Meet Ben, your go-to scooter aficionado and in-house wordsmith at Rider Guide. With a genuine passion for two-wheelers (6 years of riding), he’s not just penning reviews but sharing firsthand experiences in an articulate narrative. You can catch him ripping through rocky trails on his Suzuki Vstrom 1000 or doing 45 miles an hour on his Dualtron Victor when he’s not busy at his writing desk, offering you the most unique and informed perspective on every scooter that rides the streets.
Well, this is a dual-motor scooter with solid tires (stick around to know why we suddenly think solid tires are okay). The scooter costs less than some single-motor electric scooters–and if you know your scooters, you know that dual motors rock at hill climbing–and this one is an absolute monster!
We should note that there's also a less expensive single-motor version of the Aviator, which we'll review soon. However, today we're covering the dual motor variant of the Aviator models-the Synergy Aviator 2.0 and comparing it to some of the best solid-tire electric scooters we've ever tested.
Synergy Aviator 2.0 Alternatives & Competitors
Synergy Aviator Review Summary
- RIDE E scooter(their entry-level scooter at 350 W)
- Aviator Series-- Single 600W electric scooter
- AVIATOR 2.0 Electric Scooter scooter(Dual 600W)
- Dual Synergy Sport Electric Scooter(Dual 800W)
- Cyclone (Dual 1000W)
- TSUNAMI Electric scooter (Dual 1200W)
- Storm Electric Scooter (Beefed up/Offroad version of the Tsunami)
Our scooter of interest, however, is the dual motor variant, Aviator 2.0. The Aviator electric scooter is rated for 1200 Watts of nominal power, but riding it, peak power feels much more powerful. We tested ours for a week, and so far, we're impressed with what you get for your money, especially if you take into account the stateside support from Synergy.
Out of the box, with the stock P-settings, the Aviator feels mellow and easy to ride but is still a strong hill climber. However, with the P-settings unlocked , it becomes a whole different beast. It's kind of bonkers how hard it can launch.
This review unfolds what Synergy gives us in the Aviator 2.0, and spoiler alert: it makes you want to get a flat-proof electric scooter!
Our Take:Dual Motors, Dual Personalities at a Single Motor Price and with Zero Flats
Is It Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?
Everything about this scooter screams heavy-rider. And it's not always about the higher rider weight capacity–though the Aviator's 275 lbs limit is quite encouraging. We also consider the riding ergonomics and performance–especially given the higher requirements for heavier riders.
The Aviator electric scooter has a roomy deck for riders with bigger feet to comfortably shuffle around and get the best foot placement while riding. The telescopic handlebar then caters to riders of all heights–with a maximum height of 39.5 inches above the deck.
That aside, the torquey 1200 W nominal power motors are excellent for performance. Going off our road tests, we feel they peak at 2000 W power or more. The effect is one of the best hill climbing powers in its class–which is not greatly affected by a heavier rider on the steering. Then there's the large 748.8 wh battery that supplements the motor by providing sufficient power to keep the scooter running regardless of the riders weight.
So, yes. This is a great scooter for bigger and heavier riders.
Synergy Aviator 2.0 Review
Braking Distance (15 to 0 mph)
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It beats the past champion, Mercane's WideWheel Pro, which has a 3.2-sec acceleration to 15 mph and is tied to the Varla Pegasus, both rocketing from 0 to 15 mph in an astounding 2.6 seconds. Surprisingly, that's quicker to 15 mph than the beastly Apollo Phantom V2, which takes 2.7s.
The dual motor variant of the Aviator models also wins for best acceleration in its weight class because it's more than 10 lbs lighter than the Pegasus, despite having exactly the same size battery.
The 27.2 mph tested top speed is a little above average for its price, and high-speed stability is surprisingly good, despite the 8 inch diameter tires. The Synergy Aviator scooter also has three "gears" that let you limit your maximum speed, alongside the Eco/Turbo and Single/Dual settings that let you further customize the power delivered to the motors once you pull on the trigger-style throttle.
Range and Battery
The downside is that the battery has a relatively long charging time of 7 hours, so you need to plan ahead if you're going to be using it for extended periods of time.
But as with all electric scooters, the range depends on many factors such as terrain, riders' weight, riding style, and whether you're using the single or dual mode. So, you can get more range riding conservatively. All things considered, the Synergy Aviators range is still above average for its price; it even beats the Segway GT 1, a $3000 scooter.
This awesome braking can be attributed to the scooter's regen and dual drum brakes that let you stop quickly when needed. In line with its low-maintenance theme (solid tires, but we'll get to that later), the drum brakes are relatively hassle-free. You'll never get a bent rotor with drum brakes; they're unlikely to ever wear out, and if you ever need to adjust them–check out our video review to see how easy it is.
We'll be honest, when we unboxed it and saw the solid tires, none of us expected to like the Aviator's ride quality because solid tires usually mean a harsh ride. We were wrong. The suspension on this electric scooter does such a good job of smoothing out larger bumps–you might be tempted to forget you're on a solid-wheel ride.
The Synergy Aviator 2.0 offers dual suspension (a type) that is typical of a more expensive scooter: adjustable springs, front and rear, plus polyurethane bushings which help keep it from springing back like a trampoline. During our road tests with the scooter, the suspension felt slightly stiff for our 165 lbs-rider.
Now, for the scooter's tires–the plus side of solid wheels, of course, is that you'll never ever get a flat tire. This adds to the fun-factor. The Aviator's tires are 8 inch in diameter by 2.4 inches wide, with a fairly flat tire profile for a larger contact patch. This gives you extra traction when braking or accelerating, but the blunt profile is not quite as good for carving corners because you start to run out of tires on the edges. So it works best using a point-and-shoot riding style. And the downside of using solid tires is that some of the smaller high-frequency vibrations don't get fully smoothed out by the springs.
For those who absolutely have to have air-filled tires, stay tuned! We've heard that a tubeless tire version is coming out as well, but these solid tires kind of grow on you the more you ride the scooter.
Synergy Aviator Features
Overall, portability is very good because of the folding bars and telescoping stem. Plus, the scooter gets an inch shorter when folded. To put its folded size in perspective, it's more than 6 inches shorter than a folded Vsett 10+ despite the Aviator having a deck that's 2 inches longer.
At 44.5 inches L x 10 inches W x 18.1 inches H it's not the tightest fix, but you can definitely fit the folded e-scooter in the back of most cars' trunks.
The deck rear is equipped with the same button-style lights with a braking function for riding safety.
In addition, while 8 inch tires are relatively small, these ones somewhat shocked us with how well they handled–except, of course, on corners due to their flat profile. Synergy says they plan to release an update with tubeless tires– a move aimed at making the ride even smoother. But some people will still choose flat proof for total peace of mind. Really a case of 'no one-size fits all.'
And, despite the small tires, the Aviator e-scooter manages a decent ground clearance of 5 inches, against the competitors' 3.3 inches on the Pegasus and 4.3 inches on the WideWheel Pro.
From the top, the cockpit is an update of a classic look. We've not experienced this type of grips before, but they might be a new office favorite. They're really soft and perfectly match the shape of a closed hand. Like many of the other grips we consider ideal, the ones on this e-scooter have clamps at both ends, so they'll never twist or slide off of the bars.
The ergonomics on the Aviators are something else–they eliminate fatigue by padding virtually anything that requires active use, including the buttons. The brake levers also have rubber inserts screwed into place that additionally gives them a high-end feel.
We like the look and feel of the metal charging port cover–just be careful not to EVER touch the battery terminals, and always keep it screwed into place, so it won't bounce around.
Another must-note feature that makes this electric scooter feel current heading into 2023 is that every wire is plug-and-play, right down to the motors themselves. The only exception here is the voltmeter-key switch which is hard-wired for security reasons.
The Aviator has a water protection rating of IP54, which came in handy during the range test course where our rider was caught in the rain for more than 10 miles. This gave us a chance to experience fender protection–which we can say works quite well against road spray. Note that IP54 products are protected against water splash from all angles and heavy rain, but if immersed fully in water, the electric scooter will be damaged.
Something else we should point out is that, yes, you can find some scooters with similar specs to this cheaper elsewhere. But know the importance of after-sale support. For really any price point (but more when you drop $1k+), it sucks when you run into an issue.
The good news is that as Synergy launches into the US, they have set up shops in Seattle and Miami for local support outside of the 32 designated dealers located across Canada. When buying a scooter, go in with a bias toward companies with real, local servicing presences.
Synergy Aviator 2.0 Review Conclusion
On the practical side, solid tire scooters like the Aviator make great commuters because you save time by never having to check tire pressure, and you won't ever be late to work because you got a flat tire.
We spent quite a bit of time talking with Ryan, the owner of Synergy, and our overall feeling about the brand is that Synergy is a good choice for people who want a balance of good value, features, and performance from a brand with a strong and growing presence this side of the ocean. We're already looking forward to testing the other two scooters they've sent.
And if the price is an issue or you don't need dual-motor performance, the Aviator series has a single-motor version at $999, just for you!
You can use the RG-Exclusive Coupon (ESGFRIDAY) should you feel like the Synergy Aviator 2.0 is the scooter for you.
Synergy Aviator 2.0 P-Settings Guide
- Hold the top button and bottom button together to enter P-settings
- Bottom button to enter code number for first digit (code is 2626)
- Use the upper button to advance to next digit
- Hold the top button to enter code when done
- Use the lower button to advance through P-settings
- Hold the upper button to enter adjustment mode for each setting
- Use the lower button to change the setting
- Hold the upper button again to exit adjustment mode
- Hold Both buttons again to exit P-Settings, or just wait and it will time out
Replicate RG settings:
|P00 Tire Diameter||8||(Don’t change)|
|P01 Cut Off Voltage||410||(Don’t change)|
|P02 Number of Magnets||15||(Don’t change)|
|P04 0 = km/h, 1 = mph||1 (mph)||1|
|P05 0 = Zero Start 1 = kick||1||0|
|P06 0 = cruise on, 1 = off||1||1|
|P07 0 = soft start 1 = hard||0||1 (says “N-soft” on screen)|
|P08 0 to 100%||65%||100|
|P09 Regen Strength||2||1|