NAMI BURN-E 2 MAX Review
NAMI has taken their excellent flagship, BURN-E, and cost-reduced it, but they appear to have made a crucial error: they neglected to make it materially worse than the pricey version. I’m only mildly kidding here.
The BURN-E scooters are quite unique. They feature a unique riding experience and enough hand-built exotic scooter presence that you can sense it even from a distance. The fact that the entry-level BURN-E now costs roughly $3,500, with its carbon fiber stem, hand-welded aluminum frame, and acceleration that feels like the earth is being shoved back beneath you, is astounding to me.
I’m not advocating that everyone go out and purchase one. This is still a 45.0 kilogram monster, so if you need a commuter scooter that can do over 64.4 km/h and have two flights of stairs at either end of your route, the Apollo Phantom, Vsett 10+, or Mantis V2 would be better options.
However, if you have $3,500 to spend and 45.0 kgs isn’t a deal-breaker, simply get it. Due to increased brake feel, the ride quality is superb and, in all honesty, somewhat better than the original BURN-E. At any price, you won’t find a better ride quality than this.
Okay, hold off on two things before pulling the trigger. In comparison to the original BURN-top E’s speed of 78.6 km/h, the BURN-E 2’s top speed is substantially lower at 70.5 km/h and it has a smaller, less expensive battery.
Many won’t notice the change in the battery, since we were able to travel 79.1 kilometers on our BURN-E 2 compared to 85.8 kilometers on the original, but other people will miss the mouth-watering top speed.
I consider the trade-offs to be well worth it. NAMI, take my money!
This scooter unquestionably boasts one of the best designs and constructions ever produced. But the Nami Burn-E 2 Max’s immense power fully eclipses almost all of its other capabilities.
The BURN-E 2’s acceleration absolutely surpassed our expectations, keeping pace with the largest and fastest electric scooters on the planet from 0 to 56 kilometers per hour. Only when the speed reaches 64 kilometers per hour or more do the larger scooters begin to pull away.
The BURN-E 2 can maintain a speed of 56 km/h or higher when ascending almost any slope. The BURN-E 2 was the fourth-fastest production scooter we’ve ever tested on our 10 percent grade hill-climb test, finishing only half a second behind our all-time winner, the original BURN-E.
The lower performance standard is most noticeable at top speed. The BURN-E 2 is a full 24 kilometers per hour slower than the original with an ESG-certified peak speed of 70.5 kilometers per hour.
I like riding electric scooters quickly, but unless I’m out testing, I seldom want to exceed 64 km/h. Therefore, 99 percent of the time, I wouldn’t feel limited by my “only” ability to go 71 km/h.
Therefore, I believe that giving up some peak speed to save $1400 is worthwhile.
The BURN-E 2 astonished us by traveling 79.1 kilometers in high performance mode on our range test course. Only 6.8 kilometers separate it from the original BURN-E under the same circumstances. Not decent for the 20% smaller battery in the BURN-E 2.
The BURN-E 2’s braking capability was essentially the same as the original, stopping from 15 mph in 3.1 m as opposed to 3.1 m. Compared to the Nutt brakes on the first BURN-E, the new Logan 2-piston Hydraulic brakes on the BURN-E 2 feel much superior. We anticipate that the brakes on the more costly BURN-E 2 Max will feel even better since it has four-piston Logan calipers and bigger brake pads.
The Ferrari of electric scooters is NAMI. The BURN-E 2 has a better ride quality than virtually any other scooter I’ve ridden, including the original BURN-E, thanks to its hand-welded frame, carbon fiber stem, adjustable shocks, Logan brakes, and new TUOVTT tires.
The BURN-adjustable E’s suspension and welded tubular frame are unique among high-power scooters, which is why the handling is so excellent.
This is the tallest scooter in our database and fits riders from 5’7″ (1.7m) to well over 2 meters tall because to the larger bars and 12 inch higher height.
Long rides are made possible by the huge deck, which also accommodates bigger feet and allows you to alter your posture.
NAMI BURN-E 2 Features
Even though the BURN-E 2 is just 2.0 kg lighter than the original, it is still a 45-kilogram monster. You won’t want to take it anyplace by yourself, and it won’t fit in your trunk or under your desk. However, you can squeeze it inside an SUV.
Although some people may be critical of the non-folding handlebars and the delayed stem folding, we appreciate that they were designed for superb handlebar and stem-feel since portability isn’t the focus of this scooter. This would be affected in the same way that a semi-truck would be affected by folding mirrors if folding handlebars were added.
The stem latch mechanism is distinctive, well-made, and always fits snugly.
Be cautious when pushing up on the stem to fold the bike since we mentioned the short brake cable in our earlier review, and it is still a touch too short.
The stunning display has a USB charging socket for your phone and, as usual, seems to be a little brighter than our original BURN-E. On a beast scooter, it also includes cruise control, which allows you to choose your pace. However, we’re not sure how beneficial that feature is. Although we like thumb throttles, we don’t really like this one. We’d love to see NAMI convert from the large paddle-style throttle they’re using here to something more like to the vertically rotating throttles seen on rental scooters.
The BURN-E 2 features the powerful headlight that a swift scooter needs to see far enough in front of it at night. It is still quite excellent, albeit not quite as powerful as the all-time greats, the Wolf Warrior series.
We reported the turn signals not being visible from behind to the original BURN-E. We were thus pleased to notice that they did not wrap around the rear. Although the right turn signal and brake light are unfortunately hidden by the new hookup for the rear motor, we believe other drivers will still get the message.
We like the NAMI’s spacious deck and the cleverly placed grip tape strips, which seem to provide little traction but really provide. The form of the deck is almost as impressive as its sheer size. Your feet can make full use of every square inch of space thanks to the tapering sections’ precise alignment with the most popular postures. The back footrest still functions well if you have adult-sized feet, despite some people complaining that it has a large hole in the centre.
Here is a rundown of some additional notable changes between the BURN-E and BURN-E 2. We’ve already discussed the steering damper, bigger bars, and Logan brakes.
One way the BURN-E saves money, other from utilizing a smaller battery, is by employing generic battery cells. Over the course of 500 charges, generic cells will likely lose 5 percent more of their charging capacity, but that still equates to roughly 25,000 miles, which is a significant amount for a scooter.
The BURN-E 2 now comes with a single 5A charger that will charge it fully from empty to full in about 6 hours. I appreciate that the fan lets you know when it’s charging, but if you have to be in the same room, the sound may become annoying.
Although the IP rating is still IP55, there has been a noticeable improvement in waterproofing, and the fenders are still excellent.
Now that the motors can be disconnected from the main harness, changing tires will be much easier.
Although the damper now serves as the steering stop when fitted, it now has a steering stop that is more bending-resistant.
There are little upgrades everywhere! Larger heads on rotor bolts, deck bolts, and fender bolts have been included to the update of fasteners. Although it may not seem like a huge problem, this will stop many stripped screw heads.
The belly pan’s welding is the next step. Although it can’t ride, it looks lot better.
Although the new motor plug partly obscures them, the turn signals now wrap around the whole rear of the vehicle and look fantastic.
We seldom discuss the box itself, but let’s just say that it wasn’t the best-designed box ever. We were so pleased to see the BURN-E 2 come double packaged and in fantastic shape.
Tires Instead of the 28 cm CST brand tires we’ve seen on every 28 cm scooter, our BURN-E 2 came with TUOVTT 28 cm x 8.9 cm tires. Although they seemed a little less stable in a straight line than the CST tires on our original NAMI BURN-E, they had greater cornering feel than the CSTs. Due to the similar tread pattern used by TUOVTT and CST tires, few people will notice the difference and few people will feel it.
Waterproofing and riding in the rain or snow
Even on certain high-end scooters, a genuine waterproof certification is quite uncommon. There are several motor scooters on the market that have exposed components that are dangerous to operate in damp environments.
The Nami Burn-E 2 Max, on the other hand, differs in that its frame has an IP55 waterproof certification. The frame is shielded against water sprays, rain, and inhalation of dust. The IP67 certification, one of the greatest water protection requirements in the game, is significantly stronger on other important parts like the display, controllers, and connections.
Due to this, riding a scooter is safe in the rain, snow, on muddy trails, and on difficult terrain. It’s an excellent option for individuals who reside in wet climates and even for those who like the odd off-road ride.
Each scooter must have a robust suspension in order to be a whole all-terrain model.
The Nami Burn-E 2 Max employs dual adjustable hydraulic suspension for shock absorption. The system makes use of 165 mm coil-shock springs that are located on the scooter’s front and back ends.
By adjusting the little red dampening knob located on the backside of the deck, you may change the suspension to the appropriate level.
Screen, handlebars, and controls
The Nami Burn-E 2 Max features a much larger color smart display than the majority of other e-scooters, which have a tiny circular screen that displays the crucial riding information.
You may view the current on it:
- the distance covered since the previous start
- miles travelled overall
Problems and what to know
The footrest of the Nami Burn-E 2 Max is unlike anything you have ever seen in terms of design. It resembles a holding bar more than a footrest because of the integrated footrest’s aperture in the center. The footrest may be a little unpleasant to walk on and keep your foot on for extended periods of time due to its design. However, the enormous deck, which can support both of your feet on it, more than makes up for this.
Additionally, the scooter is really hefty. Although not as hefty as the most substantial versions available, it will still be a problem for many individuals. The footrest, which used as a bar to pick up the scooter, is a reasonable trade-off, but keep in mind that you won’t be carrying it about in your arms too often.
The display and the settings menu are where I’ve found all of the other issues with the Nami Burn-E 2 Max.
The menu itself is a little difficult to operate, so it could take a few weeks of use (and a few times through the instructions) before you really grasp it. To find the optimum riding settings that are right for you, there are a ton of modifications that can and should be made with the mode, suspension, and P-sets.
The accuracy of the display has some problems as well. This is mostly due to the speedometer, which is not entirely accurate and has somewhat inaccurate mileage. This problem was noticed by a few other customers as well, thus there could be some type of software flaw detected in a certain scooter series. Although it won’t in any way impact your riding, it’s a good idea to be aware of your precise speed.
Who should not get the Nami Burn-E 2 Max?
One of the quickest scooters on the market is the Nami Burn-E 2 Max. As a result, it won’t be a suitable option for any novice riders who haven’t yet gained scooter riding expertise. Beginner riders may not be able to fully exploit the scooter’s capabilities since it may seem excessively strong and difficult to operate. In my advice on the best scooters for beginners, you may discover something lot better suited for first-time owners if you’re seeking to purchase your first scooter.
Additionally, I wouldn’t advise this scooter to casual riders seeking for a straightforward city commuter. Another drawback of the Nami Burn-E 2 Max is its portability, which is essential for urban commuters.
Similar to the previous point, this scooter won’t appeal to individuals who value portability more than superior performance. The Nami Burn-E 2 Max several characteristics that make it an all-purpose scooter, but there was a significant trade-off made in terms of its lack of mobility. The scooter is excessively large, heavy, and takes a long time to fold up to be carried about in your arms.
And last, before purchasing the scooter, one should seriously evaluate the Nami Burn-E 2 Max’s pricing. Even if the scooter is worth every penny, for some individuals, it may be rather expensive.
Who should get the Nami Burn-E 2 Max Electric Scooter?
Only experienced riders who have no trouble operating a high-performance electric scooter should choose the Nami Burn-E 2 Max.
For riders looking for adrenaline-fueled excursions and thrill-seekers alike, the Nami Burn-E 2 Max is the finest option. Only a small number of scooters are faster than this one. But the Nami Burn-E 2 Max has more than made up for all of these other alternatives’ noticeable drawbacks, which are mostly related to their features.
This bike beloved by those who have a geeky side and like tinkering with the settings on their gadgets. Those who like customizing things will enjoy the distinctive and multipurpose display as well as the various modification possibilities.
The Nami Burn-E 2 Max is one of the market’s top performers overall, vying for first position as the strongest and finest electric scooter overall.
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