The Viro Rides Vega Electric Scooter is a top-notch option for children chiefly because the weight limit is capped at 120 pounds.
Here we will review this hibrid scooter that is offering a scooter and mini bike experience in a neat and comfortable package.
General Specs of Viro Rides Vega Electric Scooter:
- L x W x H- 38.4×15.9×38.0 inches
- Net weight- 19.7kg(43.43 lbs)
- Wheel base- 775mm
- Recommended load- 37-54 kg(81-120 lbs)
- Ground clearance- 17mm
- IP Rating- IPx4
- Tire- 7 inch solid tire
- Max speed- 10 mph(16 km/h)
- Max range- 9.6 km(6 miles)
- Motor- DC Brush Motor
- Voltage- 24V
- Power output- 100W
- Torque- <=0.45N.m
- Battery & Capacity- Sealed lead-acid, 120 Wh
- Battery Voltage- 24V 5Ah(2 x 12V)
- Charger Input- 100-240 VAC
- Charger Output- 600mA
- Charging time- 10-12 hours
- Charging temp- <= 40oC
Quality and design of Viro Rides Vega Electric scooter
The Viro Rides Vega Transforming 2-in-1 electric scooter was designed with one thing in mind, children and safety. The scooter is meant extensively for kids, hence safety takes priority above anything else.
Its sturdy and bulky build makes it suitable for rough handling that usually associated with kids.
The left handlebar has the brakes while the right contains the throttle, propelling the scooter with speeds up to 10mph (a relatively safe zone for children riding around the neighbourhood).
The chain drive is sheathed nicely under the foot stand. The front wheelbase also has a pair of footrest allowing for comfortable and smooth rides.
The kickstand is also quite big and holds up the scooter nicely and reliably.
However changing from scooter mode to mini bike mode and vice versa is a bit of a hassle. The assembly is not the simplest as it takes a while to learn all the steps. You might have to help your kid with the first few times before they learn to it on their own.
Asembly for Viro Rides Vega Electric scooter
As mentioned before, assembling and transforming the Viro Rides Vega can be overwhelming. The three effective modes include Unfolded, Mini Bike mode, and Scooter mode.
After unpacking, you have to press the deck button first and move onto unfolding the scooter.
You might want to consult the manual. It’s tricky but not impossible. The seat is adjustable as well. Once you’ve set it up, you can micro-adjust the adjustments according to the needs of your child.
Changing into the scooter mode is equally complicated. You have to lower the seats and push it downwards. After unlatching the neck clamp, you can lower the seat towards the ground. Once again, consult the manual. The visual cues will make the job a whole lot easier.
Performance for Viro Rides Vega Electric scooter
Viro Rides Vega Transforming 2-in-1 electric scooter is no powerhouse. With a max mileage of 6 miles and a high speed of 10 mph, commuting to work and casual adventures is out of the question.
The two 24V batteries are best used for traveling around the neighbourhood.
Chain drives are also outdated technology. One that produces a whole deal of noise and not so efficient when it comes to the mileage.
And let’s not forget the max load capacity of 120 lbs, where the average weight of an adult is in the vicinity of 137 lbs.
Even during our testing, we found that the scooter struggled a lot with an adult. It wobbled quite badly to the point where we almost lost balance. However, there were no such problems with kids
The reinforced shielding all over the scooter ensures your child doesn’t hurt themselves on the surface of the scooter.
It is an expensive toy, one that is worth the money but is meant solely for your child, and it is probably the best one out there.
Battery life and charging time
As you have guessed, the Vega electric scooter is neither high on mileage nor is it going to win any rewards in regards to charging time.
The scooter is powered by two 12V lead-acid batteries. It only manages to squeeze out a mere 6 miles of travel distance on a full charge. Perfect for your kid, not for anything else.
The scooter is catered to kids. Hence all the specifications are capped at the bare minimum, chiefly for safety purposes.
Given the size of the batteries, we assumed the charging time would also be quite less. However, that is not the case.
The Viro Rides Vega Transforming 2-in-1 electric scooter requires a whopping 10-12 hours to fully charge its batteries, which is a considerably long time. So make sure to plug it in every night or be prepared to face the wrath of the little titans the following day.
What we liked about Viro Rides Vega Electric scooter
- The Scooter is a great choice for kids
- Reinforced chassis and covered parts ensure that your kiddies don’t get hurt while having fun
- Simple controls, throttle on the right hand and brakes on the left
- Two in one, electric scooter and mini-bike in a single package
- Handlebar height is also easily adjustable, making it suitable for a wide range of children
- Heavy duty and retractable foot pegs for arduous adventures through the neighbourhood
- Dual kickstands for superior balance on Vera Rides
- The seat height is also adjustable for kids of varying age(in the vicinity of 8 years of age)
What we didn't like about Viro Rides Vega Electric scooter
- Contrary to what it says on the box and online stores, the bike is hard to set up
- Transitioning from scooter to minibike mode and vice versa is a pain the buttocks until you’l get the hang of it
- Disassembling the whole thing requires serious muscle, rarely seen in 8-year-olds
- Lead-acid batteries are outdated and the efficiency falls sharply a few years down the line
- Long charging time(10-12hours) with an equally short runtime(~40 minutes on continuous usage)
- Adult intervention is required when switching from one mode to another
- The instruction manual is not TOO helpful when it comes to assembling the whole thing out of the box
The Viro Rides Vega Electric Scooter is a decent all-rounder scooter. They are not meant for adults but adult supervision is required to set them up.
Everything about the scooter is catered to children. It’s well-protected and offers effortless easy-to-learn controls suitable for any 8 years old.
The Vega suffers from the mileage and the long charge time but it’s meant for kids anyway, so that shouldn’t be a problem. All in all, the Vega is a neat package if you can overlook the complicated setup and transformation procedure and the mileage.