Swagtron Swagger 2 Classic Review

Daniel
25 May 2021

A sleek, sturdy and lightweight electric scooter with a top speed of up to 15.5 mph (24 km/h) and an estimated range of nine miles (14 km).

Are you looking for a reliable electric scooter for your urban commutes but don’t want to break the bank? Swagtron Swagger 2 Classic ticks all the right boxes, from safety and comfort to portability and durability. This stylish and robust scooter comes in black and white options, capturing the iconic look of the original Swagtron Swagger. It adorns a healthy dose of innovative features and specs to provide both younger and older riders with the best riding experience possible. The Swagger 2 Classic’s highlights include a decent motor, a light and ultra-durable frame and reliable brakes.

 

  Swagtron Swagger 2 Classic – The Lowdown

 

swagger 2 classic electric scooter

Performance, stability, safety, comfort and affordability are the essential elements that most riders consider when buying an electric scooter. The good news is that the Swagger 2 Classic performs pretty well on all these fronts.

The e-scooter comes with a 200W motor that yields a max speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) and can support riders weighing up to 200 pounds (90 kg). A 29.4V 5.28 Ah lithium-ion battery powers the motor and it takes 5-6 hours to charge.

On the scooter’s dashboard sits a brilliantly illuminated LED display that allows riders to activate the Cruise Mode and displays the current speed and battery level. For those who enjoy thrilling rides after the sun goes down, the scooter comes with a bright LED headlight that illuminates your path and enhances your night time visibility.

You will love other handy features such as the robust rubber tyres that offer unmatched rolling efficiency, the fantastic braking system on the front and rear wheels, the foldable design for enhanced portability and comfortable and solid handlebars.

Dualtron 2 Specifications

Motor200W
Battery29.4V 5.28 Ah
Charge Time5 to 6 hours
Single-Charge Mileage9 miles
Max Speed15mph
Climbing Range20 degrees
Braking SystemFront electronic brake, rear friction foot brake
LightingFront LED headlight
HornNone
Max Load200 pounds
Scooter Weight22.5 pounds
Product MaterialDurable, lightweight aluminium alloy
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionFront fork
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 110 x 43.2 x 96
Folded: 110 x 43.2 x 4.6
Water ResistanceNo IP Rating

Swagger 2 Classic Review Video

Here is a comprehensive review video of the Swagger 2 Classic. In summary, this lightweight, foldable and sturdy electric scooter is attractive, comfortable and safe enough for both teens and adults.

Swagger 2 Classic Pros

Excellent value for money for its features and performance

Powerful 200W hub motor that can reach a maximum speed of 15 mph and climb up to 20-degree inclines

Lightweight, simple and foldable design makes this scooter easy to carry

Autonomous front and rear brakes for smooth and consistent stopping power

Built-in cruise control for easy riding and simple speed control

Maintenance-free solid rubber tyres make it ultra-dependable and accident-free

Swagger 2 Classic Cons

Below-average battery that doesn’t last for as long as quoted

Not great on roads with inclines and sharp bumps

No reflectors to signal other drivers

No water-resistance rating

Swagger 2 Classic Summary

When you come across the Swagger 2 Classic for the first time, you may think that the e-scooter is difficult to ride. But once you step on the deck and accelerate, you will understand why the product is revered in the UK and worldwide at large. Swagger 2 emphasizes performance, safety, durability and portability.

Worried how quickly this machine can accelerate? Well, the electric scooter boasts a solid 200W motor that enables it to reach a top speed of up to 15 mph (24 km/h). It also comes with a 29.4V 5.28 Ah lithium-ion battery that can last for up to nine miles with a single charge.

This scooter’s portability is also commendable. Weighing about 22.5 pounds (10.2 kg) and featuring a quickly foldable design, it’s easy to carry with one hand by teens and adults alike. The small size also means it fit anywhere including your car’s boot or under your desk at the office or in school.

You will also appreciate the build quality and configurations on this kick scooter. The lightweight aluminium-alloy frame is solid and sturdy enough to offer unmatched stability on the road. The maintenance-free rubber tyres supply an excellent grip on urban roads and eliminate worries of dealing with flats. Riders also love the front-wheel suspension, which helps them easily tackle small bumps and rough terrains.

Apart from being at the intersection of quality and affordability, this electric scooter also boasts a few key safety features. At the top of the list is the dual-brake system which delivers unmatched stopping power. This is closely followed by the LED headlight to facilitate safer and more enjoyable rides after sunset. Finally, the LED display lets you know when the charge is going low, activates cruise control and also shows how quick or slow your rides are!

Swagtron electric scooters come with a one-year warranty, boasts responsive customer service and has a battery that’s fully charged in 5-6 hours. If you want something to ride to school or work, then this e-scooter is worth considering.

Performance Overview

Good performance is the foundation of any excellent scooter ride and without a doubt, the Swagger 2 Classic has made it its focal point. The electric scooter comes fitted with a 200W hub motor with enough power to carry a maximum load of 200 pounds (90 kg) and yield a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). To ensure that the motor stays intact while in transit, Swagtron has encapsulated it under a fortified aluminium cover.

Supposedly, the mini vehicle can effortlessly carry riders up 20-degree inclines. However, you must try this yourself given some riders have claimed that it’s painfully slow under such circumstances.

Whether you enjoy the peace of riding slowly or the thrill of cruising at maximum speeds, this lightweight electric scooter comes with three gears that are operated using the up/down buttons located on the lower end of the LED display. If you want to enjoy city views as you ride at a speed of below 9.3 mph (15 km/h), then the first two gears have you covered. But if you are late for class or work, then we recommend using the third gear which gives you a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h).

There’s also a battery-saving feature that enables riders to start the scooter manually with a kick and only engage the throttle once the speed is 4 mph (6.4 km/h). However, this doesn’t mean you can start the scooter with the throttle. You can always switch to the cruise control feature and take your hands off the throttle. 

Swagger 2 classic electric scooter folded

Top Speed & Acceleration

Thanks to its 200W motor and lightweight body, this electric scooter can reach a maximum speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). While it’s obviously not the fastest in its price category, it allows riders to have fun with speed they can easily control in an emergency. The three gears make it easy to accelerate gradually and ensure that the scooter is balanced and stable at any speed. We like that there are no reported lags or thrusts when accelerating

Battery Life & Range

The Swagger 2 Classics boasts a 29.4V, 5.28 Ah lithium-ion battery that reaches full charge in 5-6 hours. Supposedly, the full charge offers a range of up nine miles while carrying a maximum load of 200 pounds. However, most users say it typically only manages around five miles on a single charge. On the positive side, the battery is UL certified and features a management function to prevent overcharging and improve longevity.

Suspension

Although this electric scooter only features shock absorbers on the front wheel, it really does an excellent job diluting vibrations and enhancing stability. The front-fork spring suspension tackles rough and uneven roads like a king, thereby ensuring that riders arrive safely at their destination.

Ride Quality

Overall, the Swagger 2 Classic electric scooter delivers a decent riding experience. The lightweight and portable design, powerful motor, headlights and kickstand make it a perfect choice for both kids and adults.

Its solid rubber tyres improve comfort, and the front-fork spring suspension helps absorb shock from bumps and potholes, thereby enhancing stability.

The three gears allow riders to accelerate and enjoy varying speeds up to 15 mph (24 km/h), while the e-brakes and rear foot brake make it easy to stop even on short notices.

If you’re on a budget but still want to cruise through the city on a portable and comfortable electric scooter, then the Swagger 2 is certainly an option to consider.

Braking

You can’t have a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) without enough braking power to bring the scooter to a smooth halt. The Swagger 2 Classic comes with a dual-brake system that provides dependable halting power. The hand-operated electronic brake controls the front wheel while the friction brake (operated with the foot) controls the rear wheel. Riders will also appreciate the innovative auto-guard feature, which automatically disengages the motor when the electronic brake is applied.

Portability

The Swagger 2 Classic’s foldable design allows riders to contract the scooter into a portable product (110 x 43.2 x 4.6 inches) that can fit in various storage spaces, including under a bus seat or inside the boot of a car. To fold the scooter, push the lever on the stem towards the deck, then pull the stem towards the deck until it latches onto the deck. Return the lever to its original place to ensure that it locks the stem; this will prevent it from retracting to its original position.

While portability gives the Swagger 2 Classic an edge over other scooters in its price range, the real deal-maker is its fantastic and comfortable riding experience.

Lights

Worried you might not be able to get home before sunset? Stay calm as this machine comes with a powerful LED headlight to light up your path and signals other riders. However, since not much has been said about reflector lights, we believe this is one area that Swagtron needs to fix.

Tyres

This electric scooter features maintenance-free rubber tyres that are stable, durable and puncture-proof. The tyres are wide enough to offer proper support and provide unmatched rolling efficiency. Added to the stability and comfort is the front-fork spring suspension. This feature ensures that you won’t encounter any problems when riding over small bumps or potholes in the road.

Deck

Comfort and stability are guaranteed by the Swagger 2 Classic medium-sized deck. The deck is made from fortified aluminium and coated with a sandpaper-textured material to offer your feet an excellent grip. On one side of the deck is a kickstand, which can manually start the motor or keep the scooter upright when it’s not in action.

Controls & Display

All controls are efficiently positioned on the scooter’s dashboard. For starters, there are ergonomic handlebars designed to fit all hand sizes and accommodate various controls. The electronic handbrake is comfortably nestled on the left handlebar while the throttle is on the right side.

A brightly lit LED display featuring the up/down buttons and the power button lies perfectly between the two handlebars. On display is the current gear, speed and battery level. Use the up/down arrows to switch from one gear to the next.

To save energy, the dashboard shuts off automatically if it stays on for five minutes without being used.

 

swagger 2 classic electric scooter

Water Resistance

This product doesn’t have a water-resistance rating. So, you should avoid using it on rainy days or in other wet conditions.

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

From the robust, yet lightweight frame to the brakes, solid tyres, deck and controls, the Swagger 2 is a reliable machine. On top of all these impressive specs and features, this scooter is available at an affordable price.

Like most scooter companies, Swagtron offers a one-year limited warranty. Most customers appear to love the quality of the brand’s highly responsive support team that’s reachable from Monday through Friday via live chat, phone or email.

Maintenance

As with all gadgets that feature moving parts, the first maintenance you should do is to check whether all components are perfectly screwed to the frame. Additionally, ensure that the lever is in the correct position when the scooter is folded and unfolded. And don’t forget to keep your battery fully charged before storing away the scooter. Lastly, clean your machine after every ride and check for any broken parts.

Known Issues

Despite offering impressive performance, the Swagger 2 Classic’s battery is a deal breaker. Most users complain about the range; it’s too short even for city commutes. We also came across some complaints about the rear red light being functionless.

Is it good value for money and is it worth buying?

There is no doubt that this electric scooter offers value for every pound you spend on it. With a powerful motor, sturdy frame, solid tyres and dual brakes, the Swagger 2 Classic combines quality and affordability to give both teens and adults a fabulous riding experience.

Even so, the machine is not ideal for seasoned riders looking for advanced features, more power and longer ranges. But for a first e-scooter, then Swagger 2 Classic will give you a fantastic introduction to the e-scooter world, and still go easy on your pocket!

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
  • Excellent value for money for its features and performance
  • Powerful 200W hub motor that can reach a maximum speed of 15 mph
  • Lightweight, simple and foldable design makes this scooter easy to carry
  • Autonomous front and rear brakes for smooth and consistent stopping power
  • Built-in cruise control for easy riding and simple speed control
  • Maintenance-free solid rubber tyres make it ultra-dependable and accident-free
  • Below-average battery that doesn’t last for as long as quoted
  • Not great on roads with inclines and sharp bumps
  • No reflectors to signal other drivers
  • No water-resistance rating
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