The seat is wide. It’s comfy, don’t
get us wrong, but you have to have
some pretty long legs to be able to
touch the ground at stops without
scooting forward to the narrower front
part of the seat. There’s room for two
to sit on the wide, long seat, but there
are no footpegs for a passenger.
WHO IT’S MADE FOR?
This scooter is perfect for commuters who don’t have to be in
fast-moving traffic and great for running errands without having to worry
about gas and parking. It’s targeted at
people living in dense cities who may
or may not want a car or to take ride-share services everywhere. It looks
very attractive for this for the price.
In California, you’ll need an M2
license (the kind you need for mopeds,
not motorcycles). Check with your
own state laws to see if you’d need a
special license or can just ride it with a
regular driver’s license.
When we first hopped aboard
the scooter, it felt plush and
inviting. Pressing the “on” button
illuminates the huge 7-inch tablet-style touchscreen Control Center
(where an instrument cluster would
normally be) to life. In bright sunlight,
it’s still very easy to see. Typing in a
custom code to unlock it, the panel
shows everything you need to know in
brightly colored, large-print glory! It’s
very easy to read, and for at-a-glance
while riding, you can see the time,
mode, battery percentage, expected
range and a big speedometer in the
middle with a small odometer beneath.
When you first fire it up, there’s a
warning triangle that will remind you
that you have to turn off the kill switch
(like you would on a motorcycle) and
raise the kickstand. The latter is set
really far back, so much so that you
have to slide back on the seat to
Top left: The seat is comfortable but quite wide, and the back bay (aka trunk) is ample enough to carry a lot of
stuff. Top right: Under the seat the back bay extends, and there’s a lower area to hold smaller items and a 12-volt
socket to allow charging of a variety of things, including your phone. Bottom left: The coil-over rear shocks helped
provide a comfortable ride over even crumbling streets. Bottom right: A big, bright 7-inch display puts everything
you need to know right in front of you without having to take your eyes off the road for more than a glance.