The first time I went to take the Segway P100S for a spin, it was as if I’d touched a Lawmaster Motorcycle from Judge Dredd. The entire factor began flashing lights and blaring a loud siren. That’s after I realized it has an anti-theft alarm on by default that detects “unusual movements.” I promptly turned this characteristic off, however I suppose it’s a pleasant deterrent should you have to depart this factor exterior for quite a lot of minutes.
The P100S is a cumbersome, burly electrical kick scooter, and it’s one among Segway’s pricier fashions at $2,000. But meaning it’s quick, has fairly nice vary, and consists of loads of bells and whistles you’d need, together with flip indicators and customizable pace modes by way of the companion app. Price isn’t the one sacrifice for the characteristic set although—it’s 73 kilos.
If you are not in a walk-up and the burden hasn’t put you off, then I’ve to say that the P100S is kind of presumably the smoothest trip I’ve ever skilled on an escooter. The acceleration from the 650-watt brushless DC motor does not have any sudden jolts—it is a good buildup. This coupled with the scooter’s 10.5-inc tubeless tires and the double-wishbone suspension additionally makes for a buttery easy roll on flat roads. You’ll nonetheless really feel the deeper bumps on the street, however I used to be tremendous snug using this factor throughout New York City.
Some scooters with app connectivity simply allow you to use the app to test your trip knowledge and switch some options on or off, after which there are others that allow you to go loopy and tweak a bunch of issues. The P100S falls into the latter camp, and I adore it. I used to be in a position to customise the Drive mode to solely go 15 mph, as per New York City law. Then I let Sport mode hit the max pace of 24 mph (you possibly can toggle on a setting to let it go even quicker at 30 mph, however it’s overkill).
The app additionally enables you to change the RGB lighting on the scooter, set a charging restrict to guard the lifespan of the battery, and set the energy of the regenerative braking. The latter robotically kicks in whenever you let go of the throttle. Otherwise, you will should depend on the entrance and rear disc brakes. These brakes have helped me come to a quick cease a number of instances, however I do recommend you tighten them to your liking whenever you first get the scooter. They’re fairly smooth out of the field—that’s, it’s a must to push far down on the brake levers to get the braking energy you want.