MOTOCADDY S1 TROLLEY REVIEW
Motocaddy’s S1 is the company’s entry-level electric trolley, designed for those looking for simple, reliable performance, so if you’re looking for parking brakes and remote controls, you’ll need to look further up the company’s range, to the S1 DHC, S3, M1 Pro or S7. But for those in the market for a trusty workhorse, then the S1 is your guy.
A staple in the brand’s portfolio since it was launched in 2007, the S1 has recently benefitted from a number of modifications and upgrades to enhance the user experience. These include a new soft-touch ergonomic handle, low-profile quick release wheels, and a new streamlined battery tray that accommodates the full range of batteries that Motocaddy offers.
The company’s QuickFold mechanism is also a boon to golfers, with the press of a single button in the middle of the frame resulting in the wishbone support sliding up, before the handle folds neatly over to collapse the trolley and lock it in place.
Stop and start is just a push on the dial, and then it is very easy to control the speed with your thumb up and down through the nine speed settings. Aside from the battery charge indicator and speed display, there are no more functions on the screen, which makes it very easy to use and simplifies the display.
The 230w motor is quiet, yet powerful enough to drag a fully-loaded bag up the steepest of slopes, while the bag restraints keep the bag securely in place, although if you buy one of Motocaddy’s own cart bags it has a slot system on the bottom that locks the bag in place for an even more secure fit.
The S1 is offered with lead acid and two lithium battery options. The standard 18-hole or 36-hole lithium is well worth the investment, as besides the peace of mind offered by the extended charge, the lithium battery is also much lighter, and doesn’t have to be taken out of its cradle when its being recharged – which is a massive bonus.
Over 85% of overall Motocaddy trolley sales for in 2016 were fitted with lithium batteries, and with the price gap between lead-acid and lithium being just £100, is makes sense to opt for the latter, especially as all Motocaddy’s lithium batteries now come with a five-year warranty.
All in all, the S1 is a neat, robust, and well-designed power trolley that is easy to use and even easier to store. Looked after properly, it should give years of hassle-free motoring.
Motocaddy’s S1 electric trolley is available with a black or white frame, with an 18-hole lithium battery for £399.99, or £449.99 for the extended version. For more information visit www.motocaddy.com.
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