Riding an electric scooter like the Kaabo Mantis requires you to be as responsible as riding any other vehicle. You should always be aware of your surroundings and never put yourself or others at risk. But how do you do so without making the ride boring? We're glad you asked.
Do a mandatory pre-flight check
Check the technical conditions of your Kaabo Mantis 8 and ensure it is in great shape. Check if the 8" tires have enough grip, and look out for any loose screws on the tire arrangements. Check that the handlebars and sine wave controller are working as expected and maneuverable. Set them to the right height and do an eye-check on every screw or fastening on the scooter. Also, confirm that the folding mechanisms and brakes are properly adjusted, and the throttle sensitivity is to your liking.
Since you already checked the battery level, be sure it will be enough to last through the day or the max range of 25miles. If not, have the charger just in case or charge it; it only takes about 3.3 hours to get the 48V 13AH battery juiced up. Next, you might want to give it a test ride to ensure everything is fine and you didn't miss something. Remember to pack your go-bag for longer rides.
Proper safety equipment and accessories for riding your Kaabo Mantis 8 are a must-have, and you can't cheap out when it comes to protection while on the road. You must have a helmet and ensure it is in good condition and fits snuggly. Ensure that the kneepads and other padding are sufficient. Ensure that the lights are properly illuminating the way, regardless of how bright it is outside. Your undercarriage lighting and indicators should also be working as expected.
If you are riding at night, reflective clothing is a no-brainer. Other safety gear you should consider getting include gloves and wearing long-sleeved clothing. Safety gear will protect you and reduce the extent of injuries in an accident. We insist you have protective gear on when riding the Kaabo Mantis 8. This also includes not having your headphones on when riding.
Mind your technique
When riding, even if you've been doing this for a while, you still have to be aware of and observe everything going on, not just the road. We get it, it's tempting to floor the throttle on the Kaabo Mantis dual-motor scooter, but you have to consider where you are riding on. You have to be extra careful when hitting the brakes, especially since the 120mm disc brake + EABS setup is responsive; be intentional yet sturdy but gentle. Maintain enough braking distance and be subtle when braking to avoid slippage. Some common mistakes to avoid include braking too hard and reactively, leaning the scooter excessively, or turning the handlebars too far.
Being aware of the surrounding will help you anticipate other people's actions and possibly prevent collisions. You should avoid riding your Kaabo Mantis 8 e-scooter in dangerous weather conditions and if you get rained on when riding, try to dry it out. Be aware of how your Kaabo Mantis dual-motor scooter works, know where everything is, and be familiar with how they work. Know how to control the throttle, negotiate turns, safely fold it, and lock it in place.
Traffic rules still apply
Traffic rules vary based on many things, from location to specific vehicle type. Be mindful of the basic and general rules which apply everywhere. You should be aware of your local e-scooter laws and never take unnecessary risks. Before scooting, be sure of the places you can ride on as defined in your local e-scooter laws. They may include the streets and bike lanes, but not the sidewalks since this makes you more of a nuisance to pedestrians. Consider the speed limits for these streets as well.
Practice whenever you can
The first time riding a dual-motor e-scooter can feel a little nervous, but the Kaabo mantis 8 is a powerful scooter that even new riders can quickly master. But it takes more than a few trips to get a feel of the scooter, riding modes/conditions, and brake response on different tracks. Getting into traffic will require you to get used to riding and reacting fast. Despite everything being a little too complicated, the Kaabo Mantis 8 is a simple vehicle to master. Test out the different speed modes, dual-motor configurations, and the throttle response to determine which speed feels comfortable for you, even if it's the 25mph top speed.
E-scooters like the Kaabo Mantis 8 are fun and easy to ride. But as with any vehicle, safety should be paramount. If you meet the requirements on our checklist, your commute will be safer and more enjoyable.
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