Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Disassembling Mobility Scooter Review

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Disassembling Mobility Scooter Review

Adults across the United States are facing the reality of having a difficult time walking or climbing stairs. Some of them can get around using a cane or walker, but for many they rely on mobility scooters or power wheelchairs. The reality for them is that it's difficult to get from one place to another and to do things like board a plane, see family, or go to the grocery store.

Thankfully there are a variety of disassembling portable mobility scooters that are easy to bring along wherever you may be going. The Golden Technologies Buzzaround line is full of wonderful options that wirelessly disassemble. Below is our extensive review of on these options, the Buzzaround XL three and four wheel portable mobility scooter.

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Mobility Scooter at a Glance

Summary

  • Cost: The Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL three-wheel (GB121B-STD) retails for $1,395.00 and the Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL four-wheel (GB124A-STD) retails for $1,495.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). This model is a below average price for a top tier disassembling portable scooter. It is one of Golden Technologies' most popular compact travel scooters due to the lower than average price point.
  • Comfort: The Buzzaround XL mobility scooter’s seat is your standard stadium style mobility scooter seat. It is semi-plush and overall slightly more comfortable than other portable travel mobility scooters on the market.
  • Usability: This scooter's usability is similar to the competition in regards to speed, turning radius and weight capacity. The quick wireless disconnect systems makes disassembly a breeze making this scooter a perfect option for someone who lives an active lifestyle.

What we like about both the three and four-wheel versions:

  • A high 3.5" ground clearance
  • Both versions wirelessly disassemble.
  • A higher weight capacity of 300 lbs.
  • Three-wheel heaviest piece: 35 lbs.
  • Four-wheel heaviest piece: 37 lbs.
  • Both versions come with a front basket and cup and phone holder. 

Drawbacks:

  • Only one seat height position can be frustrating for some users.
  • The standard battery offers a shorter drive range, but you can upgrade the batteries for an additional fee.

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL GB124A-STD Four-Wheel Disassembling Portable Mobility Scooter

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Four-Wheel (GB124A-STD)


About Golden Technologies

Golden Technologies ia family-owned and operated company. Golden Technologies began manufacturing lift chairs in 1985. Currently they product a wide variety of mobility scooters, power wheelchairs and power lift recliners for home, outdoor and travel use. Their headquarters are located in Old Forge, Pennsylvania and they were awarded the 2021 Business of the Year by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Buzzaround XL Mobility Scooter: A Closer Look

The Buzzaround XL mobility scooter is a super-portable scooter option with a refreshed look since its first release. The Buzzaround XL three and four-wheel models both wirelessly disassemble for easy transport. The heaviest piece of both versions weigh less than 40 pounds making it ultra lightweight for you or your caregiver.

Comfort Features

Most portable travel scooters don’t have an outstanding reputation for comfort. The Buzzaround XL is about average when it comes to its comfort features. The stadium seat offers visibly more cushion than the smaller manual folding Buzzaround CarryOn. this version of the Buzzaround is on par with other models within the Buzzaround line. The Buzzaround XL offers three different seat height positions for your added comfort as well. The seat will also swivel allowing for easier transfers. The flip-up armrests and seat swivel functionality will allow for easier transfers and will add to your overall comfort.

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL GB121B-STD Disassembling Portable Mobility Scooter

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Three-Wheel GB121B-STD

Safety Features

When reassembling the Buzzaround XL mobility scooter the scooter parts will lock into place to ensure the driver’s position during the ride remains stable and safe. Golden Technologies also includes a high-visibility orange safety flag with all its scooter models, which can be inserted into the scooter’s back seat pocket at half or full height. The bright LED angle-adjustable headlight will also increase others' awareness of your scooter and light your way when in the evening.

Maintenance

It is important to charge your mobility scooter batteries semi-often. This mobility scooter doesn't include lithium batteries so these batteries can sit a little longer without seeing a decrease in performance. Routine maintenance Golden Technologies recommends is gentle cleaning and checking specific areas for wear and tear that is outlined the user manual. A one-year in-home service agreement is also included at no cost to you. If you have an issue contact the company you bought your mobility scooter from. They will then get Golden Technologies to schedule a tech visit on your behalf.

Usability 

The Buzzaround XL features a wraparound Delta tiller which is easy to grip and tends to lessening driver fatigue throughout the day. Being able to adjust the seat height is a major bonus in customizing your comfort. The display is easy to read and the oversized speed knob works perfectly. Both users and caregivers alike will love that this scooter disassembles into five pieces with the heaviest piece being under 40lbs. total which is manageable for most.

The Buzzaround XL has a top speed of 4 mph (both three and four-wheel) and a turning radius 37.5" for the three-wheel model and 44" for the four-wheel version.  and a maximum gradient it can climb of 5 degrees. A few other key specifications is its impressive ground clearance of  3.5" which is far above industry standard for a travel compact scooter. The 10-mile drive range on the standard 2-12 AH batteries which isn't all that impressive, but you have the option to upgrade your batteries to 2-22AH batteries which will increase your drive range to to 18 miles on a full charge.

Warranties and Service

The factory warranty of the Buzzaround XL is more comprehensive than the competition. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame, one year on the battery and two years on both the drive train and electronics. All Golden Technologies devices come with a one year in home service agreement included. This means for one year a licensed technician will diagnose and repair the unit in the comfort of your home. Many brands on the market do not include an in-home service agreement.


Final Thoughts

The Buzzaround XL portable mobility scooter holds its own against the competition in several areas for a compact travel mobility scooter. It is travel-friendly, breaks down into five pieces, and its delta tiller puts it in a league of its own. The comprehensive warranty and in-home service agreement is top-tier so rest assured your purchase comes with one of the best warranties in the business. 

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL GB121B-STD and GB124A-STD Dissembling Portable Mobility Scooter Disassembled

Golden Technologies Buzzaround XL Dissembling Portable Mobility Scooter Disassembled

Product Specifications

To make it easier for you to compare to other brands and models, below are some of the most important Buzzaround XL specifications:

Three-Wheel (GB12B-STD)

Heaviest Piece: 32 lbs.
Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Dimensions: 41" long x 20" wide
Ground clearance: 3.5"
Tires: 7.5" front tires and 8" rear tires
Top speed: 4 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 10 miles w/ standard battery / 18 miles w/ upgrade
Turning radius: 37.5"

Four-Wheel (GB124A-STD)

Heaviest Piece: 37 lbs.
Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Dimensions: 40" long x 20" wide
Ground clearance: 3.5"
Tires: 7.4" front tires and 8" rear tires
Top speed: 3.6 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 10 miles w/ standard battery / 18 miles w/ upgrade
Turning radius: 45.5"

Speak to a Mobility Expert

If you are interested in related articles our mobility experts have compiled a great list of mobility scooters that are airline approvedour top 5 Mobility Scooters with the Best Turning Radius, and the 10 Mobility Scooters with the Highest Ground Clearance and Suspension. Not to mentions our experts have reviewed some of the industries best scooters such as the Buzzaround CarryOnEV Rider AF Plus, and the Transformer 2.

Our team of mobility experts here at Suncoast Mobility are available by email at info@suncoastmobility.com or by phone at 727-537-6275. Please call or email at anytime. We cannot wait to assist you in selecting your new off-road rough terrain capable mobility scooter to continue your adventurous lifestyle. Call or email us today to take advantage of your special discount.

 

Back to blog