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Trying to find the perfect e-bike can seem a little daunting. There are so many options, specifications and performance "claims" to consider like getting over 100kms on a charge. Probably the best recommendation we can make is to try as many different electric scooters as you can. Test rides are so much more valuable than discussing potentially confusing specifications, and a great way to help you understand what you prefer and feel safe riding. However, these few points will briefly outline some of the key aspects of buying an electric scooter!
Support and Long-term Servicing
An Electric scooter is a large investment and we think (if you can) buying from a reputable local e-bike store is a very wise move. You will then have the access for any help, advice or after sales service you may need.
In a similar manner, we think it is a good idea to buy an established brand. Not only is the quality likely to be more consistent, they are also likely to be able to provide replacement parts down the track. We get almost daily queries from customers with brand "x" e-bike looking for replacement batteries ,controller, etc after the brand has disappeared.
Make sure you ask what the warranties are for the various components of the bike. Be aware that they can vary for different parts of the bike. The length of the warranty is usually a very good indication of the quality of the bike and the company that stands behind it. Motorino has the industry leading warranty of 5 years on the frame, controller and the motor!!!!
The Motorino 500w motor was designed and engineered in Vancouver which has a huge advantage over any other make and model on the market. Some companies try to "up volt" thier bikes to 60 volts to compensate the smaller motor which can give you more torque but eventually the controller and or motor will burn out. Do a test ride and see for yourself. Most e-bikes on the market have a peak of 800 watts. All Motorino motors have a peak of 1900 watts which gives almost double the torque which is a huge boost for hills and being in everyday traffic.
5 YEAR WARRANTY ON MOTOR
All Motorino tires are 3.5 to 4 inches wide which give a lot more stability, balance and great for cornering. The biggest advantage is that they are also tubeless. All other brands have thin walled skinny tires that have tubes in them. An average biker with these tires will go through 2-3 flat tires per month and at $80 to fix a flat tire that is easily over $200/month in just tire repair! Not counting being late for work and being stranded with a flat tire on the road. All Motorino bikes com with a automotive plug kit and an on-board air compressor to get you on your way in under 5 minutes.
All Motorino brake systems are hydraulic ABS disk brakes on BOTH wheels. This is a far superior and safer braking system than the conventional drum brake system. Some may argue that you are only going 32km/h and ABS hydraulic brakes are not needed but with a combined average weight of bike and rider of over 300lbs, when a car pulls out in front of you and need to brake you want the safest and fastest braking system possible. ABS brakes are also very good in rainy conditions as well. In a drum brake system you are constantly adjusting and trying to tighten your brakes and in a short amount of time you will need service work done on your bike which is time and more money.
Motorino electric scooters are all on motorcycle grade frames which gives very good handling and more importantly, safer if you are in a collision. Also because they are on a certified motorcycle frame they have a motorcycle suspension and shock which gives you a softer, more enjoyable ride. Check to see if other brands are claiming they have a motorcycle frame. If the tires are 3" or smaller then they are not on a motorcycle frame.
After reading these few points we hope you are a little more informed on the main differences of the quality of different brands of electric scooters. When it comes to e-bikes you really get what you pay for and you cant put a price on customer service which is what e-Ride London values the most!
TEST RIDES ARE CRUCIAL!!!!
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