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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Hi guys, I just found this announcement by the Russian company Ecodrift, great news for the Inmotion V8 fans ! It should be called V10 or V8 fast. The specs will be : - 16 inch diameter 2.5 wide tire - Exterior aspect similar to the V8 with the V5F trolley handle (no more integrated trolley ??) - Available in 640Wh & 920Wh (good news) - Max speed of 40kph/25mph - Wide and high pedals - Weight of 18kg - Coming in Mars-April of this year See here for original description : http://electrotransport.ru/ussr/index.php?topic=52495.0 What do you guys think about this one ??? Can't wait to see the first pics
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    Average age of EUC rider

    I'm the only "kid" so far, 24
  3. Hi guys, I was lucky enough to borrow one of the first Gotway Tesla 1020Wh in France to one of my friends, I rode on a Gotway ACM 1300Wh & Rockwheel GT16 for a while now, and a little on a Gotway ACM1600Wh, I will compare this EUC to it's current competitors (at least the ones I can talk about). My first impression when seeing it was how beautiful it looked. I already checked the pictures on the internet, and review videos, but seing it in real is something different. The glossy finish on the led rings gives a premium feeling to the EUC, overall I really love the design, very close to the Gotway MCM4 and close to a V8. I can say that for me, it is the best looking EUC that Gotway has come out with so far (this is subjective of course). First go with the Tesla, and woooow that is a freaking awsome EUC. The most noticable improvement over the ACM is that it is very smooth, the algorithm must be different, and also it is a very quiet EUC, I would say it's even quieter than the V8 !!! I have been riding on a Gotway ACM 1600Wh lately, the tiny pads of the Tesla sits much higher than the ones on the ACM, so overall it gives the impression that the EUC is much more stable at slow speeds. The acceleration is very progressive, it's not as brutal as on the GT16, but feels much more stable and stirdy than on the ACM, the 2000W motor sure gives confidence while accelerating. Regarding it's comfort, I would say it's more comfy than the ACM, compared to the GT16 it's hard to tell, the soft rubber under the pedals of the GT16 sure helps but the GT16 is so much more brutal than the Tesla, the Tesla feels much more gentle...The Tesla absorbs the shocks about the same as the GT16 I would say, maybe the GT16 has a slight advantage over the Tesla, not sure... At slow speeds, the Tesla is still very agile, it can go slower than the ACM, I measured 2.4kph on the Tesla, 3.6kph on the ACM, 2.3kph on the GT16. At high speeds, the Tesla is a beast ! Much more stable than the GT16 and the ACM, it doesn't have the slow tilt back that the GT16 has when reaching 40kph and above, at 44kph I felt very confident, and safe, I would say that it almost feels as stable as on the Monster, and more stable than on the Msuper3 that I have tested (although I didn't test it long enough to be sure at 100%). As I rode along, I felt that the pads are a little hard on your legs, I feel like there is some room for improvement here, or maybe it's because I'm small. When walking with the Tesla and it's trolley, it feels very natural, much more esthetic than the one on the ACM & GT16, and I would say it will probably last longer than the one on the KS16XXX being appart from the carrying handle. Lifting the Tesla is like any other EUC. Laying it against a wall is easier than on the ACM & GT16 because the trolley is centered. Performances : I measured 6.8s accelerating from 0 to 45kph with the Tesla, 6.5s on the GT16, 8.1s on the ACM, 9.4s on the Monster. Top speed with my weight on the Tesla : 53kph, GT16 : 53kph, ACM : 49kph, Monster : 51kph. I was suprised that the Tesla can accelerate as fast as the GT16 because it feels much more gentle, but I much prefer the acceleration on the Tesla. Reactiviy is not as good as the GT16 which keeps the lead on this one, still much better than the ACM 1300Wh & 1600Wh. I would say it is not the best Freestyle EUC overall, in hard mode it's not as hard as the V8 for example, but for an every day use it's perfectly balanced. I've rode it during the night, the front light is very very bright, it's all we need, you can now see what's coming from far away, it's brighter than the front light on the V8 & KS16B, it's simply the brightest light I've ever seen on an EUC, too bad there isn't the same thing at the back, the lateral leds are very nice, you can stil be seen from behind but I would say you should probably add a light at the back for safety. Regarding it's size, if looks quite big, but it doesn't feel big, in fact it feels smaller than the ACM, have a look at the pictures for size comparaison. To summerize, I would say that the Tesla is really really an incredible EUC, I didn't expect that much out of it, even though I haven't rode it for very long, I think it's my favorite Gotway for now, compared to the GT16, it's a better finished EUC imo, compared to the ACM, it's a big improvement except for the range (that I haven't tested, I would say it's about the same as a GT16 1036Wh). I see it as a great commuters EUC, it feels solid, it's powerful, silent, pleasant to ride...only the range would be an issue for me (I guess it'll gove 80km going 20kph). I would recommand this EUC to anyone who don't need +60km range, and who don't know what to choose between the ACM, GT16, and maybe the KS16S (that I haven't tested but if it's just a fast KS16B...)
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    E-bike not working out...

    Hi @TremF, I understand your limitations, I myself am limited physically due to my handicap (multiple sclerosis) making me unable to walk for long or do any physical activity, I've been through most transportation solutions, pedal assist electric bikes, electric unicycles, electric scooter, segway... For now, I would put a full E-bike on top of the list if you have physical limitations, I mean with a throttle, fully suspended, with a special seat, I think it would be the most appropriate for your situation regarding your limitations, even more so than EUC even though they might be illegal, but they are hard to recognize from a regular E-bike plus I think the police would be tolerant. But for your arms I don't know, I would't go for a powerful e-scooter, because all of the acceleration force goes through your armes. I'm sorry I don't have any real solutions to offer.. @Hunka Hunka Burning Love electric scooters like the dualtron are theoritcally illegal, but the police & people here don't care.
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    Gotway Msuper V3 "T" 1600Wh

    Hi guys !! I just wanted to talk about the new MS3T 84V 1600Wh which has the mechanics & motor of the Tesla, 1900W. It's the same generation as the ACM2 of @Marty Backe. It is not my EUC but my friends. Let me just way....WOW this EUC is IMPRESSIVE !!! I have tested the MS3 67V 820Wh & the MS3s+ 84V 1600Wh, man it is a different wheel ! First thing, the MS3T is silent, much more than the Tesla itself, at standstill there is absolutely no noise, when you move at 30kph their is a slight noise but it's almost inaudible. It is a stealth EUC Regarding it's handling, it's more stable than the original MS3, it has much more power, and it is more stable but also more reactive ! The power that comes through is linear and gives a feeling of endless power, unlike on the original MS3. The algorithm is not "tesla like" it's hard, maybe not as hard (due to the wheel diameter imo), for me it's perfect. The manoevrability is better than on the original MS3, not as good as on the Tesla, but still a very agile wheel, and the height of the pedals is good so they don't get scratched as often. Regarding the speed, I reached 54kph (real speed), no beeping ! This EUC is insanely fast !! When I lift it up, it cuts off at 74kph (compared to the 59kph Tesla cut off) I think it's the fastest production EUC. Overall I like it more than the Tesla and the ACMs+, If the weight was a little lower, I would say this is my favorite EUC, the most impressive part is the silence, even the older MCM2s was louder than this EUC.. Have you guys tried it yet ??? From left to right : DT Ultra, MS3T, GT16, ACMs+, Segway I2
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, todays meeting in Colmar, home of the conceptor of the Statue of the liberty (France)
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, a little night riding with 2 DT ultra (one used and one brand new)
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, Here are a few pics from todays trip in the moutains, over 800m climb overall, and a 55km ride, very fun ! 450km total with the DT ultra for now, I'm starting to really enjoy this machine, it's definitely meant for moutain riding (road & offroad), capable of incredible +75kph speeds climbing on steep roads, the torque is insane ! I would never bring an EUC on such long trips (overheating) in the moutains, but the DT is a champ !
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    A reminder to all EUC riders to be safe, be aware of the performances of your EUC, and consider wearing protections ! The gotway Tesla seems to be quite a solid unit considering how hard it crashed.
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, moutain is great with electric scooters, I think that moutain is EUCs week spot (overheathing..), but no problemo for the dualtron ultra, it climbs nearly everything, 46km with a hell lot of climbing, 1h30min riding, 52% battery left, top speed 102kph ! Enjoying the nice sunny weather @yourtoys7 It's from aliexpress, maybe I'll do a review of the dualtron ultra, but I am not really an experienced rider so I need to ride it more before thinking of a review
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, the weather was sunny (but cold), I grabed the Dualtron Ultra for a 30km city ride
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    Hi guys, here is a short video for the promotion of our next scheduled group ride in the east of France
  13. @meepmeepmayer This 1.6Kwh ACM is still working good today in the hands of someone else (sold), it's around 16 000km today. I hope it'll last another 15 000km I would be very curious to see a +100 000km EUC, however I think only the +1.6Kwh EUC can do it, because considering 1000 charge cycles, a 1.6Kwh EUC would last about 100 000km. The +20 000km MS3 of @Hansolo had the motor bearings changed. @Jason McNeil Could you put a prize on the first rider to each 30 000km ? That's more reasonable even though I think not that easy to achieve I think the top mileage out there is somewhere between 20 000km & 25 000km
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    KS 18S Heavy back and forth oscillation

    Hi, I have experienced this a few times on the Gotway Monster unfortunately.... I also had another failure last week, the Monster is now unusable I can't say for sure what it is, but I can say the cold is not the issue, I think it's a bug in the firmware of the motherboard. Ask @Marty Backe he has a KS18S I think he never experienced such an issue but maybe he knows about someone who did ?
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    My Wheel Failure Statistics

    Hi guys, here is my failure rates, I included the mileage of the EUC, I didn't include flat tires, from May 2016 to March 2018. Firewheel F528 : fried board & BMS (500km) failure rate : 100% Gotway MCM4v2 HS 680Wh (1600km) ACMs+ 1300Wh (2000km) ACMs+ 1600Wh : fried board (15 000km) Monster 1600Wh : loose nuts (6800km) Tesla 1020Wh (100km) MCM2s 520Wh x2 (500km) failure rate : 28% Kingsong KS18A 680Wh (200km) KS14C 680Wh : bent axle (3800km) failure rate : 50% Rockwheel GT16 858Wh (200km) GT16 1036Wh (500km) failure rate : 0%
  16. Hi guys, I'm just back from a little ride with the Gotway Monster, everything was fine, I was cruising at around 30kph, I slowed down when going through the green pedestrian light on the bike lane, but at the moment the Monster rolled on a little bumb, it started to wobble severly back & forth, I fell on my my knee, right hand & shoulder, I still feel the pain a little. Fortunately I was not too badly injured, I just killed my phone protection and cracked the shell of the Monster. I still can't understand why it behaved like that ? @Marty Backe you experienced the same issue with your MS3 didn't you ?
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    The Monster tried to kill me !

    Hi Marty thank you for your answer, the bump was really little, I'll try to take a picture of it this afternoon. I really don't think it's a normal behavior because I've passed on this bump a few times with the ACM, Monster, V8 and they never failed befored, could be the yesterdays temperature (-5°C). It seemed to be an oscillation to me but with very wide aplitude. Not sure if this can happen to any EUC board I hope not. The production date of the Monster is December 2016 but the motherboard was changed in July 2017. I was not a serious bump, I'll try to take a picture to show you guys, I always slow down before major bumps & cracks. This is certainly not a normal behavior, I had a Tesla & it never had this symptom even if I was hard on it.
  18. Hi guys, So I have been thinking about this for a while, what are the benefits of having an EUC over a bicycle in a city ? I have been riding a bicycle for about 15 years, it was my main mean of transportation, in my city there are numerous bike lanes so it's not a continuous danger by having to ride on the road. The EUC does almost everything a bicycle does, but it's more expensive, but here a few things I considered. First, an EUC is fun to ride, you get something you don't get when riding a bicycle, this is an obvious point. I had several E-bikes before getting an EUC, E-bikes are fun but they had a major flaw : they are attractive. I wasn't taking it out for anything else than a short meeting, or a trip where it will always be with me, and even by leaving it a few dozen of minutes, it got scratched by others...I also had a few "normal" bicycles that got stolen, one even got broken on purpose in the basement of my building. As for the cost of a normal bicycle, if I want something usable and practical I have to spend about 300-400$ on it, with the risk of it getting stoled, I would say I had 1 bicycle sotlen every 2 years, plus the maintenance that cost about 50-100$ per year. With an EUC, I bring it everywhere, in a store, at the cinema, while shopping..while the bicycles has to stay outside, even when at home, there is a risk of getting a bicycle stolen while it's not going to happen with your EUC, and if I decide to bring my bicycle in my appartment, then it's taking a lot of space, while the EUC takes a more reasonable space. The other major advantage I see for EUC, is that it has a better range than most bicycles, I mean not that many people ride 50km. E-bikes do have this kind of range too though. I think I also go out more often on my EUC just to ride, alone, with girflriend, with a friend...just for fun ! I have also done it on a regular bicycle but not that often, and I was always limited in range. I see three disadvantages with an EUC however, I think they cost more than a regular bicycle, and they don't like the rain, I know riding under heavy rain with a bicycle isn't fun, but there is no risk of a shortcut, and finally you don't do any physical exercice but that's not the point on a bicycle in general. What do you think ? Some of you guys decided to abandon your bicycle for an EUC ?
  19. Hi guys, I have to give you a warning about the Rockwheel GT16v2 (the last generation with the new tire and flat pedals). My friend just had a cut off today, without any warning the GT16 stoped working and he fell on the ground, he was riding on a flat surface at 44kph. Fortunately neither he or someone else was badly injured. We are investigating the cause of this, is it a malfunction ? Are all the GT16 concerned ? For the safety of all you GT16 riders, I recommend you keep it "slow" (under 30kph) until I get further info from Rockwheel about this issue. UPDATE : The GT16 has no "80% power beeping" like on gotway, you MUST keep it slow when the voltage goes down ! Here is some pics of the GT16 after the crash :
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    Hi guys, here is the first video of our group tour in Metz (France) today ! More videos to come
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    The Photo Thread

    Hi guys, here are a few pics of our 24 rider group tour in Metz (France), 35km, lots of fun !
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    [UPDATE] WARNING GT16v2 cut off

    Hi guys, So I got some update on the reason for this "failure", it is combination of high speed riding & medium battery percentage, and I have learned something VERY IMPORTANT : there is NO 80% power SAFETY ! So you GT16 riders MUST correctly set your alarms & tilt back, I highly suggest (if you are 75kg max) that you keep it under 40kph, and under 50% battery to keep it under 35kph, I am very sad that there is no progressive warning like on gotway, kingsong, inmotion.... Keep it safe !!!!
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    how to enjoy riding slow speeds?

    Hi, I think riding slow is one of the best thing you can do on an EUC, just like high speed riding. I often find myself just cruising around at pedestrian speed (around 5 to 10kph), I don't think there is a need to do any fancy stuff (360, backward, freestyle...), just enjoying the glide, knowing that at any moment I can move along and go back to cruising speed, enjoying the scenery, the animals around (sometimes the people)... I'm probably one of the fanboys who think that EUC is just fun anytime anywhere at any speed. If my TG3 that tops at 12kph could have more range than 5km, I'd probably take it out more often, just enjoying the silence of the 350W motor. What in the world can beat a slow ride around a lake at sunset in summer with a slight breeze ?
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    [UPDATE] WARNING GT16v2 cut off

    @KingSong69 Yes I know there is a table with the recommended speed, it's even 35kph, but Gotway recommends 25kph max, if there was a warning before the cut off I would say it's the riders fault, but the fact that there weren't any audible warning or tilt back is what concerns me (I wasn't with him when he crashed). @meepmeepmayer The official max speed is 55kph, and the GT16 has proven capable of approaching these speeds. The guy only sustained minor injuries. With gotway there is the continous beeping when reaching 80% power, with Rockwheel it's supposed to be alarm + tilt back.
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    The Photo Thread

    Let's get out and have fun From left to right : KS14C 840Wh - ACM 1600Wh - GT16 858Wh - GT16 1036Wh - GT16 858Wh