Written on: 12/07/2010
In principle, electric scooters are the perfect vehicle for London. The Sakura S50 seemed an economical option. However, despite being an ardent environmentalist and very keen on electric vehicles, I should share the problems so that a) the manufacturer, b) the government c) retailers can get their acts together:
Problems: Short Range: 15 miles (7.5 each way), even though I was promised 30 (After I complained the retailed said the battery would improve with use, but it didn't, and by then... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008 by marcusabacus (1 review written)
I received my Sakura S50 last night and have travelled around 60 miles on it so far.
I managed to get 35 miles range near enough driving flat out on full power so that's great and it just dipped into the yellow! This included quite a few hills which slowed the scooter down to about 25mph on full power.
I just tried to see what the full range could be as I can't see any other info about the range of the scooter. I would guess if you throttled down abit you could get probably another 8-10... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008
I have used my Sakura S50 for 18 months to travel around 6 miles per day to work and back...it saves me around £12 per week in bus fares and I dont have to wait for buses so my journey time is much shorter...I charge the bike at work so it costs nothing to charge up...longest journey I have done on the bike was around 25 miles and it was still going strong...overall it is well suited to my needs. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008 by hitchcw (1 review written)
I bought my Sakura S50 last week and I have used it all this week for commuting 12 miles a day. It does 35 mph and has an excellent range. Its fantastic! (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008
I received my Sakura S50 5 days ago. It's AMAZING! It has exceeded my expectations in many ways. I travel to work (11.9 miles) and back again every day on it. The roads are mainly flat from mine to the West End of London where I work with only a couple of hill climbs. I ride it fairly defensively and am as conservative as I can be on the throttle.
I have managed on a full battery charge to do the return journey without even touching the yellow on the battery indicator. Apparently when it... (read more)