I tried it very much of electric scooters this year, and of Yadea KS5 Pro he was one of the first to offer a beautiful compromise between the virtues. It’s not incredibly powerful and extremely heavy like the 64-pound Apollo Ghost, but it’s also not so light that it sticks violently over the smallest bunch like the Slidgo X8.
It’s somewhere in between, which offers a comfortable trip with enough power for anyone in a city without too many steep hills. Its $ 759 price reflects that. But it’s not without flaws. Its range can support it to be better for the price, a few features are tied to the app, and I really don’t like the way it controls the features on the display. Oh, it’s also pretty heavy.
Get up and go
Simple unboxing experiences can be a double-edged sword. The KS5 Pro came in a big box at the front door, but unlike some e-scooters I’ve tested, it doesn’t come full of polystyrene to keep everything safe during transport. The unboxing process was faster and much less messy (no polystyrene sponge attached to any object in your house!), But I also noticed that the tiny tip of the rear fender had broken. Keep an eye out for that.
As you may have noticed, this is the Pro version, which means there is one KS5 standard too. This version has a 350 watt motor with a top speed of about 18 miles per hour, while the Pro has a 500 watt motor and a top speed of 22 mph. The standard version also has a smaller battery; for this reason alone, I recommend spending $ 120 more on the Pro (more on that later).
All you need to do is attach the top handle, which has an integrated display, with the hex key included and four screws. But you may need to adjust the rear brake force. Strangely, the included hex key doesn’t fit the brake nuts, so I had to use my own.
Fold it clearly. Push a lever to the front of the shank and loosen the clamp, then bring the shank up. You can attach the handlebar to the rear fender, which makes it much easier to transport. However, when it is just sitting in its bent state, the trunk does not stay hook, which may seem sciatic.
I like being able to take my electric scooter and carry it to a store (instead of taking the risk of parking it outside on the streets of New York), and that often means lifting it up a few steps. The KS5 Pro isn’t as strong as some electric scooters I’ve ridden, but 46 pounds isn’t exactly lightweight. It’s manageable but a good memory that should probably hit the gym sometime soon.
Yadea, a Chinese company known for its traditions Electric scooters similar to Vespa, did a great job with the hardware here. The KS5 Pro looks good with its orange-and-black theme, and there’s a white and orange version if it’s more your speed. The height of the handlebars isn’t adjustable, but it suits me – I’m 6 ’4 ′ ′, and I don’t need to stretch my arms like a zombie to reach them. However, it may be a little high for you.
The spacious platform can fit my feet one in front of the other, the stand is reliably sturdy, there’s a large built-in hood, a surprisingly bright headlight, and an always-on tail light. There is enough space on the handle to attach even a phone holder.