Gatsby X Mobility Scooter Review

Gatsby X is a luxurious heavy-duty mobility scooter that has been modeled after the most popular car of The Roaring Twenties, the Ford Model T. It has a vintage classic design with modern luxury.

Read our Gatsby X mobility scooter review below to learn more about the features, pros & cons, specs, price, and if you should buy it.

Features

  • Designed has been engineered that pays homage to the classic Ford Model T
  • Max weight capacity: 440 lbs 
  • Travel range up to 31 miles
  • 950-watt motor with 12V 75AH
  • Top speed of 10 miles per hour
  • Articulating headlights with turn signals and brake lights
  • Independent 4 wheel spring coil suspension
  • Unique “under-the-hood” locking storage compartment
  • USB charging port for all your devices
  • 180° swiveling seat
  • Bright digital display
  • Tiller adjustment lever

KEY SPECS

  • Top Speed: 10 mph
  • Drive Range: 31 miles
  • Weight Capacity: 440 lbs
  • 18.5" Swivel Captain Seat
  • Turning Radius: 75.5"

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 PROS

  • Full suspensions system
  • Electromechanical disk brakes
  • Powerful 950-watt motor with 12V 75AH
  • The leather captains chair is padded for your comfort and features a semi-reclining high back with a headrest, flip-up armrests, and a rotating base that can lock at 45-degree intervals
  • Backlit dashboard controls 
  • Gatsby X comes with all the bells and whistles with superior integrated electronics and the latest technologies, including a USB charging port, bright LED headlights, and luminous front headlights light
  • Perfect for outdoor performance with large 13" pneumatic tires and 4" ground clearance.
  • Built-in cup holder
  • Seat height adjustment

 CONS

  • Small locking storage compartment in the front hood
  • Does not come with an alarm system
  • Does not come with seat belts
  • More expensive than the comparable EWheels EW-Vintage model 
  • Limited 2-year warranty compared to the EWheels EW-Vintage model
  • 2 mph slower than the comparable model

About Gatsby X 

The Gatsby X mobility scooter, designed by Vintage Mobility, was inspired by the classic look of the legendary Ford T model, which was manufactured in 1926. With the Gatsby X, Vintage Mobility has launched the first vintage mobility scooter designs in the world.

Vintage Mobility is a Switzerland-based company. Their quality management system complies with the highest possible standards and guarantees approval as a medical product, and fulfills all self-contained national standards and requirements. 

The Gatsby X is available in three colors green, black, and red. Shop for Gatsby X Mobility Scooters. 

Product Introduction

The Gatsby X was designed for the baby boomer market as a recreational mobility scooter to evoke the antique Model-T automobile, which the design of the scooter is reminiscent of.  

The first production Model T left the factory on September 27, 1908. Now, over 100 years in the future, the Model T’s spirit has returned to revitalize the world of electric vehicles. The Gatsby is an eye-catching recreational mobility scooter that lives up to the Model T's thoroughbred reputation and the most popular car of The Roaring Twenties. 

Gatsby's maximum forward speed is 10 mph, and the maximum reverse speed is 4 mph. The large wheels let the user drive on unpaved roads, over moderately rough terrain, and over obstacles as high as 2 inches. This scooter can also climb slopes with angles of the maximum safe slope of 8º (14 %). 

The braking system stops the scooter smoothly and within a short distance after the throttle control lever is released. A handbrake is also available for additional security. 

Gatsby X is equipped with both front and rear shock absorbers to give the user a comfortable and smooth drive, even when using the vehicle on moderately rough roads. 

The seat is spacious and comfortable and can be rotated for easy access. It can be adjusted forward and backward and up and down. 

All controls are conveniently mounted on the tiller and are simple to operate. 

Braking System

The Gatsby X scooter is equipped with a powerful braking system. It uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the center/stop position. 

OUTDOOR DRIVING 

The Gatsby is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions, on dry, level surfaces of concrete, tarmac, or asphalt. 

It can also drive over grass, gravel and rough surfaces. You can use your recreational Gatsby X scooter safely on lawns and in parks. 

Drive comfortably outdoors with Gatsby's large 13" pneumatic tires and 4" ground clearance.

The independent suspension and a powerful 950-watt motor offer a smooth and enjoyable ride. A silver chrome bumper adds safety to both the front and back of this beautiful scooter. 

Speed

Gatsby X has a fast top speed of 10 mph with a digital dashboard to monitor the speedometer. It also comes with a step-less speed reduction and an electronic rotary switch for high / low speed. 

The Gatsby X recreational scooter will get you where you need to go safely, in style and comfort.

Turning Radius

The Gatsby X has a 75.5-inch turning radius with a climbing slope degree with angles of the maximum safe slope of 8º.

Power 

The Gatsby X comes with a 950 Watt - 24 Vdc motor, 12V 75AH battery, and an 8 amp off-board battery charger to ensure an uninterrupted ride.

Tires

Its front and rear 13-inch tires will deliver a smooth, worry-free mobility ride. 

Safety and Comfort

Gatsby X mobility scooter comes with a list of comfort and safety options. It features electromagnetic/regenerative brakes for a secure stoppage to further ensure user safety and security.

The Gatsby X also comes with a front storage compartment with a lockable hood to store your belongings. Your valuables and personal items will fit perfectly inside the front "trunk" of the Gatsby X. This lockable storage has its own key and prevents theft.

Providing a generous 440-lb weight capacity, the Gatsby is popular with a variety of riders requiring mobility assistance for both short and long-term.

Gatsby X comes with front headlights light the way ahead, while vibrant taillights illuminate the path behind you. It is also equipped with hazard lights for added safety. Reflectors are perfectly positioned all over the scooter so you can be seen at any time of day or night.

This scooter also comes with articulating headlights.

USER-FRIENDLY CONTROLS 

Gatsby X is fine-tuned with precision engineering and the very best manufacturing technology for remarkable handling and control. 

Monitor your battery life and speed with the backlit battery gauge and speedometer. The hazard lights, turn signals, and headlights can all be easily controlled from the digital dashboard. 

Electrical System Fuses

Gatsby X scooter is equipped with a series of electrical system fuses, which help protect the off-board charging system, key switch, and lighting system from receiving an overload of electrical current.

These fuses are the same type used in automobiles and are located in a compartment on the tiller.

IDEAL FOR

Gatsby X mobility scooter is ideal for adults and seniors. The Gatsby was designed for the baby boomer market as a recreational mobility scooter. The classic design for the baby boomer generation as a recreational mobility scooter appeals to evoke the antique Model-T automobile, which the creation of the scooter is reminiscent of. 

 

If you are in the market for a high-end recreational outdoor mobility scooter with a classic look to help you get around town, the Gatbsy X is perfect for all occasions and lifestyles. 

WHY WE LIKE IT

After reviewing the Gatsby X, we are impressed with all of the features and specifications. There is a lot to like about this scooter and very little to dislike, as mentioned in our cons section. We like the long 31 miles driving range per single charge. Comfortable leather swivel captain seat with adjustable headrest & seat height suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

BOTTOM LINE

If you are looking for a mobility scooter with a classic vintage look with feature-rich options, all of the safety and technologies, the Gatsby X should be on the top of your list.

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