Turboant X7 Pro Review

Brett Heyns
12 May 2021

The X7 Pro is a standout budget electric scooter with a top speed of 20 mph and a range of up to 30 miles on a single charge. 

 The Turboant X7 Pro seeks to build on the success of its predecessor, the Turboant X7, by introducing new features and upgrading existing ones.

Specifically designed for the urban commuter, the X7 Pro boasts portability, outstanding long mileage, a robust build, and additional premium features such as cruise control an awesome LED display.

Additionally, the more prominent tyres improve the riding experience by increasing the ground clearance and smoothing out the judder from imperfections in the road. 

Turboant X7 Pro – The Lowdown…

Turboant prides itself as a leading manufacturer of personal mobility devices. They are known for incorporating new technology into modern design elements to cater to their customers’ needs, creating electric scooters that score high on functionality and aesthetics. The X7 Pro is fast, foldable and portable, and has a long range, making it an ideal commuting or adventure scooter for adults living in cities and urban setups.

 

The difference in size between the X7 Pro and its predecessor, when folded and unfolded, is almost negligible. However, when it comes to performance and ride quality, there is a significant difference. While maintaining the 350 W motor installed on the previous model, the X7 Pro improves battery capacity and maximum range. It also comes with bigger tubed tyres, unlike the tubeless ones found in its predecessor. Since the 10-inch tyres are mounted on a tubed pneumatic structure, they last longer and increase shock absorption, allowing you to navigate through bumpy pavements, badly maintained roads, and other rough terrains.

 

Like its predecessor, it comes with a detachable battery that you can charge separately. Besides being convenient, a detachable battery also works as an additional layer of security. If you live in or visit a neighbourhood that makes you feel uncomfortable leaving your scooter unattended, you can simply remove the battery instead of carrying the whole scooter around.

 

Turboant X7 Pro Specifications

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Motor 36 V, 350 W Front-wheel drive
Battery 36 V, 10Ah Li-ion
Charge Time 6 hours
Single-Charge Mileage 30 miles (48.38 Km) (Depending on the weight of the rider and environmental factors)
Max Speed 20 mph (32.19 Km/h) (Depending on the weight of the rider and environmental factors)
Climbing Range Up to 20 degree inclines
Braking System Electronic Braking System (EBS), rear disc brake, and rear fender foot brake
Tyres 10-inch, tubed pneumatic tyres
Suspension No installed suspension
Lighting 3W LED headlight,  tail light, and side reflectors
Max Load 275 lbs (125  Kgs)
Scooter Weight 33 lb (15 kg)
Product Material Aluminium alloy
Horn Type Bell
Size (H x L x W cm)

Unfolded: 119 x 109 x 42 

Folded: 46 x 109 x 42

Water Resistance IPX4 electrical protection against splashes from any direction

 

Turboant X7 Pro Video Review:

A standout electric scooter from Turboant, the X7 Pro is a budget, sturdily built, convenient commuter e-scooter for the modern urban traveller.

Turboant X7 Pro Pros

  Outstanding long mileage

  Excellent value for money

  Detachable battery

  Large, plush tyres

  Fast charging time

  Comfortable ride

  Smooth Acceleration

  Decent Deck Clearance

  3 Ride Modes with Cruise Control

  IPX4 Water Resistance Rating

  Triple Braking System

Turboant X7 Pro Cons

  No installed suspension

  Limited color options

  The top speed of 20 mph isn’t enough for some people

  Cruise control can be challenging to disable

  The Electric brake has been reported to be jerky

 

Turboant X7 Pro Summary

Turboant built on the success of the X7, the Pro’s successors, to cement its position as one of the best low-budget electric scooter makers. Their effort was not in vain, as the X7 and the X7 Pro remain crowd favourites among scooter enthusiasts. The scooter boasts a rock solid build with an aluminium alloy frame that both lowers the scooter’s weight and enhances durability as it is corrosion-proof and weather resistant. The foldable stem is quite sturdy, with a locking latch for dependable portability. 

To cater to beginners, intermediates, and the pros, the X7 Pro comes with a 3-speed mode. While using cruise control, the Beginner mode caps the maximum speed at 6 mph while the Eco mode caps it at 10 mph, and with the Sports mode peaking at 20 mph. The ability to cap your scooter’s speed is important, especially for riders who live in the UK and other European countries that sometimes regulate speed for scooter riders.   

The scooter is propelled by a powerful 350 W motor that sources power from the robust 36 V 10 Ah Lithium-ion battery. The power motor operates in unison with a very responsive throttle, to ensure you enjoy a quicker acceleration curve. The X7 Pro features a peculiar design, where the battery pack is embedded on the stem. This particular design element elicits differing reactions from scooter enthusiasts, where some absolutely love the convenience, and others hate the cosmetic effect. However, it factually makes it harder to carry over long distances, but since its battery is removable, you can carry an extra battery in your backpack, especially when embarking on a long commute.

To manage the high top speed of 20 mph, the scooter comes with a triple braking system consisting of an electronic braking system, a rear disc brake, and a rear fender brake. The scooter is not fitted with suspension, but Turboant more than made up for it by installing fantastic 10-inch pneumatic tyres that absorb most road imperfections. The big tyres plus the 4.5-inch ground clearance also enhance the scooter’s off-road capability, making the X7 Pro ideal for adventures too. Please note, however, that this scooter has been designed as an outstanding urban commuter scooter, and not an off-road monster.

The scooter also comes with a powerful 3W headlight and tail lights for enhanced night safety and a couple of reflectors on the side. The handlebars are a little busy, with a left brake lever, an LED display, a soft rubber throttle, and a bell.  

Read on for a more comprehensive review of the Turboant X7 Pro’s features.

 

Performance Overview: 

For a budget electric scooter, the X7 Pro stands out among its peers. Few other scooters in the same category can match its performance. Maxing out at 20 mph, the Turboant X7 Pro is fast and benefits from the high torque delivered by the 350 W power motor. The scooter can tackle hill grades of up to 20%. Riders will be impressed by the smooth acceleration controlled by the rubber throttle. 

To help the rider maintain control of the scooter – even at high speeds – Turboant installed a triple braking system, comprising an Electronic Braking System (EBS), rear disk brake, and rear foot brake. This system can bring the scooter to a halt in seconds, with a braking distance as short as 16.4 ft.  

A Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter standing upright.

Top Speed & Acceleration

While the top speed can vary depending on the riding conditions, battery charge level, and the rider’s weight, the official maximum speed is 20 mph. The X7 Pro’s display gives the option to convert from mph to km/h and vice versa, depending on the preferred system in your country. The rider can also configure the settings to regulate their top speed to match their riding skills and needs, or to abide by speed regulations set by some authorities around Europe and the UK.  

The three-speed mode can also come in handy under different circumstances. The Beginner mode caps the speed at 6 mph, making it ideal for younger riders or for riders trying to familiarize themselves with the scooter. The Eco mode limits the speed at 12 mph and is the go-to mode when you want to conserve your battery for a long commute. The Sports mode allows you to enjoy the scooter’s top speed while utilizing responsive acceleration. These three modes improve the X7 Pro’s flexibility and versatility.

The acceleration of this model follows a pretty standard upward curve for an urban commuter, and is not going to blow your socks off. The Turboant X7 Pro also features cruise control that kicks in when you are holding down the throttle for 10 seconds or more, while maintaining a constant speed.

Hill Climbing

The Turboant X7 Pro has been designed as a robust and extremely price conscious urban commuter in its class, so while it is rated at  take on inclines of up to 15 degrees, factors such as the weight of the rider and battery charge remaining, most definitely affect this e-scooters’ climbing ability.

The X7 Pro is perfectly suited for tackling the average incline – but don’t expect it to compete with much more powerful and expensive models that are specifically designed for raw power output. 

The steeper the hill, the faster you will lose power, and we found that the X7 Pro only really starts to struggle when we pitted it against hills that were steeper than 10-15 degrees or more.

The front wheel of the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter

Battery Life & Range

As we have mentioned above, one of the most notable features of the X7 Pro is the 36 V, 10Ah Li-ion detachable battery located along the stem. While carrying it around might take some getting used to because of the battery’s position, several benefits are drawn. Riders can enjoy a long commute of up to 30 miles with a single charge. You can go even further if you buy an extra battery and keep is as a spare in your backpack, if you know you are going on a longer ride.

The detachable battery also makes it easier to charge. Unlike most other electric scooters that install the battery and power supply in the deck, forcing the rider to lug their scooter around looking for a charging area, the X7 Pro’s removable battery can be charged wherever is convenient.

Of course, several factors affect the scooter’s range, including your riding style, type of mode, terrain, battery level, and others. Therefore, it is important to keep checking the LED display to gauge your battery level. If you want to conserve energy, ride in Eco mode. Those who love speed and want to put the Sport mode to work will probably get a range of 14-16 miles.  Additional energy-saving features shut the scooter down after 10 minutes of inactivity.

 

Motor Configuration

The Turboant X7 Pro motor configuration features a 36 V, 350 W motor powered by the ergonomically designed throttle on the handlebar. The maintenance-free motor is encased in the front wheel, with a front fender for extra precaution from splashes and debris.

Construction & Build Quality

While many manufacturers have to compromise on construction and quality to offer their scooters at an affordable price, the Turboant X7 Pro seems to have struck that elusive balance. Like many portable electric scooters in the market today, the X70 Pro’s frame is made of an aluminium alloy, making it sturdy and robust.

This makes it a little heavier than high-end scooters that use carbon fibre instead of an aluminium alloy. The stem is solid and sturdy enough as it also houses the battery pack, which shifts most of the scooter’s weight to the front. Pleasantly to find, there is also a noticeable lack of rattle that is typically found in e-scooters in this price bracket. There’s a robust kickstand that supports the scooter in a stationary position.  

The side profile view of the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter

Deck

Since the X7 Pro’s battery is not in the deck, it has higher ground clearance, allowing the rider to navigate through rough terrain without damaging the underside of the battery.

The deck’s surface is lined with grippy silicone rubber to ensure the rider’s safety as the feet are firmly planted on the deck. The surface is roomy enough, allowing most adults to enjoy a comfortable ride.  We found that it’s very comfortable to shift your feet around and transition while riding around.

 

Tyres

The Turboant X7 Pro comes with large 10-inch pneumatic tyres. While new electric scooter riders may not pay too much importance to the tyres when in the market for a new scooter, tyres do play a vital role in determining the overall ride quality. The type of tyre, size and tread pattern can be the difference between a bumpy and a smooth, comfortable ride. 

Many budget scooters come with 8.5-inch tyres, and others sport solid rubber tyres in an attempt to reduce the manufacturing cost. Solid tyres do not absorb road imperfections and often require the manufacturer to install a suspension system. Without suspension, solid rubber tyres make for a jarring ride. The X7 Pro’s pneumatic tyres do an impressive job in soaking up the judders and shocks from riding on uneven surfaces or pathways, as well as roads that were not in the greatest condition. And this really added to a pleasant riding experience due to its air-filled tyres that offer good cushioning and excellent traction.

 

Suspension

The X7 Pro scooter does not have a suspension system but totally makes up for it with the fantastic 10-inch pneumatic tyres.

 

Braking

Stopping is as necessary as moving. To help riders come to a complete stop even when cruising at top speed, the X7 Pro comes with multiple braking mechanisms. It has a hand-operated brake mounted on the handlebar that controls the disc brake on the rear wheel. This is the most natural braking option and allows you to slow down before stopping. However, when you need to come to a sudden stop, you step on the rear fender, activating the scooter’s emergency brake. To help you recover energy while braking, the Turboant X7 Pro utilizes a regenerative electronic braking system. 

Those switching from bikes to electric scooters will find the hand-operated brake helpful since it makes controlling the scooter easier and offers some familiarity.  

A picture of the rear tyre of the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter

Ride Quality

Compared to its predecessor, the X7 Pro has a superior riding experience. This improvement can be attributed to the bigger tyres and more extended range. Even without suspension, the 10-inch tyres absorb shocks to ensure a quality riding experience. However, it is important to note that while the big pneumatic tyres offer adequate shock absorption, they do not do so well on off-road terrains. Anything rougher than dirt tracks or parks will result in a bumpy ride in the absence of a good suspension system.

The scooter’s effective braking system also allows the rider to enjoy top speed and the Sports mode without worrying about stopping whenever they need to. The different ride modes and their capped top speeds are excellent at regulating the riding speeds to match the rider’s experience and preferences. The handgrips are covered with rubber, while the deck is textured to give the rider a firm grip and more control when manoeuvring. 

 

Lights

The X7 Pro comes equipped with a powerful 3W LED headlight that is bright enough for most urban setups. However, if you routinely ride through poorly lit streets, you will have to invest in an additional headlight.

The scooter also comes with reflective lights on both sides of the front and rear tyres. It also has a brake light on the rear fender to alert other road users when slowing down and to generally caution tailing traffic during low-light rides.  

A picture of the controls of the Turboant X7 electric scooter

Controls & Display

The X7 Pro has a Digital LED display at the centre of the handlebar. The screen displays essential information such as battery level, speed, and the mode you are on. Each mode has a unique colour assigned to it, and changing the mode changes the colour displayed on the screen.

There is an all-in-one throttle located between the LED display and the right handgrip. The throttle acts as the command centre. It enables you to turn the scooter on or off, select mode, power the motor, and engage the headlight. It also activates the cruise control when you hold it down for more than 10 seconds while cruising at a constant speed. 

Using the hand-operated brake on the handlebar engages the disc brake, bringing the rear brake light to life.  

 

Portability

The Turbo X7 Pro has an easy folding mechanism that enhances portability. Commuters can fold the scooter to fit in a corner in the house or office easily. Occasional riders can fold and store it away and click into action whenever they need it.  

Because of the battery’s position, the X7 Pro’s handlebar is thicker than usual, making it a little awkward to carry it around at first. But most riders in the city agree that it does not take long to get used to.

A folded up image of the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter

Water Resistance

The X7 Pro boasts a water-resistant rating of IPX4. Therefore, it enjoys protection against water splashes of all kinds, including low-pressure jets. When combined with the grippy deck, this water-resistant scooter allows riders to commute in light showers.

However, like with many other electric scooters, you are better off riding in dry conditions and avoiding being out in very heavy downpours.

 

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The X7 Pro’s range of up to 30 miles on a single charge is excellent for urban commutes, especially for an e-scooter in this price range. This can reduce depending on the riding conditions, mode, and rider’s weight. Additionally, it has a triple braking system that ensures reliable stopping, even if one fails. The lighting profile ensures that riders can move about during the day and at night. Additionally, the IPX4 guarantees that riders can still ride in light showers.

The Turboant X7 Pro comes with a standard six-month warranty that covers mechanical failure. Buyers that register their scooters on the Turboant website with seven days of purchase enjoy an extended 12-month warranty. Riders that experience failure or notice defects within seven days of purchase can get a brand-new replacement, repair, or a full refund.

Within 30 days, the buyer can get a free repair or a brand-new replacement. After 30 days, but still, under warranty cover, riders will receive repair guide videos or replacement parts. However, the warranty does not cover defects and failures caused by normal wear and tear, improper use, or used batteries. Before you can use the warranty for repairs, refunds, or replacement, you have to provide a delivery date and a valid ID. You will also be required to explain the problems you are facing and visual evidence.

To contact Turboant’s customer support, simply email support(at)turboant.com. They will respond within 24 hours.  

 

A top view image of the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter

Maintenance

Use a clean and damp cloth to clean the scooter. You can also use a moderately wet cloth to clean since the scooter is water-resistant. If you are going to store the scooter/ battery away for a long time, ensure you charge it fully beforehand.  

 

Known Issues

Some riders feel the handlebar is too narrow but eventually after regular use, this is hardly noticeable any more.

The hefty battery shifts too much weight to the stem, which raises problems when lifting the scooter to a curb or carrying it in a folded position. 

 

A man riding his Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter along the road.

Is this Electric Scooter value for money, and is it worth buying?

Are you considering buying a new scooter or upgrading your existing one? Do you want a scooter with top-notch features and built with quality materials without burning a hole in your pocket? Well, look no further than the X7 Pro. 

 With a selling price of $500 or £359, the Turbo X70 Pro offers fantastic value for money. At that price, you get to enjoy a range of up to 30 miles, speed of up to 20 mph, a quality ride, portability, cruise control, and robust design, ergonomic handle grips, but above all, a convenient removable and robust battery.

Accessories and Upgrades

  • Helmet
  • Knee pads
  • Your own LED headlamp

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A guy that goes crazy over anything electric on wheels, and brought on by his love for environmental conservation, Ben is an avid campaigner of sustainable transport as a way of reducing our carbon footprint.

He believes that scooters are all the rave, but before we can each afford a Tesla that is.

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Summary
  • Outstanding long Mileage
  • Excellent value for Money
  • Detachable battery
  • Large, plush tyres
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth Acceleration
  • Decent Deck Clearance
  • 3 Ride Modes with Cruise Control
  • IPX4 Water Resistance Rating
  • Triple Braking System
  • No installed suspension
  • Limited color options
  • The top speed of 20 mph isn't enough for most people
  • 350W single motor will struggle on steeper inclines
  • Cruise control can be challenging to disable
  • Electric brake has been reviewed to be jerky
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