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Turboant X7 Pro
Looking for a plucky little model with enough mileage to make going from A to B and back again a breeze in the park? Introducing the Turboant X7 Pro, the best electric scooter under $600.
Why, you might ask? Two words: detachable battery. That’s right, encased on the stem is a 36V 10Ah battery that can be removed, replaced, and recharged wherever is most convenient for you – be it the office or at home.
One full charge of this miracle pack will deliver a 30-mile range – more than enough for the majority of rides – and with a spare battery in tow, you could double that. If you plan on going hell for leather, you can expect a realistic range of 14-16 miles.
Working in cahoots with the 350W motor, the Lithium battery wields enough power to summon maximum speeds of 20 mph – which, unless you’re an adrenaline junky who also lists base jumping blindfolded among your favorite pursuits, is fast enough to produce the toothiest grin.
Indeed, if we were to use two words to describe the Turboant X7 Pro, they would be fun and practical. At 33 lbs it’s light enough to be carried over short distances without straining your muscles, while its simple folding mechanism won’t leave you swearing at the heavens. It can also be easily stowed away under a desk, in a storage cupboard, or in the boot of your car.
Why We Recommend It:
The scooter’s plush 10-inch air-filled tires do a superb job at absorbing most of the shocks and vibrations of riding, and just like the rest of its design, the X7 Pro pretty much ticks every box. From its spacious, grippy, and slightly raised deck, IPX4 water-resistance rating, sturdy minimalist-cool aluminum frame, and sleek handlebar display, the Pro is a blueprint for reliable and practical design that’s perfect for everyday use.
In fact, this scooter punches above its weight in virtually every category, giving more expensive models a run for their money.
With the X7 Pro, you also get three riding modes: Beginner, which caps the speed at 6 mph and is perfect for younger or newer riders; Eco, which limits the speed to 12 mph and helps conserve the battery for extended mileage; and Sport, which enables you to put the pedal to the metal and embrace the acceleration.
If you’re a speed fiend, then fear not – there’s a triple braking system that helps you stay in control. Your first port of call should always be the hand-operated brake, which engages the disc on the rear wheel; backing this up is a rear fender brake that you can stomp on if you need to complete an emergency stop. Lastly, there’s the electronic brake that kicks into action once the brake lever has been pulled to increase stopping power.
While the X7 Pro is a relatively cheap scooter, you’ll probably be surprised to learn that it comes with a smorgasbord of extra features. We’ve already covered the display – which allows you to monitor your key stats – but another plus in our book is the all-in-one ergonomic thumb throttle that allows you to control every aspect of the scooter. In addition to this, you’ll be glad to know the X7 Pro has a 3W LED headlight, which is positioned at a downward angle to eliminate any possibility of blinding a startled pedestrian. We do, however, advise you to invest in some extra lights if you plan on cruising down dark streets.
And of course, there’s cruise control, which enables you to maintain a constant speed without the use of the throttle for as long as you like. We’re always pleased to see this on a scooter because it allows you to enjoy the ride without having to worry about moderating your pace.
So, there you have it – the bonafide table-topper of electric scooters under $600. Offering fantastic value for money, an innovative removable battery, and a reliable build, the Turboant X7 Pro will transform those dreary morning journeys on the way to work while also jazzing up your weekends. It’s safe to say we’re big fans of this impressive little bottle rocket.
Removable Battery Specs:
Add a larger motor and battery to the X7 Pro and what do you get? The Turboant V8 – that’s what.
Sporting not one, but two 36V 7.5Ah batteries which, combined, deliver a stupendously good maximum range of 50 miles off a single charge, the V8 is worth every dime of its price tag. Think about everything you can do within that mileage. Get to and from work. Visit friends in the city. Go to a museum or two. Dinner. Shopping. Everything. Without having to worry about battery life. And if you do run out? Plug a replacement in.
We’d say the V8 represents a quantum leap for scooters with removable batteries. With one pack attached to the stem (that can be removed) and another housed in the deck, this model redefines what is possible. It’s a scooter geared in every way for maximum range, which will delight riders who are looking for an everyday option they can rely on.
Why We Recommend It:
The V8 comes with a charging dock for your stem battery, as well as two charging adaptors, meaning both your batteries can be recharged together in as little as 4 hours. And there’s always the option of purchasing a spare, too.
It also ups the ante on the X7 Pro by harnessing a 450W motor, which, though it delivers the same top speed of 20 mph, carries the extra power needed to accelerate up to top speeds much faster.
Like its stablemate, the Turboant V8 can be enjoyed in one of three riding modes: Eco limits the scooter’s speed to 6 mph so that you can prolong battery life; Comfort increases the speed to 9 mph and provides a good middle ground between performance and battery usage; and Sport removes the shackles entirely, allowing you to push the V8 to its max.
And if all of this isn’t enough to send you scampering to the bank, the V8 comes equipped with dual spring suspension at the rear. This is a marked improvement on the X7 Pro, and for that fact, all of Turboant’s other models that rely solely on large air-filled tires to absorb shocks from the road. Instead, the Turboant V8 utilizes both its tires and suspension to deliver a more well-rounded shock-absorbing profile, making it a great choice for urban terrain.
As the alpha in the Turboant scooter line, you’d expect the V8 to come up trumps in terms of portability. At 48 lbs it isn’t the lightest model around, but it can be lifted in short bursts and, thanks to its simple 3-second folding mechanism, it can easily be stowed in a car or under your desk.
Another area of improvement on the X7 Pro is the wider 19.5-inch handlebars (vs 16.5 inches). This bigger profile makes a tangible difference when it comes to handling and maneuverability. However, the X7 Pro does have height on its side with handlebars that measure 49.2 inches vs the V8’s 45.5 inches. Consequently, we recommend the X7 Pro over the V8 for tall riders.
As for the V8’s build quality, I was, at first, apprehensive. I wasn’t the biggest fan of its bulky, geometric design, but with the robust aluminum-alloy frame and roomy, grippy deck providing that all-important sense of stability, it can certainly withstand wear and tear. Fortified with an IP54 water-resistance rating, you can have confidence in the scooter’s ability to perform in light showers, too – just steer clear of deep puddles.
Being the city-slicker that it is, the V8 needs to be able to handle hills. Steeper gradients slow you down, but the V8 can summit most gradual city inclines without a hitch.
Safety is supplied via the dual braking system. The hand-levered disc brake is the primary means of stopping and is backed up by an electronic brake. Together, they’re an effective duo and have the appropriate amount of stopping power for the 450W motor.
Something we haven’t seen on prior Turboant models is that the LCD display is responsive to your input. When you pull on the brakes, the display will light up four bars – each representing a greater intensity of strength. For instance, if you pull on the brakes lightly, only one bar will appear vs all four bars once you squeeze the brake lever to its max. The same interaction can be seen from the pressure applied to the accelerator.
In addition to its responsive functions, the LCD display is home to all your core stats. Through it, you can manage your riding modes, cruise control, and the status of the lights. However, the only disappointing thing is that the display isn’t the brightest and is easily washed out in direct sunlight.
As for the lights, the V8 uses a similar 3W LED headlight as the X7 Pro, but it also comes with the addition of ambient LEDs in the front and back of the deck.
All combined, the V8 has a much better lighting package than any other model we have reviewed from Turboant.
Removable Battery Specs:
Built to the finest detail with durability in mind, the AnyHill UM-2 is an everyday scooter that will not let you down.
With a detachable, high-quality 36V 10Ah LG battery that can deliver a 28-mile range (or 18-20 miles if pushing it to its max), AnyHill has made longevity the priority once again with their latest model and it shows.
AnyHill is a brand with serious spurs when it comes to resilient scooters, and the UM-2 continues this lineage with a swagger. It is dependability incarnate, as seen in the smallest of features. The charging port, for example, is encased by a plastic cover that keeps dust and water away.
The sufficiently illuminating lights, too, are case studies in safety and reliability. They’re specially designed to meet the StVZO regulation that prevents bright lights from causing glare to road users, including oncoming bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians – thus protecting you and them.
Elsewhere, the powerful 450W motor delivers a top speed of 19 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 4.5 seconds. This is faster than all of its closest competitors – including the Turboant X7 Pro, which has a 38% slower acceleration rate.
Why We Recommend It:
The AnyHill UM-2 knows exactly which baskets it wants to put its eggs in. It’s an everyday warrior designed to deal with wear and tear – and nowhere is this more evident than with a stem that’s noticeably thicker than that seen on its sibling, the UM-1. The cables are also managed neatly this time round, creating a slicker, more elegant aesthetic rounded off by a minimalist black frame.
Urban routes are its realm, and it’s on roads and sidewalks where the 10-inch pneumatic tires do their best shock-absorbing work.
Able to support 300 lbs of rider weight, the deck is spacious and grippy; this is also where you’ll find the battery, which can be removed via a lever located on the rear fender.
Here's the lever:
Here's the removable battery:
Another quirk to the deck is its kickstand which is located on its undercarriage keeping the UM-2 upright and stable when not in use. Its design takes inspiration from shared-rental scooters.
As you’d expect from an AnyHill model, the handlebars are simple and effective, with circular rubber grips that facilitate maximum grip. It’s also worth highlighting the handlebars’ set degree of rotation: our tests found that you’re never in danger of turning them too far, thereby removing the risk of jack-knifing.
It’s here where you’ll also find two pretty neat, thumb-activated paddles. On the right is your throttle, and on the left, is the electronic brake.
Braking, in fact, is one of the AnyHill UM-2’s strongest cards. Its braking system – led by a formidable front drum brake – can deliver a complete stop from 15 mph in a stunning 2.2 meters. To put this into perspective, there’s only one other scooter in our database of 140 that can beat it, and it costs 3.8 times more (the NAMI Burn-e 2 – $3,399). And if that wasn’t enough to shout about, applying the brakes cuts the motors to conserve battery power. Take a bow, AnyHill.
Being a scooter purpose-built for commuters and weekend wanderers, you’d expect it to deliver in terms of portability, too. The reality is, well, perplexing. Sure, the UM-2 is light enough to carry short distances; and once folded, it can fit into most reasonable spaces. But the folding mechanism itself does take some time to work out. Oddly, it’s located at the top of the stem, instead of where the fold occurs. You then need to ensure the stem locks into the hook on the rear fender, which can be a challenge in itself.
Among the AnyHill UM-2’s extra features is an Intelligent Battery Management System (BMS) that protects the 36V 10Ah LG battery from overheating and short-circuiting. The result is a longer-standing pack that will save you money in the long term.
The UM-2 also comes with a mobile app, which is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. This grants you access to a plethora of real-time data, including battery status, speed, voltage, current, input power, controller temperature, journey distance, and total mileage. You can also turn the lights on and off through it, as well as lock the scooter remotely. When locked, the electronic brake is engaged making it harder to roll the scooter away.
And finally, there’s the ability to add a license plate on the bottom of the rear fender – this is a legal requirement in some states, so it works both as a fun bit of customization and legal compliance.
In conclusion, the UM-2 is a reliable, forward-thinking scooter that knows what its priorities are. The detachable battery is an excellent feature, while its power and braking ability are impressive. Sure, the $899 price tag is far higher than the Turboant V8 and X7 Pro, but if you want a scooter with superior LG battery technology (i.e. one that can give you years more use without deterioration), then the UM-2 is worth every cent.
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Turboant V8||$800||24 miles|
|AnyHill UM-2||$899||20 miles|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||16 miles|
Our Top Picks by Braking Performance
Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|AnyHill UM-2||$899||2.1 meters|
|Turboant V8||$800||4.7 meters|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||5.0 meters|
Turboant X7 Pro – $550.
AnyHill UM-2 – 300 lbs.
Turboant V8 – 20 mph.
Turboant V8 – 50 miles (24 under realistic conditions).
Turboant X7 Pro – 10 inches.
Turboant X7 Pro – 33 lbs and foldable.
Turboant V8 – Dual rear springs.
Turboant X7 Pro – IP54 water-resistance rating.
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