There are two thumb levers near the middle of the handlebars. The one on the right is the throttle and the one on the left is the regenerative brake. I used this brake for most stops, but anything sudden, you’ll want to press on the rear drum brake lever on the top of the right handlebar. It does the job, but I wouldn’t think about stopping power more. If you are going fast and come to a sudden stop, you will experience skidding.
In the center is a screen with four buttons at the front: horn, headlights, settings and power. I found these mushy buttons difficult to press and touch with my hands while riding. The real horn button would be easier to access, though it To be large enough to attract the attention of any pedestrian or cyclist. The color display shows the battery meter, speed, controller temperature, and mileage/odometer.
Most race cars have a button that you can press while riding to switch between modes to increase or decrease speed. For some reason, Mosquito has a complicated system that asks you to set the speed when you are at a standstill. You need to hold the regen brake lever first, turn on the throttle, then press the Settings button to move between L1 (5 mph), L2 (10 mph), L3 (16 mph), L4 (24 mph) and L5 (unlimited); Release the regen brake to install it. By default, the throttle is set to L4, but I’m not sure why there is no simple mode button.
Stinging like a… Mosquito
Apart from its weight, strength is the next best feature of Fluid Mosquito. It has a 500 watt motor that can easily accelerate up to 24 km/h on flat roads. Up the hill? Do not worried! Unlike many race cars that can only crawl uphill, the Fluid Mosquito is strong enough to climb at fast speeds. It crossed the Manhattan Bridge at 16 mph. While comparing, New KQi3 Pro I am also testing going at 8 mph over the same bridge.
This comes at a cost. You probably won’t get very far on the Mosquito. Fluidfreeride claims a 22-mile range, but this will vary depending on your weight (it supports up to 265 pounds), the terrain, and how much your ride involves climbing.
On a 5.2-mile round trip mostly on flat roads (to buy some lemon bars from a local bakery), the Fluid Mosquito left 70 percent in the tank. But when I rode the scooter from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, into the Financial District for a meeting – which involved crossing the Brooklyn Bridge – the number was already at 10% by the time I reached my destination ( an 8.6-mile trip). At about 20 percent, the scooter starts to go slower; instead of 24 mph, I was driving at about 13 mph.
I recommend switching it to L3 mode to slow it down and launch a few more miles, but most people should be able to get about 10 to 15 miles on a single charge, if not more. Bring a charger if you know you’re near an outlet and are concerned. It’s not bulky, though you’ll need between five and six hours to fully charge the scooter.
However, for such a light scooter, I am impressed with the colors. I wouldn’t call this a commuter – I’d recommend going a little heavier Speedway Mini 4 Pro for that — but if you regularly take public transit and want to have the lightest ride possible, Fluid Mosquito is a good little choice.