Brand new to NZ and storming straight to the top of the hypersports scooter tree, is the amazing new Vsett 11+. Making no apologies for it's mind-bending performance, it is truly something special, and turns heads just standing still.
But just wait until you ride it. You might expect it to try and kick you off immediately, it does after all have twin 1500w nominal output motors, so you are talking a peak of somewhere around 4500w total, however at slow speeds it feels refined, nimble, even. But punch the throttle and it literally launches, with a mountain of torque that fully tests those 4" wide low-profile tyres. And that's before you hit the 'Sport' button for 2 mins of afterburner-level propulsion!
Is it more than a big motor? More than an electric V8? Yes it is. It's loaded with innovations and advancements to make your life safer and easier. There are Nutt hydraulic brakes for starters. Fantastic feel, great power. There are indicators, that work, and that turn off automatically. There is hydraulic suspension front and rear, a huge LED headlight that turns night into day, and a horn to wake the devil himself.
The deck platform is wide and long, rubberised for grip, as is the rear kicker. It's so comfy to ride, and the tall and wide handlebars just add to that cruisey sensation.
The geometry has been tuned to near-perfection, with a long trailing swing arm for a stable wheelbase, and a steep head-tube angle to keep the steering sharp and sporty.
Rated to a 150kg rider this is a very sturdy setup, reflected in the weight. No commuter-featherweight, it's not a scooter for popping in the car boot. But if you are considering letting the V11+ into your life, you probably already know that!