If you’re an electric scooter fan and are in the phase of looking around for the best scooter to suit your needs, you’ve probably heard of the Xiaomi MI M365 and the Segway Ninebot ES2 models.
They’re both powerful e-scooters with some great features, so which of them should you get? Here’s a detailed comparison between the two models from their specifications to their pros and cons.
Why Is Xiaomi MI M365 Better Than Segway Ninebot ES2?
Xiaomi MI M365 has a large battery capacity, improved brakes, a significantly longer range, and faster acceleration.
It also has pneumatic tires that make every ride smooth and comfortable without needing the extra weight for adding suspension components.
In addition, its repair parts are always available, contrary to the Segway Ninebot ES2’s, and you’ll get access to a large support community if you get the Mi M365.
Finally, the Xiaomi MI M365 is significantly less expensive than the Segway Ninebot ES2.
Why Is Segway Ninebot ES2 Better Than Xiaomi MI M365?
The Segway Ninebot ES2 has more design elements, including LED lights under the body, rear mechanical brakes, and a detailed dashboard that displays speed, battery life, and mode.
It also feels more responsive. In terms of acceleration, it takes only 3.5 – 4 hours to fully charge and allows you to connect an external battery to the front handlebar.
Xiaomi Mi M365 vs. Segway Ninebot ES2: Specifications Comparison
|Feature||Xiaomi Mi M365||Segway Ninebot ES2|
|Top Speed||15.5 mph||15 mph|
|Range||18.6 miles||15 miles|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months|
|Weight||27 lbs||27.6 lbs|
|Tire Size||8.5 inches||8 inches|
|Motor||250 watt||300 watt|
|Hill Grade||14 degrees||10 degrees|
|Charging Time||5 hours||3.5 hours|
|Lights||Headlights and taillights||Headlights, taillights & LED strips|
|Max Load||220 lbs||200 lbs|
|Dimensions (Folded)||42.52 x 19.29 x 16.93 inches||44.4 × 17 × 15.7 inches|
|Dimensions (Unfolded)||42.52 x 44.88 x 16.93 inches||40 x 17 x 44.4 inches|
|Battery||280 watt||187 watt|
The Xiaomi Mi M365 is worth considering if you need a scooter for commuting. It has a 250-watt motor, which may appear to be on the low side, but the scooter can reach 15.5 mph, which can hit up to an 18.6-mile range in an hour (falling a little short of the Ninebot ES4, for instance).
Although the Segway Ninebot Es2 isn’t the fastest and doesn’t have the most potent acceleration, there’s no denying that it’s great for new riders. Further, it has three riding modes:
- Speed limit: reduces power and speed in exchange for increased mileage
- Standard: moderate acceleration with a top speed of 12.5 mph and correspondingly average mileage
- Sport mode: provides maximum acceleration and speed at the expense of increased battery consumption and decreased range
The Xiaomi Mi M365 provides a safe and comfortable ride; the display is super simple to read, and you only have one button to control other than the easy-to-operate throttle and brake. Also, the steering feels suitable for a scooter that can travel this fast.
The Segway Ninebot Es2’s ride quality isn’t quite as good due to its very hard solid tires (airless) and mediocre integrated suspension. Unfortunately, this makes for a very bumpy ride.
Although the suspension feels soft when you first get on it, there’ll be a loud banging sound every time you go over a bump in the road. But despite its modest suspension, the scooter is agile and feels good to ride on smooth roads.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 has a brushless DC motor of 250-watts that can hit a peak power of 500-watts. That’s why it can accelerate from 0 to 14.9 miles in only 6.3 seconds. This acceleration range is almost 3 seconds faster than what the Turboant X7 Pro can offer in that regard.
The Segway Ninebot ES2 weighs 28.6 pounds with an electric motor of 300-watts. That’s why the acceleration of this scooter is extremely low. It can accelerate from 0 to 15 miles per hour in 7 seconds, which is only one second slower than the Xiaomi Mi M365.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 has a good hill climbing inclination of 12°; it can climb a hill up to 10% grade with a speed of 6.5 miles in only 20.8 seconds, but it can slow down on steep hills if the hill is over the 10% grade.
On the other hand, when testing the Segway Ninebot ES2, it completed a ride of only 196 ft on a hill-climbing of 10% grade in 27 seconds with a rider weighing 163 pounds. That means that this electric scooter doesn’t perform well when climbing hills.
The Xiaomi MI M365 has a 280-watt lithium battery that can go up to 14.6 miles with a single charge and takes only five hours to charge fully. And you can save battery life by using the scooter’s power-saving mode, limiting the top speed to 11.2 mph.
As for the Segway Ninebot ES2, it has a 187-watt battery that can travel up to 9.8 miles on a single charge and takes six hours to charge fully from empty, which is about five miles shorter than most comparable electric scooter models.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 has a dual braking system. It has a disc brake for the back tire and a brake lever for the front tire, which activates the regenerative anti-lock braking system and saves battery power.
The Segway Ninebot ES2, on the other hand, has a regenerative brake on the front and a foot brake on the back, which isn’t that powerful. In other words, you’ll have to use the rear foot brake by shifting almost all of your weight on one leg to make a complete stop, which most riders would view as an inconvenience.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 is lightweight, weighing only 26lbs, and it folds up small enough to fit in most trunks or be taken on public transportation. Better yet, its folding mechanism is simple to use as well as efficient and fast.
On the other hand, the Segway Ninebot ES2 has a stem of 1.9 inches that is larger in diameter and length than most other e-scooters. And while the body can be folded, you won’t be able to fold the handlebars, meaning it won’t be as easy to transport.
The Xiaomi Mi M365’s deck measures 17.7 inches by 5.7 inches and has 3.5 inches of ground clearance which means the deck provides enough space to rest your foot comfortably.
The e-scooter is 37.4 inches high, which is suitable for most riders. The flat portion of the platform on the Segway Ninebot ES2 is approximately 15.9 inches, the same as the Xiaomi. The platform at the front is then gradually raised, with the first few inches usable.
This great design helps in increasing the deck’s space without having to increase the scooter’s overall dimensions while providing riders with comfortable space to rest their feet.
The Xiaomi Mi M365LED has headlights and taillights. And the front light is mounted high, which aids in light throw and visibility. Also, every time you use the brakes, the rear taillight found on the fender alerts other drivers that you’re slowing down.
But the Ninebot ES2 takes lights to another level with the addition of under-deck LED strips to the usual head and taillight, all of which are controlled by quick-pressing the power button. The taillight could be better, though, because being angled prevents it from altering drivers right behind the scooter.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 has dual 8.5-inch pneumatic (air-filled) tires that offer the rider a comfortable and smooth ride. But they require more maintenance than solid tires.
On the other hand, the Segway Ninebot ES2 has 7.9-inch-diameter solid (airless) front and rear tires. Unfortunately, they’re made of a relatively complex compound that isn’t as supple as other airless tires. That means the tires offer virtually no suspension and have poor traction.
The Xiaomi Mi M365 cockpit is extremely clean and well-designed, making excellent use of the 16.9-inch-wide space available. In addition, the thumb throttle on the right handlebar is the most ergonomic and comfortable for long-term riding.
A hand brake on the left handlebar controls both the front regenerative brake and the rear disc brake. There’s also a friendly bell and a hammer on the left handlebar that cleverly doubles as the locking latch to hook the stem to the fender for easier carrying.
The cockpit and handlebar area of the Segway ES2 are well-designed, attractive, and have a high-quality finish.
The cockpit’s focal point is a large LCD screen. In daylight, you can see the speed and battery power. However, the power mode icon, which changes from white to red, is difficult to see.
Design and Build Quality
The Xiaomi Mi M365 is made of lightweight materials that are very sturdy at the same time; its handgrips and deck are made of non-slip rubber. The welds found on the frame are amazing, along with the routing cable; it’s clean and grommeted perfectly into place.
On the other hand, the build quality of the Ninebot ES2 is commendable; it’s lightweight and sturdy as well, but the design could’ve been better, in our opinion.
Warranty and Post Purchase Support
The Xiaomi Mi M365 comes with a 12-month warranty, but the company won’t repair or replace scooters that have been damaged due to failure to follow instructions under a limited warranty.
On the other hand, the Segway Ninebot ES2 comes with a three-month warranty covering cosmetic wear and tear and replacement parts. In addition, the frame is covered for a whole year, and the battery is covered for half a year.
Both models are great, so neither would disappoint if you decide to get them. But the Xiaomi Mi M365 is, without a doubt, a winner in our book, its 250-W motor, 15.5 mph top speed, and short charging time make it a top choice.
And with a deck that measures 17.7*5.7 inches and has 3.5 inches of ground clearance, you’d have more than enough space to rest your foot comfortably and ride confidently.
So, if you like these features and they match your preferences, the Mi M365 is a solid product that’ll definitely satisfy you.