Not long ago, I tested the Turboant X7 and despite some disadvantages, it was my favorite electric scooter so far. However, many users were not satisfied with the product and that’s the reason why Turboant releases the X7 Pro with some important improvements. And to answer the question in the title, YES, the X7 Pro is way better than the X7.
|Weight||33 lbs (15 kg)|
|Unfolded Size||42.6 × 16.5 × 46.7 in (108.3 × 42.0 × 118.6 cm)|
|Folded Size||42.6 × 16.5 × 18.1 in (108.3 × 42.0 × 46.0 cm)|
|Top Speed||20 mph (32 km/h)|
|Battery Pack||Detachable Li-ion, 10 Ah, 360 Wh|
|Battery Range||20-30 miles (30-48 km)|
|Charging Time||6 hours|
|Max Charging Voltage/Current||42V, 2A|
|Brakes||Electronic throttle control, disc brake and foot brake|
|Lights||LED headlight, taillight|
|Tires (Front & Rear)||10-inch, tubed pneumatic tires|
|Ground Clearance||4.5 in (11.5 cm)|
|Max Climbing Capability||15 degrees|
|Maximum Capacity||44-275 lbs (20-125 kg)|
|Storage Temperature||14 – 104 Fahrenheit degrees|
|Adapter Input Voltage||110-240V, 50-60 Hz|
There are many similarities between the X7 Pro and X7. They both feature a foldable design with a detachable battery. I really love the folding mechanism of this scooter and it is very fast and straightforward to fold and unfold it. Basically you will just need to fold down the stem and lock it to the rear fender. The smart design and solid build quality make me confident lifting up the scooter and carry it to my car or public transportation. The X7 Pro is slightly larger and 3 lbs heavier than the X7, however, I have no problem carrying it up or down a staircase. It is still fairly compact and I can fit a few of them in my car trunk.
The two most important upgrades of the X7 Pro are battery and tires. Firstly, the X7 Pro uses 10-inch tubed tires instead of 8.5-inch tubeless tires. This change makes sense because most of us ride scooters on paved roads where punctures are less common, so tubeless tires are unnecessary; They are just more expensive and require more maintenance. Moreover, the larger 10-inch tires can deliver a smoother ride, considering the fact that there is no suspension on this scooter. I rode it on bumpy roads and the riding experience is pretty good; I can easily tell the difference between the X7 and X7 Pro.
Battery was a huge disappointment on the X7; Turboant addressed the issue and fixed it on the X7 Pro. They use a higher-capacity battery and place it outside of the stem. Obviously, this change makes the design not as clean and in fact, I prefer a hidden battery. However, the benefit of a bigger battery is undeniable and I can remove it much easier. Now I remove it more often for recharging and I no longer have to move the whole scooter close to a power outlet. The battery range has almost doubled from 10-16 miles to 20-30 miles. The range boost is really amazing and I don’t have to worry about recharging the battery for a whole day. In my test, I rode the scooter in different speeds (from 10 mph to 18 mph most of the time), climbed some low inclines and bridges, and turn on the headlight occasionally; The battery range varies from 20-25 miles. According to the manufacturer, the battery could last 500 life cycles, so average users will need to replace it after 2-4 years. At the moment, a replacement battery costs $199 when ordering directly from Turboant’s website.
I’m concerned about the exposed battery because it’s more vulnerable to weather conditions. You should never ride this scooter under the rain. Another disadvantage is that it makes it more difficult to hold the stem when you carry the scooter with your hand. Having said that, Turboant fixed a serious issue in the previous generation. A lot of users complained that the battery on X7 loosened out when going over bumps or uphills, this led to power cutoff and frustrated users. I tried riding this X7 Pro on very bumpy roads and there was no shutdown so far. Therefore, I think this issue has been fixed completely.
The scooter uses the same 350W motor and the maximum speed is capped at 20 mph. The motor is very powerful and I feel that it could deliver a much faster speed if there was no regulation. In my test, it could reach just max speed of 18mph. It has a cruise control enabled by default; After you hold the trigger constantly for a few seconds, you will hear a beep sound, you can rest your hands on the grips and the scooter will run at this speed until you brake or press the trigger again.
- Larger tires for more comfortable ride
- Bigger battery with doubled range
- Battery is easy to remove for recharging
- Powerful motor
- Reasonable price
- Clunky design with external battery
All in all, the Turboant X7 Pro is an important upgrade over the X7. There is nothing to complain about this scooter, apart from its clunky design. As the price difference between the two scooters is just $50 at the moment, I highly recommend you to pick the X7 Pro. It is currently on sale for just $499.
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