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Turboant X7 Pro Review

The Turboant X7 Pro seeks to build on the success of its predecessor, the Turboant X7, by introducing new features and upgrading existing ones.

Specifically designed for the urban commuter, the X7 Pro boasts portability, outstanding long mileage, a robust build, and additional premium features such as cruise control an awesome LED display.

Additionally, the more prominent tyres improve the riding experience by increasing the ground clearance and smoothing out the judder from imperfections in the road.

Turboant X7 Pro – The Lowdown…

Turboant prides itself as a leading manufacturer of personal mobility devices. They are known for incorporating new technology into modern design elements to cater to their customers’ needs, creating electric scooters that score high on functionality and aesthetics. The X7 Pro is fast, foldable and portable, and has a long range, making it an ideal commuting or adventure scooter for adults living in cities and urban setups.

The difference in size between the X7 Pro and its predecessor, when folded and unfolded, is almost negligible. However, when it comes to performance and ride quality, there is a significant difference. While maintaining the 350 W motor installed on the previous model, the X7 Pro improves battery capacity and maximum range. It also comes with bigger tubed tyres, unlike the tubeless ones found in its predecessor. Since the 10-inch tyres are mounted on a tubed pneumatic structure, they last longer and increase shock absorption, allowing you to navigate through bumpy pavements, badly maintained roads, and other rough terrains.

Like its predecessor, it comes with a detachable battery that you can charge separately. Besides being convenient, a detachable battery also works as an additional layer of security. If you live in or visit a neighbourhood that makes you feel uncomfortable leaving your scooter unattended, you can simply remove the battery instead of carrying the whole scooter around.

Turboant X7 Pro Video Review:

A standout electric scooter from Turboant, the X7 Pro is a budget, sturdily built, convenient commuter e-scooter for the modern urban traveller.

Turboant X7 Pro Pros

Outstanding long mileage

Excellent value for money

Detachable battery

Large, plush tyres

Fast charging time

Comfortable ride

Smooth Acceleration

Decent Deck Clearance

3 Ride Modes with Cruise Control

IPX4 Water Resistance Rating

Triple Braking System

Turboant X7 Pro Cons

No installed suspension

Limited color options

The top speed of 20 mph isn’t enough for some people

Cruise control can be challenging to disable

The Electric brake has been reported to be jerky

Turboant X7 Pro Summary

Turboant built on the success of the X7, the Pro’s successors, to cement its position as one of the best low-budget electric scooter makers. Their effort was not in vain, as the X7 and the X7 Pro remain crowd favourites among scooter enthusiasts. The scooter boasts a rock solid build with an aluminium alloy frame that both lowers the scooter’s weight and enhances durability as it is corrosion-proof and weather resistant. The foldable stem is quite sturdy, with a locking latch for dependable portability.

To cater to beginners, intermediates, and the pros, the X7 Pro comes with a 3-speed mode. While using cruise control, the Beginner mode caps the maximum speed at 6 mph while the Eco mode caps it at 10 mph, and with the Sports mode peaking at 20 mph. The ability to cap your scooter’s speed is important, especially for riders who live in the UK and other European countries that sometimes regulate speed for scooter riders.

The scooter is propelled by a powerful 350 W motor that sources power from the robust 36 V 10 Ah Lithium-ion battery. The power motor operates in unison with a very responsive throttle, to ensure you enjoy a quicker acceleration curve. The X7 Pro features a peculiar design, where the battery pack is embedded on the stem. This particular design element elicits differing reactions from scooter enthusiasts, where some absolutely love the convenience, and others hate the cosmetic effect. However, it factually makes it harder to carry over long distances, but since its battery is removable, you can carry an extra battery in your backpack, especially when embarking on a long commute.

To manage the high top speed of 20 mph, the scooter comes with a triple braking system consisting of an electronic braking system, a rear disc brake, and a rear fender brake. The scooter is not fitted with suspension, but Turboant more than made up for it by installing fantastic 10-inch pneumatic tyres that absorb most road imperfections. The big tyres plus the 4.5-inch ground clearance also enhance the scooter’s off-road capability, making the X7 Pro ideal for adventures too. Please note, however, that this scooter has been designed as an outstanding urban commuter scooter, and not an off-road monster.

The scooter also comes with a powerful 3W headlight and tail lights for enhanced night safety and a couple of reflectors on the side. The handlebars are a little busy, with a left brake lever, an LED display, a soft rubber throttle, and a bell.

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Read on for a more comprehensive review of the Turboant X7 Pro’s features.

Performance Overview:

For a budget electric scooter, the X7 Pro stands out among its peers. Few other scooters in the same category can match its performance. Maxing out at 20 mph, the Turboant X7 Pro is fast and benefits from the high torque delivered by the 350 W power motor. The scooter can tackle hill grades of up to 20%. Riders will be impressed by the smooth acceleration controlled by the rubber throttle.

To help the rider maintain control of the scooter – even at high speeds – Turboant installed a triple braking system, comprising an Electronic Braking System (EBS), rear disk brake, and rear foot brake. This system can bring the scooter to a halt in seconds, with a braking distance as short as 16.4 ft.

Top Speed Acceleration

While the top speed can vary depending on the riding conditions, battery charge level, and the rider’s weight, the official maximum speed is 20 mph. The X7 Pro’s display gives the option to convert from mph to km/h and vice versa, depending on the preferred system in your country. The rider can also configure the settings to regulate their top speed to match their riding skills and needs, or to abide by speed regulations set by some authorities around Europe and the UK.

The three-speed mode can also come in handy under different circumstances. The Beginner mode caps the speed at 6 mph, making it ideal for younger riders or for riders trying to familiarize themselves with the scooter. The Eco mode limits the speed at 12 mph and is the go-to mode when you want to conserve your battery for a long commute. The Sports mode allows you to enjoy the scooter’s top speed while utilizing responsive acceleration. These three modes improve the X7 Pro’s flexibility and versatility.

The acceleration of this model follows a pretty standard upward curve for an urban commuter, and is not going to blow your socks off. The Turboant X7 Pro also features cruise control that kicks in when you are holding down the throttle for 10 seconds or more, while maintaining a constant speed.

Hill Climbing

The Turboant X7 Pro has been designed as a robust and extremely price conscious urban commuter in its class, so while it is rated at take on inclines of up to 15 degrees, factors such as the weight of the rider and battery charge remaining, most definitely affect this e-scooters’ climbing ability.

The X7 Pro is perfectly suited for tackling the average incline – but don’t expect it to compete with much more powerful and expensive models that are specifically designed for raw power output.

The steeper the hill, the faster you will lose power, and we found that the X7 Pro only really starts to struggle when we pitted it against hills that were steeper than 10-15 degrees or more.

Battery Life Range

As we have mentioned above, one of the most notable features of the X7 Pro is the 36 V, 10Ah Li-ion detachable battery located along the stem. While carrying it around might take some getting used to because of the battery’s position, several benefits are drawn. Riders can enjoy a long commute of up to 30 miles with a single charge. You can go even further if you buy an extra battery and keep is as a spare in your backpack, if you know you are going on a longer ride.

The detachable battery also makes it easier to charge. Unlike most other electric scooters that install the battery and power supply in the deck, forcing the rider to lug their scooter around looking for a charging area, the X7 Pro’s removable battery can be charged wherever is convenient.

Of course, several factors affect the scooter’s range, including your riding style, type of mode, terrain, battery level, and others. Therefore, it is important to keep checking the LED display to gauge your battery level. If you want to conserve energy, ride in Eco mode. Those who love speed and want to put the Sport mode to work will probably get a range of 14-16 miles. Additional energy-saving features shut the scooter down after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Motor Configuration

The Turboant X7 Pro motor configuration features a 36 V, 350 W motor powered by the ergonomically designed throttle on the handlebar. The maintenance-free motor is encased in the front wheel, with a front fender for extra precaution from splashes and debris.

Construction Build Quality

While many manufacturers have to compromise on construction and quality to offer their scooters at an affordable price, the Turboant X7 Pro seems to have struck that elusive balance. Like many portable electric scooters in the market today, the X70 Pro’s frame is made of an aluminium alloy, making it sturdy and robust.

This makes it a little heavier than high-end scooters that use carbon fibre instead of an aluminium alloy. The stem is solid and sturdy enough as it also houses the battery pack, which shifts most of the scooter’s weight to the front. Pleasantly to find, there is also a noticeable lack of rattle that is typically found in e-scooters in this price bracket. There’s a robust kickstand that supports the scooter in a stationary position.

Deck

Since the X7 Pro’s battery is not in the deck, it has higher ground clearance, allowing the rider to navigate through rough terrain without damaging the underside of the battery.

The deck’s surface is lined with grippy silicone rubber to ensure the rider’s safety as the feet are firmly planted on the deck. The surface is roomy enough, allowing most adults to enjoy a comfortable ride. We found that it’s very comfortable to shift your feet around and transition while riding around.

Tyres

The Turboant X7 Pro comes with large 10-inch pneumatic tyres. While new electric scooter riders may not pay too much importance to the tyres when in the market for a new scooter, tyres do play a vital role in determining the overall ride quality. The type of tyre, size and tread pattern can be the difference between a bumpy and a smooth, comfortable ride.

Many budget scooters come with 8.5-inch tyres, and others sport solid rubber tyres in an attempt to reduce the manufacturing cost. Solid tyres do not absorb road imperfections and often require the manufacturer to install a suspension system. Without suspension, solid rubber tyres make for a jarring ride. The X7 Pro’s pneumatic tyres do an impressive job in soaking up the judders and shocks from riding on uneven surfaces or pathways, as well as roads that were not in the greatest condition. And this really added to a pleasant riding experience due to its air-filled tyres that offer good cushioning and excellent traction.

Suspension

The X7 Pro scooter does not have a suspension system but totally makes up for it with the fantastic 10-inch pneumatic tyres.

Braking

Stopping is as necessary as moving. To help riders come to a complete stop even when cruising at top speed, the X7 Pro comes with multiple braking mechanisms. It has a hand-operated brake mounted on the handlebar that controls the disc brake on the rear wheel. This is the most natural braking option and allows you to slow down before stopping. However, when you need to come to a sudden stop, you step on the rear fender, activating the scooter’s emergency brake. To help you recover energy while braking, the Turboant X7 Pro utilizes a regenerative electronic braking system.

Those switching from bikes to electric scooters will find the hand-operated brake helpful since it makes controlling the scooter easier and offers some familiarity.

Ride Quality

Compared to its predecessor, the X7 Pro has a superior riding experience. This improvement can be attributed to the bigger tyres and more extended range. Even without suspension, the 10-inch tyres absorb shocks to ensure a quality riding experience. However, it is important to note that while the big pneumatic tyres offer adequate shock absorption, they do not do so well on off-road terrains. Anything rougher than dirt tracks or parks will result in a bumpy ride in the absence of a good suspension system.

The scooter’s effective braking system also allows the rider to enjoy top speed and the Sports mode without worrying about stopping whenever they need to. The different ride modes and their capped top speeds are excellent at regulating the riding speeds to match the rider’s experience and preferences. The handgrips are covered with rubber, while the deck is textured to give the rider a firm grip and more control when manoeuvring.

Lights

The X7 Pro comes equipped with a powerful 3W LED headlight that is bright enough for most urban setups. However, if you routinely ride through poorly lit streets, you will have to invest in an additional headlight.

The scooter also comes with reflective lights on both sides of the front and rear tyres. It also has a brake light on the rear fender to alert other road users when slowing down and to generally caution tailing traffic during low-light rides.

Controls Display

The X7 Pro has a Digital LED display at the centre of the handlebar. The screen displays essential information such as battery level, speed, and the mode you are on. Each mode has a unique colour assigned to it, and changing the mode changes the colour displayed on the screen.

There is an all-in-one throttle located between the LED display and the right handgrip. The throttle acts as the command centre. It enables you to turn the scooter on or off, select mode, power the motor, and engage the headlight. It also activates the cruise control when you hold it down for more than 10 seconds while cruising at a constant speed.

Using the hand-operated brake on the handlebar engages the disc brake, bringing the rear brake light to life.

Portability

The Turbo X7 Pro has an easy folding mechanism that enhances portability. Commuters can fold the scooter to fit in a corner in the house or office easily. Occasional riders can fold and store it away and click into action whenever they need it.

Because of the battery’s position, the X7 Pro’s handlebar is thicker than usual, making it a little awkward to carry it around at first. But most riders in the city agree that it does not take long to get used to.

Water Resistance

The X7 Pro boasts a water-resistant rating of IPX4. Therefore, it enjoys protection against water splashes of all kinds, including low-pressure jets. When combined with the grippy deck, this water-resistant scooter allows riders to commute in light showers.

However, like with many other electric scooters, you are better off riding in dry conditions and avoiding being out in very heavy downpours.

Reliability, Warranty Customer Support

The X7 Pro’s range of up to 30 miles on a single charge is excellent for urban commutes, especially for an e-scooter in this price range. This can reduce depending on the riding conditions, mode, and rider’s weight. Additionally, it has a triple braking system that ensures reliable stopping, even if one fails. The lighting profile ensures that riders can move about during the day and at night. Additionally, the IPX4 guarantees that riders can still ride in light showers.

The Turboant X7 Pro comes with a standard six-month warranty that covers mechanical failure. Buyers that register their scooters on the Turboant website with seven days of purchase enjoy an extended 12-month warranty. Riders that experience failure or notice defects within seven days of purchase can get a brand-new replacement, repair, or a full refund.

Within 30 days, the buyer can get a free repair or a brand-new replacement. After 30 days, but still, under warranty cover, riders will receive repair guide videos or replacement parts. However, the warranty does not cover defects and failures caused by normal wear and tear, improper use, or used batteries. Before you can use the warranty for repairs, refunds, or replacement, you have to provide a delivery date and a valid ID. You will also be required to explain the problems you are facing and visual evidence.

To contact Turboant’s customer support, simply email support(at)turboant.com. They will respond within 24 hours.

Maintenance

Use a clean and damp cloth to clean the scooter. You can also use a moderately wet cloth to clean since the scooter is water-resistant. If you are going to store the scooter/ battery away for a long time, ensure you charge it fully beforehand.

Known Issues

Some riders feel the handlebar is too narrow but eventually after regular use, this is hardly noticeable any more.

The hefty battery shifts too much weight to the stem, which raises problems when lifting the scooter to a curb or carrying it in a folded position.

Is this Electric Scooter value for money, and is it worth buying?

Are you considering buying a new scooter or upgrading your existing one? Do you want a scooter with top-notch features and built with quality materials without burning a hole in your ? Well, look no further than the X7 Pro.

With a selling price of 500 or £359, the Turbo X70 Pro offers fantastic value for money. At that price, you get to enjoy a range of up to 30 miles, speed of up to 20 mph, a quality ride, portability, cruise control, and robust design, ergonomic handle grips, but above all, a convenient removable and robust battery.

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Author: Nely Hayes

Nely is an adrenaline junkie and one of her life goals is to skydive, 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.

  • Outstanding long Mileage
  • Excellent value for Money
  • Detachable battery
  • Large, plush tyres
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth Acceleration
  • Decent Deck Clearance
  • 3 Ride Modes with Cruise Control
  • IPX4 Water Resistance Rating
  • Triple Braking System
  • No installed suspension
  • Limited color options
  • The top speed of 20 mph isn’t enough for most people
  • 350W single motor will struggle on steeper inclines
  • Cruise control can be challenging to disable
  • Electric brake has been reviewed to be jerky

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Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter review

Wait, what kind of phone is this? Well, it’s not. It’s a change of pace compared to our usual content, for sure. That being said, we are all major geeks here at GSMArena, and beyond our shared and utter passion for mobile phones, we also have broader tech interest and knowledge. Servers and PCs, cameras, drones, cars, and even Smart appliances. Chances are that you can find at least one expert on any tech topic on the team.

Electric scooters, in particular, are a shared passion for a few of our team members. We have around 7 different electric scooters among us. scrutinized, tuned, maintained, and even modded regularly. Plus, for a fair number of us, an electric scooter has transcended from merely a hobby to an actual daily commuting vehicle as a workaround to the large-city traffic and the Covid-19 considerations that come with using public transport.

This particular reviewer personally owns a couple of Xiaomi M365 scooters, with various software and hardware mods. One of which is a daily-driver with over 1,500 km clocked. Not to mention, he already has the review of the original, vanilla Turboant X7 under his belt. Parallels to these other scooters will likely come up throughout this review.

Turboant X7 Pro in official images

Without further ado, the machine we are looking at today is the Turboant X7 Pro. the bigger brother to the Turboant X7. Just like with the original review unit, Turboant reached out to us once again. Since we’ve already cut our teeth on the vanilla model’s review and kind of liked that model, we thought this would be a great opportunity to try and see what the next step-up in electric scooters generally has to offer.

Turboant X7 Pro specs

  • Body: Folded: 108.3 x 42.0 x 46.0 cm; Unfolded: 108.3 x 42.0 x 118.6 cm, 15 kg, Ground clearance: 115 mm, IPX4.
  • Motor: 350W, 36V.
  • Battery: 10 Ah, 36V (360 Wh) Li-ion; user-removable, chargeable independent of scooter; Full charge takes 6 hours; 500 life cycles; Max charge rate: 42V@2A.
  • Tires: 10-inch, air tires with inner tubes.
  • Brakes: Motor brake, disk brake, foot brake; Advertised braking distance: 5 m.
  • Performance (Advertised numbers): Max speed: 32 km/h (EU units capped to 25 km/h); Max range: 48 km; Max load: 125 kg; Max climb angle: 15 degree.
  • Additional features: Brake light, front torch (3W), Bell; Cruise control; Display with speed readout, mode indicator and battery level (bars); 3 speed modes.

The Turboant X7 Pro is, in rough terms, what the Xiaomi M365 Pro is to the vanilla M365. If you happen to have some electric scooter experience, chances are you have already encountered the Xiaomi M365 due to its massive popularity. This base reference point will allow us to make valuable comparisons and outline some of the differences you can and should expect from a step-up Pro model in general. While also touring the Turboant X7 Pro to see what it brings to the table, how well it does so, and what it neglects or skips on.

You can check out the Turboant X7 Pro product page on the company’s own website.They ship to the US, UK, and European Union countries. Turboant has a German warehouse servicing the EU, which saves on import fees.

Turboant has provided our unit for review but this review was not sponsored. However, the store link above is an affiliate one, and GSMArena may receive a referral commission for any qualifying purchases you make when visiting it. This affiliate program and GSMArena’s participation are completely independent of the editorial product review process, and our editors do not benefit from affiliate sales in any way. Our topmost priority will always be providing impartial product advice to our readers.

Turboant X7 Pro video review

Our Turboant X7 Pro video review covers most of the aspects listed in this text article, but if it catches your eye, we suggest you take a closer look at the full details we list in the text article.

The battery pack on the stem

Turboant doesn’t hide its design inspirations. Neither should it. There is a reason Xiaomi’s M365 design exploded in popularity. Sure, a lot of it had to do with the overall value proposition of the product, but the slick and well though-out nature of the design definitely helped.

The similarities we are referring to are obvious, but Turboant does have some unique touches of its own. Probably most-apparent of all. the battery pack and its placement. Instead of sitting inside the foot deck, Turboant has it on the stem of its scooters. This is the case with the vanilla Turboant X7 and is also the case with the Turboant X7 Pro. We have quite a few notes and observations based on that decision.

Starting with the positives. Ground clearance is amazing on the X7 Pro. Between the thin, battery-free deck and the large 10-inch tires, it can clear pretty much any ledge or bump with ease. Not that we necessarily recommend jumping down ledges with any scooter. Especially one without suspension.

Having less weight on the deck is likely one of the reasons behind the 125kg maximum load capacity of the Turboant X7 Pro. Carrying the heavy battery and electronics elsewhere means that you can fully utilize the deck’s structural rigidity for load carrying.

For reference, both the Xiaomi M365 and M365 Pro officially have a load capacity of 100KG for the rider. Of course, you can go over that fairly safely since the actual tires and the front and rear axis is rated at 75kg each on the Xiaomi. Still, the Turboant X7 can definitely carry more weight and is a safer choice for heavier riders.

We’ll circle back to the deck in a bit. Before that, we have a fair bit of criticism towards the particular battery design.

One of Turboant’s selling point for the vanilla X7 and now the X7 Pro is the ability to quickly remove the battery. Be it for security, storing it separately for more extended periods, more convenient charging, or carrying a spare for extra range.

We appreciate all of this added versatility. However, right off the bat, there is added weight to the stem itself, which is undesirable for both stability while riding and carrying the scooter unfolded. Also, while the vanilla Turboant X7 has its smaller circular battery fit and slide neatly inside the stem, the bigger pack on the X7 Pro hangs-out awkwardly from what seems to be a hole cut into the otherwise reused, already wide stem.

This introduces a few issues. First, it is not particularly pretty to look at. Also, while relatively secure, the latching mechanism is hard to operate, and it wobbles a lot. In fact, the pack even rattles in place. Every time you ride over a pothole or rough surface, you are going to hear the annoying rattle.

Last but not least, picking up the scooter with one hand to carry it unfolded across an obstacle for even a short distance is a fairly common thing. This was already hard on the vanilla X7 due to the stem’s girth, and now, it is nearly impossible on the X7 Pro. That part really annoyed us.

Drilling a bit more into the issue, even if the battery did not protrude quite as much and offered a better gripping surface, the X7 Pro weighs just shy of 15kg, up from 13.5kg on the vanilla X7. For reference, the original Xiaomi M365 tips the scale at 12.7kg, with the revised lineup (the one with the display) coming in at 12kg for the Essential model, 12.5kg for the regular 1S model, and 14.2kg for the M365 Pro 2. Again, for reference, the original Xiaomi M365 and the 1S have 280Wh, the Xiaomi Pro 2 has a 474Wh battery, while the vanilla X7 has a 230Wh battery and the X7 Pro has 360Wh at its disposal.

The difference between carrying 15kg and 12.5kg or 12.7kg up a flight of stairs is quite tangible. Plus, the weight distribution of the Xiaomi design arguably works in its favor, acting a bit like a simple lever, with most of its weight concentrated some distance and an angled joint away from the grabbing point.

The tires

Next, the tires. The Turboant X7 Pro is equipped with 10-inch tires. These are significantly higher than the 8.5-inch ones on the vanilla X7, as well as the Xiaomi M365 line. In terms of width, the two sizes are actually not too different. Still, you can feel the positive effect larger tires have on the ride comfort. In general, the X7 Pro provides a really comfortable riding experience for adults, also thanks to its extended stem and handlebar.

One important note about the tires is that despite what some of the X7 Pro’s promotional materials might suggest, they do have internal tubes just as on the Xiaomi M365 lineup.

For comparison, the vanilla X7 has a tubeless design, which is generally considered more resistant to flats. Not necessarily from punctures, but since the small electric scooter tires with inner tubes tend to suffer from internal friction and tube degradation, leading to ruptures in the tubes themselves.

Replacing the inner tubes on electric scooters is a very tricky and challenging task, especially on the front tire, with the hub motor. Hence, this can sort of be considered a downgrade compared to the regular X7. The best you can do to mitigate this is regularly checking that their pressure is at the recommended levels and filling the tube with an anti-puncture liquid such as ‘Slime.’

Next up on the overall design tour, we have to note the extra width and especially length on the deck of the Turboant X7 Pro. For many, it might be the difference between being able to comfortably put both feet on the deck or not. Not necessarily next to one another, mind you, as we still maintain that a skateboard-like foot configuration is the best for stability on a scooter.

The deck itself feels very strong and has no noticeable flex. The same actually goes for the entire build of the Turboant X7 Pro. It feels sturdy and premium. Many of its parts are carried-over from vanilla X7.

The only real issues with the bill of materials we have are some of the plastics used on the steering. The handles don’t feel premium and are a bit too hard. The plastic wrapping over the throttle is appreciated for its added protection. However, it makes both buttons feel mushy.

The particular plastic chosen to cover the display is of the variety that gets scratched extremely easily. We prefer the top-plastic design on the vanilla X7 better.

Since we are already on the topic of controls, the throttle feels responsive-enough. We have no complaints regarding the brake handle, and the bell is just awesome. It produces a loud and piercing sound and has an internal stepper-design, making it a lot more consistent than simple spring-based models.

The front light on the X7 Pro is nothing really special. It does an adequate job lighting the way in the night but is slightly weaker than the light on the Xiaomi M365, which is not particularly bright itself. Turboant’s light reflector tends to scatter the light more uniformly than Xiaomi’s, but the beam doesn’t reach nearly as far. In both cases, we would recommend picking-up a better bicycle light if you plan on a lot of night riding.

We don’t have any complaints regarding the rear stop light, though. It is tall and bright, making it easily visible. It lights up constantly when you turn on the headlight. When you squeeze the brake, it flashes rapidly.

Finally, just a quick note on the kickstand on the X7 Pro. Ours was a bit awkward and did not provide a smooth motion out of the box. nothing some good old grease couldn’t fix. The kickstand works well enough but could definitely benefit from a larger toe and general beefing up. Having the battery in the stem of the scooter makes it quite top-heavy, and hence, it’s quite easy to tip over when you prop it on the kickstand.

That said, the kickstand has been relocated to a better position on the new model, and the situation is much better than on the vanilla Turboant X7, which could topple over by just the slightest touch.

The folding mechanism

The folding mechanism is such an integral part of any electric scooter that we figured it deserves its own little section. Just like on the vanilla X7, Turboant has gone with a Xiaomi M365-inspired latching mechanism for the X7 Pro.

It is a design that works pretty well and has already proven its merits. But one that has also revealed a couple of weak points. Namely, the front latching hook bit, for lack of a better term, and the rear bolt, anchoring the stem to the rest of the scooter on a single pivot point. On an M365, the former is known to loosen up, leading to rattling or even snapping. The rear bolt is also prone to outright failure.

Thankfully, Turboant has carried-over all of the fixes in already has in place with the vanilla X7. Chief among which. the fact that both pieces are made of steel. Coincidentally, a well-known fix among M365 owners, swapping said parts with steel counterparts. And likely less coincidentally, both of these pieces are left silver and unpainted, presumably emphasizing their strength. The fact that the front latch on the X7 and X7 Pro is extra-wide and leverages the oversized steering stem’s girth is also a significant benefit.

Turboant also employs a couple of springs on the inside of the mechanism. A smaller one provides snap-back and tension to the front latch, preventing mechanical lock-up due to overtightening and massively simplifying the overall construction of the part and the number of adjustment points available. One of the bigger hassles to deal with on a Xiaomi M365. The bigger spring is an extra protective layer for the cabling that actually runs inside the steering stem. Another notable deviation from Xiaomi’s design.

All of these minor details work really well in combination. Neither our original Turboant X7 nor the X7 Pro required any adjustment or fiddling with the latch. All of the parts fit snug, with little to no movement and no rattling. Sadly, the battery compensates on the rattling front, but that is beyond the particular point, which is that we believe Turboant did a great job in taking inspiration and significantly improving on Xiaomi’s folding mechanism.

For the sake of thoroughness, we will mention that we love Turboant’s approach to the rear part of the mechanism. Having a separate, beefy hood sliding into a confidence-inspiring groove in the rear fender just feels sturdier than Xiaomi’s dual-purpose bell.

Unlatching the mechanism is also more straightforward and can be done with just one hand and one foot. The latter presses down on the rear fender/mudguard to engage its spring action and release the hook. Then you can simply pull the steering wheel up all the way and continue to latch it in place. You still need to bend down a couple of times, though.

Performance

Performance is a bit hard to properly gauge and especially compare on electric scooters. Doubly so if all you have to go by is the advertised metrics, like the Turboant’s X7’s 350W motor. Is that a little, or is that a lot? Frankly, this number is often misleading and typically represents an average power output.

For reference, the Xiaomi M365 is nominally rated at 250W, but its motor can reach a 500W peak output. For the M365 Pro, these figures, as advertised, are 300W nominal and 600W peak. The vanilla Turboant X7 also lists a 350W motor power, yet another indication of quoted numbers’ vague nature.

In terms of volume and overall size, all of the actual hub motors on these scooters seem to be roughly identical. In reality, the actual torque and acceleration are mostly going to come down to the motor controller, the acceleration curve, and its power output at every point of the said curve. This is why so many software mods exist for electric scooters and why those actually work. If you push your battery a bit harder (within certain limits) and sacrifice some range, you can adjust your acceleration curve and peak power output.

One of our biggest gripes with the vanilla Turboant X7 is its very, very conservative acceleration curve. Even at its highest power setting, it is just way too slow to take off, making it impractical and actually a bit dangerous for use in real traffic conditions. Hence why we dubbed it more of a beginner-level recreational model with a bit of untapped potential.

Turboant appears to have been taking notes. Thankfully, this has been addressed with the X7 Pro. Just like before, you get to choose between three operating modes. Beginner mode, Eco Mode and Sports Mode. The first two have similar and equally underwhelming acceleration curves. Sports mode, however, is impressively snappy. Not only is the acceleration curve boosted significantly compared to the vanilla X7, but our tests also showed that the X7 Pro is quicker off the line than a vanilla, unmodified Xiaomi M365.

This is a big deal in our mind and successfully elevates the X7 Pro to an actual, viable commuter instead of a recreational gadget. Great news, too, seeing how the battery capacity upgrade over the vanilla X7 could be enough to push the X7 Pro from a last mile solution to an independent commuter for some.

Hill climbing is an important aspect for many prospective buyers. The vanilla X7 is rated to tackle a 15-degree incline, which is about as standard. The same goes for the X7 Pro, but that might be a bit too conservative of an official number.

The excellent news here is that in Sports mode, the X7 Pro climbs up inclines a lot more confidently than its sibling. The X7 Pro easily tackles a 20-degree ramp at 20km/h with a rider in the 100kg range. Not too shabby and an upgrade over both the vanilla X7 and an unmodified Xiaomi M365. About on par with an unmodified Xiaomi M365 Pro.

We should touch upon maximum speed briefly. Across the European Union and most other places, electric scooters have an electronic limiter set at 25 km/h. That is the case with the X7 Pro out of the box, as well. That 25km/h figure is for Sports mode. Eco lowers that to 16 km/h, and Beginner has an aggressive 10 km/h cap. You can adjust the Sports mode limiter via a hidden option and set it to either 20 km/h or the max, which our tests have determined to be around 30 km/h. About the advertised 32 km/h figure.

Since we carried out said tests going down a pretty steep hill, it seems that there is no way to actually remove the limiter altogether, just bump it up to 32 km/h. Honestly, that’s good enough in our book. If you are interested in how to access the option, skin on over to the controls section.

One thing we want to note regarding the hub motor on the X7 Pro is that it is super quiet while working. Even at max speed, you can barely hear a faint coil whine and all of the noise that is there comes from the tires or the rattling of the battery pack.

Braking performance

Before we move on to the range, we should talk about braking. First, the easy bit. there is a standard disk brake on the back tire of the X7 Pro. Well, actually, ‘standard’ might be a bit of an overstatement. The design and things like hole size and placement are a bit different than the Xiaomi M365. Crucially, the number and position of the mounting holes do not match (six bolts on the X7 Pro and 5 on the M365). So, chances are that when you eventually need replacements, you can’t rely on the readily-available Xiaomi M365 disks. You might get away with using standard pads, though.

In terms of braking performance, our unit was a bit weak in that department out of the box, but It was easy enough to adjust and tighten the pads a bit. Motor braking is a whole different story. It is hard to get definitive info on the whole motor braking KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) situation on the X7 Pro. From what we can gather, the X7 Pro, just like the X7, does not have KERS but does have some mild motor braking.

Leaving out KERS has both positive and negative aspects. Obviously, you lose battery regeneration. However, no KERS means less resistance on the front tire when simply kicking the X7 Pro manually, without the motor. This can be crucial for any situation where you end up with a dead battery midway.

In our experience, KERS on electric scooters have a little tangible benefit to battery life and range and mostly act as a passive braking system that decelerates for you, saving some wear and tear on the brakes. Honestly, we never missed in the X7 Pro, and having that extra bit of cruising freedom on flat surfaces and easier passive riding is more valuable in our book.

Range and charging

Unfortunately, range on electric scooters is another hard to measure performance metric. Turboant says the X7 Pro is good for 48 km on a single charge, up from the advertised 25km on the vanilla X7. Its upgraded battery pack is a 10 Ah/36V unit, up from the 6.4 Ah/36V one in the regular Turboant X7.

These numbers mean very little though, especially in isolation, so, once again, we will be bringing it some hopefully helpful comparisons with the Xiaomi line of scooters and their advertised ranges and respective battery capacities.

Turboant X7 Turboant X7 Pro Xiaomi M365 Essential/Lite and M187/Youth edition Xiaomi M365 (original and 1S) Xiaomi M365 Pro and Pro2
Battery: 6.4 Ah/36V (230Wh) Battery: 10 Ah/36V (360Wh) Battery: 5.2 Ah/36V (187Wh) Battery: 7.8 Ah/36V (280Wh) Battery: 13 Ah/36V (474Wh)
Advertised range: 25km Advertised range: 48km Advertised range: 20km Advertised range: 30km Advertised range: 45km
Weight: 13.5kg Weight: 15kg Weight: 12kg Weight: 12.5~12.7kg Weight: 14.2kg
Advertised charging time: 4.5 hours Advertised charging time: 6 hours Advertised charging time: 4 hours Advertised charging time: 5 hours Advertised charging time: 8 hours

There might be some slight mathematical variances to some of the battery numbers, but this is an accurate, rough comparison of the two lineups. It should be noted for clarity that Xiaomi recently updated its models for 2020, adding the status display, offered initially only on the M365 Pro to all models. Hence the old M187/Youth edition is succeeded by the M365 Essential or Lite. Respectively, the original, vanilla M365 is now the 1S, and the original M365 Pro is followed by the Pro2.

That’s all fine and dandy, but not really representative of the real world. In my tests, I managed to get around 25km of range from the Turboant X7 Pro. That’s in Sports mode, which, in my mind, is the only usable one in actual traffic. Mind you, around the 20km mark, voltage drops significantly in the battery, and the controller automatically bumps you down to some nearly unbearable acceleration curves.

Hence, there was still juice in the pack beyond the 25km, meaning that if you really had to, didn’t mind the sluggish pace and max speed, and don’t particularly care about the longevity of the battery pack, you could go further. Sill that is a nice uplift from the 15km of comfortable riding we got on the vanilla X7, as well as the 18km, or so, we have clocked-in from a daily-driven original Xiaomi m365. Again, that’s with a 100kg-ish rider, with some gear, so about 110kg in total.

While not the best in terms of battery capacity and range to weight ratio, we deem the X7 Pro’s performance perfectly serviceable. Definitely enough as a last mile solution and potentially good for a full commute, as well.

Mind you, on an electric scooter, small external or internal condition variances can make a huge difference, so you should only take these numbers as an indicator. Even the comfortable riding distance ones we provided. Even on the exact same route, a few degrees lower temperature, insufficient tire pressure, a few extra kg in your backpack, heavier traffic with more frequent stops, and subsequent dead starts can all shorten your range noticeably. We know this all too well from personal experience. Plus, ideally, you should avoid depleting the charge in your battery all the way down for the sake of its longevity.

This actually leads us nicely into the topic of charging. Turboant advertises around 6 hours for a full charge. This is done via the included 42V@2A power brick. The brick is just a bit bulkier than that on the Xiaomi M365, but that one also outputs slightly less current, rated at 42V@1.7A, so it balances things out a bit. Both bricks are easily portable and can be carried around if need be. If you do find yourself needing extra range out of the X7 Pro or the vanilla X7, for that manner, you might want to pick-up a secondary battery and carry that instead, though. Or have one at the office and one at home with two chargers.

That is the other nifty thing about the removable battery design that Turboant has. Not only is the pack removable, but it also has its own charging port. This opens up the room for a lot of interesting use cases, ranging from anti-theft and convenience ones to long-term storage and range extension.

Our testing backs-up that 6 hours figure. It also fits in line nicely with the vanilla Turboant 7 and its charge cycle of around 4.5 hours. Speaking of cycles, Turboant says that the 10 Ah pack in the X7 Pro is good for 500 full cycles. Not too shabby. A replacement or secondary battery pack for the X7 Pro will set you back either €199.98 or 199.98 from the official website, which sounds like a fair price for a pack of that size, complete with custom charging and controller circuits and attachment mechanism.

Controls, general operation and hidden settings

Before we wrap the review up, consider this section a general guide for anybody actually looking to buy the X7 Pro or already owning one since it deals with some quite particular details. Let’s start with the controls. Turboant has carried over the two-button design form the vanilla X7. Hold the power button down to power on and off. That’s the sole purpose of that button in general operation, which we appreciate. No confusion or risk of accidentally toggling something.

Quick pressing the second button cycles through the three operating modes. The active one is denoted by a D symbol on the display. If there is no symbol at all. Beginner mode is on, a white icon means Eco mode, and then a red one is Sports mode. The scooter remembers your last selection between power-downs, which is nifty. Double-clicking the same button turns the headlight and taillight on and off.

Throttle control is the usual affair. It is quite sensitive and offers plenty of fine control. As expected, it is not a direct speed control but rather uses throttle logic. Cruise control is enabled by default. All you have to do is hold a certain throttle position for a few seconds for it to stick, which you will be notified of with a soft chime.

In fact, all of the chimes on the X7 Pro seems to be lowered in volume a bit, compared to the vanilla X7, which we personally appreciate. Since they can be loud and obtrusive, especially indoors. Moving on briefly to the display. Aside from the different cover design, compared to the regular X7, which we already bashed for its susceptibility to scratching, the actual display seems identical. It is a large and easily-legibly segment display. Perfectly suited for this particular purpose in our mind.

The only real gripe we have with it is the same one that we expressed in our Turboant X7 review, namely that it is not utilized to its full potential to provide useful data to the user. Beyond the mode icon, it only offers a speedometer, with large numbers and below. five big battery level bars. Oddly followed by a small trailing bar, which we don’t really understand.

Anyway, there is no way to get anything beyond that info on the display. No precise battery percentage, although two digits are plenty to show that info, and we are certain the BMS (battery management system) has access to that.

Arguably, however, this is a lot easier to swallow on Xiaomi scooters since they have Smart connectivity via Bluetooth. Something sorely missing from Turboant models.

The simple inclusion of Bluetooth data access on Xiaomi machines allows for user-friendly app integrations and support and OTA firmware updates from the manufacturer. It is also the catalyst behind the thriving modding scene surrounding the M365.

The Turboant X7 Pro does have a few hidden options to potentially tweak. These are accessed by powering-up the scooted and then holding down both buttons for a few seconds. You get a total of five flags to adjust (P0. P4).

P0 switches between km/h and mph. P1 enables or disables cruise control. P2 sets the minimum speed for activating the scooter. You advise keeping this set to at least a few km/h since otherwise, the motor can initiate from a dead stop and potentially cause an accident. P3 adjusts the current tire diameter, which is not something so need to do unless you, for some reason, manage to either put smaller or bigger tires on the X7 Pro and want to try and make the speedometer accurate once again. And finally, P4 adjust the speed limiter. It is worth noting that this only affects sports mode. There are three available settings. 25 km/h, which is the default. 20km/h and an FF option. We don’t know what that stands for, but it is effectively the 32 km/h limiter off state, which we discussed in the performance section.

Final thoughts

We’ll try to keep this brief. we definitely liked the Turboant X7 Pro. Having experienced both of the company’s scooters, with the original X7 in use at the office for about a year now, we can confirm the stand behind Turboant‘s scooters. They are sturdy and well put together.

The X7 Pro addresses pretty much all of the issues we had with the vanilla, chief among which is the acceleration curve. It comes with a nice boost in range and a comfortable design, incorporating a spacious deck and big 10-inch tires, with a lot of ground clearance. It loses some design and convenience points for its poor battery placement. It earns itself quite a few points for things like the secure and quality folding and latching mechanism and all of the utility provided by the removable and separately-chargeable 10 Ah battery pack.

Left: Turboant X7 Pro, Right: Turboant X7

With those specs and a current price hovering around 500 euros or dollars, the Turboant X7 Pro is clearly in direct competition with the Xiaomi M365 Pro and the refreshed Pro2. Of course, plenty of other scooters are battling it out in the same price range, but if we had to choose alternatives, Xiaomi’s line is the obvious go-to.

Xiaomi just operates with such an impressive economy of scale that it is probably unrivaled in the still very fragmented e-scooter market worldwide. And all of that massive popularity also means easy access to parts and servicing for Xiaomi’s scooter line. And that’s without even going into the vast modding and accessories scene.

In comparison, Turboant offers a limited 6-month warranty on all of its products. You can extend that up to a year when you register as a member. Any product defect within the first week is also eligible for repair, replacement, or even a full refund. Issues that come up during the first 30 days of ownership also qualify for a repair or replacement.

Left: Turboant X7 Pro, Right: Turboant X7

That’s not a bad proposition at all. You can also get a replacement or spare battery pack straight from their online store for €200/200, depending on whether you are shopping in the US or EU.

However, even with these seemingly nice after-sales and warranty offers, we failed to find any easy way to acquire parts and spares. Granted, that is often a problem with a lot of electric scooters and their manufacturers. These things do matter, and the availability of parts and support should be checked personally, for your region, in advance.

With that cleared-up, circling back to the Turboant X7 Pro, as a product, in itself, it has a lot going for it. We loved our time with it and found no major flaws with it. It is a quality product, and if it happens to meet your personal requirements for an e-scooter, it is a perfectly viable choice.

Pros

  • Comfortable design, good for adults, plenty of deck space, good load capacity and ground clearance
  • Secure and strong folding and latching mechanism
  • Removable battery offers a lot of versatility with things like security, charging and storage convenience and range extension
  • Really comfortable ride, despite lack of suspension and relatively high center of mass
  • Fixed acceleration curve in Sports mode, which was a major issue with vanilla X7 model. Plenty of power for confident hill-climbing, even with a heavy rider
  • Decent, if not super-efficient use of the 10 Ah battery for 25km of comfortable range on a single charge

Cons

  • Battery placement is not ideal; mechanism is hard to use and rattles. Detrimental to stability and makes the scooter hard to carry with one hand
  • A bit on the heavy side, high center of mass, which makes the scooter unstable when propped on its kickstand
  • Tubed tires, instead of the tubeless design on the vanilla X7
  • Very limited options and settings, no Bluetooth connectivity, companion app or Smart features
  • Spare parts availability, as well as repairs in a few years might be an issue due to the brand’s limited reach and operation

You can check out the Turboant X7 Pro product page on the company’s own website. The They ship to the US, UK, and European Union countries. Turboant has a German warehouse servicing the EU, which saves on import fees.

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Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review

We probably deal with hundreds of brushless motors each year, but usually, those motors live in power tools. When we got a chance to look at the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter, we scratched our heads. Then, we figured it might be fun to see what a 36V 10Ah battery and brushless motor could do in a scooter.

As it turns out, quite a bit.

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Overview

First off, the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter bills itself as a solution for commuting adults. That’s a bold claim and several necessary features must result. It has to be powerful enough to support an adult’s weight. The scooter must get up to what we’d consider “acceptable commuting speeds”. Finally, it has to have the range required for getting to and from work.

We went from skeptical to true believers relatively quickly. In fact, it only took a couple of turns on the scooter to show us what it could do.

Ticking Off the Boxes

Rider Capacity

Right off the bat, the Turboant X7 Scooter said it supports up to 275 pounds. That impressed us. Unfortunately, I could only test that with my 160-pound frame. It didn’t seem to have any issues moving me around at a speedy clip.

Speed Modes

Speed really impressed us. The X7 scooter gives you three driving modes:

The first, Beginner Mode, I’d definitely consider a training mode. It goes up to around 6 mph. Eco Mode tops out at 9-10 mph. We used that when matching speed with a slower “hoverboard-style” Segway. Sports Mode, however, works best for commuting. It got us up to a maximum 20 mph. This is the mode you’re going to use most often.

And on a scooter, Sports Mode feels downright speedy.

Design and Portability

Turboant positioned the battery on the steering column and made it removable. This presents a huge positive in that the battery can be removed and charged indoors. Heat kills lithium-ion batteries, so if you keep your X7 Pro in the garage or other unconditioned space, you can wear down your battery life significantly.

Taking the battery off the base of the scooter also gets you lower to the ground—which just feels more fun when riding the scooter. It does make the X7 Pro scooter a bit more top-heavy with the battery up top. However, when you lift the scooter by the handles, the deck tends to stay in place, making it very easy to move the scooter around without folding it up.

Of course, when you do fold up the scooter to put it in your trunk or the back of your SUV, it takes just seconds. A single lever releases the steering column for folding. You also have a convenient “catch” on the back fender that captures the column, letting you lift from the battery and carry the scooter around easily. I would love a more secure locking mechanism for the folded position—but it certainly gets the job done.

Kickstand

The kickstand on the X7 Pro works as you’d expect, and we found it positions the scooter nicely when we parked it inside. It might take longer to speak to durability, but engaging and putting away the stand worked flawlessly every time we used it. and it keeps the scooter at a perfect angle.

Tubed Tires

The 10-inch tubed pneumatic tires do as good a job as you can expect to cushion you during rides. Since you don’t have a suspension system, you really do feel every bump on the road—but not enough to make the ride uncomfortable. These deliver a far superior experience to solid rubber tires.

Driving the Turboant X7 Scooter

I could say we “rode” the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter but really, we drove it. If you’ve never ridden a small electric scooter before, the key is how low to the ground these devices operate. 20 mph doesn’t seem very fast until you travel at that speed on a pair of 10-inch wheels, just a couple inches from the ground.

Turboant built in a couple of really great safety features that we appreciated. For one, you can’t accidentally hit the red accelerator and have the scooter shoot out from your hands before you’re ready. It requires the scooter to be in motion (“kick-starting it”) before the brushless motor engages. Not only does this present a safer way to start the scooter, but it also saves the motor and battery from having to get the scooter moving from a dead stop. That’s just a waste of energy all-around.

Once you get going, you can switch modes on-the-fly. Since my son and I went out for a ride together alongside a Segway with we often set the scooter to Eco Mode so we could keep pace. Then, when we hit a nice stretch of road, we’d switch to Sports Mode and pull ahead before pulling a U-turn and coming back around.

The Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Turning Radius

The turning radius on the Turboant X7 Pro is horrendously large—but for good reason. Since the steering limits how far you can turn the front wheel, it also keeps you from running into a situation where you could accidentally lose control through oversteering. In the end—it’s probably a good design call.

Braking

While you can certainly mash the disc brakes along with the rear drag brake to stop quickly, it feels abusive. One interesting aspect of this scooter is that the motor doesn’t do a ton of electronic braking. That means that when you let off the throttle you tend to coast for a long time. In terms of miles per change—that helps a lot. It does, however, leave the braking up to you. We tended to try and anticipate braking events as much as possible to allow us to use a combination of the disc brakes and the physical real wheel brake to slow down the scooter.

The Turboant X7 Pro lacks any sort of regenerative braking feature—but that also contributes to its excellent coasting ability. In fact, you can just about use this scooter without the battery if needed. That’s an excellent feature should you ever happen to run out of charge on your way to or from work.

LED Lights

When you activate the disc brakes, the rear red LED flashes to signal a warning to anyone who may be following behind. You turn on the lights by double-clicking the function button on the red accelerator. The front LED shines forward and down, adequately lighting up the road while you drive. It also turns on a red rear light on the fender. The lights work well—but not enough to make this a great night-driving vehicle. However, they certainly aid in visibility and we’d recommend turning them on if you approach dawn or dusk during your daily commute.

Cruise Control

We accidentally located the cruise control function on this scooter. In hindsight, it engages rather intuitively. Simply find your speed and hold it steady with the throttle. After a few seconds, you’ll hear a beep, and the cruise control kicks in. At that point, you can let go of the throttle and just enjoy the ride. This works in any of the three different speed modes and at any speed. It also seems to work “in advance”—meaning, you can put the throttle all the way up, wait for the beep, and the scooter will get to its top speed in that mode and hold it.

LED Display

The LED display sits atop the steering column, providing speed, mode, and battery life information. The 5-bar battery level indicator works great and gives you plenty of information to determine whether or not you need to consider charging up the pack. The speed readout is large enough to check out at a glance, and we really like the visibility of the display during the day.

Turboant X7 Pro vs Segway Ninebot Kickscooter MAX

Since the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter seems to compete well with the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter MAX, we thought we’d compare the two products. Overall, Turboant delivers a faster, less-expensive scooter with a bit less range. Comparing the two, you’d have to really want the technology and extended range of the Kickscooter MAX to justify the additional cost. For the same price, you could get the X7 Pro with an additional 10Ah battery pack.

X7 ProKickscooter MAX
Max Speed 20 mph 18.6 mph
Max range 30 miles 40.4 miles
Battery 36V 10Ah (360Wh) 36V 15 Ah (551Wh)
Removable Battery Yes No
Charge Time 6 hours 6 hours
Motor 350W 350W
Foldable Yes Yes
Wheels 10″ tube 10″ tubeless
Braking Disc Manual Regenerative Disc
Max Load 275 lbs. 220.5 lbs.
Weight 33 lbs. 42.1 lbs.
Price 450 849

Conclusion

The Turboant X7 Pro Battery-powered Scooter presents a pretty excellent value for those looking for a commuter or just something fun for the weekends. It also compares favorably against much more expensive products. The capacity, speed, range, and features all come together into a package that’s easy to appreciate.

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Specs

  • Tires: 10-inch tubed pneumatic
  • Motor: 350W
  • Battery: 36V 10Ah removable
  • Charge time: 6-hours
  • Drive modes: 3
  • Speed: 6/10/20 mph
  • Braking: Disc plus manual fender
  • Range: 30 miles
  • Max load: 275 lbs
  • 3W LED headlight LED brake light
  • Price: 449.98

Clint DeBoer

When he’s not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.

Clint’s career has covered nearly the entire realm of audio and video production. After graduating at the top of his class with an Associates Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working for the famed Soundelux studios in 1994, one of the largest post-production companies specializing in audio for feature films television. Working on a myriad of feature films, Clint honed his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor, and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the expanding area of video editing, where he served as the company’s senior AVID video editor for three years.

Working for such clients as Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, and others, Clint DeBoer dealt extensively with client management as well as film video editing, color correction, and digital video MPEG compression. He also carries several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video), and is ISF Level II Certified.

After founding the CD Media, Inc. publishing company in 1996, he went on to help start or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (as Editor-in-Chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews followed by the landscape and outdoor power equipment-focused OPE Reviews in 2017. He also heads up the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program honoring innovative tools and accessories across the trades.

Crediting God and his excellent staff for the success of what is now the largest power tool review publication in the industry, Clint DeBoer hopes to see continued growth for the company as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews critically reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help inform users about the best and newest products in the industry. Reaching everyone from the construction industry professional and tradesman to the serious DIYer, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and stay aware of what tools and products can help put them at the top of their game.

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter

What does a review of an electric scooter have to do with a photography site? With the world still in chaos from the Coronavirus pandemic, I figured it would be fun to do something completely different for a change. While I have been posting quite a few “catch-up” reviews recently (and more on the way), some of our readers might want to take a short break along with me from all the camera industry noise. Every once in a while, it is nice to enjoy something different, wouldn’t you agree? Anyway, I recently got ahold of an electric scooter that I have been enjoying tremendously, so I decided to write my impressions of it.

Introduction

Although I have been eyeing an e-scooter for a while, I always wanted to get something that’s easy to use, comfortable to ride, and has a great range. After looking at what’s available, I realized that the options were quite overwhelming – from high-end, waterproof, and expensive electric scooters, all the way to basic single motor budget choices. A few weeks back, Turboant reached out to me, asking if I wanted to check out their new X7 Pro electric scooter. The timing worked out perfectly, as this was something I have been wanting for a while now. Let’s take a closer look at it, and see what it has to offer.

First, we will start off with key specifications.

Turboant X7 Pro Specifications

As you can see, the Turboant X7 Pro is a single motor e-scooter with fairly impressive specs. It has a powerful 350 W motor that can deliver up to 20 mph speeds. The high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery can deliver up to 30 miles of range and charges in about 6 hours. It has strong electronic brakes, and it is made to be used both during the day and at night, thanks to its bright LED headlight and taillight. The IPX4 rating basically means that the scooter is resistant to water splashes from any direction, so you don’t need to worry about water damage in light rain, or when running over a puddle of water.

Packaging and Assembly

The Turboant X7 Pro arrived in a relatively large box. When I opened it, there was another box inside it, so it is protected quite well during shipping. Once I got the second box opened up, the e-scooter was fairly easy to pull out. Aside from the e-scooter itself, the box contained a relatively large charging adapter, a manual and a hex wrench. A valve adapter was supposed to be included, but I did not find one in the box.

Assembling the X7 Pro was super easy. The scooter was in a folded state inside the package, so all I had to do was put it on a flat surface, unfold it, then push the red latch down. The hex wrench is provided in case the lever becomes loose over time.

To fold it back for storage or car transport, you just reverse the process. The handles are easy to attach, as you simply screw them in.

Charging

Unlike other scooters that have battery located inside the deck, the battery on the X7 Pro is located inside the stem on the front, which makes it easy to access the removable battery. What’s nice, is that you can charge the battery directly on the scooter by accessing the charging port on the bottom, or by removing the battery from the stem compartment and charging it separately. Being able to have a removable battery is a great feature, since you can buy a spare battery and charge one, while riding with the other.

The provided battery charger is fairly powerful, but when the battery is fully depleted, expect to wait for up to 6 hours to get it fully charged up. The battery charger light will change from red to green once it is completely charged. I charged mine fully before the first ride, and it only took a few hours, since the battery was already partly charged out of the box.

Build Quality and Handling

When it comes to build quality, the X7 Pro does not disappoint. The whole frame, including the stem and the deck are made out of tough metal. The stem is pretty thick and sturdy. The deck has an anti-skid rubber surface, which is very effective and comfortable for longer rides. There are also parts made out of durable plastic, including the mudguard, taillight, and parts of the kickstand. Speaking of the kickstand, it is very useful when parking the scooter, since you don’t have to worry about leaning it against anything.

Here is a breakdown of all the components that the X7 Pro is made out of:

As you can see, the motor is on the front wheel, while the electronic brake is in the rear wheel.

Unfortunately, all this results in a fairly heavy unit – the X7 Pro weighs a total of 15 kg. That’s a bit more compared to other mid-range single motor e-scooters out there, but considering all the features and the large battery capacity, it is something expected. I find it best to fold the e-scooter when I need to move it comfortably, since carrying it by the handles or the stem isn’t particularly easy.

Ergonomics

The ergonomics of the X7 Pro are excellent. The rubber handles are soft and comfortable to use with or without gloves, and your hands won’t easily slip off of them. The left handle has a single push break, which is quite sensitive – be careful when using it at fast speeds, as it can feel quite abrupt. Slightly below the brake handle, you will find a warning ring bell that can be triggered by pushing the lever. It is not very loud, but certainly audible for close pedestrians.

The right handle is where the main controls are. Similar to its predecessor, the X7 Pro has a red throttle bar with two buttons: a power button and a function button. Pushing the power button for a few seconds turns on the e-scooter as well as the round LCD display in the center, while the function button allows switching between three different speeds. When riding the scooter at night, rapidly press the function button twice to turn the LED headlight on or off.

The LCD display is fairly large and bright. It has a digital speed indicator, which is fairly accurate and changes instantly as you gain or reduce speed. To the right of that is the speed level icon. When riding in Beginner Mode (6 mph max), nothing is displayed. The icon lights up when you set its speed to Eco Mode (10 mph max), and when switching to Sports Mode (up to 20 mph), it will switch to red color.

Below that you will find horizontal bars, which indicate battery level. When the battery is fully charged, you will see five bars, and when it is below 25% charge, it will be reduced down to one bar. There are additional icons that display fault and overheating warnings as well.

Ride Comfort

With its large 10″ tubed pneumatic tires, the ride comfort of the X7 Pro is amazing. The manual recommends keeping tire pressure between 31.9 and 34.8 psi. I would recommend double-checking the pressure level before your first ride, and it is something you should certainly check periodically because the range and comfort of the ride will depend on the pressure.

Personally, I like keeping it on the lower end closer to 31 psi for a very comfy ride, so that I don’t feel any bumps. But for longer range, it is best to increase the tire pressure.

Speed and Range Test

I performed several tests with the battery fully charged. While in ideal conditions and relatively flat roads, you should be able to get up to 30 miles of range, my neighborhood is on hills, so my mileage was significantly less, around 10-15 miles. Still, that’s a pretty impressive range! At moderate speeds, I have been able to run the e-scooter continuously for over an hour going up and down the hills.

The battery indicator isn’t very accurate though, as it depends on the load and the incline. When going up on fairly steep hills, it can sometimes drop down from 5 to 3-4 bars, then back to 5 bars when riding downhill or on a flat surface. Similar to other Li-ion batteries, it is a bad idea to let the scooter completely discharge, as it reduces its battery life. So I have been running it until I get to roughly 1 bar. I know I can squeeze more range out of it, but 10-15 miles is plenty – that’s good enough for me to go from my house to a nearby grocery store and back several times.

In terms of speed, the Sports mode is supposed to deliver up to 20 mph on a flat surface. I have seen it go as fast as 18 mph on a relatively flat road, but when coming down hills, it can certainly accelerate beyond that. I have not tried to push the scooter to its limits, because it can get dangerous.

Riding the X7 Pro

Riding the Turboant X7 Pro is pretty easy and straightforward – push off the ground to give it a little start, then push the red throttle down to engage the motor. As you ride, you can change the speed and turn the LED headlight on and off without having to slow down. If you continuously hold the throttle, you will hear it beep, which indicates speed lock / cruise control. From there, you can let go off the throttle and the unit will continue at the same speed. If you push the throttle down again or apply the brakes, it will turn off cruise control.

Braking with the X7 Pro is a breeze, but you have to watch out how much pressure you apply. If you are riding very fast in sports mode, you do not want to squeeze the brake handle too much unless you are in a potential accident situation, since the triple braking mechanism will engage very quickly and cause you to stop abruptly. This is a feature, not a bug, as Turboant points out on its website – safety first.

Stability and Taking Pictures While Riding

The stability of the X7 Pro is quite good, but it certainly takes time to get used to. I would strongly suggest against trying to ride it with a single hand – it is best to hold the e-scooter with both hands tightly. And forget about trying to take pictures while riding – you certainly do not want to crash on this thing while taking a picture, especially when riding at high speeds. In fact, Turboant recommends wearing a helmet and other protective gear and always be attentive when riding the scooter, as crashing with it might turn pretty ugly both for you and the scooter. Although the battery is behind the front stem, you still do not want to crash and damage it, as it could explode.

If you are planning to take pictures while riding the scooter, just stop somewhere safe, take pictures, and continue your ride. Here is my son, exploring the neighborhood on the X7 Pro with the Fuji X-H1 and XF 35mm f/1.4 R:

Summary

As you can see from this review, my family and I have been enjoying the Turboant X7 Pro quite a bit. It is a fun scooter to take for a ride, and it is a good way to get out of the house during the lockdown. Unfortunately, with all the wildfires in the Westcoast and in Colorado, the air quality hasn’t been great this summer, but I still have been trying to get out as much as possible. Sitting at home in front of the computer can get depressing, so I have been doing my best to enjoy the outdoors as much as I possibly can.

Where to Buy

You can purchase the X7 Pro through Turboant’s website directly. Turboant is currently running a launch promotion that gives a large 200 discount if you buy it in the next 14 days, so if you would like to take advantage of this offer, don’t wait until the offer expires.

I hope you enjoyed this review. I will be posting many more Fuji lens reviews in the next few weeks, including all GFX medium format lenses. After that, I will be off to take some pictures with the Nikon Z5 and two new zoom lenses (unfortunately, I couldn’t get the new Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S on time), as well as the Canon EOS R6 and a bunch of RF mount lenses. Reviews will follow after I get back from my trip, so stay tuned!

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Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter

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