Travel scooters have been around a while.
Their small size and easy to handle weight makes them practical help-mates for nearly anyone with mobility issues. Not only are they transportable, travel scooters are really quite sporty as well. No wonder they are so popular!
If there is ever a complaint about travel scooters, it usually relates to the “stiff” or “jarring” quality to the ride.
After all, they have solid frames, with no shock absorbers (designed to keep the weight down) and solid tires with no “bounce” (no worries about flat tires). The combination adds up to a very stiff ride indeed!
The good news is that Golden Technologies responded to that issue when they designed the new Buzzaround XLS travel scooters! Available in both three and four wheel models, I’d like to highlight some of the features for you.
Most standard travel scooters are +- 37” in length. The Buzzaround XLS scooters are longer, but still compact. The Buzzaround XLS 4-wheel is 41.5 “ long, and the three wheel version is 42.5” long, so they feel roomier and less cramped. The padded seat swivels, folds forward for transport, and can be set as high as 23” from the ground, which is great for taller riders, or those folks who have trouble getting up off of a low seat. The seat is available in the standard 17” width, or it can be upgraded to a 20” width for extra room. A Delta Tiller is standard equipment on the Buzzaround XLS, which gives you a larger area to grip and makes driving possible with just one hand. This feature is especially helpful for anyone who may have issues with arthritis, neuropathy or carpal tunnel syndrome. The charging port is located up on the tiller- no need to crawl around on your knees searching for the plug!
Standard batteries are rated to travel up to 8 miles on a charge, and the top speed is 4 MPH. 3”of ground clearance makes for secure travel over somewhat uneven surfaces, like grassy lawns or smooth paths. There’s an LED headlamp to light your way after dark, and lots of optional accessories designed for your convenience.
Of course, the biggest feature is the suspension. Front and rear “Comfort-Spring” suspension is standard on the XLS. Each wheel is attached to the frame on springs, creating a shock-absorbing effect, much like the shock absorbers on your automobile.
This spring suspension smooths out the bumps of every day travel, like cracks in the sidewalk, thresholds at doorways, the ups and downs of everyday life!
This is not only helpful outdoors, however. The suspension also lessens the degree to which your body “rocks” back and forth when starting and stopping, even as you just move about in your home. Riders with back and neck issues will really appreciate the smoother ride-quality.
Check out the Buzzaround XLS for yourself by visiting our website at SpinLife.com