- The DYU V1 is a sleek and eye-catching electric scooter from F-Wheel, minimalist controls are easy to operate for those who want to just jump on and ride
- Full suspension is rare for scooters in this price range and helps provide comfort along with the thick padded seat, great integrated lights and powerful horn increase riding safety
- Folding stem allows for easier storage and transportation, companion smartphone app should provide more readouts and additional control features but we weren't able to test it out
- Integrated battery cannot be easily removed for repairs or storage, plastic footrests feel somewhat flimsy and may not survive rough impacts
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- An affordable scooter, the DYU V1 can reach speeds up to 15 mph and features a 250 watt motor
- Thick, plush seat, paired with dual shocks, creates a comfortable ride in most urban terrains
- The battery is integrated into the frame, adding to an overall streamlined look
- With the foldable capabilities, this scooter can be trasnported fairly easily, but be sure the overall weight (44.64 lbs) is managable for you
- The DYU V1 currently comes in a few colors such as white, red, and black. It also comes in Ebike variations!
- Very approachable for newcomers to the electric vehicle space, the DYU V1 is very simple to operate, even for a complete novice. Adding to the approachability is the standover height of 20.5 inches, making getting on and off very easy
- The design is unique and eye-catching. I was constantly getting stopped during the review, so riding the DYU V1 turns out to be a great way to make new friends
- The scooter can reach distances up to 25 miles on a single charge. In my experience, this seems to only happen in ideal riding conditions, and would expect a real-world maximum range of closer to 20 miles
- The stated max rider weight of 264 lbs seemed a bit of an exaggeration at first, but with the help of a friend who weighs about 240 lbs, I was able to put that to the test, and I was pleasantly surprised that it handled that weight well, even giving an overall zippy performance when ridden on a flat surface
- The folding stem works extremely well. Folding and unfolding operation is easy, and when folded it sits very close to the frame taking up minimal space, great for storage!
- The seat is comfortable and has plenty of cushion for longer rides. The pairing of this seat with the dual shocks provides great comfort even on rougher roads
- I always like to see lights included with vehicles like this to increase rider safety. This scooter has both front and rear lights, as well as a horn for making your presence known to vehicles or other riders
- Most cables are integrated into the frame, with any remaining cables bundled together efficiently, providing a clean and streamlined appearance
- The simple On/Off button makes turning the scooter on and off very easy. Though it lack some of the more advanced features, and multi-use button aspects, it’s cool to see something that would allow anyone to hop on and start riding
- there are several attachment points here, under the battery tube, in the front just under the front light, as well as one in the rear for a license plate, these attachment points or “bosses” are useful for securely mounting many different accessories
- The included kickstand is positioned perfectly and feels quite stable even when parked outdoors with heavy wind
- Lacks any screen readouts, other than current battery level. I would love to see more readouts (such as a speedometer and odometer)
- The footrests that ship with the scooter feel a bit lightweight and on the cheap side. These could be upgraded with aftermarket parts but would love to see this out of the box
- There is a DYU smartphone app that should add some more functionality and readouts… but I wasn’t able to get the app to pair with my scooter, so I can’t offer any insight into how it performs
- Both tires have a red sidewall stripe, though they are not reflective. I would love to see a reflective white stripe instead which greatly increases visibility when riding at night
- The DYU V1 is rather heavy considering the size, but it does feel very sturdily constructed and this is probably necessary to support the higher weight capacity
- This throttle design can be prone to accidental activation, so be careful!
- The integrated battery design looks sleek but it will be problematic if you ever need to repair or replace the battery… which you will at some point since lithium-ion batteries degrade over time, especially if you can’t remove it to protect it from extreme temperatures. I recommend storing the scooter indoors to maximize the life of the battery pack
- The fenders provide a basic level of coverage but feel pretty flimsy and may not hold up if they get bumped or hit hard