Brompton or Inokim Electric Scooter

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by maroon, 4 Nov 2018.

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  1. maroon

    maroon Senior Member

    Hi
    Wondered if you wonderful people had any thoughts I use the trains daily and need something to get there .
    I had considered a Brompton for portability and it’s a Brompton, however a scooter could get me there with the minimum effort and sweat free!!!
    Just not convinced it’s no more than a toy !!!

    Cost equates around the same just hoped to collect your thoughts on it

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    You might get more than few choice remarks on that scooter! At 14.5 kg it's no lightweight either.
     
  3. OP
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    maroon

    maroon Senior Member

    I was looking at the ox it weighs in a 29kgs I’m expecting a beast of a machine
     
  4. OP
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    maroon

    maroon Senior Member

    30 MPH as quiet as an iron with radius of 64 miles impressive I think
     
  5. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Of those two I'd go for the Brompton, the electric scooter isn't road legal in the UK.
     
  6. OP
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    maroon

    maroon Senior Member

    My logic behide the scooter is I arrive box fresh at my destination
     
  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    At 29kg it may be cast from it as well :smile:

    If you want to dip your toe consider a cheaper folder and put a electric conversion on it? Or buy a used one, there's plenty out there.
     
  8. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

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    Scotland
    That's if you make it there without encountering the police. You will be running the risk of prosecution for several road traffic offences.

    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q361.htm
     
  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Notwithstanding the legal aspect I don't a think I could put up all the shouts of "My little brother wants his scooter back".
     
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  10. OP
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    maroon

    maroon Senior Member

    I’m sure it’ll be ok comedy has moved on since then
     
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  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    You're hardly going to be able to do 30mph on UK pavements though
     
  12. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Well you're about to find out.
     
  13. Mrs M

    Mrs M Guru

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    7E5628CE-9694-4816-AEC8-FF657958D423.jpeg I’d go for the Brompton :smile: cooler and safer :dry:
    On our way to work by car we spotted a young lady on a non electric scooter, going over the bridge into the city same time as us.
    By the time we’d parked and walked into the centre she was zooming past us :ohmy:
    Then one of the teeny tiny wheels hit a stone or something and the lady was lying on the pavement with a very swollen ankle. (Also think an adult on a scooter looks daft). See prick above!
     
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  14. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    I hope that's a typo!
     
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  15. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    The Inokim is effectively a motor vehicle, and requires all the licencing and documentation that goes with it. Shame it's not pedal assisted as it's sidestep that one. Anyway, the odds of getting fingered are slim, but not non existent. Therefore, I can only advise the Brompton.
     
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