NAMI BURN-E 2 Review
Few scooters have rendered us utterly speechless, but many have transformed us to exuberant children. This has been achieved by the NAMI Burn-e 2.
The introduction of the NAMI Burn-e sent the scooter community into a dizzy trance. It altered the course of events and set a precedent that even caused Dualtron, the Goliath of ultra-performance scooters, to falter. The only drawback was the price. Enter the NAMI Burn-E 2, the new sibling that will leave riders at all skill levels in amazement despite having a smaller motor and battery.
For a scooter to be this powerful and well-built at this pricing is nearly unbelievable. We haven’t even mentioned the imperious ride quality, yet here we are. The Burn-e 2 features the greatest suspension we’ve ever tested thanks to its KKE hydraulic suspension, a market leader. It even outperforms far more costly devices like the outrageously priced $6,490 Dualtron X2.
We’ve evaluated every kind of electric scooter, from entry-level to high-end, quick to long-range, street to off-road, and everything in between, and the NAMI Burn-e 2 has recently become our top pick.
Consider the Mantis Pro V2, a highly regarded performance scooter with two twin 60V 1000W engines. The Mantis can reach 15 mph in little under two seconds, 25 mph in under four, and 30 mph in under five. Although this is quick, the Burn-e 2’s stronger 72V motors are clearly more effective when compared to it. The Burn-e accelerates to 15 mph in 1.8 seconds, 25 mph in 3.2 seconds, and 30 mph in 4.2 seconds.
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 kilometres per hour. Only when the speed reaches 64 kilometres 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 nearly 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 champ, the original BURN-E.
The lower performance standard is most noticeable at top speed. The BURN-E 2 is a full 24 kilometres per hour slower than the original with an ESG-certified peak speed of 70.5 kilometres per hour.
I enjoy 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 travel 71 km/h.
Therefore, I feel that giving up some peak speed to save $1400 is worthwhile.
The BURN-E 2 astonished us by travelling 79.1 kilometres in high performance mode on our range test course. Only 6.8 kilometres separate it from the original BURN-E in the same circumstances. Not bad 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 because 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 fibre stem, adjustable shocks, Logan brakes, and new TUOVTT tyres.
Rebound-damping may be adjusted on the shocks to range from bouncy to extremely smooth. The BURN-adjustable E’s suspension and welded tubular frame are unique among high-power scooters, which is why the handling is so excellent.
Check out our NAMI setup video to learn how to get the most out of your BURN-E, whatever of the type you have, if you want it to behave like the race bike I rode to win a road racing title.
Below 56 kilometres per hour, it’s difficult to tell the two models apart in terms of sheer power.
Even in “X” mode, the sine-wave motor controllers provide you incredibly smooth throttle control, but if you want to tame it even more, it also has five adjustable riding modes.
The dead area in the throttle is still present but is still simple to avoid on the scooter, which does have its idiosyncrasies. Place your thumb on the housing, then wiggle it into the lever.
When your thumb is level with the housing, the throttle engages. Additionally, when you hit a bump, anchoring stops you from accidentally accelerating.
Two changes have been made to increase high-speed stability: the bars are now 69 cm broad rather than 61 cm and a half, and
This is the tallest scooter in our database and fits riders from 5’7″ (1.7m) to well over 2 metres tall because to the larger bars and 12 inch higher height.
Long rides are made possible by the huge deck, which also accommodates larger feet and allows you to alter your posture.
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 into an SUV.
Although some people will be critical of the non-folding handlebars and the delayed stem folding, we appreciate that they were designed for superb handlebar and stem-feel because 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 because 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 always, 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 adore thumb throttles, we don’t particularly 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 good, albeit not quite as strong 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 therefore 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 understand the message.
Instead of the 28 cm CST brand tyres we’ve seen on every 28 cm scooter, our BURN-E 2 arrived with TUOVTT 28 cm x 8.9 cm tyres. Although they seemed a little less stable in a straight line than the CST tyres 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 tyres, few people will notice the difference and few people will feel it.
We adore the NAMI’s spacious deck and the cleverly placed grip tape strips, which appear to provide little traction but actually 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 perfectly 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 differences 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 utilising 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 get 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 tyres will be much easier.
Although the damper now serves as the steering stop when installed, 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 might 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 partially 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.
For whom is this scooter intended? The BURN-E 2 and other 45 kilogram beast scooters are, to be quite honest, for serious scooter aficionados. Nobody needs a scooter’s performance for their commute, and understanding this scooter’s complete tenability requires a certain level of scooter neediness.
The BURN-E 2 is for riders who want a hand-built, luxury scooter’s rarity, long range, and riding quality but are ready to forgo a name-brand battery and a dizzying peak speed to save $1,400.
How wonderful this scooter is for the price really astounds me.
The most stylish scooter is this one, which costs roughly $35,000.
In essence, it’s a Lexus-priced Ferrari of scooters.
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