Easy-Watts e-presto max test: our full opinion – Electric Scooter

Choosing an electric scooter is not easy, not only because it is a real investment, but also because the number of references on the market is only increasing. Easy-Watts does not necessarily make this choice easier, by offering a particularly extensive range, ranging from the very affordable e-Opai to the e-Trax maxi scooter: there is something for everyone.

Today it is the e-Presto Max that interests us, the equivalent 125 cc version of the e-Presto model, which takes up the retro aesthetic of a Vespa. As with the brand’s other products, it focuses on the essentials and offers an approach different from many other manufacturers, since Easy-Watts plays the card of proximity with its customers. Indeed, the Breton company ensures rapid availability of spare parts as well as fairly low prices, allowing as many people as possible to drive an electric scooter.

Easy-Watts e-presto max Technical sheet

Model Easy-Watts e-presto max

190cm x 68cm x 113cm

Engine power


Maximum torque


Battery technology


Autonomy announced


Announced recharge time

480 mins

Removable battery


Number of battery slots


Battery weight






Electronic screen





Black, White, Red, Gray



Product sheet

This test was carried out using a model loaned by the brand.

Easy-Watts e-presto max A striking retro design

The main advantage of the e-Presto Max is its retro design, very similar to that of a Vespa. It comes in many colors, namely red, gray, white, matte black and glossy black, all combined with an elegant brown saddle. At the front, we find an old-fashioned rounded headlight, placed on the top of the handlebars, denoting the more modern design of other references with a more modern look. The front face is curved, highlighted by a belt surrounding an air vent, which soberly joins the LED indicators.

In profile, we find curves almost everywhere, notably under the saddle, drawing protruding hips on the sides, which match with double vents at the level of the driver’s legs. At the rear, the lines are almost exaggerated, rising like a wave above the rear wheel and ending with the headlights, this time arranged vertically for the light and in an inverted L for the indicators.

So it’s a retro look and very curvy, sometimes even a little too much, what the e-Presto Max offers. In terms of materials, the plastics used are relatively good and the alignments correct. It is clear that this is not a high-end model, but it does not give that impression of cheap and stays well in the middle at this level.

In terms of comfort, the driver is quite well installed and benefits from good legroom, even if the curved floor at the front can be restrictive for taller people. The passenger is a little cramped, especially for long journeys. However, it benefits from a plastic support bar, taking up the curves of the fairing, as well as retractable running boards. These are quite forward, which tends to cause the passenger’s feet to rub against those of the driver.

Like the majority of Easy-Watts models, the battery is located under the saddle, thus limiting the available carrying space, although it is still possible to store a small jet helmet there. The hook and the lockable central glove box also allow you to increase the carrying capacity somewhat.

The ergonomics of the handlebars are quite traditional, with the horn, indicators and light switch on the left, as well as the circuit breaker, warnings and reverse gear on the right. The placement of the latter may be surprising, since it requires holding the button with your right thumb while operating the gas with the same hand, which is far from practical.

Easy-Watts e-presto max Absent technologies

Easy-Watts is a brand that prefers to focus on the essentials and has therefore deprived the e-Presto Max of a connected application. So no more possibility of geolocating the two-wheeler, starting it remotely or even consulting the charging status. It’s a real shame for a recent scooter, especially since many competing models are equipped with them.

Even the central screen is very simple, since it only displays a little information, namely speed and charge level. The latter is also displayed in volts, making it almost incomprehensible. No estimate of autonomy is offered, nor even a display of the time or temperature. Finally, the screen is not very readable in direct sunlight, which makes it difficult to know your speed while driving.

Easy-Watts e-presto max Driving made for the city

Unlike the majority of electric scooters, the e-Presto Max does not have a driving mode selector. There is therefore no eco, sport or other mode, and driving is similar on this point to that of a thermal model. This is, however, regrettable, because these traditionally make it possible to limit the power and therefore save the battery, even if it remains possible to do it manually by controlling the throttle.

The two-wheeler is powered by a 5,500-watt QS Motor brushless motor, which is powerful enough to get out of town, but not enough to go on the highway. The accelerations are correct, without being mind-blowing like on a Silence S01+, for example, but you must keep in mind that the e-Presto max is above all an urban scooter. This is also noticeable when driving, which is fun in town, in particular thanks to the ease it offers to maneuver and its size which simplifies inter-line traffic.

On the highway, it’s another matter, since the e-Presto Max tends to vibrate above 60 km/h and was moderately stable on the Paris ring road. We can particularly criticize it for the absence of a bubble at the front which makes its wind grip poor, once again confirming its urban character. In addition, the rounded shape of the mirrors, very popular with fans of the retro look, is far from optimal on the highway, offering only limited visibility. However, they have the advantage of not overtaking, which is ideal for weaving between cars in the city.

As for the suspensions, they are correct, but do not manage to erase the imperfections of the road or absorb the shock of a pothole. Braking is quite soft, especially since regenerative braking is not activated by default, and therefore requires sustained pressure on the levers compared to other models.

Fortunately, parking maneuvers are simplified, in particular thanks to the compact size of the scooter and its reduced weight of 90 kg. Reverse is also useful, although the location of the button is not ideal, since you have to keep it pressed with the right thumb and control the throttle with the same hand, as already explained previously.

Easy-Watts e-presto max Good autonomy but complex charging

Easy Watts highlights the use of CATL batteries for its scooters, the e-Presto Max benefiting from accumulators with a power of 72 V and 50 Ah. The brand announces a range of between 65 and 90 km for the e-Presto Max, depending on the driving mode. In practice, we were quite close to the first number, driving both in the city and on the Paris ring road. Use only in inner Paris allows you to get closer to 90 km, even if it remains difficult to get that much from the batteries.

When it comes to charging, Easy Watts likes to do it in the complex. In fact, you must first open the saddle, turn off the circuit breaker, disconnect the battery cable, then remove it. Although it has a built-in handle, it still weighs 22 kg, which can make it difficult to handle.

The battery charges on a 220 V domestic outlet in around 7 hours, which is still quite a long time given the autonomy of the scooter. The transformer is quite bulky and is not integrated into the battery, which means that you also have to think about transporting it, further reducing the space under the saddle. Despite the brand’s claims, the charger is quite noisy and will not be suitable for use in a studio, for example.

To facilitate recharging, a direct recharging socket between the driver’s legs avoids having to remove the battery to recharge it, but still involves leaving the transformer out, at the risk of anyone taking it from you. steals or unplugs your scooter.

Easy-Watts e-presto max Price and availability

The e-Presto Max is sold for 4,649 euros, from which 900 euros of ecological bonus must be deducted, bringing the final price to 3,749 euros. It is very attractive in view of the proposition and the quality-price ratio, making it one of the cheapest 125 cc equivalents on the market, in particular because it benefits from one of the largest bonuses for its price range.

If your budget allows it, the Niu NQi GTS and Segway E300SE offer much better features for a slightly higher price, including an app and more customization options.

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