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Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II Electric Scooter

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Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II Electric Scooter

Blanchardstown Corporate Park 1

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

Blanchardstown Corporate Park 1Unit 13GBlanchardstown, Dublin 15DublinD15 YCX5Ireland

Delivery 1-5 business days

Exquisite design features give the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II style and it’s super smooth and comfortable to drive, has a top speed of 25km and a claimed maximum range of 65km. The increased battery size adds weight to this electric scooter giving it a low centre of gravity and a feeling of supreme safety. Our tested range is 36km on a full charge.

A whopping 15.3ah Li battery facilitates a maximum range of 65km, driving the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II further than any other model in this class of personal electric scooters. The inbuilt fast-charger allows for just a 6 hour charging time from flat. Granting you a sense of freedom like no other, this is the must-have car boot and campervan accessory for those long weekends away. Get out and explore without worrying about an empty battery. Its battery allows a manufacturer specified maximum range of 65km. LOCO’s experience of manufacturer specified maximum ranges is that you typically achieve about 60% of this under real world conditions.


With a layer of puncture resistant jelly, the Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II 10-inch tubeless tyres are self-healing and deliver an astonishingly smooth ride. Driven by a 350w motor in the rear wheel, acceleration is effortless even when travelling uphill. Punctures are at an absolute minimum with the Segway Ninebot Max

Check out Segway’s product demo video on YouTube.


Check out our video explaining why you need to get your new electric scooter waterproofed

Why not fully protect your new Segway Ninebot Max G30 E II from the unpredictable and ever-changing Irish weather? We use a weather proof clear silicone to seal the base and internal components of your electric scooter including the controller and battery. Here’s the best part. we also include water damage in year one of the warranty so if your scooter becomes water damaged we will fix it for free! Select the waterproof option when adding your electric scooter to your cart.

NOTE: electric scooters are not fully waterproof and the manufacturers specify that they should not be used when road conditions are wet or in the rain. Water damage voids the electric scooter warranty so please be aware that unless you select the ‘waterproof’ option, you should not use the scooter in wet conditions.


Our unrivalled warranty on all electric scooters provides you with additional peace of mind. The warranty period for all Segway Ninebot electric scooters is 2 years.

We hold stock of Segway Ninebot spare parts and tyres in our Dublin electric scooter repair centre. We also have a range of spare parts in stock for Zero, Xiaomi, Kugoo and other brands with access to parts for all e-scooters from our trusted suppliers.


LOCO Scooters warrants the original purchaser that your Electric Scooter or e-bike shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use during the warranty period. Except otherwise provided by applicable law, the warranty lasts for the period of time specified on the product specification table. Notwithstanding the foregoing clause, LOCO Scooters does not exclude, limit or suspend the minimum legal warranty period imposed by applicable law. LOCO Scooters does not warrant the operation of the Product will be uninterrupted or error-free.


If an original manufacturing defect is found and a valid claim is received by LOCO Scooters within the Warranty Period, we will either (1) repair the Product at no charge, using new or refurbished replacement parts, (2) replace the Product with a new or refurbished product, or (3) refund the Product, excluding potential shipping costs. In the event of a defect, to the fullest extent permitted by law, these are your sole and exclusive remedies. LOCO Scooters reserves the right to use original or non-original parts for repairs undertaken. Non-original parts used will always be to the same specification as original parts. Shipping and handling charges may apply except where prohibited by applicable law. Any replacement hardware product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer, or for any additional period of time that may be applicable in your jurisdiction.


In accordance with applicable law, we may require the customer to furnish proof of purchase details and warranty card with identifying serial number of the Product.


Overall Return Guidelines are applicable only to products purchased by you directly from LOCO Scooters. All returns must meet the overall guidelines in order for the individual return policy to apply. All product returns require a return order number. You may obtain a return order number by contacting LOCO Scooters warranty support service through email to Return shipping costs may be deducted from your refund depending on the reason for return (eg. if a return was initiated for a defective product that powers on and works properly upon inspection). Products that are received by LOCO Scooters in any of the following conditions are not eligible for return and will be rejected; Any product not purchased from LOCO Scooters, any product with missing, damaged, altered, or otherwise unreadable serial number label, any product that exhibits physical damage, any product which appears tampered with, customised, or altered in any way by the user or a party connected with, or under the instruction of the user.

Spurious Warranty Claims

LOCO Scooters defines a spurious warranty claim as one where no issue exists or where the issue was found to have been caused by the customer through the incorrect assembly or usage of the item. In such instances, any costs incurred will be borne by the customer in exclusivity. This includes, but is not limited to, collection and delivery/return costs including fuel, tolls or payments to third parties, as well as our standard rates for collection and delivery/return and any time spent by a representative of LOCO (typically a mechanic) working on or inspecting the item.


Batteries are covered by the warranty for the first year or the first 10,000 km travelled, whichever comes first. Consumable items and items subject to wear and tear are not covered by warranty. These items require service and replacement at intervals and they are outlined below for clarity;

The warranty covers original manufacturer defects. The warranty will be void if the part which is submitted for repair or maintenance demonstrates signs of misuse or handling that is contrary to the instructions set out in the user manual including but not limited to inappropriate use or incorrect maintenance and storage or signs of crash damage.

The warranty will be void if the part which is submitted for repair or maintenance demonstrates signs of alteration or customisation by the user or any party connected to, or instructed by the user.


No warranty is provided for spare parts supplied by LOCO and installed either by the customer or a connected party other than LOCO Scooters Ltd.


Damage caused to the product by the ingress of water is not covered by the limited warranty. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the ingress protection (IP) rating of your electric scooter and only use the product in line with this IP rating. Most electric scooters should not be used in wet conditions, when it is raining or when the ground is wet. unless they have been additionally waterproofed. If you have purchased the waterproof version of your scooter then the warranty includes water damage for the first 12 months. If there is evidence of any interference with the waterproofing installed by LOCO Scooters, or if the waterproof dashboard cover is missing or has been removed, this extension of the warranty will be void.


Any non-stock firmware alterations made by the user will render this limited warranty void. Non-stock firmware may also create a fire hazard due to the risk of melted cabling internally.


Items such as brakes, folding mechanisms and other adjustable parts require periodic servicing and adjustment to ensure safety and optimum performance. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all adjustable parts are secure and safe for use – if any doubt arises please contact LOCO Scooters on 01 5242062. Care should be taken to routinely ensure that all nuts and bolts are securely tightened and not loose or missing.


For the duration of the limited warranty period, all repairs and servicing is the be undertaken exclusively by LOCO Scooters or authorised partners. Any such work undertaken by an unauthorised party will render the limited warranty void. It is the intention of this notice to establish the provisions of this limited warranty in a transparent and accessible manner. LOCO Scooters may, at its discretion, make an exception to the above where reasonable. It will be the sole decision of LOCO Scooters to make such exceptions in this regard.


We endeavour to ensure that all electric scooter repairs undertaken by LOCO Scooters are to an exceptional standard. We use manufacturer original parts where available and in the absence of original manufacturer spare parts we use spurious parts to the same specification as the original.

For the period of 30 days following any repair carried out by LOCO Scooters a full parts and labour warranty applies. That is to say that if a part installed by LOCO Scooters fails within 30 days of its installation, due to an original defect in the part used or its installation, LOCO Scooters will provide a new part and install it at no cost to the customer. For the subsequent period up to 11 months, the warranty applies only to the part. That is to say that if a part installed by LOCO Scooters fails between 31 and 365 days after its installation, due to an original defect in the part used, LOCO Scooters will provide a new part free of charge and the labour cost involved in completing the repair will be borne by the customer.

Exclusions to the service and repairs warranty are the same as those exclusions to the original product warranty which are;

Shipping to the Republic of Ireland

We use DPD UPS to ship nationwide.

For all remote orders paid for by card on our website or over the phone, delivery is typically 1. 5 business days from the time of purchase, via our shipping partners DPD or UPS.

If you have any specific requirements in relation to delivery please note these on your order or give us a call on 01 5242062 to let us know and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

Shipping to the UK

We ship to Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Shipping to the UK is typically 2-5 business days via our shipping parteners DPD UPS.

The pricing noted at checkout includes customs duty, taxes and VAT. You do not have to worry about any further charges after checkout and payment.

For shipping to the UK, we need a valid address, postcode, email and phone number to pass on to our shipping partner.

For queries with regards to deliveries, please contact and we reply as soon as possible.

Click and Collect

If you would prefer to click and collect then we can facilitate this. Our policy is to request that you present the card used for the purchase when collecting your order to ensure that the correct person is collecting the order. This policy is applied in the strictest of terms.

When we suspect that an order my be fraudulent or have any other reason to query the validity of the order or the person placing the order, we reserve the right to withhold the release of the goods until we have satisfied ourselves that the order is genuine.


Please be aware that for all electric scooters shipped, it is clear from the packaging that it is an electric scooter. You may wish to nominate a different address for delivery, other than your own, if you are ordering an electric scooter as a gift.

Return Guidelines

Overall Return Guidelines are applicable only to products purchased by you directly from LOCO Scooters. All returns must meet the overall guidelines in order for the individual return policy to apply. All product returns require a return order number. You may obtain a return order number by contacting LOCO Scooters warranty support service through email to Return shipping costs may be deducted from your refund depending on the reason for return (eg. if a return was initiated for a defective product that powers on and works properly upon inspection). Products that are received by LOCO Scooters in any of the following conditions are not eligible for return and will be rejected; Any product not purchased from LOCO Scooters, any product with missing, damaged, altered, or otherwise unreadable serial number label, any product that exhibits physical damage, any product which appears tampered with, customised, or altered in any way by the user or a party connected with, or under the instruction of the user.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Review

Here, we’re going to cover our comprehensive review of the Ninebot Max G30. We’ll go through each and every single thing that you should know about this particular scooter. We’ll give you a detailed walkthrough of every feature and specification, but we’ll also step back for the big picture. This scooter offers numerous results and advantages for those who own it. By reading all of this, you should find out quickly whether or not it’s the right choice for you.

The Ninebot Max isn’t like the scooters that have come before it, and yet, this scooter has quite a bit of ‘experience’ behind it. It’s learned a lot from both the successes and failures of popular and market-tested scooters, including the Xiaomi M365 Pro, as well as previous Ninebot models. We stock the Ninebot here and have a wide range of other escooters.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Specs at a Glance

  • Water Resistance – IP54
  • Max Rider Weight – 100 Kg
  • Weight – 20 Kg
  • Range – 30 km
  • Tested Top Speed – 35km/h

Kugoo G-Max – Features

  • Great Quality Chassis
  • Brushless 500w Motor is Powerful
  • Decent Battery Life
  • Rides well on a Variety of Road Surfaces

Overview Of The Ninebot Max

There are quite a few owners who love the Ninebot Max, and a big reason behind this is its simplicity. The team responsible for this scooter obviously made some savvy choices in specializing the scooter so it benefits many users and owners.

Potential owners really only need to answer one question for themselves? Would they sacrifice a bit of portability in exchange for proven quality and serious range? Any scooter choice involves some kind of tradeoff, but anybody okay with that particular tradeoff is likely to fall in love with their Ninebot Max.

This particular scooter has a distinctly favorable position, and it just is more privileged than any other scooter model in history. It has the best of both worlds at hand, in how the previous Ninebots and the Xiaomi both influenced its design. There simply isn’t another scooter out there with so much wisdom and insight built into it. Other Ninebots and the Xiaomi have sold millions of units. Ride-sharing companies have also used millions of them. That all gives the current Ninebot Max tremendous advantages over previous models.

There’s no doubt that the Ninebot Max happens to be a great escooter, definitely one of the modern greats that is still rather economical for most consumers. This Segway release is a genuine commuter scooter featuring versatility, a full feature set, durability, and quality. It also avoids a majority of issues that haunt other scooters.

High-Caliber Build

When I first look at the Ninebot Max, I do see the Xiamoi influence in its build. It’s only natural to think of them as the same. Still, in terms of overall strength and size, the Ninebot Max happens to be bigger and stronger. The build quality certainly reflects all of this. This isn’t a small scooter, regardless of how it looks to the human eye.

Many of the Ninebot Max parts are robust and big. The stem is a part that typically suffers the most from bumps and vibrations, but it’s really thick on this one, more than capable of withstanding serious punishment. Fortunately, the tires are also bigger, meaning they’ll offer serious shock absorption for you and your scooter.

The Ninebox Max is predominantly made using aluminum alloy. Auxiliary parts are also made using silicon, rubber, plastic, and steel.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Ride Balance, Stability, And Quality

The Ninebot Max offers serious ride quality, far superior to any scooter in the sub-1000 market segment. This happens even though it doesn’t have any suspension when it’s just out of the box. Still, you’ll only feel the biggest holes, cracks, bumps, and road imperfections.

There are two reasons for this.

First of all, something different from the Ninebot ES line is that the Ninebot Max uses pneumatic, or air-filled, tires. These are a lot better in terms of absorbing shock, meaning your rides are going to be more table. The tires are also designed to be self-healing, making them less vulnerable to flats as compared to conventional pneumatic road tires. They can sustain small punctures as large as 6 mm.

Secondly, the new Ninebot Max comes with 10-in. tires, whereas the majority of similarly proiced scooters come with 8.5-in. tires. That might not sound like a lot, but there are serious differences in balance, stability, and smooth riding.

It’s my opinion that the Ninebot Max forged boldly ahead in places that the Xiaomi M365 Pro held back. I’ve had a Xiaomi in the past, and while I liked it, I often believed that had the tires been larger and less prone to going flat, I would have loved it twice as much. The Ninebot Max features tires heavily, which deals with a frequent pain point of Xiaomi owners, being flat tires. The rides are also more likely to be carefree gliding. Nice job, Segway.

The ride smoothness is certainly a huge feature of the Ninebot Max. Having said that, the control and turning are rather awesome in their own right.

When you ride this scooter, you’re going to notice how the noise is rather quiet.

Cruise Control

Not only does the Ninebot Max feature cruise control, but you can turn this on and off using an app on your smartphone. Activate by holding your throttle while riding at a particular speed for a span of 10 seconds.

I would assume many of you already know this, but just in case you don’t, once your scooter is in cruise control mode, there’s no need for you to hold your throttle any longer. The scooter keeps riding along at a consistent speed. You can stop your cruise control by activating your brake.

Daily Usage And Riding Experience on the Segway Ninebot Max G30

I’ve gone through quite a few user reports focused on the Ninebot Max, and one word that comes up frequently is ‘fun’. Users have called this particular scooter ‘a hoot’, ‘a blast’, and even ‘a joy to ride’. Numerous parents tout how their kids can’t seem to get enough from it.

I’m not surprised. The Ninebot Max represents the modern generation coming from the Ninebot and Xiaomi lineages. It’s got the lowest defect rate, far fewer flats, much broader range, and the features and power offer users seriously fun rides.

Commuting With The Ninebot Max

Commuter needs are easily broken down along three lines:

1) Commuters needing to cover serious distance

2) Commuters needing to carry scooters through various transportation modes

The insane range of the Ninebot Max will appeal to group one. Group two might not like how much it weighs. Group three might still adore it, since serious range can be more essential than portability if you need both at the same time.

In short, this scooter can be a Smart move for many commuters. Having said that, it might not work out well for commuters if their regular trip has a heavy last-mile set of circumstances, where they might need to physically carry their scooter for a stretch.


The Ninebot Max can often go for quite a few months free of any individual major defects. Some online users say they pay no attention to it, and their scooter keeps running efficiently.

As stated previously, the NineBot max learns quite a bit from the mistakes of its progenitors. This current iteration represents serious craftsmanship in the category of affordable scooters. We can expect this scooter to uphold a while, given that. Owners are reporting that this is in fact the case.

Waterproofing, IP Ratings, And Riding In Precipitation

One of the Ninebot Max’s biggest wins is the IPX5 water protection standard. Some crucial components go a step further and are IPX7 for even more waterproof protection.

That sort of IP rating isn’t perfectly waterproof, of course, but there’s still lots of protection from water. In fact, it’s one of the more water-resistant scooters you could find on the current market. It’s high enough that weak water jets from all angles won’t really get to it. You should have no trouble riding this scooter through snow and rain.

Scooters have many crucial components often susceptible to water. These include the screw holes, brake cable, the batter, and the charging port. These are well secured strongly against water ingress.

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This has been strongly confirmed by both user tests and reports. Many Ninebot Max models have gone through puddles, snow, and rain. In my own research, I’ve only noticed a single defect reported from water damage. That’s impressive considering the number of reports and rides this scooter has collected.

We can safely assume that in practice that the Ninebot Max handles wet environments and rain really well.

Having said that, riding through rain and water is against the manufacturer’s recommendations. Segway warns against it, despite the sufficiency of the IPX5 standards. If you don’t have any choice but riding in the rain, you might be safe taking that risk. Just remember that any electronic device has risks in terms of water damage. Also, the scooter’s warranty doesn’t cover water damage. So heed caution and avoid riding in the rain whenever you can skip it.

Segway Ninebot Max G30 – Acceleration, Speed Tests, And Speed

The Ninebot Max has an official top speed coming at 18.6 mph, or 30 kph.

This speed has been confirmed by many speed tests, even in cases of the rider being near the weight limit. The max top speed Ninebot Max users get, short of unlocking a top speed, tends to be 19.5 mph, or 31.4 kph, and this is when going downhill slightly.

There’s something really important to consider here, and that’s how the Ninebot Max can go much faster. Owners who install the custom firmware can get up to speeds of 24 mph, or 38 km, under certain circumstances. Down below, we’ll look at how you can unlock your top speed.

Your scooter will likely be sold ready for your nation’s particular traffic laws. In a handful of European countries, the top scooter speed is only 15 mph or 25 kph, meaning scooters sold there might be set for those speed limitations.

Like most other escooters, the top speed you can get will go down as the battery is drained. The top speed might be only 15 mph or 25 kmh if the batter is close to empty.

Acceleration is rather good. The scooter needs about 4.5 to 5 seconds to get to the top speed, when the battery is charged fully and you have Sport mode engaged. Lower speed modes have slower acceleration.

Charger: Fast/Slow Charging

The battery has a specific charge time of 6 hours. That lines up with user-reported charge times in the real world, ranging from 5 up to 7.5 hours.

There are two charging ports on the scooter.

One of them is for fast charging. You can do it with the 3-Amp charger out of the box. What’s different from many scooters is how the charger is really just a cable without the brick thing. That particular part was built directly into the actual scooter.

That decision has both pros and cons. It’s certainly an advantage in how you just need a single cable and no bulky charger. On the other hand, the weight of the charger is now included with the weight of the scooter, and it wasn’t light to start with.

Additionally, should that part break down, you’ll need to go inside the deck of the scooter. Alternatively, you’d need to visit a repair shop, rather than get a new charger.

This is how the Ninebot Max’s other charging port comes into play. You can use a conventional charger to charge your scooter if the built-in charger winds up breaking down. It’s not nearly as fast, but it does work.

It’s a clever solution, to be sure, although a normal, conventional, fast-charger might be simpler in terms of engineering, as there would be more simplicity and not as many moving parts.

The charging port has protection, thanks to a large cap featuring rubbery parts to plug into the charger holes. That’s effective at protecting the shole scooter from water and liquid ingress.

Portability, Weight, And Dimensions

The Ninebot Max comes in at 42 lbs or 19 kg.

Many adults will find this weight hefty yet doable, especially when they take into account what they get from it.

It’s not high on portability compared to other scooters. This sort of weight will be overly cumbersome for some owners.

When folded, the scooter is 45.9 x 18.6 x 21.0 inches, or 117 x 42 x 53 centimeters for length x width x height. It’s not small, but still regular. The center of gravity isn’t exactly in the middle of the scooter stem, and yet it’s not overly awkward for carrying. Still, some users will still have issues with that weight.

The benefit is better build quality and ride stability, and you rarely get both of these simultaneously. The big issue here is the battery weight, but that’s also what gives the scooter its long range.

Having said all that, if your highest priority is portability, or the 42 lbs or 19 kg of weight is too much for you, then you might want to look at other models.

This concludes our review of the Ninebot Max scooter. Hopefully, this information and analysis helps you know whether or not this model is right for you.

Best Alternatives

Seasoned car and Bike manufacturer made a splash when they made their maiden entry in the electric scooter world with the gorgeous Okai Neon. Their name didn’t immediately resonate with riders, but Okai and Segway ARE the world’s top two manufacturers of shared scooter. Therefore, if you’ve ridden a shared electric scooter, then you’ve probably ridden an Okai scooter.

The Neon is a decent scooter, but it is the newer Neon Pro that gives the Ninebot Max electric scooter a run for its money. How, you ask? Well, first, the Okai Neon Pro earned its place on this list by going 24% further than the Ninebot MAX in the same ESG range test, and it went faster than the MAX the entire time. In solid stats, the Neon Pro went as far as 26.8 miles, maintaining a speed of 16.1 mph against the Max’s 22 miles at 15.6 mph.

Okai uses a 26% larger 48V battery, with newer Samsung 21700 automotive-grade cells that carry more energy per pound than the Ninebot’s 36V battery made from 18650 cells like the ones used in laptops. Therefore, it makes sense that the 705 wh on the Neon will push further than the 551wh on the Max.

But despite having the longest range and the lowest price on our list, the Neon Pro’s other superpower is that it beats the MAX on safety. With programmable front and side swag lights, the Neon Pro has the best nighttime visibility. It can also use Bluetooth to connect with Okai’s upcoming 2023 helmet with a brake light built right in.

It doesn’t end there–the Neon Pro has safer cruise control that only engages when you hold down the power button for 4 seconds while riding, so it will never turn on by accident. And it also has a regenerative front brake, so no matter how hard you squeeze the brakes, you’ll never go over the bars. With the Ninebot MAX, the front drum brake, though proven to be safe, requires the rider to make calculated steps when braking.

Top speed is better on the Neon Pro, reaching 20.5 mph against a manufacturer-stated 20.0 mph (talk about an under-optimistic speedometer, which we actually love) and against the MAX’s 18.4 miles per hour. However, the Max is quicker to 15.0 mph taking only 6 seconds, and the Neon Pro gets there in 7.6 seconds. And despite the similarly rated motors, the Neon Pro climbs hills faster, reaching the top of our hill test in 15 seconds–2 seconds ahead of the Max.

Finally, when it comes to ride quality, the Neon Pro’s ride isn’t quite as smooth as the Ninebot MAX electric scooter due to a higher tire pressure spec. However, since they’re tubeless tires (10-inch like the MAX), you can always take out a few pounds of pressure to smooth things out without worrying about getting a pinch-flat. But it’s not just that–the Neon Pro has a shorter riding platform and shorter handlebars, which may cause a bit of riding fatigue–in comparison, of course.

Best For Performance Speed

Technical Specifications

NIU KQi3 Max

Another newbie, but not a novice in the personal mobility space. NIU is a legend, having made (and sold) over Three million seated scooters before deciding to try their hand in the electric kick scooter space. The company already has an excellent track record for reliability and build quality–but they proved themselves once again with their (now) four kick scooter models. And it’s not enough that they have positioned themselves as an up-and-coming Segway rival, but their scooter that rivals the Ninebot MAX is…the NIU KQi3 MAX electric scooter.

Now, the KQi3 MAX might actually just take the crown for this, if we’re being honest, since it beats the Ninebot MAX in every possible performance spec. Let’s start with maximum speed. It not only beats the Ninebot MAX but also every other scooter on this list, reaching 22.0 mph against the manufacturer-stated 20.0 mph. And acceleration is also superb, reaching 15.0 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Again in the race to the top of our hill, the KQi3 Max shines again with a record 14.4 seconds, which is unbeaten in our test database in its class.

With high speed and quick acceleration, nothing is more important than a good braking system, which the KQi3 Max electric scooter has. The scooter’s dual disc brakes give it the best stopping distance, reaching a complete halt from 15.0 mph in just 9 ft. To get how incredible that is–the scooter that follows the KQi3 Max in terms of good braking is the 4,000 Segway GT2. Also, this is the 2nd best braking distance in our entire database. For this, we can thank the unusual brake calipers that grab the disc from both sides and the built-in variable regen making it better than the system on most electric scooters.

The KQi3 Max is also a long-distance commuter, going as far as on a single charge. Like the Okai Neon Pro, the KQi3 MAX electric scooter is another 48V scooter–with a massive 608.4 wh reserve in its battery. With this kind of power, you are guaranteed longer commutes, even when riding in high-performance modes. And just to show you how much NIU believes in the quality, this battery is also covered under the 2-year warranty that covers the rest of the scooter–the longest one in the industry. For perspective–the Ninebot’s battery is only covered for 180 days, while the scooter itself is covered for just 1 year.

Now, the drawbacks. There’s a price to be paid for all the performance you get, and it’s in the weight. The KQi3 MAX is a heavy scooter compared to other scooters in its class. It weighs an ESG-tested 47.0 lbs, while the Ninebot MAX weighs 3.9 lbs less. It is also significantly heavier than all other scooters on this list. It also has a smaller (albeit unique) deck than the Ninebot MAX and shorter handlebars. The tires are also smaller–10-inch self-healing tubeless tires (we did say it was a direct Ninebot MAX competitor).

Overall, the performance and powerful brakes make the KQi3 MAX the best choice for experienced riders or riders who want a scooter they can grow into as their skills progress. And the aesthetic on the KQi3 MAX, especially the always-on halo light, is the kind of scooter that screams ‘grown-up’s toy’ and not some kids electric scooter. And there’s a companion App, which at this point just feels like a decent bonus.

Segway Ninebot Max Review

The Segway Ninebot Max is a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable commuter scooter with some additional fun features thrown in. Its unique selling point lies in its impressive range, but its speed is also decent for inner-city routes. The Max’s revolutionary self-healing 10” pneumatic tires are a neat mod-con, which takes the stress out of riding over pesky potholes and greatly increases your chances of getting from A to B with no hiccups. And if you’re after some decent tech, the LED dashboard and accompanying smartphone app give you a break-down of your ride stats.

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Who is it Best For?

Will the Ninebot Max Be a Good Fit For You?

The Ninebot Max is a mid-range scooter that’s ideal if you aren’t an experienced rider but are looking for something reliable and durable to get you from A to B. With an impressive range of 40.4 miles, it’s best suited for long commutes or leisurely rides.

The lack of suspension means the Max is grounded to asphalt – you wouldn’t want to take this bad boy off-road.

Its seamless black paint job and chunky aesthetics give it an edgy vibe, making it look like a supersized version of the world-famous Xiaomi M365.

Ride Quality

Is the Ninebot Max Comfortable to Ride?

The Ninebot Max performs well on smooth asphalt and the large 10” pneumatic self-healing tires can handle some lumps and bumps in the road. However, the tires only do so much to counteract the fact the Max doesn’t have any suspension, so it’s not wise to roam on rough terrain – it’s just not what it’s built for.

The thick, grippy handlebars and the smooth mechanics of the thumb throttle make for a really nice ride. Not only that, but the dual brake system is combined into one single hand lever, making braking easier as well as resulting in a quicker response time.

The large batteries enable you to ride for a maximum of 40.4 miles, but their size means that the Max is not the lightest scooter. Carrying it for short stints is just about manageable. Because the batteries are housed under the footplate, the deck is fairly wide and long (7-inch by 20-inch), making the Max comfortable to ride without having to squeeze your feet in an awkward position.



In terms of feel, the Ninebot Max’s handlebar grips are thick, feel sturdy, and textured to make sure you feel fully in control of your scooter. The sleek, centrally-integrated LED display on the handlebars screams modernity. Not only is it a feast for the eyes, but it’s also incredibly simple to check your ride stats on the go: from current speed to battery level, to engaging your front and rear lights for added visibility.

The bright LED display dims automatically when riding with the front lights on, a nifty little trick from Segway, to combat screen-glare. One button is used to control the different speed modes, lights, and power the scooter on/off.

The loud bleat of the fully-integrated twist bell quickly lets other pedestrians know that you are close by. However, it’s not loud enough to alert cars to your presence, which is a shame, especially if riding on busy roads. The integration of the twist bell gives the handlebars a clean finish, but this does make it easier to accidentally ring the bell while riding on bumpy terrain.

The thumb throttle looks and feels high-quality, with smooth mechanics on a rubber pad that makes it easy to grip. So many electric scooters take advantage of a dual brake system, but unlike most, the Ninebot Max sets itself apart from its competitors by coordinating the drum brake and rear electric brake in one single hand lever. Not only does this make braking easier, but it gives you the control and quick response time when the unexpected inevitably happens.


Did I ever think I’d use the adjective ‘edgy’ to describe an electric scooter? No, not really. But then I met the Ninebot Max. Its Smart, supersized black finish and chunky tires create an urban, modern vibe, which makes it look like a ‘cooler’ version of the world-famous Xiaomi M365.

But, this isn’t just for pure aesthetics: the extra sturdiness of the chunky frame makes the Ninebot Max more durable. Better looks and more long-lasting? Win-win. It also means that the sturdy frame somewhat counteracts the Ninebot Max’s lack of suspension – albeit the ride can get a little bumpy on uneven surfaces.


Doesn’t a 7-inch by 20-inch foot deck sound like the dream? Well, the Ninebot Max realizes this dream. Different to the likes of the Unagi Model One’s somewhat stingy 5-inch foot deck, the Ninebot Max’s spacious deck makes for a comfortable ride – even for the big-footed rider. This also allows for a variety of comfortable riding positions – for example, you can stand with your feet in a straight line, as opposed to being forced to have one perpendicular.

The deck also boasts an anti-slip design, giving you the much-needed control for traversing both smooth pavement and more undulating, bumpy terrain. The other great thing about the wider, sturdier foot deck is that you need to FOCUS less on staying balanced, which frees up more headspace to enjoy the ride. This is fantastic news for those looking to cruise for long distances, which, if you’re considering buying the Ninebot Max, you may well be due to the delightful range this scooter has (did I hear someone say 40.4 miles?).

There’s a bright LED front light and small rear brake light on the deck, which is suitable for riding around brightly lit streets in the evening, but not so much for the explorer who wants to go off-piste.

The deck also has 7.6 cm of ground clearance, which helps to avoid scraping the scooter when rolling off curbs and alike.


The major thing I want to brag about on the Ninebot Max’s behalf is its self-healing tires.

I know what you’re thinking: how is this even possible? No other electric scooter offers this mod-con…but my goodness they should do. In a nutshell, the tires come prefilled with tire slime to help deal with any nick or punctures up to 6 mm, avoiding instant deflation. This is ideal for the longer commute as it’s inevitable that your tires are going to be exposed to various road types for long periods.

For the more adventure-seeking rider, it also makes off-roading on flat surfaces like parks and grassy areas a little easier too as you can tackle bumpier terrain safely in the knowledge that your tires are well equipped to deal with them. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails like a puncture from a small pothole.

Not only that, but the 10” pneumatic tires provide fairly decent protection against lumps and bumps in the road to deliver a smoother ride. In simple terms, the larger the tire, the more cushioning it provides, and so these 10” tires are a welcome addition…especially when the Ninebot Max doesn’t have inbuilt suspension system like other scooters on the market.

Build Quality Durability

It’s without a doubt that the Ninebot Max is built to last. Despite the weight being a bit on the heavy side for some, this does show how sturdy the build quality is and this, coupled with its 7” anti-slip foot deck, makes you feel in control of your scooter. This is a major plus when traveling a long commute or doing light off-roading.

It feels like a more durable, supersized version of the Xiaomi M365.

The Ninebot Max also has an IPX5 water resistance rating so when riding through rough weather you needn’t worry: granted, no one would ever enjoy riding in the rain for a prolonged period, but if you do then the Ninebot Max has you covered. This isn’t to say it deals with full submersion, though, so don’t try and roll through big puddles.

Weight Load

While the Ninebot Max does cut down on extra weight by having a single motor, it’s not the lightest of scooters. Weighing in at 42 lbs (19 kg), you will need to consider how often you’re going to carry your scooter. Hopping on and off public transport might be fine, but it’s worth bearing in mind the Ninebot Max’s weight when thinking about carting it upstairs.

The max rider weight is 220 lbs (100 kg). It’s important to remember that the speed of the scooter and ability to ascend hills depends on the rider’s weight – if you are towards the upper end the Max will have to work harder to hit those top speeds and this will drain the battery quicker, meaning less mileage.

Folding Portability

The Ninebot Max just sneaks its way into what I consider to be a commuter scooter (i.e. weighs less than 42 lbs, has a decent top speed, and mileage). However, it is less portable than some lighter scooters, mainly because of its chunky frame and large wheels.

Easy enough to carry for short intervals and with a folding mechanism that collapses the scooter in a mere 3 seconds, it is manageable as a commuter scooter. The Max’s folding stem functions in a very similar way to the Xiaomi M365 and has absolutely no give once it is unfolded. This is largely due to the safety collar that rotates, locking the folding lever.

Similar to the Unagi Model One, the handlebar can’t be folded, which is a bit of a hindrance.

5.9 x 18.6 x 21.0” when folded, the Ninebot Max also limits where you can store it, which you should bear in mind if living in an apartment with little storage space.


Like many electric scooters, assembling the Ninebot Max isn’t difficult at all. The scooter is delivered with handlebars detached and handily comes with an Allen wrench to screw in the bolts.

You can then download the Segway-Ninebot app to your smartphone (both iOS and Android), and link your scooter to the app, as well as registering it. You can use the app as a ‘dashboard’ to give you an overview of your riding stats. For example, some scooters, like Unagi Model One, lack detail when they show battery life (they show 4 bars, which deplete over time), but with the Segway-Ninebot app, you’re shown exactly how much battery you have left.

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Performance Safety

Speed Acceleration

The Ninebot Max’s top speed is respectable for a commuter scooter, sitting in the middle of the pack.

You shouldn’t buy the Ninebot Max if super-fast speed is what you’re after. You’d be better suited to a performance scooter, some of which can reach up to 55 mph.

In terms of acceleration, the Max doesn’t have a zero start mode. This means that you have to kick the scooter to get going, up until you reach about 1.8 mph. This prevents Rapid acceleration and once you have started rolling, it’s important to ease the throttle lever as otherwise, the motor won’t engage. This is a nice safety feature, especially if you are new to scooting since it won’t take you by surprise. Once you get going you can use the full force of the throttle with ease.

The Max also has a Sport mode that ups the rate of acceleration, letting you get to top speeds quicker. This is a fun feature, and you’ll certainly enjoy leaving other riders in the metaphorical dust during the daily rat race, but it doesn’t make the Max’s peak speed any higher. It’s unsurprising, too, that the Sport mode diminishes the range capacity of the scooter, but if range is your main reason for buying the Max, you can pop it into Eco mode, which offers slower acceleration speeds in return for more miles.


It’s impossible to mention the Ninebot Max without speaking about its impressive range.

The 551W high-efficiency battery means that you can ride the Max for up to 40.4 miles on one single charge.

The range inevitably drops if you put your pedal to the metal and so if you do want to keep the Max going at its peak speed, you can expect a range of around 24 miles. Regardless, 24-40 miles on one charge makes the Max longlasting, but let’s face it: will you really commute 12-20 miles each way? I’d say that the likelihood is ‘no’, and so despite the impressive range of the Ninebot Max, it may not be that important for your personal use.

If you plan on using the scooter to go on longer rides as more of a hobby, then perhaps this is the scooter for you. But if you just want to make your commute more efficient, or simply cruise at the weekend, you don’t need to have such a large range.

Hill Climbing

The Ninebot Max’s powerful 350W motor means that you can tackle some pretty steep slope, but you might need to give it some kick on the more challenging inclines. It’s still able to get up most 20-degree inclines, which means it fares pretty well in comparison to other scooters on the market.

Because of the weight of the scooter, it can be a bit cumbersome if you’re trying to kick-start the motor at the bottom of a hill.

Shock Absorption / Suspension

You’ll know by now that the Ninebot Max doesn’t have suspension. But, the overall design of the scooter means that you feel secure and in control of the scooter, thanks to the sturdiness of the frame and thickness of the tires.

The 10” pneumatic tires cushion your ride, but I must admit it can feel a bit rattly when riding over really uneven surfaces, but most scooters without suspension do. At least you’ll be safe in the knowledge that the Ninebot Max has its self-healing tires, which makes going over uneven surfaces less fear-inducing.


The Ninebot Max comes equipped with dual brakes – a front mechanical drum and a rear regenerative electric brake. This makes the braking system robust and gives you peace of mind in case one fails.

The beauty of dual brakes is also that you get responsive and efficient braking. In other words, you can stop as and when you need to. In comparison, the brake-ability of the Ninebot Max is as good as the Xiaomi M365, but not as strong as higher performance models that are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes. However, given the Ninebot’s max speed, the brakes are sufficient.

For the busy rider, low maintenance is a priority. When I realized that the braking mechanism is encased within the wheel, I was impressed. There’s been some conjecture about whether the drum brake being located on the front wheel is a problem, though, as it could result in you going over the front wheel when braking hard. However, if you practice safety then you’ll know that it’s always wise to lower your center of gravity when braking maximally anyway, and so I wouldn’t say it’s a huge ‘red flag’.

Charge Time

The Ninebot Max comes with an inbuilt charger, enabling you to recharge on the go. It takes about 6 hours to reach full battery, which is impressive given the large range. Plus, the inbuilt battery charger means that it’s no longer an inconvenience to charge your scooter on the go. You can wave goodbye to lugging around a separate charging adapter with you.


LED Dashboard

The Ninebot Max boasts a modern LED dashboard, which enables you to keep track of your maintenance signals, power levels, and choose from three ride modes: Eco, Standard, and Sports. The Max also comes with Bluetooth connectivity and an easy-to-use mobile app – so if you’re one of those riders who like to look at the raw data from your ride to dig deep into those stats, you’re in luck.

The LED dashboard even shows you error messages when something has gone wrong. This is a really handy feature as it means that you are given real-time information relating to your scooter, making troubleshooting far easier. The dashboard itself is also bigger and better-placed than many other electric scooters.

LED Lights

There’s a bright LED headlight and a small rear brake light, which are ample for city riding but not as safe for late-night, long-ranging voyages. I’d recommend investing in a powerful LED light that you can attach to the scooter if nighttime riding is what you’re after.

Separate to the LED lights, there are also side reflectors that help when riding in low-light conditions.

Bluetooth Mobile App

The Ninebox Max comes with a handy Bluetooth app, which you can connect to your phone via the centrally-positioned, easy-to-read LED dashboard to access all of your ride data in one place.

The app can be used to set your cruise control, as well as choosing between the 3 available riding modes. Each mode has a different top speed so you can choose the one that matches your mood or environment you’re riding in.

Water Resistance Rating

The Ninebot Max’s IPX5 water resistance rating will deal with a fair amount of rain, but it’s important to note that IPX ratings are not an entirely valid IP rating (unlike the IP54 rating).

Battery Management System

The Max houses 551Wh big capacity lithium batteries. It also boasts a Smart Battery Management System, which closely monitors battery status and protects against short-circuiting, overcurrents, and overheating. In simple terms, this makes sure the battery life of the Max is protected, lengthening its service life.


The Ninebot Max’s kickstand does exactly what it says on the tin: it keeps your scooter stood up to attention when you’re not riding.

Don’t take this for granted, some brands FOCUS so much on the build quality of the frame and deck that they can give a lack of attention to the smaller details, like a kickstand. Trust me, having a kickstand that doesn’t provide stability is frustrating.

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