Turboant X7

Turboant X7
7.8 Total Score

$399.99 $599.99

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  • Speeds up to 15 / 20 mph
  • 10-15 mile ride range
  • Easy to fold
  • LED headlight
  • Handlebar LED display
  • 6 hour charge time
  • Water resistant frame

Looking for a hands-on review of the Turboant X7?

I’ve got you covered. I’ve been lucky enough to ride the Turboant X7 and so I’m going to give my honest opinion and review every aspect of it.

For those of you who want a quick snapshot before we get into the 14 things you need to know before buying the Turboant x7, I’ve put together a summary along with the pros and cons of what you can expect.

7.8 Total Score
Turboant X7

The Turboant X7 delivers a similar performance to the majority of the electric scooters on the market, including a top speed of 15/20 mph, 10-15 miles on a single charge and the addition of cruise control. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job and red highlights give the scooter flair.

Design
8
Speed
8
Mileage
7
Features
8
Value For Money
8
PROS
  • Speeds up to 15 / 20 mph
  • 10-15 mile ride range
  • Easy to fold
  • LED headlight
  • Handlebar LED display
  • 6 hour charge time
  • Water resistant frame
CONS
  • Thick frame – not the most portable
User Rating: 3.5 (2 votes)

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I’m sure you want to know the ins and outs of the Turboant X7 to figure out whether it will be suitable for you.

Ready?

I’m going to show you exactly what you can expect from this scooter.

Who is it Best For

Will the Turboant X7 Be a Good Fit For You?

The Turboant X7 has been designed with adults in mind. However, after riding it a few times I’d also recommend it for older teenagers.

It is an ideal option for commuting but only if you are able to commute from your apartment / house to the front door of your office. Just be aware that it isn’t the lightest of scooters and the thick frame both make it slightly cumbersome to fold and carry.

(I’ve seen some reviewers call the Turboant X7 lightweight and compact, don’t be fooled by these).

Nevertheless, it’s fun to ride and great for weekend use and cruising.

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Design

Does the Turboant X7 Look Good?

Have you seen a Lime or Bird scooter before? I’m assuming you probably have, but for those of you who aren’t sure what they look like, the Turboant looks somewhat similar in appearance.

With the thick handlebar post, matt black paint and sturdy frame, the Turboant X7 has a high build quality. It is not a small or compact scooter (in fact, it’s about the same size as Lime and Bird scooters) but it definitely boasts a robust and tech-savvy aesthetic.

Why tech savvy?

I’m glad you asked.

Welcome to the flight deck…at least that’s what I think it should be called! The Turboant X7 features a crystal clear LED display that gives you oversight of the riding modes, super-bright headlight, and best of all…cruise control settings.

turboant x7 led display

Often, it’s the finer details that make or break the aesthetic of electric scooters. Looking at the Turboant, the red highlights stretching from outer brake cable to the rubberized thumb accelerator that gives the scooter that little something extra.

One part of the scooter that I feel could be improved is the handlebars. From one end to the other, they felt a bit short and at times while riding it would have been nice if they were slightly longer. Then again, that may be because I am 6ft 1in and have long arms.

Nevertheless, this is a minor detail and doesn’t detract from the scooter.

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Speed

How Fast Can the Turboant X7 Go?

It’s not as simple as it seems. I have spoken to the team at Turboant and they told me that there is:

“A difference between the U.S.and EU version”.

That difference is as follows:

The Turboant comes with 3 speed settings, each version differs slightly.

U.S. version: 7.5 mph, 17.5 mph and 20 mph
EU version: 6.2 mph, 9.3 mph and 15.5 mph

Why are there different speeds for the U.S. and EU? Turboant informed me that they:

“Make adjustments on the EU version based on EU electric vehicle laws”.

I have seen some reviewers claim the Turboant can go 20 mph, which is true for U.S. models, but it’s important to be aware of the difference in speed depending on your location.

Oh and by the way, 15.5 mph may not sound that fast, but trust me, once you press down on the throttle and accelerate from a push start all the way up to the max speed whilst your feet are just inches above the ground below, you’ll realize that 15.5 mph is actually pretty fast. As for 20 mph… well, that’s just more fun!

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Mileage and Battery Performance

How Long Can You Ride the Turboant X7 For?

Imagine being able to ride continuously for 10 miles. That would be pretty good, right?

Well, how about 15? Yes, you guessed it. You can ride the Turboant for up to 15 miles on a single charge (albeit the eco-mode).

Take note that in sport mode (the fastest mode) you’ll be able to crank out about 9-10 miles on a decent run.

Ultimately, the Turboant X7 has enough range to make it suitable for most commutes.

A near-empty battery takes about 6 hours to fully charge. The fastest electric scooter battery I’ve reviewed charged in 3 hours, the slowest in 12. Six hours is a happy medium.

One quite useful feature is the fact that you can remove the battery from the scooter. If you want don’t want to leave your scooter lying about in your kitchen, office or wherever you are, taking up space, you can simply remove the battery, plug it in and charge it at your convenience. Once charged, all you need to do is slide it back into the scooter.

The removable battery is great for security too, especially if you are thinking of locking up your scooter on the street while you run errands etc.

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Weight and Weight Load

How Much Does It Weigh and How Much Can It Support?

The Turboant X7 isn’t the lightest electric scooter, but it also isn’t the heaviest.

I’ve reviewed countless electric scooters ranging from 20 lbs to well over 100 lbs. The Turboant comes in on the lower end of that scale, weighing in at 29.7 lbs.

This may appear to be light, considering its position on the weight scale but it is no easy task to carry the scooter for extended periods of time. You’ll be fine lifting it here and there but it isn’t one that you’ll want to pick up and down consecutively.

My general feeling is that if you are weak (and you can be the judge of that) and you’re likely to be lifting the scooter often, then the Turboant isn’t the best option for you. On the other hand, if your not weak, then you’ll be just fine.

With the robust and sturdy frame, the Turboant X7 can support anyone up to 275 lbs.

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Foldability and Portability

Is It Easy to Fold and Carry?

Yes, it is extremely easy to fold.

It’s as simple as pulling the folding lever open, folding the stem down and clicking it into to the hook on the back fender. Once, the stem is hooked into the back fender you’re able to easily lift and store the scooter.

The convenience of the folding design shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve seen some scooters that require you to loosen the handlebars from the scooter using an Allen wrench in order to ‘fold’ them.

turboant x7 folded

Further Information:

If you’d like to see some more folding electric scooters, take a look at my guides:

Most Portable Electric Commuter Scooters

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Features and Durability

What Features Does it Have and is it Durable?

The Turboant X7 has all of the standard features that you would expect from an electric scooter, but it also serves some advanced features that warrant the price tag.

So, let’s take a look at exactly what you’ll get with the Turboant X7:

  • Top speeds of 15 mph (EU) / 20 mph (US)
  • 10-15 mile travel range
  • Master slopes up to 15-degrees
  • 29.7 lbs
  • Extremely easy to fold mechanism
  • Bright LED headlight
  • Crystal clear LED interface built seamlessly into the handlebars
  • 6 hour charge time
  • Protected from water spray from any direction
  • 3 braking systems – Electronic, foot and disc brakes
  • Easy to use acceleration control
  • Cruise control
  • Removable battery for easy charging and safe-keeping

The thick stem, sturdy frame and ability to support up to 275 lbs means the Turboant X7 will last a long time.

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Safety

How Safe Is It?

Knowing that you can reach speeds up to 15 (EU) / 20 (U.S.) mph, you also want to have the confidence that you can stop quickly and safely.

From my first-hand experience of riding the Turboant X7 along city streets, I can vouch that you’re able to slow down and stop in a smooth transition.

There are 3 ways to brake.

The first is by using the electronic throttle control. Let me set the scene, you are gliding along the sidewalk with your thumb pushing the acceleration throttle to the max. Your coming to a junction and you need to slow down. Simply lift your thumb from the throttle to slow the scooter in a controlled manner.

The second is the hand-brake that, once pulled, engages the electric front motor brake and the rear disc brake simultaneously.

The third and final braking system is a simple foot brake that applies friction to the rear wheel when stepped on.
turboant x7 handlebars and brake

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Assembly

Does the Turboant X7 Require Assembly?

Yes.

You’ll be able to ride your electric scooter on the day it arrives. In fact, it takes just 5-10 minutes to set up.

I’ll explain how mine was delivered so I can paint a picture for you. The scooter was delivered in a big cardboard box and arrived 90% assembled. When unboxing the scooter you will find the battery and handlebars separate from the mainframe.

To assemble the scooter, it is a simple process of inserting the battery (once charged), screwing on the handlebars, and lastly, positioning and tightening the brake lever onto the handlebars.

The tires on my scooter arrived fully pumped up but be sure to double-check them before you ride yours. You can pump them up with a standard bike pump using the valve attachment which comes in the box.

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Pricing and Value For Money

How Much Does the Turboant X7 Cost and Is It Worth it?

The RRP is $599.99. But, Turboant often have a sale on and it can be bought for cheaper, at around $399.99.

The price tag is within the realms of what you would expect to pay for a scooter of its caliber, especially when you compare it to the likes of similar models such as the Segway ES1 or ES2.

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Overview of the Turboant Brand

Who are Turboant and Can You Trust Them?

Turboant are fairly new to the electric scooter industry compared to some of the more established players like Segway, GoTrax and Swagtron.

However, they do offer a 1-year warranty on the X7 which excludes the battery. If you sign up on their website you can get a six month battery warranty.
For peace of mind, Turboant also employ strict adherence to CE, RoHS, FCC and UL requirements as well as ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 quality management standards to provide guaranteed safety and durability.

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Review Summary

How Do I Rate the Turboant X7 Overall?

I’ve ridden the Turboant X7 a few times and my overall feeling is positive.

The Turboant X7 isn’t going to be the smallest, most compact, or portable scooter that you can easily pick up and carry (given it is size and weight). But, what it lacks in portability, it sure makes up for in aesthetics, speed, and range. It will serve you just fine commuting to work or as a run-around at the weekend.

The Turboant X7 delivers a similar performance to the majority of the standard electric scooter on the market, as shown from my suggested alternatives. As a result, it comes down to looks. Luckily, the Turboant delivers here. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job and red highlights give the scooter flair.

Turboant X7

The Turboant X7 delivers a similar performance to the majority of the standard electric scooter on the market, as shown from my suggested alternatives. As a result, it comes down to looks. Luckily, the Turboant delivers here. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job and red highlights give the scooter flair.

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Alternatives

What Other Scooters Should You Consider?

I’ve listed 2 great alternatives below. Both are very similar to the Turboant X7 but offer you the choice to opt for a model from more established electric scooter companies.

Segway ES1

Speed: 15.5 mph
Mileage: 15.5
Weight: 30 lbs
Load: 220 lbs

$342.99

Turboant X7

Speed: 15 mph
Mileage: 10-15
Weight: 29.7 lbs
Load: 220 lbs

$124.99

GoTrax GXL 2

Speed: 15 mph
Mileage: 9-12
Weight: 27 lbs
Load: 220 lbs

$229.99

You can purchase the Turboant X7 directly from the Turboant website for $399.99.

Yes. It will come with a 1-year warranty (excluding the battery). You can sign up for an extended warranty to cover the battery on Turboant’s website.

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