Kugoo Kirin G3 electric scooter review: Fast and comfortable!

There are so many electric scooters these days that it becomes difficult to keep them upright, so let’s complicate things even further by throwing another one into the mix! It’s time to take a deep dive into the Kugoo Kirin G3 electric scooter and see how it compares to the rest of the market.

Technical specifications of the Kugoo Kirin G3

  • Engine: 1200W rear hub motor
  • Battery: 52V 18Ah (936Wh)
  • Top speed: 31 mph (50 km/h)
  • Interval: up to 40 miles (64 km)
  • Lester: 56 lbs (25 kg)
  • Loading capacity: 265 pounds (120 kg)
  • Suspension: Front and rear spring suspension
  • Brakes: Front and rear disc brakes, rear engine brake
  • Supplements: Front and rear LED lights, LCD touchscreen, right thumb throttle, odometer, rear skid plate, heavy duty folding bolt to lock folding, kickstand
  • Price: $1,099

Kugoo Kirin G3 Video Review

To see the Kugoo Kirin G3 electric scooter in action, check out my video review below!

How fast can he go?

The Kugoo Kirin G3 is a fast electric scooter, reaching 31 mph (50 km/h) at full throttle.

I did find, however, that when the battery was partially depleted, I sometimes had trouble hitting 29 or 30 mph. Even so, it still felt pretty quick at those speeds.

You can put the scooter in lower power modes that limit speed, but I mostly kept it in the highest power mode. You can always limit your own speed by using less throttle, so I imagine you’ll probably be using the highest power level as well.

The only time I can think it would be useful to use a lower power mode is either in the rain when you want to be extra careful, or when letting a newbie friend borrow the scooter for a test drive.

How far can it go?

The Kugoo Kirin G3 is rated with a maximum range of 40 miles (64 km), thanks to the large 52V and 18Ah lithium-ion battery housed in the deck.

The problem with that range, however, is that you’ll probably only see 40 actual miles if you’re riding much slower.

If you’re like me and hit top speed whenever you can, you’ll never see a true 40-mile range.

But if you can average closer to 20 mph, you might actually get closer to that 40 mile figure.

Kugoo Kirin G3 electric scooter

And the components?

The scooter itself actually feels pretty well made. You don’t get some of the nicer parts like hydraulic disc brakes, but the mechanical disc brakes are still plenty punchy. They bite hard and offer good stopping power.

The full suspension absolutely improves the ride, and I even had fun going off-road with the scooter.

The Kugoo Kirin G3’s screen is large and easily readable, although I’m not sure I like the idea of ​​a touchscreen. There’s a reason most electric scooters have physical buttons near the ends of the handlebars – it’s so you can easily access inputs without taking your hands off the bars.

With the touchscreen, you basically have to let go of one bar end if you want to play with the controls on the move. It is also difficult to press the button accurately when the scooter is bouncing because there is no physical button to feel. You’re just stabbing a moving screen, which strikes me as a serious miss.

Other than that, though, the major decisions around build quality and component choice seem on point. I even like the bike bell included in the brake lever and the few LED lights dotted around the scooter to keep it visible at night.

Can it bend easily?

The folding mechanism is quite robust, which is essential in a fast electric scooter that will surely see serious shocks at high speeds.

There’s a massive bolt up front that’s screwed through the stem, which doubles as a reflector. It is there to lock the scooter upright and unfolded. The only way the scooter will fold over you while driving is to drill out a 1/4″ steel bolt – good luck with that.

The downside is that it takes a lot longer to fold this scooter than almost any other electric scooter I’ve tested, but if I had to choose between a quick fold and a secure fold, I’d take the latter every time. .

The only other weird thing about the fold is how it locks in the down position. There is an orange strap that wraps around the rear skid plate. It works fine, but it doesn’t seem like the most elegant solution. It also means that the strap wraps around as you ride, as you can see in my video at the top of this article.

Maybe having a waving orange flag is a safety feature, not a bug. Everything is a matter of perspective !

Sum it all up for me!

All told, I’d say the Kugoo Kirin G3 is actually quite fun to drive. For its price of $1,099, it looks like a bargain.

The scooter is fast, powerful and comfortable to ride, even at high speeds.

It handles well and has a sturdy design. I even like the orange-on-black color scheme that continues down to the orange strap.

For a fast and powerful scooter, it gets the job done and looks great while doing it.

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