Electric Scooter Review: Inmotion S1 vs. Segway Ninebot G30LP

Electric Scooter Review: Inmotion S1 vs. Segway Ninebot G30LP

As Toronto shifts towards sustainable transportation, electric scooters are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation in the city. Two of the top contenders in the market are the Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP. 

This article will compare these two e-scooters, exploring their features, performance, and suitability for navigating Toronto's bustling streets. Let the battle begin!

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Section 1: The Contenders

1.1 The Inmotion S1

The Inmotion S1 electric scooter is designed with urban commuters in mind, offering a sleek and portable design with impressive performance. Key features include a top speed of 30 km/h (18.6 mph), a range of up to 95 km (51miles), a powerful 675W motor, and a foldable design for easy storage and transportation.

1.2 The Segway Ninebot G30LP

The Segway Ninebot G30LP is another popular choice for city dwellers, boasting a robust build and advanced technology. This e-scooter offers a top speed of 30 km/h (18 mph), a range of up to 40 km (24.9 miles), a 367W motor, and a folding mechanism for convenient storage and transport.

Section 2: Performance and Features

2.1 Speed and Range

Both the Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP offer similar top speeds, making them suitable for navigating Toronto's streets. However, the InMotion has a major edge in terms of range, with the ability to travel up to 95 km on a single charge compared to the G30LP's 40km range.

2.2 Motor Power

Both e-scooters provide sufficient power to tackle inclines and varying terrain. 
InMotion S1 (675W) and Ninebot G30LP (367W). This makes both scooters suitable for commuting on Toronto's diverse streets, from flat downtown areas to hilly residential neighbourhoods.

2.3 Braking System

The Inmotion S1 features front and rear disc brakes, ensuring reliable stopping power even in wet conditions. The Segway Ninebot G30LP, on the other hand, uses a mechanical braking system in the front while using electronic regenerative braking in the back. While both braking systems are effective, disc brakes generally offer better performance in wet conditions, they both tie in this.

2.4 Lighting and Visibility

Both the Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP come equipped with LED headlight and taillight systems, providing enhanced visibility during low-light conditions. This is essential for Toronto's commuters, especially during the shorter daylight hours of fall and winter.

2.5 Portability

Both e-scooters feature foldable designs, making them convenient for storage and transportation. However, the G30LP is lighter than the S1, weighing in at 38lbs compared to the S1's 53lbs. This weight difference can be an important factor for commuters who need to carry their scooters upstairs or onto public transit.

Section 3: Riding Experience and Comfort

3.1 Suspension

The Inmotion S1 is equipped with a front suspension system, providing a smoother ride over uneven surfaces and absorbing shocks from bumps and potholes. The Segway Ninebot G30LP, however, does not have a suspension system, which may result in a less comfortable ride on rougher terrain.

3.2 Tires

Both scooters feature air-filled tires, which offer better shock absorption and traction than solid tires. Both the Inmotion S1 and Segway Ninebot G30LP has 10-inch tires. Larger tires generally provide a smoother and more stable ride.

3.3 Deck Size and Design

The Inmotion S1 has a spacious deck, allowing for a comfortable standing position during commutes. The Segway Ninebot G30LP also offers a roomy deck, but is much shorter than the S1 which provides the longest deck T-Dot Wheels offers.

Section 4: Price and Value

4.1 Price Comparison

The Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP have major differences in price points as the S1 is in the Long Range category and G30LP is mid-range category. 

4.2 Warranty and Customer Support

Both Inmotion and Segway offer warranties and customer support for their e-scooters, ensuring that riders have access to assistance when needed. It is important to carefully review the warranty details and consider factors such as the availability of replacement parts and local service centers when making a decision.

The Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP are both strong contenders for electric scooters suitable for navigating Toronto's streets. While they share many similarities, there are key differences in areas such as range, braking systems, suspension, and weight.

The Inmotion S1 offers a longer range, better braking performance in wet conditions, a front suspension system, and a lighter weight compared to the Segway Ninebot G30LP. On the other hand, the G30LP has a slightly higher top speed and a unique deck design.

Ultimately, the decision between the Inmotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot G30LP will come down to individual preferences, commuting requirements, and budget considerations. By carefully assessing the features, performance, and value of each e-scooter, Toronto commuters can make an informed decision and choose the scooter that best meets their needs for a sustainable and efficient mode of transportation.

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If you live in Toronto or another city in Ontario it’s important to familiarize yourself with local electric kick scooter regulations before riding. Check out our informational blog  Here for the full scoop on E-scooter regulations in Ontario. Live outside of Ontario? Please also check with your local municipality before operating an electric scooter.
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