Hiboy S2 Electric Scooter Review
If you are looking for an e-scooter that will offer you both performance and value for your money, Hiboy S2 has got your back. Hiboy S2 is a mid-tier electric scooter that offers exceptional performance because of its powerful motor.
You can cover a substantially extended range with this scooter and a relatively high speed. It comes with a very powerful motor. This is not the only thing this scooter boasts of. It allows connectivity with other devices such as phones. What is most noteworthy about Hiboy S2 electric scooter is its regenerative braking.
In this article, we will discuss the Hiboy S2 electric scooter review in detail. Let us first look into general specifications.
The general specification for the Hiboy e-scooter are as follows;
|battery capacity||36 V, 7.5 Ah|
|motor||350 W (0.47 hp)|
|range||17 miles (27 km)|
|max load capacity||260 lbs. (118 kg)|
|max speed||18.6 mph(30 kph)|
|suspension||on rear wheel|
|brake system||two types ( the electronic brakes and the fricion brake (on the ratte)|
|weight of the e-scooter||31 lbs. ( 14 kg)|
|size (unfolded)||45.7 x 16.5 x 47.2|
|size (folded)||45.7 x 16.5 x 19.3|
|battery type||lithium-ion ( rechargeable)|
|wheels||solid rubber 8.5"|
Features of Hiboy e-scooter
According to the Hiboy website, Hiboy S2 comes with a very powerful battery rate at 36 V, 7.5 Ah. This where all the juice needed to power the 350 W brushless motor comes from. There is one thing you ought to know about lithium batteries.
The larger they are, the more power they can store and this is a good thing. If your battery can store a lot of charges, it means you can cover more distance between charges.
You can view your battery like the fuel tank and the amount of charge as the fuel. The larger it gets, the more fuel it can hold and even so the distance you can cover before refueling. The only slight difference is your lithium battery will deteriorate with time.
Lithium-ion batteries have a limited charge and discharge cycle. Most of the batteries I have come across have 500-1000 charge and discharge cycles. I do not know whether this battery overheats when you drive your scooter for a long time; overheating is a phenomenon that is common for electric cars.
Allow me to digress a bit. Other than the motor, the size of the battery determines how your scooter is classified. The upper-tier scooters have large motors and battery capacity.
Remember we said the battery is the fuel tank? Well, the motor is then the engine in this scenario. Just like the engines comes in various sizes, the motors also come in a similar manner. An e-scooter for adults comes with at least a 200 W motor.
The Hiboy S2 e-scooter, however, comes with a 350 W brushless motor. This is a powerhouse.
The advantages of a more powerful motor are many. Firstly, it can support a lot of load. This is why they carry more than 100 kg (or 220 lbs.).
Secondly, it can climb steeper hills. You may have noted that you usually need more energy to climb a hill on foot. This is also the same case with e-scooters; more power is needed to climb steep hills.
Lastly, the strength of the motor determines the kind of ride you are going to have. In my opinion and from my experience, a more powerful motor gives a smoother ride compared to a weaker one.
Besides, the load will not put much strain on the motor and therefore it is likely to have a prolonged life.
The Hiboy S2 e-scooter gives you a range between 17-20 miles according to information available on Amazon. This is a very long distance to cover.
You can go around an Olympic size race track almost 68 times between charges. This is very impressive. Simply put, you will not have to charge it as regularly as a smaller scooter might require; unless you are using your e-scooter during winter.
The range you can cover depends on the amount of load, weather conditions, and the condition of the motor and battery.
The heavier loads will consume more power. So, you might find that you have less than 17 miles (27 km) when your e-scooter is heavily loaded. You can even cover more distance if your scooter is lightly loaded.
As far as weather is concerned, the tailwind will aid you and hence you will cover more distance. If you are riding against the wind, you will cover less distance because a lot of power is needed to overcome that wind force.
A battery in good condition can keep a lot of charges. As lithium-ion batteries deteriorate, they discharge faster hence reducing the distance you can cover. Some people may choose to replace the battery. I favor going for a new e-scooter altogether.
How to extend your range
Since Hiboy comes with a special type of brakes, you can even extend your range by several miles. This type of braking turns momentum into electricity which is store in the battery.
You can choose power saving mode to extend your range
Hiboy S2 has one of the best brakes you can wish for. It has a regenerative brake type. This means one thing. When you break, the momentum from your scooter is converted to electric energy. The energy is store in the battery.
This type of braking is very good at harnessing power as you roll down the hill. Some e-scooters allow you to choose the amount of braking force to apply. The more force you apply, the more energy you can harness from brakes.
On the rare wheel, Hiboy uses a disc brake.
When we talk of e-scooters that have suspension, Hiboy S2 is one of them. In the rear wheel, there are two suspension springs.
The suspension system is there to make up for the solid tires it comes with. The comfort of the rider is very important. Besides, suspension prevents the scooter from vibrating too much. Even though Hiboy has few parts, too much vibration can get the screws loose.
I have not found any information about the climb angle either on Amazon or the manufacturer’s website. However, from experience, I have seen an e-scooter with features lower than the Hiboy S2 climb with an impressive climb angle.
To be specific, megawheels S5 has a 250 W motor and 5.8 Ah battery it can climb a 20 hill. I can, therefore, safely say that Hiboy can comfortably climb a 20 hill or even more. But please confirm.
This is one of the few scooters that understand that connectivity is very important. The Hiboy S2 manufacturer has an integrated Bluetooth connectivity in the e-scooter.
Yes, you can connect your phone to your e-scooter via Bluetooth. You can download an app to aid you in this in the play store or the Appstore.
Once connected you cannot only monitor but also control important metrics through your phone. For instance, you can observe your speed on your phone. The app allows you to turn on and off the lights. Other information you can get through the application includes the battery capacity, battery level, lock and unlock your scooter, turn the e-scooter on and off, etc.
When we discussed charging your electric vehicles in the rain, we say there were no dangers involved. However, the e-scooters are a different case. E-scooters come with different water ratings. They are affected by both water and dust.
Hiboy S2 is rate IP 54.
The first digits tell how well protect the scooter is protected from dust and solid particles. The second digit tells the water-resistance of your scooter. The first digit ranges from 0 to 6 with the latter being the best. The second digit ranges from 0 to 9 where 9 is the best.
IP 54 means the following. First, the Hiboy is well protected such that the dust may get through but will hardly do any damage. Second, the 4 implies that the Hiboy is resistant to water splash coming from any direction.
Hiboy is an e-scooter with light. It is a good thing. The headlight allows you to cruise when there is no light. When the weather is not good, the headlight can come in handy.
Though it has made up for it by suspension, Hiboy features solid rubber wheels. They offer little cushion when you are on a bumpy road. Nonetheless, 8.5” inches wheels are good when going over obstacles.
The E-Scooters that come with large wheels are preferred for off terrain uses. I do not think you can use Hiboy off terrain, at least not without some difficulties.
You will find a bell, a throttle, and the brake on the handlebar. There is also a dashboard screen. The dashboard screen allows you to see your speed, amount of power remaining, and your speed mode.
Quality and design of Hiboy S2 electric scooter
This mid-tier electric scooter is not only built for performance but also with aesthetics in mind. It comes in black color. It is ergonomically designed to be used by an average height human being. This is why it gives you both a strong look and feel about it.
Your Hiboy S2 is built using a strong frame so that it can support your weight. The frame also makes it quite tough and robust.
The finishing and the color give high-tier appeal to you. Because of its few parts, it has very little shaking. When you tighten it properly, there will be no wiggling nor flimsy parts.
And unlike the Megawheels S5 electric scooter, the power cabin is not located in the stem but the deck. This is why it has a very thin stem.
It is not all scooters that you get in the market that are foldable. When we looked into e-scooters that have seats, we saw some of them are so big that they cannot be folded. However, the manufacturer of the Hiboy had your best interest in mind.
Hiboy S2 e-scooter is a foldable e-scooter. There is a mechanism that allows you to fold the stem to reduce its size. A foldable e-scooter allows you to enjoy the following;
- You can carry it with you even where there are a lot of people.
- You can comfortably carry it with you on a train or a bus with no stress
- You can put it in the trunk of your car
- You can keep it in limited spaces since they are very small.
There two primary reasons the Hiboy S2 e-scooter is foldable. One, so that you can carry it easily by the stem when folded. Two, so that it fits in limited areas.
You require about 3 seconds to fold it. The stem is hooked to a small fixture fixed on the rear fender of your scooter.
Since the Hiboy S2 e-scooter has no seat, you will ride while standing. Considering you may have to cruise about 17 miles none stop, the deck has to be very comfortable for your feet. The upper surface of the Hiboy scooter is covered with rubber matting. This increases the friction between your fee and the scooter so that you do not slip.
The deck has ample space to allow you to place both feet together when going slowly. Placing both feet together may not be the best posture when cruising at a very high speed. I find it reassuring to place one foot in front of the other; it gives you room to apply the rare brakes at a moment’s notice.
Other e-scooters that have equally large decks are Swagtron Swagger Classic 2 and dualtron mini.
There are some design concerns, however. Some reviewers express fear that the rear bracket may also rub against the tire when you are applying the brake.
Nonetheless, you can always use the brakes at the handlebars instead.
Height of the Hiboy S2 electric scooter.
Like the dualtron mini, the Hiboy S2 electric scooter has a fixed handlebar height of 1.2 m (120 cm or 47.2”). It is a comfortable height for an average human being.
If you are interested, you can look for those that have adjustable handlebars to fit the needs of people with varying heights. For a modest e-scooter such as the Hiboy, 1.2 m is a good height.
Conclusion on Hiboy electric scooter review
We explored so much about this scooter and now I wish to draw some final remarks on this topic, Hiboy S2 electric scooter review.
Hiboy S2 is a mid-tier electric scooter. It has very impressive features. What has captivated me most about this scooter are two things. First, it has a regenerative braking system. Second, it has an application. You can connect your phone to your scooter.
There are many benefits that are associated with e-scooters, e-bikes and EVs. Some are obvious and are not.