WEPED FS REVIEW
Weped FS Summary
The Weped FS is a scooter made for racing and high-performance events, as well as for people who enjoy a lot of torque and acceleration. It’s more of a scooter for clinging onto than a vehicle for cruising about. With contrasting black paint, gold pins, and silver bolts, it has a highly mechanical aspect, is swift, and appears to be quite sturdy.
The two BLDC hub motors can accelerate to 80mph in less than 12 seconds, with a potential peak of over 800amps. However, how you ride it is essential, since the Weped Fs (like the FF) may overload the controllers, causing a voltage drop and full cut out (only solvable by plugging the charger in to wake the controllers).
Weped FS Performance Overview:
While the peak speed of the Weped FS does not match its acceleration, it is nevertheless capable of 55 mph. Given its 12,000 watts of power, some users may expect 60 mph, but actual speed testing using GPS indicate that 55 mph is a comfortable top speed.
The Weped FS outperforms other scooters in acceleration because Weped had to delay power output from takeoff due to the aggressiveness of the scooter. As a result, pulling away is actually possible without spinning out of control. However, once you pass 5 to 10 mph, the controllers open up and chaos ensues because peak current output can reach 200 amps.
The Weped FS is superior in terms of performance.
Weped FS Speed & Acceleration:
When the acceleration starts, the Weped will spin the wheels and lose traction at speeds ranging from 10 mph to 40 mph. You should be able to tell how powerful the motors are if an electric scooter can lose traction while travelling quickly and carrying the weight of a person and the scooter.
The total continuous output of the controller and the motors is 7200 watts, however the actual rated power output per motor is 3600 watts. Even more astounding is the fact that the FS is just 60v! Weped sells a booster kit that raises the system’s voltage to 72 volts, enabling a maximum peak power output of 20,000 watts! that exceeds a RION in size.
Yes, the Weped FS will unquestionably surpass other performance scooters. The data up above is an average. Make no mistake, the FS will out accelerate practically ALL popular scooters. Rider weight and battery health/state of charge will eventually affect acceleration rates.
Only a few number of hyper scooters, such as the Weped SST / Weped GTR / Weped FF and other scooters like the RION RE90, RION THRUST, Bronco 11 Xtreme, etc., will provide comparable acceleration.
In conclusion, it accelerates really quickly and has a terrific peak speed, although it would have been amazing to see the Weped FS reach speeds of more than 60 mph given its level of power.
Additionally, it is ESSENTIAL that FS owners are aware of:
- Starting in third speed mode will overload the controls and prevent you from achieving maximum acceleration since the scooter will cut out as a result.
- You should stop in first, get up speed, and then rapidly shift into second.
- It’s important to pace the FS for brief acceleration bursts since performing many hard stops and forceful accelerations continuously might cause the controls to become very hot.
Weped FS Battery & Range:
So how can you travel more than a few miles on a narrow deck scooter with 12,000 watts of power? The FS does this by utilising powerful Samsung INR 21700 batteries, which offer greater capacity than 18650 batteries. Without a doubt, the Weped’s range is still not very outstanding.
Real world ranges will often be between 20 and 30 miles because the Weped is HARD to ride carefully and has high discharge rates.
We’ve tested it, and hard, aggressive riding will drain a completely charged battery in as little as 15 miles.
The highest advertised range from Weped is 100 km (62 miles), however in practise, even with a light rider on flat terrain, we doubt this is achievable.
While we haven’t yet conducted a conservative range test, we did go on a regular scooter trip out on a warm day and were able to travel a maximum of 28 miles. This journey featured “normal” riding (a mix of short bursts and general riding). We think that a light cyclist who rides VERY cautiously could cover up to 40 kilometres.
Due to the Weped’s fast throttle response, which makes it extremely difficult to ride slowly, even modest throttle inputs induce abrupt acceleration, which places brief, heavy loads on the controllers and accelerates battery life loss.
The Weped FS motors feature simple exteriors but ferocious internal windings. The hubs themselves are matte black and not very eye-catching. We’d have loved to see some branding on the motors, but I assume Weped wanted to keep everything simple. A single gold tyre valve protrudes from the hub.
The motors are 3600W BLDC hub motors, each with a maximum output of 6000w.
When you consider that just ONE motor on the FS has the same maximum output as both motors on scooters like the Dualtron Thunder or Kaabo Wolf Warrior, it should become clear just how strong those motors are.
We believe it’s preferable that the Weped does not support single or multiple motor switching.
Having a single motor mode would damage the Weped’s reputation as a racing pedigree scooter.
Both motors are operating right out of the box, however we assume there is some clever current distribution going on because the FS is able to spin the front wheel while controlling the back wheel.
The FS’s motors are bigger than most typical hub motors. Unlike other electric scooters where the hub motor is installed into the rim (making them removable), with the FS, the hub motor IS the whole size of the inner wheel rim, taking up the entire hub diameter.
Construction & Quality:
The Weped FS is built with rigidity in mind. It was created with racing and ultra-high performance runs in mind. The Weped FS is made of machined metal and is coated in a semi-gloss black paint. The frame’s structure has a very mechanical appearance, and many of the frame’s components are bolted together, creating several connections.
Although we are dubious about this setup’s long-term dependability, it looks and feels fairly sturdy right out of the box. The front suspension is a cantilever design, and curiously the suspension is inverted. The stem is a twin column, criss-cross shaft reinforced portion that attaches on to the suspension (front to back).
The scooter’s dual column, curving neck, which connects the deck to the steering column, is fastened to a level surface with two big 16mm bolts. The scooter’s overall steering and front suspension setup is extremely stiff, which reduces travel and the scooter’s capacity to skip while leaning.
A large solid steel pin with a gold surround and inner button located at the base of the steering column may be released to allow the steering column and stem to be folded down. We discovered that everything had been manufactured with extremely fine tolerances, reducing any chance for play.
The main deck is made of a highly sturdy cast box that houses the batteries and controllers and has a bolted-on bash plate and heat sink at the front bottom side, which faces the front wheel. On our model, we were dismayed to see that sealant had been sprayed (Very haphazardly), which isn’t something we’d anticipate from a scooter costing more than £4,000.
It’s interesting to note that the scooter has two intake fans on one side and two extraction fans on the other. Only certain Weped scooters seem to have this, which is VERY unusual. The Weped is completely impractical to use in ANY off-road / field application where dust and dirt could get sucked in (yes, there are mesh filters but they won’t stop dust). These fans help to draw cool air in to cool the controllers while extraction fans on the opposite side help to dissipate heat. The Weped has no IP certification and no water resistance due to its exposed fans.
There is no branding on the grip tape, and the top of the deck is plain.
There is a WEPED logo in the middle of the deck on either side, which flashes different colours. This can be turned off from a handlebar button, but there is no way to alter the colours, unlike the Dualtron Thunder, which has a remote control that can alter the colour and functionality of the stem lighting.
The Weped’s distinctive rear folding system is located toward the back of the deck.
Once more, this is one of ONLY a handful of electric scooters on the market that allows you to fold the wheel, arm, and suspension in the back. Again, the building is quite sturdy and straightforward. Just below the top of the rear of the deck, there is a sizable hinge bolt, and at the bottom is a retractable steel pin. The whole rear arm and suspension may fold down onto the deck along with the wheel when the pin is removed.
Because it reduces the scooter’s length by more than 15 centimetres, the Weped FS is incredibly portable.
This makes the scooter MORE transportable and allows it to fit in nearly any car trunk.
However, the scooter’s two tiny roller wheels that are fastened to the side of the deck come with the disadvantage of mobility. When the scooter’s rear is folded, the deck can drop to the ground. However, the wheels give a little amount of clearance, making it easier to manoeuvre the scooter and preventing scratches or other damage to the underneath.
The Weped FS suffers a little from the side-mounted wheels, which aren’t particularly stylish.
Although the wheels seem out of place, they have a purpose.
The folding mechanics on the scooter do not work well together when it is fully folded, making it difficult to pick up and move about.
We were unable to insert the pin so that you could lock the handlebars in the downward position when the Weped rear wheel was folded up and the handlebars were folded down.
This implies that you cannot pick up the FS; the only thing you can do is raise it from beneath, which is exceedingly awkward due to the Weped FS’s low ground clearance.
However, due to the scooter’s small size, anyone with moderate strength should have no trouble manoeuvring it.
Notice the length difference between the Weped FS and the Bronco 11 xtreme when compared in this image.
Additionally, the FS features collapsible handlebars that are free to move about since, like before, there is nothing to fasten them to.
What is thus our general opinion on the design of the Weped? It’s a very solid, rigid-feeling scooter that doesn’t seem lacking in any way. Unlike the ZERO 11X, which had recalls owing to frail frame components, you feel sure while travelling at speeds of 50+ mph that you won’t have suspension, stem, or component failure.
It looks that the FS uses high-quality parts, including bolts.
The frame’s sections are all tightly assembled with precise engineering and seamless connections; none of them have any play.
The construction quality is excellent, and the frame is innovative. Weped has added what appears to be a military port to the deck of the scooter; this is the only component of the scooter that is military green. The charging port lid is evocative of an army water bottle top. It unscrews to show a charging port that is not typical. The unique port, though, is a bit of a turn-off. If you damage the component, you’ll have to obtain a replacement from Weped, which, for some people, might take a while depending on where in the globe you are. The cap creates a tight seal to keep dirt and dust out, which is wonderful.
The FS has a special adapter that fits its port and enables charging with a regular GX16 charger, but you must use the adapter to do so. This was done on purpose since conventional GX16 ports cannot handle HIGH currents, which the FS and other models require to enable booster packs that connect directly to the port.
If we were being very fussy, we would mention the poor silicone application surrounding the deck as well as our dislike for the handlebar grips and voltmeter. The voltmeter and throttle seem low quality for what is supposed to be a high-end scooter, and the handlebar grips are really flimsy.
Weped FS Suspension & Comfort:
Have you ever heard the phrase “What Suspension”? You don’t actually receive suspended with the Weped FS, though. It DOES have suspension, but it has very little travel and is rather rigid right out of the box. The last thing you want on a racing scooter like this is for the wheel to lose traction.
However, on anything with significant power output, you want to retain the wheel as much as possible in contact with the floor. Suspension on typical scooters makes the user more comfortable by absorbing potholes, uneven terrain, drain covers, etc.
The Weped FS was built by Weped to accelerate swiftly. Soft suspension would make it more difficult to ride, in addition to the fact that the wheels would simply lose traction.
The FS’s front has an inverted front suspension system with just one strong spring. Two smaller, stiffer springs are located beneath the folding mechanism on the back of the FS.
When riding the FS, you will be aware of all the potholes and uneven terrain, and you will eventually tyre of hanging on.
You may travel anywhere with the FS (on paved or asphalt surfaces), but don’t anticipate a comfortable ride. The FS is actually designed for the track.
Weped FS Ride Quality:
On flat conditions, the FS’s ride quality is good, but regular riding on roads can rapidly wear you out. It may be quite exhausting to cover any distance on the Weped FS due to the rapid acceleration and push down thumb throttle, which make it difficult to keep a steady pace on the Weped. Add to this the highly rough ride on hard terrain.
Bends are easy to do with the FS, and you can really lean into bends on smooth terrain since it feels extremely tight and sharp.
However, daily driving isn’t really comfy. It’s not fantastic, but it’s also not bad.
Unless you chance to live somewhere with exceptionally smooth roads, the Weped FS isn’t suitable for lengthy endurance cruises. Riding the FS can be uncomfortable because the UK has many potholes and subpar road conditions on half of the country’s roadways.
Lights? So forget about the Weped if you’re searching for anything to use at night. It just has side RGB LEDS and a pulsing back brake light; it has NO front lights.
Except for a button in the cockpit that turns the side deck LEDS on and off, there is no out-of-the-box lighting and no lighting controls.
If you install your own illumination, you can use the Weped at night, but don’t anticipate to be able to readily connect to its electricity.
Since the FS doesn’t have suspension and is more difficult to ride, it’s probably not a smart idea to ride at night unless you live in a city with constant illumination.
The Weped FS has the same setup as the majority of other performance scooters: front and rear hydraulic NUTT brakes on 160mm rotors. The rotors look to be Chinese or unbranded, but the brakes are quite conventional.
Although NUTT is a little-known brake manufacturer in China, the quality of their products seems to be fair, and the “out of the box” braking is often extremely excellent.
We would have loved to have seen a Magura scooter at this pricing range, but it appears that Weped put more money on the motors and batteries.
You must exclusively use the hydraulic brakes on the FS because it does not have regenerative braking or assisted electric braking.
Due to the FS’s small weight and strong suspension, we were able to stop very fast. In just 40 metres, you can stop going from 50 mph to 0 mph.
The mobility of the Weped FS is something we love to hate. On the one hand, the scooter’s wheelbase is reduced by the folding rear wheel, which is fantastic since it allows the FS to fit in virtually any vehicle boot (unless you own something like a smart car). The side-mounted wheels on the scooter make moving it around a breeze.
BUT, and this is a major BUT, none of the folding mechanism latches to anything, so, folded down handlebars? The rear folding mechanism does not lock, and you cannot raise the FS by the handlebars when it is folded.
So, is the FS okay if you live in a flat? yes.
Will it be difficult for you to live up some stairs? yes.
Can you move it into a car by yourself if you want to? Yes, although it will be challenging to raise alone due to the lack of a locking mechanism.
Anyone who lives in an apartment or a penthouse may use the FS due to its size, but whether you should depends on whether you can carry it up a flight of steps or if you have access to an elevator.
The stock radial tyres that come with the FS are somewhat sticky and do manage to provide SOME traction, but overall tyre performance won’t be spectacular until you replace to sticky tyres or PMT slicks. In fact, we advise switching to slick tyres if you want to get the most out of your FS.
When you accelerate quickly, the stock tyres have trouble maintaining traction; most of the time, they just spin and spin.
This will result in a MUCH lower tyre lifespan than typical scooters, which have trouble wheelspinning.
The tread depth will go before your eyes as you transfer rubber to the road at an alarming rate on the FS since its tyres spin for a longer period of time than those on most other scooters.
The Weped FS’s deck is not spectacular, but for a race scooter, does it really matter? The deck is actually rather little; in comparison to comparable performance scooters like the Dualtron Thunder and Bronco 11 Xtreme, it is only just over half as wide.
There won’t be much room for placement in a “stance”.
Although not too narrow, the deck’s breadth is in doubt.
There are no logos, patterns, or insignia on the grip tape.
Only a small border around the top of the deck is left as exposed metal; otherwise, more than 90% of the deck is covered in grip tape.
A footplate with two rubber regions is there, however it doesn’t allow for placing one foot too far behind the other.
Controls & Display:
Don’t anticipate a speedometer, battery indicator, or P settings on the FS because there is no control panel (LCD panel). Instead, consider it featureless in that regard. There is no panel as on the majority of other scooters, therefore manipulating the controls directly is required.
However, a voltmeter IS present.
The quality of the integrated voltmeter, which also includes a key and throttle, isn’t very good.
The voltmeter is rather accurate, so you’ll have some notion of the battery SOC while riding, but like other scooters, it’s difficult to interpret a genuine reading till you come to a stop and wait for the reading to reach the correct voltage.
Battery sagging IS permitted by the FS (allowing the reported voltage to dip below the cut off point).
As you might anticipate from a racing electric scooter, the Weped FS’s cockpit is generally fairly simple.
We could discuss the Weped FS’s intake and exhaust fans, which instantly rule out using WEPED FS + WATER unless you want to risk damaging the controller, causing a short condition, and maybe corroding components inside the deck. The FS is not water resistant and has a 0 IP certification.
To be truthful, the FS is difficult to ride on dry ground; nevertheless, on wet conditions, the wheels will just be unable to obtain any grip.
If it starts to rain when you are outside with your FS, stop right away and turn the scooter off.
When the ignition is ON, the fans operate continually, thus even if you stop riding, the fans might let water into the scooter.
We haven’t owned the FS long enough to determine its actual dependability, but we will undoubtedly return to it in the future and update it when we’ve put some miles on it. However, based on our investigation and online trawling, the FS seems to be a rather dependable scooter.
The Weped FS’s normal warranty is 12 months (parts/faults), however overuse, carelessness, or damage as a consequence of falling off are not covered. Depending on where you purchase your Weped FS, warranty conditions may also change.
- The Weped’s controllers grow hot, therefore if the fans stop functioning, they need to be replaced.
- Over time, some Weped users have noticed steering head bearing flex or play.
- Controllers are prone to overheating and cutting out; they cannot be restarted without connecting the scooter’s charger.
The Weped FS requires only minimal maintenance. The advantage of electric scooters is that they have less moving parts, no chains, and other components that can break down than their gasoline-powered counterparts (gopeds and petrol scooters).
The Weped FS’s primary maintenance requirements are as follows:
- Being aware of tyre changes and pressure
- Brake linings
- Keeping the inner deck, filters, and fans clean (yes dirt and dust will be sucked in and not all of it will be pushed back out via exhaust fans)
- Inspecting bolts and checking sure nothing is loose
Is this Weped FS value for money and is it worth buying?
Therefore, in our opinion, the Weped FS is a fantastic scooter with tonnes of power that will test even the most seasoned riders. The scooter’s manoeuvrability and incredible acceleration turn it into a true racing machine.
It totally depends on your choice if it’s worthwhile to purchase.
The FS is not a scooter made for lengthy journeys, and it struggles on subpar road conditions.
With no speedometer, no lights, a small deck, and a propensity to try to throw you off when you push the throttle, it’s not really practical either. It’s definitely not a suitable scooter for individuals who want something rapid but can also be used as a cruiser.
The Weped FS is most definitely appropriate for thrill-seekers, competitive people, and people who enjoy racing.
We adore the FS; it’s undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable scooters we’ve ever ridden.
If you want something quick, nimble, and simple to transport to a track, it’s DEFINITELY worth getting, even though we think the pricing is a little expensive for what it is.
Specification: WEPED FS REVIEW
Everything about this scooter appeals to me.!
The journey is easy. The big wheels make navigating pebbles easier.
Wonderful scooter that runs like a dream. excellent balance