Last Updated on April 3, 2023 by Matt
The critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful Hiboy S2 scooter is a brilliant budget choice, and the Hiboy S2 Pro takes that even a step further. In this complete review of the Hiboy S2 Pro, I will describe my experience with it, and we will see why this scooter is an excellent upgrade choice, and why it is one of the toughest and highest-quality budget scooters ever made.
Hiboy S2 Pro pros and cons
- Good quality and reliability
- Great value
- Great for beginners
- Smooth riding overall
- No risk of flats
- Very good range
- Great brakes
- Good suspension
- Portable and good for commuting
- Not great for climbing
- Not gret for heavier adults
- Generic look
- Narrow handlebars
- Low ground clearance
Who should buy the Hiboy S2 Pro?
The Hiboy S2 Pro is a true general-purpose scooter that can wear many hats and be the perfect choice for a lot of people.
With its ease of use, durability, and affordable price, it is a great choice for beginners, and a lot of first-time owners choose it every day.
It’s also a great choice for anyone that has tried some ride-sharing scooters and is ready to take the next step and get a scooter of their own.
The long real-world range and the good performance give this scooter some pep as well, which means it will be great for both commuters and serious riders that need a strong scooter on their side, but also casual riders that just want some fun.
The 10-inch solid tires and the suspensions provide smooth and care-free rides, without the threat of flat tires, making the Hiboy S2 Pro great for all types of roads.
All in all, the Hiboy S2 Pro is very versatile, and is one of the best budget choices available today no matter what you’re after.
Where to buy the Hiboy S2 Pro from?
The Hiboy brand and electric scooter line
As time goes by, the Hiboy brand gets stronger and stronger.
They may not be a household name yet, like say Xiaomi or Ninebot. But pretty much every scooter they release is a huge success, with sale numbers starting to look comparable to their mainstream competitors, and that may be robbing the big boys out of their sleep.
In fact, I truly believe that today, Hiboy is at the same level as the gigantic brands. They are definitely in the fight for creating the perfect budget commuting scooter, and they are landing some heavy blows, with the Hiboy S2 Pro being one of their most powerful weapons.
Warranty, returns, and support
Hiboy provides lifetime support for all of their scooters, and you can always reach out to their customer care team for anything related to your scooter.
If you wish to return the scooter, you can do so in 30 days and get a full refund for it.
Most elements of the scooter will be under a full year of warranty, with the battery and charger having 6 months. If some part breaks during that period, Hiboy will ship you a new one for free.
Hiboy S2 Pro basics
The Hiboy S2 Pro is a semi-official upgrade to the extremely successful Hiboy S2 model. It performs better, especially when it comes to range and battery life. The main improvements are the many bug fixes and the issues that have been ironed-out from the original version.
Given the price and performance difference, the Hiboy S2 Pro is a bit more advanced than the standard version, and may target a slightly different audience and demographic, but still, it’s similar to the standard version in a lot of aspects, and it can be considered a true “Pro” version, where you pay a bit more, and get a lot more value in return.
Unboxing, assembly, and user manual
The package includes:
- the scooter, with the handlebars connected by not yet assembled
- 4 screws
- Allen key
- user manual
- warranty card
The scooter arrives semi-assembled, and you put it together by installing the handlebars inside the stem and tightening the screws on it. Also, make sure all the other screws are tight as well.
I suggest quickly scanning the user manual, you will likely find out a thing or two about your new scooter that you otherwise won’t.
Hiboy S2 Pro 101
The Hiboy S2 Pro is very easy on beginners, and it takes just a few minutes to get a handle on how to use the scooter.
Pressing the power button turns the scooter on. To turn it off, you need to hold the power button for about 5 seconds.
While the scooter is on, a single press on the power button toggles the lights, while a double press toggles the speed mode.
By default, this is a kick-to-start scooter. Through the app, you can select whether you want the scooter to start by a kick, or start just when you press the acceleration. I suggest always using the kick-start option, as it’s both safer overall and easier on the battery.
Pretty much everything you need to know about riding the scooter is that the right throttle accelerates the scooter, and the left throttle engages the brake in the front wheel, while the brake handle engages the rear brake.
When you accelerate for a few seconds, you will activate the cruise control, which is turned off by using the brakes. You can turn the cruise control feature on or off both through the app, or by pressing the power button three times.
To alert or notify other traffic participants of your presence, you can use the bell on the right handlebar, which is loud enough for most pedestrians to hear, and probably some people inside vehicles as well.
Folding and unfolding
As with everything about this scooter, the folding mechanism is rigid and secure, while also being very easy to use.
To fold the scooter, you need to unlock the stem latch on the front, which lets you fold the stem. You can take the small locking frame out of the rear fender and connect it to the hook on the stem (they will make a somewhat satisfying “click” sound), which makes the scooter convenient for carrying.
To unfold, you just do the steps in reverse.
Folding and unfolding take about 3-5 seconds each.
Build quality, lifespan, and durability
Hiboy is known for producing affordable scooters that provide more value than their price, and that’s especially easy to spot in the build quality of the Hiboy S2 Pro.
The scooter proved to be very tough and robust, and handled a lot of abuse during my time trying it. It’s not an offroad scooter, but that’s only because of its solid tires, since the strength of the frame and the deck is similar to the one of an offroad model.
The Hiboy S2 Pro hasn’t been around for that long now, so we can’t be sure exactly how long its lifespan will be. However, we do have some data on its predecessor, the Hiboy S2, which is one of the toughest and most reliable budget scooters ever made. Considering that the Pro is literally an upgrade over that model, we can make an educated guess that this scooter will prove to be tough as nails and go for long years and many miles without any defects or issues.
User experience and day-to-day use
The Hiboy S2 Pro provided me with a ride smoothness and overall stability that’s on par with much more expensive scooters, and certainly outclassed most of the scooters in its price range. It managed to strike a perfect balance between toughness and comfort, with a lot of its elements and features geared towards reducing shock and vibration.
The combination of tires with a large diameter, the suspension on the rear, and a sturdy build, is simply brilliant, and gives owners carefree and fun rides, but also stress-free commutes as well.
Motor and power
The Hiboy S2 Pro has a pretty powerful motor for its price, with 350 Watts of power. The brushless DC motor is integrated into the front wheel of the scooter, which improves the scooter’s torque, climbing abilities, and overall performance.
It’s not specified by Hiboy whether the 350 Watts are the real or the peak power. From my experience with scooters so far, based on the performances of the Hiboy S2 Pro, I believe that may actually be the real power of the motor, with the peak power being somewhere around 600-700 Watts. In fact, when challenging the scooter to its maximum, like riding at full throttle uphill, the app will show exactly that power output.
Speed and acceleration
The scooter can develop top speeds of up to 18.6 mph / 30 kmh, which puts it a level above the typical budget scooter. I was always able to obtain this top speed without accelerating for too long.
The scooter has just two speed modes, which in my opinion is the way of the future, as most scooterist use the fastest speed mode the majority of time, and maybe only use the slowest speed mode in very rare instances, with the typical speed mode in between barely being used at all. This means, simplifying the controls and eliminating the unnecessary speed mode is an elegant solution.
The scooter accelerates quite fast, yet gradual at the same time, with no sudden or jerky movements.
The Hiboy S2 Pro should be able to climb hills as steep as 8.5° / 15%, according to its specs. In my experience, however, the scooter seemed to struggle quite a lot when climbing, even on hills that were not as steep. Probably one of the weakest sides of this scooter in my opinion.
Battery and charger
The Hiboy S2 Pro comes with a 36 Volt, 11.4 Amp-hours, 410 Watt-hours battery.
You should charge your scooter often and fully to prolong its battery life.
Charging the Hiboy S2 Pro fully takes 6 hours. That might seem like a lot without context, but compared to other scooters with a similar range it’s actually quite fast. As usual, when the indicator light on the scooter is red, the battery is still charging, and if it’s green, the battery is fully charged.
The charging port is at the top of the stem, right under the hook. That’s always the best place for the charging port, as if it’s in the deck it’s much more vulnerable to dirt, dust, and water. The scooter is also protected by a rubber cover cap.
How much does it cost to charge the Hiboy S2 Pro?
The Hiboy S2 Pro will cost 2 cents to charge in the US, and 4 pennies in Canada, 11 pence in the UK, and 7 cents in the EU, during off-peak hours. During peak hours, it will cost about 7 cents in the US, 5 pennies in Canada, 13 pence in the UK, and 11 cents on average in the European countries.
Range and commuting
The official range of the Hiboy S2 Pro is between 25 and 30 miles / 40 and 48 km.
My tests confirm this range, and an average would be somewhere around 26 mi / 42 km. However, riding non-stop at full speed will get you less than that, probably somewhere closer to 18 mi / 29 km in my estimate.
Brakes and safety
The Hiboy S2 Pro has a redundant dual-braking system, with an electronic brake in the front wheel, and a rear disk brake in the rear. I found the braking system to be pretty good in general, responsive yet not jerky.
Both brakes are pretty strong independently, but when used together they provide a lot of stopping power and a short braking distance, and the scooter goes from full speed to a full stop in just 2-3 seconds.
Keep in mind that using the brake lever engages both of the brakes, so you don’t have to use the lever and the brake thumb throttle, you can only use the lever.
The front brake is a regenerative brake, and it refills the battery by a small amount every time you use it. Don’t count on this extending your battery by a crazy amount, but it’s still a nice little bonus.
It’s possible to adjust the disk brake yourself, although Hiboy doesn’t recommend playing with it too much, and modifying it significantly may even void your warranty.
Tires and fenders
The tires of the Hiboy S2 Pro are arguably some of the best solid tires found in electric scooters today. I’m personally not a big fan of solid tires, but I must say that these tires were quite good.
With a diameter of 10 inches, they are bigger than your typical budget scooter’s mere 8-inch tires, and provide better torque and performance. They also provide more traction than what you would expect from solid tires.
Plus, they utilize the honeycomb technology with built-in air pockets, and that further contributes to the ride stability and comfort.
As with all solid tires, you never need to worry about tire pressure.
And the best part? They can never, ever get flat.
The rear fender is stabilized and reinforced with steel, and that takes care of fender wobbling or completely breaking, which is a common issue in many scooters.
Suspension and shock absorption
One of the key features of the Hiboy S2 Pro is the dual spring suspension in the rear. It can be a bit stiff for some users’ preferences, but it’s still a real gamechanger and contributes a lot to the scooter’s ride smoothness.
Even though the wheels are solid (which means they don’t add that much to the shock absorption), they are still much bigger than the average solid tires, and thanks to the honeycomb design, they will absorb a lot of the impact from bumps and potholes as well.
Both of those features combined give the Hiboy S2 Pro very good shock absorption overall.
Water resistance and IP rating
The Hiboy S2 Pro is rated at IP54, which makes it water-resistant, but not entirely waterproof.
While there are some brake cables sticking out of the scooter, they are well-protected for the most part and don’t pose a significant risk for water damage.
In general, you will want to avoid riding in the rain, but that’s true for literally every single electric scooter out there, even the truly waterproof ones. If you have to ride through some rain, there’s about a 99% chance that the IP54 rating will protect your scooter from water damage.
The weight limit of the Hiboy S2 Pro is 260 lbs / 118 kg, and has a nice healthy advantage over the average budget models which often have just 220 lbs / 100 kg.
The scooter has been tested by quite a few heavier riders, and the vast majority of them have confirmed this weight limit and report no drops in performance (even a rider of 253 lbs / 115 kg has said that the scooter performs mostly as the specs suggest).
While there are possibly better scooters for heavy adults out there, the Hiboy S2 Pro will certainly be a good fit for them, especially the ones looking for a budget-friendly choice.
Dimensions, weight, and portability
The Hiboy S2 Pro can be considered a scooter with a decent level of portability.
Its weight of 36.4 lbs / 16.5 kg makes it a scooter of average weight.
When folded, the scooter doesn’t occupy that much space, and is on par with other budget models. The scooter is convenient for carrying when folded, as it has a natural place to grab it by near the middle of the stem, with its center of gravity close to the middle.
The average person will likely have no issues carrying the scooter for the typical distance you need to carry a scooter. The scooter will fit through most doors, in public transport, and in most car trunks.
Design and engineering
With the angle between the stem and the deck being quite small compared to other scooters, the Hiboy S2 Pro may be one of the most aerodynamic scooters ever, and that angle also does wonders for the scooter’s stability and practically eliminates handlebar wiggling.
The battery is situated in the deck, which lowers the scooter’s center of gravity and further increases stability.
The scooter is designed for reliability, endurance, and toughness, but it doesn’t sacrifice comfort even one bit, and it enables an ergonomic body stance and posture while riding.
To be honest, the general look of the scooter doesn’t appeal to me all that much, as it resembles a lot of other models. Still, I never really pay too much attention to looks, so I might not be the best person to judge on this criteria.
Deck and frame
The deck of the scooter is of fairly standard size (around 17 in / 44 cm in length, and 6 in / 15 cm in width), and it will be comfortable for pretty much everyone except people with shoe size 16 or above.
The deck has a rubber surface on the top with an extra-grippy texture that prevents you from slipping from it.
Since the rear fender is reinforced and doesn’t budge, you can even place your rear foot on top of it and have it serve as a footrest.
Handlebars, hook, cockpit, and controls
The left handlebar holds the brake thumb-throttle button (with a red rubber cover on it), and the right handlebar holds the acceleration thumb-throttle button. Both are sensitive to user input and easy to use.
The right handlebar also has the bell, and the brake lever.
One interesting detail that I’ve been seeing some scooters employ in their design frequently in the last few months is the hook on the stem. This has a dual function, as it serves both as a place to hang your bags or items from, and is also used for locking the scooter when folded.
The LCD screen is pretty bright and has a lot of contrast. It is visible even on bright days.
It can show:
- current speed (mph or kmh)
- speed mode
- battery level
- lock status
- lights status
- scooter’s temperature status
- cruise control status
- power output
While not a bad thing, it’s kind of obvious that the screen’s design, and probably the overall cockpit as well, has borrowed heavily from the Xiaomi models, and Hiboy doesn’t even try to mask that fact. To be fair, the screen readings are different, and I guess it’s not that big of a deal anyway, but still, a bit more effort in design would have been nice.
Lights and riding at night
The Hiboy S2 Pro is one of the best-lit budget electric scooters ever, with 4 separate light configurations.
The main LED headlight of the scooter is on the top of the stem, pointing down a bit, which is the perfect design for riding at night. The light is pretty strong and the scooter will offer some safety when used at night. Still, keep in mind that riding at night should be avoided with electric scooters in general, and if you plan on doing that often, you should probably see some stronger lights (see the guide on the best electric scooter accessories for some affordable but decent lights).
The rear fender has a red brake light on it that’s activated whenever you engage the brakes. It is also quite bright and increases your safety in traffic.
The bottom of the deck includes LED strips of red lights, which further increase your visibility.
The scooter has 4 reflective red stickers, two on the front and two on the back.
Accessories and customizations
When it comes to customizing your Hiboy S2 Pro and enriching it with useful accessories, you have plenty of options. Since the scooter has a fairly standard build and design, a lot of the common electric scooter accessories will fit nicely.
The only mandatory piece of equipment, as usual, is the proper scooter helmet. The Hiboy S2 Pro is not too fast, and some people have gotten away with a simple bike helmet, but I would still recommend a cheap but solid-quality half-helmet such as the ILM Half Helmet. If you want to choose the perfect helmet for your needs and in line with your budget, take a look at my full scooter helmet guide.
The deck can support an optional seat. The seat is an official Hiboy product and is made to fit the scooter perfectly. In my opinion, the seat is the best electric scooter accessory in general, and it certainly makes a lot of sense for this scooter, especially for people with longer commutes.
You can find the seat for the Hiboy S2 Pro at the Hiboy store.
Apps and security
All Hiboy scooters can use the official Hiboy app, available for both iOS and Android.
The app can show and control various features and settings:
- current speed
- setting the speed mode
- setting the speed limit
- choosing your metric system
- battery level
- bluetooth connection status
- locking the scooter
- lights status and setting
- toggling cruise control and set its speed
- zero-start or kick-start mode
- performance readings (voltage, current, power, controller temperature)
- acceleration level
- electronic brake sensitivity and regenerative braking level
- firmware upgrades
- other settings
All in all, the app is very good, and one of the most feature-complete apps I’ve ever seen. The ability to lock the scooter from the app is very cool, and even though it will not prevent someone from carrying the scooter away, it will make theft much harder (if you want to fully secure your scooter against theft, you will need to see some solid scooter locks).
As an addition to the original Hiboy app, you can check out the EScooterNerds Universal Scooter Helper App, which will provide you some complementary features (30+) that scooter-specific apps lack, like cleaning and maintenance checklists, guides, resources, tools, calculators, etc. The app is available for both iOS and Android as well.
Maintenance, repairs, and spare parts
This is one of the least demanding electric scooters ever, as it barely requires any maintenance.
You don’t need to worry about tire pressure or getting a flat. The only maintenance you need to do every now and then is to make sure all the screws are tightly screwed, the brakes are operational, and the scooter’s electronics are functioning properly. You can add some Loctite to the screws and joints as an optional bonus step.
Defects with this scooter are very rare, especially major defects or breakdowns. Chances are, you will not have that kind of headaches for many years. If something goes wrong, you should be able to get ahold of the Hiboy support team for assistance, and obtain spare parts easily. If you are still within your warranty period, you will get the parts shipped to you for free.
Hiboy S2 Pro Specifications
|Top speed||30 kmh|
|Top speed||18.6 mph|
|Motors||front drive hub BLDC|
|Climb angle||8.5 °|
|Battery||410 Wh, 36 V|
|Battery type||lithium SBM + Pro extra life|
|Charging time||6 h|
|Ingress protection (IP)||IP54|
|Weight limit||118 kg|
|Weight limit||260 lbs|
|Tire size||10 in|
|Trunk or basket||available|
|Build material||aluminum + reinforced frame|
|Brakes||front electronic + rear disc|
|Shock absorbers||rear dual shock absorber|
|Lights||front LED + side LED strips + rear brake + reflective stickers|
|Return period||30 days|
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)||115 cm * 41.9 cm * 49 cm|
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)||45 in * 16 in * 19 in|
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)||115 cm * 41.9 cm * 121 cm|
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)||45 in * 16 in * 48 in|
|Deck dimensions (L * W)||44.5 cm * 15 cm|
|Deck dimensions (L * W)||18 in * 6 in|
Issues, tradeoffs, and downsides
The Hiboy S2 Pro is sort of a bug-fixing release, and it has addressed a ton of issues found in other Hiboy models. It’s not like the scooter is perfect, but I truly only observed a few semi-major flaws, both in terms of design and of execution.
As with many other scooters in this price category, and pretty much most electric scooters in general, the handlebar width is a bit narrow. Just a bit more length on each side, something like 2 in / 5 cm, would do wonders for the control and cornering of the Hiboy S2 Pro, even if it comes at the expense of reduced portability. This was probably my least-favorite side of this scooter.
Another thing I didn’t like about this scooter, which also involved a bit of false advertising, was the climbing angle. Although the brand promoted a climbing angle of 8.5° / 15% for this model, it seemed that the real climb angle is much lower. The scooter sometimes doesn’t even handle small ramps in the park, let alone steep uphill streets.
The battery lives in the deck, and that’s generally a good thing as it makes the scooter more stable. The tradeoff here is lower ground clearance, and you will most likely want to avoid riding off curbs (something which you shouldn’t do anyway).
I guess we could say that the scooter looks very similar to the Xiaomi models, which is not exactly a downside, but still, I think it would probably be nice if the scooter had a more distinct look to it.
That’s all I got, and I was purposefully trying to be a bit nit-picky in order to paint a complete picture. In my honest opinion, none of these tradeoffs and downsides are true dealbreakers.
User reviews and owner satisfaction
The standard version of the Hiboy S2 is very well-accepted by scooterists, and has raving reviews from owners that are hard to match.
And yet, it seems like the Hiboy S2 Pro, in the fashion of a true upgrade scooter, manages to surpass its predecessor and receives even more love and respect.
It’s hard to say how many people have bought the Hiboy S2 Pro, but one thing is for certain – its amazing rating based on hundreds of reviews, is something that is very, very rare for electric scooters, and only the elite-level models manage to achieve.
Make no mistake, the Hiboy S2 Pro is a true homerun scooter, and it has the clout to confirm that.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs other electric scooters
The Hiboy S2 Pro is making a lot of waves, and is picking fights with a lot of other popular scooters. Let’s see how it compares to them.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Hiboy S2
While the Hiboy S2 Pro is clearly a better choice, there is still a case to be made for the standard version.
First of all, both are similar or the same in many important aspects. They have the same motor, the same water resistance, and practically the same weight capacity and dimensions.
The Pro obviously has range on its side, but probably more importantly, it comes with some wisdom and learning from the mistakes of the standard version, with a few small issues ironed out. It also has bigger tires, which make a huge difference in ride comfort.
The standard version does have the price on its side, and while prices change often, the standard version will typically be about $150 cheaper. That’s not a trivial amount, especially for budget scooters.
As usual, I recommend taking a second look at your needs and use cases. Here’s a very simple heuristics to get you started – is your commute longer than 5 miles / 8 km? If no, you can save some money and get the Hiboy S2, as it’s practically the same scooter. If yes, or if you simply enjoy the longer range (which is a very valid use case honestly), then stick go with the Hiboy S2 Pro.
You can see the full review of the Hiboy S2 to find out more, or check it out at Hiboy or Amazon (remember, the “Escooter Nerds” coupon gets you 5% off at Hiboy).
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Hiboy Max
We can say that the Hiboy Max is the more budget and less performant version of the Hiboy S2 Pro.
The Hiboy Max also has solid tires, but smaller, with a diameter of 8.5 inches. It also has significantly less range, a much weaker motor, and smaller weight limit.
But still, the Hiboy Max is cheaper, and a bit lighter in weight. If that sounds like a good deal to you, you may want to see the Hiboy Max review.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Hiboy KS4 Pro
The Hiboy KS4 Pro is one of the more recent additions to the Hiboy line, but it only comes with a few incremental improvements.
Compared to the S2 Pro, it’s actually a bit less performant, with about 3 mph / 5 kmh less speed, and a bit less range, although it will come with more torque and climb better.
Pretty much everything else is similar.
Honestly, I can’t see a clear reason why someone would pick the KS4 Pro over the S2 Pro. At one point, the price difference between the two was significant, but even that’s no longer the case. Anyway, you can check out the Hiboy KS4 Pro at the Hiboy store if you’re curious.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Ninebot Max
I often see these two scooters compared.
It’s not exactly a fair fight, as the Ninebot Max is about $250 more expensive and almost in another price category, but surprisingly, the Hiboy S2 fares pretty well and holds its ground.
The top speeds, the motors, and the acceleration are all very similar.
Also, the tire size is the same, and the difference is in the tire type – the Ninebot Max has pneumatic tires. While they might get flats at times, they will provide a better ride. On the other hand, the Ninebot Max doesn’t have any suspension, so ride smoothness might be comparable as well.
Other than the price, the tie-breaker might be the range-vs-portability tradeoff. With a range of 40 mi / 64 km, the Ninebot Max has a bit more range, but that comes at the price of 5 lb / 2.5 kg extra weight. And, of course, $250 more.
I’d let your budget decide here. If you’re not planning on spending more than $500-$600 on your scooter, stay with the Hiboy S2 Pro. Otherwise, check outthe Ninebot Max review and see if that scooter may fit your needs better.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Xiaomi M365
I believe that the Hiboy S2 Pro is a much better choice than the standard version of the Xiaomi M365 for a lot of scooterists. It’s kind of unfair to compare these two, and better comparisons would be Hiboy S2 Pro vs Xiaomi M365 Pro, or Hiboy S2 vs Xiaomi M365.
Still, if you’re thinking about getting one of these two, I’d suggest the Hiboy S2 Pro in 7 out of 10 cases. Most importantly, you get bigger tires that are immune to flats, which is the biggest weakness of the Xiaomi M365. You also get better range, better top speed, and better performance overall.
The Xiaomi M365 would make more sense if you’re after a proven scooter that’s lighter in weight and easier to carry, or if you’d like to save about $100. I believe that in the case of the Hiboy S2 Pro vs the Xiaomi M365, that extra $100 is well worth it, but feel free to see my Xiaomi M365 review if you’re having trouble deciding.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Xiaomi M365 Pro
This is a very good comparison in my opinion, and I believe a lot of people are thinking the same. It should be noted that the Xiaomi M365 Pro is not so easily available in the US, while Hiboy scooters were mostly available just in the US until recently, which might mean this comparison would have been mostly theoretical up until now.
Still, it’s a very good matchup, as both are very popular scooters that cost the same, and compete for the same audience.
The Hiboy S2 Pro has speed and motor power on its side, and it’s about 3 mph / 5 kmh faster out-of-the-box. To be fair, the Xiaomi M365 Pro can be hacked and achieve the same speeds or even faster, but that might possibly void your warranty, so it’s not exactly risk-free. The Hiboy S2 Pro also has a bit more range while also charging faster at the same time, and comes with a bigger weight capacity.
The Xiaomi M365 Pro’s advantages are its lighter weight, the possibly better climbing angle, and of course, the insane level of brand recognition (you don’t get as popular as the Xiaomi M365 Pro unless you’re doing something right).
I believe it comes down to the tires. The Hiboy S2 Pro, while having larger tires and suspension, will still be a solid-tire scooter, and the Xiaomi will have a slight advantage in ride comfort. However, that comes at the price of the risk of flats, which the Xiaomi is notorious for.
How to choose? Well, I would either look at my previous experience in my city, or try and talk to some other scooterists or cyclists I know that often ride there. Do they suffer a lot of flats? Then stick with the Hiboy S2 Pro. Are flats not that common? Well, honestly, maybe still stick with the Hiboy S2 Pro, as its a newer and better version, but give the Xiaomi M365 Pro another look as well.
If you want to find out more about the Xiaomi M365 Pro, see its full review here.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Xiaomi Pro 2
The Xiaomi Pro 2 is almost the same scooter as the Xiaomi M365 Pro, with some small improvements. It’s practically the same as comparing the Hiboy S2 Pro with the Xiaomi M365 Pro, so see the comparison of those two above.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs GoTrax G4
The GoTrax G4 manages to provide similar performance to the Hiboy S2 Pro in many regards, with its top speed and climb angle being slightly better, and range and weight limit being smaller.
Both scooters will come with 10-inch pneumatic tires and an IP54 water protection standard.
I’d generally recommend the Hiboy S2 Pro because of its sturdier build and better brakes, as well as the suspension which is lacking in the GoTrax G4.
However, if you’re looking for similar performance for about $150 less, then check out my GoTrax G4 review.
Hiboy S2 Pro vs Turboant X7 Pro
I believe the Turboant X7 Pro to be one of the most serious challengers to the Hiboy S2 Pro.
The Turboant model with a removable battery will provide more range, more climbing power, and even a bit more speed, while also weighing less, and even being around $100 cheaper.
The Hiboy S2 Pro will have stronger build quality, however, as well as better ingress protection, and better shock absorption.
You can see my Turboant X7 Pro review if you’re looking to find out more about it.
Price and value for money
The Hiboy S2 Pro is usually priced at $549, and by using the “Escooter Nerds” coupon, you will get it for about $520.
The value you get for that price is nothing short of amazing. The scooter will likely pay itself off in just the first year of ownership on savings in transport costs and time spent stuck in traffic.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find out some more details about the Hiboy S2 Pro electric scooter.
What is the weight limit of the Hiboy S2 Pro?
The weight limit of the Hiboy S2 Pro is 260 lbs / 118 kg, and you should never exceed this amount. Overloading the scooter can lead to many problems, from lower range, to serious damage to its parts.
Is there a speed hack for the Hiboy S2 Pro?
Currently, there is no known speed hack that unlocks the speed limit of the Hiboy S2 Pro. There are many videos and blogs about so-called “speed hacks” of various e-scooters on the internet, but I wouldn’t recommend trying them out as none of them seems to work on the Hiboy S2 Pro.
Why is the battery life of my Hiboy S2 Pro reduced?
A shorter battery life than the advertised amount can be a result of many things, such as overloading the scooter, riding it on improper road conditions (off-road tracks, wet weather, mud), or pushing the scooter at the highest speed the whole time.
Verdict – should you buy the Hiboy S2 Pro?
I would definitely recommend the Hiboy S2 Pro to many different scooterists, especially new ones, or ones on a budget.
With large 10-inch solid tires that never go flat and still provide a comfortable ride, dual suspension on the rear that absorbs much of the shock, 30 mi / 48 km of maximum range, and a high level of quality, reliability, and toughness, the Hiboy S2 Pro is definitely among the top 3 budget electric scooters in the world right now.
It has taken its owners through thick and thin, without showing a sign of weakness, and is definitely a great choice for beginners, commuters, or anyone that simply wants a strong scooter that gives more than it asks for.
Where to buy the Hiboy S2 Pro from?
Worldwide: Hiboy (discount code: Escooter Nerds for 5% off)