GoPed ESR750 Hoverboard Review

Goped Esr750 Hoverboard Electric Kick Scooter Review
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Goped Esr750 Hoverboard Electric Kick Scooter Review
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Summary

  • One of the largest, most powerful and comfortable electric kick scooters I've tested... Offers front and rear suspension with about three inches of travel, large pneumatic tires that span cracks and absorb bumps
  • Extra wide wooden deck provides ample space for people with big feet, optional locking cuff secures the stem to reduce rattling, front and rear fenders protect against water and mud splashing up
  • Single heavy duty mechanical disc brake on the front wheel provides good stopping power (optional rear disc brake), actuates consistently and smoothly, upgradeable battery for extended range, power and reduced weight, GoPed is hand made in the USA
  • Basic three-LED display doesn't show your speed, precise battery charge capacity or odometer, chain driven motor produces more noise than gearless hubs and does not freewheel so coasting isn't super efficient, heavier build starting at ~65 lbs and going up

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Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

GoPed

Model:

ESR750 Hoverboard

Price:

$1,529 (Optional Custom Color $1,574)

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

90 Day Comprehensive, 2 Year Frame and Fork

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

64.5 lbs (29.25 kg) (31 lbs for Larger 16 ah Battery Option)

Battery Weight:

21.6 lbs (9.79 kg)

Motor Weight:

6 lbs (2.72 kg)

Frame Types:

Folding

Frame Material:

4130 Chromoly Steel

Frame Colors:

Gloss Black, Custom Colors for ~$40

Geometry Measurements:

44" Height, 14.5" Width, 34" Length, 4" Ground Clearance, 16.5" Deck Length, 11" Deck Width

Frame Fork Details:

2.7" Elastomer Suspension, Chromoly Steel Post, 3/8" Axle

Frame Rear Details:

Adjustable 3.5" Elastomer Suspension, 7/16" Axle

Gearing Details:

1 Single Speed

Stem:

Folding, Fixed Height, 6061 Aluminum Alloy

Handlebar:

Flat, 6061 Aluminum Alloy

Brake Details:

Mad Dog Mechanical Disc Brake on Front with Anti-Dive, 130 mm Rotor, Mad Dog Caliper, Brake Lever on Left

Grips:

Flat Rubber, Black

Rims:

ABS Plastic, Split Rim

Tire Brand:

Kenda, 200 x 50

Wheel Sizes:

8 in (20.32cm)

Tire Details:

50 PSI

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Plastic Fenders, Reflective Wire Wrap on Stem, Carry Strap, Optional Alternative Grips, Optional Alternative Billet Parts, Optional Carry Bag $50, Motor Upgrade to Torkinator by Torkmotion $549, Optional Rear Disc Brake $125, Optional Seat with Basket $100

Other:

ESR Programmable Electronics, Onboard Charger and 3 Amp Offboard Charger for Reconditioning Battery, Billet Milled 6061 Aluminum Lower and Upper Hinge, Birch Wood Platform with Weather Coating and Grip Tape, Maximum Recommended Weight for SLA Version: 250 lbs Maximum Recommended Weight for Lithium Version: 350 lbs, Model ESR750H

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Gearless Motor (Canister Style, Brushed, Chain Drive)
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Motor Nominal Output:

750 watts

Motor Peak Output:

1000 watts

Battery Voltage:

25.9 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

8 ah (Optional 16 ah)

Battery Watt Hours:

207.2 wh (Optional 414.4 wh)

Battery Chemistry:

Sealed Led Acid (SLA) (Optional Lithium-ion, Optional Lithium Iron Phosphate LiFePo4)

Charge Time:

4 hours (6 Hour for Larger Battery)

Estimated Min Range:

7 miles (11 km)

Estimated Max Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Display Type:

Fixed LED Console

Readouts:

Battery Level (Green, Yellow, Red)

Display Accessories:

Power Level Toggle Switch (Eco/Turbo), Flux-Capacitorยฎ Trigger Throttle

Drive Mode:

Trigger Throttle

Top Speed:

18 mph (29 kph) (Up to 20 mph With Custom Gearing)

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Written Review

Based on the award winning gas powered GoPed ESR750EX, the ES7R750H is an electric kick scooter with massive power, front and rear suspension with three inches of travel and six inch inflated tires. It’s off-road capable and one of the few kick scooters with a large, wide deck that works with feet inline or side to side… even if you have big feet. For this review I got some help from Sam who weighs ~260 lbs and we were using the base model with four sealed Lead Acid batteries. This is the most affordable model but it also weighs more and won’t get the same range that the Lithium-ion versions might. Expect 65+ pounds for the scooter, which has a built in charging block so you only need to carry a cable, and something like 7 to 15 miles depending on your weight and the terrain.

There’s a lot to love about this scooter… it’s big, sturdy, powerful and well made. GoPed has been producing gas powered scooters in America since 1986 when it introduced the Roadster and then Sport models. Those were messier and louder than today’s gas powered scooters but the ultimate clean/quiet experience comes with electric. That said, there are other quieter e-scooters out there, most of which use gearless hub motors vs. the chain drive and canister seen on the ESR750. It works well under power but coasting is limited because the wheel doesn’t freewheel so the drag of the chain and cogging from the motor translate to drag. It’s not the kind of scooter you’d want to kick around without power ;)

One of my favorite parts about this and other GoPed scooters is that the company offers an extensive range of replacement parts and even some upgrades. You can add a seat if you don’t like standing, change to gearing to emphasize torque vs. speed, install a rear brake for improved stopping power… That’s one area I was surprised about on the scooter actually, it comes with an awesome mechanical disc brake on the front wheel but nothing at the rear, no friction brake, no linear pull brake. In practice it worked fine and seemed to stop Sam and I fairly well but given the heavier build and potential for off-road use with unstable loose terrain I might consider a rear brake. The display unit they chose is also a bit limited… you get three colored LED lights indicating charge level and that’s it. No speed or distance readouts and no other fancy electronics like lights or USB chargers. There are two drive modes (Eco and Turbo) which helps control speed and power use and even Eco felt pretty zippy to me. The trigger throttle is intuitive and offers variable speed output so you can easily navigate crowded areas at slower speeds.

To me the ESR750 is more of a mini vehicle than a kick scooter. The clearance is great and the full suspension offers something very capable and different. Because the air tires can get leaks or go flat completely you might want to order an extra inner tube or two to carry around or store at home, otherwise it seems very sturdy and built to last. For $40 extra you can order a custom color but even the stock black and red frames take six to eight weeks to produce and ship from Goped. A handful of shops carry these so you might find one in-store to buy more quickly. Keep this lead time in mind if you’re planning to use this at Burning Man… If you’re a larger rider like Sam or someone with a preference for comfort like me then this could be an awesome electric scooter to go with. It’s awesome to think how long the company has been in business, they are very authentic and provide good support. There’s an entire community built around the scooter and I could tell how excited Sam was when doing the review.

Pros:

  • Hand made in Mindin Nevada USA including the battery packing, there’s a fun video from “How it’s Made” showing the process
  • Large tires and a special Cantilevered Independent Dynamic Linkless Indespension (C.I.D.L.I.) improves comfort while riding, makes it off-road capable and makes small jumps possible (as demonstrated by Sam in the video)
  • Several configurations and price points starting with the standard ESR750H with Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries then going to the ESR750H 16 which uses two Lithium battery packs, the ESR750H 24 which uses three Lithium battery packs, and the ESR750H 32 which uses four Lithium battery packs for maximum range
  • The deck is pretty long and wide, you can put your feet side by side like you’re skiing if you prefer that to the sideways “skate/surf” stance as shown in the video ride test
  • In the event of an accident, the handlebar stem hing is designed to break and the bolt inside will bend so you don’t get impaled by the bars
  • Powder coated frame comes in black or red, optional custom colors available for $40, I love the reflective wire wrap up on the stem for improved safety because this thing doesn’t have lights built in
  • One of the few electric kick scooters that is truly off-road capable, could be fun to ride around events like Burning man given the large tires, suspension and torque that this thing offers, you can change the gearing to optimize speed/torque
  • If you opt for the Lithium-ion battery (which is lighter and offers longer range) the deck can be dropped down about an inch because it’s not as large, this might improve stability when riding as it lowers your center of gravity… but I still like that you can get Sealed Lead Acid batteries on this thing to save money if you don’t need the range etc.
  • Almost entirely made in America (many parts are custom CNC made), GoPed offers a solid 90 day comprehensive warranty with two years of coverage on the frame
  • Two speed/power settings with Economy and Turbo, this can help you extend range and control the scooter more easily, I like that the throttle offers variable speed/power output as well so you can ride slow through crowds when needed
  • GoPed sells lots of accessories and replacement parts so if your throttle, display, chain, fenders or other bits break you can keep this thing going without having to buy a brand new one, I like that it’s fixable like this
  • Built-in power supply means that you only need a cable to charge it, this keeps weight low and secure in the scooter vs. hauling a charger around in your backpack
  • Polyurethane rods are used in the suspension design offers ~3″ of travel in the front while the rear offers ~3.5″ (apparently they are not adjustable like the ones on the gas scooter)

Cons:

  • Six to eight week lead time to get one of these GoPeds… unless you find a shop that carries them in house like Sam at the Electric Bicycle Center in Fullerton, CA, other shops include Carroll Stream Motor Company, Gomeyer, Black Beard Power Sports, Falcon PEV in Singapore, Jetfun in France, Line 1 in the UK, Chiqui Cars in Mexico
  • This thing is loud (especially in Turbo mode) and because it uses a chain and does not freewheel, there’s a lot of drag when coasting, it wouldn’t be efficient to ride without power
  • The front end (stem and handlebar) can feel jittery because the folding section at the base doesn’t lock tight, you can get an aftermarket collar to tighten this down if you’d like but then you need an allen key to loosen again when folding

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Siu-Ling
10 months ago

The website gives a 10 wks time for delivery. I'm at 12 wks + still no update. I think you should post concern about build + shipping delays. I'm still hopeful but this is concerning.

Court Rye
10 months ago

That's a bummer... and they haven't reached out? Maybe it's time to call them and make sure the order details were right, like no miscommunications happened? I have heard great things about GoPed but never ordered from them myself, hopefully this is a limited issue, please share an update after you speak with them!

Nathan
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Wow that really sucks. I am lucky we have Sam in fullerton who stocks that unit but we bought the I-max S1+ but I did ride that thing and it was awesome for sure!!!

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Michael Tobey
2 months ago

PLEASE! M5 T3 S1?I need the best scooter with the most power for hill climbing. should i buy one of these m5 t3 or s1 scooters or should i wait for the eon or should i wait til the luna ludacris is available? or perhaps the luna super scooter. i really need to fold and carry into bus or train so go ped is a bit big. How about the weped? can i even get one here? your reviews are great but the compare chart is incomplete and has given me more questions than answers. So i figured i would ask directly to you and/ or your viewers. thanks to any and all responses!

Trolencio
4 months ago

What don't like of those electric gopeds is that they don't has brush less motors.
Brushless motors are much more efficient than brushed motors.

Sammy Fuentes
5 months ago

i will like to buy one with the lion batterys
how much will be that.

bigcat81
6 months ago

Those boots look like they've stepped on more than a few throats.

Gordon Woodroffe
7 months ago

up hill does it go up serious hills ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘พ

Cr125stin
8 months ago

Does goped have brushless hub motors in its future?

Cr125stin
8 months ago

Gopeds don't compare with chinese scooters! Goped is top quality! You get what you pay for.

Cr125stin
8 months ago

O the old bladez I have a xtreme xg550 I got before I had any goped.

Yulian Baskoro
8 months ago

Are still running this channel ? I see that you are focus on EBR one right now

tekis0
8 months ago

I love my Go-Ped ESR Hoverboard!! I ride it all over NYC. People who whine about the price should just go buy a cheap Chinese scooter--it won't last nearly as long. Go-Ped's are just better made. You get what you pay for.

All I can say is
2 months ago

tekis0 They're still overpriced

Adam Eng
8 months ago

sooo expensive!!!! 1500 dollar are you kidding mee ??

Namazzip
5 months ago

Meant to be a means of transportation throughout a city rather than just a toy.

Lochness Monster
9 months ago

Keep the awesome videos coming!! Superb job! Any ETA for review the Bolt M1?

่”กๆ–‡ๆ˜Ž
9 months ago

how much was that, ,? frankly i need that, but can i take on bus, because i walk a long miles to work and vise versa, i need that kind to carry me to my work place

Breckin fidler
9 months ago

Seriously dude, grow up

Corruptness
7 months ago

Says the guy still fishing like a kid!

kntwing
9 months ago

i always want one ;( can i get 1 for free?

P O
9 months ago

Sure you can, if you work you get money and then its free for the money you pay for it. All you have to do is work.

J0ell1
10 months ago

TBH all of the recent scooters you reviewed look like cheap chinese crap compared to forca bossman. You should get your hands on one of those. Great channel u have here, subbed.

tekis0
7 months ago

Not true. I Take my Go-Ped ESR on the train every day and ride it in NYC. Street legal too.

P O
9 months ago

That is not a last mile solution. It looks more like a moped. It is not portable at all for public transportation and is not street legal in most states.

Zhen Ye Tan
10 months ago

Do a review on the korean dualtron please! it's also a full suspension scooter with dual motors

P O
9 months ago

Cool. Just such a rip off at $2,500.00. You gotta be crazy to spend that kind of money when there are so many cheaper alternatives.

HB Tan
10 months ago

It doesn't seem like much thought went into this design.

Paul von Dรผsseldorf
10 months ago

Hey there! You make great reviews! Can you please make a review of the 6,9kg Carbon scooter?

P O
9 months ago

Yes. I really want a review as well of those carbon fiber electric scooters that are coming in from China. I was always wondering if they were any good. I finally just got up the courage to purchase one. Lets see how it does.

To The Floor!
6 months ago

Your reviews are awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to do these. They are very thorough and detailed. Love them! I'm ready to buy a Hoverboard with the Lipo option and I have emailed SAM a few times. He seems like a cool guy in your videos but to be honest he is a not so nice via email. He is short with his answers comes off rude. Almost like he's doing ME a favor. The guy definitely rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe he is burned out. Been in the game too long? I will not be spending my money with Electric bicycle center sadly. Just wanted tell my story. Take care all!

qwerty14620
10 months ago

I love these videos with Sam! He has a lot of insight on all of the electric scooters and bikes. He is also the only one who is my size, I weigh 250 lbs myself, so I don't really work with a lot of the electric scooters out there. Keep up the good work man!