Segway Ninebot electric scooters are some of the few models offering the best value for each buck spent.
For most models, though, it seems like the company focuses more on the range than speed. This has prompted most owners to have queries such as, how to turn off speed limit on segway ninebot electric scooters.
Turning off the speed limiter on most of the Ninebot electric scooters is very simple and mostly doesn’t require you to cut any wires. Of course, the scooter speed limiter removal varies from one model to another and so, we are going to talk about several models in this article.
Segway Ninebot Speed Limiter Removal
1. Switch to the fastest mode
Most of the newest Segway Ninebot electric scooters come with 4 riding modes.
The ECO mode also referred to as the Economic Mode is the slowest and is perfect for newbie riders or those looking forward to getting the most range before the battery dies. The maximum speed while riding at this mode is 10km/h (6 miles per hour).
Standard mode (D) is ideal for those riders looking forward to enjoying both worlds of moderate speed and range. Riding in this mode will get you to a maximum of 12 mph (20km/h).
There is also Pedestrian mode which is engaged via the mobile application of Segway Ninebot. You can turn it on when you want to stay at a top speed of 6km/h and turn it off when you want to go faster or slower from the said APP.
Lastly, there is the Sport mode (S). This riding speed mode is perfect for those who want to hit more speed, without worrying much about the range. It’s ideal for experienced riders only.
To turn off any speed limitations on your Segway Ninebot electric scooter, switch to the Sport (S) mode and you will ride at unlocked speeds of 15.5 mph (25km/h).
To switch to the Sport Mode, make sure that you have installed the APP on your phone. After that, switch on your Segway Ninebot electric scooter and connect the scooter to the APP.
On that Application, click on the Gear Icon (on your right) and then tap the ‘Speed Settings’ prompt. At this point, ensure that the slider is at its max.
Go back to your Ninebot Segway electric scooter and double-click the power button until you see the speed settings in the display.
When you don’t see any “S”, know that you are in the slowest mode. When the “S” color is white, then you are in moderate speed mode. If the “S” is red, then you are in Sport Mode. At that point, the speed limit has been turned off.
To turn to a slower speed mode, then double-click the power button again and settle at the speed mode of your choice.
2. Hack the scooter with an APP (risky)
If you would like to ride your Segway Ninebot electric scooter to go faster than the unlocked speed (using the Sport Mode), then you can use an App to make it faster. However, this is a risky move and will definitely make you void your warranty.
This hack is ideal for the Segway Ninebot Max G30 e-scooter and it involves a series of processes.
- Download the XiaoFlasher App from Google Play Store (ideal for Android devices only)
- Download the G30DRAGSTER.zip file but don’t unzip it just yet
- Turn on your Segway Ninebot scooter
- Open the XiaoFlasher App on your Android Device
- Click your scooter name on the APP
- Click “Change Region” on the APP and set it to “US 30KM/H)
- Click “Change Region” once more and select “Custom Serial”
- Enter the custom serial of your scooter
- Click “Select Zip File”
- Select the Zip File you downloaded above
- Click “Flash Selected ZIP file”
- Reboot your scooter and you will notice that you have successfully unlocked your Segway Ninebot Max G30 electric scooter.
For more details on this hack, watch the video below:
In Summary: How to turn off speed limit on Segway Ninebot
You can either turn off the speed limiter on a Segway Ninebot electric scooter by switching the speed settings to the fastest mode or going the risky way and flashing the scooter’s firmware to make it faster than what the fastest mode has to offer.