Sustainable mobility has now become an integral part of our lives. And in this segment to do the lion’s share are electric scooters, a cross and a delight of our cities. Similar to a bicycle (with motors up to 500W) currently do not require a helmet (but we do recommend it) and can also be used on bike paths. The models on the market are many, but today we are reviewing a special one because it is a modified version in honor of the Italian champion inter† Apart from football sympathies, it is a model that has impressed us with its good features and low price. But let’s go in order.
Nilox Doc 8Five
From the design point of view, we are in the presence of quite classic lines. The central platform is quite large and has anti-slip serrations, while the total weight is 14.5kg. It is also designed to do a maximum of 1 . to support00 kg and the battery has a capacity of 7600 mAh (charging in 4 hours) for about 20 km autonomy depending on your driving style and the speed used. Nilox Doc 8Five in fact, it supports three driving modes: 25 km/h, 20 km/h and 6 km/h, sselectable via the small display on the right side of the handlebar. To increase autonomy, it is recommended to move at a maximum speed of 20 km / h, while 6 km / h should be used in pedestrian areas. If, on the other hand, you want to have fun, at 25 Km / h you always travel at a reasonable speed but with that extra bit of sprint, of course handy to use and maybe in the summer when the roads are less busy. Ultimately, those 5 km/h make the difference, especially if you have used models with a maximum speed of up to 20 km/h.
We mainly used it in August with the semi-deserted streets and it was incredibly worth it. We go fast and of course, it’s like cycling, but without any effort, with the plus of a pleasant breeze that soothes the stifling heat of scorching days. Also great for dribbling traffic and avoiding public transport in times of Covid. Its slim structure makes it easy to handle even in the narrowest alleys and it is comfortable to carry thanks to the folding handlebar. The 8.5 “tires are inner tube”, an advantage with regard to vibrations (which are reduced in this way compared to solid tires) but risk of punctures. The elastic structure in aluminum performed excellently both on the terrible “boulders” and on the slabs of the center of Milan. Also good on rails as long as you “cut” them vertically† The shock absorbers are missing (for those who have to turn to more expensive models) but there are two types of brakes (the rear disc, assisted by the front engine brake) that shorten the braking distance and increase safety. Finally, on board you will also find a handy parking stand, an LED light to move in the darkest hours and a smartphone holder that you can use as a satellite navigator. The throttle is a “progressive trigger” (not a button like mopeds) and the motor power is 350W.
The Nilox Doc 8Five it is an electric scooter that made a good impression on us with its excellent performance. The pinnacle of speed from 25 Km/h (which is the maximum allowed in Italy) provides that extra sprint that not all rivals have and the braking system proved to be extremely reliable† In practice, you have everything you need to get started, with an expense that we can consider in the world of scooters medium / low range. An excellent compromise for being slim and without being too bothered by the disastrous city streets. Could it be better? The wheels could be bigger (there are also 10 and 11 ″) better if full and assisted by shock absorbers† Some models also have the energy recovery during braking, to gain a few more kilometers of autonomy. In this case, however, you will have to double the purchase price. Doc 8Five it does indeed cost 369 euros, hard to find the same equipment in this range. The customization with the logo and name of your favorite team, on the other hand, is priceless.