Constantly reimagining themeselves, Apollo releases the Air and Air Pro, two entry-level models designed with the first-time rider in mind, from price and features to operation and speed
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Introducing the Apollo Air
With exceptional stability, good looks and beginner-friendly features, the Air and Air Pro are the two newest scooters from Apollo. Starting at $499, these entry-level models share the same name, but couldn’t be more different.
They’re both super intuitive to ride, well built and stable enough for new riders to jump on right out of the box.
The clamp-style folding mechanism quickly and securely fastens the stem in place when upright, and the magnetized folding hook clips pretty easily to the anchor point on the rear of the deck when folded.
Offering Beginner-Friendly Features
The Air and Air Pro share a simple cockpit with responsive thumb throttle and single brake lever, with a rear disc brake on the Air and a front drum brake on the Air Pro.
The one-button display centered over the stem provides all of the basic functions that you need, but could be a bit brighter for easier reading in daylight.
It’s great for commuting short distances of up to 18 mi, with a high-mounted headlight, front suspension, legit fenders, and progressive profile tires that provide a really stable, comfortable ride.
Also, the limited top speed helps first-time riders build confidence on the road before they upgrade to faster scooters.
Comparing the Apollo Air and Air Pro
Here are the main differences between the Apollo Air and Air Pro.
|Specifications||Apollo Air||Apollo Air Pro|
|Motor||250 w||350 w|
|Range||13.9 mi||17.7 mi|
|Top Speed||15.6 mph||18.8 mph|
|Tires||Front: 10 in|
Rear: 8.5 in
|Front: 10 in|
Rear: 10 in
Rear: Disc + regen
|Front Suspension||Single spring suspension||Fork/Dual spring suspension|
The Pro is around $200 more, packing 100 W more motor power, adding 6 mi to the range, and going about 3 mph faster than the base Apollo Air. Along with solid brakes, both models come with front suspension: single spring suspension on the Air and fork or dual (encapsulated) spring suspension on the Air Pro.
With a solid feature set, silent ride, and a sub-$1000 price tag, the Air and Air Pro are solid competitors against some of the well-known heavy-hitters in their class, like the Xiaomi Mi M365 and Segway Ninebot Max.
To be honest, the Air’s already giving us better looks, better handling, and better ride quality than the Max, but we’ll publish comprehensive scooter reviews for both models very soon.
If you’re already convinced that the Apollo Air is the scooter for you, don’t miss it during current pricing, where you can land an Air or Air Pro for $100 off list price.
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