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YADEA EM-136: STYLISH YET ECO-FRIENDLY

Are you one of those people who feel that Electric scooters are not stylish enough? If so, meet the Yadea EM-136 – a stylish scooter developed by Yadea, the largest manufacturer of EV’s (electric vehicles) in China. For those style-conscious buyers who advocate environmental activism, but still want a scooter to scoot around on, the EM136 can be Yadea’s answer. Let’s see how this electric scoot stacks up.

STYLING

The Yadea YD- EM136 immediately grabs your attention with its retro-chic design.  It is quite the looker on the street with its eye-catching styling. The front apron of the EM136 is truly stylish with a big oval shaped headlamp embellished in a chrome setup.

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The turn indicators are put together on the top sides of the front apron. The speedometer cluster which is mounted on the handlebar provides the scooter a chic appearance while providing you the basics in an easy to view at-a-glance pod that also integrates well into the design of the scooter. The round mirrors are integrated well in the handlebar. Switchgear quality is good and what looks like a thumb starter actually doubles up as a reverse gear button…in case you want to go backwards.

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The side profile is a curvaceous affair with a ‘3D’ emblem of the ‘Yadea’ along mounted on both the sides. The curvy side profile flows all the way back to the Y-shaped tail lights giving the rear profile an aesthetically pleasing appeal. The EM 136 does match other scooters in terms of fit and finish.

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MOTOR AND PERFORMANCE

A 1200W 60V20Ah lead-acid battery pack accounts for most of the EM136’s 115kg weight. It takes around 5-6 hours to charge normally at home in an input voltage of 100V-250V. Range is around 50 km, depending on how hard you ride. Top speed is rated at 45km/h.

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No one will call the EM136 “powerful” or “quick”, but the scooter does accelerate swiftly. In no time you forget you’re riding an electric scooter. Twist the throttle towards you (conventional operation) and the bike goes forward. However, the power delivery is short-lived with a constant urge to switch between the three riding gears. Also, prepare yourself for a jerky ride experience especially when accelerating from a halt. This constant jerk is strangely redundant.

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The EM136 won’t go fast like other scooters. Even if you miss out on the fun provided by conventional scooters, you’ll still admire the scooter for its agility especially when nipping in and out of traffic. However, on a steep climb, don’t expect too much from the motor.

RIDE & ERGONOMICS

The EM136 is similar to most conventional petrol scooters in control and riding with the exception of a slightly heavier weight. However, it’s easy to ride and handles superbly. The low seat height makes the scooter easy for just about anyone to ride.

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Underneath the wide seat is under-seat storage than can accommodate a few things and a USB plug-in to charge your phone.  Suspension duties are carried out by spring loaded hydraulic one at both ends. The front disc brake and rear drum brake could have been more powerful.

VERDICT

Owning an electric scooter may be a good way to save some dough since it’s also capable of all kinds of two-wheel motorized tasks. It’s definitely an Eco-friendly statement to make, not just cheap transportation.

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Potential buyers looking to make a style statement with an electric scooter now have an added option without ripping a hole through their wallet but questions about performance and long-term reliability abound.

HIGHLIGHTS

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