How Fast Does A Hoverboard Go?

A hoverboard is a self-balancing scooter that uses two motorized wheels connected to the board in which the rider’s feet balance on. They are a great fun way of traveling around instead of using a bike, car, or public transport.

While hoverboards are certainly entertaining, are they actually a good alternative to other modes of transport?

Can you swap your car out for a much cheaper hoverboard to get everywhere you need to go? To answer yes to these questions, the hoverboard would have to reach similar speeds to that of a car.

How Fast Does A Hoverboard Go

So, how quickly can you ride a hoverboard? Let’s find out together.

10 Mile Per Hour Hoverboard

The average hoverboard will have a maximum speed between 6 and 10 miles an hour. This is reasonable enough for the majority of people who ride them, including children. Kids hoverboards might have a lower speed of 4 to 5 miles per hour.

This is obviously nowhere near the speed that you can reach when driving a car, so hoverboards are not a good alternative to motorized vehicles.

However, the average bicycle ride reaches speeds of around 15 miles per hour. So, hoverboards do have the potential to replace your bike for a leisurely pace. Bear in mind, however, that you won’t often be able to go over 10 miles an hour with your hoverboard like you would be able to with a bike.

Is 10 MPH Fast For A Hoverboard?

Yes, 10 miles an hour is a fast pace for the majority of hoverboards. These pieces of equipment are meant for riding on sidewalks where other people are situated, so the hoverboard can’t be too quick so as not to cause a public nuisance.

So, for regular hoverboards you won’t find that they reach speeds higher than 10 miles an hour. Luckily, you’ll often find that this is more than enough speed for where you’re riding it.

15 Mile Per Hour Hoverboard

It is much less common to find a hoverboard that will reach speeds higher than 10 miles an hour. However, it is not impossible.

The most notable 15 mile an hour hoverboard is the Lamborghini Authorized Bluetooth Hoverboard. It works exactly like a normal hoverboard but can reach a maximum speed of 50% higher than usual boards.

As you can expect from the manufacturer, maximum speeds come with maximum prices. This hoverboard is also difficult to get your hands on, so even if you want to pay its premium price, you’d have to find it first.

Which Hoverboard Goes The Fastest?

The fastest hoverboard that we can find is the Lamborghini Authorized Bluetooth Hoverboard with a maximum speed of 15 miles an hour.

The next fastest hoverboard will reach a top speed of 12 miles an hour, and it is called the Magic Hover G-F1.

This hoverboard is a high-speed hoverboard and should be used with caution. You should avoid riding your hoverboard at top speed around people who are standing stationary or walking.

Are Hoverboards Illegal?

No, hoverboards are not illegal in the United States. However, it seems to be a gray area of whether you are allowed to use hoverboards on a public pavement and other terrains aside from roads. Some people believe that as they can reach high speeds, hoverboards should be ridden on roads only.

How Fast Does A Hoverboard Go

With that being said, there is no federal law against hoverboards. There may, however, be state laws dictating usage of them. To be safe, we would suggest that you look up any laws in your state concerning hoverboards.

Other areas of the world also have their own laws on hoverboards, so keep this in mind when taking one traveling with you.

Are Hoverboards Illegal in California?

California was the first US state to officially regulate and permit hoverboards. The bill passed in 2016 and requires hoverboard riders to follow a list of set rules.

The rider must be at least 16 years old, be wearing safety gear the entire time they are on the board, and have a light fixed onto it while riding at night that can be visible from a minimum distance of 300 feet. They must also not ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When riding their hoverboards, they must also ride on roads that have limits less than 35 MPH. They should ride no more than 15 MPH on roads, pathways, bikeways, or trails.

The bill also states that places in California have the right to pass regulations restricting the use of hoverboards, such as Newport Beach, San Clemente, and Dana Point.

With all of this being said, hoverboards are not illegal in California.

How To Make Your Hoverboard Go Quicker

Most hoverboards will be in normal mode when you are riding them, which allows you to lean forward while riding to achieve higher speeds. However, if you are not able to get to the maximum speed, it might be that your hoverboard is in training mode.

Training mode is a default setting that allows you to get to grips with your hoverboard before moving onto the faster speeds. Switch between training mode and normal mode to access the maximum speed that your hoverboard will travel at.

Hacks To Make Your Hoverboard Go Faster

There are two hacks that we have found to make your hoverboard faster – neither of which are dangerous or compromise the integrity of your board.

The first is to clean the inside of the board and make sure that no debris or dirt has gotten underneath the board into the internal mechanisms. This might be making your board travel slower, so carefully clean the board to see if this fixes the problem.

If this doesn’t work, rebalance the smart balance wheel. If the wheels are severely unbalanced, you can contact the manufacturer to get a replacement under faulty product. However, if it is only slightly unbalanced you should be able to fix the problem yourself.

Summary

We hope that this article helps answer some questions about hoverboards. We do not recommend using them for anything other than recreational purposes.

Their most common maximum speed for them is 10 miles per hour, although you can get some that will reach 12 MPH.

The Lamborghini model reaches impressive speeds of 15 MPH, although it is very difficult to get a hold of.

Keep other people in mind when riding your hoverboard and make sure that you’re aware of the laws surrounding them in the state that you are riding in.

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