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Gotrax GXL V2 vs Xiaomi M365 Comparison

Let’s compare the Gotrax GXL V2 vs Xiaomi M365 electric scooters. Both of these high quality two wheelers can be a great choice for adults looking for an easy way to commute or a fun ride for teens.

But there are some major differences between both models. Our guide below will help you find which is the most suitable for you. First we’ve got a quick comparison table of the key features of the Gotrax GXL V2 vs Xiaomi M365.

Then we look at the main differences between them and the advantages of each scooter, in turn. Finally, we’ll summarize the pros and cons of both rides, to help you make the right choice.

Note: The Xiaomi M365 is sometimes marketed as the Xiaomi Mi M365, the Xiaomi M365 Mi, or simply the Xiaomi Mi – they’re all exactly the same model.

Gotrax GXL V2 vs Xiaomi M365 – Quick Comparison

In the table below we’ve summarized the main features of each scooter in a side by side comparison, to make it easy to see the differences between them.

 Gotrax GXL V2Xiaomi M365
Gotrax GXL V2Xiaomi Mi M365
DescriptionLightweight, folding electric scooter, ideal for commutingLightweight, folding electric scooter, ideal for commuting
Age* 16+* 16+
Weight
Limit
220 lbs220 lbs
Suggested Height of Rider5' - 6'6"5' - 6'6"
Top Speed15.5 mph15.5 mph
PriceSee on AmazonSee on Amazon
Battery
System
36V 5.2ah extended range lithium ion battery42V from 30 x 18650mAh LG lithium ion battery units
Range9 - 12 miles18 miles
Battery Recharge
Time
3 - 4 hours5 hours
Motor and
Gearing
250 Watt brushless DC hub motor250 Watt
Maximum power500 Watt500 Watt
Cruise controlYesYes - can be set via App
Speed modesMax and economyStandard and ECO
(can be limited to ECO via App)
Front brakeHand operated regenerative E-ABSHand operated regenerative E-ABS
Rear brakeHand operated disc brakeHand operated disc brake
Stopping distanceApprox. 13' at 15.5 mphApprox. 16' at 15.5 mph
MaterialAluminum alloy, reinforced frame with reinforced plastic fendersAircraft grade aluminum alloy
ColorsBlack, white, redBlack, white
Adjustable HandlebarsNoNo
Hand GripsNon-slip rubberNon-slip
Foldable handlebarNoNo
Front Wheel Size8.5"8.5"
TiresPneumatic, air-filled, rubber tiresPneumatic, air filled, rubber tires
Tire pressure50-75 psi35-60 psi
SuspensionNoneNone
Retractable KickstandYesYes
Waterproof ratingIP54IP54
LightsLED front light, rear reflector, brake lightFront & rear LED, flashing brake light
MonitorsDigital display of speed, light status, cruise control & battery lifeBattery life indicated by 4 LEDs
Bluetooth / Smartphone connectivityNoYes, App for Android and iOS
Incline capability14 degrees14 degrees
BellYesYes
Provided with lockNoNo
AlarmNoNo
Warranty90 days12 months
Product Weight26.45 lbs26.9 lbs
Deck to Handlebars Height38"38.6"
Deck Dimensions19" x 6"18" x 6"
Ground clearance of deck3.9"3.5"
FoldableYes - folds to 17.1" L x 14.6" W x 43.3" HYes - folds to 19.3" L x 16.9" W x 42.5" H
Folding locking mechanismYesYes
Assembled
Dimensions
42" L x 14.6" W
x 43.8" H
42.5" L x 16.9" W
x 44.9" H
Assembly Timeapprox 20 minutes5 minutes (just 4 screws)
Company based inUSAChina

* Note on Age: Both companies recommend a minimum age of 16+ but this is a little conservative – an age range of 13+ (based on reviews from many buyers) with parental supervision may be suitable if a teenager is tall enough (about 5′) to safely reach and control the handlebar.

Main Differences

The main differences between the Gotrax GXL V2 and Xiaomi M365 scooters are the price, the maximum travel range, level of connectivity and display.

The Xiaomi M365 is usually about twice the price of the Gotrax GXL V2. It has a 17% more powerful battery (42V vs 36v) which allows the rider to travel up to twice the distance (18 miles vs 9-12 miles) on a full charge. However, this larger battery does take longer to recharge (5 hours vs 3-4 hours).

The Xiaomi M365 can be paired with an iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth – there is a bespoke app to view real-time data such as battery condition, speed, riding habits, cruise control. However, it is not advisable to use a phone while riding! The app can also be used to control energy recovery.

The much cheaper Gotrax GXL V2 has no connectivity but it does have a digital display showing current speed, light status, cruise control and battery life, whereas the Xiaomi M365 only has flashing indicators to show battery life.

Advantages of Gotrax GXL V2

Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

The Gotrax GXL V2 has several advantages over the Xiaomi M365:

  • Often retails for about half the price of the Xiaomi Mi M365, but check prices below
  • Easier to monitor speed, light status and cruise control status as it has an inbuilt digital display (whereas with the Xiaomi 365 you need to use an app on your smartphone)
  • Slightly higher ground clearance (3.9″ vs 3.5″) reduces the chance of grounding the deck on uneven surfaces
  • Easier to access cruise control (hold the throttle for 10 seconds vs use an app on your smartphone)
  • Shorter stopping distance (13′ vs 16′ at 15.5 mph)
  • The battery can be recharged more quickly (3-4 hours vs 5 hours)
  • 1 extra color option so there is more chance of finding one in your ideal color
  • Easier to purchase replacement parts (Gotrax is a USA company whereas Xiaomi is a Chinese company)

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Advantages of Xiaomi M365

Xiaomi Mi M365
  • 17% more powerful battery (42V vs 36V)
  • Up to twice the range (18 miles vs 9-12 miles)
  • Speed mode can be limited to ECO (using the app) for new or younger riders
  • Rear LED light whereas the Gotrax GXL V2 only has a rear reflector
  • Slightly wider handlebars make turning and controlling the scooter easier
  • Has Bluetooth connectivity for various functions, including setting your own cruise control
  • Longer warranty (12 months vs 90 days)
  • Faster to assemble (5 minutes vs up to 20 minutes)

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Pros of Both

Here is a summary of what we love about both scooters:

  • Fold up very small for easy carrying and storage
  • Quick to assemble – no more than 20 minutes
  • Specifically designed with the commuter in mind
  • Top speeds are low enough to be relatively safe (although we still recommend wearing protective gear for scooters) but high enough for a thrill
  • Pneumatic front and rear tires (larger than on many commuter scooters) give a more comfortable, stable ride with good grip on the road
  • Regenerative braking helps recharge the battery
  • Electronic ABS brakes make stopping safer
  • Rear disc brakes ensure reliable stopping
  • Battery life indicators help you recharge when needed
  • Easy to recharge the battery using home electric supply
  • Aluminum alloy frames means no rust and makes the scooters lighter for storage
  • Front and rear lights or reflectors make for safer driving in the dark
  • Cruise control
  • Retractable kickstand
  • Bell on handlebars for when you need to warn others that you are approaching
  • No pollution and low noise

Cons of Both

Here is a summary of what we don’t like so much about both scooters:

  • Lower power than some scooters but these are both budget scooters
  • Battery recharge time is at least 3 hours so charging needs to be planned
  • Aluminum alloy frames are not as strong as steel (but rust less)
  • No suspension, although pneumatic tires do provide some shock absorption
  • Height of handlebars can’t be adjusted (although this does make them more stable)
  • No option to add a seat for those who have difficulty standing for long periods
  • While the pneumatic tires should be able handle some soil or gravel, these scooters aren’t really designed for off-road
  • Helmet and protective clothing (see our FAQ for recommended safety gear) may be uncomfortable in hot weather
  • IP54 waterproof rating means the scooters can withstand splashing but they are NOT waterproof – riding them in very heavy rain should be avoided
  • Batteries must not be stored in temperatures below freezing and must be recharged at least once a month to keep them fully operational
  • Not provided with anti-theft locks or alarms to allow the scooters to securely be left unattended

Conclusion – Which is Best?

These scooters are popular models from Gotrax and Xiaomi. They are both very similar in size, lightweight, easily foldable, have the same top speed and share many of the same features. So which is the best?

Yes, the range is smaller but most other features are comparable to the M365 (top speed, weight capacity, size, motor, speed modes, braking system, tires, incline capability). And some are actually better (charging time, stopping distance, number of color options, digital display, access to cruise control).


Owner’s Manuals

The owner’s manual for the Gotrax GXL V2 is available in PDF format from Gotrax here.

The owner’s manual for the Xiaomi M365 is available in PDF format from Mi here.

NOTE: A parent’s decision to allow a child to ride either the Gotrax GXL V2 or the Xiaomi M365 should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.