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Megawheels S5 Electric Scooter Review

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 If you are looking for a e-scooter that offers speed with affordability, this scooter may be the one for you. Let’s talk about the Megawheels S5 Electric Scooter today, an amazing scooter created by Megawheels. This model is targeted for commuters, students and basically anyone who loves the thrill of riding around town on two wheels. 

General Specs of Megawheels S5:

With its great speed and battery life, Megawheels S5 it is versatile enough to cater to all of your needs. Now, let us get into the details of this electric scooter.

  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Maximum Load: 260 lbs
  • Max. Speed: 15.5 mph
  • Range per Charge: Approximately 13 miles
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion 36 V, 5.8 Ah
  • Charge time: 3-4 hours
  • Motor: 250W
  • Tires: 8.5-inch rubber pneumatic tires
  • Size: 43.3 x 17 x 37.8 inches
  • Rear disc brake and Micro-electronic front brake

Quality and design of Megawheels S5 Electric Scooter

The Megawheels S5 Electric Scooter is a beautiful device with a matte black finish. The body of this scooter is carved out of a powder-coated Aluminum alloy, which gives it incredible strength and sturdiness while being lightweight. The scooter weighs in at 26.5 lbs. and this makes the scooter portable and you can easily carry it around.
The scooter can carry a rider weighing up to 260 lbs. which is incredible, and more than what most other scooters support.

Now let’s talk about the design in detail.

1. Folding and Unfolding

The e scooter can be easily folded for storage and portability. All you have to do is pull up the lever on the deck and then fold down the front pole so that the latch mechanism holds the front pole securely to the rear fender. To fold, you will disengage the latch and get the front poll upright, and the entire process can be done in seconds. When folded, the scooter only measures 43.7 x 16.5 x 16.9 inches, and it’s easy to fit in the trunk of your car or your workspace

2. Brakes

The electric scooter features front electronic brakes and rear disc brakes. The front electronic brakes are operated by the handbrake located near the handlebars, and the rear disc brakes are located near the fender. While both brakes work well to bring the e-scooter to a halt, the rear disc brakes are more efficient, especially at higher speeds. The brakes are reliable and work well even when going uphill.

3. Tires

The Megawheels S5 Electric Scooter has 8.5-inch pneumatic tires. The tires work wonderfully to give you a smooth ride while riding on a bumpy road. The tires have an anti-slip and shock absorbing technology, so they are perfect on inclines and rough terrains.

4. Handlebars

On the handlebars, you have four controls. These are the brake, the throttle, the front light and the battery indicator including the power button. The throttle can be used to control the speed, and it is located to the right of the battery indicator. The brakes are present to the left, and they can be used to engage the front electronic brakes of the e-scooter. The battery indicator displays the speed and battery levels. All controls are streamlined and there is no cluttering.

5. Deck

The deck is spacious and you can fit your feet comfortably, and the width of the deck helps to stabilize the electric scooter. Towards the back, you have the fender that is made with reinforced plastic to protect the rear tire. The fender also features the paddle for the rear disc brake, so you can easily control it with your foot.

Some other great features of this e-scooter are a headlight so you can ride at night, a pedestrian bell, rear lights, and rear reflectors. These features help the scooter to stand out from its competition.

Asembly

The assembly is quick and hassle-free, as the electric scooter doesn’t come with a lot of loose parts out of the box. You only have to install the handlebars and tighten the handles to get a fully functional scooter.

Performance

You get stellar performance on the Megawheels S5 Electric scooter, thanks to its 250W motor and dual gear system. The first gear will take you to 11 Mph, and the second gear is as fast as 15.5 Mph. To switch between gears, you simply have to press the power button twice. Even though the scooter is fast, the LED lights and rear reflectors help to increase the safety of the ride.

The motor delivers incredible power, and you can easily navigate on plains and even slight inclines while going at top speed. The second gear is especially suited when going uphill, or when carrying a heavier load. Even with the great performance, the motor is very quiet and it makes riding a more comfortable experience.

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Battery

The scooter has a 5800 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which is abundant for a scooter. The manufacturer promises up to 13 miles, however, a more realistic estimate of the range is 9-10 miles when going top speed with maximum load.

The battery takes 3-4 hours to charge, and this is very fast considering the high capacity. The battery is mounted in the front poll, and this guards it against water and mud on the road. You will need to charge the battery every few days if you have a short commute, and even if you have to travel greater distances, the battery will easily carry you throughout the day. And as with most electric scooters, if worse comes to worst and you find yourself out of juice in the middle of the road, you can always use it as a kick scooter.

Our rating

Features 80%
Battery range 75%
Top speed 80%
Quality 90%
Value for money 95%

What we liked about the Megawheels S5

  • With a very economic price tag, the e-scooter will deliver incredible performance without emptying your wallet
  • The dual-speed function is great, and you can adjust the gear according to your needs
  • The battery is decent, and you won’t have to charge daily if you have a commute of around 5 miles or less
  • The 8.5-inch pneumatic tires deliver an incredibly smooth ride on uneven roads
  • The wide deck and solid aluminum body makes the scooter feel premium and sturdy
  • It is quiet! This is one of the features that we love.
  • Good customer support

What we didn't like about the Megawheels S5

  • Some users may find that the scooter is on the heavier side, and thus difficult to carry around for a long time
  • There is no place to attach a normal bike lock, and this means you can’t park your scooter outside while you are shopping or running errands
  • The charging port is inaccessible when the scooter is in folded mode
  • It may be difficult for some users to perfectly align the front pole with the rear fenders when folding down the scooter and latching them together

Conclusion

The Megawheels S5 electric scooter is a solid performer with good battery life. If you want a speedy scooter that will carry you around the whole day, this is a good choice. You get many great features like headlights, rear reflectors, a pedestrian bell, great brakes and an incredible dual gear function at a price that will not break your bank. The pneumatic tires are amazing, and the quiet motor delivers great performance.

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