KUGOO KIRIN M4 PRO REVIEW
The newest and maybe best scooter from the Kugoo company is the M4 Pro. It is an upgrade over the Kugoo M4, its predecessor.
The Kugoo M4 Pro will attempt to make a name for itself as the first reasonably priced motor scooter that is equipped for off-road travel. According to appearances, it will be successful. It is one of the most efficient budget scooters; for around $675, a range of 60 km (37 mi) is not something you often see.
Kugoo continues to provide good quality, a tone of value, and a tone of features at a reasonable price.
Running like a well-oiled machine is the Kugoo M4 Pro. The rides are of excellent quality and are a tonne of fun. This holds true even for harsher terrains, since the Kugoo M4 Pro is an excellent offroad scooter.
It will provide a smooth, stable ride thanks to its extra-wide tyres, which were initially intended to tackle off-road terrains. The scooter’s weight of 23 kg (51 lbs) ensures that it gains enough speed while in motion so that you don’t notice the bumps and vibrations.
You will have a cosy area to stand on the spacious terrace. and what’s the best? For longer trips, you can always sit down, which is nothing short of spectacular. This is particularly true if, like me, you have had back pain or other comparable issues.
You can ascend and descend from a typical sidewalk since the deck is elevated sufficiently above the ground to do so (although you should still avoid doing this as much as possible).
Motor And Climbing
A 500 Watt single drive brushless hub motor powers the Kugoo M4 Pro. It is designed to strike a balance between speed and traction.
Due to its powerful climbing capabilities, the scooter is a fantastic option for cities with hills. Although the scooter’s declared climb angle is 12 degrees, numerous riders have reported climbing 15 degrees without any problems.
The scooter performs well thanks to its strong controller, which is significantly more potent than claimed.
The Kugoo M4 Pro’s peak speed is listed as 45 km/h (28 mph). Here, several speed tests have produced a range of outcomes. Some users have achieved top speeds of 42 km/h (26 mph), while others have reached 47 km/h (29 mph). It is reasonable to claim that 45 km/h (28 mph) is the highest speed since both are sufficiently near to Kugoo’s stated peak speed.
Battery and Range
Depending on where you purchase the scooter, the battery may vary. This particular model, which I’m examining, has a 13 Ah battery with 48 V, a capacity of 624 Wh, and a maximum driving distance of 60 kilometres on a single charge. Models with more powerful 17 Ah batteries can propel the scooter 65 km/40 mph. The battery is of a very high calibre, almost never overheats, and is housed in a highly robust battery housing that guards it from harm and moisture.
It takes the scooter 12 hours to completely charge, which is a considerable amount of time to charge.
Off-peak charging for the scooter costs around 15 pence in the UK and 10 cents in the EU, whereas peak pricing costs 19 pence in the UK and 15 cents in the EU (averaged accross most EU countries).
Weight, Dimensions, And Portability
This scooter weighs 23 kg (51 lbs), which makes it medium-heavy. The majority of individuals should be able to transport it short distances.
The folding handlebars are a significant portability victory for this scooter, which earns it additional mobility points even though its folded length is not quite short at 116 cm / 46 in. It will easily fit in most vehicle trunks and pass through doors to elevators, corridors, and other confined spaces.
The Kugoo M4 Pro’s seat, one of its defining characteristics, is incredibly practical and comfy. Since it has spring suspensions, sitting on it will not let you feel the bumps. You may always completely remove the seat if you no longer need it simply undoing a few fasteners. The M4 Pro wins this category because, as usual, I usually award bonus points to scooters that have detachable seats.
The Kugoo M4 Pro has two off-road-specific anti-skid, high-gripping tyres. On every surface, including grass, poor roads, and rough terrain, they will provide superb traction. They will also be excellent for climbing and will handle slick and damp areas with ease.
They are most likely the largest tyres on a scooter under $1,000 with a diameter and width of 10 inches and 4 inches, respectively.
The Kugoo M4 Pro will have a short stopping distance thanks to its two mechanical disc brakes, one on the front tyre and one on the back. They may be modified if necessary, but most of the time they are ready to use right out of the box.
The twin suspension system of the Kugoo M4 Pro is robust. It will feature an arm suspension in the back while having a twin spring suspension up front. The set will result in relaxing, delightful rides.
This scooter contains several powerful and practical lights almost wherever you would anticipate a top-notch scooter having them.
Strong LED lighting in the headlight makes it ideal for nighttime riding.
Turn signal lights are installed on the deck’s sides in the form of yellow lights.
In order to boost your safety at night and to let other drivers know you’re stopped, the scooter’s rear includes a bright red brake light.
A really nice, high-contrast circular display panel on the Kugoo M4 Pro shows:
- Existing speed
- Battery charge
The power button and the speed mode button are located on its right side.
On the right handlebar and above the keyhole is a display with the voltage.
The Kugoo M4 Pro’s strength in this area is yet another.
It has an IP protection grade of IPX4 to ensure that you won’t sustain any harm on wet days.
Since the weather in such regions may be extreme, scooters designed for the Russian and Eastern European markets may even have an IP66 certification. This proves that it is totally waterproof.
Simply simply, this scooter has been designed to withstand any challenging circumstances you may subject it to. That is usually a major benefit.
Gear, Accessories, Customizations
You will definitely need a sturdy helmet for this scooter since it is really powerful. I advise using the safest helmet you can stand. The best solution may even be a motorbike helmet. To choose which scooter helmet is ideal for you, see my buying guide.
The Kugoo M4 Pro’s shop page lists a few accessories, such the seat, that are available. However, the majority of other practical add-ons, like as a phone mount or a trunk, won’t be developed specifically for this scooter. Checking at the generic electric scooter accessories will definitely offer you a better chance of discovering some unique ways to personalize it. Lastly, if you often leave your scooter outdoors (which, given its weight, you probably will), you should think about obtaining a good scooter lock. It will work with a moderately priced lock from a company like Master or Krypton.
It seems that there isn’t an official Kugoo app yet.
Kugoo has a few applications, but sadly none of them seem to be functioning correctly, and all four of them have extremely low reviews. Nevertheless, some of them could be worth a try since a lot of people can still utilise them. You may see them here:
- Android Kugoo app by Imoogoo
- Android Kugoo app by ZhaiMob Studio
- For the iPhone, Dong Huang’s Kugoo mobility
- KIRIN&KUGOO for iPhone by KIRIN&KUGOO Technology
In addition to this, I advise downloading the EScooterNerds Universal Electric Scooter Helper App. In addition to the normal scooter applications, it offers extra features like checklists, calculators, guidelines, tips, and tools. Both iOS and Android are supported.
The Kugoo M4 Pro has flaws, just like every scooter.
The few cables that are visible and protrude from the Kugoo M4 Pro are my main complaint, particularly the one that runs from the stem to the deck. I would feel lot better if these wires were covered, even if the scooter is quite water-resistant.
The scooter is not precisely portable due to its fairly large bulk and proportions. It won’t be simple for everyone to carry. While the scooter is ideal for lengthy trips, any situation involving the final mile that would need several transfers to and from public transportation could be best handled by a lightweight scooter.
Fortunately, those are the only significant issues, and as you can see, none of them really constitute a deal-breaker.
Who ought to purchase the Kugoo M4 Pro?
The Kugoo M4 Pro is a blatant example of how much more advanced but more reasonably priced scooters develop over time. A scooter like this would have cost at least twice as much five years ago.
I can state with certainty that this is among the top inexpensive electric scooters available right now. It is not quite affordable, costing roughly $675, but it is also not in the centre of the pricing spectrum. With regard to quality, affordability, and safety, this scooter is an excellent option for anyone with a $700 or less to spend.
It is a wise pick for commuters and bargain shoppers both due to its excellent range and performance.
Anyone who lives in a setting that is not particularly conducive to electric scooters will find it to be the ideal option due to its dependable, durable construction, excellent suspension, and water-resistant characteristics (frequent rain and snow, bad roads, lack of dedicated lanes, etc).
Specification: KUGOO KIRIN M4 PRO REVIEW