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VMAX VX2 Pro Electric Scooter Review: Swiss Precision for Stylish Commuting in the USA

by Andrew N

The VMAX brand just entered the US market but it has been around since 2015 selling electric scooters in Europe. At first glance, the VX2 Pro looks similar to other commuter scooters but they have made subtle changes that make a huge difference. I had a chance to get a first-hand experience with the VX2 Pro and was impressed with the Swiss engineering and design.

Will the VX2 Pro be able to crack a US market filled with fierce competition in the electric commuter scooter space? In this review, I will tell you what we love and hate about the VX2 Pro, and who we think it is for.

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What I love about the VMAX VX2 Pro:

  • IPX6 water resistance rating
  • 500-watt motor with a peak output of 1300 watts
  • Great hill climbing ability, regen braking
  • Bluetooth App
  • 10-inch by 2.7-inch tubeless pneumatic tires
  • Low maintenance
  • Display that can easily be read in direct sunlight
  • Matte black finish
  • Turn signals in front handlebars and rear
  • Cable management
  • Strong sturdy design
  • Portable
  • Ability to lock the scooter with the app
  • The ability to choose battery size
  • Easy to learn and perfect for beginners
  • Handlebar grips are soft and grippy.

Impressive Performance:

With a 500-watt motor and a peak output of 1300 watts, the VX2 Pro surprisingly delivers a powerful ride. I’m a heavier rider at 220 lbs, and I find that most single-motor scooters struggle to get me up the steep hills around me. Most single-motor scooters come to a 10 mph crawl, whereas the VX2 Pro was effortlessly able to maintain a 15 mph speed at the steepest parts of the hills.

All-Weather Reliability

Boasting an IPX6 water resistance rating, this scooter can handle various weather conditions. An IPX6 water resistance rating means the VX2 Pro can handle direct streams of water from any direction. All the screw holes have silicone covers to ensure there is no water ingress.

VMAX VX2 Pro front pneumatic tire

Smart Connectivity

The Bluetooth app adds a modern touch, allowing for convenient control and monitoring. You can adjust the acceleration, regen braking and turn on the alarm that locks the rear motor hub.

Smooth Ride

Equipped with 10-inch by 2.7-inch tubeless pneumatic tires, the VX2 Pro ensures a comfortable and stable journey. A lot of commuter scooters have 10-inch by 2.5-inch tires that are smaller so the extra width helps quite a bit for ride feel.

Low Maintenance

Enjoy hassle-free ownership with a design focused on minimal upkeep due to the water resistance rating and easily adjustable drum brakes. Drum brakes can last thousands of miles with minimal maintenance.

User-Friendly Display

The easily readable display, even in direct sunlight, ensures you stay informed on your ride status. A lot of displays on commuter scooters get washed out in direct sunlight and are hard to read.

VMAX VX2 Pro display in direct sunlight

Stylish Matte Finish

The matte black exterior adds a touch of sophistication to your commuting experience. The scooter is aesthetically pleasing in an all-matte black finish with black components.

Safety First

Turn signals on both the front handlebars and rear enhance visibility, contributing to road safety. A lot of commuter scooters don’t have turn signals and they are not that bright. The VX2 Pro has very bright LEDs for turn signals that can be seen in the day or night.

Convenient Features

From cable management to a sturdy design, the VX2 Pro pays homage to its Swiss roots in design and engineering.

Portability

Easy to carry and store, the VX2 Pro is designed with your convenience in mind. The steering column locking mechanism has a smooth action and you can simply click it into the rear fender when transporting. The rear locking mechanism when folded is extremely secure unlike VMAX’s flagship scooter the VX4 Pro.

The VX2 portability would be perfect for those who need to use public transportation to commute with their electric scooters.

VMAX VX2 Pro folded swiss

Security

Lock your scooter with the app, providing an extra layer of protection against theft. When someone tries to move the scooter when it is locked, the motor locks up and an alarm starts sounding.

Customizable Battery

Choose the battery size that suits your needs, offering flexibility for different commuting demands. Most electric scooters come in one battery variation, and maybe two. I love that consumers can choose between 3 different battery sizes depending on their commuting needs.

Beginner-Friendly

The VX2 Pro is easy to learn, making it a perfect choice for those new to electric scooters. The simplistic design and

Comfortable Grip

Soft and grippy handlebar grips ensure a secure and comfortable hold during your rides. The grips have finger grooves on the bottom and soft nubby pieces on top. I am surprised I have not seen other electric scooters with similar handlebar grips.

VMAX VX2 Pro grippy handlebar grips with turn signals

The grips remind me of the DMR Deathgrips I use on my mountain bikes.

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What I dislike about the VMAX VX2 Pro

  • The alarm noise is very quiet
  • No suspension
  • Black silicone mat attracts dirt
  • Smaller deck
  • More expensive than other commuter scooters in its class
  • The brake lever for regen braking has a lot of resistance
  • I prefer to have disc brakes over drum brakes
  • The front light is not that bright.

Quiet Alarm

The alarm noise is really quiet and is unlikely to deter a thief. I would have liked for VMAX to make the alarm louder and more obnoxious to deter criminals from thinking about stealing the scooter. I do like how the motor locks up but ultimately, you can pick up the scooter if it is not secured with a lock.

Lack of Suspension

It would be nice if the VX2 Pro came with the same front suspension as the VX4 Pro. Without suspension, the VX2 Pro may provide a bumpier ride on uneven terrain. The tubeless pneumatic tires help absorb small cracks and imperfections, but you will definitely feel the rough terrain.

Dirt Magnet

The black silicone mat tends to attract dirt, requiring more frequent cleaning. It is easy to clean but as soon as you step on the deck, your footprints will start showing. Scooters like the Segway Ninebot Max G30P, have used a gray silicone deck to help hide dirt.

I like how the VX2 Pro has an all-black look to it but I hate having to constantly clean it.

Smaller Deck

The deck size is relatively compact, which may affect rider comfort on longer journeys. I prefer the larger deck on the VX4 Pro for longer excursions because it allows me to shuffle my stance and not feel so cramped up.

Higher Price Tag

Compared to other scooters in its class, the VX2 Pro comes with a steeper price. However, the craftsmanship, power delivery, and unique features make up for the difference. I do like that you can buy a smaller battery version if that fits your budget better.

VMAX VX2 Pro cockpit

Resistance in Brake Lever

The regen braking brake lever might have more resistance than some riders prefer. I prefer the low-resistance throttle controls that a lot of electric scooters use for electric braking. Using a brake cable and lever creates more resistance than what I am looking for with electric braking.

I do like that I can adjust the electric braking from the app but I would like for it to engage as soon as I let go of the throttle.

Drum Brakes

I prefer a disc brake over the included drum brake. I find that disc brakes offer better stopping power and for the price point, it could have been included. Drum brakes do require less maintenance and add to the simplicity of the scooter.

Dim Front Light

The front-facing light is not very bright and not great for safe night riding. However, I have yet to find a commuter scooter with lights that I like for night riding. I always pick up a handlebar light from Amazon or a Magicshine one.

VMAX VX2 Pro clean cable management

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the VMAX VX2 Pro offers a plethora of features that cater to commuters seeking a reliable and stylish electric scooter. While it excels in many aspects, potential buyers should weigh the cons against the impressive pros to ensure it aligns with their specific preferences and needs.

VMAX VX2 Pro side profile

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