Motability was hosted by mobility dealer, Ideas in Action, recently when it produced the latest in its series of mobility scooter reviews.
The equipment review initiative, which promises objectivity, is designed to give end-users a better idea of the equipment available via distributors.
The third review in the series, which is led by Ian Cook, focuses on a mix of class 2 and class 3 mobility scooters.
Cook found “the most enjoyable” scooter tested to be the class 2 TGA Zest Plus. The other pieces of equipment included were the Invacare Leo, the Freerider Mayfair 4 and the Electric Mobility Rascal 388 XL.
The review stated that while the 16 mile capability of the Zest Plus meant it did not have the longest range, it had “some really intelligent features”, such as thumb paddles on the handlebar. Cook commented on the “clever ergonomic design”, including delta handlebars.
Meanwhile, the review said the Invacare Leo was “ideal for use in urban areas”. It was complimented with being “stylish and sophisticated” and with being “king of the pavement, if not king of the road.”
The Freerider Mayfair 4 was deemed “excellent addition to the Mayfair range”. Cook said the controls are easy to use and the tiller seemed to allow for “almost infinite adjustment”.
The final scooter to be reviewed was the Electric Mobility Rascal 388 XL, which is designed with a narrow, compact chassis for easy manoeuvring.
Cook said: “I found the ride quality extremely good and the best class 3 scooter I have ridden so far.”
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