Synergy Aviator 2.0 Review- Dual Motor Performance, Budget-Friendly Price!

We get to test out a new electric scooter, the Synergy Aviator 2.0. Synergy may sound new to you–but they have quite a presence in Canada, with 32 dealers. Now, the brand is looking to launch in the US, with warehouses in Seattle and Miami.

Synergy Aviator 2.0

$1,269

Why should you be excited about the Synergy Aviator 2.0 electric scooter?

Well, this is a dual-motor scooter with solid tires (stick around to know why we suddenly think solid tires are okay). The scooter costs less than some single-motor electric scooters–and if you know your scooters, you know that dual motors rock at hill climbing–and this one is an absolute monster!

We should note that there’s also a less expensive single-motor version of the Aviator, which we’ll review soon. However, today we’re covering the dual motor variant of the Aviator models-the Synergy Aviator 2.0 and comparing it to some of the best solid-tire electric scooters we’ve ever tested.

Technical Specifications

Weight: 56 lb*
Max rider weight: 250 lb
Water resistance: IP54

Highlights

Amazing Hill-Climbing-Power and Acceleration
No Flat Tires Ever! Because Of The Solid Tires
Great Suspension for the Price
Not The Best At Cornering
No Mode Indicator For Eco/Turbo or Single & Dual Motor
That One Little Rattle We Haven't Fixed Yet

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Synergy Aviator 2.0 Electric Scooter Summary

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They are new to the game, but they sure do have a range of performance scooters in their line:

  • RIDE E scooter(their entry-level scooter at 350 W)
  • Aviator Series– Single 600W electric scooter
  • AVIATOR 2.0 Electric Scooter scooter(Dual 600W)
  • Dual Synergy Sport Electric Scooter(Dual 800W)
  • Cyclone (Dual 1000W)
  • TSUNAMI Electric scooter (Dual 1200W)
  • Storm Electric Scooter (Beefed up/Offroad version of the Tsunami) 

Talk about a lineup of beast scooters!

Our scooter of interest, however, is the dual motor variant, Aviator 2.0. The Aviator electric scooter is rated for 1200 Watts of nominal power, but riding it, peak power feels much more powerful. We tested ours for a week, and so far, we’re impressed with what you get for your money, especially if you take into account the stateside support from Synergy. 

Out of the box, with the stock P-settings, the Aviator feels mellow and easy to ride but is still a strong hill climber. However, with the P-settings unlocked , it becomes a whole different beast. It’s kind of bonkers how hard it can launch. 

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Electric Scooter Full Picture

There’s no question that this is a scooter for riders who prefer solid tires. Dual-motor, solid-tire scooters are pretty rare, and flat-proof tires are extremely alluring for daily commuters. The superior suspension does great for ride quality–as does the ergonomic build of the Aviator scooter. 

This review unfolds what Synergy gives us in the Aviator 2.0, and spoiler alert: it makes you want to get a flat-proof electric scooter!

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Our Take: We hacked the Synergy Aviator 2.0! – Dual Motors, Dual Personalities at a Single Motor Price and with Zero Flats

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Electric Scooter Alternatives and Competitors

While you’re researching, here are a couple alternative scooters with comparable price and performance.

Wide Wheel Pro vs. Synergy Aviator 2.0

The Wide Wheel Pro has the shortest folded length of the comparison scooters and the widest tires by far but has a lower max rider weight limit than the Aviator and awkward cornering due to the steamroller-like tire profile.

Varla Pegasus vs. Synergy Aviator 2.0

The Varla Pegasus has the highest max rider weight limit and the shortest stopping distance of the four, but at 10.0 lbs heavier and 3 inches longer than the Aviator, it’s much less portable and, at 25.0 mph, has the slowest measured max speed of the group.

U-Scooters GT Sport Vs. Synergy Aviator 2.0

Weighing in at less than 30.0 lbs, the U-Scooters GT-Sport is by far the lightest of the group and has the highest top speed. But it also has the shortest range, and because it’s a single-motor scooter, it takes nearly twice as long to get to 15.0 mph as the Aviator.

Comparison Scooters Section

ModelTop Speed**Range**Weight**Price
UScooters GT Sport30.0 mph13.8 mi30.0 lb$1,099
Synergy Aviator 2.027.2 mph22.5 mi56.2 lb$1,269
Varla Pegasus25.0 mph18.2 mi66.0 lb$1,299
Mercane WideWheel Pro26.7 mph19.3 mi56.0 lb$1,299

Is It Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?

It’s a no-brainer.

Everything about this scooter screams heavy-rider. And it’s not always about the higher rider weight capacity–though the Aviator’s 275.0 lbs limit is quite encouraging. We also consider the riding ergonomics and performance–especially given the higher requirements for heavier riders.

The Aviator electric scooter has a roomy deck for riders with bigger feet to comfortably shuffle around and get the best foot placement while riding. The telescopic handlebar then caters to riders of all heights–with a maximum height of 39.5 inches above the deck.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Handlebars

In addition, the handlebar is wide enough. And the dual suspension crowns the ride experience by smoothing out large bumps and obstacles on the road–and we feel that their tuning is best experienced by riders weighing over 175.0 lbs.

That aside, the torquey 1200 W nominal power motors are excellent for performance. Going off our road tests, we feel they peak at 2000 W power or more. The effect is one of the best hill climbing powers in its class–which is not greatly affected by a heavier rider on the steering. Then there’s the large 748.8 wh battery that supplements the motor by providing sufficient power to keep the scooter running regardless of the riders weight.

So, yes. This is a great scooter for bigger and heavier riders.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Electric Scooter Review

Performance Summary

Acceleration (0 to 15 mph)2.6 seconds
Acceleration (0 to 20 mph)4.1 seconds
Acceleration (0 to 25 mph)6.3 seconds
Top speed27.2 mph
Braking distance (15 mph to 0 mph)10.7 feet
Range22.5 miles
Hill climb9.3 seconds

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Acceleration

When compared to every scooter we’ve tested, the Aviator 2.0’s acceleration per dollar is unbeatable. It even accelerates faster than some scooters that cost twice the amount.

It beats the past champion, Mercane’s WideWheel Pro, which has a 3.2-sec acceleration to 15.0 mph and is tied to the Varla Pegasus, both rocketing from 0 to 15.0 mph in an astounding 2.6 seconds. Surprisingly, that’s quicker to 15.0 mph than the beastly Apollo Phantom V2, which takes 2.7s.

The dual motor variant of the Aviator models also wins for best acceleration in its weight class because it’s more than 10.0 lbs lighter than the Pegasus, despite having exactly the same size battery.

Top Speed

The Synergy Aviator can reach speeds of 20.0 mph right out of the box, in line with the local regulations of most countries. However, you can unlock the P settings to give you a whopping 27.2 mph on the dash. That’s faster than some of the scooters in its class, including the Varla Pegasus at 25.0 mph and Mercane WideWheel Pro at 26.7 mph. However, the GT sport is faster, clocking in at 30.0 mph. 

The 27.2 mph tested top speed is a little above average for its price, and high-speed stability is surprisingly good, despite the 8.0-inch diameter tires. The Synergy Aviator scooter also has three “gears” that let you limit your maximum speed, alongside the Eco/Turbo and Single/Dual settings that let you further customize the power delivered to the motors once you pull on the trigger-style throttle.

Hill Climb

Hill climbing is where dual-motor scooters really shine. The Dual 600W motors make the Aviator 2.0 an absolute monster when it comes to hill climbing. The scooter made it up our 10% grade test hill in 9.3 seconds at an average speed of 14.6 mph-30% faster than most other scooters in its price range. For perspective, it’s faster than the Varla Pegasus at 9.5 sec at 14.3 mph, the GT Sport at 10.5 sec at 12.9 mph, and the Wide Wheel Pro at 10.8 sec at 12.5 mph.

Range and Battery

The dual motor variant Aviator is powered by a 48V 15.6 AH lithium battery, which gives it a range of 22.5 miles. This is surprisingly close to the manufacturer’s claimed range of 25.0 miles. We think it will easily hit 25.0 miles using the stock P-settings or any of the 11 slower speed modes (combine the three gears, plus any combination of Eco/Turbo and Single/Dual Mode).

The downside is that the battery has a relatively long charging time of 7 hours, so you need to plan ahead if you’re going to be using it for extended periods of time.

But as with all electric scooters, the range depends on many factors such as terrain, riders’ weight, riding style, and whether you’re using the single or dual mode. So, you can get more range riding conservatively. All things considered, the Synergy Aviators range is still above average for its price; it even beats the Segway GT 1, a $3000 scooter.

Braking

The Synergy Aviator is not only fast but brakes conveniently. From 15.0 mph to 0, you get a braking distance of just 10.7 ft, which, as we always say, anything below 11.0 ft is definitely world-class.

This awesome braking can be attributed to the scooter’s regen and dual drum brakes that let you stop quickly when needed. In line with its low-maintenance theme (solid tires, but we’ll get to that later), the drum brakes are relatively hassle-free. You’ll never get a bent rotor with drum brakes; they’re unlikely to ever wear out, and if you ever need to adjust them–check out our video review to see how easy it is.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Rear Motor and Drum Brake

We also have to point out that, unlike most drum brakes, the ones on the Synergy Aviator e-scooter don’t require a super strong grip to get maximum stopping power. However, we do have a critique for the regen braking–even in its lowest P-setting, the regen can feel a little strong when you just want light braking. But, you can turn it all the way off should that be a bigger nuisance than necessary.

Ride Quality

This is where things get interesting–the ride quality on this dual-performance, dual-solid-wheel scooter.

We’ll be honest, when we unboxed it and saw the solid tires, none of us expected to like the Aviator’s ride quality because solid tires usually mean a harsh ride. We were wrong. The suspension on this electric scooter does such a good job of smoothing out larger bumps–you might be tempted to forget you’re on a solid-wheel ride.

The Synergy Aviator 2.0 offers dual suspension (a type) that is typical of a more expensive scooter: adjustable springs, front and rear, plus polyurethane bushings which help keep it from springing back like a trampoline. During our road tests with the scooter, the suspension felt slightly stiff for our 165.0 lbs-rider. 

We feel that riders above 175.0 lbs right up to the 250.0 lb riders weight limit will have a much better experience. The front suspension is also a little stiffer than the back, like a Trophy Truck, which is great. Why? Because leaning back a little gives the Aviator better high-speed stability and helps it feel planted while braking or jumping off of curbs. 

Now, for the scooter’s tires–the plus side of solid wheels, of course, is that you’ll never ever get a flat tire. This adds to the fun-factor. The Aviator’s tires are 8.0 inch in diameter by 2.4 inches wide, with a fairly flat tire profile for a larger contact patch. This gives you extra traction when braking or accelerating, but the blunt profile is not quite as good for carving corners because you start to run out of tires on the edges. So it works best using a point-and-shoot riding style. And the downside of using solid tires is that some of the smaller high-frequency vibrations don’t get fully smoothed out by the springs.

For those who absolutely have to have air-filled tires, stay tuned! We’ve heard that a tubeless tire version is coming out as well, but these solid tires kind of grow on you the more you ride the scooter.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Electric Scooter Features

Portability

We don’t always burden dual-motor scooters with being lightweight or portable–but when we get one, we’re sure to appreciate it. Of the 106 scooters we’ve weighed, this is the third lightest dual-motor scooter behind the featherweight Unagi Model One; and just slightly heavier than the Mercane Wide Wheel-Pro. In a surprising twist, it turns out that the Aviator 2.0 is much lighter than its 64.0 lb specification, weighing in at an ESG-certified 56.2 lbs! 

Overall, portability is very good because of the folding bars and telescoping stem. Plus, the scooter gets an inch shorter when folded. To put its folded size in perspective, it’s more than 6.0 inches shorter than a folded Vsett 10+ despite the Aviator having a deck that’s 2.0 inches longer.

At 44.5 inches L x 10.0 inches W x 18.1 inches H it’s not the tightest fix, but you can definitely fit the folded e-scooter in the back of most cars’ trunks.

Cockpit

The dash is stunning–not overdone and not understated in any way. The highlight is the clean-looking monochrome QS-S4 style digital display that’s easy to read in any light (we sure do love that). It’s paired with a trigger throttle that’s easy to control. And next to it, you’ll find an added safety feature-a security key with a voltage indicator, which comes in handy when riding and so you’ll know when it’s fully charged.

Over at the left side, next to the Headlight and Horn Switch, you’ll find a nice rubberized ECO/Turbo button and a switch to toggle between Single and Dual motors.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Controls

Altogether, you can access the 11 possible riding modes we discussed in the performance section. However, as usual, with this style of button, the one downside is you can’t tell what mode you’re in until you pull the trigger–but once you do, the power difference is pretty obvious. 

Lights

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Headlight

The Aviator is equipped with an okay lighting profile. To light up the riding track ahead, the scooter has a center headlight with a horn and button-style deck lights. You can aim the center light exactly where you want it, and it is bright enough for night riding.

The deck rear is equipped with the same button-style lights with a braking function for riding safety.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 side lights

Also, as has seemingly become the norm of scooters at this price point, the side deck is lined with red acrylic side lights that look pretty cool and night–and seem much more durable than most sidelights we see. On the downside, the sidelights are not so visible during the day.

Tires

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Tires

The dual motor variant of the Aviator has a bold choice of 8.0-inch x 2.4-inch, flat-proof, solid tires. The boldness is in that solid tires rarely give a comfortable ride experience. However, the way the Aviator’s suspension is set up levels the ride quality to that of some air-filled tire scooters.

In addition, while 8.0-inch tires are relatively small, these ones somewhat shocked us with how well they handled–except, of course, on corners due to their flat profile. Synergy says they plan to release an update with tubeless tires– a move aimed at making the ride even smoother. But some people will still choose flat proof for total peace of mind. Really a case of ‘no one-size fits all.’

Deck

At 20.0 inches x 6.8 inches, the Aviator has the widest deck of the comparison scooters and is also long enough. The dimensions give enough real estate to plant your feet in the most comfortable position for an unmatched ride experience. The deck also has a grab handle that can function as a footrest.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Deck Grab handle

The Aviator’s deck is covered in textured rubber for improved stability–we also like that rubber decks are easier to clean. Right in the middle is the ‘Aviator’ logo, CNC-machined right into the aluminum, and it looks pretty cool.

And, despite the small tires, the Aviator e-scooter manages a decent ground clearance of 5.0-inches, against the competitors’ 3.3-inches on the Pegasus and 4.3-inches on the WideWheel Pro.

Build Quality

So, what does Synergy Aviator electric scooter look and feel like?

From the top, the cockpit is an update of a classic look. We’ve not experienced this type of grips before, but they might be a new office favorite. They’re really soft and perfectly match the shape of a closed hand. Like many of the other grips we consider ideal, the ones on this e-scooter have clamps at both ends, so they’ll never twist or slide off of the bars. 

The Aviator uses sliding collars to fold the handlebars, which we prefer for two reasons. One, it’s faster. Two–you never have to re-tighten them during your ride, like you sometimes do with the type that screws into place. These just feel firm all the time. The handlebar height goes unusually high for this style of scooter, from tall down to as low as you’d possibly want to go. But be careful to fully tighten the clamp before you ride.

 The stem latch has an easy-to-use handle. Simply plant your foot on the deck and nudge the stem forward to make sure it’s fully latched, and then click the safety catch into place. We demo this on our video review and urge you to check that out.

The ergonomics on the Aviators are something else–they eliminate fatigue by padding virtually anything that requires active use, including the buttons. The brake levers also have rubber inserts screwed into place that additionally gives them a high-end feel.

We like the look and feel of the metal charging port cover–just be careful not to EVER touch the battery terminals, and always keep it screwed into place, so it won’t bounce around. 

Another must-note feature that makes this electric scooter feel current heading into 2023 is that every wire is plug-and-play, right down to the motors themselves. The only exception here is the voltmeter-key switch which is hard-wired for security reasons.

The Aviator has a water protection rating of IP54, which came in handy during the range test course where our rider was caught in the rain for more than 10.0 miles. This gave us a chance to experience fender protection–which we can say works quite well against road spray. Note that IP54 products are protected against water splash from all angles and heavy rain, but if immersed fully in water, the electric scooter will be damaged.

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Stem Latch

Overall build quality is solid, with the most noticeable flaw being a small rattle from the stem latch when riding on rough pavement. A dab of silicone on either side of the lever should quiet it down. 

Safety

The Aviator is a safe scooter to ride day or night, (some) rain or shine. The full lighting profile ensures that you can see the road and that you stay seen on the road. The acrylic side lights are especially handy in low-light situations.

Besides, riders get good braking to stop on a dime when called for. The electric scooter is also fitted with a horn to alert other unwary road users of your presence. And as for the scooter’s safety, it comes fitted with an anti-theft voltage lock key that strongly deters theft. The IP54 IP rating is also an excellent way of protecting the scooter from water damage in light showers and moderately heavy rain.

Warranty 

Synergy provides a standard one-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Read through your warranty specifications carefully to understand what is and is not covered by the manufacturer. 

Something else we should point out is that, yes, you can find some scooters with similar specs to this cheaper elsewhere. But know the importance of after-sale support. For really any price point (but more when you drop $1k+), it sucks when you run into an issue. 

The good news is that as Synergy launches into the US, they have set up shops in Seattle and Miami for local support outside of the 32 designated dealers located across Canada. When buying a scooter, go in with a bias toward companies with real, local servicing presences. 

Synergy Aviator 2.0 Scooter: Review Conclusion

If you’re on the fence about getting a single-motor or dual-motor electric scooter, the Synergy Aviator electric scooter feels like a great place to start. It’s similar in price and weight to some of the faster single-motor scooters but gives you much wider options when it comes to performance: you can turn it down and cruise or crank it all the way up and get some impressive performance.

On the practical side, solid tire scooters like the Aviator make great commuters because you save time by never having to check tire pressure, and you won’t ever be late to work because you got a flat tire. 

We spent quite a bit of time talking with Ryan, the owner of Synergy, and our overall feeling about the brand is that Synergy is a good choice for people who want a balance of good value, features, and performance from a brand with a strong and growing presence this side of the ocean. We’re already looking forward to testing the other two scooters they’ve sent.

And if the price is an issue or you don’t need dual-motor performance, the Aviator series has a single-motor version at $999, just for you!

You can use the ESG-Exclusive Coupon (ESGFRIDAY) should you feel like the Synergy Aviator 2.0 is the scooter for you.

Synergy Aviator 2.0: Technical Specifications

Note: These specifications are provided by the manufacturer and may differ from our real-world testing.

MakeSynergy
ModelAviator 2.0
Weight64 lb
Folded dimensions45 by 10 by 18 in
Motor power, continuous1200 W
Top speed20 mph
Range25 mi
Battery capacity749 Wh
Battery recharge time7 hrs
Max rider weight250 lb
Brake typeDrum + Drum
Tire type8.0 in Solid + Solid
Built-in lightsFront + Rear
Water resistanceIP54

Synergy Aviator 2.0 P-Settings Guide

How to navigate through the Settings Menu:

  • Hold the top button and bottom button together to enter P-settings
  • Bottom button to enter code number for first digit (code is 2626)
  • Use the upper button to advance to next digit
  • Hold the top button to enter code when done
  • Use the lower button to advance through P-settings
  • Hold the upper button to enter adjustment mode for each setting
  • Use the lower button to change the setting
  • Hold the upper button again to exit adjustment mode
  • Hold Both buttons again to exit P-Settings, or just wait and it will time out

Replicate ESG settings: 

Setting    Original   ESG-Performance Settings
P00 Tire Diameter8  (Don’t change)
P01 Cut Off Voltage  410(Don’t change)
P02 Number of Magnets 15(Don’t change)
P03   1(Don’t change)
P04 0 = km/h, 1 =  mph  1 (mph) 1
P05 0 = Zero Start 1 = kick 10
P06 0 = cruise on, 1 = off 11
P07 0 = soft start 1 = hard   01 (says “N-soft” on screen)
P08 0 to 100%65%100
P09 Regen Strength          21

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