S1 Hornet Scooter Review (Genesis )

S1 Hornet Scooter
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What It Is

The Hornet S1 Electric Scooter from Genesis is a high-tech electric scooter designed to travel up to 20 miles on a single charge, and go as fast as 20 mph. We cannot confirm those stats because we didn't attempt to ride for 20 miles or measure our speed but we can attest to how fun, easy to use, and cool this scooter is. It's lightweight at only 20 pounds, durable, and offers an eco-friendly way to get around. Features include three modes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. You can change the mode at any time by pressing the power/mode button. This scooter also has an electric hand brake, and folds up easily. Before riding, you must charge the scooter by using the included charger, and plugging it into a power outlet for 2 hours. Next adjust the height of the handlebars so they're comfortable to hold, which we found easy to do. To ride, hold the handlebars and use your foot to get it rolling, then press the accelerator paddle on the handlebar. The power doesn't kick in until you're rolling. Choose which mode you feel comfortable riding in by pressing the center button. Green is beginner, blue is intermediate, and yellow is advanced. Once you're riding, press the brake paddle to stop. It's that simple! Recommended for ages 16 and up, it has a 220 pound weight limit. 

Is It Fun?

Teens, and adults can have fun scooting, and commuting with the Hornet S1 Electric Scooter. It is so much fun to ride! It's also very user friendly. The adjustable handlebars, and folding mechanism are easy to operate. It's lightweight yet feels durable. With three different modes to choose from: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, riders can ride at whichever speed they are comfortable with. It's also easy to change the mode at any time during a ride. We had so much fun testing this scooter out. It was designed to travel up to 20 mph, and also goes uphill just fine though hills are easier in advanced mode. We even found it to ride well on bumpy, uneven New York City sidewalks. Its sleek design makes it appropriate for adults to use for commuting. Plus it is eco-friendly.

Who It’s For

Recommended for ages 16 and up, the Hornet S1 has a 220 lb. weight limit. It is not a child's toy scooter, and was designed specifically for teens, and adults. It's a great option for adults to use to commute to and from work.

What To Be Aware Of
The Hornet S1 Electric Scooter was designed to travel up to 20 miles on a single charge, and go as fast as 20 mph. We can't confirm those stats because we didn't attempt to ride for 20 miles or measure our speed but we can attest to how fun, easy to use, and cool this scooter is. 


Before riding, you must charge the scooter by using the included charger, and plugging it into a power outlet. The light on the charger will be red when charging the battery, and will turn green once the battery is fully charged. We actually found that it worked fine after an hour charge but to get the most out of it, charge it for two hours. If you are using this for commuting, make sure you plan ahead and bring the charger with you so you can recharge it before riding home. 


To ride, hold the handlebars and use your foot to get it rolling, then press the accelerator paddle on the handlebar. The power doesn't kick in until you're rolling. Choose which mode you feel comfortable riding in by pressing the center button. Green is beginner, blue is intermediate, and yellow is advanced. When you ride the scooter for six seconds at a constant speed, the scooter will engage in Cruise control mode, and you can release the accelerator. The scooter will stay at its current speed until you press the accelerator or brakes. 


The scooter has a 220 lb. weight limit. 


We found some parts of the manual could have been better explained, such as the folding instructions, but we also found it easy to figure out on our own. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy