I’m a big fan of rear-drive, whether it be scooters or cars. It’s definitely much less noticeable on <30 kph scooters, but at some point you will find the limit of front traction due to throttle+body-position+whatever is on the ground, and when you do, rear-wheel-drive is better. It’s not a huge deal though. I ride the M365 all the time and don’t hate it (I’m not sure it’s possible for anyone to hate that scooter). But there is just something better about rear drive.
It also has an advantage on the brakes. Rear drive means you may get rear regen. Regen brakes have their faults, but one thing they do really well is resist locking up. Scooters like the G30 take maximum advantage of this by giving you really good front brakes with enough rear regen to help you slow down, but of course, never fishtailing under hard braking (which I tend to do on the M365).
-Paul from ESG