Inmotion S1 vs Segway Ninebot MAX G30
It has been less than a month since the official launch of the Inmotion S1. The innovation and outstanding features of the InMotion S1 are the reason behind the popularity of this electric scooter, not just among electric scooter enthusiasts but also among the people who never thought of riding an electric scooter for commute purposes.
We don't want to keep telling you that S1 InMotion is one of the best options in the market without showing you any facts that support this. That's how we have decided to choose its closest competitor in the market and worldwide bestseller: The Segway Ninebot, and make a detailed comparison between both options.
We did our best to compare against the exact specs so you can have a point of impartial comparison information for the InMotion S1 and the Segway Ninebot.
Max speedBoth the Segway Ninebot and the InMotion S1 has a limited speed of 25 km per hour. However, the InMotion S1 has an ace under its wheels. By connecting the electric scooter to the InMotion App, you will be able to remove the speed limit, customize it according to you, and get a top speed of up to 30 km per hour.
When looking for an electric scooter, this will be one of the main features to pay attention to, as it will indicate the distance you can travel with your scooter. Be aware that the ranges quoted by manufacturers come after testing a fully charged electric scooter, with a 75 kg load, under 25 ° C in flat terrain.
Starting again with the Segway Ninebot, this scooter has an impressive maximum range of 65 km. On the other hand, the InMotion S1 has an even better performance reaching a max range of 95 km. Perfect to go and back for almost a week to your work.
Max Rider Weight
As mentioned before, the performance of an electric scooter is affected by the rider's weight, so you also should consider this feature when getting an electric scooter.
Like most electric scooters on the market, the Segway Ninebot is created to handle a 100 kg load. Contrary, the InMotion S1 took this to another level. The excellent build structure in this electric scooter is designed to support a rider of up to 140 kg of weight.
Hill ClimbAre you looking to climb to the top with your electric scooter? The InMotion S1 would be the best fit for your needs. The InMotion S1 has been proven to beat hills and has the power to climb an angle of 30 °, making it a considerable winner compared to the 20 ° climb capacity of the Segway Ninebot.
Let's start by acknowledging that both electric scooters are equipped with a rear motor, which pushes the scooter forward, offering you a more natural movement and better momentum.
However, both don't show the same numbers and performance. The Ninebot MAX motor runs at 36V with a 350W output, while the InMotion S1 has a 54V 500W motor.
The battery is probably the most expensive part of the electric scooter and will dictate the potential distance travel you can reach; the bigger battery packs, the more capacity the battery has measured by amp-hours.
When comparing, the Segway Ninebot model comes fitted with a 10.2AH battery, where the S1 has a slightly bigger 12.5AH battery. But when you also consider that the InMotion Battery is 54V, it can drive the motor much harder than the 36V battery in the MAX, giving better torque, climb and acceleration power.
This will probably be one of the main questions people have when getting an electric scooter, as people want to spend more time riding and less time charging. To make points fair, we need to remember that the battery of the InMotionn S1 is bigger. Therefore, it required more time to be set in comparison with other models.
Having the scenario that the batteries in these electric scooters are entirely flat, the InMotion S1 will take 7.2 hours to be fully charged. The Segway, on the other hand, will take an estimated charging time of 6 hours.
However, there is a great characteristic the InMotion S1 has, this electric scooter features two charging points, which means you will be able to reduce the charging time to 3.6 hours if you purchase a second charger.
Most electric scooters will display an IP rating for Ingress Protection, an industry-standard that measures how resistant the device is to dust, water, and others. The IP always includes two digits, which goes from 0 to 9, the higher the number the better the protection.
The Segway Ninebot has an IP Rating of IPX5, which means it can withstand indirect splashes from any angle. The Inmotion S1, on the other end, states an IP55 for the scooter body but pushes it further with an IPX6 for the controller and an IPX7 for the battery, consolidating itself as an absolute winner in terms of protection and resistance.
We hope this comparison of the two scooters helps you to have a better understanding of the great innovative features and of the electric scooter that is moving forward in giant leaps. If you still want to know more about the InMotion S1, we have created this video to give you a complete overview of this battle.