Our favorite electric scooter is $200 off for an early Black Friday treat

Our favorite electric scooter is $200 off for an early Black Friday treat
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Now that early Black Friday deals abound, we're already seeing a lot of excellent Black Friday electric scooter deals from top retailers and e-scooter manufacturers. But the best deal we've found so far is this early bird special from NIU.

Slashing 25% off the NIU KQi3 Pro Electric Kick Scooter, which usually retails for a mid-range $799 in the US, not only gives you a hefty $200 discount, it also gives allows you to score one of the most impressive electric scooters we've tested and reviewed for the price of a budget scooter, giving you more bang for your buck.

The NIU KQi3 Pro, which scored a perfect score and an Editor's Choice award in our review, is among the best e-scooters we've tested recently – and that's in the face of tough rivals from popular brands like Segway and GoTrax. It delivers an impressive performance, boasts a 20% hill grade for climbing steeper hills, and has a top speed of 20mph. However, the best part about this electric scooter is its excellent shock absorption – something that most other models, even the premium ones, are, at best, mediocre in. It's all thanks to those 2.5-inch-thick tires. 

You can take advantage of this deal at BestBuy or get it direct from NIU. Both offer the advantage of FREE Shipping – though if you are a BestBuy member, you might prefer the former.

NIU KQi3 Pro: was $799

NIU KQi3 Pro: was $799 now $599 at Best Buy
NIU may not be the most popular name in e-scooters, but it certainly has some of the most impressive. We're in the process of testing this model, and its impressive fat tires deliver excellent traction and shock absorption – not to mention a motor that's powerful enough for uphills. Right now, it's discounted at Best Buy for Black Friday.

If you're looking for something under $500, its predecessor is also on sale at the NIU online store. The NIU KQi2 Pro, which is also 25% off, has a slightly lower top speed than the KQi3 Pro and only has a 15% hill grade. However, it boasts the same fat tires, which means that if you're on a budget but want the best shock absorption, it might be the better value of the two for you.

NIU KQi2 Pro: was $599

NIU KQi2 Pro: was $599 now $449 at NIU
NIU's offering a nice early Black Friday discount on some of its best electric scooters, including the KQi2 Pro that is almost $150 off. This e-scooter has a top speed of 17.4mph and up to 24.9-mile range, as well as two 10-inch pneumatic rubber tires that are 2.3 inches thick for excellent shock absorption.

If you've got your eye on a different electric scooter model or brand, we're tracking the best Black Friday electric scooter deals on a separate page. Whether it's a budget one you want or something from GoTrax, TurboAnt, or Segway specifically, you're not short of places to spot a bargain during this year's sale event.

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Michelle Rae Uy
Computing Reviews and Buying Guides Editor

Michelle Rae Uy is the Computing Reviews and Buying Guides Editor here at TechRadar. She's a Los Angeles-based tech, travel and lifestyle writer covering a wide range of topics, from computing to the latest in green commutes to the best hiking trails. She's an ambivert who enjoys communing with nature and traveling for months at a time just as much as watching movies and playing sim games at home. That also means that she has a lot more avenues to explore in terms of understanding how tech can improve the different aspects of our lives.