How do Voyager Proton vs. Minimotors Speedway 5 stack up?

electric scooter comparison Voyager Proton
Voyager Proton
electric scooter comparison Minimotors Speedway 5
Minimotors Speedway 5

The electric scooters we have head to head here are the Proton, manufactured by Voyager, versus the Speedway 5, manufactured by Minimotors. 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.

Electric scooters are all about ease of use, versatility and convenience. They are designed to make urban commuting easy, which makes their weight one of the key characteristics to take into account.

The Voyager Proton has a total weight of 19 lbs (9 kg), whereas the Minimotors Speedway 5 has a total weight of 70 lbs (32 kg). Both models are quite heavy, neither is a good option for a commute where you’ll need to carry your scooter.

Of course, convenience and portability is only one part of the puzzle. It is important to know how an electric scooter actually rides, and whether it will be able to handle your specific commute.

If your commute is a hilly one, then you’ll want to pay careful attention to the motor power, as this is key in getting you and your scooter up hills.

Voyager Proton has a motor power of 250W, versus Minimotors Speedway 5’s motor power of 1600W. Minimotors Speedway 5 is good for hills, as it has enough power to take on any inclines you are likely to encounter.

Voyager Proton has a top speed of 15 mi/hr (24 km/hr) versus a top speed of 40 mi/hr (64 km/hr) for Minimotors Speedway 5. So if you are looking at long, flat stretches on your commute, and if speed is your thing, then Minimotors Speedway 5 is the best choice.

When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Voyager Proton has a range of 10 miles (16 km), while Minimotors Speedway 5 has a range of 75 miles (121 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then Minimotors Speedway 5 would be the better choice.

Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Voyager Proton has a battery capacity of 200W, and Minimotors Speedway 5 has a capacity of 1400 Wh.

An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Voyager Proton has a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs (100 kg), while Minimotors Speedway 5 can support a maximum weight of 264 lbs (120 kg).

Now onto safety. Brakes are one of the most important safety features of an electric scooter, and may be the only difference between a safely completed journey and a trip to the emergency room. There are a number of different brake options available for electric scooters, all of which have their respective pros and cons.

Disc brakes have the best braking power, give excellent control and perform well in all conditions, although they do require maintenance, and are usually the most expensive. Foot brakes are lightweight, simple, and require no maintenance, but tend to perform poorly when compared to other types, are slower to activate and need a specific riding position. Drum brakes are also low maintenance, and better performing, particularly in wet conditions, but are heavier and complicated to disassemble.

Both electronic brakes and regenerative brakes add no extra weight at all, and require no maintenance, but again both types produce less effective braking performance, and can be prone to failure. Regenerative brakes can also fail to work when the battery is fully charged.

Voyager Proton has Foot brakes, and Minimotors Speedway 5 has Disc brakes.

When it comes to tires, there are two options, pneumatic or solid. Pneumatic tires are more comfortable, but can burst if punctured by glass, thorns or nails. Solid rubber tires however are far more durable (and puncture-proof) but will give a more bumpy ride.

Voyager Proton has Solid and Minimotors Speedway 5 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. Voyager Proton has Front, and Minimotors Speedway 5 has Both, making ${model_two} the comfier ride.

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. Voyager Proton comes with front lights, and Minimotors Speedway 5 comes with both lights, so Minimotors Speedway 5 is suitable if driving after dark and safety are high priorities.

The final thing to keep in mind is the warranty. This protects you in the unlikely event of a fault with the electric scooter. Voyager Proton comes with a 1 year warranty, and Minimotors Speedway 5 comes with a 6 months warranty.

And there you have it, a full round up of Voyager Proton Vs. Minimotors Speedway 5. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Voyager Proton and Minimotors Speedway 5, 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:
Voyager Proton Minimotors Speedway 5
Top Speed 15 mi/hr (24 km/hr) 40 mi/hr (64 km/hr)
Range 10 miles (16 km) 75 miles (121 km)
Weight 19 lbs (9 kg) 70 lbs (32 kg)
Rider Weight 220 lbs (100 kg) 264 lbs (120 kg)
Tire Type Solid Pneumatic
Motor 250W 1600W
Brake Type Foot Disc
Battery (WH) 200W 1400 Wh
Recharge Time 4 - 13 hours
Suspension Front Both
Lights Front Lights Both Front & Rear
Frame Material Metal, plastic, rubber Aviation grade 6082-t6 aluminum alloy
Standing Dimensions 36.0" x 8.0" x 28.0" 22.64" x 48.03"
Folded Dimensions 46.46" x 20.47" x 48.03"
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