Let's start immediately with a premise: the KuKirin G2 Max it is not a normal scooter. And not for the new name of the brand (which from Kugoo Kirin has contracted to KuKirin) or for its design, but for its engine and shock absorbing system, which make it suitable for off-road in the mountains and a little ' less to the cities. But the world is beautiful because it is varied: there are those who are looking for a light and urban product, those who instead want an electric scooter with the best autonomy, and there are those who are looking for models with more bodywork.
And the KuKirin G2 Max belongs precisely to this last segment: the 1000w engine allows it to reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h (but it can be limited to 20), the large platform, the off-road wheels, and the double shock absorber give it enormous stability, and in the package it also comes with a seat that - for obvious reasons - we have not mounted.
In short, it's one of those electric scooters that will make you really enjoy driving, but the fundamental point is another: given its performance, it's a product that should be used with common sense.
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Design and materials
KuKirin G2 Max It's one of the sturdiest built scooters we've tested in recent times. It is well cared for and immediately gets noticed, also thanks to the particular shape of the frame which, near the front wheel, is very particular. The reason for this aesthetic is due to the front shock absorbing system which, as we will see, does its job very well.
In any case, we are not talking about a compact scooter or a light scooter: it weighs 31 kilograms, also due to the enormous battery it integrates, and has a maximum size of 126×60.5×130 cm. The handlebar can then be adjusted in height thanks to a clamp positioned on its own rod, while the closing and opening system is not very different from that seen in other models, except for a further safety system with which it will be necessary to screw or unscrew a small metal bar which, when closed, makes the whole frame extremely solid.
KuKirin G2 Max then it is equipped with directional arrows, a rear stop, two auxiliary LEDs which also function as position and direction lights, a light system under the platform and an extremely powerful front LED light: it is one of the most powerful I have ever seen on a scooter, and it is precisely for this reason that I would have liked the brand to have thought of an intensity regulation system.
The tires are 10-inch off-road, and are connected to a four-link suspension system as well as two mechanical disc brakes, which do their job very well. The platform is also very large, and in general all the cable management has been done quite well.
On the handlebar there is a large display which clearly shows all the most useful information when riding the scooter but which, unfortunately, has a huge problem: in direct light conditions it is difficult to see and in some cases it is practically impossible to to see the characters.
The accelerator is positioned on the right knob and a multifunction button has also been integrated on the right with which you can turn the scooter on or off, or set one of the three travel modes. And I'll be honest, I was not crazy about the placement of this key: when driving the KuKirin G2 Max, changing gears starts to become quite complex especially if you go at high speeds or on dirt roads. The accelerator is also very sensitive, and I would have liked to be able to manage the speed with a selector positioned towards the left grip, so as not to have to leave the accelerator punctually to use this button.
Specifications – KuKirin G2 Max
- Motor: brushless 1000W
- Maximum speed: 55 Km / h
- Dimensions: 126 x 60,5 x 130 cm (open), 126 x 60,5 x 58 cm (closed)
- Weight: Kg 31
- Maximum weight supported: 120 Kg
- Brakes: 2x disc
- Tyre: off-road 10″
- Lights: LED front, rear and turn signals
- Display: LED
- Battery: 20Ah
- Autonomy: 80 km
- Charging times: 10h
Engine, brakes and handling
In terms of performance, there's no getting around it: thanks to the 1000w motor and the 48v aa 20 Ah battery, the KuKirin G2 Max it should be considered more of an electric scooter than a kick scooter. Driving is extremely satisfying, and it is above all at low speeds where you can still feel all the torque and power delivered by the engine thanks to which you can go up even very steep climbs without any problems.
It can be limited to 20 km/h, but the maximum speed it can reach is 55 km/h, by choosing one of the three available gears: the first reaches 15 km/h (and that's my favourite), the second reaches 30 km/h and finally the third reaches 55 km/h.
However, my advice is to limit the scooter to 20 km/h and never exceed this speed, not only because in Italy it is forbidden to exceed this speed on public roads, but above all because driving a scooter at higher speeds is extremely dangerous for the own safety and that of others.
And if you want to experience the off-road adventure in the mountains, then unleash all the power of the KuKirin G2 Max, which will make you extremely entertained off-road thanks and above all to the double shock absorbing system which is incredibly effective: whether you use it in the mountains or in the city, having a scooter with such a system definitely makes the difference and opens the doors to many more travel options. There will not be a road surface that you will not be able to travel.
The brakes are precise and decisive, which at low speeds are practically perfect, but which will require a little "getting used to" if you go a little faster, but the only real flaw is the KuKirin G2 Max does not have an application for managing data, configurations and your own routes made with the scooter. Sin.
Battery life and recharge
Part of the weight of KuKirin G2 Max it is due to its huge 20 Ah battery which, according to the brand, with an average speed between 25 and 30 km/h should guarantee 80 km of autonomy. Some performances that I also found in this test period but which could even touch the 100 km of autonomy considering that in Italy you cannot exceed 20 km/h with scooters.
The dark side of this medal, however, is that given the large capacity of the battery, the recharging times are considerably longer: for a complete recharge it may take poco more than 10 hours with the charger that comes in the package.
Price and considerations
The official selling price of the KuKirin G2 Max it is 999 euros but, through the box below, you could buy it at a discount with a coupon that would bring the amount down to 749 euros. It is therefore not extremely cheap, it is true, but the discounted price seemed more than sensible to us considering all the technical characteristics of this electric scooter.
Because, let's face it, it's a super efficient product and it lacks almost nothing: it's powerful, it has super autonomy, it manages weights and climbs without batting an eye, it has excellent suspension, a very wide footrest and the package also comes with a saddle ( which is foldable itself). Too bad only for the absence of a scooter management application and, above all, for the large display positioned on the handlebar which is not perfectly visible in direct light conditions.
In short, the brand should have paid more attention to the whole "smart" part. But otherwise the KuKirin G2 Max it really is a bomb.
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