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John Eucist

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(copy and pasted from my Facebook post)
Jeffrey Scott Will (among others) have been asking about the upcoming 16 inch King Song so I thought I ask Tina. Her answer was that it will be released at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October 13-16 and it will have the 800w motor. She said it's okay for me to say this.  EDIT: Also has built-in-trolley (integrated) as well as Bluetooth music.

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That's good.  I think I would prefer a 16" over an 18" and definitely over a 14".   Plus I don't like how big their 18" is.  So a 16" might be just right.  I don't really like the looks of the other King Songs so I hope it looks better.  But, if not, I will have to hope that I have become used to the looks by the time I am ready to buy.

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Nice, more 16" models to the market... Of course, the winter's coming, so I'll just stay on the lookout, who knows what we have by next spring... But I was secretly hoping KS would come out with a 16" model ;)   It's not a coincidence either that I ordered the bigger batteries with separate BMSs and make each one separely unpluggable etc, so I can move them from wheel to wheel (or even split them among wheels). While I do love the Firewheel, it's not going to be my only ride... :P 

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that sounds great! I hope the 16" won't be tall like the 18". My ideal specs/feature will have 800w motor, 680 wh or more, head light, tail light, trolley handle, speakers, a prettier design that's ip65 certified at a max price of 1k or less :)

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So now it's getting even more complicated making a choice of wheel.

16" KingSong and 16" Gotway being released in the next few months.

My garage is already looking a bit crowded with wheels. :)

Doesnt gotway still have cutoffs while king song fixed the issue? 

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I'm considering making the King Song 16" my next unicycle, but I'm worried about its off-road capability. The prototype picture shows a mudguard like the 14" had. I'd prefer for it to have no mudguard like the 18". But anyways, I love that the 16" has a built-in trolley! 

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I wouldn't worry about the off-road capability of the KS 16. The Ninebot has even more of a "mudguard" than the KS 14" and there are several videos of people off-roading on them. 

I think wheel size and motor power is a better determining factor of whether a wheel is off-road capable or not. And with the KS 16" you're likely covered on both.

I'm hoping for a higher power version of their 18" myself...

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I preferred the earlier render.  I think they should keep some kind of angular element to the look, rather than trying to make it look like a 9bot trying to get served at the bar by wearing a comedy false moustache.

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I preferred the earlier render.  I think they should keep some kind of angular element to the look, rather than trying to make it look like a 9bot trying to get served at the bar by wearing a comedy false moustache.

i like the earlier one better also...they definitely need a better graphic design person. The two "moustache" lines coming down the circumference look unnaturally tailored to the wheel, as if they had to place them somewhere and couldnt find a spot where to put them. I have nothing against simplicity in design, but getting rid of the more "solid, massive" look towards cheap, cartoonish looking patterns and shapes, is a wrong direction to go. 

I do find it interesting to see how the new pedal grating will work in terms to hold slippery soles during the rain.

i hope this design is not final....

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Nox exactly a great design i.m.h.o. The Black/White theme seems, well.....pale.

Too big a Shell.

Are there front/back-lights and break-light? That would be great.

The built-in trolley handle is a great feature.

Foot-plates seem to be ok.

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