NEW: King Song 16X 1554Wh Battery/2000W Motor, 3″ Wide Tire


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  • Sorry, sold out, next shipment expected 3rd week of November
  • 16×3″ Tire, 2200W Motor, Max speed of ~31MPH, 1600Wh battery
  • Range of up 65 miles per charge
  • All new design with 4.1 speaker system, retractable trolley, XL pedals & high ground clearance

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King Song 16X vs the Gotway Nikola

King Song 16X vs Gotway Nikola, Setting the New Standards

King Song 16X vs Gotway Nikola 

With both the King Song 16X & Gotway Nikola being released within a few months of each other, an assessment of the capabilities of the 16X should be made within context of the Nikola. On paper specifications alone, both of these Wheels are virtually identical, with the extra-wide 16″ x “3 tire, 1600Wh battery pack, 2000W motor, & 31MPH max speed rating. At this point in time it’s not completely certain what features will be found once the Wheels enter production, but provisional details are presented in the side-by-side comparison on the left. 

  • Release date: in the race to make it out of the factory, the advantage goes to the Nikola, with the first production Nikolas being made in early April, expected to deliveries before the end of the Month, while the current scheduled release of the 16X will not be until June & deliveries in July.   
  • Design: the 16X is a radical departure of the standard King Song design theme—first unveiled back in late 2015 with the 16B— which was replicated across the whole model range in variation with the 14D/S, 16S, & 18L/18XL. The Nikola is more in keeping traditional designs such the Inmotion V8/V10 but has some unique visual properties, like the high-density LED atmospheric ring around the whole outer perimeter of the Wheel.     
  • Price: both the 16X & Nikola will be offered at an introductory price of under $2,000. 
  • Weight: the advantage here goes to the King Song 16X, which is around 2lb/~1kg lighter than the Nikola.
  • Dimension & Wheel Width: both Wheels match the height (23.2″) & length (15.7″) but differ in the width, where the King Song is 1″ thinner than the Nikola at its widest point (with the pedal folded up).  
  • Folding Handle: on the Nikola, Gotway have gone with a folding design, similar to the Inmotion V5F/V10 & Ninebot E+, where the handle is folded around the contours of the body. With the Ninebot E+, this choice proved to be a particularly weak point in the Wheel. In contrast, King Song’s vertically centered retractable handle provides better stability when trolleying & after several iterations of improvements on the 18XL is considered to be one of the best designs available. 
  • Other Notes: Gotway claims the Nikola has 2x 25W stereo speakers, which if true, is a significant step-up from the standard 5W speakers found on every other Wheel with the Bluetooth Music service. The 16X sports quad-5W speakers in addition to a 10W sub-woofer. The comparative quality of these two Wheels remains to be seen; what does seem certain, is that both will be substantially louder than on earlier models.
    King Song have tentatively committed to offering a seat option on the 16X & offers a rear mud-guard as standard equipment, while the Nikola will have neither.    

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the deposit refundable, can I use it towards another purchase if I change my mind?
    Certainly, the deposit is refundable at any time, or can be used towards another purchase.
  • When will the balance need to be paid? Will there be financing payment options available for the balance?
    We typically request that the balance on deposits be paid once the shipment arrives into port & clears Customs. Based on the current guidance from King Song, this is expected to be in late June/early-July timeframe. We will be introducing Klarna payment services, which offers 12 months interest free financing.
  • I’m having a hard time deciding between the 16X & 18XL, what can we expect in the differences in ride quality  between these models?  
    Functionally, the distinguishing trait between the 18XL & the 16X are the tire dimensions. The 18XL has a 18×2.5″ tire, while the 16X has the smaller but wider 16×3″ tire. What this means in practice is that the 16X will probably possess faster acceleration, more torque for hill-climbing, better off-roading with the wide tire, but the 18XL will be the superior option for long distance cruising on paved surfaces.
  • What is the maximum recommended rate of charge?
    Although the 16X has two input charge ports, for safety reasons, it’s not recommend to charge the Wheel at a higher rate than 5A. If you already own a Gotway rapid-charger, we offer a special adapter connect that converts the GX16 4-pin connector to the rectangular Lenovo style connector. More information about our line of 84.2v rapid-charger can be found here:
  • How water resistant is the 16X, can I use it in the rain? 
    The general recommendation for all Electric Unicycles is that it ought to stand up for riding in the wet or light rain, but to try avoid using in a heavy downpour, avoid puddles & bodies of standing water. Please store your Wheel inside, prolonged exposure to moisture will result in decreased life expectancy of the machine.
King Song 16X List of Features, Part 2
King Song 16X List of Features, Part 1

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Additional information

Weight 65 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 12 × 22 in