INOKIM Ox Review
When I hear the words ‘INOKIM Ox’, the first things that spring to mind are build and ride quality. And while I'd love to surprise you, this is exactly what the Ox Super brings to the table. The rubber torsion suspension system is accompanied by adjustable swing arms and plush air-filled tyres to deliver a supremely soft ride that makes it one of the most comfortable scooters we’ve ever tested. Alongside its best-in-class suspension, the Super delivers some unique features like the LED lights that automatically turn on when the scooter’s sensors detect low light. But like the Hero, its predecessor, when push comes to shove and we dig deep into performance, it lacks bite. While it might not be the fastest scooter on the block, its redeeming attribute is its large 60V 21Ah LG battery. Thanks to a bigger and higher-quality battery than the Hero, it delivers an additional 19 miles of ride time which is the equivalent to a 54% greater range. Its extended mileage combined with its superb ride quality makes the Ox Super one of the best long-range electric scooters.
INOKIM Ox Super Review: 11 Things You Need to Know
INOKIM Ox Deep Dive | Is it Worth the Price Tag?
From its eye-popping orange swingarms to the vertically integrated construction, effortless folding mechanism, and plush nimble tyres, the INOKIM Ox has a lot to offer – but, is it worth its high price tag? Watch the video to find out.
Who is it Best For?
Will the INOKIM Ox Super Be a Good Fit For You?
If you have a keen eye for build quality, want a scooter that can travel for long distances, and are searching for a scooter that will deliver a comfortable ride across varying terrain for many years, the Ox Super should be high up on your list.
However, it’s slow off the line, has a below-average top speed, and it's not cheap.
Aside from its exceptional build quality and ranking as one of the best long-range scooters, the Ox lacks crucial components, like dual motors, which causes it to fall short of similarly priced scooters. And for that reason, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with a need for speed.
Pros and Cons
- Great build quality
- Exceptional ride quality
- Adjustable rubber torsion suspension
- Front drum and rear disc brakes deliver good stopping power
- Excellent long-range scooter
- Slow and sluggish
- No water-resistance rating
- Hard plastic deck lacks grip
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
Whether you think the Super is worth the money will come down to what you're looking for from your scooter.
If you want a premium scooter that is arguably one of the best-built models in our 100+ strong database, the £1,399 price tag is worth every penny. The same can be said if you’re searching for a scooter that transitions seamlessly from urban to off-road terrain whilst maintaining a buttery-smooth ride. Plus, for long-range rides, the Ox Super is up there with the best. However, if you’re on the hunt for a scooter that can get your adrenaline pumping with a lightning-quick pace, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Ultimately, when it comes to overall performance, where we factor in all aspects (i.e. speed, acceleration, range, braking, ride quality & build quality), there are more well-rounded scooters on the market.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
With a wide profile and sturdy build, the handlebars afford a comfortable stance. Like its younger brother — the Ox Hero — they’re made from the same cast aluminium as the stem. The result? A durable and wobble-free set of handlebars that instil confidence when riding.
The handgrips are equally as good, which is pleasing as they play a key role in the amount of control you have over the steering column. Thanks to a rubber casing and a bigger-than-average tapered design, they fit flush in your palm, feel premium, and are seriously grippy.
On the right side of the handlebars is the LCD display. Unlike the common Q4-S4 display, which you’ll find on scooters like the VSETT 10+, Mantis Base, and EMOVE Cruiser, the console used by the Super is fairly stripped back and basic in its design. Nevertheless, it does a good job of monitoring your battery life, speed, riding mode, and distance travelled.
If you’ve read my review of the Hero, you’ll have seen me rave about INOKIM’s styling. The Super and the Hero are identical to look at, both with a matte black frame with orange accents that highlight the logos, brake wires, and front and rear swingarms.
While it’s not as extravagant as the likes of the gold Wolf King, it still has a striking impact and will suit anyone looking for a smart, modern scooter that’s not too over the top. Of all its similarly-priced competitors, the Ox Super is by far the best looking.
The Super’s deck is wide, long, and large enough to strike a stance that feels comfortable and natural.
There are a few annoyances with the deck, though. Like the Hero, the Super coats the entirety of the deck with the same non-grippy plastic. There’s not an ounce of rubber insight — not even a column of grip tape. However, there is one positive, cleaning the deck is extremely easy.
While its lack of grip doesn’t pose any issues when riding on smooth surfaces, rough terrain can cause problems since it’s hard to keep your feet planted in position whilst tackling challenging terrain.
One positive feature of the deck is the kickplate. As well as being handy for positioning yourself in a more aggressive riding style and shifting your weight to the rear of the scooter when braking, it has a large cutout to lock the handlebars in place when it’s folded.
Boasting nimble 10-inch tyres, the Super is well-equipped to tear up the tarmac and sail over light off-road trails. The key word here is light. Because, unlike the more adept off-road scooters, like the Wolf Warrior and King, the Ox Super sports narrower tyres that are primed for smoother riding conditions thanks to their slick tread.
However, if you plan on tearing up some serious off-road tracks, you can fit the Ox with special off-road tyres. These sport a thicker tread with a three-dimensional pattern that delivers superior grip on loose terrain. What’s more, thanks to the adjustable suspension, you can increase your ground clearance to soak up undulations and soften the riding experience.
Both sets of tyres are air-filled, rather than solid. This helps them to be pliable meaning they mould to the ground below. The best way to think about this is to imagine a water balloon being dropped on the floor in slow motion, the balloon moulds to the surface below. Pneumatic tyres share the same moldability and this is what makes them the best tyre type for maintaining traction and soaking up undulations. Plus, the increased surface area of the tyre that comes into contact with the ground delivers reliable stopping power despite the Super not having the most advanced braking technology. More on this in the ‘Braking’ section of the review.
Build Quality & Durability
No matter which one you pick, INOKIM scooters are built to last. And they’re built in a unique way that gives them exceptional build quality.
All INOKIM scooters are vertically integrated and use CNC manufacturing. This means that INOKIM owns all the components used, and parts like the stem and base are forged from a single piece of aluminium alloy. The result? A high precision finish and zero weldings, which mean zero weak points. Ultimately, it means they’re durable and longer-lasting which is perfect for everyday use.
This type of premium build quality does come at a price, though (you’ll see what I mean later on when we compare the scooter’s performance). But, if build quality is top of your must-have attributes list, the INOKIM Ox should be at the top of your list.
There is one flaw with the Ox Super, though. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a water-resistance rating, which is surprising given the attention to detail elsewhere. In fact, none of INOKIM’s scooters has official IP ratings.
The kickstand is also too short out of the box, meaning the Ox topples over easily (as you’ll see in our unboxing video). However, it does extend – just remember to do this before you try to stand it up and watch it ungraciously fall.
Weight & Load
The Ox Super weighs 27.7 kg, which is 1.8 kg heavier than the Ox Hero. Given its bigger battery, this is hardly surprising. Even at 27.7 kg, the Super is far from light. And because acceleration is its weak point it’s not the best scooter for zipping from A to B, so I’d avoid using it for commuting.
Against the backdrop of the scooters that I recommend as alternatives, the Ox Super is on the lighter side when compared to the Mantis Pro (29.5 kg), aligns somewhat with the Mantis 8 Pro (27.2 kg), and is bulkier than the EMOVE Cruiser (23.6 kg).
As for load capacity, you can flip the lineup on its head. Here, the EMOVE Cruiser tops the chart with a max load capacity of 160 kg. The Mantis Pro, 8 Pro, and Ox Super are all joint with 120 kg. Comparing the Ox Hero to the Super, there’s nothing in it, with both scooters supporting the same max load capacity.
Folding & Portability
When folding the Super, its build quality shines. The claw-like mechanism locks the stem into place with minimal effort and, once in place, there’s not a millimetre of wobble. It’s simple to fold/unfold, too — everything slots into place like Tetris pieces.
First, you’ll need to lift the stem until the bottom of it sits flush against the platform of the base of the folding mechanism. Then, lift the locking lever up so the claw fastens the stem to the folding joint, and finally, wrap the rubber band around the locking lever to hold everything in place.
Like the Ox Hero, the Super, when folded, has a large profile. For this reason, and because the handlebars don’t fold, it’s not practical public transport, so I don’t recommend it as a portable option.
Assembling the Super is a breeze. Like most scooters — including the Hero — it comes pretty much ready to go. However, there are a few small DIY tasks.
First, you’ll want to unbox the scooter and place it on the floor. Then, lift the stem and lock it into place. Next, you’ll need to attach the handlebars and rear mud-guard using the multi-tool provided.
Also in the box, you’ll find the suspension adapters and a socket spanner, which you’ll use to adjust the suspension. Before you set off, check the tyre pressure and ensure the battery is fully charged.
You’ll also want to adjust the maximum speed settings since it comes capped at 25 kmh (15 mph). To do this, follow the steps below:
- Turn on the Ox.
- Access the sub-menu by pressing and holding the + and – buttons together.
- Press the power button to navigate to setting number 5.
- Press and hold the power, +, and – buttons together until you see setting 7.
- Repeat step 4 until you see setting 8.
- Here, you will see the max speed flashing on the left of the screen.
- Press the + button to increase the max speed from 25 km/h to 45 km/h.
- To confirm the new max speed, press and hold the power button until the screen reverts to the stat dashboard.
- Go back to the sub-menu by pressing and holding the + and – buttons together.
- Press the power button to navigate to setting number 2.
- Press the + button to set the exact speed you want. You can select any number from 25 to 45.
- To confirm the new speed setting, press and hold the power button until the screen reverts to the stat dashboard.
- You’re done.
Is the INOKIM Ox Super Comfortable to Ride?
Yes. The Ox Super offers one of the most comfortable scooters we’ve tested.
The Ox Super and Hero sport a unique suspension setup that comprises both front and rear rubber suspension combined with single-sided swingarms. Together they make light work of bumps and undulations while offering a stable, comfy ride. And then there are the 10-inch tyres. Being pneumatic, they are the cherry on top of the cake when it comes to adding an extra layer of shock absorption.
There aren’t many scooters that feel this good to ride. This stems back to the superior build quality, and the fact that each part is designed to fit seamlessly with the next. Just like its younger brother, the Ox Hero, the Super is as smooth to ride as it is to control. There’s nothing to fault with the ride quality.
Performance & Safety
Speed & Acceleration
The Super can reach speeds of up to 28 mph. But how does it fare against similar scooters in its price and weight class? Let’s take a look.
Speed vs Price Comparison
Taking the Ox Super’s £1,399 price tag and slapping a £250 price range on either side, there are 13 comparable scooters. And where speed is concerned, the Ox Super is towards the bottom of the pile.
Like the Ox Hero, speed isn’t the Super’s strong suit.
The slow 28 mph top speed is down to its single, 800W motor. And here’s the reason why it fares so poorly for speed vs price. You see, while the Super sports a single motor, all of its competitors have dual motors. And dual motors equal more power, which equals a higher top speed and a higher ranking.
The Mantis Pro, Mantis Base, Dualtron Eagle Pro, and Speedway 5 share the gold with their 40 mph top speed. However, it's the Mantis Pro that rules the pack thanks to its blisteringly quick acceleration rate. The reason for this is its dual 60V 1000W motors and large 24.5Ah LG battery. The large motors also make the Ox Super’s teeny 800W motor look cute.
Speed vs Weight Comparison
Like in the speed vs price comparison, the Ox Super performs poorly when compared to 8 other scooters in its weight class (25.2 – 30.2 kg).
Because of their low top speeds, both INOKIM scooters are at the bottom of the pile along with the VSETT 8+. However, it is worth noting that the 8+ has dual 600W motors that deliver a fast acceleration to its top speed of 28 mph.
At the top are the Manti models and the Dualtron Eagle Pro.
Digging deeper into performance, the real winner of the clustered 40 mph bunch is the Mantis Pro with their rapid acceleration rate (0-15 mph in 2.0 seconds). The Mantis Base isn’t far behind, reaching 15 mph in 2.5 seconds, and the Dualtron Eagle is slightly slower taking 2.7 seconds.
If these scooters seem like they may be too quick for you, the Mantis 8 Pro is worth considering. It’s quicker than the Ox Super with a top speed of 33 mph and has a rapid acceleration rate thanks to its dual 800W motors.
If you thought the other two comparisons were harsh on the Ox Super, wait until you see the acceleration figures.
So, how does it compare to the scooters I recommended as alternatives:
|Scooter||0-15 MPH (Seconds)||0-25 MPH (Seconds)|
|Mantis Pro (£1,500)||2.0||4.1|
|Mantis 8 Pro (£1,499)||2.4||5.2|
|EMOVE Cruiser (£1,249)||3.4||11.0|
|INOKIM OX Super (£1,399)||5.3||13.0|
As you can see, not great. The Super seriously lags behind the pack to 15 mph with the gap stretching even further when accelerating to 25 mph.
The Mantis Pro, with its dual 1000W motors, clocks in with a spine-tingling acceleration rate that is unmatched. The increased power makes it 62% faster to 15 mph, 68% quicker to 25 mph, and delivers a top speed that is 43% faster than the Ox Super. The crazy thing, though, is that it only costs around £100 more than the Super. So, if you’re searching for the best value (and zoom) for your money, the Mantis Pro is by far the best option.
Behind the Pro, there’s the Mantis 8 Pro which doubles up the motor power of the Ox Super, and the EMOVE Cruiser with its larger 1000W motor.
If you are finding it hard to choose between all three, consider this:
- The Mantis Pro is a performance scooter that is best suited to those with riding experience.
- The Mantis 8 Pro is a toned-down version of the original Pro and is better suited for first-time riders. This is why we rate it as one of the best entry-level performance scooters.
- The EMOVE Cruiser isn't a speed demon but it is a long-range hero that is well-suited to all riders.
INOKIM states that the Ox Super has a 56 mile maximum range (33 miles under our realistic testing conditions). But how does that stack up against its stiffest competition? Let’s find out.
Mileage vs Price Comparison
Thankfully for INOKIM fans, the Super moves up the rankings to take 4th place.
Of all the Super’s competitors, the Speedway 5, with its 75 mile range, takes the top spot by a considerable distance. However, I have a major gripe with this scooter – I don’t like its telescopic stem and foldable handlebars.
On commuter or single motored scooters, these come in handy. But on performance models, for safety and comfort sake, I prefer everything to be solid. There is one exception, though, and that’s if the foldable handlebars securely lock into place and are wobble-free. However, the Speedway 5 uses spring-loaded handlebar cuffs which means they aren’t as secure as those that screw into place. For a scooter that can hit 40 mph and travel 75 miles, you need a model that you can rely on for stability since this plays a pivotal role in ride quality.
Based on this assessment, the EMOVE Cruiser is the best option. While it has the same collapsable handlebars and telescopic stem as the Speedway 5, it's not a dual-motor scooter and therefore, doesn't have as much power under the hood. As a result, its folding features are less integral to ride quality. There is one factor of the EMOVE Cruiser's ride quality that you may want to consider though – it doesn't have swingarm suspension. This type of suspension plays a vital role in comfort since it allows the deck to pivot up and down to help soak up undulations and keep the ride smooth.
With all things considered, the Ox Super is the best of the bunch if you are searching for a long-range, terrain-agnostic, scooter. Alternatively, if you are going to be sticking to the confines of the city, the Cruiser is fantastic.
Mileage vs Weight Comparison
To further our comparisons, let’s have a look at how the Ox Super’s range compares with 8 models in its weight class (25.2 – 30.2 kg).
So there it is, finally a win for the Ox Super. Its long 56 mile range is quite a way ahead of its competitors.
However, if you want the luxury of range, speed, and ride quality, the Mantis Pro is an excellent option with its respectable 45 mile range, rapid 40 mph top speed, and dual spring swingarm suspension. (The reason why I haven’t recommended the Dualtron Eagle Pro here is because it doesn’t have as good build or ride quality as the Mantis Pro).
When it comes to climbing hills, the Ox Super is neither poor nor great. Capable of tackling hills up to 20 degrees (36% incline grade), it has the same figures as its younger brother, the Ox Hero. And like the Hero, because of its sluggish acceleration, the Super lacks any real bite, so hill-climbing is slow. Even slower if you’re starting on a hill. Having said that, for most urban environments, the Super is well equipped.
If you’re looking for a scooter that’ll glide up steep inclines without breaking a sweat, the Mantis Pro is the scooter for you. It can climb up 30 degree inclines thanks to its powerful dual motors that generate the torque needed to scale inclines effectively.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
The Ox Super features the same adjustable suspension as its younger brother, the Ox Hero. There are two swingarms, one in the front and rear. Each swingarm has two settings: “High” and “Low”. “High” provides more clearance and allows for a greater amount of travel while off-roading, while “Low” delivers a riding profile that is best suited to urban terrain. Because of this, and the fact that it uses a rubber torsion suspension system, the Super delivers a supremely soft riding experience that is hard to beat.
The only scooter to deliver a softer ride is that of the vastly more expensive Nami Burn-e Viper. The Burn-e lets you dial in the exact amount of damping you want from cushy to firm.
As far as braking goes, INOKIM scooters always perform well. Like the Ox Hero, the Super sports dual mechanical brakes, as do all the other scooters in the Super’s price bracket.
However, only 38% are equipped with hydraulics, including the Mantis Pro, Mantis 8 Pro, and EMOVE Cruiser (all of the scooters I recommend as alternatives). Given this lineup, you’d think the Super — with its rather simple drum and disc setup — would have a much longer braking distance than its competition. But despite its apparent weaker setup, it performs very well against its competition, either matching them or coming very close when it comes to braking distance.
The Super comes to a stop from 15 mph in just 3.4 meters. On average, the typical performance scooter takes around 3.0 – 3.4 meters to stop.
If you want to come to a stop even faster, the Mantis Pro can bring you to a halt from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters.
The Ox Super’s battery takes 12.5 hours to charge. This is 4.5 hours longer than the Ox Hero, and there’s a good reason why.
Because the Ox Hero is the entry-level scooter in the Ox range, it uses a smaller 13Ah battery that is made up of lower-quality Chinese battery cells, as opposed to the Super’s much larger 21Ah LG battery.
There’s a crucial difference in the performance of Chinese and LG batteries, too.
While Chinese batteries are often chosen by manufacturers to bring the cost of a scooter down, they deteriorate quicker than high-quality batteries, like the LG ones.
Just as your phone battery decays the more you charge it, the cheaper Chinese cells used in scooter batteries do the same. So, if you have your sights set on an INOKIM Ox, the Super has a much better battery that’ll give you peak performance for many more charge cycles than the Hero. All of a sudden, the extra 4.5 hours to charge doesn’t seem all that long, does it?
LCD Display & Thumb Throttle For Customized Performance Configuration
The Ox Super sports the same minimalistic cockpit as the Ox Hero. It features a small LCD display and an easy-to-use thumb throttle. Because of its simplicity, it’s super easy to use and get to grips with.
You can use the display for customizing the screen’s brightness, controlling the maximum speed, turning cruise control on and off, changing the units of display (km or miles), and controlling when the scooter automatically turns its lights on by adjusting the light level that you want the sensors to detect.
The thumb throttle is, without a doubt, a key feature that makes Ox a joy to ride. Unlike other performance scooters that use finger throttles – that can, after long rides, lead to cramp because of the claw-like position required to hold them down – riding the Ox is effortless. Over the years that we’ve been testing scooters, we have been screaming out for more models to ditch the finger throttles for the thumb variety and we’ve seen brands like Apollo take consumer feedback on board and release new scooters like the Phantom that feature ergonomic thumb throttles. Hopefully, we will see more of these on more models in the future.
2-Step Adjustable Suspension System
The Ox Super has a unique suspension setup that features two adjustable swingarms, one at the front and one at the rear. Depending on the type of ground you’re riding on, you can adjust the suspension to give you more (or less) clearance.
If you’re someone who likes to control their scooter’s setup, you’ll love the Super’s suspension. It must be said though, that it’s not a quick job and it can’t be done on the go, but all of the tools required to make the adjustments are included in the box. As a word of warning, we recommend that you stick to one setting (i.e. don’t use the High setting at the front, and Low at the rear, and vice versa).
LED Lights That Turn on Automatically When Dark
Before we get into how the Ox knows when to turn your lights on, let’s take a look at the setup.
There are three lights in total – two at the front (one on either side of the deck) and one at the back. As with most scooters, the rear light also doubles up as a brake light.
But here’s the interesting part. The thumb throttle is lined with sensors that detect the photographic coefficient (light level). Once a certain light level is detected, the lights automatically turn on. The setting to enable this can be disabled, or if you want greater control over when they turn on you can adjust the light level.
Overall, the Ox Super’s lights are good but not great. While they’re good at alerting people of your whereabouts, they’re not powerful enough to light up the road ahead. And for this reason, you should avoid riding the scooter at night unless you have a rechargeable headlight attached to the handlebars.
Another slight annoyance is that the rear light is only on the right side of the deck, meaning anyone to your left won’t see the brake light flashing.
The Ox Super has one of the best tyre huggers.
And by that, I mean it does its job of protecting you from water and mud splatter.
More often than not, the scooters we review are equipped with mudguards that don’t cover enough of the tyre, leaving your back open to look like a Jackson Pollock painting.
One thing's for sure, the Ox Super won’t win any awards for its bell. The bicycle-like bell has a decent tone but is only loud enough to be heard by those who are close to you.
Specification: INOKIM Ox Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
When you purchase the Ox Super through INOKIM’s official UK retailer, Soho Scooters, the scooter comes with a 12-month warranty.
As with most warranties, this covers manufacturing defects, including problems with the scooter’s battery.
There is some small print in the warranty, though. Most notably, consumables aren’t covered (i.e. tyres, tyre tubes, and brake pads), and neither is general wear and tear. Nor is damage as a result of collisions, accidents, or environmental factors. As a result, I recommend not riding in the rain.
Soho Scooters, based in the heart of London, is one of the few reputable electric scooter retailers in the UK. I've been to the shop and met Charlie, the Co-Founder, where I saw their range of scooters and the service repair shop.
As well as providing phone and email support, you can also get in contact with them on WhatsApp where they are quick to respond.
Specification: INOKIM Ox Review