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Scooter Review: The HiBoy 2 Electric Scooter

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This is a review from an actual HiBoy2 owner and the owner of an e-scooter — this is not a regular scooter. This Scooter is available through a Spanish manufacturer for roughly $400 (they also make seat attachments that make this device a ton more fun to ride around).

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I want to make it abundantly clear. This is not a sponsored post and I bought this like any other customer. The company had no part in this review.

I bought this scooter roughly about 3.5 months ago and I have very few complaints (maybe minor ones but that’s about it).

So let’s begin

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

 

Final comments: Living in a city like New York this scooter serves its purposes and then some.  In the 3.5 months since I bought it I’ve driven upwards of 321.69km (almost exactly 200 miles) and have had little to no issue.

Review:  The HiBoy 2 gets a decent mileage to the charge.  I get about 24 miles to the charge (even on top speeds and cruise control).  I primarily find my way through the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn but have also traveled through the Bronx with this scooter. One of the only pitfalls of this scooter, is, that it does not quite have the manpower to quickly get you up a minor hill (it’ll take a minute).

When I first got the scooter, HiBoy did require that I update the scooter via the HiBoy app available in the store of your phone. The app functions as your “key”; mileage tracker, speedometer, and the like.  They do make attachments for it to attach to your scooter while you are riding (this is meant for those that have headphones on because obviously you shouldn’t have your phone in hand while riding this scooter).

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The locking function only prevents the scooter from moving, alike any e-scooter, I would also recommend getting an actual bike lock so u can leave it places while traveling about.

One of the few warnings that I will say is that this scooter does pick up and go especially in cruise control.  Once you do reach your desired speed (set in your app) cruise control is by far my favorite mode.  So it’s adviseable that you watch your speeds and pay attention to the road. On an ordinary street in New York City with little to no hills and fairly OK pavemennt — this scooter does indeed keep up with cars.  If you do not have experience driving/riding in the street please do not attempt to do so. 

The brakes on this scooter function pretty well no matter the mode. I have never had an issue coming to a stop or smoothly doing so.

Tip: After periods of time (I mean I have driven mine 200+ miles)  the screws in the handlebars may come lose after so much use.  Keep a little toolbox around so u can quickly tighten the screws and keep it going.

Recommended: Yes

 


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By SHK

Sultan H. Khane II is the Editor-in-Chief of Bazaar Daily News and its 5 sister properties.

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