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Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Review

Daniel
13 May 2021

 

One of the best commuter scooters around that has a top speed of around 15.5  mph and a range of up to 14.85 miles.

 

The Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 has probably been the most welcome e scooter release by the Swagtron family- the one that redeemed the company’s long-standing guarantee on quality assurance. It is packed with more innovative and technologically advanced specifications than the first two releases in the Swagger line, most notably the Swagger Pro (SG1). The specs on this model make the scooter sturdy, durable and reliable, making commuting, especially in the city, enjoyable. We can also go out on a limb here and say that Swagger Pro 3 is one of the best performance electric scooters for budget-conscious users. 

 

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 – The Lowdown…

 

Scooters have become commonplace in major cities as more people hop on the clean-energy bandwagon,  especially in the transport sector. New and seasoned light-electric-vehicle manufacturing companies are churning out model after model as the demand for scooters increases. Swagtron has been in the mobility industry for a while now and just recently branched out to the electric scooter niche after years of manufacturing high-quality hoverboards (which they still do).

Their inaugural model and its subsequent upgrade were not impressive at all, to say the least. In fact, many brand-loyal customers believed that the company should stick to what they did best- hoverboards. However, things took a turn for the best when they unveiled the Swagger Pro 3, and my oh my, what a scooter! This model is many things its predecessors are not. It has a sturdy build, a more elegant design, a way more superior range, 6.5 inch solid wheels, rear suspension, motion-activated tail light and an intuitive display and controls.

The convenience offered to commuters on this scooter is nothing if not underrated. The devil is in the details, and the Swagger Pro 3 did not come to play. It promises and delivers on efficiency and reliability. Swagtron even featured a USB port to help power up your phone (or your friend’s) should the need arise. It gets better. This lightweight, foldable scooter collapses to a neat and easy to carry package that’s just ideal for your commuting needs. Carry it with you on the bus, train or pack it in the boot of your car without a hassle, as this is the perfect last-mile solution.

Read on to find out just how well this scooter delivers on different specs.

 

 

 

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Specifications

MotorMax 250w Single Drive Hub Motor
Battery36V 6 AH 216WH Lithium Battery
Charge Time2-3 Hours at 42v 1.5A charger
Single-Charge Mileage14.2 Miles Claimed, Real World Range 10-13 Miles depending on rider, weight, terrain
Max Speed15.5mph (25km/h)
Climbing RangeInclines under 25%
Braking SystemRear Footbrake (Push down on to rear wheel)
LightingFront LED Lighting
HornNo horn
Max Load220 lbs. (100kg)
Scooter Weight23 lbs. (10.5kg)
Product MaterialUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionSingle Rear Suspension (Push Spring)
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 41.3 x 17 x 35.4 in (1050 x 420 x 900 mm)

Folded: 15 x 17 x 35.4 in (380 x 420 x 900 mm)
Water ResistanceNo IP Rating

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Video

Watch this extensive video review of the Swagtron Swagger  Pro 3 electric scooter.

The Swagtron Swagger is an affordable, easy folding, feature-rich scooter that facilitates an efficient and reliable urban commute.

 

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Pros

 

  It comes with a backlit LCD that allows users to know the speed they are cruising at, distance covered, battery level, and activates the cruise control feature.
  It has a push-button to activate the cruise control function quickly.
  It features a rear suspension to offer a smooth ride.
  It has maintenance-free tyres.
  It has an easy folding mechanism for convenient folding, hauling around and storage.
  Durable frame.
  Its bright LED headlight and motion-activated tail light are powerful enough for maximum visibility in the dark.
  Fast charging capability
  Portable
  Affordable
  It has a USB port to charge mobile devices.
  It offers three riding modes for an enhanced riding experience.
  Has an extended range
  Can tackle mildly steep inclines.

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Cons

 

  Low maximum load capacity.
  Solid tyres are poor at absorbing shocks compared to pneumatic tyres.
  Limited deck space
  It lacks Bluetooth connectivity
  Lacks a reflector
  The suspension system is relatively loud when going over cracks and obstacles.

Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 Summary

 

Swagtron is a reputable company with years of experience in providing innovative transport solutions. Their efforts to build high-quality electric scooters hadn’t been historically fruitful until they unveiled the Swagger Pro 3. This scooter is an improved model built to replace its predecessors, the Swagger Pro and Swagger Pro 2 classic. The Swagger Pro 3 is a folding, feature-rich e scooter with advanced and intuitive features that set it apart from the earlier Swagger versions.

The Swagger Pro 3 is ultra-lightweight and durable thanks to the frame built using aluminium alloy- a high-quality industrial material that is corrosion and weatherproof. This material makes the Swagger Pro’s frame sturdy and durable. Aluminium is also lightweight, and therefore perfect for a portable scooter. The one-click folding frame further adds to the portability function, with the stem clicking on to the rear fender for hassle-free carrying.

This scooter is one of the fastest e scooters in its price range when it comes to speed. Its powerful motor propels the scooter to top speeds of 15.5 mph and easily hauls a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs ( 100 kg). The motor is powered by a fast-charging 36V/ 6 Ah Lithium-ion, UL certified battery that facilitates an extended range of 14.2 miles on a single charge. Better still, the battery attains a full charge in 2-3 hours, making it a genuinely on-the-go scooter. The speed is complemented by one of the most efficient braking systems consisting of a thumb throttle activated electronic brake and a manual rear brake.

The scooter bears a well-thought-out overall design. The 6.5 inch solid tyres on this model do not match the smooth ride offered by pneumatic tyres but more than make up for it with zero maintenance as they are puncture-proof. The handlebars contain the handbrake, the acceleration throttle and a backlight LCD. The LCD diligently informs the rider of the speed, battery level and mileage. It also has push-button controls to change the speed modes, engage cruise control and switch on the headlight.
The deck is not overly spacious but allows the rider’s feet a comfortable stand.
The scooter is designed to be used within an urban space or well-paved, flat terrain but can tackle a 25% hill grade like a champ. However, as with all other budget scooters, there’s a compromise. Riders who opt for this scooter forgo essentials like indicators and a horn.

Read on for a more detailed look at the Swagtron Swagger Pro 3 and its impressive specifications.

 

 

Performance Overview

 

The Swagger Pro 3 is a high-performance budget e scooter from Swagtron. It is propelled by a powerful 250 watts front hub motor capable of pushing the scooter to a top speed of 15.5 mph. The motor has high torque that can haul a maximum weight of 220 lbs (100 kgs. It also tackles steep inclinations of 25 degrees effortlessly.

Riding is a breeze with cruise control feature that allows users to steadily cruise at their preferred speed without needing to tug on the throttle. The dual braking system ensures that riders come to a safe and uncompromised stop at any speed.

The scooter performs best on urban or paved terrain. However, Swagtron installed a rear suspension system that absorbs vibrations from cracks on the track and other obstacles. The solid tyres do not absorb shock but facilitate a steady ride on clear trails and dry weather. Overall the Swagger 3 runs efficiently and is the perfect urban commuting companion.

 

 

Top Speed & Acceleration

 

Powered by a 250 watts high torque motor, the Swagtron Swagger Pro can achieve a top speed of 15.5 mph. This is a decent speed for a budget-priced scooter and is sufficient for urban tracks. The scooter has three riding modes giving the rider the freedom to choose their ride speed according to their preference and experience. The ride modes are displayed on the LCD and activated by one of its control buttons.

The scooter achieves acceleration by the use of a thumb throttle located on the handlebars. Alternately, cruise control is activated by another button on display. The motor has a zero start mode, and due to its fast acceleration, riders should be wary of getting jerked off as the scooter picks up on speed.

 

 

 

Hill Climbing

 

The Swagger Pro has been widely advertised as a city commuter. However, it has fantastic hill-climbing ability thanks to its highly effective motor that outputs enough torque to tackle steep inclines of up to 25 degrees without a sweat. Riders should be warned that this will depend on the rider’s weight, the weather condition and the battery’s charge.

 

Battery Life & Range

 

The Swagger Pro comes with 36 Volts, 6Ah lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Lithium-ion batteries require minimal maintenance; they are efficient and have more life cycle charges than lead-acid batteries. The battery offers enough voltage to power the scooter for an impressive mileage of 14.2 miles on a single charge.

The battery on the SG3 has a quick charge system and attains full charge status in 2-3 hours, thanks to the 1.5A charger supplied with this unit. To enhance the battery’s efficiency, the Swagtron Swagger Pro is equipped with a Smart Battery Management System that guards against overcharging. It has an overheating auto shut function to preserve the battery from overheating and subsequent damage. Swagtron cautions riders to power off the scooter when it’s not in use to save on battery. If the rider intends to store the scooter for extended periods of time, in that case, they should periodically charge the battery to avoid instances where the battery fails to charge.

The scooter has a USB port to enable users to charge portable devices. However, charging devices depletes the battery quickly.

 

 

 

Motor Configuration

 

The Swagtron Swagger is propelled by a single front hub 250 Watts motor.. The motor has high torque output to power the scooter through steep inclinations of up to 25 degrees and supports a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs. However, it should be noted many factors affect the motor’s efficiency, including the rider’s weight, weather conditions and battery levels.

 

 

 

 

 

Construction & Build Quality

 

The scooter has a minimalistic design and comes in a black or white colour option. The frame is built using lightweight aluminium alloy for sturdiness and durability. The design is an upgrade from the previous models’ designs, with a wider and more elegant looking stem that encases the battery. The wiring on the scooter is internally routed, giving it a sophisticated finish.

The scooter’s handlebars are not retractable, but they house a number of control functions- two throttles for speed and braking, an LCD with several control buttons. The handle grips are textured for a comfortable hold when riding. The downtube is foldable, and its width gives riders a firm hold when carrying. The deck is spacious with a sand paper-feel runner for sturdy grip.

The scooter sports 6.5’’ maintenance-free solid tyres. It also rocks a rear coil suspension for enhanced comfort. When stationary, there’s a retractable kickstand to hold the scooter upright. It also features a front and back fender, the front to keep splashes and debris off the motor hub, and the rear as a supplementary braking mechanism. For low light riding and safety, the scooter sports a bright LED headlight and a motion-activated red flashing tail light. The scooter’s build design pays attention to detail and resultantly delivers a high-quality electric scooter. 

 

 

 

Suspension

 

This scooter is equipped with a single rear coil spring suspension that effectively smoothens the ride on the Swagtron Swagger. The nuts and screws on the suspension tend to get loose or come off; therefore, it requires that you regularly check and tighten them. Riders have also reported that the suspension system is a bit noisy when going over cracks on the sidewalk or obstacles, which can be shocking to first-time riders, but that you quickly adapt to.

A nice front shot of the Swagtron Swagger 3 Pro

Ride Quality

 

The ride quality on this scooter is impeccable. The in-hub motor runs smoothly and is protected by a motor cover and a front fender; therefore, riders do not need to worry when going over shallow paddles and light debris. Further, the high torque output smoothly propels the scooter on inclines of up to 25 degrees. The scooter also has cruise control that locks the scooter at a preferred speed, making for a fun and effortless ride.
The 6.5’’ solid tyres do not absorb shock but are maintenance-free, and riders never have to worry about getting flats. The presence of a rear suspension ensures that the vibrations from the riding track are absorbed and do not reach the rider. The suspension, however, is a little noisy. The braking system on the scooter is uncompromised and will bring the scooter to a smooth and precise stop at whatever speed or riding condition.

The handlebar grips are rubberised for enhanced rider comfort, and the deck plate textured to enhance riders grip. The stem is steady when locked into a riding position and does not wobble. Additionally, the stem is foldable to allow for portability in hard-to-ride areas or when riders need to switch to a different transport means.

The scooter gives riders peace of mind on the ride. The battery has extended range and is supplemented with the LCD screen that indicates the state of battery charge. This way, riders need not worry about the premature drain. It also comes with an LED headlight, a tail light and reflectors for low light riding.

Braking

 

The Swagtron Swagger is equipped with an efficient dual braking system that combines a rear footbrake and a handbrake-operated electronic brake for instant braking when the rider needs to stop. The rear foot brake is strategically positioned on the rear fender for easy access. The hand brake is placed on the left side of the handlebars for equally quick access. The combined effectiveness of the dual braking brings this scooter to an uncompromised and precise stop, at whatever speed.

 

Portability

 

The Swagger Pro is lightweight, weighing 22 lbs, making it easy to haul around. The easy folding design of this scooter also adds to its portability. The scooter’s one-step folding mechanism transforms it into a conveniently portable package. With just one click, the rider can board the bus, train or pack it in the boot of your car.

 

Lights

 

The Swagtron Swagger pro scooter has a super bright LED headlight embedded on the front of the stem. The illumination from the headlight is sufficient to light the rider’s path in low light riding. The scooter also comes with red flashing motion-activated tail lights positioned at the rear. The taillights blink when the scooter is in motion. Cool! Isn’t it?

 

 

Tyres

 

The Swagtron Swagger pro has 6.5-inch front and rear solid rubber tyres that offer a stable ride over smooth terrain and dry conditions. The solid rubber tyres provide minimal shock absorption, but they eliminate the worry of flats and constant maintenance. The rear suspension mitigates their lack of comfort during riding effectively.

 

 

Deck

 

The scooter features a spacious deck with average clearance. The location of the battery within the stem means that there are fewer chances of scrapping as the scooter goes over obstacles and bumps. The surface is textured, meaning riders get added grip. The rear deck features the rear fender, and the coil suspension goes under the deck plate. You will also see a retractable kickstand attached to the side of the deck.

 

 

Controls & Display

 

The Swagtron swagger pro has a fancy and easy to use LCD. The display has push buttons for the on/off switch, selecting riding modes, cruise control and a switch for the cool LED headlight. The LCD indicates the speed, battery levels and mode. The handlebars have throttles made of plastic for brakes and acceleration on the left and right handlebars, respectively.

 

Water Resistance

 

The Swagtron Swagger pro 3 has a water-resistant rating of IPX4. This implies that it can withstand splashes from any direction but not submersion in water as the scooter’s internal mechanisms are prone to water damage. So riding in drizzle or a light rain should not be an issue, as long as you don’t try bash through deeper puddles.

 

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

 

The Swagger Pro is built using high-quality materials for durability, portability and reliability. It has an extended range enough to get commuters to work, campus or around the neighbourhood. It comes with a reliable lithium-ion battery that can quickly charge fully in 2-3 hours. Additionally, the battery also has an innovative charging feature that safeguards the battery against overcharging and overheating.

The scooter has an effective dual braking system that combines an electronic hand brake and rear footbrake to ensure the scooter has maximum stopping power. The solid wheels are maintenance-free and offer a better grip on the surface, thereby enhancing the scooter’s stability.

Swagtron offers world-class customer service. It has a dedicated team of Customer service representatives who provide customers with technical support through live chat, email and live calls seven days a week, including public holidays.

Swagtron also offers a 1-year limited warranty after purchase of any of their Swagger e scooter. The warranty covers product defects in materials and defects that result from the manufacturer and not due to the disassembly of the product. The warranty is valid to US and Canadian residents and is available to original purchasers only.

 

Controllers

 

There is no public information available on the controllers used in the Swagtron Swagger 3. We’d imagine based on the low wattage that they’ll be low amp controllers with low heat output.

 

Maintenance

 

Users can maintain this model affordably and, therefore, optimise its overall performance. Regular maintenance standards like charging it as recommended by the manufacturer, cleaning it and ensuring it is dry will give you unmatched service from this unit. The unit also requires regular servicing to ensure your scooter is roadworthy. It is also advisable to tighten screws and nuts from time to time as they often come loose.

 

Known Issues

 

  • Some users complained that the plastic handbrake was occasionally sticky and did not spring back, therefore keeping the accelerator deactivated.
  • Some customers reported that the riding mode spring lever was extremely sensitive and almost jerky when changing speeds.
  • The screw holding the rear suspension has been reported to come off occasionally.

 

 

 

Is the Swagtron Swagger 3 value for money and is it worth buying?

 

Swagtron has redefined the scooter market with affordable yet feature-packed scooters. The Swagger Pro 3 is one of their best budget electric scooters that comes with everything any urban commuter would need. It has cruise control if you need to ride to your destination at a constant desired speed. It is also fitted with an effective braking system, a reliable battery that delivers an extended range, a super bright LED headlight for enhanced visibility, a sleek handlebar, maintenance-free tyres, a reliable LCD, a suspension system and all this in a lightweight, portable frame. If that doesn’t spell value, then we don’t know what value is. If you are looking for a high-performance scooter and innovative features to boot, then the Swagger Pro 3 extended range scooter is the perfect fit.

 

Other similar E-Scooters

 

 

  1. GOTRAX GXL V2 Folding Electric Scooter
  2. Swagtron Swagger 5
  3. Megawheels S10.
  4. Glion Dolly

 

Swagtron Resources

 

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Author:
Daniel Foley

BIO: 

Daniel is an avid scooter fan who has owned and tested over 50 different scooters. Part time scooter enthusiast & part time SEO specialist.  Daniels favourite scooter is the Dualtron Thunder.

 
Summary
  • Lightweight & Very Portable
  • Push Button Cruise Control
  • Maintenance Free Solid Rubber Tyres
  • Durable Frame
  • USB Port for Charging Devices on the Move
  • Charges in less than 3 hours
  • Extended Range Options
  • Rear Suspension
  • 3 Riding Modes
  • Low Maximum Load Capacity
  • Small Deck, Limited Space
  • No Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 250w Isn't Overly Powerful
  • No IP Rating
  • No Reflectors
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