The price leader in the GoTrax electric scooter industry
Now that I've been playing on the GoTrax Xr Ultra electric scooter for several weeks, it's time to share my thoughts. As one of the most affordable electric scooters on the market, this is a great option for anyone with a limited budget.
Of course, it makes a compromise, just like any cheap electric scooter, but the compromise still makes you good value for money. GoTrax has been the price leader in the electric scooter industry. No one claims they are the best scooters.
GoTrax Xr Ultra Technical Specifications
Motor: 300W continuous, 430W peak front hub motor
Maximum speed: 25 km / h (15.5 mph)
Range: 25 km (16 mi) as shown in the advertisement
Battery: 36V 7Ah (252 Wh)
Maximum load: 100 kg (220 lbs)
Weight: 12 kg (26.4 pounds)
Braking: front regenerative braking, rear mechanical disc braking
Wheel: 8.5-inch pneumatic tire
Additional features: LCD display with speedometer, LED headlights, safety lock of folding mechanism, cruise control, IP54 waterproof
Winner in the super budget category?
GoTrax has long dominated the budget category of electric scooters, and its new GoTrax Xr Ultra seems to help the company maintain this dominance. The GoTrax Xr Ultra costs $ 399, while the slightly lower GoTrax Xr (non-super) price is $ 299.
The 300W motor has enough power when riding on flat ground, although it cannot handle heavy hills on its own. But for anyone cruising in a flat place, you may not notice the difference between this and the large motor, except that the GoTrax Xr Ultra accelerates much slower than some scooters that are twice as expensive.
There is no suspension on the scooter, but pneumatic tires mean that it is really good. In addition, since the battery is actually enclosed in the valve stem, rather than in the deck, the deck does not have to be sufficiently rigid, so it can have some flexibility. This further improves driving.
That being said, it's definitely not a good scooter for the terrain of a real Saki terrain or Super Aso Road. 8.5-inch tires are larger than other scooters I've seen, but they will still be swallowed by large potholes, and the lack of suspension will shock you with small potholes.
In terms of handling, GoTrax feels as good as any other bargain I've ever ride. Favorites like Xiaomi M365 really cannot claim to be better handled than this. Braking is also very strong, with amazingly strong regenerative braking produced by the front motor and mechanical disc braking at the rear.
The bare brake line running along the pedals is a bit weird to the scooter. Although this is standard on many bikes, this is the first time I've seen bare braided brake wires without a shell on the scooter. I'm not sure what the design choice was, whether it was saving money or doing something special. I think it's because there are fewer cables in the case, so the brakes need a little sponge, but it still looks strange.
It's a bit annoying without the taillights, but you do get a pretty strong headlight, so I'm half-marking it there.
I'm glad to see a true LG-based lithium-ion battery in the GoTrax Xr Ultra. One of the hallmarks of cheap electric scooters is cheap batteries. In order to reduce prices, many companies have chosen non-brand batteries that are not as good as major brands such as LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. Therefore, I am glad to see that GoTrax gave away LG batteries to Xr Ultra.
When it comes to distance, don't expect 16 miles (25 kilometers) advertised by the company, at least not in full power mode. In full power mode, I drive about 12-13 miles. This means that 16 miles may work at the lowest power setting, but who would ride at the low power setting?
Finally, there is a cruise control option which is definitely good for long trips, but I eventually turned it off. When the "machine" took over my throttle control, it made me feel a little weird, so I was glad to continue to be responsible for the throttle. But for those who like cruise control, you'll be happy to see this feature even on this budget-friendly electric scooter.
Objectively, there are better electric scooters with more power, more batteries and smoother driving. But they also spend a lot of money. So for GoTrax, it provides a sturdy scooter that feels sturdy and rides very smoothly, all of which are priced at only $ 399 on the GoTrax website, which is really impressive to me.
I would recommend this scooter to students and others with limited budgets. If you live in a flat place with good roads or bike paths, then this may be a good choice for you. However, if you want to go faster or climb larger hills, that might make you want more.