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Who says scooters are only for kids? You may be surprised, but they can save you a whole lot of time when getting from one place to another. Whether it’s across the street or from the MRT to the office, these dependable rides will get you there safe, fast and without a fuss. Here are some of our picks this season.

 

White & Black Trading

Ride along on the emicro one, a hybrid scooter that allows the chance for a workout when you need one. Check out more great scooters (non-electric) from White & Black Trading in the gallery above.

Why get it:

Using a mix of kick-off and motor power, this lightweight and foldable ride offers something a little different than the typical scooter. Each kick and push ramps up the electric motor and increases your speed. Ride along at speeds as fast as 25km/h and climb uphill with ease using the slope support mechanism that increases its motor power. Choose from three different riding modes: eco, standard and sport.

Fast facts:

  • Price: $1,395
  • Rider weight: Up to 100kg
  • Scooter weight: 7.5kg
  • Charge time: One hour
  • Colour/s: Black

Where to buy it:

Get it online at whiteandblacktrading.com.

 

Segway

Segway miniPRO Ninebot
Take a leisurely ride on the Segway miniPRO Ninebot

If you like going hands-free, you’ll be sure to love the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO. Glide along easily using just your knees for steering.

Why get it:

With precision sensors that capture body movement and a handy knee control bar, stay in balance and on track on this high-tech number. Expect a comfortable ride with its customisable steering bar to fit your height and padded controls. Stay safe with its magnesium alloy frame that provides high shock absorption and the headlight and taillights that can be seen from as far as five metres.

Fast facts:

  • Price: $1,199
  • Rider weight: Up to 100kg
  • Scooter weight: 12.8kg
  • Charge time: Four hours
  • Colour/s: Black or white

Where to buy it:

Get it online at segwayminipro.com.sg. Or get a taste by renting them for the day at the new Segway outlet at Marina Bay (Under the bridge behind the Merlion at One Fullerton).

 

INOKIM

INOKIM Light electric scooter
Speed along on the INOKIM Light

Stand out from the crowd with the INOKIM Light. Pick from a series of funky colours and be on your way.

Why get it:

Compact and streamline, this electric scooter can be carried out and about with ease – even the handlebars are foldable! Keep track of how fast you’re going, plus your distance and battery level, on the handy LCD screen. There are also front and rear lights that will keep you visible at night.

Fast facts:

  • Price: $1,199
  • Rider weight: Up to 100kg
  • Scooter weight: 12 to 14kg
  • Charging time: Four to five hours
  • Colour/s: Black, white, orange, blue and green

Where to buy it:

Falcon PEV Showroom (#06-06 Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road) or buy online at falconpev.com.sg.

 

Stigo

STIGO electric scooter
Say goodbye to tired legs with the STIGO

Live the dream with the Stigo, a lightweight scooter that comes with a seat – great for those who need to travel longer distances.

Why get it:

Unlike a regular bicycle seat, this scooter offers wider and more comfortable seating. Its riding position allows for even distribution of body weight and accommodates the natural shape of the spine, making the ride a less straining one. When folded, it can be simply rolled along like an upright trolley, making it easy to take on the bus or train.

Fast facts:

  • Price: $1,999
  • Rider weight: Up to 100kg
  • Scooter weight: 1kg / 15.3kg
  • Charging time: Three-and-a-half hours
  • Colour/s: Black

Where to buy it:

Falcon PEV Showroom (#06-06 Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road) or buy online at falconpev.com.sg.

 

i-Max

iMax Q5 electric scooter
You won’t need to burn a hole in your pocket with the iMax Q5

Known for its sturdiness and affordability, get your hands on the i-Max Q5 for an easy daily commute.

Why get it:

Offering excellent front and rear suspension for greater shock absorption, this scooter gives a smooth ride. Scoot along in comfort and refer to the screen for details on trip time and more. Slope climbing will also be a breeze thanks to the new 350W motor. When not in use, fold it with just two easy steps.

Fast facts:

  • Price: $999
  • Rider weight: Up to 100kg
  • Scooter weight: 13kg
  • Charging time: Four to five hours
  • Colour/s: Black and silver

Where to buy it:

Falcon PEV Showroom (#06-06 Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road) or buy online at falconpev.com.sg.

 

Top Tips for Buying a Scooter

“Find one with a warranty that applies overseas in case you decide to relocate.” – White & Black Trading

“Make sure you can find spare parts easily in case of wear-and-tear or damage.” – White & Black Trading

“Ensure your scooter meets the Land Transport Authority (LTA) approved guidelines.” – Segway

“Don’t be fooled by extremely cheap scooters as they may compromise on quality and safety.” – Segway

“Ensure that it comes with after-sales service such as maintenance and warranty and so on.” – Falcon PEV

“Consider your usage – i.e., if you need something lightweight for public transport or comfortable for a long-distance ride.” – Falcon PEV

  

Why not pick up a scooter for your kids too? Or, see our other tips on living in Singapore.

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