Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter Review

By John Oliver

May 8, 2021


Electric scooters have been seen as a new way of commuting in town and to have recreational fun at places that are good for the whole family. However, some riders are looking for a lightweight and easy to use scooter that doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance. Well, there are some options out there, and this one might be a good choice looking for a city commuter that will cater to your needs. 

The Varla Pegasus is the newest line up of the Varla line up of electric scooters that will be making waves on the city streets. Between being lightweight, having a sturdy set of tires, and high weight capacity limit, the Pegasus could help making your trips down the street that much easier and comfortable. 

Product Specifications 

Overall quality and durability are what the Pegasus promises, and with the build it has, it has the power to make your ride in the city an enjoyable one. It’s powered by a dual 500W motor with 48 volt/15.6 ah battery, the e-scooter can go as far as 28 miles on a single charge. Add in to the fairly compact size and weighing around 68 pounds, transporting is much easier than with more bulkier options out there 

Size (Unfolded) 49.6 in x 47.2 in x 6.7 in 
Top Speed 35 mph 
Max Range 28 miles 
Motor Dual 500w 
Weight limit 300 lbs 
Unit Weight 68 lbs 

Speed 

The battery life in the Pegasus as well as the dual motor can produce approximately 1600w in power output. This allows the Pegasus to reach speeds upward to 35 mph, which is the usual speed in most urban areas 

The thumb throttle is placed on the side of the handle bars, making it easy for the user to accelerate with a simple finger movement. In addition to the speed, the dual disc brakes make stopping safe and instant. So, you won’t have to worry about not being able to stop when you need to.  

Tires 

The set of tires that come with the scooter are solid and puncture proof, which is really handy when riding on pavement or concrete. What’s even better is that the tires work on and off-road, which is a very rare feature on tires made from a very strong plastic.  

This will make rides feel much smoother in any speed, and will require little maintenance. However, you should always exercise safe practice and know when it’s time to replace your set of tires for newer ones. 

Special Features 

Possibly the biggest function that is important to the scooter is its simple yet sophisticated self-locking mechanism. With a push of a safety button and clamp, the Pegasus folds more compactly, making packing this into the backseat of a car or carrying it on a bus or train much easier. 

The LCD display is large and in the center of the stem of the scooter, so you can look at your important information like speed, battery life, and range from a glance. As mentioned before, the thumb throttle is placed so that you can accelerate comfortably from the handlebar. 

And the head and rear lights are bright enough to make night riding that much safe. 

Pros and Cons of the Pegasus 

Now there are a lot of things to consider when looking at the Pegasus. This might be a good city commuter for those who don’t want to take the bus every day. Yet, there are some things to consider before you have any second thoughts. Let’s go over them 

Pros 

Aside from the many features this scooter has, it has even more that might be the best fit for an alternative means of transportation. The build quality and unique layout of LCD monitor and throttle makes this accessible to beginners as well as veterans of e-scooters. 

  • Light weight compared to other bulkier electric scooters, making it easy to carry and lift. 
  • Battery lasts for up to 28 miles after 4 – 5 hours of charge time 
  • Cheaper price tag than most city commuters 

Who is this scooter for? 

The Varla Pegasus might appeal to those who want something that can get through town, without the need of a taxi, city transit, or worry about gas prices for cars and motorbikes. The 300-pound loadout limit will definitely appeal to more heavier riders that need a scooter that can support their weight while riding. 

Varla wanted to accommodate for the demands of their customers, to find a good middle ground for those who want to ride on smooth surfaces and make it to their destination in the city. If you are someone who wants a good city friendly scooter that is street legal and affordable, you might have some interest in the Pegasus. 

Who is this NOT for? 

You might not want to get the Pegasus if you’re looking for something that is all about going faster than a car commute. This is more for casual users who need something other than a bicycle or a bus ride to their destination. It is not meant to be used for any distances further than 20 miles on a single charge and not an all-terrain recreational vehicle. 

John Oliver

About the author

Electrical Engineer and father of two. John shares the love of electrical scooters, hoverbords and electric bikes with his kids and his readers here at ElectricScooterExpert.com

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