Wolf King GT Review
Introducing the Wolf King – but not as you know it. Though it may look the same, and do everything you love about the original King, the new (and much improved) GT ups the ante in a sensational way. With better range, specs, and features than the original – not to mention more pace and power – the GT is a brutally efficient addition to the congested ultra-performance scooter market. Along with the NAMI Burn-e, it’s one of our favorite scooters – will it be yours, too? Let’s find out.
Wolf King GT Review: Monster Performance At a Reasonable Price
Short on time? Why not check out our summarized review where we list 27 Reasons to Buy or Not to Buy the Wolf King GT.
Who is it Best For?
Will the Wolf King GT Be a Good Fit For You?
Sporting stunning suspension, a 50-degree climbing angle, and a powerful pair of motors, restricting the Wolf King GT to the city alone would be a crime.
This thing’s meant to have the lay of the land, and traverse all types of it – a King, after all, needs a kingdom. The GT’s is everywhere: from ambitious, awe-inspiring off-road terrain to the pothole-pitted pathways of the inner-city. It even has interchangeable off-road tires, which you can sub in for the standard street tires.
Oh, and let us make the usual disclaimer – the Wolf King GT is an ultra-performance scooter. That means it’s not for commuters or newbies to the electric scooter game. Heck, it’s not even for moderately experienced riders. The GT is only for those who know how to handle pure carnage on two wheels – and have the courage to tame it.
Pros and Cons
- Expansive handlebars are taller and wider than those on the original Wolf King
- Puncture-proof 11-inch tubeless tires
- 70-mile range and 62 mph top speed
- Blistering acceleration
- Show-stopping dual 50Ah Sine Wave controllers
- IPX5 water resistance rating
- Upgraded TFT display
- Ergonomic thumb throttle
- Motorcycle-grade suspension
- Tactile button controls
- Turn signals
- Horrible to fold – it gets longer when you collapse it
- Extremely heavy
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
The Wolf King GT is super-quick, colossal in size and weight, and extremely well kitted out. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth the price tag? Also yes. If you’re looking for an ultra-performance scooter that pulls out all the stops and is equally comfortable with off-road environments as it is on, then the GT may be the scooter for you.
Compared to similar scooters, the GT is competitively priced. Take the NAMI Burn-e and Dualtron Thunder 2 for instance. These models retail for between $4,300 and $4,900, yet the King GT is priced significantly less. As a result, the GT makes it into our list of favorite ultra-performance scooters. No matter where you want to ride or how you want to ride, the GT is primed for anything you can throw its way. With bucket-loads of versatility and a feature stack that puts other ultra-performance models to shame, the GT is worth the layout.
Comparison: Wolf King vs Wolf King GT vs Wolf Warrior GT
|Item||King||King GT||Warrior GT|
|Motors||Dual 1500W||Dual 2000W||Dual 1200W|
|Controllers||(2) 72V 40A Square Wave||(2) 72V 50A Sine Wave||(2) 60V 40A Sine Wave|
|Battery Size||72V 28Ah||72V 35Ah||60V 35Ah|
|Battery Type||LG / Samsung||LG / Samsung||LG / Samsung|
|Top Speed||60 mph||62 mph||50 mph|
|Max Range||50 miles||70 miles||60 miles|
|Max Incline||45 degrees||50 degrees||30 degrees|
|Suspension||Hydraulic Shocks & Rear Dual Springs||Hydraulic Shocks & Rear Dual Springs||Hydraulic Shocks & Rear Dual Springs|
|Brake||Hydraulic Discs (160 mm)||Hydraulic Discs (160 mm)||Hydraulic Discs (160 mm)|
|Charge Time||5 hours||12 hours||10 hours|
|Item||King||King GT||Warrior GT|
|Weight||105 lbs||115 lbs||110 lbs|
|Max Load||330 lbs||330 lbs||330 lbs|
|Unfolded Size (L x W x H)||49.2 x 24.6 x 50.0||49.6 x 29.5 x 51.2||49.2 x 24.6 x 50.0|
|Folded Size (L x W x H)||59.0 x 24.6 x 19.0||61.1 x 29.5 x 18.5||59.0 x 24.6 x 19.0|
|Tire Size (Inches)||11 x 3.5||11 x 3.5||11 x 3.5|
|Tire Type||Tubeless||Tubeless, Self-Healing||Tubeless|
|Lights||Dual Headlights, Taillight, Button LEDs & Deck Strips LEDs||Dual Headlights, Taillight, Button LEDs, Deck Strips LEDs & Turn Signals||Dual Headlights, Taillight, Button LEDs, Deck Strips LEDs & Turn Signals|
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
Let’s start with the obvious – that the Wolf King GT’s handlebars are massive. Measuring 29.5 inches, they’re far wider than any we’ve reviewed before – the rest of the premium scooters in the Wolf range measure 24.6 inches, while other scooters like the Apollo Phantom reach 27 inches. Plus, they are slightly taller than the rest of the Wolf line, furthering the level of comfort.
Predictably, the huge handlebars afford fantastic control. Consider, for a second, the comparatively slim handlebars of the models in the ultra-performance Dualtron line. While their specs are superb, their narrower handlebars don’t get anywhere close to the GT’s levels of control and overall ride quality.
The handlebars are also where you’ll find the brakes levers, button consoles, and all-new TFT display (all of which you’ll learn more about later), as well as its upgraded thumb throttle. Our main observation about the throttle was that there was some dead space. Now, while other reviews point toward this as being a bad thing, we quite like it. It lets you ease into the throttle, and avoid the jerky start you get with the original Wolf King and its MiniMotors finger-throttle.
Like the handlebars, the Wolf King GT’s frame is absolutely huge. Available in two colors – with a novel midnight-black/red color scheme complementing the classic Wolf King gold – the GT offers something for all aesthetic inclinations.
The frame offers some other welcome improvements on its predecessor. The end caps (the bottom section of the font forks that connect the suspension to the front tire) are no longer cast, but forged, instead.
This has huge benefits, particularly where durability is concerned. Forging is mechanically stronger than casting, as – unlike castings – forgings aren’t vulnerable to shrinkage or cavities. In one test, forged parts had a 26% higher tensile strength, and a 37% higher fatigue strength – meaning they’re both more robust, and last longer than their casted counterparts.
As to be expected, the GT retains the same stocky dual tubular stem as its predecessor. Even the scooter’s cables are well managed and add to its menacing, majestic manner.
The GT sports a wide, grippy deck that’s identical to that of the original model. Coated in a grippy, easy-to-clean rubber, it’s over 20 inches long and 9 wide – meaning there’s ample room for even the largest of riders.
With a ground clearance of 6.3 inches, there’s a wealth of room below you, giving you a healthy margin of error for ambitious jumps and curb mounts. You’ll look good while you’re doing them, too – the underside of the GT’s deck is lit by an array of alluring LED lights.
And, like the original King before it, the GT sports a kickplate to the rear, which allows you to lean into the ride for more traction and grip. The only issue we noticed is that, when you fold the scooter, nothing is stopping the kickplate from colliding with the TFT display and potentially damaging it. However, this is less a deck-related problem, and more to do with the scooter’s design in general.
Keeping with the jumbo theme of its handlebars, frame, and deck, the Wolf King GT boasts an enlarged pair of 11 x 3.5-inch tires.
Tubeless and puncture-proof, these things are absolute monstrosities – in the best way possible. Not only will the tubeless tires protect you from potential flats, but they also work in tandem with the scooter’s suspension to safeguard you from the jolting, jarring impact of rough terrain.
Plus, with such a wide profile you stay glued to the ground, meaning that you can both lean into turns and stop on a dime.
Build Quality & Durability
If you know anything about the original Wolf King, you’ll know that the GT is exceedingly well-covered in the durability department. As a Kaabo scooter, only the most stress-tested, precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy has gone into making this thing. But the GT’s build quality credentials aren’t just skin deep.
Consider, for instance, the placement of the GT’s controller box. Positioned on the stem, it’s able to act as a natural heat sink. Plus, the relocation of the scooter’s controllers from the deck enables more battery space – hence the titanic size of the GT’s 72G 35Ah battery (the original King’s was 72V 28Ah).
The King GT, along with the Warrior GT, is also the first Kaabo Wolf scooter to utilize Sine Wave controllers. Instead of power being pulled erratically through Square Wave controllers, the Sine Wave ones pull it in a smoother motion making the GT far more enjoyable to ride.
There are smaller design improvements that go under the radar, too. For example, while the GT shares the same suspension as the rest of the Wolf lineup, the rear springs are boxed in to protect them from the elements. Similarly, the increased thickness of the rotors (160 mm x 3 mm) makes them extremely durable, as well as delivers exceptional braking power. Finally, the GT steps up its game when it comes to its resistance against weather conditions with an IPX5 rating vs the original IPX4.
Weight & Load
Speed, acceleration, range, style, build quality…the Wolf King GT has a lot of strong suits. But lightness, as you may have already guessed, isn’t one of them.
The GT weighs in at a back-breaking 115 lbs. While it’s not uncommon for ultra-performance scooters to weigh high-up on the scales, the GT is the third-heaviest scooter we have ever reviewed.
The GT does have the load-bearing capacity to match, though. It can support 330 lbs of rider weight and as a result, it makes our list of heavy-duty scooters for heavy adults.
Folding & Portability
If the Wolf King GT is bad at being lightweight, it’s even worse at being portable. Like the rest of the Wolf scooters (except for the X and X Pro), the GT follows in the paw steps of its predecessors by being one of the only scooters on the market that gets longer when you fold it (by a whopping 11.5 inches).
To put this into perspective, it's the size of a 5 ft person laying down.
While the folding mechanism does its job of keeping the stem securely locked into place, there’s no getting around the fact that it is cumbersome.
That said, there are some mitigating points. The King GT doesn’t, after all, target the portability portion of the market. Plus, we’ve always been big fans of the safety pin – seen on all Wolf models – that helps keep the different parts of their folding mechanisms together. However, the King GT that we received had a faulty spring in the pin – meaning it tended to pop out when riding. Luckily, I had another from a different Wolf model so I swapped it for this one.
Ultimately, I’d like to see future Wolf models utilize the same folding mechanism as the Wolf Warrior X Pro.
The Wolf King GT isn’t too difficult to assemble out of the box – everything’s signposted by the manual, and you need minimal tools and DIY know-how to get it set up. In fact, with 115 lbs of weight to grapple with, the hardest thing about the process is lifting this beast out of the box.
Your main responsibilities are to check that the screws on all the scooter’s fittings are secure and to use the provided Allen wrench to tighten the handlebars and moving parts into place. It’s also worth taking some time to study the manual. It’ll help you get to grips with the GT’s tricky folding mechanism, and understand everything you can do with its TFT display.
Is the Wolf King GT Comfortable to Ride?
With its uber-wide handlebars, rear spring suspension, and dual hydraulic shock absorbers, the Wolf King GT is one of the most comfortable rides on the market.
In fact, we rate the King GT, alongside the NAMI Burn-e, as having the best ride quality in the ultra-performance category. The dual stem plays a big role here. There’s an additional level of reassurance that you get from having such a large front end that can’t be matched by scooters that have single stems – especially when you are ripping top speeds.
The GT’s tires cut a huge profile, too – they’re 11 x 3.5 inches, which is about as big as they come on electric scooters. As a result, they offer a large, luxurious contact patch. They’re also puncture-proof – so you won’t have to worry about the discomfort of flats, or having to suffer tire repair or replacement cutting into your ride time.
There’s one thing that we changed to make the GT more comfortable, and that was the position of the thumb throttle. It’s a great addition, of course – far more comfortable than its predecessor’s finger-based counterpart – but it arrives a little too low out of the box. I’m 6ft tall and have normal-sized hands for a guy of my size, but the throttle was still slightly out of reach. I found that loosening the throttle and rotating it upward made it far easier to use.
Performance & Safety
Spurred on by dual 72V 2000W motors and a pair of 50Ah Sine Wave controllers, the Wolf King GT is capable of a fiery acceleration rate – and a crushing top speed of up to 62 mph. But how does that compare to the market's most similar scooters when it comes to price and weight?
Speed vs Price Comparison
Taking the 9 comparable models within a $1,500 price range, the Wolf King GT places joint-top of the rankings. The GT’s 62 mph top speed means it’s level with a pair of Dualtron models – the Thunder 2 and Dualtron Ultra 2.
However, the GT’s faster acceleration rate (which we’ll get to in a second) means it can hit top speed quicker than both its Dualtron rivals – so we’re making the case that the Wolf King GT deserves to top the rankings outright.
Speed vs Weight Comparison
As far as price is concerned, the Wolf King GT’s speed hogs the plaudits. But what happens when we switch that metric to weight?
Take the 9 comparable models that sit within 15 lbs on either side of the Wolf King GT’s 115 lbs of bulk, and the GT isn’t quite as dominant. This time, it’s the Dualtron Storm Limited that takes the crown with a sound barrier-shattering 75 mph. This thing’s an absolute weapon – although, given its inflated price point (its $5,399 asking price is over 50% more than the King GT’s) we don’t recommend it.
The King GT follows in joint-second place, sharing the limelight with the Dualtron Thunder 2, as well as the Dualtron Storm. Again, though, the King GT proves its superiority over its Dualtron competitors with a zippier acceleration rate – so it deserves a clear-cut silver medal in its own right. The NAMI Burn-e claims bronze, but though it loses 2 mph on the King GT, the Viper’s more than a match for its acceleration rate.
The GT can hit 15 mph in 1.7 seconds and 25 mph in 3.0 flat. This is enough to dispatch not only the entirety of its closest Dualtron rivals (the Thunder 2, Ultra 2, and Storm) but also the original Wolf King.
The GT’s acceleration rate is rapid. You can expect a lot of wheel-spinning, too – even when you’re accelerating while in motion.
Here’s how the Wolf King GT’s acceleration rate (in seconds) stacks up against its closest competitors:
|Scooter||0-15 MPH (Seconds)||0-25 MPH (Seconds)|
|Wolf King GT ($3,595)||1.7||3.0|
|NAMI Burn-e 2 Max ($4,799)||1.7||3.0|
|Wolf King ($2,999)||1.9||3.6|
|Wolf Warrior GT ($3,195)||1.9||3.6|
|Dualtron Thunder 2 ($4,299)||2.0||3.5|
The GT’s dominance in its niche can be ascribed to a combination of its 50Ah Sine Wave controllers, 2000W motors, and enormous 35Ah battery. Remember, the original King only sports 40Ah Square Wave controllers, 1500W motors, and a 28Ah battery, so it was never going to be able to compete with the sheer speed (and scorching specs) of its successor.
The Wolf King GT is capable of hitting up to 70 miles off a single charge – if you ride it conservatively, that is. Under realistic usage (i.e. letting the motors rip), you can expect 53-55 miles.
Let’s take a look at how the maximum mileage compares to the comparable scooters in the GT’s niche.
Mileage vs Price Comparison
When it comes to mileage, the Dualtron Thunder 2 provides the most range in the Wolf King GT’s price bracket. With a whopping 106 miles of distance under its belt (51% more than the GT, to get specific), the Thunder 2 is a nigh unparalleled endurance scooter. After all, the Thunder 2 has a colossal 72V 40Ah battery.
And it’s not the only Thunder 2 excelling here. Four of the top five positions in our Mileage vs Price rankings – which you can get to grips with in more detail below – are taken up by Dualtron models, including the Ultra 2, Thunder, and Achilleus.
As for the Wolf King GT, it sits comfortably in the middle of the pack. However, middle here doesn’t equate to mediocre – in fact, I’d pick it over any of the aforementioned Dualtron models, thanks to the superior levels of ride quality and comfort it delivers.
Mileage vs Weight Comparison
Shifting to our weight-based comparison, the Wolf King GT fails to register a place in the top echelons of our rankings.
This time, it’s a different Dualtron model – the Storm Limited – riding off into the distance. Its chart-topping range of 137 miles – the longest in our database of 140+ scooters – is almost double that of the GT.
Of course, the Storm Limited’s exceptional mileage should come as no surprise. The Limited is powered by a ridiculously large 84V 45Ah battery, which – because it provides both more voltage and more Amp Hours than the King GT’s 72V 35Ah variety – is more powerful and stores more energy…meaning it lasts much longer.
Grabbing bronze is the NAMI Burn-e, which – if mileage is at the top of your wish list, at least – would be my top choice. Not only is it much cheaper than the Storm Limited (which, to be fair, isn’t hard), it also offers fantastic ride quality, courtesy of its adjustable KKE suspension and enormous tires.
Plus, when you take realistic conditions into account, the NAMI Burn-e and Wolf King GT both boast a real-world range that is on par with the Thunder 2.
Able to comfortably dispatch hills of up to 50-degrees, the Wolf King GT is a certified hill-eating machine.
And we’re not just talking about the simple urban slopes of your neighborhood. The GT is made for the kind of hilly, mountain-esque terrain home to only the most battle-hardened of riders. Unless the slope you’re traversing is vertically upward, your GT will be able to handle it.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
The Wolf King GT sports hydraulic front suspension, as well as dual springs at the rear. Predictably, this kind of super-powered shock absorption setup – which the GT borrows from its ancestors – means that the scooter’s well-equipped to take on any kind of environment: from city streets to country roads, and forest paths to rugged trails.
Sure, the suspension may be a little stiff out of the box (at least, it was for us), but don’t fret, this loosens over time. Other than that, the suspension is pretty much identical to what you’ll find on similar Wolf models.
Sadly, you can’t adjust the suspension to fit your unique preferences. If you could, this ultra-performance scooter would be truly next level like the NAMI Burn-e’s rebound adjustment.
True to the well-established blueprint of the Wolf line, the King GT sports dual hydraulic brakes. Apart from being strong – the 160 mm motors are 3 mm thick, making them extremely durable (i.e. not prone to bending or warping).
Under our certified tests, the brakes bring you to a stop in just 3.0 meters from 15 mph. This is in line with the lion’s share of scooters in its niche.
The Wolf King GT sports two charging ports, and – if you plug in fast chargers – you can have it juiced up and ready to go in as little as 5 hours.
This is super quick – especially when you compare it to the typically lengthy charge times of scooters in the GT’s niche. Our only gripe is that the location of the charging ports is a little tricky to get to – but this certainly isn’t a deal-breaker.
Forget the QS-S4, and consign the EY3 finger throttle/display of the original Wolf King to memory. The new-and-improved GT introduces a next-gen TFT display, for – you guessed it – a whole new level of customized performance.
Equipped with anti-glare technology and an intuitive design, the display is as easy to use as it is to read (even in direct sunlight). Along with readouts of your speed, range, and remaining battery life, you can toggle your lighting setup on and off, and view your riding mode. You can even set up a 4-digit password to deter anyone from powering on the scooter.
The Wolf King GT’s 6 riding modes (Eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) – which are clearly displayed on the screen – allow you to engage either both – or just one – 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.
While you can place limits on the top speed and turn functions like the anti-locking braking system on or off, it would have been nice if the TFT display enabled you to create customized riding modes like the NAMI Burn-e.
USB Charging Port
Handily, the GT comes with a USB charging port, which allows you to charge your devices on the go.
Better still, the placement of the USB port is particularly astute. Unlike other models – which have a USB port built into the throttle/display – the GT’s is located in the scooter control module. This means there’s no risk of any devices that you’ve plugged in frying the display.
Bright Headlight, Smoked Taillight, Turn Signals, and Deck LEDs
The King GT flaunts the iconic dual headlights of the Wolf range, as well as under-deck lighting, turn signals, and a smoked taillight.
Cooler still is that, because the deck lights are wired into the light button on the handlebars, everything turns on at once. This is a refreshing change from previous Wolf models, where one button controlled the headlight and taillight, with a separate button – located on the deck – controlling the deck LEDs.
As on any scooter, the turn signals are an exquisite addition. When engaged, they’ll flash at the rear and on the side of the controller box, making them vividly visible to traffic.
Plus, the button console has light indicators – meaning you’ll always know whether your turn signals (and lights) are on or off.
Finally, they say there’s no smoke without fire – and the smoked taillight has got us fired up.
While this thing looks cool – and as aesthetic features go, this one certainly ups the ante of the original King’s lighting arrangement – it does mean that the brake light and turn signals aren’t quite as noticeable as if they weren’t smoked out.
The Wolf King GT resembles a motorcycle in more ways than one. Its frame, tires, and the impressive power in its motors, for instance, all share just as much genetic material with the world of motorbikes as they do with electric scooters.
And its horn is one of them. Capable of unleashing up to 105 dB of noise on unsuspecting pedestrians (just kidding), the GT’s horn won’t just allow you to make yourself known in traffic – they’ll be hearing you on the other side of the city.
IPX5 & IPX6 Water-Resistance Ratings
The GT comes with an IPX5 rating, meaning it’s resistant to a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray. The controller box, however, has an even better water resistance rating – IPX6 – which allows it to withstand high-pressure jets. While we recommend keeping the GT inside on extremely wet days, you’ll at least be protected from light rain and puddle splashes.
Specification: Wolf King GT Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
The Wolf King GT comes backed by Voro Motors’ standard one-year warranty. However, you can extend this by up to three years – giving you up to 1,460 days of protection. A one-year extension (provided by third-party product protection company Extend) costs $169, two years is $289, and three years will set you back $419.
Under Voro Motors’ warranty, you’ll score free replacement and repairs – providing they pertain to the scooter’s display, battery, controller, or motor, and not one of its ‘consumables’ (such as the tires and brake pads).
Like all warranties, this one comes with its fair share of small print. The coverage is restricted to manufacturer defects alone and doesn’t apply to any damage deemed to be your fault. Whether that’s neglect, misuse, accidents, collisions, environmental damage (such as rain), unauthorized modifications, or even general wear and tear, the warranty won’t cover it.
This is standard across the industry though, so it’s nothing to get too stressed about.
I’ve always been ‘wowed’ by Voro Motors’ world-class service and attention to detail. Joey, in particular, has always been extremely responsive – replying to my emails in a timely, professional, polite, and friendly manner.
You can get in touch with Voro Motors via email and live chat, or over the phone (check their website for the contact details). There are a bunch of FAQs and self-help user service guides – including info on ordering and returns – as well as a community forum to connect you with like-minded scooter lovers.
From the moment you buy your scooter – whether that’s the Wolf King GT, or another in the EMOVE, Kaabo, or Dualtron line – they’ll send you a series of post-purchase nurture emails. From info on how to set up your scooter to more general day-to-day tips, Voro Motors is the perfect companion on your electric scooter journey.
Specification: Wolf King GT Review