Inmotion V10 / V10F: Difference between "Comfort Mode" and "Classic Mode"

Drive mode with the Inmotion V10

In the Inmotion app (AppStore/PlayStore) there has been a setting option for driving mode since firmware version 2.2.8. As an Inmotion V10 or V10F driver, you can choose between "Comfort Mode" and "Classic Mode". I've been wondering what the differences are and I'm over this English blog post got a little smarter from Inmotion. The following table can be found there:

Here is a comparison of the two driving modes on the V10 and V10F. In terms of feel, comfort mode should be the better choice for most drivers (source: Inmotion).

Here is a comparison of the two driving modes on the V10 and V10F. In terms of feel, comfort mode should be the better choice for most drivers (source: Inmotion).

I tried to summarize this with my school English:

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Comfort Mode (new mode)

In this mode the unicycle rides a lot "softer". In addition, the pedal angle (forwards and backwards) changes depending on the acceleration or braking strength, while in Classic mode it simply remains "flat", regardless of how hard you accelerate or brake. The maximum angle can be adjusted in the app. Furthermore, the unicycle in Comfort Mode is very responsive and reacts quickly to movements.

One disadvantage: It tends to be easier to overheat the bike, although you have to work hard with the built-in 1800 or 2000 watt motor. One more note: The high-frequency tone, which can be heard almost constantly in Classic Mode, is only audible in Comfort Mode if you ask for a high torque (strong acceleration or strong braking).

Classic mode

If you have set the pedal sensitivity below 60%, there is a point at which the unicycle reacts slightly delayed. To compensate for this, you intuitively lean more forwards or backwards, which in turn means that you "overdo it" and the unicycle reacts more to the input than you actually want it to. With settings above 60%, this point does not exist and there is a linear change in the pedal sensitivity to the set value.

Furthermore, the bike gets approx. 9% less warm when riding (compared to Comfort Mode). On the other hand, it is negative that a high-frequency tone can be heard all the time, which is particularly noticeable in quiet surroundings.

The pedals always stay in the same position when accelerating or braking and hardly change the angle. In addition, you have the feeling that the bike is less "responsive" and does not react as quickly to the input.

Since firmware update 2.8.8 you can also choose a comfort mode as driving mode with the Inmotion V10 / V10F (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

Since firmware update 2.8.8 you can also choose a comfort mode as driving mode with the Inmotion V10 / V10F (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

Further remarks

In the blog post at Inmotion you can find a comment by the author on Comfort Mode. He writes that the V10 is much more sensitive in the new mode and can be controlled more playfully. In addition, you get a significant increase in power when accelerating or braking.

By changing the pedal angle when braking or accelerating, you have the opportunity to bring your body into a position that feels more natural and comfortable. Experienced drivers would especially notice this.

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Andy Schramm says:

    Hello Sir,

    Thank you very much for the entertaining and detailed reports of your unicycle adventure!
    I've been driving the Inmotion V8 myself since spring and I'm also looking for a larger area of ​​activity, which means more range.
    How has it been for you since April with your "new" hobby, the electric unicycle?
    I would be very happy to receive new reports ;-)!

    LG Andy

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Andy! If you currently have the V8, which is a very nice entry-level bike, then I would recommend the Inmotion V10 or V10F. It can be controlled just as well as the V8 and has significantly more power and range. I also have the Kingsong KS 18L which is also very good, but I find the Inmotion V10F a tad easier to steer. The KS 18 L is a good choice if you want a little more stability and speed. But I don't drive 45 km / h and tend to be out in the field and in the forest. That's why I prefer the V10. But the difference to the KS 18 L is not great ... both are very good bikes that can be seen as an upgrade to the Inmotion V8.

      And gladly: I didn't know if there was any interest in such reports. It doesn't have a lot to do with Apple stuff, but I love to write about it! At the moment I'm thinking of getting myself a one wheel pint. That looks like a lot of fun too! : D

  2. Bjorn says:

    Exciting article about the two modes - I saw a difference, but I can't describe it that well. Somehow I tell myself that the "classic" mode is easier to ride at higher speeds and the unicycle is more agile. However, my personal feelings do not seem to coincide with the Inmotion developers. I have to say that when it comes to pedal sensitivity, I am always on the move at 100% ...

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Yes, I don't notice such a real difference either. But when it comes to sensitivity, I always set everything to the maximum. At first it might be advisable to turn things down so that all the fidgeting that you do as a beginner on the pedals does not affect the controls, but if you have a bit of security, you would rather want the bike reacts precisely.

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