Nilox Doc 8Five is tinged with black and blue and amazes for its versatility and manageability.
Sustainable mobility has now become an integral part of our life. And in this segment to do the lion’s share are electric scooters, a cross and a delight of our cities. Equate to a bicycle (with motors up to 500W) do not currently require the use of a helmet (but we recommend it) and can also be used on cycle paths. The models on the market are many, but today we review a special one as it is a customized version in honor of the Italian champion inter. Football sympathies aside, it is a model that impressed us with its good features and low price. But let’s go in order.
Nilox Doc 8Five
From the design point of view we are in the presence of rather classic lines. The central platform is quite large and has non-slip knurling, while the total weight is 14.5 Kg. It is also designed to support a maximum of do 100 Kg and the battery has a capacity of 7600 mAh (recharges in 4 hours) for approx 20 Km of autonomy depending on your driving style and the speed used. Nilox Doc 8Five in fact, it supports three driving modes: 25 km / h, 20 Km / h and 6 Km / h, selectable via the small display mounted on the right side of the handlebar. To increase autonomy, it is advisable to move with a maximum speed of 20 km / h, while 6 km / h must be used in pedestrian areas. If, on the other hand, you want to have fun, at 25 Km / h you always travel at a reasonable speed but with that extra bit of sprint, obviously to be used with skill and perhaps in the summer when the roads are less busy. In the end, those 5 km / h more make the difference, especially if until now you have used models with a maximum speed of up to 20 km / h.
We used it especially in August with the semi-deserted streets and it was incredibly rewarding. We move with speed and naturalness, it’s like riding a bike but without any effort, with the plus of a pleasant breeze that mitigates the suffocating heat of torrid days. Also great for dribbling traffic and avoiding public transport in times of Covid. Its slim structure makes it easy to handle even in the narrowest alleys, and it is comfortable to carry thanks to the foldable handlebar. The 8.5 ″ tires are inner tube, an advantage with regard to vibrations (which in this way are reduced compared to solid tires) but at risk of punctures. Its elastic structure in aluminum performed excellently both on the terrible “cobblestones” and on the slabs of the center of Milan. Also good on the rails as long as you “cut” them vertically. The shock absorbers are missing (for those you will have to turn to higher priced models) but there are two types of brakes (the rear disc, assisted by the front engine brake) which reduce the braking distance and increase safety. Finally, on board you will also find a convenient parking stand, an LED light to move around in the darkest hours and a smartphone holder that you can use as a satellite navigator. The accelerator is a “progressive trigger” (not a **** like mopeds) and the engine power is 350 W.
The Nilox Doc 8Five it is an electric scooter that has favorably impressed us with its excellent performance. The peak of speed from 25 Km / h (which is the maximum allowed in Italy) allows that extra sprint that not all rivals have and the braking system proved to be extremely reliable. In practice, you have everything you need to get started, with an expense that in the world of scooters we can consider medium / low range. An excellent compromise to move in a lean way and without suffering too much the disastrous city streets. It could be better? The wheels could be bigger (there are also 10 and 11 ″) better if full and assisted by shock absorbers. Some models also have the energy recovery during braking, to gain a few more kilometers of autonomy. In this case, however, you will have to double the purchase price. Doc 8Five it costs indeed 369 euros, difficult to find the same equipment in this range. The customization with the logo and name of your favorite team, on the other hand, is priceless.