Agree that V1 is noisier.
A smaller detail I noticed is that the XR is louder at a standstill (while active) vs the V1 but once you start moving the V1's noise becomes more noticeable.
V1 owner since Dec 2018. 1000+ Miles logged
I had a V1 and was able to get to 24MPH on it once and can now only get to 17 max before teh motor starts giving out. The difference is that the 24MPH was when the board was still practically new, but now that I've added over a thousand miles to it, the batteries have definitely degraded.
So it looks like error 16 is similar to errors 22 and 23 where they've recently (Firmware > 4209) integrated some check to make sure you haven't modified the board to get more range. This check has a MAJOR bug issue as many, like you, have described being thrown off their board after they've ridden 8-9ish miles.
That specific issue hasn't existed until recently (past ~6 months or so), but generally about 95% of the situations people describe their board turning off randomly is typically from rider error.
If you are having the "Invalid hardware detected" issue, here are two workarounds until FM fixes it:
Couple things to try
so I hosed it off and rode around to make sure it still worked
If your board starts having issues after something like this is done, you're kinda SOL. Hate to break it to ya, but hosing is pretty much the worst thing you could do to any OW, including the pint.
The build quality of OW's vary greatly as some users can ride through rivers/rain with no problems while other users report it bricking after going through a small puddle.
Water damage is not covered under warranty so you're looking at a $400-800 repair, depending on if it's just the controller or the controller & battery that's damaged.
Best of luck.
Seems like there are some conditions (Won't cover any issues within first 45 days, water damage plan will cost more, used item warranty only lasts 2 years, they'll only cover as much as you paid for the item)
So, it COULD work depending on the condition of the Onewheel you purchase.