FAQ: Xiaomi M365 vs Segway Ninebot ES2

  • Once someone decides to purchase a scooter, one of the decisions they have to make is deciding which scooter to purchase. So, lets take a look and compare two of the most popular models, the Xiaomi m365 and Segway Ninebot ES2. They each have their strengths and which one you prefer may come down to a personal preference.

    Practical Differences


    Which is heavier?

    The Segway Ninebot ES2 is slightly heaver weighing at 28 lbs vs 26.9 lbs for the Xiaomi m365.

    Which is easier to carry?

    The Xiaomi is easier to hold in the hand due as the stem being less thick than the Segway Ninebot ES2. However, the Segway Ninebot ES2 folds up nicer and is designed so that you can roll it behind you like similar to a suitcase as in the picture below.


    Which is easier to carry on transit?

    The Segway Ninebot ES2 folded up is much slimmer but slightly longer than than the Xiaomi m365. This doesn't mean the Xiaomi can't be taken on transit, but it will can be awkward to hold if it is not on a rack.

    Air inflated or solid tires, whats the difference?

    The Xiaomi m365 has air inflated tires and the Segway Ninebot ES2 has solid tires. Many people like air inflated tires because they provide a softer ride by absorbing some of the bumps. The downsize is the potential for flats. The solid tires on the Segway Ninebot ES2 won't become flat but will provide a harder ride. However, the Segway Ninebot ES2 also has front and rear suspension to provide a softer ride. Many people says this helps but that the air inflated tires of the Xiaomi m365 still provide a more comfortable ride.

    Bottom line, if you don't want to deal with flats, then the Segway Ninebot ES2 may be the scooter you want to purchase

    Ability to upgrade

    The Ninebot ES2 can be upgraded by purchasing an optional battery pack. We have seen the battery pack sell for as low as $165.00 and it increases the maximum speed of the Ninebot ES2 from of 15.5 mph to 18.6 mph and increases the distance it can travel from 15.5 miles to 18.6 miles.

    The Xiaomi M365 has no comparable upgrade.

    Spec comparison

    Xiaomi 365 Segway Ninebot ES2
    Weight 26.9 Lbs 28 Lbs
    Size (Unfolded) 42.5" x 16.9" x 44.9" 40" x 17" x 45"
    Size (Folded) 42.5" x 16.9" x 19.3" 45" x 17" x 16"
    Max Speed ~15.5 Mph 15.5 Mph
    Quoted range/distance 18.6 miles 15.5 miles
    Approx Charging time 5 hours 3.5 hours
    Max incline Approx. 14% 10°
    Tire type Inflatable rubber tires Solid
    Front suspension ❌ ✔
    Rear suspension ❌ ✔
    Brake light ✔ ✔
    Upgradable ❌ ✔

    As of 12/11/2018, The Xiaomi m365 Scooter is currently on sale @ Amazon for $449.00 and the Ninebot ES2 is currently on sale at Amazon by a third party seller for $499.00.

    Our pick: You can't go wrong with either. We like the Xiaomi m365 due to it's warranty and popularity. We recommend those not do not want flats, or will be traveling long distances to choose the ES2 for it's non-inflatable tires and optional battery pack.

    Xiaomi m365 - https://amzn.to/2PmUA1u
    Ninebot ES2 - https://amzn.to/2LbFEAZ

  • What tire pressure am I supposed to use? Just pulled the scooter out since the weather is improving and found the tires completely flat. thanks.

  • wordpas said:

    What tire pressure am I supposed to use? Just pulled the scooter out since the weather is improving and found the tires completely flat. thanks.

    I assume you're talking about the Xiaomi m365? The recommended tire pressure is 50psi for both front and back IIRC.

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