The Kugoo Kirin S1
The Kugoo Kirin S1 is a lightweight scooter designed for shorter trips. Don’t let that put you off because it still has an impressive range. Weighing in at 11KG and being able to fold so that you can fold the scooter and easily carry in busy places without it being a chore.
Being a lightweight scooter the kugoo Kirin S1 is perfectly designed to be folded up and taken on a bus or train, comparing it to the xiaomi m365 and this scooter will beat it hands down on portability as it is not a bulky scooter
8-inch Solid Honeycomb solid tyre. Great if you don’t want to spend time changing inner tubes. The Kugoo Kirin S1 comes with a built-in suspension system you shouldn’t notice to much of a difference in the ride quality. The tyres have a good tread that is designed for tarmac and should provide enough grip on wet roads.
3 Speed Modes. Depending upon the distance you are travelling you may not want to go full speed and therefore get a bit more range. You can control the speed settings with one button on the dashboard, as well as the accelerator lever.
6Ah 18650 lithium battery. With any battery you are making a choice between weight and range. With this battery it is a good middle ground between the two and will power you along for up to 30Km / 18 miles in the slow setting, on the fastest setting you are looking at around 12 miles depending upon your weight and the terrane. In the fastest setting and adding some hills in the range will be around 14 miles
350W motor. Unlike the Xiaomi m365 you get a another 100W, because of this when you are attempting hills as the extra power from this torque will pull you up with little problem. You will slow down slightly depending upon the gradient, but not as much as the competition. This also means the motor can pull a payload of 120KG, please note the range and speed will be affected by the weight of the rider.
A Beautiful colour LCD Display Screen. For the price of this scooter this is a really nice touch. The display shows you: speed, distance travelled, battery life, and time elapsed, it also has a trip button so you can reset if needed.
Bright LED Headlights & Safety Warning Taillight. The powerful white LED will not only light up the road ahead but let others know you are there, a great safety feature. This scooter also has a red rail light that will also illuminate when the break lever is pressed.
Foldable handle bars fixed height. the scooter has a solid aluminium pole sitting ah 116cm.
IP54 rated your good to travel in the drizzle without a worry just maybe with any electric scooter stay out of the puddles and heavy rain.
Kugoo kirin S1 tech specs
|Battery type||18650 lithium battery|
|Motor type||brushless DC motor|
|display||Speed, mileage, time, power, gear, voltage, etc.|
|Front lights||LED high brightness front light|
|Tail lights||LED brake warning + flashing at night|
|Front tyre||Built-in spring absorption|
If your looking for more power and have a bigger budget you may want to consider the Kugoo M4 Pro
For some tips on how to look after your Kugoo S1, we found this video which made us laugh but covers everything pretty well scooter care