Best 45 MPH Electric Scooters (4 Models Selected from 100+)

Quick List: Best 45 MPH Electric Scooters

After shortlisting and testing 8 electric scooters that could reach speeds of up to 45 mph, I hand-selected the 6 top performers.

To assess each scooter on a level playing field, I tested their top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking. I also reported on the size of their motors, as well as their nominal and peak power outputs.

Learn more about how I tested and selected the scooters.

See my 6 top picks below (ordered by price):

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Best 45 MPH Electric Scooters

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Under $2,000
Wolf Warrior X
Wolf Warrior X
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Under $2,250
Varla Eagle One Pro
Varla Eagle One Pro
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Under $2,500
Mantis King GT
Mantis King GT
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Under $3,000
NAMI Klima
NAMI Klima Max
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Under $3,500
NAMI Burn-e 2
NAMI Burn-e 2
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Under $4,000
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Apollo Pro
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Wolf Warrior X

Sale: $1,699.00 $2,199.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Wolf Warrior X

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Wolf Warrior X Overview:

The Wolf Warrior X is something of an enigma. Belonging to the revered Wolf clan of scooters, it carries the same bite as its brothers while offering an altogether more affordable and lightweight package.

Wolf Warrior X Durable Frame

The iconic dual stem is still there, the hydraulic suspension still irons out vibrations, and the ferocious dual motors still propel you to gum-slapping speeds. All sounds like your typical Wolf model, doesn’t it? Well, plot twist: the X also weighs just 74.5 lbs, comes with a smaller profile, and features a far less cumbersome folding mechanism.

Indeed, it represents a cheaper, more accessible gateway into the fearsome world of high-performance scooters. Nimble, spiky, and insanely durable, this is a scooter built to open up new horizons.

Front View of Wolf Warrior X Handlebars

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Why I Recommend the Wolf Warrior X:

Despite being smaller and lighter than any Wolf scooter that came before it, the X’s dual 60V 1100W motors ensure it remains a snarling beast. It can hit speeds of up to 43 mph – making it the fastest sub $2,000 scooter – while its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.2 seconds is truly mind-melting. A scooter for the faint of heart, the X is not.

Rear View of the Wolf Warrior X

But that’s not to say that it’s an unruly canine. Far from it. Thanks to its iconic dual stem, you always feel secure and in control – a feeling further strengthened by its exceptionally wide handlebars and spacious, grippy deck. Balance and stability are assured, whatever your speed.

Wolf Warrior X Handlebars

Along the handlebars – which are tall enough for riders up to 6’3” – you’ll find a bright display, a finger throttle, levers for your brakes, a button pad for your headlights, turn signals and horn, and a crossbar where you can attach accessories like a phone holder. It’s the epitome of functionality.

Wolf Warrior X Scooter Controls

Taking a closer look at the brakes, you’ll be glad to know that they’re strong enough to go toe-to-toe with the scooter’s power. A pair of Zoom hydraulics work with adjustable regen brakes and an anti-locking braking system to bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. This is what you’d expect from a model with its performance stats and price tag.

Wolf Warrior X Rear Hydraulic Disc Brake

The 60V 21Ah battery serves up reliable performance, too. It has a maximum range of 40 miles, though if ridden fast this is reduced to 32 miles. However, if range is important to you, then it may be wise to check out the similarly-priced Mantis King GT (56 miles max, 38 miles real-world).

Wolf Warrior X Deck

Riding for up to 32 miles is made all the more comfortable by its front fork and dual rear springs. Allied with plush 10-inch pneumatic tires, this setup allows you to conquer practically any terrain – especially when you are given the choice between street or off-road tires at the point of purchase. Factor in the X’s voracious appetite for steep inclines and this is a scooter fit for any purpose.

Wolf Warrior X Knobby Tires

Rounding off its impressive suite of features is an effervescent lighting rig – complete with two super bright headlights. customizable deck LEDs, rear turn signals, and a fender-embedded taillight.

Wolf Warrior X Deck Lights

Speedy, versatile, and extremely durable, it's the perfect introduction to Kaabo’s legendary range of models.

Side View of the Wolf Warrior X Frame

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Wolf Warrior X Review

Best Under $2,250

Varla Eagle One Pro

Sale: $1,999.00 $2,299.00 – Get Extra $60 Off With Code: ESINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Varla Eagle One Pro Overview:

With the Eagle One Pro, Varla hasn’t just taken a step forward – it’s soared to a whole new level. This is a scooter that’s bigger and faster than anything that came before it.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One Pro

Dual 60V 1000W motors. 30A controllers. Jumbo 11-inch tires. Hydraulic suspension. A frame that could survive the apocalypse. These are features that you’d expect to find on a Wolf model. But no, the Eagle One Pro is a statement of intent from a brand seeking to sink its talons into the all-terrain speedster market.

It’s an attempt that isn’t without its hiccups, though. But, with a relatively affordable price tag, it’s a cost-effective option for riders looking for a feisty scooter that bridges the gap between entry-level and high performance.

Varla Eagle One Pro Chassis From Rear

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Why I Recommend the Varla Eagle One Pro:

So, let’s start with the Eagle One Pro’s game-changing performance. Its pair of 60V 1000W motors deliver a peak power output of 3600W and a top speed of 45 mph; no other scooter in its price class can match this brute force.

Varla Eagle One Pro Front Motor

Its acceleration of 0-15 mph in 2.5 seconds and 0-25 mph in 5.0 seconds, however, pales in comparison to the likes of the Mantis King GT and NAMI Klima Max.

Varla Eagle One Pro Red and Black Frame

But, with 30A controllers and an ergonomic thumb throttle, moving through the gears is smooth and controlled. This control is heightened further by the wide handlebars, while the tactile rubber grips mold to the contours of your palms and fingers to guarantee firm handling.

Varla Eagle One Pro Cockpit

There are, however, a couple of flaws. One is the cheaply made button console. Unfortunately, the console rattles while riding over rough terrain and can cause the buttons to engage, thereby changing your riding mode. The other is the display; it gets washed out in direct sunlight.

Varla Eagle One Pro Controls

No such weaknesses are found when it comes to the frame, though. Not only does it look the part – it’s absolutely huge. It’s built like a juggernaut, which is good news for anyone who likes their scooter to be tank-like. This is further bolstered by its rock-solid stem that showed no sign of wobble during my tests.

Varla Eagle One Pro Stem

An IP54 water-resistance rating also means that it’s impervious to dust and water ingress, while a bright headlight and responsive taillight will keep you and the road ahead visible after the sun sets.

Varla Eagle One Pro Lights

Another area of strength is the Eagle One Pro’s 60V 27Ah battery. Made of 21700 cells, it delivers an impressive maximum range of 45 miles – or 36 miles if you’re riding fast. You also get a smart battery management system as part of the bargain, which prolongs efficiency and performance.

Varla Eagle One Pro Charge Ports

It performs well in the braking department, too. Equipped with responsive dual hydraulic discs, you’ll come to a safe stop from 15 mph in a respectable 3.0 meters. You can also activate an electronic braking system to reinforce your braking strength.

Varla Eagle One Pro Disc Brake

In terms of ride quality, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. I’m a big fan of the hydraulic suspension and huge 11-inch tires – together, they absorb nasty shocks and deliver a cushioned ride. The raised deck also promises 6.7 inches of ground clearance, meaning curbs and other obstacles pose no threat.

Varla Eagle One Pro Rear Suspension

Yet, these positives are counterbalanced by an in-built steering damper that, due to its stiffness, makes turning quite an onerous task. You need to lean into corners to maintain control – much like you would riding a motorcycle. Additionally, the steering column doesn’t line up with the center of the front wheel, which can make the scooter a little hard to handle – especially when riding slow.

Varla Eagle One Pro Handlebars

On the other hand, the stiff steering provides stability when burning rubber on the straights and traversing unpredictable off-road routes.

So there you have it, the Varla Eagle One Pro. An ambitious labor of love that, despite its flaws, is an impressive addition to the roster of scooters capable of hitting speeds of up to 45 mph.

Varla Eagle One Pro Thick Tire

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Varla Eagle One Pro Review

Best Under $2,500

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

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Mantis King GT Overview:

Regal in just about every way, the Mantis King GT is a formidable Goliath that offers a fresh new take on Kaabo’s popular Mantis scooter line and turbo-charges it.

Josh Testing the Mantis King GT

Its dual 60V 1100W motors and highly efficient 30A Sine Wave controllers conjure a savagely fast, yet beguilingly smooth acceleration rate. A big Samsung battery promises a mammoth 56-mile range. And, an easy-to-adjust suspension system transforms all types of terrain into your playground.

No matter which way you look at the Mantis King GT, it’s an uncompromising union of ferocity and finesse. It brings high-performance bravado at a price that won’t leave your bank balance in the red.

Mantis King GT Front Tire

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Where else to begin but with its eye-popping performance? Its whiplashing 43 mph top speed, monumental peak power output of 4200W, and savage acceleration rate of 0-25 mph in 4.0 seconds are the products of its finely tuned jet engine motors, powerful controllers, and responsive thumb throttle. Together, this unholy trinity delivers devilish power that somehow feels controlled – it’s like putting reins and stirrups on a tiger.

Mantis King GT Powerful Motor

Needless to say, the GT swats steep inclines away like flies.

But, it’s not just the motors that are responsible for its adrenaline-inducing ride – a big Samsung 60V 24Ah battery is another of the King GT’s driving forces. Composed of 21700 cells, it delivers a stunning maximum range of 56 miles, or 38 miles if you’re pushing this beast to its fiery potential.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

Then there are its 26-inch-wide handlebars that guarantee balance and stability at any speed. The reinforced stem, meanwhile, is completely free of wobble, while the huge, grippy deck and strengthened kickplate grant plenty of room for a comfortable riding position. Whether you like to ride with both feet firmly planted on the deck or prefer to adopt a more aggressive riding stance, the GT caters to all.

Mantis King Wide-Spanning Handlebars

What truly elevates it above other speedster models, however, is its all-terrain qualities. The sophistication of Its fully adjustable hydraulic suspension is something that I’ve only seen on one other model in its price class – the NAMI Klima. By simply turning the dials above each spring, you can tune the amount of rebound damping. This allows you to adapt to the bumps and vibrations synonymous with unpredictable terrain, or stiffen the springs for optimal performance on smoother roads. Rarely do I award a scooter a 9/10 on my shock absorption scale, but this one is fully deserving.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

Words of hearty praise must also go to the hybrid tires. Thanks to their deep tread and rounded front-on profile, these 10-inch pneumatic beauties excel both on and off-road. They are the epitome of versatility.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

As too, is the GT’s build. The reinforced aluminum alloy frame comes complete with an IPX5 water-resistance rating, meaning you’ll not fall foul to any degradation when the heavens open. There is, however, room for improvement in a couple of areas. The first is the elongated rear fender that slaps the tire like crazy. Thankfully, Kaabo is aware of this and includes a shorter fender in the box that you can easily install. Secondly, while the latch on the back of the handlebars does its job of locking the stem to the deck when folded, it clanks against the stem while you’re riding. I found that the best way to remedy this was to use a command strip to keep both the stem and latch velcroed together.

Mantis King GT Folding Hook Fixed With Command Strip

There are no concerns when it comes to the braking setup, though. The Zoom hydraulic calipers wield more than enough power to counteract the GT’s whirlwind speed. Working in tandem with thick 140 mm rotors, they’ll bring you to a responsive stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters.

Mantis King GT Rear of Chassis

Lighting is another area of strength. It boasts one of the boldest rigs in the game. Its headlight casts a wide, bright beam to illuminate the way ahead, while an array of colorful LEDs (which you can customize via a nifty mobile app) are worthy of a cameo in a Fast & Furious film. And to top it all off, the deck-embedded taillights join forces with the rear turn signals to keep you and your intentions visible.

Mantis King GT Lights

And trust me – whether it's day or night, you’ll want to ride it everywhere. Powerful, durable, and incredibly versatile, the Mantis King GT is manna from heaven for anyone who wants to tap into their adventurous side without breaking the bank.

Mantis King GT Grippy Deck

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Mantis King GT Review

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NAMI Klima Max

Sale: $2,399.00 $2,999.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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NAMI Klima Overview:

Coming from the same bloodline as the legendary Burn-e 2, the NAMI Klima Max certainly had a lot to live up to. Its cousin rewrote the rulebook and raised the bar when it came to innovation and ride quality. The pressure was on.

Josh Testing the NAMI Klima

Well, in true NAMI style, the Klima Max scrunches this pressure up and throws it into the waste paper basket. Harnessing the same sweltering speed, exceptional control, and sublime suspension of its predecessors, it brings everything together in a smaller, nimbler package that, crucially, is more accessible from a cost standpoint.

But don’t be fooled: the Klima Max’s relatively diminutive stature and affordable price tag belie its ferocious performance and all-terrain dexterity. For all its finesse and modern trappings, this is a scooter with attitude. It does, after all, have the fastest acceleration rate that I’ve ever tested.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

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Why I Recommend the NAMI Klima:

NAMI doesn’t mess around when it comes to performance – and this becomes immediately obvious as soon as the dual 60V 1000W motors kick into action. Fired to the max, they produce 5040W of peak power and a scintillating top speed of 42 mph.

NAMI Klima on Dirt Track

That’s zippy, to say the least – but it’s not even the headline here. That’s because the 40A controllers work in collaboration with the ergonomic thumb throttle to deliver an otherworldly acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 1.9 seconds, and 0-25 mph in 2.9 seconds. This is the fastest acceleration that I’ve ever recorded. It’s the kind of power that’ll leave you dazed.

NAMI Klima Front Tire in Motion

But remarkably, the Max’s design ensures that you never feel out of control. Its 27-inch handlebars maximize your handling and foster a sense of balance, while the cockpit is designed for ease of use. As well as the geometrically patterned grips, you also get a bright and clear display that’s protected by an IP66 water-resistance rating, perfectly positioned brake levers, and a responsive button pad for your lights, turn signals, and horn.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

The display is also your gateway into a universe of p-settings. These allow you to customize practically every node of the Max’s performance, including your top speed, accelerative strength, and power dispersal (e.g. if you want to tackle hills then you may funnel more power to the front motor).

NAMI Klima Anti-Glare Display

The opportunities to customize don’t end with the p-settings. No – like its esteemed forebear – the Burn-e 2 – the Klima Max features a fully adjustable hydraulic suspension system. By turning each dial, you can alter the amount of rebound damping on the motocross-inspired KKE springs to suit your terrain and weight. The only other scooter – aside from the Burn-e 2 – that can claim to have anything near this level of polish is the Mantis King GT.

NAMI Klima Adjustable Suspension

The Max is so comfortable to ride, in fact, that I awarded it an outstanding 9.5/10 on the shock absorption scale.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

But the suspension doesn’t work in isolation, with a pair of 10-inch tubeless tires delivering oodles of cushioning (not to mention traction). Their deep tread and front-on profile also score top marks for both maneuverability and off-roading, which isn’t a combination that you’ll find on any old scooter.

NAMI Klima Front Tire

Such a powerful model requires brakes that are up to the task, of course. Well, this is another area where it shines. Its Logan 2-piston hydraulics bring you to a shuddering stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters – a distance that only 10% of scooters can match.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

On the topic of distance, let’s delve deeper into its range credentials. This review is focused on the Max, which comes with a 60V 30Ah LG battery that delivers a monumental maximum range of 60 miles (or 47 miles if riding fast). You can also buy the standard Klima, which features a smaller (but still big) 60V 25Ah battery and has a shorter maximum range of 50 miles (or 39 miles under real-world conditions).

NAMI Klima in Woodland

And if you do plan on making the most of its Herculean range, you needn’t be limited by daylight hours. The high-mounted 2000-lumen headlight throws out a super bright beam, while the two strips of LED lights above the rear wheel function as turn signals, brake lights, and taillights. It’s a supremely simple and effective design.

NAMI Klima Lights

I’ll end by saying something that I never thought I would: if you were eyeing the NAMI Burn-e 2, but want an equally as thrilling ride for less, then do yourself a favour and opt for the Klima Max instead.

NAMI Klima Frame

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NAMI Klima Review

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NAMI Burn-e 2

Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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NAMI Burn-e 2 Overview:

The NAMI Burn-e 2 has acquired a mythical status in the ultra-performance category. Its launch sent shockwaves through the industry, with a plethora of next-level features and spectacular performance stats breaking new ground. Rivals are yet to catch up.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Frame

And this is what they’re having to contend with: dual 72V 1000W motors, 50A Sine Wave controllers, fully adjustable hydraulic suspension, crushing LOGAN hydraulic disc brakes, unbeatable customization controls, and a gargantuan range. There simply isn’t any other scooter with such an array of weapons in its armory.

While it isn’t cheap, it’s the perfect example of a scooter that outstrips its competitors in every category.

Josh Riding NAMI Burn-e 2 Over Cobblestones

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Why I Recommend the NAMI Burn-e 2:

Believe it or not, there are a bunch of scooters that go considerably faster than the 45 mph top speed produced by the Burn-e 2. Yet, let’s be very clear: 45 mph is more than enough of an adrenaline hit for even the most adventurous of riders. You can almost feel its bubbling cauldron of power waiting to be let loose. There’s even a turbo mode button, which unleashes the full 5040W ferocity of its dual 72V 1000W motors.

Josh Riding the NAMI Burn-e

With the monstrous 50A Sine Wave controllers entering the equation, your breath will be sucked from your body in 1.8 seconds – the time it takes to reach 15 mph. And there’s no respite beyond that because in 3.2 seconds you’ll be at 25 mph. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that this is a g-force-inducing acceleration rate – let’s just say that even the steepest hills will fail to register on your radar.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Chassis

Yet, because of those controllers and the top-dollar thumb throttle, the power delivery is serenely smooth. Allied with its generously wide handlebars, sprawling grippy deck, and wobble-free stem – which comes with the option of fitting a steering damper for maximum stability – the Burn-e 2 has been purpose-built to put your mind at ease. It’s supremely balanced and comfortable, too.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Handlebars

You also have access to a smorgasbord of p-settings through the excellent display. These allow you to modify every facet of the scooter’s performance: from its top speed and acceleration to the intensity of its regen brakes and the power funneled to each motor.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Display

The star of the show when it comes to the scooter’s personalization prowess, however, is its fully adjustable hydraulic suspension system. There’s no hint of hyperbole in my words when I say that it’s game-changing. With a simple twist of each dial, you can alter the amount of damping in the springs to perfectly suit your weight and terrain. No other scooter can match the sophistication exhibited by this setup.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Dial

In fact, the NAMI Burn-e 2 is the only scooter that’s earned a perfect 10/10 on my shock absorption scale.

NAMI Burn-e 2 PMT Tire

Its tires deserve a fair share of the credit, mind you. It comes fitted with standard 11-inch street-grade tires, and while they perform admirably when riding at speed over different terrain, it’s worthwhile mounting the Burn-e 2 with specialist PMT Stradale tires. With these installed, wheel spin is controlled and the scooter feels glued to the ground, propelling you forward with a complete sense of control. They also elevate the Burn-e 2’s handling by allowing you to lean aggressively into corners.

Josh Carving on the NAMI Burn-e

The PMT tires work exceptionally well with the mic-dropping LOGAN hydraulic disc brakes, too. However, even with the stock tires, the Burn-e 2’s braking performance is excellent. The strong calipers and thick 160 mm discs combine forces with the regenerative braking system to bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in a barely believable 1.8 meters (the shortest stopping distance that I’ve ever recorded).

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Disc Brake

By now, you’ll have noticed that the Burn-e 2 is scoring top marks across the board. The story is no different when it comes to its range. Its humongous 72V 28Ah battery has a ridiculous maximum of 90 miles in its legs. Even when riding fast, cruising, and making multiple pit spots, you can expect a range of around 50 miles. Combined with its silky smooth ride quality, there’s no other scooter that I’d choose for long-distance rides.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Chassis

The only weakness of the Burn-e 2 is its lack of portability. It weighs a hulking 100 lbs, so carrying it over any distance will be an endurance exercise. It does, however, feature a patented lock taper folding mechanism, which means you can easily collapse the stem and store the scooter. But, then again, this scooter hasn’t been made to tick the portability box. Instead, it's been designed with an awe-inspiring combination of relentless power and exquisite ride quality.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Folded From Rear

I can’t end this review without nodding my head to the lighting package. The 2000-lumen headlight illuminates even the darkest of routes, while a suite of turn signals and deck LEDs maximize your visibility to ensure safety at all times. The whole setup is faultless.

NAMI Burn-e 2 With Headlight On

Faultless is, in fact, the word that I’d use to describe the NAMI Burn-e 2 in general. Sure, it’ll cost you a pretty penny, but then, if you want a scooter that reigns supreme among its similarly-priced competitors, it's a no-brainer.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Turn Signals

Further Information:

NAMI Burn-e 2 Review

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Apollo Pro

Sale: $3,499.00 $3,999.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Apollo Pro Overview:

After several years spent working closely with fans on the development of six publicly released prototypes, the Apollo Pro has finally landed – and boy, was it worth the wait.

Josh Testing the Apollo Pro

Equal parts high-end electric scooter and MacBook Pro, the rockstar brand’s latest creation constitutes a giant leap into the future. Fusing raucous performance with otherworldly tech integration and inimitable build quality, the award-winning Apollo Pro is a breathtaking feat of design and engineering.

It may not be for everybody – but if it’s a next-generation urban explorer with serious X factor that you’re after, the Pro is the model that you’ve been waiting for.

Apollo Pro Being Ridden on a Road

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Pro:

Where do you even begin with such a dizzying milieu of features? Well, staying true to the theme of this guide, I’ll opt for its dual 52V 1200W motors and first-of-its-kind MACH 2 controller.

Apollo Pro Motor

Together, they deliver a top speed of 44 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a supremely smooth 2.1 seconds, 0-25 mph in 4.3 seconds, and 0-30 mph in 6.3 seconds. It may not be quite as quick out of the blocks as rivals such as the NAMI Burn-e 2, but the grace with which it bursts through its riding modes is nonetheless remarkable.

Apollo Pro Accelerating

As too, is the Pro’s overall build. Its unibody frame is the pinnacle of scooter design, while the 150 custom-made components fit together like the inner workings of an artisanal clock. There are no weaknesses or vulnerabilities, and no cheap off-the-shelf parts from a faceless factory. Everything you see has been designed from scratch for a specific purpose.

Apollo Pro Frame

Consider, for example, the cockpit. It’s among the most ergonomic that I’ve ever tested, and, despite looking elegantly simple, is packed with features. Between the 28-inch-wide handlebars you’ll find a super smooth thumb throttle, controls for your riding modes and turn signals, a regen brake paddle, and an insanely cool dot matrix display that remains easy to read even in direct sunlight.

Apollo Pro DOT Matrix Display

But that’s not all: below the display, you’ll find a QuadLock mount for your phone, as well as a Bluetooth speaker that you can play music through as you glide along the street.

Apollo Pro Speaker

Elsewhere, the concave shape of the handlebars creates a feeling of enclosure. This, in turn, has a hugely positive impact on your sense of control and stability – even at top speed. As a result, it’s a dream to handle.

Josh Holding onto Apollo Pro Handlebars

One further detail that caught my eye is that when you peel back the layer of rubber grip covering the scooter’s sizable deck, you’ll reveal the signatures of everyone who worked on its development. This is a touching tribute to the artistry that went into its production.

Close Up of Apollo Pro Deck Signatures

But this is a model that melds design with tech – and nowhere is this more apparent than with the Pro’s mobile app. It's the most advanced of all the apps that I've tested. Its capabilities include recording rides, getting range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern, GPS navigation, adjusting the top speed of each riding mode, switching between kick-to-start and zero-start modes, activating your lights, customizing the intensity and color of the deck, stem, turn signal and brake LEDS, changing the sound of the start-up, power-down, and alarm modes, and remotely locking the scooter to immobilize it through the electronic brakes. Then if you navigate to the advanced settings, you can dial in the strength of your acceleration and regen brakes, and set the time that it takes before cruise control kicks in.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

Taking the tech integration one step further, there's an IoT unit and Connect+ service. With both activated, you gain 24/7 GPS tracking of your scooter, real-time notifications of any suspicious activity, and the ability to activate a kill switch to make it unusable. This is available as a free service for the first three months, after which it becomes a $9.99 monthly subscription.

Apollo Pro IoT GPS Tracking in Mobile App

Let’s get back to the nuts and bolts of the Apollo Pro’s build now with its tires and adjustable suspension.

Apollo Pro Moving Fast

There’s no shying from the fact that compared to the likes of the NAMI Klima Max and Burn-e 2, the suspension isn’t quite as refined. While the hydraulic shock at the front can be dialed up or down to match your weight and terrain, and the rubber torsion system at the rear can be tightened or loosened, the Pro is no all-terrain beast. Its balance of shock absorption is skewed, with the front offering far more travel than the rear.

Apollo Pro Hydraulic Spring

This mix-and-match approach does have benefits, though. Because the rear rubber suspension has much less sag than a spring, the Pro doesn’t sink as you accelerate. Instead, it performs like a well-tuned sports car.

Apollo Pro Deck and Kickplate

Allied with the suspension is a pair of huge 12-inch tires. They’re 9% larger than those found on its competitors and 20% bigger than the rest of the models that fall within similar performance categories. While their sheer size makes them less maneuverable, they do promise stability. They’re also self-healing, while the presence of innovative GripThread technology boosts the amount of traction produced when accelerating, braking, and cornering.

Apollo Pro Front Swingarm

In yet another first, the Apollo Pro features an independent regen brake paddle that can be operated without activating the dual drums. With all three working in tandem, you can expect to come to a stop from 15 mph in an impressive 2.3 meters.

Apollo Pro Brake Lever

Factor in a 360-degree lighting rig that combines a bright 1000-lumen headlight with handgrip turn signals and customizable stem, deck, and kickplate LEDs, and you have a scooter that looks like an extraterrestrial craft.

Apollo Pro Bright Lights

Indeed, there’s never been anything quite like the Apollo Pro – it’s from another planet. While its bells and whistles won’t appeal to everyone, tech-savvy futurists will have a field day.

Apollo Pro Thick Rubber Deck

Further Information:

Apollo Pro Review

Comparison

Compare 45 MPH Electric Scooters

The table below compares the electric scooters across top speed, acceleration, motor power, performance, specs, price, and more.

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Wolf Warrior XWolf Warrior XEagle One ProVarla Eagle One ProMantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI Klima MaxNAMI KlimaNAMI Burn-e 2NAMI Burn-e 2Apollo ProApollo Pro
Where to BuyFluid Free RideVarlaVoro MotorsFluid Free RideFluid Free RideApollo
Price$1,699$1,999$2,095$2,399$2,999$3,499
AwardBest Under $2,000Best Under $2,250Best Under $2,500Best Under $3,000Best Under $3,500Best Under $4,000
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed43 mph45 mph43 mph42 mph45 mph44 mph
0-15 MPH2.2 s2.5 s1.9 s1.9 s1.8 s2.1 s
0-25 MPH4.7 s5.0 s4.0 s2.9 s3.2 s4.3 s
Max Range40 miles45 miles56 miles60 miles90 miles63 miles
Tested Range32 miles36 miles38 miles47 miles50 miles39 miles
Braking3.0 meters3.0 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters1.8 meters2.3 meters
Max Incline35 degrees35 degrees30 degrees30 degrees35 degrees30 degrees
Optimal Incline21 degrees21 degrees18 degrees18 degrees21 degrees18 degrees
Specs
Motor60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)72V 1000W (x2)52V 1200W (x2)
Nominal Power2200W2000W2200W2000W2000W2400W
Peak Power3500W3600W4200W5040W5040W6000W
ThrottleFingerThumbThumbThumbThumbThumb
Battery60V 21Ah FST60V 27Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung60V 30Ah LG72V 28Ah FST52V 30Ah Samsung
Charge Time14 hours7 hours6 hours8 hours7 hours6 hours
BrakesHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 2-Piston (x2), ElectronicDrums (x2), Regen
SuspensionHydraulic Forks, Springs, SwingarmsHydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Spring, Rubber Cartridge
Tire Size10 inch11 inch10 inch10 inch11 inch12 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)
Weight74.5 lbs90 lbs79 lbs79 lbs100 lbs93 lbs
Load265 lbs330 lbs265 lbs265 lbs330 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Neck
IP RatingNoneIP54IPX5IP55IP55IP66
LightsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Stem, Deck, Taillight, Turn Signals
TerrainStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

After shortlisting and testing 8 electric scooters that could reach speeds of up to 45 mph, I hand-selected the 6 top performers.

To assess each scooter on a level playing field, I tested their top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking. I also reported on the size of their motors, as well as their nominal and peak power outputs.

These tests were carried out 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

To widen the field of potential candidates, I opened the assessment of top speed to all scooters that could reach between 42 and 48 mph.

Testing each scooter required a dry and flat road, whilst I also made sure to have each fully charged with maxed-out performance settings and their tires inflated to the recommended PSI.

Josh Riding the Apollo Pro

While I was able to test the scooters up to 40 mph, I was not able to gather full top-speed data because I didn’t have access to enough runway to safely reach those speeds. This is a common issue among reviewers since testing to this degree would require either a controlled automotive test track or the investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one.

I was, however, able to compare the maximum speeds of each scooter by using reputable third-party data (i.e. other industry experts and riders).

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration

To establish accurate reports of each scooter’s accelerative power, I conducted multiple tests across different intervals (i.e. 0-15 mph, 0-25 mph). For each interval, I conducted 3x two-way directional runs on a flat, dry road, and then averaged the data (in seconds).

Apollo Pro Being Ridden

I made sure to have each scooter in zero-start mode with their performance settings dialed up to the max, tires pumped up to the recommended PSI, and batteries fully charged.

Further Information:

How I Test Acceleration

Motor Size & Power (Nominal & Peak Power)

While the top speed and acceleration data laid the foundation for comparison, I also assessed the size and power of each scooter’s motors to further benchmark performance.

The main aim of this report was to assess motor power relative to price. To do this, I garnered data on each scooter’s volts and watts, as well as their nominal and peak power outputs.

Nanrobot D6 Rear Motor

Here, volts 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 wattage typically resulted in a faster top speed and a higher voltage equated to more torque and acceleration.

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 reports, I found that scooters capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph typically had motors that operated between 52V and 72V with 2000-2500W of nominal power, and 3500-5000W of peak power (on occasion, this even reached up to 6000W).

Handling

Riding at speeds of up to 45 mph requires stability and control.

Aside from garnering insights into how each scooter felt to ride at speed (i.e. taking note of speed wobble), I also reported on how wide each scooter’s handlebars were, how high the handlebars were from the deck, the angle of the steering columns, the usable deck space, and the angles of the kickplates.

NAMI Klima From the Front on Dirt Track

The top performers had wide handlebars, high deck-to-handlebar heights, rake angles that allowed for both 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.

Following these assessments, I reported on how responsive, agile, and grippy the tires were, whilst I also took note of each scooter’s power delivery (i.e. was it controllable and smooth, or erratic and untameable).

Braking

To test each scooter’s ability to bring you to a safe stop, I measured the distance that it took for them to stop from 15 mph.

I repeated the test 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.

Josh Braking on Apollo Pro

If electronic or regenerative braking systems were present then I dialed their strength up to the max.

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
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
45 MPH
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
45 MPH
Apollo Pro
$3,499
44 MPH
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 MPH
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
43 MPH
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
42 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 s
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
1.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s
Apollo Pro
$3,499
2.1 s
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
2.2 s
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
2.5 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
2.9 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
3.2 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
4.0 s
Apollo Pro
$3,499
4.3 s
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
4.7 s
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
5.0 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
90 miles
Apollo Pro
$3,499
63 miles
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
60 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
45 miles
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
40 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

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

ScooterPriceReal Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
50 miles
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
47 miles
Apollo Pro
$3,499
39 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
38 miles
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
36 miles
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
32 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

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

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 meters
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
2.1 meters
Mantis King GT
$2,095
2.1 meters
Apollo Pro
$3,499
2.3 meters
Varla Eagle One Pro
$1,999
3.0 meters
Wolf Warrior X
$1,699
3.0 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 45 mph electric scooters. Learn more about my editorial policy.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

Josh, Founder of Electric Scooter Insider. Over the last 4 years, I’ve tested countless scooters, amassed a database of 140+ models, and helped thousands of people find the right scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

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