NIU has a heritage of creating excellent electric scooters that meet the needs of urban riders. Although we already redefined how people navigate their city, we also released our game-changing lineup of electric kick scooters to the world in the last year.

The NIU kick scooter series includes our headliner, the KQi3 -- the World's Ultimate Commuter Scooter. The KQi3 offers peak speed and performance, and is ideal for those who plan to travel longer distances on their kick scooter.

More recently, we revealed our KQi2 -- a personalized alternative for those who want to cruise their "last mile in style". The KQi2 is even more portable and great for those want to zip short distances through their city.


The differences: At a glance

KQi3 Pro kick scooter

Overall, the KQi3 is great if you need:

  • Great performance and stronger power output
  • To commute longer distances (up to 65km per charge)
  • Maximum comfort and stability -- wider handlebars, tyres, and deck compared to competition
  • Premium safety features and reliability
  • A great price --$1,499.95 for Sport, $1,599.95 for Pro, $1,749 for Max


KQi2 Pro kick scooter

The KQi2 stands out as the best choice if you need:

  • A clean, minimalist design
  • Swappable grip tape options to express yourself
  • To commute shorter distances (up to 40km per charge)
  • Good comfort and stability
  • Premium safety features and reliability
  • A great price -- $,1249.95 for Pro

Before we dive in and break down the differences between the KQi3 and KQi2 models further, let's take a quick look at some of the main distinctions:

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Type Kick Scooter Kick Scooter Kick Scooter





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Power system

Voltage 48V 48V 48V
Rated Power 300W 350W 450W
Battery 365Wh 486Wh 608Wh
Battery Charge Time 5h 6h 8h
Riding Modes 4 modes: E-Save / Sport / Custom / Pedestrian 4 modes: E-Save / Sport / Custom / Pedestrian 4 modes: E-Save / Sport / Custom / Pedestrian

Key Specs

Maximum Range 40 km 50 km 65km
Top Speed 25km/h 25km/h 25km/h
Max Rider Weight 100kg 100kg 120kg
Recommended Rider Age 16+ 16+ 16+
Vehicle Weight (Inc. battery) 18.4kg 20.3 kg 21.1kg
Folding Mechanism 2 Step Easy Folding 2 Step Easy Folding 2 Step Easy Folding
Brake Type Disc Brake(Front) + Regenerative braking Disc Brake (Front & Rear) + Regenerative braking Disc Brake (Front & Rear) + Regenerative braking
Bell Mechanical bell Mechanical bell Mechanical bell
Tire Type Tubeless Pneumatic Tubeless Pneumatic Self-healing pneumatic tires
Front/Rear Tire Size 241*64mm 241*64mm 241*64mm

Intelligent system

Set Riding Mode
Smart Unlock
Rider Statistics
Bluetooth Connectivity
OTA (over the air) Updates
Custom Speed
Cruise Control
Regenerative Braking Settings

Lighting system

Lights Front & Rear LED / Side reflectors Front & Rear LED / Side reflectors Front & Rear LED / Side reflectors


Length 1173mm 1173mm 1146mm
Width (deck)  170mm 170mm 170mm
Width (handle bar) 542mm 542mm 541.5mm
Height 1202mm 1202mm 1202mm
Folded 1173*542*525mm 1173*542*525mm 1146×541.5×504mm

*Range based on a 75kg load at a 25 ℃ temperature, riding 15km/h at a constant speed on a flat road test.

* Unless otherwise specified, the data involved in this website are the results of internal testing.

* Due to the characteristics of lithium batteries, after a period of use, the maximum capacity of the battery will decrease. The Niu App will vary according to country and software version. The models displayed on this website will vary by market in different countries and regions. The content of this website is for reference only. For vehicle specifications and standard configuration information, please refer to the information provided in the actual place of purchase.

* Pictures, models, performance and functions on this page are for reference only. For details, please refer to the actual product.


Now that we have an understanding of the key differences between the KQi3 and KQi2, let's take a deeper look at each of them.


The essentials: Speed, power, and range

KQi scooter icon with speed, range, and power

First up in our comparison between these NIU kick scooter models, we want to cover the basic specs that most riders want to know: speed, range, and power.

While all three models of the KQi series feature a 48V battery architecture for improved performance alongside a rear-wheel motor, the KQi3 Max still stands above the rest with a power rating of 450W that can take on uphill slopes up to a 25% grade! Contrast that with the KQi3 Sport and KQi2 Pro that already offer an impressive 300W power rating and can ride up a 15% grade.

The KQi3 Pro also offers top-of-the-line range with up to 50km range on a single charge. That's enough to keep most kick scooter commuters going for days! KQi3 Sport and KQi2 Pro are not slacking though -- cruise up to 40km per charge!


Design distinctions

KQi design icon

While NIU always takes ergonomic design and rider comfort into consideration with all of our scooters, there are some differences that set the KQi models apart.

The KQi2 is built with minimalism in mind, featuring an integrated wiring system with classic white and gray color options. Lighter and even more portable, with a streamlined drum brake integration, it sports a minimalist chassis that you can easily personalize with a variety of swappable grip tape options for a vehicle that matches your personality.

The KQi3 design is practical. It's the "SUV of kick scooters", and we have pulled out all the stops. Capable of taking on many kinds of urban riding conditions, you can cruise your city with confidence on this workhorse! The KQi3 Pro is available in black or a unique rose gold finish. The Sport version adds more colorful spice with white, blue, black, and red options.


Safety features

KQi brake system icon

Both the KQi3 and KQi2 feature NIU's iconic Halo light to illuminate your path, plus all the safety features you would expect such as bright brake lights, side reflectors, and a mechanical bell.

The KQi3 models feature dual action disc brakes, with front and rear brake levers on the Max and Pro versions and a front dual action brake on the Sport. The KQi2 Pro features a drum brake system with a front brake lever. Both models feature electronic, regenerative braking to help you power up your battery as you slow down.

All models have the battery built into the deck for increased balance and lower center of gravity, but the KQi3 also includes wider tires (2.5") for increased stability on the road.


Which kick scooter is best for you?

The best electric kick scooter for you will depend on your usage and preferences.

As we mentioned, the KQi3 Pro is ideal for commuters who want a practical kick scooter that can travel longer distances and offers peak performance.

The KQi3 Sport is best for commuters who want the same practical vehicle as the Pro, but travel shorter distances and don't require maximum speed.

The KQi2 Pro offers a stylish, minimalist design that can be further personalized -- all in a highly portable kick scooter package that is perfect for shorter journeys around the city.

Regardless of which one is right for your needs, we know you'll fall in love with the KQi kick scooter of your choice! Head on over to our shop to check out the full lineup and all of our accessories!