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EMOVE Cruiser Summary
Beefed-up with a new 1000 watt motor, the Cruiser is faster than ever and conquers even steeper hills while still retaining everything we love about it.
Altogether, it is the most well-rounded, commuter-friendly electric scooter that we have ever reviewed.
Not only that, but the EMOVE Cruiser held the record for longest range of any electric scooter, until the recent arrival of the NAMI Burn-E.
Our Take: The Last Scooter You'll Ever Need
It's the scooter that YouTuber
Unlike most other electric scooters, the EMOVE Cruiser comes with turn signals, a headlight, and a brake light.
With its IPX6 water resistance rating, the Cruiser can brave wetter roads with less worry, landing second in our top 7 best electric scooters for riding in the rain. Whether you're landlocked in a dry climate or live seaside where storms frequently pound the pavement, the EMOVE Cruiser stands the tests of time and environment better than most.
The EMOVE Cruiser is the consummate long-range, long-term performer, and is very, very difficult to beat at its price.
Is It Good For Bigger, Heavier Riders? - Yes
Legendary range, rock solid suspension and good speed
It works well for larger riders because the suspension is rock solid and it has a respectable top speed of around 18.64 km/h. The pneumatic tires feel amazing. Best of all its range is legendary even for heavier riders.
Earlier generations struggled with an annoying fender-rubbing issue that has since been resolved, making the 2021 EMOVE Cruiser one of the best available scooters for anyone.
The EMOVE Cruiser is wholeheartedly big dawg approved.
EMOVE Cruiser Review
During our tests, the EMOVE Cruiser hit 9.32 km/h in a brisk 3.8 seconds. This is much faster than what you’d experience on a shared scooter like the
The Cruiser hit 12.43 km/h in a respectable 6.0 seconds, and 15.53 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
You are unlikely to encounter a hill that will stop this scooter, even in San Francisco.
We put the EMOVE through our standardized (60.96 m, 10% grade, 74.84 kg rider) hill climb test, and it reached the peak in 12.2 seconds with an average speed of 6.9 km/h.
For comparison, the Xiaomi
You can compare this performance with that of other scooters we've tested on our
The updated Cruiser went 75.6 km in our real-world test — slightly less than the old Cruiser.
Like a well-designed economy car, the EMOVE Cruiser is very efficient. It packs a large 1560 wh LG battery, giving this scooter its herculean range. The controller is also tuned to be energy conserving, making the Cruiser like a giant, rideable
We test all electric scooters on the same urban test loop with an 74.84 kg rider in the scooter's highest performance setting. The range test is designed to simulate a rigorous urban commute (max acceleration, fast riding, rough terrain, many hills). More conservative riding will likely extend the Cruiser's already remarkable range.
The EMOVE Cruiser has outstanding 9.32 km/h to 0 km/h braking distance of just 3.17 m. Its long wheelbase, low center of gravity, and great feeling semi-hydraulic brakes beat most comparable scooters.
For context, the shortest recorded braking distance (for any scooter) in our performance tests is around 2.44 m.
Fortunately the Cruiser is one of the most comfortable. It has a 58.67 cm deck — the longest of any scooter we've tested.
Its dual spring suspension and large tubeless pneumatic tires provide a smooth ride. The Cruiser's weight gives it some heft, providing added damping against vibrations over rough roads.
With a thoughtful feature-packed build, the Cruiser allows you to cruise for impressive distances without getting too fatigued, even if road conditions are poor.
The Cruiser feels planted during hard braking yet stable at speed. It's also got enough suspension travel for rough pavement and even dirt roads, though we don't recommend taking it on rocky trails.
It's no surprise that YouTuber
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It has a compact folded footprint of 127 cm long by 25.4 cm wide by 40.64 cm tall. For comparison, a typical 12.25 kg budget scooter is roughly 106.68 cm long by 43.18 cm wide by 48.26 cm tall when folded — just a bit shorter in length, but wider due to lack of folding handlebars.
To disengage the pin, sit or stand on the deck while applying forward pressure against the stem. When you rotate the stem into the folded position, the pin will lock it into place. Also, the frame of the folding mechanism provides many locations to secure a lock and store this scooter outside, when you can do so safely.
The Cruiser has fairly wide 25.4 cm handlebars with flat-palm rubber hand grips that provide good support for long rides. The width of the handlebars allow for a natural shoulder position, which reduces fatigue and gives optimum control of the scooter.
At the center of the handlebars are the pull-release mechanisms, allowing you to fold them down. This style is very sturdy when the handlebars are locked into the correct place, but can fail if not seated correctly before riding.
On the right handlebar, there's a key-start ignition with voltmeter, waterproof display with finger trigger throttle (much like a
When engaged, the turn signals are coupled with an audible beeping, so you don't forget to turn them off (just like in a car!). The deck lights wrap around the sides of the deck, which helps to maximize visibility from all angles.
To activate these lights, you have to power them on (button on the side of the deck next to the kickstand), then move the slider left or right to turn on the signals. All controls are fairly easy to operate, though it takes a bit of practice knowing where the turn signal slider is positioned without looking down.
The headlight is mounted a bit lower than we recommend for night riding, but is bright and effective at helping you see, especially with the help of the front deck button lights. Like the other electrical components, you can replace the light given it is connected via plug-and-play cabling. The tail light responds to braking, blinking brighter when you apply the brakes.
For extra safety, we always recommend using additional lights. Check out our guide for staying visible while
Tubeless tires, like those of an automobile, seal against the rim of the scooter and provide solid performance and safer handling. They tend to be stronger, thicker, and more flat resistant. If you do end up getting a flat, it should be fairly easy to repair with tire slime.
The deck is also rounded, which helps with damage of walls, your own legs, or any object you might bump this thing into. Every edge has a protective hard plastic that acts as a bumper.
Given its long range, heavier than average weight capacity, and stacked features, it makes sense that the Cruiser is one of the most popular e-scooters, ever.
The EMOVE Cruiser was built with acute attention to detail, exemplified by things like the front cables, which are protected in a nylon sheath. As mentioned, all cables are plug-and-play, making the Cruiser that much easier to mod, and all electronic components are sealed well, giving the Cruiser significant
In fact, when opening up the deck of our Cruiser, we found that the battery is enclosed in its own protected, center channel, separated from the controller (which is at the very front of the deck). Along either side of the center channel are internal cavities for the cables that run the length of the deck.
It should be noted that despite the IP rating, many scooter warranties will
What would be considered upgrades on other performance scooters are built-in amenities of the Cruiser, like semi-hydraulic brakes, front and rear suspension, folding handlebars, and smart turn signals.
It's a scooter we highly recommend,-- being an exceptionally well-rounded and complete for daily use. The EMOVE Cruiser is the Honda Accord of scooters — uber practical and built to last, mile after mile.
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