Packed with the best kickscooter’s features, the Ninebox Max Scooter by Segway is one of the most popular electric scooters today. In fact, it’s equipped with a powerful motor and bigger batteries, making it one of the most reliable e-scooters for long rides! Not only that, it’s sleek and portable design makes this Segway scooter a head turner too!
If you want to learn more about the Segway-Ninebot Max, you’re in the right place! We’ll review the Segway-Ninebot Max Kickscooter according to range, power, design, safety and price. We’ll also show you how it stacks up against other popular scooters like the Xiaomi Mi M365!
What we like
What we don’t like
Industrial-grade Aluminum Alloy
Drum Brake + Electrical Brake
10 in pneumatic tires
Max speed: 30kph (18.6mph)
Range:65 km(40.4 miles)
Max weight: 220lbs
Max incline: 20°
Battery: 551 Wh
The main reason why the crowd loves the Ninebot Max is its impressive range. As a matter of fact, with a range of 40 miles or 65 km, it has the longest range in the market. And you can not find any scooter under $1000 that has this range.
If you’re not familiar with Segway, it’s an American e-scooter company that has been producing self-balancing transport since 1993. In 2015, it acquired the Beijing robot transport company, Ninebot Inc., and started introducing some of the best self-balancing scooters in the world.
As scooters become a more popular alternative to commuting, people are starting to look for better features like longer range, more efficient tires and better waterproofing. And one of the best things about the Segway-Ninebot company is they listen to their customers. In 2020, upgrading their scooters according to the customers’ requests, Segway released the Ninebot Max.
Segway Ninebot Max Review
Just like the other electric scooters in the market today, the Ninebot Max is built with an industrial-grade aluminium alloy. This material is used extensively not only for scooters but for bicycles too because of its unique properties. The alloy is strong and durable as steel but much more lighter, making it ideal for portable vehicles.
The Max kickscooter has a very sturdy construction making it a very reliable commuting machine for adults. Just like Segway’s other scooters it has a clean and integrated frame design. The only difference is that the 9bot Max has a darker gray finish and yellow highlights on its two wheels.
Another reason customers love Segway is because of their scooters’ foldable feature. This feature enables riders to easily carry it up on a few flights of stairs or bring the scooter inside buildings or offices. In addition to that, it makes it easier to store it in the car and provide you extra space for your other belongings.
Unfolded, the Segway-Ninebot Max measures 45.9 x 18.6 x 47.4 inches. When folded, it measures 21 inches high which is around 3 inches shorter than half its original height. Although it is much smaller folded compared to the other electric scooters, the main issue with the 9bot Max is it is a bit heavy. At 19 kg, it can be very difficult to carry it for long hours or if you’re a small person.
Unlike its predecessors, the 9bot Max has a complex but much better waterproof rating. First, the exterior of this scooter has a waterproof rating of IPX5. With this rating, the Ninebot max is guaranteed to sustain low-pressure water jet sprays. Thanks to this, you are assured that your scooter can resist light rain showers.
In addition to the exterior waterproofing, Segway also has waterproofed the Ninebot Max’s core components. This scooter has an excellent IPX7 waterproof rating which is considerably high compared to other scooters in the market. And with this type of protection, you can go through shallow poodles or submerge it in water no deeper than 1 meter.
With a powerful 350W electric motor, the Ninebot Max is significantly more powerful than the standard 250W powered scooters. It has a maximum power rating of 800 watts that makes it reach its top speed of 30kph in just a few seconds. Because of this, you can definitely enjoy a speedy commute which is faster than the average scooters used in the scooter-sharing industry.
The thing that riders love about the Max Kickscooter is it’s long range. Thanks to its 551Wh battery, it can travel a maximum range of 64km. And compared to the other scooters in the same price category, the Segway-Ninebot Max is the obvious winner when it comes to maximum range!
Another impressive feature that the Ninebot Max has is its maximum angle. Because of its powerful motor, it can tackle slopes with up to 20 degree incline!
This is a pretty good feature no other scooters under the $1000 price range can perform.
Because of the powerful batteries, the 9bot Max will take a bit longer to charge. It has a charging time of 6hrs which is 1 hr longer compared to the Xiaomi M365. The good thing is, this electric scooter has an easy access and usb-compatible built-in charger!
This is a great feature to have for easy re-charging when the battery drains while you’re travelling.
Although the Ninebot Max lacks suspension, it is equipped with 10 inches pneumatic tires and a very solid frame construction.The pneumatic tires are quite shock absorbent and can provide a less bumpy ride on uneven surfaces. And because of the self-healing rubber material you are assured that you will not get flat tires when riding on rough roads.
Speed isn’t only Ninebot Max’s main feature, its revolutionary braking system is another great innovation from Segway too. It is equipped with a front-wheel drum brake and a back-wheel regenerative brake. This dual-brake system isn’t only powerful but it also makes the overall braking system much more efficient too.
All the revolutionary features we’ve discussed above come at a great price. With a price of around $1000, Ninebot Max can be very expensive to some people. But if you own an iPhone or iPad, rationally speaking, the Max kickscooter’s price is a steal. With all its features and the savings you can get from riding a scooter to work, the Ninebot Kickscooter is definitely worth its price!
Segway Ninebot Max Features
Aside from the main aspects we’ve discussed, Ninebot Max has more exciting and additional features that will make you want it more. Here are some of them:
Ninebot MAX LED Dashboard
Most electric scooters only have a battery display and some even don’t have any dashboard at all. The Ninebot Max on the other hand has a simple yet intuitive dashboard that shows more information including speed, power and riding mode. It also has an impressive brightness enabling you to read these displays in direct sunlight or even during night rides.
In addition to that, it is much more interactive too as it lets you control the lights and mode without using any app. The single yellow button will help you choose different riding modes.
The Ninebot Max has 4 smart riding modes.
- ECO or Economic Mode:
Max Speed of 10kph
- D or Standard Drive Mode
Max Speed of 20kph.
- S or Sport Mode
Max Speed of 30kph
- Power Assist Mode:
The Ninebot Max is also equipped with a bright LED light mounted on the back of the LED dashboard. This high position gives a wider light projection and lets you see more easily in the dark. In addition, it also has a rear red LED brake light to help motorists spot you instantly during night rides.
Now you’ve seen all the reasons to buy the Segway Ninebot Max. We highly recommend this scooter for people looking for a faster and more reliable scooter under the $1000 price range. Furthermore it has the best dashboard in the market. And thanks to its superior IPX5 and IPX7 waterproof rating, you will never worry about encountering some light showers during your long rides.
We found three aspects about this scooter that you should consider before buying this scooter.
First is that the Ninebot Max is quite heavy at 19kg. If your commute doesn’t require you longer time carrying it, then we think this is not a deal breaker. But if you want something lighter, you might want to consider buying the Segway ES1 or the Xiaomi M365 instead.
Second, the Ninebot Max doesn’t have any suspension. So, if you need to go through rough and bumpy roads on your ride to work, this scooter may not be for you. You might want to buy off road scooters instead that can handle all types of terrains.
Thirdly, the drum brakes and the electrical brakes are quite redundant for a dual-brake system. Because the Ninebot Max produces faster speeds, a mechanical disc brake is much more suitable as it can provide greater braking power compared to the drum brake.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Ninebot Max
How do I activate Ninebot Max?
Before using the Ninebot Max, make sure you have read the Riding Safety Guidelines using the Segway-Ninebot App. If you’re using it for the very first time, the Ninebot Max is not yet activated.
- To activate, install the App on your mobile device first.
- Power on the Ninebot Max and connect your electric scooter via Bluetooth. You will hear a beep if it connects successfully.
- The app will then give you detailed steps on how to activate your Ninebot Max.
How do you use Ninebot in Kickscooter Max?
Before riding your electric scooter, always make sure you are wearing protective helmets and gears.
- Power on your Ninebot Max and stand on the footrest using one of your foot.
- You need to kick or push off first to start gliding.
- You can then place your other foot on the footrest to find your balance and stabilize the scooter.
- To increase your speed, use your right hand throttle
- To slow down, release the right hand throttle and squeeze the brake lever located on your left handle bar.
How do I clean my Ninebot Max?
You can use a wet cotton fabric, cloth or sponge to clean your Ninebot Max’s main frame. To remove caked dirts or stubborn grimes, you can use a toothbrush and toothpaste to scrub it away. Then wipe it again with a soft wet sponge or fabric.
What is the tire pressure for a Segway Ninebot?
Tire pressure can affect your steering response, tire durability and your scooter’s stability. That’s why it is very important to regularly check your tire pressure. The tire pressure for the Ninebot Max is 22-37 psi.
How long does Segway Ninebot Max last?
On a single full battery charge, the Ninebot Max can reach a 60km travel distance. And with a max speed of 20-25kph, it can last up to 3hours depending on how you use it. As you may already know, faster speeds can drain your battery much faster!