Apollo Pro V7 Review: The Lexus of Escooters Demands Perfection in Version 7

by Nathan Schaumann

The Apollo Pro has been almost 3 years in the making. You guys have been asking us over and over again to review this scooter, but we have held off because Apollo kept making new versions, improving each time. 7 versions later, this scooter is pretty darn near perfect.

The Apollo Pro so packed with features it’s tough to know where to begin. The scooter boasts a number of “firsts” in the scooter world, and not only does it fit neatly within the rankings of ultra-luxury scooters, it leads the rankings. Keep reading for a full list of specs + features, things we loved and hated about the Apollo Pro, and whether or not we thing YOU should get this scooter.

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Apollo Pro – Specs

  • Price: $3599
  • Speed: 44 mph
  • Range: 31-62 miles (dependent on riding speed)
  • Weight: 93 lbs
  • Max Rider Load: 330 lbs
  • Motor: Dual 1200W, peak combined 6000W
  • Water resistance: IP66
  • Tires: 12-inch x 3.5-inch self healing with “puncture guard”
  • Suspension: Front adjustable hydraulic + Rear rubber absorber
  • Brakes: Dual drum brakes + customizable regen braking
  • Battery: 52V 30Ah (1560 Wh) – UL certified
  • Charging time: 7 hours
  • Acceleration: 0-30mph in 6.0 seconds.
  • Deck: 19.5″ x 8″
  • Deck clearance: 6″
  • Handlebar width: 27.5″
  • Handlebar height: 40.5″

Apollo Pro – Features

  • 1000 lumen headlight (same as the Phantom)
  • 4.5A stock charger
  • Stand-up kickstand
  • Handlebar-mounted turning signals
  • Impressive lighting (all lights are customizable)
  • 28” handlebar width
  • 40” deck to handlebar height
  • Integrated Apollo app
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Mach 2 controller (30A nominal, 34A peak current)
  • Built-in GPS tracking device
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Things We Love

Suspension: One thing we noticed on the 7th generation is that they have added bearings instead of bushings to the suspension. There are 2 bearings in the front suspension, and four bearings in the rear suspension. Bushings tend to break or wear out quicker, so we love that they have upgraded them for longevity. Additionally, there is now a 3500 lb coil on the DNM adjustable hydraulic front suspension. Previous versions had a 2500 lb coil, and heavier riders tended to bottom out when riding.

Folding Mechanism: We like the spring-loaded folding handle that pops open when you go to release the latch holding the stem in place. The scooter also locks into itself when folding, and has an additional latch to ensure that it stays folded when you pick it up by the stem.

Fenders: Both the front and rear fenders are BIG, and almost completely cover the huge 12″ x 3.5″ tires. They also look sleek and add to the futuristic design of the scooter.

Unboxing Experience: The packaging was flawless, almost “Apple-esque” packaging. There was a neat spot for everything, and the instruction manual provided diagrams from the first to last step of prepping the scooter for riding.

App: Apollo has by far the best integrated app for scooters, with dozens of features and capabilities. The Apollo Pro can receive over-the-air updates and performance tweaks through the app, ensuring the scooter is constantly evolving and improving. You can also choose between ten acceleration modes, ten deceleration modes, and four customizable speed modes. You can digitally “park” the scooter using the app, which locks the wheels in place and sets off an alarm if someone attempts to move it. The app also controls the functionality of the display; each user can program the display to show their preferred metrics such as speed, battery capacity, controller temperature, etc.

GPS-tracking: For an additional $10/month, you can activate the Apollo Pro’s cellular service, which will let you know where the scooter is at all times with 30-foot precision.

Regen Braking: We love the dedicated regen braking throttle. Many scooters have an all-or-nothing regen brake, which makes it hard to decelerate slowly and decreases control around corners. We wish more companies would mimic the regen brake feel of the Apollo scooters.

Kickstand: The kickstand looks different from most scooters: instead of a side-mounted extending pole, it is a full-width kickstand which suspends the rear wheel, similar to many mopeds. You can deploy it from either side. The lack of a lean angle means it will take up less space in your garage.

Turning Signals: The Apollo Pro features turning signals on the outside of handlebars, which makes them MUCH more visible to cars both in front and behind. Turn signals are also mounted on the kickplate, and run down the both sides of the scooter stem, greatly increasing safety and visibility. These 360 degree turning signal lights are also being introduced to the lower-end Apollo models.

Waterproof Rating: Apollo has demonstrated that the Pro can be washed with a garden hose, cementing its status as a true waterproof scooter. It carries an official IP66 rating, something shared by very few competitor models. 

Aesthetics/Design: The Pro is the winner of a Red Dot Design award, which is a prestigious international competition for product and industrial design. Other past recipients of this award include the Xiaomi Mi, Taur, and Segway GT series. 

Display: Many scooters, even luxury scooters (looking at you, Extreme Bull K6), have displays which are difficult to read in direct sunlight. The Apollo Pro display has no such issues, and is easily readable in any amount of light.

Tires: We love the 12-inch tires – as far as scooters are concerned, the bigger the tires the better, especially for safety when riding over potholes.

Room For Improvement

Price: For $3500, you can get a number of different scooters that are a lot faster than the Apollo Pro. However, the point of the Apollo Pro is that it is a luxury scooter, not a racing scooter.

Kickstand: Though there are certainly positives to the stand-up kickstand design, it takes considerably more effort to deploy and stow than a traditional kickstand. Additionally, we wish it was spring-loaded so it would pop back into place.

Locking Button: Towards the back of the deck, next to the kickplate, there is a button that you press to release the folding mechanism when the scooter handlebar is folded and locked into place. However, because of the position of the button, it is very easy for sand or dirt to get trapped, locking the button. We wish they put a rubber cover over it to prevent this from happening.

Battery Size: For this price point, a 52V 30Ah (1560Wh) battery is comparatively small. Most $3500 scooters have batteries at least 2,000Wh, or even 3,000Wh.

Performance: Performance is lackluster compared to other scooters in the same price range. We wish the Apollo Pro came with a slightly higher top speed, at least 50mph or above, instead of 44mph. The cheaper Wolf King GT has 40% more top speed and 20% more range. The Pro’s climbing angle is 30 degrees, while most high-end scooters are rated at 45-50 degrees.

The Freshly Charged Take

Instead of aiming for 50 – 60 mph speeds, Apollo is aiming for a better quality 40 mph scooter. They have certainly delivered on that front, and the Apollo Pro is perfect for those seeking an ultra-luxury, feature packed, comfortable daily commuter.

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