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XPRIT Kick Scooter (6.5" wheels) Review

This scooter lacks power, range, and portability, yet the modest price tag matches the performance
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Price:   $250 List | $229 at Amazon
Pros:  Powerful brakes, inexpensive
Cons:  Slow, poor hill climber, rough ride
Manufacturer:   XPRIT
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jun 12, 2019
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  • Range - 25% 5
  • Power - 25% 3
  • Ride - 20% 3
  • Portability - 15% 5
  • Braking - 15% 7

Our Verdict

While the XPRIT falls well short of the competition in terms of power, range, portability, and ride, these shortfalls are compensated by a price point that matches the product's performance in our testing regime. As such, this product may be a good fit for the needs of certain consumers.


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Pros Powerful brakes, inexpensiveSmooth ride, long battery life, easy to carryLong range, portable, fastFolded dolly function, huge travel range, hill climbing powerFast, powerful brake system, relatively inexpensive
Cons Slow, poor hill climber, rough rideBrakes may require maintenance, expensiveVariable performanceRough ride, single brakeShorter travel radius, poorly designed folding latch
Bottom Line This scooter lacks power, range, and portability, yet the modest price tag matches the performanceThe Xiaomi is a do it all scooter that combines ease, utility, and safety in a simple, yet sharp designThe Tomoloo would have been a top contender in the class were it not for its inconsistent, seemingly glitchy, behaviorIf you want a scooter for commuting in an urban setting, then the Glion’s compact folded dimensions, efficient dolly design, and long-lasting battery life make this scooter a sure thing to simplify your transportation needsIf you have a need for speed and you don’t care as much about folding and stowing, then this general purpose scooter is a ticket to a fun ride
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Rating Categories Kick Scooter (6.5"... Xiaomi Mi M365 Tomoloo L1 Glion Dolly Foldable MEGAWHEELS S5
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Specs Kick Scooter (6.5"... Xiaomi Mi M365 Tomoloo L1 Glion Dolly Foldable MEGAWHEELS S5
Measured Maximum Speed 12.5 mph 14.9 mph 15.3 mph 13.8 mph 16.2 mph
Measured Effective Range 10.1 miles 12.8 miles 10.9 miles 13.2 miles 10.1 miles
Measured Charge Time 5 hrs 40 mins 5 hrs 10 mins 4 hrs 40 mins 4 hrs 25 mins 3 hrs
Brake Type Electronic front brake and rear fender foot brake Electronic front brake and rear disc brake Electronic front brake and rear disc brake electronic front brakel Electronic front brake and rear disc brake
Tire Type Solid rubber Pneumatic Pneumatic Rubber (honeycomb interior) Pneumatic
Tire Size 6.5" 8.5" 8.5" 8" 8.5"
Lights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screen No Battery indicator only Yes Battery indicator only Battery indicator only
App No No Yes No No
Maximum Load 220 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs 255 lbs 265 lbs
Bell No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Measured Weight 27 lbs 27.2 lbs 29.3 lbs 28.7 lbs 26.7 lbs
Battery Type lithium lithium lithium lithium-ion lithium-ion
Motor Rated 250 Watt
Max 500 Watt
Rated 250 Watt
Max 500 Watt
Rated 250 Watt
Max 500 Watt
250 Watt 250 Watt

Our Analysis and Test Results

WARNING:

TechGearLab has received a notification from XPRITINC stating that if "you purchased all red accelerator and brake components Scooter … from XPRIT, Inc. between 2018-2019. We have discovered that, under certain circumstances, if the battery on the unit is overcharged, i.e., charged past its maximum capacity of 3-5 hours the battery can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding in a rare case. If you are in possession of this Scooter that you have purchased between 2018-2019. We suggest to never charge the scooter overnight. Once the green light on the charger has turned on, please unplug the charger. Please always remember to only charge 3-5hrs or until the light turns green. Do not place the scooter near hot areas or flammable materials during charge. Failure to follow the above instructions and other misuse may occur in injury, damages or loss. Use at your own risk."

For more information contact XPRIT at 951-454-6388 or support@xpritinc.com

We try to temper our final assessment of products by considering their value in light of how they performed in our testing regime. While we don't find the XPRIT to be particularly impressive in any metric, we do think that for specific applications (such as putting around the neighborhood), this modestly priced scooter can fulfill some customers needs.

The XPRIT Kick Scooter with 6 1/2" wheels
The XPRIT Kick Scooter with 6 1/2" wheels

Performance Comparison


In our effort to find the best electric scooters of 2019, we spent hours analyzing and scrutinizing all the top models, eventually settling on nine that we think are representative of the market. These nine contenders were then subjected to a battery of tests that we felt represented how consumers will use their scooter in an attempt to tease out those features that will either facilitate or, in their absence, eliminate the sense of satisfaction with a new purchase.

The XPRIT lacks in speed and hill climbing capacity.
The XPRIT lacks in speed and hill climbing capacity.

Power


This bimodal metric is a reckoning of hill climbing ability and flat ground top speed. Our climbing tests are conducted on two hills; one 3.5% and the other 10.5% grade. The XPRIT 6.5" did not fare well in this test as it barely crawled its way to the top of the first hill. As such, the second test was deemed a failure.

The speed trials are a full-tilt run on flat ground with a topped off battery. This trial is run three times in a row, and the average is converted to miles per hour. In this case, the average max was 12.5 mph; about a mile and a half below the review average.

In portability tests the XPRIT made a poor showing due to an oddly shaped handle and a difficult folding mechanism.
In portability tests the XPRIT made a poor showing due to an oddly shaped handle and a difficult folding mechanism.

Portability


Portability is an evaluation of how challenging or easy it is to fold, pick up, and store an electric scooter. Testers primary complaint was that the XPRIT's carry handle is square. This shape was regarded as uncomfortable and quick to cause fatigue.

Solid rubber tires make for a rough and rattly ride.
Solid rubber tires make for a rough and rattly ride.

Ride


Ride is an evaluation of the magnitude of oscillation a scooter transmits from the road's surface to the rider when passing over features such as cracks in a concrete sidewalk. After testing many wheeled consumer products, we know that this metric is primarily an assessment of the type of tires on the machine. The XPRIT has solid rubber tires, and as such, the rider experiences much of the road's irregularities. Therefore, this machine did poorly in this metric as well.

The XPRIT sports a paddle electronic brake mounted on the handlebar and a rear fender brake.
The XPRIT sports a paddle electronic brake mounted on the handlebar and a rear fender brake.

Braking


The XPRIT has a dual brake system comprised of an electronic motor brake and a fender brake in the rear. To render an accurate assessment of a machine's braking capacity we split the test into two parts: hill braking and flat ground stopping. The first is an evaluation of speed modulation on a descent. The second assays the ability to stop rider and scooter if, say, a pedestrian stepped out in front of a rider unexpectedly. While the XPRIT has a relatively weak electronic brake, its rear fender brake is quite effective; particularly on flat ground.

The XPRIT has a battery charge meter in the center of the cockpit.
The XPRIT has a battery charge meter in the center of the cockpit.

Range


Our range tests assess both travel radius and the battery's charge time. Travel radius is a bimodal metric that captures both effective range and maximum range. Effective range is the distance a scooter will traverse on flat ground at its max cruising speed. The maximum range is a measure of how far the machine will go at any speed. The XPRIT's effective range of 10.1 and maximum rage of 10.7 miles puts it just above average for its class. Conversely, the battery recharges in five hours and forty minutes, about forty minutes slower than average.

Value


As discussed above, we are not that fired-up on XPRIT. However, it has an extremely competitive price point. Consider that this scooter works as advertised, is significantly less expensive than the other scooters in the class, and that it outperforms other more expensive models. With that in mind, we think that this product has a reasonably high value.

Conclusion


Sometimes the scooters that perform the best overall have a way of blocking out others that have merits and value when put in their proper context. We think that the XPRIT is one of these products. If you're looking for a simple, reasonably priced scooter for short distance commutes or just to play around on, then the XPRIT is worth a look.


Nick Miley and Austin Palmer