The TurboAnt X7 Pro is like the big brother of the preceding model, the TurboAnt X7.
In many ways, both are the same when taking into account the design and build, but Pro being the ‘pro’, there are some delicious upgrades being brought to you by the elder brother.
The best upgrade as compared to the regular TurboAnt is that you get a better and bigger battery with the TurboAnt X7 Pro. It has a 10Ah (360WH) battery, compared to the 6.4Ah (230.4WH) battery of the older version.
This means that you get a 65% increase in the battery capacity.
The mileage provided by the TurboAnt X7 Pro is thus excellent, extending up to 30 miles.
These features come with outstanding suspension and ride quality, efficient speed, amazing hill climbing ability and much more packed into this very convincing ant.
Performance – TurboAnt X7 Pro
The TurboAnt X7 Pro promises a top speed of stunning 20mph. For this price category, this is excellent.
Fascinatingly, when we rode the scooter around the city, we noticed that the top speed does not drop significantly with lower battery voltage.
This is usually the case, but not in this electric scooter. Being able to always go full speed, independent of the battery charge, is extremely beneficial.
Various product testing entities across the internet present different findings with regards to the acceleration of this electric scooter.
They average out around 7.3 seconds from 0-15 mph, which is a respectable performance score for an electric scooter in this price range. We could corroborate that value through a simple test ourselves.
Lighter scooters typically deliver greater acceleration than this, for example the Unagi Scooter, but keep in mind that they usually won’t be able to take you as far nor as fast as this TurboAnt X7 Pro.
The most underestimated ability of electric scooters is the ability to drive up hilly slopes.
The steepness of the slope you are trying to climb as handled by the scooter is directly proportional to the torque and motor power of the scooter.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro has a pretty solid hill climbing ability which can be entrusted up to a maximum of a 15˚ incline.
Keep in mind that it does not only matter that the slope is managed, but also how. The TurboAnt X7 maintains a fair speed going uphill and does not enter “tortoise-mode”, as many other scooters do.
The great battery of the TurboAnt X7 Pro, which is a 36V, 10Ah (360WH) battery, is clearly the best addition to this new model.
When fully charged, this battery provides you with an estimated range of 30 miles.
Compared to the 16 miles of the X7, this is quite an amazing improvement.
Braking & Safety
For safe riding, having responsive brakes is the most crucial feature a vehicle can provide you with.
TurboAnt has thus installed a total of three braking mechanisms in the X7 Pro.
Firstly, the X7 Pro has a rear disc brake. You brake by squeezing the familiar-feeling mechanical lever on the left handlebar.
Additionally, it also has a front regenerative brake and even a foot brake.
Many scooter manufacturers have moved away from foot brakes, but we believe it is a great backup feature to have. Very reassuring that you have the tools at hand to definitely come to a halt under any circumstance.
The braking distance recorded for the TurboAnt X7 Pro is about 17 feet, coming from full speed!
Pro Tip: The typical issue with electric scooter braking systems is that if you squeeze the brakes too suddenly, it can be quite jerky. We observe this in any kind of electric scooter. The tip is to squeeze the brakes a little gently to assure smooth and solid braking.
Ride Quality – TurboAnt X7 Pro
The TurboAnt X7 Pro has HUGE 10” pneumatic tires which give amazing ride comfort and stability.
The bigger tires provide quite a lot of bump protection, in spite of the absence of a spring suspension system in the TurboAnt X7 Pro.
The tires are also tubed. As compared to the previous models of TurboAnt, this feature in particular adds to the convenience and comfortability of the X7 Pro version, versus the tubeless tires of the X7.
The bigger tires also provide you of additional ground clearance which is beneficial when riding through uneven terrain. It also helps that they have slightly more traction.
However, tubed tires always pose the risk of being punctured. Once the tube is flat, the tire needs to be replaced, which can be annoying if you are in the middle of a ride.
It is advisable to keep the tire pressure between 31.9 and 34.8 psi according to the user manual, which will minimize the odds of puncture and maximize energy efficiency.
Another slight comfort impediment are the handlebars, which are comparably narrow. I personally like to have a wider grip while riding an electric scooter.
Design – TurboAnt X7 Pro
As always, a picture says more than a thousand words. Look at the TurboAnt X7 Pro for a second – do you like the appearance?
We certainly love it!
Due to the fact that the battery is attached to the handlebar stem, the deck is very thin and elegantly swings upwards to meet the handlebar stem. Together with the large wheels, this looks fantastic.
The handlebars and cockpit are almost free of buttons, boasting just the large display, which is pretty sleek. You’ll find an image of that below in the cockpit chapter.
What adds to the modern look of this scooter is the combination of a matte black frame with decisively red wiring and a similarly red throttle.
Even when folded, this electric scooter is a beauty, as you will see in the following chapter of this TurboAnt X7 review.
Portability, Weight & Dimensions
The TurboAnt X7 Pro weighs around 33 pounds which can be considered extremely lightweight in the realm of electric scooters.
Especially for a scooter with this range and top speed specs!
The easy and smooth folding mechanism allows you to fold the scooter and carry it around in a compact form.
The folded TurboAnt X7 Pro easily fits in the trunk of an average sized car.
However, the X7 Pro is quite front-heavy which is a setback and can be slightly annoying when carrying.
The unfolded size is 42.6″ × 16.5″ × 46.7″ and when it is folded, the size is only 42.6″ × 16.5″ × 18.1″.
The folding mechanism is very fast and intuitive. Just fold down the stem and lock it into the rear fender.
One thing that really adds to the portability of this electric scooter is the fact that you can quickly remove the battery, which is usually the heaviest individual component, and carry it around in your backpack!
This will also let you grab the handlebar stem more comfortably.
Feature Deep Dive – TurboAnt X7 Pro
Our favorite part about the TurboAnt X7 Pro! Here we go.
The battery was vastly upgraded from X7 to X7 Pro. The battery capacity was increased by 65% to 360 WH.
And not enough: As the battery is easily replaceable within seconds, you can carry another battery in your backpack and hence have 60 miles of range! Or three for 90 miles!
Also, the charging time for the TurboAnt X7 Pro is only around 5 hours, which is pretty decent considering the high battery capacity.
Some people argue that the battery placed outside of the handlebar stem does not favor the idea of a sleek all-in-one design for a scooter. We believe that in this case, “form follows function”, and TurboAnt did a great job at making it still look good.
And as we said, despite maybe slightly distorting the aesthetics, the easily removable battery is one of this electric scooter’s greatest pros.
You can not only replace the battery while on the go, but also remove the battery for charging and place it back in afterwards. This saves you the hassle of moving the whole scooter around your house just for the purpose of charging it.
Another advantage is replaceability. Currently, the cost of a battery for the X7 Pro is around $199 when bought from the TurboAnt website.
Buying a new battery is obviously MUCH more inexpensive than having to buy an entirely new scooter after a few years! It is also much less wasteful.
To sum it up: It is really convenient to have this feature of a removable battery in an electric scooter, and it is exciting that every single battery provides up to 30 miles of range.
The 36V, 350W motor built into the TurboAnt X7 Pro’s front wheel feels very powerful upon pressing the throttle.
It propels you up to 20mph, where the scooter’s top speed is capped, but it feels like the motor could potentially bring you up to even higher speeds.
The large pneumatic 10” tubed tires are one of the flaunting characteristics of the TurboAnt X7 Pro.
These comparably huge wheels provide extra shock absorption, due to their size and their tubed nature.
They also increase traction and ground clearance. Balancing becomes slightly easier with such wheels as well.
They also simply look outstanding, as mentioned in the design chapter.
The Cockpit of the TurboAnt X7 consists of a large LCD display and two buttons on the multifunctional throttle.
The LCD display is large and bright enough to be seen even in strong sunlight. Its most prominent feature is a very reactive speedometer, which seems to work pretty accurately.
Next to the speedometer is the speed mode icon, which is turnt off in Beginner Mode, on in Eco Mode and colored red in Sports Mode.
Below the speedometer you will find the battery level indication.
When fully charged, this consists of five bars, which reduce down to one bar once you still have 25% range left. This means another 7.5 miles until the battery is completely empty – more than enough.
The multifunctional buttons on the throttle will be covered in the next chapter.
As compared to the rest of the body of the TurboAnt X7 Pro, the handlebars are quite thin bodied.
Other scooter nerds claim that thicker handlebar grips are more ergonomic, but we disagree.
It really doesn’t matter that much.
The left handlebar sports a lever that controls the rear disc brake. It also hosts the bell.
The right handlebar has the highly ergonomic thumb throttle, which in turn has two buttons. This is similar to this electric scooter’s predecessor model.
One of those buttons is the power on/off button to start or stop your electric scooter.
The other controls several functions, including changing speed modes, toggling the LED-lights and changing the performance settings. You will learn more about the P-modes further below.
Good to know: You can easily screw off both handles (left and right) if need be for storage or transportation purposes.
Lights & Reflectors
Lights and reflectors are important for safety when driving your electric scooter during dusk or nighttime.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro sports two 3W lights. In the front, there is a high-mounted LED headlight. It is mounted highly so that it illuminates a greater area in front of you.
You also get a red taillight on the rear fender, which is ideal for remaining visible in traffic situations.
When it comes to reflectors and ensuring maximum visibility in the dark, the TurboAnt X7 Pro has red and white reflectors on both sides of both wheels (white on the front wheel, red on the back wheel) as well as on the frontside of the handlebar stem and on the backside of the rear fender.
The standing area of the deck measures about 17.7 by 5.7 inches.
This is neither particularly big nor particularly small. Why is that optimal? Because it means that there is enough space for both of your feet while at the same time guaranteeing maximum portability.
As the battery is situated alongside the stem, unlike in most other electric scooters, the deck area gets to be quite sleek.
In spite of being so sleek and thin, the deck is very sturdy and capable of holding a lot of weight.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro has a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds, which is a joyous addition to the weight capacity of the TurboAnt X7.
This is probably due to the bigger tires and their tubed nature.
Most electric scooters can carry up to a maximum load of 220 pounds to 250 pounds; so TurboAnt has done a great job at delivering a high maximum capacity in the X7 Pro.
Like many other electric scooters, the TurboAnt X7 Pro has an IPX4 rating. This means that the scooter’s exterior will effectively shield the interior from water splashes and light rain showers.
Performance Settings – TurboAnt X7 Pro
As mentioned in the handlebars chapter, the option button on the throttle allows to toggle between different P-modes.
0: Adjust the speedometer style to be either in mph or km/h
1: Switch cruise control on/off
2: Configure the kickoff style to be either kick-to-start or zero-start
3: Tire size (do not adjust)
4: Choose a driving mode (Beginner, Eco, Sports)
TurboAnt X7 Pro: Review Conclusion
The TurboAnt X7 Pro is probably the electric scooter that offers you the most bang out of your buck. The value-for-money ratio of this vehicle is just crazy. It provides phenomenal range, solid top speed, and state-of-the-art safety features. Additionally, it looks ultra cool and has the unbeatable advantage of a replaceable battery. This allows for much more flexibility, as you may just carry the battery inside for overnight charging as opposed to having to deal with the whole scooter every time. Also, you can carry spare batteries around with you to significantly extend your range to absolute pro levels!