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I Tested 29 of the Best Dual-Motor Electric Scooters, Here’s the 11 That I Recommend

Quick List: Best Dual-Motor Electric Scooters

After shortlisting and testing 29 dual-motor electric scooters, I hand-selected the 11 top performers.

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

How I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

SPLACH Twin Frame
Best Budget & Most Portable
SPLACH Twin
Sale: $999.00 $1,699.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
SPLACH Mukuta Frame
Best Overall Value
SPLACH Mukuta
Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Apollo City Pro Sleek Frame
Best Commuter & All Weather
Apollo City Pro
Sale: $1,699.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI
Mantis V2 Durable Frame
Best All-Around
Mantis V2 (18.2 Ah)
Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Phantom V3 Frame
Best For Heavy & Tall Riders
Apollo Phantom
Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI
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
NAMI Klima Frame
Best Explosive Power
NAMI Klima
Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – 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
Wolf King GT Gold Frame
Best For Extreme Speed
Wolf King GT
Sale: $3,195.00 $3,795.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame
Best Long-Range & Ride Quality
NAMI Burn-e 2
Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Pro Lights
Best For Tech-Savvy Riders
Apollo Pro
Sale: $3,299.00 $3,799.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

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Best Budget & Most Portable

SPLACH Twin

Sale: $999.00 $1,699.00 – 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 Twin:

Perhaps the biggest USP that the SPLACH Twin can lay claim to is the fact it’s the cheapest electric scooter with dual motors. Priced under $1,000, it’s become a hugely popular entry point into the world of performance models.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Twin

But the Twin’s affordability doesn’t mean sacrifices are made when it comes to quality. Its pair of 48V 600W mini jet engines deliver a peak power output of 2000W and a top speed of 28 mph, which is more than enough pace for all but the most experienced of riders.

SPLACH Twin Rear Motor

It’s no slouch in hitting its stride, either – you can expect to zoom from 0-15 mph in 3.0 seconds, and 0-25 mph in just 6.1 seconds. As for hills, moderate inclines are well within its grasp.

It’s worth mentioning at this point that no other sub-$1,000 scooter can match it for speed and acceleration, though it does fall behind the chasing pack somewhat when the focus switches to range.

SPLACH Twin Durable Chassis

While its maximum range of 28 miles (or 21 miles if you’re going at full pelt) is ample for most everyday rides, it’s superseded by the likes of the single-motored SPLACH Turbo Plus (33 miles). However, when you strip the pool of comparable scooters down to just those with dual motors, the Twin, once again, reigns supreme.

SPLACH Twin Charging Port Open

A bounty of brownie points are also earned when it comes to portability. In fact, the SPLACH Twin is the most portable dual-motor scooter – bar none. Its cantilevered folding mechanism is simple to operate, the handlebars are collapsable, and the stem is telescopic meaning it can be shortened for added compactness. With all three features in use, the Twin easily fits in the trunk of a car or under an office desk. Weighing 53 lbs, it can be carried up a flight of stairs.

SPLACH Twin Folded

When you need to unfold the scooter, a small metal safety catch ensures that the cantilevered mechanism keeps the stem locked upright. This guarantees that the mechanism won’t give out mid-ride. It's a secondary safety measure and instills confidence – especially when ripping the throttle at top speeds.

SPLACH Twin Locking Latch on Folding Mechanism

Another safety box that needs to be ticked is a set of reliable brakes. The Twin doesn’t disappoint, with its low-maintenance dual drums and electronic braking system capable of bringing you to a stop from 15 mph in an impressive 2.8 meters.

SPLACH Twin Brake Lever

Safety is also assured thanks to the rest of the Twin’s design. Its wide handlebars, ergonomic handgrips, generously sized deck, and set degree of steering column rotation all promote balance and stability, while the swingarm suspension adds a layer of luxury to the riding experience.

SPLACH Twin Display and Handgrip

Sure, the lighting rig may be hit and miss (you’ll need to invest in an extra clip-on headlight), while the ride quality would be further improved by pneumatic tires (for this, check out the Twin Plus), but even with these minor hiccups, there’s no shying away from the fact that the SPLACH Twin represents excellent value for anyone looking for a dual motor model on a budget.

SPLACH Twin Front Tire

Best Overall Value

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

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the SPLACH Mukuta:

While the SPLACH Twin may be the cheapest and most portable dual motor model, it’s hard to look beyond its new stablemate, the Mukuta, when it boils down to overall value.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

Why? Well, first there’s the matter of its dual 48V 600W motors. These twisted firestarters summon a peak power output of 2208W and deliver a top speed of 28 mph – it’ll take you just 2.7 seconds to accelerate to 15 mph, too.

Josh Riding the SPLACH Mukuta Fast

But these performance stats – as impressive as they are – constitute a mere prologue to everything else that it has to offer: the real meat of the story resides in the removable 48V 15.6Ah battery.

SPLACH Mukuta Removable Battery Out of the Deck

Not only does this unit’s maximum range of 39 miles (or 22 miles if you factor in real-world conditions) challenge what we’ve come to expect from the sub-$1,200 class, but – and get this – it also functions as a mobile power bank.

SPLACH Mukuta Power Bank

Its 749 watt-hours of stored energy can charge a laptop 11 times and an iPhone 56 times before you’ll need to turn to its dual charging ports for a full rejuice. Sure, you’ll need to fork out a little extra for the required DC-to-USB converter, but it’s well worth the expenditure for the added – and unprecedented – benefits that the detachable battery offers. It's a groundbreaking move by SPLACH – and what’s more, the unit stays locked into the sprawling, grippy deck unless you unlock it. That’s a firm tick in the anti-theft box.

SPLACH Mukuta Charge Ports

It’s easy to judge the Mukuta on this headline-grabbing feature alone – but the truth is that it has a lot more to shout about. For starters, it’s perhaps the best scooter with solid tires that I’ve ever tested. It's completely impervious to punctures – and with the adjustable front and rear suspension strutting its stuff, you can tailor the ride to suit your weight and nullify nasty shocks.

SPLACH Mukuta Solid Tire

When it comes to braking, it excels. Its dual discs and electronic braking system bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in a superb 2.1 meters. I do, however, recommend reducing the strength of the electronic system via the display as it’s very strong.

SPLACH Mukuta Swingarm

The display is the centerpiece of an ergonomic cockpit that, when combined with the Mukuta’s rock-solid frame and well-crafted geometry, maximizes your control and handling. Even more notable is that the cockpit shares characteristics with the vastly more expensive Segway GT2. The concave shape, controls, and even the half-twist grip throttle look similar. The Mukuta even has the same riding modes – park, eco, sport, and race.

SPLACH Mukuta Cockpit

Add strong portability credentials, a dazzling suite of lights – including a bright headlight, turn signals, and LEDs along the stem and deck – and an NFC card reader for increased security, and the value for money afforded by the Mukuta becomes blindingly clear.

SPLACH Mukuta Turn Signals

It’s not perfect, though – few scooters are. Elements like the chrome buttons and plastic casing of the deck lights feel a little cheap, while the hook on the back of the handlebars doesn’t lock to the kickplate, making it difficult to maneuver when folded.

SPLACH Mukuta Twist Throttle and Controls

But ultimately, the SPLACH Mukuta is a dual-motor scooter that not only offers a well-balanced performance profile but also a treasure trove of features that you won’t find anywhere else.

SPLACH Mukuta Folding Hook and Latch

Further Information:

SPLACH Mukuta Review

Best Commuter & All Weather

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

Motor Power:

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Why I Recommend the Apollo City Pro:

A standout model of the entire roster of 2023 electric scooters, the Apollo City Pro is the ideal scooter for anyone who values incredible design, show-stopping ride quality, enthralling power, and next-generation features.

Josh Testing the Apollo City Pro

Its 48V 500W motors produce a powerful peak output of 2000W, a top speed of 32 mph, and a zippy acceleration rate that’ll have you zooming from 0-15 mph in just 2.3 seconds – about as quick as a Formula One pit stop. But what makes the City Pro so enjoyable to ride is that it's fast enough to get your adrenaline pumping, whilst also maintaining a precise level of handling to make it both nimble and responsive.

Josh Riding the Apollo City Pro

Together with its plethora of all-weather and commuter-focused features, it’s a marquee achievement by one of the industry’s most celebrated brands.

Apollo City Pro Front Swingarm

First, let’s consider its commuter chops. From the new cockpit that’s a case study in ergonomic design to the expertly crafted frame and integrated mobile app for customizable performance, 2023’s edition of the City Pro improves upon what came before it in every way.

Apollo City Pro Cockpit

With the widest handlebars in the commuter category, a long, tapered, grippy deck, and a high 42.1-inch deck-to-handlebar height, you needn’t be a seasoned pro to master its charms. Combined these design attributes promise outstanding control and can accommodate riders up to 6’5”. Plus, with a 265 lbs load-bearing capacity, it’s an ideal scooter for heavier riders.

Apollo City Pro Being Ridden Fast

Then you have the upgraded 10-inch tires. They’re still tubeless – which means lots of cushioning – but they’re now also self-healing, thereby eliminating the threat of punctures. Working in tandem with the triple spring suspension, they ensure your ride to the office is silky smooth and shock-free. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft, I rated it a 7.5.

Apollo City Pro Rear Springs

Elsewhere, the large 48V 20Ah battery promises a 43-mile maximum range, though based on my tests and assessments, if you ride fast, cruise, and make multiple pit stops, you can expect closer to 27 miles. This is more than enough juice for a few commutes.

Apollo City Pro Cruising

Meanwhile, the brakes are responsive and reliable; dual drums and a regenerative braking system will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. What’s more, the regen brake can be used independently. Not only does this deliver a 4.8-meter stopping distance in its own right, but it can also recharge your battery by up to 10%.

Josh Using the Apollo City Pro Regen Brake

Factor in a simple, yet secure folding mechanism, strong lighting rig (with handlebar integrated turn signals), and an industry-leading 10,000 km warranty, and you have a commuter scooter that you can hang your hat on.

Apollo City Pro Headlight Beam

But the Apollo City Pro is also the best all-weather scooter on the dual motor market. A rare IP66 water-resistance rating – which protects it from water jets and dust ingress – means you can take it out come rain or shine, while its well-positioned fenders ensure you won’t arrive at the office with muddy water sprayed up your back. And, let’s not forget its anti-corrosive graphite paint that keeps the frame in tip-top condition.

Apollo City Pro Frame

I could go on and on about the Apollo City Pro – because when it comes to the whole package, few (if any) models can go toe-toe.

Apollo City Pro Folded

Best All-Around

Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)

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

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Mantis V2:

The Mantis V2 is the best, pound-for-pound, dual-motor electric scooter. Allow me to explain why.

Josh Testing the Mantis V2

First, its power. Armed with two 60V 1000W motors, the V2 unleashes a monolithic peak power output of 3000W and an eye-watering top speed of 40 mph. For me, anything faster is simply unnecessary. It’s more than enough to leave your eyes as dry as raisins and your lips flapping wildly in g-force winds.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

With two 25A controllers for company, the Mantis V2 will hurl you to 15 mph from a standing start in a savage 2.1 seconds – there’s no letup from there either, with only 4.7 seconds required to get you to 25 mph.

Mantis V2 Accelerating

Put simply, no other scooter priced under $1,750 gets anywhere near those performance stats. But they alone don’t paint the full picture. That’s because the Mantis V2 is also indomitable in the hill climbing and braking departments.

Mantis V2 Hydraulic Disc

Inclines are this model’s raison d’etre. Its vicious motors produce enough torque to conquer even the steepest of hills.

Mantis V2 Chassis

As for braking, well let’s just say that the Zoom hydraulic calipers and 140 mm rotors are crushing. In fact, its stopping distance of 2.0 meters from 15 mph not only outstrips every other scooter in its category, but pricier models like the Mantis King GT (2.1 meters), too.

Mantis V2 Suspension on Dirt Track

Its mileage is perhaps the one performance area where the V2’s vice-like grip loosens a little. Yet, even here, its maximum range of 33 miles (or 28 miles if you’re going at speed) is competitive. And, if we look at its real-world range alone, the picture is far rosier, with the V2 taking third place in its price class.

Mantis V2 Cockpit

It’s worth noting that this write-up is focused on the 18.2Ah model. The V2 can also be purchased with a 24.5Ah battery, which uses superior LG cells and boasts a longer range of 45 miles, or 38 miles in real-world conditions.

Riding the Mantis V2 Through the Woods

The final strand of performance that I want to draw your attention to is the Mantis V2’s shock absorption. Its front and rear dual springs dovetail serenely with a pair of 10-inch tires to neutralize shocks and vibrations. The resulting ride is akin to gliding on clouds – and with 6.25 inches of ground clearance to call upon, uneven off-road routes are within its capabilities. It’s well worth the 8.5/10 rating that I gave it on my shock absorption scale.

Mantis V2 Rear Spring

So, there you have it. My case for why the Mantis V2 is the best dual-motor scooter for all-around performance.

Mantis V2 Lights at Night

Further Information:

Mantis V2 Review

Best For Heavy & Tall Riders

Apollo Phantom

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

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Apollo Phantom:

Don’t be fooled: while I may be including the latest installment of Apollo’s spine-tingling Phantom series for its suitability when it comes to heavy and tall riders, this is a dual-motor scooter with one heck of a bite.

Josh Testing the Apollo Phantom V3

The 3200W of peak power that its dual 52V 1200W motors can summon from the depths of hell will leave you – and pretty much every other scooter rider – cowering in fear, while its 41 mph top speed will see your knuckles turn white and your heart thump. An acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.3 seconds, meanwhile, is up there with the most explosive in its price class.

Josh Standing on the Apollo Phantom V3

Underpinning this heady power is the presence of the all-new MACH1 controller, which gives its Sine Wave-equipped competitors (i.e. the Mantis V2) a real run for their money. The smoothness it facilitates – along with the ergonomic thumb throttle – will leave you feeling like Aladdin gliding on a magic carpet.

Apollo Phantom V3 Rear Fender

But anyway, enough fanboying over the Phantom’s performance stats. Let’s talk about its heavy rider credentials. This scooter offers a load-bearing capacity of 300 lbs, which puts it in rare company among other dual-motor models.

Apollo Phantom V3 Chassis

Factor in its robust frame and rock-solid stem, and you have one tough cookie.

Apollo Phantom V3 Handlebars

Then there’s its quadruple-spring suspension. This exceptionally well-calibrated setup eliminates any hint of bottoming out to leave you feeling extremely comfortable – regardless of your weight. Working with the thick traction-loving 10-inch air-filled tires, it guarantees a controlled, cushioned ride.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Tire in Motion

And 6 ft pushers rejoice, because with a 41.3-inch deck-to-handlebar height, riders of all sizes – no matter if you’re tall, short, big, or small – can enjoy its many qualities.

Apollo Phantom V3 Frame

Add to this the ultra-wide concaved 27-inch handlebars, large 20.5 by 8.5-inch deck, and perfectly angled 5.5-inch kickplate, and you have a trinity of design features that maximize comfort and handling. It’s one of the most inclusive scooters that I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing.

Apollo Phantom v3 Deck

Among other highlights is the cockpit – which, with its paddles for the accelerator and regen brakes, anti-glare display, and flared grips, provides top-tier power delivery and inspires confidence to reach the limits of its fearsome Ludo mode.

Apollo Phantom V3 Ludo Mode on Display

The integrated mobile app permits you the ability to customize your performance settings, too. Here, you can dial in the strength of your regen brakes, adjust the intensity of your acceleration, change the top speed of each riding mode, activate cruise control, switch between kick-to-start and zero-start modes, and remotely lock the scooter by applying the electronic brakes. You can also record your rides, turn the lights on/off, use it as a navigational device, and get range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern. However, with a maximum of 40 miles in its locker (or 29 miles under real-world conditions), it’s unlikely that you’ll experience range anxiety.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

Besides, with the regen brakes, you can recharge your battery by up to 10%. Here, this clever system uses the forces of drag to slow the scooter and funnel kinetic energy back into the battery when braking. More impressive is the fact that the Phantom is the first performance scooter to have this feature. If using the dual discs alongside the regenerative system, you can expect to come to a complete stop from 15 mph in a shuddering 2.1 meters.

Apollo Phantom V3 Regen Paddle

To cap everything off, you get an illuminating lighting rig and an IP54 water-resistance rating to ensure that you’re not limited by the setting sun or inclement weather conditions.

Apollo Phantom V3 Headlight Beam

Ultimately then, with the Phantom’s inclusive design, exceptional power delivery, and captivating control, it’s easy to see why it’s admired by so many. If you count yourself as a heavy or tall rider then mark my words: there’s no other performance scooter that feels as comfortable or natural to ride as this one.

Apollo Phantom V3 Folded Frame

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

Motor Power:

The Good:

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Why I Recommend the Mantis King GT:

Looking for an off-road juggernaut with the poise of a ballerina? What better place to start than with the award-winning Mantis King GT?

Josh Testing the Mantis King GT

Fusing ferocious dual 60V 1100W motors with a fully adjustable suspension system and nigh-on invincible build, the GT is tailor-made for weekend adventures out in the sticks.

Mantis King GT 1100W Motor

Its monumental peak power output of 4200W, top speed of 43 mph, and acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a sizzling 1.9 seconds – with the help of its 30A controllers and ergonomic thumb throttle – constitute a level of performance that’s enough to reduce even the steepest of grassy hills and mountain paths to mere footnotes.

Mantis King GT Thumb Throttle

Meanwhile, with a simple twist of a dial you can adjust the rebound damping on the front and rear hydraulic shocks to either loosen the springs for rough and uneven terrain or stiffen them for faster rides on asphalt. Borrowing from the NAMI Burn-e 2’s ground-breaking design, the King GT’s setup earns it a thoroughly deserved 9/10 on my shock absorption scale.

Mantis King GT Suspension

But the suspension isn’t the only star of the show. No – a pair of 10-inch hybrid pneumatic tires work as an effective supporting cast to cushion bumps and grip loose terrain for maximum traction.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

Further support comes from the GT’s design. Its 26-inch-wide handlebars are perfect for maintaining control and balance, while its spacious deck, reinforced kickplate, and rock-solid stem all engender a sense of stability and control.

Mantis King Wide-Spanning Handlebars

A good off-roader also requires a lot of range – and once again, the Mantis King GT delivers. Its Samsung 60V 24Ah battery – complete with 21700 cells – produces a maximum range of 56 miles, or 38 miles if you’re pushing it to its limits. This is more than enough juice for an afternoon in the wild.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

The brakes have your back, too. The Zoom hydraulics are among the best that I’ve ever tested; they’ll bring you to a smooth and responsive stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. The only other Kaabo scooter – including all the Wolf models – that can beat it is the Mantis V2 (2.0 meters).

Close Up of Mantis King GT Rear Tire

There’s little competition when it comes to its lighting rig, though. In addition to a high-mounted headlight, dual taillights, and visible turn signals, the scooter is decked in an array of LEDs that can be customized via a mobile app. All in all, this setup is the epitome of both style and safety.

Mantis King GT Lights

With a well-balanced frame, high ground clearance, and IPX5 water-resistance rating, the GT leaves no stone unturned in its search for the perfect off-roading formula.

Mantis King GT Front of Handlebars

Few scooters can match its intoxicating blend of power, grace, and rugged versatility. That’s why, year after year, the Mantis King GT is awarded the title of best off-road electric scooter.

Mantis King GT Full Frame

Best Explosive Power

NAMI Klima

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

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Klima:

First came the NAMI Burn-e Viper, a scooter that redrew the blueprint with its industry-leading features and performance. Then we had the Burn-e 2, a model that took that blueprint and improved it. Now, there’s the NAMI Klima, a brand-new scooter that takes all the best bits from its predecessors and incorporates them into a smaller, nimbler, and more affordable package.

Josh Testing the NAMI Klima

But why exactly have I selected it as the best dual-motor scooter for explosive power?

Well, its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 1.9 seconds and 0-25 mph in 2.9 seconds is the fastest that I’ve ever tested. The savagery with which it bursts out of the blocks is enough to leave you shaking and breathless. It has to be felt to be believed. You can even activate a Turbo mode to coax out an extra 10% of power.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

The conjurers of this otherworldly magic are the dual 60V 1000W motors, 40A Sine Wave controllers, and a thumb throttle that’s among the most ergonomic that I’ve had the pleasure of using. Together, they deliver an eye-watering explosion of 5040W, yet it somehow manages to feel controllable. There’s a smoothness to the roar that only a brand like NAMI could concoct.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

This smoothness is further buttressed by the innovative adjustable suspension system. Leveraging the same game-changing setup as the one found on the NAMI Burn-e 2, each spring has a dial that can be turned to modulate the amount of rebound damping that it provides. This means that you can easily alter the suspension to suit your weight and terrain.

NAMI Klima Adjustable Suspension

Allied with the suspension are a pair of 10-inch tubeless tires. Their rounded front-on profile and moderate tread make them maneuverable and grippy in equal measure.

NAMI Klima Front Tire

Now, such explosive power demands a set of brakes that are up to the task of harnessing it. The Klima’s Logan 2-piston hydraulics answer this call with aplomb. Together with the regen brake, they’ll bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters – only 10% of scooters can match this.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Disc Brake

Elsewhere, you can tweak the Klima’s performance settings – including caps on its top speed, the intensity of the regen brakes, and the amount of power going to each motor – via an array of p-settings on the display.

NAMI Klima Anti-Glare Display

Combined with the super grippy and tactile rubber handgrips, perfectly-sized deck, and wobble-free stem, you always feel stable and secure, even amid its formidable acceleration curve.

NAMI Klima Large Deck

And the great news is that, once you’re in full flow, the mammoth 60V 25Ah battery will keep the wheels rolling for 38 miles. However, you can achieve a maximum range of 50 miles if you ride slowly.

NAMI Klima From the Front on Dirt Track

And trust me when I say that you’re going to want to ride the Klima non-stop. If you’re looking for blue ribbon performance, exquisite ride quality, and blistering power, then there’s no better way to part with your hard-earned cash.

NAMI Klima Lights

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

Motor Power:

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro:

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of riding a fast scooter – but sometimes you just want to enjoy it sat down. If you fall into this category then I have three words for you: EMOVE RoadRunner Pro.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

In many ways, the RoadRunner Pro is more bike than scooter. Its cushioned memory foam seat certainly looks and feels like one that you’d find on a Super73, while its ultra-wide 31-inch handlebars and responsive twist-grip throttle are features that you don’t often see in the world of scooters.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Memory Foam Seat

In fact, the one key feature that distinguishes the RoadRunner Pro as a scooter – despite its appearance suggesting otherwise – is its pegs. They play a bigger role than mere categorization, though, because, alongside those handlebars, they grant unrivaled balance, control, and handling. By resting your feet on either side of the chassis, you feel planted in the seat and can use your body weight to lean into corners.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro in Motion

And boy, do you need them. Armed with dual 60V 2000W motors and 45A Sine Wave controllers, the RoadRunner Pro delivers a peak power output of 6000W, a top speed of 50 mph, and an acceleration rate that can cause an ungodly amount of wheel spin.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Fast

To put it simply, for its price, it’s the fastest scooter that you can get. Out of the 91 scooters in my database that cost less than $3,000, none can better its top speed. And for that matter, it’s also the fastest seated scooter.

Josh Sat On and Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Good job, then, that it has a large 60V 30Ah LG battery to feed its power-hungry motors. This beauty has a maximum of 50 miles in its locker – or 34 miles if you’re going hell for leather. Even better, is that the battery is removable, meaning you can detach it from the scooter for easier charging, whilst also doubling your range with a spare.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Removable Battery

The chassis that houses the battery could have been better designed, though. The locking pin that keeps the top of the chassis in place over the battery often comes loose, meaning that it bounces up and down while you ride. Luckily, the battery itself remains secure thanks to its grip on the sliding plate.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Loose Metal Flap Over Battery

Despite this minor inconvenience, the RoadRunner Pro has plenty of other features that bolster its appeal. Humongous 14-inch tires provide outstanding balance, handling, and maneuverability, while their tubeless design and split-rims make tire swaps easy. The dual springs at the rear, meanwhile, provide a plush and cushioned ride, while the front hydraulic fork is a little stiffer to prevent wobble at speed.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Huge Rear Tire

The brakes also play a key role in your ability to tame this beast. A combination of 180 mm rotors and powerful Zoom hydraulic 2-piston calipers bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in a responsive 3.0 meters.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Hydraulic Disc Brake

Then there’s the not-so-small matter of its 330 lbs load-bearing capacity and adjustable handlebars that can be positioned high, low, towards, or away from you. Combined, they make the RoadRunner Pro accessible to all riders – no matter your size.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Cockpit

Sporting such an inclusive design is important, as anyone who steps foot on it will want to keep it. Supremely comfortable, blisteringly fast, and downright addictive, it’s rewritten the rulebook on what seated scooters can achieve.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Bright Lights

Best For Extreme Speed

Wolf King GT

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Wolf King GT:

Earlier in this guide, during my review of the Mantis V2, I said that speeds of up to 40 mph are more than enough for an electric scooter. But, that doesn’t mean some models don’t seek to push the boundaries of engineering and endurance. Case in point: the Wolf King GT.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GT

This snarling beast is capable of feats that are quite frankly shocking. And I mean that in the best possible way. Its dual 2000W motors are a rarity in that they run on 72V – this translates into a hair-raising top speed of 62 mph, which is about as fast as a cheetah in full flight.

Wolf King GT Durable Kickstand

But this ridiculous top speed isn’t the only headline worth reading. The GT’s peak power output of 8400W is truly monolithic, while its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 1.7 seconds, 0-25 mph in 3.0 seconds, and 0-40 mph in 5.8 seconds, is explosive enough to rip the shadow from your body.

Wolf King GT Thumb Throttle

Yet, this scooter has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to making this power tamable. First, there’s its superlative 50A Sine Wave controllers and exceptionally ergonomic thumb throttle. Together, they streamline and smooth the extreme forces that are at work to leave you with a feeling of control. Is it still a white-knuckle ride? You betcha. But there’s order in its chaos.

Wolf King GT Impressive Frame

Secondly, there are its 29.5-inch handlebars – which are among the widest that I’ve tested on an ultra-performance scooter – and the iconic dual-stem. You can’t help but feel balanced and secure when standing behind this distinguished duo. Considerable effort has gone into ensuring that there’s substance to the GT’s build and design, as exemplified further by the huge, grippy deck.

Wolf King GT Handlebars

And thirdly, we have two giant 11-inch tires that are both tubeless and self-healing. They work with the front fork and dual rear springs to absorb nasty shocks. However, it must be said that their configuration is becoming a little dated, especially when compared to the NAMI Burn-e 2 and its superior hydraulic shocks.

Wolf King GT Huge Tubeless Self-Healing Tire

Now, it goes without saying that if any scooter needed incredibly strong brakes, this is the one. Well, I’m pleased to report that the dual hydraulic brake calipers and thick 160 x 3 mm rotors will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. This is what you’d expect from an ultra-performance model.

Wolf King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

It’s not only in the speed stakes where the Wolf King GT shines, though. Its 72V 35Ah LG battery is huge – as a maximum range of 70 miles attests. Even when pushing this alpha predator to its limit, you can expect a range of 53-55 miles, which alone beats the vast majority of its competitors.

Wolf King GT Deck and Kickplate

Factor in an IPX5 water-resistance rating, a display that grants access to customizable performance settings, and a lighting rig that illuminates the darkest of trails, and you have an indomitable scooter that’s ready to take on the ravages of whatever you throw its way.

Wolf King GT Powerful Lights at Night

Yet, when all’s said and done, it’s the Wolf King GT’s extreme power that sticks in your memory – and for good reason. Riding it feels like you’ve been strapped to the back of a Formula 1 Car.

Wolf King GT Beautiful Display

Best Long-Range & Ride Quality

NAMI Burn-e 2

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Burn-e 2:

Aliens. The Godfather: Part II. The Empire Strikes Back. Even Toy Story 2. Some sequels are simply better than the original, and the NAMI Burn-e 2 is one of them.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Light Package

When it comes to finding a model that delivers both the pinnacle of ride quality and utterly outstanding range, there’s only one contender.

This feat of design and engineering sent shockwaves across the industry upon its release – and the rumblings can still be felt now, with rivals yet to fully catch up with the Burn-e 2’s suite of innovations.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Chassis

Its dual 72V 1000W motors are capable of mesmeric power. One-of-a-kind 50A Sine Wave controllers afford unparalleled power delivery. And, a blistering acceleration rate leaves its rivals in a cloud of dust.

Josh Carving on the NAMI Burn-e

But these are merely the appetizers before the main course: a best-in-class fully adjustable hydraulic suspension system.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Adjustment

While the likes of the Mantis King GT and NAMI Klima now sport similar setups, it’s the Burn-e 2 that first stunned the industry with this sophistication – and it remains the best in the business. By turning the dials above each spring, you can adjust the amount of rebound damping to suit your environment and weight.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Tire and Suspension

The end product is a ride perfectly tuned to its surroundings. There’s a synergy that you feel when riding the Burn-e 2 – one that only a handful of other scooters can achieve. In fact, I was so in awe, that I rated it a perfect 10/10 on my shock absorption scale – no other scooter has achieved these heights.

Josh Riding the NAMI Burn-e

The Burn-e 2 scores another perfect 10/10 in the braking department. The strong Logan 2-piston hydraulic calipers, 160 mm discs, and regenerative braking system combine forces with the traction-loving tires to bring you to a stop from 15 mph in an impressive 1.8 meters. This is the shortest stopping distance that I’ve ever tested.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

I said at the start of this review that the Burn-e 2 was the best dual-motor scooter for both ride quality and long-range rides. So, let’s wax lyrical on its gargantuan 72V 28Ah battery. You can expect a maximum range of 90 miles from this gem, or 50 miles if you’re putting the pedal to the metal. Factor in its smooth-as-silk ride quality and no other scooter in its price class can match the extraordinary comfort that you’ll experience across long-distance pursuits.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Handlebars

In fact, I’d say that the Burn-e 2 is unmatchable across the board. Not only does it bring big power, show-stopping shock absorption, and boundless style to the table, but when you consider its impressive lighting rig, plethora of customizable p-settings, premium build, and IP55 water-resistance rating, it’s easy to see why it resides in a league of its own.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Turn Signals

Best For Tech Savvy Riders

Apollo Pro

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Apollo Pro:

In developing the hotly-anticipated Pro, Apollo took inspiration from the likes of Apple and Tesla. Now, having been through six iterations – with customers closely involved throughout each stage – the finished product is here. The result is a scooter that fuses spectacular build quality, futuristic design, and next-gen tech.

Josh Testing the Apollo Pro

Take, for instance, the Dot Matrix display in the center of its 28-inch-wide handlebars. Unlike the pre-burnt units that are found on almost every other scooter, this one uses pixels and can be reprogrammed. This means that it can receive new features via over-the-air updates. It’s impervious to sun-glare and exceptionally bright, too.

Apollo Pro DOT Matrix Display

Then you have the mobile app. To be honest, it makes all other apps look a little silly. Through it, you can record rides, get range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern, use it as a navigational device, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, dial in the accelerative and regen braking strength, view the health of your battery, switch between start modes, change the brightness and color of the stem, deck, and kickplate lights, remotely lock and unlock the scooter, and even set a humorous self-destruct alarm.

Using Apollo Pro Mobile App

Another cool feature is the QuadLock mount, which allows you to use your phone and the app as the main display. It’s equipped with wireless charging, too. Below the mount is a Bluetooth speaker, which allows you to play music as you ride.

Apollo Pro Speaker

And get this: the Apollo Pro comes with a built-in GPS tracker and Apollo Connect+ service. Used together, they grant you 24/7 tracking of your scooter, real-time notifications of any suspicious activity, and the ability to enable a killswitch to render the scooter unusable. It’s fair to say that this is the most secure scooter ever released.

Apollo Pro IoT GPS Tracking in Mobile App

But let’s not forget that the Apollo Pro is a dual-motor scooter – and a powerful one, at that. Its 52V 1200W rockets produce a peak power of 6000W and a top speed of 44 mph. 

Apollo Pro On Dirt Track

With the first-of-its-kind MACH2 controller in tow, it also surges from 0-15 mph in a rapid 2.1 seconds, before reaching 30 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

Apollo Pro Moving Fast

Fear not, however, because the Pro knocks it out of the park when it comes to braking. It’s the first ultra-performance scooter to feature a dedicated regen paddle, which alone can bring you to a stop from 15 mph in 4.8 meters. Add two low-maintenance drums to the equation, and you can expect a stopping distance of 2.3 meters.

Apollo Pro Controls and Regen Brake

I could talk about the Apollo Pro all day. It’s a sensational, forward-thinking scooter, with a 63-mile range, a proprietary design comprising of 150 custom-made components, 12-inch self-healing tires, a 360-degree lighting rig, and an IP66 water-resistance rating all bolstering its appeal to tech-savvy riders.

Apollo Pro Bright Lights

Sure, other scooters can go faster. Its ride quality is also beaten by some. But never before has a scooter embraced technology with such relish. It dazzles across the board, and with more features than you’ll find in a Silicon Valley super-mansion, it’s the gift that’ll keep on giving for years to come.

Apollo Pro Tire and Swingarm

Further Information:

Apollo Pro Review

Comparison

Compare Dual-Motor Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best dual-motor electric scooters across motor power, top speed, acceleration, specs, price, and more.
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SPLACH TwinSPLACH TwinSPLACH MukutaSPLACH MukutaApollo City Pro 2023Apollo City Pro 2023Mantis V2Mantis V2Apollo PhantomApollo Phantom V3 (2023)Mantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI KlimaNAMI KlimaRoadRunner ProEMOVE RoadRunne ProWolf King GTWolf King GTNAMI Burn-e 2NAMI Burn-e 2Apollo ProApollo Pro
Where to BuySPLACHSPLACHApolloFluid Free RideApolloVoro MotorsFluid Free RideVoro MotorsVoro MotorsFluid Free RideApollo
Price$999$1,099$1,699$1,599$2,099$2,095$2,299$2,595$3,195$2,999$3,299
Best ForBudget & PortabilityOverall ValueCommuting & All-Weather RidingAll Around PerformanceHeavy & Tall RidersOff-RoadingExplosive PowerSeated RidingExtreme SpeedLong Range & Ride QualityTech Savvy Riders
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed28 mph28 mph32 mph40 mph41 mph43 mph42 mph50 mph62 mph45 mph44 mph
0-15 MPH3.0 s2.7 s2.3 s2.1 s2.3 s1.9 s1.9 s2.6 s1.7 s1.8 s2.1 s
0-25 MPH6.1 s6.7 s6.1 s4.7 s4.5 s4.0 s2.9 s4.3 s3.0 s3.2 s4.3 s
Max Range28 miles39 miles43 miles33 miles40 miles56 miles50 miles50 miles70 miles90 miles63 miles
Tested Range21 miles22 miles27 miles28 miles29 miles38 miles39 miles34 miles550 miles50 miles39 miles
Braking2.8 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters2.0 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters3.0 meters3.0 meters1.8 meters2.3 meters
Shock Absorp.5.5/106.5/107.5/108.5/107.5/109/109.5/108/107/1010/107/10
Max Incline22 degrees22 degrees20 degrees30 degrees25 degrees30 degrees30 degrees30 degrees50 degrees35 degrees30 degrees
Optimal Incline13 degrees13 degrees13 degrees18 degrees15 degrees18 degrees18 degrees18 degrees30 degrees21 degrees18 degrees
Specs
Motor48V 600W (x2)48V 600W (x2)48V 500W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)52V 1200W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)60V 2000W (x2)72V 2000W (x2)72V 1000W (x2)52V 1200W (x2)
Nominal Power1200W1200W1000W2000W2400W2200W2000W4000W4000W2000W2400W
Peak Power2000W2208W2000W3000W3200W4200W5040W6000W8400W5040W6000W
ThrottleFingerTwistThumbFingerThumbThumbThumbTwistThumbThumbThumb
Battery48V 15.6Ah FST48V 15.6Ah FST48V 20Ah FST60V 18.2Ah FST52V 23.4Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung60V 25Ah FST60V 30Ah LG72V 35Ah LG72V 28Ah FST52V 30Ah Samsung
Charge Time7.5 hours8 hours4.5 hours12 hours12 hours6 hours6 hours10 hours12 hours7 hours6 hours
BrakesDrums (x2), ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicDrums (x2), RegenSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 2-Piston (x2), ElectronicDrums (x2), Regen
SuspensionSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsTriple Springs, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsQuad Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Shocks, SwingarmsHydraulic Forks, SpringsHydraulic Forks, Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Spring, Rubber Cartridge
Tire Size8 inch8 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch14 inch11 inch11 inch12 inch
Tire TypeSolid (Rubber)Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)
Weight53 lbs66 lbs65 lbs65 lbs77 lbs79 lbs79 lbs114 lbs105 lbs100 lbs93 lbs
Load220 lbs265 lbs265 lbs265 lbs300 lbs265 lbs265 lbs330 lbs330 lbs330 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemN/AFolds at NeckFolds at StemFolds at Neck
IP RatingIP54IP54IP66IPX5IP54IPX5IP55NoneIPX5IP55IP66
LightsHeadlight, Taillight, DeckHeadlight, Stem Strip, Deck LEDs, Taillights, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsDual Headlights, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Stem, Deck, Taillight, Customizable RGBs, Turn Signals
TerrainStreetStreetStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

After shortlisting and testing 29 dual-motor electric scooters, I hand-selected the 11 top performers.

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

These tests 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:

Dual-Motor Electric Scooters That I Tested:

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

Test Criteria:

Motor Size & Power (Volts, Watts, Nominal & Peak Power)

Aside from measuring top speed and acceleration, four key pieces of information that formed the foundation for comparable benchmarking across the shortlisted scooters were the size and power of their motors – as determined by volts (V) watts (W), nominal power, and peak power.

Wolf King GT Rear Motor

Volts measure the electrical pressure being pushed through a motor. A higher voltage correlates with a higher output of torque and, as a result, a faster acceleration rate.

Watts, on the other hand, measure the power that a motor is capable of producing. Here, a higher wattage results in a faster top speed.

Similarly, nominal power refers to the rated watts that a motor can produce continuously without damaging itself. A higher nominal power means a higher continuous speed.

Peak power, however, indicates the maximum watts that a motor can generate for short periods before overheating. A higher peak power means greater torque and more explosive power.

Josh Riding the Nanrobot D6

The top-performing scooters that I hand-selected for this guide had motors that operated between 48V and 72V with 1000-4000W of nominal power, and 2000-8400W of peak power.

Top Speed

To test the top speed of each scooter I first 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. I then put the pedal to the metal on a long, dry stretch of road.

Josh Riding the Apollo Pro

While I was able to test the scooters up to 40 mph, I was not able to gather first-hand top-speed data beyond this because I didn’t have enough runway to safely reach those speeds. This was especially true of scooters like the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro and Wolf King GT – both of which can reach 50 and 62 mph, respectively.

This is a common issue among reviewers since testing to this degree requires either a controlled automotive test track or the investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one.

To counter this, I weighted my assessment of speed more on acceleration as this is the true indicator of a scooter’s thrill. Top speed is, after all, a vanity metric.

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration

Electric scooters with dual motors are sought after because with them comes higher top speeds, improved hill climbing capabilities, and best of all, adrenaline-inducing acceleration rates.

Apollo City Pro Accelerating

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

To ensure consistency, zero-start modes were enabled, the performance settings were dialed up to the max, the tires were pumped up to their recommended PSI, and the batteries were fully charged.

Further Information:

How I Test Acceleration

Controllers

Controllers are responsible for the coordination of how battery power is delivered to the motors and other components that require electricity. But, not all controllers are made equal.

Apollo Phantom V3 MACH1 Controller

They are rated by how much current (measured in amps) and voltage can pass through them. Those with high amp and voltage figures can control more powerful scooters.

Typically speaking, the higher the amps (A) and voltage (V), the greater the scooter’s torque, the faster its acceleration, and the higher its top speed.

However, the major area of consideration for this guide was the type of controllers used – Square Wave or Sine Wave.

Square Wave controllers release power instantaneously, while Sine Wave ones release it more gradually. Imagine a light switch being flicked on and off in a dark room. The room goes from being pitch black to filled with light in an instant. The same abrupt flow of power is generated by Square Wave controllers. The power delivery of Sine Wave controllers, however, can compared to a roll-on/roll-off dimmer dial. Instead of a dark room being filled immediately with light, the dimmer dial gradually increases the light level.

Some riders love the in-your-face hit of the former, though the latter grants you a smoother and more controlled delivery of power.

Josh Using the Apollo City Pro Throttle

During my assessment of each scooter, I reported on the responsiveness of their throttles.

Handling

Stability and control are crucial when riding fast, and so, in addition to my reports on how each scooter felt to ride at speed (i.e. taking note of wobble), I also assessed handlebar width, deck-to-handlebar height, the angle of steering columns, usable deck space, and kickplate angles.

The top performers had wide handlebars, high deck-to-handlebar heights, rake angles that allowed for both stability and maneuverability, decks with enough space to accommodate a natural riding stance, and kickplate angles that offered comfortable platforms to lean into the ride. The frames of the scooters were also well-balanced and robust.

Apollo Phantom V3 Handlebars

I also made sure to assess each scooter relative to its use case. For example, the Mantis King GT was my top pick for off-roading, so I tested its handling while traversing different types of terrain. Then for the NAMI Burn-e 2 – which I awarded the title of the best dual-motor scooter for ride quality – I took note of how comfortable it was to ride for extended periods (i.e. reporting on its shock absorption). I applied this methodology to each scooter so that I could pick out the most well-equipped models.

Josh Testing the Mantis King GT

Braking

To ascertain each scooter’s braking prowess, I measured the distance that it took for them to stop from 15 mph.

Apollo Pro Braking

These tests were repeated until I had 5 measurements from controlled stops (i.e. braking without skidding). This data was then averaged.

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

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).

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
$3,195
62 MPH
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
50 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
45 MPH
Apollo Pro
$3,299
44 MPH
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 MPH
NAMI Klima
$2,299
42 MPH
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
41 MPH
Mantis V2
$1,599
40 MPH
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
32 MPH
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
28 MPH
SPLACH Twin
$999
28 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GT
$3,195
1.7 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
1.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.1 s
Apollo Pro
$3,299
2.1 s
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
2.3 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.3 s
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
2.6 s
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.7 s
SPLACH Twin
$999
3.0 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.9 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
3.0 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
3.2 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
4.0 s
Apollo Pro
$3,299
4.3 s
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
4.3 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
4.5 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
4.7 s
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
6.1 s
SPLACH Twin
$999
6.1 s
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
6.7 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
90 miles
Wolf King GT
$3,195
70 miles
Apollo Pro
$3,299
63 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
50 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
50 miles
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
43 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
40 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
39 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
33 miles
SPLACH Twin
$999
28 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

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

ScooterPriceReal Range
Wolf King GT
$3,195
55 miles
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
50 miles
Apollo Pro
$3,299
39 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
39 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
38 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
34 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
29 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
28 miles
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
27 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
22 miles
SPLACH Twin
$999
21 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.
Scooter Price Braking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 meters
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.0 meters
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.1 meters
Mantis King GT
$2,095
2.1 meters
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.1 meters
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
2.1 meters
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.1 meters
Apollo Pro
$3,299
2.3 meters
SPLACH Twin
$999
2.8 meters
Wolf King GT
$3,195
3.0 meters
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,595
3.0 meters
Answering Your Questions

FAQs

What is a Dual Hub Electric Scooter?

A dual hub electric scooter has motors that are incorporated into the hub of each wheel. So dual hub means, for all intents and purposes, dual motor.

Which Motor Type is Best for an Electric Scooter?

Brushless DC motors (BLDC) are best for electric scooters. Compared to brushed motors, they have superior power-to-weight ratios, are more dependable, and are less susceptible to overheating.

How Does an Electric Scooter Motor Work?

When you press down on a scooter's throttle, an electrical signal is transmitted to the controllers, telling them to pull power from the battery and funnel it to the motors. This generates kinesis of the wheels. You can learn more about how motors work here.

What is Torque in an Electric Scooter?

Torque is a force measured in Newton-meters (Nm). In the world of electric scooters, we know it as the twisting force that’s required to rotate a scooter’s wheels. Essentially, torque measures the strength of a motor. As a rule of thumb, the higher the voltage of a motor, the higher its torque, and the faster its acceleration.

How Many Watts Are in Electric Scooter Motors?

It depends on the electric scooter.

At the lowest end of the scale, budget electric scooters can have motors as small as 250W. On the other hand, electric scooters that are at the apex of performance can have dual 2000W motors.

How Much Horsepower Does an Electric Scooter Have?

For every watt of motor power, an electric scooter has 0.00134 mechanical horsepower. So, for instance, budget models that have small 250W motors have 0.34 horsepower, while ultra-performance models that have peak power outputs of 8400W have 11.3 horsepower.

What Makes an Electric Motor More Powerful?

  1. Voltage (V): Affects the motor’s torque. Higher Voltage = Faster acceleration.
  2. Watts (W): Affects the size of the motors and their power output. Higher Watts = Faster top speeds.

The strength of an electric motor also depends on the length of the wire in its stator’s electromagnet. The longer the wire, the more coils in the stator – and the more powerful the magnetic field. With this added strength comes enhanced power to move the rotor, propelling the scooter at a faster pace.

What is the Most Powerful Electric Scooter?

The most powerful electric scooter in my database of over 140 models is the Dualtron Storm Limited. With its monstrous dual motors enabling an earth-shattering peak power output of 11,500W and a blistering top speed of 75 mph, it’s the most potent powerhouse in the industry. 

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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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