The Inokim OXO
Last September 2018. The Inokim OX first arrived in the Philippines. I actually wrote about it and it’s in the Files area of EKSPH. I initially wanted to update the article but on second thought I think it deserves it’s own article and initial impressions.
Here’s the article about the Inokim OX.
So now it’s July 2019 and a full 5 months after word got out of the OXO.
The Inokim OXO is a new addition to the Inokim line of electric kick scooters. It’s development was initially undertaken by the Russian dealer of Inokim to address requirements needed by their market for a more robust OX that can handle more demanding environments such as Russian winters. When the world got wind of their developments I guess the demand for it took them by surprise as it was NOT available as a regular Inokim product and it probably overwhelmed Inokim themselves when customers asked for the OXO. In fact prior to the release of the test rides of the unit, we had serious doubts Inokim would ever make a dual hub scooter.
The OXO also differs that aside from dual hubs (2 x 1000W) it also sports a standard sing/dual hub switch on the handlebar.
The single arm swingarm of the OX and OXO are one of it’s controversial design feature. Others may have tried to imitate it, but none have succeeded implementing it so well. It doesn’t feel squirrely or unstable yet offers a real plus in terms of maintenance when one inevitably needs to service the inner tubes or tires.
Also of note is Inokim has a preference to use thumb style throttles similar to the Xiaomi Mijia M365 so those who prefer it will easily find it easier to upgrade to the OX or OXO.
The OXO also features hydraulic brakes too so you have confidence to stop faster.
Everything else on the OXO is the same as the OX so you get the sexy design (no imitations) and worldwide brand and industry leading design. And since the OX has been around for a year, we have not received any serious issues with the OX frame and it’s reliability. Hence I expect no difference and continued good performance and support.
My only comment to Inokim if they read this is I wish they offered the OXO in a different color vs the standard OX to differentiate it. It will make it’s owners prouder to have the newer model. Also if they want to further brand loyalty, I hope they can offer a retrofit kit for OX to allow those owners to add dual-hubs as from my inspection, the frame is the same.