IMAX S1 Electric Scooter Review
How often is a scooter going to be costing you more than a used car?
Not very often.
But when it does happen, you can be sure that it’s going to be for good reason. In the case of the IMAX scooter, the price is justified by the unique handling capabilities, speed, battery life, and amazing feel.
I’m not sure that many of you would be able or willing to spend this much money on what is essentially a toy, but I’m positive that you won’t be disappointed if you do. As I’ve talked about numerous times, electric scooters are only getting more and more popular, so you don’t want to miss out on the craze.
I can’t say I had anything but high expectations for this electric scooter. I mean how can you set the bar low for a scooter that costs over one thousand dollars? That’s right, you really can’t.
Immediately after opening up the box, I could tell that this was a very different scooter. Not only because of its look, but because of its feel. It’s crafted with premium wood which definitely adds to the overall experience.
This was unlike any other Razor scooter in that it doesn’t take nearly half a day to charge and it is super speedy! In 3 hours, you will get a full charge which is pretty record shattering and jaw-dropping.
But wait, it gets even better.
The IMAX S1 electric scooter goes up to 20 mph! Much faster than the fastest by Razor (E300), clearly it is no kid scooter. It is recommended for those 14 years old and above, but really if you have a mature/safe child that number can probably be somewhere like 10 or 11.
Speed isn’t the only category that this scooter excels in because it does pretty well in the department of range as well. You should be able to get between 15 – 20 miles on a full charge so at full speed, that translates to about an hour of continuous riding.
Great speed, good range, pretty cool right?
After taking it for a spin around my block I have to admit, I’ve never been on a scooter like this ever before. In theory, you could really use this to replace your car! I know that sounds crazy, but think about it.
You probably don’t pass 30 mph very often when commuting to work if you live in a busy city. Subtract the wait times at stop signs, red lights, etc. and you might actually be able to get to work faster on a scooter than on your car!
And best of all? You say thousands of dollars annually because you don’t have to spend money on gas anymore, it really is a win-win situation!
How Does It Work?
Straight out of the box, you’ll quickly realize how little assembly is really required which will make most of you happy. Once you figure that out, all that separates you and a boatload of fun is one full charge!
Read the instructions fully, and then proceed to charging your electric scooter.
Once you’re all charged up, you can hop on the IMAX and get going! I really suggest you safe not only to protect your own well-being, but also to ensure the safety of your scooter! Normally it shouldn’t be too much of a concern, but when you’re buying a scooter with money that could be used for rent or to purchase a used car, you’ll probably want to preserve that scooter for the rest of time.
Is This Scooter Worth The Price?
The reality is that for most people, this scooter is definitely NOT worth the price. Over $1000 of what your typical electric scooter costs is too much to ask, even for a “luxurious” electric scooter.
If you really love electric scooters, then I guess you can make the case that this scooter can be worth the price, but I don’t see it.
Still, it’s an awesome scooter and a really fun one at that.