum alloy, while its more superficial components – such as its rear tire hugger and throttle – are composed of a reinforced PC (polycarbonate) plastic. These materials aren’t the best money can buy, but for the Pro’s price point, they’re about what I’d expect and do the job.

Moving on to the overall blueprint of the G2 Pro, I do have some issues with how it’s been designed.

Mainly, I’m referring to its awkward stem folding mechanism, as well as the fact that the scooter’s stem doesn’t lock into the deck once folded. This has major implications for portability and makes lifting the G2 Pro (not to mention carrying it around) a difficult, clumsy endeavor. on this below.

Weight Load

It weighs 52 lbs and supports up to 285 lbs of weight.

Not many scooters can support more than this – and there’s only one other model in the G2 Pro’s price class that can take on significantly more weight. This award goes to the EMOVE Touring (308 lbs).

However, if load is a major sticking point for you, the EMOVE Cruiser is the best option. It can handle up to 352 lbs of rider weight, meaning it’s an excellent option for heavier adult riders.

Folding Portability

Put simply – the Kugoo G2 Pro isn’t a portable scooter.

The handgrips don’t fold, and, while the stem folds in half at the base, collapsing it is a clunky, time-intensive process. What’s more, there’s no mechanism to fix the stem to the deck when the scooter is folded, which makes it difficult to lift and move around.

While the folding mechanism isn’t particularly quick, it is fairly simple to use. The mechanism, which looks like an oversized thumbtack, screws into two grooves – one above and below the folding point. Once tightened into place, it does a surprisingly good job of keeping the stem firmly locked in place without any kind of wobble. However, when it comes to folding the scooter, the locking device is left free, separate from the scooter, so you’ll need to keep this piece safe.

One thing I did notice in my tests was that the stem can be a little stiff when it comes to folding and unfolding it. This is a good thing, though, and plays a pivotal role in keeping the stem rock solid while riding.

Assembly

The Kugoo G2 Pro arrives almost fully assembled.

You’ll just need to slide the handlebars into the top of the stem and secure them by tightening up all the nuts and bolts with an Allen wrench. Don’t fret – everything’s explained clearly in the manual, and you can get in touch with Kugoo’s support team with any queries you may have.

Ride Quality

Is the Kugoo G2 Pro Comfortable to Ride?

On paper, the Kugoo G2 Pro seems like it has all the right components to deliver a comfortable ride – big, plush air-filled tires, dual swingarm suspension, and good ground clearance. All the ingredients for a comfortable ride are present and accounted for, but the G2 Pro doesn’t offer the best ride quality.

It’ll get you where you need to go with relative ease but I found it to be a little too rickety for my liking. This is as a result of the stiff suspension, as well as the handlebars and stem feeling light to maneuver. On scooters that can go over 20 mph, you need to be able to ride with confidence and the difference between the G2 Pro’s handling vs models like the VSETT 9 and the, more expensive but extremely popular, Mantis Pro SE, is significant.

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If ride quality is a serious sticking point for you (as it should be) and you can afford to splash a bit extra cash, you’re better off opting for the VSETT 9. It relies on dual springs, a responsive swingarm system, and wide ergonomic handlebars that enable you to maintain a smooth and comfortable ride at all times. The coil springs can also be adjusted, meaning you can customize the impact-damping to match the terrain you’re taking on.

Performance Safety

Speed Acceleration

The Kugoo G2 Pro can hit maximum speeds of up to 31 mph, though, realistically, it’s more like 28 mph.

As with all of our other in-depth scooter reviews, let’s put the Kugoo’s top speed through its paces, and compare it to similar scooters when it comes to price and weight.

Speed vs Price Comparison

Taking a 500 price range with the G2 Pro’s 1,029.99 in the middle gives us a total of 23 models to compare. And guess what? The Kugoo takes first prize. Here are the rankings in full:

The G2 Pro’s 31 mph top speed indicates that it’s statistically the fastest scooter in its pricing range. That’s no mean feat, either. To do this, the G2 Pro has to outstrip several models that cost far more than it, including the Speedway Leger (28 mph, 1,100), the VSETT 8 19.2Ah (26 mph, 1,199), and the EVOLV Tour 2.0 (28 mph, 1,239).

The G2 Pro’s dominance is largely down to its powerful 48V 800W, which is the largest motor of any of the others in the lineup.

The only thing that lets the G2 Pro down here is the quality of the ride. For a scooter that perfectly balances comfort with a speed that closely rivals this model from Kugoo, the aforementioned VSETT 8 (19.2Ah) is your best bet.

Speed vs Weight Comparison

The Kugoo G2 Pro crushes its similarly-priced competitors for speed. But how does it fare against the scooters in its weight class (47 to 57 lbs)?

The answer is admirably – if not quite as impressive as in the comparison above. Out of a total of 17 comparable models, the G2 Pro sits joint third, along with fellow 31 mph models the Apollo Explore, Zero 10, and EVOLV Tour XL-R. However, these three all outpace the Kugoo when it comes to acceleration, thanks to their larger, more powerful 52V 1000W motors.

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with this impressive subset of scooters, but the VSETT 9 lineup dominates the rankings Since they all share the same dual 650W motors, the only way to split them is by the size of their batteries – and the maximum ranges they correspond to. That’s why the 9R, with its 40-mile range, is the best option here. However, it’s priced at around 850 more than the G2 Pro – so it’ll probably be out of reach if your budget is tight.

For a speedy scooter on (more of) a shoestring budget, the best option is the 9 (15.6Ah). It costs just 500 more than the G2 Pro, but still delivers 33 mph of speed, and 28 miles of range.

Pulling the FOCUS back to speed, the 9’s dual motors deliver a significantly faster acceleration rate than the G2 Pro, meaning it’s, by far, the best option if you’re after a scooter in the same weight bracket as the Kugoo model. The 9 is also superior when it comes to ride quality; making it a more diverse scooter that is better designed to handle more challenging forest trails and dirt paths, as well as urban environments.

Acceleration

The Kugoo G2 Pro can reach 15 mph from a stationary position in just 5.2 seconds, and go 0 to 25 mph in 15.5 seconds. While the G2 Pro performed well in the speed vs price comparison, I have to admit that its acceleration is a little lackluster – particularly when compared to the scooters I recommend as alternatives.

If you want a faster acceleration rate, any of the scooters in the table above will deliver.

For me, the VSETT 9 takes the crown. It charges out of the blocks, and is capable of hitting 15 mph 48% faster – and 25 mph almost 3 times as quick – as the G2 Pro.

The VSETT 8 is another good alternative, particularly if money’s a little tight. While it has a smaller motor, it still manages to outperform its Kugoo rival as far as acceleration is concerned.

Range

The Kugoo G2 Pro is capable of keeping the wheels rolling for up to 31 miles off a single charge – though again, this will depend on how hard you work the throttle, how much you weigh, and the terrain you’re riding on.

Our range tests with a 75 kg rider showed a real range of 20 miles.

Mileage vs Price Comparison

Taking a 500 price range with the G2 Pro’s 1,029.99 price tag in the middle gives us a total of 23 comparable models.

Of these, the G2 Pro places joint fourth, accompanied by the UScooter/E-TWOW Booster GT. Topping the charts is the GoTrax GMAX Ultra’s 45-mile range, with the Ninebot Max’s 40 miles, and the 38 miles of the VSETT 8 (19.2Ah) following closely on its heels.

For me, though, it’s the VSETT 8’s superior ride quality that gives it the edge over the other podium position scooters. That’s largely down to the fact that neither the GMAX Ultra or the Ninebot Max have suspension, meaning they rely on 10-inch air-filled tires alone for shock absorption. The VSETT 8, however, has both front and rear spring swingarm suspension, making it a much smoother ride.

Mileage vs Weight Comparison

Comparing the Kugoo G2 Pro against similarly-weighted models sees the scooter slip down into the depths of mid-table obscurity.

Unsurprisingly, it’s the EMOVE Cruiser that dominates proceedings, with its colossal 62-mile range providing double the distance than what the G2 Pro offers. Considering that the two scooters weigh the same (52 lbs), the Cruiser presents itself as an excellent alternative to the Pro – particularly if range is your top priority.

Hill Climbing

Scooters with single, rather than dual motors always tend to struggle when it comes to hill climbing – and the Kugoo G2 Pro is no different.

While Kugoo claims that the G2 Pro is capable of taking slopes of up to 25 degrees in its stride, this – in reality – is only achievable by dual-motor scooters, such as the Apollo Ghost and Phantom. Ultimately, while the G2 Pro has enough power to get you up and over the majority of urban inclines, anything challenging slows it down considerably.

To put the difference in motor size between the G2 Pro and the two Apollo models mentioned above into context, the Ghost doubles on the G2 Pro’s single 800W motor while the Phantom vastly outstrips it with dual 1200W motors,

So, if you’re the type of rider that needs to have confidence in your scooter’s gradient-gobbling credentials, you’re better off looking elsewhere. Better options are available in the form of the EMOVE Cruiser (which, despite also boasting just a single 52V 1000W motor, can take on slopes of up to 20 degrees), and for more challenging climbs, the dual motor-equipped VSETT 9 (25 degrees).

Shock Absorption / Suspension

The Kugoo G2 Pro’s shock absorptive qualities come from its dual swingarms and a pair of springs – one at the front, and one at the rear. This helps to provide a basic level of suspension for insulating your joints and limbs from the bumps and jolts of uneven surfaces.

That said – and as I mentioned in the ride quality section of the review – the G2 Pro felt a little rickety in my tests. This renders it confined to roads and other smooth urban environments. Plus, the G2 Pro’s suspension isn’t adjustable, meaning you can’t customize it to fit the terrain you’re taking on.

It’s also worth noting that the unconventional horizontal placement of the springs hinders the scooter’s ability to soak up impacts, which, in turn, makes it stiff. By comparison, if the springs were vertically aligned – like on most scooters – they would provide better damping as they would be able to compress and rebound. This would allow the swingarms to travel up and down more and ultimately, deliver a softer ride.

Braking

The Kugoo G2 Pro pulls its stopping power from a pair of dual mechanical disc brakes. Together, these make for a responsive setup, bringing you to a stop in 3.7 meters from 15 mph.

To put that in perspective against other scooters in the G2 Pro’s class, it is pretty good. Just 22% of scooters in the G2 Pro’s price range boast dual mechanical brakes.

What is the benefit of this to you? Well, the G2 Pro, on average, comes to a stop 1.3 meters quicker than similarly-priced scooters that have just a single mechanical brake. This is the equivalent of having 26% more stopping power.

If we also draw our FOCUS to the design of the discs, it’s easy to admire the tapestry of holes and shapes that have been carved out. While these look cool, they’re far more than an aesthetic feature – they serve the important role of dissipating heat.

When the brakes are engaged, the calipers squeeze the brake pads against the rotors to slow the spin of the wheel. The friction of the discs rubbing against the pads is converted into heat. If the rotors overheat they can succumb to damage. The result of this can range from the discs becoming bent to cracking, or, in more extreme cases, snapping due to the stress from the calipers and brake pads on the vulnerable metal.

This is why the cutouts play such a pivotal role. Ultimately, they make sure that the brakes don’t fail.

As far as braking distance is concerned in regards to the scooters I recommend as alternatives, the only outlier here is the EMOVE Cruiser, which – as well as having a colossal mileage, zippy acceleration, and a range of color schemes – also flaunts a powerful semi-hydraulic braking system.

Hydraulics are my preferred type of brakes since they offer superb braking performance. Exhibit A? The 3.3 meters the Cruiser takes to come to a stop from 15 mph.

Moving our FOCUS to the VSETT 8 and 9, they also offer good stopping power. The VSETT 8, for instance, with its dual drum brakes and lighter frame stops in just 3.2 m, while the 9 also trumps the Kugoo model with a total stopping distance of 3.4 m from 15 mph (thanks to its dual discs).

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Charge Time

The Kugoo G2 Pro takes around 6-8 hours to reach full charge.

This is fairly standard for the 13Ah battery that the G2 Pro possesses.

Extra Features

Intuitive LCD Display

Taking pride of place at the center of the handlebars is an intuitive, integrated LCD display. From here, you’ll get insights into your scooter’s speed, battery life, riding mode, and an indication of the distance you’ve traveled both on your current trip and all trips.

The generously sized screen – which is also brightly backlit – is a diversion from the widely-used QS-S4 display. And, frankly, it’s a breath of fresh air. The LCD screen is much larger and easy to read. And, unlike the QS-S4 which doubles as a display screen and finger throttle, the G2 Pro’s LCD is separate from its ergonomic thumb throttle.

Located to the left of the screen is a small panel of black buttons. The ‘’ and ‘–’ signs here will allow you to cycle through and select from the range of riding modes, while that ‘M’ button enables you to toggle and change the scooter’s array of P-settings. The red button below turns the G2 Pro on and off.

Rear Tire Hugger

Fitted over the rear tire is a curve of thick, reinforced black plastic. Normally, I’d simply label this thing a fender – but, on the G2 Pro, I’ve upgraded that definition to the more comprehensive ‘tire hugger’.

That’s because it offers great coverage. Curving halfway around the tire, it does a great job of keeping you (and your clothes) fully protected against any dirt or water splashback. While this may seem like a relatively minor feature, a fender that is too short can be a real pain.

Headlight, Brake Light, and Kaleidoscopic Color Changing Deck Lights

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the Kugoo G2 Pro’s lighting display – so let’s start at the front of the scooter and work our way down.

Refreshingly, the headlight is surprisingly bright and well-positioned. Often, many scooters tend to skimp on the headlight, with the most common problem being poor placement and a lack of brightness.

Other scooters (like the VSETT 8) forgo the headlight altogether and replace it with button lights – which, in my opinion, are a poor substitute. The G2 Pro takes the opposite approach, with a total absence of button lights counterbalancing a fabulous headlight. You can turn the headlight on or off via the small button located on the left-hand side of the handlebars.

Next up we have the deck lights. Panning across to the scooter’s deck, we see its kaleidoscopic, color-changing deck lights in all their glory. The dual strips (one lining either side of the deck) are much jazzier than the basic one-color lights that can be found on other scooters like the Zero 9. This is thanks to their constantly metamorphosing patterns and psychedelic hues.

The G2 Pro’s color-changing deck lighting even gives the likes of the Dualtron Thunder and Eagle Pro – two expensive, upper-tier performance scooters known for their vibrant LED setups – a run for their money. The only thing the G2 Pro could do better here is to include a remote. Currently, there’s no way to control or customize the colorful lights to fit your preferences – so if you don’t like them, you’re kind of stuck.

Finally, we have the rear light. Mounted on the rear tire hugger, this red light comes on whenever you engage the brakes. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t stay on all the time to serve as a tail light. I’d prefer to have this light remain on in perpetuity, and then to flash when the scooter’s brakes are engaged.

Horn

You can beep the horn via a switch to the left side of the handlebars. While it’s not loud enough for cars (it’s more of a shrill beeeeep, rather than a robust HOOOONK), it’s enough to get you heard by pedestrians, as well as other scooter riders and cyclists.

It’s worth noting that the horns on most scooters – except for premium models such as the VSETT 11, the Wolf King, and the Wolf Warrior, which all boast motorcycle-grade horns – aren’t usually loud enough to make you known to cars. In addition, many scooters – even ones that are more expensive than the G2 Pro, such as the entire Mantis line – don’t even have a horn… so it’s nothing to be sniffed at.

IP54 Water-Resistance Rating

The Kugoo G2 Pro comes ready to ride with an IP54 water resistance rating. This means it’s been tested and is certifiably able to cope with splashes of water from all angles.

If that isn’t sounding all that impressive (surely it should be the kind of thing all scooters come equipped with as standard, right?) Let me tell you that these water resistance ratings are far rarer than they should be.

Many of the industry’s most capable (and expensive) ranges, such as Dualtron, lack them altogether. Even scooters closer to the G2 Pro’s price point and specs – such as the Zero 9, Speedway Leger, and Horizon 13 – also don’t flaunt any form of water resistance rating.

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Kugoo Kirin G3 Reviewed on my YouTube chanel. Powerful 1200W offroad escooter with 18Ah battery and up to 70km range. Unique TPU suspension setup and rear kick. Well Done!

The KuKirin G2 Max is less striking than the Kugoo Kirin G3, yet it still performs admirably. The powerful engine, foldable and removable saddle, suspensions where appropriate, front and rear lights, indicators, an electric horn, etc. are all present and correct.

Kugoo has rolled out its pro version of the Kirin M4 Electric Scooter. The KUGOO KIRIN M4 electric scooter has been built tough using aviation-grade alloy and quality components. Equipped with front and rear shocks, aids in a smoother ride when the terrain is rough. The massive 10-inch wheels, front and rear disc brakes and a large anti-slip platform make riding safe fun and comfortable.

A budget scooter that is surprisingly capable – great range and enough power and speed to be fun at the same time.

You get most of the power of a two-engine scooter but without the weight and price of a two-engine.

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Even if you’re not in the mood for a long ride, the KuKirin M5 Pro is still a great option. with maximum speed more than 50km/h, this scooter is perfect for quick trips around town. If you’re looking for an electric scooter that can do it all, the KuKirin M5 Pro might be the right for you!

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The Kugoo Kirin G3 has serious power fit for city commutes

TechRadar Verdict

The Kugoo Kirin G3 is a staggering scooter with power to match its imposing profile. This scooter’s pros far outweigh its cons, and none of the cons are deal breakers. As a commuting vehicle, you’ll have no range issues while zooming up and down hills to your next destination or taking a joy ride around the city.

Pros

  • Speed and acceleration are top notch
  • Sturdy folding design
  • Decent shock absorption
  • Handles hills with grace

Cons

  • – Motor control isn’t very granular
  • – On-screen buttons are finicky
  • – Handlebars aren’t adjustable
  • – Manual needs better revisions and better translation

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Kugoo Kirin G3: Two minute review

The Kugoo Kirin G3 is the highest-end scooter that Kugoo sells in the U.S. It sits right above the Kirin M4 Pro and G2 Pro scooters. The Kirin G3 is a large scooter whose 10-inch wheels raise it high off the ground and whose deck will ensure that your feet won’t slide around during your high-speed ride. It’s got quite a bit of style as well with its black and orange color scheme and sturdy look that means business.

Out of the box comes the scooter with detached handlebars, some hardware that includes screws and Allen keys to affix the needed screws for the handlebars and rear mud guard, and the manual which, after reading a dozen times, needs some translating help for the sake of clarity.

Between the Kirin G3’s handlebars sits an LED display similar to what you’d see on an alarm clock. It shows real-time power draw, motor temperature, travel speed, light mode, speed mode, cruise control, battery capacity, the 3 settings buttons, and a kickstart indicator (we highly recommend leaving kickstart on for safety). Around the rest of the scooter’s body you’ll spot seven lights; three for the taillight, two headlights, and two accent lights on the sides. At the front, you’ll find a long, threaded bolt that doubles as the lock for the folding handlebar stem and a reflector.

The G3’s 1200W motor provides stellar acceleration to the scooter’s max speed of 31MPH/50 KM/H, just be sure to brace yourself on the grippy rubber-coated handlebars and deck before hitting the throttle on mode 3. The motor doesn’t have very granular controls, so it felt like operating an on/off switch despite the control lever having a lot of headroom before the motor actually kicked in. The brakes tell a similar story, and I often had to brake intermittently to stop quickly and safely. For seasoned riders, none of that will be a problem, but we still recommend getting the hang of the scooter in a safe area away from people to get a good feel for the controls.

Once you’ve got your practice in, you’ll be ready to breeze through the streets, up and down hills, possibly alongside cars depending on local regulations surrounding bikes and scooters. The max speed and great acceleration won’t lag far behind cars in large metropolitan areas. For this review, the scooter was mostly tested along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with some other roads around the city that connect a few landmarks and parks. Uptown Charlotte is fairly hilly terrain in some areas, but the Kirin G3 took hills in stride, often able to reach 15MPH going up a fairly steep hill.

When factoring in build quality, motor power, max speed, and range, the Kugoo Kirin G3 sits high in the ranks of the best electric scooters, especially for city commuters who will benefit from the high battery capacity and max speed of the G3.

Kugoo Kirin G3: Price and availability

The Kugoo Kirin G3 can be purchased directly from the Kugoo store in the U.S. for 1,250, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Kugoo Kirin G3 can also be purchased directly from Kugoo in the UK for £999.99, although it can only be ridden on private land. In Australia, the Kirin G3 is harder to find, although it occasionally pops up on third-party retailers such as iScoot.

Kugoo Kirin G3: Design

  • A large, imposing figure
  • Deck and handles covered with grippy rubber
  • The manual was not revised with the scooter
  • Not very portable

The Kugoo Kirin G3 establishes its presence right out of the box. Once it’s unfolded and the handlebars are secured, it sits 49 inches off the ground at its highest point. The height is partially attributed to the 10-inch wheels of the scooter, but the G3 also has girth thanks to the rubber-coated deck. It’s 7 inches wide and 27 inches long, offering up plenty of space for proper footing while riding the scooter. Included in the deck’s length is 6 inches of incline on the rear pedal. This pedal doesn’t function as a brake, but instead is made for extra balance.

The box includes a manual containing numerous languages and some hardware for scooter assembly and maintenance. The only mandatory thing in the included pouch that holds the hardware is the largest Allen key and the five screws used to secure the handlebars to the scooter. The box also includes a rear fender to be fastened to the rear wheel. It isn’t mandatory, but it is a mudguard, so we’d highly recommend putting it on the scooter.

An issue we ran into here was with the manual: we suspect that while the scooter has seen a few small revisions since its initial release, the manual hasn’t been updated to reflect those revisions. For instance, the manual only ever mentions four handlebar screws, but there were five in the box. After taking the scooter for its first ride we found the fifth hole at the front of the handlebars and threaded the final screw into it. We didn’t feel that the handlebars weren’t secure without that fifth screw, but safety is crucial when you’re cruising at 31MPH alongside cars, and we’d like to see issues like that fixed in the manual for both clarity and rider safety.

There are other, much smaller issues with the manual, such as the mention of Bluetooth functionality one time but never elaborating on it, but none of them are big enough to get in the way of riding the scooter properly and safely.

Lastly, the screen between the handlebars is bright enough to see outdoors, and displays a lot of information. It displays the motor’s power draw and temperature, travel speed, speed mode, light mode, and cruise control and kickstart indicators. It also houses the light, speed mode, and speed unit buttons. The screen also shows battery capacity via a ten-segment indicator. Earlier revisions of the scooter displayed percentages, but our unit only had the segmented indicator, which is fine; ten segments provide a decently accurate estimate of remaining capacity and, as we’ll get to later, range anxiety was not a problem with the G3.

To hold the handlebar stem in place, the scooter utilizes a heavy-duty bolt that you’ll screw in by hand. Simply unscrew the bolt enough to unfold the handlebar stem fully vertically, then screw the bolt back in until you can’t anymore. To fold it again, do that in reverse. The mechanism is a bit stiff, which is a good thing, but we found that holding both brakes while folding and unfolding made the process easier.

The scooter unfortunately doesn’t help you carry it around in any way while it’s folded, which will prove to be a challenge to anyone trying to fit it into a car. The scooter is extremely sturdy, which also makes it extremely heavy. The G3 weighs in at 55 pounds, making it difficult to move without any handles on it. We had to fold the scooter, loop the ribbon around the rear pedal, and carry the whole thing around by the handlebar stem. Some sort of mechanism or handle to carry the scooter around would be extremely helpful here.

The story isn’t much better while unfolded. As most of the scooter’s weight is due to the massive battery on the bottom, trying to get the scooter up any stairs you may encounter on your ride is difficult. It is doable, but it might cost you an ankle a la Razor scooter.

The good news, however, is that the scooter will easily fit in the backseat of a sedan while folded. Riders using the G3 as a last-mile vehicle will be pleased with this, as it makes transporting the scooter much easier.

Kugoo Kirin G3: Battery life

  • Range is fantastic
  • No percentage displayed on screen
  • Real-time power draw stats on screen

As mentioned in the previous section, the Kirin G3’s battery is massive. With 936Wh juicing a 1200W motor, Kugoo advertises a 37 mile total range. We couldn’t find what conditions Kugoo got that number with, but we tested the scooter over about 25 total miles up and down various hills around Uptown Charlotte. The trip was split between roads that connect a couple landmarks and parks, and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, all of which can get fairly hilly in many places.

After the 25-mile, two and a half hour trip that we mostly made on speed mode 2 (max speed ~22MPH), the battery indicated about 60% remaining capacity. This bodes very well for the capacity of the rest of the battery, as we estimate that you could likely ride for much longer than we did on a single charge without worrying about running out of juice.

Speaking of charging, you won’t find smartphone-like quick charging in the G3. Kugoo says the charge time (presumably from 0%-100%) is around 12-15 hours. To us, this isn’t a problem since you’re unlikely to need a top up in the middle of the day thanks to the battery’s long life. Charging, especially from a low capacity, is likely best done overnight.

In researching the G3 online, we found that some other reviewers’ units displayed battery capacity on the screen as a percentage beside the segmented indicator, but as we mentioned above, that feature is absent in our unit. Strangely, the percentage indicator is still present on the scooter’s screen, it just isn’t used. Again, this is likely due to hardware revisions since the scooter’s initial release. No big deal, but worth noting.

Kugoo Kirin G3: Performance

  • Zero issues with hills
  • Powerful motor provides great acceleration
  • Motor and brake control aren’t very granular

As mentioned above, we tested the Kugoo Kirin G3 in a fairly hilly area, and the scooter handled those hills with grace. The steepest incline we encountered saw the scooter reach 12-15MPH on speed mode 3 which, while obviously slower than it can go on flat terrain, beats walking by a landslide.

The riding experience overall was very smooth, with the scooter taking well to bumps and drops on roads and sidewalks since the wheels raise it high off the ground. We even rode the scooter off a few curbs to see if the height difference would scrape the underside of the scooter, but it didn’t harm it one bit.

The Kirin G3 is also advertised as an “off-road” scooter, so naturally we tested that as well. In a park where the grass and dirt wasn’t completely level and even, the scooter handled hills, small ditches, and other terrain changes pretty well. The shock absorption on the scooter isn’t mind blowing, as we still felt most of the terrain we were riding over, but the bumps rarely affected the speed of the ride. Overall, you can definitely take this scooter off the beaten path, but expect it to affect battery life and range accordingly.

The only issue we found with the ride is with the motor and brake controls. While the lever for the throttle and the brake handles have a large range of movement, they don’t offer granular control of either function. Both the motor and the brakes felt more like operating an on/off switch than controlling motor speed, and we often had to press both of them intermittently in order to move at a low speed and stop safely.

The lack of granular control here does detract from the ride, as making tighter turns, moving at low speeds, and making sure to not to stop too abruptly was difficult until we were used to operating the controls a bit more. The best way that we found to quickly and safely decrease speed was to pull both brake handles (front and rear) very lightly, as pulling them too hard will surely have consequences for the rider.

Overall, once we were used to the controls of the scooter, the riding experience was fantastic. The motor has fantastic acceleration, moving at high speeds feels very safe, and the deck provides plenty of space for proper footing throughout the ride.

The on-screen buttons are a tad finicky. Their detection zones are rather small, but we found that they are easily pressed when the rider accidentally leans on the screen. This led to numerous situations where, despite braking, the cruise control kept pushing the scooter forward and we didn’t realize we had enabled it.

Lastly, the Kirin G3 and some other Kugoo scooters have Bluetooth functionality to be used with an app, but we couldn’t get the app to work in our testing. This isn’t a huge deal as the app seems to do most of what the buttons on the screen do anyway, but there could be some good functionality added to the scooter via an app, but unfortunately it doesn’t do anything as of publishing.

Should I buy the Kugoo Kirin G3?

Buy it if.

You sometimes have to go off the beaten path

The scooter’s powerful motor and massive tires handle unpaved terrain like a champ.

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