Maxfind G5 Pro Review: A Fast and Incredibly Powerful Dual-Motor Urban Scooter

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The Lowdown

The Maxfind G5 Pro is a lot of things, but it isn’t a toy. Not by a long shot. Instead, this scooter is a prime example of the growing micro-mobility market. It is designed for people who want to go far quickly and those looking for a powerful and reliable alternative to personal transportation that relies on fossil fuels.

Overall
4

Pros

  • Solidly built
  • Fast and powerful
  • Includes bell, kickstand, turn signals, and three methods of breaking
  • Three modes let you control top speeds
  • Swappable battery and three capacity options
  • Pneumatic fat tires help smooth out the road as you ride
  • Able to handle steeper hill grades than most eScooters
  • Dual 750W motors offer more power than many eBikes

Cons

  • No suspension other than what the pneumatic fat tires offer
  • I have been unable to connect the scooter to the app
  • This scooter is perhaps a bit too fast for a ride of this type
  • Three different ways to brake are a bit confusing
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We’ve reviewed several electric standing scooters over the past few years; most have been quite decent, but all of them are mere playthings when compared to the upcoming Maxfind G5 Pro dual-motor scooter. The G5 Pro is big and powerful; it is an electric scooter for people who need to go far and fast, and it is definitely no toy!

The Maxfind G5 Pro is the fourth or fifth electric scooter I’ve had the opportunity to review. I enjoy this type of scooter; it’s fun to ride around town and is simple to throw in the car when heading out for a day at the beach or in the mountains.

In addition, the eScooters I’ve reviewed come in handy now that Raina is back commenting to Manhattan three days a week. Most days, I drop her off at the train in the morning and then pick her up at the day’s end. Sometimes, however, I have meetings when her train gets her back to town. On those days, rather than making her walk home, I throw a scooter in her car, drive to the train station (by that point, there are always spots available), park the car, and then ride the scooter home.

The system works well until I get to the bottom of my street; it’s a tremendous incline, and none of the scooters I’ve reviewed so far have been able to make it up the hill at anything more than a crawl — that’s assuming they could overcome the steep incline at all!

A man and a woman riding a pair of MAXFIND G5 PRO electric scooters

The Maxfind G5 Pro is a different animal entirely. Currently, in its last week of funding on Indiegogo, The G5 Pro is a beast, and it reflects the years of experience Maxfind has from creating its electric skateboard line.

Made for commuting, the G5 Pro has dual 750W motors. A single 750W motor would deliver a huge increase in power compared to the single 250W or 350W motors on the other scooters I’ve reviewed, but dual 750W motors? That’s just CRAZY! We’ll get to just how crazy in a bit.

A man riding a MaxFind G5 Pro electric scooter

The Maxfind G5 Pro has the same familiar design we have seen on other motorized scooters like this. The main difference is that everything on this scooter is a bit bigger and beefier than most others.

The roomy deck is over 7 1/2 inches wide, allowing riders to find the most comfortable and stable stance possible.

Under the deck, you will find the large, swappable battery. Made of Samsung and LG Cells, the 48V batteries are rated to deliver over 800 charge cycles before needing to be replaced.

Maxfind G5 Pro Review: A Fast and Incredibly Powerful Dual-Motor Urban Scooter

The standard range battery will deliver up to 19 miles per charge. The long-range battery increases that distance to 38 miles, and the super-range battery delivers a mind-blowing 57 miles per charge. Best of all, the scooter’s design makes it easy to fast-swap from one battery to another. With a 3A Fast Charger, the scooter can be fully recharged in just 3 hours.

Wheel on the MaxFind G5 Pro

Each wheel is built around a 750W motor and has a 10″ pneumatic fat tire. This scooter doesn’t have any suspension, but the large, wide, pneumatic tires dampen bumps in the road.

The company has this to say about the motors they used in the Maxfind G5 Pro scooter:

We as Maxfind, insist that the best e-scooter must be equipped with hub motors which feature high power, high torque and high efficiency. After 28 months of meticulous R&D, the Maxfind M9 Permanent-Magnet BLDC Hub Motor, has finally debuted and entered the mass production stage.

It was made from a new type of coil winding: single-coil winding, which is an essential step to improve motor performance. The slot fill rate of a single-coil wound motor increased by 10% to 20%, compared to a mutil-coil wound motor. With the same size and rated speed, a single-coil wound motor has weaker resistance, therefore, the maximum power of a single-coil wound motor can be increased by 10% to 20%. Under the rated power (during the operating period of Motor Stator Magnetic Circuit), the torque increased by 20%.

The vertical post sits at a 73-degree angle for added stability. Made from aviation aluminum alloy, it is solid but surprisingly light. It is capable of handling a load of up to 265 pounds!!

A manual lever lets you fold down the Maxfind G5 Pro’s handlebars and post for easy storage. The folding mechanism also makes it easier to transport the scooter, but at over 40 pounds, it weighs enough that you may want to think twice about this particular scooter if you plan to schlep it on public transportation.

Maxfind G5 Pro Review: A Fast and Incredibly Powerful Dual-Motor Urban Scooter

The handlebars offer a slightly different arrangement and design from what I have previously seen.

The MaxFind G5 Pro display

In the center of the color display, there is a single button; a quick press turns the scooter on, a slightly longer press controls the headlight, and a double press toggles through the three ride modes.

The Maxfind G5 Pro’s display is large and easy to read. It shows the current battery status, which of the three riding modes is enabled, speed in either miles or kilometers per hour, Bluetooth status, and more. There are indicators for the turn signals — yes, this scooter has turn signals — and an indicator to show that the headlight is on.

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

Maxfind G5 Pro Review: A Fast and Incredibly Powerful Dual-Motor Urban Scooter

The left handlebar has a rubber grip, a hand brake to control the front brake, a small but effective bell, and a toggle to turn the left and right turn signals on and off. It is worth noting that this hand brake is only one of the three ways to slow or stop this scooter.

The right handlebar has less going on, but it is the more interesting of the two.

Every other scooter I’ve reviewed used a twist throttle to control the speed, which seems fairly ubiquitous in the marketplace. The Maxfind G5 Pro scooter comes from a company that cut its teeth on electric skateboards, and the throttle design reflects that.

Instead of a twist throttle, the G5 Pro has a toggle button similar to the handheld controllers that come with the company’s skateboards. When you slide the toggle to the left, the scooter will start to move; move it further to the left, and the scooter accelerates. When you move the toggle back toward the center, the motor decreases power, and when you slide it to the right, the scooter’s electronic braking system kicks on, and the brake light illuminates.

The rear wheel and brake light on the MaxFind G5 Pro

The final way to slow the scooter is to use the fender brake. (This approach works, but I’ve never felt very stable when trying to stop a scooter this way.)

The hand brake on the left helps slow the scooter down, but I would not rely on it alone since it isn’t strong enough to rapidly slow such a heavy and powerful scooter. In addition, because it only brakes the front wheel, when using it, you’ll want to exercise caution lest you take a sudden ride over the handlebars.

The fender brake works, but, as previously noted, I’m not a fan.

The slide brake on the right handlebar is the most effective. It might be just a bit too effective, so you will want to take some time to become familiar with just how sensitive it is.

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For the most part, I brake a bit with the break on the left and then gently slide the toggle to the left so I come to a stop without being thrown by the rapid deceleration. It took me a while to get the feel of this combination, but after a few careful rides, I’m getting the hang of it.

Finally, there is a companion app that allows you to tweak some settings. Unfortunately, I have yet to get the app and the scooter to speak to each other.

Inside the substantial shipping box, you’ll find the Maxfind G5 Pro scooter, the AC charging adapter, a few bolts, and two Allen wrenches. My scooter also arrived with a helmet as well as knee and elbow pads. I’m unclear if those accessories will be available as add-ons when the Maxfind G5 Pro officially ships, but they are available now on the Maxfind site.

So that’s the general overview of the Maxfind G5 Pro; it is big, beefy, well-built, and has features (like turn signals!) that I’ve never previously encountered on a scooter. It also has large, wide, pneumatic tires to help smooth the road and the option when ordering to get a standard or opt for a long-range battery. Since the batteries are so easily swappable, you could pick up a spare to easily extend your range when needed.

But most notably, the Maxfind G5 Pro has dual 750W hub motors, which make it substantially more powerful than my most powerful eBike!

All of that is great, but what is this thing like to ride? As I said earlier, it is CRAZY!

The dual-motors result in the scooter being able to go as much as 25 miles an hour; that might not seem that fast, but when you move that quickly while standing on a scooter, trust me, it feels freaking quick! In addition, thanks to the raw power of the motors and their high level of torque, the Maxfind G5 Pro can handle hills with grades of up to 35%. My street’s steeper incline brings my other scooters to a crawl, but this scooter sails up the hill!

The Maxfind G5 Pro is fast, powerful, and fun to ride; in fact, it is so fast that I doubt I’ll ride it in the fastest mode very often.

Honestly, while I like being able to go over 25 mph on an eBike, it just feels too fast on a scooter. But that’s the point. While most other scooters are fun, this was designed for people looking for a fast, affordable, environmentally-friendly way to commute to work or get around town. For that, the Maxfind G5 Pro scooter is great!

Maxfind G5 Pro Review: A Fast and Incredibly Powerful Dual-Motor Urban Scooter

The Maxfind G5 Pro is a lot of things, but it isn’t a toy. Not by a long shot. Instead, this scooter is a prime example of the growing micro-mobility market. It is designed for people who want to go far quickly and those looking for a powerful and reliable alternative to personal transportation that relies on fossil fuels.

All of that brings us to the most important part of this review — the price! Once it is available online, the dual-motor Maxfind G5 Pro will sell for $1499. Right now, however, you can help fund it on Indiegogo and get it for just $799; there is also a single-motor version for $699. $799 for the Maxfind G5 Pro is an absolute steal!

The campaign has less than a week left, so if this scooter has caught your eye, you’d better act fast!

The Maxfind G5 Pro is available for pre-order on IndieGoGo with shipping by the end of this year; once the campaign is over, the G5 Pro will sell for $1499 directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Solidly built; Fast and powerful; Includes bell, kickstand, turn signals, and three methods of breaking; Three modes let you control top speeds; Swappable battery and three capacity options; Pneumatic fat tires help smooth out the road as you ride; Able to handle steeper hill grades than most eScooters; Dual 750W motors offer more power than many eBikes

What Needs Improvement: No suspension other than what the fat tires offer; I have been unable to connect the scooter to the app; This scooter is perhaps a bit too fast for a ride of this type; Three different ways to brake are a bit confusing

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.