Segway-Ninebot is back. This time, with more speed and fun with the Ninebot Gokart PRO. After 2 years and over 20,000 miles of testing on the race track, the new, improved Gokarting brings a changing life experience on the track. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned Gokarting enthusiast, the Ninebot Gokart Pro has something fun in store for you.
Segway-Ninebot has already started turning its prototype into a final product, with the first shipments expected in December 2020. The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has 456 backers as of press time, having raised a total of $1,036,041.
About Ninebot Gokart PRO
Ninebot Gokart PRO, which is powered by Segway, is here to up the game of their previous Ninebot Gokart. It has a maximum acceleration of 1.02G, about 1.5 times more than its predecessor. It’s also designed like a supercar, with a 40% and 60% weight distribution on the front and rear. This offers more power and flexibility when on the track.
It has 2 wheel hub motors that produce up to 96Nm torque and 4,800W engine power output. With this, the Ninebot Gokart PRO sprints from 0 to 23mph in seconds.
One can also customize the Gokart to their style and taste using the mobile app. What can you personalize? Well, for starters, your drifting style, if you want to drift like a pro when turning around a corner. The 2 wheel hub motors and independently connected to the rear tires. It makes it easy for one to adjust the dynamics of drifting on any track in seconds. You can also customize the experience based on your location and track design.
Its mechanical handbrake comes in hand when drifting. But, it can also help stop the vehicle in case the electrical handbrake fails.
The Gokart Pro also features a sturdy steel frame that carries up to 220 lbs. For safety, the front end has 3 layers of TPE impact protection, providing extra cushioning during an impact. Its IP54 water-resistant body enhances its durability.
The main Ninebot Gokart PRO features:
- Drifting assistance system
- Adjustable seat and steering wheel
- Mobile app integration
- 15.5 miles range
- 1.02 G acceleration
- 15% hill grade ascent
- 23 mph speed
- IP54 water-resistant
- Immersive engine sound simulator with Bluetooth connectivity
- Aerodynamic rear wing
- Metallic pedals
- Front and rear LED lights and reflector
- 4 driving modes – safety, beginners, sports, and race modes
Pros and cons
The Ninebot Gokart PRO has better features than its predecessor, like more speed and a longer-lasting battery. You can also play your favorite tunes while on the track using the Bluetooth speaker. It’s also packed with some safety features, like the mechanical handbrake and the three TPE impact protection layers.
Another advantage is the affordable price tag, even without the Indiegogo discount prices for early bird backers. With an MPR of $1,999, the price is lower than that of competitors like Tony Kart and Margay Racing.
It’s also collapsible for a compact size that fits in most vehicle trunks, enabling you to take it anywhere.
As for the disadvantages, you will first have to wait until December when the first shipments begin to have that coveted thrill of driving the Ninebot Gokart PRO finally. Second, the super-fast charger is not an accessory that comes with Gokart, but it’s purchased separately at $79.99.
About the Team
Segway-Ninebot is a leading innovator and producer of short-distance transport products and robotics. The company was founded b Dean Kamen with the first invention of a self-balancing mobility product, the Independence IBOT™ Mobility System, that enables its users to move on uneven surfaces and climb stairs. The company has headquarters in the Netherlands, the US, and Beijing. It also has manufacturing centers in China and the US.
The Ninebot Gokart Pro is one of their many personal transport devices, like skates, scooters, and robots.
If you are ready to up your Gokarting game, the Ninebot Gokart PRO sounds like an investment you can make. The company behind the product has a track record of reliable products, with some selling on Amazon and gaining 4-stars. However, if you would like to wait and see reviews from the first Ninebot Gokart PRO users to ascertain its performance, you should start saving for one and buy once the product hits the market.