The Unagi Mannequin One Traditional was simply one of many finest electrical scooters accessible once we examined it again in 2018. With its distinctive seems, high-quality supplies and unassuming energy, the elegant, light-weight last-mile scooter stays a favourite. For 2023, Unagi has developed the Traditional into the Mannequin One Voyager.
The Unagi Mannequin One Voyager ($1,190 or $69 with a month-to-month subscription) maintains the Traditional’s glossy seems whereas widening the rubber-covered deck, enhancing efficiency and including new colours: matte black, cobalt blue, cool mist (inexperienced) and latte (tan). The Traditional’s premium building of carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum, stunning paint finishes, vibrant show, puncture-proof tires and single-latch folding mechanism all carry over to the Voyager.
The Voyager has virtually twice the journey distance of the Traditional: 12 to 25 miles on a single cost in comparison with the Traditional’s 7 to 12-mile vary. Unagi used improved battery cell know-how and optimized each the motors and controllers to get the additional vary, all with out rising its weight. It is one of many lightest dual-motor scooters we have examined at lower than 30 kilos.
The scooter can help riders as much as 220 kilos. Full disclosure: I’m over that really helpful weight however nonetheless acquired some miles in alongside (my higher — and far lighter — half was in a position to experience farther and quicker). There are three experience modes that basically restrict pace or lengthen battery life, relying on the way you see issues. The primary mode tops out at 9 mph, the second stops at 12 mph and the third will get it to fifteen mph.
The scooter might be unlocked to go 20 mph, nonetheless. To unlock the pace cap, flip the scooter on and maintain each the hand brake and throttle. Proceed to carry them and press the facility button 10 instances; you may hear two beeps, and it is now unlocked. To alter it again, do the identical steps and pay attention for a single beep this time. Understand that the quicker the scooter goes, the faster the battery drains, although.
The Voyager’s handlebars felt extra steady than its predecessor, and I instantly seen the improved torque (32Nm versus the Traditional’s 26Nm). The experience was snug, particularly contemplating the Unagi’s do not have a suspension, and it dealt with nicely on turns. We seen a minimal pace drop when going up inclines however nothing main.
As for cost time, that is improved, too: The Voyager might be charged in 3 hours, which is 2 hours quicker than the Mannequin One Traditional. The Voyager nonetheless sports activities the identical electrical horn discovered on the Traditional and the regenerative and rear spoiler brake.
The show on the Voyager One is identical because the Traditional with just one minor distinction: twin motor mode is now appropriately indicated with two-wheel icons on the display screen, not only a single icon. As well as, the show reveals the battery degree, present pace and experience mode, and it is also simple to learn in vibrant daylight.
Along with the efficiency enhancements, the Voyager has an iOS and Android app that extends the expertise. Now riders can electronically lock and unlock the scooter from the app. This locks the wheels by creating resistance from the motors, making the scooter unrideable.
The app additionally has a helpful “Distance to Empty” characteristic. Punch in your weight and experience mode, and the app will return a extra exact journey distance for the Voyager’s remaining battery life. It actually eases that “Will I make it?” nervousness. The app additionally permits for redundant management options on the scooter, corresponding to turning the sunshine on and off and altering the experience modes. You may even replace the scooter’s firmware from the app.
There are two methods to get the brand new Unagi Voyager One. You should buy one outright from an Unagi retailer or via its subscription service. Each the scooter and Unagi storefronts are stunning and nicely thought out. The scooters themselves stand out, too, partly as a result of the scooters aren’t made with off-the-shelf elements. Unagi cares as a lot in regards to the product because it does the client expertise, which can be why this firm and its merchandise have such an “Apple” feel and appear to them.