The brand-new KingSong S16 (not to be confused with the 16S), is now available for pre-order on RevRides for $1999, with delivery expected to start in October.
KingSong already has a popular line of 16-inch wheels, featuring the 16S and the 16X, but the S16 is a serious upgrade. It looks similar to the S22 and the S19, though obviously smaller, and it is perfectly sized for inner-city commuting. KingSong also advertises it as the lightest-weight suspension wheel on the market. Let’s dive in:
KingSong S16 Specs
Motor: 2800W (4500W peak)
Top speed: 31 mph
Free-spin speed: 43 mph
Weight: 73 lbs
Battery: 84V, 17.6Ah (1480 Wh) – 21700 cells
Climbing angle: 40 degrees
Max Rider Load: 265 lbs
Suspension: 88mm coil suspension (75 lbs force)
Torque: 150 Nm
Range: 80 miles
KingSong S16 Features
4 x 5W headlights
84V 5A charger
Phone charger (USB-A + C)
Dot Matrix display
Things we love
The speaker placement won’t get in the way of adding power pads, unlike earlier KingSong wheels
The S16 wheel has 300 more watt-hours than the larger 18S
The S16 is upgraded with new, brighter headlights
Excellent suspension on a relatively inexpensive wheel
Decent price considering the features + battery size.
Room for improvement
The S16 is not a great wheel for heavier riders, mainly due to the lower motor power.
It’s a pretty heavy wheel, especially considering that the S19 features a larger tire, larger battery and still weighs less.
With its low top speed, many are comparing it to the similarly priced V11, which with its smaller (2200W) motor gets up to 34 mph vs the S16’s 31 mph.
This is a great wheel for beginner EUC riders looking for an intro into suspension wheels. It also makes a great addition to any EUC enthusiast’s collection, as something to take on short city trips. We’re excited to get our hands on one to do a full video review and test ride.
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