- 23% Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
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EMOVE RoadRunner Pro review

$2,395.00

8.5/10 (Expert Score)

DATE

July 21, 2023

Price When Reviewed: $2895.00

Want a motorbike but can’t afford one? EMOVE has heard your prayers – because the all-new RoadRunner Pro is as close to one as an electric scooter will ever get. Exhilaration is guaranteed.

 

Featuring dual 60V 2000W motors that produce a scintillating top speed of 50 mph, a 30Ah LG removable battery that promises a maximum range of 50 miles, and a memory foam seat that’s fit for a king, the Pro takes the best of the original RoadRunner and the blueprint of the brutal RoadRunner Tronic to fuse whiplashing performance with supreme comfort. The result is dazzling.

 

In fact, it may be more appropriate to compare it to the Surrons of the electric bike world than to other seated scooters. It’s simply in another orbit.

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The good and the bad

Who we recommend it for

Is it worth its price tag?

Look, feel, and functionality

Results from our tests

Other scooters to consider

The Good and The Bad

Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • Most powerful seated electric scooter
  • Motorcycle-grade ride quality
  • Addictive to cruise and corner on
  • Twist-grip throttle ensures comfortable use
  • Supremely comfortable seat
  • Premium LG battery cells are long-lasting
  • Removable battery enables a limitless range and easier charging
  • Great value for money
  • Feature-rich color display
  • Ultra-wide handlebars adjust high, low, towards, and away from you
  • Exceptionally bright headlight
  • Huge 14-inch tubeless tires offer stability and shock absorption
  • Supports heavy riders
  • Strong hydraulic brakes
  • Plush suspension system


CONS:

  • No water-resistance rating
  • The chassis that houses the battery could be better designed
  • It’s difficult to see which riding mode you’re in
  • You need to be mindful of how heavy you are on the throttle to prevent excessive wheel spin

Is It Right For You?

Who It's Best For

The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro is a scooter for experienced riders. Unlike some other seated models that have been built for relaxing rides around the neighborhood, it’s a seriously powerful pair of wheels that’ll leave your mouth as dry as the Sahara and your eyes even drier.

Josh on the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

It’s fundamentally one step shy of being a motorbike. Exceptionally fast and maneuverable, it’ll reduce those with an adventurous spirit to drooling groupies.

The super large seat guarantees comfort from mile to mile, while its supremely wide handlebars and expertly-crafted body are optimally designed for stability, no matter if you're burning rubber or aggressively carving. This is a ride fine-tuned for enjoyment.

And with its 330 lbs load capacity and adjustable handlebars, it’s perfect for riders of all sizes.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Being Ridden

Is It Worth Its Price Tag?

Value For Money

Voro Motors, the brand behind the EMOVE series of scooters, states that the RoadRunner Pro is easily a $4,000 scooter, but with their ability to develop and produce electric scooters in-house, they can offer it at an “insane price” of $2,895. I’d have to agree.

The scooters that I’ve reviewed with similar power credentials cost, on average, $3,850 (based on 7 scooters). Under this lens, the Pro offers exceptional value for money.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Menacing Frame

To drive this point home, we can compare it to the Surron X. This powerful electric bike has a top speed of 46 mph, a maximum range of 60 miles, and it costs $4,400.

So, not only does the Pro offer more than comparable scooters in its performance class, but it’s also a formidable contender against electric bikes.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Accelerating

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Look, Feel & Functionality

Design & Features

Cockpit

The last thing you want with a scooter that wields such seismic force is a cockpit that demands your concentration and handlebars that resemble matchsticks. Thankfully, this model has both bases somewhat covered.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Wide Handlebars

Measuring 31 inches, they’re among the widest that I’ve tested, which is a good job considering the power unleashed by its dual motors. Stability and control are ensured as a result. What’s more, their height can be adjusted through a series of spacers, whilst they can also be moved towards or away from you. I used all but one of the spacers and the ground-to-handlebar height measured 40 inches.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Huge Frame

The controls that are spread across the cockpit promise good handling, too. I’m particularly fond of the multi-switch for your lights, turn signals, and horn, which, along with the button console for the display, are all within easy reach of your thumbs.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Multi-Switch

The display itself is large, clean, and for the most part, easy to read. It looks akin to a miniature version of the screen you’d find in a Tesla. My only grumble is that despite being packed with loads of information – including your battery status, speed, motor temperatures, and power outputs – it’s extremely hard to see which riding mode you’re in.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Display

On the screen, there’s a block that displays all five modes; however, when cycling through them, it’s only the numbers that light up red. It’s almost impossible to see unless you get to within 4 or so inches of the screen. It would be far better if the numbers were illuminated by a more visible color.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Hard to See Display

Elsewhere, the twist throttle is a welcome addition. It’s great to have a change from the thumb and finger variants that are customary for electric scooters. Though, a word of warning: be careful not to twist the throttle when grabbing the scooter in a stationary position or you’ll get dragged off like a piece of string trailing a helium balloon.

This isn’t helped by the fact when you’re caught unaware, it causes you to hold on and pull back on the throttle more, intensifying the experience. Chris, our videographer, had his camera in one hand, while the other was latched onto the throttle. He went around in circles as the scooter kept accelerating to the point that he nearly pulled the throttle off the handlebars. But hey, who said reviewing scooters isn’t fun?

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Twist Throttle

Frame

To state the obvious, the frame is more bike than scooter. It wouldn’t go far a miss in a lineup of Super73 e-bikes.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Frame

What makes the Pro a scooter instead of a bike, however, is the fact that it sports footpegs instead of pedals. These pegs serve as trusty sidekicks for leaning into turns and carving at speed. But, I’d advise against putting too much weight on them because they loosen over time. Platforms for standing, they are not.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Foot Peg

Possibly the most noticeable thing about the Pro’s frame, though, is its size. Compared to its predecessor, it’s 24% (+6 inches) wider, 14% (+6.7 inches) longer, and 14% (+5.3 inches) taller.

Altogether, this equates to a scooter that has a far more imposing stature. Combined with its angular welded chassis, it benefits from a tough, sturdy frame.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Kickstand

Removable Battery

The monumental 60V 30Ah LG 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

However, the chassis that houses the battery could have been better designed.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Battery Housing

Firstly, you need to be mindful when removing it. After you’ve unlocked the battery, you need to remember to take the keys out, or they’ll get caught against the rear spring. If you’re not careful, you could bend the key and damage the lock.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Keys Hitting Rear Springs

Secondly, it’s a little tricky to get the battery back into the housing. There’s a sliding plate that guides it into place, but you need to make sure that the bottom of the battery is lined up with it correctly.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Removable Battery on Sliding Plate

And thirdly, the sheet of metal that sits over the battery often pops out of its locked position, meaning it bounces up and down while you ride. Luckily, the battery remains secure thanks to its grip on the sliding plate.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Loose Metal Flap Over Battery

Seat

The original RoadRunner had a seat that could best be described as firm. This became an issue on longer rides, which would leave your glutes aching for days afterward. No such concerns here.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Plush Seat

Responding to the feedback from riders of the original, the Pro’s seat is now larger and thicker (20.5 L x 7.9 W x 3.5 D inches). Its memory foam interior provides a more cushioned place for your bum to rest, while its outer fabric has been upgraded to be wear and heat-resistant.

All of this translates into a ride that’s more pleasant from start to finish.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Thick Seat

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Tires

What’s not to love about the monstrous 14-inch tires? This scooter is called the RoadRunner for a reason, and the tires are a large part of its prowess.

Their sheer size affords outstanding balance, handling, and maneuverability, while their tubeless design and split-rims make tire swaps easy.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Beefy Tire

When testing electric scooters, I like to see how aggressively I can lean into corners without the tires slipping out from underneath me, and I’m pleased to report that the profile of those on the Pro made me feel secure and in control at all times.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Huge Rear Tire

This is further aided by the fact that your feet rest on the footpegs on either side of the chassis. This makes you feel planted in the seat and gives you the confidence to use your body weight to lean into corners.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Footpeg

Portability

Now, I’ll be real with you: the RoadRunner Pro isn’t portable.

It weighs a whopping 114 lbs, doesn’t have a folding mechanism, and carrying it is a two-man job.

Load

Its solid frame grants it a load capacity of 330 lbs, while the juicy tires and plush suspension combine with the squidgy seat to ensure comfort whatever your weight.

Based on my hands-on tests, this is one scooter that’ll perform better with a heavier load. Lighter riders may find that the Pro has too much wheel spin, while those that are heavier on the scale will apply more downward force, thereby increasing traction and reducing wheel spin for a more controlled ride.

Josh Sat On the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Lights

The lighting rig is quite literally dazzling.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Dome Headlight

Fronting this formidable cast is a ginormous, insanely bright headlight, which generates the same power as the legendary orbs of light found on the Wolf range – we’re talking 2000 lumens, folks.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Headlight Beam at Night

Backing the headlight up is a bright taillight that flashes when you brake. There are also turn signals that snake across the taillight in the direction that you’re turning.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Taillight

For even greater visibility, it would be better if the turn signals could snake from the middle of the taillight, leaving the opposite side blank.

Build Quality

Voro Motors and its band of EMOVE scooters are known for their commitment to consummate build quality, and the RoadRunner Pro is a testament to this.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Rear Motor

From the dual-fork suspension, split-rims, and blindingly bright headlight, to the upgraded seat, humongous wheels, and tough-as-nails frame: everything about the Pro oozes durability.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Tire

The only major bugbear is its lack of a water resistance rating. While it won’t show any ill effects from being caught in light sprinkles of rain, I’d advise against riding it in heavier downpours.

Results From Our Tests

Performance Report

Performance Report Summary

CategoryResult
Top Speed50 mph
0-15 MPH2.6 s
0-25 MPH4.3 s
Max Range (Riding Slow)50 miles
Max Range (Riding Fast)34 miles
Braking3.0 meters
Max Incline30 degrees
Optimal Incline18 degrees

Top Speed

Brandishing a peak power output of 6000W alongside 45A Sine Wave controllers, the RoadRunner Pro has a ferocious top speed of 50 mph.

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

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Fast

Top Speed vs Price

At $2,895, it can be compared to just 4 other models within a $1,000 price range. This is a mark of its exceptional value for money – very few scooters within its price class can compete.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Wolf King GT
$3,195
62 mph
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,395
50 mph
Wolf Warrior
$2,899
50 mph
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
45 mph
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
42 mph

In fact, the only model that can is the Wolf King GT. While it shares motors with the same nominal wattage (dual 2000W), those on the Wolf operate at 72V making them 20% more powerful. There’s also its 50A Sine Wave controllers that generate 11% more current for even greater torque. Combined, this equates to a searing top speed of 62 mph.

However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the King GT is more expensive than the Pro, and you’ll have to pay an extra $145 for the seat accessory.

Besides, the bike-inspired frame of the Pro promises greater stability at speed.

Josh Sat On and Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Acceleration

Considering its formidable power, you won’t be surprised to learn that it’s fast out of the blocks. Armed with a responsive twist throttle, power is delivered rapidly to the motors to produce an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.6 seconds.

Its power is clear when measured against its predecessor. It reaches 25 mph in roughly the same time (4.3 seconds) it took the original to hit 15 mph (4.1 seconds).

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH0-25 MPH
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,395
2.6 s4.3 s
EMOVE RoadRunner
$1,395
4.1 s9.8 s

But its performance isn’t immaculate. The front wheel spins like crazy. This is because your weight is positioned closer to the rear of the scooter. To control the Pro when accelerating, you need to lean into the handlebars so that the front tire can bite quicker. An improvement here would be to shift more power to the rear motor.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH0-25 MPH
Wolf King GT
$3,195
1.7 s3.0 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 s3.2 s
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
1.9 s2.9 s
Wolf Warrior
$2,899
1.9 s3.9 s
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,395
2.64.3

When compared to the scooters that sit in its price class, it’s beaten by them all. Again, this is down to weight distribution. Since all of these are standing models, my weight was spread across them more evenly, meaning the tires span less, bit earlier, and propelled me forward quicker.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Wheel In Motion

Mileage

Equipped with the highest quality LG cells that money can buy, the 1800Wh battery promises a maximum range of 50 miles. Though, under real-world riding conditions – which include periods of fast acceleration, cruising at speeds of 20 mph, and multiple stops – you’ll get 34 miles.

Josh Riding the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Mileage vs Price

Straight off the bat, this doesn’t look good for the Pro. However, I think its maximum mileage has been lowballed. Take for example the NAMI Klima Max – this scooter has the same 60V 30Ah battery, yet it has a range of 60 miles.

ScooterPriceMax Mileage
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
90 miles
Wolf King GT
$3,195
70 miles
NAMI Klima Max
$2,399
60 miles
Wolf Warrior
$2,899
60 miles
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro
$2,395
50 miles

With this in mind, the Pro remains competitive. And let’s not discount the fact that its battery is detachable, meaning you can feasibly double your range if you have a replacement.

Josh Taking the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro For a Ride

Hill Climbing

What do you get when you meld a giant battery, vicious motors, and highly-efficient controllers? Answer: a certified destroyer of hills.

While it performs optimally on inclines of up to 18 degrees, it has the rated power to eat up slopes of 30 degrees.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Wheel Front On

Shock Absorption

I’ve already covered the huge 14-inch tires that do a superb job in absorbing the shocks and vibrations thrown up by urban environments, but also entering the equation is the suspension system.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Rear Springs

The dual springs at the rear are plush and cushion the ride, while the front hydraulic fork is a little stiffer to prevent wobble at speed. Combined, they offer a comfortable ride over city streets, and despite the Pro’s rugged qualities, it isn’t suited to off-road jaunts.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Front Fork

Braking

Featuring 180 mm rotors and powerful Zoom hydraulic 2-piston calipers, the RoadRunner Pro wields the stopping power to match its speed.

From 15 mph, it came to a complete stop in 3.0 meters. This is what you would expect for its setup.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Hydraulic Disc Brake

Ride Quality

If I was forced to describe the Pro’s ride quality in one word, it would be: addictive.

The supremely comfortable memory foam seat, multifaceted suspension, and juicy tires unite to ensure a plush riding sensation, while the twist-grip throttle, extremely wide handlebars, and side-mounted footpegs make you feel planted and in control.

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro

Combined with the ferocious motors which keep pumping what seems like endless amounts of power, the Pro gives you a thrilling experience that’s akin to riding a motorcycle.

Dramatic Shot of the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro in Motion

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

Josh Testing the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Acceleration

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Post-Purchase Support

Warranty

The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro comes with a standard one-year warranty. Though, if you want longer coverage, you can purchase an extended warranty for 1, 2, or 3 additional years.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Solid Frame

This covers repairs and replacements for the motors, battery, controller, voltmeter, display, and throttle. However; you can only request a spare for any of the above once during the warranty period. Any further replacements will come at a cost to you.

As is normal for most warranties, it doesn’t cover general wear and tear, misuse, cosmetic damage, neglect, alterations, improper assembly, or overexposure to heat and water.

Voro Motors, the retailer of the Pro, has repair facilities located in Los Angeles and New York City. If you don’t live near either then fear not; the company provides online support for any customers who cannot obtain physical help.

Manufacturer Specs

Specification Sheet

Specification: EMOVE RoadRunner Pro review

Brand
Brand

Emove

Type
Terrain

Street

Design
Weight (lbs)

114

Rider Weight (lbs)

330

Tire Size (inches)

14

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Tubeless)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

50

Max Range (miles)

50

Charge Time (hours)

10

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Full-Hydraulic), Electronic

Extra Features
Extra Features

Cruise Control, Lights, Swappable Battery, Dual Motors, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

30

Water Resistance Rating

None

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Specification: EMOVE RoadRunner Pro review

Brand
Brand

Emove

Type
Terrain

Street

Design
Weight (lbs)

114

Rider Weight (lbs)

330

Tire Size (inches)

14

Tire Type

Pneumatic (Tubeless)

Performance
Top Speed (mph)

50

Max Range (miles)

50

Charge Time (hours)

10

Suspension Type

Front & Rear

Brake Type

Disc (Full-Hydraulic), Electronic

Extra Features
Extra Features

Cruise Control, Lights, Swappable Battery, Dual Motors, Turn Signals

Specification
Max Incline (degrees)

30

Water Resistance Rating

None

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