Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review Featured Image
Top Speed
20 MPH
Range
20 miles
Motor
350W
Weight
33 lbs
Table of Contents

After riding more than 80 kilometers and spending an extensive amount of time testing the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter, it's time to give my hands-on review.

Last year, I tested the Turboant X7 hands-on and I was very impressed with how much value was offered at such a low price. Therefore, I was super excited when Turboant reached out to me and told me they were going to send me their new Turboant X7 Pro for review.

The Turboant X7 Pro resembles the predecessor in many ways. Much of the design is the same - but the Pro brings a handful of major improvements to the table that, in my opinion, makes this one of the best budget electric scooters on the market.

Let's dive into it!

Also check out our full video review of the Turboant X7 Pro here.

Speed & Acceleration

Turboant X7 Pro front wheel hub motor

The Turboant X7 Pro features a 36-volt 350 watt hub motor at the front. According to Turboant, you should be able to reach a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

These are the same motor and speed specs we saw on the regular X7. However, the acceleration does feel snappier on the X7 Pro - especially when riding on hills - so it would seem they did some upgrades to the motor as well.

I tested the acceleration a handful of times at full charge to see how fast I could get from 0-15 MPH. This is something I do with all hands-on tests to give you a way to compare various models with each other. These are the results.

Acceleration Test Results

Turboant X7 Pro acceleration test data
Test #Time from 0-15 MPH
Test 17.34 seconds
Test 27.52 seconds
Test 37.24 seconds
Test 47.40 seconds
Average7.375 seconds
Tested by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider

7.375 seconds on average is a very solid score for an electric scooter at this price. The acceleration seems to be very similar to that of the more Segway Ninebot MAX and it puts a scooter like the FFR Cityrider to shame.

When testing the previous model, we reached the same speed in about 8.6 seconds on average meaning the Pro version definitely is sharper in terms of acceleration.

Top Speed Test Results

All electric scooters have a performance drop as the battery voltage decreases. This means that at full charge, you should be able to hit a higher top speed than when you have, say, 30% battery left. How much this effect is felt differs between products so we put the top speed to the test at various battery levels.

Turboant X7 Pro Top Speed at various battery levels chart
Battery PercentageTop Speed (MPH)Top Speed (KM/H)
100%19.5 MPH31.4 km/h
75%19 MPH30.6 km/h
50%17.6 MPH28.3 km/h
25%15.2 MPH24.5 km/h
Tested by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider on a flat and even surface

As you can see from the above test data, the Turboant X7 Pro pretty much lives up to its promise of a 20 MPH top speed. I was only able to reach 19.5 MPH but lighter riders should be able to get the full 20 MPH.

The performance drop-off is not really felt until you get down to around 25%-30% battery level at which you'll probably feel inclines become a little harder and the acceleration a little weaker. This is to be expected and honestly, I am really happy with the above results. The drop-off curve is very similar to the one seen with the more expensive Apollo Light which utilizes a high-quality Dynavolt cell battery.

One of the main fears with affordable electric scooters is often that they'll run out of juice too quickly and the speed will drop significantly way too soon - but that certainly doesn't hold true with the X7 Pro - Good job, Turboant!

Hill Climbing Ability

An aspect that's often overlooked is the ability to conquer inclines an electric scooter has. The steepness a scooter can handle is directly dependant on the motor power and acceleration. If you live in a hilly area, you want something that can handle the terrain.

The Turboant X7 Pro advertises a max climbing ability of 15°. This holds true to my own tests as well. I weigh 165 pounds and I was just able to make it up a 15° incline. It should be noted, that as the battery level decreases and the performance drops a bit, the climbing ability will fall as well. All in all, pretty solid climbing ability - it is about the same as most electric scooters in this price range.

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Range & Battery

Turboant X7 Pro detachable battery

One of the major upgrades you get with the Turboant X7 Pro is a larger battery. Whereas the regular version had a 36V, 6.4Ah battery (230.4Wh), this one has a 36V, 10Ah battery (360WH) meaning you get around a 65% increase in battery capacity.

The improved battery was a very welcome addition as it gives an estimated range of 20-30 miles if you really push it in optimal riding conditions. The vanilla X7 would score 8.3-16 miles in the same rigorous conditions so the range increase is evident.

Turboant kept the detachable battery design for the X7 Pro and this is hands down one of my favorite features. It's super convenient that you can just take out the battery and bring it in for a charge rather than carrying the whole thing up and down the stairs (and who likes muddy scooter in their house?)

The battery took around 5 hours to fully charge which is pretty decent for a 360 watthours battery.

Tested Range

Let's face it. None of us are going to be riding in mode 1 at a constant speed of 9.3 mph in optimal weather and humidity conditions. I rode the battery dry multiple times at various speeds to test how the scooter would perform in a more real-life scenario. These were the results:

Turboant X7 Pro real-life range test statistics
Average SpeedRange (miles)Range (km)
18 MPH (mode 3)9.9 miles15.9 km
15 MPH (mode 2)15.2 miles24.4 km
10 MPH (mode 1)18.7 miles30 km
Tested by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider in the city

While I wasn't able to achieve the specified 20-30 miles of range, I am still very impressed. This was a real-life test in an urban environment with intersections, red lights, and occasional hills. You'll have to look near and far to find an electric scooter at this price point that can take you 15 miles in a proper riding scenario so the new battery is a definite upgrade.

Portability & Weight

Turboant X7 Pro folded

Depending on how you intend on using your electric scooter, portability may be a deciding factor in your buying decision. Some people prefer ultra-portable folding scooters while others prefer heavy-duty high-speed models. The Turboant X7 Pro fits into the more compact class of e-scooters.

It weighs a total of 33 pounds (15 kg) which is fairly lightweight. Some scooters with similar battery capacity include the EVOLV City or the Boosted Rev but they're both 40 lbs or above.

The Turboant X7 Pro is not only lightweight, but it's also highly portable. It folds together seamlessly at the stem so you can easily carry it around in a compact state. The half-external battery placement on the new model does make carrying it a little more awkward but it's not much of an issue. Also, the scooter is quite front-heavy which can be a little annoying when carrying it around or lifting it over curbs.

The fact that the battery is detachable makes it an extremely convenient scooter to carry around and the narrow handlebar design also means it only takes up 16.5 inches (42 cm) in width.

The unfolded size is 42.6 × 16.5 × 46.7 in (1083 × 420 × 1186 mm) and when it's folded, the size is only 42.6 × 16.5 × 18.1 in (1083 × 420 × 460 mm).

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Suspension & Ride Quality

How smooth a ride feels is heavily determined by the shock-absorbing capabilities of the electric scooter. This is another area in which Turboant made solid improvements.

Upgraded 10-Inch Tires

Turboant X7 Pro body build view

While there are no spring suspension systems in place, the pneumatic tires have seen a big upgrade. While the previous model was geared with 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, the X7 Pro now features 10-inch air-filled tires.

You may not immediately think there's much of a difference but the improvement was clear as day the first time I stepped up on the Turboant X7 Pro.

The bigger 10-inch tires put more tire tread in contact with the ground which results in better traction. This is particularly felt when cutting corners where the previous model would feel a little more unstable.

The tires are tubed which is more affordable than tubeless tires which is one of many smart decisions Turboant took to bring such an affordable product to the consumer.

The bigger tires also mean you get additional ground clearance (of 4.5 inches) which is very nice when going over curbs potholes as the underside of the deck is less likely to collide with the obstacle under it.

Does Well Without Springs

While spring suspension is nice to have and definitely improves ride quality, it's also more expensive meaning the retail price would've been notably higher if Turboant had gone that way.

In my opinion, the Turboant brand is synonymous with bringing excellent value to consumers who don't necessarily have a thousand bucks to splurge. They've done an excellent job at making smart design decisions that would yield the absolute best bang for your buck possible.

While a 30 MPH electric scooter should certainly be fitted with additional suspension, I don't find it necessary with the Turboant X7 Pro. With its limited 20 MPH top speed, the 10-inch tube tires are more than sufficient for absorbing shocks and road vibrations - as long as you ride it in the city as intended.

A Pleasant Riding Experience

Overall, the Turboant X7 Pro offers a very pleasant ride experience. The difference is very noticable between the two models. Not only does the Pro feel more stable but it absorbs more road vibrations due to the bigger size.

We do recommend getting a tubed tire slime to help prevent flats as tube tires are more difficult to change than tubeless ones, should you ever experience a flat.

Recommendation: Slime 10004 Tube Repair Sealant.

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Safety & Build Quality

Arguably the most important aspect of any electric scooter is its safety features and the build quality. You want something reliable that'll serve you for a long time without falling apart.

The regular Turboant X7 was highly popular and it got a lot of positive feedback throughout the industry for its excellent design. Particularly the detachable battery was an instant winner - but there's a lot more to write home about here.

Folding Mechanism

Turboant X7 Pro folding mechanism

The Turboant X7 Pro uses the exact same stem folding mechanism as its forerunner. There was really no need to change the layout as the design was both convenient and felt very sturdy. The folding mechanism consists of a clamp that clocks the stem into place and a clamp cover that you can slide into place to ensure that the clamp has no chance of undoing itself during your ride (which I doubt it ever would - but it's a nice precaution).

For convenient handling, the stem has a latch at above the battery pack that clicks into the rear fender / foot brake so you can easily carry the scooter without the handlebar flopping around.

I really like the folding design. It feels very solid and it's easy to use. There's no stem wobble at all either.

Deck

Turboant X7 Pro rugged deck

The deck too is very reminiscent of the one we saw on the previous model. The actual standing area measures 17.7 by 5.7 inches (45cm x 14.5cm).

The deck is thin as there's no internal battery pack underneath like you see on many electric scooters today. This gives it a very sleek look and additional ground clearance. Despite it being thin, it's still very sturdy

On top of the deck, there's a dotted surface which is there to improve the grip your feet has on it. This is a nice safety feature that ensures your feet won't slip off at high speeds or when the deck gets a little wet.

Handlebar & Cockpit

Turboant X7 Pro LED display and handlebars

The handlebars can easily be screwed on or off if you need to store the scooter tightly. At the left handlebar, you'll find a lever that controls the rear disc brake and a bell you can use in traffic. These bells are usually cheap but many manufacturers miss out on them so you have to deal with getting your hands on something that fits yourself. It's nice to see that it comes default on the Turboant X7 Pro.

On the right handlebar, you'll find the highly ergonomic thumb throttle that has two buttons on it. These buttons are used to power the scooter on/off, change speed modes, toggle the LED lights and change P-settings.

In my opinion, we see too few thumb throttles these days. They're more comfortable than the index-finger ones and often it's something you'll have to buy as an accessory - props to Turboant for this!

Max Load Capacity

The Turboant X7 Pro has an increased max load capacity of 275 pounds thanks to its bigger tires. While most similarly priced models will cap out at somewhere between 220 lbs - 255 lbs, the solidly built X7 Pro gives riders a little more wiggle room. This max it an ideal budget-friendly choice for heavy adults.

Lights & Reflectors

Any electric scooter must be geared with lights and/or reflectors to be considered safe. Some come with lights while others have none - in which case you have to go out and buy your own.

The Turboant X7 Pro features two 3W lights that'll ensure your visibility at night. At the front, there's a high-mounted white LED headlight while you have a red tail light at the rear fender.

At both sides of the wheels, there are red and white reflectors for increased visibility. While the headlight alone isn't enough to light up the road way ahead of you, it's enough to make sure you're visible to oncoming traffic - and I love that the headlight is mounted at the top of the stem and not down at the front wheel.

If you're gonna be riding a lot at night, we do recommend investing in a more powerful headlight so you can find your way in the dark. You can find our recommendations for that in our e-scooter accessories guide.

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Brakes

Turboant X7 Pro rear wheel and disc brake

Having responsive brakes is paramount to your riding safety. It is clear Turobant are aware of this as they incorporated three braking mechanisms in the X7 Pro.

First off, the Turboant X7 Pro features a rear disc brake which can be activated by squeezing the lever on the left handlebar. It's fairly responsive and acts like you'd expect an entry-level disc brake should. Albeit as smooth as hydraulic braking systems, it gets the job done and is more than sufficient for the limited power of this scooter.

Next up, the Turboant X7 Pro also has a rear fender foot brake like we know from classic kick scooters. This is something we've seen most brands move away from as they aren't strong enough on their own to handle high speeds but it's a nice back-up plan and can be a solid transition into the e-scooter space for beginners and youngsters who are just learning how to ride. This mechanism seems quite strong which is a nice reassurance as many scooters suffer from weak rear fenders - the X7 Pro does not.

Tested Braking Distance

The specified braking distance from the manufacturer is 16 feet or (5 meters) when going at 15 MPH which is better than the Gotrax GXL V2 and even the Unagi Model One. I put it to the test myself and these were my results:

turboant x7 pro braking distance test
Test #Distance (feet)Distance (meters)
Test 116.5 feet5 m
Test 215.4 feet4.7 m
Test 315 feet4.6 m
Test 415.1 feet4.6 m
Average15.5 feet4.7 m
Braking distance from 15 MPH to a complete stop by a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider on flat and smooth asphalt.

Looking at the results, the stats definitely hold up to their promise. I was able to bring the electric scooter to a complete stop from 15 MPH at an average distance of 15.5 feet which is slightly better than the expected 16 feet. I only used the rear disc brake for this test as I didn't feel comfortable with the foot brake but I'm sure you could bring it to a stop even faster by incorporating that as well.

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What I Really Like

Coming into this with a critical mind, there are honestly a lot of things to like about the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter. I had pretty big expectations as I was very impressed with the first model and I can now say with confidence that I wasn't let down.

My favorite features of this electric scooter is:

  • The detachable battery - It makes charging the scooter much less of a hassle as I don't have to bring a dirty scooter up several flights of stairs just to charge it. I leave the electric scooter body in the basement and bring the battery pack up for a charge instead.
  • The improved range - The range is a gamechanger. Most entry-level scooters suffer from poor range and unreliable battery performance but the X7 Pro is a huge step in the right direction with its 360Wh battery. 15.2 miles per charge in a real-life riding test is excellent for an electric scooter this affordable.
  • The larger 10-inch air tires - The ride quality and smoothness instantly got better with the tire size upgrade. They absorb more road vibrations and handle curbs and potholes much better thanks to the increased ground clearance. You also feel a lot safer when turning or leaning thanks to the bigger compact surface with the ground.
  • The incredible value - I find it absolutely incredible that Turboant is able to bring so much value to the consumer at such an affordable cost. Considering the price, the Turboant X7 Pro is definitely one of the best electric scooters today.

What Could Be Improved

While I'm absolutely stoked about the X7 Pro, there are still a few things that could be improved in the future:

  • Wider handlebars - Personally I find the handlebars too narrow for a 6ft adult. While the handlebar design makes it extra compact, it can feel a little scary when going at full speed. They could look into a foldable handlebar design in the future. Personally, I wouldn't mind sacrificing a bit of compactness for slightly wider handlebars though.
  • A little more speed - While the X7 Pro saw upgrades to the acceleration, the top speed can still feel a little inferior especially when you're combating hills and the battery level gets low. I'd love to see a 400W or 500W nominal power motor on their next model and would happily pay a little extra for it.

Verdict - Who Should Buy The Turboant X7 Pro?

Overall, the Turboant X7 Pro is probably the best electric scooter I've tested at the given price point. It's a perfect option for kids and adults alike who are looking for a reliable and affordable electric scooter with good range and portability.

In my opinion, it's the perfect budget-friendly option for short city commutes and exploring urban areas. The removable battery makes it a convenient choice for people who live in apartments or places with bad accessibility too.

The sturdy build and 275-pound weight limit makes it a solid choice for adults on the heavier side though the top speed, range, and acceleration may decrease slightly for those individuals.

We give the Turboant X7 Pro 4.5 out of 5 stars because it's an amazing electric scooter at an extremely good price. The issues are minimal and the advantages greatly outweigh them. While this isn't a super-fast option, it's reliable and suitable for most city riders who care more about the range and compactness than blazing fast top speeds and thrilling acceleration.

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Full Specifications

Top speed (Manufacturer)20 mph (32 km/h)
Top Speed (Tested)19.5 mph (31.4 km/h)
Range (Manufacturer)20-30 miles (30-48 km)
Range (Tested)18.7 miles (30 km)
Motor36V, 350W
Tires10-inch air-filled tube tires
Max Climbing Ability15°
Weight33 lbs (15 kg)
Max Load Capacity275 lbs (125 kg)
Water ResistanceIPX4
Battery36V, 10Ah Li-ion
Battery Capacity360Wh
Charging Time (Manufacturer)6 hours
Charging Time (Tested)5 hours
Braking SystemsElectronic throttle control
Rear disc brake
Rear foot brake
LightsWhite LED headlight (3W)
Red LED tail light (3W)
Unfolded Size42.6 × 16.5 × 46.7 in (1083 × 420 × 1186 mm)
Folded Size
42.6 × 16.5 × 18.1 in (1083 × 420 × 460 mm)
Ground Clearance4.5 inches (115 mm)
Speed Modes3 modes
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Last updated November 24, 2020
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