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NAMI Klima Review

$1,999.00

9/10 (Expert Score)

DATE

May 29, 2023

Price When Reviewed: $2299.00

The NAMI brand is home to some of the world’s best electric scooters. First, there was the Burn-e Viper, a scooter that broke the mold and sent riders into a frenzy over its industry-leading design and performance.

 

Then there was the Burn-e 2. It borrowed all that was great about its predecessor while adding a plethora of upgrades. But, there was just one stumbling block: its price tag. While the Burn-e 2 cut back on the motor and battery power to lower the cost, it still retailed for $3,399, making it unattainable for most.

 

Cue the Klima, a model that channels everything that we loved about the Burn-e 2 while costing over a thousand dollars less.

 

Lighter and more nimble than its esteemed siblings, it offers exquisite ride quality, ferocious power, and outstanding customization options that, quite frankly, embarrass many of its peers within the sub-$2,500 category.

 

Over the last few years, I’ve spent more than 7,730 hours testing and reviewing countless electric scooters, and it’s not often that I’m left stunned. Yet, the NAMI Klima is one of those rare occasions. It brings the wow factor in spades.

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NAMI Klima Review: An Exquisite Scooter That Brings The Wow Factor in Spades

The good and the bad

Who we recommend it for

Is it worth its price tag?

Look, feel, and functionality

Results from our tests

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The Good and The Bad

Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • Fastest acceleration ever recorded
  • Efficient 40A Sine Wave controllers ensure smooth throttle response
  • Turbo mode to tease out an extra 10% of performance
  • Supremely smooth ride quality
  • Easy-to-adjust hydraulic suspension
  • Scores 9.5/10 on the shock absorption scale
  • Best-in-class handling
  • Powerful hydraulic brakes
  • Comprehensive lighting rig
  • Simple, yet effective folding mechanism
  • All-terrain beast
  • Off the charts build quality
  • Industry-leading interface allows you to customize riding modes
  • IP55 water-resistance rating


CONS:

  • Handlebars don’t secure to the deck when folded
  • Turn signals at the rear, but not at the front

NAMI Klima Folded

Is It Right For You?

Who It's Best For

For all that was great about its predecessor – the Burn-e 2 – there’s no denying that its 100 lb bulk and premium price tag were daunting for all but the most experienced of electric scooter enthusiasts.

The Klima, however, is an altogether more welcoming proposition. It brings the same spine-tingling power with a design that’s far more practical, and a price that’s significantly more affordable.

Josh Standing With the NAMI Klima

It’s both an all-terrain beast and a road-racing trailblazer; it’s nimble, yet tough; and it offers a wealth of customizable settings that give you the ability to tweak its performance based on your preferences.

NAMI Klima Dual Motors in Action

In short, the Klima has something for everyone. However, one thing is for sure – it’s extremely powerful and requires some experience. That said, the super smooth throttle response and customization options certainly make it tamable for new riders, too.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima

Is It Worth Its Price Tag?

Value For Money

Every NAMI scooter represents great value for money, especially when compared to similarly-priced models, but the Klima may just be their most value-busting statement yet.

NAMI Klima Neck

It’s almost inconceivable that, for less than $2,500, you get the sumptuously smooth adjustable suspension system, best-in-class Logan hydraulic brakes, 40A Sine Wave controllers, a huge 60V 25Ah battery, and an all-around stellar design. It’s like putting a mansion on the market for the asking price of an apartment.

The return on investment is so good, in fact, that I recommend saving yourself a big wedge of cash and opting for it over the Burn-e 2.

NAMI Klima Front Tire in Motion

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Look, Feel & Functionality

Design & Features

Cockpit

With this being a NAMI scooter, you may not be too surprised to learn that the cockpit is a case study in ergonomic design.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

The 27-inch wide handlebars not only maximize your balance and handling but offer ample space for the scooter’s controls. In the center of it, is the large IP65-rated display, which has been updated with an anti-glare screen.

From the display, you can see readouts of your speed, battery life, riding mode, motor/controller temperatures, distance traveled, and more.

NAMI Klima Anti-Glare Display

It also shows when the turn signals are in use via flashing arrows, as well as the status of the rest of the lights. Below the display, there’s a USB port to charge your devices on the go.

NAMI Klima Button Console

Possibly the display’s greatest strength, though, is its ability to give you access to a host of p-settings that you can tweak. Here, you can create an entire riding mode based on your preferences. For instance, if you live in a hilly area, you may want to funnel more power to the front motor than the one at the rear so the scooter pulls you up hills, as opposed to pushing you. Or, if you’re a new rider that wants to get to grips with the Klima, you can cap its top speed and reduce the accelerative strength.

Elsewhere, the thumb throttle, brake levers, and button pads are all within easy reach, while the geometrically patterned grips are some of the most tactile that I’ve tested.

NAMI Klima Brake Lever

Frame

While it’s lighter and more compact than its big bro, this doesn’t mean it’s a waif. The frame is constructed from the same aviation-grade aluminum, with every component custom-made to ensure there are no vulnerabilities.

An IP55 water-resistance rating further bolsters the Klima’s durability in the event of rain.

NAMI Klima Frame

The stem, meanwhile, is sturdy and wobble-free. Standing at a high 42 inches from the deck to the handlebars, it’s also great for tall riders, not to mention the additional stability it affords.

But the Klima isn’t just a rugged specimen; with its blend of angular lines, industrial trimmings, and edgy matte black finish, this is a scooter that would have pride of place in the Bat Cave.

Deck

Measuring 19 x 9.25 inches, the deck is smaller than the one I tested on the Burn-e 2. However, its size proved perfect.

NAMI Klima Large Deck

There’s ample space for big feet, while its grippy coating is like a magnet for the soles of your shoes. Should you need more room, the kickplate adds a further 6 inches.

Where the Klima shines, however, is in the geometry of its frame. Thanks to the position of the deck which sits back from the handlebars, you’re able to adopt a riding stance that feels natural, as opposed to being cramped up close against the cockpit.

NAMI Klima Deck in Motion

Tires

One of the first things you’ll notice when riding the Klima is the traction-loving tires.

NAMI Klima Front Tire

Not only are they a worthy accomplice for the show-stopping suspension, but with a moderately patterned tread, rounded front-on profile, and 10 x 3 inches of high-quality rubber, they maintain a large and reliable contact patch at all times. Wheel spin is controlled, aggressive cornering is guaranteed, and braking safely is light work for the Klima.

They’re also tubeless, promising a cushioned ride across varying terrain.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

Portability

Tipping the scales at 79 lbs, it isn’t the lightest scooter – but let’s not forget, it’s a performance model at heart, and it's still considerably lighter than the 100 lb bulk of the Burn-e 2.

Its quick-release folding clamp, meanwhile, is easy to use. It reminds me of the folding mechanism that I tested on the SPLACH Titan.

NAMI Klima Folding Mechanism

There is, however, a catch. Unfortunately, the handlebars don’t attach to the deck when folded, making it extremely difficult to lift and carry the scooter. This is further hindered by the lack of grabbable space under the kickplate.

NAMI Klima Folded Frame

Load

With a load capacity of 265 lbs, it’s a great option for heavier riders.

However, to get the best from it you may need to make some adjustments. While testing the Klima, I weighed 190 lbs, and its performance more than impressed me. But, I did notice that the suspension was slightly too cushioned even with the hydraulic damping dialed up to the firmest setting. With this in mind, I recommend tightening the springs to add preload if you weigh over 190 lbs.

Riding the NAMI Klima

Lights

One of the things that NAMI always gets right is lighting, and the Klima is an exemplary example.

NAMI Klima Lights

The 2000-lumen headlight is exceptionally bright and mounted high on the stem, allowing it to shine far and wide. Whether you’re riding down a dark road or a shadowy forest trail, you can put your faith in it to safely illuminate the way ahead.

NAMI Klima Headlight

Here's the headlight beam lighting the way down a dirt track:

NAMI Klima Lights in Woods

Accompanying the headlight are turn signals, a brake light, and a taillight, all of which are built into the two LED strips that sit above the rear wheel. Wrapped around a U-shaped metal bracket they ensure 270-degree visibility.

NAMI Klima Taillight

Here's the LED strip in action at night:

NAMI Klima Taillight at Night

Build Quality

When the original NAMI Burn-e Viper was released, it brought with it a level of build quality that left other major players scratching their heads. It was head and shoulders above anything else that had come before it. The Burn-e 2 followed suit bringing a smattering of upgrades that upped the ante even further, and now the Klima continues this lineage with best-in-class build quality.

NAMI Klima Chassis

As previously mentioned, every component has been custom-made. This minimizes potential areas for weakness while maximizing the functionality of each part. And, as is customary with a NAMI scooter, it has a premium, high-quality feel.

Whether it's the wobble-free stem, one-piece chassis, and reinforced kickstand, or the well-designed geometrics of the frame, it’s easy to see the thought that has gone into the Klima’s design.

NAMI Klima Grippy Deck

There are also smaller details that further aid its status as a robust and reliable scooter, including the plug-and-play connectors that make servicing your scooter a doddle, the conveniently positioned charge port that’s protected by a spring-loaded cap, and the fact that you get a fast charger included when you buy the scooter.

NAMI Klima 2000-Lumen Headlight

Results From Our Tests

Performance Report

Performance Report Summary

CategoryNAMI KlimaNAMI Klima MAX
Top Speed42 mph42 mph
0-15 MPH1.9 s1.9 s
0-25 MPH2.9 s2.9 s
Max Range (Riding Slow)50 miles60 miles
Max Range (Riding Fast)39 miles47 miles
Braking2.1 meters2.1 meters
Max Incline30 degrees30 degrees
Optimal Incline18 degrees18 degrees

Top Speed

Propelled by dual 60V 1000W motors, the NAMI Klima has a top speed of 42 mph, which is lightning-quick for a 10-inch tire performance scooter.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

But, of course, feeling safe while riding fast is equally as important. Handling is a crucial factor that can make or break your riding experience. The good news is that thanks to the well-balanced handlebars, stem, and chassis, the entire frame feels stable when riding at top speeds. Combined with the super wide handlebars and extremely grippy tires, you feel in control at all times.

Top Speed vs Price

The NAMI Klima can be compared to 4 other models within a $500 price bracket. And, well, there’s precious little in it when we look at top speed alone. The leader of the pack – the Mantis King GT – is just 1 mph faster.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 mph
Wolf Warrior X GT
$2,195
43 mph
NAMI Klima
$1,999
42 mph
Apollo Phantom V3
$2,099
41 mph
Mantis V2 (24.5Ah)
$1,599
40 mph

Where there’s a big difference, however, is in acceleration, and the Klima has a big advantage. So, for this reason alone, it's the true winner in the speed stakes.

Josh on the NAMI Klima

Acceleration

It’s viciously fast out of the blocks. In fact, it has the fastest acceleration rate that I’ve ever recorded.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH0-25 MPH
NAMI Klima
$1,999
1.9 s2.9 s
NAMI Klima MAX
$1,999
1.9 s2.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s4.0 s
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
$1,599
2.1 s4.7 s

From 0-15 mph the Klima took just 1.9 seconds, and although this is matched by the Mantis King GT, the 2.9 seconds that it took to reach 25 mph leaves its rival in a cloud of dust. This is savagely fast for a scooter at any price – let alone one costing less than $2,500.

NAMI Klima Being Ridden Fast

Mileage

Carrying a huge 60V 25Ah battery, the Klima has an impressive maximum range of 50 miles in its armory – or 39 miles under my real-world tests. That’s more than enough juice for up to a week of riding without the need for a recharge.

And when you do need to replenish, the fast charger facilitates a recharge time of just 6 hours.

NAMI Klima Charge Port

It’s worth noting that the Klima is also available in a MAX variant with a larger 60V 30Ah LG battery. This model will give you 10 more miles of range (60 miles in total), but it will set you back an extra $500.

Mileage vs Price

Measured up against 4 rivals in its price category, it emerges in second place behind the Mantis King GT.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
NAMI Klima
$1,999
50 miles
Wolf Warrior X GT
$2,195
50 miles
Mantis V2 (24.5Ah)
$1,599
45 miles
Apollo Phantom V3
$2,099
40 miles

Once again, however, the devil is in the detail. That’s because when we look at each scooter’s real-world range, as opposed to maximum range, the Klima beats the King GT by 1 mile (39 vs 38 miles).

NAMI Klima in Woodland

Hill Climbing

Thanks to the immense amounts of torque that it produces, it’s a hill-eating machine.

According to manufacturer specs, it can conquer steep slopes of up to 30 degrees, though its performance will start to wane beyond 18 degrees.

NAMI Klima Off-Road

What does mean for you? Well, considering that San Francisco’s steepest street is 17.5 degrees, you’ll have no issues scaling the inclines in your neighborhood.

Shock Absorption

My favorite feature of all is the fully adjustable, one-of-a-kind, hydraulic suspension system.

Ever since I tested the shocks on the Burn-e 2, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see the same setup on smaller performance scooters. First, we had the Mantis King GT’s adjustable hydraulic damping which took inspiration from the Burn-e 2, and now we have the Klima coming in clutch with the same system that previously wowed me.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Spring

For context, I rated the shock absorption qualities of the Mantis King GT a 9/10, while I rate the Klima’s a near-perfect 9.5/10. It’s like a hot knife slicing through butter.

Coming from the motocross industry where shock absorption is vital, the compression and rebound rate of the KKE springs can be adjusted to be either slow (firm) or fast (soft).

NAMI Klima Swingarm

By twisting the red dial above each spring, you can configure the scooter to your weight and terrain. For example, you may want to make the shocks stiffer while racing along roads or softer when you’re traversing dirt tracks. On the other hand, if you’re heavier, you’ll want to make them more firm, but if you’re lighter, it's best to soften them.

NAMI Klima Adjustable Suspension

Braking

Another highlight is the mic-dropping Logan 2-piston hydraulic brakes. Aptly supported by a regenerative braking system, you’ll come to a safe stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. This is a level of performance that only 10% of scooters can rival.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

A little cautionary tale for you, however.

After my first test ride, I had a brake sensor issue. When I pulled the left lever to brake and then released it to stop braking, the sensor didn’t turn off.

This meant that even though the mechanical brakes weren’t engaged, the electronic system thought they were and this caused the power to the motors to be cut. This could be dangerous when riding fast because the scooter slows suddenly. The issue was intermittent – sometimes the sensor worked correctly, and other times it didn’t.

NAMI Klima Brake

The good news is that it can be fixed by adjusting the sensor connection. This, therefore, isn’t a major issue since the solution is easy and takes just a few minutes. But, the moral of the story is that you should always test the throttle and brakes before you ride. The best way to do this is to elevate the scooter off the ground so that the wheels can move freely.

Ride Quality

If I could use one word to describe the ride quality, it would be ‘majestic’.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Disc Brake

There are many factors at play, and all of the components seamlessly unite to deliver an industry-leading level of comfort but to pinpoint the key areas of its design that are the driving forces, we can look to the geometry of the frame, super smooth throttle response, high-quality tires, and sumptuous suspension system.

Combined, these not only allow you to funnel the power from the speed-hungry motors with precision, but they give you the ability to ride however you like, wherever you like.

Standing on the NAMI Klima Deck

Compared to its bigger sibling, it’s far more nimble, and this is yet another triumph for the Klima.

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Post-Purchase Support

Warranty

Purchasing the NAMI Klima from Fluid Free Ride ensures that you’ll get a full 12-month warranty, as well as access to the brand’s Lifetime Support Commitment. This entitles you to free support, as well as parts and labor at a 50% discount, even after the warranty expires.

Josh Standing With the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

During the warranty period, Fluid Free Ride will diagnose manufacturing defects and ship spare parts free of charge for self-repair. However, when a repair is more complex, the work required to fix the issue will need to be completed at one of their service centers. This is free of charge, but you’ll have to cover the shipping costs to and from the service center.

As is standard for electric scooter warranties, consumable parts such as brake pads, tires, and tubes, as well as items prone to wear and tear, including the fenders and cosmetic plastic covers, aren’t covered. Similarly, damage caused by misuse, collisions, fire, environmental factors, and overloading also sits outside of the warranty.

NAMI Klima Rear Fender

Manufacturer Specs

Specification Sheet

Specification: NAMI Klima Review

Brand
Brand

NAMI

Type
Terrain

Off-Road, Street

Design
Portability

Folding Frame

Weight (lbs)

79

Rider Weight (lbs)

265

Tire Size (inches)

10

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Tubeless)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

42

Max Range (miles)

50

Charge Time (hours)

6

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Full-Hydraulic), Regenerative

Extra Features
Extra Features

Cruise Control, Lights, Water Resistance Rating, Dual Motors, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

30

Water Resistance Rating

IP55

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Specification: NAMI Klima Review

Brand
Brand

NAMI

Type
Terrain

Off-Road, Street

Design
Portability

Folding Frame

Weight (lbs)

79

Rider Weight (lbs)

265

Tire Size (inches)

10

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Tubeless)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

42

Max Range (miles)

50

Charge Time (hours)

6

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Full-Hydraulic), Regenerative

Extra Features
Extra Features

Cruise Control, Lights, Water Resistance Rating, Dual Motors, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

30

Water Resistance Rating

IP55

NAMI Klima Review

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