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Monday, 1 August 2016

Inmotion V8: The First look

I had a chance to test ride the latest V8 wheel by Inmotion in Shenzhen today. While I have not seen the wheel before or known about the development of the wheel that started six months ago even with our preferred partner status, based on the ads that were published, there are plenty of  good things to look forward in this wheel.


This is a high speed wheel which has a built-in handle. While other high speed wheel such as Gotway ACM and KingSong 16B makes lots of noise, this wheel is incredibly quiet.


From far, it do looks like a spawn of V5 wheel but if you look closer, it does appear to be bigger than its predecessor. Part of it is because the change of the size of the wheel from 14 to 16 inch.


For a 16 inch wheel, it weighs incredibly light at 13.5kg


I personally felt that this is the best design 16 inch wheel in terms of shape. Its so easy to maneuver. The only discomfort about the wheel is that there aren't any proper cushions for the gripping, unlike the V5. This makes gripping the wheel uncomfortable for the calves. I was informed though that the cushions will be available as an accessory for purchase.


Inmotion V8 retains the height of V5. While I hated the floating feeling and insecurity of V5, V8 does give me a sense of stability due to its wider tire size. The height of the pedals mean that it is not easy to scrap the floor.

I used to like the grip on the pedals of V5 alot too due to its solid grip. Thank goodness that they have retain that from V5 too.

Riding Experience

Being rated to hit speeds up to 30kph, Inmotion is a joy to ride. I have no problems in riding up the hill of 20 degree too as there is no apparent loss in power in scaling it. My only complain here is the tiltback does make you take notice it and telling you that you are overspeeding (which ain't a bad feature if you look at it positively). For people who are fans of Gotway, you can look away.

Trolley Handle

The best integrated till date with a well thought design. The handle is well hidden when not used. There is a button where you can press so that the handle will spring out off the catchment. To keep the handle, all we need to do is to press it downwards till the wheel lock the handle.

  • Love the customisable LED effects
  • The slimmest 16 inch wheel to date
  • Chic design makes it a class above the rest
  • Light weight at 13.5 kg
  • Good speed and torque to move around any terrains
  • Peak performance @ 3200 w
  • Wheel is uncomfortable on the calves
  • Detachable battery is not as simple as you need a screwdriver to detach 6 screws
  • Lack of bluetooth speaker
Inmotion V8 is definitely a well balance wheel. It targets the best of both worlds, chic design, a good performance with a respectable mileage. So if you are looking for a new wheel, you may want to consider the Inmotion V8. Preorder yours from The Wheelies today at only $1088.00 (Launch price $1299). To reserve your Inmotion V8, go to https://goo.gl/YkPDm2


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    1. Yes. we love it too... enough power and probably the nicest looking unicycle at this moment


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