justin Gotrax XR
(oof, i bought the GXL V2, but they delivered the XR, which, for whatever reason, totally did not realise until now, a year after. ouch)
Hi, finally also want to properly introduce my scooter here 🙂
During the Covid Lockdown at home, bored, i had time to calculate bus fair from May-August, Scooter prices, range and where i needed to go (driver´s licence and motorbike endorsement available, so also pondered about getting that), but: I settled on a scooter with no experience and wanted to address this:
Avoid public transport/not pay for monthly bus tickets
bike theft is common, wanted to take into stores and inside the building
portable scooter to take indoors/easily up the stairs
no parking spot (only on street, so no motorcycle right now for me)
Charging in the office is fine
review said 14-15 (XR vs 16-ish GXL V2) km, i thought back then my heavier weight will be slower, but almost same range. well, 11 km is fair enough?
affordable but not cheap (do not trust the listed specs)
So far, second summer in and the range limitation compared to a much cheaper bicycle are somewhat there, so, but mainly not an issue as i based the range requirement around where i needed to go and where i could recharge. I can go shopping from home on one charge (close to my actual range though), and every time i see someone hauling a bicycle upstairs, my scooter looks more comfortable to carry.
Easy ride, no sweat in 30°C+ is a great win.
What i really dislike now are pneumatic tyres with inner tubes, i got after a month or two a flat (back tyre). So, either solid/honeycomb are mixed my preferred setting with solid in the back, The 250W motor is measly, but does the job in the mostly flat terrain and need only kick-assist on steeper inclines. Soooo, long story short: would have bought the XR Elite if it were available, but alas, it was “only” the XR, which is otherwise (tilted stem, but still rides like before).
The speed, however, is fine. 20-25km/h on sidewalks is absolutely fast, considering the circumstances.
Sooo, long story short:
Did not regret buying the entry level scooter based on the review here, it is very close to max range though, so just about works out for my circumstances and was not a waste of money. Works, relaxed riding and commuting. And also, it pays off after the second year (or earlier if you can ride all year round etc etc.).
Maybe an upgrade next year, maybe not, depends on battery, newer models and have to see if requirements change. Maybe i need 100km actual range, then maybe somethign different entirely or .. not.