Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter Review
Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter : QUICK OVERVIEW
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Electric scooters provide easier commuting. But it's a problem when you're looking for an affordable but stylish electric scooter. If you find any, they won't be high-performing scooters.
That's where the new electric scooter from Varla comes in. The Pegasus electric scooter is an affordable package for E-scooter enthusiasts.
The Pegasus can output 1600W power, which makes it high-performing too. Even with a 1600W power output, it gives a range of 28 miles. The Varla Pegasus review is for you if you want to experience a high-performance e-scooter.
Varla Pegasus Review
The Varla Pegasus is an electric scooter. It packs a 1600W electric scooter, which puts it closer to the Eagle One from Varla. To power the 1600W scooter, The Pegasus comes with a 48V 15.6Ah battery. This battery takes from 7 to 8 hours to charge fully.
When the battery is fully charged, it gets a high range of 28 miles. This 28-mile range is useful when you live in an urban area and don't have to travel much.
The Pegasus can reach up to 28 MPH speed. It is built using premium materials, and with that, it can carry up to 280 lbs. Varla limits users from putting on more than 250 lbs.
Varla Pegasus Technical Details
How does this affect the rider standing on the scooter?
The rider gets a set performance standard and ride quality from this powerful motor. This performance isn't affected even when facing demanding conditions.
The dual brushless motors allow it to reach a max 28 mph speed. This is the usual speed for urban areas so that you won't be exceeding any speed limits.
When going uphill, with the 280 lbs weight limit, the Pegasus will fly with its wings. As a result, it won't experience any significant drop in its speed. So, if you want to check whether a scooter is up for the task, going uphill will put it to the test. The Pegasus can travel uphill with a hill-climbing ability of 25°.
The battery in Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter is a 48V 15.6Ah. When the scooter is fully charged, it can give up to 28 miles max range. However, this range is not as much. But this range is usable for those who want to get rid of taxis in their life.
It is suitable for in-city travel. If you need to travel more than its range, you can look for an electric scooter with a bigger battery, hence a bigger range. When you think about the 250 lbs load, it is suitable for a variety of users.
The battery takes from 7 to 8 hours to charge from 0% to 100%. So, with an overnight charge, you can take it anywhere with you in the whole city.
Structure & Suspensions
The Pegasus is not a portable electric scooter. That is because its handlebars don't fold. Instead, they stick out when you fold the bike. Once folded, its dimensions are 64 cm wide, 122 cm long, and 51 cm tall. Whereas the scooter itself weighs 30 kgs.
The Varla Pegasus uses a locking clamp. During the Varla Pegasus review, we found that it is easier only if you know how to unlock it.
Led Display & Lights
The LED display on the Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter is quite remarkable. It is the same as those on the Lectric eBikes. This large display on Pegasus provides information about the bike. On the topmost is an energy bar. It shows the remaining battery capacity.
With that, it has a large speedometer to make sure you don't miss it while on the road. While testing it for Varla Pegasus review, it was readable even when facing direct sunlight.
The headlight on the Pegasus is bright. But since it's low mounted, it isn't of that much use for you. On the other hand, the rear light is of good quality. It has 3 stages of brightness for brakes. The orange reflectors assist when you're turning on either side.
When using a high-speed scooter, one shouldn't ignore the brakes. Because these brakes will save you from any injuries that you might face. A dual disc brake system is used in Pegasus bikes. This is a great braking system, but it also needs some adjustments to get perfection.
When the scooter was taken out of the box, its braking system was terrible. But once tuned, it was surprisingly stronger than we expected it to be.
When brought to an emergency halt from 24km/h, the Pegasus takes 2.8 meters to come to a full halt. This is an exceptional performance.
Tires & Wheels
The 3.5" wide solid rubber tires are cost-efficient and more durable compared to the pneumatic tires. In addition, these tires are airless, so you won't have to worry about getting flats. This also reduces the need to check for air pressure for traction.
One thing that might surprise you is that forklifts and other heavy-duty vehicles use flat-proof tires. Because these tires are solid, and they can't be overloaded. Compared to the pneumatic tires, they have good load-bearing capabilities.
The airless tires take away shock-absorbing features that the pneumatic tires have. For example, you won't find forklifts traveling from roads that the Pegasus would. So, Varla has equipped Pegasus with a dual-coil spring for shock-absorbing.
FAQs On Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter
Is There A Warranty With This E-Scooter?
While making the Varla Pegasus review, we found one remarkable thing about its warranty. It comes with a two-year warranty. You won't usually find this on other scooters.
Where Can I Download The Varla Eagle One Manual?
The Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter manual is available on their website. You can access it by clicking this link.
Can I Change the Tires to Pneumatic Tires?
No, you cannot change the tires. Because the electric scooter is designed for airless tires. Its suspensions won't feel that great when using pneumatic tires.
Varla Pegasus Specs
- Top speed: 28 mph
- Max Range: 28 miles
- Charging time: 7-8 hours
- Charging cycles : 500
- Max load : 280 pounds
- Weight: 66 lbs
- Tire Type: solid fat tires
- Wheel size: 8 x 3.5 inch
- Brakes: dual 160mm disc brake (front & rear) with ABS (rear)
- Motor: DC Brushless (Dual Motor 2 x 5000 watts)
- Battery: Li-Ion 48V 15.6 Ah
- Size unfolded: 49 x 21 x 49 inches
- Size folded: x x inches
- Climbing up to 25%
- Lights : Headlight & Taillight
- Brake Lights : yes
- Suspensions : 2 front suspensions and 2 rear suspensions
Comparison With Another Electric Scooter – Segway Ninebot F40
We found some drastic differences when comparing the Varla Pegasus with a competitor, the Segway Ninebot F40. First, the Pegasus flies off with its 28-mph max speed. Whereas the Ninebot F40 is left behind due to its 18.6 mph top speed.
Another thing that leaves the Ninebot behind Pegasus is the range. Ninebot F40 has a 25 miles range on a single charge, whereas the Pegasus can cover 28 miles on a single charge.
When talking about weight capacity, Ninebot can carry a max load of 220 lbs. But the Pegasus carries up to 280 max load. This is because the Pegasus uses airless tires, whereas Ninebot F40 uses Pneumatic tires.
The Ninebot can go up on a slope of approximately 20%. But the Pegasus can go uphill on a 25% slope quickly.
One thing that we found interesting about the Ninebot F40 was that it has a headlight up top. This gives you a clear view of the road up ahead and prepares you for any problem.
At the same time, the Pegasus has its headlights down below. That won't help much when traveling on the road.
Both these electric scooters aren't portable. Their handles stick out when folded for portability.
The Varla Pegasus is designed for you if you are done with the city buses and taxis and finding an alternative. It is a battery-powered scooter that means you won't have to go in long lanes to refuel it. Put it on charge at night, and you'll have 28 miles long-range.
We hope our Varla Pegasus review helped you in understanding the e-scooter. And it has helped you in deciding on whether to buy it.