It was about time… and there it is, relatively late to the market: The brand new NIU Kick Scooter.
I was really moving this matter for a while, but not having a full blown staff behind me, I decided to focus on (motor) Scooters and won’t cover Kick Scooters or the also released e-bikes (aka Pedelecs) that much on MyNIU.org.
So for a full round-up of the Kick Scooter data, please visit the official page from NIU.
Here are the quick facts:
Two versions will be available: the NIU Kick Scooter Sport and Kick Scooter Pro.
NIU says the specs were specifically designed for US and European markets. I guess that means they expect bigger sales there than in China.
- The Kick Scooter Sport model offers an top speed of 20km/h (18 MPH in the US) provided by its 300W motor and its 365 Watt-hours battery gives about 40 km/ 25 miles of range
- The Kick Scooter Pro offers a bit more power (350W, 486W/hrs battery), while still regulated to 20km/h (but 20 MPH in the US!) and a 50 km/30 mile range.
You can fold them for easy transportation (18.5-20kg to lug around) and they come in several color “trims”, well decals IMHO…
Like all NIU products they’re integrated into an App Ecosystem. Prices are 599/699€ or the same in US$ – Ah, and to be able to ride it you should not be heavier than 100kg/220lb/15.5 stone (I love that quirky unit of measurement ;-))
What do you think about Kick Scooters (NIU or in general)?
Are they a reasonable solution for the last-mile or just a nerdy gadget?
Do they make sense for private ownership or is it just a rental thing?
Share your thoughts down in the comments!