VMAX VX4 – Swiss Precision Hits the US Streets

by Andrew N

We had never heard about the VMAX VX4 but it quickly became one of our favorite commuter scooters. The VMAX brand is new to the US market, but the popular Swiss brand has been producing electric scooters since 2015. Developed by Dany Dätwiler, whose family is renowned for crafting high-quality toys in the Swiss market, the VMAX brand was born out of a need.

Dany’s encounters with parking woes in Zurich, Switzerland led him to electric scooters, eventually paving the way for the creation of VMAX in 2015. Today, we take a closer look at VMAX’s flagship model, the VX4, blending Swiss engineering with modern electric mobility. In this review, we will dive into what we love and what can be improved on VMAX VX4.

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What we love about the VMAX VX4

  • Powerful hill climber
  • Swiss-engineered,
  • Bright turn signals in front and back that can easily be seen,
  • IPX6 water resistance rating,
  • Suspension in front and back that work well,
  • Large deck and nice kick plate,
  • Comes in three different battery sizes
  • Extremely clean design,
  • UL and TÜV Certification,
  • Soft and grippy handlebar grips
  • Beautiful 4 inch TFT LCD display
  • Ability to set a passcode for the scooter
  • Massive battery on GT version
  • No creaks or weird noises when jumping or dropping off curbs
  • 10″ x 2.7″ hybrid tubeless pneumatic tires
  • Commuter scooter designed for various terrains
  • Regen braking

Powerful Hill Climber for Urban Terrain

I was blown away that a 500-watt motor was able to accelerate my 220-lb (99 kg) body so easily up hills. Most single-motor commuter scooters come to a crawl when I hit the steep hills by our house, but the VX4 kept accelerating and maintained speed on the steepest parts. The motor peaks at 1500 watts and I was beyond impressed with the VX4 acceleration curve.

Enhanced Safety with Bright Turn Signals and IPX6 Water Resistance

Prioritizing rider safety, the VX4 boasts bright turn signals for optimal visibility and an impressive IPX6 water resistance rating, ensuring durability in diverse weather conditions. The turn signals are at the end of the handlebars and rear of the deck so oncoming vehicles and pedestrians can see them from all angles.

The IPX6 water resistance rating means that the VX4 can handle high-pressure sprays of water from all directions.

VMAX VX4 front turn signals

Smooth Ride with Front and Back Suspension

Enjoy a comfortable journey with the VX4’s well-designed front and back suspension system, effectively absorbing shocks and vibrations for a seamless riding experience. The front suspension has two inches of travel and the rear has rubber suspension. Most of the suspension on commuter scooters are low quality and easy to bottom out, especially under my 220 lb frame.

VMAX VX4 front suspension and hybrid offroad tires

Spacious Design with Large Deck and Kick Plate

The deck on the VX4 is the largest we have seen on a commuter scooter and it is complemented by a kick plate with the perfect angle. You have plenty of space on the VX4 to shuffle your feet so you don’t get fatigued on longer rides.

VMAX VX4 large silicone deck and kick plate

10″ x 2.7″ Hybrid Tubeless Pneumatic Tires

The VX4 is equipped with 10″ x 2.7″ hybrid tubeless pneumatic tires, while most commuter scooters come with 10″ x 2.25″ or smaller street tires. The hybrid off-road tires provide excellent traction on loose gravel, while the rounded profile enables effortless carving and turning on smooth pavement.

Battery Options and UL Certification for Peace of Mind

Tailor your ride with three battery-size options while enjoying the confidence of UL certification. Most electric scooters come in one battery size so I love that with all VMAX scooters, you can choose the battery size that fits your needs.

Sleek Aesthetics and Intuitive TFT LCD Display

The Swiss engineering really shines with the VX4’s sleek and clean design. The beautiful lines, hidden wires, matte black finish, grippy handlebar grips, and beautiful 4-inch TFT LCD display make it my favorite-looking commuter scooter. Most commuter scooters look like a rebranded Xiaomi M365, so I love that VMAX broke the mold with the VX4.

We have never seen a TFT LCD display on any commuter scooter and have only found them on scooters like the Kaabo Mantis King GT, NAMI Klima, Kaabo Wolf King GT, Kaabo Wolf King GTR, Teverun Fighter Supreme, and NAMI BURN-E MAX 2. All those scooters are in the high-powered electric scooter category that boasts speeds of 40+ mph.

VMAX VX4 LCD TFT Display

Commuter Scooter Designed for Various Terrains

The VX4 is not just a scooter; it’s a commuter’s dream designed to navigate various terrains effortlessly, providing a versatile and reliable mode of urban transportation. It’s no surprise that the VX4, crafted in Switzerland, stands out as the most versatile commuter scooter we’ve featured on the channel—akin to the versatility of a Swiss Army Knife.

Enhanced Security Features:

Set a passcode for added security, ensuring your VX4 remains protected. Plus, revel in the scooter’s noise-free performance, even during jumps or curb drops.

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What could be improved on the VMAX VX4

  • Max speed of 22 mph
  • No app for the scooter
  • Electric regen braking is connected to a brake cable
  • Only two-speed modes to choose from
  • The locking mechanism when folded can come undone if upward pressure isn’t constantly applied
  • The silicone deck gets dirty easily.

Max Speed Limitation

While the VX4 excels in various aspects, its maximum speed of 22 mph might leave speed enthusiasts yearning for a bit more thrill. The motor is extremely powerful and I know it has more juice in the tank so I would have liked to see at least a top speed of 25 mph, and realistically a top speed of 30 mph.

No Bluetooth App

The VX2 Pro electric scooter comes with a Bluetooth app so I was surprised that the VX4 did not have one. An app on the VX4 could enhance the user experience by providing additional functionalities such as tracking, diagnostics, and customization options.

Regen Braking System and Speed Modes:

The connection of the electric regen braking to the brake cable and lever has a lot of resistance. Most regen braking on electric scooters is activated as soon as you let go of the throttle or is controlled electronically with a throttle-type lever that has minimal resistance.

Additionally, having only two-speed modes might be restrictive for riders seeking more nuanced control.

Locking Mechanism and Deck Maintenance

The locking mechanism when folded requires constant upward pressure to prevent accidental unfolding. You need to be careful while lifting the scooter while folded because any downward pressure can cause the scooter to unfold and come crashing down. It would be painful to have 64 lbs come crashing down on your body.

Moreover, the silicone deck’s susceptibility to dirt may necessitate frequent cleaning for users who value a pristine appearance.

VMAX VX4 latch kick plate

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Conclusion:

In the crowded landscape of electric commuter scooters, the VMAX VX4 makes a bold entrance, embodying the precision and craftsmanship associated with Swiss engineering. With an array of impressive features and a few areas for enhancement, the VX4 establishes itself as a noteworthy contender for one of my favorite all-terrain commuter scooters.

As the VMAX brand gains traction in the US market, it will be intriguing to witness how it continues to innovate and refine its offerings in the electric scooter space.

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