Glion Balto Review: First Look at Glion’s Newest Electric Scooter

Glion Balto

Specifications

  • Scooter Height: 45”
  • Scooter Length: 48” with no rack, 50” with rack
  • Seat Height: 26.5” – 33.5” from ground
  • Foot Deck Dimensions: 17.5” x 9”
  • Seat Dimensions: 12” x 8”
  • Handlebar Width: 24”
  • Folded Depth: 16”
  • Maximum rider weight: 255 lbs/115 kg
  • Weight (with battery): 38 lbs/17 kg
  • Top speed: 17 mph/27Kmh
  • Battery charge time: 5 hours 100% (Optional 3A Charger: 3 hours)
  • Charger input voltage: 100-240V
  • Battery cycle life: 3-5 years
  • Frame: Steel frame with 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum alloy
  • Tires: 12-inch pneumatic tires
  • Tires: 12-inch pneumatic tires

What comes with your purchase

  • Assembled Balto Scooter
  • 2A Charger
  • 36V 10.5Ah Battery
  • Basket
  • Seat Attachment
  • Dual-Purpose Cargo/Vertical Self-Standing Rack
  • Rearview Mirror Handlebar Attachment
  • User Manual
PROS
  • Sit down style
  • Foldable
  • Detachable battery for easy charging
  • Detachable basket
  • Water-resistant design
  • High-powered headlights
CONS
  • Maximum speed of 17 mph could be a problem for speed lovers
  • Not ideal for riders weighing more than 255 pounds

Comfort

The new Glion Balto scooter gives you 2 options to drive around seated or standing up. The seat is affixed to the rear of the scooter’s footrest which you can easily mount for added comfort. With just one quick release, this can be easily converted into a stand-up scooter.

It also has a wide and spacious platform that allows your feet to move comfortably while enjoying and driving around with your new versatile electronic scooter.

For an introductory price that is on pre-order for $499, you can enjoy your new ride without the feeling of being cramped.  Stretch all you want while savoring the fresh air during your leisurely afternoon ride.

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With Glion Balto e-scooter, you can now do a quick grocery shopping without having to worry about how to carry your bags. The attachable basket can accommodate a couple of bags. Whether you are out to run some errands, going to work, or just window shopping, you now have a basket for your bags of essentials or groceries.

The new Glion Balto scooter can also be folded for easy storage. Like if you are in a hurry, you can fold it, roll it, and put it in the back of the vehicle without the hassle.  With such ease, you can bring this foldable scooter to your out-of-town trips and stylishly explore your destination.

Power

Glion Balto easily allows you to swap in your spare battery when it is running low. This eliminates the worries of being stuck in the middle of nowhere or being late in your appointments because of insufficient battery life. The spare battery cost is $199 and can be charged for a maximum of 5 hours (while you are doing your daily tasks at work).

The e-scooter’s battery can also be used as a power source to charge your smart phones, laptops, and other portable electronic devices. However, the inverter is sold separately for $75. It may be an added cost, but having these extra devices will aid in making your ride extra convenient especially if you have to travel longer distances.

Although Balto’s power is yet to be tested when completely available between November 06 and November 16 (in the United States only), these features are something you do not want to miss.

Safety

Balto’s lighting system assures you are seen and noticed at all times. The high-powered side lights, brake lights, and headlights are designed to keep you safe and seen at night.

Any time of the day, you can enjoy a ride with Balto scooter.

Warranty

It is always a good idea to purchase a Glion Balto scooter from their official website. The manufacturer offers a limited warranty period of 12 months to cover issues such as defect in materials or workmanship.

Remember that the limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear issues.

Besides, purchasing your new Glion Balto from the manufacturer’s website requires you to register your purchase along with your proof of purchase receipt for product return for warranty repair purposes.

Defective parts will be replaced or repaired with new or rebuilt parts, which is entirely Glion’s discretion.

Purchasing directly from the manufacturer or from authorized distributor is a guarantee that your Balto scooter will be covered by the limited warranty.

The Verdict

With the new Balto scooter, you don’t just have a foldable but reliable ride, but you have got yourself a portable power source even while you are out too.  For an introductory price of $499 and a regular price of $699, you now have a moped and e-scooter at the same time.

Traveling to and from work, running errands, or strolling is made more comfortable and convenient with its mountable seat, a basket to carry your bags, and detachable battery for easy swapping.

Plus with its water resistant design, you do not have to worry about rolling and riding, any time of the day.

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