I’ll be honest: I don’t like using scooters. Just give me all the controls on the object itself. Sure, it’s nice to be able to control the level of regenerative braking and max speed through software, but in most cases, it’s a problem. Fortunately, the Air quickly connected to my phone, I turned on the top speed, applied the regen brake, and was happily on my way topping out at around 19 miles per hour thanks to the 500-watt motor.
You are they deserve it hit 21 miles per hour, and maybe you will. As a 6’4″ person, I’m slightly over Apollo Air’s stated weight of 220 pounds. Wisely, I walked about 13 to 15 miles around New York City. Even though I was traveling when I went. from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn , over the Manhattan Bridge and back, I found myself pushing down to make the final blocks home. Claiming 31 miles feels like a stretch for anyone.
Double front fork suspension and 10-inch, air-filled tires make for a smooth ride. I no longer hear bumps and potholes in the road. And I rarely used the front brakes—the rear brakes were usually enough to stop me. When I had to stop, the brake worked.
Speed is not good on this scooter. When the light is green and hits the big toe, the Wind moves on the asphalt like grass in the desert. It takes time to increase its speed. On inclines (like all bridges in Brooklyn), expect the speed to reach somewhere between 11 and 14 mph. It does not have the ability to move freely on slopes.
On my trip back home with my friend, who was using a Niu scooter, both of our trips had two bars of water left. Despite this, he was scooting at a commercial 20 mph speed, and I stayed at around 14 mph. For some reason, I’ve found that the Apollo sometimes drops too much when it drops two bars. It is something that cannot be changed.
It’s perfect good scooter, but my biggest problem with it is that it costs $1,200 (normally “retails” for $999). I had a great experience with the Niu, which weighs only 5 pounds, goes 20 mph, and runs fast. Both are based on the same sequence. However, the Niu KQi3 Pro costs $799. That’s a huge price difference.
Niu has a wide service and sales network, so it is easy to fix any problems that may arise. Apollo has five operating locations in the US. I’d like to say that Apollo’s customer service is better, but I’ve had complaints about both experiences. If you have a lot of money to spend on a scooter, I recommend stepping up to the Speedway Mini 4 Pro ($1,049). It has the most reliable and fast models, and is light and easy to fold.