Ola S1X Plus First Ride Review
Article by Drivio | 3rd Oct 23
The Ola S1X Plus boasts an impressive 151km of certified range
- The S1X Plus is the most premium scooter in the S1X line-up
- Ola has priced the S1X Plus at a decent Rs 1.09 lakh, ex-showroom
- To reduce costs, it features twin shocks and drum brakes at both ends
If you’ve been thinking that Ola Scooters are a bit too expensive for you, we have good news for you! The brand recently launched its most affordable range of scooters, the S1X, prices for which begin from a meager Rs 89,999 ex-showroom, which really is fantastic pricing, especially to take on evergreen Indian petrol scooters like the Honda Activa 6G, which carries quite a similar price tag.
But if in that line-up, you’re looking for some premium-ness (like a lot of Indian customers do), your eyes would definitely be locked on the S1X Plus. At Rs 1.09 lakh ex-showroom, the S1X Plus isn’t eye-wateringly expensive yet is the most premium scooter in the S1X range. So should this affordable scooter be on the list of scooters that you are considering as your next purchase? Let’s find out:
Ola S1X Plus: Design & Features
The Ola S1X Plus distinguishes itself within the S1 range with its sleek design, prominently featuring a smaller headlight cowl. The apron and side panel design closely mirror those of the standard S1. Additional visual differentiators include a telescopic fork and blacked-out steel wheels.
Regarding features, the Ola S1X Plus offers a comprehensive range, encompassing multiple riding modes, a reverse mode, a side stand alert, an LCD instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity with navigation, and even cruise control.
However, it's crucial to note that the specific features may vary depending on the chosen variant. For a detailed breakdown of the feature distinctions, please consult the Variants section for comprehensive information. This provides a clear overview of the specific features available within the Ola S1X Plus line-up.
Ola S1X Plus: Motor& Range
|Specifications||Ola S1X Plus|
The Ola S1X Plus electric scooter is equipped with a hub motor that delivers a continuous power output of 2.7kW and a peak power of 6kW and the top speed is set at 90kmph.. The scooters gives you the chance to select from multiple riding modes: Eco, Normal, and Sports riding modes, catering to diverse preferences. When it comes to acceleration, the S1X Plus can go from 0 to 60kmph in just 5.5 seconds.
The motor is paired with a 3kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Charging, meanwhile, from 0 to 100 percent using the home charger typically takes around 7.4 hours. This efficient electric scooter offers a range of performance options to cater to various riding styles and preferences, making it a versatile choice for riders.
Ola S1X Plus: Suspension, Tyres & Brakes
|Specifications||Ola S1X Plus|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Rear Suspension||Dual Shock Absorbers|
|Front brake||Drum Brakes|
|Rear brake||Drum Brakes|
The Ola S1X Plus has been certified by ARAI with an impressive range of 151km. For charging, it requires approximately 7.4 hours to reach a full 100 percent charge using a home charger. Notably, the S1X Plus model is equipped with a 500W portable charger. These features guarantee a flexible and efficient charging experience for Ola's electric scooters, catering to different user needs.
Ola S1X Plus: Dimensions
|Dimensions||Ola S1X Plus|
The S1X Plus has a decently impressive weight of 108kg, marking a significant 13kg reduction compared to its much bigger sibling counterpart, the S1 Pro. This weight difference becomes evident from the moment you start riding.
The scooter exhibits enhanced agility, responding more swiftly to changes in direction, and navigating corners becomes noticeably more effortless. This notable improvement can be largely attributed to the reduced size of the battery pack in the S1 X Plus, effectively eliminating the sense of bulkiness associated with the S1 Pro. This results in a lighter and more nimble riding experience for users, enhancing the overall ride quality.
Ola S1X Plus: Price
|S1X Plus||Rs 1.09 lakh|
Ola has priced the S1X Plus at Rs 1.09, ex-showroom. Now while that’s not extremely affordable, it’s not exorbitantly priced like some of the bigger Ola scooters either. So while it is in the reach of a common man, it also brings a sense of aspiration very well.
While the Ola S1X Plus boasts an appealing price point, it falls short in familiar Ola areas. The scooter's finishing could have been more refined, and the paint scheme appears hastily executed. Despite its attractive exterior, close inspection reveals significant irregularities in the side panel gaps, which can be visually unappealing. There's concern that these panels may start to rattle and bounce after just a few months of ownership.
Additionally, the S1X Plus still exhibits some technical issues. If your budget is just over Rs 1 lakh, we recommend considering alternatives.