6 Best Electric Scooters With Suspension (I Tested Them All)

After spending 102 hours hand-testing the top-performing electric scooters from a pool of 62 models, I selected the 6 best electric scooters with suspension.

I also made sure to include models for different budgets.

Shock Absorption Scale:

Using a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft – I’ve classified how the suspension of each scooter feels.

Shock Absorption Scale

As a minimum, I made sure to select scooters with a rating of 5 or above. For context, scooters that score 5-6 deliver a comfortable ride across urban terrain, while anything above 6 can tackle off-road terrain. The higher the score, the more plush the ride.

Electric Scooter With Suspension

Budget:

Our top choices for riders that are on a budget and want electric scooters that deliver a smooth ride across urban terrain. These score 5-6 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $800
horizon
Hoirzon 10.4 V2
Cyber Week Deal: $649.00 $899.00
Under $1,000
Apollo Air Pro 2022
Apollo Air 2022
Cyber Week Deal: $999.00 $1,199.00

Mid-Range:

Our top choices for riders that want better ride quality than budget models. These can handle both urban and off-road terrain, and score 7-8 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $1,750
Apollo Ghost 2022
Apollo Ghost '22
Cyber Week Deal: $1,599.00 $1,899.00
Under $2,000
Apollo Phantom
Apollo Phantom
Cyber Week Deal: $1,899.00 $2,299.00

Premium:

Our top choices for riders that want to experience the highest level of ride quality. These can handle both urban and off-road terrain, and score 8-10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $2,500
Mantis King GT
Mantis King GT
Cyber Week Deal: $2,195.00 $2,495.00 + FREE 3 years of extended warranty worth $269
Under $3,500
NAMI Burn-e 2
NAMI Burn-e 2
Cyber Week Deal: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 + FREE accessories worth $247

Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.

These scooters score 5-6 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

These scooters score 7-8 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

These scooters score 8-10 on our shock absorption scale.

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See our top picks organized by speed, acceleration, range, and braking performance.

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Budget Electric Scooters With Suspension

Under $800:

Horizon 10.4

Cyber Week Deal: Save $250 | Was: $899 | Now: $649
Horizon V2
Best Under $800
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 5 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Summary

Looking for top-dollar ride quality on a tight budget? Want to graduate from entry-level scooters to something altogether faster, smoother, and sturdier? Introducing the Horizon V2.

The Horizon’s superb suspension system, ergonomic controls, and nimble profile ensure you always feel in control – regardless of speed.

Sporting a dual suspension system that’s usually confined to more expensive scooters, it’s a game-changer in its price class. It makes light work of bumps in the road and builds on the successful formula that made its predecessor a popular city slicker by introducing a thumb throttle for an even smoother ride.

Josh with the Horizon

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is super soft, I place it at a respectable 5, which represents a comfy ride for urban routes.

I’m so enamored with this budget magic carpet that I rate it as having the best ride quality out of 19 other models in the sub $800 price category.

Why We Recommend It:

So, let’s talk about the suspension system. First of all, the Horizon 10.4 V2 is the cheapest electric scooter to have one. This alone establishes it as an intriguing proposition for riders who want to move beyond entry-level models that rely solely on air-filled tires for cushioning.

Horizon Front Spring Suspension

Sporting a spring at the front and dual air shocks at the rear, it’s the darling of commuters and casual riders that need a set of wheels for everyday use. Dovetailing with the front pneumatic tire, the scooter’s shock-absorbing credentials are perfectly primed for the city.

Horizon Rear Hydraulic Shocks

It’s a shame that the rear tire is solid – since it lacks cushioning – but the payoff is low maintenance and zero risk of flats.

While its suspension system is the real show-stopper, the Horizon can reach a top speed of 25 mph and has a zippy acceleration to match. Squeezing every drop of power from its single 48V 500W motor – which has a peak output of 800W and is unmatched by similarly priced models – it hits 15 mph from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds.

Horizon Rear Solid Rubber Tire

Crucially, the V2 now comes equipped with a thumb throttle; this is a big improvement on the finger variant sported by the original Horizon. It ensures better modulation of your speed and is a lot more ergonomic.

The Horizon also features a rear drum brake alongside an adjustable regenerative braking system to bolster your control. This system is supported by the suspension system, keeping you balanced when you apply pressure to the brakes – which is particularly important because all the braking power is directed towards the rear wheel. In this case, the front spring stops you from nose-diving forward, while the rear shocks keep you balanced.

Close Up of Horizon Rear Drum Brake

The spacious deck and adjustable stem, meanwhile, serve as effective foils that add another layer of comfort and control for riders of all shapes and sizes. Completing this distinguished supporting cast is a sturdy frame and handgrips that guarantee good handling when navigating busy environments.

Front View of Horizon Quick Release Lever

But of course, anyone familiar with San Francisco or Seattle will know that hills are a feature of city life; thankfully, this is another area where the Horizon 10.4 V2 shines (for its price). There are no better scooters under $800 for tackling inclines. For context, the Horizon can scale gradual inclines with ease, but anything more challenging will see it slow. For a more powerful hill climber – and a scooter that has a superb suspension system – check out the Apollo Ghost.

Josh Riding the Horizon

While its maximum range of 23 miles (or 16 miles, when considering realistic conditions) isn’t particularly eye-opening, the Horizon has enough in its locker to handle most commutes and weekend adventures. What’s more, its battery can be fully recharged in just 4-6 hours, meaning you can be back out turning heads in no time at all.

Practicality can be just as important as performance, and yet again, the Horizon comes up trumps. It collapses to an ultra-compact size that’s perfect for the office and home. The V2 also comes with a carry handle, which is a nice feature that you didn’t get on the original. But one word of caution: at 42 lbs, it is no waif. You won’t want to lug it around for long stretches – even with the handle. Though, with so much fun to be had riding it, I don’t think that matters too much.

Horizon Folded Frame

And not only is it fun – it’s durable, too. Built with robust materials, the Horizon’s design is geared in every way to resist wear and tear. From the solid rear tire and impenetrable drum brakes; to the protective casings around the cables: this scooter is made for minimal upkeep and full-throttle usage. My only negative is that you need to be careful in ensuring that the telescopic stem lever is tightly fastened to avoid stem wobble.

Side Profile of Horizon

In terms of added features, it boasts a small display that allows you to maintain a firm handle on your preferred ride settings. These include cruise control – which facilitates a constant speed over longer distances – as well as the ability to adjust both the acceleration and regenerative brake strength.

But few scooters are completely perfect, and one area where the Horizon falls short is its lights. You can easily remedy the dimness with an extra headlight, however. This is a recommendation I would make for most scooters, so I can’t penalize the Horizon too heavily.

Horizon Front Button Lights

So, there you have it. The zestful Horizon 10.4 V2. Will you find better value for money in the sub $800 category? I doubt it. Can you look forward to a stress-free, smooth-as-silk ride? You can bet on it. For entry-level riders and seasoned pros who want an electric scooter with suspension but don’t want to fork out thousands of dollars, the Horizon V2 gets a resounding thumbs up.

Horizon Frame

Further Information:

Horizon 10.4 Review

Under $1,000:

Apollo Air 2022

Cyber Week Deal: Save $200 | Was: $1,199 | Now: $999
Apollo Air Pro 2022
Best Under $1,000
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 6 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Summary

The Apollo Air 2022 is the eagerly awaited upgrade of the Air and Air Pro. With a bigger motor, better battery, revamped tires, and a gleaming new paint job, the Air 2022 is what happens when a brand listens to customers and ceaselessly seeks to improve its products.

Now kitted out with a 500W motor and 36V 15Ah battery, the Air 2022 boasts a 21 mph top speed and 31-mile maximum range. This winning formula results in an all-around superior scooter with plenty of zip to keep even the most impatient commuter smiling.

Side Profile of Apollo Air 2022 vs Apollo Air 2021

Building on the already impressive stats, it features a suspension system that lifts it to the Rolls Royce level of comfort that Apollo is famous for. The front fork is exceptionally well made and does a great job of reducing jolts from the road.

Apollo Air 2022 Tire and Suspension

Why We Recommend It:

The original Air sent scooterists into a frenzy with its unique front fork suspension. Well, I’m pleased to report that this excellent set-up has been retained in all its glory on the Apollo Air 2022. Collaborating exquisitely with the 10-inch air-filled tires, it glides like a figure skater across urban surfaces. What’s more, with those forks strutting their stuff, you can tackle slightly rougher terrain, including potholes and unkempt roads.

Apollo Air 2022 Beautifully Designed Frame

Dashing around city streets, you’ll roll smoothly, with every vibration soaked up. On our shock absorption scale, I rate it a 6, which is softer and more versatile than the suspension on the Horizon.

Josh on Apollo Air 2022

And that’s not all. The tires have been upgraded with a tread pattern that allows them to grip the road more effectively. This is great for carving and taking corners at speed, while their improved curvature significantly enhances the scooter’s maneuverability. Thicker walls also provide ample protection from those dreaded pinch flats.

Apollo Air 2022 Tire Tread

Other upgrades hit just as well. The new 36V 500W motor delivers 43% more power than its predecessor’s 36V 350W motor, resulting in an improved top speed of 21 mph, which is 40% faster than the Air and 17% zippier than the Air Pro. Its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 5.7 seconds is also considerably better than its forerunners.

Apollo Air 2022 Accelerator

Elsewhere, the new 21700 36V 15Ah battery holds 44% more power than 2021’s 36V 10.4Ah unit, amounting to a hugely impressive range of 31 miles off a single charge. The superior cells hold more capacity and have a higher energy density, translating into more efficient, longer-lasting performance.

Apollo Air 2022 Frame

Now, when I say that Apollo is known for its outstanding build quality, I don’t just mean that their scooters look the part. I mean that they take all steps necessary to ensure that every part is perfectly aligned to minimize gaps and remove weak spots, wobbles, and vibrations. The Air 2022 is a great example of this: it looks great, feels secure under your feet, and moves smoothly at speed. Even on close inspection, you’ll agree that the parts flow together with no visible seams.

Apollo Air 2022 Rear Motor

Its sleek, flowing design continues with its folding mechanism. Weighing 38.5 lbs it’s light enough to be considered a commuter scooter and most people will find it easy to carry for short distances.

Apollo Air 2022 Folded Frame

When it comes to folding, the previous Air models had a cumbersome clamp and release lever. Thankfully, the Air 2022 now features a smooth, one-click folding mechanism similar to that pioneered by its cousin, the Apollo City 2022.

Apollo Air 2022 Simple Folding Mechanism

The brakes benefit from scrupulous attention to detail and careful planning, too. A mechanical drum brake is located on the front wheel and a regenerative brake is built into the motor at the rear. By spreading the braking power across both wheels and placing the drum brake at the front, its stopping power is noticeably enhanced.

Apollo Air 2022 Brake Lever

The difference that these simple choices make is apparent when you look at the impressive stopping distance. From 15 mph you’ll come to a complete halt in just 3.4 meters. That’s one of the best distances in this price class, matching the braking prowess of the previous Air Pro and the recent Apollo City.

As well as its spectacular build quality and rarified performance, it’s home to many other excellent extras. If you need to head out in the wet, you’ll be grateful for its IP54 water-resistance rating and grippy deck. What’s particularly noteworthy, though, is the oil-based graphite paint that now coats the frame. It’s resistant to corrosion and general wear and tear, while it looks good enough for an influencer’s Instagram.

Apollo Air 2022 Tapered Deck

The LED display, too, is beautifully simple and fits seamlessly into the center of the upswept, ergonomic handlebars. It lets you view relevant riding data and even switch between three riding modes. Impressively, you get app connectivity, which grants access to even more riding stats and customizable settings. For instance, you can control the accelerative and regen braking intensity, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, turn the digital lock on, and even change the scooter from a kick-to-start model to one that fires up as soon you push the throttle.

Apollo City 2022 Mobile App

So, any downsides? There are precious few, though the display is nowhere near bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. Also, on a similar theme, the taillight doesn’t flash when you brake, making your intentions less visible to traffic.

Apollo Air 2022 Rear Fender

With all things considered, this latest version of the Air scooter line carries its pedigree with pride and doesn’t disappoint. It offers enough upgrades to forge a new path and raises the standards for Apollo’s customers to enjoy. With an effective suspension system working effortlessly with big, plush pneumatic tires, the Air 2022 more than deserves its title of the best sub $1,000 scooter.

Apollo Air 2022 Cockpit

Further Information:

Apollo Air 2022 Review

Mid-Range Electric Scooters With Suspension

Under $1,750:

Apollo Ghost 2022

Cyber Week Deal: Save $300 | Was: $1,899 | Now: $1,599
Apollo Ghost 2022
Best Under $1,750
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 7 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Summary

It’s time to ramp things up a notch – a realm where performance scooters roam – and where better to start than with the Apollo Ghost 2022.

If it’s a gateway into bigger, better scooters you crave, then this spooktacular model has you covered. Its adjustable spring suspension and large plush tires are best-in-class, while its ability to glide through speeds of up to 37 mph is supernatural for a scooter that somehow lurks within the $1,750 price category.

Whether it's sidewalks, hills, forest trails, hiking paths, or dirt roads you have your eye on, our Dual Motor Electric Scooter of the Year can summon the power and ride quality to make mincemeat of it all.

Josh on Apollo Ghost 2022

Why We Recommend It:

The Apollo Ghost 2022 is an exceptional update of the legendary Ghost scooter. It goes toe-to-toe with the original in most areas, but offers several upgrades to enhance its durability, build quality, speed, and ride comfort.

Apollo Ghost 2022 vs Apollo Ghost 2021

First, is the suspension system. While the original Ghost’s front and rear spring suspension setup was a real triumph when it came to delivering a smooth ride for all rider types, things could get a little bumpy on rough terrain.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Push Tire

While there have been no ostensible alterations to an already excellent set-up, I assume that the Ghost 2022 has had more preload added to the springs to ensure the suspension doesn’t bottom out when going off-road. This translates to a suspension score of 7 out of 10 – while that may not sound earth-shattering, as with every ghost, this experience needs to be felt to be believed.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Front Swingarm

The wheels, while sporting the same 10-inch air-filled tires that were so effective in absorbing shocks on the original Ghost, also now have 50% thicker rims. This is so they can handle the souped-up dual-1000W motors, which generate significantly more power than 2021’s 800W offerings. It also makes them less vulnerable to cracks and splits.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Powerful Rear Motor

This extra power takes the top speed from 34 mph to 37 mph and introduces a better power input-to-output ratio. But where the Ghost 2022 will leave you quaking in your boots is its acceleration: it can hit 15 mph from a standstill in an otherworldly 2.5 seconds. The torque produced here also makes it great for hill-climbing; though, be warned: its power may be enough to spook riders who are not well-versed in performance scooters, so I advise first-time users to go steady when getting to grips with this spirited beast.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Durable Chassis

Besides, once you step foot on this scooter, you have 39 miles of ride time to perfect your riding ability. Via its 52V 18.2Ah battery – which uses Dynavolt cells – it promises an impressive number of charge cycles. If you charge the Ghost an average of 3 times a week, you can expect the battery to last for up to 4 years before its performance wanes. That’s a lot of riding around your favorite haunts.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Charging Port

The impressive build doesn’t stop there, though. Made from forged aluminum and hollowed out for better handling, the Ghost’s frame is pure Apollo: sturdy, lightweight, and durable. Thankfully – considering its pacey acceleration – the handlebars are wide enough to guarantee complete control of the wobble-free steering column, while powerful disc brakes and a roomy, grippy deck ensure rider confidence is guaranteed. Crucially, the stem has also been reinforced and is now 50% stronger, which significantly improves the Ghost 2022’s structural integrity and makes a huge difference to its maneuverability.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Stem and Handlebars

This overriding sense of confidence is bolstered by the QS-S4 display, which permits you to not only monitor your riding stats but alter your acceleration and regenerative braking strength. It comes fitted with a finger throttle (feedback for Apollo: a thumb throttle would be better), while motor and turbo buttons give you the option of seamlessly controlling your power output.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Right Side of Handlebars

And that’s not all. The Ghost 2022 comes with an assortment of added design features that embroider its spectral black frame. From the tire-hugging fenders and smart power management system; to its excellent folding mechanism and collapsible handlebars: the Ghost is made to withstand whatever the day throws at you – as typified by its all-weather IP54 water-resistance rating.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Sleek Frame

Sure, it could do with a headlight high up the stem – though, the deck LEDs certainly win the Ghost points for style. And yes, it is not the lightest scooter. But, it can still fit in a trunk, making it a great accompaniment for weekend trips away.

Apollo Ghost With Lights on From Above

In conclusion, the Apollo Ghost 2022 is perfectly suited to whatever purpose you have for it. It’s wholly deserving of its place in my guide to the best electric scooters with suspension – and for just $1,699, I think it represents excellent value for money to anyone wanting to elevate their electric scooter experience to new dimensions.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Handlebars

Further Information:

Apollo Ghost 2022 Review

Under $2,000:

Apollo Phantom

Cyber Week Deal: Save $400 | Was: $2,299 | Now: $1,899
Apollo Phantom
Best Under $2,000
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 8 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Summary

Whether you’re an urban city slicker, a dirt track denizen, hiking trail explorer, or an adrenaline speed junkie, the Phantom will match your needs and then some.

When it was released, it represented a quantum leap forward for performance scooters and a love note to the art of design.

Unlike any other scooter on our list, the Phantom brings an industry-first to the world of electric scooters with its quadruple suspension system. Yes, you heard that right. It sports two springs at the front and two at the rear. Like everything else about this scooter, the suspension has been through three iterations and thousands of tests to ensure comfort.

Rear of Apollo Phantom

Measuring an impressive 8 out of 10 on our suspension scale, this game-changing setup creates a ride akin to gliding on air. With swingarms combined with rubber bushings at the bottom of each spring, the Phantom hits the sweet spot between bounce and cushioning to maximize stability.

Why We Recommend It:

First, the power. Boasting dual 1200W motors that have a peak output of 3200W, the Apollo Phantom can clock top speeds of 38 mph. That’s enough speed for all but the most committed of pros to get behind, though other similarly priced models will admittedly go faster.

Apollo Phantom Handlebars

Its acceleration to 15 mph in 2.5 seconds is also no pack leader – and is marginally slower than the cheaper Apollo Ghost. Yet, if you’re graduating from a single motor scooter then these stats will feel impressive in practice.

Carrying a 52V 23.4Ah battery that utilizes the same premium Dynavolt cells as the majority of Apollo’s models, the Phantom promises reliable, long-lasting quality that will take you to a maximum range of 40 miles in a single charge. The battery can be fully recharged in 12 hours, though regen brakes help you maintain battery life.

Apollo Phantom Logo on the Deck

In terms of hill-climbing ability, the peak power output and torque of the dual motors conquer steep slopes – which puts even San Fransisco within range.

But here’s where the Phantom starts to really up the ante: its industry-leading 45-degree downward-angled quadruple suspension system. The combination of the springs, rubber bushings, and swingarms work in harmony to deliver a ride that has fast become one of the most popular in the electric scooter community.

Apollo Phantom Spring Suspension

You even have the option of tightening or softening the tension by adjusting the preload. (More preload will create the sensation of harder suspension, while less preload will soften the suspension). By being able to adjust preload, you can customize the suspension to your weight and riding style. For instance, if you weigh towards to upper limit of the Phantom’s 300 lbs load capacity, you may want to add more preload to prevent the springs from bottoming out.

Apollo Phantom Dual Rear Springs

The suspension system is supported by brakes that can be switched between regular discs and hydraulics, with the latter available via a $150 price bump. Their quality means you can stop on a dime, facilitating complete control even when riding at top speeds.

Apollo Phantom Frame From the Rear

The comfort factor is ratcheted up a notch higher with the beefy pneumatic tires that absorb every vibration, with their souped-up width and texture adding to the sense of stability that this scooter specializes in.

Apollo Phantom Plush Tire

Every single aspect of the Apollo Phantom has been meticulously designed and rigorously tested to maximize rider comfort. The only bone of contention is the Phantom’s suitability for rocky surfaces – I found the suspension to be a little too lively on such terrain.

Nevertheless, with appropriately wide handlebars and a kickplate that allows you to lean into the ride, control of the steering column is assured.

Apollo Phantom Frame

The other area where the Phantom truly uproots other models in its price class is with its next-gen display and adjustable settings for customized performance. The proprietary HEX display is next-level awesomeness and includes unique functions such as predicted mileage, which allows you to estimate the number of miles left on the clock based on your most recent acceleration pattern.

You can also navigate through 17 pre-set options using the simple up and down buttons – these include regen brake strength and acceleration power.

Close up of Apollo Phantom HEX Display

One noticeable improvement on the Apollo Ghost is the Phantom’s resoundingly bright, high-mounted, 1000W lumen headlight. This could startle King Kong and is ably supported by deck lights, a taillight, and rear turn signals.

Side Profile of Apollo Phantom Headlight

By now, it goes without saying that you will not find better build quality for this price. Its menacingly black, aluminum frame is both great to look at and reliably sturdy, while its spacious, grippy deck can support riders weighing up to 300 lbs.

Apollo Phantom Deck

It may not be the most lightweight or portable scooter – though it does fold at the base of the stem – but, to be honest, the Apollo Phantom wasn’t made for being carried. What it was made for is the sheer joy of riding a performance scooter. If cutting-edge design and flawless ride quality matter to you, there aren’t many better ways to part with $1,999.

Apollo Phantom Folded

Further Information:

Apollo Phantom Review

Premium Electric Scooters With Suspension

Under $2,500:

Mantis King GT

Cyber Week Deal: Save $300 | Was: $2,495 | Now: $2,195 + FREE 3 years of extended warranty worth $269 (Use code: 4YEARWARRANTY)
Mantis King GT
Best Under $2,500
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 9 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Discount Code:
ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Summary

The Mantis King GT. Our Best All-Terrain Electric Scooter of the Year. The crown jewel in Kaabo’s regal range of light-heavyweight performance models.

With a scooter that has so much weaponry in its arsenal, knowing where to start can be difficult. But really, there’s one glorious string to the Mantis King GT’s violin that sings more vibrantly than all the others: its exceptional hydraulic suspension that can be easily adjusted via the turn of a dial to fit your terrain and preferences.

Dramatic Shot of Mantis King GT Frame

Indeed, the GT is a bolt from the gods of off-road scootering. Priced at just $2,495, this all-conquering trailblazer has upturned a market usually dominated by ultra-performance behemoths that cost at least $1,000 more.

Mantis King GT Suspension

Why We Recommend It:

The Mantis King GT marks a turning point for Kaabo’s esteemed range. While you still get what is undoubtedly a Mantis at heart, this model is as close to a complete overhaul as you can get while sticking true to the line’s spirit of affordable power. With a new suspension system, higher top speed, and a larger frame comes a host of additional upgrades to thrill even the fussiest of riders.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Kaabo made a decision that has taken the GT from comfortable and capable, to luxurious and laudable. That decision was to follow the example set by the NAMI Burn-e 2 by introducing adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.

As a result, you get one of the most versatile scooters available. Scoring 9 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale, with a quick turn of a dial between your fingers you can alter the rate at which the shocks rebound.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

With this type of customization available, every type of surface falls into your cross-hares. If you’re heading out on a smooth bike path, give it a twist and firm the shocks up. Alternatively, if you’re about to set out on a cross-country adventure, turn the dial the other way to completely engulf bumps and vibrations.

Mantis King GT Chassis

But of course, a glorious suspension system without the tires to match is like Bonnie without Clyde. Thankfully, the Mantis King GT knocks it out of the park with 10 x 3-inch pneumatic hybrid tires that grip whatever terrain you're traversing like a child and their favorite toy.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

Because of the GT’s suspension supremacy, it would be easy to forget everything else that contributes to your ride comfort. Truth is, this is one scooter that is geared from top to bottom to leave riders drooling. It’s clear how hard Kaabo has worked to get this one right, and the build quality speaks for itself.

Mantis King GT Deck

The handlebars – all 26 inches of them – deliver a level of handling that makes the GT incredibly agile for such a hulking scooter. Supplementing this aura of control is the spacious, grippy deck and kickplate that allow you to find the perfect riding position and lean in for a more aggressive riding style. The newly designed rock-solid stem locking lever further elevates the GT’s build quality credentials. Add in the built-in steering damping, and what you’re left with is an exhibition of electric scooter excellence.

Mantis King GT Folding Mechanism

Ah yes, and let's not forget speed. The GT has loads of it. The dual 1100W motors deliver a velocity of up to 43 mph, while two 30A Sine Wave controllers keep the lightning-quick acceleration smooth, letting you remain upright without being thrown off the back.

Mantis King GT Hybrid Tire

Meanwhile, the 60V 24Ah battery is busy generating enough power to keep you going for a maximum range of 56 miles (or, 38 miles when ridden in the fastest mode – according to my tests). Thankfully Kaabo has also added dual charging ports to reduce the total charge time from 12 hours to a much more manageable 6.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

It’s worth mentioning that with so much power, the GT takes hills in its stride. Capable of producing a peak power output of 4200W, you fly up steep inclines without any bother.

You’ll be pleased to know that the GT also has the stopping power to match its ferocity. On both wheels, you’ll find Zoom hydraulic disc brakes that bring you to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. This is better than the venerated performance of the Wolf King GT (3.0 meters).

Mantis King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

And, if you need even more control over your speed, the TFT display and its many riding modes are your first port of call.

Mantis King GT Display

Not only does the display deliver everything you’d want by giving you easy access to all your key stats including speed, battery life, mileage, and temperature readouts, but crucially, it puts full control of the scooter’s power delivery in your hands.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

Via the display, you can regulate the power of the ferocious motors via 6 riding modes (including eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Even better, you can choose to engage either one – or both – of the motors. By controlling and capping the torque available, you can ease into the ride. This helps to build confidence by progressing through the speeds at your own pace to match your riding ability.

Mantis King GT Single and Dual Motor Modes

Not only is the Mantis King GT an absolute pleasure to ride; its adjustable suspension and hybrid tires make it versatile enough to take on any surface. If you want a scooter that will make you feel like a ninja on wheels, then this one’s for you.

Mantis King GT Lights Off-Road

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

Under $3,500:

NAMI Burn-E 2

Cyber Week Deal: Save $700 | Was: $3,699 | Now: $2,999 + FREE Accessories Worth $247
NAMI Burn-e 2
Best Under $3,500
Suspension:
Shock Absorption Score 10 out of 10
The Good:
The Bad:
Discount Code:
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Summary

The launch of the NAMI Burn-e Viper spun the scooter world into a state of unbridled excitement. It changed the game, laying down a marker that even left the Goliath of ultra-performance scooters, Dualtron, scrabbling. The only issue was its price tag. Enter the NAMI Burn-E 2, the Viper’s new little sibling that, though smaller in motor and battery, will nevertheless leave riders of all levels in dumbfounded awe.

It is almost implausible for a scooter of this power and build quality to be available at this price. Yet here we are – and I haven’t even acknowledged the imperious ride quality. Armed with industry-leading KKE hydraulic suspension – that was inspired by the motocross industry – the Burn-e 2 has the best suspension setup that I have ever tested. It even beats far more expensive models like the Dualtron X2 which costs a whopping $6,490.

Josh on the NAMI Burn-e 2

What’s more, with an incredibly easy-to-use adjustable rebound setting, you can dial in the exact amount of damping you need. Whether you need the suspension to be stiff for burning rubber on the straights, or super soft for tackling challenging off-road terrain, the Burn-e 2 is a true terrain agnostic scooter. As a result of its sublime ride quality, it’s no surprise that I gave it 10 out of 10 on our suspension scale. You simply cannot improve on the buttery-smooth ride that this scooter delivers.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Adjustment

Why We Recommend It:

Producing top speeds of 45 mph and acceleration from 0-15 mph in a rocket-fuelled 1.8 seconds, the NAMI Burn-E 2 packs enough punch to down a brick wall. Its dual Sine Wave controllers pull power from the dual 1000W motors with exceptional control, making the throttle response silky smooth. This is a far cry from other models in its price class that feature Square Wave controllers that pull power erratically and lead to throttle jerk.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Thumb Throttle

With all the power on offer, it's no wonder that the Burn-e 2 makes a mockery of steep hills and has the torque necessary to eat up dirt tracks and forest trails for breakfast.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame

When I test and review scooters, one of the key things I focus on is mileage and how the scooter feels to ride for long distances. Well, with a huge 72V 32Ah battery and a 90-mile maximum range (or 50 miles if you ride in dual motor mode), it certainly ticks the mileage box. But how does it ride? Alongside the optional steering damper, tall carbon-fiber stem, and wide handlebars, the Burn-e 2 facilitates outstanding control.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Steering Damper

What’s more, I had my Burn-e 2 fitted with PMT tires and the difference in handling between these and standard Nylon tires was night and day. They have outstandingly good grip, to the point where wheel spin is controlled and the tires feel glued to the ground propelling you forward in a controlled motion. Similarly, general riding was vastly improved and the rounded front-on profile of tires made the scooter more nimble and effective at taking sharp turns at speed – something that models with standard Nylon tires can’t do.

NAMI Burn-e 2 PMT Tire

Just as the formidable suspension setup can be tailored to your preferences, so can the riding modes. NAMI is one of few electric scooter brands that gives you the ability to create customized riding profiles. You can adjust top-level settings like the top speed and acceleration strength, while also digging deeper into performance settings by controlling how much power you want to flow to each individual motor – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As a result of the NAMI’s customization credentials, you feel at one with the scooter.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Cockpit

Of course, with a scooter that you feel at one with, it can be easy to get carried away and rip the top speeds. With this in mind, safety and security become even more important. The good news is that the Burn-E 2 improves on its predecessor's already impressive braking performance. Thanks to the new Logan 2-piston hydraulics, it comes to a mind-boggling stop in just 1.8 meters from 15 mph. When I first saw the results from my tests I couldn’t quite believe it, so I tested again, and again, and again – and the results all averaged an insanely good 1.8 meters.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

Adding to the NAMI’s wealth of benefits, the deck has enough space to cater to all sizes with grip strips ensuring that you retain stability even when riding over bumpy terrain. Combined with the ability to add preload to both springs, the NAMI is well-suited to heavier riders. (Here, you can compact the springs so that they become tighter meaning that more downward pressure – or weight – is needed for the springs to compress).

NAMI Burn-e 2 Kickplate

As to be expected, the benefits don’t stop there. There’s a useful USB port to charge your devices on the go, an extremely bright 2000W Lumen headlight, responsive brake lights, and turn signals that wrap around the back and sides of the deck. There’s even a super loud motorcycle-grade horn.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Turn Signals

To wrap up, the NAMI Burn-e 2 not only delivers across every plane that you would expect from a scooter of its price, but its exceptional suspension system makes the setups of its competitors look archaic. No other suspension system comes close to its level of shock absorption or adjustability.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Tire and Suspension

By Performance

Our Top Picks by Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39945 MPH
Mantis King GT$2,49543 MPH
Apollo Phantom$1,99938 MPH
Apollo Ghost$1,69937 MPH
Horizon$79925 MPH
Apollo Air$99921 MPH

 

Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,3991.8 s
Mantis King GT$2,4951.9 s
Apollo Ghost$1,6992.5 s
Apollo Phantom$1,9992.5 s
Horizon$7995.2 s
Apollo Air$9995.7 s

 

Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39990 miles
Mantis King GT$2,49556 miles
Apollo Phantom$1,99940 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,69939 miles
Apollo Air$99931 miles
Horizon$79923 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39950 miles
Mantis King GT$2,49538 miles
Apollo Phantom$1,99925 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,69925 miles
Apollo Air$99923 miles
Horizon$79916 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Braking Performance

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,3991.8 meters
Mantis King GT$2,4952.1 meters
Apollo Phantom$1,9993.4 meters
Apollo Ghost$1,6993.4 meters
Apollo Air$9993.4 meters
Horizon$7995.0 meters

By Type

Heavy Adults:

Fastest:

Further Information:

Fast Electric Scooters

Longest Range:

Off-Roading:

Biggest Wheels:

Most Portable:

  • Budget: Horizon 10.4 – 42 lbs, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars
  • Mid-Range: Apollo Ghost – 64 lbs and foldable handlebars
  • Premium: Mantis King GT – 74 lbs and a simple folding mechanism

Commuting:

Further Information:

Commuting Electric Scooters

Hill Climbing:

Waterproof:

FAQs

What Is The Best Electric Scooter With Suspension?

The best electric scooters with suspension, ordered by price, are:

Do Electric Scooters Have Suspension?

Many do – but, as this guide shows, you’ll have to spend a minimum of $799. Most budget scooters rely solely on air-filled tires to absorb shocks from the road; it’s only when you start exploring the worlds of commuter scooters or entry-level performance scooters that suspension systems become par for the course.

How Important is Suspension on an Electric Scooter?

Suspension on an electric scooter smooths out your ride and prevents you from feeling every bump and vibration produced by the road. The rougher the surface, the more important suspension is.

For example, if you only ever ride your scooter on well-maintained roads, then suspension isn’t crucial. However, if you want to take it off-road, it becomes essential.

How Do You Adjust the Suspension on an Electric Scooter?

Most electric scooter suspension systems can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the springs with the appropriate tools, such as a C-spanner.

However, some models, like the Mantis King GT and the NAMI Burn-e 2, have adjustable dials that can be twisted between your fingers.

Can Electric Scooters Handle Bumps?

Electric scooters with solid tires and no suspension do not handle bumps well – every jolt will move through your body.

Those with large pneumatic tires, however, can absorb the shocks of most small bumps and obstacles.

Higher-performing scooters with large tires and suspension systems can entirely engulf bumps and vibrations, delivering a smooth riding experience.

It’s a case of you get what you pay for.

Josh Frisby

Josh Frisby

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

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