Undoubtedly, this is going to be the year of electric bike and scooter. Xiaomi has just unveiled the new Mi Electric Scooter at an attractive price point, and now we have another option, the Swagger Electric-Powered Scooter by Swagtron.
At the reviewing time, the Swagger costs just $399 and it has some huge advantages over its competitions. Let’s take a closer look at the electric scooter.
Specifications & Features
- Folding Size: 39 x 15.9 x 9.25 inches
- Open Size: 39.37 x 36.2 x 15.9 inches
- Weight: 17.26 lbs
- Speeds: 5
- Maximum Speed: 15 mph (24.13 km/h, based on Terrain)
- Maximum Incline: 20%
- Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- Motor Power: 50 – 250 W
- Charger Rated Power: 32 W
- Rated Input Voltage: 100 – 240 VAC 50/60Hz 2A
- Rated Output Voltage: 29.4 V
- Rated Current: 1.1
- Charging Time: 1.5 hrs
- Fully TSA compliant for plane travel with a 98.42 Wh battery
- Battery Life: 5-15 miles on a single charge
- Display: Backlit LED display with speedometer, odometer, and easy battery management
- Built-in cruise control for easy riding and simple speed control
- Frame: carbon fiber, collapsible, removable hand grips
- Working Temperature: 32°F – 104°F (0°C- 40°C)
- Storage Temperature: -10°F – 113°F (-23°C – 45°C)
- Rider Suggested Height: 4’3″ – 6’6″ (130 – 200 cm)
- Rider Maximum Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)
The Swagger is actually my first electric scooter, and with the small size, I thought it would be difficult to ride. However, I totally changed my opinion right at the moment I stepped on the scooter.
Riding the Swagger is pretty straightforward, I even didn’t need to read the manual to get started. After taking it out of the box, I just attach the hand grips and the kickstand, open the handlepost and everything is ready. I appreciate that the LED headlight is integrated onto the handlepost, it’s very bright and I don’t need to attach any other accessory to the scooter.
All controls are placed on the handlebar, including the handbrake, throttle, and a display. You can see there are 3 buttons next to the display, including the power button, and up/down button to change gears. All adjustments will be shown on the display. Here you can see the current speed, the current gear, battery level, odometer, rotation speed, traveling time, and some other indicators.
The scooter features 5 gears with the maximum speed of 5 mph for gear 1, 7.5 mph for gear 2, 10 mph for gear 3, 12.5 mph for gear 4, and 15 mph for gear 5. The motor is powerful enough to help me overcome some low inclines. Dealing with some steeper inclines is not a problem since it can get some boost from my feet. Notice that the small wheels are designed for smooth and flat roads only, you should slow down when riding on uneven terrain or when hitting road bumps or potholes.
The deck has a sandpaper textured layer to avoid foot slippery. I also love that the scooter is very well-balanced, you will still stand steadily on it even at low speed. The folding and unfolding processes are also extremely easy as you just need to open and close the latch at the base.
This is among the most beautiful vehicles I’ve ever used. You won’t see a mess of wires like others. I got the white color and the design is so eye-catching. It gets a lot of attention on the road and people are even more amazed when I fold it down and carry it with my hand effortlessly. The Swagger boasts to be the world’s lightest carbon fiber electric scooter and it is very lightweight indeed. The total weight is just over 17 lbs while similar products often weigh 20-32 lbs. Another great news is that the Swagger is fully TSA compliant, so you can bring it onto an airplane.
The battery life of the scooter is not really impressive. I could ride approximately 6 miles for mixed use, including night rides with the LED light on. The number is way lower than the 5-15 miles stated in the spec sheet. The charging time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I’ve heard some complaints of the battery, so I will keep using it and update the review if anything arises.
- Compact and lightweight
- Beautiful design
- Easy to use
- Powerful motor
- Average battery life
Swagtron has done almost everything right with the Swagger Folding Electric Scooter. It would be perfect if the battery life could be a little longer. We at BikeFolded.com highly recommend the product.