This is our verdict of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 has three versions which are the Absolute, Animal, and Motorhead. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead is the least expensive among the three versions, which means it lacks some features that the other two, more expensive versions, have. However, all three versions still have the same functionality and suction power. They only differ in dust bin capacity and the included cleaning attachments.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead comes with three cleaning attachments: the direct-drive cleaner head, crevice tool, and combination nozzle. The direct-drive cleaner head is the main floor nozzle, which works well on hard floors and is best for carpets. Among the three versions, only the V10 Motorhead comes with a direct-drive cleaner head since the other two versions, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and , have a torque drive cleaning head instead. The direct-drive cleaner head can also be seen in the Dyson Cyclone V7, and Dyson V8 Absolute. Still, even if they have the same direct-drive cleaner head, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead has a stronger suction power since it has a maximum of 140 AW suction power. In contrast, the Dyson Cyclone V8 has a maximum suction power of 115 AW.
Another downside of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead, compared to the Absolute and Animal, is that it has a smaller dust bin, which means you might have to empty the bin more frequently. However, on the brighter side, it means the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead has a lighter weight than the other two versions. Because of its light weight, it is easier to maneuver and move around the house without straining your arms.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead has a HEPA filter that the Dyson Cyclone V7 doesn’t have. It cleanses the air coming out from the vacuum, which is great for those with dust allergies. Like most Dyson cordless vacuum products, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead also has a wall-mounted bracket, which makes it easier to store since the V10 Motorhead cannot stand on its own.
Vacuums are naturally noisy, but there are cordless vacuums that can minimize their noise levels, such as the , and the Shark IZ251EU. However, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead is not one of them; ithas a noise level of up to 87 dB, which might be irritating if you have noise sensitivity.
A common complaint of the Dyson cordless vacuum products is their trigger switch, which is the same on all of them. To operate the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead, you have to press the trigger switch the entire time you are using it. The purpose of this type of trigger switch is to optimize the battery life, but some may find this tiresome since you have to hold the trigger switch constantly. Other cordless vacuums have a lock button feature, and you can turn the cordless vacuum on or off with just a single touch, like in the Dreame V11.
Overall, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead is a bit expensive, but an excellent choice, especially if you have low-pile carpets. Its main floor nozzle, and the direct-drive cleaner head, can efficiently pick up deeply embedded specks of dirt on low-pile carpets.