Posted by Drew Hartman on 12/11/2018 to Knowledge Center
InMotion has emerged in the Electric Unicycle market as an industry leader. Among its smaller wheels are the V5F and V8. Although the two machines are great in their own right, there are some key differences between them that separate them. In this article, we will be talking about some key spec differences, as well as different features and riding abilities. Before we get into specifics, let's break down some shared strengths:
Bonuses to InMotion Unicycles
- Compatible with the new Solowheel / Inmotion App for iOS and Android, riders have access to live-stats, calibration, diagnostics, and much more.
- IP55 Weatherproof rating
- Smooth acceleration and braking
- Both machines can climb an 18 degree slope with ease
The G2 is a great introductory electric unicycle with features that demo what the upper market looks like. It has some improved speed and range compared to AirWheel products. It can go up to 25 km/h and travel up to 40 km in excellent circumstances. As with the G3, there is a killswitch when you need to bring the machine up or down steps. With a 14-inch wheel air tire you are low enough to the ground to feel comfortable at slower speeds, and to start acceleration from stationary. Since the machine is lighter than the heavy duty EUC’s, the machine is very agile and is easier to turn in my own experience on flat outdoor surfaces. This means it is also more portable to bring on to public transportation or fit into a car trunk.
The padding on the G2 is higher up and larger than the V8 so it is a very comfortable ride, but the speakers are much smaller on this machine. Unlike the G3, the G2 does not have a built-in handle system, although it can be ordered separately.
The G3 is similar to the G2 but faster with a better range and speed. It can go up to 30km/h while you can travel up to 50 km in excellent conditions. It has a larger 16’’ wheel which gives more ground clearance with its higher pedals. It has a built-in handle to carry or pull on the go, unlike the G2.
The Glide 3's high pedals give you better maneuverability at higher speeds and a tight turning radius because you will be able to leverage the machine more. Glide 3's bright headlamp and APP adjustable side LED make it much better than the G2 in the lights department.
A very nice touch on the G3 there is also a mud-guard cover infront of the tire to prevent spraying on to the rider. Even though there is only a 5-pound difference between the G2 and G3, the G3 feels much more grounded while riding. While riding you can use your body weight to turn or ‘glide’ as opposed to more of a twisting-core action on the G2. The added weight and larger wheel also means you will feel smaller bumps less while riding.
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