In 2009, an inventor, product designer and developer Nimrod Riccardo Sapir launched an e-scooter under the MyWay brand, named Quick. This was an innovative concept of a lightweight quick-folding electric scooter, made of aluminum with a brushless motor and lithium ion battery. The commercial success came in 2015 when the Israeli entrepreneur Kfir Ben Shushan and his two partners bought a 50% stake in the company and began marketing the scooters under the name Inokim.
Today, Inokim electric scooters are sold on all continents, except Antarctica. Their line of electric rides includes a range of products for the different needs of customers: power and distance, versus light weight and compactness. All of them do have few things in common: the superb design, high quality and attention to details. There are five different scooters under the Inokim brand, from the under 25 lbs lightweight Mini, to the all-terrain OXO able to go up to 40 mph.
The Best of Inokim Scooters – OX and OXO
Inokim isn’t some Chinese factory churning out scooters at the lowest cost possible without regard for safety or quality. Many consumers overlook that Inokim adheres to the more stringent standards for compliance in Europe achieving a CE Mark for consumer safety.
Build quality of all Inokim scooters is top-notch, and that’s especially true for OX and OXO. These two scooters are the flagship Inokim models at the moment. The price point in comparison to the Dualtron and Zero 10x models fits nicely in between these but with top-class quality and safety. And while most scooters now all look the same, the aesthetics of the Inokim OX and Inokim OXO is instantly recognizable from a distance.
Speed and Power
Inokim OX features an 800W electric motor (120W peak) in the rear wheel. This is good amount of power for most riders, delivering top speed of 28 miles per hour, once the speed mode is unlocked. If you live in mostly flat area, this single motor setup is enough, but if there are lots of hills to overcome on your way, you’ll wish there is a way to get that extra push.
This is where Inokim OXO dominates. With two motors 1300W peak power each, which delivers some serious torque, when ridden properly the pickup is smooth and linear, not overpowering, and not only it can climb the 30% grade with ease, but it can also accelerate on it. OXO Super is able to hit 40 miles per hour on a flat ground in the unlocked mode. The little red button on the OXO handlebar engages the second motor when you need that extra push up the hill, or you need to overtake someone in traffic. Seasoned electric scooter riders will appreciate this, as they know you don’t need the second motor all the time, it should only be engaged when the situation calls for it, to maximize your range and save the battery.
Inside the rugged frame of the OX Super is a 60V, 21Ah battery that takes about 10 hours to fully charge, and once charged it will deliver over 40 miles of range. The advertised range is 68 miles, but unless you weigh around 160 pound and ride in the ideal conditions, don’t hope for it. And considering that the OXO is made for the off road and riding in challenging conditions, it would be a shame to stay on the beaten path. The battery pack on OXO is 26Ah, giving that extra range and power supply to the additional motor, but comes at a compromise of adding extra weight and 13hrs charge time.
While the OX offers decent and simple to maintain drum front and rear cable disc brake, the OXO wins hands down with the ZOOM hydraulic disc brakes. Performance of the hydraulic braking system is amped up by the twin ventilated discs for super modulated stopping.
Both OX and OXO have the same single-sided swing-arm suspension and it is one of the most unique design features of these electric scooters. Inokim has the unique patent on the adjustable suspension system, called OSAP (OX Suspension Adapter Patent). The OSAP allows you to alternate the suspension position between LOW, for better stability mainly at higher speeds, and HIGH, for larger suspension travel and higher clearance, intended for riding on rough terrain.
The cockpits on both models are very similar, there is the same control unit with thumb-controlled throttle and an LCD display showing your stats: speed, battery lever and power mode. There is also a bike bell, on both models and on the OXO handlebar there is a little red button that engages the dual motor drive.
Folding and Portability
Like the most high performance electric scooters, Inokim OX and Inokim OXO are foldable, but not exactly portable. First, they are heavy. The OXO weighs nearly 75 pounds, and while the OX is lighter, weighing 57 pounds, it still not something you can pick up and carry around. Second, they are large. The folded dimensions of both the OX and the OX are 48” x 23” x 22”, so you will need to think about storage space if you plan to get one of these. Folding mechanism is great and you can effortlessly fold and unfold your scooter in seconds.
Compared to some other electric scooters, both OX and OXO are the bare-bones models. The design of the scooter is very nice, and there is really no need for all the bells and whistles to inflate the perceived value and sell the scooter. There should be a phone mount included in the package, which is now pretty much a standard for higher priced e-scooters. Both models come with bright headlights as well as rear brake lights, so you will be able to see and be seed during those night rides.
According to the manufacturer both OX and OXO can support a maximum rider weight of 265 lbs. They are probably sturdy enough to be able to haul more, but the heavier the rider, the greater impact on the performance. This is significantly less noticeable on OXO, as dual motors provide enough power to lessen the overload, and these type of scooters are better suited for heavier riders.
OX vs. OXO Comparison
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