Inmotion L8F 30 KM/H e-Scooter Review

Inmotion L8F 30 KM/H e-Scooter Review


Chris here so as you can see and from the title of the video that I’m back looking at electric scooters so this particular model here I have is from Inmotion it is the model L8f and it has a claimed range of 35 kilometers that’s the maximum you get so the maximum speed of this one is up to 30 kilometers per hour which is really good it has a collapsible design there is a Bluetooth app you can use with it as well the front wheel is made out of hard rubber and the motor on it it’s a front wheel drive by the way where this one here has a maximum output of 250 watts the scooter is completely assembled apart from this right here which is the axillary wheel just that roller wheel on the bottom of it so using the included allen key tool here you just need to screw it onto the body so in the Box you get to use a manual and a very short quick guide on just how to fold the scooter a valve extension so this is going to be needed to put air in the rear wheel and lastly a 42 volt 2 amp charger that does have a status LED so read when charging green once fully charged so on the right hand side is where you’ll find the charger plug now I don’t believe that this is the best location for it because you’re going to get a lot of water splash and things come off and even dust and dirt from that front wheel but it does at least have a little rubber protection cap here now the front wheel is where the motor is housed so on this hub here we have a 36 volt 250 watt motor that can get us up to speeds of 30 km/h depending of course if you’re on the flat and your weight so this will get hot this is metal around the outside where the motor is inside and do expect it to be hot to the touch after using it for quite a bit that is normal so the rubber on this tire here it’s a hard solid rubber and it’s both a pro and a con so the reason it’s a probe courses you’re not going to get flats on this you won’t get any punch flat so you won’t have problems with glass or getting a nail in the tire now that happened to me a lot on my show me scooter but the kind of courses means you get more vibrations and it won’t be as smooth but you will see that we do have right here a shock at least to help absorb some of those impacts the fork on the front is made out of metal feel strong reasonable construction here and the mudguard plastic the hinge mechanism and base is made out of metal when we do have grip tape on the deck the deck has the in motion logo on it and there is enough space here to get both of your feet on sideways and you would have noticed that there is a spring-loaded kickstand here which is made out of metal and riveted into the side of the body through eight inch wheel is the exact same size as the front one and you’ll see the valve right here so it’s a little hard to get to and this is why we have that valve extension so you must screw that into here and then you can put air in the rear tire now I recommend around about 35 psi I want to go too heavy but you don’t wanna go too soft either just in case you give yourself a pinch flat if you did decide to jump down a curb or something now you see it on the sides this is on both sides you get this led this is when it’s on and then when you brake for example if I applied the brake right now it will turn red the front brake is electronic and that’s the one you normally use it’s also anti skid to Evert the rear can be used just like a manual normal scooters or if you needed to stop in a hurry in an emergency then you simply place your foot down on the rear mudguard and there is a small little metal pad inside here that actually pressed down and course create friction on that rear wheel and slow you down even faster now one of the cool features of the scooters this right here so the front whole front of it is an LED strip so it is RGB there’s a huge range I think is something like sixty five thousand different colors that you can combine with the application here so right now I’ve got it in the multi colored mozi because it’s just going through different colors so you can see it there too purple pink or whatever you wanted to when you get the scooter the handlebars are not in a lock position you need to lift up this lever here then unlatch both of the handles push them into place and then push this down it’s a little bit tight at first appreciating it all the way down there then locks it in place so it’s very sturdy that grip we have the accelerator then we have our brake then our current speed here in if you want to see the remaining battery bar percent exactly you have to use the app for that but this gives you a rough estimate here with these bars you can see displayed so normally there there are five of them and it’s indicating your remaining battery life in order to get the scooter out of its folded down mode it’s locked in that mode here so when I lift up on the handle bar it’ll act actually as a handle of the whole scooter you’ve got a press here and then just push up the handlebars you’ll hear that click and that means that is secured in place to turn on the headlight at the front all you have to do is hold down the brake for three seconds it turns on and then hold it down to maximum for another three and it will turn off the application it has is rather basic it’s not a brilliant app it sometimes has trouble connecting up to bluetooth and you have to close the app and try again so it isn’t wonderful so what it’s got is basically so we’ve got a mode here that we can lock it down you can see your range on here so according to this I can do 25 kilometers and I will let you know on your battery percent too you can just see down here that I’ve got 73 percent remaining if you touch this it’ll also tell your instantaneous energy consumption too so that it’s good I mean we’ve got some information in there alright here we’ve got the controls for the RGB lighting system that it has so if you love your auntie be on your pc then you probably love this too because then you can customize it however you like or all different kinds of settings here like different modes you can go through and each style does its own things so pulsating it will do like the Nightrider thing with the lights will just go up and down so the things like that and we go the tail light setting as well which can also set various different shades there for that tail light that I showed you at the end so you can just see it on the video now so I put that into blue you can see it’s flashing blue now green and whatever color you would want so I’ve got a reason to be a good day here the weather is holding out for now there are storms forecast but I mean I do my little range test and you can see I’ve got a bit of a storm here brewing so this could turn out to be a weather proofing test as well it does have an IP rating of IP 54 so it’s got some splash resistance there now comparing the scooter to my zoom strider so the zoom stride is one I reviewed earlier I like their ledge mechanism on the zoom Strider a little bit better because it is just faster it doesn’t quite feel as secure I think because it doesn’t have that latch there now this zoom Australia has a 500 watt motor this one’s 250 but both have the same maximum speed of 30 km/h when we have a look at the rear there’s some difference here so we get of course the LEDs which adds a little bit more safety on the l8 f-from in motion and you get that ear full-time which is going to be susceptible to punctures hopefully it won’t happen to me you can put slime in there which I do recommend we’ve got hard rubber wheels of course on the strider on both of these and build quality I think they’re very similar but I think the edge actually goes to the LH F here when we take a look at them because the handlebar they just feel a little bit better once you push this latch down and they’re locked in place they feel very solid and that just gives you a little bit more confidence there and with the zoom I’ve noticed that things have loosened up a little bit now after my 6 or 8 months or so I’ve been using it now it just doesn’t feel quite as good there the in motion scooter also comes with that kickstand that’s an extra you have to buy with the zoom strider and then we get the front roller wheels on the front here which you don’t have with the strider both of these scooters do have the same exact hard rubber front wheel and they do look a little bit similar here when you look at the forks and the design so we’ve got front suspension on both of them not much travel on that suspension but it does soak up some of those little bumps from the rough surfaces ok so let’s take a look at the acceleration so kick off it’s automatically starting to power on now and then apply the acceleration accelerator and yeah it’s a little slower definitely slower then there’s M stride a the power deliveries a little bit smooth there but we’re getting up there speed wise so you can use it as a manual kick scooter if you wanted to you see I’ve got plenty of room here for my feet US size 10 by the way if you’re just wondering I don’t have the smallest feet neither do I have the biggest but plenty room there on the deck more than the zoom strider now to comment on ride comfort that you do feel those vibrations the surfaces and even services on the road and things more than my Xiaomi scooter because that one’s got the air filled tires this is hard rubber tire on the front and the shock on the front I can feel it it does take up some of those bumps there so the ride comfort stability seems great things are really quite good now let’s take a look at how it handles rough terrain here so we’ve got some gravel ahead and about a oh we’re struggling a little bit with us this is about a 20 degree climb and I’m almost having to push the very slow going up this so I think it maximum is 15 degrees so I’m not quite as fast as other scooters that have powerful motors as expected there with the climb definitely on these rough surfaces it is hard going bumpy road here making it quite a bumpy ride so another coin here this is a proximate lead I’d say 15 to 10 degrees it’s handling it fine now you do hear a little bit of rattling from time to time that’s coming from those front roller wheels from when it’s folded so they can write around it just all depends on the surface of the road so I made it to the end of beautiful ice road is here in denia we’ll check on that remaining battery percentage and just how many more kilometres like you do alright so according to the app I have done 6.7 kilometers which seems about right about 67 percent battery life remaining and it gives me a remaining range of 23 kilometers but it’s not quite correct because it says my maximum speed it’s 2.2 kilometers and then my average speed is 8.7 so if you do plan to jump down curbs just make sure you lift up the front wheel quite a bit because sometimes this will right here you may curve out you can see where they high kerb like right now that it is impossible to sometimes hit that wheel or even hit the underneath of the scooter and end up marking it so here we are at the end of my test it is flashing with just one bar there that’s telling me I’m on low battery that’s warning me now the application crashed unfortunately so I don’t have any map readout but you can see here total kilometers 19 so that is well short of the 35 maximum they claimed of course that 35 kilometers was ideal conditions at someone that weighed 75 kilos they were doing 15 kilometres per hour I was doing 30 when I could I weigh 82 kilos and I also had quite a few climbs and bumps and things so with better conditions better roads flatter anyway lists in notes say expect up to about 25 kilometers it is still well short of course okay so after using this now for a week I just wanted to report back at the end of the video on my overall impressions of this so I like the fact that we do have the manual latch mechanism here so we’ve got this to tighten it up you need to open and close it of course so it’s not so fast to get going as other scooters but it won’t have that movement in play that eventually has come into the show me and also my zoom Strider so there has a little bit of play but this one doesn’t because if it starts to loosen up a little bit then you simply need to tighten this down and that’s going to really help with that the same goes with the handlebars because you lock them in place you tighten it down there’s no movement whatsoever with their grips and the handlebar which has been a problem on the other scooters that there’s a little bit of movement there on my show me I ended up replacing the grips with lock-on grips so and they seem to be that kind of lock-on style because they are not going to go anywhere at the moment they’re perfectly fine so we have the of course RGB strip on the front now I wish that in emotion could increase the brightness of this perhaps because without having too much of an impact on the battery that is you can’t really see it during daylight so at night you do see this all lit up and you see the sides lit up and that is great for safety so people can see you coming that’s one good thing to have on there now we’ve got the hard to eye on the front so no punctures but we have the inner tube on the rear so that soaks up some of the bumps and things meaning the riding comfort is good max speed of 30 as well which is great so we can get the the speed up there’s one of the faster ones some other scooters that I have reviewed there being limited to 25 like the Xiaomi or even 20 some of the other ones here the cheaper scooters now this could be a bit of a problem here it could give you a flat you could get a flatter of a pitch flat or something like that or thorn through this rear tire so highly recommend putting an anti puncture solution like slime into this now I could not get any additional air into this because of the valve the way it is it’s quite tight even with that extension they give you to get it in there so what I ended up having to do is take this off right here there’s just a little like a little screw on nuts on the side so you just need a dime or if I sent piece put that in there twist that off get this off and then I could put some air into that hide I recommend about 40 psi which was good with that now my biggest complaint with this scooter would have to be something that maybe a lot of people won’t actually end up using and that is the bluetooth application so I didn’t even know that it was locked down it said that it wasn’t locked so when you put it in lock mode the wheel won’t move as soon as it stops it puts like on a resistance and you don’t see the speed at the top it’s just a spinning around logo there icon and I had to go into the app and actually even though it said it was disabled I had to go through it three times before it finally got rid of the lock so that’s just one thing to bear in mind that the application is not too good it’s a little bit slides a bit laggy to some chinese’ in it it did not record my trip as well or the GPS because it stopped it crashed now it is recording the overall mileage on here so that is good so you can see how many kilometers your scooter has done but I think that’s recorded internally here and it’s just synced to the app the app is also needed if you want to enable cruise control which currently doesn’t seem to be in there with the current version of the app and if you want increase the speed so by default it’s 25 km/h and with the app then you can set that to 30 and again that took about three attempts for it then to sink through to the unit here so in motion have some work to do on the app if they can tidy that up now I roll the scooter compared to the other ones I have reviewed as good the acceleration is a little slow which is both a pro and a con and C obviously is gonna be slower to get off the mark and get up to 30 then same resume striding because the battery sorry the power output of this motor is 250 that one’s 500 but the slow acceleration in the wet is a lot safer a lot more useful I found that when I took this for a quick spin it was actually just a shower yesterday and today it was one as well so I went with wet grounds it’s a lot safer than the zoom Strider there’s in strata when you go up certain herbs and things footpaths they have a bit of an angle to them and if it’s slippery almost like pole concrete it’s deadly the front wheel goes like this you get a little bit of slipping on this one but because it accelerates a lot slower and it’s not so heavy on the acceleration when you go on the accelerator here that doesn’t tend to slip as as much that gives a little bit more confidence so over oh nice right now the range is an issue I tend to have with all of them because when they test these companies the range of these they put someone that’s light to someone that was 70 kilos and I’ll completely flat know when perfect test conditions that’s when they get the claims 35 kilometers so me weighing 82 kilos heavier and also with the rough terrain I had a few claims and things I only managed to get 18 kilometers and 18 puts it about the same as the zoom strata that I reviewed – so you’re not going to get phenomenal range out of these but if you take it easy on the accelerator and I feel if you’re on the flat where you live then you can possibly squeeze out I think about 25 kilometers out of this so overall it is good it is an expensive scooter there are cheaper options out there like the Xiaomi but it doesn’t have the hard tires to show me it’s not 30 kilometers either the maximum speed on that Xiaomi and the acceleration is about the same as this one so every model has its pros and cons but overall I do like this one here I do have some reviews up here so the show is up here and then a zoom strata I was talking about that’s currently my favorite and thank you so much for watching the review here of inmotion L8F