I am sooooo pleased with my purchase of this 2022 EMove Cruiser (1000W nominal, 1600W peak) (refurbished) from VoroMotors in February 2023. I intentionally delayed writing this review until now so I could give prospective buyers my very best review, and not just the common "So excited about this new scooter I just bought yesterday!" kind of review.
I've had this Cruiser 7 months now, and I've put 1,200 miles on it (which I would have never thought I, as a grown man, would do). I've done all kinds of riding on it (except off roading), and here's a quick list of pros and cons from my perspective after 1,200 miles.
- Great build quality (frame, stem, body). This scooter has amazingly endured my 170lbs (but sometimes adding up to total of 265lbs. load) for seven months now. I'm careful with it, don't abuse it, but still I put it through its paces with up to 265lbs weight (don't ask), and it has endured beautifully. HOWEVER, one bolt (the black M35mm bolt) in the stem mechanism did break early on, which could have been very bad news. I replaced it for a couple bucks, using a longer bolt not as susceptible to breaking, and I've had no problem since. BUT you do need to regularly check all screws for tightness, and I recommend using blue locktite which has kept them from coming loose again.
- Top speed: I'm 170lbs and get GPS-confirmed 30mph on a flat as long as battery is 75%-100%, and I duck down out of wind. When battery is down to 30% I can still get 25mph if I duck and ride low. Uphills are a different story, which I'll get to down below. Fastest downhill I've ever gotten is 34mph.
- Tubeless air-filled tires: Voro claims these tubeless tires get far less flats. Well, I've had no true flat tires in my 1,200 miles of riding. The front tire did go flat at the start of one ride (about 750 miles ago), but I just reinflated the tire (no punctures) and it hasn't happened again since then. I'm careful to avoid potholes and other pitfalls, but I'm super happy to have gone 1,200 miles with no flats, or needs to replace / fix tires.
- Range: It is what they claim. I live in a very hilly region, but on the flattest paved path we have available for me to do an actual range test, I managed 46 miles on a full charge (220lbs. load weight) going 23-24 mph average the entire way. I'll repeat: 46 miles going a constant 23-24 mph (average) with 220lbs. total load. And by the way, that's when I also rolled over 1,000 miles on the odometer, so it wasn't as if the battery was brand new at that time. Technically, I only used 90% of the battery (because fully depleting it isn't advisable), and I still went 46 miles at a constant 23-24mph average.
Deck space: They say it's got one of the biggest decks of any scooter. It's remarkable. I love the versatility it gives for different stances (positions). Sometimes it feels like a longboard (long skateboard) or surfboard under my feet, and I love changing positions just for the sheer fun of it while riding. I find joy just carving and cutting around my neighborhood in 1st gear (up to 10mph), chasing my kids on bikes, although I'm also a speed junky at heart.
Accessories: I love the seat attachment ($65). If you are trying to decide between buying a stand-up scooter, or a seated bike, get the EMove Cruiser, and you can have the best of both worlds! I keep the seat mount permanently on the back of the Cruiser. It's pretty small and doesn't take up much space (you can even rest your back foot on it). I rarely use the seat, but when I want to, it takes literally 5-10 seconds to just drop it in the mount, and now I have a seated scooter. How could it get any better?
Portability: Because I'm a weightlifter who can easily toss 55 lbs. around, this thing is a perfect weight for my personal circumstances, as follows: I'm on the second floor, so I have to carry this scooter up and down two flights of stairs almost daily. That's not super enjoyable, but I can handle the weight. But the biggest pros are the folding handlebars and quick stem release which make this thing fold down so small and narrow, it can fit almost anywhere. Why don't other scooters do this!? I can fit this thing in my living room, my gym where I exercise, my SUV and my van. Again, it's not the lightest scooter on the market, but I'll bet it's the lightest and smallest scooter for the amazing range (and decent speed) it offers.
- It might not be fair to call this a "con," but if speed, power, torque, hill climbing, or offroading are your greatest desire, the EMove Cruiser isn't your best choice. While I can hit 30mph when fully charged and on flat ground, it drops to 14-20mph on up hills. This has been livable to me for the past 1,200 miles because I'm not riding in real traffic or commuting, but the limitations in top speed and torque led me to recently buy a Wolf Warrior 11 Pro+.
- Lastly, the stem rotates / turns when folded down, which is just a ...