Inmotion RS transforming electric scooter – I can’t drive 55!

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Inmotion, the company behind the terrific Climber scooter that I recently reviewed, is back at it.  This time, they’re running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their new Inmotion RS transforming electric scooter.

With a list price of $4599 and a Kickstarter launch special of $3499, the RS scooter isn’t cheap, but the extra money you will spend comes with some big performance.

First, this is a convertible scooter.  Convertible, like no roof?  Noooooo…..  Convertible ride height based on your specific use!  The RS can be configured for four different heights dubbed SUV, Off-Road, Sedan, and Sports Car, changing the suspension and steering dynamics.

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Its 11″x 3.5″  tires and full suspension promise to deliver a smooth ride regardless of conditions.

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Here’s a look at the unfolded and folded dimensions of this high-performance scooter.

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The RS is built tough with aero-grade aluminum construction, and built for comfort with a larger deck, ergonomic handlebars, and a huge information display.

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Why do they call this a “performance scooter”?  Let’s start with the fact that its dual motors can zip along at 68MPH!  That’s nearly interstate highway speed – on a two-wheel scooter!  Depending on load, terrain, and speed, it can run for 75-100 miles between charges!

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For some perspective, it is 110 miles between Long Beach and San Diego, California. That’s a crazy-long run for a scooter.

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The RS comes with a full lighting package with front and rear lights but it also comes with “patterned multifunctional side lights, which not only serve as side marker lights and turn signal lights but also function as neon under-car lights.”

All of this performance comes with some heft, 126 pounds of it, so don’t plan on toting it around.  Here’s a look at the full specs.

inmotion rs 2 They put together a nice video showing the RS in action.

They have absolutely crushed their $10,000 funding goal with pledges of $161,497 as of this writing.  The Kickstarter campaign ends Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 10:45 AM EDT. They plan to start shipping in July 2023, so the wait won’t be long. Along with the RS scooter, you can also add on additional tires and a second charger to be able to fast-charge in 4.5 hours. 

We’re hoping to be able to do a full review of the Inmotion RS scooter here at The Gadgeteer, so watch this space and we’ll post a review if we can get our hands on a review sample!

10 thoughts on “Inmotion RS transforming electric scooter – I can’t drive 55!”

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  2. I guess I’m getting old. While I have an eScooter and appreciate its usefulness, I can’t figure out the point of this “performance” scooter, except in the very narrow context depicted in the video – having fun on a dirt path somewhere. But it seems too big and heavy to get it there in the trunk of most cars. Where would you dare use its 68mph top speed? Shouldn’t there be some form of license required to ride these at those speeds? Motorcyclists wear helmets and other gear to at least somewhat protect them in a 60mph crash. Most scooter riders don’t wear any protection – and likely won’t wear it with this thing.

    I guess, like a dirt bike or ATV it’s a niche product. But its “sports car” and sedan modes lead one to believe the opposite.

    1. For me, the big plus with something like this is the range. Riding at considerably less than full speed means the stated range of 75-100 miles is realistic, making this practical for transportation around our mega retirement community. I always wear a helmet, albeit a biking helmet, to provide modest protection. Being able to easily cruise at 20-30MPH for an extended range would be wonderful.

      1. I have an escooter too and this comment made me think about how dangerous it really is to be riding around with no protection. I wear a bike helmet and mine goes 15mph and for me that’s almost too fast. Even at that speed a crash could disable me for the rest of my life, if not kill me. I should be wearing at least what people on motorcycles wear. Bigger helmet that covers face, protective clothes and gloves.

    2. You’re right Thomas, you are getting old. You sound like my grandmother and this is coming from someone that’s almost 60.
      I have a Kabo Wolf gt and it does 60mph. I ride it everywhere and its a blast. When I’m on the bike path, I don’t push it that fast (common sense & good judgement) but when I’m on the commuter street, it’s on. Quit being a Karen and get out of your own way.

    3. I know what you mean but myself personally, I always wear a helmet & safety gear on a fast e scooter, anyone who’s got common sense will! And also, just because it will do 68mph doesn’t mean you do, unless you are a proficient rider and the road conditions allow for those speeds also. Again it comes down to common sense. But there’s nothing like that sort of rush when you can open it up full throttle! 🤘🏼😁👍🏼

  3. Matt Gregersen

    It’s only a matter of time before you see some idiots cruising on the freeways on things like these. And only slightly more time before the crash footage…

  4. Something seems ‘accident waiting to happen’ with high speed scooters considering the dynamics of standing on a wheeled device going any speed over ~25 mph vs. sitting on a bike or motorcycle at the same speed. The control of a bike/motorbike given its design, vs. the tiny front wheel turn vs. crash radius on scooters is a big issue. Scooter => sudden tiny turn => big crash. A center of gravity issue, I guess.

  5. Great powerful scooter, but i had issues with the Kick stand not working in it’s lowrider configuration, and being very wobbly at the highest configuration

  6. Just cause ur car does 120 mph don’t mean u drive it a 120mph it is called common sense for a reason make good judgments ride safe wear ur protective gear it’s that simple!!!!!

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