We spent two weeks riding this electric scooter and can now bring you our tried and tested Ninebot Segway ES2 review. We have used the Ninebot Segway ES2 on a daily basis experimenting and learning what it is like to live with this electric scooter. The big question is – is this any good and should you buy the Ninebot Segway ES2?
Ninebot Segway ES2 Review – Quick Look
The Ninebot Segway ES2 is an electric scooter that looks stylish, sleek, and modern. This electric scooter is equipped with gadgets including LED lights and a front and rear suspension. It boasts a claimed range of up to 28 miles with a top speed that is six times faster than walking. Then, once you get where you are going the Ninebot Segway ES2 easily folds down and even features anti-theft security features.
|Top Speed||18.6 MPH|
|Maximum Range||28 Miles|
Just because the Ninebot Segway ES2 sports an attractive minimalistic design does not mean that it lacks features. This electric scooter features a powerful hub motor, dual suspension, LED lighting, smartphone connectivity, and a LCD display screen. But best of all this electric scooter is so elegantly designed you can be forgiven for, at first glance, failing to realise they are even there.
Performance and Range
The manufacturer makes some bold claims about the performance and range of the Ninebot Segway ES2. Having rode this electric scooter extensively over two weeks we found that reality is a little different to what is claimed.
At the heart of this scooter is a 300 watt electric hub motor. According to the manufacturer this hub motor is capable of pushing the Ninebot Segway ES2 up to a top speed of 18.6mph over a range of up to 28 miles.
We found that in the real world the top speed was pretty close to what is claimed. On a flat terrain the Ninebot Segway ES2 can frequently hit a speed of around 15.5mph. With the assistance of the occasional kick from your leg you can indeed expect to hit speeds of over 19mph. Over the course of the two weeks we rode this scooter we found that we averaged around 13-14mph. It is worth noting that most of the time we rode around on hilly roads.
The range claimed from a single charge and the range you actually get is somewhat different. In ideal conditions with constant assistant in the form of kicking your leg along the floor we guess 28 miles could be possible. However, we never managed to get so many miles from a single charge. The greatest distance we managed from a single charge was a little short of 20 miles. This distance was obtained on varied terrain with the plenty of assistance in the from kicks.
In everyday use we found that we averaged around 13-16 miles from a full charge. This distance was achieved over a variety of terrains and a variety of conditions. It was also achieved with little assistance from kicking with the leg.
A simple press of a button on the center of the handlebars is all it takes to turn the Ninebot Segway ES2 on. In order to get moving simply kick your foot and push down on the thumb operated throttle and apply pressure till you reach a comfortable speed. If you want to speed up reapply pressure on the throttle till your speed increases.
Braking and stopping is just as simple. When it comes time to slow down simply press the thumb operated switch on the left side of the handlebar. This decreases the set speed. If you wish to apply the brakes apply the heel of your foot on the rear mudguard. The harder you press down the harder the brake will be applied and the faster you will stop. Pressing down on the brake will also disengage the power which will need to be reapplied with the throttle.
For added safety while you are riding the Ninebot Segway ES2 is also equipped with anti-locking brakes.
Overall, you really could not ask for an easy electric scooter to control.
The LCD display located in the center of the handlebars is just elegant and sleek as the rest of the Ninebot Segway ES2. Although it is small it is still easy to read displaying information such as speed, battery life, and weather or not the bluetooth is connected to your smartphone.
Below the LCD display is a single button which controls a variety of functions on the Ninebot Segway ES2. Combing multiple presses and prolonged presses allows the rider access the various features. These features include turning the Ninebot Segway ES2 on and off as well as connecting the Ninebot Segway ES2 to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Front and Rear Suspension
As you would imagine travelling on an electric scooter at high speed amplifies every single lump and bump in the road. These lumps and bumps can make riding an electric scooter uncomfortable and a create huge stress on the legs and arms. Thankfully the Ninebot Segway ES2 comes with a front and rear suspension.
At first glance you will probably not realise that the Ninebot Segway ES2 has any form of suspension. It is only when you take a closer look that you see it.
The front suspension is located between the top of the front folks where they meet the main frame of the Ninebot Segway ES2. At the rear the suspension comes in the form of a simple swing arm which holds the rear wheel in place.
Both front and rear suspension are so cleverly designed you really have to look for them to actually see them.
The Ninebot Segway ES2 is equipped with front, rear, and side LED lights. The front and rear LED lights are a welcome addition to any electric scooter especially should you want the option of rinding at night. Not only do they greatly increase your visibility at night the front light helps light the road in front of you.
The LED lights mounted on the side of the Ninebot Segway ES2 deck light your side profile and the ground beneath the scooter. These side lights can be changed to a variety of colors which are controlled by use of the smartphone app. Again, these multi-color LED lights greatly increase your visibility while adding to the excellent styling of the Ninebot Segway ES2.
Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity
One of the coolest features on the Ninebot Segway ES2 is that it has Bluetooth connectivity. This allows the Ninebot Segway ES2 to be connected to smartphone with use of a specially designed app.
Once connected to your smartphone you are able to unlock a number of useful features. The smartphone app allows you to control the LED lights and their color. It also allows you to control the speed limiter and cruise control that comes as standard with the Ninebot Segway ES2.
The smartphone app also allows you to download new firmwares for the Ninebot Segway ES2 as well as running diagnostic checks. This is especially useful should you ever need to diagnose a fault.
You will also have full access to the apps social media feature which allows you to compete with other Ninebot Segway ES2 riders
Quick and Easy Folding
The Ninebot Segway ES2 folds down in a matter of seconds. A simple click of a switch with your foot unlocks the handlebars and they easily fold down towards the scooters base. This makes the Ninebot Segway ES2 easy to tow as you walk. The fact the Ninebot Segway ES2 is lightweight also means that it can easily be carried. Especially if you have a shoulder strap.
Anyone who spends their hard earned money on an electric scooter will undoubtedly be concerned about security. While you can never make any product 100% theft-proof the Ninebot Segway ES2 is as safe as it can be. Once you park your scooter up you can lock it with the smartphone app. Once locked should anyone touch your Ninebot Segway ES2 your smartphone will freakout vibrating and beeping.
Optional Extra Battery
The Ninebot Segway ES2 uses a high capacity battery which is both lightweight and compact. It is therefore good news that, in some cases, your Ninebot Segway ES2 comes with a spare battery. You can also purchase additional batteries. The great thing with having the additional battery is the fact the extra battery doubles the range of the Ninebot Segway ES2.
What We Like About the Ninebot Segway ES2
There is a whole lot of things to love about the Ninebot Segway ES2.
First up there is the ultra-modern and sleek design of the Ninebot Segway ES2. Every last inch of this electric scooter screams style. The addition of the ambient side lights add to that modern styling.
The average cruising speed and overall power of the Ninebot Segway ES2 is really good. We found the torque produced 300 watt motor was exceptional. Even when travelling up steep hills we found that the top speed was hardly effected.
It is nice to see a front and rear suspension on the Ninebot Segway ES2. While the suspension is not be enough to take the scooter off-road it certainly goes a long way in reducing the stress on the arms and legs. It actually does a remarkably efficient job at producing an exceptionally smooth ride.
We really love, as will any gadget enthusiast, the Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. Not only does this feature unlock plenty of additional extra features it is simply cool.
Finally, we really love just how simple and easy the Ninebot Segway ES2 is to ride. It is even easier than riding a bike and you do not get much easier than that.
What We Do Not Live About the Ninebot Segway ES2
There is not a lot that we can pick fault with when it comes to the Ninebot Segway ES2. If we had to pick fault we would say this. We would say that we would have liked to have seen a little more distance from a single charge. However, this would have involved a larger and heavier battery. There is also the option of the second battery which doubles the range.
Again, if we were looking for things to complain about, we would say the LCD screen could have been better. There is nothing wrong with the LCD display on the Ninebot Segway ES2 but it would have been nice to see a display that gave more information. Instead the best and most useful information is only visible when you use the smartphone app.
In conclusion to our Ninebot Segway ES2 review we would say this is definitely an electric scooter that we would buy. It looks great in every way. Every last inch is designed to perfection for both appearance and functionality.
The Ninebot Segway ES2 is easy to ride, lightweight, with a great top speed, and decent range. Especially when you add the extra battery pack.
It would be difficult to find a more practical electric scooter for everyday use than the Ninebot Segway ES2. Not only is this an extremely practical it is a lot of fun to ride. In fact you will struggle to find a better electric scooter on the market today.
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