Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Matt
Today, we are reviewing the Hiboy S2, an electric scooter that many considered to be an underdog when it first came out, but that has proven there’s much more to it than meets the eye.
Hiboy S2 Review
The Hiboy S2 is one of the best-value, most reliable, toughest budget scooters ever. Some of its strong suits are the sturdy build quality, the never-flat solid wheels, and the good integration of many smaller features that make a great package.
Let’s see what the Hiboy S2 is all about.
Hiboy S2 summary
The Hiboy S2 offers an interesting combination of dependability, completeness of features, and quality for a good price.
Many people have an initial reflex to compare the Hiboy S2 to the Xiaomi M365. That is somewhat understandable, as it obviously has some general similarities to the famed model in the way it looks.
However, most of the similarities are only surface-level deep, and if you inspect the Hiboy S2 closely, you will find that there are a ton of details that are very different. And for the most part, those differences make sense and serve a function that is in line with what the scooter is trying to achieve as a whole.
Who is the Hiboy S2 for?
You can think of the Hiboy S2 as your best option if what you’re looking for is the Xiaomi M365, but with solid wheels. It should also be kept in mind that you will save about $100, and get a somewhat tougher scooter as well.
As such, the Hiboy S2 is perfect for a lot of scooterists.
It is an amazing entry-level scooter, very forgiving and beginner-friendly because of its sturdiness, and a great value pick because of its price and the frequent discounts that Hiboy offers.
Not only is it a great commuter scooter, but it’s also a great commuter scooter for anyone riding in environments that are not exactly scooter-friendly, including bad roads where the typical air-filled tire scooter will get flats every week.
The dual braking system, the reasonable top speed, and the rear suspension, make it a safe, versatile choice, that might appeal to many hobby riders, but also teenagers, students, or younger adults.
One of the biggest strengths of the Hiboy S2 is all the potential customizations and the ways you can personalize this scooter to make it more yours. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a scooter that you can personalize as much as this one. Among other things, you can adjust:
- brake strength
- brake energy recovery level
- suspension level
- cruise control
- the minimum speed for cruise control
- install a seat
- kick start vs zero start
That is its distinctive superpower, and the DIY/engineering/hacking demographic respects this scooter for those possibilities.
Where to buy the Hiboy S2 from?
The Hiboy brand
Hiboy came to the electric scooter world a few short years ago, and it seems like it has had one success after another since then.
They only have a few models available, the Hiboy S2 and the Hiboy Max being their flagship models. Both of them are selling in huge quantities, to a very eager and satisfied audience.
The brand’s focus is quality and value for the more budget-oriented scooterist. They know their product and their market well, and have become very popular in a relatively short amount of time because of that. It looks like they are just starting to become a household name, and I believe they not only deserve it, but they deserve it yesterday.
Ordering, shipping, discounts
The best place to order the Hiboy S2 from is the official Hiboy store. The scooter costs $369 right now, and make sure to use the coupon code “Escooter Nerds” on checkout for an extra 5% off. Check the scooter on Amazon as well, the price will usually not be better, but maybe the shipping time will be.
The order will take between 1 or 2 days to be processed, and 3 to 5 days for shipping when you order through Hiboy. You can track your order in the meantime.
Customer support, warranty, returns
With every Hiboy scooter, you get lifetime support from the Hiboy customer care team. If it happens for the scooter to get damaged on delivery, Hiboy will help you with the return or replacement process.
The Hiboy S2 has a generous 30-day return policy, and the customer will receive a full refund minus the shipping costs.
The warranty period will vary based on the exact version you receive, so check both your manual and the warranty card that typically arrives with your scooter. Usually, the warranty period is 1 year on the scooter’s main components and 6 months on the battery.
Unboxing, assembly, manual
The large box containing the scooter and the other parts could have had a bit more protective material in my opinion. Still, DOA (dead-on-arrival) reports are very rare, so I guess it’s good enough.
The package contains:
- several hex keys and screws
- user manual
There is minimal assembly required, mostly involving installing the handlebar into the stem, but also making sure all the screws are tight.
This is the least favorite part for everyone, but I really recommend at least scanning through the user manual. It’s actually not that bad, it has illustrated guides, and will contain useful information about your specific scooter version (details may be different even for different versions and batches of the same scooter model).
Design and build quality
The Hiboy S2 has a reliable, strong look and feel about it, especially the feel part. Every part seems solid, and the overall execution of the scooter results in a robust, tough product. Both the foundation and the finishing touches feel like what you usually find in much more expensive scooters. There is very little to no wiggling, moving, shaking, loose or flimsy parts.
Folding and unfolding
The folding mechanism, while similar to some existing ones, seems to be original in its details. It is a lever, like we’ve seen many times before, but it not only looks a bit different, but it also works slightly differently as well. The end result is a simple, secure folding mechanism, with folding and unfolding done in about 3 seconds. After the lever is unlocked and the stem folded, you connect the hook to the small frame on the rear fender, which is actually well-integrated and hidden inside the fender itself.
Overall, folding and unfolding is simple, secure, and robust.
Learning the ropes
Since the Hiboy S2 is all about personalization, it’s logical that the kick-start feature will be customizable as well, so whether the scooter needs a kick to start or just needs you to press the toggle, is set by you, through the app.
The scooter’s only command input is the power button.
- holding the button powers on the scooter, and also powers it off when it’s off
- pressing the power button when the scooter is on toggles the light
- pressing it twice changes the speed mode
- pressing it three times toggles the cruise control
The Hiboy S2 has 2 riding modes: comfort and sport. You can actually set what the top speed is for the scooter, which is yet another point of customization.
User experience and ride smoothness
Riding the Hiboy S2 is fun, smooth, and comfortable.
The scooter’s intended terrains are roads and streets. It has a solid suspension on the rear wheel, so it will handle most streets perfectly, even if the roads are not really that good. That makes it a great commuting companion, and that’s the primary reason why this scooter has become so popular.
Controlling and maneuvering it is easy and safe.
While some owners take their scooters offroad at times, that will not be a pleasant experience – the tires, and the scooter itself, are simply not built for that.
The scooter has the cruise control feature, which you can turn on or off, and also you can set the minimum speed that you need to move with before the cruise control can be activated. Very clever personalization feature in my opinion.
Hiboy S2, one year later
The lifespan of the Hiboy S2 surprises a lot of people. Coming from a brand that is kinda well-known but often not considered a top scooter brand, many people wrongly assume that the S2 will suffer a major defect that will render it useless within months.
The S2 hasn’t been around that long so that we can say how long it will last with certainty. However, it has been on the market for more than a year, and we can certainly say there’s a big fat chance this scooter goes a year without any issues whatsoever. This has been the case for the vast majority of owners so far – the first year goes without a glitch.
Judging from the defect rates and other issues reported by owners, I’d estimate you’ll get to ride the scooter for at least 3 years before you have to worry about serious repairs or replacements, and even 6-7 years of usage wouldn’t surprise me.
Top speed and acceleration
The official top speed of the Hiboy S2 is 18.6 mph / 30 kmh. Some users frequently report a bit higher top speeds when going downhill, and almost no owners have been unable to reach the official top speeds.
The scooter takes about 6-7 seconds to develop the full speed.
The official range of the Hiboy S2 is 17 mi / 27 km. User reports and tests mostly confirm the range. Users that have tested it by riding in the fastest mode report getting a range of 13 mi / 20 km on average, but riding in the power-saving mode can give you a range even above the official one.
Riding uphill and climb angle
The Hiboy S2 climbs a bit better than similarly powered scooters. There is no official climb angle for it. Unofficially, there have been angles floating around 10°, but many users report angles closer to 15°.
As with any scooter, as the battery level drops, the climbing power of the scooter will drop as well.
Weight, dimensions, and portability
The weight of the Hiboy S2 can vary slightly depending on where and what version you get, but its weight is usually 14 kg / 31 lbs.
When folded, the dimensions of the scooter are 45.7 x 16.5 x 19.3 inches / 116 x 42 x 49 cm.
With that kind of weight and dimensions, the scooter is relatively lightweight, and has a medium-sized volume for a scooter. The scooter will fit in pretty much all car trunks and public transport with ease.
So overall, the portability of the Hiboy S2 is pretty good.
With a weight limit of 264 lbs / 120 kg, the Hiboy S2 is better suited than most electric scooters for heavy adults (most have a weight limit of just 220 lbs / 100 kg). Riders weighing up to 260 lbs / 118 kg have reported riding the scooter without any noticeable drops in performance.
IP rating, water resistance
The Hiboy S2 has an IP rating of IP54, which is little-known by most because it’s hidden in the manual, and almost nobody reads those things. Still, the scooter should not be ridden in the rain or wet environment. Also, the solid tires provide less traction than air-filled tires, so riding through puddles or even on a wet road may be more slippery.
That said, a few brave users have ridden through some rain, without seemingly damaging the scooter. If you’ve owned an electric scooter for some time, you will know that it may need to happen sometime – you’re simply stuck somewhere, you’re late, and your only remaining play is riding through some light rain. Avoid doing that as much as possible, but also know that if you must do it, the Hiboy S2 will probably handle it just fine.
While the warranty doesn’t mention the typical “water damage is not covered” shtick, it does specify that it doesn’t cover improper use as per the manual, and since the manual clearly states to not ride in the rain, it’s likely that water damage will void the warranty.
App and security
The app can show or control:
- turn the scooter on or off
- lock the scooter
- toggle kick start vs zero start
- toggle all lights
- current speed
- battery level
- cruise control
- cruise control speed limit
- battery capacity
- energy recovery level
- riding mode
- speed limit
- error codes
- warning codes
- contact customer support
- various other statuses and information
Plenty of cool things as we can see.
Usually, with pretty much every scooter app I’ve seen, the ratings and user reviews are not great, but in the case of the Hiboy app, they’re actually pretty good, with around 3.5 stars on Google Play, and 3.6 stars on Apple App Store (most scooter apps have around 2.5 stars). The reason why users don’t really like scooter apps is the weak bluetooth connectivity, which apparently the Hiboy manages to execute better than the competition.
There are several very cool features the app provides, but the coolest one is probably the ability to lock the scooter. That improves security quite a lot, and makes stealing it much harder. Keep in mind, however, that this will seriously deter theft but not prevent it entirely, and you will need an electric scooter lock if you plan on leaving your scooter outside often.
In addition to the original Hiboy app, we recommend taking a look at the Universal Electric Scooter Helper App by EScooterNerds. The app has many features that complete the original app and work great in concert with it, including many checklists, calculators, hacks, guides, and other useful resources. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
Deck and frame
The frame of the scooter is made from industrial-grade aluminum alloys, making the scooter tough, stable, and durable, but also pretty lightweight as well. There is basically no movement in the stem, which is not something a lot of scooters can claim.
The deck is a bit bigger and more comfortable than most decks, with 6 in / 15 cm width and 18 in / 46 cm length, with about 3 in / 8 cm of ground clearance, and fits nicely even the riders with the biggest shoe sizes.
The kickstand is very solid, I’d say even better than the one on the Xiaomi models. Both my friend and I have the Xiaomi M365 Pro, and while mine has never fallen, my friend’s scooter seems to have a mind of its own and sometimes decides to suddenly start leaning over the kickstand and fall. The kickstand looks like a tiny little detail, but it’s important that it’s long enough, and I’m glad the Hiboy S2 does a good job there.
The handlebar configuration can’t be simpler.
There are rubber gripped covers on both handlebars for no slipping when riding with sweaty hands. The handlebar width strikes a good balance between portability and scooter control.
The thumb throttle for acceleration is on the right handlebar, very ergonomically positioned so that your hands don’t cramp while riding.
The left handlebar has the brake lever and the bell, which is loud enough for people in the near vicinity to get out of your way.
The dashboard, with the LCD screen and a single multi-function button, is right in the middle of the handlebar.
Right under the screen, the stem has a very practical hook that is used for folding the scooter primarily, but it’s a very welcome feature for anyone that needs to carry bags or hang things while riding as well.
The screen shines pretty brightly, and the information from the display will be easily visible on sunny days.
- current speed
- speed mode
- battery level (5 bars)
- light status
- cruise control status
- KERS level
As mentioned, it only has one button through which you do everything.
Motor and power
The Hiboy S2 has a 350 Watt, brushless DC hub motor, integrated into the front wheel.
Front-drive scooters generally perform better as they increase the overall torque and performance of the scooter. The only compromise to that is the wide turning angle, but given how you get more top speed and climb angle, it’s worth it.
When riding, the motor produces the gentle hum that most good budget scooters produce.
Battery and charging
The Hiboy S2 has a sufficiently big battery with a capacity of 270 Watt-hours and 7.5 Amp-hours, and a Voltage of 36 Volts. It uses a smart battery management system to regulate the battery level, prevent overcharging, and enable you to not really have to charge the scooter fully all the time. It’s still strongly recommended to never discharge the battery completely.
The charger is 1.5 Amps, and charging the battery fully takes 6 to 6 and a half hours. The charging port is on the top of the stem, near the dashboard, and it’s protected by the red plastic cap.
If you charge the scooter during off-peak hours, a full battery charge will cost you around 1 cent in the US, 2 pennies in Canada, and 4-7 cents in Europe on average, while charging during peak hours will cost 4 cents in the US, 3 pennies in Canada, and 6-8 cents in Europe.
Wheels and tires
The Hiboy S2 comes with 8.5-inch solid-rubber honeycomb tires. These bad boys never go flat (take that Xiaomi!).
One feature you don’t see in many scooters, especially budget ones, are steel-reinforced fenders, and that’s another thing the Hiboy S2 does well – simple attention to detail that will make the fenders virtually invulnerable (regular fenders break down more than you would believe).
The scooter has two braking systems, the electronic regenerative brake that is activated by the left throttle, but also whenever you release the throttle (unless you have cruise control enabled), and the disc brakes activated when you press the brake lever.
The mechanical double-disc brakes are fairly strong, and are one of the key features that make the scooter very safe and reliable. The brake distance, from full speed to a full stop, will be around 15 feet / 5 meters, which given the scooter’s top speed, is very good.
The disc brakes are easily adjustable through the brake calipers, and it is highly recommended you spend a few minutes to adjust their strength and sensitivity to your preference and riding style. Remember, the Hiboy S2 has solid tires, which have less traction, so you may need to set the brakes to be stronger. The brake cables protrude and stick out, which is not my favorite thing to see on a scooter, but it’s not really that big of a deal since the cables are neatly set alongside the stem.
The electrical brake on the front wheel makes use of KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), which replenishes the battery every time you use the brake. This brake system is not as strong as the disc brakes, and is used first to slow down a bit.
All in all, with two braking systems, the Hiboy S2 achieves great brake redundancy, and it can be considered a very safe scooter.
By definition, solid-tire scooters should come with some shock absorption system. The Hiboy S2 sports a cushy dual steel spring suspension on the rear wheel. The suspension is pretty good, and will absorb most of the shocks and vibrations from smaller and medium-sized bumps, holes, and cracks in the road.
The suspension can also be adjusted for your needs and ride comfort, which is always a great feature, since suspension adjustment gives you a powerful way to personalize your scooter. Some owners have complained about the suspension being stiff, but in most cases, they simply haven’t tried loosening up the suspension a bit.
Lights, riding at night
The front headlight is situated at the lower end of the stem, and it is sufficiently strong, shining at a distance of about 18 feet / 6 meters.
The sides of the deck have very cool, pretty bright LED light strips that serve as positional lights in the night, but also serve as ambient lights and make the scooter a lot more fun.
The red brake light on the rear is activated when you engage the brakes.
As we can see, the Hiboy S2 has no shortage of lighting, and is one of the best-lit scooters ever. While riding at night is not advisable, if there’s one budget scooter that comes prepared for it, it is this one.
The first piece of equipment you will need for this scooter will be a solid helmet. Some people have recommended bike helmets for the Hiboy S2, and while you certainly can get by with it, I recommend playing it safer and going with a half-face helmet. My guide on scooter helmets goes into more detail and covers all the right options for every use case and budget.
Since the scooter has some similarities in the overall design with the Xiaomi scooters, many of the customizations and accessories will fit like a glove. The Hiboy S2 will support most of the common electric scooter accessories.
However, Hiboy offers several proprietary accessories as well, and they will be even better than the generic ones. The most common, and most useful addition to the Hiboy S2, is probably the Hiboy S2 waterproof storage bag.
Even more importantly, the scooter itself is very customizable, probably the most customizable budget scooter I’ve ever seen. Pretty much everything on the scooter can be set to your taste.
The scooter can optionally support a seat, it even has the hole in the deck prepared for installing the seat. You can add the seat at checkout, it will cost an additional $70.
The Hiboy S2 is one tough cookie. Breakdown and defect rates are very low, and you will only have to do the absolute minimum to make sure the scooter runs like a well-oiled machine.
Luckily, that doesn’t involve actually oiling the machine. Your only job is making sure all the screws are tightly screwed, and the brakes are still working properly. Doing this once a month is more than enough.
Hiboy S2 vs other scooters
The Hiboy S2 is frequently compared against a few scooters in the same price range.
Hiboy S2 vs Hiboy S2 Pro
The newer version of the S2, the S2 Pro, is an obvious upgrade. In short, if you like the S2, but want a bigger range (25 mi / 40 km), bigger 10-inch tires, and you are prepared to pay about $100 more, then the Hiboy S2 Pro is the clear winner. You can find the Hiboy S2 Pro on the Hiboy store, there’s a $55 discount on it currently, use the “Escooter Nerds” coupon for an additional 5% discount. You can also see the Hiboy S2 Pro review to find out more.
Hiboy S2 vs Hiboy Max
As in every family, the biggest competition will come from your siblings.
The S2 and the Max are pretty similar scooters, and you can’t really go wrong with either one. All of their specs are mostly the same.
The S2 is a bit lighter, can carry a bit more weight, and is a bit cheaper.
The Max will accelerate faster, while being smaller in dimensions, and get charged faster.
Both scooters are a valid choice. I’d go with the Hiboy S2 in most cases, but if you find some of the advantages of the Hiboy Max appealing, then it’s as good of an option. You can find the Hiboy Max at the Hiboy store, remember to use the “Escooter Nerds” coupon for the 5% discount. You should also check the price and delivery time on Amazon as well. If you want to get into more depth about it, see the Hiboy Max review.
Hiboy S2 vs Xiaomi M365
The Xiaomi M365 was the first electric scooter to become massively popular, and in a way, set the standard on how a budget scooter should look. And it’s only fair to give it recognition here, as the Hiboy S2 obviously learned a lot from its design.
However, as consumers, our biggest interests are our own personal gains, and I don’t think we should let nostalgia and irrational brand loyalty affect our buying decisions too much.
The Hiboy S2 is better than the Xiaomi M365 in many ways, and especially better for some scenarios like if you live somewhere with terrible roads. To put it briefly, if you want a Xiaomi M365, minus the frequent flats you’ll get, plus some very cool features and the possibilities for endless personalization, then the Hiboy S2 is perfect and the clear winner. And that means it’s a better choice for most.
If you still want to find out more about the Xiaomi M365 for some reason, you can find my full review here.
Hiboy S2 vs Turboant X7 Pro
This is an interesting comparison I see made quite often lately.
Essentially, both scooters have similar performances, but the Turboant X7 Pro has the capability to support an extra battery, which is why it will typically have more range (about 13 mi / 21 km more). The weight of both scooters is also similar, with the Hiboy S2 being slightly lighter. Also, both scooters have similar weight limits and water resistance.
The Turboant X7 Pro has a bigger tire diameter, but it comes with pneumatic tires, so while the rides will be more comfortable, there will always be the risk of flats.
So, if you’re willing to take the risk of flat tires and you’d like more range, check out my complete Turboant X7 Pro review. The scooter will be about $50 more expensive.
Hiboy S2 vs GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter
We could say that the Hiboy S2 is in the mid-low price level range, and the GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter is in the budget range, so comparing them might not be exactly fair to the GoTrax model.
The Hiboy S2 will perform better in general, with higher top speed, longer range, and bigger weight limit, which is somewhat understandable. The Hiboy S2 will be heavier as a result.
In general, if you’d like to save about $150 and still get a pretty good scooter, you may consider the GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter. See my full GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter review if you’re interested.
Hiboy S2 vs GoTrax XR Ultra
This is not a very common comparison, but I do think it’s an interesting one.
The GoTrax XR Ultra is also an excellent scooter, and if you’re looking for a budget option of good quality, similar to the Hiboy S2, but with air-filled tires, I’d say the GoTrax XR Ultra may be worth thinking about as well.
In general, it’s a bit lighter in weight, but not as powerful as the Hiboy S2, so if that sounds like a good tradeoff for you, you can check out the full review of the GoTrax XR Ultra, or get it from the GoTrax store or Amazon (not available in Europe currently, so if you want the best European budget scooter, stick with the Hiboy S2).
Since the Hiboy S2 has tons of owners and interested buyers, there will be tons of questions surrounding it. These are some of the most common ones.
Can I ride the Hiboy S2 in the rain?
The Hiboy S2 manual states that the scooter has an IP54 rating, which means it’s protected from water splashes from all angles. That makes it capable of withstanding some riding in the light rain. However, that’s still not advisable, and riding in the rain should be avoided as much as possible.
Is the Hiboy S2 reliable?
The Hiboy S2 is one of the toughest, most resilient budget scooters ever. The reinforced frame, the sturdy design and parts, the secure folding mechanism and handlebars, all make the Hiboy S2 very safe and of great quality.
How long does it take for the Hiboy S2 to charge?
Out of the box, the Hiboy S2 will take between 6 and 6 and a half hours to charge fully, which is on par with other similarly priced scooters, maybe a bit faster. As the battery gets older, the charging time will increase.
Does Hiboy S2 have an App?
The Hiboy S2 supports its own mobile App available for both iPhone and Android. You can connect the scooter to the App via Bluetooth, and unlock tons of new interesting features that are unavailable on the display of the scooter.
Issues and downsides
As with any scooter, the Hiboy S2 has a few Achilles’ heels. In the case of the Hiboy S2, none of them are real dealbreakers. The mere fact that the scooter has very low defect rates is the most important piece of information about this scooter and says a lot about its general quality.
Probably the biggest downside of the Hiboy S2 comes from its biggest strength, and that’s the solid wheels. Sure, they will never go flat, but the rides will not be as comfortable. The suspension will help, but still not make the rides as smooth as the ones on a good air-filled tire scooter. So, make sure you know what you’re after – if you’re after the classic pneumatic tire scooter, check out the reviews of the Xiaomi M365 Pro or the GoTrax XR Ultra for similar choices but with regular tires.
A few owners have reported the rear fender breaking off. Honestly, I’m not sure how they’ve managed to pull that one off, since the fenders are reinforced with steel plates and are one of the toughest ones around.
As usual, there are a few reports of the scooter not providing the specified range. This is not a general flaw, it’s simply unit-specific and it happens for pretty much every possible scooter out there. In some of the cases, the users have been on the heavier side, and that should also be taken into account.
With these and a few other minor failures, the Hiboy S2 is, like all else, imperfect. I’d say the defect rates, complaints, and known issues for it, are rare enough to allow us to call this scooter of very good quality.
Reviews and user satisfaction
If I were the team behind the Hiboy S2, I’d be proud of this product. User reviews about it online are almost perfect.
Having many excellent ratings and reviews on Amazon is something that only the best budget scooters manage to achieve. That probably makes the Hiboy S2 one of the most popular, most beloved electric scooters for adults in the world.
Hiboy S2 specifications
Hiboy S2 Specifications
|Top speed||30 kmh|
|Top speed||18.6 mph|
|Motors||front drive hub BLDC|
|Climb angle||9 °|
|Battery||270 Wh, 36 V|
|Battery type||lithium SBM|
|Charging time||6 h|
|Ingress protection (IP)||IP54|
|Weight limit||120 kg|
|Weight limit||265 lbs|
|Tire size||8.5 in|
|Trunk or basket||available|
|Build material||aluminum frame|
|Brakes||front electronic + rear disc|
|Shock absorbers||rear dual spring|
|Lights||front LED + side LED strips + rear brake|
|Return period||30 days|
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)||116 cm * 42 cm * 49 cm|
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)||46 in * 17 in * 19 in|
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)||116 cm * 42 cm * 120 cm|
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)||46 in * 17 in * 47 in|
|Deck dimensions (L * W)||45.7 cm * 15 cm|
|Deck dimensions (L * W)||18 in * 6 in|
|Ground clearance||7.6 cm|
|Ground clearance||3 in|
|Deck to handlebar height||106 cm (est)|
|Deck to handlebar height||42 in (est)|
Price and value for money
This scooter could easily cost $500 – $550.
It’s hard to pin down the exact price of the Hiboy S2, because Hiboy often has discounts and promotions of the scooter in further efforts to make it a more affordable value choice.
Currently, it’s priced at $369, and if you use the coupon code “Escooter Nerds” at checkout, you will get an additional 5% off, so you can get this scooter for about $350.
For that price, the Hiboy S2 is a massive value product, and blows away any competition.
When to not get the Hiboy S2?
The Hiboy S2 is pretty versatile, but still, it will not be an ideal choice for some.
Primarily, anyone looking for the most comfortable, smoothest ride possible, will want a scooter with air-filled tires. Check out the reviews of the GoTrax XR Ultra for the US, and the Xiaomi M365 Pro internationally for those kinds of scooters.
While weight limits are usually more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule, adults over the weight limit of the Hiboy S2 (265 lbs / 120 kg) have a better shot at finding their ideal scooter elsewhere. This weight limit is above the average (220 lbs / 100 kg), but it may still not be enough for some people. Check out the guide on the best electric scooters for heavy adults for the best options.
When to get the Hiboy S2?
Where to begin?
The Hiboy S2 is truly an excellent scooter. Many owners have confirmed this. It’s a general-purpose scooter, and it will cover many use cases.
Simply put, anyone looking for that great budget scooter, of the highest possible quality that $350 can get you, will fall in love with the Hiboy S2. Very few other scooters at this price point will be as good as the S2.
If you’re about to buy your first scooter and are looking for something entry-level, you may be pleased to know that many owners like that before you have made the decision of buying the Hiboy S2 and never looked back.
Commuters of all kinds, with both commutes of serious distance but also in a last-mile type of scenario where they have to fold, carry, and fit the scooter quite a lot, will find the Hiboy S2 to be a great choice too.
If you live somewhere with terrible roads, or if you’ve had a Xiaomi or something similar and you’re just sick of fixing flats, then the Hiboy S2 is an obvious choice.
The Hiboy S2 probably offers the most points of customization, both in its mechanics but also through the countless options in the app. As such, it is a great geek’s scooter, that you can play around with and hack endlessly.
Finally, let’s not forget how electric scooters started and the main reason why we’re all here to begin with – they are tons of fun, and the Hiboy S2 in particular, is truly a blast to ride and own. If you’re just looking for an affordable, fun scooter, that is of great quality at the same time, then the Hiboy S2 will be perfect for you.
Where to buy the Hiboy S2 from?
Worldwide: Continue to Hiboy (use coupon Escooter Nerds for a discount)