Electric-powered scooters are a great alternative mode of transportation for any person’s daily commuting because of their great qualities. When compared to several other motor-based vehicles on the market, electric-powered scooters are usually more affordable, especially when it comes to their maintenance costs. Furthermore, they can also be extremely fun and very enjoyable to just ride around through your city park and relax during a sunny afternoon or during some free time on the weekends. This brings us to the Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max.
The Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX is a folding and electric-powered scooter that comes equipped with high-capacity 551Wh lithium batteries that deliver both smart and safety features like protection against over-heating, unexpected short circuits, over-current and over-charge.
Furthermore, this ultra-durable and reliable scooter is also extremely powerful when it comes to its 350W brushless motor, which allows the Ninebot KickScooter MAX to travel up to 40.4 Miles and go as fast as 18.6mph.
This is, without a doubt, one of the best electric-powered scooters that you’ll currently find available on the market, and it is definitely worth every penny.
Now, let’s take a more detailed look at the Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX and check everything that this recently released folding electric scooter by Segway has to offer.
DESIGN & SPECS
First of all, let’s start with the scooter’s design. As mentioned before, the Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX is a folding and electric-powered scooter, and as such, it offers its users a “One-step Folding System” that makes it super easy for them to carry the scooter around. Ultimately, users can fold up their Ninebot KickScooter MAX with ease in just a mere 3 seconds.
When folded, the Ninebot KickScooter MAX measures just 45.9 inches long by 18.6 inches wide by 21.0 inches tall (1167 x 423 x 534 mm), and after unfolding it, the scooter will then measure 45.9 inches long by 18.6 inches wide by 47.4 inches tall (1167 x 423 x 1203 mm).
Fully folding the scooter ultimately allows users to easily carry it around with them on public transportation or even store it inside their car to take it with them to any destination that they see fit.
Not only that, but as the scooter only weighs around 41.2 lbs (18.7 kg), users can effortlessly carry the scooter around with them.
This electric-powered scooter is built from highly-durable materials and even features a small water-resistant coating that gives the scooter a IPX5 Water-Resistant, meaning that the Ninebot MAX can ultimately resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray with getting any of its components damaged, thus making it great to ride outside at any time, including rainy days.
Now, moving on to the scooter’s main components; the Ninebot MAX also comes equipped with a wide and spacious 7-inch anti-slipper platform that provides an increased contact friction for its rider’s safety. Moreover, this platform is so spacious that it can accommodate up to two people at once. Just be aware that the scooter’s Maximum Weight Supported is exactly 220 lbs. (100.0 kg), which means that while it can easily support two children, it won’t be that easy for two adults if they both weight more than 110 lbs. each.
Additionally, the scooter’s platform also comes equipped with a durable kickstand that can be unfolded to have the scooter parked on its side support / kickstand.
At the top of the scooter we can find its two durable rubber handgrips (which are very comfortable to grip, mind you) as well as the scooter’s LED dashboard / digital screen, which can be found right at the center of its handlebar and allows users to check the scooter’s maintenance signals, its power levels, Bluetooth connectivity and more.
The Ninebot MAX also comes equipped with a built-in 2.5w high-brightness Front LED Light that can perfectly illuminate the path ahead of you, thus increasing not only the visibility of your chosen pathway but also your visibility to others around you.
Moving on to the very bottom of the scooter, we can find its two (x2) smooth and ultra-durable 10-inch Pneumatic Tires, which also work as self-healing air-filled tires. This ultimately allows the scooter’s 10-inch Pneumatic Tires to withstand multiple punctures (less than 6mm in diameter) without ever experiencing tire deflation, which basically ensures a user’s safety while also allowing users to prevent a potential tire replacement.
The scooter’s wheels are powered by a powerful 350W brushless motor. This means that as soon as you press down the scooter’s electrical throttle, its strong 350W brushless motor will provide the Ninebot KickScooter MAX with enough power to climb slopes around 20%, thus allowing it to go uphill easily.
Ultimately, the scooter can travel up to 40.4 Miles (the scooter’s Maximum Travel Range) per battery charge (discussed ahead) as well as allow the scooter to achieve a Maximum Speed of 18.6mph.
It’s important to mention that the scooter’s top speed can obviously be impacted / affected by its battery level, as well as environmental temperature (like really hot and sunny Summer days), or even the available traction from the corresponding terrain that you decide to use the scooter on.
Ultimately, this electric-powered scooter was made for serious commuters that are looking to go for the extra miles. By combining the scooter’s powerful 350W brushless motor with its smooth yet ultra-durable front and rear wheels, users are ultimately offered a powerful drive-train that also features extraordinary slope climbing power.
Furthermore, while the scooter’s powerful 350W brushless motor keeps you moving forward at a steady pace, the Ninebot KickScooter MAX’s rear-wheel drive will provide the scooter with a better solution to achieve the perfect acceleration, stability, and brake.
Speaking of braking, the Ninebot KickScooter MAX also features a Dual Braking System, which integrates both its front-wheel mechanical drum brake and the scooter’s back-wheel regenerative electric brake. This simultaneous dual brake system ultimately provides users with great stability and steerability.
The scooter’s innovative regenerative brake system basically turns Ninebot KickScooter MAX into an electric vehicle that’s powered both by electricity and recycled energy that’s re-collected from riding the scooter. Lastly, that energy is also collected from regenerative braking and distributed to the scooter’s motor for whenever you need a boost.
BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE
The scooter’s powerful brushless motor is powered by the scooter’s high-capacity 551Wh lithium batteries, which form a Smart Battery Management System (Smart-BMS).
This Smart Battery Management System closely monitors the scooter’s battery status with multiple protection mechanisms, which were already mentioned before.
These smart protection / safety features include safe two-way charging, as well as protection against unexpected short circuits, protection against over-heating (meaning temperature protection), protection against both over-current and over-charge, and discharging protection.
All these safety features ultimately ensure that the scooter’s battery has the best safety you’d hope to get, while also extending its lifespan.
The Ninebot KickScooter MAX also comes equipped with a built-in charger that allows users to easily recharge the scooter while they’re on-the-go without ever having to carry along a bulky charging adapter.
The scooter’s built-in cord charger supports 3A fast charging, which can basically bring the Ninebot KickScooter MAX’s battery back to a full charge in just 6 hours of charging.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Three Different Riding Modes
It’s also worth to mention that riders can use the Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX in three different riding modes to meet their riding styles.
These Riding Modes are the Eco Mode, the Standard Mode and the Sports Mode, and any of them can be directly accessed by the scooter’s intuitive LED dashboard.
Power Assist Function
Via the scooter’s LED dashboard, users can also activate a Power Assist Function that makes it easier for them to push the scooter whenever they’re not riding it.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Segway-Ninebot App
This includes the ability to manage all of their rides anytime and anywhere to ultimately customize their experience. You can check all of your rides within a map, as well as the details of each of those rides, including your chosen pathway, the total mileage, for how many consecutive days exactly you’ve been riding the scooter, your total riding days, and more.
The Smartphone App also allows you to lock and and unlock the scooter’s smart LED dashboard so that only use can ride the Ninebot KickScooter MAX .
The Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX is a folding electric-powered scooter that features a powerful 350W brushless motor and high-capacity 551Wh lithium batteries that allow you to ride it as fast as 18.6mph and go up to 40.4 miles on one full charge.
The scooter’s Smart Battery Management System also offers several safety features like protection against over-heating, unexpected short circuits, over-current and over-charge.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best electric-scooters that are currently available for purchasing, and can pretty much look at it like “The Cadillac of all Electric-Scooters”.
If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for $850. You can order yours online right now, directly from Segway’s official shopping page, which you can access via this link.