How do Onan L1 14AH vs. IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme stack up?
The electric scooters we have head to head here are the L1 14AH, manufactured by Onan, versus the iWatBoard R9 Extreme, manufactured by IWatMotion. We’ll take a deep dive into the specs of both brands, to help you decide which is better depending on your needs, and what you will mostly be using your electric scooter for.
The Onan L1 14AH has a total weight of 34 lbs (15 kg), whereas the IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has a total weight of 29 lbs (13 kg). There is not a significant difference between both model weights, they are both good options for a commute with stairs or a with a portion on public transport.
Equally important when considering the ease of your commute is the folded dimensions of the electric scooter, as these make a huge difference when transporting or storing the scooter. Onan L1 14AH folds down to 19.2" x 16.5" x 47.5", and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme folds down to 44.88" x 5.91" x 15.94".
Onan L1 14AH has a motor power of 250W, versus IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme’s motor power of 250W. Neither model is designed to take on inclines, and both models will struggle if your commute is a hilly one.
Onan L1 14AH has a top speed of 19 mi/hr (31 km/hr) versus a top speed of 16 mi/hr (26 km/hr) for IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme. Both models have a very similar top speed, so there’s not a lot to distinguish between them in this category.
When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Onan L1 14AH has a range of 31 miles (50 km), while IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has a range of 19 miles (31 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then Onan L1 14AH would be the better choice.
Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Onan L1 14AH has a battery capacity of 84W, and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has a capacity of 280 Wh. Onan L1 14AH will recharge fully from empty in 4.5 - 7.5 hours, and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme will take 3-4 hours to fully recharge.
An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Onan L1 14AH has a maximum rider weight of 264 lbs (120 kg), while IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme can support a maximum weight of 242 lbs (110 kg).
Onan L1 14AH has Disc brakes, and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has Disc brakes.
Onan L1 14AH has Pneumatic and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has Pneumatic.
Suspension can also help achieve a smoother ride, and although not all electric scooters come with suspension, many models come with front or rear suspension, or both. Onan L1 14AH has Front, and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme has Rear, making both fairly comfy rides.
These days, plenty of electric scooters come with built-in lights. Options vary with lights available at both front and back, just front lights, or just rear lights. Onan L1 14AH comes with both lights, and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme comes with both lights, so both are suitable if driving after dark and safety are high priorities.
And there you have it, a full round up of Onan L1 14AH Vs. IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Onan L1 14AH and IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme, and helps demonstrate which electric scooter will best suit your needs. Whichever scooter you pick, remember to always be safe, and have fun!
Side By Side Comparison Chart:
|Onan L1 14AH||IWatMotion iWatBoard R9 Extreme|
|Top Speed||19 mi/hr (31 km/hr)||16 mi/hr (26 km/hr)|
|Range||31 miles (50 km)||19 miles (31 km)|
|Weight||34 lbs (15 kg)||29 lbs (13 kg)|
|Rider Weight||264 lbs (120 kg)||242 lbs (110 kg)|
|Tire Size||8.5 inches||8.5 inches|
|Battery (WH)||84W||280 Wh|
|Recharge Time||4.5 - 7.5 hours||3-4 hours|
|Lights||Both Front & Rear||Both Front & Rear|
|Frame Material||Aerospace-grade aluminum||Aluminium|
|Standing Dimensions||47.1" x 16.5" x 48.1"||44.88" x 19.69" x 39.37"|
|Folded Dimensions||19.2" x 16.5" x 47.5"||44.88" x 5.91" x 15.94"|