EMOVE Touring Review: Overview
We reviewed the EMOVE Touring electric scooter, a long-range, urban commuter with a massive deck that has great range, power, and ride quality. New, since April 2020, the EMOVE Touring is now shipping with LG-branded batteries.
|Tested top speed: 24 mph*|
|Tested range: 22.1 miles*|
|Weight: 39 lbs|
|Max rider weight: 329 lbs|
|Water resistance: None|
* Based on our performance tests which may differ from the manufacturer’s claims.
|Great power and range|
|Single wheel braking|
The EMOVE Touring is one, if not, the best scooter at its price point. It has a massive 756 watt-hour LG battery (since April 2020) that delivers plenty of range at top speed; it has tons of deck space and excellent suspension, giving it fabulous ride quality. On top of that, it weighs just 39-lbs and folds into a compact package — making it a very portable scooter.
There is a lot to love about the Touring. We think this is an ideal scooter for urban riders who have longer commutes that involves rough roads and some hills. The massive deck — which has 5-inches of ground clearance to keep you away from road debris and water — is comfortable for long rides and challenging terrain.
The only notable things we don’t like about the Touring are its small 8-inch tires and single wheel braking mechanisms.
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Other Scooters to Consider
- To keep it simple, check out our Editor’s pick of best electric scooters
- More range: The Segway Ninebot Max has slightly longer range. is less expensive, but has less power and top speed
- More power: The Skywalker 10S has even longer range and is faster, but significantly heavier
- Less expensive: The TurboWheel Swift is slower, but has slightly longer range
|Touring||24 mph||22.1 mi||39 lb||$899|
|Skywalker 10S||32 mph||25.1 mi||56 lb||$999|
|Ninebot Max||17.8 mph||28.1 mi||40 lb||$799|
|Swift||24 mph||19.6 mi||40 lb||$799|
** Based on our performance tests which may differ from the manufacturer’s claims.
EMOVE Touring Review
The scooter is an upgraded version of the Speedway Mini 4 Pro
Results below are based on our independent testing and not data provided by the manufacturer. Read about our testing methodology or compare with other scooters on our electric scooter performance testing page.
|Acceleration (0 to 15 mph)||4.5 seconds|
|Top speed||24 mph|
|Braking distance (15 to 0 mph)||16.6 ft|
|Hill climb test||13.2 seconds|
The Touring has a 500-watt motor that allowed it to accelerate from 0 to 15 mph in 4.5 seconds and to 20 mph in 7.2 seconds during our tests. This feels quick but is by no means a race car or “beast” scooter. In urban traffic, you’ll be able to efficiently zip around and merge in/out of traffic if necessary.
For comparison, this is significantly faster than a typical shared scooter, which takes 6 to 7 seconds to reach 15 mph and tops out between 15 to 18 mph. Despite the decent power of the motor, it isn’t particularly noisy.
You can see all our independent, real-world electric scooter performance tests here.
The Touring has enough torque to tackle steep hills while maintaining speed. The e-scooter completed our hill climb test in 13.2 seconds with an average speed of 10.4 mph.
The test is a 200 ft, 10% grade hill with a 165 lb rider — this is relatively steep, and unless you live in San Francisco or similar — you’re unlikely to have many hills steeper than this in your city.
The EMOVE Touring has a top speed of 24 mph with a 165 lb rider on a slight downhill. In practice, you’ll get close to 22 mph top speed on the flat.
The Touring has a 756 watt-hour lithium-ion battery that delivered a tested range of 22.1-miles. Since our review, EMOVE has updated the battery pack to be LG-branded cells.
We test all scooters on the same urban test loop, with a 165 lb rider, in the fastest mode (least energy conserving). The test circuit has hills, includes frequent stops, and has rough terrain — all these drain the battery more quickly.
We performed a braking test, and the Touring came to a stop from 15-mph in just 16.6 feet. We consider braking distances of less than 20 ft to be excellent.
The Touring has a redundant braking system, consisting of a drum and regenerative brake. One downside is that all the braking action is provided by the rear wheel and none from the front wheel — reducing the braking performance.
We prefer to see independent braking systems on each wheel.
Additionally, the rear tire is solid (not pneumatic or air-filled). These types of tires tend to be harder and don’t provide as good of traction, particularly in wet conditions.
One stand-out feature of the Touring is its incredible ride quality — it is comfortable for long rides and also small enough to be agile. The scooter certainly has the best ride quality in its price class and even beats out many more expensive scooters.
Its plush ride comes thanks to front and rear spring suspension. The front suspension is particularly good — it has a single spring stacked on top of pair of springs. Each set of springs has a different spring rate — allowing it to be soft enough to respond quickly, but also stiff so that it doesn’t bottom out.
Another stand-out feature is the spacious deck. The deck is enormous compared to scooters with this small of folded dimensions — allowing you to stand comfortably in a variety of positions. This dramatically enhances ride quality and makes it particularly comfortable for longer trips.
EMOVE Touring Features
The Touring has fantastic portability due to its compact folded size and reasonable weight.
Tipping the scales at 39-lbs — it’s light enough to carry one-handed up stairs or lift into the trunk of a car.
Additionally, the Touring has multiple folding mechanisms:
- Folding stem
- Folding handlebars
- Telescoping stems
These allow it to reduce its folded dimensions to a very compact 37-inches (length) by 7-inches (width) by 10-inches (height).
The Touring has a simple cockpit with just a few controls. On the left are a super-smooth brake lever and bell. The bell is perfect for alerting — not scaring — pedestrians. However, you’ll want to use an additional electronic horn for alerting vehicles in traffic.
The accelerator is integrated into an LCD unit — a form factor that has become ubiquitous on higher-end scooters. The disadvantage of this type of throttle is that it is trigger-style and controlled by an outstretched finger. This can become uncomfortable during long rides.
Notably, the accelerator is very smooth, and you can finely control your speed relatively easily. Some throttles have just a few power levels, making them jerky and difficult to modulate finely, but not this one.
The LCD display shows speed, mode, battery, and other trip information. Through this display, you can adjust various P-settings that determine electronic braking strength and different performance settings. The screen is visible in full sunlight; it has blue backlighting for riding at night.
The Touring has front, and rear button LED lights mounted on the corners of the deck.
These lights aren’t very bright but will help to make you visible to others. However, they are insufficient for lighting your way.
You’ll probably want additional lighting for riding at night to help you see the road better and to avoid obstacles that could send you tumbling. Read our guide on riding electric scooters at night.
The Touring has an 8-inch front pneumatic (air-filled) tire and an 8-inch rear solid (airless) tire.
These tires are on the smaller size for a scooter that otherwise excels on a variety of urban terrains. With smaller tires, you have to be more careful about potholes and obstacles that could suddenly stop your tire.
The suspension does help mitigate this problem by allowing the tire to more easily roll over bumps, but we generally prefer to see at least 8.5-inch tires on scooters that exceed 16 mph.
The EMOVE Touring’s deck has 21.8-inches by 7-inches of standing space — this is an incredible amount of usable standing space, given that it folds to just 37-inches long by 7-inches wide. The rear of the deck is unobstructed — giving you a few more inches to hang your feet over.
The deck has sandpaper-like grip tape that keeps your shoes firmly planted.
The deck has 5-inches of ground clearance, allowing you to drop off curbs and clear most obstacles. The deck-to-handlebar height is adjustable from 28.2-inches to 38-inches.
Warranty / Post-Purchase Support
The EMOVE Touring comes with a 6-month warranty.
The Touring has excellent build quality and can accommodate riders up to 330 lbs — one of the highest weight limits we’ve seen.
Part of what contributes to the build quality of the Touring is being a descendant from the MiniMotors Speedway Mini 4 Pro electric scooter. The Touring is an upgraded version of the Mini 4 Pro, a scooter that has been refined over multiple generations.
Out-of-the-box, the Touring had good quality. The only pre-ride adjustment we did was to tighten the rear drum brake, which took just a few seconds.
All the folding mechanisms are robust, with minimal play once locked into place. In particular, the folding handlebars were rock solid — they also have adjustment screws that you can use to tighten them if they are loose quickly. You may have to do this once when setting up the scooter, but this should not be a frequently needed adjustment.
The only deficits in build are fit-and-finish issues that are inherent in all scooters manufactured by hand on smaller scales (e.g., basically every scooter that isn’t a Xiaomi or Segway). The type of issues that appear are, for example, screws that need tightening and pre-ride adjustments.
EMOVE Touring: Review Conclusions
The EMOVE Touring is a very comfortable urban commuting electric scooter. Its huge deck and compact size make it great for long rides AND bringing wherever needed. The Touring is quick enough to keep up in traffic but is by no means a racing scooter. If you want a more thrilling ride, you’ll want to look at the WideWheel.
Aside from having good performance, the Touring also offers a best-in-class maximum rider weight of 330 lbs. You can expect the scooter to be slower and have less range at this weight, but it will manage. If you need a more powerful scooter that can handle the higher weight, check out the EMOVE Cruiser. For even more power, see the Zero 10X.
Overall, we think the Touring is possibly the best scooter in its price class and represents a great value for those who want a comfortable, long-range commuter scooter.
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EMOVE Touring Technical Specifications From Manufacturer
Note: This may differ from our tested specifications.
|Folded dimensions||37 by 7 by 10 inches|
|Motor power, continuous||500 watts|
|Top speed||25 mph|
|Battery capacity||756 Wh|
|Battery recharge time||8 hours|
|Max rider weight||329 lbs|
|Brake type||Electronic + Drum|
|Tire type||8-inch Pneumatic/Solid|
|Built-in lights||Front and Rear|