I strongly advise the solid tires. My wife has a power wheelchair that came with tubes in the wheels. They were constantly deflating due to the hub design. The solid tires made all the difference in ride and handling, and of course, durability. The tread has lasted much longer on the solids. Of course she's in her "ride" 24/7.It has a 45 mile range on full charge. Total all up cost will be just over $2500. For an extra $250 you can have MP3 fitted, for an extra $480 you can have solid tyres fitted. I'm just going for the upgrade motor, 800W.
Try here direct from China.WOW... just checked it out. The solid tyres to fit the scooter I'm getting work out at nearly $490 for a set..!! I just think, for the time being, I'll be careful where I go to. Roads around us are pretty good though.
We have two 'classes' of mobility scooters over here. Class 2 are for sidewalk use only, with a max speed of 4mph. Class 3 (mine) are for full road use and sidewalk but you have to have a governor to restrict your speed to the sidewalk 4mph. And they must have lights front and rear, turn indicators, brakes etc. No insurance or road tax are needed.
Yeah.. order today, delivery in three years..!!