The KUGOO G2 Pro Electric Scooter goes by many names. Its sheer power and speed has earned the E-scooter nicknames like "The Outlaw of the Urban Scooters'' and "A Disco on Two Wheels." Some outlets are even calling the KUGOO G2 the "Tesla of Electric Scooters."
On the flip side following our team's meticulous test, KUGOO G2 does not have the best suspension. While its large tires do well on most surfaces, the actual suspension can be a little stiff. More expensive models offer dual spring suspension to smooth out the ride, but the KUGOO G2 swingarm suspension helps keep the E-scooter in its moderate price range.
In this article, we'll break down everything you need to know about the KUGOO G2 E-Scooter, and help you decide if it lives up to the hype.
VARLA EAGLE ONE PRO ALL TERRAINS ELECTRIC SCOOTER
KUUGO G2 Specifications
800W DC Motor
48V 13Ah 624 WH (18650) Lithium Battery Pack
4 - 6 Hours
Taking the KUGOO G2 E-scooter on a flat paved road, It appears to be reaching speeds of up to 31mph, which is faster than most other E-scooters at the same price point. Another impressive performance parameter is its 31 mile range, or distance it can travel on a single charge.
As always, the range of an E-scooter fluctuates depending on how much you accelerate, the load the E-scooter is carrying, and the terrain riders are traveling. Again, we tested ours on a flat paved road not off road and still, in just 6 - 8 hours, the KUGOO G2 E-scooter can be fully charged and ready to go again.
Speaking of terrain, the KUGOO G2 comes equipped with offroad tires that can carry you over dirt and gravel roads. While it's not technically an off-road E-scooter, the KUGOO G2 can definitely handle any road or sidewalk cracks.
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Pros and Cons
Next let's take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of the KUGOO G2 Electric Scooter.
Motor, Tires, Brakes
One of the most redeeming qualities of the KUGOO G2 is its 800W motor. That motor and the E-scooter's 48V battery allows riders to tackle inclines of up to 15 degrees with ease.
Another pro to the KUGOO G2 Electric Scooter is its 10-inch pneumatic tires. The air filled tires are 3 inches thick, and their great traction allows for a smooth ride even over bumps in the road.
There is even a thick fender on the rear tire, and the back, reinforced plastic protects that tire while keeping riders protected from splashback.
To promote safety, the KUGOO G2 is equipped with a very strong dual brake system, with rear and front locations. The disc brakes, controlled by levers on the handlebars of the E-scooter, allow riders to come to a complete stop in about 13 feet.
Acceleration, Folding Mechanism, Suspension
There are a few features of The Kugoo G2 Pro that are less than favorable. First up is the E-scooter's acceleration. While the KUGOO G2 is praised for its maximum speed of 31mph, it can take a while to reach it. The E-scooter's substandard acceleration can take almost 16 seconds just to reach 25 mph.
Another drawback to the KUGOO G2 is it's difficult folding mechanism. The stem of the scooter has a locking pin that must be unscrewed for the scooter to be folded down. Once folded, there is no way to lock the E-scooter in the folded position, making it tough to carry around.
Finally, the KUGOO G2 does not have the best suspension. While its large tires do well on most surfaces, the actual suspension can be a little stiff. More expensive models offer dual spring suspension to smooth out the ride, but the KUGOO G2 swingarm suspension helps keep the E-scooter in its moderate price range.
Who Is It Best for?
The KUGOO G2 Electric Scooter is often praised for being one of the best 'value-for-money' scooters on the market. That said, this E-scooter is best suited for adults looking for a fast, fun leisure ride.
Commuters should be wary of the weight and foldability of the KUGOO G2. The lack of a locking mechanism when in the folded position really diminishes the portability of the E-scooter, making it unideal for commuters or riders who may have to carry the scooter up stairs and into buildings.
That said, the KUGOO brand has released model after model of successful E-scooters. The G2 model is another durable, dependable, versatile machine for those not looking to spend thousands on a quality scooter.
Design & Feature Breakdown
The KUGOO G2 has some very noteworthy features that set it apart from the competition. Let's get into them below.
Lights & Horn
Good news for those looking to ride at night-- the KUGOO G2 comes with LED Headlights, LED Brake lights, and red diode reflectors on the sides of the E-scooter deck. The headlight is very bright and can shine a distance of up to 26 feet.
The KUGOO G2 also comes with a horn controlled by a switch on the handlebars. This horn can help you be seen and heard by other scooter riders, bikers, and pedestrians on the sidewalk.
Deck and Build
The deck of the KUGOO G2 is approximately 8 inches wide, giving plenty of space for riders to stand comfortably. The E-scooter's deck is even topped with a rubber mat that can be drained and wiped down easily.
The actual build of the KUGOO G2 is designed for durability. The E-scooter can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear due to its verified aviation-grade aluminium alloy material. Not only will you get a lot of mileage out of the KUGOO G2, it's pretty stylish, too.
Screen and Display
Located right in the center of the handle bars is a high definition LCD Display. The display screen can tell riders a lot of information, like the E-scooter's current speed, battery or light status, the distance traveled, and even error codes to give riders a heads up if anything is wrong.
The KUGOO G2 has an IP54 water resistance rating. While the E-scooter is not completely waterproof, it will definitely be safe to ride through puddles and light rainfall.
Assembly and Warranty
For those interested in purchasing the KUGOO G2, it's good to know that the E-scooter comes with a 12 month warranty for any part defects or problems. There’s also a 6-month warranty on the battery and charger.
The KUGOO G2 also arrives almost fully assembled. The only work we had to do was installing the handlebars into the stem, using a couple of screws, and post purchase support is there for you if problems arise.
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