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I Tested 69 Electric Scooters, These Are The 17 Best Models – Spring 2024 Reviews

Quick List: Best Electric Scooters 2024

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.

So, you can imagine the size of the task in selecting the 17 best scooters from a field of 69 models worth over $119,000.

To aid me in my mission, I designed a series of standardized tests to assess every scooter on a level playing field. In total, each scooter was subject to 25 performance tests and 30 design assessments.

How I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Turboant M10 Lite
Best Budget
Turboant M10 Lite
Sale: $299.98 $399.98
Turboant V8 Thick Frame
Best Extendable Range
Turboant V8
Sale: $569.98 $799.98
Horizon V2 Frame
Best Portable Commuter
Horizon 10.4 V2
Sale: $719.00 $899.00
Side Profile of Mosquito Frame
Best Lightweight
Mosquito
Sale: $899.00 $1,099.00
SPLACH Mukuta Frame
Best Solid Tire & Low Maintenace
SPLACH Mukuta
Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
EMOVE Cruiser S Frame
Best Long-Range & Heavy Rider
EMOVE Cruiser S
Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Apollo Go Unfolded
Best Entry-Level Dual Motor, All-Weather & Most Reliable
Apollo Go
Sale: $1,199.00 $1,299.00
Varla Eagle One V2 Frame
Best Affordable All-Terrain
Varla Eagle One V2
Sale: $1,569.00 $1,997.00
Apollo City Pro Frame
Best Dual-Motor Commuter
Apollo City Pro
Sale: $1,699.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI
Mantis V2 Durable Frame
Best All-Around Dual-Motor & Hill Climber
Mantis V2 (18.2 Ah)
Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Mantis King GT Full Frame
Best Off-Roader
Mantis King GT
Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Phantom V3 Frame
Best Road Racer
Apollo Phantom
Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI
NAMI Klima Frame
Best Explosive Power
NAMI Klima Max
Sale: $2,799.00 $2,999.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Menacing Frame
Best Seated
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
Sale: $2,595.00 $3,095.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame
Best Ride Quality
NAMI Burn-e 2
Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Pro Lights
Best Tech Integration
Apollo Pro
Sale: $3,299.00 $3,799.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI
Wolf King GTR Durable Frame
Best Extreme Speed
Wolf King GTR
Sale: $3,995.00 $4,195.00 – Get Extra $300 Off With Code: ESIGTR

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Best Budget

Turboant M10 Lite

Sale: $299.98 $399.98

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Turboant M10 Lite as the Best Budget Scooter:

Turboant is a brand renowned for its budget scooters. Comfortable to ride, durable, and surprisingly premium in performance, their popularity is well earned.

Turboant M10 Lite Cockpit

The M10 Lite brings all these qualities to the table at an even lower price. Offering the best return on investment of all sub $400 scooters, it not only tops the charts of both speed and range, but its build and ride quality surpasses its price tag.

Turboant M10 Lite Deck

Aesthetically, it gets the thumbs up, too. Everything from the handlebars and stem to the deck and chassis seamlessly flows into one another.

Turboant M10 Lite Sleek Frame

But, possibly this scooter’s greatest asset is its handling. Two crowning glories in its arsenal are the 8.5-inch pneumatic tires. Surprisingly, air-filled tires can be rare to find on budget models – many opt for solid rubber tires to keep costs down, but these lack shock absorption. Those on the M10 Lite, however, provide ample cushioning to soak up the irregularities of streets and sidewalks.

Turboant M10 Lite Front Fender

Combined with the wider-than-average, and ergonomically tactile handlebars, the M10 Lite’s ride quality is as good as it gets for a budget scooter.

Of course, comfort is one thing; but what about safety? Well, prepare to have your anxiety soothed, because the M10 Lite is one of the safest scooters around. Its 16 mph top speed is plucky enough to excite adrenal glands, but slow enough to ensure control is always maintained.

Josh's Feet on the Turboant M10 Lite Deck

Its rear disc and electronic brake, meanwhile, will bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in just 2.9 meters. Considering the average stopping distance for a scooter in its price class is 5.0 meters, this is outstanding.

Turboant M10 Lite Disc Brake

But its safety credentials go far beyond its brakes. The wobble-free stem guarantees stability, while the grippy deck, smooth throttle response, and 300-lumen headlight ensure you remain in control – no matter if you’re riding day or night.

Turboant M10 Lite Lights

Then there’s its IP54 water-resistant frame which has been designed with longevity front and center. Its long fenders and immaculate cable management further minimize the threat of damage from external factors.

Ultimately, though, the M10 Lite has been designed to bring more freedom and excitement to daily life. Its 15.5-mile maximum range (or 10 miles if you ride fast) is enough juice for most commutes to the office, trips to shops, and meeting up with friends for a coffee.

Turboant M10 Lite Durable Chassis

Its 3-step folding mechanism makes it exceptionally quick to collapse for daily use, too, while its 30.9 lbs weight and thin stem mean it's easy to carry.

Simple, stylish, and packing a feature set beyond any other scooter in its price class, the Turboant M10 Lite has rewritten the rulebook of what a sub $400 model can deliver.

Turboant M10 Lite Folded Frame

Best Extendable Range

Turboant V8

Sale: $569.98 $799.98
Turboant V8 Frame

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the Turboant V8 as the Best Extendable Range Scooter:

The Turboant V8 is unlike any other scooter that I’ve tested. Featuring not one, but two 36V 7.5Ah batteries, it not only achieves the longest range in its price class, but the battery on the stem is detachable, meaning the addition of spares can increase your range indefinitely.

Turboant V8 Removable Battery

More impressive, though, is that spares cost just $89.98 on the Turboant website. The benefit of this becomes crystal clear when assessing the results from my range tests. While riding the V8, I achieved a real-world range of 25 miles – meaning each battery averaged 12.5 miles. To put this into perspective, if you were to buy 2 additional batteries, you could achieve a real-world range of around 50 miles. Better yet, it costs hundreds of dollars less than the coveted EMOVE Cruiser S which has a 48-mile real-world range.

Turboant V8 Battery Being Removed

To add to the V8’s appeal, it also comes with a charging dock for the stem battery. This means that you can charge three batteries simultaneously in as little as 4 hours (2 batteries via the charging port on the scooter, and an extra one via the dock).

Turboant V8 Charge Port

So, extendable range, tick, tick and tick. But what else does the Turboant V8 have to offer?

Well, for starters, there are its dual rear springs. No other Turboant model comes with suspension in any shape or form, so within this context, the V8 represents a huge leap forward. In fact, I’d say that no other scooter within its price range comes close to matching its shock-absorbing capabilities. Combined with the cushioning afforded by its 9-inch air-filled tires, it promises a comfortable ride so long as you stick to urban environments. (You can also choose to equip the V8 with solid tires at checkout).

Turboant V8 Rear Tire

Then there’s its handling. With handlebars that are 3.4 inches wider than those found on the wildly popular X7 Max, the V8 guarantees balance and stability at any speed. This sense of security is further reinforced by the equal distribution of weight across the stem and chassis, as well as the tactile grips and effortlessly smooth thumb throttle.

Turboant V8 Thick Frame

The acceleration and responsiveness of the throttle are ideal for first-time riders and those who want to cruise, as opposed to race. Powered by its 36V 450W motor, it took me 6.3 seconds to reach 15 mph.

Turboant V8 Motor

But that isn’t to say that its entire performance profile is smooth sailing. Like every scooter, each has its flaws, and in the case of the V8, its stopping distance from 15 mph in 4.7 meters pales in comparison to some of its competitors.

Turboant V8 Brake Lever

And sure, the V8 may not be the most aesthetically pleasing scooter, but it makes up for it in other areas with an IP54 water resistance rating, the best lighting package in its class, and a satisfying folding mechanism.

Turboant V8 With Lights On at Night

With everything that it has to offer, the V8 manages to successfully carve out its place in a market that’s becoming evermore saturated. Not only can you rely on it for long rides, but with the option of replacing the stem battery, you can keep it running at optimal efficiency for years to come.

Turboant V8 Handlebars at an Angle

Best Portable Commuter

Horizon V2 (10.4Ah)

Sale: $719.00 $899.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the Horizon as the Best Portable Scooter For Commuting:

On the hunt for a simple, low-maintenance scooter? One that does all the basics with panache while going easy on your bank balance? The Horizon V2 is a gift from the gods.

Horizon V2 Front Tire

Fluid Free Ride has made its name as both a retailer and scooter brand on the back of commuter models that are reliable and fun. The V2 encapsulates this ethos perfectly. It’s plucky yet welcoming, sturdy yet nimble, and a dream to take out on city streets.

Horizon V2 Being Ridden

Armed with a 48V 500W motor, its 23 mph top speed and 800W peak power output offer up a zippy acceleration rate. Yet this is all the more enjoyable thanks to the evenly distributed weight of its frame. Everything from the handlebars to the chassis feels aligned, meaning balance and control are guaranteed whatever your speed. This, along with its 23.2-inch handlebars, ergonomic thumb throttle, and responsive suspension setup, gives it the honor of having best-in-class handling.

Horizon V2 Handgrip

Elsewhere, the 10.4Ah battery promises a maximum range of 23 miles, or 17 miles when riding fast (based on my tests). This is more than enough juice for daily commutes – and once empty, the battery recharges in just 6-8 hours. For an extra $80, you can purchase the V2 with a bigger 13Ah battery, which increases your maximum range to 30 miles, and real-world range to 23 miles.

Horizon V2 Chassis

But an elite commuter scooter must also be portable. Once again, the Horizon V2 comes up trumps. Not only is it reasonably lightweight at 42 lbs, but its handlebars are foldable and its stem is telescopic. The cantilevered folding mechanism, meanwhile, is super easy to use; you can have the V2 collapsed down in seconds, and once compacted it’ll easily fit on public transport or in a car trunk. There’s even a carry handle at the rear of the deck to make lifting it easier.

Horizon V2 Being Carried

And no corners are cut when it comes to its inclusivity among riders of different shapes and sizes. Thanks to its load-bearing capacity of 265 lbs and height-adjustable handlebars, it can be tailored to suit all types of riders. However, it’s worth noting that the max deck-to-handlebar height is 38.5 inches meaning it runs a little short for riders over 6 ft.

Josh on the Horizon V2

Now, as to be expected, all electric scooters have their flaws, and while the Horizon’s manifest themselves in its lack of a water resistance rating and slightly sub-par brakes (it takes 5.0 meters to stop from 15 mph), they do not diminish its status as one of the most popular electric scooters in the industry.

Horizon V2 Drum Brake

Combining a well-balanced performance profile with a durable, versatile, and portable build, it's the perfect mid-ground between a budget and premium model. You get the best of both worlds with an affordable price tag and a feature set that’ll keep you entertained for years to come.

Horizon V2 Tire

Best Lightweight

Mosquito

Sale: $899.00 $1,099.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Why I Recommend the Mosquito as the Best Lightweight Scooter:

There aren’t many occasions that warrant appreciation for the qualities of a mosquito. But when a brand harnesses the nimble, flitting nature of our winged nemesis and delivers a scooter custom-made for the unpredictability of modern city life, you can only sit back and nod in approval.

Josh With the Mosquito

Spawned from a collaboration between Fluid Free Ride and commuter scooter rockstar, E-Twow, the Mosquito has redefined expectations of what’s possible in the ultra-portable category. Can it be carried and stored with consummate ease? That’s a given. Does it weigh the same as a large watermelon? Of course it does. What isn’t so predictable is that it’s also exceptionally powerful for such a lightweight little beast.

Mosquito Durable Frame

Capable of reaching a top speed of 25 mph and firing from 0-15 mph in a hugely impressive 5.0 seconds, it’s fair to say that the Mosquito is punching way above its weight. The secret sauce? A 48V 500W motor that can deliver a peak power output of 700W. Consequently, this scooter is a voracious city slicker for such a dainty model.

Mosquito 500W motor

This is what makes it so special: usually with ultra-portable scooters, their defining superpower demands a compromise on power. That isn’t so here. It excels in both areas, fundamentally transforming the market in one buzz-worthy swoop.

When it comes down to sheer design, it’s nothing short of a work of art. There are its foldable handlebars; telescopic stem; super simple cantilevered folding mechanism; and velcro handle that make carrying this waif-like demon incredibly easy and comfortable. Everything about it is satisfying and convenient.

Mosquito Folded With Handlebars From Rear

It also helps that the Mosquito is a dream to ride. Thanks to its deep traveling suspension – the best of any ultra-portable scooterit soaks up the vibrations from its puncture-proof solid tires. Who needs air-filled tires when you have dual springs, aye?

Mosquito Rear Spring

The solid tires are, in fact, indicative of the Mosquito’s rugged build. It’s reliable and low-maintenance, bringing the expertise of its collaborators to the fore with its robust-yet-lightweight aluminum-alloy frame, sturdy stem, and long grippy deck. Everything feels solid, which enhances your sense of control.

Added bonus: it looks slick enough for Batman’s cave.

Mosquito Frame With Lights On

Rounding everything off is a triple-braking system that helps you maintain control whatever your speed, and an LCD display that’s impervious to sun glare.

Mosquito Handlebars

I could go on and on about the Mosquito. It’s a marvel of engineering and a real example of how collaboration can produce stunning results. It’s worth every cent.

Mosquito Chassis

Best Solid Tire & Low Maintenance

SPLACH Mukuta

Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Why I Recommend the SPLACH Mukuta as the Best Solid Tire Scooter:

Solid tires tend to get a bad rep in the scooter community. Through their association with budget models, they’ve become regarded as cheap and inferior alternatives to the air-filled options that grace premium scooters. “You get what you pay for”, as the old maxim goes.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

However, this conventional (or misplaced) wisdom ignores the low-maintenance benefits of solid tires – benefits that don’t necessarily have to result in concessions being made elsewhere. The SPLACH Mukuta encapsulates this perfectly.

SPLACH Mukuta Front Motor

Yes, its 8-inch puncture-proof tires deliver next to zero cushioning. And sure, their square front-on profile means you’ll need to exercise caution when leaning into corners. But, because of the Mukuta’s adjustable front and rear suspension, their lack of shock absorption is barely detectable.

Josh Adjusting the SPLACH Mukuta Suspension

I tested it over pot-holed roads and dirt tracks, and it held up well. I even made sure to ride directly over obstacles that could cause jarring impacts, but it managed to take these in its stride, smoothing out the ride. I did the same tests for another SPLACH scooter – the Thunder – and despite it having air-filled tires, its ability to cushion the ride wasn't as impressive.

Josh Riding the SPLACH Mukuta Fast

In short, this is a scooter that’s both exceptionally low maintenance and comfortable – it’s anything but “budget”.

SPLACH Mukuta Stem and Handlebars

The tires aren’t the only low-maintenance feature that you’ll find on the Mukuta. Its IP54 water resistance rating affords ample protection from downpours, puddle splashes, and dust ingress, while its dual discs and adjustable electronic braking system will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in a superb 2.1 meters. Combined, these guarantee long-lasting performance.

SPLACH Mukuta Disc Brake

Standing on the Mukuta’s large and grippy deck for a couple of seconds will tell you all you need to know about its durability. Everything feels rock solid: from the wide swept-back handlebars and wobble-free stem; to the tidy cable management and heavy-duty frame.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

Sure, there are elements of its design that could do with some work. The plastic furnishings on the cockpit controls, stem, and deck look a little cheap, while the hook on the back of the handlebars doesn’t lock to the kickplate when the stem is folded.

SPLACH Mukuta Cockpit

But, these bugbears are outweighed by the Muktuta’s many other qualities.

SPLACH Mukuta Folding Hook and Latch

One such quality is the removable battery that not only has a maximum range of 39 miles in its locker (or 22 miles under my grueling tests) but also functions as a power bank that can charge your devices on the go. While filming my review of the Mukuta, I used it to charge my Insta360 camera, as you can see below:

SPLACH Mukuta DC-to-USB Converter

Another noteworthy addition to the Mukuta’s playbook is its dual 48V 600W motors that can summon a top speed of 28 mph. Using the full force of the half-twist grip throttle, I was propelled from a standstill to 15 mph in just 2.7 seconds and 25 mph in just 6.7.

SPLACH Mukuta Accelerating

If all that wasn’t enough, you also get an NFC card reader, a litany of night-worthy lights, and foldable handlebars, making it a secure, safe, and satisfyingly portable scooter.

SPLACH Mukuta Lights With Turn Signals

The best way that I can describe the SPLACH Mukuata is that it’s a treasure trove of features. There’s no denying that for the price you pay, it delivers excellent value for money, all whilst achieving the sweet spot between a low maintenance solid tire design and comfortability.

SPLACH Mukuta Deck

Further Information:

SPLACH Mukuta Review

Best Long-Range & Heavy Rider

EMOVE Cruiser S

Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE Cruiser S as the Best For Long Range Rides & Heavy Riders:

Building on the runaway success of its predecessor – the legendary Cruiser – the launch of the EMOVE Cruiser S has floored casual riders and aficionados alike. With a stupendous maximum range and an industry-leading load-bearing capacity, it’s also now the rightful holder of not one, but two accolades as the best long-range and heavy rider model.

Josh With the EMOVE Cruiser S

So, about that range. Let’s just say that if you’re a commuter who needs to churn through 10 miles a day to get to the office and back, and don’t have the time to constantly recharge your scooter, then the Cruiser S is for you. You can feasibly get through a week of regular commuting without having to worry about replenishing this juggernaut.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

The main protagonist here is the mammoth 52V 30Ah battery, which uses superior LG cells to ensure longevity and energy efficiency. When you do need to recharge, you can expect it to be raring to go again in 9-12 hours. You can also wave goodbye to range anxiety since the Cruiser S comes with a voltmeter that gives you a much more accurate reading of your battery life than the bars on the QS-S4 display.

EMOVE Cruiser S Key-Lock and Buttons

For added context, let’s list a few of the more expensive powerhouses that it out-performs in terms of range: the Apollo Phantom (40 miles), the Mantis King GT (56 miles), and the NAMI Klima Max (60 miles). None of these are ever too far away from discussions over what is the best long-range model, but the Cruiser S swats them all away.

EMOVE Cruiser S Rear of Chassis

It’s not just on flat surfaces that it thrives, either. Powered by a 1000W rear-mounted motor that produces a peak output of 1600W, it can consume moderate inclines. It’s also the first single-motor scooter to feature a Sine Wave controller, which produces a beautifully smooth acceleration curve while delivering added thrust. Combined with the responsive thumb throttle, it accelerates to 15 mph in 3.8 seconds and reaches 25 mph in 10.3 seconds – this is commendable for a single-motor scooter.

Josh Riding the EMOVE Cruiser S

Then we have its impressive mix of credentials that make it a good fit for the vast majority of riders. Electric scooters should be enjoyed by all, but too often, brands neglect to cater to heavier riders. There are no such problems here: the EMOVE Cruiser S can support a weight of up to 352 lbs, while its telescopic stem can be adjusted to a height that suits you. That said, its maximum deck-to-handlebar height is 39 inches, making it a little too short for riders over 6 ft.

EMOVE Cruiser S Telescopic Stem

Working alongside this are handlebars that measure 25 inches, making them among the widest of all commuter scooters. This, coupled with the flared handgrips and easy-to-reach light and horn controls, allow you to ride with a strong sense of balance, control, and safety.

EMOVE Cruiser S Cockpit

The deck is quite simply one of the largest and sturdiest I’ve tested, too. With 23 x 7.75 inches of available foot space, riders of all sizes have ample room.

EMOVE Cruiser S Deck

And to cap everything off, it’s a pleasure to ride. Front coils dovetail effortlessly with rear shocks to deliver a smooth, cushioned experience whatever your weight, with jumbo 10-inch self-healing car-grade tires underscoring this scooter’s formidable credentials.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Suspension

Improving a scooter that’s previously won two of our annual Electric Scooter Insider Awards is no mean feat – but the EMOVE Cruiser S has managed it with swagger. And the best bit of all? It costs the same as the original.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

Best Entry-Level Dual Motor, All-Weather & Most Reliable

Apollo Go

Sale: $1,199.00 $1,299.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Go as the Best Entry-Level Dual Motor Scooter:

The Apollo Go bears all the hallmarks of the brand’s most celebrated specimens, with particular inspiration harvested from its far pricier sibling, the Pro. Add a dash of the City and a sprinkling of the Air to the melting pot, and you have an affordable dual-motor scooter that deservedly holds three Electric Scooter Insider awards.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Ride Quality

First, its power credentials. For a scooter of its size, its dual 36V 350W motors are impressive, yet thanks to its well-balanced frame and pronounced 14-degree rake angle, it remains both stable and nimble. With the acceleration settings dialed up to the max, I was able to reach 15 mph in 3.8 seconds and 20 mph in 7.4. As for top speed, I clocked 25.5 mph on my high-precision GPS data logger, though Apollo claims that it can reach 28 mph.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Top Speed

Next, it's all-weather credentials. The Go wheels into the limelight with an IP66 rating. For context, only a handful of scooters share this feature. This not only protects the Go against high-pressure water jets and heavy downpours but it’s also totally dust-tight. Add to this two fenders that hug the tires, and it’s one of few scooters that can effectively safeguard against splashback.

Apollo Go Rear Fender

Then there’s the Go’s reliability. Over the last few years, Apollo has invested heavily in both the design and manufacturing of their scooters – as evidenced by their industry-leading 10,000 km warranty. Yet, despite being a premium scooter that looks like it would require high maintenance, the Go is anything but. Here, the self-healing tires and long-lasting brakes aid its standing as a model that you can rely on.

Apollo Go Front Tire

Thanks to a layer of gel sealant, you can keep riding even if a foreign body penetrates the tires. No matter the object – whether that's a nail, thorn, or piece of glass – the gel gets to work by filling the cavity to prevent air from escaping. Aside from their durable design, the curvature of their front-on profile means that traction is assured at every turn. I found myself leaning more aggressively into corners than I could when testing the Apollo Air.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Handling Around a Corner

Working in tandem with the tires is a front spring and rear rubber block that together effectively neutralize vibrations from the road. I scored its shock absorption a 6/10.

Apollo Go Front Spring

As for the brakes, the rear mechanical drum is both long-lasting and responsive, while the regenerative braking system recycles kinetic energy back into the battery to extend your range. Used together, I came to a stop from 15 mph in a respectable 3.1 meters. What makes this system even more reliable, however, is the fact that the drum is enclosed, meaning it’s protected against the perils of dust and water. Plus, by using the regen brake as your main stopping power, you’re able to reduce wear and tear on the drum.

Apollo Go Regen Brake

The presence of a battery management system, meanwhile, supplies various types of protection. This, along with the quality of the 21700-cell battery, facilitates up to 600 charge cycles. This equates to 5.8 years of use if you charge it twice a week.

Apollo Go Charging Port Cover

You can also count on the Go for riding at night.

Apollo Go Lights From the Rear

Thanks to the high-mounted headlight, dazzling LED strip on the stem, and kickplate-embedded taillight, it not only illuminates the way ahead but also keeps you visible to others. Knockout turn signals located at the end of each handgrip are yet another triumph.

Apollo Go Turn Signal at Night

Aside from these many features, the rest of the Go’s build and design is a case study in ergonomics. Borrowing the same 8th-generation paddles for the accelerator and regen brake that have previously proved a hit on the Air, City, and Pro, the Go is supremely simple to handle.

Apollo Go Cockpit

Add to this the extremely bright DOT Matrix display and QuadLock phone mount, and you have a versatile scooter that facilitates the use of your phone as an alternative display.

Apollo Go Handlebars With Phone Attached to the QuadLock

A by-product of this is instant access to the wealth of customization options through the integrated mobile app. One thing that I appreciated when testing the Go was the free QuadLock accessory that converted my standard phone case into one that was compatible with the mount (saving me $30 in the process).

Josh's Phone With the Apollo Go QuadLock Attachment

Factor in Apollo’s unrivaled build quality, and the Go successfully makes its mark as an affordable, yet premium dual-motor scooter that you can rely on.

Apollo Go On a Sidewalk

Best Affordable All-Terrain

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

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Why I Recommend the Varla Eagle One V2 as the Best Affordable Scooter For All-Terrain Riding:

When assessing the all-terrain credentials of a scooter, I pay particular attention to its handling, shock absorption, power, and durability. The Varla Eagle One V2 scores big in all of these areas.

Varla Eagle One V2 in Wooded Area

Released as an update to the original Eagle One, the V2 is a different scooter altogether. Bigger, bolder, and more refined, it’s a serious statement of intent.

As with any off-roader, the first thing you tend to look at is its suspension and tires. The V2 features huge springs at the front and rear that work in unison with deep-traveling swingarms to nullify practically every vibration that the wilds can throw at you. Whether I was traversing loose dirt tracks, undulating fields, sinewy forest trails, or rocky routes, the V2’s suspension adapted.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 On a Dirt Track

There’s also no bottoming out and with 5.1 inches of ground clearance, there’s plenty of room to roll over obstacles.

Varla Eagle One V2 Suspension

So impressive is the Eagle One V2’s suspension that I rated it 8 out of 10 on my shock absorption scale.

But the springs and swingarms can’t claim all the credit. The 10-inch tires do a lot of the leg work. An all-terrain tread pattern generates plenty of traction, while their tubeless design vanquishes the specter of pinch flats. Now 0.5 inches wider than the tires seen on the original Eagle One, the V2’s wheels also afford more stability when navigating uneven surfaces.

Varla Eagle One V2 Motor

This sense of stability is further bolstered by its sprawling 28-inch-wide handlebars. You can’t help but feel secure behind these swept-back beauties – they’re perfect for off-roading.

Varla Eagle One V2 Cockpit

Here, you’ll also find an upgraded 3.5-inch display, a new button pad that grants you access to a plethora of p-settings, and an NFC card reader for added security. Best of all, however, is the new thumb throttle, which I found to be far more comfortable than the finger throttle on its predecessor.

Varla Eagle One V2 Thumb Throttle

The throttle unleashes the full power of the dual 52V 1000W motors. Coupled with the new and improved 25A Sine Wave controllers, they can conjure a top speed of 40 mph. Though, as per my tests, I was only able to reach 36.1 mph. Nevertheless, its acceleration – which saw me hitting 15 mph in 2.3 seconds, 25 mph in 5.8, and 30 mph in 9.3 – was enough to give me an adrenaline rush.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Range

As for hills, well, with 3200W of peak power, I found that it could scale challenging inclines with ease.

Helping the V2 conquer these summits is its 52V 20.8Ah battery, which is 14% bigger than the one sported by its predecessor. This translates into a maximum range of 42 miles, or 24.37 miles according to my tests.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Ride Quality

There is no dropping of standards when it comes to braking, either. Dual hydraulic calipers, heat-dissipating 160 mm rotors, and an electronic braking system join forces to deliver a shuddering stopping distance of 2.0 meters from 15 mph.

Varla Eagle One V2 Hydraulic Brake Caliper

With the Varla Eagle One V2’s rock-solid stem, IP54 water-resistant frame, and effervescent lighting rig also in play, you have a scooter that’s precision-engineered for all-terrain exploration.

Varla Eagle One V2 Deck

Best Dual-Motor Commuter

Apollo City Pro 2023

Sale: $1,699.00 $1,799.00 – 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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Why I Recommend the Apollo City Pro as the Best Dual-Motor Commuter:

With its custom proprietary mold, mobile app integration, and a smorgasbord of features, the Apollo City Pro is a commuter scooter with one eye firmly on the future – and one fully deserving of its place on this list.

Josh Testing the Apollo City Pro

So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, to start, there’s its premium fit and finish. Instead of shoving together off-the-shelf parts, Apollo has assembled the City Pro with custom-made components. The attention to detail is clear to see with each piece fitting together like the intricate workings of a Swiss watch.

Apollo City Pro Durable Chassis

More impressive is the fact that the key components have been tested for 300,000 cycles, while the entire frame has been through 10,000 km of simulated road tests. This is three times as much testing as what a typical scooter undergoes.

Apollo City Pro Cockpit

These details extend to small, unseen flourishes such as the 3A charging port – which speeds up charging – and its battery management system, which protects the battery to prolong its life.

On the topic of battery power, the 48V 20Ah unit comes equipped with 21700 cells – the most energy-efficient of all battery types. The result is a 43-mile maximum range, though if you go hard on the throttle and rip the dual 500W motors, you can expect to keep the wheels rolling for 27 miles.

Josh Test Riding the Apollo City Pro

All told the combined 2000W of peak power generated by the motors will propel you forward with vigor, making it a great option for fast-paced city rides. This is especially true of its acceleration that’ll see you reaching 15 mph from a standstill in just 2.3 seconds – about as long as a Formula One pit stop.

Apollo City Pro Accelerating

When riding around busy streets, you need to know that you've got a good set of brakes to rely on. The good news is that the City Pro comes equipped with responsive drums that’ll bring you to a stop from 15 mph in 2.1 meters.

Josh Holding the Apollo City Pro Handgrip

Possibly more noteworthy, though, is the regenerative braking system (which you can adjust the intensity of via the mobile app). By pressing on the left-hand paddle, you can use the forces of kinetic energy and drag to slow you down without having to engage the mechanical brakes. Not only does this reduce wear and tear on the drums, keeping them fresh for emergencies, but it recharges your battery in the process.

Josh Riding the Apollo City Pro

There’s also something to be said for the City Pro’s low-maintenance build. Despite boasting a high-end design, it’s a battle-hardened veteran that’ll keep delivering come rain or shine. For this, you can thank its grippy self-healing tires and IP66 water-resistance rating.

Apollo City Pro Frame

Elsewhere, its expertly-crafted frame – which is made up of control-inducing 24.8-inch wide handlebars, a 41.3-inch deck-to-handlebar height, and a long, grippy upswept deck – promises a foundation for riders of all sizes. It supports up to 265 lbs, making it a good option for heavier riders, too.

Apollo City Pro Deck and Kickplate

Alongside its impressive handling, the City Pro is home to a triple spring suspension system that guarantees a smooth ride over urban terrain.

Apollo City Pro Front Spring

And then we have the all-encompassing lighting rig. The headlight is bright, while the responsive taillight flashes when the brakes are applied. Best of all, though, are the turn signals that flash at the end of each handgrip and on either side of the deck.

Apollo City Pro Handlebar Turn Signals

Whether it's the lighting rig, intuitive one-click folding mechanism, or simply just the premium flair that the Apollo City Pro imbues from top to bottom, it makes its mark in a sea of competing scooters.

Apollo City Pro Lights

Best All-Around Dual-Motor & Hill Climber

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

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Why I Recommend the Mantis V2 as the Best All-Around Dual Motor Model & Hill Climber:

What do you get when you bring together an energy-efficient 60V 18.2Ah battery, two snarling 1000W motors, and a pair of powerful Sine Wave controllers? Answer: the deserving winner of the sub-$2,000 class – the Mantis V2.

Mantis V2 Accelerating

This is a scooter that has redefined what performance scooters can deliver. You simply won't find another model that can delight both casual riders and seasoned pros for less than $2,000. It’s a chameleon that makes no compromises in achieving its broad appeal.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

With a top speed of 40 mph, a blistering acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.1 seconds, and a maximum range of 33 miles, the Mantis V2 has all the ingredients required to be an alpha in the performance scooter category. It’s an all-terrain trailblazer, a road racing spectacle, and a rapacious scaler of heights. Even San Francisco, a city notorious for its ultra-hilly terrain, will offer little resistance.

Mantis V2 Cockpit

The stars of the show are arguably the Sine Wave controllers that deliver a smooth and controlled throttle response to ensure a finely-balanced amount of torque and power is in supply to sustain fast-paced rides. The motors, too, are pivotal (combined they produce a huge peak power output of 3000W), while the battery facilitates long-lasting performance.

Mantis V2 Chassis From Rear

Elsewhere, the Mantis V2 has very few flaws. Certainly not when it comes to ride quality, which is exceptional in its price category. A dual-spring suspension system works in cahoots with the 10-inch pneumatic tires to create a riding experience that’s akin to gliding on a magic carpet. Shock absorption and cushioning are in plentiful supply, turning even scratchy dirt tracks and forested trails into an enjoyable ride.

Mantis V2 Chassis In Motion

And then there are its superb brakes. What goes up, must come down, and thankfully, the dual Zoom hydraulic discs wield the power to stop on a dime.

Mantis V2 Brake

I also can’t forget to mention its dazzling lights. With a high-mounted headlight for improved visibility, turn signals to keep others aware of your intentions, and responsive taillights that flash when you brake, you can ride safely at night. But the real pièce de résistance comes in the form of the LED strips that line the underside of the deck. White and super bright, they afford both swag and functionality when the sun goes down.

Mantis V2 Lights at Night

Overall, the Mantis V2 is a fascinating concoction of ferocious power, ergonomic design, and reliable performance. For less than $2,000, it represents outstanding value for money that gives you a Rolls Royce level of performance for the price of a 2001 Toyota Corolla.

Josh Standing on the Mantis V2

Best Off-Roader

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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Why I Recommend the Mantis King GT as the Best For Off-Roading:

While most electric scooters are tuned for urban environments alone, there’s a premium band of models that thrive on any terrain. Kaabo is a brand that’s synonymous with this category, so it's no surprise that the Mantis King GT carries on this lineage.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Why? Well, where else to start but with the sumptuous dual hydraulic suspension that can be adjusted to fit your weight and terrain. This alone does a fantastic job in smoothing out rough surfaces, but add the 10-inch hybrid pneumatic tires into the mix and you have an exhibition of all-terrain excellence.

Mantis King GT Front Spring

But of course, for a scooter to truly master any terrain, it needs to pack some power. This is in plentiful supply thanks to the dual 60V 1100W motors and 30A Sine Wave controllers.

Mantis King GT Rear Motor

The result is a roaring top speed of 43 mph and a monumental peak power output of 4200W. The controllers, meanwhile, furnish the riding experience with a smooth, yet ferociously quick acceleration rate.

Mantis King GT Rear Tire

Another key ingredient that’s gone into making this scooter an all-terrain behemoth is its design. The handlebars, 26-inch wide and ergonomically finessed, facilitate outstanding handling to make it incredibly nimble despite its brawny build.

Mantis King GT Handlebars

This is bolstered by the expansive grippy deck and kickplate that allow you to find the perfect riding stance and lean into the handlebars for more aggressive rides.

Mantis King GT Grippy Deck

The Mantis King GT’s draw stretches far beyond its off-roading credentials, though. Another area where this scooter excels is in its ability to keep the wheels rolling for an impressive distance. The high-quality Samsung 60V 24Ah unit has 21700 cells to call upon, meaning it delivers an ultra-efficient energy supply for a long period. This translates into a maximum range of 56 miles, though if you ride aggressively you’ll get 38 miles.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

Equipped with an IPX5 water-resistance rating, you won’t have to worry about getting caught in showers, either. Bolstering its all-weather riding capabilities are its best-in-class Zoom hydraulic brakes. These will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters – this is among the best of all Kaabo scooters.

Mantis King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

So, there you have it, a stunning all-terrain performance scooter that offers big power, exceptional handling, and a design that’s guaranteed to turn heads.

Mantis King GT Lights

Best Road Racer

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

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Phantom as the Best For Racing:

What do you get when you meld vicious speed, supremely smooth acceleration, and supernaturally good handling? One of the best road racers that the electric scooter industry has seen – the Apollo Phantom V3.

Josh With the Apollo Phantom V3

Wielding dual 52V 1200W motors and an entirely new technological innovation in the form of the MACH1 controller, the Phantom V3 produces 3200W of peak power and can fizz to a top speed of 41 mph when in the fearsome Ludo mode. It’s also rapid off the line, hitting 15 mph in 2.3 seconds. This is serious power; yet, thanks to the outstanding controller and expertly crafted geometry of its frame, you always feel balanced and in control.

Apollo Phantom V3 Handlebars

Though other scooters can go toe-to-toe with the V3 when it comes to raw speed, very few can match it when it comes to its 360-degree riding experience. From its ultra-wide, concaved handlebars and ergonomic cockpit, to its proprietary reinforced frame, large deck, and 10-inch tires that offer both excellent shock absorption and oodles of traction, the Phantom V3 is purpose-made for burning rubber in style.

Josh Standing on the Apollo Phantom V3

And when you do need to put on the brakes, you can have faith in the dual discs to bring you to a complete stop in just 2.1 meters. You also have an industry first to rely on – the first-ever regen brake paddle on a performance scooter. Using it allows you to use the forces of kinetic energy and drag to recycle power back into the battery.

Apollo Phantom V3 Disc Brake

The 23.4Ah battery, meanwhile, produces a maximum range of 40 miles (or 29 miles based on my hands-on tests). The MACH1 controller exerts an influence here, improving energy efficiency by 27%. This contributes to the V3’s impressive hill-climbing capabilities, with inclines of up to 25 degrees in its cross-hares.

Apollo Phantom V3 Chassis

Able to support a rider weight of up to 300 lbs, it’s a sturdy specimen, too. Its quadruple-spring suspension system does a fantastic job of ensuring that comfort is guaranteed for all body types. It doesn’t matter how much you weigh, the result is a level of ride quality that’s akin to rolling a bowling ball down a polished lane.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Springs

In addition to its power, build, and ride quality credentials, one of the best features is its integrated mobile app. Through it, you can dial in the strength of the regen brake and acceleration, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, configure the cruise control settings, turn the electronic lock on or off, control the status of the lights, toggle between kick-to-start and zero-start modes, and use it as a navigational device where you can follow a route to your destination. It gives you remaining mileage estimates based on your most recent riding pattern, too. This connectivity elevates the V3 above similarly priced models.

Using Apollo Pro Mobile App

So, there you have it – the Apollo Phantom V3, a scooter that’ll make you feel like Max Verstappen as you accelerate, race, and chicane your way through cities with captivating control.

Apollo Phantom V3 Ludo Mode on Display

Further Information:

Apollo Phantom V3 Review

Best Explosive Power

NAMI Klima Max

Sale: $2,799.00 $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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Why I Recommend the NAMI Klima as the Best For Explosive Power:

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 Max.

Josh Standing With the NAMI Klima

Boasting a searing top speed of 42 mph 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.

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 thousands of dollars less.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

Propelled by 40A Sine Wave controllers, the Klima’s whiplashing savagery is enough to leave your eyes profusely watering, while the mammoth amounts of torque that it produces make it a conqueror of inclines.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

With such explosive power, strong brakes are vital. Thankfully, it boasts a pair of Logan 2-piston hydraulics. With these in tow, you’ll come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

But the Klima Max also has impressive stamina. Its 60V 30Ah LG battery delivers a maximum range of 60 miles, though if you plan to take advantage of its power, you’ll see it last for 47 miles.

NAMI Klima on Dirt Track

It’s also worth noting that it's available with a smaller 25Ah battery. This reduces your range to 50 miles but it'll save you $500 in the process.

Something that both models possess, though, is buttery smooth ride quality. Borrowed from the motocross industry, the hydraulic shocks can be easily adjusted, allowing you to dial in the rebound and compression rates to perfectly suit your weight and terrain.

NAMI Klima Adjustable Suspension

Working in tandem with the 10-inch tubeless tires, the end product is a luxurious riding experience that scores a near-perfect 9.5 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

NAMI Klima Front Tire

Adding to this already impressive platter of performance specs are the expertly crafted geometry of its IP55 water-resistant frame, 27-inch wide handlebars that maximize control, and a well-balanced stem and chassis that promise stability. Combined, these not only allow you to funnel the power from the speed-hungry motors with precision, but they give you the ability to ride however you like, wherever you like.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

And should you want to customize the ride to make it perfect for your riding style, a plethora of p-settings are at your fingertips via the display. Here, you can create a custom riding mode.

NAMI Klima Anti-Glare Display

I could coo about the NAMI Klima Max all day – but there are plenty more scooters to review. So I’ll end by saying that, if you’re looking for blue ribbon performance, exquisite ride quality, and an industry-leading feature set, there’s no better way to part with your hard-earned cash.

NAMI Klima Lights in Wooded Area

Best Seated

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

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro as the Best Seated Scooter:

The highest praise I can give to the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro is that it’s as close to a motorcycle as an electric scooter will ever get. It almost feels silly to refer to this hulking beast as a scooter.

Josh on the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

The reason it qualifies as such is because it has foot pegs instead of pedals. These allow you to rest your legs on either side of the chassis so that you can use your body weight to lean into corners and exert control like no other model on the market.

Dramatic Shot of the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro in Motion

The exceptionally wide 31-inch handlebars, twist-grip throttle, and easy-to-reach multi-switches play a pivotal role in your ability to control the scooter, too.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Cockpit

The stability afforded by the Pro’s build is necessary when you factor in the power of its dual 60V 2000W motors. Together with the scooter’s 45A Sine Wave controllers, they unleash a peak power output of 6000W and a devastating top speed of 50 mph. It wastes no time in getting there either, hurtling from 0-15 mph in a gum-slapping 2.6 seconds.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Fast

However, it’s worth pointing out that you need to be mindful of wheel spin and modulate the power accordingly so that you don’t lose control while accelerating.

With this being an EMOVE scooter, you can also expect a herculean maximum range. The high-quality 60V 30Ah LG battery will keep going for up to 50 miles, though if you plan to take advantage of the power on offer, you’ll see closer to 34 miles. What’s more, the battery is detachable, meaning you can easily double this range with the purchase of a spare.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Removable Battery

Needless to say, the RoadRunner Pro also eats hills for breakfast. It can scale extremely steep slopes.

Such power requires exceptional brakes, of course, and it doesn’t disappoint. Equipped with huge 180 mm rotors and powerful Zoom hydraulic 2-piston calipers, it’ll bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Hydraulic Disc Brake

Now, to state the obvious, the RoadRunner Pro is a seated scooter – the most powerful one ever made, to be precise – but, as the original RoadRunner proved, a seat doesn’t always equal comfort. Thankfully, the Pro irons out this crease, bringing a far larger and thicker memory foam seat to the party for a more cushioned riding experience.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Thick Seat

The Pro’s ride quality is further enhanced by its gargantuan 14-inch tubeless tires and smooth-sailing suspension system. The dual springs at the rear are plush and cushion the ride, while the front hydraulic fork is stiffer to prevent wobble at speed. Together, they absorb every shock and vibration thrown up by rough urban terrain. Of all the seated scooters that I’ve reviewed, no other models come close to its comfortability.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Huge Rear Tire

Nor can they match the Pro’s lighting rig. The 2000-lumen headlight is quite simply enormous, while a bright, responsive taillight and turn signals represent a more than ample supporting cast. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is one of the safest scooters to ride at night.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Headlight Beam at Night

It’s also no exaggeration to say that the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro has completely torn up the rulebook on seated scooters. It stands head and shoulders above anything the industry has produced before, raising the bar on what can be achieved when fusing whiplashing performance with supreme comfort.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Rear Springs

Best Ride Quality

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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Why I Recommend the NAMI Burn-e 2 as the Best For Ride Quality:

In an ultra-performance market defined by bludgeoning power, the NAMI Burn-e 2 stands out for the stupefying ride quality it also brings to the table. It has raised the bar several levels above what any other brand is currently capable of. Wherever you look, there are groundbreaking features.

Josh Testing the NAMI Burn-e 2

One of these is its sumptuous suspension system. Pairing adjustable hydraulic coil-over-shocks with deep traveling swingarms, the Burn-e 2 delivers the smoothest ride that I’ve ever experienced. There’s simply no contest. It glides over all types of terrain without so much as a vibration; it’s like a hot knife slicing through butter. Effortless and serene.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Tire and Suspension

With a twist of the red dials that sit above each spring, you can adjust their rebound rate independently. This makes the Burn-e 2 incredibly versatile – for fast-paced rubber-burning rides, you can slow the rebound rate for a more sporty profile, or for off-road jaunts, you can select the fastest rebound setting to allow the springs to react quickly to changing terrain.

NAMI Burn-e Viper Hydraulic Spring and Rebound Adjustment Dial

If I could award it 11 out of 10 on my shock absorption scale, I would. Alas, it’ll have to make do with a perfect 10.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Tire

But of course, it isn’t all about the supremely comfortable ride. It’s one of my favorite performance scooters because, quite simply, the power it summons is outrageous. Its dual 72V 1000W motors produce a monumental top speed of 45 mph and, with 30A Sine Wave controllers installed, a whiplash-inducing acceleration rate. During my tests, I hit 15 mph in a mind-melting 1.8 seconds, and 25 mph in just 3.2.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Motor

Yet, despite this savage power, the controllers, huge 11-inch tires, and best-in-class build quality, you always feel firmly in control. This stands in sharp contrast to, say, Dualtron scooters, which can feel stiff and untameable at fast speeds.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame

It’s worth noting at this point that the Burn-e 2 has an even fiercer sibling, the Burn-e 2 MAX. The MAX has bigger motors, a larger battery, and – crucially – a loftier price tag. For me, the Burn-e 2 represents better value for money, considering the power it wields is still utterly mesmerizing.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Kickplate

This power does, of course, need to be tamed. The game-changing 2-piston LOGAN hydraulic brakes are more than up to the task, delivering a stopping distance that other performance models can only dream of. From 15 mph, it took me just 1.8 meters to come to a controlled halt.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

Then there’s its formidable 72V 28Ah battery that delivers a mammoth maximum range of 90 miles. Though, as to be expected, if you push the scooter to its limits, you can expect a real-world range of 50 miles. The battery can be fully recharged in just 7 hours, thanks to the fast charger that’s included in the box.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Charging Ports Open

It would also be remiss of me not to salivate over the breadth of customization options available through its industry-leading interface. As well as a trio of three preset riding modes – including Eco, Drive, and Sport – you have the option to configure two new ones from scratch. This grants you access to every node of the scooter’s performance settings to create a riding experience that’s unique to you.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Display

The NAMI Burn-e 2 stands at the apex of ride quality; it’s a magic carpet; a genie in a bottle; an engineering triumph. Sure, it’ll cost you, but if you want to experience just how good it can feel to ride an electric scooter, there’s only one model that you should turn to.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Lights

Further Information:

NAMI Burn-e 2 Review

Best Tech Integration

Apollo Pro

Sale: $3,299.00 $3,799.00 – 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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Why I Recommend the Apollo Pro as the Best For Tech-Savvy Riders:

It’s not often that I’m reduced to an excitable kid when testing out a new scooter, but the Apollo Pro arouses that sense of wonder that only the very best scooters are capable of. It’s the present and future, representing one giant leap forward for the industry.

Josh Testing the Apollo Pro

So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, it’s been in development for 2.5 years – and it shows. Inspired by the Apple MacBook and comprising 150 custom-made components, the attention to detail across its design and build quality is unprecedented. There’s nothing else like it.

Josh Riding the Apollo Pro

On average, the key components that make up a typical scooter undergo 100,000 cycles of tests, while the scooter as a whole is expected to remain in optimal condition for a maximum of 3,000 km.

Those on the Pro, however, have been through an impressive 300,000 cycles, while it’s also been through 10,000 km of simulated road tests. So, it’s fair to say that Apollo has gone above and beyond to build a scooter that can withstand the wear and tear of continuous use.

Apollo Pro Durable Frame

Its AG geometry, meanwhile, ensures a perfectly calibrated frame for a finely-tuned balance of stability, steering, and maneuverability.

Apollo Pro Handlebars and Stem

Aside from its awe-inspiring build, it’s also a certified eye-catcher. With an industry-first lighting rig that offers 360-degree illumination, it sports a futuristic frame that’s reminiscent of a Cybertruck.

Apollo Pro Elegant Frame

I could wax lyrical about the award-winning unibody frame all day long – it’s truly beautiful. But more importantly, it’s as tough as they come, with an IP66 water resistance rating ensuring its looks aren’t spoiled by inclement weather.

Apollo Pro Motor

Another of its crowning glories is the technologically advanced cockpit. Simple yet packed full of features, the 28-inch-wide concaved handlebars are home to a revolutionary DOT Matrix display, a QuadLock phone mount that supports wireless charging, a regen brake paddle, and a supremely ergonomic accelerator.

Apollo Pro DOT Matrix Display

The phone mount is indicative of the Apollo Pro’s overarching mission: to be a scooter that pushes the envelope when it comes to tech integration.

Its mobile app offers an unrivaled suite of capabilities, including:

  • Range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern
  • The ability to dial in the strength of the acceleration and regen brakes
  • Adjusting the top speed of each riding mode
  • Viewing the health and status of your battery
  • Toggling between kick-to-start and zero-start modes
  • Turning cruise control on or off
  • Turning the headlight on or off
  • Adjusting the intensity and color of the lights
  • Changing the sound of the start-up and power-down modes
  • Changing the sound of the alarm, one of which is a tongue-in-cheek ‘self-destruct’ mode
  • Locking and unlocking the scooter via the electronic brakes
  • Use it as a navigational device where you can follow a route to your destination

And if that wasn’t enough, the Pro also comes with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, enabling you to play music or podcasts as you cruise along.

Connecting to Apollo Pro Speaker

Elsewhere, the Pro brings entirely new tech to the industry with its IoT unit and Connect+ service.

Combined, these give you access to 24/7 GPS tracking of your scooter, real-time notifications of any suspicious activity or movement of your unit, and the ability to remotely power it on or off, as well as arm and disarm it. You can even flag your scooter lost or stolen and activate a kill switch to make it unusable. This makes it the most secure scooter on the privately owned market.

Apollo Pro IoT GPS Tracking in Mobile App

However, it’s worth noting that when you buy the Pro, you’ll get this service for 3 months for free. After this, you can choose whether or not you want to keep the service and if you do, it costs $9.99 per month. Or, you can opt for one of their yearly plans for a discounted rate.

Apollo Pro Being Ridden

The Pro cuts no corners in terms of performance, either. With dual 52V 1200W motors and Apollo’s powerful MACH 2 controller, it promises a top speed of 44 mph and a supremely smooth elevation through the gears. It’s rapid off the line, too, hitting 15 mph in a scintillating 2.1 seconds.

Apollo Pro Being Ridden on a Road

Though, when you do find yourself needing to slow down, the supporting cast of dual drums coalesces with the smooth regenerative brakes to bring you to a stop in 2.3 meters.

Apollo Pro Handgrip

The 52V 30Ah battery with 21700 Samsung cells keeps its side of the deal, too, facilitating a maximum range of 63 miles, or 39 miles if you’re riding fast.

And while the suspension system isn’t quite as refined as those seen on the likes of the NAMI models (i.e. the Klima Max and Burn-e 2 Max), its mix-and-match approach promises three things.

Apollo Pro Hydraulic Spring

The first is a road-worthy level of shock absorption. The adjustable hydraulic shock at the front soaks up the initial impacts, while the remaining vibrations are absorbed into the rubber at the rear.

The second is stability. Because the rear rubber suspension has much less sag than a spring, the scooter doesn’t sink as you accelerate. Instead, it performs like a well-tuned sports car.

Josh on the Apollo Pro

And finally, the third benefit is that it's low-maintenance. The rubber cartridge doesn’t need to be cleaned, lubricated, or have ongoing adjustments.

Augmenting this reliable setup are huge 12 x 4-inch tubeless tires. Not only are they 20% bigger than those found on scooters within similar performance categories, but thanks to the presence of a unique GripThread technology, they maintain traction while accelerating, braking, and cornering. They have a gel self-healing layer, too, making them impervious to punctures.

Apollo Pro Tire and Swingarm

Ultimately, if you’re searching for an electric scooter that fuses exquisite build quality and reliable performance with industry-leading tech, then the Apollo Pro will be exactly what you’re looking for.

Apollo Pro Deck

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Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

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