Eskuta KS-350 Review [My Experience With It]

Eskuta KS-350 Review

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Quick summary: The Eskuta KS-350 is a slim, light, budget-priced electric scooter made for city rides. Powered by a 350W brushless hub motor, it can reach a top speed of 15.5 mph / 25 kmh. The scooter features a removable li-ion battery with a range of 19 mi / 30.5 km. The scooter has a slim aluminum frame, thin deck, 8.5″ tires, an IP54 waterproof rating, a triple braking system, and LED light at the front and the back.

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Overall score
Ranked #2 in price range $301 – $400
66
Quality & Lifespan
72
Value
96
Ride Experience
70
Speed
25
Acceleration
30
Climbing
62
Range
31
Brakes
77
Suspension
61
Portability
86
Weight capacity
70
Maintenance
55

Pros

  • beginner friendly
  • affordable
  • good brakes
  • good build quality
  • low maintenance
  • very portable

Cons

  • low range
  • low speed
  • not very good for climbing

When to buy

I recommend the Eskuta KS-350 for those prioritizing portability. If you value a light and easy-to-carry scooter and prioritize convenience over high performance, this is an ideal choice. Especially beneficial for regular public transport users, the scooter folds in 3 seconds for easy bus or metro transport. Additionally, it’s a great option for beginners due to its simplicity and easy riding experience. With no complicated settings, except for easily adjustable speed modes, the Eskuta KS-350 features a conveniently placed thumb throttle and cruise control for a fatigue-free ride. Furthermore, the Eskuta KS-350 is remarkably affordable, making it one of the best-looking and feature-rich scooters in its price range. Its standout feature is the removable battery. Considering all these factors, it’s an excellent choice for anyone trying an electric scooter for the first time.

When not to buy

The Eskuta KS-350 is not suitable for those seeking a fast and adventurous ride; its build caters to a more modest pace. If you’re looking for higher speeds or an extended range beyond 15 mi / 24 km on a single charge, this scooter may not meet your needs within this price range. Additionally, the Eskuta KS-350 struggles with steep hills, handling inclines of up to 15 degrees primarily with a fully charged battery. However, given the small battery size, this may not consistently be the case. If you live in a hilly area or frequently commute to such places, consider other scooter options as the primary choice.

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In this review, we will go through all of the features, benefits, upsides and downsides of the Eskuta KS-350 and see what this electric scooter has to offer.

Specifications

Eskuta KS-350 Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed25 kmh
Top speed15.5 mph
Range30.5 km
Range19 mi
Motorsfront brushless hub BLDC
Power350 W
Climb angle15 °
Battery270 Wh, 36 V
Battery typeremovable li-ion
Charging time5 h
Ingress protection (IP)IP54
Weight14.5 kg
Weight32 lbs
Weight limit120 kg
Weight limit265 lbs
Tire size8.5 in
Tire typepneumatic tubed
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Build materialaluminum alloy
Terrainsurban
Brakesdisc brake, electronic brake, pedal brake
Shock absorbersno
Lightsfront and rear LED
ControlLED display
Speed modes3
Cruise controlyes
Warranty1-year, upgradable to a 2-year protection plan
Return period30 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)108.3 cm * 42 cm * 46 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)43 in * 17 in * 18 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)108.3 cm * 42 cm * 118.6 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)43 in * 17 in * 47 in

Eskuta KS-350 electric scooter overview

In my opinion and based on my experience, the Eskuta KS-350 provides a solid alternative for those who are on a tighter budget. If you decided to finally ditch your car or bike as a daily commuter and get yourself an electric scooter to get you through the day, this scooter could be a very reliable alternative.

By putting comfort, durability, and convenience over performance, the Eskuta KS-350 is a good choice for first-time scooter owners.

The removable battery, stylish design, and very light build make it a great option for people who plan on using it daily throughout the city, getting to work and back, or simply cruising through the neighborhood with an environmentally friendly vehicle instead of their car.

I found the Eskuta KS-350 to have a very mild learning curve, and any beginner would get the hang of it in a day or two. You can carry it with ease and charge it wherever you go, and all of that makes it a versatile budget pick.

Basics

Eskuta KS-350 taken outdoors

With its sleek design and handy features, the Eskuta KS-350 provides a solid choice for people looking to get a valuable light commuter at a modest price.

Unboxing and assembly

In order to ensure safe delivery, the scooter comes neatly packed in a big cardboard box measuring 46 x 19.9 x 7.9 in / 116.8 x 50.5 x 20 cm. Inside the box you will the following items:

  • the scooter
  • charger
  • user’s manual

The good news is that the scooter comes fully assembled, with no need for a further setup. Once you take the scooter out of the box and unfold it, it’s good to check if all controls are tightly screwed in and whether everything is in place. Damages rarely happen during delivery but I would still recommend watching out for any issues the moment you unpack the product.

All you need to do before riding is charge the battery to 100%, make sure that both tires are well inflated, and check the brakes. Once the battery is fully charged, you are ready to try the Eskuta KS-350 out in the streets.

Folding and unfolding

folding latch of the Eskuta KS-350

Folding the scooter down takes only a couple of seconds thanks to the quick one-step folding mechanism. This mechanism features a standard latch, very similar to most e-scooters, which you unclench and push down in order to fold the stem bar onto the deck of the scooter.

The handlebars are, unfortunately, unfoldable, but they are fairly short in width and won’t take much space if you want to put the scooter in your trunk.

Ride experience and intended use

The ride experience of the Eskuta KS-350 is pretty solid, or at least that was my experience.

With the way it’s built, it’s clear that this scooter is designed for casual cruises throughout the city. The lack of solid suspension, the small tires, and the slim build are obvious signposts of the way the Eskuta KS-350 should be used.

The tires, although small in diameter, are air-filled and help a lot with all shocks caused by uneven terrain.

Additionally, the craftsmanship that goes into this scooter is fairly solid, considering the price. There is no wobbling during a ride, even at higher speed, which is rare for a scooter at this price. It’s hard for me to point out a scooter cheaper than $350 that provides the same level of ride stability.

Build quality

Don’t let the price fool you, the quality of this scooter’s build is very good. The Eskuta KS-350 may be cheap, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way.

Materials

All the main parts of the frame, including the deck, stem, connectors, and forks are made from aluminum alloy. It is a material with high endurance but low weight and has become the standard material when it comes to e-scooter design.

There are a few other materials used as well, such as plastic for some of the smaller parts, covers, and mudguards, as well as steel for the brakes and the electronic parts.

Design and colors

Eskuta logo

The Eskuta KS-350 has quite the usual design you see in most lightweight scooters. The slim frame, thin deck, and elegant cylinder stem define its figure.

Color-wise, the whole bottom part of the scooter, including the deck, wheels, mudguards, and kickstand are all black. The stem, on the other hand, comes in two colors you can choose from:

  • matte black
  • matte silver

The matte black version gives the scooter a sort of gothic all-black vibe, while the matte silver design makes a nice contrast and a fresher look.

Performance

Eskuta KS-350 performance

With the intention to make a durable, portable, and stylish scooter that could be afforded by anyone, the performance levels of the Eskuta KS-350 have taken somewhat of a secondary role.

Speed and acceleration

The Eskuta KS-350 scooter can reach a top speed of 15.5 mph / 25 kmh. I was able to confirm this top speed, the scooter reached it easily.

Since the scooter is made to be ridden in urban and busy environments, there was no need to make the scooter insanely fast.

The Eskuta KS-350 would still provide a fun ride while doing its job of taking you around the city perfectly. However, as you can notice, its speed is largely on par with the modest price that you’ll pay for this vehicle.

If you are in need of something faster, you may want to see my detailed guide on the fastest electric scooters ever.

Motor, power, and climbing angle

The scooter is powered by a 350 W brushless hub motor mounted on the front wheel.

You will run the motor by pressing a thumb throttle placed on the right handlebar. The accelerator button is coated with soft silicone for extra comfort while pressing it.

For greater riding comfort without any fatigue, you can also activate the cruise control which is featured on the motor. The cruise control can be activated by pressing the second button right next to the main one and letting the scooter ride at a constant speed without the need to keep your thumb on the throttle.

The motor has three riding modes you can set in order to limit your max speed – beginner, normal, and sport mode. Each mode has a different limit, with only the highest one allowing you to reach the official top speed of 15.5 mph / 25 kmh.

When riding at the fastest mode, you can get a climbing angle of up to 15 degrees. Hills steeper than this might be hard for this scooter to climb on, especially if the battery is not full.

Weight limit and usage by heavy adults

Any rider weighing up to 265 lbs / 120 kg can hop on and ride the Eskuta KS-350 scooter.

It’s rare for scooters priced this low to have such a high weight limit, as most of the other models can handle a load of only 220 lbs / 100 kg. Having such a high upper limit also means that the performance of the scooter would not be significantly lowered by heavier riders, which is the case with most scooters in this price range.

Range and commuting

A fully charged Eskuta KS-350 will give you a range of around 19 mi / 30.5 km. I did a range test, and I was actually able to get a bit more than that (19.5 mi / 31.5 km).

Thanks to its removable fast-charging battery, this scooter provides one of the best charge time to range ratios. One hour of charging gives you around 6 mi / 9.6 km of riding, meaning you can charge the battery for an hour wherever you want and get a decent ride out of it afterward.

Considering the price that you’ll pay for the scooter and the range you can get out of it, the Eskuta KS-350 is a pretty decent scooter for short daily commutes and quick trips around the city.

If your commutes are very long and you need a lot more range, or if you’d simply like to not charge your scooter as often, see my guide on the best long range electric scooters.

Batteries and charging

removable battery of the Eskuta KS 350

The range of the Eskuta KS-350 is provided by a 5.0 Ah, 36 V removable li-ion battery that has a capacity of 270 Wh.

The battery is placed inside the stem bar, and you can easily remove it by opening the top cover of the stem and pulling the battery out using the lace on top. This feature allows you to charge the battery every time you make a longer stop, without taking the whole scooter inside with you.

It takes around 5 hours for the battery to fully charge. However, you don’t have to charge it to 100% (except for the first charge upon opening) and you can use it at half capacity as well.

Features

folding the Eskuta KS-350

The Eskuta KS-350 has all the features you need for a safe and comfortable ride around the city.

Weight, dimensions, and portability

deck area of the Eskuta KS-350

Portability is the primary focus of this scooter. It is designed with the typical urban life in mind, where you’ll constantly need to carry the scooter around.

Besides the quick folding system, the one thing that adds the most to making this scooter so portable is its relatively light weight. The whole vehicle will weigh just under 32 lbs / 14.5 kg, meaning anyone could pick it up and carry it with ease.

This light and convenient build allows you to mix and use any public transport along with this scooter. Simply fold the scooter down, pick it up, hop on the bus, and never worry about it weighing a ton or taking too much space around you.

You could also easily fit it in your trunk, pantry, or basement no matter how small they are. The precise dimensions of the Eskuta KS-350 are:

  • Folded: 42.6 x 16.5 x 18.1 in / 108.3 x 42 x 46 cm (L x W x H)
  • Unfolded: 42.6 x 16.5 x 46.7 in / 108.3 x 42 x 118.6 cm (L x W x H)

Waterproofing and riding in the rain or snow

The Eskuta KS-350 is tested and certified with an IP54 waterproof rating. This type of waterproofing protects the scooter’s frame and electronic parts from any smaller splashes, water sprays, and dust intake.

In some ways, that’s the industry standard, and while it won’t protect the scooter from a heavy storm, it’s enough for you to be able to ride it safely during lighter rain.

Riding in the snow may also be a problem, especially with the dry season tires which will not stop you from skidding on wet surfaces.

I didn’t get a chance to test the scooter in wet conditions.

Brakes

rear wheel of the Eskuta KS-350

The braking system is one of the most positive surprises on the Eskuta KS-350 electric scooter. I didn’t expect the brakes to be that good, to be honest.

Featuring a triple brakes system, this scooter comes with a disc brake on the rear wheel, an electronic brake, and a pedal brake at the back.

Since the speed of the scooter will always be modest, the disc brake alone is enough to stop the scooter in just a couple of feet. Having an additional stopping power with two more brakes leaves you free of worry, letting you run wild with zero concerns about the safety of your ride.

Tires and wheels

Both wheels of the Eskuta KS-350 come with 8.5” pneumatic tubed rubber tires.

These types of air-filled tires help with shock absorption, as the air will act as a sort of suspension for the occasional bump on the road. However, such tires are certainly not designed for off-road rides, as they are too small and unsuited for dirt roads and rocky tracks.

The tires have arrowhead-like grips on their surface to help them avoid skidding and gliding on wet surfaces.

Suspension

The Eskuta KS-350 comes with no suspension system, which is usual for scooters at such a low price.

You will have to rely solely on the air-filled tires for all shock absorption, which will certainly be enough to handle the few bumps and potholes you meet during your daily rides.

Lights and night use

The lights featured on the Eskuta KS-350 are average, although they might do an okay job for night use as long as the street is not pitch black.

There is a front LED headlight mounted on the front side of the cockpit, as well as a rear LED light that signals when you’re breaking. The scooter also features a few side reflectors, two at the front on the bottom of the stem, and two at the back on the sides of the mudguard.

Screen, handlebars, and controls

display screen of the Eskuta KS-350

A standard LED display is placed in the middle of the cockpit, right on top of the battery cap. The display shows the most vital information for your rides, such as the current speed, battery level, and riding mode.

The other controls you will see in the cockpit are the thumb throttle with the cruise control button, the lever for the disc brake, a light switch that turns the headlight on or off, and a ring bell to clear the way through a packed street.

Accessories and customizations

The Eskuta KS-350 has a somewhat standard design, which means it will support most of the generic electric scooter accessories.

The most important piece of equipment you will need for riding will be a proper scooter helmet that fits you. See my guide on the best electric scooter helmets to find out the perfect match for you.

Also, even though the scooter is not too expensive, you will still need a good scooter lock for when you leave it outside.

Problems and what to know

Like with most budget-priced scooters, there are quite a few issues and compromises you’ll have to deal with in order to fit such a vehicle into your tight budget.

The biggest problem you might have with the Eskuta KS-350 is the battery. The lifespan of the battery is quite short and it might end up draining much quicker than it should after a few months of usage. You can’t really know for sure whether it’s a manufacturer’s problem or this is simply how it is with cheaper removable batteries, but don’t be surprised if you have to buy a new one after a while.

Another inconvenience that might take a while to get used to is the throttle. Unlike most other e-scooter that use sinewave acceleration, the one on the Eskuta KS-350 jumps to full speed immediately once pressed. This will make the scooter accelerate like a rocket the moment you start it, making for a jerky start to the ride.

The final issue I believe you should be aware of with the Eskuta KS-350 is the fact that the heavier electronic parts, such as the motor and the battery, are all mounted in the front of the scooter. The motor is in the front wheel and the battery is inside the stem. This creates a disbalance to the front of the scooter which might affect your stability while riding and braking.

Price and value

With a price of around $320, the Eskuta KS-350 is one of the most affordable scooters for adults ever released. In fact, there are probably just a handful of models out there with a lower price than this one.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the scooter has made some sacrifices, especially when it comes to performance.

But even though it’s not exceedingly fast, nor does it have some astonishing range, this reliable urban commuter provides great value for its price. It is quite easy to ride on, has no complicated features, allows its user great control over the ride, and of course – looks awesome and stylish.

How does the Eskuta KS-350 compare to other electric scooters?

Let’s see how the Eskuta KS-350 compares to its alternatives.

Eskuta KS-350 vs Eskuta KS-450

The Eskuta KS-450 is an upgraded version of the Eskuta KS-350 scooter. Priced at around $500, this model comes with much of the same design and features, but with a few minor twitches and improvements.

Featured only in a dark-black design, the Eskuta KS-450 comes with an upgraded deck and a silicon cover for better grip. It also comes with bigger 10” tires that provide a comfier ride, although I still wouldn’t call them off-road reliable.

One thing that the brand has also implemented in this upgraded design is an app through which you can connect your scooter to your phone. The app is available for both iOS and Android and is something many users wanted to see in the previous model.

Eskuta KS-350 vs TurboAnt X7 Pro

side view of the Turboant X7 Pro

Costing about $550, the TurboAnt X7 Pro is one of the best affordable electric scooters with a removable battery on the market.

Design-wise, it’s almost identical to the Eskuta KS-350. The only exception to this is the stem of the TurboAnt X7 Pro which is a bit thicker because it holds the battery on the side of the stem rather than inside of it.

Although the removable battery is the key feature of this scooter, it shines in a few other aspects as well. The TurboAnt X7 Pro provides a quicker ride at a longer range, as it can reach a top speed of 20 mph / 32 kmh and has a range of 30 mi / 48 km.

The two downsides here are the longer charging time, and the unconventional design of the stem, which can seem a bit unappealing.

However, for $200 more, the TurboAnt X7 Pro provides some notable upgrades to the Eskuta KS-350 that are well worth considering. Check out my detailed review of the TurboAnt X7 Pro to find out more about it.

Frequently asked questions

Here’s everything else you might want to know about the Eskuta KS-350.

How long will the Eskuta KS-350 last?

The average lifespan of an Eskuta battery is around 800 charging cycles or around 15200 mi / 24500 km.

Can I buy a second battery besides the original one?

Since it comes with a removable battery, the Eskuta KS-350 offers you the chance to buy a second spare battery and use the two of them interchangeably to double your range.

Can I test-ride an Eskuta scooter before I buy it?

Yes, you can book a test ride at an official Eskuta facility, or any of their official partners and re-sellers near you. In order to do that, you would need to email their team at [email protected] and visit their store to borrow a scooter for a short trial period.

When to not buy the Eskuta KS-350?

This is not a performant scooter, so don’t get it if you’re after high top speeds, long ranges, or very high climb angles.

Also, while the build quality is surprisingly strong for a scooter this cheap, this still can’t be considered a top-quality model, so just have that in mind if you’re looking for excellent quality.

When to buy the Eskuta KS-350?

Get the Eskuta KS-350 if you’re on a limited budget and want the best bang for your buck.

It’s great as a light and portable commuter, it’s perfect for beginners, and it’s quite fun, too. So, yeah, it’s a pretty good deal in general.

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