The HX X7; A small and light with surprising ability. Discover how it stacks up against other budget commuters in this X7 review.

The X7 delivers a similar performance to most of the electric scooters on the market, including a top speed of 15/20 mph, 10-15 miles on a single charge and the addition of cruise control. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job, and red highlights give the scooter flair.

Who is it Best For

Will the X7 Be a Good Fit For You?

The X7 has been designed with adults in mind. However, after riding it a few times, I recommend it for older teenagers.

It is an ideal option for commuting but only if you can commute from your apartment/house to the front door of your office. Just be aware that it isn’t the lightest of scooters, and the thick frame makes it slightly cumbersome to fold and carry.


Does the X7 Look Good?

Have you seen a Lime or Bird scooter before? I’m assuming you probably have, but they seem somewhat similar for those who aren’t sure what they look like.

With the thick handlebar post, matt black paint and sturdy frame, the X7 has a high build quality. It is not a small or compact scooter (in fact, it’s about the same size as Lime and Bird scooters), but it boasts a robust and tech-savvy aesthetic.

Why tech-savvy?

I’m glad you asked.

Welcome to the flight deck…at least that’s what I think it should be called! The X7 features a crystal clear LED display that gives you oversight of the riding modes, super-bright headlight, and, best of all…cruise control settings.

Often, the finer details make or break the aesthetic of electric scooters. Looking at the X7, the red highlights stretching from the outer brake cable to the rubberized thumb accelerator give the scooter that little something extra.

I feel the handlebars could be an improved part of the scooter. They felt a bit short from one end to the other, and at times, while riding, it would have been nice if they were slightly longer. Then again, that may be because I am 6ft 1in and have long arms.

Nevertheless, this minor detail doesn’t detract from the scooter.


How Fast Can the X7 Go?

It’s not as simple as it seems. I have spoken to the team, and they told me that there are:

“A difference between the U.S.and EU version”.

That difference is as follows:

It comes with three-speed settings; each version differs slightly.

U.S. version: 7.5 mph, 17.5 mph and 20 mph

EU version: 6.2 mph, 9.3 mph and 15.5 mph

Why are there different speeds for the U.S. and EU? informed me that they:

“Make adjustments on the EU version based on EU electric vehicle laws”.

I have seen some reviewers claim can go 20 mph, which is valid for U.S. models, but it’s essential to be aware of the difference in speed depending on your location.

Oh, and by the way, 15.5 mph may not sound that fast, but trust me, once you press down on the throttle and accelerate from a push start-up to the max speed whilst your feet are just inches above the ground below, you’ll realize that 15.5 mph is pretty fast. As for 20 mph… well, that’s just more fun!

Mileage and Battery Performance

How Long Can You Ride the X7 For?

Imagine being able to ride continuously for 10 miles. That would be pretty good, right?

Well, how about 15? Yes, you guessed it. You can ride for up to 15 miles on a single charge (albeit the eco-mode).

Take note that in sport mode (the fastest mode), you’ll be able to crank out about 9-10 miles on a decent run.

Ultimately, the X7 has enough range to make it suitable for most commutes.

A near-empty battery takes about 6 hours to charge fully. The fastest electric scooter battery I’ve reviewed charged in 3 hours, the slowest in 12. Six hours is a happy medium.

One handy feature is the fact that you can remove the battery from the scooter. If you don’t want to leave your scooter lying about in your kitchen, office or wherever you are, taking up space, you can remove the battery, plug it in and charge it at your convenience. Once set, all you need to do is slide it back into the scooter.

The removable battery is great for security, too, especially if you are thinking of locking up your scooter on the street while you run errands etc.

Foldability and Portability

Is It Easy to Fold and Carry?

Yes, it is effortless to fold.

It’s as simple as pulling the folding lever open, folding the stem down and clicking it into the hook on the back fender. Once the branch is hooked into the back fender, you can easily lift and store the scooter.

The convenience of the folding design shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve seen some scooters requiring you to loosen the handlebars from the scooter using an Allen wrench to ‘fold’ them. 

Features and Durability

What Features Does it Have, and is it Durable?

The X7 has all of the standard features you would expect from an electric scooter, but it also serves some advanced features that warrant the price tag.

So, let’s take a look at exactly what you’ll get with the X7:

  • Top speeds of 15 mph (EU) / 20 mph (US)
  • 10-15 mile travel range
  • Master slopes up to 15-degrees
  • 29.7 lbs
  • Extremely easy to fold mechanism
  • Bright LED headlight
  • Crystal clear LED interface built seamlessly into the handlebars
  • 6-hour charge time
  • Protected from water spray from any direction
  • Three braking systems – Electronic, foot and disc brakes
  • Easy to use acceleration control
  • Cruise control
  • Removable battery for easy charging and safe-keeping

The thick stem, sturdy frame and ability to support up to 275 lbs means the X7 will last a long time.

Review Summary

How Do I Rate the t X7 Overall?

I’ve ridden the X7 a few times, and my overall feeling is positive.

The X7 isn’t the smallest, most compact, or portable scooter you can easily pick up and carry (given its size and weight). But, what it lacks in portability, it sure makes up for aesthetics, speed, and range. It will serve you just fine commuting to work or as a run-around at the weekend.

The X7 delivers a similar performance to most of the standard electric scooters on the market, as shown by my suggested alternatives. As a result, it comes down to looks. Luckily, they deliver here. The crystal clear LED display, integrated LED headlight, black matt paint job, and red highlights give the scooter flair.