This is the new Emove dual-motor 35-mile-per-hour Emove Roadrunner Electric scooter with a seat. It Looks like an E-bike but it’s actually a seated scooter because it’s got footpegs instead of pedals. This thing is strangely fun to ride; in fact, it’s hard to find in the ESG office because it seems like somebody’s always got it.
In this article, we’ll teach you what makes the roadrunner our favorite electric scooter with seat and also a contender for our list of 10 best scooters for 2022. We will also give you a sneak peek at an insanely-fast modified version of the roadrunner That nobody but ESG has tested yet at $1695 the Roadrunner cost about the same as your typical dual-motor scooter, but its tasted performance turns out to be exceptional for its price.
Why Emove Roadrunner is the best Electric scooter with seat?
The Roadrunner covered exactly 33 miles on our range test course in top performance mode. This is really good considering my average speed during the range test was within one mile per hour of the average test speed for the wolf king GT one of the world’s fastest electric scooters. And here is something cool, if you need even more range, you can double it by picking up an extra battery. Its weight is 15 pounds, which is about the same as three college textbooks, so it doesn’t feel awkward to carry in a backpack.
The Roadrunner has ESG certified top speed of 35.5 miles per hour. That’s almost 5 miles per hour faster than the previous version and very close to the top speeds of same stand-out scooters like the Mantis pro and the Inokim OXO and it’s more than twice the top speed of another popular Electric scooter with seat is the Fiido Q1s.
If 35 miles per hour is enough for you, there is always this Fiido Q1s Electric scooter with seat, the only Roadrunner in the world equipped with Rion Tronic motor controllers! I’ve only got a little bit of time with it. We hit 57 miles per hour, putting it right there with the fastest electric scooter with seat we’ve ever tested.
The production model Roadrunner is fast but in an extremely smooth way. The 350-watt front motor and 500-watt rear motor are tuned for top speed, not drama. The power delivery is so smooth it’s as if gravity itself is pulling you forward. The thumb throttle feels great and is so intuitive to use that literally anybody who can ride is gonna feel right at home on the Roadrunner. Now the smoothness of the throttle means it takes the Roadrunner 3.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 15 miles which is blindingly quick.
But that’s still 41 percent quicker than a sharing scooter. When it came to typical 4 to 6 percent city hills, sustaining 20 to 25 miles per hour was no problem. So I was able to fly with traffic for the entire range test. It also handled our 10 percent grade hill climb test with the case, accelerating all the way up the hill instead of slowing down like some scooters do, which can be a sinking feeling.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the new Roadrunner stops from 15 miles per hour in just 10.4 feet that’s a full foot shorter than the prototype did thanks to the production model’s new semi-hydraulic breaks. Any stopping distance in the 10-foot range is world-class. The Roadrunner doesn’t have regenerative brakes but is very predictable: squeeze twice as hard; stop twice as fast. On the other hand, it means that it does take more hand strength to stop than scooters that have regen.
So throttle-wise, the Roadrunner is fast and smooth but right out of the box, the ride quality was a little bumpy despite its large 14 and a half inch diameter air-filled tires and adjustable front suspension. we are going to show you a couple of adjustments that made it a lot better though. Unlike the prototype, we tasted, the front suspension on the production unit really works. The lever at the top of the forks that’s labeled ABS-plus doesn’t have anything to do with anti-lock brakes, but what it does do is let you control the stiffness of your front suspension, and find a setting that gives you maximum range of motion without bottoming out or bouncing back to hard.
For me 165 pounds, it’s about the 4 o’clock mark. There is no suspension at the and the memory foam seat is pretty firm, so it’s kind of like riding a BMX bike with 45 pounds of pressure in the tires. For my rider’s weight, reducing the pressure from 45 pounds to 35 pounds made the ride feel 40 percent smoother and when we re-did the range test at the lower tire pressure, It only cost 1.9 miles of range. Totally worth it.
The roadrunner’s amazing corner-carving ability is another thing that makes it one of our favorite rides. During the range test, I found myself carving corners even when there weren’t any corners to crave. I love the integrated turn signals and the fact that the switches have built-in indicator lights but also found myself using my leg’s turn signals almost everywhere I went. The build quality of the Roadrunner is really solid. And we actually had something to do with that.
The new memory foam seat is a big improvement from the prototype thicker would be even better. We asked for more suspension travel and stiffer springs at the front.
The front fork is so much better. It will work really well for riders from about 135 pounds to 290 pounds, though the scooter itself is rated to carry riders up to 330 pounds. And it can be set anywhere from an upright sitting position to a full-on cafe-racer stance in less than a minute using a five-millimeter Allen wrench.
The fenders on the new Roadrunner are much better than the prototype but not perfect. The rear is great but up-front you’re still going to want to add a little more fender for rain riding if you want to stay dry through the big puddles. The Roadrunner doesn’t currently have an IP rating, and as we always like to point out: scooter companies generally don’t cover water damage under warenty. Here is a trick you can do to check out fender protection even if you don’t have access to a scooter.
Altogether, this is a really solid platform right out of the box, but we are also looking forward to seeing the crazy mods people come up with. The roadrunner gets really narrow when you fold the handlebars and you can even take the footpegs off, but it still not going to pass the trunk test in most cars. That said, it does have some superpowers when it comes to parking. The scooter has nearly infinite locking points due to the tubular frame, and the fact that you can bring the battery with you means that, unlike most scooters, I’d actually be okay with locking outside for an hour or two.
The battery is deadbolted to the scooter, and it comes in and out really easily, That brings the weight of the scooter down to about 48.5 pounds, which makes it easier to load in the back of your SUV or Wagon. Pros Include;
1. High top speed
2. Easy to ride
3. swappable battery and whether you have one battery or two
4. Great range
5. Cons include portability
6. Seat could be softer
7. Needs a little more frons fender
8. No IP rating
The Roadrunner is super fun, and has a rare combination of being very fast, yet very easy to ride, regardless of skill level. It’s actually faster than a car for crosstown commuting or running errands but if you’re like us, half the time you’ll find yourself riding it for no reason at all. Whatever you use it for, The Roadrunner is a great bang for the buck and kind of addictive to ride. To see what we thought of the prototype Roadrunner. Moreover its a great electric scooter with seat.