The Megawheels S5 is a moderately priced electric scooter with features that will favor riders with a little bit of experience. All are welcome here, but to maximize your enjoyment of the impressive range, the pneumatic tires, and the advanced computer-driven technology, it will help to have an idea of what you are doing.
Today we do a deep dive into this product, looking at everything from the design concept, all the way to the customer service department. Read on for a review that will answer every question you could possibly have about the Megawheels S5.
Range and speed are both looking pretty good here. The MegaWheels S5 scooter has a maximum range of thirteen miles, which is above average if you look at the broader market. It is also capable of going an impressive 15 MPH at top speed, which is also on the higher end of the spectrum.
If you’re looking for a more casual riding experience, the scooter can also be set to top out at eleven miles per hour, making it a little bit more approachable for riders that don’t have a lot of experience.
The unit is powered by a well-engineered 250-watt brushless motor.
There is a lot to be said about the construction. The elegant charcoal black frame of the scooter is crafted from lightweight but durable aluminum. The build serves to ensure that the scooter is sturdy, but also lightweight.
At only 28 pounds, this is a lighter scooter than we typically see. The lightweight concept makes it ideal for the urban setting, where you may be going in and out of buildings often.
However, despite being lightweight, the scooter still manages to stay tough. It’s able to support a max load of up to 260 pounds making it a suitable option for most riders.
It also features 8.5-inch pneumatic tires that are great for shock absorption. The rubber tires lend the scooter well to use on bumpy or otherwise challenging terrain. In that regard, the scooter may also do well in tougher environments that you may not come across in the city.
Like most electric scooters, the Megawheels S5 is able to fold up when you are done with it to make transportation as easy as possible.
Finally, the design concept features the standard lights and reflectors that make the scooter visible to drivers and pedestrians. There are LED lights mounted to the front of the unit, as well as lights near the rear tire as well.
The controls are fairly simple here. The power and braking mechanisms are both located on the handlebar. The pull brake is in much the same fashion as a standard bicycle, while the acceleration is facilitated by a simple power button.
The button is pressed once for the moderate speed setting, and twice when you want to push the scooter to its limits.
Though not the most sophisticated interface you are likely to find on an electric scooter, it is intuitive and straightforward enough to ensure most people will be quite comfortable with it.
Of course, the scooter features a solid braking system. The brake system is electric both for the front and rear tires, allowing you to stop abruptly when the need presents itself.
There is also the lights that were mentioned earlier. The LED light mounted to the front of the scooter will be great for low light situations. This is especially true when you factor for the design concept. The charcoal black design looks great, but it doesn’t lend itself very well to visibility. The lights mitigate this problem to a certain extent.
The battery is also sound, which in and of itself isn’t exactly a safety feature unless you factor for the fact that subpar scooter batteries have done lots of damage in the last few years.
Battery related fires and explosions should not be a problem with this scooter. It’s built about as well as anything else you’re going to find on the market.
The MegaWheels S5 Scooter features a limited twelve-month warranty that covers you in the event of a manufacturing error. As far as warranties go, this is pretty standard for the industry.
However, users may appreciate the overall approach that the company takes to customer service even more. The company has a hotline available at all times. Open 24/7, it gives users the opportunity to reach out with their concerns at any time.
In the world of customer service, it doesn’t get much better than that.
There isn’t a lot to complain about with this scooter. However, potential buyers will want to keep in mind that this unit is going to work best on the pavement.
Though the tires are shock absorbent, they aren’t quite optimal for off-roading. Big deal? Not really. Different scooters are good for different things.
Thanks to the range, the speed, and the lightweight transportable design concept, this will be a great commuter scooter. If you are living in a city, or even a college campus, you’ll find that this should be a good fit for your needs.
As far as we are concerned, it’s mostly all positives with the MegaWheels S5. There are faster scooters, there are more durable scooters. Certainly, there are better scooters. However, you’ve got to love the value offering that you get here.
Your money buys a lot with the Megawheels S5. For an electric scooter, the price is lower than average, and the performance still gives you lots to like. The high-quality materials, the quick speeds, and the simple user interface make it a great well-rounded option for most buyers.
Bottom line, if you want to get a lot of bang for your buck, this is going to be a great option. We feel like it is very similar to the Gotrax GXL V2 scooter. However, in our eyes, it doesn’t quite hold up to the quality of the GXL.
|Top Speed||15 MPH|
|Motor Power||250 watts|
|Wheel Size||8.5 inches|
|Hill Grade||20 degrees|
|Charging Time||3 hours|
|Battery||LG Li-ion 36V/5.8AH|
|Max Load||265 lbs (120 kg)|
Paul is an environmental engineer turned micromobility expert. With a mechanical background and hands-on experience with more than 150 personal electric vehicles, Strobel is one of the leading specialists in the PEV scene. He handles everything from technical guides on the inner workings of vehicles to industry development news.