Niu NQi Scooters For Sale

Niu NQi
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Current Prices: £2,300–£1,850
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What Is It?

The Niu NQi is an AM licence friendly scooter and is powered by a Bosch electric hub motor which puts out 1.8 kW (2.4 bhp).

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame and Titanium swingarm
  • 220 mm disc up front with two piston caliper
  • 180 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Standard 31 mm fork
  • Dual rear shocks
  • Power modes: Eco (11 mph), Road (21 mph), Sport (28 mph)
  • Re-gen braking (+6% range)
  • LCD dash with connectivity
  • LED lighting all round
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • USB port
  • IMU based movement alarm (when battery is onboard)
  • Self cancelling indicators
  • Flip out pillion pegs
  • Side and centre stand
  • Bag hook

The 60 V 29 Ah Panasonic Lithium battery charges in 7 hours, either onboard under the seat or in your home / office and weighs 10 kg. Niu offer a two year guarantee on the battery and it lives under the floor.

For storage there is 18.9 litres under the seat plus a small open glovebox in the steering column. The app is worth a mention and has a few cool features:

  • Scooter movement and topple alerts
  • GPS powered scooter locator
  • Riding data

The 5-spoke 12" wheels take a CST 90/90 tyre at the front and a 120/70 at the rear.

Colours: Black, matt black, matt grey, white, red, blue, white/red, black/red, black/white

Did You Know?
  • Niu (牛) is Cantonese for cow / bull, designed into the logo and is pronounced "new" - kind of handy for the next generation of electric scooters
  • The self cancelling indicators emit a loud ping pong sound to alert pedestrians but it can be changed in the app
  • The dash changes colour based on remaining power


Launch RRP: £2,480

Peak Power: 2.3 kW, 3.1 bhp

Continuous Power: 1.8 kW, 2.4 bhp

Top Speed: 28 mph, 45 km/h (low)

Range: 40 miles, 64 km (low)

Battery Capacity: 1.7 kWh

Slow Charge: 7.0 hours

Seat Height: 740 mm, 29.1 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 110 kg, 243 pounds (light)

Power to Weight: 0.018 bhp/kg, 0.014 kW/kg

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Cheap to buy and run
  • Electronics package
  • Narrow for filtering
  • Powerful headlight
  • Lightweight
  • Comfort
  • Brakes

Any Downsides?

  • Chunky charger is designed to be left at home
  • Not super fast away from the lights
  • Underpowered
  • Range

Up And Down The Range

For an extra £480 it's available as an A1 licence friendly GTS version with a 3.0 kW (4 bhp) continuous power / 3.5 kW (4.7 bhp) peak power motor, a second range doubling battery which can both be charged in just 4 hours, 14" wheels, combined brakes, 10 miles more range, a 45 mph top speed and a higher 820 mm seat. It has a larger LCD dash showing the status of both batteries however the second battery takes up the storage area under the seat.


More Info

Check out this video intro from Niu, this video review from Green-Mopeds, this video review from EV James and Kate and this video review from exeter rider.

More info and specs

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