The ZERO 8X is my favourite in the entire Zero range. With everything the 10X has and more it is the best value for money you can get and far and away the lowest maintenance.
It has powerful, dual suspension, that gives me that lovely floaty feel to counteract the bumpiness of riding on solid tyres, cable disc brakes that stop on a dime, sleek lines and bright blue LED strip lighting.
The 8X has amazing low end acceleration. GPS shows 0 to 35 km/h in 4 to 5 seconds. But frankly I won’t be doing that again! The 18 amp hour battery gives me 40 km riding pretty fast over normal, hilly urban roads and up to about 75 km on a flat Sunday ride. I use mine in first or second gear most of the time and find that ample.
If you are traveling any distance and rely on the scooter to get to work you can’t beat the honeycomb technology of the puncture free solid tyres. At 3.5 inches wide they have great contact with the road surface and beat any other solid tyre hands down for safety and stability. The wide tyres make for a feeling similar to skiing, although sharp turns are enjoyed best with liberal application of the brakes. That said, I am happy to leave a wee bit of rubber on the road!
The ZERO 8X has a flood of lights that makes night riding safe and visible. Bright LED strips down each side and flood lights front and rear the 8X has great visibility in the day as well as night.As always we recommend extra lighting on the front and the back for riding at night, mounted on the helmet, the jacket or the handle bars.
Super compact the 8X is a full tyre length shorter than its big brother the 10X and folds into the footwell of my tiny car with no problems.
The foldable handlebars on the 8X have absolutely no free play and the 60cm length provides a stable comfortable handle grip. A friend put a 720mm handlebar on his and reports feeling like he has much more control but I prefer the flexibility of squeezing through narrow spaces.
The same double quick release folding mechanism on the Z10X was applied to the Z8X. And the rugged clamp upgrade fits the 8X as well.
Battery | 18AH, 52V Tyres | Front and rear solid rubber or tubeless pneumatic Brakes | Dual disc brakes Weight | 32kg Range | 35-40km (depending on rider weight and speed) Suspension | Front and rear spring hydraulic suspension Top speed | 55km/h Lights | Powerful front, rear and LED side Loading capacity | 120 kg Motor Power | 800W per wheel (1600W total) Controller | 2 x 20A
*Rider safety is a core value of Freed. As such, our recommended top speed has been modified to 40kmph. The manufacturer's top speed is 50+kmph.