Hiboy S2 Lite Review – Electric Scooter Teens and Adults
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Review of: Hiboy S2 Lite Electric Scooter
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Hiboy is one of the top names in the electric scooter industry. The brand is well-known for its products that are rich in specifications and the latest innovative technologies. And the best part is, these e-scooters by Hiboy don’t cost much. This strategy has allowed the brand to penetrate the market pretty well.
One of its top-selling e-scooters is the Hiboy S2 Lite. This lightweight e-scooter comes with a foldable design and packs quite a punch when it comes to speed and mileage. In this Hiboy S2 Lite review, we are going to find out whether the e-scooter lives up to all its hype or not.
So read on to find everything you need to know about this mini two-wheeler.
Hiboy S2 Lite Review
Let’s begin this brief but comprehensive Hiboy S2 Lite review by discussing some technical details. In this section, we will discuss the motor power, battery capacity, design, and braking system of this e-scooter.
Hiboy has made sure this e-scooter combines everything in one package. You get the foldable design, with a powerful braking system. This decent motor can provide you enough mileage to go through a day. It has a look that is modern and contemporary.
Hiboy S2 Lite Electric Scooter Technical Details
Motor / Power
The e-scooter comes with a 250W power motor and you can achieve a top speed of 13 miles per hour. With such a motor, the scooter can also conveniently handle inclination of up to 15%. This scooter packs quite a power with a compact and lightweight design.
Of course, it is primarily designed for teens so the weight capacity suitable for this kind of performance limits to 180 lbs. Adults can also ride it but with an increase in weight, the performance may significantly deteriorate.
However, if you are not putting too much load on it, the scooter will continue to perform according to the specifications. You might be thinking a 250W power is not that much. But anything more than that will add to the overall weight of the scooter as well. Labeled as a lightweight scooter, a 250W motor is quite sufficient.
Battery / Range
Next up on our Hiboy S2 Lite review is battery capacity. Hiboy has equipped this e-scooter with a 180 Wh (36V 5 Ah) battery. This implies you can expect to zip along at top speeds with a maximum mileage of 10.6 miles per charge. Hence, this scooter is a top choice for short-distance commutes.
We have mentioned above that the scooter can conveniently climb and inclination of 15%. Therefore, at this battery capacity, the performance is quite decent.
It is nothing extraordinary but if the scooter is geared towards teens, some safety features need to be there. With these specifications, the electric scooter remains promising.
Design and Structure
The Hiboy S2 Lite e-scooter has a foldable design and lightweight construction. Hiboy has equipped it with a cool looking light on the front which is not a very common feature in this category and price range.
Moreover, the company has used geometric design frames using aluminum. Therefore, the scooter is robust and light. It only weighs around 21 lbs that make it pretty easy to carry. You can conveniently move around or ride to the downtown on this scooter.
When completely folded, the overall dimensions of this scooter are 43.3-inch x 17.7-inch x 11-inch. And once you unfold it, the dimensions are 43.3-inch x 17.7-inch x 42.5-inch.
It is also equipped with a ring bell on its handlebar and four reflectors, so others can easily see you in the dark.
Lights & Braking system
This Hiboy S2 Lite review won’t be considered complete if we don’t talk about the lights and braking system of this scooter. The S2 Lite features four different reflectors with an LED light on the front. And when you are glowing in the dark, you will notice the Hiboy S2 Lite is one of the coolest e-scooters on the road.
But of course, you will need a powerful braking system, when you are zipping along at a top speed of 13 miles an hour and need to stop suddenly. Hiboy comes equipped with a double braking system. It has an e-brake and a foot brake to ensure your vehicle is completely in control.
For any sudden stops, you can press any of the two brakes. But if you are looking to take a break, Hiboy recommends using both the pedal brake and the ABS e-brake, simultaneously. This is because using a single brake will slow you down while using both will stop your scooter. In any case don't forget to wear an helmet when riding.
There is a brake light on the rear end. When you press both your brakes or any one of them, the light will turn on, just like any other vehicle. There is a light on the front as well. The handlebar features an LED display to show scooter speed and battery status.
Frequently Asked Questions on Hiboy S2 Lite
How long does it take to charge the Hiboy S2 Lite battery?
The 180 watt-hour or 5 ampere-hour battery takes about 6 hours to fully charge. So you can use it for 10.6 hours for your next charge if you meet the max weight capacity limit which is 180 lbs.
Is the Hiboy S2 Lite waterproof?
No, the Hiboy S2 Lite e-scooter is not waterproof but you can buy a waterproof storage bag for it if you want.
Is there a cruise control on the Hiboy S2 Lite?
Yes, the Hiboy S2 Lite comes with a cruise control feature. You just have to hold your throttle for five seconds and after that cruise control will be activated.
Comparison with Schwinn Tone 2 Electric Scooter
Hiboy S2 Lite has a strong competitor in Schwinn Tone 2 Electric Scooter.
Schwinn Tone 2 e-scooter is also geared towards teens and young adults. It comes with a max load capacity of up to 220 lbs as opposed to the S2 Lite’s 180 lbs.
Schwinn Tone 2 can speed up to 15 miles. And is also better than S2 Lite’s top speed of 13 miles an hour. Just like the S2 Lite, Tone 2 comes with aluminum construction and a lightweight, foldable body.
But it has a 250W motor just like the S2 Lite and a 36V battery can manage a mileage of 9 miles per charge. This is lower than the Hiboy S2 Lite 10.6 miles per charge.
It also doesn’t come with an LED light on the front but the rear brake light is there. But the LCD is there just like the Hiboy S2 Lite to show you the current speed and battery status.
Furthermore, Schwinn Tone 2 electric scooter doesn’t come with a dual brake system and features an e-brake only. In comparison, the Hiboy S2 Lite is equipped with a pedal brake for more secure stops. The Schwinn Tone 2 e-scooter has larger (7.87-inch) air-filled tires while the S2 Lite features 6.5-inch solid tires.
Larger tires are better suited for comfortable rides while smaller tires are better for speed. Max load capacity has a huge role to play. Overall, Schwinn Tone 2 has a better top speed but the Hiboy S2 Lite has better mileage.
After going through this Hiboy S2 Lite review, we can conclude, this e-scooter is a good choice for anyone who needs it for a shorter commute. It comes with decent top speed and offers a sufficient mileage that will carry you over a shorter distance.
Together with lightweight construction and some cool LED lights, this scooter is a must-have for anyone who likes to ride with style.