Niu NQi Scooters For Sale

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Niu NQi
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Current Prices: £2,300–£1,850
Insurance Costs: 1 of 10

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

Specs

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.

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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.

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For Sale (24)

  • 2021 NIU MQi+ Sport - 50cc EQUIVALENT
    £1,796 ebay
    • £700 Under Guide Price
    • 2021
    • Brighton(Map)
    • Save £450! - On The Wheel Portslade
  • 2021 NIU MQi+ Sport - 50cc EQUIVALENT
    £1,796 ebay
    • £700 Under Guide Price
    • 2021
    • Brighton(Map)
    • Save £450! - On The Wheel Portslade
  • NIU MQI + NIU MQI+ SPORT 2020
    £2,156 ebay
    • £140 Under Guide Price
    • 2020
    • Bradford(Map)
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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2021
£2,500
£2,050
£1,800
1,650
2020
£2,300
£1,850
£1,600
2,100
2019
£2,300
£1,850
£1,600
3,700
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2020
Data coming soon...
65 / month
2019
209
3
212
120 / month

Source: DVLA

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