Wolf Warrior X Review
Thought you knew the Wolf Warrior? Think again. Led by a vision to make the original Wolf Warrior 11+ cheaper, slimmer, and more accessible to a wider audience of scooter lovers, Kaabo has introduced the all-new X. And let me tell you – the X isn’t content to sit around and let its big bro hog the plaudits. Taking almost everything we love about the classic Wolf Warrior’s design and features – and improving them – the X is a progressive, powerful scooter proving that performance doesn’t have to be pricey. The best bit? There are two models to choose from (the X and X Pro), with the X being the most affordable.
Wolf Warrior X Review: 11 Things You Need to Know
Who is it Best For?
Will the Wolf Warrior X Be a Good Fit For You?
The Wolf Warrior X defies classification. Equipped with your choice of street or off-road tires, a robust hydraulic suspension system, and a bright, piercing headlight, it performs not only across all terrain but at all times of the day, too.
And don’t let its frame fool you, either. While that dual tubular stem design is reminiscent of its far bulkier older siblings – the Wolf Warrior 11+ and Wolf King -, the X is much more versatile. Weighing in at just 74.5 lbs, it’s considerably lighter.
Ultimately, this scooter will best serve riders looking to step up from a mid-range, less spec-heavy scooter (such as the Apollo Ghost or VSETT 9+R) to something with a little more bite. As the cheapest scooter in the Wolf Warrior line, it’s ideal for bargain hunters seeking a cut-price way into this magnificent range of scooters.
Pros and Cons
- One of the fastest in its price class
- Hydraulic brakes and suspension
- Affordable entry to Kaabo’s premium models
- Impressive hill-climbing capabilities
- Turn signals and hazard lights
- New and improved folding mechanism
- Bright headlight and customizable RGB undercarriage lighting
- Choice of street or off-road tires
- Battery relies on cells of the cheaper Chinese variety, rather than the more reliable LG cells
- Side swag lighting feels flimsy and prone to breakage
- No water-resistance rating
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
Absolutely. Considering everything it’s capable of, the Wolf Warrior X offers some of the best value in the electric scooter market.
Not only is the X the cheapest entry point into the Wolf Warrior range, but it also holds its own when compared with its spec-stacked siblings. The X’s hill-climbing capabilities, braking performance, and levels of ride quality are all on a par with what the X Pro and 11+ offer. Yet, crucially, the X is far cheaper than both, while also managing to be lighter and more portable.
In fact, the Wolf Warrior X is such good value that there are only three scooters in its class that I’d recommend as worthy alternatives. These are the X Pro, VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah), and Mantis Pro SE. You can check out my dedicated reviews of these, or learn more about their pros and cons in the ‘Alternatives’ section below.
Comparison: Wolf Warrior X vs Warrior X Pro vs Warrior 11
Before we get into the meat of this review, I want to quickly unpack some of the key differences between the X and its two fellow Wolf Warrior models – the X Pro and 11+.
Jump into the table below for a quick overview.
|Battery Size||60V 21Ah||60V 28Ah||60V 35Ah|
|Battery Type||FST – Chinese Cells||LG Cells||LG Cells|
|Motor||Dual 1100W||Dual 1100W||Dual 1200W|
|Max Speed||43 MPH||43 MPH||50 MPH|
|Max Range||43 miles||60 miles||70 miles|
|Max Climbing Angle||35 degrees||35 degrees||35 degrees|
|Max Load||265 lbs||265 lbs||330 lbs|
|Charging Time||11 hours||14 hours||17 hours|
|Suspension||Front hydraulic and rear springs||Front hydraulic and rear springs||Front hydraulic and rear springs|
|Brake||140mm hydraulic disc brakes||140mm hydraulic disc brakes||160mm hydraulic disc brakes|
|Lights||Headlight, taillight, turn signals, controllable RGB undercarriage LEDs||Headlight, taillight, turn signals, controllable RGB undercarriage LEDs||Headlight, taillight, undercarriage LEDs|
|Horn||Motorcycle-grade horn||Motorcycle-grade horn||Motorcycle-grade horn|
|Controller||30Ah Sine Wave||27Ah Minimotors||40Ah Minimotors|
|Unfolded Size (L x W x H)||48 x 24.5 x 51.1||48 x 24.5 x 51.1||49.2 x 24.6 x 50|
|Folded Size (L x W x H)||48 x 24.5 x 23.2||48 x 24.5 x 23.2||59 x 24.6 x 19|
|Folding mechanism||Double-clamp mechanism folds at stem||Double-clamp mechanism folds at stem||Folds at Neck|
|Weight||74.5 lbs||79 lbs||101 lbs|
|Tire Size (Inches)||10 x 3||10 x 3||11 x 3.5|
Firstly, let’s address the differences between the X and X Pro. As you can probably guess from the name, it’s essentially a souped-up version of the X. And, at first glance, it’s more or less the same scooter – it sports the same frame and most of the same features. But look a little closer, and subtle – but key – differences emerge:
- The X Pro has a larger battery (28Ah rather than 21Ah). As a result, the X Pro’s maximum range outstrips the X’s by 50%, which equates to 20 more miles.
- The X Pro’s battery is of a higher quality thanks to its LG cells (vs the X’s Chinese cells). As a result, the X Pro’s battery will hold peak performance for many more charge cycles.
- The X, surprisingly, uses a more powerful 30Ah Sine Wave controller (vs the X Pro’s 27Ah Minimotors controller). Controllers play a pivotal role in how effectively a scooter can pull electrical power from the battery. Sine Wave controllers typically outperform Minimotor ones.
- The X is cheaper than the X Pro.
Based on these differences, if you’re looking for a longer range and slightly superior build quality – and are happy to pay more for it – the X Pro is for you. If you’d rather save some money and still benefit from the fun riding experience, the X is a better fit.
So how about the Wolf Warrior 11+? Well, though this is undoubtedly a classic scooter – with an untouchable position in the pantheon of performance scooters – there’s no shirking the fact of its gargantuan size, weight, and price tag. Compared to the X, the 11+ is:
- Almost 30 lbs heavier
- Takes an extra 6 hours to charge
- Folds awkwardly in a way that increases the scooter’s length
- Costs $1,000 more
- Isn’t as agile
Sure, the 11+ is faster, offers more range, supports more rider weight, boasts larger tires and hydraulic brake discs, and – like the X Pro – flaunts LG battery cells and a MiniMotors EY3 display, but when compared to the X in other ways, the 11+ doesn’t stand out as much as its price tag suggests it should. Its hill-climbing credentials are the same, its braking performance – despite those larger discs – is worse, and the suspension is identical.
Through this lens, the Wolf Warrior X offers far better value than the 11+. Old school scooter enthusiasts will still love the 11+’s pedigree and oversized ambitious design, but for everyone else, the X represents far better value, with a price tag that’s too alluring to resist.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
Tall, wide, and sporting handgrips of ergonomically shaped rubber, the Wolf Warrior X’s handlebars are that rare breed of comfort and functionality. Unlike many scooters out there, the height of handlebars makes the scooter ideal for riders over 6 ft tall. They even sport a stock bar, which can be used to attach accessories – such as a GoPro or smartphone holder – to for convenience.
Located on the handlebars is everything that makes up its cockpit – that is, everything you’ll need to activate and control the scooter. This includes tactile buttons for the lights, horn, turn signals – that emit light on the console so you know if they are on or not – and riding modes, as well as a pair of hand-operated Zoom brake levers, and a QS-S4 display. This latter device serves a dual purpose: it’s both a screen for your riding stats and insights about your battery life, as well as the finger throttle you’ll use to control your scooter’s speed and acceleration.
After my test rides, I can confirm that the robust handlebars lend themselves to surgical control of the scooter’s handling. There’s just something about the sweeping handlebars being pinned together by the stock bar that gives you an extra sense of stability while riding. Combined with the dual tubular stems, the X has one of the most satisfying handling experiences of any scooter I’ve tested.
In making the Wolf Warrior X and X Pro, Kaabo’s goal was to produce smaller, more affordable variants of its classic 11+ model. And, while that meant cutting back on some specs, it thankfully hasn’t resulted in the X and X Pro losing their older bro’s aggressive, awe-inspiring aesthetic.
Because, despite some minor adjustments to the 11+’s black/red color palette, the X channels the same design as its spec-greedy predecessor. It sports the same dual tubular stems present on big hitters like the Zero 11X, VSETT 11+, and Wolf King, and the same bouncy, burly twin hydraulic shocks. The result? A scooter that borrows as much from the school of motorcycle design as it does from the world of scooters.
Fans of stripped-back, less conspicuous branding will find plenty to love here, too. There’s a small Kaabo logo on the neck and Wolf Warrior branding (complete with the face of said wolf) on the deck. It’s the perfect balance of branding– not so much that you feel like you’ve become a billboard on two wheels, but enough to show off the fact that you’re riding one of the best scooters on the market.
Despite the Wolf Warrior X’s deck shaving some width off that of the 11+, it’s still spacious and comfortable.
The X keeps the 11+’s deck’s grippy, rubberized surface, and – despite the X cutting a smaller profile across the board – even adds around half an inch of length. This affords the deck a more streamlined, arrow-like feel that the chunkier 11+ simply can’t match.
The X sports a set of fantastic 10-inch pneumatic tires. Smaller and more nimble than the 11-inch monstrosities you’ll see on the likes of the Wolf Warrior 11+ and Wolf King, the X’s tires are fantastic for increasing the agility of your riding experience.
What’s more, the air-filled tires allow them to take the immediate sting out of the shocks and jolts caused by bumpier terrain. This helps alongside the front hydraulic and rear spring suspension in handling less predictable surfaces and makes the X terrain-agnostic.
Another plus is that these tires have split rims, which makes them easier to change in the case of a puncture or routine maintenance. The X also comes with your choice of street or off-road tires, meaning it can be whatever you need it to be (a high-speed, drag-racing, asphalt-scorching machine on the road, or an aggressive off-road beast).
Build Quality & Durability
When you invest in a Kaabo scooter, top-notch build quality is all but assured.
And that trend holds up with the X, which – despite a couple of flaws – is a durable, dynamic, and dependable scooter. Made of a stress-tested combination of aluminum forging alloy (for the handlebars and frame) and reinforced SCM400 steel (for the shaft), the X is up to whatever challenges and environments you can throw at it.
There’s only one exception here – rain. For all the terrain-agnostic credentials its stoic frame and build quality promise, the X lacks an IP water-resistance rating. That means it hasn’t been tested in wet conditions.
The other issue here is the dual strips of undercarriage lighting – which feel fragile and ripe for replacement, even straight out of the box.
Last but by no means least, I would have liked to see a better quality battery used. It feels like Kaabo cheaped out a little on the battery to deliver a low-cost entry into the world of the Wolf Warrior line. Instead of fitting the X with high-quality LG cells – as the X Pro is – it is equipped with cheaper Chinese cells. The main pitfall here is that Chinese cells don’t hold peak performance as long as LG ones and therefore, the battery deteriorates quicker. However, it is important to note that even under regular use (say 2-3 times a week), you’ll only notice the degrading performance after a few years.
Weight & Load
The Wolf Warrior X weighs 74.5 lbs and supports a rider weight of up to 265 lbs. This is a little lighter than the X Pro, and a lot lighter than the 101 lbs of the Wolf Warrior 11+ – though admittedly, that model does support up to 330 lbs of load.
For a lighter scooter (65 lbs), with similar specs and a cheaper price point, the Mantis Pro SE should tick all the boxes – particularly considering the whopping 330 lbs payload it can support. Similarly, the slightly more expensive VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah) – though it weighs the same as the X – offers 20 lbs more load, so it’s worth considering for heavier riders.
Folding & Portability
Though the Wolf Warrior X doesn’t sport folding handlebars (like similar models such as the VSETT 10+), it shouldn’t be too much of a concern for you. Considering the 43 mph this scooter can hit, you want as few moving parts as possible to remove the risk of handlebar wobble. Plus, let’s not forget that the X is still a Wolf Warrior model – so portability is never going to be its strong suit.
That said, the X makes some serious improvements over the folding mechanism that we saw on the 11+. With that model, the scooter extends in length while folded, rather than getting smaller (it’s also impossible to lift) – so it’s a relief the X changes things up. This alteration also means the X is compact enough to fit in a car trunk when folded.
The dual collar clamp folding mechanism – which allows the X to hinge at the base of the stem, rather than at the neck (as in the case of the 11+) – is intuitive. Simply unbuckle the clamps, slide the locking rings up, and you’ll be able to fold the stem down. The only thing to remain aware of here is that the stem is heavy, so make sure you’ve got a good grasp on it before lowering it down safely.
Thankfully, the X requires little assembly. You just need to attach the handlebars and tighten the display, brake levers, and scooter controls into place.
As a rule of thumb, I recommend jotting down your scooter’s serial number, checking there’s sufficient air in the tires, and charging it in full before you head out.
As always, it’s worth familiarizing yourself with the QS-S4 display, too. Make an effort to understand how to use its basic functionality and P-settings, as well as how to make the most of its array of settings.
Is the Wolf Warrior X Comfortable to Ride?
The front fork hydraulic suspension, dual rear springs, and pair of 10-inch pneumatic tires all combine to make it a supremely comfortable ride.
But it’s not just its shock-absorbing qualities that make it fun to ride. Those tall and wide handlebars, coated in ergonomically-shaped rubber sleeves for grip are ideal not only for bigger, taller riders but for comfort, too – particularly when traversing difficult terrain or hitting the top speeds the dual 1100W motors put out. Plus, the reinforced handlebars and the dual tubular stem design eliminate any form of wobble – meaning you can be sure of a secure, stable ride every time you step out.
While it’s smaller in size compared to its bigger compadres – the Wolf Warrior 11+ and Wolf King – don’t let its diminutive nature deceive you. It goes toe-to-toe with these models to deliver a like-for-like ride experience.
The X even improves on its predecessors where handling is concerned. Its narrower, more compact profile lends itself to a nimble riding experience that’ll have you cutting up the road like a skier slaloming down a slope.
Performance & Safety
Powered by the two-pronged approach of its dual 60V 1100W motors, the Wolf Warrior X is capable of reaching a top speed of up to 43 mph. That’s, in a word, fast – but how does the X’s top speed compare to the other scooters in its price and weight bracket?
Speed vs Price Comparison
To find out, let’s take the eight comparable models in the Wolf Warrior X’s price bracket – a $500 range, with the scooter’s $1,999 price tag in the middle – and rank them by their top speeds.
As the chart demonstrates, the X’s top speed is unmatched by the majority of other similarly-priced scooters on the market, something we can ascribe to those aforementioned dual 1100W motors (which are larger than most others on this list). That said, there is one scooter that edges the X – enter the VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah). With dual 60V 1400W motors its top speed is unrivaled and as we’ll soon see, so is its acceleration.
Speed vs Weight Comparison
The Wolf Warrior X – along with its upgraded counterpart, the X Pro – also proves itself a strong contender when compared to the ten other models that sit 5 lbs on either side of its 74.5 lbs of weight (69.5 lbs to 79.5 lbs).
With their respective 43 mph top speeds, the two Wolf Warrior models share second place in the velocity stakes, with the entire VSETT 10+ line claiming joint-first. Each sporting 50 mph top speeds and dual 1400W motors, there’s little to differentiate these models in terms of pace – but plenty to set them apart when it comes to battery size (and, therefore, range). Let’s do a quick comparison.
|VSETT 10+R ($2,790)||60V 28.0Ah||74|
|VSETT 10+ 25.6Ah ($2,390)||60V 25.6Ah||66|
|VSETT 10+ 20.8Ah ($2,199)||60V 20.8Ah||52|
As you can see, the Wolf Warrior X isn’t quite able to compete with the VSETT 10+ range when it comes to speed or mileage. However, it’s worth remembering that this is a comparison based on weight, rather than price – and that even the cheapest entry into the VSETT 10+ range will cost you $200 more than the Wolf Warrior X (for the most expensive, you’re looking at a massive $791 more).
Still, for those whose budget can stretch a little, the VSETT 10+ 20.8Ah version is an excellent option – particularly for those looking to grab a slice of the power the VSETT range has to offer.
Despite the Wolf Warrior X’s blistering performance in the Speed vs Price comparison above, its acceleration rate isn’t quite as dominant. Compared to three of the top scooters I endorse as alternatives, the X (along with the X Pro) is the slowest off the mark.
|Scooter||0-15 MPH (Seconds)||0-20 MPH (Seconds)|
|VSETT 10+ 20.8Ah ($2,199)||1.7||3.6|
|Mantis Pro SE ($1,799)||2.0||4.1|
|Wolf Warrior X Pro ($2,395)||2.2||4.7|
|Wolf Warrior X ($1,999)||2.2||4.7|
The Mantis Pro SE, another popular scooter from Kaabo, is a great alternative when it comes to acceleration. It’s 9% faster to 15 mph than the X, and 13% quicker to hit 25 mph – and, as a bonus, offers all the build and ride quality we’ve come to expect from Kaabo.
For the best acceleration rate in the Wolf Warrior X’s niche, though, it’s not a Kaabo model hogging the headlines – it’s the VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah). Beating the X to 15 mph by 0.5 seconds – and to 25 mph by 1.1 seconds – the 10+ maintains a 23% faster acceleration rate, which makes for class-topping torque.
Capable of reaching up to 40 miles off a single charge, the Wolf Warrior X totes an impressive range.
But just how impressive does that look when we assess it alongside the remaining models in its price and weight classes? Let’s dive back into our comparisons to find out.
Mileage vs Price Comparison
When up against the eight models in its price class, the Wolf Warrior X yet again proves its worth, holding its own against the majority of its competitors.
Tied with five other models – that encompass everything from the Mantis Pro SE to the Apollo Phantom models, and the Mantis 8 Pro and VSETT 9+R – the X loses out only to the Herculean range of the INOKIM Ox Super, EVOLV Pro Plus, and the VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah).
Built with the endurance of an Ox, the INOKIM Ox Super, unfortunately, comes saddled with the sluggish speed of its bovine namesake. Despite sporting a range that’s 40% greater than the X (equivalent to 16 more miles), the Ox Super suffers from a much slower acceleration rate. It also has a few design quirks that make it less desirable, such as a hard, plastic deck that offers less grip. Its redeeming asset, though, is its sublime ride quality.
For all these reasons (bar the last one), I’m reluctant to place the Ox Super – and its single 800W motor – in the same league as the Wolf Warrior X.
With all that in mind, the VSETT 10+ (20.8Ah) is a fantastic alternative if maximum mileage is what you’re after. (It’s in a completely different league to the EVOLV Pro Plus – hence why I recommend it as the best option).
Mileage vs Weight Comparison
Returning to the ten other models in the Wolf Warrior X’s weight class – that’s all the scooters that sit within 5 lbs either side of its 74.5 lbs bulk – there’s a shock in store.
Because, unlike in all the previous comparisons, the X falls short of the competition. It ties for last place, ensconced at the bottom of the rankings alongside the Apollo Phantom, Varla Eagle One, and EVOLV Pro. But hang on – if the X has let us down here, which scooter can we rely on for mileage?
Well, the obvious answer is the monstrous 74-mile heights that the VSETT 10+R can hit. Its Herculean range is almost double what the Wolf Warrior X provides. Plus, there are a bunch of other added benefits that buying into the VSETT range offers, though be warned – the 10+R’s $2,790 price tag won’t suit bargain hunters. For those on a more restrictive budget, the 20.8Ah version of the VSETT 10+ ($2,199) is more affordable – and just as powerful as the 10+R – while still delivering 12 more miles than the X.
Similarly – if you like the cut of the X’s job, but want more range than its 40 miles – the X Pro is a logical alternative. It keeps all the design you’ve fallen in love with on the X, but the Pro’s larger 28Ah LG battery serves up a huge 50% more range (60 miles, to be precise).
The X is like the precocious youngest sibling of the Wolf Warrior family – and it’s not content to let its bigger brothers have all the fun.
Because, despite sporting smaller dual motors than the 11+ (1100W, as opposed to 1200W), and having inferior build quality to the X Pro (such as its cheaper Chinese battery cells, rather than the Pro’s LG ones), the X is still able to rival those two scooters when it comes to hill-climbing performance.
Like the X Pro and 11+, the X can crunch hills of up to 35 degrees, which means you can take on even the most challenging terrain with confidence. (For perspective, New Zealand’s Baldwin Street – the steepest in the world – has an incline rate of 34.8 degrees. The X has it beat.)
The only comparable scooter that can climb hills faster than the Wolf Warrior clan is the VSETT 10+. Those dual 1400W motors aren’t just for show.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
Oh, and it’s not just the X’s hill-climbing chops that go toe to toe with the more premium models in the Wolf Warrior family. The X sports the same front fork hydraulic suspension that you’ll see on both the X Pro and 11+ – and that’s very good news.
As I explored in my review of the Wolf Warrior 11+, that model’s level of suspension is topped only by some of the electric scooter industry’s most powerful players. So the fact that this is matched by the X – a scooter that shaves an enormous $1,000 off the 11+’s asking price – means you’re looking at an absolute steal.
And that’s just the front. The X also sports the dual polyurethane springs at the rear, which enable it to deliver a versatile, comfortable ride – even on more aggressive terrain. The X even comes with a choice of street or off-road tires, allowing you to further customize it to the type of terrain you’re targeting. Of course, the X’s off-road credentials do have their limits. The X’s tires aren’t as big as the knobby brutes you’ll see on the Wolf Warrior 11+, and – due to the design of the X’s rear fender – they can come into contact with the fender when you take on more ambitious jumps.
The Wolf Warrior X draws its stopping power from a pair of hand-operated Zoom brake levers, coupled with a hydraulic disc braking system.
Hydraulic brakes offer the best performance available, and for a scooter of the X’s price, they are what you should expect to find. After all, 50% of all similarly-priced scooters are equipped with hydraulic braking setups.
In addition to the above, a regenerative brake – which is also fully adjustable – recycles wasted energy from braking, funneling it back into the battery. This not only aids in stopping power but is more energy-efficient. There’s also an anti-lock braking system (ABS) that prevents your brakes from locking up, thereby preventing injury.
In practice, all that adds up to the X being able to come to a safe stop in 3.0 meters from 15 mph. This is on par with all the scooters that I recommend as alternatives, so it’s unlikely to factor into your decision-making process too much.
It is worth noting, though, that the X even manages to edge its premium, spec-rich big bro when it comes to stopping power. Because it weighs a whole 26.5 lbs less than the Wolf Warrior 11+, the X’s trim build (and the laws of physics, of course) means it can come to a stop in a shorter distance.
As I noted earlier, the X – courtesy of its 60V 21Ah battery, and cheaper Chinese cells – offers the least range in the Wolf Warrior lineup.
However, every cloud has a silver lining – and here, it’s that the X also offers the fastest charging time in the Wolf Warrior range. You can get it fully juiced up in as little as 11 hours, or 5.5 if you plug in another charger.
QS-S4 Display & Throttle For Customized Performance
Bolted onto the right-hand side of the handlebars is the QS-S4. This device offers up insights into your speed, riding mode, and distance traveled, both on your current trip and all time. And, in the absence of a dedicated voltmeter, the QS-S4 keeps you posted about how much gas in the tank you have left via battery bars.
The QS-S4 also doubles as a finger throttle – although somewhat to my chagrin, I was hoping to see the new thumb throttle design that the Wolf King GT flaunts.
Moving on to the more customizable aspect of the QS-S4, you can adjust the strength of the regenerative brakes, toggle the ABS setting, battery saver modes, and alter its max output. You can also switch between immediate and kick-to-start acceleration, and even personalize your display with your preferred modes of distance (miles or kilometers).
Despite the QS-S4’s excellent levels of user-friendliness and reliability, I still tend to prefer the MiniMotors EY3 display on scooters of the X’s caliber. The QS-S4 display does serve as your personal mechanic, though.
Via a set of error codes (which you can decode via the scooter’s manual) the display lets you know when there’s an issue with your X. These allow you to self-diagnose and isolate the fault and then address it before it worsens.
Tactile Buttons For Scooter Controls
On the handlebars is a set of terrifically tactile buttons. Now, while that may barely seem worth mentioning, it’s a relative rarity among scooters of the X’s ilk. Many scooters rely on the same standardized sets of dull, uninspired buttons, which – in addition to being boring to look at – can also be unintuitive to use.
As well as making a clicking sound when you push them, some of the X’s buttons also light up when they’re activated This means it’s easier to get a sense of whether or not you’ve left a turn signal on and gives you more control over your cockpit.
A quick rundown of the buttons:
- The buttons on the panel to the left of the X’s handlebars activate its light, turn signals, and horn.
- To the right are buttons to toggle between the scooter’s riding modes – the speed-limiting but range-preserving ‘Eco’, and the no-holds-barred, full-throttle nature of ‘Turbo’. There’s also a button that allows you to toggle your usage of the dual motors.
Headlight, Taillight, Turn Signals, and Controllable RGB Undercarriage LEDs
To the seasoned scooter stalwart, Kaabo and build quality are synonymous. But one thing they seem to do particularly well – especially on the Wolf Warrior models – is lighting. Exhibit A? The Wolf Warrior X’s headlights.
Perched between the dual pistons of its tubular stem, the X’s headlights – which have been snatched straight off the stem of its big brother, the 11+ – are some of the brightest you’ll find in their class. Sat about halfway up the stem, the headlights are intelligently located. They’re high enough to offer good range and visibility and manage to sidestep the design flaw of the low-mounted headlight of the VSETT 10+R.
That model’s headlight – which is embedded lower down, over the front suspension – shimmies up and down when you’re riding over bumpier surfaces.
Moving down the X’s frame, you’ll see a strip of customizable, color-changing RGB lighting lining each side of the deck. To personalize this palette to fit your tastes, simply download Kaabo’s app, which will allow you to mix and match your LEDs to your own colors, styles, and patterns from your smartphone.
While the effects and designs you can produce are admittedly cool, it’s hard to shake the sense that this LED strip lighting feels low-quality, and prone to breakage.
Bringing up the rear is a set of turn signals – which also double as hazard lights – as well as a fender-embedded tail light that flashes with the brakes.
All in all, it’s a stellar LED setup, which – considering that lights are usually one of a scooters’ weakest points – is saying something.
There aren’t a huge amount of scooters that can lay claim to motorcycle-grade horns. But get the list together, and it reads like a cabinet of the electric scooter industry’s most powerful players: the Zero 11X, Wolf King (and King GT), Wolf Warrior 11+ (and X Pro), NAMI Burn-e Viper, and the VSETT 10+R and 11+ models.
Well, to that esteemed list we can also add the ear-screeching horn of the X. Its loud 105-decibel honk is great for cutting through the noise and letting bigger vehicles know you’re there. Depending on your state’s laws and regulations, a horn may also be compulsory – so it’s certainly handy to have at your fingertips.
Choice of Street or Off-Road Tires
Customizability is what separates a ‘good’ scooter from a ‘great’ one – which is why I’m such a fan of the Wolf Warrior X’s interchangeable street and off-road tires.
Slipping on the chunky, knobby off-road tires – with their thicker treads and more robust design – will help you navigate the more treacherous terrain of forests or trail paths. Similarly, swapping back to the urban tires – which, thanks to their split rims, is a refreshingly simple task – equips your X for optimal performance on the compact asphalt and concrete surfaces of the city.
Specification: Wolf Warrior X Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
When you purchase it through an official U.S. scooter distributor like FluidFreeRide, the Wolf Warrior X comes with a 12-month warranty. This policy includes a 15-day grace period from the date of purchase, during which you’re free to return it and grab a refund. Better still, FluidFreeRide also promises a 50% discount off all parts and labor – even once your X’s warranty policy has expired.
And, should your X require repair within 180 days of purchase, you’ll get 100% of your labor costs covered. Now, this constitutes a generous policy, because – while I believe labor costs should always be chinned by the retailer – those companies don’t always agree with me. Voro Motors, MiniMotors, and REV Rides are all guilty of passing the check for labor back to the rider – so it’s refreshing that FluidFreeRide doesn’t do the same.
Too good to be true? Not quite – there is some small print you’ll want to get familiar with.
The warranty will not cover any damage that’s down to abuse, misuse, neglect, or a lack of maintenance, and wear and tear isn’t included, either. Tires, brake pads, and tubes are your responsibility to maintain and replace, and you’ll also want to remain wary of the fact that the X doesn’t have a water-resistance rating. Any issues deemed to be caused by the environment (rain, to be precise) aren’t covered – so riding in wet conditions isn’t recommended.
Need to make a claim? Head to [email protected] and attach a picture/video and description of the issue to do so.
The Wolf Warrior X comes with excellent post-purchase support, thanks largely to FluidFreeRide’s superb customer service team. In addition to a range of social channels, you can also access support via SMS, by phone, or email, as well as by submitting a request for assistance via FluidFreeRide’s Help Center.
To get in touch via phone, the number is (786) 723 723, and the lines are open between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
If you’d prefer to take a DIY approach to maintain your scooter, FluidFreeRide’s Help Center should be your first port of call. As well as a digital backup of the X’s user manual, you can browse a range of guides that run the gamut from shipping and returns to troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance. There’s a bunch of FAQs there, too.
Specification: Wolf Warrior X Review