Ninebot Max G30P/G30LP vs. Xiaomi M365 Pro 2: Commuter's Guide

When it comes to everyday commuting, the Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 and the Ninebot Max G30P/G30LP are top choices. Commuters love getting these three scooters because they make daily rides more convenient and comfortable.

But, if you’re thinking of getting one or the other just now, choosing between them can be a tough choice. Which one should you get? Are their differences really huge that will make one work better than the other? You’re in the right place if you want those and more answered. Just read on and discover just what scooter you should buy for your daily commutes!

The Scooters

Before anything else, say hello to the scooters that fans around the world love using for their daily journeys:

Xiaomi M365 Pro 2

xiaomi m365 pro 2 electric scooter

The Xiaomi Pro 2 mixes the features riders loved from the first model with new updates that totally enhance ride performance. With an upgraded braking system and improved lighting (including side reflectors), the Xiaomi Pro 2 keeps the steady performance of the Pro while ensuring your safety better.

Segway Ninebot Max G30P

segway ninebot max g30p electric scooter gen 1

The Ninebot Max G30P is well-known in commuting circles because it was a pioneer for premium performance during its debut. At the time it came out, this electric scooter was the most powerful commuter scooter. And though it isn’t anymore, the reliable performance of the Ninebot Max G30P still makes it a preferred model for many.

Segway Ninebot Max G30LP

segway ninebot max g30lp electric scooter gen 2

The Ninebot Max G30LP is the 2nd generation of the beloved Ninebot Max. It is quite similar to the G30P but with a few minor differences and upgrades. While both have the same top speed and climbing ability, the MaxG30LP has a slightly stronger motor, improved brakes and tyres, better shock absorption, and a lighter weight.

The Differences

A quick glimpse of the comparison guide below will show you that though there are differences in all three models, it’s not that drastic. Most of their features and specs come ahead of each other just a bit. 

In other words, choosing between the three models will come down to personal preference more than performance. But it’s still a good idea to know how they differ:

Speed & Range

Commuter scooters aren’t really known for their crazy speed modes. But if you want your scooter to double as a recreational ride on the weekend, the Ninebot Max is the way to go. 

The Global Edition of both the G30P and G30LP can reach speeds of 30kph which is awesome for that extra power when you need it. The Xiaomi Pro 2 has a reliable 25 kph top speed which has still plenty of pace. 

All three models have the same terrain capability and hill-climb ability. They’re primarily urban scooters so paved roads are where they work the best. Though the Ninebot Max does have all-terrain tyres, it’s not really designed for genuine rough riding. All three scooters can crush hills of up to 20%, however with the Ninebot Max's sports mode you'll see a slightly better up hill climb. 

The differences really start to show when we talk about range, acceleration, and riding modes. Many commuters scooters have a typical 20 to 25 km maximum range. Compared to these, all three models are well above average. Long-distance riders will absolutely enjoy the Max G30LP’s 40 km range and the Xiaomi Pro 2’s 45 km range. But if you want to travel even farther, the real winner would be the Max G30P’s whopping 65 km maximum range.

Though not as important a feature, there are also a few differences in the three models’ acceleration (albeit, all three of them don’t have zippy acceleration at all). The fastest to reach 24 kph is the Xiaomi Pro 2 at 5.3 seconds closely followed by the Max G30P at 5.4 seconds. The Max G30LP takes the last place at 6.6 seconds.

Lastly, the three models also have different riding modes with the Xiaomi Pro 2 having 3 and the Ninebot Max models having 3+1. When you’re in a densely populated city, the Xiaomi Pro 2’s Pedestrian Mode would definitely be handy. You’ll only be able to travel up to a speed of 5 kph when you’re on this mode. The Ninebot Max’s lowest speed mode is ECO at 10 kph which is already doubly fast. 

The Standard (20kph limit) and Sport (25 to 30 kph limit) modes for all three models are essentially the same, except with the Xiaomi Pro 2 only hitting 25kmh. The final difference is that the Ninebot Max also has Power Assist (not necessarily a speed mode) which helps you move the scooter easier while you’re not riding. That’ll come in handy when you need to bring it up on buses and trains.

Motor & Battery

Now let’s talk performance. When it comes to motors, the Ninebot Max models at 350W are a breath more powerful than the Xiaomi Pro 2 at 300W (Peak Power: 700W vs. 600W). But the Ninebot Max G30LP has a stronger brushless DC motor than the Max G30P and Xiaomi Pro 2. That’s not surprising as the G30LP did debut later than the other two. Taking all those into account, the Max G30LP reigns slightly supreme when it comes to motor power.

Battery power is more straightforward and it clearly shows in the three electric scooters’ range capabilities. The Max G30LP has a battery power of 367Wh, the Xiaomi Pro 2 has 474Wh, and the Max G30P has the strongest at 551Wh which is why it can travel farther distances. However, both Max models are more convenient when it comes to charging time at 6 hours as opposed to Xiaomi Pro 2’s 8-9 hours.

All three electric scooters are equipped with a smart battery management system that protects you from the same situations, including:

  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Two-way Charging Protection
  • Two-way Discharging Protection
  • Temperature Protection
  • Automatic Under-voltage Sleep

Braking, Tyres, & Suspension

When it comes to tyres and suspension, the Ninebot Max G30LP has a clear advantage being the last to debut among the three scooters. The G30LP also has 10-inch pneumatic tyres which are upgraded to have convenient features like self-healing, flat-free wheels that have upgraded suspension. 

The real clincher here is the suspension. Most commuter scooters like the Xiaomi Pro 2 and Max G30P lack suspension even though they have high-quality tyres that can provide comfortable rides (8.5-inch pneumatic for Pro 2 and 10-inch self-healing pneumatic for Max G30P). The Ninebot Max G30P and G30LP have more cushioning tyres than the Xiaomi pro 2, which makes for a much more comfortable ride. The 10-inch tyres do make a huge difference!

As for the brakes, all three electric scooters have a similar system: mechanical + E-ABS. The dual braking systems of the Ninebot Max feature a front drum brake plus a regenerative brake that provides ample stopping power and a way to boost your scooter’s performance from stored energy. The Xiaomi Pro 2, on the other hand, has a disc brake and a regenerative brake.

Design

The main differences between the scooters’s designs come down to the deck, size and their weight. The Xiaomi Pro 2 and Max G30P have longer decks than the G30LP, making them handy if you want to double with a child. The Xiaomi's deck is also less wider than the Ninebot Max models. 

As for weight, the Max G30P is the heaviest at 19 kg. Next is the Max G30LP at 17.5 kg and the lightest is the Pro 2 at 14.5 kg. All three scooters are still considered lightweight and portable. But if you’re going for the easiest to carry, the Xiaomi Pro 2 is a good option.

When it comes to design, think of it like this. The Xiaomi Pro 2 is like the baby in the family, the Ninebot Max G30LP is like the middle child, and the Ninebot Max G30P is like the eldest child. The differences in size for the Ninebot Max models isn't a lot, but it's just enough to notice. 

All three e-scooters are compact and foldable, which makes them convenient to bring around while commuting. You can fold all three scooters in less than 5 seconds. 

They can also be connected to mobile apps via Bluetooth (Ninebot App for the Max models and Mi App for the Pro 2). When connected, you’ll be able to see your riding stats, battery life, and firmware upgrades. You can even lock and unlock your scooters from their apps.

Riding stats, current battery power, and riding mode can also be glimpsed at the convenient LED displays that all three scooters have in between their handlebars.

All three scooters also have built-in Front LED lights which are ultra-bright and can help you ride throughout the night. Not only do these increase your visibility, but it can also illuminate whichever path you’re riding.

 

Scooter Showdown: Max vs. Pro 2

As you can see, all three electric scooters are quite similar to each other. It’ll really depend on what you personally need or want in a ride. So, here’s a little summary to help you choose.

If you’re looking for the most portable, go with the one with the lightest weight. The Xiaomi Pro 2 is only 14.5 kg which makes it the easiest to carry around with you. For a last-mile scooter, this is probably the best choice as you’ll be going up and down buses and trains.

If you’re looking for a long-distance commuter, go with the one with the farthest maximum range. The Ninebot Max G30P trumps the other two with an impressive 65 km range. Long-distance riders will have an easy time doing round-trip commutes with this electric scooter, for sure.

If you’re looking for the latest innovations, go with the one with the most upgrades. The Ninebot Max G30LP has tons of improvements that are not in the other scooters. When it comes to the latest innovations, this electric scooter does have a clear advantage.

Personally, if you can afford the little bit extra for either Ninebot Max scooters, it's definitely worth the upgrade. 

Comparison Guide

Xiaomi Pro 2 Max G30P Max G30LP
PRICE $899.00 $1,299.00 $1,199.00
MAX. SPEED 25 kph 30 kph 30 kph
MOTOR 300W, Brushless DC 350W, Brushless  350W, Brushless
RANGE 45 km 65 km 40 km
MAX. WEIGHT 100 kg 100 kg 100 kg
WEIGHT 14.2 kg 19 kg 17.5 kg
BATTERY VOLTAGE 474Wh 551Wh 367Wh
CHARGE TIME 8-9 hours 6 hours 6.5 hours
CLIMB ANGLE 15 - 20% 20% 20%
TYRES 8.5" Pneumatic 10" All-Terrain, Self-Healing Pneumatic 10" Self-Healing, Flat-Free Pneumatic
WATER RESISTANCE IP54 IPX54 IPX5
OFFROAD No No No
BRAKES E-ABS+Disc Front Drum + Rear E-ABS Electric Front Mechanical + Rear E-ABS Electric