the specs factored into the decision but i found out the specs are wrong
- 500 watt hub motor
- 48 volt 12 ah lithium battery
- Max speed 27 mph
- 31 miles per charge
- Charges in 6 - 8 hrs
in reality, mph should be replaced by km/h and 31 miles per charge should be 31 km per charge. after the first full charge i was hitting 18mph on the gps, but mostly seeing 16-17mph. no complaints w torque though.
based on the user manual i think e-scooter is the OEM. there isnt any Go-Bowen branding anywhere. i'm seeing near identical versions from Mototec, Monorover, Inokim, etc which i believe are also manufactured by e-scooter.
no out of the box issues or shipping damage. the build quality seems decent enough. here's the lockbolt which differs from the lever used in the Mototec.
only thing i had to do was adjust both disks to get rid of some rubbing:
also had the throttle start sticking but got that cleaned up. the display is just adequate though, wish it had more features and a different layout:
also wish that the hub motor was running a larger wheel. already had to repair a flat on the rear:
i do prefer the deck space compared to the x500, a bit longer and narrower. rides more like a longboard:
its easier to fold down than the x500 and lighter, but not by much which is a surprise consider the different batts. overall i'm satisfied for now, though i do see some upgrades down the road lol
- handles great
- easy fold down
- good range so far
- decent torque
- wish it had regen braking
- no suspension
- display is bare-bones, no digital speed read-out, no voltage readout, no battery cell status, no clock, etc
- low top speed
i'll update this post periodically or if anything changes. questions or comments please feel free...