NIU KQi Air Review

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Pro Performance from a Featherweight Champ

For as long as we’ve tested and reviewed electric scooters, we’ve watched manufacturers struggle, and often fail, to get the balance between weight and performance right. NIU’s engineers have nailed it with the KQi Air, without compromising what matters.

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Mitchell Anderson
December 9, 2023

Mitchell has been fascinated by electric scooters since 2019. He began sharing his enthusiasm on his YouTube channel, “RK9 Rides,” in 2020. He joined Rider Guide in 2023, and between the two channels, he spends seven days a week riding, testing, and writing about electric scooters. He has tested dozens of models from dozens of brands and is always on the lookout for the newest and greatest scooters. His current favorite models are the Nami Klima and the NIU KQi3 Max.

One of the Lightest Electric Scooters on the Market

Overview

NIU established themselves many years ago as makers of high-quality seated electric scooters. When they introduced their line of KQi standing electric scooters, they brought a wealth of experience with them and it showed.

Single motor electric scooters like the KQi2 Pro, KQi3 Pro and KQi3 Max have consistently appeared on best-of lists since their introduction. The Max, in fact, is our expert reviewer Paul’s go-to scooter when he’s at home.

The KQi Air delivers all the quality, value, and performance of NIU’s other popular, well-received models, in a lightweight carbon frame that brings the scooter’s weight down to an astonishing 26 lbs.

Who Is This Scooter For?

While aimed at commuters who want ultimate portability, this scooter will appeal to anyone in need of a fun, super-lightweight last-mile personal electric vehicle.

Our reviewer Mitchell says:

“This is gonna be one that sits next to my door for a long time for daily errands or to toss in the car for travel, or a hundred other things.”

Our Full Video Review

The NIU KQi Air is available in the United States
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