SPLACH Titan Review
SPLACH is back – and we couldn’t be happier about it.
Following on from its widely popular Twin and Turbo models, the visionary upstart of the scooter world is at it again with the new Titan, a bona fide howitzer that lives up to its name by delivering a level of performance usually reserved for scooters approaching double its price tag.
Featuring plush suspension, powerful dual 1000W motors, and a wealth of well-designed features – including a super easy folding mechanism, impressive lighting rig, and a big battery – the SPLACH Titan is a value-busting thunderbolt that has left other performance scooters scrabbling for a response.
There’s a select group of scooters that have the IT Factor, and the Titan is one of them. Throughout our rigorous hands-on tests, we’ve been extremely impressed with its performance. As a result, we firmly put our seal of approval on this scooter and recommend it highly to anyone wanting a fantastic all-terrain model at an exceptionally low price.
SPLACH Titan Review: Costs Only $1,199 But Performs Like a $2,000 Scooter
Who is it Best For?
Will the SPLACH Titan Be a Good Fit For You?
Whether you’re shorter, taller, smaller, or bigger, the Titan is one of the most inclusive scooters on the market. Take for instance its exceptionally tall and wide handlebars that not only measure 52 inches in height but stretch 42 inches from the deck to the handlebars. With their tall dimensions, they’re perfectly suited for riders up to 6ft 5. Similarly, stretching 27-inch in width they afford excellent control over the steering column for all riders.
Add in its juicy 9-inch hybrid tires and outstanding front and rear suspension, and this scooter distinguishes itself as an all-terrain titan: Roads? Potholed streets? Gravel paths? Dirt tracks? Forested areas? We tested the Titan on them all, and it handled them with ease.
To put its performance into perspective, the Titan’s closest competitor is arguably the formidable Mantis King GT – a scooter that’s more than double its price. As a result, the Titan is the perfect scooter if you want to keep your budget low but still want to experience thrilling rides across varying terrain.
Pros and Cons
- Outstanding value for money
- Chart-topping performance in its price class and beyond
- Supremely smooth suspension
- Handles all types of terrain
- Fat terrain agnostic tires
- Powerful motors and fast acceleration
- One of the best lighting packages in the industry
- Excellent for long-range rides
- Superb folding mechanism
- Sharp and responsive brakes
- Secret hiding spot for an Apple Air Tag
- IP54 water-resistance rating
- Deck is a little short
- Front-on profile of the tires is square and prevents aggressive carving/cornering
- Higher load capacity would make it more accessible to heavy riders
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
SPLACH is a relatively new brand, and they understand that to compete against established names like Apollo and Kaabo, they need to build scooters that can deliver just as good performance but offer them at a lower cost.
As demonstrated by the market’s cheapest dual motor model, the Twin, SPLACH is a brand built on delivering value for money. To keep its prices low and make its models more accessible, SPLACH minimizes the profit it makes. Hence, in this case, you get a $2,000+ scooter for $1,199.
You get the benefit of paying less, and SPLACH can grow its market share in the electric scooter space. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
As we’ll soon cover in more detail, when it comes to speed, range, and braking, as well as ride and build quality, the SPLACH Titan encapsulates the phrase ‘punching above its weight’. If the price-to-performance metric is critical in your decision-making (and let’s be honest, you’re human, so of course it is) then the Titan will pole-vault to the top of your list.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
Why is it Better Than the SPLACH Titan?
Why is it Worse Than the SPLACH Titan?
Mantis King GT
Why is it Better Than the SPLACH Titan?
Why is it Worse Than the SPLACH Titan?
The first thing to remark upon when it comes to the handlebars is their width. At 27 inches, they’re among the widest we’ve tested; this translates into great steering control and a strong sense of balance when you’re pushing this little rocket to its maximum on rough terrain.
Standing at 52 inches, they’re tall – which is excellent news for six-foot-pushers. But this height doesn’t come at the cost of stability. No siree; the stem is completely wobble-free, so you can hit top speed with all the confidence of a cheetah blazing across the Serengeti.
Along the handlebars, you’ll find grips that are exquisitely ergonomic thanks to their flared-out ends and pliable rubber construction. On the right, you have the display and finger throttle from which you can access 12 different riding modes, and completing the cockpit are two button consoles on either side that let you turn the lights on/off, honk the horn, switch between single/dual motors, and choose either eco or turbo mode.
With its minimalist design, everything has a purpose, making the handlebars clean, tidy, and easy to use.
Made from aviation-grade aluminum, the frame is lightweight (for a performance scooter), yet tough – and who’s ever complained about a cool matte black finish?
Flecks of metallic grey add to the futuristic visage, and with its angles and industrial trimmings in tow, the Titan wouldn’t look out of place in a cyberpunk movie.
Add in its stem and deck-integrated LED strips, and you have a frame that’s reminiscent of a much more expensive Dualtron model. It gets a firm thumbs up from us.
Now, this is probably the one aspect of the Titan’s design that we’re a little nonplussed by.
Measuring just 19.5 inches long, the deck is fairly short. This is further impacted by the positioning of the dual charging ports, which shave an extra 1.5 inches off its length. So, be warned if you have big feet – the tight space may take a little getting used to.
That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom. We were thrilled to see that the deck has considerable ground clearance. This allows the swingarms to pivot for deeper traveling suspension. Ultimately, this bolsters ride quality and the 6.2 inches of clearance ensure that you can roll over rugged terrain and avoid bumps and scrapes when dismounting curbs.
And let’s not forget that the Titan also comes with a reinforced kickplate to extend the length of space available for your feet to 24 inches (or 22.5 inches when accounting for the charging ports).
Once you’ve found a comfortable stance, the grippy rubber overlaying the deck keeps you securely in place.
The wheels fascinate us.
Why? Well, they sport a profile and tread that we’ve never seen before on 9-inch tires. Not only are they extra thick, measuring 3 inches in the width, but the tread is knobby and the front-on profile is a middle ground between rounded and square.
They are great for maintaining traction on loose terrain, though taking corners at speed can feel a little risky as they roll onto their edges. The biggest benefit of all, though, is that they contribute immensely to the Titan’s ability to deliver a cushioned, comfortable ride.
It’s also worth noting that you can buy the Titan with either 9 or 10-inch tires. The performance and specs of each scooter are the same, it’s just the tires that are different.
While we tested the 9-inch model, SPLACH sent us some images of the 10-inch version and it’s equipped with the same tires used by the Mantis King GT and Wolf Warrior X GT. We tested both GT scooters and found that their tire profile was superior to the one sported by the 9-inch model. This is because they sport a more textured knobby tread pattern that provides more grip and have a rounded front-on profile that’s much better at maintaining traction while cornering.
Whichever model you choose you’ll be impressed with its performance, but if you can afford to fork out an extra $100 for the 10-inch model ($1,299 in total), then you’ll have a scooter that is as easy to control on the straights as it is in the corners.
Build Quality & Durability
SPLACH hasn’t carved its reputation on rickety scooters that disintegrate after several spins. No. It may make affordable models – but they’re as durable as rhinos.
Streamlined and built with admirable attention to detail, the Titan feels sturdy. Its reinforced stem and aluminum frame could probably survive the apocalypse, while the lights, tires, and suspension exude premium qualities. This is an all-rounder designed to go the distance.
Even the cable management is excellent, with all the wires packed together and threaded through the frame to minimize overhang.
To put the quality of its build into perspective, it matches scooters that are far more expensive, like the Apollo Ghost ($1,699) and Mantis V2 (41,899). And, from a durability standpoint, it even rivals models like the Mantis King GT ($2,495) and Wolf Warrior X GT ($2,295).
Weight & Load
Weighing in at 64 lbs, it sits at the lighter end of the scale for performance scooters. Sure, lugging it up flights of stairs won’t exactly be fun, but it’s no hulking beast, either.
A 220 lbs load-bearing capacity does put it at a disadvantage compared to similarly-powerful models that can carry loads of between 265 and 300 lbs – but this is still enough for most riders.
Folding & Portability
Take a bow, SPLACH, because the Titan’s folding mechanism is poetry in motion.
By simply undoing a secure latch located at the base of the stem, you can have it folded down in mere seconds. And what’s more, there’s a hook on the back of the handlebars that loops into the kickplate and allows you to lock the folded stem down.
And don’t be fooled by its name: this is a titan that will fit snugly into your trunk or under your desk. When it comes to portability, this performance scooter knows exactly what it’s doing.
Is the SPLACH Titan Comfortable to Ride?
Quite simply, the Titan is an absolute dream to ride.
Sporting well-calibrated front and rear suspension, what we love about riding this scooter is that there’s no bottoming out, even when the springs are compressed down to their maximum level. The stars of the show here are the rubber bushings that deliver an incredibly smooth ride regardless of the terrain.
We even put it on par with the luxurious INOKIM OxO – a scooter that costs $2,599 and has a resoundingly smooth rubber-torsion suspension system.
Furnishing the fantastic ride quality are the ultra-wide handlebars, elevated ground clearance, and rock-solid, wobble-free stem that performs no matter the terrain. Together with the ergonomic controls and plush tires, the Titan guarantees a balanced and polished experience that feels akin to gliding.
Performance & Safety
Armed with dual 52V 1000W motors that can produce a peak power output of 2600W, the Titan can hit a fizzing top speed of 37 mph.
Speed vs Price Comparison
13 other models within a range of $500 can be compared to the SPLACH Titan – and not one comes remotely close to it.
Its closest competitor, the VSETT 9+, is 4 mph slower and $200 more expensive. Not even Varla can match it; the Pegasus – ranked third – shares the same price, but is a whole 9 mph slower.
The Titan also wipes the floor with all of these models where acceleration is concerned. Fair to say, then, that the SPLACH Titan is in a league of its own when measuring speed against price.
It’s not until we expand the price range to scooters that cost upwards of $1,800 that its top speed begins to be rivaled.
This is yet another area where the Titan excels. First, let’s remind ourselves of its price tag: $1,199.
Now, let’s look at its acceleration rate: 0-15 mph in 2.5 seconds; and 0-25 mph in 4.9 seconds. It’s savagely fast out of the blocks – and accelerates faster once in motion, too.
Surprisingly, it goes toe-to-toe with the Apollo Ghost to 15 mph, before leaving it in the dust when accelerating beyond 25 mph. Sure, the Mantis King GT and the Mantis V2 may be quicker, but they’ll also require a lot more of your savings.
Pound-for-pound, the Titan truly lives up to its name.
|Scooter||0-15 MPH (Seconds)||0-25 MPH (Seconds)|
|Mantis King GT ($2,495)||1.9||4.0|
|Mantis V2 18.2Ah ($1,899)||2.1||4.7|
|SPLACH Titan ($1,199)||2.5||4.9|
|Apollo Ghost ($1,699)||2.5||5.3|
The 52V 20.8Ah battery delivers a maximum range of 44 miles.
When riding the scooter across varying terrain in its fastest settings, we got a real-world range of 29 miles. This is impressive considering that the somewhat equally powered Apollo Ghost ($1,699) achieved just 25 miles under the same conditions.
Mileage vs Price Comparison
Measured up against 13 similarly-priced scooters that sit within a $500 range of its price tag, the Titan once again lays all before it to waste.
Its closest rival, the VSETT 8 (19.2Ah), may cost the same, but its maximum range is 6 miles less due to its smaller battery. It also has a single 48V 600W motor, which is dwarfed by the Titan’s dual 52V 1000W pairing.
In truth, no scooter comes close to matching it.
Armed with its powerful motors, large battery, and just enough torque to obliterate the hind legs of a donkey, the SPLACH Titan is a greedy hill-eater.
Steep inclines are well within its grasp, making it ideal if you plan on riding through undulating environments.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the SPLACH Titan is a silky smooth ride.
With its front and rear springs, rubber bushings, and juicy tires working together, we rate it 8.5 out of 10 on the shock absorption scale – meaning bumps and vibrations are reduced to mere footnotes.
Regardless of the surface, your bones, muscles, and joints will be given an easy ride on this magic carpet.
Remarkably, its shock absorption capabilities are better than the vastly more expensive and revered Wolf Warrior X GT ($2,295). We tested both of these scooters on the same day across varying terrain and the Titan continued to deliver a level of ride comfort that surpassed the Wolf.
Coming equipped with front and rear discs, as well as an electronic braking system, you can expect to stop in 2.4 meters from 15 mph.
This performance is really impressive considering we’re talking about standard disc brakes. Most other scooters that can hit similar top speeds to the Titan have semi or full hydraulics, yet achieve the same stopping distance.
The one thing to note, however, is that the electronic brake is very strong and can take a little getting used to. Out of the box, the strength of the brake is set to strong, but you can lower it to the weak setting or turn it off altogether via the display.
Thanks to dual charging ports, the 20.8Ah battery can be fully re-juiced in as little as 5 hours.
Full Lighting Rig With Customizable LEDs
A real highlight of this scooter is its Dualtron-inspired lighting rig – it's one of the best and most vibrant in the industry.
The headlight could illuminate a cave, so you’ll have no trouble whatsoever seeing the path ahead of you on dark evenings, while the rear lights are radiant and responsive. Safety is guaranteed.
One area of its design that elevates the lighting rig into electric scooter stardom, though, is the stem and deck-integrated LED strips.
Via a mobile app, you can change the color, pattern, and brightness of the lights with a swipe of your finger. And, in a first for customizable LEDs, you can make them match the rhythm of music or your voice.
Secret Hiding Spot for Apple Air Tag
If you do fall victim to theft, or simply forget where you left your scooter (it could happen) then SPLACH has been kind enough to supply a secret hiding spot for an Apple Air Tag.
Located underneath the headlight is a small round fixture that can be unscrewed. Thankfully, the reflective cap makes it look like it's part of the headlight and so it goes unnoticed. This lends itself to an unassuming secret hiding spot.
NFC Card Reader to Unlock the Scooter
Because we received one of the first units of the Titan, ours came without an NFC card reader. However, it can be purchased as an optional accessory.
Branded as SPLACH’s airlock keyless system, it allows you to lock and unlock the Titan with NFC key cards – the same technology used on key fobs to get into apartment blocks.
Each unit has a custom-coded card and reader, meaning only you can gain access to the scooter. You can even get a digital copy of the NFC key card on your phone, making it more convenient than having to add another trinket to your key ring.
No scooter worth its weight in gold is complete without a horn – and the Titan is worth its weight.
By pressing the horn button, you can alert pedestrians and cyclists to your presence. It’s not loud enough to be heard by traffic, though.
IP54 Water-Resistance Rating
Equipped with an IP54 water-resistance rating, the Titan is protected against both water and dust ingress, further bolstering its all-terrain riding credentials.
Specification: SPLACH Titan Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
SPLACH offers a standard warranty that’s split into different time frames for varying components, including:
|6 Months||Motors and Controllers|
|3 Months||Throttle, Display, NFC Card Reader, Charger|
As to be expected, the warranty doesn't cover damage caused by accidents, abuse, storage, or handling.
If you do happen to have a quality issue, SPLACH will send the replacement part for repair along with a guide to safely replace it.
As for customer care, we sat down with Dennis, the CEO of SPLACH, to discuss their new scooters and find out more about the company. We were impressed with Dennis’ dedication to bringing affordable scooters to the market so everyone – even those on a budget – can enjoy them. We’ve always received fast responses from the SPLACH team when emailing them, too.
Specification: SPLACH Titan Review