The Segway ES2 is the second scooter in the Ninebot family and is the successor of the famous Segway ES1. So after the Segway ES1 review, we are here with the Segway ES2 review.
The ES2 is an excellent electric scooter that has amazing specifications and runs for an excellent distance supported by an exceptional battery pack. When it comes to green transportation for commuters that have to travel a long distance, this scooter is one of the best options.
Stylish and lightweight, the Segway ES2 offers a plethora of useful features that make the ride fun and comfortable. Shock absorbers, full app control, colored LED lights, theft protection, this scooter has it all. In this Segway Ninebot ES2 review, we will be talking about these features so that you can make an informed decision on whether this specific model is for you.
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Features Of Segway ES2 Electric Scooter:
The Segway ES2 has a respectable build quality – better than many other options in this price range. It is made of high build quality aluminum alloy which gives the scooter a very firm feel and also making it quite lightweight as well. It weighs only 25 pounds. The joints and connections on this scooter are very well-built and are built to last. It also features some parts that are made of plastic which include control pedals, rear foot brake, and wheel covers. Although the components aren’t heavily built like what you might find on a pricier scooter, they aren’t bad either.
Control and Additional Features
The handlebar and cockpit area are nicely designed, looks good and have a high-quality finish. The center of the cockpit features a bright LCD display. You can see the battery power as well as the speed in direct sunlight. However, the power mood icon changes from white to red, so it might be a bit difficult to see.
The accelerator is nice and has good mechanical action. This scooter has very good acceleration compare to the other electric scooters in the market. While most of the other scooters in the market come with 250W hub motor, it boasts with a 300W power hub motor.
The peak power of the scooter is 700W. Keep in mind that you will experience the full acceleration of the Segway ES2 when it is in sports mode.
The Ninebot ES2 has both a high-mounted LED headlight as well as red taillights. In addition, it has LED stripes under the deck that provides so-called “swag lighting” or “ground effects”. When the scooter is on, lights are controlled easily by quickly pressing the power button.
Taillights are mounted on both sides of the scooter’s rear deck. But the taillights are mounted at an angle that the scooter won’t be easily visible if you are directly behind it. However, there is no problem with visibility from the side.
One of this scooter’s best features is the ground effects or ground lighting, provided by 16 multicolored LED’s on the bottom of the scooter. The lights have a variety of colors as well as frequency mood.
Not only is this cool, but it also keeps you safer when riding at night.
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The ES2 is a reasonably portable scooter but has an oversized stem that is 2-inches larger in both length and diameter compared to similar scooters. The folded dimensions of the ES2 are 44-inches by 17-inches by 12-inches. While stem folds, the handlebars do not.
The large step diameter holds the battery, which makes the scooter both stronger and stiffer, but also makes it a bit difficult to carry. When folded, the average adult won’t be able to wrap the hand all the way around the 7-inch diameter stem, making the scooter bulkier.
The ES2 can reach the top speed of 15.5 mph as it has motor power up to 700W. It can easily climb inclines of 10 degrees. Delivering more speed in a similar package, the ES2 Kick Scooter kicks the ES1’s performance up a notch.
Charge and Miles on a Single Charge
The ES2 features a great battery that provides good mileage. Charging it for a single time can deliver up to 15.5 miles. This charge should be more than sufficient to cover short-distance travel and basic commutes.
It takes 3.5 hours to get fully charged from empty. It is quite great for a folding electric scooter that delivers around 15.5 miles per charge.
However, you shouldn’t go too far on this vehicle, because using it for an extended period isn’t very comfortable and evidently takes more time than taking a motorcycle or car.
The ES2 has airless, solid front and rear tires that are 8-inches in diameter. They are made of a rather hard compound that is not flexible like other airless tires. This means they provide basically zero suspension and zero grip.
The benefit of a scooter with airless tires is not having to worry about flats. However, these particular ones are not of the highest quality.
The platform of this scooter is very stable and it is designed with a slip-resistant surface for extra safety. The flat section of the platform is about 16 inches, then, at the front, there is a gradual raising. This is an excellent design feature that helps to increase room on the deck without increasing the overall dimension of the scooter.
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The ES2 has a front regenerative brake and rear foot brake. None of the brakes is the strongest there is.
For faster stop, you also must use the rear foot brake, which requires you to transfer most of your weight onto one leg. In a situation where you need to make an emergency stop, this is not a quick maneuver.
To sum up this Segway ES2 review, here are its pros and cons.
- Powerful 300W hub motor
- It has three-speed modes
- You have the option of upgrading the battery which will increase the range as well as the climbing angle
- It is foldable so it is easy to store
- Hard rubber tires
- Has front and rear shock absorber
- LED lights increase safety when riding at night and give it a cool look
- You get a lot of control over the scooter with the efficient Ninebot app
- It features cruise control
- Lower maximum weight compare to some other scooters in the market
- Low climbing angle
- Isn’t the best performer on uneven terrain
Segway ES2 Review (FAQs):
- Is the Ninebot ES2 waterproof?
The ES2 is not waterproof, but it is water-resistant. It has an IP54 rating, which means it can withstand water spray from any direction, but not submersion. Extended exposure to water will damage the Ninebot ES2 and the Ninebot warranty will not cover that.
- What is the weight limit on the Segway ES2?
The maximum weight the ES2 can handle is 220 pounds.
- What are the colors available for this scooter?
The ES2 comes in two colors – silver and black. It makes the scooter pretty universal because it fits well all ages and genders of riders.
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Final verdict on this Segway ES2 review is that it is one of the top scooters currently on the market. If you are looking for great design, above-average top speed and range as well as high build quality, then you can definitely consider this one. Due to all the good qualities, this isn’t the cheapest option on the market, but it’s well worth the investment.
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