Turboant M10 vs. Turboant M10 Lite: Which is a better cheap commuter scooter?

So, you’ve probably narrowed down your search to one of the scooters in the Turboant M10 Lineup.  Either the M10 Lite or the M10.

Both M10 commuting electric scooter models are excellent entry-level commuter scooters with tons of features and packing a lot of bang for your buck. They feature excellent build quality and ride great.  

But, which one should you choose?

In this article, we will explain some of the differences between the Turboant M10 and the Turboant M10 Lite to help you determine which scooter is right for you.

Where do the M10 and M10 Lite fall in the overall Turboant Model Lineup

Turboant has a number of great scooters.  Each of them is a wonder for a number of different reasons.  For instance, if you need a long-range electric scooter that charges quickly and has a detachable battery pack, check out the Turboant V8.

If you don’t want to spend more than $600 on a scooter, you might want to check out the Turboant X7 lineup.  The Turboant X7 Max and the Turboant X7 Pro fall in that $400 – $500 range and are a step up, in terms of range, from the M10 and M10 Lite. Either X7 scooter is great and features the same kind of quality you’ll find in the M10 commuting electric scooter lineup.

If you want a commuter scooter that’s in that $325 – $425 range and you’re going to be using it to get to and from work, the Turboant M10 and M10 Lite are excellent choices.

Turboant M10 vs. Turboant M10 Lite: In-Depth Comparison

To be perfectly honest with you, the Turboant M10 and M10 Lite are pretty close to each other in terms of specs and cost.  

Your decision is going to come down to personal preference.  Both scooters are built well, have the same waterproof rating, are within 2 pounds of each other in overall weight and both will carry a heavy scooter rider and feature a weight capacity of 220 lbs.

So, how do you choose?  Features.

Which features are worth spending a little more money on and which features are things you could care less about?  That’s the difference.  Below, we will break down each category and tell you the differences in the features so you can make a wise purchasing decision.

Turboant M10 vs. Turboant M10 Lite: Major Differences

Here are the major differences between the Turboant M10 and Turboant M10 Lite.  The motor location, overall range, speed, weight, deck width, tires, battery, dimensions, and USB charging port.  Every other feature on both scooters is pretty darn close to one another.

Who should buy the Turboant M10 vs. Turboant M10 Lite

The buyer of the Turboant M10 and the buyer of the Turboant M10 Lite are the same in my mind.  The only difference is what each buyer is willing to pay in terms of features.  There’s not much difference in price or styling so you’ll just need to determine what each feature (or lack thereof) is worth to you.


Turboant M10 Lite Brakes

The brakes on both scooters are disc and electronic.  There is an electronic brake in the front and a disc brake in the rear.  I’ve tested both scooters and to be complete, and honest, unless you’re being scientific and measuring down to the millisecond, I think braking is about the same and both scooters stop as quickly as others.  No real difference here.

Tires and Tire Size

So, here is an area of difference.  For me, it matters quite a bit.  The Turboant M10 features 10 pneumatic tires.

The Turboant M10 Lite features 8.5” pneumatic tires.

So, which one would you like to have more?

There are a couple of things to think about when making your decision.  If you live in a small place and need to store the scooter, folded up, in order to conserve space, you’ll want to choose the M10 Lite.  Naturally, as a folded electric scooter it has a smaller footprint since it has smaller tires.

However, if space is not your issue and your main focus is the quality of the ride, then choose the Turboant M10.  Having larger tires means the scooter will be able to absorb bumps from rough terrain a bit better.

Construction Quality

Both scooters are built out of an aluminum alloy frame. They look and feel sturdy.  Honestly, I think these scooters look and feel better built than some of the other large consumer-brand scooters.


Both the M10 and M10 Lite feature a 350W motor.  However, the Turboant M10 has a rear hub motor.

The Turboant M10 Lite has a 350w front hub motor.  So, what’s the difference?  Practically, not much.  From a riding perspective, you won’t be able to tell much of a difference. 

The only time this will really become a factor is if you have to change the tire itself.  The M10 front tire will be easier to change because there’s no motor on it.  

The rear tire of both the M10 and M10 Lite will be a bit more difficult to change because of the rear disc brake.

Headlights, Deck Lighting, Brake Lights.

The M10 and M10 Lite both have a 1.5w LED headlight.  It’s bright and does a sufficient job of lighting up the roadway in front of you.

If you read my Turboant M10 Lite review, you will notice this is one of the only things that I would like to see improved. The light is fine but it wouldn’t cost much more to put, say, a 5-watt light on both scooters.

The major difference between the Turboant M10 and M10 Lite is the tail lights.  The M10 Lite features a rear light that’s a red LED, which I think is essential if you are going to be riding at night.  The M10 has reflectors but no tail light.

Convenience and Portability

Both the M10 and M10 lights are great foldable electric scooter models.  They have nearly the same dimensions when folded.  The M10 is about 2 inches smaller when folded.

In terms of weight, they are nearly identical.  The M10 weighs 30 lbs whereas the M10 Light weighs 31 lbs.

Overall Range

Ok, so here’s a big difference.  You’re probably thinking about using the M10 or M10 Lite as a commuter scooter.  

Think about your commute to and from work.  If you need a little more range, then you will want to go with the M10.  The Turboant M10 has an overall range of 18 miles.

While it’s not much different, the Turboant M10 Lite can travel 15.5 miles.

So, your decision really depends on how far is your commute.  Please note that both of these scooters achieve this overall range when in their lowest speed mode.

Maximum Speed & Riding Modes

Here’s another area where the two scooters differ.  While not much, it’s something to think about.

The Turboant M10 has three riding modes.  You can ride in eco mode which has a maximum speed of 6 mph, comfort mode with a 9 mph max speed, or sport mode where you can reach 20 mph.

The Turboant M10 Lite has two riding modes.  You can ride in eco mode and go 9 mph.  Or, you can ride in sport mode and hit a maximum speed of 16 mph.

So, if you need to get there fast, then you might want to choose the M10.

However, if you need to milk every last drop of range, on both scooters you are going to be utilizing eco mode.  

Keep in mind, eco mode on the M10 Lite is faster (9 mph) than the eco mode on the M10 (6 mph).  So, if you need maximum range, the Turboant M10 Lite will get you there faster.  Personally, I think most people will ride in sports mode.

Maximum Rider Weight

Both scooters can accommodate a heavy rider.  With a maximum rider capacity of 220 lbs, both scooters can handle big riders.  If you need to get a scooter that allows you to have a rider over 300 lbs, you’ll need to look at a different scooter category altogether.

Water Resistance

Both scooters have an IP54 water resistance rating.  This means that they can take direct spray from any direction.  However, don’t mistake this to mean that you should ride the scooter in rain or snow.  And, in no circumstance should you rinse the scooter off with a hose.

This IP54 rating simply suggests that if you were to get caught in the rain or snow, you wouldn’t destroy the scooter if you HAD to get home.  It’s not recommended to ride the scooter during any kind of inclement weather.

Pricing and Value for Your Money

Both scooters are within $100 of each other on any given day.  As I’ve mentioned above, it really comes down to what you value in terms of features.  Both scooters pack a lot of punch for the money and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with either model.


I will say one thing.  The M10 Lite is a newer generation of scooters.  I think from a styling perspective, I like the Turboant M10 Lite better.  

Most companies improve upon their designs with the next iteration of a scooter.  The M10 to M10 Lite is no different.  There are subtle nuances that just make the M10 Lite sleeker in my mind.  One of them is the LED screen.

Also, I just like the newer style of the M10 Lite’s handlebar.  The handlebar on the M10 is straight for the most part and doesn’t look as sexy as the handlebar on the M10 Lite.

Tech Stack / LED screen

Turboant M10 Lite LED screen
The Tech Stack / LED Screen on the Turboant M10 Lite

The tech stack on the Turboant M10 is horizontal and features battery level, speed, and riding modes.  The LED screen on the M10 Lite features the same information but it is laid out in a vertical fashion.  Personally, I like the vertical layout.

Bluetooth App

Unfortunately, Turboant doesn’t offer an app for their electric scooters.  With other scooter models that have a Bluetooth app, I like having an app because I can lock the scooter, see overall range, and battery life, and change cruise control settings.

USB Charging Port

Charging Port and Kick Stand on Turboant M10 Lite
Charging Port and Kickstand on the Turboant M10 Lite

The Turboant M10 Lite features a USB charging port in the stem under the LED screen.  The M10 Lite does not.  I think having this USB charging port can be really important in emergency situations.


The Turboant M10 and M10 Lite don’t feature suspension per-se.  Both scooters only utilize pneumatic tires in order to allow the rider to enjoy a smooth ride.  This is one major area where scooter manufacturers are able to reduce costs. Turboant is no different here.  They have eliminated suspension but have used pneumatic tires to cushion the ride.  Personally, I think the pneumatic tires are sufficient.

Tires and Ride Quality

Both the Turboant M10 and the Turboant M10 Lite use pneumatic tires.  The M10 has larger tires that are 10”.  The M10 Lite uses 8.5” pneumatic tires.

The ride quality on both scooters is excellent.  The fact that both scooters are inexpensive commuter models means that it’s necessary for them to have a nice smooth ride.  Aside from additional ground clearance, there’s not much difference or reason for larger tires in my opinion.

While neither model features suspension the pneumatic tires work just fine.  If you wanted to take a step up in price to, say, the $700+ level, you would begin to find scooters with suspension on them.  Even still, I’ve found the ride quality at 15-20 mph not to vary too much even when you add suspension.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers!

Which is faster the Turboant M10 or Turboant M10 Lite?

The Turboant M10 is faster than the Turboant M10 Lite. The M10 has a maximum speed of 20 mph while the Turboant M10 Lite goes 16 mph.

Does the M10 or M10 Lite have a longer range?

The Turboant M10 has a longer maximum range of 18 miles. The M10 Lite has a maximum range of 15.5 miles. Both of these scooters must be on eco mode to achieve these distances.

Is the Turboant M10 or Turboant M10 Lite cheaper?

While both scooters are within 10% of each other in price, the Turboant M10 Lite is cheaper.

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