The world's most in-depth and scientific product reviews

XPRIT Kick Scooter (6.5" wheels) Review

This scooter lacks power, range, and portability, yet the modest price tag matches the performance
XPRIT Kick Scooter (6.5" wheels)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Price:   $250 List
Pros:  Powerful brakes, inexpensive
Cons:  Slow, poor hill climber, rough ride
Manufacturer:   XPRIT
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jun 12, 2019
Our Editors independently research, test, and rate the best products. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and we never accept free products from manufacturers. Learn more
44
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#10 of 11
  • 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 consumers looking for an affordable toy as opposed to a transportation solution.

Compare to Similar Products

 
Awards  Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  
Price $250 List$800 List
$793.14 at Amazon
$500 List
$499.99 at Amazon
$409 List
$379.99 at Amazon
$400 List
$349.35 at Amazon
Overall Score Sort Icon
44
83
72
72
66
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Powerful brakes, inexpensivePowerful, extensive travel range, comfortableSmooth ride, long battery life, easy to carryFast, front suspension, decent travel radiusLight-weight, easy to fold, zippy
Cons Slow, poor hill climber, rough rideLong recharge time, bulky, heavyBrakes may require maintenance, long recharge intervalCruise control defaults to ON, tires quick to wear, steering column lock lack redundancySo-so range, slow to recharge, struggles on steep hills
Bottom Line Despite the lack of competitive functionality within the class, the modest price tag may justify the purchase for the right userThis powerful scooter is easy to operate and has a long battery life but it’s not the easiest to carryIf you’re looking for a swift and stylish scooter that’s comfortable and easy to use the machine is the ticketSpeed, affordability, and a commute-capable range are just some of the characteristics that offset this machine’s subpar wheel designThis reasonably priced scooter will appeal to commuters as it is speedy, fun, easy to collapse, and is relatively lightweight
Rating Categories Kick Scooter (6.5"... Ninebot... Xiaomi Mi M365 Hiboy MAX Razor E Prime III
Range (25%)
5
9
8
8
4
Power (25%)
3
8
6
8
7
Ride (20%)
3
8
8
6
8
Portability (15%)
5
7
8
6
9
Braking (15%)
7
9
6
7
6
Specs Kick Scooter (6.5"... Ninebot... Xiaomi Mi M365 Hiboy MAX Razor E Prime III
Measured Maximum Speed 12.5 mph 16.7 mph 14.9 mph 19.3 mph 18.4 mph
Measured Effective Range 10.1 miles 25 miles 12.8 miles 12.2 miles 8.2 miles
Measured Charge Time 5 hrs 40 min 6 hours 5 hrs 10 min 4 hours 30 min 6 hours
Brake Type Front electronic brake and rear fender brake Front mechanical drum brake. Rear regenerative electric brake. Front electronic brake and rear disc brake Front electronic brake and rear disc brake Front electronic brake and rear fender brake
Tire Type Solid rubber Pneumatic Pneumatic Solid rubber Pneumatic front
Solid rear
Tire Size 6.5" 10" 8.5" 8.5" 8"
Lights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screen No Yes Battery indicator only Yes No
App No Yes No Yes No
Maximum Load 220 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs
Bell No Yes Yes Yes No
Measured Weight 27 lbs 43.4 lbs 27.2 lbs 35.2 lbs 24 lbs
Battery Type Lithium Lithium Lithium Lithium Lithium
Motor Rated 250 Watt
Max 500 Watt
350 Watt Rated 250 Watt
Max 500 Watt
350 Watt 250 Watt

Our Analysis and Test Results

WARNING:

We have 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.

Performance Comparison


The XPRIT lacks in speed and hill climbing capacity.
The XPRIT lacks in speed and hill climbing capacity.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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

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.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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...
The XPRIT sports a paddle electronic brake mounted on the handlebar and a rear fender brake.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Braking


The XPRIT has a dual brake system consisting 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 the 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.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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