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6 Best Electric Scooters With Seats (Detachable & Built-in)

Quick List: Best Seated Electric Scooters

To find the 6 best seated electric scooters, I shortlisted and assessed 12 models (including a mixture of scooters with detachable seats, and others with built-in seats).

To assess each scooter on a level playing field, I tested their top speed, acceleration, range, ride quality, and braking.

I also reported on the adjustability and comfort of their seats – including their ability to be heightened or lowered, the thickness and material of the cushions, and the shock absorption provided by supporting suspension systems (i.e. hydraulic seat posts).

Where applicable, I made notes on how easy the seats were to attach/detach, while I also reported on their ability to be folded.

Learn more about how I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Electric Scooters With Detachable Seats

These are models that give you the flexibility of riding with or without a seat. All of the seats can be bought separately and easily attached/removed.

Horizon V2 Frame
Budget
Horizon 10.4 V2
Sale: $719.00 $899.00 + $99 Detachable Seat
EMOVE Cruiser S Frame
Mid-Range
EMOVE Cruiser S
Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 + $65 Standard Seat / $145 Reinforced Seat – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Wolf King GT Gold Frame
Premium
Wolf King GT
Sale: $3,195.00 $3,795.00 + $95 Detachable Seat – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Electric Scooters With Built-in Seats

These models have seats that are fixed and cannot be removed. While they make look like bikes, they have no chains or pedals, making them electric scooters.

GoTrax Flex
Budget
GoTrax Flex
Sale: $399.00 $499.00
EMOVE RoadRunner Frame
Mid-Range
EMOVE RoadRunner
Sale: $1,395.00 $1,795.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Frame
Premium
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
Sale: $2,595.00 $3,095.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

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  • Scooter With Detachable Seat: EMOVE Cruiser S – 62 miles max (48 miles real-world)
  • Scooter With Built-in Seat: EMOVE RoadRunner – 53 miles max (35 miles real-world)

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  • Scooter With Detachable Seat: Horizon – 42 lbs and foldable with the seat attached (plus, it has a telescopic stem and foldable handlebars)
  • Scooter With Built-in Seat: EMOVE RoadRunner– 55 lbs and foldable handlebars

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  • Scooter With Detachable Seat: Wolf King GT – 50 degrees max, 30 degrees optimal
  • Scooter With Built-in Seat: EMOVE RoadRunner Pro – 30 degrees max, 18 degrees optimal

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  • Scooter With Detachable Seat: EMOVE Cruiser S – Dual front springs and dual rear shocks (plus, the seat post features a hydraulic tube)
  • Scooter With Built-in Seat: EMOVE RoadRunner Pro – Front hydraulic fork and dual rear springs

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  • Scooter With Detachable Seat: EMOVE Cruiser S – IPX6 water-resistance rating
  • Scooter With Built-in Seat: GoTrax Flex – IPX4 water-resistance rating

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Best Budget Scooter With A Detachable Seat

Horizon V2 (10.4Ah)

Sale: $719.00 $899.00 + $99 Detachable Seat

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Horizon Overview:

Nippy, compact, and refreshing low-maintenance, the Horizon V2 has become one of the market’s most popular scooters.

Horizon With Seat Attached

Among a selection of important features are its dual suspension system, a trio of folding mechanisms, an ergonomic cockpit, and height-adjustable handlebars. Importantly, there’s ample room to attach the all-important seat without scrimping on foot space, too.

Yet, despite its versatility, best-in-class ride quality, and competitive performance profile, the Horizon V2 remains affordable.

Horizon Seat Springs

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Why I Recommend the Horizon:

So let’s get right to it: the detachable seat. Available for $99, it sports a memory foam cushion, built-in springs, and an adjustable post to maximize your comfort.

Horizon Seat Post

Even better is the fact that it’s foldable, meaning you can still rely on the Horizon as a portable scooter. This is by no means a small feat – it is, after all, the only seated scooter on this list that can be folded.

Horizon With Seat Attached and Folded

Another headline is that the Horizon is one of the cheapest scooters with a full suspension system. The dual-pronged rear shocks work in tandem with the front spring and air-filled tire to soak up shocks, while the solid tire at the rear reduces the risk of flats. It’s a nuanced setup that ticks the boxes of both ride quality and practicality.

Horizon V2 Being Ridden

The handlebars also play a role in augmenting the quality of its ride. At 23.2 inches, they’re among the widest in the Horizon's price class. This elevates your control and handling – and because the wobble-free stem is telescopic, the height of the handlebars can be adjusted to suit your seated height.

Horizon V2 Wide Handlebars

What makes the Horizon stand head and shoulders above its competitors – especially those in the sub-$800 category – is its weight distribution. You see, some scooters can fall victim to being top-heavy, and others bottom-heavy, but with the Horizon its even distribution of weight creates a perfect equilibrium. This, along with the seat, ensures stability at all times – no matter if you're carving around corners, hitting speed runs on the straights, or cruising.

Josh Riding the Horizon V2

On the topic of speed, the Horizon puts in a solid display of performance. Its 48V 500W motor delivers a peak power output of 800W and a top speed of 23 mph, making it one of the fastest scooters in the sub-$800 class. It’s 4.7-second acceleration to 15 mph is pretty nippy, too.

Josh Standing on Horizon V2

Its 10.4Ah battery, meanwhile, has a maximum range of 23 miles – though if you go hard on the throttle you’ll be able to keep the wheels rolling for 17 miles. If this isn’t enough, then you can spend an extra $80 on the larger 13Ah unit, which increases your maximum range to 30 miles and real-world range to 23 miles. You’ll be glad to know that the design and specs of both models are identical elsewhere. This includes the ergonomic thumb throttle which is manna from heaven for depleting the battery across long-range rides (the original Horizon came with a finger throttle that could cause fatigue and hand cramps over long distances).

Horizon V2 Display

Possibly the only area of performance that could be improved is the brakes. With a rear drum and regen brake duo, you’ll come to a stop from 15 mph in an unimpressive 5.0 meters. The braking setup is extremely low-maintenance, though.

Horizon V2 Drum Brake

The lighting rig could be been brighter, too. But this is easy to fix by attaching an additional clip-on headlight.

Horizon V2 Lights From Side

With these small bugbears aside, the Horizon V2 remains a well-versed scooter that packs a punch beyond its price tag.

Horizon Seat Cushion

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Horizon V2 Review

Best Mid-Range Scooter With A Detachable Seat

EMOVE Cruiser S

Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 + $65 Standard Seat / $145 Reinforced Seat – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

EMOVE Cruiser S Overview:

The original EMOVE Cruiser left scooter enthusiasts cooing like lovesick teenagers thanks to its marriage of a stratospheric maximum range, industry-leading load-bearing capacity, and affordable price. Well, it’s had an upgrade, with the new S model channeling all that I loved about its predecessor while adding flourishes of extra grace.

Josh Testing the EMOVE Cruiser S

You still get the formidable 62-mile range, 352 lb load capacity, and $1,399 price tag, yet now you also gain self-healing tires, an improved thumb throttle, a stronger stem clamp, a 4-color display, and – in what’s a first for a single motor scooter – a Sine Wave controller. Did I mention it also comes with a choice of not one, but two optional seat attachments?

I didn’t think the original could be improved. I was wrong. The EMOVE Cruiser S artfully elevates an already winning formula to deliver a ride that’s sent shockwaves roaring across the commuter scooter landscape.

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE Cruiser S:

While the EMOVE Cruiser S doesn’t come with a seat out of the box, you can opt for either of two attachments.

For $65, you can purchase the standard seat (on the left in the photo below). Combining a high-density foam cushion with an adjustable seat post you can tailor its height for maximum comfort. It also comes with a hydraulic tube, meaning it works in tandem with the rest of the Cruiser’s shock-absorbing features.

EMOVE Cruiser Standard Seat vs Reinforced Seat

Alternatively, if you have $145 to spare then you may want to opt for the reinforced seat (on the right in the photo above). This is an altogether sturdier specimen. With its skeletal frame and thick cushion, it offers a more premium feel to your seated experience.

EMOVE Cruiser With Reinforced Seat

One thing that both of these seats can lay claim to, however, is a comfortable ride. This rings even more true when considering the Cruiser’s 52V 30Ah LG battery. With 62 miles of range in its locker – or 48 miles when ridden fast – it’ll come as no surprise that it’s won the title of the “Best Long-Range Electric Scooter” multiple years in a row at the Electric Scooter Insider awards.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

As far as upgrades go, one of the most pronounced improvements that the new Cruiser has received is its Sine Wave controller. The result is a remarkably smooth acceleration curve (improved further by the new thumb throttle). With the 52V 1000W rear-mounted motor putting out 1600W of peak power, the Cruiser accelerates from 0-15 mph in 3.8 seconds.

EMOVE Cruiser S in Motion

Once in motion, it can reach a top speed of 33 mph. Now, while it’s not the fastest in its price class, I did find that its capabilities in this area are ideal for inner-city riding.

EMOVE Cruiser S Chassis

As too is its suspension. It sports front coils and rear shocks that, together with the 10-inch car-grade tubeless tires, neutralize nasty shocks from the ground below. What’s more, the tires are now self-healing, meaning you no longer have to worry about punctures.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Suspension

The tires also sport a 2.75-inch wide profile that promises both stability and traction in spades. Alongside the 25-inch wide handlebars, telescopic stem, and humongous deck, the Cruiser S has been designed with comfort firmly in mind. It won’t let you down come rain or shine, either, thanks to its IPX6 water resistance rating (it’s protected from pressured jets of water).

EMOVE Cruiser S Cockpit

Braking is another area of strength. Its semi-hydraulic disc brakes will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in just 2.6 meters, making it a top performer in its price category. It’s not often that you’ll find a sub-$1,500 scooter with hydraulics, either.

EMOVE Cruiser S Semi-Hydraulic Disc Brake

It also ticks the portability box. Although it can’t be folded with the seat attached, its cantilevered folding mechanism, collapsible handlebars, and retractable stem make it a compact scooter for when you need to eventually store it.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

In truth, the EMOVE Cruiser S belongs to a club of its own. Aside from being the only scooter on this list that can be equipped with two types of seats, it’s a flurry of features that represent incredible value for money.

EMOVE Cruiser Standard Seat

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EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Best Premium Scooter With A Detachable Seat

Wolf King GT

Sale: $3,195.00 $3,795.00 + $95 Detachable Seat – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Wolf King GT Overview:

Combining two fiercely powerful 72V 2000W motors with a huge 35Ah LG battery, the Wolf King GT is a titan of the ultra-performance category.

Previously, all scooters in the Wolf line were reserved for riding while standing up, but the recent development of a heavy-duty seat – which has hilariously been named the “Wolf Throne” – welcomes the GT to the ranks of seated scooters.

Wolf King with Seat Attached

While the size of its seat may appear intimidating and its lack of adjustability a concern, it has been incredibly well-received. Plus, it’s worth noting that it’s been designed specifically for the King GT, meaning its dimensions have been carefully calibrated for the best positioning. Its thick cushioning and springs go hand in hand with the GT’s suspension system, too.

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Why I Recommend the Wolf King GT:

The Wolf King GT is extra in every way – aside from its blistering speed and gargantuan range, it weighs a hefty 115 lbs, has super wide control-inducing 29.5-inch handlebars, and an imposing dual-stem design.

Wolf King GT Handlebars

Adding a seat to this beast builds on its already menacing exterior, while it also lays the foundation for you to get the most out of the GT’s power. Sitting down creates a lower center of gravity and a greater feeling of control. This is particularly useful when you raise the stakes and hit its check-flapping top speeds.

Wolf Throne Cushioned Seat

However, compared to other scooters that give you the option of adding a seat (i.e. the Horizon and EMOVE Cruiser), the Wolf Throne requires more work to attach it. It involves several hex bolts, and you even need to use a boxcutter to cut out small pieces of the rubber matting on the deck.

Wolf Scooter with Cutouts in the Deck for the Throne

Once the seat is attached, the GT can’t be folded. But, this is hardly a drawback as folding the scooter without the seat is a pain at the best of times (it also gets longer when it’s folded, so it’s easier to leave it upright).

Wolf Throne Being Installed

This scooter brings a lot more to the table aside from its seat, though. First, let’s consider its power. With rapacious 72V 2000W motors and potent 50A Sine Wave controllers, it produces 8400W of peak power and a top speed of 62 mph. It wastes no time in getting there, either.

Wolf King GT Rear Motor

Its acceleration feels like you’ve been strapped to the back of a Formula 1 car. It hits 15 mph in 1.7 seconds, 25 mph in 3.0 seconds, and 40 mph in an eye-watering 5.8 seconds.

Wolf King GT Thumb Throttle

With all of this snarling power, it’ll come as no surprise that the King GT devours hills. In fact, it’s the best hill climber that I’ve ever tested.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GT

It matches its ferocious performance with exceptionally strong brakes. The 160 mm rotors are extra thick to prevent warping, while the responsive hydraulic calipers grip them with enough force to bring you to a stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. This is what you would expect for an ultra-performance scooter of its caliber. However, where it deviates from the norm is with its anti-locking braking system (ABS). With ABS enabled, braking pressure is rapidly reduced and increased multiple times per second to avoid wheel lock.

Wolf King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

And, if all that wasn't enough, the GT bolsters its safety credentials with 12 different riding modes that allow you to tame and modulate its power delivery. A super bright lighting rig that could bring ships ashore keeps you and the way ahead illuminated when the sun sets, too.

Wolf King GT Powerful Lights at Night

Factor in its huge self-healing 11-inch tires, front fork, and dual rear springs, and you have a scooter that’s primed for comfortable long-range rides – which is apt considering its 70-mile maximum range (or 55 miles under realistic conditions).

Wolf King GT Front Tire and Fork Suspension

At the point of purchase, you also get to choose either street or off-road tires. However, while the King GT is the best of the seated bunch for off-roading, I would stick to urban environments to get the best out of its shock-absorbing setup.

Wolf King GT Deck and Kickplate

What’s most surprising about the Wolf King GT, though, is that despite its power, impressive build, and plethora of advanced features – it remains one of the most affordable ultra-performance electric scooters. No other model in its price class can top it. Plus, the addition of the Wolf Throne is the cherry on top of what’s an already exceptional cake.

Wolf King GT Frame Straight On

Best Budget Scooter With A Built-in Seat

GoTrax Flex

Sale: $399.00 $499.00
GoTrax Flex

Performance Report:

GoTrax Flex Overview:

When buying a GoTrax scooter, you can be sure of one thing: value for money. The brand behind the likes of the Apex, GMAX Ultra, and G4 has dropped another crowd-pleaser with the Flex, a seated model that matches comfort with reliable build quality.

Despite costing less than $500, it boasts a smooth twist-grip throttle, dual-braking system, plush 14-inch air-filled tires, and, get this, dual rear suspension.

GoTrax Flex Rear Tire

Indeed, if it’s bang for your buck that you’re after then you’ll do well to find a seated scooter that’s as generous.

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Why I Recommend the GoTrax Flex:

The GoTrax Flex has been built with everyday utility in mind. Its thick foam seat supplies ample cushioning, while it can also be adjusted up or down to ensure you remain comfortable.

GoTrax Flex Plush Seat

A handy storage basket behind the seat can carry up to 50 lbs of cargo, too – making the Flex a great option for running errands or doing your weekly shop.

GoTrax Flex Basket

You won’t have to worry about your fruit and veg tumbling out onto the street, though, since the giant 14-inch tires work in cahoots with the adjustable rear springs to soak up the vast majority of shocks and vibrations. The seat has a couple of springs built into it, too.

Although the Flex’s suspension is nothing to write home about – it only scores 5/10 on my shock absorption scale – there’s no denying that it’s exceptionally rare to find a setup like this on a sub-$500 model. So, with all things considered, it scores some brownie points here.

GoTrax Flex Rear Suspension

It earns points in the range department, too. The 36V 7.8Ah battery puts out a range of 13 miles when ridden under realistic conditions. This is impressive considering that it achieves 81% of its claimed maximum (16 miles). This is highlighted further when you consider that the real-world range of a scooter typically equates to 60% of its max.

Elsewhere, the Flex’s build quality is what you would expect from GoTrax – robust without any bells and whistles, yet sleek. From the sweeping chassis and grippy deck to the neat cable management and IPX4 water-resistant frame, it ticks the box for everyday use. The only disappointment is its 220 lbs load-bearing capacity, but then again, the 36V 350W rear-mounted motor doesn’t have enough torque to propel heavier riders.

GoTrax Flex Deck

On the topic of power, the Flex can reach a top speed of 15.5 mph. This is pretty standard for a scooter around its price, as is its 7.7-second acceleration to 15 mph.

It’s worth noting that it’s also tuned for a zero-start, so no kicking-off is needed to get this little nipper going – a quality further strengthened by its twist throttle and satisfyingly wide handlebars.

GoTrax Flex Handlebars

It would have been nice to have a speedometer to keep track of your pace, though. You do, however, get a simple battery gauge so you can at least be aware of how much juice you have left in the tank.

GoTrax Flex Display and Key-Ignition

I also would have liked the Flex to be fitted with disc brakes as opposed to its dual drum setup. While the drums are extremely low maintenance and free from the fading effects of water and dust, they don’t deliver as strong stopping power as other seated scooters like the EMOVE RoadRunner. Here, the Flex takes 4.6 meters to stop from 15 mph, while the RoadRunner takes just 3.0 meters.

GoTrax Flex 14-Inch Tire

I can’t be too harsh on the Flex, though – it is, after all, the cheapest electric scooter to have a seat, whilst it also leads from the front with its suspension system and big traction-loving tires.

GoTrax Flex Seat Post

Best Mid-Range Scooter With A Built-in Seat

EMOVE RoadRunner

Sale: $1,395.00 $1,795.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

EMOVE RoadRunner Overview:

Featuring a new and improved memory foam seat, a removable battery, foldable handlebars, adjustable suspension, and two powerful motors, the EMOVE RoadRunner V2 is a tour de force in design.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner

It melds performance and practicality to stunning effect by harnessing everything that I loved about the original while adding a handful of upgrades to refine its overall package.

Previously the winner of the “Best Seated Scooter” in our annual Electric Scooter Insider awards, the RoadRunner has earned legendary status despite the market’s saturation with competitors.

EMOVE RoadRunner Turn Signal Light

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE RoadRunner:

At first glance, the EMOVE RoadRunner V2 looks more bike than scooter. Indeed, you may be wondering why I’ve included it in this guide. Well, the differentiating factor that disqualifies it from being an electric bike is the fact that it sports pegs instead of pedals.

EMOVE RoadRunner Foot Pegs

These pegs are one of the various features that establish it as an absolute dream to handle – regardless of your experience level. With them, you can lean into turns and carve like a demon, all whilst knowing that your stability is assured.

Josh Carving on the EMOVE RoadRunner

Another is the 25-inch wide handlebars. Crucially, they’re also adjustable, meaning you can lower or raise them to fit your height, as well as position them towards or away from you. This level of adaptability is rare to find on a seated scooter.

EMOVE RoadRunner Cockpit

Along the handlebars, you’ll find a responsive thumb throttle, a clear and simple display, buttons that allow you to switch between single or dual motor mode, and controls for your lights, turn signals, and horn.

EMOVE RoadRunner Display

The cockpit isn’t the only area of its design that you’ll be enamored by. Sat atop the sturdy frame (which can support riders up to 330 lbs) is the all-important seat. When I tested the original RoadRunner, its seat was a little firm – but thankfully, this has been remedied with V2.

EMOVE RoadRunner Seat

This time around it borrows the same design from its big bro – the RoadRunner Pro – by adopting a longer saddle and thicker cushioning. You’ll notice the benefits of these upgrades when pushing the scooter’s removable 48V 26Ah Dynavolt battery to its limit.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner

And it’s quite some limit. The battery has a maximum range of 53 miles, though you can expect closer to 35 miles if you ride fast, cruise, and make multiple pit stops. By purchasing a spare unit, you can double the RoadRunner’s range. What else would you expect from EMOVE – a brand that sets the standard for long-distance scooters.

EMOVE RoadRunner Removable Battery

It also scores top marks with its dual motors, which, interestingly, are different sizes. The front motor is 350W, while the one at the rear is 500W. Together, they produce a top speed of 34 mph, which is exceptionally fast for a seated scooter – it’s 2.2x speedier than the GoTrax Flex.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Ride Quality

There’s no drop-off in quality when it comes to braking, either. Armed with semi-hydraulic discs, the RoadRunner brought me to a safe stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. This is made all the more impressive by the large rotors that dissipate heat to keep them in prime working condition.

EMOVE RoadRunner Front Hydraulic Disc

Add the tubeless 14-inch tires into the mix, and their improved tread pattern qualifies the RoadRunner as an agile scooter that’s well-equipped for fast-paced inner-city rides. The ability to lock the front fork suspension further improves the scooter's balletic poise, allowing you to ride at speed without fear of wobble.

EMOVE RoadRunner ABS Adjustable Suspension

As for the suspension's shock-absorbing capabilities, it must be noted that, despite its adjustability, it’s fairly limited. If the springs were at the rear, the ride quality would be significantly better (for this luxury, you’ll need to check out the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro). Nevertheless, with the tires in tow, it does a fine job so long as you stick to streets to roads (i.e. avoid off-road routes as you’ll be in for a bumpy ride).

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner's Acceleration

Before I close up this review, I want to draw your attention to one last feature that’s unique to the RoadRunner: its foldable handlebars. With a simple flip of the centrally located clamp, you can fold either side of the handlebars to hang parallel to the frame. This makes storage far easier, especially if you are tight on space. Thankfully, the clamp is also super secure, meaning that the bars stay locked in place with no wobble while riding.

EMOVE RoadRunner Foldable Handlebars

This is handy, as you’ll want to ride it everywhere. Excelling as both an everyday workhorse and weekend adventure vessel, it’s a fun, robust, and versatile seated scooter.

EMOVE RoadRunner Headlight On at Night

Further Information:

EMOVE RoadRunner V1

Best Premium Scooter With A Built-in Seat

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Sale: $2,595.00 $3,095.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Overview:

The chieftain of the EMOVE clan and the bigger brother of the RoadRunner, the RoadRunner Pro is an altogether more ferocious beast than anything else that’s emerged from this most esteemed of lineages.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Armed with dual 60V 2000W motors, a massive 30Ah LG removable battery, a sumptuous ride quality, and perhaps the most comfortable seat that you’ll find on any electric scooter, the RoadRunner Pro fuses style with substance to deliver an end product that’s as close to a motorbike as you’ll ever get.

Interest piqued? I should think so. This is one scooter that you won’t want to pass up on.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro:

I stated in the summary how the RoadRunner Pro is as close to a motorcycle as an electric scooter will ever get – let’s explore this in greater detail.

First, its power. The Pro wields its two ferociously powerful motors like clenched fists; together they unleash a rip-roaring top speed of 50 mph. No other scooter under $3,000 can match this performance.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Fast

With its 45A Sine Wave controllers also muscling in on the action, you can expect to whizz from 0-15 mph in a head-spinning 2.6 seconds and 0-25 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

Such formidable power inevitably means that hills are nothing more than an afterthought – it can conquer the very steepest of inclines with ease.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Being Ridden

Thankfully, the Pro’s design acts as an effective harness for its savage impulses. At 31 inches, the handlebars are among the widest that I’ve tested, ensuring balance and control are maintained even at top speed. Like those found on the RoadRunner V2, they can also be adjusted up or down, and towards or away from you.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Wide Handlebars

The cockpit, meanwhile, is clean and hassle-free. However, you need to be careful not to twist the throttle when grabbing the scooter in a stationary position or you’ll get dragged off like a piece of string trailing a helium balloon.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Twist Grip Throttle

When you need to slow this beast, you can have faith in its 180 mm rotors and powerful Zoom hydraulic 2-piston calipers. With these in full force, you’ll stop from 15 mph in a respectable 3.0 meters.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Hydraulic Disc Brake

Next, its range. The Pro is equipped with an 1800Wh LG battery that – crucially – is detachable. Not only does this mean that you have a maximum range of 50 miles (34 miles if pushing the throttle to its limit), but by purchasing a spare, you can feasibly double it.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Removable Battery

Then we have the seat. Resting securely on a frame that’s strong enough to support riders up to 330 lbs, the thick memory foam interior and long saddle serve up the most comfortable platform of all the seated scooters that I’ve tested. Its outer fabric is wear and heat-resistant, too.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Memory Foam Seat

The Pro’s credentials in the comfort department are further bolstered by its multifaceted suspension and juicy tires. The deep traveling dual rear springs soak up shocks, while the front hydraulic fork is a little stiffer to prevent wobble at speed.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Rear Springs

Combined with the humungous 14-inch tires, the RoadRunner Pro delivers a level of ride quality that can only be described as addictive.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Motor

Now, as to be expected, with its imposing build, adrenaline-inducing power, and motorcycle-grade features (just look at its headlight), you may not be surprised to learn that it’s in no way portable. It has no foldable parts and weighs about as much as a Great Dane (114 lbs, to be specific).

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Powerful Headlight

But then again, this scooter wasn’t made to be portable. No, it’s for those who crave a seriously powerful pair of wheels that’ll leave your mouth as dry as the Sahara, all whilst being supremely comfortable, of course. Under that microscope, it’s worth every dime.

Dramatic Shot of the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro in Motion

Further Information:

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Review

Comparison

Compare Seated Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best seated electric scooters across their performance, specs, price, and more.
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Horizon 10.4 V2Horizon With SeatEMOVE Cruiser SEMOVE Cruiser With SeatWolf King GTWolf King GT With SeatGoTrax FlexGoTrax FlexRoadRunnerEMOVE RoadRunnerRoadRunner ProEMOVE RoadRunne Pro
Where to BuyFluid Free RideVoro MotorsVoro MotorsGoTraxVoro MotorsVoro Motors
Scooter Price$719$1,399$3,195$399$1,395$2,595
Seat Price$99
Get Seat
$65 / $145
Get Seat 1 / Seat 2
$95
Get Seat
n/an/an/a
CategoryDetachable SeatDetachable SeatDetachable SeatBuilt-in SeatBuilt-In SeatBuilt-In Seat
TypeBudgetMid-RangePremiumBudgetMid-RangePremium
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed23 mph33 mph62 mph15.5 mph34 mph50 mph
0-15 MPH4.7 s3.8 s1.7 s7.7 s4.1 s2.6 s
0-25 MPHn/a10.3 s3.0 sn/a9.8 s4.3 s
Max Range23 miles62 miles70 miles16 miles53 miles50 miles
Tested Range17 miles48 miles55 miles13 miles35 miles34 miles
Braking5.0 meters2.6 meters3.0 meters4.6 meters3.0 meters3.0 meters
Max Incline15 degrees20 degrees50 degreesn/a20 degrees30 degrees
Optimal Incline9 degrees12 degrees30 degreesn/a12 degrees18 degrees
Specs
Motor48V 500W52V 1000W72V 2000W (x2)36V 350W48V 350W, 500W60V 2000W (x2)
ThrottleThumbThumbThumbTwistThumbTwist
Battery48V 10.4Ah FST52V 30Ah LG72V 35Ah LG36V 7.8Ah FST48V 26Ah Dynavolt60V 30Ah LG
Charge Time6 hours12 hours12 hours6 hours12 hours10 hours
BrakesDrum, ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDrums (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), Electronic
SuspensionSprings, Air ShocksSprings, ShocksHydraulic Forks, Springs, SwingarmsRear springsAdjust. Front ForksHydraulic Forks, Springs
Tire Size8 inch10 inch11 inch14 inch14 inch14 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube), Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)
Weight42 lbs52 lbs105 lbs43 lbs55 lbs114 lbs
Load265 lbs352 lbs330 lbs220 lbs330 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at NeckFolds at StemFolds at HandlebarsNone
IP RatingNoneIPX6IPX5IPX4NoneNone
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsDual Headlights, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn Signals
TerrainStreetStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreetStreetStreet
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

To find the 6 best seated electric scooters, I shortlisted and assessed 12 models (including a mixture of scooters with detachable seats, and others with built-in seats).

To assess each scooter on a level playing field, I tested their top speed, acceleration, range, ride quality, and braking.

I also reported on the adjustability and comfort of their seats – including their ability to be heightened or lowered, the thickness and material of the cushions, and the shock absorption provided by supporting suspension systems (i.e. hydraulic seat posts).

Where applicable, I made notes on how easy the seats were to attach/detach, while I also reported on their ability to be folded.

Electric Scooters With Seats

These tests and assessments were carried out as part of a wider, standardized testing process that I employ for every electric scooter that I review. Find out more about how I test below:

Electric Scooters That I Shortlisted:

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

Test Criteria:

Seat Position, Adjustability & Comfort

An electric scooter with a seat doesn’t automatically equate to a comfortable ride. Here, each seat’s position, its ability to be heightened or lowered, the thickness and material of its cushion, and the shock absorption provided by supporting suspension systems (i.e. hydraulic seat posts), are key to your comfort.

To assess against these criteria, I first reported on the position of each scooter’s seat relative to its deck and handlebars. The scooters that offered the most natural riding experience had seats that allowed for enough legroom, while also ensuring that their handlebars aligned 2-4 inches below the middle of my torso.

Josh Holding the EMOVE RoadRunner's Handlebars

The ability to adjust the height of the seat post, as well as the position of the handlebars (via telescopic stems or other mechanisms), further augmented each scooter’s comfortability. For example, the Horizon and EMOVE Cruiser feature mechanisms that allow both the seat post and handlebar height to be adjusted, thereby enabling you to find the perfect riding position.

Horizon Seat Post

Next on the agenda was to assess the cushions. Here, I reported on their measurements, shape, and materials used. The most comfortable cushions had long saddles, a depth of at least 3 inches, and memory foam interiors.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Motorcycle-Inspired Frame

The final area of assessment was the shock absorption of each seat. Here, some of the seat posts were equipped with built-in springs and hydraulic tubes to further supplement the scooter’s suspension. While I reported on these features, my main assessment of comfort was determined by the results of the ride quality tests.

Horizon Seat and Post Spring

Top Speed

Aside from putting the pedal to the metal and pushing each scooter’s motors to their max, I made sure that their tires were inflated to the recommended PSI, their batteries were fully charged, and their performance settings were dialed up to the max.

However, it’s important to note that while I was able to test all of the scooters that fell into the sub-40 mph speed bracket, I was not able to gather accurate first-hand insights into the top speeds of the scooters that surpassed this limit. I didn’t have enough runway to safely reach those speeds. This was true of both the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro (50 mph) and Wolf King GT (62 mph).

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Fast

I did, however, record their acceleration rates – which, based on my years of testing, are more representative of a scooter’s ability to get your adrenaline pumping.

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration

To compare each scooter, I reported on their acceleration from 0-15 mph and 0-25 mph. In some cases, I extended this 0-40 mph (this measurement was reserved for the most powerful scooters).

To establish accurate results, I conducted 3x two-way directional runs on a flat, dry road for each interval. The data from the runs were then averaged.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner's Acceleration

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

Further Information:

How I Test Acceleration

Maximum & Real-World Range

Maximum range, as indicated by the manufacturer, refers to each scooter’s mileage when ridden under best-case conditions. Often, this includes a 165 lb rider, flat terrain, and riding in the slowest setting.

Josh Carving on the EMOVE RoadRunner

However, while maximum range is useful for comparing top-level performance, it doesn’t paint the full picture. To counter this, I reported on how each scooter performed under real-world conditions – including periods of fast acceleration, cruising, and multiple stops.

Further Information:

How I Test Real-World Range

Ride Quality

Ride quality is as equally – if not more – important as the rest of the performance metrics. It sets the foundation for enjoyment and takes into account how all aspects of a scooter’s design affect its handling and comfort.

Alongside my subjective opinion on how each scooter felt to ride, I also assessed the height of their handlebars relative to their seated riding positions, and the width of their bars relative to their power output. These, alongside each scooter’s tires (i.e. size, shape, and profile) and rake angle, determined their stability and maneuverability.

Josh Cruising on the EMOVE RoadRunner

Then, to assess comfort I reported on their ability to soak up shocks. Here, I paid particular attention to their rebound and compression rates, the balance of shock absorption across the front and rear of the scooters, the amount of travel, and whether the springs bottomed out. I combined all of these insights into an overall shock absorption score. The scoring system ranged from 1-10, with 1 being extremely stiff and 10 being extremely soft.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Wheel In Motion

Braking

Braking while sitting is very different from braking while standing. This is a result of not being able to shift your weight over the back of the scooter. Consequently, braking performance becomes an even more important factor because you’re no longer able to leverage weight distribution to achieve shorter stopping distances.

Josh Testing the Brakes on the EMOVE RoadRunner

Based on my tests, stopping distances 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).

To test each scooter’s braking prowess, I measured the distance that it took for them to come to a controlled stop from 15 mph (i.e. braking without skidding). I repeated this test 5 times per scooter and averaged the data.

Josh Braking on the EMOVE RoadRunner

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
Wolf King GT
$3,290
62 MPH
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
50 MPH
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
34 MPH
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
33 MPH
Horizon
$818
23 MPH
GoTrax Flex
$399
15.5 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GT
$3,290
1.7 s
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
2.6 s
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
3.8 s
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
4.1 s
Horizon
$818
4.7 s
GoTrax Flex
$399
7.7 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GT
$3,290
3.0 s
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
4.3 s
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
9.8 s
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
10.3 s
Horizon
$818
n/a
GoTrax Flex
$399
n/a

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Wolf King GT
$3,290
70 miles
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
62 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
53 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
50 miles
Horizon
$818
23 miles
GoTrax Flex
$399
16 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

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

ScooterPriceReal Range
Wolf King GT
$3,290
55 miles
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
48 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
35 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
34 miles
Horizon
$818
17 miles
GoTrax Flex
$399
13 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

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

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,464 / $1,544
2.6 meters
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
3.0 meters
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
3.0 meters
Wolf King GT
$3,290
3.0 meters
GoTrax Flex
$399
4.6 meters
Horizon
$818
5.0 meters
Answering Your Questions

FAQs

Can Electric Scooter Seats Be Detached?

Yes, electric scooter seats can be detached. However, some are trickier to remove than others.

For some scooters, it’s simply a case of pulling a lever to release the seat post, whereas others require you to unscrew the base plate.

How Do You Assemble and Install an Electric Scooter Seat?

This depends on the model of the scooter and seat that you’ve chosen.

There are two main ways to attach a seat. The first is by screwing it into pre-drilled holes in the scooter’s deck. The other is attaching it using a clamp. Whenever you buy a seat for your scooter, you should make sure that it's compatible.

Can the Height of a Seat Be Adjusted?

Most electric scooter seats come with adjustable seat posts, meaning you can move them up and down until you find your desired height. You can then secure them with a locking latch.

Ultimately, they work in the same way as bicycle seats.

Can Electric Scooters with Seats Be Folded?

Not always. There are a rare few that have been built to fold. For the most part, if you want to collapse your scooter, you’ll need to remove the seat first.

How Much Do Seated Scooters Cost?

Seated electric scooters can cost anywhere between $350 and $3,500.

Models that sit at the cheaper end of the scale have a basic design that’ll get you from A to B. In contrast, those higher up the scale offer more power, better ride quality, and a wealth of features designed to make the journey from A to B as enjoyable as possible.

Are Seated Electric Scooters Legal?

As with all electric scooters, I suggest you check your local laws before riding. For more information about the legalities of electric scooters, see my comprehensive state-by-state guide.

What Factors Should I Consider When Buying an Electric Scooter with a Seat?

Choosing a seated electric scooter can seem daunting, especially when there are models with removable seats and others that have them built-in, but here are a few things to bear in mind.

Comfort

You’re going to have to sit on it, so you want to make sure it's not going to give you aches and pains after a long ride. It’s worth checking how padded the seat is, as well as if it comes with any form of shock absorption. Aside from the cushion, keep an eye out for springs on the underside of the seat, as well as suspension that's been built into the post.

Seats that can be adjusted up or down are also necessary for maximizing comfort.

The build of the scooter itself plays a key role too. Electric scooters with suspension systems will deliver a far more enjoyable and smoother ride than those that don’t.

Ease of Attachment and Removal

Some seat attachments can be fiddly to attach and remove. This isn’t a problem if you’re prepared for it and you know what you’re doing, but if this sort of thing isn’t your forte, complicated attachment processes can make it seem like more trouble than it’s worth.

You can, in some cases, request that the retailer attaches the base plate of the seat to your newly purchased scooter before shipping it (this is the most difficult part). For example, Voro Motors will attach the base plate if you order the EMOVE Cruiser with a seat.

Generally, though, all of the scooters that I recommend have seats that can be easily attached and removed.

Portability

It’s rare for scooters to fold with their seats attached. If this is important to you, you’ll want to pick a model whose seat post can be quickly removed or folded so you can collapse the rest of the scooter.

Cost

Seat attachments can get costly, and given that most electric scooters aren’t cheap, this can drive your budget up.

As a rule of thumb, electric scooter seats should cost no more than $150.

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 seated 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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