Pros / This four-wheel scooter has the turning capacity of a three-wheel model.
Cons / The individual components and assembled scooter are a bit heavier than other models we reviewed.
Verdict / This is a quick, dexterous and durable power scooter. It’s an ideal choice for almost any buyer.
EV Rider’s power mobility scooter, RiderXpress, is high performing, durable and easy to maneuver. It has a high weight capacity, long operating range and high maximum speed. In addition, it has a higher ground clearance than most power scooters, as well as a sharper turning radius than most of the other four-wheel scooters in our review. It's for these reasons that the EV RiderXpress is our pick for the best power scooter overall.
- Weight Capacity
- Maximum Speed
- Operating Range
Similar to the Buzzaround XL and the Pride Mobility Victory 9, the RiderXpress is designed for passengers that weigh 300 pounds or less, so it is suitable for most people. The seat is nice and wide with a deep cushion, a fold-down top and adjustable armrests. It’s fair to say that this electric scooter was designed with comfort and convenience in mind.
It was also built to get you around relatively quickly. This scooter has a top speed of 5 mph. This may not seem very fast, but most power scooters can only travel between 3 and 4 mph. On a full battery charge, the RiderXpress can travel as far as 12.5 miles under normal operation. You do not need to remove the battery to charge it; instead, you simply plug the unit into the power adapter and outlet. The scooter only takes between six and eight hours to reach full charge.
One of this four-wheel scooter’s most impressive features is its turning radius, which is comparable to nimbler three-wheel models. With a turning radius of 38.6 inches, the RiderXpress has the stability and speed of a four-wheel scooter and the dexterity of a three-wheeler, so you can maneuver around tight corners.
The RiderXpress has an impressive ground clearance of 2.8 inches. This is only 0.2 inches lower than the scooter in our best power scooters review with the highest ground clearance. Having a high ground clearance is important because it allows you to roll over objects and obstacles without damaging the frame or the motor. A low center of gravity also improves its balance, making it a good choice for seniors.
The wheels are composed of a solid alloy rather than filled with pressurized air. These tires don’t go flat or require regular maintenance. They’re also more durable than other tires, so you can traverse over rough terrain without worrying about damaging them.
This electric scooter can climb inclines of up to 12 degrees. This is double the average maximum incline of the mobility scooters in our review; it gets you up wheelchair ramps and most city sidewalks with ease. If you live in a particularly hilly area, this steep climbing ability is extremely useful.
The most unique thing about the RiderXpress is that it has monoshock suspension. This means the scooter can withstand things like potholes. It also helps the scooter brake gently and provides a smooth ride.
The RiderXpress is one of the easiest scooters to put together and take apart. The scooter comes in five main pieces. Assembly and disassembly take less than a minute once you are familiar with the process. The scooter also includes an instruction manual you can reference when assembling, using or taking it apart.
With an adjustable tiller and armrests, you can modify the scooter to the most comfortable fit for your weight and height. It has deep cushions and arm rests that flip up, so you can easily climb on and off the scooter.
While it isn’t particularly heavy, it is one of the weightier power scooters in our review. When assembled, the RiderXpress weighs in at 135 pounds. Its heaviest component is 46 pounds. This is light enough to assemble and move without too much hassle. However, it may be difficult for elderly users or those with disabilities to disassemble and transport on their own.
The scooter has an optional cup holder. This is a small perk that you don’t often see on power scooters. It’s a small touch but a convenient one. You can carry groceries or other personal items with you on the go in the attached basket.
The RiderXpress’ frame is covered by a three-year warranty. All other components, including the drive train, battery and various electronic parts, have a one-year warranty. These are middling numbers for electronic scooter warranties.
The RiderXpress is an excellent choice for a midrange power scooter. It has a handsome and durable design. It’s also quick and can travel more than a dozen miles on a single charge. In addition, it has some distinctive features such as monoshock suspension and an optional cup holder. This durable power scooter is a smart purchase if you favor speed, range and dexterity.