Dualtron Eagle Pro Review
I’ve reviewed quite a few Dualtron scooters and I’ve been relatively impressed with them all, so I had high hopes for the performance model, the Eagle Pro. There’s no denying that the Eagle Pro looks the part, with an all-black frame draped in white Dualtron branding and eye-catching stem lights. But, once you look beyond its flashy exterior, its value for money becomes questionable. Sure, its nippy acceleration is a lot of fun and it offers a pleasant ride on smooth tarmac, and the rubber suspension is great for carving, but the creaky, wobbly stem puts a downer on the overall ride quality. While the Eagle Pro was, for a while, a popular performance model, the release of new scooters has left it to fall behind the pack.
Dualtron Eagle Pro Review: Falls Behind the Leading Pack
Who is it Best For?
Will the Dualtron Eagle Pro Be a Good Fit For You?
Even though the Eagle Pro is technically a performance scooter, most scooter enthusiasts will want more than what the Pro offers. After all, if you’re spending big money on a scooter, why settle for one that’s good when you can have one that’s great?
But is it really that simple? If you love the Dualtron brand, there is a lot to like – starting with how it looks. It’s portable for a performance scooter, so it’s a good option if portability is high on your list of priorities. Plus, the rounded profile of the tire edges and nimble frame are ideal for carving and leaning into the ride for a more aggressive riding style.
Overall, though, if you don’t want to spend big money on a scooter that lacks in some key areas, such as braking, suspension, and overall build quality, then the Eagle Pro won’t be for you.
Pros and Cons
- Portable design (for a performance scooter)
- Impressive stem lighting
- Great for carving
- Similarly-priced models outperform it
- Handlebar height is short
- Underwhelming brakes
- Suspension is stiff
- Rudimentary folding mechanism
- Has stem wobble
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
Is the Eagle Pro good value for money? Sadly, no.
The Eagle Pro is one of the only performance scooters I’ve reviewed that doesn’t come close to the expectations I’d set. In my eyes, there are far too many negatives to consider this scooter good value – especially for its price tag.
You only have to look at other models in its class to see that the Pro lags behind their offering. For starters, they all have hydraulic brakes, better suspension, and superior build quality. The Pro isn’t the best to ride, quickest, or capable of traveling the furthest on a single charge, either.
Overall, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Eagle Pro is a pretty average scooter. Despite it having some nice-to-have features and performing decently on the road, it lacks in too many key areas, and because of that, it’s not worth the money in my eyes.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
The handlebars are practical and get the job done.
Sporting the same spring-loaded folding mechanism as the rest of the Dualtron line, the handlebars can be easily folded to sit parallel to the stem to make the folded profile of the scooter less wide. Once the quick-release levers are tightened into place both sides of the handlebars feel secure without any wobble.
The rubber handgrips sport an ergonomic shape and the classic EY3 display serves its dual purpose as both the finger throttle and display.
The Eco/Turbo and motor selection buttons are within reach of your left thumb, but once clicked, they give no indication of which mode you are in, so it's a guessing game. The only point at which you can figure out what mode you’ve selected is while you’re riding.
The Eagle Pro stays true to the color scheme of the vast majority of performance scooters, being finished in black but with the Dualtron logo taking pride of place on the stem and deck. If you like a clean, stealthy look, then it has everything you could want.
Aside from its styling, the curved lines flow into the next to create a sporty aesthetic. However, one area that I’m not too keen on is the cables that overhang from the stem. While the cables are bunched together, it would be better if these didn’t protrude so far out.
Measuring 19.7 by 9.5 inches, it’s easily big enough to accommodate large riders, as well as providing enough foot room to find a stance that feels comfortable and natural. It also has a ground clearance of 5.7 inches which elevates you from the ground so that the scooter doesn’t scrape on any curbs or similar obstacles.
The deck sports the same all-black design as the rest of the scooter, with the Dualtron logo in the middle. In terms of grip, there are three strips of grip tape that run the entire length of the deck. Combined, the deck provides ample traction to keep your feet firmly in place.
At the rear of the deck, there’s a clip that holds the stem in place when the scooter is folded – making it easier to carry.
A disappointing factor is the lack of a kickplate. Without it, the scooter lacks stability when accelerating, hitting top speeds, and riding over rough terrain. It hinders heavy braking slightly, too, as normally you’d shift all your weight to the rear of the scooter, using the kickplate to apply the pressure of your weight over the rear tire to increase its traction. But you can’t do that with the Eagle Pro. The kickstand could also be better. It feels cheap and flimsy and didn’t fill me with the utmost confidence when it was time to stand the scooter up.
Sporting two 10 x 2.5-inch pneumatic tires, the Eagle Pro remains nimble.
As I’ve said in my previous reviews, pneumatics are my go-to tire choice. Not only are they the most comfortable, but they're also the best for traction, and do a good job of soaking up undulations.
However, because the tires are relatively narrow, they don’t influence the scooter’s stopping power as much as if their profile was slightly wider. This wouldn’t be an issue if the Eagle Pro was equipped with excellent brakes, but sadly, it isn’t. But more on that later.
Build Quality & Durability
Dualtron has a long history, dating back to 1999. And in that time, they’ve made a lot of scooters. Popular ones, too. So, when you hear their name, build quality is something you’d associate them with. Sadly, the quality appears to have dipped slightly with the Eagle Pro.
When you compare it to the likes of the Mantis Pro SE, VSETT 10+, and Wolf Warrior X Pro – three of its most fierce rivals – the build quality of the Eagle Pro is left laid to bare. It’s little things that let the Eagle Pro down, the things that you’d expect a scooter of this price tag to get right.
For example, the lack of kickplate, cheap folding mechanism and kickstand, and the wobble stem, all put dents into what could have otherwise been a well-built scooter.
Overall, it has its fair share of pros and cons, and for that, we have to give it an average rating.
Weight & Load
The Dualtron Eagle Pro hits the scales at 66 lbs, making it the lightest of all the scooters I recommended as alternatives. But, looking at weight alone is deceiving, as the second lightest scooter, the Kaboo Mantis Pro SE, has a whole host of significant upgrades on the Eagle Pro, such as full hydraulic brakes, chunkier tires, a better lighting setup, and even a bigger battery.
As you’d expect given its size and stature, the Eagle Pro can support riders up to 265 lbs. This is fairly standard for Dualtron scooters but, if you’re a heavier rider, the Mantis Pro SE is the best option since it has a max load capacity of 330 lbs.
As a rule of thumb, I suggest choosing a scooter that can support 20-40 lbs more than your weight to get the best performance from it.
Folding & Portability
For a performance scooter, the Eagle Pro is as portable as they come. It sports a selection of practical features, such as the folding stem, handlebars, and locking clasp that holds the stem to the deck.
Overall, if you’re looking for a performance scooter that’s relatively practical, the Eagle Pro is a good choice. Having said that, at 66 lbs it’s hardly light, so we wouldn’t recommend carrying it for long distances.
Sadly, though, the effectiveness of its folding mechanism when the scooter is built up is one of its major pitfalls. The Eagle Pro uses a thin, single collar clamp that simply isn’t strong enough to eradicate stem wobble. And, because of this, you will experience stem creak.
By comparison, newer Dualtron scooters use two collar clamps stacked on top of each other to avoid this.
As with most electric scooters, the Eagle Pro comes pretty much ready to go out of the box. There are a few simple steps you’ll need to complete:
- Unfold the scooter.
- Pull down on both tension cuffs and bring both sides of the handlebars up before letting them slot over either side of the T-bar.
- Ensure that the brake levers, display, and scooter controls are all secure.
Is the Dualtron Eagle Pro Comfortable to Ride?
Yes and no.
Unlike the majority of its competitors, it opts for rubber cartridges rather than coiled springs to dampen and absorb shocks, but how these perform is based on the temperature of your surrounding and your weight. The performance of the Eagle Pro is inconsistent. On warm days, the cartridges have more give, but if it’s cool out they feel stiff.
In terms of how it feels on the road, it’s pretty good. However, as soon as you get to the rough stuff, the suspension simply can’t handle it. And so, we would strongly advise against using the Eagle Pro on anything other than smooth roads.
You also need to be aware that if you are taller than 6ft then the shorter than average handlebars can make the ride feel less stable. Plus, the stem – which is prone to wobble – detracts from an otherwise smooth ride.
Nevertheless, one area of ride quality that we prefer over the newer more powerful Dualtron models, is the Eagle Pro’s ability to regulate speed. Instead of being jerky and leaping out in front of you, the Eagle Pro can be tamed and the power controlled.
Performance & Safety
With a maximum peak power output of 3600W, the Eagle Pro comfortably glides up to 40 mph. But, how does this compare to similar scooters? Let’s find out.
Speed vs Price Comparison
Assessing the performance of the 9 comparable models in its price class, the Eagle Pro takes an average ranking where it is significantly outpaced by a duo of VSETT 10+ scooters.
Both VSETT scooters have large 60V 1400W motors that dwarf the Eagle Pro’s motors. As a result, they can hit a top speed of 50 mph. It must be noted, though, that the VSETT models can only hit 50 mph for a maximum of two minutes before the controllers and motors need to cool down. Without the extra injection of pace, the scooters can be ridden at 44-46 mph constantly.
If the VSETT models maybe seem too powerful for you, and you’d rather stay around the 40 mph mark, then I’d highly recommend the Mantis Pro SE. Not only does it deliver better overall value, but it hits top speeds significantly faster than the Eagle Pro.
Speed vs Weight Comparison
When it comes to the Eagle Pro’s closest competitors where weight is concerned, its top speed goes toe-to-toe with the entire line of the Mantis models which all share the crown.
However, if we dig deeper into the specs, it is the entire Mantis Pro lineup that steals the show with their superior acceleration rates. If you are confused as to which to choose between these, I don’t blame you. Based on our experience, we recommend the Mantis Pro SE 24.5Ah. To discover more about the differences between the Pro SE and the original Pro, read our guide here.
In isolation, the Eagle Pro has a relatively quick acceleration rate, but against the backdrop of scooters that we recommend as alternatives, it falls short.
With its larger 60V 1400W motors, no other scooter in the comparison comes close to the VSETT 10+. The VSETT even beats renowned high-performance scooters like the Wolf Warrior 11+ and the Dualtron Thunder 2. Hitting 15 mph in 1.7 seconds, and 25 mph in 3.6, it is, on average, 29% faster than the Eagle Pro.
Similarly, the Mantis Pro SE leaps in front of the Eagle Pro with an acceleration rate that is 17% faster, and while the Wolf Warrior X Pro beats it to 15 mph, the Eagle Pro closes the gap to 25 mph.
|Scooter||0-15 MPH (Seconds)||0-25 MPH (Seconds)|
|VSETT 10+ 25.6Ah ($2,390)||1.7||3.6|
|Mantis Pro SE 24.5Ah ($2,299)||2.0||4.1|
|Wolf Warrior X Pro ($2,395)||2.2||4.7|
|Dualtron Eagle Pro ($2,290)||2.7||4.5|
Equipped with a large 60V 22.4Ah LG battery, the Eagle Pro delivers the goods when it comes to maximum range, clocking in an impressive 50 miles. Under real-world conditions (i.e. riding at full pelt), you can expect 30 miles.
Mileage vs Price Comparison
While the Eagle Pro has a respectable range, it is outperformed by similarly-priced scooters.
The VSETT 10+ (25.6A) delivers a total of 66 miles thanks to its larger battery that can store 14% more energy in it (1536Wh vs 1344Wh). Additionally, the cheaper Wolf Warrior X Pro and its large 60V 28Ah battery outpaces the Eagle Pro by 10 miles.
Ultimately, mileage is an important factor but without ride quality it means nothing. Considering that both the VSETT and Wolf models deliver a more enjoyable riding experience than the Eagle Pro, they are our top picks.
Mileage vs Weight Comparison
Beaten only by the INOKIM Ox Super, the Eagle Pro secure a silver medal.
While the INOKIM and Dualtron both share long maximum ranges, they differ considerably elsewhere. The rubber suspension and single-sided swingarms of the INOKIM deliver sublime levels of rider comfort that the Eagle Pro can’t compete with. However, the Ox Super – despite its hero-like name – is not a performance scooter since it only has a single 800W motor and a top speed that is significantly slower than the Eagle Pro.
For riders who want the best of all three worlds – mileage, comfort, and speed – the Mantis Pro SE (24.5Ah) is the best option.
The Eagle Pro is capable of climbing hills with a max incline of 25-degrees. With its 3600W peak power output, it is more than capable of climbing the majority of urban inclines.
If you live in a city where hills are steep and unavoidable, you may want to opt for the VSETT 10+ or Wolf Warrior X Pro with their 35-degree hill-climbing capabilities.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
The Eagle Pro sports a unique suspension setup. Rather than springs, it uses rubber cartridges. As we’ve already mentioned, while they do a fairly good job of absorbing impacts on the road, they aren’t suitable for off-road environments.
Compared to other scooters with similar suspension – like the INOKIM Ox and OXO – the Eagle Pro feels stiff. Although you can swap the cartridges out for 4 other types (from soft to stiff), the process of doing so is irritating since you expect the scooter to come stock with an efficient suspension system.
Of all the scooters in its price range, the Eagle Pro is the only one not fitted with hydraulic brakes. Instead, it sports dual cable-activated discs and a regenerative braking system.
The regenerative system takes a while to kick in and comes on sharply, regardless of which brake strength option you choose from the P-settings.
In terms of braking distance, the Eagle Pro stops in 3.6 meters from 15 mph. As standard, we consider a stopping distance of 3.4 meters to be good, while anything closer to 3.0 is very good.
The Eagle Pro also has ABS, otherwise known as an anti-locking braking system, which is designed to help you come to a safer stop. When in use, the ABS sends a shuddering feeling through the scooter as it vibrates. You can turn the ABS off using the EY3 display.
Overall, its braking performance is fairly good but not great. If you want to stay extra safe, take a look at the alternative scooters that we recommend – all have superior brakes capable of bringing you to a stop in just 3.0 meters.
The Eagle Pro takes around 12 hours to charge using a standard charger. With two chargers you’re looking at around 6 hours, and with a fast one, it’ll take just 3 hours.
Button LEDS & Colour Changing Lights
The Eagle Pro has a unique feature in that the branding on the stem lights up in the color that you choose. The remote control that comes with it has 20 color options and buttons for changing the brightness, intensity, and effects (flash, fade, or jump).
Operating the lights is easy, though you do have to point the remote at the sensor in the neck of the scooter to get it to work.
The Eagle Pro also has front and rear button lights that do a good job of alerting other road users of your presence. Sadly, there isn’t a headlight, and the button LEDs aren’t powerful enough to light the road ahead, so if you’re riding at night, you’ll need more lighting for better visibility.
Specification: Dualtron Eagle Pro Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
When you purchase through Voro Motors, you’ll get the peace of mind that the Eagle Pro comes with a one-year standard warranty policy. You can get an extra year of coverage for free if you use the code FreeExtend.
As always, there’s small print that you need to know about so here are the major points:
Any unapproved modifications to your scooter or environmental damage (such as water, smoke, soot, salt, and sea breeze) is not covered. Similarly, flat tires, wear and tear, natural corrosion, and damage incurred by the application of “improper cleaners, solvents, or chemicals” or by incorrect repair or misdiagnosis of issues is not covered. Negligence or abuse of the scooter or damage caused by accidents or collisions will also void the warranty.
You must also have traveled less than 10,000 miles to still be eligible, and you can only claim on the warranty for each part once.
Not only can you reach the Voro Motors team by phone and email, but you can also get in touch with them via the live chat on their website.
One area that Voro Motors performs exceptionally well in, is quality control. Each scooter they send out is individually checked and has to pass several checks to ensure complete customer satisfaction. The company also stocks all Dualtron parts and accessories, making it simple to keep your scooter in good shape.
Specification: Dualtron Eagle Pro Review