The Xiaomi Pro improves on the original M365 with an increase in range and power and an inbuilt display. But overall improvements are not huge and the increased in weight and price tag means it won’t appeal to all. For some this will be a worthy upgrade but for others it will be unnecessary extras.
Speed: 16 mph Range: 27 miles Weight: 14.2 kg Power: 300 Watt
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Xiaomi Pro Specification
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- Trusted Xiamoi M365 heritage
- Good all round specification and excellent range
- High quality build and attractive design
- Affordable (although not budget)
- Easily accessible spares and many accessories
- Increased price and weight over original will put many off
- Main improvements are limited to range and power
- New price tag means it is no longer a budget scooter
Who SHOULD buy? If you value extra range, or are a larger rider then this would represent a worthwhile upgraded option from the M365.
Who should NOT buy? If you are looking for something portable to be able to carry or put on public transport then there are better options. If you have a tight budget the M365 is a better choice.
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Xiaomi Pro Overview
The Xiaomi Pro is the long awaited successor to the famous Xiaomi M365 – we suggest you take a look at the original before reading this review of this updated model. Many thought it was impossible to improve upon the overall value and package of the original M365 – and the Pro has probably proved them right! The Pro is certainly not worse than the original. It has improved range, power and an LCD display, so what’s not to like? The issue is that this brings with it compromises in terms of increased weight and price. Since the M365 captured the mass market by offering the perfect balance of price and performance characteristics, anything that veers away from this is always going to appeal to a smaller market. That said many will value the improved range enough to buy this new model – and for them it will be an excellent choice
Differences between Xiaomi Pro and Original M365
We recommend reading our original review for the the original Xiaomi M365. All of the differences between the two in models are summarised here:
- Range: The Pro can go 27 miles compared to the M365 18. This is the main difference between the two and most of the extra cost will be for the larger battery capacity of the Pro.
- Weight: The Pro weighs in at 14.2 kg compared to the 12.5 kg of the M365
- Size: The Pro is slightly longer (by 5cm) taller (by 4cm), with a marginally wider base plate, making it slightly better for the taller rider
- Power: The Pro has a 300W battery – just a 50W upgrade from the M365. This is most noticeable for heavier riders or riding up hills. It’s certainly a welcome improvement but not a substantial one.
- Display: The display includes battery level, speed, and driving mode indicator
- Brakes: The Pro also utilises slightly larger disk brakes and marginally more powerful front light
- Light: The front light of the Pro is marginally brighter than the M365
Apart from size the design is virtually identical to the M365
See M365 review
Speed: The Pro has the same top speed as the M365 at approximately 16 mph
Range: In terms of performance the main difference between the Pro and the Original M365 is an additional 9 miles range facilitated by a larger capacity battery
Power: The Pro has a 300W battery – just a 50W upgrade from the M365. This is most noticible for heavier riders or riding up hills. It’s certainly a welcome improvement but not a substantial one.
Max Load: Remains the same as the M365 at 100 kg
Set-up is almost identical to the M365, with the same wheel size, pneumatic tyres and no suspension. The slight increase in size of the overall frame may add a little more stability but this is not particularly noticeable.
Folding compaction and weight: The additional size and weight (from 12.5 kg to 14.2 kg) of the Pro means there are inevitable compromises in portability. These are not substantial but the M365 was already on the chunky side for some forms of public transport or car boots, so this increase in size and weight is probably the main compromise in choosing the Pro over the M365.
The Pro sees a substantial increase in capacity from 280Wh to 474 Wh. But it is disappointing that there have not been improvements in the charge rate in order to prevent the overall charge time increasing (from 5.5 hours on the M365 to 8.5 Hours in the Pro). This means the range added per hour of charge time is similar to that of the M365.
Display: Unlike the M365 the Pro comes with a LCD display, showing speed, mode and remaining battery life. This is definitely a nice to have.
Lights: The front light is marginally brighter than the M365 but otherwise the same.
Brakes: A slightly larger dic brake but otherwise the same set-up as the M365.
Bluetooth: Identical App to the M365