For those seeking an electric scooter that ticks all the right boxes, the Unagi Model One E500 is a top contender. Let alone its sleek and elegant look, it is incredibly effective, powerful, and reliable.
The Unagi electric scooter is truly one-of-a-kind. Despite attempts by others to replicate its design, they have only been able to produce mere imitations. The Unagi Model One stands out as a masterpiece that speaks for itself, demonstrating its unique features and exceptional quality. And that's what made it to the top - a standout in the world of electric scooters.
Let's be honest. It's not like every electric scooter is born equal. Some are more powerful, some are more aesthetically pleasing, and some are maybe more lightweight. This review might help you see things more clearly - a closer look at the Unagi Model One.
Before you enter and exit this scooter, let's first discuss some of its notable features.
The Unagi Model One is not that average electric scooter that serves all those basic purposes. It's the epitome of luxury and style in the world of EVs. The Unagi Model One electric scooter is for everyone - but adults love it more. Told you it's really gorgeous. Some of its key features are:
Lightweight and foldable: Easy peasy to carry and fold.
Powerful: With a dual-motor E500 model, the Unagi Model One can reach speeds of up to 32km/h and has a 1000-watt max power capacity.
Portable: The scooter is ideal for daily use - peeps can easily carry their ride with them on public transport too.
Available in different colours: You can choose between some awesome cool colours. Options are Matte Black, Scarlet Fire, Cosmic Blue, and Sea Salt.
Maximum rider weight of 125kg: The Unagi Model One is suitable for a wide audience - riders of different shapes and sizes.
Alright, let's go beyond just flirting. Talk about real juice!
Design and Build
The Unagi Model One scooter looks really cool! The handlebar is made of magnesium alloy - strong and lightweight. And can we talk about the dashboard for a second? It's integrated right into the handlebar, giving quick and easy access to all the important stuff like the throttle, brake, horn, and LED headlight. The cherry on top is the handlebar is adjustable, which is pretty convenient, so you can adjust it with your height.
Easy Folding and Portability: The real magic happens when you need to pack up and go. The Unagi Model One folds up with just one click of a button, like magic! The folding mechanism is made of durable stainless steel and patented by Unagi. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that it's super compact - like a laptop - when folded. Unlike many other scooters that are just emerging on the market, it weighs just 12kg, rendering it among the smallest scooters in the industry.
The Unagi Model One (E500) is the silent lion. Though it has two motors, it won't let you hear the clattering sound of the motors.
The Unagi E500 is a good choice when it comes to hill climbing as well. Both wheels have a 250-watt motor in them that helps them reach 0-15mph in just 4.8 seconds. And even if you are riding at a top speed of 20mph, the motors will still not make noise. Plus, it stops very responsively too.
The Unagi E500 provides a powerful ride with 32NM of torque under the hood. Struggling to maintain speed and performance on inclines is not a stressful job for it.
Battery and Range
When it comes to an "electric" vehicle, the first thing that comes to mind is its battery and range. Yeah? But Unagi shares its fair share of coolness in this feature as well. Its battery has proven to be super-efficient, and it charges up really fast. Before you have to plug your scooter in once more, you can ride it for a very long period. You can just get out and about. Pretty neat, huh?
The battery helps the scooter go really far on a single charge - up to 15.5 miles! That's like riding around your whole neighbourhood and then some. Keep in mind that speed matters. The juice may run out faster if you speed like Ferrari. Your weight also plays a role.
Even though the battery is a big deal, it's actually really lightweight. It doesn't affect the easy portability of the scooter at all. With a weight akin to a hefty bag of dog chow, you won't have any trouble lugging it around with you.
Oh, and FYI, The Unagi Model One E500 comes almost half-charged and ready to go straight out of the box. And when you're done, just fold it up and tuck it away - it's so compact, the box it comes in is smaller than your average sneaker box.
The Unagi scooter comes equipped with some nifty braking features that make it a safe and comfortable ride.
Firstly, it's got dual electronic anti-lock brakes that stop the scooter with just a gentle push on the brake lever. But that's not all. The Model One also has a friction brake for those who prefer the classic "foot braking" position.
Unagi makes riding in low-light conditions a cakewalk. The front and rear LED lights are super bright. Improving visibility and making it more unassailable to ride at night. While the rear and front fenders work as your personal bodyguard - saving you from splashes or debris.
Last but not least, the Unagi has a wide deck that reduces the risk of accidents caused by losing balance or falling off the scooter. So, hop on and ride with confidence!
Unagi E500 is a pure speed maniac. With a dual motor, it can channel your inner need for speed spirit at the highest speed of 17.18 MPH. But that was the case on a utopian road - flat terrain. Though, the rider's weight plays a big role here. When we tested it to see if its a mountain scooter, it again slapped us in the face with its high acceleration and reached 16.06 mph with a rider weighing 180 pounds.
And we feel it's a sin not to tell you this. You can secretly unlock it for higher speed.
- Start the scooter off.
- Simultaneously press both the throttle and the brake.
- Holding the brake and throttle, swiftly hit the power button ten times in a row.
- A confirmation beep confirms that the scooter is completely unlocked
- Repeat the same procedure to lock it again.
Assembling Unagi Model One
Assembling an electric scooter can be a real hassle - some models require a degree in engineering just to put them together! But the Unagi Model One E500 is different. You won't need to break out the toolbox or spend hours scratching your head in confusion because this little beauty is leisurely to assemble.
Forget about screwdrivers, Allen keys, and complicated diagrams. With the Unagi Model One E500, all you need to do is connect the tube cable and handlebar - it's that easy. There's also a manual included in the box, but it's just formality - Unagi's assembly is simple and straightforward that even a monkey could figure it out.
Unagi & Its Unmatched Quality
The Unagi Model One E500 exudes an undeniable sense of style and sophistication. Its slim and graceful Toray carbon fibre stem is not only lightweight but also remarkably sturdy, while the magnesium handlebar adds a touch of modern elegance. Although the deck is compact, it still offers enough space for the average rider's feet.
The scooter's design is clean and uncluttered, with few protruding parts to mar its sleek appearance. Even the handles are flush with the dashboard, as is most of its folding mechanism.
The Unagi Model One E500's minimalist design extends to its controls as well. Instead of the usual brake levers and large bell, there's only a thumb control similar to the throttle and a button for the horn. The brake and throttle buttons sit on either side of the dashboard for a balanced look.
The scooter's operation is intuitive and user-friendly. The dashboard is easy to read and bright enough for use in any lighting condition. The handles are comfortable and offer excellent grip. The brake and throttle buttons are not far from easy reach.
Easy to carry: Only 26 pounds for easy mobility.
Safe braking: Its dual-braking system provides excellent control and stopping power, ensuring your safety while riding.
Stylish: With its sleek aluminium and carbon fibre construction and available in different colours, the Unagi Model One is undoubtedly a stylish ride.
Simple display: The LED display is easy to read and shows essential information like speed and battery life, making it convenient to keep track of your ride.
Durable: This scooter is made to last thanks to its sturdy carbon fibre and long-lasting batteries.
Easy to ride: So secure and comfortable that even your grandparents can show off their riding skills.
Expensive price: So Model One has all the bells and whistles - At $990. But not everyone has deep pockets.
Limited range: Unagi is not a long-haul hero: With a range of only 15.5 miles (25 kilometres), it excels at short distances rather than long journeys.
Limited top speed: The Unagi Model One might not quite get those thrill-thirsty hearts racing. Its top speed is only 20 miles per hour (32 kilometres per hour)
A Brief Comparison
Electric scooters are all the rage now, but which one is right for you? Here's a quick rundown of the Unagi Model One compared to some other options:
Segway Ninebot Max G30P: Goes farther (up to 40 miles) but slower (18.6 mph) than Unagi Model One.
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter: Cheaper than Unagi Model One, but less luxurious and lightweight.
Razor E300 Electric Scooter: Cheaper than Unagi Model One, but has a shorter range (up to 10 miles) and slower top speed (15 mph).
Overall, Unagi Model One offers a good speed, range, and weight capacity balance but ultimately, it's up to you to decide which electric scooter fits your needs best.