TurboAnt X7 Pro Review: TurboAnt or TurboAin’t?

X7 Pro Electric Scooter
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - front tire, deck, rear tire, and kickstand, cropped view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - full scooter folded down, top view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -folding mechanism on stem, clasp open, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -front headlight, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, folded down and clipped to fender, angled view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -stem latch on rear fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, folded down and hooked to fender
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - stem hooked to fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -Thumb throttle and right handlebar, close up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -rear reflector, rear fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -rear foot brake, locking latch, and rear wheel, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -left handlebar, bell, brake, and display, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -Deck and Wheels, top down view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - cockpit with handlebars, brake, bell, thumb throttle, display, top view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - Rear tire, rear brake, foot brake, close-up
X7 Pro Electric Scooter
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - front tire, deck, rear tire, and kickstand, cropped view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - full scooter folded down, top view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -folding mechanism on stem, clasp open, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -front headlight, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, folded down and clipped to fender, angled view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -stem latch on rear fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, folded down and hooked to fender
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - stem hooked to fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -Thumb throttle and right handlebar, close up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -rear reflector, rear fender, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -rear foot brake, locking latch, and rear wheel, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -left handlebar, bell, brake, and display, close-up
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -Deck and Wheels, top down view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - cockpit with handlebars, brake, bell, thumb throttle, display, top view
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - Rear tire, rear brake, foot brake, close-up

Turboant X7 Pro

The TurboAnt X7 Pro is like a real ant: small and light with surprising ability. Discover how it stacks up against other budget commuters in this TurboAnt X7 Pro review.

Technical Specifications

Tested top speed: 15.8 mph*
Tested range: 15.3 mi*
Weight: 32 lb*
Max rider weight: 280 lb
Water resistance: IPX4

Highlights

Smooth acceleration
Understated design
Removable battery pack
Front heavy
Narrow deck

* Based on our performance tests which may differ from the manufacturer’s claims.

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Summary

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Our Take: A Scooter That’s as Light and as Powerful as It’s Name

The TurboAnt X7 Pro electric scooter is a strong contender in the budget commuter category, with a solid stem, super smooth acceleration, and lightweight speed. With a tested top speed of 15.8 mph, the X7 Pro isn’t the fastest entry-level scooter but it rides smooth and stable.

Pretty portable and user friendly

It’s a great model for first-time riders as it packs together many of the portability and user-friendly features that we appreciate most, including a small folded footprint, lightweight build, quick folding that locks into position for easy carrying, an ergonomic thumb throttle, and a high-mounted headlight.

TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, folded down and clipped to fender, angled view

It isn’t ultraportable because the handlebars don’t fold, but the stem locking mechanism feels particularly solid and the locking clasp is very easy to clip to the fender when folded.

The TurboAnt X7 Pro has folded dimensions of 43 in long by 17 in wide by 18 in tall. The handlebars are 17 in wide and the deck to handlebar height is 39.0 in tall, which is a comfortable setup for most riders.

How to fix a creaky stem on the X7

We noticed a bit of stem creak when testing our X7 Pro, and Paul was able to fix the noise while ensuring the mechanism allowed the scooter to fold. Here’s a video showing how he fixed the stem creak.

Double your range with a second battery

It also features a removable battery pack that weighs 6.5 lbs, which is a nice convenience for charging and transporting. If you need to get more distance than it provides with one battery, you can purchase a second battery pack to double the range.

The one downside of the battery being in the stem is that it makes the TurboAnt X7 Pro front heavy. This is really only a concern when getting the scooter up curbs or lifting it by the handlebars when its not folded, as the rear wheel will swing freely and can knock you in the ankles.

TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -rear foot brake, locking latch, and rear wheel, close-up

Why you should keep an active stance when braking

With large pneumatic 10.0 in tires at 35 psi, a rear disc brake, a front regenerative brake, and a foot brake, the X7 Pro provides good damping at low speed and safe braking without suspension. The lower tire pressure (psi) allows the air-filled tires to cushion uneven terrain better than tires that are at the usual 45 psi.

The rear disc brake responds pretty well, but sometimes feels like it’s not getting traction. If your rider stance is very erect and your weight is toward the front of the scooter, you’ll likely feel the rear brake skip a bit instead of really gripping to the pavement.

If you are in an active rider stance (some bend in your elbows and knees and balancing weight over your rear leg), the rear brake is more effective.

Nice but narrow deck, and a clean cockpit

The deck on the TurboAnt X7 Pro is pretty narrow at 5.5 in, one of the narrowest we’ve ever tested, but it provided enough standing room given it is 17.5 in long. It accommodates heavier riders up to 280 lbs, and was a suitable build for all members of the ESG team from 5’4″ to 6’4″.

TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -Deck, close-up of rubber tread

Because the battery, motor, and motor controller are in the front of the X7 Pro, the cable routing is exceptionally neat. The X7 Pro survives splashes given its IPX4 IP rating and appears durable.

TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter - digital display turned on, close-up

TurboAnt X7 Pro P-settings

Unlike with most other entry-level electric scooters, the TurboAnt X7 Pro has some performance settings, which you can access using the buttons and display in the cockpit. Although the user manual did not include P-setting definitions, we have provided them below.

To get to the P-settings, turn on the scooter, then long-press the power and option buttons together to access the P-setting menu.

Note: You can find P-settings for this and 60+ electric scooters in our P-settings database.

P-SettingFunction
P0Speedometer style (mph or kph)
P1Cruise control (on/off)
P2Start style (kick-to-start or zero-start)
P3Tire size (do not adjust)
P4Max speed (off, 15, 20, 25)

Best Alternatives and Competitors

Model Top Speed** Range** Weight** Price
Turboant X7 Pro 15.8 mph 15.3 mi 32 lb $549
GOTRAX G4 20.0 mph 14.6 mi 37 lb $499
UScooters Booster GT 23.4 mph 15.2 mi - $949
Xiaomi Mi M365 16.7 mph 14.6 mi 27 lb $599

** Based on our independent testing, which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.

Performance Summary

Acceleration (0 to 15 mph)9.1 seconds
Top speed15.8 mph
Braking distance (15 to 0 mph)17.5 feet
Range15.3 miles
Hill climb28.5 seconds
TurboAnt X7 Pro Electric Scooter -full scooter, marina background

Overall, the TurboAnt X7 Pro is a lot like an everyday ant: small and light itself but able to carry weight, packing good features for its size. At this price point, there are few entry-level electric scooters that beat this package (outside of the well-rounded Gotrax G4).

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TurboAnt X7 Pro Specifications

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

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