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EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Original price was: $1,499.00.Current price is: $1,399.00.

9/10 (Expert Score)

DATE

April 26, 2023

Price When Reviewed: $1399.00

The EMOVE Cruiser S has landed and it’s sent shockwaves roaring across the commuter scooter landscape.

 

Not only does it retain the same stratospheric maximum range as its predecessor, but this time around it comes accompanied by a plethora of upgrades that make it an altogether better ride.

 

In what’s a first for a single-motor model, it now features a Sine Wave controller. Combined with the new ergonomic thumb throttle it achieves a supremely smooth acceleration curve.

 

Then there are the self-healing tires, improved stem clamp, and 4-color display that combine to build upon what was already a successful blueprint.

 

Improving a scooter that’s previously won two of our annual Electric Scooter Insider Awards (as voted for by thousands of riders) is no mean feat – but the EMOVE Cruiser S has managed it with swagger. And the best bit of all? It costs the same as the original.

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The good and the bad

Who we recommend it for

Is it worth its price tag?

Look, feel, and functionality

Results from our tests

Other scooters to consider

The Good and The Bad

Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • Superb value for money
  • First single-motor scooter with a Sine Wave controller
  • Unparalleled range in its price class
  • Smooth suspension
  • Self-healing car-grade tires
  • Collapsible handlebars make it compact when folded
  • Telescopic stem allows you to adjust the handlebar height
  • Ergonomic thumb throttle
  • Great option for heavy riders
  • Sharp and responsive semi-hydraulic brakes
  • IPX6 water resistance rating
  • Optional seat attachment


CONS:

  • Only 4.5 inches of ground clearance, meaning it’s best to avoid curbs
  • Brake lights don’t flash – they only light up

Riding the EMOVE Cruiser S

Is It Right For You?

Who It's Best For

Brandishing a load-bearing capacity of 352 lbs, a telescopic stem that can be adjusted to match your height, an optional seat attachment, and a raft of features that’ll delight commuters and casual riders alike, the EMOVE Cruiser S is one of the most versatile scooters that you’ll find.

Josh With the EMOVE Cruiser S

When it comes to reliable, low-maintenance scooters that are built for everyday riding in the city, it has few – if any – peers. It’s a commuter’s dream.

Is It Worth Its Price Tag?

Value For Money

So, does the EMOVE Cruiser S represent good value for money? That’s like asking if Antarctica is cold.

At $1,399, it promises exceptional value. Not only has the new S model brought noteworthy upgrades to the table, but the Cruiser’s greatest draw remains the same – its combination of a long range, compactable frame, and affordable price tag make it unique in a sea of competing scooters.

EMOVE Cruiser S Rear of Chassis

By comparison, scooters with similar range credentials cost upwards of double the Cruiser’s price tag while they also sport frames that are significantly bigger and heavier without an ounce of portability.

EMOVE Cruiser S Sleek Frame

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Look, Feel & Functionality

Design & Features

Cockpit

The cockpit introduces a couple of exciting upgrades.

First, there’s the new thumb throttle. Previously, the Cruiser was equipped with a trigger-style finger throttle that forced you to adopt a claw-like grip. Now, the throttle is ergonomically positioned, making it more comfortable to ride for long periods.

EMOVE Cruiser S Display and Throttle

And then you have the updated 4-color LCD display, which is brighter and more clear than before. Through it, you can monitor your key stats whilst toggling a host of P-settings to customize your riding experience (including the adjustment of your acceleration and electronic braking strength).

The handlebars measure 25 inches wide, making them among the widest of all commuter scooters. This, coupled with the flared handgrips and easy-to-reach light and horn controls, allow you to ride with a strong sense of balance, control, and safety.

EMOVE Cruiser S Handlebars

One area of the cockpit that could be improved, however, is the key-lock ignition. I much prefer a simple on/off button and a digital password, as it means you’re never at risk of losing or forgetting your key. Nevertheless, the attached voltmeter gives you an accurate readout of the battery level so you can manage your ride without range anxiety.

EMOVE Cruiser S Key-Lock and Buttons

There’s also the useful addition of all components being plug-and-play, meaning you can easily swap them out, if and when the time comes for replacements.

Frame

Count yourself as a bit of a peacock? This is one of the few scooters that gives you a choice of multiple colors – including purple, black, blue, red, white, and orange.

It’s not all aesthetic, though. As I experienced with the old Cruiser – which I’ve ridden for the last 3 years – one thing that you can count on is a frame that’s as tough as nails. Well-balanced and extremely durable, it takes the rigors of daily riding in its stride.

EMOVE Cruiser S Frame

And, true to its purpose as an all-weather commuter scooter, its water-resistance rating of IPX6 is just about the best you’ll get on any electric scooter, making it well-placed to weather the storms of everyday use.

The telescopic stem also now benefits from an even stronger stem clamp to ensure it locks firmly in place and doesn’t slide down while riding. That said, its maximum deck-to-handlebar height is 39 inches, making it a little too short for riders over six feet.

EMOVE Cruiser S Telescopic Stem

Deck

With the deck measuring 26 x 9.75 inches and there being 23 x 7.75 inches of available foot space, riders of all sizes have ample room – even those that take size 14 shoes.

The same can't be said for the 4.5 inches of ground clearance. Here, you need to be careful when dismounting curbs.

EMOVE Cruiser S Deck

Optional Seat

Thanks to the large deck, the Cruiser S is one of the few electric scooters that gives you the option to fit a seat to it.

Located towards the rear of the deck are pre-drilled holes where the seat plate can be attached.

EMOVE Cruiser Seat Parts

This optional accessory is a welcome addition to an already comfortable ride. It'll come in handy for long journeys where you can rest your legs.

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Tires

One of the main upgrades that the Cruiser S brings to the table is the addition of self-healing tires.

How do they self-heal? Well, after further investigation, it turns out that the inner lining of the tires has been filled with Doctor Orange Tire Sealant.

EMOVE Cruiser S Self-Healing Tire Sealant

This is particularly handy considering the scooter’s gargantuan range. But, it's not foolproof. If your tires get penetrated by any sharp objects, the sealant will work its magic by filling in the cavity to prevent air loss, but I still recommend replacing them since tire sealant is more of a temporary measure to ensure your day isn't ruined by a flat.

Aside from the addition of the sealant, the 10-inch car-grade tubeless tires have remained largely the same and sport a profile that not only maintains traction but promises a layer of shock absorption.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Tire

Portability

Tipping the scales at 52 lbs, it isn’t the lightest scooter. But, it’s not a monster either, especially when you consider that the average weight of other long-range models is 88 lbs (based on 26 scooters that have maximum ranges greater than 50 miles).

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

Besides, not only does it have a telescopic stem that you can retract, but the handlebars can be folded down in a matter of seconds.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded Handlebars

The cantilevered folding mechanism is simple to use, too. By pulling on the locking pin, you can collapse the stem to the deck. It takes some effort, but this is good since the stem and chassis stay firmly locked into place when the scooter’s upright.

Load

The Cruiser’s load-bearing capacity of 352 lbs is one of its crowning glories.

EMOVE Cruiser S in Motion

Considering the average load for a scooter in its class is 265 lbs, this is a feather in its cap and a key reason why it’s destined to succeed as a popular scooter for heavy riders.

Lights

With a bright headlight mounted low on the stem, and a duo of button LEDs embedded into the fore of the deck, the Cruiser S just about passes the mark for riding at night. However, I still recommend attaching an additional clip-on headlight for even greater visibility.

EMOVE Cruiser S Headlight Beam

At the rear, you’ll find a trio of taillights, with two positioned at the rear of the deck, and the other built into the fender.

The deck lights also function as turn signals, but none of the taillights flash when braking. Instead, they just light up red for the duration of when you're pulling on the brake levers.

EMOVE Cruiser S Lights

Build Quality

When I reviewed the old EMOVE Cruiser, I was impressed with its robustness and durability, despite it having many moving parts. I even took it out for a spin over some rocky off-road tracks, yet it withstood this beating and continued to perform once I got it back in the playground of the city.

Now, this isn't to say that it can handle off-road terrain – quite the contrary – but, it did show me that this little tank is built to last. Considering that the Cruiser S has the exact frame, the same can be said for the new model.

EMOVE Cruiser S Black Frame

However, while the Cruiser S shares the successful blueprint that made its predecessor such a popular scooter, it turns the build quality dial up a notch with the smattering of upgrades that I've already touched on throughout the review.

Along with the neatly bunched cables, reinforced fenders, and plug-and-play connectors, you can tell that the Cruiser S was built with acute attention to detail.

EMOVE Cruiser S Cable Management and Neck

Results From Our Tests

Performance Report

Performance Report Summary

CategoryResult
Top Speed33 mph
0-15 MPH3.8 s
0-25 MPH10.3 s
Max Range (Riding Slow)62 miles
Max Range (Riding Fast)48 miles
Braking2.6 meters
Max Incline20 degrees
Optimal Incline12 degrees

Top Speed

Equipped with a large 52V 1000W rear-mounted motor, the EMOVE Cruiser S achieves a top speed of 33 mph – which, as you’ll soon see, is quite impressive for its price.

Typically, commuting doesn't require rip-roaring speeds, and from my experience testing this scooter through busy urban environments, its speed and acceleration are ideal.

EMOVE Cruiser S Motor

Top Speed vs Price

Applying a $500 bracket around the Cruiser’s price tag reveals 6 comparable models, and it makes for pretty reading. It secures second place behind the SPLACH Titan.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
37 mph
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
33 mph
Fluid Vista
$1,199
31 mph
INOKIM Ox Hero
$920
28 mph
Varla Pegasus
$899
28 mph
Apollo City
$1,399
28 mph
WideWheel Pro
$999
26 mph

It should be noted, though, that the SPLACH serves an entirely different purpose to the Cruiser. As opposed to being a commuter scooter, the Titan is an all-terrain dual-motored juggernaut.

Acceleration

Against the backdrop of the Cruiser’s closest competitors – and the scooters that I recommend as alternatives – its acceleration is the slowest.

EMOVE Cruiser S Accelerating

Here, the explosive power of SPLACH Titan’s dual 52V 1000W motors is clear to see. They leave the Cruiser in the dust with an acceleration rate that’s, on average, 43% faster.

And then there's the Fluid Vista. While it – like the Cruiser – has a 1000W motor, it operates at 60V. This results in greater torque for a pacier start out of the blocks and beyond.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH0-25 MPH
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.5 s4.9 s
Fluid Vista
$1,199
3.2 s6.6 s
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
3.8 s10.3 s

Nevertheless, hitting 15 mph in 3.8 seconds and 25 mph in 10.3 seconds is commendable for a single-motor scooter. Where you feel the full majesty of the Cruiser’s power, though, is from the newly equipped sine wave controller that produces a supremely smooth acceleration curve. The same can't be said for the Fluid Vista and its jerky throttle response.

Mileage

Mileage is the Cruiser’s greatest asset.

The original Cruiser crushed the competition for range – and the new iteration follows suit.

Armed with a humongous 52V 30Ah LG battery, it can breeze through an incredible 62-mile range under best-case conditions or 48 miles under real-world conditions.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

During my tests, I weighed 190 lbs (including safety gear) and rode the scooter around a circuit of undulating city streets. The riding conditions included periods of fast acceleration, cruising, and multiple stops. The temperature was 57.6 Fahrenheit and the wind was 13.8 mph.

Mileage vs Price

No surprises here: the Cruiser S is head and shoulders above the competition for range among similarly priced models.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
62 miles
Fluid Vista
$1,199
45 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
44 miles
INOKIM Ox Hero
$920
37 miles
WideWheel Pro
$999
30 miles
Varla Pegasus
$899
28 miles
Apollo City
$1,399
25 miles

Its closest rival – the Fluid Vista – has a maximum range that’s a whole 17 miles shy of the Cruiser, with the Titan following closely in third.

Ultimately, if range will determine your choice, then there’s one outstanding candidate.

Hill Climbing

Because the EMOVE Cruiser S is a single-motor scooter, it doesn’t have quite the same hill-climbing prowess as a dual-motor model like the SPLACH Titan.

Josh Riding the EMOVE Cruiser S

However, it still has enough gusto to conquer moderate inclines. The maximum manufacturer-quoted incline is 20 degrees, and according to my tests, the optimal incline is 12 degrees.

Shock Absorption

Equipped with front coils and rear shocks, it serves up a suspension package that makes riding on roads a smooth experience.

On a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft – I rate it a 6.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Springs

Braking

The Cruiser’s 140mm hybrid hydraulic disc brakes bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in 2.6 meters, making it a top performer in the commuter scooter class.

EMOVE Cruiser S Semi-Hydraulic Disc Brake

What’s striking about the brakes, though, is the fact that it’s quite rare to find a sub-$1,500 model with hydraulics. Despite the Cruiser’s setup being semi-hydraulic – where it combines mechanical brake cables with hydraulic calipers – they promise firm control.

Once the brake levers are pulled, the wires inside the cables apply pressure to the hydraulic pistons in the caliper. This forces the brake pads to squeeze the rotor, resulting in strong braking pressure.

EMOVE Cruiser S Brake Lever

Ride Quality

From the plush car-grade tires and dual suspension system to the adjustable handlebar height and expansive deck, the EMOVE Cruiser S maintains its reputation as a comfortable commuter scooter.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Suspension

Combined with the thoughtfully designed cockpit that encompasses wide handlebars, easy-to-reach controls, and an ergonomic thumb throttle, the Cruiser enables you to cruise for impressive distances without getting too fatigued, even if road conditions are poor.

Possibly the biggest contributing factor to its ride quality, however, is the newly equipped sine wave controller that serenely pulls power for a silky smooth throttle response.

EMOVE Cruiser S Cockpit

There's also something to be said for the heavy deck-located battery that makes the Cruiser feel planted at all times.

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Post-Purchase Support

Warranty

Made and Sold by Voro Motors, the EMOVE Cruiser S comes with a standard 1-year limited warranty.

This warranty covers repairs and replacements for the motors, battery, controller, voltmeter, LCD display, and throttle. This is limited, however; you can only request a spare for any of the above once during the warranty period. Any further replacements will come at a cost to you.

EMOVE Cruiser S Chassis

It’s also important to note that the warranty does not cover labor or shipping fees.

As is par the course for most scooters, the warranty does not cover general wear and tear, misuse, cosmetic damage, neglect, alterations, improper assembly, or overexposure to heat and water.

Voro Motors has repair facilities in Los Angeles and New York City, whilst they also provide online support for any customers who cannot obtain physical help.

Want longer cover? You can purchase an extended warranty for 1, 2, or 3 additional years.

Manufacturer Specs

Specification Sheet

Specification: EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Brand
Brand

Emove

Type
Terrain

Street

Design
Portability

Folding Frame, Folding Handlebars

Weight (lbs)

52

Rider Weight (lbs)

352

Tire Size (inches)

10

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Self-Healing)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

33

Max Range (miles)

62

Charge Time (hours)

12

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Semi-Hydraulic), Electronic

Extra Features
Extra Features

Add-On Seat, Cruise Control, Lights, Water Resistance Rating, Adjustable Handlebar Height, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

20

Water Resistance Rating

IPX6

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Specification: EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Brand
Brand

Emove

Type
Terrain

Street

Design
Portability

Folding Frame, Folding Handlebars

Weight (lbs)

52

Rider Weight (lbs)

352

Tire Size (inches)

10

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Self-Healing)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

33

Max Range (miles)

62

Charge Time (hours)

12

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Semi-Hydraulic), Electronic

Extra Features
Extra Features

Add-On Seat, Cruise Control, Lights, Water Resistance Rating, Adjustable Handlebar Height, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

20

Water Resistance Rating

IPX6

EMOVE Cruiser S Review
EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Original price was: $1,499.00.Current price is: $1,399.00.

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