The OX is dependable, strong, and steady, even if it won’t compete against race-worthy models when it comes to fast acceleration.
Inokim OX Electric Scooter – The Lowdown…
Inokim as a company has the good fortune of being known as the brand created by Nimrod Sapir, the “founding father of the electric scooter,” or rather the first person to design a workable lithium-ion-powered model for mass production in 2009. Unfortunately, the company is little known outside of Europe and Israel, where they’re headquartered. But they’ve been quietly, efficiently building electric scooters for over 11 years.
Like another innovator, Segway, Inokim consistently makes reliable, attractive scooters worthy of the name for commuters and everyday riders who don’t necessarily need super speed. Most of Inokim’s scooters aren’t high performance models and don’t aim to be. True to its name, the OX is dependable, strong, and steady, even if it won’t compete against more race-worthy models when it comes to top speed and acceleration.
Inokim OX Specifications
|Motor||Single 1000W rear hub|
|Battery||60V 13Ah Li-ion battery|
|Charge Time||5-7 hrs|
|Range||Up to 37 miles (59.5 km)|
|Max Speed||31 mph (50 kph)|
|Climbing Range||10 degrees|
|Braking System||Front drum brake + rear hydraulic disc brake
|Tire Type||10-inch pneumatic tires
|Suspension||Single swingarm and adjustable rubber torsion|
|Lighting||Integrated front and rear LED lights|
|Max Load||350 lbs (159 kg)|
|Scooter Weight||55 lbs (25 kg)|
|Size (L x W x H, cm)||Unfolded: 48 x 23.2 x 51.2 inch
Folded: 48 x 23.2 x 21.3 inches
|Water Resistance||No rating|
Inokim OX Video Review
Check out this video review of the Inokim OX from ESG.
Inokim OX Pros
Adjustable single-swingarm suspension
Large, air-filled tires
Large battery for long range!
Excellent, low-maintenance, braking
Very comfortable and great for bigger riders
Inokim OX Cons
Some stem wobble reported
Inokim OX Summary
The OX is built with Inokim’s excellent single swingarm suspension system, and the 2022 version of the OX features a single, powerful 1000W rear motor, 10-inch pneumatic tires, mixed dual braking system, and a large 60V 13Ah Li-ion battery that can deliver over 30 miles of range. And this barely scratches the surface of why we think this is a great commuter scooter – so stick around to learn more about Inokim’s latest iteration of the OX.
The OX offers what some reviewers consider lackluster acceleration, but this can be a plus for newer riders still learning stability at higher speeds. The OX is a great way to step up from an entry-level scooter without breaking the bank (or any bones), with a scooter that costs twice as much and goes twice as fast. With a top speed of almost 30 mph, the OX is already two times faster than the average shared electric scooter. Ergonomic rubber grips, wide handlebars, a spacious deck, innovative suspension, and exceptional build quality complete the package, giving the OX stable handling on the road.
Top Speed & Acceleration
The OX’s 1000 watt motor can achieve a top speed of nearly 30 mph (one independent test clocked it at 28.2). This ranks the OX right up there with worthy competitors like the EMOVE Cruiser. The Inokim OX hardly feels like a slow scooter.
However, we should say that the OX does take its time getting up to speed. The electric scooter’s greatest drawback for potential speed demons out there lies in its slower acceleration, but those who want a faster scooter will look to competitors like the VSETT 10+ or Apollo City Pro. The OX is built for power, comfort, and everyday commuter use. In this arena, it excels.
Battery Life & Range
Inokim gave the OX a large 60V 13Ah battery that promises up to 37 miles of range. Under real-world conditions, range should fall more closely around the 30-mile mark, and this, as always, can be greatly affected by factors such as rider weight, terrain, weather conditions, the ratio of hills to descents on one’s route, and the riding style of the scooter.
In any case, the Inokim OX has more than enough range to power through a typical day of short-range commuting / errand running without stopping to recharge, and it’s perfectly suitable for longer rides as well. The scooter’s relatively short charging time of 5 to 7 hours ensures that it’ll be fully read to go in the morning if you leave it plugged in overnight.
The Inokim OX features a single rear motor of 1000 watts nominal power and up to 1300 watts of peak power. On level terrain, the OX never feels underpowered.
However, just as it can take a couple extra seconds to get the scooter from 0 to 15, the OX can also feel sluggish on steeper inclines. For more power, riders may wish to spend the extra $ for Inokim’s dual motor OXO.
Construction & Quality
This is one well-built electric scooter. Inokim uses premium materials like aviation grade aluminum for durability and weight savings. Overall, it is crafted to fit together in a beautifully integrated design, from its blade-like stem, smooth cable routing, low-profile kick stand, stylish swing arms, and eye-popping orange/black color scheme.
The OX’s wide, ergonomically-designed bars feel especially stable, and from the very start, the OX’s rubberized hand grips, brake levers, and textured deck make the scooter feel secure, a sense that never wavers over the course of a ride thanks to Inokim’s flawless construction and polished fit and finish.
Like its namesake, the OX is a dependable beast – and it’s also a comfortable one to ride, smooth, supple, and silent due to its single sided swingarm, adjustable rubber suspension and large 10-inch pneumatic tires. The OX’s solid build quality contributes substantially to its firm, responsive handling, and its sizable deck and 48-inch tall handlebars give the rider lots of room to stretch out and take a wider stance.
Even if your commute extends the full length of this electric scooter’s impressive range, you won’t tire of riding the Inokim OX even after nearly 30 miles (and using the cruise control function can help eliminate arm fatigue). While it doesn’t do everything perfectly, the OX is, simply put, just a well-built machine that’s fun to ride and that should hold up well over continued years of riding.
The Inokim OX features front and rear LED lights, side “mood lights” and a brake light. These are positioned quite low on the deck. Additional handlebar-mounted lights are highly recommended for increased visibility and riding in low light or at night.
The Inokim OX combines two excellent braking options in one scooter – a front drum brake and a rear hydraulic disc brake. The system has several advantages. For one thing, the sealed front brake will never require any maintenance or adjustment, ever. Drum brakes simply work, always, all the time, and the sealed design means they won’t get wet when it rains or get corroded by other elements.
The rear hydraulic brake, on the other hand, can require some fine-tuning, and may require replacement brake pads down the line as all disc brakes do. The trade-off, however, comes in more finely modulated, adjustable braking power and control.
Any electric scooter weighing over 40 lbs can be a bit of a bear for the average person to carry up and down a couple flights of stairs, and for that reason, we would not call the Inokim OX – at 55 lbs – especially portable. But it does fold neatly and quickly. And if non-folding handlebars don’t make it the most compact mid-range electric scooter you can purchase, they also don’t get in the way of fitting the scooter into the back of a car when you need to move it.
Large pneumatic tires complement the suspension system on the Inokim OX. The electric scooter uses wide, 10 inch x 2.5 inch air-filled tires with inner tubes to absorb vibration. Tires with tubes can be more prone to punctures. Here, the single swingarm system of the OX makes it a cinch to fix a flat, if it happens, without even removing the wheel.
Another reason the Inokim OX feels so stable at both low and higher speeds is due to its generously wide, textured deck, which measures 7.3 inches wide and a full 20 inches long, to accommodate both larger shoes and wider stances. The scooter’s low clearance gives the OX increased stability on the road thanks to a lower center of gravity. The only downside is that it can be scratched by curb-hopping or attempts at off road riding. The OX is an urban adventurer, but by no means a trail runner.
Controls & Display
The OX’s controls are effectively simple and, well, like the rest of the scooter, they just feel good. Next to the right rubber hand grip is an ergonomic thumb throttle for smooth acceleration, and right above it is a straightforward LCD display with all the necessary info and three simple rubber buttons for powering the scooter off and on and changing menu options. The display is easy to read even in bright light, helping you keep your focus on the road when riding.
The Inokim OX does not have a water resistance rating, despite the company stating that the electric scooter can be ridden in light rain.
Danger from electrocution is nonexistent, given the scooter’s rubber-covered surfaces. But like all electric devices, the OX can be seriously, or fatally, damaged by water, so it should be stored in a dry environment and kept free of moisture as much as possible.
Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support
Inokim is highly renowned for their excellent customer service and support. They offer a standard one-year warranty and free maintenance for the life of the scooter at their service centers in Tel Aviv, London, and Miami, Florida. The owner only pays shipping. Customers have reported not only a love for Inokim’s scooters, but also on their positive experiences with the company’s support staff.
The OX’s slower acceleration is a known issue with this scooter, and as we’ve noted, it’s only a problem for some riders. Earlier versions of the OX have also been known to develop some slight wobble in the folding mechanism over time, but this is repairable. Otherwise, this scooter, like Inokim’s other models, meets the high quality standards the company has upheld through its 11 years of making electric scooters.
The OX should require little maintenance thanks to a trouble-free drum brake up front and rubber suspension system. However, the rear hydraulic disc brake might need some minor adjustment out of the box and could eventually require service, as all such components will. As noted above, the company offers all maintenance free of charge for life, provided you can get the scooter to them.
Inokim OX: Is it worth the money and is it worth buying?
The Inokim OX is definitely worth the money with only one caveat for buyers expecting a thrill in their ride. Reviewers have complained about the electric scooter’s sluggish acceleration, and while it’s true that the OX is in no hurry to reach its top speeds, it’s also true that the expectations of electric scooter reviewers might be set a little too high by their experience riding high performance scooters.
For the ordinary person whose sole experience with electric scooters is riding a shared scooter from Bird, Lime, etc. – i.e. the vast majority of potential buyers – the Inokim OX will feel like a major step up in quality from the entry level because it is. The OX is an all-around great scooter with exceptional build quality that rides like a dream and should last for several years.
You can improve your Inokim OX Hero with the following accessories:
- LED lights
- Livall smart helmet
- Electric scooter cupholder
- Universal waterproof electric scooter handlebar bag
- Universal electric scooter basket
- Extension bar for electric scooters
Other Similar E-Scooters
- Apollo City 2022
- EMOVE Cruiser
- NIU KQi3 Max
Josh is a writer, electric vehicle fanatic, avid cyclist, and all around gearhead.