Inokim OX Review
Today I’d like to review a scooter from Israel – the Inokim OX Hero/Super. Inokim is a scooter designer and manufacturer known for releasing a series of very successful models such as the Inokim Light 2 and the Mini. The OX is their latest addition and is hands down the most powerful of the bunch.
Designed to be a premium model, the OX is fast, powerful, extremely agile and honestly, it simply looks stunning. If you are looking for a scooter that rides like a magic carpet, look no further.
In all seriousness though, the Inokim OX is pretty different from most other scooters I review here. While it is marketed as an off-road scooter it is one of the best scooters to use for the daily commute. True to its name, the OX is a bit on the heavyweight side, tough and powerful. Unlike racing scooters though, the OX is relatively cheap and it has one of the best suspensions I have seen so far. If you’re after great looks, comfort and acceleration then the Inokim OX is definitely something you’d like to check out.
Riding Experience and Handling
Despite its large size, Inokim OX is one of the easiest scooters to drive no matter your skill level. The wide grips and base, as well as two different brake systems allows you to easily maneuver even in the busiest streets – as long as you keep a reasonable speed that is.
To make it easier for the driver to not exceed a certain speed, there is a function to adjust speed limit right from the frontal LCD panel on the go. I will explain how to do that in the end of this review.
Thanks to the 800W brushless motor, the OX responds well to throttle, making it easier to control than the average 300W scooter. This also means that slopes and speed bumps do not slow you down that much, which again makes the ride more controlled and consistent.
Another thing that I would like to mention here are the brakes. Some electric scooter models still come with good ol’ mechanical brakes you activate with your feet. Others have regenerative brakes that offer a bit more control and energy efficiency at the cost of brake power. The Inokim OX features two brake systems:
- Drum brakes on the front wheel
- Disk brakes on the rear wheel
Drum brakes are the most useful in rainy days, mostly because moisture significantly reduces the stopping power of disk brakes. That being said, I would still avoid driving under rain and here is why.
The OX comes with 10 inch inflatable wheels that have great grip with the road. While I love those, I would still recommend you to leave your OX home when it’s raining outside. Just like any other scooter, the OX is pretty unstable on snow, ice and wet surfaces. In theory, you can still drive in bad weather but it gets pretty dangerous considering the weight of the scooter – if it slips away, it might harm other people or their property.
As a rule of thumb, off-road scooters not only come with more powerful motors, they also feature better suspension. The Inokim OX is no exception.
The OX features adjustable suspension – you can choose between two settings to better adjust to the road your are driving on. If you’re driving on flat roads you might want the deck to be lower to the ground. The lower the deck is, the more stable the scooter feels. I’d say, definitely give this setting a try if you are planning on driving at high speed on asphalt.
Otherwise, you can set the suspension to the highest position to enjoy better shock absorption. Not only it makes your ride extremely smooth, it also allows you to avoid bashing your board when driving off-road.
Now, no matter which setting you are using, the suspension is very soft for a scooter. It almost feels as if you were floating. Combine that with nice big sturdy handlebars and large 10 inch wheels, and you get a scooter that is very comfortable to drive.
To change the position of the suspension, you need to disassemble is and change the rubber bushing on both wheels. This took me about 3 minutes. All of the required tools, as well as the bushings, come with the scooter.
One of the first things I have noticed is that the OX is very quiet, even for a scooter. Compared to most other models I have, the OX is probably the most silent one. It might look like a small thing but at the same time it makes the scooter feel like a premium vehicle.
When it comes to portability, the scooter can be snapped in few moves. The catch is – you don’t want to carry it anywhere far. The most you can do with it is to fold it and put it in the boot of your car. The scooter is heavy and big, which makes it hard to carry over long distances. If you are looking for a scooter that you have carry with you in the metro or bus then the Light 2 might be a better choice.
The Inokim OX stays true to its name. With a brushless 800W motor, the scooter can reach a speed of up to 46 km/h (29 mph). Those are pretty solid numbers for a scooter of this price category. While a Dualtron Ultra or a FLJ T113 can go about twice as fast, the Inokim OX can still be used for racing. I’d say, the OX a great choice to have fun and compete with friends.
Most of the times though, I find myself cruising at a speed of 20-25 km/h (~14 mph). Yeah, a cheaper scooter can do that too, though the torque you get from an 800W motor is insane. Being able to get from 0 to 25 km/h (15.5 mph) in few seconds adds a lot to the driving experience and is enough reason to own a scooter with such a powerful motor and battery.
Besides superior acceleration, the Inokim OX gobbles up hills with ease. This indeed a must for an off-road scooter – even if the surface is uneven (like, say, grass), you can still expect a gradeability of about 20-25 degrees.
As a side note, I would like to mention that the official Inokim website displays 27 km/h (16.7 mph) as the top speed of the scooter. This was made for legal purposes since most countries have regulations regarding maximum scooter speed. The 27 km/h speed limit is also programmed into the scooter board computer and it can be removed, if needed.
Now, if your country/state/city regulations allow you to cruise at higher speeds or if you are planning on using your scooter exclusively on private roads then you might want to change the limit. It can be done right from the frontal LCD panel of your scooter using the three buttons to the right of it. I will show you how to do that in a bit.
Note: Always wear a helmet. The Inokim OX can go faster than a bike and you really should be wearing a helmet that offers enough protection.
In Eco mode, expect this scooter to have maximum range of 100 km (62 mi). From my personal experience, that’s what I usually get. I haven’t depleted the battery in one single ride yet but according to my estimates, the scooter should do those 100kms and even a bit more.
If you still find a way to drive the scooter on max speed non-stop, you will still be getting a nice range of 60 km (37 mi). That’s about one hour and a half of driving on max speed. Again, make sure that it is perfectly legal and safe to drive at such speeds where you live.
The only thing I wonder is how long this battery will last. Usually, the lifespan of a battery is closely related to the brand – some brands have better quality control and use better materials than others. The Inokim OX comes with Samsung batteries, which is something I like a lot. Samsung is one of the most renowned electronics manufacturers so we can expect some quality here.
Build Quality and Looks
Designed to withstand the stress of off-road riding, the OX is very sturdy and rugged. I have seen people using it for jumps and stunts, though personally I would not recommend you doing that. The manufacturer clearly states on their website that this scooter is not meant for acrobatics so I suppose we should respect that if we want the scooter to last longer.
Made of type T6-6061 aluminum, the OX has got fewer weak points than most of the scooters I have seen before. According to the manual, all materials come from Israel and I can confirm that the plastic rubber and metal seem to be pretty high quality. Besides that, the scooter also has a great design.
Upon close inspection, I have noticed that the designers did their job by reinforcing the parts others scooter models have issues with. The main bar joint is one of the first examples that come to my mind. From what I’ve seen, that joint is the Achilles heel of most scooters. Not the case here – the locking system is designed on a way that it does not rely on plastic parts to keep the bar together. Moreover, check this video:
Talking about looks, this scooter is one of a kind. Compared to other Inokim models, the OX looks way more modern and serious. It looks fancy enough to be a great scooter to showing off and elegant enough to be taken as a premium product.
Note: Don’t forget to firmly lock the folding lever and check your brakes before every ride.t
Note #2: Once you get your Inokim OX, make sure you download their official manual. It explains how to properly maintain the scooter, especially the battery.
INOKIM SCOOTERS COMPARISON CHART (OX VS QUICK 3 SUPER + VS LIGHT 2 VS MINI)
|OX||QUICK 3 super +||LIGHT 2||MINI|
|Weight||28 kg (62 lb)||16.5 kg (36 lb)||13.7 kg (30 lb)||8.5 kg (19 lb)|
|Motor||800 – 1300W peak||450W||350 W||200 W|
|Top Speed||29 mph (46 km/h)||19 mph (30 km/h)||21 mph (33 km/h)||11 mph (17 km/h)|
|Range||62 miles (100 km)||28 miles (45 km)||24 miles (38 km)||12 miles (16 km)|
|Tires||10 inch pneumatic||10 inch pneumatic||8.5 inch pneumatic||6 inch hybrid|
|Load Capacity||130 kg (286 lb)||120 kg (264 lb)||100 kg (220 lb)||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Battery||60V, 20.8 AH||48V, 13 AH||36V 10.4AH||36V, 5.8 AH|
The OX comes in two configurations – Hero and Super. The Hero features a smaller battery, which makes it lighter and cheaper.
Inokim OX Specs
Max Speed: 46km/h (29 mph)
Max Distance: 100km (62 Mi)
Charge Time: 8 hours (Hero), 12.5 hours (Super)
Motor Wattage: 800W and 1300W peak brushless
Weight: 28kgs (62 lb)
Max. Rider Capacity: 130 Kg (286 lb)
Battery: 57.6V 13AH (Hero), 57.6V 20.8AH (Super)
Tire Size: 25 cm (10 In)
Brakes: Front drum brake, rear disk brake
Lights: Integral car LED lights
Folded dimensions: 1200x580x580 mm (47x22x22 inches)
Extended dimensions: 1200x580x1280 mm (47x22x50 inches)
Material: Light aluminum type T6-6061
Inokim OX Known Issues and Fixes
As for today, there have been no complains about the Inokim OX yet. The only ‘fix’ I am going to talk about here is how to remove the speed limit that comes by default.
Again, make sure the new speed limit you set is compliant with the regulations in your city/country. If not, either keep the existing limit or avoid driving in public roads.
How to change the Speed limit – Inokim OX
Turn the OX on by holding the ‘Power’ button for a few seconds.
Access the sub menu by holding the ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
Once there, press the ‘Power’ button once and the screen will display the speed limit (which should be 25 km/h)
Tap the ‘Power’ button three times in a row to get to the fifth submenu.
Once there, press the ‘+’, the ‘-’ and the ‘Power’ button at the same time (yes, the three together) and hold them for few seconds, until it shows that you are now in the seventh submenu (you will see a number ‘7’ in the right side of the screen)
Once again, press and hold the ‘+’, the ‘-’ and the ‘Power’ button simultaneously for a couple seconds (like you did in Step 5), until the submenu count shows 8.
There, the screen should show you a flickering 25 number, which is the maximum speed you can set in the speed limit menu. Press the ‘+’ button once to bring it to the 45 mark.
Press and hold the ‘Power’ button for few seconds to validate the new speed limit.
Repeat Step 1-3 to get to the speed limit submenu. There, simply spam the ‘+’ button until you get to the desired number – it might be 45 km/h for no limit or any other number you want. Press and hold the ‘Power’ button to validate the new setting.
Where to get it
The Inokim OX is a great all-around scooter. Whether you want a scooter for the daily commute or you’re looking for something you can drive around and have fun with, the OX is a great choice for a great price. As always, don’t expect a scooter to outperform a motorcycle when it comes to off-road racing. That being said, if you live in an area with a lot of dirt and gravel roads, parks and paved streets, the OX might be the perfect choice.