HIBOY MAX V2 REVIEW
Hiboy MAX V2 Summary:
The Hiboy Max V2 electric scooter is a fantastic affordable scooter that delivers top-of-the-line performance. Its design and construction, like that of other Hiboy electric scooters, ooze quality, with an attractive matte-black finish that gives it a premium feel. The scooter is made of aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, making it both lightweight and sturdy. The ergonomically curved handlebars provide a secure hold and complete control of the scooter, preventing tiredness during lengthy journeys. The unusually broad deck of the scooter is coated with grippy rubber for optimal stability and is roomy enough to allow for comfortable riding. When it comes to smooth and pleasant rides in normal urban terrains, the front and dual rear suspension, as well as the 8.5-inch shock-absorbing and anti-slip solid tyres, help.
In terms of performance, the MAX V2 is equipped with a 350W motor and a 36V, 7.5 Ah battery pack. On a single charge, the scooter’s powerful engine and high-performance battery drive it to a peak speed of 19 mph and a range of 17 miles or 1 hour of continuous riding. At this price range, the scooter can handle 15% gradeability, which is reasonable. However, it takes a pitiful 4-6 hours to completely charge the battery. However, depending on how well you care for it and how well you maintain it, it may last up to three years. There are three riding modes on the scooter: beginner, normal, and sport. Because the battery drains significantly faster in sports mode, you’re more likely to obtain a lesser range. You also have the option of using cruise control, which maintains the scooter’s speed without the need to touch the thumb type throttle for acceleration, further improving riding comfort.The MAX V2 electric scooter, like other commuter electric scooters, is small, portable, and foldable. The MAX V2 is one of the heaviest entry-level scooters, weighing in at 35 pounds. It does, however, manage to stay portable thanks to a one-second foot-activated folding mechanism that allows users to collapse the scooter and transport it one-handed. Furthermore, the foldable scooter is tiny enough to fit in tight locations like the boot of a car or next to you on a train or bus.
The Hiboy MAX V2 is extremely safe to ride because to its numerous safety measures. To begin, the scooter sports a dual braking system with a disc brake in the back and an electronic brake in the front. The brakes are quite effective and will bring the scooter to a complete halt in seconds. The scooter also has a three-lighting system: an LED headlight, a brake light, and blue sidelights for nighttime visibility and safety.
Another interesting feature of the MAX V2 is that it comes with a companion software, the HiBoy Max app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android and is Bluetooth-connected. You can use the app to personalise your scooter, view riding data, and even lock it for safety. A LED display is also mounted on the handlebar. The display is useful for displaying important riding data such as speed and battery charge. You may also use cruise control to improve your comfort and safety while riding.
In conclusion, the MAX V2 electric scooter is a good entry-level e-scooter that will help you to save money on your journeys. With best-in-class performance, it’s robust, small, and foldable. Continue reading to find out more about this fantastic entry-level commuting scooter.
When in Sport mode, the Hiboy scooter has a 350W motor that propels it to a peak speed of 19mph. The motor is quite responsive and torquey, with the capacity to easily handle 15% hill slopes. The MAX V2’s strong body can accommodate riders weighing up to 265 pounds safely. According to the manufacturer, the MAX V2 electric scooter has a range of 17 kilometres. However, according on your weight, terrain, inclination, and pace, you should expect a range of about 10-15 miles in practical scenarios. In comparison to comparably priced scooters, the scooter goes from 0 to 15 mph in under 10 seconds, which is rather sluggish. When both brakes are used simultaneously, the scooter comes to a complete stop from a speed of 15 mph with a braking distance of 5.5 metres. Overall, the scooter is a good value in its price range.
Speed & Acceleration:
When in Sport mode, the MAX V2 is one of the quickest affordable e-scooters, reaching a top speed of 19 mph. The MAX V2’s top speed of 19 mph may be too fast for minors and inexperienced riders. To address this problem, the MAX V2 includes three riding modes: Beginner, Normal, and Sport, which cater to both experienced and beginner riders.
You may reach a peak speed of 9 mph in Beginner mode, 13 mph in Normal mode, or 18 mph in Sport mode, depending on the selected riding style. Simply press the power button to switch between riding modes. A change in riding mode is accompanied by a change in display colour, such as blue for Beginner, yellow for Normal, and red for Sport.
When it comes to acceleration, the MAX V2 features a sluggish yet notable acceleration. The acceleration rate is calculated to be 47 percent slower than that of typical budget scooters.
The manufacturer rates the MAX V2’s hill-climbing performance at 15% gradeability, which is comparable to the average climbing ability of most budget scooters. However, depending on the terrain, rider weight, and battery capacity, the scooter appears to struggle to go uphill owing to its comparatively low-rated motor.
Battery & Range:
A 270 Wh, 36V 7.5 Ah battery pack is included with the MAX V2. You can anticipate a maximum range of 17 miles (27.3 km) on a single charge with this battery, which is ideal for regular journeys. When riding in Sport mode, though, you should realistically expect a reduced range. Switch to Beginner or Normal mode for extended range, which will sacrifice performance but save battery life.
The battery takes around 6 hours to completely charge, which is about normal for most budget scooters. If you don’t overcharge or undercharge the battery, you should expect it to live for up to five years.
The front wheel of the MAX V2 is driven by a 350W motor. The scooter can reach speeds of up to 19 mph, travel up to 17 miles, and climb a 15% grade incline thanks to the motor. Despite its modest acceleration, the motor has a lot of torque and provides smooth, non-jerky acceleration.
Construction & Quality:
The Hiboy MAX V2 has a sleek appearance that is complemented by excellent workmanship, which is common with Hiboy electric scooters. The frame is made of aviation-grade aluminium alloy, which makes it light and strong enough to withstand regular wear and tear. The frame is finished in Hiboy’s characteristic matte-black finish, which perfectly matches the excellent construction quality. The scooter has a very simple design, with all connections routed inside and as few buttons as possible on the steering column. The thick, durable steel stem has a neatly formed, built-in LED spotlight at the top for optimal visibility. For improved scooter control, the handlebars are ergonomically constructed with soft lines and rubber textured hand grips. Furthermore, the scooter’s deck is very large and coated with sticky rubber, providing enough stability. Fenders constructed of PC-ABS are used to line the wheels. Plastic fenders, which are fragile and easily damaged, have a shorter lifespan due to their high-quality manufacturing. When parked or charging, the scooter is supported by a kickstand connected to the deck.
Suspension & Comfort:
The enhanced suspension system of the MAX V2 electric scooter provides it an advantage over its predecessor, the MAX. The vehicle’s dual suspension system has a front spring and two shock absorbers in the back. The front and dual rear shocks work together to absorb the bulk of impacts on difficult terrain and large bumps, resulting in smooth and comfortable rides. The suspension system of the MAX V2 is a significant improvement over the MAX, which simply had a front suspension system.
The ride quality of the Hiboy MAX V2 is noticeably better than that of its predecessor, the Max. The scooter is fitted with dual shock absorbers in the rear and a front spring that provides adequate damping for a comfortable ride. The 8.5-inch honeycomb tyres, on the other hand, degrade the ride quality. These tyres are rigid, and they don’t give enough cushioning. On pavements, walkways, smooth asphalt, and city street terrains, the scooter nevertheless manages to travel smoothly and without noticeable vibrations. A broader standing platform lined with gripping rubber and an ergonomic handlebar with rubber handles at the ends add to the ride experience. When cruise control is turned on, it allows drivers to keep their hands off the throttle for longer drives, making them more comfortable. The three-tier lighting system and the availability of a horn make night riding safer. The Hiboy App also allows you to modify your riding specs and keep track of your riding statistics, giving you greater control over your ride.
A front LED headlight, blue deck lighting, and rear taillight make up the MAX V2’s triple lighting system. The powerful headlight allows riders to observe incoming traffic and pedestrians and provides optimal visibility. During night riding, the back taillight keeps you visible from behind, alerting other road users to your presence. It also serves as a brake light, signalling to other traffickers that you intend to slow down or come to a halt.
The V2 received the same blue deck lights that were used on the Hiboy MAX to give it an aesthetic touch and add a little flare to its appearance.
The MAX V2 electric scooter has a dual braking system with a front regenerative electric brake and a rear disc brake. The rear disc handbrake is on the right side of the handlebar, while the twist grip electronic brake lever is on the left. The brakes are in superb working order and will bring the scooter to a complete stop in seconds.
While the scooter allows you to operate one brake independently of the other, for a safe and accurate stop, you should apply both brakes at the same time. Furthermore, the electronic brake’s function is determined by the battery’s state of charge, and as the battery’s capacity drops, the electronic brake’s response will deteriorate. To be safe, always engage both brakes to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. You may extend the range of your vehicle by using regenerative electronic brakes, which convert braking power into electric energy that is then sent back to charge the battery.
The MAX V2 electric scooter weights 35 pounds and is made of aviation-grade aluminium, steel, and a plastic cover, making it one of the heaviest budget scooters. Its bulkiness makes it difficult to transport across large distances. The scooter’s portability is maintained, however, thanks to a foot-activated, one-step folding process. To fold the scooter, just step on the latch and pull the stem towards you before pressing it down on the stem.
The scooter folds up tiny enough to fit in tight areas and can be handled with one hand over short distances. To unfold the scooter, just pull the steering handles away from the deck until a snap sound is heard; this indicates that it has been unfurled.
The MAX V2 electric scooter, like the Max, has dual 8.5-inch solid (honeycomb) rubber tyres that provide enough grip. Solid rubber tyres, on the other hand, lack appropriate cushioning, whereas pneumatic tyres give suitable dampening. Despite the honeycomb-style holes, the MAX V2 tyres are rather rigid. You’ll want to ride on smooth paved roads and sidewalks for the most riding comfort.
On the plus side, the MAX V2 tyres are puncture resistant and require little maintenance. Even better, the rear wheel features a strengthened fender that keeps it from rubbing against the treads, extending the life of the tyre.
The MAX V2 has an extremely broad deck, measuring 55 x 15 cm, much like the Max. The deck is large enough to accommodate both feet in a perpendicular posture and can sustain up to 265 pounds (120 Kg). To add to the deck’s solidity, it is lined with sticky rubber. The matting is easy to clean and is well sealed to prevent it from peeling away.
Controls & Display:
The MAX V2 electric scooter comes with a myriad of controls, giving you full control over your scooter’s performance and functionality. The left handlebar consists of the bell and the twist grip electric brake, while the right handlebar features the acceleration thumb throttle and a rear hand-brake lever.
The V2 electric scooter also features an LED dashboard located at the centre of the handlebars. The LED display is super bright and easy to read, providing comprehensive information on your riding stats. It shows you the speed, speed mode, light status, Bluetooth signal, and 4-bars battery level indicator.
You may also manage numerous components of the bike from the dashboard. You can, for example, select your chosen metric system (mph or km/h) and one of three riding modes (Beginner (blue icon), Normal (yellow symbol), or Sports (red icon) (red icon). The oblong-shaped LED display looks classy and is extremely bright, providing full sight even in direct sunlight.
Unlike other inexpensive scooters, the HiBoy Max App, which is available for both Android and iOS, comes with the scooter. The software connects to the scooter through Bluetooth and has a variety of functions that allow you to tweak various performance characteristics. The software may accomplish the following tasks:
- Using the scooter and turning it on or off
- Changing the scooter’s start mode to either zero or push.
- Maintaining a record of the battery’s charge and voltage
- To ensure safety, the scooter is locked.
- Managing your lighting
- Using cruise control to keep the scooter at a consistent speed
- Examine your available riding modes and speeds.
- Keeping an eye on your top speeds and speed modes
- Diagnostics are run and error codes are shown.
- Making contact with customer service
The MAX V2 has an IPX4 rating, which means it can withstand mild rain. This does not imply that the scooter is waterproof, and you should seek protection and dry it as quickly as possible. The scooter can also go through tiny puddles without experiencing electrical harm for a limited time.
The MAX V2, an improvement of the famous Hiboy Max electric scooter, is a very dependable budget scooter. To meet your commuting demands, the step-fold electric scooter is compact, foldable, and portable. The scooter is suitable for both adults and teenagers and is an excellent school/work commuting buddy. Safety, performance, riding comfort, and price are all factors to consider while purchasing a scooter. Replacement parts and accessories are also easily accessible through the Hiboy website and authorised Hiboy dealers.
The Hiboy MAX V2 electric scooter comes with a one-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. The warranty only applies to the original purchaser and only covers problems caused by the manufacturer. Purchase your scooter directly from Hiboy or Hiboy approved merchants like as Amazon and Walmart to ensure that Hiboy honours your warranty. HiBoy offers a great customer care team that will answer any of your questions and can be reached through the Hiboy Max app.
Hiboy sought to address certain shortcomings with the Max when creating the V2. Despite the improvements, MAX V2 has a few flaws, as listed below:
- When the scooter travels over bumps or difficult terrain, the front springs clank together and rattle.
- The taillight is only turned on when the electronic brake is used. When you use the disc brake alone, you won’t be able to warn other road users that you’re braking, which is quite dangerous.
- Cruise control is activated automatically and cannot be turned off using mechanical brakes. To come to a complete stop, utilise the electrical brakes first, then the mechanical brakes. This is also highly risky.
The MAX V2 requires the same level of routine maintenance as other electric scooters. In reality, because to its quality build and strong never-flat tyres, the scooter requires very little maintenance. However, specific maintenance techniques on the scooter are required for optimal performance and longevity.
You should do the following routine maintenance procedures:
- Keeping the scooter clean on a regular basis is essential.
- On the scooter, avoid using corrosive detergents or abrasive chemicals.
- Before storing the scooter for a lengthy amount of time, it must be charged.
- To charge your scooter, use the charger specified by the manufacturer.
Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?
The MAX V2 is a dedicated Max update, with the manufacturer attempting to smooth out the faults highlighted by previous Max customers. Was Hiboy able to accomplish this? The Max’s ride quality was a key flaw, and the dual suspension system appears to have alleviated that problem to some extent. The V2 is a smaller version of the Max that folds down to a smaller size, weighs somewhat less, and can handle bigger riders. Is this scooter, however, worth the £ 340/ $460 you’ll have to spend to possess this Hiboy work of art?
In the budget scooter category, the scooter offers one of the greatest peak speeds and the longest single charge distance. The scooter also has front and rear suspension, as well as a companion app, which are uncommon on scooters at this price point. Furthermore, the scooter is extremely safe, with dual brakes, three-tier illumination, and a bell to warn unwary road users. As a result, while the V2 falls well short of the Dualtron or Inokim Light in terms of performance and dependability, the price you pay for it is a steal.
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