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Boosted, the electric skateboard maker, is finally rolling into the scooter market with the $1,600 Boosted Rev. Its dual motors churn out 1,500 watts of power for a top speed of 24mph with riders up to 250 pounds. Fully charged you'll be able to travel up to 22 miles depending on the rider, terrain and settings.
The Rev has three performance modes: Mode 1 does approximately 12mph; Mode 2 has a top speed of 18mph; and Mode 3 will max out the scooter at 24 mph. I personally have a lead thumb and a need for speed, so with the thumb throttle wheel pushed to the max I got about half the rated travel distance. I was able to hit top speed going uphill, since the Rev has some serious power.
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For those in hill country, the Rev has three different ways to stop: a spoiler foot brake, a hand/disc brake and a throttle brake that can also regenerate the scooter's battery. The throttle break proved to be enough for daily commutes through New York. There is also a bell next to the hand brake to let people know you're coming.
Boosted went with air-filled tires over solid rubber with a suspension, and it works perfectly. Not only is the motor quiet, but the scooter itself is when going over bumps. From my experience, solid tires get the job done but can make a racket when going over uneven surfaces. The design is beautiful down to the reflective Boosted logos on the side. The base and handlebars are wide, which makes it easy to maneuver and to use one-handed (not recommended, though).
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