Turboant M10 Lite Review: Affordable Fun for Everyday Riders
Today, we’re diving into the Turboant M10 Lite, an entry-level scooter aiming for big things in a small package. If you are a beginner looking to buy your first electric scooter, the Turboant M10 Lite is a scooter that should be considered. The M10 Lite is a budget-friendly electric scooter priced at just $300. Building on the success of the previously released M10, the Lite version boasts several upgrades. Buckle up, because we’re about to unpack its features and specs to see what type of electric scooter you can get for $300 in 2023!
M10 Lite Overall Rating = 8.5
Turboant M10 LiteEntry Level Budget Scooter
Turboant M10 Lite Features & Specs:
Turboant has packed the new M10 Lite with a plethora of great features and a price you can’t ignore. At the time of writing this, the M10 Lite is just $300! You get a lot of scooter from a reputable company for $300. You can’t go wrong. Let’s dive deeper into some of the features and specs of the M10 Lite and also get my thoughts on the ride experience and my pros and cons. Let’s get started!
Front Hub Single Motor
The M10 Lite comes with a 350W motor that is in the front wheel hub, providing a top speed of 16mph. It might not be a speed demon, but it’s enough for zipping around town or running errands. While the M10 had a rear-wheel motor, the front motor on the M10 Lite didn’t seem to be affected in my hill testing.
Deck and Battery
The deck’s 15-inch length and 6.25-inch width offer enough space for most riders. It might feel a tad small for larger folks, but it’s perfect for kids, teens, and smaller adults. The deck houses a 6.6Ah lithium-ion battery. Charging takes 4-5 hours, providing a stated range of up to 15.5 miles. Real-world usage may yield half that depending on your size and weight, making the M10 Lite more suitable for recreational use than commuting.
M10 Lite Tires
Rolling on 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, the M10 Lite offers really good comfort and grip. I was surprised at how maneuverable the M10 Lite is. The skinnier tires allow the scooter to maneuver tight corners and turns with ease. Turboant recommends an optimal tire pressure between 35 and 45psi.
M10 Lite Cockpit Upgrades For More Control And Comfort:
Handlebars and Controls
In the cockpit, Turboant surprised me with handlebars measuring almost 20 inches—a notable improvement over the typical 14-16 inches found on entry-level scooters. Why does that matter? Wider handlebars contribute to enhanced stability and control during your ride. Additionally, the M10 Lite features a new modern thumb throttle, a departure from its predecessor, the M10’s finger or trigger throttle.
New LCD Screen
Keeping an eye on your ride is a breeze with the updated LCD screen. Ditch the long, thin display of the M10 – with the M10 Lite it offers a prominent 4″ x 2″ bright screen with clear buttons for easy access to your speed, mode, and battery level. Plus, handy side bars give you a real-time gauge of your remaining juice, with the last bar flashing red when it’s time to head for the charger.
USB Charging Port
Turboant surprised us with a hidden gem: a USB charging port on the back of the stem behind the buttons. This lets you keep your phone or other devices juiced up while you scoot, a feature rarely seen on budget-friendly rides even the M10. Remember, though, that charging your gadgets will eat into your range, so use it wisely!
The M10 Lite Is Lightweight And Portable!
M10 Lite Portability:
The Turboant M10 Lite the the perfect everyday scooter. Its lightweight and portable, so you can easily take it anywhere. Its small, compact size allows you to put it in the trunk of your car or SUV and take it just about anywhere. If you take public transit, the M10 Lite is the right size and weight to make the commute with you and save you a walk to and from the bus or train station.
The M10 Lite is Easy To Fold:
Folding the M10 Lite is a breeze thanks to its simple folding mechanism. Before you ride for the first time, you do have to attach the latch to the lower part of the scooter with a bolt (we’re not sure why this wasn’t pre-assembled, but it’s a quick fix), and you’re good to go. Its super easy to use and can be folded down in seconds. To fold the M10 Lite, release the latch and fold the stem down, and then there is a loop on the left side of the handlebar that you can attach to the hook on the rear fender. This allows you to easily pick it up and take it with you anywhere since it only weighs 30 pounds. So far, I have not experienced any stem wobble, and I’ve even jumped small curbs with it!
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Ride Experience On The Turboant M10 Lite
One of the first things you will notice on the Turboant M10 Lite is the cruise control. After holding the throttle for more than 6 seconds, it will engage, whether you like it or not. This can be good and bad if you are not used to cruise control or forget that it is engaged. I do like the feature and got used to it over time, but there is no way to shut it off. The tires really impressed me. I was kind of weary of the smaller 8.5″ tires, but they are quite nice. They are also skinnier than typical scooter tires, so they make maneuvering in tight spaces a breeze. In my video above, I take you on a ride and squeeze down hallways and tight corners easily.
There is no suspension on the Turboant M10 Lite, but the pneumatic tires do help soften the blow when going over bumps and sidewalk cracks. The M10 Lite is equipped with rear disc brakes and electronic braking on the front wheel. While there is no way to adjust the electronic braking, it works well with the rear disc brake to stop you in an acceptable amount of time. At a full speed of 16 mph, I was able to stop in about 10–15 feet. I did not adjust the brakes from the factory, so it could get better with an adjustment.
Weighing only 30 pounds, the Turboant M10 Lite is one of the lightest electric scooters available. That makes it great for short commutes to the grocery store or for college students to get around campus. It folds in 2 seconds with a latch on the stem, and once folded, the handlebars latch onto a hook on the rear fender. The hook can be tricky sometimes, so take it slowly. Now you can easily pick it up and bring it wherever you need to go.
Turboant states that the M10 Lite can get a maximum range of 15.5 miles, but as usual, they are overstating the range just a little. In my testing, I was able to get 8–10 miles of range, which isn’t bad. I am at the maximum weight of the scooter, so a smaller adult or teenager would probably get a mile or two more. If your commute is only a couple of miles or you just want something to ride around the neighborhood, then the M10 Lite would do just fine.
My Final Thoughts On The Turboant M10 Lite...
Overall, I think this is a really nice scooter for the money. At just $300, Turboant makes it affordable to get into the electric scooter hobby and experience the freedom that comes with it. The M10 Lite is built with quality in mind and from a company that has pretty good after-sales support and parts available in case something breaks. All Turboant electric scooters come with a 6-month warranty, which covers the battery, motor, controller, and lights. They also offer a 12-month warranty on the structural parts of the scooter. They offer free shipping of the scooter to your house within 5 days. So you can be out on the streets enjoying your new electric scooter in no time! Just don’t forget your safety gear!! If you would like to purchase a Turboant M10 Lite please click the button below.