The first generation of the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter has become very popular in many countries. The first-generation Xiaomi M365 scooter is a vehicle that is great to use for traveling short distances, such as a trip to study, to the store or even to work. Finally, it is a vehicle that is pleasant to use because it is quite quiet and efficient, and you can enjoy a pleasant journey.
Today I would like to tell in this detailed review about the new generation of electric scooter called Xiaomi M365 Pro (2019).
But few facts that few people know. Xiaomi is a company that produces a large number of gadgets of different values. Therefore, Ninebot helps her in developing scooters. It specializes in the development of this product. The technical part of the Xiaomi M365 and Xiaomi M365 Pro is designed and built by Ninebot, the brand that bought the Segway. This association gained popularity and the scooter from Xiaomi received the prestigious “Best of the Best” award from the Award Reddot 2017 for design and performance.
Xiaomi focuses on the urban audience, which follows trends, lives, and works in the city.
In this article, we will examine in detail all aspects of the second generation Xiaomi M365 Pro, conduct tests and draw conclusions about the updated version of the scooter.
Let’s get started in our test and review right now and we will start with the specifications of the Xiaomi M365 Pro.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Specifications
|Xiaomi M365 Pro:||Specs|
|Seat Type:||without Seat|
|Wheel Number:||2 Wheel|
|Light:||Front Lamp,Side Lamp,Tail Light|
|Motor Rated Power:||300W|
|Charging Time:||8-9 Hours|
|Tire Diameter:||8.5 inches|
|Size:||108.00 x 46.00 x 49.00 cm|
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Unboxing and Packaging
A new generation of scooter has come to us in a rather large box with dimensions of 111.00 x 15.00 x 51.00 cm and weighing 18.2 kg.
Like the previous generation, the new one came in the usual cardboard packaging with the image of the scooter itself and the Chinese inscriptions with technical specs.
Inside the box, you saw the following elements – it is the folded Xiaomi M365 Pro scooter itself, the steering wheel also came separately with a screen, you need to tighten it with the help of two screws that are included. Also, as usual, the Chinese manual, charging adapter, hose for pumping wheels, and a hex key.
In general, the standard equipment, as it was in the first generation, or, like many other manufacturers. Let’s take a closer look at the design of the new Xiaomi M365 Pro.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Design and Appearance
The association with Ninebot helped create a new model, taking advantage of the experience of their developments. This gave Xiaomi the opportunity to focus more on design. The result was explosive.
The small Xiaomi M365 Pro, like the M365, impressed Chinese users, and sales grew rapidly in the local market. The brand boasts simple to use, good autonomy, high-quality materials.
After unpacking the scooter, we were surprised at the build quality. Selected materials inspire confidence. The aluminum body is very massive. Also, the adjustment system itself is durable and equipped with effective protection.
The frame of the scooter Xiaomi M365 Pro in our test, on which the legs are standing, is thick and wide.
It is covered with a rubber coating with anti-skid elements. The wheels are strong with 8.5 inches, as in the previous model.
A white LED lamp at the front will illuminate the road well at night.
The red LED in the back is also very visible. Disc brake inspires confidence, and the call is simple but effective.
From this set, a positive impression of a well-built vehicle arises. The weight and dimensions of the Xiaomi M365 Pro in our analisis are very well distributed throughout the entire structure and are 108.00 x 46.00 x 49.00 cm and 14.2 kg.
This is a little heavier than the previous model, but the new M365 Pro has a larger battery capacity and a more powerful engine. But let’s talk about this a little later.
A small footboard is really effective, which will help to stand upright firmly.
It is also worth noting that the new Xiaomi M365 Pro is equipped with a built-in screen that will show speed, distance and charge level. Also in the settings, you can select the three available modes.
During our testing, we found no flaws or problems in appearance. Xiaomi M365 Pro is really as good as its big brother. This is almost the same scooter, but with some updates, such as a color screen.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Performance
The autonomy of the Xiaomi M365 Pro in the test has been improved, so you can drive a distance more than the first generation.
According to the manufacturer, you can drive 45 km in the ECO mode, while the speed will be small up to 15 km per hour. If you compare the previous generation Xiaomi M365, then the scooter could have worked for about 30 km. Therefore, the result is obvious.
The scooter Xiaomi M365 Pro easily overcomes mountain areas.
This is not surprising, since the new generation has received a more powerful engine with a power of 300W for one wheel, and both respectively will have 600W.
The maximum speed during the tests was reached 25 km per hour in a straight section. Of course, you can accelerate quickly from the slide, but it will not be safe.
The maximum incline of 15 degrees to overcome the climbs, so in mountainous areas, Xiaomi M365 Pro will be a great solution to quickly get to the right place.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Tires
Included is a special hose for tire inflation. It can be screwed to a conventional bicycle pump and inflate tires under pressure up to 4 bar.
By turning off this hose, the air will come out of the tire, and the pressure will drop to 3.6 or 3.7 bar. This fits well with the use of a scooter, which as a reminder must withstand a maximum load of 100 kg, not 150, and avoid punctures.
After several months of use and stony paths, my Xiaomi M365 Pro never received any punctures.
The wheel dimensions of 8.5 inches are quite large, so the scooter can be moved not only on a flat road but also on a dirt road or a rocky road.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Application
Despite the fact that the new generation Xiaomi M365 Pro has already installed a small screen on the steering wheel with all possible functions, you can use additional features through the application.
Among other things, you will find a lot of information about your scooter in the app. For example, battery capacity and kilometers traveled.
You can also buy a special holder for your smartphone and use the application to track the technical condition in real time on the Xiaomi M365 Pro.
There is also an option “Anti-Theft” is the only really important function in the application interface. After activation via Bluetooth, the scooter movement is blocked: the motor brake is activated, and Xiaomi beeps while driving.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Ride and Use
Why use an electric scooter? This may be the first question to ask before purchasing. The most common use case would be a short trip for a short distance. For example, a 1.5 km round trip daily ride on your Xiaomi M365 Pro is likely to be much more enjoyable than a daily walk.
On the other hand, I cannot imagine doing 10 or even 15 km every morning on a scooter, it seems completely unrealistic. Xiaomi can help with this type of ride using a bike. It will probably be much more effective in everyday life.
The big advantage of Xiaomi M365 Pro is that it has a small size when folded. Therefore, it can be easily transported by public transport.
After starting the scooter, you need to click on the small accelerator located on the right-hand grip. This is a spring-loaded sensor and is controlled with a thumb to give a command to move forward.
You can also force the M365 Pro to move forward after releasing this accelerator, as with a cruise control device, such as in a car. To do this, you need to activate the mode “Cruise control” in the interface of your smartphone. As long as you do not break and accelerate, it will keep the selected speed continuously. If your journey will be long, then this option will please you.
The maximum speed is 25 km per hour. This is not a racing car, but speed is more than enough in the city. The scooter responsiveness is good, the ride is quite flexible and very stable. The new scooter Xiaomi M365 Pro swallows your first kilometer, and you do not have time to realize this in our analisis.
The vibrations while driving are present, but if you distribute the weight correctly, you will not have much fatigue on the trip. The first braking is impressive, Xiaomi says that the stopping distance is only 4 meters at maximum speed and they are not lying.
The electric braking torque of the motor in the front and the disc brake in the rear are very efficient.
The first climb and the first pleasant surprise, 12% of a rather long climb, I overcame without flinching. Braking during the descent of the same type does not cause any problems. A well-balanced pressure on the handle on the left, a slightly weakened accelerator, and this is enough to move at low speed.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Battery
Xiaomi does not lie about its autonomy. We can travel 45 kilometers without recharging. If you want to achieve the highest possible autonomy of the scooter, that is 45 kilometers, you will have to switch to eco-mode. But at the same time, you have a maximum speed of 15 km/h.
If you want to move at a speed of 25 km/h, then you have autonomy of about 34-37 km. Of course, the indicators will be different for everyone, depending on your weight, type of terrain and road irregularities.
Also important is correct tire inflation. Insufficiently inflated tires will stick too much to the road. Pumped tires can lead to an increased risk of puncture and severe battery discharge.
On the frame of the scooter Xiaomi M365 Pro in the test you can find a small red silicone cover that will protect the power supply connector.
This connector will connect the power cord. A small block of “portable” type, equipped with an LED that changes color from red to green when the scooter is fully charged.
The included cable for connecting the power supply to the M365 Pro is 1.15 m.
One tip: don’t let your Xiaomi M365 Pro battery run out of power and remember to charge it for several days. It is best to connect to the network after each trip. Find a special place so that at the end of the day you can charge the battery without any problems.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews
Xiaomi M365 Pro is a new generation of the scooter, which received some improvement over the previous model.
The improvement came not only in appearance, as a screen with functions and condition of a scooter, but also in performance with 300W of power on each wheel and with more autonomous work.
Autonomy, performance, assembly and materials, accessories and Bluetooth connectivity, all done flawlessly on the Xiaomi M365 Pro.
Besides the fact that I really enjoyed this scooter for several days. M365 Pro is really good in the city for its maneuverability, responsiveness, and ease of management. It is also a great way to meet people. I did not expect to arouse so much curiosity and find a response among passers-by.
Xiaomi M365 Pro – this is a real city car, a great solution for the rest. We also had a lot of fun while testing the new scooter from the Xiaomi company.
The scooter is really well built and enjoyable to use.
Xiaomi M365 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and buy a scooter Xiaomi M365 Pro for a relatively small price of $589.99 with a 24% discount. This price, which is not much increased compared with the predecessor Xiaomi M365. If you have a limited budget, you should also look at the first generation, which is a bit simplified but also has excellent technical characteristics.
In general, for your price, you get a great option for city walks or trips over short distances. Xiaomi M365 Pro is the perfect scooter for daily commuting, shopping or other places.