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I’ve been asked to take a look at the new Kugoo G-Booster electric scooter to see if it lives up to the hype. High performance e-scooters have been steadily coming down in price, and the Kugoo is currently available for just under €1000, which makes it one of the best value performance e-scooters currently available. Rocking 2 x 800-watt motors, dual suspension and big, off-road tyres, the G-Booster certainly looks like a lot of fun.

Kugoo G-Booster Specs

GeneralBrand: KUGOO
Type: Electric Scooter
Model: G-BOOSTER
Color: Black
SpecificationMotor Power: 800W x 2
Battery Capacity: 48V/23Ah
Charging Time: 10h
Range: 85km
Max Speed: 55km/h
Climbing Slope: 35 degree
Frame Material: Aluminium alloy
Tire: 10inch Pneumatic tire
Max Load: 120kg
Dimensions&WeightProduct Weight: 30kg
Package Weight: 38kg
Product Size(L x W x H): 120 x 26 x 118cm
Package Size(L x W x H): 124 x 30 x 65cm

Pros

  • Very powerful – 2 x 800-watts
  • Massive battery – 48v 23Ah
  • Wide Deck
  • Dual Suspension
  • Off-road tyres
  • 120kg Weight Capacity

Cons

  • Not legal for road use
  • Very heavy at 30 kg
  • Not for the faint hearted!

kugoo g-booster electric scooter

 

Motor and Performance

One of the standout features of the G-Booster is its dual 800-watt motors, and impressive (claimed) top speed of 55 km/h. I always take these estimates with a pinch of salt, as testing is usual done on flat roads with no wind and lightweight rider. You can probably knock 5-10 km/h off that speed for a heavier rider on undulating terrain, which is still very impressive for an e-scooter of this price.

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Power is controlled via the multi-function display which offers three power modes, so you can easily customise the power to suit your needs. There are a set of keys, and a voltage meter on the left hand side of the handlebar.

kugoo g-booster e-scooter controls

Battery

An e-scooter with 1600-watts needs a decent battery, and the G-Booster boasts a 48v 23Ah (1104 Wh) battery, which should give the rider enough range for hours of off-road fun. Claimed battery range is 85 km (52 miles) – this will be significantly variable depending on rider weight, terrain, and power level used.  At constant full power, a 1104 Wh battery would be depleted well within the hour.

Weight and Size

In terms of size and weight, the G-Booster is foldable, but very heavy at 30 kg – it’s one of the heaviest electric scooters at this price point. But, it folds small enough to be transported (if you can carry the weight), and with dimensions of 120 x 26 x 118cm, it’s easy to find a spot to store it at home or on public transport.

kugoo g-booster folded

Other Specs

The Kugoo G-Booster has dual suspension, and mechanical disc brakes front and rear – these brakes also cut the motor when braking. Tyres are 10″ pneumatic and have a tread pattern suitable for dry off-road riding. There’s also two front headlights and a kickstand.

Legality ⚠️

It should be noted, that the Kugoo G-Booster is intended for use on private land, as the power output and top speed, exceed e-scooter laws in the EU. In the UK, no privately owned e-scooter is currently allowed on public roads, although the authorities in some areas, do seem to turn a blind eye to them.

kugoo g-booster electric scooter

Conclusion

The Kugoo G-Booster looks like a whole lot of fun! I’ve been looking at some of the customer reviews online, and the general consensus is it’s a great electric scooter at an affordable price. With 1600-watts on tap and that massive 1104 Wh battery, it definitely offers the best bang for your buck for the price. If you’re thinking of purchasing one and using it on the public roads, I would ride it sensibly and not draw attention to yourself, as it’s a lot of money to get confiscated. If I can get hold of one of these to review in the near future, I’ll update this article accordingly. I have just received an iEnyrid M4 Pro S to test and will be posting a review of that week commencing 9/1/2023.

Tony

Passionate E-Bike advocate and enthusiast since 2016. Riding an electric bike helped me to lose weight, get fit and reignite my passion for cycling!

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