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Segway Ninebot F40 – Overview
Convenience. Whenever I shop for anything, my number one threshold for a product is convenience. This one factor, convenience, drives the existence of technology. So far, in my collection, nothing speaks of convenience more than the Segway Ninebot F40. It’s one of the newest electric scooters from Segway ninebot in the new Segway f series.
This bad boy delivers. It is sure to get you to your destination and back, with its runtime being 1.5 hours before it requires recharging. Running at a maximum speed of 18.6 mph in sport mode, I arrive in time and in style.
In addition, it has a very sleek look, quality build. When riding this bad boy, you can’t help but feel your personality extenuated through the Segway F40.
It offers excellent stability, and it’s effortless to handle, even for beginners.
Speaking of fun, this electric scooter is suitable for both fun expeditions and transport-focused commutes. It is a guarantee to rock both in the park and in your parking lot at work.
Who should buy a Segway Ninebot F40?
The F40 is nondiscriminatory. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned scooter rider, the F40 has all you need in a scooter. It is a combination of performance, portability, and affordability.
To start with, the scooter has three riding modes. The eco mode is very suitable for beginners. It offers an extended range and is ideal for low battery usage. This mode makes for easier commutes as it uses less juice.
The standard mode is a perfect balance between speed and battery life, while the sport mode is for those who want to experience the rush and thrill of a scooter unleashed. The sport model offers faster climbing speeds, smooth descents on slopes.
Segway Ninebot F40 Specs
|Dimension||45in x 18.0in x 45.7in|
|Top Speed||18.5 mph|
|Tire||10-inch pneumatic tires|
|Light||Built-in LED headlights|
|Mode Control||Speed limit, Standard, Sport|
Features of the Segway Ninebot F40
Below are the amazing features of this scooter:
When it comes to the deck, it’s wider than most scooters. The deck is long and narrow. It’s comfortable. It has an anti-slip surface designed to absorb vibrations by providing additional padding under your feet.
When I ride, particularly at higher speeds, I want to be assured that the structure is solid and tough enough to withstand whatever riding I want. The F40 does just that.
Handlebars/Information Center/Tech Stack
The handlebars are in full Segway style. There are a few controllers and everything is built and positioned with an intelligent design that combines functionality and aesthetics.
The F40’s handlebar is straight with rubberized gray hand grips. There is a bell and a brake lever on the left side. On the right-hand side, there is the throttle, a small lever that you can push with your right thumb to accelerate.
At the center is a small display that is very visible and clear even while cruising at top speed. There is also only one operation button to help you easily navigate and operate the scooter efficiently.
The Ninebot F40 tires are revolutionary. With their pneumatic tire technology coupled with them being 10 inches, they are different than most other scooter models from Segway. Generally, segway uses solid or “never flat” tires in their scooters. However, with this F40 (and each f series scooter from Segway), Segway has FINALLY decided to use air-filled tires. The pneumatic tires make your scooter ride a smooth cruise despite the terrain and topography of your commute route.
In addition, these tires provide comfort and balance in a way that other scooters don’t match. With the larger wheels, you can ride up and down gutters and handle speed bumps effortlessly.
Moreover, you can ride over rough surfaces without too much concern. Even at higher speeds, the grippy tires, made of synthetic rubber, feel rock solid, giving you the confidence to turn right or left to a maximum of 60 degrees.
I think one of the major reasons why Segway used a pneumatic tire in the f series scooter lineup is so they can more directly compete with GoTrax. With the new 10-inch pneumatic tires on the F40, they are not only competing but providing an improved riding experience.
There’s no active suspension on this scooter. However, the elastic tires do a great job absorbing the bumps and vibrations, avoiding the dreaded numb hands.
The 10-inch pneumatic tires’ shock absorption capabilities provide a comfortable and smoother ride, and thanks to the additional jelly layer placed inside, it allows the scooter to have superior shock absorption.
Sometimes the sun might beat me home, but I don’t panic even if I am with my Segway Ninebot F40. The F40 has built-in LED headlights that are bright enough to pierce through any pitch-black road. The F40’s LED headlight also has a wide angle to light up the entire space you’ll be cruising.
The LED light not only serves to light up your path but also signals other motorists and road users of your presence.
In addition, there is a brake light which is also an LED light. The brake light indicates to other road users when you are breaking, guaranteeing your safety on the road.
The Segway Ninebot F40 has both the rear and the front brakes. Its dual brake system includes a disc brake and a regenerative electric rear brake that enhances the scooter’s energy efficiency.
Regenerative braking conserves energy used on braking compared to drum braking to give you a well-deserved boost when needed.
The two braking systems, disc brake, and regenerative braking, also make braking on the F40 smooth, comfortable and safe.
The Segway Ninebot F40 has a 350 W motor which can provide a maximum speed of 18.5 mph. This is exceptional speed. It’s just suitable to commute and ride through the streets effectively and safely. Furthermore, faster speeds on an electric scooter aren’t allowed on public roads, and they wouldn’t be safe either.
It served me right when I could limit the max speed by using the central mode button below the display. There are several reasons why I did so.
Sometimes, you may need to limit the speed to have less acceleration power. The acceleration of an electric motor can be abrupt for a beginner. For this reason, you may need some practice.
The F40 achieves a top speed of 18.6 mph in both the standard and sports modes. In eco mode, it can go up to a maximum of 9.6 mph. It can cover a maximum range of 25 miles on a single charge and accommodate a maximum load of 220 lbs.
With its 350W output, I quickly climb up to 20% grade slope slopes.
The Ninebot F40’s range is impressive because, by slowing down the speed, I can lengthen the battery duration and, therefore, mileage.
The Segway Ninebot F40 has a battery capacity of 367Wh, which gives you a 25-mile range. The mileage offered by this high-capacity battery is very functional. As a commuter who does not need to charge the scooter more than once a day, I can run my errands comfortably before plugging it in again.
I am also impressed by the massive lifespan of the motor attached to the F40. The electric motor, which is at the front wheel, is rated for 3000 hours, which means with an estimated ride of an hour a day, this baby will serve you for a lifespan of 8 years.
Also, the Smart Battery Management system is nothing short of impressive. It ensures battery safety and notifies you when there are any battery alerts.
When you’re enjoying your ride, the weather doesn’t always work as planned. However, you can be in the rain, and you don’t have to worry.
The Segway Ninebot F40 features IP54 waterproof certification and is protected against splashes.
Another technology that increases its water resistance is the well-thought-out design of the tires. The Ninebot F40 features central grooves that channel water away in a diamond pattern that splashes water away from the scooter.
The Segway Ninebot F40 stands out but does not shout. The color design balances the strong matte fiber frame-light gray hand grips topped with the eye-catching orange detail in the wheels and brake wire.
Portability & Weight
The Segway F40 is highly portable hence very convenient. With only a net weight of 38 pounds, I quickly walk around with my F40 upstairs on the elevator without straining. The F40 is the lightest scooter available in its range.
Its portability is further enhanced with its quick and secure foldable design. In addition, it has a lock system that you have to unfasten first before folding, and after folding it, make sure you clip it with the lock placed just above the rear wheel.
After doing that, it’s the scooter’s turn to be carried. You can easily fold it, carry it or put it in the boot of your car if you need to.
Quality of Construction
The Segway Ninebot F40 is built with a resilient carbon structural steel frame to guarantee a safe ride at whatever weight and speed. I especially like that the deck is solid and a little larger than other scooters.
The folding technology for this technology adds to the genius of its build. It is only a two-step folding process with secure locks and setting the shaft back in place.
In addition, the 10-inch pneumatic tires make for outstanding construction that enhances the smooth and comfortable ride. The large tires, too, have an additional layer of jelly placed inside, which increases their cushioning and reduces the risk of puncturing.
Another genius part of the construction is the double-efficient braking system. The disk brake and the regenerative braking systems ensure a smooth speed decline and energy efficiency.
Also, compared to the Ninebot Max Scooter, the Segway F40 is way ahead in design and performance.
Charging Outlet and Charging Time
The Segway Ninebot F40’s charger has an input of between 100 and 240 volts and an output of 71 watts. Safety is critical for the F40 charger. This is why it has multiple design protections that keep the charger from short-circuiting, overcurrent, and abnormal temperature.
The charging port is located on the scooter’s deck conveniently, making it easy to access-a well-thought-out design. The charging time is up to 6 hours with an upgraded intelligent battery (367 Wh) and a single charge of 6.5 hours.
Once charging is complete, it can comfortably give you a range of up to 25 miles.
To add to the convenience of the Ninebot F40 is the ability to connect to the Segway app via Bluetooth, which enables one to monitor riding status and even lock the scooter. Firmware upgrades of the scooter are also done through the mobile app. As much as the LED display is very efficient, the Bluetooth connectivity to the Segway Ninebot App also allows me to monitor your driving speed, battery alerts, riding mode, switch between kph and mph standard, and so on, on my phone app.
For the Segway F40, the manufacturer’s warranty is only valid if you purchase the scooter in the European Union. Therefore, it is advisable to contact customer care to guide you through operating your warranty. It is worthwhile to note that this warranty covers failure but not damage.
The F40 also has an extended warranty on pneumatic tires. However, the warranty is only applicable on punctures of original Segway Ninebot tires installed by Segway or a registered partner. Normal wear and tear and other types of damages are not covered.
Keen to note is that you should keep your receipt of purchase as proof of eligibility to benefit from the warranty.
The Segway Ninebot F40 is safety guaranteed. First, the mobile app that it connects to through Bluetooth affords comprehensive monitoring of the state of the scooter. From the app, I can quickly tell if your scooter is malfunctioning. Also, I can lock my scooter from the app.
In addition, the scooter does not start until it is already in motion. Therefore I have to give it a kick before the motor kicks in. This mechanism protects against accidentally accelerating while you are stationary.
Furthermore, the LED light that lights up your way serves as a safety measure to avoid accidents and alert other road users. The brake light enhances this safety feature.
What’s the difference between the Segway F30 and the F40?
The Ninebot F30 is an entry-level model of the two new scooters. It includes a 300-watt motor, a top speed of 25 km/h. The 36V and 7.65Ah batteries offer 274 Wh of capacity for a maximum range of about 30 km (18.6 miles).
The Ninebot F40, on the other hand, offers higher performance with a 350W motor and a maximum speed of 32 km/h. In addition, the larger 36V and 10.2 Ah batteries provide 367 Wh of capacity for a maximum range of around 40 km.
The Segway F30 and F40 are both part of the Ninebot Kickscooter F Series. They are both high-performance, high-function scooters. Both scooters include 10-inch pneumatic tires.
Both scooters also have Bluetooth that enables connection to the mobile app. They both easily lock, hence are very portable. Their water-resistance rating is IPX5. They both have LED lights, and both use regenerative braking technology.
Segway F40 vs. GoTrax G4: Major differences
- The Ninebot F40 offers more weight support for riders up to 265 pounds, whereas the GoTrax G4 can only handle 220lbs.
- GoTrax is heavier by a few pounds.
- Riders get more speed with the Segway, which goes at a maximum of 40mph rather than 20mph with the GoTrax.
- F40 users have a high capacity battery to handle the extra-fast trips.
- The Segway F40 connects to your smartphone through a Bluetooth connection.
- The GoTrax offers a 250W motor, while the Segway has 350W power to make commuting easier on all terrains.
- The F40 can tackle a 20% grade slope effortlessly.
- GoTrax G4 uses a drum brake system. As a result, it doesn’t have the extra boost of the more advanced regenerative braking system.
Segway Ninebot F40 Review
If you’re searching for a comfy and convenient electric scooter, the new F series from Ninebot Segway is the way to go. Because it features integrated components in the steering tube, this unique and exciting has no visible parts outside of the e-scooter chassis.
With a 350W motor and a top speed of 32km/h (20mph), the Ninebot F40 is the most powerful F series scooter. The Ninebot F40 has a range of up to 40km (25 miles) depending on the terrain, indicating that its battery life is efficient and long-lasting. The Ninebot F40 features three settings to choose from: energy-saving mode, regular mode, and a sport mode for more fun. If you want a more leisurely trip, you may use cruise control.
Further, the Ninebot Segway F40 has extremely durable 10-inch vacuum tires built-in Bluetooth and a quick-folding stem,
Water-resistant IPX5, 2.5W LED lighting, LED display, front-wheel regenerative braking, and rear-wheel disc brakes provide year-round riding safety.
They are also more durable, have higher shock absorption, and feature anti-slip technology.
Segway Ninebot F40 test results
Charging Time: 6.5 hrs
Payload: 66–265 lbs
IP Rating: IPX5
Incline: Approx. 20%
- Has no visible parts outside of the e-scooter frame
- A maximum speed of 32km/h (20mph)
- A range of up to 40km
- It has three modes: energy-saving mode, standard mode, and sport mode
- Durable 10-inch vacuum tires
- Built-in Bluetooth locking system
- Quick-folding stem
- IPX5 water-resistant rating
- 2.5W built-in LED lights
- Front-wheel regenerative braking and rear wheel disc brakes
- LED display
- The only problem is that it has only one button, and you need to browse through all the settings with it. Also, it isn’t effortless when you’re riding, so I recommend only changing mode and setting when you aren’t in motion.
OTHER SCOOTERS TO CONSIDER
SPECIFICATION, COMPARISONS, and REVIEWS
|Segway Ninebot ES1L||12.4 mph||12.4 mi||24.9 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot ES1||15.5 mph||15.5 mi||24.9 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot ES2||15.5 mph||15.5||27 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot E22||12.4 mph||13.7 mi||29.8 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot ES4||18.6 mph||28 mi||30 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot E45||18.6 mph||28 mi||36.2 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot F25||15.5 mph||12.4 mi||32 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot F40||18.6 mph||24.9 mi||35 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot F30||15.5 mph||18.6 mi||33 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot Max G30P||18.6 mph||40.4 mi||41.2 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot Zing E10||10 mph||6.3 mi||18.7 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot E8||8.7 mph||6.2 mi||17.6 lbs|
In summary, the Segway Ninebot F40 is a must-have for anyone looking for convenience, portability, and affordability. With the ability to cover up to 25 miles in one charge, this is suitable for an easier commute. Its portability also is something to applaud as it is easy to carry when you need to. In addition, it can comfortably fit in the boot of a car.
The technology that the scooter has is built on is top-notch, from the regenerative braking system to a Bluetooth-connected app, and not to forget the pneumatic tires and the carbon structure, the F40 remains a top pick.
What seals the deal, however, is the sleek design. From the display with one navigation button to the scooter’s color, which is spiked with an orange stripe, the Segway Ninebot F40 is such a beautiful piece of technology to own.
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