When we launched My Own Wheels, our first task was to develop a collection of the best scooters available to our clients. There were a number of factors that we looked at when selecting our vendor assortment:
- Quality and reliability of the scooters
- The manufacturer’s reputation for customer service
- High value-to-price ratio
- Assortment of scooters
- Packaging of scooter and delivery times
This series of reports will highlight each of our vendors and why they made cut to be part of the My Own Wheels assortment of mobility scooters.
Afikim Mobility Scooters
Every brand of mobility scooters needs to carve out their own niche to set them apart from the rest of the competition.
Afikim has firmly set their target on producing the world’s best full- and mid-size scooters. They produce large, durable 3- and 4-wheel scooters with comfort, style, and safety in mind.
Since founded more than 40 years ago, Afikim focused solely on electric mobility scooters, acquired unique expertise in this field. Their in-house research and development team brings continuous, meaningful improvements to the scooters. The compounding effect of those improvements over decades means their products are best-in-class.
The Afiscooter line includes countless safety features, meets the toughest European and U.S. safety standards, and are FDA-approved. Afikim affirms that their Vision Statement of “improv[ing] the quality of life for people, by providing high-quality, high-performance electric mobility solutions that enhance functional capabilities and independence, while safeguarding the environment”.
These 3- and 4-wheel “Standard Edition” scooters have so many features that it is hard to call them standard at all. Both the S3 and S4 easily handle most terrains with exceptional stability and uncompromised comfort.
The S3 and S4 come standard with a hefty 1400w rear drive motor and 12v 105Ah batteries that allow for a top speed of about 9 miles per hour and a range of approximately 30 miles between charges.
The sturdy frame can support riders up to 450 lbs. The full suspension and pneumatic air-filled tires give you a luxurious ride. The main difference between the 3- and 4-wheel version is the turning radius. The S3 has a tighter turning radius of 56” while the S4 has a 90” radius.
What sets Afikim apart from the competition is their array of options that you can apply to the “Standard Edition” of the S3 and S4.
All-terrain tires provide more contact area on the ground for better traction or use on the golf course. An extended-range battery is available for riders traveling long distances between charges. The all-weather canopy provides coverage against the elements, and if you want to take your partner for a ride-along, the S3 and S4 offer a dual seat option.
The best part is that you can customize your scooter with any - or ALL - of these options. Here is our top of the line S4 fully tricked out. For added safety, all Afiscooter offer seat belts to keep you secure on your ride.
The combination of a mid-size frame, powerful motor, luxurious captain seat that swivels for easy access, well-tuned shock absorbers, and an ergonomic modern steering tiller creates a scooter that is brilliant for both indoor and outdoor purposes.
Afikim SE Series
Looking for something rugged with more panache? Look no further than the Afikim SE series.
Both the SE Single Seat and the SE Dual Seat offer a perfect combination of comfort, iconic design, and reliability. The classic black and chrome combination along with its motorcycle type handlebar is a true head turner.
In addition to the style it brings, the strong steel chassis and power unit creates an extremely rugged scooter with a 20-year track record of unmatched reliability.
With its 500 lbs. weight capacity and 28-mile range, you can see why this is the choice for the discriminating rider.
Whether it is the full-size S series, mid-size C series, or the rugged SE series, there is something for everyone to love from Afikim.
You can see our entire selection of Afikim products on our shop. As always, if you have questions or want to talk through your buying options, schedule a free consultation with a trained My Own Wheels team member.