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Fuzion V-1000

The Fuzion V-1000 is one of a new breed of folding electric scooters that can fit in a car's trunk or a train's luggage rack, then unfold to zip down the street. Here's what it looks like closed...

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...and here's the $1,100 (roughly £900 or AU$1,450) Fuzion V-1000 open and ready for action.

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The scooter (designed by I-Max) stays super stable when you're riding thanks to this beefy locking mechanism and extremely strong construction. (On the downside, the scooter weighs 36 pounds.)

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To open up the scooter, you flip open this huge quick-release lever, then push down the second little lever on the left. It's tough to do without bending down.

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The V-1ooo has a nice wide, long deck which makes it easy to ride no matter where you plant your feet.

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The wide handlebars (with nice cushy grips) are a double-edged sword. Easy to control, but wide enough that it's hard to weave around pedestrians or pass between cars.

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The throttle is nice and smooth, not jerky -- but the battery indicator is extremely unreliable.

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Handlebars fold down easy: Just pull these two collar rings to the sides, then push them down. The rings snap into place magnetically, so they don't move while you ride.

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Big beefy tires and a huge rear disc brake make it easy to stop if you're being careful, but also make the scooter prone to skids if you're not.

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The best feature: the suspension. Front shocks and a rear coil spring keep the ride smooth.

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One last shot of the Fuzion V-1000.

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