Why choose a Motorino Scooter?


Why choose Motorino as your next Electric Scooter? Please read on for a brief description on why we choose to carry the Motorino brand over so many others that are available on the market these days. We have seen and repaired many different brands of electric scooters in Nanaimo over the years and are well familiar with their strengths and weaknesses. We have found the Motorino line to have eliminated pretty much all the flaws we have come to know from the common and cheaper brands.

BC Regulations for E-bikes


Why Motorino?

Motorino e-bikes are built on a motorcycle-grade chassis and use motorcycle components, which separates them from e-bikes built for the domestic Asian market. The over-built frame provides unsurpassed stability while the motorcycle-grade suspension and hydraulic brake components provide control and stopping ability not found in any other brand of e-bikes.

Motorino e-bikes are built with an electronic Continuous Current Transmission (CCT) gearing system. The CCT controller has three gears and provides power at different frequencies for each gear. It increases torque by providing impulses to the rotor for a longer time period at the same current instead of increasing the current provided to the motor over a short time period. This also improves battery power capacity. The rider can change between these three gears while moving. The result of this system is range, torque and speed when you need it, allowing Motorino e-bikes to climb hills and drive over terrain that most e-bikes find difficult if not impossible to traverse. The prospect of having access to smart, personal, clean, quiet and inexpensive urban transportation such as Motorino e-scooters provide seems almost too good to be true. But it is:

  • No drivers test
  • No drivers licence
  • No licence plates
  • No registration
  • No insurance
  • No parking fees
  • No noise
  • No pollution
  • No fuel

Inexpensive to own, just pennies-a-day to operate and fun to use, a fully electric scooter-style e-bike is just the thing for those personal commutes for which we need, or use, another car. It's a sensible solution that only requires that you use common sense, be over 16 and wear an approved helmet. New Ontario regulations make all this possible.


Better by Design

A Motorino brand e-bike is a quality product incorporating proprietary Canadian design in an Asian assembled product.

Asia is the source of many of today's consumer goods, ranging from high-end computers to children's toys, but not all Asian products are created equal. E-bikes are very popular in Asia and throughout Europe, though they are new to our region. Almost all are manufactured in China and most are made in small, unregulated factories for the local market.

Motorino scooters begin life in a motorcycle plant, a government licenced export-only factory that is both regulated and regularly inspected for compliance with stringent government-imposed quality controls for export-only products. Such plants are required to source parts only from other regulated manufacturers and these are required to use best available raw materials in the manufacture of those components. The result is a consistently higher quality product than the highly variable output of domestic market manufacturers, and a well made and well equipped electric scooter.

For example, the plant that produces Motorino scooters also makes the same scooter frames for Yamaha. The brakes used are motorcycle grade brakes, and the tires are the motorcycle grade, many-ply tubeless tires found on gas driven motor scooters in the 150 CC range. The crucial difference between the motor-scooter and the electric scooter is the electric drive system, and here, as well, the Mororino scooter has really outpaced the competition.

Key to the success of the Motorino electric drive system is a patented motor controller and specially constructed in-hub drive motor system with no moving parts other than the low-friction wheel bearing on which it rides. There are no gears to grind and no friction losses to soak up power. The Constant Current Transmission (CCT) controller manages the sealed drive motor electronically, matching electrical drive power characteristics with motor power demands and changing them on the fly, as dictated by driver initiated throttle position and underlying driving conditions. The CCT motor management system conserves battery capacity, regenerates energy to re-charge the battery when braking and maximizes the torque generated by the drive motor. It also offers the rider three electronic gears for three modes of operation: maximum range, maximum torque or maximum speed, each available at the touch of a button while underway.

The powerful brakes of a Motorino scooter are motorcycle-grade hydraulic disc brakes, both front and rear, each equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controllers. Brake wear is considerably reduced by the regenerative braking effect of the CCT controller, leading to long brake pad and brake disc life.

Each bike comes equipped with brake and turn signal lights, a headlight with high and low beam, marker lights and horn, with actuators on both handlebars. Also included is a fully functional alarm system which sounds-off if the scooter is nudged, together with a steering lock and two, independent kick stands, one for temporary and one for longer term parking. Keys, with remote control fobs, are provided for the vehicle activation system, for access to the under-seat storage area and the lockable storage compartment, standard on most scooter configurations. And, reflecting the quality of the Motorino e-bike product line, the manufacturer offers the longest warranty in the market.

Motorino is the quality leader in e-bike market and that quality is reflected in its style, equipment and performance. Don't take chances with just any e-bike product. Check out Motorino first and you will see why our paying attention to design and manufacture are important to you.


A Motorino e-scooter has very few moving parts. There is no internal combustion gas engine with all those fast moving parts, or the oil and fuel that goes with them.

There are no mechanical gears to sap power, create friction and wear, or clutches to engage. There are no regularly required and scheduled maintenance jobs to take care of and no oil to change every so-many kilometres. Even the e-scooters disc brakes have much reduced wear because of the re-generative braking process that slows the vehicle while putting energy back into the batteries. The sealed, maintenance free, batteries provide the energy and the sealed, hub mounted electric motor converts that energy into torque to turn the rear wheel, all under the control of a sophisticated, solid state, electronic module that continuously monitors the rider's inputs and makes the electric motor perform to achieve what the rider intends.

No moving parts, no high revving motor, no grinding gears in the drive system means much less wear and many fewer problems with a Motorino e-bike. The quality of the product is reflected by Motorino's offering the best warranty in the industry from its distributor, Greenwit Technologies, Vancouver, Canada.

Motorino Warranty

1. Warranty

Motorino warrants to the original retail purchaser ("you") that the Greenwit product for which this warranty has been issued is free from defects in material and workmanship as follows

Greenwit electric scooters warranty period is 12 months for the motor; 24 months for the frame.; and 6 months for the controller and battery charger.

All 12V batteries come with 6 Months warranty.




The following parts are not covered by the warranty: Tires and tubes, Brake parts ;All cables ; Bulbs; Kick-stands; Seat and hand grips; Rubber parts; Cracked or scratched body panels, Dash display glass.

If a product is found defective within the warranty period, Motorino will replace the defective parts free of charge providing that the defective part is returned; shipping charges are the customer’s responsibility. This warranty does not cover any Greenwit product that has been damaged as a result of misuse, neglect, unauthorized service, or has been used in any way contrary to the operating instructions as specified in the Owner's manual for this product.

Warranty limitations

The duration of any implied warranty or condition, of merchantability for a particular purpose, or otherwise, on this product shall be limited to the duration of the express warranty set forth above. In no event shall Motorino, Greenwit or Tuff City Powersports ltd be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise, resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to this product, except as set forth herein. Some provinces or countries do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts and some do not allow exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which may vary, from location to location. This warranty will be interpreted pursuant to the laws of Canada.

The original English language version/meaning of this warranty controls over all translations and Greenwit or Tuff City Powersports ltd is not responsible for any errors in translation of this warranty or any product instructions. This warranty is not intended to confer any additional legal, jurisdictional or warranty rights to you other that those set forth herein or required by law. If any portion of this warranty is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such finding will not invalidate any other provision. For products purchased in countries other than Canada please contact Greenwit's authorized distributor in that respective country.

Risks Inherent to Operations

Operating a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) involves risks and dangers that may cause serious bodily injury. These risks and dangers also include but are not limited to paralysis, disability, dismemberment, and death. These inherent risks may be the result of purchaser’s own actions or non-actions involving: themselves, others, or specific circumstances of the activity occurring, or the neglect or negligence of themselves and or others. There may be other risks known or unknown to Purchaser. Purchaser assumes all risks and fully assumes and accepts responsibility for events that may not be foreseeable including economic loss, social distress, losses, costs, and damages caused as a result of person’s vehicle riding activities.

Purchaser Responsibility

Purchaser understands the nature of riding LEV and acknowledges that he or she is qualified to operate a LEV as purchased from Tuff City Powersports. Person understands that they must abide by provincial or state laws and be in proper physical condition to ride a Motorino scooter. Purchaser is also responsible to inspect the motor vehicle before using it to make sure that the motor vehicle is safe to use and in riding order, this includes the proper and legal installation of pedals.

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Contact Information

Tuff City Powersports is located in downtown Nanaimo, right accross from the Sprott-Shaw Community College.

Address:151 Terminal Avenue
Nanaimo, BC Canada
V9R 5C6
Telephone: 250-591-0415
E-mail: sales@tuffcitypowersports.com

Tuff City Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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