Smart and Simple

Geometry Made Beautiful

A thoughtful simplicity

We started with a simple design prerogative to build a well-balanced scooter with attention to a minimal aesthetic. The balance of the scooter is both in its industrial design and its interfaces, like switches and dashboards, that create an exceptional riding experience.

  • The aft and forward weight distribution is designed for an enhanced riding experience.

  • Just like a typical bicycle frame, the NQi-Series maintains a triangle frame architecture to create three points of balance.
    The triangle architecture is designed to create harmony between the scooter and the rider for enhanced riding comfort.

  • It is easy to see that the lower seat height combined with relatively oversized wheels creates a low center of gravity. What is important about this low center of gravity is the ease of steering and driving in tight city streets.
    It only takes a few minutes on the scooter before you get a full grasp of the NQi-Series' maneuverability in tight spots.

Design Inspiration

We set out to build a modern scooter while paying respect to the origins of scooter design – a scooter built to perform while maintaining a simple aesthetic.
For nearly one year we tested materials, forms, and the latest technologies to create the architecture that became the base of the NQi-Series. At the heart of our design goals rests the desire to create a comfortable riding experience while maintaining a simple design.

Detail Focused

An aesthetic and a function. Cannot have one without the other.

When you begin to look closely at the NQi-Series you can see a symmetry and a repetition of shape and form across a variety of elements in the scooter – from the saddle mounts, to the passenger foot rests, to the body panels, everything works in unison.

The NIU Icon

All LED lamps

The iconic NQi-Series headlamp is more than just a statement. The all-new unibody lamp integrates a daytime running light and standard light that takes advantage of the unique 360 degree CCFL structure combined with our LED “bead” lamps, providing an ultra-wide arc of light for improved vision and safety at night.
Additionally, we have employed a TechnoLED lamp structure that seamlessly integrates a rear light, turning indicators, brake light, and license plate lamp. The structure is both unique to NIU, and more importantly provides added visibility for night driving.

Design and Technology

LED Integrated Lamp Structure


LCD Smart Dashboard

The NIU Smart Dash provides basic diagnostics in a quick-view form so a rider can see at a glance their speed, remaining battery capacity and their real-time amperage (how much strain they are putting on the battery).

Optimized Seat Storage

Under the seat you will find 18.9 litres of storage capacity, making it easy to stow your helmet, small bags, and basic items for when you are on the go.

Designed to enhance your riding experience.

A Natural and Comfortable Riding Experience

Pure ergonomics at the center of design

  • 740mm From Road to Seat Surface

    When selecting the seat height we considered a number of factors, especially rider comfort when "idling" while waiting at a traffic light. At 740mm above the road surface riders feel safe while zipping by other vehicles, and comfortable to place their foot on the ground while waiting for the light to turn green.

  • 1285mm Wheelbase

    At 1285mm the NQi-Series wheelbase creates a perfect balance between comfort and maneuverability for both a single and double rider experience.

3-Mode Riding

A mode for every driving condition

Mode 1: Energy saving to extend driving range
Mode 2: Optimized for speed and driving range
Mode 3: For drivers who are seeking speed over range

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