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Best 40 MPH Electric Scooters (6 Selected From a Lineup of 17)

Quick List: Best 40 MPH Electric Scooters

Following my hands-on performance tests of 17 electric scooters that claimed to reach top speeds of up to 40 mph, I selected the 6 top performers.

Key to my consideration was each scooter's top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking, while I also assessed the size of their motors, throttle response, and peak power outputs.

Learn more about how I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Budget

Top picks that are on the lowest end of the price scale, but maintain as many key features as possible.

SPLACH Titan Green LEDs
Under $1,400
SPLACH Titan
Speed: 37 mph
Sale: $1,399.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Varla Eagle One V2 Frame
Under $1,750
Varla Eagle One V2
Speed: 40 mph
Sale: $1,569.00 $1,997.00

Mid-Range

Top picks for riders that want better build quality and faster acceleration rates than the budget models.

Mantis V2 Durable Frame
Under $1,800
Mantis V2 (18.2 Ah)
Speed: 40 mph
Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Phantom V3 Frame
Under $2,000
Apollo Phantom
Speed: 41 mph
Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Premium

Top picks that are packed with features and have the highest levels of performance.

Mantis King GT Full Frame
Under $2,200
Mantis King GT
Speed: 43 mph
Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
NAMI Klima Frame
Under $2,400
NAMI Klima
Speed: 42 mph
Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

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  • Budget: SPLACH Titan – Suitable for riders up to 6'5″
  • Mid-Range: Mantis V2 – Suitable for riders up to 6'4″
  • Premium: NAMI Klima – Suitable for riders up to 6'5″

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  • Budget: SPLACH Titan – 8.5/10 shock absorption score
  • Mid-Range: Mantis V2 – 8.5/10 shock absorption score
  • Premium: NAMI Klima – 9.5/10 shock absorption score

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SPLACH Titan

Sale: $1,399.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

SPLACH Titan Overview:

Typically, power to the tune of a 40 mph top speed requires more than a modest investment – unless you’re buying the SPLACH Titan, that is.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Titan

Armed with dual 52V 1000W motors that deliver a huge peak power output and rapid acceleration rate, this pound-for-pound superstar has given pricier rivals one heck of a headache.

That’s because the Titan has triggered a sea change in customer expectations. It promises premium performance at an entry-level price. Seriously? But don’t just take my word for it. For just over a thousand dollars, you can see what all the fuss is about for yourself.

SPLACH Titan Yellow LEDs

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the SPLACH Titan:

SPLACH’s success as a trailblazer lies in its mission to make premium scooters at affordable prices. To achieve this, the brand minimizes the amount of profit it makes, utilizing crowdfunding to support its productions, and forums to guide development.

This modus operandi has led to the wildly popular Twin, the celebrated Turbo, and now, after months of excitement, the Titan.

SPLACH Titan Chassis

It was worth the wait. Costing what you’d expect for a basic, entry-level dual-motor scooter, this firecracker is anything but. Those 52V 1000W motors deliver a top speed of 37 mph and whiplashing acceleration rate of 0 to 15 mph in 2.5 seconds. Interestingly, the Titan gets faster once in motion, too, zooming to 25 mph in 4.9 seconds to leave the far pricier Apollo Ghost cowering in its shadow.

SPLACH Titan Front Motor

Hills are an absolute walk in the park for this juggernaut, too, thanks to the 2600W of peak power it’s able to generate. Suffice to say, then, the Titan has no peers within its price class when it comes to speed and power – but is it enjoyable to ride?

The answer is a firm yes.

That’s because the Titan has been designed with rider comfort front and center. The handlebars, for starters, are among the widest that I’ve tested. Spanning a width of 27 inches, they guarantee balance and control on rough terrain and at high speed. They’re also tall – which is great news for your back if you’re over 6 ft – while the handgrips are flared at the ends to ensure your hold always remains secure.

SPLACH Titan Cockpit

And though I would prefer a thumb throttle over the finger variant, it does at least grant you easy access to the delivery of power. Talking about power, you have three gear modes, as well as eco/turbo and single/dual motor modes to choose from, meaning you can control your speed in a way that feels right for you.

Of course, with such power comes a need for effective brakes. Once again, the Titan doesn’t disappoint. Wielding standard disc brakes, they perform to a level befitting of superior hydraulics; you come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.4 meters.

SPLACH Titan Disc Brake

Elsewhere, the front and the rear suspension do a fine job in soaking up shocks and vibrations; the excellent calibration of the springs also prevents the scooter from bottoming out over loose terrain.

While the Titan scores highly as a powerful all-terrain scooter, it’s also the perfect companion for long-range rides. Its 52V 20.8Ah battery has a best-in-class maximum range of 44 miles, which ensures ample juice for multiple journeys. As to be expected, though, riding the scooter in its fastest setting reduces its range to a respectable 29 miles. This is still impressive, though, considering that the somewhat equally powered – and more expensive – Apollo Ghost achieved just 25 miles under the same conditions.

SPLACH Titan Durable Chassis

Among a raft of impressive extra features is a lighting rig that’s second to none. The headlight could bring ships into port, while the swaggy LEDs that line the sturdy stem and deck can be controlled via a nifty mobile app.

SPLACH Titan Lights

If that wasn’t enough, you also get an IP54 water-resistance rating to ensure that the scooter is protected from splashes from all directions, an NFC card reader that allows you to lock and unlock the Titan with a key card – the same technology used on key fobs to get into apartment blocks, and an intuitive folding mechanism.

SPLACH Titan Folding Lever

And what a bargain the SPLACH Titan is. If you’re on the hunt for an all-terrain electric scooter that can hit high top speeds while going easy on your bank account, then there’s little reason to look elsewhere.

SPLACH Titan QS-S4 Display

Further Information:

SPLACH Titan Review

Best Under $1,600

Varla Eagle One V2

Sale: $1,569.00 $1,997.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Varla Eagle One V2 Overview:

Although it features the same motors, hydraulic brakes, and battery management system as its predecessor, the Eagle One V2 represents a significant leap forward from a brand intent on tightening its talons around the entry-level performance market.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Acceleration

Indeed, with a larger battery, superior controllers, an ergonomic thumb throttle, a better lighting rig, and chunkier all-terrain tires now entering the equation, the V2 is a value-busting scooter that’ll leave esteemed rivals such as the SPLACH Titan and Mantis V2 nervous.

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The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Varla Eagle One V2:

So, let’s take a look at the alchemy behind the Eagle One V2’s mooted 40 mph top speed. There are three key elements at play here: the dual 52V 1000W motors, 25A Sine Wave controllers that perform more efficiently than those found on the original, and a new thumb throttle.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Real-World Range

Together, they deliver an eye-opening peak power output of 3200W and an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.3 seconds. It must be said, however, that my tests – conducted using a state-of-the-art GPS data logger – culminated in a top speed of 36.1 mph. While I’m sure 40 mph is within the V2’s capabilities, it seems that conditions have to be optimal. But, whichever way you slice it, the Eagle One V2 is a powerful piece of kit – its ability to conquer steep hills is a testament to this.

Varla Eagle One V2 Tire

Such power demands a design that can successfully harness it. Thankfully, this is an area where the scooter shines. Its 28-inch wide handlebars are tailor-made for maximizing balance and handling, while a 9-degree rake angle ensures stability and control at any speed. The IP54 water-resistant frame, meanwhile, boasts a perfect distribution of weight from front to rear, and the power delivery guarantees a smooth transition through the gears.

Varla Eagle One V2 Cockpit

The only slight design grumble that I have is with the size of the deck. Measuring 16.1 x 7.7 inches, it’s a little on the small side, though the presence of a 5.1-inch kickplate mitigates this issue to a large extent.

Varla Eagle One V2 Kickplate

Then you have the suave suspension system and juicy 10-inch tires. The springs and swingarms work wonders to absorb shocks across every type of terrain, while the tubeless wheels cushion impacts even further. As a welcome bonus, they’re also now less vulnerable to punctures and pinch flats, afford more stability with their 0.5 inches of extra width, and guarantee traction thanks to their knobbly tread pattern.

Varla Eagle One V2 Off-Road Tire

A 40 mph scooter also requires strong brakes, of course. The Eagle One V2 offers just that; together, its hydraulic calipers, 160 mm rotors, and electronic braking system brought me to a sharp stop in a hugely impressive 2.0 meters. Few models in its price category can match this.

Varla Eagle One V2 Brake

The V2 also earns rave reviews when it comes to range. Its 52V 20.8Ah battery is 14% larger than the one sported by the original, translating into a maximum of 42 miles (or 24.37 miles based on my tests – which included me as a 197 lbs rider, an average moving speed of 17.9 mph, and a total ascent of 1,063 ft). There’s also the battery management system, which protects the unit from damage and ensures long-term efficiency.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Ride Quality

Now, weighing 82 lbs, it isn’t exactly lightweight, but let’s not forget that this is a dual-motor model after all. Nevertheless, its capacity for supporting riders up to 330 lbs scores serious brownie points in my book. A 41.3-inch deck-to-handlebar height also means that riders up to 6’4” can enjoy its delights without risking a sore back and shoulders.

Varla Eagle One V2 Frame

Among other highlights are a revamped lighting rig that’s far superior to its predecessor, a folding mechanism that strengthens the already solid stem, an NFC card reader for added security, and a large display that’s easy to read in any weather (even under direct sunlight).

Varla Eagle One V2 Deck LEDs

Boasting a superb performance profile, a sleek and intuitive design, all-terrain versatility, and a reliable build, this is a scooter that’s equipped with enough flair and substance to leave an indelible imprint on the highly competitive market of affordable performance scooters.

Unlocking the Varla Eagle One V2 With NFC Card

Further Information:

Varla Eagle One V2 Review

Best Under $1,800

Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)

Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Mantis V2 Overview:

The Kaabo Mantis V2 sets a new standard for affordable performance scooters.

With a top speed of 40 mph, it has a blisteringly fast acceleration rate and exceptional ride quality to match.

Josh Testing the Mantis V2 (24.5Ah)

On top of its jaw-dropping performance, the V2 is a significant upgrade to the popular Kaabo Mantis. Although the original was an excellent scooter in its own right, the designers at Kaabo have outdone themselves to improve it. They've smoothed out the acceleration with Sine Wave controllers, added an impressive set of lights, and included a fully hydraulic set of Zoom brakes.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the Mantis V2:

If you're looking for a fast-performance scooter but don't want to break the bank, then the Mantis V2 is just what you're looking for. At only $1,799, it runs on two 1000W motors giving a combined peak output of 3000W. Together they easily get you to 40 mph, and the 60V 18.2Ah battery provides enough power to travel for up to 33 miles on a single charge.

Mantis V2 Chassis From Rear

Made from a hard-wearing aviation-grade aluminum alloy, the Mantis V2 is well-built and feels solid underfoot. The large battery and dual motors mean that at 65 lbs, this isn't a light scooter and won't be well suited to most commuters. However, even in its folded form, I found that you can store it in most car trunks with some careful wiggling.

Mantis V2 Folded

This is an exceptionally comfortable scooter to ride – it's at home on most surfaces and can even bump up and down curbs with ease. As well as 10-inch pneumatic tires, you get front and rear swingarm suspension. Some scooters with dual suspension can feel unbalanced and rock you back and forth every time you speed up or slow down, but the Mantis V2 protects you from bumps and vibrations while also remaining firm during sudden movements.

Mantis V2 Suspension on Dirt Track

Now let’s take a look at performance; as well as having an excellent top speed of 40 mph, the V2 scooter can accelerate to 15 mph in a lightning-quick 2.1 seconds. It also has more than enough torque to climb most steep hills with ease. In addition, Kaabo has removed any jerkiness from the throttle by including Sine Wave controllers. By smoothing the transmission of power from the battery to the motors these controllers ensure that acceleration is a steady movement that won't jerk your head back as you pull away.

When it comes to slowing down after such quick speeds, the V2 delivers. While the original Mantis had to settle with semi-hydraulic brakes, the V2 comes with fully hydraulic Zoom brakes. These are exceptionally responsive and can bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.0 meters. This is a 21% improvement over the original’s stopping power.

Mantis V2 Hydraulic Disc

Turning our attention to the cockpit, the onboard display is the standard QS-S4. This is a combined display and throttle unit found on many electric scooters. It displays crucial information and allows you to customize features such as acceleration strength and control preferences. In direct sunlight, you might find it a little hard to read, but it performs well in most cases. The trigger throttle is finger-operated and is generally comfortable. The only problem is that it is located a little too close to the brake lever, making it tricky to quickly alternate between them.

Mantis V2 Display

Also on the handlebars, you can control the headlights, turn signals, and horn. These features were missing from the Mantis base (V1) model, so they are welcome additions. The front headlight is mounted high up on the stem making it perfectly placed to provide a large area of visibility at night.

Mantis V2 Lights at Night

The Kaabo Mantis V2 is a stand-out scooter that has set the standard for all performance scooters in its price bracket. It combines safety, ride comfort, and performance to a high standard with no compromises. If you want a scooter that will give you the best in speed, range, and extra features, then look no further.

Mantis V2 Durable Frame

Further Information:

Mantis V2 Review

Best Under $2,000

Apollo Phantom

Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Apollo Phantom Overview:

The Apollo Phantom V3 harnesses everything that I've always loved about this elite line of scooters – namely, the stunning combination of innovation, performance, and sophisticated style. But, this time around, it adds a suite of impressive upgrades to bring even more refinement to the table.

Josh Testing the Apollo Phantom V3

Chief among these enhancements is the new MACH1 controller, which smooths the throttle response to exquisite levels, though an improved LX display, regenerative braking system, and updated mobile app are also each headline-grabbing additions.

The key headline, however, is that the Phantom V3 will make you feel like Max Verstappen as you accelerate, race, and chicane your way through your city with captivating control.

Josh Standing on the Apollo Phantom V3

When it comes to its overall package, few scooters can match its future-facing excellence.

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Apollo Phantom:

First, let’s look in the engine room. Armed with dual 52V 1200W motors, the V3 isn’t short of power. Yet what truly elevates it is the addition of the new, first-of-its-kind MACH1 controller. Not only does have a peak current of 28A for increased torque, but its acceleration and top speed have been made faster as a result.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Tire in Motion

Consequently, it can reach 41 mph when pushed into the adrenaline-shredding Ludo mode, while it tears from 0-15 mph in a dizzying 2.3 seconds. By comparison, it's 14% faster off the line than its predecessor, the V2.

These are seriously fast metrics that place the V3 in rarified company alongside the Mantis V2 and King GT, yet thanks to its balanced design, this speed never feels overwhelming.

Josh Riding the Apollo Phantom V3

To slow this beast safely, you need some decent brakes. Thankfully, it comes equipped with front and rear discs, as well as a variable regenerative braking system that you can modulate via the paddle on the left side of the cockpit. This marks a first for performance scooters. Using it recharges the battery by up to 10% while saving the discs from wear and tear. Together, the brakes will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in an impressive 2.1 meters.

Apollo Phantom V3 Hydraulic Disc Brake

Elsewhere, the 52V 23.4Ah battery offers an impressive single-charge range of up to 40 miles when used in the most economical settings, or 29 miles if you’re riding fast.

Indeed, the Phantom is a real head-turner no matter if you’re riding fast or slow. Its black and gun-metal finish is enhanced by its nigh-on invincible frame and ultra-wide 27-inch sweeping handlebars. The deck, meanwhile, measures 20.5 by 8.5 inches, giving you plenty of room. Among all of the scooters that I’ve tested, it serves up the best configuration. Small details like the shallow angle and flat shape of the kickplate make a big difference to how you ride.

Apollo Phantom V3 Chassis

Two other areas of its design that make it thrilling to ride are the 10-inch pneumatic tires and quadruple spring suspension.

The unique suspension system was designed specifically for the Phantom. The four springs provide excellent rebound and compression to shield you from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise rattle your knees and wrists.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Springs

The tires stand out from the crowd, too. Instead of being slick like those found on so many other models, they feature a moderately patterned tread. This lends itself to enhanced performance where they provide much-needed traction while accelerating, braking, and cornering.

Adding to the Phantom’s impressive handling is a cockpit that encloses you with a newly upgraded LX display and easy-to-reach controls. Brighter, clearer, and with double the refresh rate than the previous display, you can easily glance at key stats.

Apollo Phantom V3 Ludo Mode on Display

Even more exciting is the new mobile app. This enables you to adjust braking and acceleration strength, as well as the top speed of each riding mode. You can also switch between start modes, turn your lights on and off, activate the electronic lock, configure your cruise control settings, record trips, and use it as a navigational device where it’ll show you a route to your destination while giving you remaining range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

Then there’s the lighting rig. The headlight is 1000 lumens, making it more than bright enough to see where you're going at night. You also get a responsive taillight and a suite of turn signals that flash at the front and rear of the deck.

Apollo Phantom V3 Lights

I also can’t end this review without a nod to the fact that the Apollo Phantom V3 is three different scooters combined into one. You see, to refine it, Apollo gathered feedback from the 10,000 plus units of the V1 and V2 that they sold.

The result is a scooter that addresses real-world rider needs and concerns. It's been carefully designed with meticulous attention to detail.

Apollo Phantom V3 Frame

Further Information:

Apollo Phantom V3 Review

Best Under $2,200

Mantis King GT

Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Mantis King GT Overview:

The Kaabo Mantis range is lauded for its ingenious melding of brawn and beauty. Its scooters are powerful yet practical, and premium yet affordable. The King GT encapsulates this finely balanced marriage of opposites – and turns everything up to 11.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Wanna smash that 40 mph mark? This rocket’s dual 60V 1100W motors take such speeds in their stride (43 mph). With upgraded 30A Sine Wave controllers also entering the fray, the power on display here is unlike anything you’ve seen before from Kaabo’s celebrated stable. It’s like dropping a tiger into a litter of kittens.

Voted the Best All-Terrain Electric Scooter by thousands of our readers, it brings serious bite to even the most mundane of journeys.

Mantis King GT Full Chassis

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the Mantis King GT:

So, let’s get straight to the point of your presence on this page: speed. The Mantis King GT oozes it. Those dual 60V 1100W motors summon a formidable peak power output of 4200W to produce speeds of up to 43 mph – about as fast as a greyhound.

Mantis King GT Powerful Motor

But the real magic is found in its new and improved 30A Sine Wave controllers. Funneling power from the 60V 24Ah Samsung battery with dazzling efficiency, you’ll zoom to 15 mph in a mind-melting 1.9 seconds and 25 mph in 4.0 seconds – at which point your cheeks will be flapping. To put this into context, it’s the fastest scooter in its price class.

Mantis King GT Thumb Throttle

And the best part of all of this? Courtesy of the battery’s 21700 cells, your unadulterated glee will go on and on, with the GT delivering ultra-efficient power for up to 56 miles off a single charge – though you can expect 38 miles under realistic conditions. The only scooter I’ve tested that eclipses this performance at a similar price is the INOKIM OxO.

Fair to say, then, the Mantis King GT is one ferocious and rangey set of wheels. But this viciously sustained power doesn’t feel overwhelming – no matter if you're cruising, hitting speed runs, or navigating varying terrain.

Mantis King GT Frame

And then there are its six riding modes – eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – should you want to place a cap on your speed. You can also choose to engage one or both of the motors, which is very handy if you want to ease your way into riding this beast. All of these settings can be altered via the scooter’s anti-glare TFT display.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

The quality of its ride is further enhanced by the sumptuous suspension system. Working in unison with its 10-inch hybrid pneumatic tires, the adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers can be dialed in to perfectly suit any terrain. No other scooter bar the NAMI Burn-e 2 can deliver such excellence. This is a quantum leap forward for a Mantis scooter.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

But this excellence isn’t down to the suspension alone. The ultra-wide handlebars guarantee superb balance and steering control, while the sprawling, grippy deck is tailor-made for finding the optimum stance.

Mantis King GT Handlebars

And when it comes to needing to stop this marauding bull in its tracks, the King GT has you covered. The best-in-class Zoom hydraulics will bring you to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. No other Kaabo scooter – including those belonging to the Wolf clan – can match it.

Mantis King GT Rear of Chassis

Among other highlights are a lighting rig that would leave Madison Square Garden looking dull in comparison (you can change the color and brightness of the deck LEDs via an app), an IPX5 water resistance rating, and a USB charging port.

Mantis King GT Lights

There’s also its ultra-efficient folding mechanism that not only allows you to collapse the scooter’s 74 lbs frame in mere seconds but also ensures that the stem remains rock solid – no matter how treacherous the terrain.

Mantis King GT Folding Mechanism

The Mantis King GT is a huge statement of intent from Kaabo; it’s redefined what can be achieved when you bring performance, practicality, and design into one unified vision. If you can afford it, then do yourself a favor: buy this scooter.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

Best Under $2,400

NAMI Klima

Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

NAMI Klima Overview:

Oh, NAMI. What can you say about a brand that, with every new scooter it releases, consistently rewrites the rules on what you can achieve? Exhibit A: the all-new Klima.

Josh Testing the NAMI Klima

Boasting a searing top speed and the fastest acceleration that I’ve ever tested, this is a model that fuses breathtaking performance with a nimble profile to game-changing effect. There simply hasn’t been anything like it before.

And the best bit? Despite wielding the same suite of incredible features and components that made the Burn-e 2 and Burn-e Viper so celebrated, it costs far less. What are you waiting for?

Standing on the NAMI Klima Deck

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Klima:

Despite conducting over 7,730 hours of electric scooter tests and reviews, it’s not often that I’m left with my jaw on the floor. The NAMI Klima delivered one of those rare gravitational pulls.

It’s difficult to know where to start – but I’ll go with its dual 60V 1000W motors and 40Ah Sine Wave controllers. Together they produce power that’s both asphalt-shreddingly ferocious and serenely smooth.

NAMI Klima From the Front on Dirt Track

This manifests in a top speed of 42 mph. But the real magic shows up in its acceleration rate. The Klima can go from 0-15 mph in a startling 1.9 seconds and 25 mph in 2.9 seconds. It’s mind-meltingly fast.

With such a speedy scooter, braking power is crucially important. Thankfully, it boasts a pair of Logan 2-piston hydraulics that could stop an avalanche. With these bad boys in tow, you’ll come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

All of this puts the Klima’s price tag into sharp perspective. What a steal. And this becomes even more obvious when you factor in the fully adjustable suspension system.

By twisting the accompanying dials, you can tweak the rebound and damping rates of each spring to perfectly suit your weight and terrain. This is next-level, with only the NAMI Burn-e 2 and Mantis King GT offering anything similar. It's so good in fact that I rate the Klima’s suspension a near-perfect 9.5/10 on the shock absorption scale.

NAMI Klima Adjustable Suspension

Its exceptional ride quality is further amplified by the 10-inch tubeless tires. Their rounded front-on profile and moderately patterned tread make them perfect for maneuvering and tackling corners, while their large contact patch enhances your sense of balance and stability.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

Adding to this is a relatively light frame. Compared to its predecessor – the NAMI Burn-e 2 – it’s 21 lbs lighter, making it far more manageable. The result is a scooter that’s been built to maximize enjoyment.

This is evident in the ultra-wide 27-inch handlebars, which are home to an ergonomic thumb throttle, easy-to-reach controls, and a credit card sized display that gives you access to a plethora of p-settings. Here, you can create entire riding modes based on your preferences. For instance, if you live in a hilly area, you may want to funnel more power to the front motor than the one at the rear so the scooter pulls you up hills, as opposed to pushing you.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

The deck also plays an important role in the scooter's handling. Measuring 19 x 9.25 inches, it grants you plenty of room for your feet while providing ample grip to keep them planted. Should you need more room, the kickplate adds a further 6 inches.

Where the Klima continues to shine is in its blend of angular lines, industrial trimmings, and edgy matte black finish that's worthy of a place in the Bat Cave. Add to this an array of blinding lights, a 265 lbs load capacity, a 42-inch deck-to-handlebar height, and an IP55 water-resistance rating, and you have a scooter that can be enjoyed day and night by riders of all sizes, no matter the weather.

NAMI Klima Large Deck

Finally, we have the battery. This humongous 60V 25Ah unit has enough punch for 50 miles on a single charge – or 39 miles when riding fast. This puts it in the upper echelons when compared to similarly priced models. Predictably, with the power of the dual motors and efficient battery, hill climbing doesn’t even register on its radar, with even the steepest inclines well within reach.

NAMI Klima in Woodland

This is apt because the NAMI Klima belongs at the summit. It’s a triumph of design and engineering – a high-water mark in an industry that’s saturated with competition.

NAMI Klima Lights

Further Information:

NAMI Klima Review

Comparison

Compare 40 MPH Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best 40 mph electric scooters across top speed, acceleration, motor power, performance, specs, price, and more.
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SPLACH TitanSPLACH TitanEagle One V2Varla Eagle One V2 - BlueMantis V2Mantis V2Apollo PhantomApollo Phantom V3 (2023)Mantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI KlimaNAMI Klima
Where to BuySPLACHVarlaFluid Free RideApolloVoro MotorsFluid Free Ride
Price$1,399$1,569$1,599$2,099$2,095$2,299
AwardBest Under $1,400Best Under $1,600Best Under $1,800Best Under $2,000Best Under $2,200Best Under $2,400
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed37 mph40 mph40 mph41 mph43 mph42 mph
0-15 MPH2.5 s2.3 s2.1 s2.3 s1.9 s1.9 s
0-25 MPH4.9 s5.8 s4.7 s4.5 s4.0 s2.9 s
Max Range44 miles42 miles33 miles40 miles56 miles50 miles
Tested Range29 miles24.4 miles28 miles29 miles38 miles39 miles
Braking2.4 meters2.0 meters2.0 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters
Max Incline20 degrees30 degrees30 degrees25 degrees30 degrees30 degrees
Optimal Incline12 degrees18 degrees18 degrees15 degrees18 degrees18 degrees
Specs
Motor52V 1000W (x2)52V 1000W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)52V 1200W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)
Nominal Power2000W2000W2000W2400W2200W2000W
Peak Power2600W3200W3000W3200W4200W5040W
ThrottleFingerThumbFingerThumbThumbThumb
Battery52V 20.8Ah FST52V 20.8Ah FST60V 18.2Ah FST52V 23.4Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung60V 25Ah FST
Charge Time6 hours10 hours12 hours12 hours6 hours6 hours
BrakesDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), Electronic
SuspensionSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsQuad Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Shocks, Swingarms
Tire Size9 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch
Tire TypeAir (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)
Weight64 lbs82 lbs65 lbs77 lbs79 lbs79 lbs
Load220 lbs330 lbs265 lbs300 lbs265 lbs265 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem
IP RatingIP54IP54IPX5IP54IPX5IP55
LightsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGBHeadlight, Taillight, DeckHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn Signals
TerrainStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-Road
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

To assess each scooter on a level playing field, I tested them across their top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking. I also assessed the size of their motors, throttle response, and peak power outputs. You can learn more about the test criteria below.

These tests were conducted alongside my full set of standardized tests that I complete for every electric scooter that I review.

Electric Scooters That I Tested:

Click through the photo carousel to see all of the scooters that I tested for this guide.

Test Criteria:

Top Speed

Before reporting on each scooter’s speed credentials I first had to make my selection of which models to test. To widen the field of choice, I selected all of the scooters that claimed to have top speeds of between 35 and 45 mph.

Following this, I tested each one on a dry, flat road, with their performance settings maxed out and their batteries fully charged.

Josh Riding the Apollo Phantom v3

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration

Establishing insight into each scooter’s accelerative power played an important role in my selection of the top-performing models. While all of the scooters had fast top speeds, the key denominator was the time that it took them to reach specific speed intervals.

Similar to the top speed tests, I dialed up the performance settings of each scooter, charged up their batteries fully, pumped their tires up to the recommended PSI, and enabled zero-start modes.

NAMI Klima Being Ridden Fast

I then completed 3x two-way directional runs across different intervals (i.e. 0-15 mph, 0-25 mph). For each interval, I averaged the data (in seconds).

Alongside the results of the tests, I reported on the responsiveness of the controllers and throttles to assess how smooth each scooter’s power delivery was.

Motor Size & Peak Power

While the top speed and acceleration data laid the foundation for me to make assessments of each scooter’s real-world performance, I also noted the size and power of their motors relative to price.

Here, I compared data on each scooter’s volts and watts, as well as their nominal and peak power outputs.

Apollo Ghost 2022 52V 1000W Motor

In brief, the voltage figure indicated the intensity at which electricity was being pushed through the motors, while watts measured the size of the motors. Both of these were telling figures as a higher voltage typically equated to more torque and faster acceleration, while a higher wattage resulted in a faster top speed.

Nominal power, meanwhile, was a measurement of the power that the motors could produce continuously, while peak power indicated the maximum output that the motors could produce before overheating.

Based on my analysis and tests, I found that scooters capable of reaching top speeds of up to 40 mph had motors that operated between 52V and 60V with 2000-2500W of nominal power, and 2500-4500W of peak power (on occasion, this even reached up to 5040W).

Handling

Stability, control, and poise are key when riding scooters that can reach 40 mph.

To assess each scooter’s performance in these departments I first reported on the design and geometry of their frames including the width of their handlebars, their deck-to-handlebar heights, the angle of their steering columns, their usable deck space, and the angles of their kickplates.

Apollo Phantom V3 Handlebars

The top performers had wide control-inducing handlebars, high deck-to-handlebar heights, rake angles of between 9 and 11 degrees to allow for stability and maneuverability, decks with enough space to accommodate a natural riding stance, and kickplate angles that offered comfortable platforms to lean into the ride.

Alongside these assessments, I judged each scooter based on how confident and secure I felt while riding at speed. For example, I took note of speed wobble, as well as any imbalances that may have caused the scooters to feel twitchy.

Braking

As to be expected, braking power was key in my selection of the best models.

Josh Braking on the INOKIM Ox

Based on the data from hundreds of my braking tests, stopping distances from 15 mph can be interpreted as follows: Excellent (less than 2.5 meters), Very Good (2.5 – 3.0 meters), Good (3.0 – 3.5 meters), Fair (3.5 – 4.0 meters), and Poor (more than 4.0 meters).

With the above in mind, I only selected scooters that achieved stopping distances of less than 2.5 meters.

I repeated the braking tests 5 times per scooter and made sure to only include data from controlled stops (i.e. without skidding). The data from the tests was then averaged.

Further Information:

How I Test Braking Performance

Results From My Performance Tests:

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, maximum range, tested range, and braking.

Top Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test top speed.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 MPH
NAMI Klima
$2,299
42 mph
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
41 MPH
Mantis V2
$1,599
40 MPH
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
40 MPH
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
37 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Klima
$2,299
1.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.1 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.3 s
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
2.3 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.5 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
4.0 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
4.5 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
4.7 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
4.9 s
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
5.8 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
50 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
44 miles
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
42 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
40 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
33 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

Ordered from longest to shortest range – Learn about how I test real-world range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Klima
$2,299
39 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
38 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
29 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
29 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
28 miles
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
24.4 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.0 meters
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
2.0 meters
Mantis King GT
$2,095
2.1 meters
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.1 meters
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.1 meters
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.4 meters
Change Log

Recent Updates

In the interest of delivering the most timely, relevant, and credible reviews/guides in the industry, I have detailed the recent updates and changes to my list of the best 40 mph electric scooters. Learn more about my editorial policy.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

From basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths, I've spent the last 5 years testing every type of electric scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so that I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another. See how I test electric scooters or check out my guide to the best electric scooters. Contact me anytime: josh@electricscooterinsider.com

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