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E Micro Falcon Electric Folding Scooter
The Falcon is a Super-Lightweight and ultra-compact scooter. One of the very few which can be taken on a plane, because of the compact battery size. Packing a 500w motor in its rear wheel, it can achieve speeds of up to 25km/h. The range of the Emicro Falcon is approximately 10km, dependent on the riding style, and route profile / body weight of the rider. If you're looking for a light, compact and fast electric scooter to revolutionise your commute look no further than the Emicro Falcon.
Operated with a twist grip throttle for both acceleration and braking, it is intuitive and easy to use. Cruise control ensures that you travel at a smooth and steady speed. Stay visible and safe thanks to the intelligent rear light, with integrated brake light. Comfort is improved with anti-slip rubber tyres with an EVA foam core, and vibration is dampened thanks to an EVA foam layered grip tape. Motion control is an exciting innovation in the world of electric motors. When in active mode the powerful motor starts when a certain speed is reached and the rider’s kick is detected. The emicro Falcon is the culmination of years of innovative design and forward thinking. Smart, environmentally friendly and portable.
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Based on the original Emicro One, the Falcon variant adds throttle control while retaining the push assistance in Active Mode (which can be disabled to unleash the full power and speed in normal useage).
Riding a Falcon is exhilarating. The ride feedback from minimal, soft-core front wheel just takes the sensory experience up a notch. Riding the Merlin is like riding with a flat tyre - the lack of feedback takes some getting used to, even after trying one for 30km - while the added weight and bulk just make using it a hassle. Carrying it is all but a non-starter, and its higher ride height and permanent rolling resistant mean no kick-boarding.
The Falcon, on the other hand, is light and nimble, with all the speed you could want - it feels much faster than 25km/h, the nominal maximum speed, and 28km/h unlocked is only for experienced riders. With a kick here and there to unweight over seams in the terrain, there really isn’t much lost with lack of suspension. The Merlin is still uncomfortable over standard NZ footpath gaps, and it is not worth the hassle to take with you as many places as the Falcon.
Putting both models side by side reveals just how much smaller the Falcon is. Micro had to break its philosophy on size to introduce the Condor, which is significantly larger and heavier, and the Merlin is even bulkier while missing out on the sublime twist control in favour of a twitchy thumb control that is all but impossible to hold stead for the required five seconds to enable cruise control. Weirdly, the regenerative brake is also disabled when using the foot brake, unlike the Falcon and Condor, which enable both with just the foot.
With the Falcon, a quick double-twist starts cruise control, which can be amped up with more acceleration whenever you like. There is absolutely no need for quickly outdated technology like Bluetooth or LCD displays - this is e-scooting at its purest - and Micro makes great bells and front lights which you can attach as needed. The build-in rear light is bright and visible from 180 degrees, and lights up further whenever the brake is active.
After using mine several times a week for the last few months, my level of satisfaction is still at around 9, and I will be holding onto it at least until something as small is available as a replacement in the future, should I ever need one. The range and power are just fine, and it’s quick to charge as well.