TurboAnt X7 Pro Review – My Favorite Removable-Battery Scooter

TurboAnt X7 Pro Review

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Quick summary: The TurboAnt X7 Pro comes with a single 36 V, 350 W motor mounted in the front wheel, and a 10 Ah, 36 V removable battery, with a total capacity of 360Wh. It provides a top speed of 20 mph / 32 kph, for a range of 30 mi / 48 km on a single charge, and comes with 10-inch pneumatic tires. Its crown jewel, the removable battery, is the key feature and provides a lot of convenience and portability.

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77
Quality & Lifespan
87
Value
97
Ride Experience
83
Speed
32
Acceleration
36
Climbing
62
Range
48
Brakes
84
Suspension
67
Portability
92
Weight capacity
72
Maintenance
66

Pros

  • Pretty good quality
  • Good value for money
  • Great range
  • Removable battery
  • Good riding experience overall
  • Big, comfortable tires
  • Great brakes
  • Great portability

CONS

  • No suspension
  • Possibly weak headlight
  • Average top speed

When to buy

Get this scooter if you’re looking for excellent value, proven quality on a budget, and charging the scooter without carrying it inside.

When not to buy

Avoid buying the TurboAnt X7 Pro if you’re looking for serious performance, off-road capabilities, or a premium upgrade scooter.

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Let’s take a look at my detailed review of the TurboAnt X7 Pro electric scooter. I tried it out for a few weeks, so these are my impressions.

Specifications

Turboant X7 Pro Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed32 kmh
Top speed20 mph
Range48 km
Range30 mi
Motorssingle hub BLDC front drive
Power350 W
Climb angle15 °
Battery360 Wh, 36 V
Battery typeremovable li-ion battery
Charging time6 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX4
Weight15 kg
Weight33 lbs
Weight limit125 kg
Weight limit276 lbs
Tire size10 in
Tire typepneumatic inner tube
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Seatno
Trunk or basketno (customization possible)
Build materialaluminum alloy
BrakesEBS + rear disc brake + foot brake
ABSEABS
Lights3W headlight + rear brake light
ControlLCD display + two button throttle
Speed modes3
Cruise controlyes
Appno
Warranty1 year or 6 months
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
Ground clearance11.5 cm
Ground clearance5 in
Adjustable handlebarno

Basics

The TurboAnt X7 Pro is the second model in the X7 series, an upgrade to the previous lightweight commuter.

Unboxing

unboxing the Turboant X7 Pro

The scooter comes in a basic cardboard box. The box contains the following items:

  • the scooter
  • charger
  • handlebars
  • users manual
  • TurboAnt return shipping label

Assembly

The scooter comes folded inside the package, and there will be a few assembling steps you will have to complete.

After you remove the styrofoam pieces placed to protect it, you will need to unfold the scooter using its latching system. It’s quite an easy step and you will get the hang of it fairly quickly.

Lastly, you will need to mount the handlebars on the stem, squeeze them tightly and screw them in. Since this is a very simple scooter, it shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes to complete the process.

Folding and unfolding

folding mechanism of the Turboant X7 Pro

As we previously mentioned, the X7 Pro uses a handy latching system to fold the stem bar on the deck of the scooter.

It’s held up with springs and tightened together with a latch that comes on easily. You simply unlatch the stem when you want to fold it and fasten it back on when you want to use the scooter.

Unfortunately, the handlebars of the scooter are unfoldable and you can only fold the stem bar. In my opinion, it’s not that big of a deal, but still, foldable handlebars are a big advantage. The handlebars are fairly small anyway, and the whole structure of the scooter is thin and light, so the lack of foldable handlebars doesn’t take away too much from its portability.

Performance

The X7 Pro offers great daily commuting power and performs as expected.

Speed, speed test, and motor

Officially, the fastest the X7 Pro can go is 20 mph / 32 kmh. I was able to reach this speed quite easily.

The acceleration of the scooter is better than most in this price range, needing around 8.5 seconds to reach the 15.5 mph / 25 kmh mark.

The scooter is powered by a 36 V, 350 W motor mounted in the front wheel. It doesn’t offer as much power as some of the scooters with dual-hub motors integrated into both wheels, but it still gives you enough power for a fun ride.

If this speed is not good enough for you, check my article on the fastest electric scooters.

Range and range test

Officially, the TurboAnt X7 Pro can go up to 30 mi / 48 km on a single charge. My tests and experience largely confirm this range, unless I was riding in the fastest mode most of the time, in which case the range was about 15.5 mi / 25 km.

Commuting is where the X7 Pro shined. It’s super-light and thin, and I could easily pick it up in just one hand. It’s perfect if you plan on keeping it inside your office, occasionally climbing some stairs with it, or even taking it on the bus.

If you are looking for a bigger-range electric scooter that will deliver the official range check my article on the best long-range electric scooters.

Battery and charging

charging the battery of the Turboant X7 Pro

The TurboAnt X7 Pro comes with a 10 Ah, 36 V battery with a total capacity of 360Wh. The battery takes about 6 hours to charge.

What’s especially great about the battery is the fact that it’s fully removable and can be charged both attached and detached from the scooter. It is mounted on the stem and can be easily removed by pressing the button on the top of the battery’s body and slightly pushing it upwards.

This is a very useful feature, not often found in cheaper models, and makes this scooter perfect for a home-to-work commute. Simply ride it to your workplace, park the scooter wherever you want, and charge the battery in your office while you are working.

Also, the ability to buy an extra battery and simply swap both of the batteries as needed is an excellent feature that practically doubles the range of the scooter for just a few hundred dollars extra.

Climb and climb test

As with most budget-level scooters, the official climbing angle for the TurboAnt X7 Pro is 15 degrees. That’s pretty much in line with what I was able to get on my rides.

While it is not the best climber out there, the vehicle can get you through some medium-steep hills.

Note that this number will largely vary on many things like the rider’s weight, current battery level, and the surface of the street. Additionally, it might be hard for the scooter to keep its speed up when climbing, so expect some small drops when riding it upwards.

If this climb angle is still not enough for you, check my article on the best electric scooter for climbing hills.

Ride experience

Turboant X7 Pro removed battery

Even for a budget model, I felt like the X7 Pro was very quiet and stable. It provides a smooth ride, good maneuvering, and gives the power one would expect from a budget-level e-scooter, if not a bit more.

I occasionally heard slight rattling during the rides, which came from the various smaller parts inside the scooter. It’s nothing too noisy, but it can still be fairly noticeable at times.

The scooter is quite stable for a model that doesn’t have any suspension.

The smoothness comes mainly from the tire pressure, which is slightly lower than on some other, similar models. This gives the tires a softer feel and grants better handling of uneven terrain.

How does the TurboAnt X7 Pro compare to other scooters?

Let’s look at a few comparisons between the TurboAnt X7 Pro and some of its biggest competitors on the market.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs TurboAnt M10

Turboant x7 pro vs turboant x7 max

The two models are the current front runners of the TurboAnt brand. These are the two latest scooters the brand has put to market and, at first, it seems like they are almost identical.

The TurboAnt M10 is usually about $60 cheaper than its competitor, and the biggest downgrade to reach that price is the battery difference between the two.

The M10 comes with a non-removable, 7.5 Ah, 270 Wh battery that offers a range of just 18 mi / 29 km. The X7 Pro, on the other hand, with its 10 Ah, 360 Wh removable battery offers a range of around 30 mi / 48 km, almost double what the M10 does.

Add to this the fact that you can even use two batteries for twice the range on the X7 Pro, it seems like the slightly bigger price comes with a great pay-off, and the TurboAnt X7 Pro is the clear winner.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs TurboAnt X7 Max

Turboant x7 pro vs turboant x7 max

There are two major things you should look at when comparing the TurboAnt X7 Pro vs Max version: their price and the battery. And personally, it’s a bit hard for me to justify buying the latter model.

The TurboAnt X7 Max version comes at around $600, which is $100 more than the TurboAnt X7 Pro scooter.

But for that price difference, you get next to no difference in the scooter’s design and features, as it only comes with an upgraded battery that provides 32 mi / 52 km of range, which is only around 2 extra miles of range.

To make matters worse, the battery isn’t even removable like it is on the Pro version, meaning you can instead spend that money on a spare battery for the TurboAnt X7 Pro and be done with it. The TurboAnt X7 Max is not as good of an option as its “Pro” counterpart.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs Hiboy S2 Pro

Turboant-X7 Pro vs Hiboy S2 Pro

While at first glance these two models might look the same, as they even have roughly the same performances, they do have some notable differences.

With the Hiboy S2 Pro, you will get: solid non-puncture tires, a rear suspension system to battle the roughness of the tires, and a better water protection rating of IPX54, which is one level above the IPX4 of the TurboAnt X7 Pro scooter.

If you opt for the Hiboy S2 Pro you will have to give away a lot of riding range as it doesn’t come with an extra removable battery. But the ride experience and the smooth cruising of this scooter are unparalleled to what the TurboAnt model offers.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs GoTrax G4

Turboant-X7 Pro vs gotrax g4

In all honesty, I don’t see the GoTrax G-series making a huge boom on the scooter market. This whole series lacks a lot to compete well in the budget-priced category, especially compared to more popular names like TurboAnt or Xiaomi.

The GoTrax G4 is even more expensive than the TurboAnt X7 Pro, typically priced at $650.

While it does have the same motor power output and top speed, the range of the GoTrax G4 is substantially lower. You can only get up to 25 mi / 40 km of riding with a single charge, 3 km / 5 mi less than with the Turboant model.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs Ninebot Max

Turboant X7 pro vs ninebot max

The Ninebot Max is in kind of a weird position at the moment. It’s not a budget-friendly scooter, as it costs almost $1000, but is often unfavorably compared to scooters in the budget category, mostly because of its fluctuating pricing.

This model, designed by Segway, is made for light and long rides on the city streets. Its top speed reaches around 18 mph / 30 kmh, which is on par with the power of the TurboAnt X7 Pro. But the two scooters vary a lot in terms of range.

The Ninebot Max comes with a chunky battery stored inside the deck that provides a range of up to 40 mi / 64 km. Additionally, charging the scooter is made easy with the built-in adapter placed at the side of the deck. Thanks to this unique feature, you will only need to bring a cable with you, instead of a whole charging brick.

But probably the biggest advantage the Ninebot Max has over the TurboAnt X7 Pro is its build quality. The Segway scooter comes with a much sturdier design than the TurboAnt counterpart and provides a much more stable and comfortable ride overall.

See my Ninebot Max review if you’re interested.

TurboAnt X7 Pro vs Xiaomi Pro 2

Turboant X7 Pro xiaomi pro 2

There’s not much to say about the Xiaomi Pro 2 that hasn’t already been said. It’s one of the top sellers in the e-scooter industry and one of my favorite budget scooters.

With that being said, it does have its shortcomings which are evident by its low price of just around $650. When compared against the Turboant X7 Pro, the biggest disadvantage is the non-removable battery.

Surprisingly, the Xiaomi Pro 2 underperforms in both speed and range when compared to the TurboAnt X7 Pro, although not by much. And while it has its flaws, most of them are covered by the well-rounded build that is unmatched in this price range.

Make sure to check out my comprehensive review of the Xiaomi Pro 2 to see everything it has to offer.

Build quality

Like most brands, TurboAnt uses aluminum alloy for the frame of the scooter. It makes it very sturdy and strong, which is much needed for the protection of the battery that is attached to the outside of the stem.

The scooter uses plastic for the fenders and some of the smaller parts, like the LCD protector, and the control throttle. It also has some rubber, notably at the deck, used for better gliding protection.

The X7 Pro is designed to be a small, thin, light, and portable city commuter. It looks fairly similar to most scooters in this price range.

It won’t offer any groundbreaking, futuristic designs, but will surely satisfy your needs if you are looking for something more typical and regular-looking.

Features

LCD display of the Turboant X7 Pro

As a budget-priced, urban commuter, the X7 Pro doesn’t offer any groundbreaking features (except the removable battery, of course). But it still satisfies all the basic needs you will have from a scooter like this one.

Tires

rear wheel of the Turboant X7 Pro

The scooter uses tubed pneumatic tires that are 10 inches tall. It felt like the tires did quite a good job when it comes to ride comfort, certainly one of the best tire setups I’ve seen in budget scooters.

What’s important here, however, is that the tires are also kept at a slightly lower PSI pressure than most of the other typical scooters. This allows them to better handle uneven surfaces and harsh terrains.

That itself takes away the need for a suspension, making the ride smooth without any shock absorption systems.

Brakes and safety

I loved the brake setup of the TurboAnt X7 Pro. It uses a triple braking system composed of an:

  • EBS (Electronic Braking System) for the front wheel that stops the motor
  • rear disc brake on the rear wheel
  • foot brake at the back of the deck

Most of the time you will only use the front wheel brake, as it’s enough to stop the scooter almost immediately if it runs at average speed. The rear and foot brakes can ensure a very short braking distance at higher speeds, stopping the scooter completely in a distance as short as 16 ft / 5 m, and can also serve as emergency brakes.

Although the scooter isn’t very fast and powerful, you can never go wrong with additional safety measures.

Keep in mind that all the important electronic parts, like the battery and the motor, are mounted on the front side of the scooter. This puts all the weight up front and can sometimes cause a problem if you make a sudden break at a high speed.

That’s why it’s always recommended to wear your helmet and even some gloves and extra protection for a completely safe ride.

Suspension

As we previously mentioned, one downside of the scooter is its lack of suspension. The X7 Pro comes without any shock absorbers or suspension springs.

However, it nicely covers this up with its big pneumatic tires which can handle any smaller bumps you will encounter. It’s not at all convenient for dirt and off-road rides, but it will still provide a safe and smooth city ride, which is its main purpose anyway.

Water resistance

The TurboAnt X7 Pro comes with an IPX4 rating, meaning it’s resistant to any water splashes and lesser intakes.

It’s mostly safe to ride this scooter in the rain, and it likely won’t be damaged by the occasional ride on a wet street. However, it is not completely waterproof and will be damaged if it’s submerged in water or sprayed with a stream of higher pressure.

If the scooter does come in serious contact with water, it’s best to immediately remove the battery and store it somewhere safe and dry.

Lights

headlight of the Turboant X7 Pro

The scooter comes with a great lighting system for such a budget-priced product.

In the front of the stem, it has a very bright, 3W LED headlight. It is a solid light, sufficient for most urban areas you will probably ride in.

On the rear side, it has a smaller taillight mounted on the rear fender which signals whenever you are braking or slowing down. It also has dual, reflective lights on the sides of both wheels.

Overall, it offers great visibility for both you and others around you.

Deck and handlebars

Turboant X7 Pro 16 deck

The biggest downside of such a lightweight scooter is its small deck. It’s long enough to give you a pleasant riding position, but not nearly wide enough to place both your feet on comfortably.

On the plus side, the deck is nicely rubberized and equipped with raised dimples that offer great gliding protection. It’s a nice touch that will keep your feet stable on sharp corners and sudden breaks. But it’s still a fairly small deck overall.

The handlebars are your average, unfoldable, non-gliding rubber bars. The scooter is delivered with nice handlebar grips which can be easily replaced, although you probably won’t ever need to do that. They are wide enough to suit all types of riders, but still just short enough to not cause any trouble during transportation.

Portability, weight, dimensions

Turboant X7 folded

We already mentioned that this is one of the best lightweight scooters, and it’s designed to be very portable.

It weighs just around 33 lbs / 15 kg and can be easily folded and carried around. This is on par with some of the lightest scooters out there.

The dimensions of the scooter are:

  • folded: 42.6 * 16.5 * 18.1 in / 108.3 * 42 * 46 cm
  • unfolded: 42.6 * 16.5 * 46.7 in / 108.3 * 42 * 118.6 cm

Since the battery of the X7 Pro is mounted on the stem, it does make the stem a bit wider. As this is the part you usually hold whenever you pick up the scooter, it does make it a bit hard to carry around.

However, most users mentioned it’s only inconvenient at the start and is something you will quickly get used to.

Weight limit and usage by heavy adults

The X7 Pro has an impressive 275 lbs / 125 kg weight limit. This is quite a large weight limit for a scooter in this price range.

No user has tested if the scooter can handle any more weight than that.

Controls

The X7 Pro has a digital LCD mounted in the middle of the handlebar. It shows all the important information, such as the current battery level, speed, and mode you are riding on.

It is a quite large and easily readable display, and it’s very conveniently placed in front of your point of view.

The scooter comes with 3 riding modes that you can adjust with the throttle placed right next to the display. It has a beginner, eco, and sports mode, all offering different max speeds.

The scooter also comes with an additional, performance settings menu. You can access this menu by pressing and holding the power and menu buttons on the control throttle, and the P-settings menu will appear on the display.

Accessories and customizations

The best thing you can buy aftermarket for the X7 Pro is a second battery. Since it offers the feature of a removable battery, you can simply buy two of them and practically double the range you can get out of one battery charge.

TurboAnt offers the same 10Ah battery that comes with the scooter, or a better, 12.8 Ah one, on their online store. You can simply choose to upgrade the range of the scooter significantly and get more than 60 mi / 97 km of riding with just one 6-hour charge time (as you can charge both batteries simultaneously).

Aside from this, most of the essentials needed for this scooter already come with it, with a few exceptions. You will want a fairly safe scooter helmet for this model, and also I usually recommend getting a medium-strong scooter lock for scooters in this price range.

As we already mentioned, although this is not a fast and powerful scooter, it’s still very important to always wear your protective gear. TurboAnt even provides a nice riding package on their online store that you can order for an additional $99. The package includes a very useful rubber cellphone mount, and a water-resistant battery bag, among other things.

If you still feel like you need some additional upgrades or customizations, see my detailed electric scooter accessories guide.

Downsides and tradeoffs

It may seem harsh to label certain tradeoffs as downsides when we are talking about a real budget-priced scooter. However, I did find a few notable issues with the TurboAnt X7 Pro that are worth mentioning.

The biggest one is most probably the suspension, or, rather, the lack of one. The scooter comes with no suspension springs and can be very uncomfortable to ride on uneven surfaces, dirt roads, and streets filled with potholes. I mean, I’ve tried much less comfortable scooters, but I can’t say ride comfort was a strong side of this scooter.

The headlight can often be insufficient and you might need a new, brighter one if the streets you usually ride on aren’t well-illuminated.

Finally, the speed. Although the official speed limit is reported to be around 20 mph / 32 km, many users reported not being able to reach more than 80% of that. To be fair, I was able to reach the official top speed, but I’ve seen some complaints from other people on this, so I thought I should bring it up.

Who shouldn’t buy the TurboAnt X7 Pro2?

kickstand of the Turboant X7 Pro

The first type of person that comes to mind who won’t be satisfied with this product is the experienced scooter rider who looks for something more than another basic, beginner-level scooter.

In many ways, the X7 Pro is just that. It doesn’t offer any high-speed, adrenaline-raising experience, and will at best be a small upgrade to your already owned, older commuter scooter.

Also, if you like to ride into the nearby wilderness, this scooter won’t do you any good. The lack of real power and suspension on the X7 Pro may not be a problem in the urban environment but is a serious issue for those looking for an occasional off-road adventure.

Verdict

I recommend this scooter if you are looking for a cheap but well-built scooter with a nice range.

The X7 Pro will best suit those looking for a regular daily ride to and from work, for some local errand run, or simply a scooter that will help them finally jump on the e-scooter train.

With its removable battery feature, this is one of the most convenient scooters out there, especially when it comes to charging.

If you live or work in a building with lots of stairs in it, you will probably want a lightweight scooter that can be easily transported by hand. Or, even better, you can lock your scooter outside and just grab the battery with you for charging.

With its smooth acceleration, solid brakes, good lights all around the frame, and excellent convenience, this is a perfect choice for someone commuting in busy areas or larger cities. For a price of around $550 (and a $40 discount if you buy through my link), this thing is certainly a great option for a beginner or average daily rider.

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I am Matt Trajkovski, the owner and main editor of EScooterNerds. I love electric scooters, and electric vehicles in general, and I’ve been involved in the industry for more than 10 years. I enjoy testing, reviewing, and research on various electric scooter models and brands, following our proprietary rigorous editorial and testing process developed here at EScooterNerds, looking for great value and performance, both through data and experience. All of the content published on this blog goes through a rigorous review and editorial process, and our product reviews not only include the hands-on experience of our own team members, but the experience of our audience members as well. My goal is to provide you with the best information about electric scooters possible. You can see all of my posts in my articles archive.
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