YUME X11 Review: This Budget High Performance Electric Scooter Really Shines

YUME X11 Review: This Budget High Performance Electric Scooter Really Shines

by freshlycharged

As soon as YUME released their X11 electric scooter in gold, I wanted to get my hands on it. The gold makes the scooter pop and the X11 design has always intrigued me.

From the 11-inch knobby tires to the massive LED deck, the X11 is the most refined YUME scooter I’ve reviewed.

In this review, we will let you know what we love and hated about the YUME X11 escooter.

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Things I love about the YUME X11

  1. LED Deck
  2. Steering damper
  3. Tubeless Pneumatic 11 inch off-road tires
  4. 60V 35Ah Panasonic 21700 Cells
  5. Dual 2500 Watt Motors
  6. Two chargers
  7. Somewhat portable
  8. Comfortable ride
  9. Gold color
  10. Budget Friendly

The YUME X7 stands out with a Golden LED Deck

My obsession with LED lights came from when I owned a Nokia phone as a teenager. My phone was walking party with flashing blue LEDS lighting up dark rooms from phone calls and texts.

Most YUME scooters offer LED lights that make me feel right at home. The YUME X11 is no exception. I love the clean look of the LED deck under the gold aluminum panel.

The YUME X7 has a clear plexiglass deck which will get scratched up and cloudy over time, whereas the aluminum panel keeps the deck looking sleek.

Turn signal indicators, LED deck lights, and headlights.

YUME is upgrading and replacing the Steering Damper on the X11 for new and old purchases

Scooters that exceed 35 mph can start to shimmy and shake, creating speed wobbles. I find that speed wobbles are the number one cause for high speed crashes. Once your scooter starts to wobble, it is common for riders to over correct the steering.

Overcorrecting steering causes speed wobbles to become more violent. I love that the YUME X11 comes with a steering damper. Steering dampers can be set to stiff, so overcorrecting is less likely to happen.

The first steering damper we received with the YUME X11 was too small, so it limited the turning radius. YUME sent us a longer steering damper and let us know they would include the longer steering damper with all the new X11 purchases.

YUME said they would replace steering dampers for customers who received the short one. Reach out to them if you have not received your replacement.

YUME X11 Steering Damper Brake Disc Control Arm Front Suspension LED Deck

What type of tires are on the YUME X11?

The YUME X11 features tubeless pneumatic tires. The tires are 11″ by 4″ wide off-road tires. I would have loved to see hybrid tires, but I love having extra grip on loose gravel and dirt trails. The off-road tires still perform well on smooth pavement, they simply aren’t the best for cornering.

Tubeless pneumatic tires are the safest and easiest to repair. The downside is they are harder to do a tire change.

YUME X11 Tubeless Tire

What size of battery is on the YUME X11 escooter?

The YUME X11 features a 60 volt by 35 amp hour battery. The battery is made up of Panasonic 21700 battery cells. Name brand batteries perform better than Chinese cells and typically have a better capacity.

The battery has a 2100 watt hour capacity at max charge.

YUME X11 Rear Fender Coil suspension Tuovt Tire Hydraulic Brake Kick Plate Turn Signal Indicator

What is the YUME X11 top speed? How fast is the YUME X11?

When I unboxed the YUME X11 and took it for a first ride, I was a little underwhelmed with the power. After I charged it up, I was impressed with how fast the YUME X11 accelerated. The dual 2500 watt motors make the tires squeal when you mash down the throttle.

The scooter starts to throttle itself when it gets below 40% charge, so that explains why the YUME X11 wasn’t as giddy when I took it for my first ride. After a full charge of battery, the scooter rips!

The YUME X11 has a stated top speed of up to 60 mph. I have gotten it up to 50 mph, but I have only been able to test it out in cold conditions. I will update this once I have a chance to ride the YUME X11 in warm weather.

Does the YUME X11 come with one or two chargers?

One thing I love about YUME is that they provide you with two chargers if there are two charge ports. The YUME Y10 and X7 both came with two chargers. Two chargers allow you to charge faster, so you can spend more time riding!

Please follow manufacturer instructions when it comes to charging.

YUME X11 Two Charge Ports

The YUME X11 weighs 110 lbs (48 kg)

110 lbs and portability are normally not in the same sentence when describing an electric scooter. However, the YUME X11 features collapsible handlebars, adjustable stem, and locks into itself when folded. I find the YUME X11 is the most portable 11-inch scooter I have reviewed.

You’ll want to avoid taking the YUME X11 onto public transit because of its weight, but it should fit into most sedan trunks because of the compact design.

YUME X11 Rear Fender Coil suspension Tuovt Tire Hydraulic Brake Kick Plate Collapsed

Is the YUME X11 comfortable for long rides?

The YUME X11 suspension is plush, that it feels like I’m cruising in a Cadillac.

The YUME X11 massive deck and suspension make for a comfortable ride. With the ability to adjust the stem to your preferred height, your arms won’t get tired over prolonged periods.

YUME X11 Steering Damper

2021 was the Year of the Gold Scooters

Prior to this year, I never noticed a gold scooter.

This year, we witnessed the release of gold scooters like the Kaabo Mantis Pro SE, Kaabo Wolf King, Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro, and now the YUME X11.

2021 was the year of the gold scooter.

Humans have been wearing jewelry since the beginning of time. Our cars and sneakers become an expression of who we are. It’s only fitting that scooter manufacturers have become more keen to tap into our inner desire. Our desire to stand out with gold scooters!

Will more gold scooters come out in 2022? We shall see!

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Some random gold G Wagon I saw. I’m sure he would love to add a YUME X11 to his collection.

The Most Budget Friendly Dual Motor 11-Inch Tire Scooter

The only other 11-inch tire scooter I know of under $2000, is the Gotway Dten, and it isn’t even dual motors. The Gotway Dten was under $2000 because they were liquidating the final stock of them, but the retail price was $2499.

I am impressed with how many features the YUME X11 packs in for under $2000. The closest dual motor 11-inch tire scooter is the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11+ and that comes in at $2499.

The X11 isn’t perfect, but for that price you can purchase a lot of cool accessories to make the ride even sweeter with all the savings.

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YUME X11 Rear Fender Coil suspension Tuovt Tire Hydraulic Brake Kick Plate Collapsed Front

Things I hate about the YUME X11

  1. Slippery deck
  2. Fenders make noise
  3. Awful sounding horn
  4. Rear low riding
  5. Narrow handlebar width
  6. Air suspension awkward to adjust

Is the YUME X11 deck slippery?

I wish YUME would have put a little more grip tape on the deck of the X11. I find the aluminum deck can be slippery on the edges that don’t have grip tape on them. I understand it appears cooler with the gold showing, but I prefer safety over fashion.

I would imagine the deck would be dangerous in wet conditions, since it was slippery when dry.

YUME X11 Slippery Deck with Steering Damper

Fenders seem like afterthoughts on most scooters

I find that fender rubbing issues are happening more frequently. We recently reviewed the $3495 Nanrobot LS7+ and the fender rubbing issue was awful. I would like to see manufacturers do ample testing on the fenders before making production units.

I find one of the biggest issues is that US consumers are much heavier than the Chinese who manufacture the scooters. So when the manufacturer test the suspension, a smaller person is less likely to bottom out the suspension compared to a heavier rider.

When the manufacturer tests the suspension, they are not getting an accurate feel for whether the fender will be problematic.

The YUME X11 fender can be adjusted to be closer to the tire which helps mitigate the noise. However, there are still times when the fender bangs against the kickplate.

YUME X11 Rear Fender Coil suspension Tuovt Tire Hydraulic Brake Kick Plate at Night

What type of suspension does the YUME X11 have?

When a mountain bike has a 29″ tire upfront and a 27.5″ tire in the rear, we call it a mullet bike. The YUME X11 has air suspension in the front and two coil suspensions in the rear. The different suspension makes the scooter sag in the back, making me want to call it the mullet scooter.

I have never encountered a rear lowriding escooter until I met the YUME X11. Look at the picture below and notice how the front of the scooter is higher than the rear of the escooter.

The YUME X11 still works fine, but some may not like the aesthetics or feel of an uneven scooter. Not only does it feel like I’m riding a Cadillac, it looks like I’m riding a lowrider Cadillac with the front on a hydraulic lift kit.

YUME X11 Lowriding Jimmy Chang

A few inches would make all the difference

Get your mind out of the gutter. I’m speaking about the handlebar width on the YUME X11. I would have liked to see a wider handlebar on the YUME X11. Wide handlebars help make a scooter more stable.

With the ability to go up to 60 mph, more stability is always welcomed with open arms.

YUME X11 Handlebar Width and Cockpit

Air suspension is impressive if you can adjust it

I love that the YUME X11 escooter has air suspension in the front. However, the air suspension is impossible to fill up with the scooter assembled. The valve stem for the air suspension is tucked in between the control arms, so you can’t easily fill it.

To fill the air suspension, you have to unbolt the suspension and drop it out of the control arms. The air suspension can be adjusted, but I hate the extra step.

YUME X11 Front Air Suspension Not Accessible

Who is the YUME X11 escooter perfect for?

The YUME X11 is the perfect budget high performance electric scooter that can be used as a commuter scooter to replace a car or as an on and off road fun machine.

The huge battery and massive deck allow you to ride comfortably for long distances. The offroad tires give you the ability to take it down a trail or you can still cruise on smooth pavement.

If you are on a budget and want to get the most bang for your buck, you’ll definitely want to keep the YUME X11 as one of your options. The YUME X11 is the most affordable 11 inch scooter I know of being sold from a US warehouse.

YUME X11 Rear Fender Coil suspension Tuovt Tire Hydraulic Brake Kick Plate Side Profile

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If you enjoyed this review, check out some other comparable escooters that we have reviewed:

Bronco Xtreme 11 Sport – Another 11 inch beast electric scooter with sine wave controllers.

ZERO 11X – The biggest 11 inch tire scooter we have reviewed

Kaabo Wolf King GT – The fastest Kaabo Scooter created

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