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After Testing 34 Fast Electric Scooters, I Recommend These 10 Models

Quick List: Best Fast Electric Scooters

To find the 10 fastest electric scooters, I hands-on tested a total of 34 fast models.

Key to my decision-making were motor power, nominal and peak power, top speed, acceleration, controller performance, handling, and safety.

How I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Fast (30-40 MPH)

Best For First Time Riders

SPLACH Titan Green LEDs
Under $1,500
SPLACH Titan
Speed: 37 mph
Sale: $1,399.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Varla Eagle One V2 Frame
Under $1,750
Varla Eagle One V2
Speed: 40 mph
Sale: $1,569.00 $1,997.00
Mantis V2 Durable Frame
Under $2,000
Mantis V2 (18.2 Ah)
Speed: 40 mph
Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Apollo Phantom V3 Frame
Under $2,250
Apollo Phantom
Speed: 41 mph
Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Super Fast (40-50 MPH)

Best For Intermediate Riders

Mantis King GT Full Frame
Under $2,500
Mantis King GT
Speed: 43 mph
Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
NAMI Klima Frame
Under $2,750
NAMI Klima
Speed: 42 mph
Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame
Under $3,000
NAMI Burn-e 2
Speed: 45 mph
Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Extremely Fast (50+ MPH)

Best For Advanced Riders

Wolf King GT Gold Frame
Under $3,500
Wolf King GT
Speed: 62 mph
Sale: $3,195.00 $3,795.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Wolf King GTR Durable Frame
Under $4,000
Wolf King GTR
Speed: 65 mph
Sale: $3,995.00 $4,195.00 – Get Extra $300 Off With Code: ESIGTR
NAMI Burn-e Viper Frame
Under $4,500
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
Speed: 60 mph
Sale: $3,999.00 $4,999.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

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Heavy Duty Electric Scooters for Heavy Adults

  • Fast Model: SPLACH Titan – 44 miles max, 29 miles real-world
  • Super Fast Model: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles max, 50 miles real-world
  • Extremely Fast Model: NAMI Burn-e 2 Max  – 115 miles max, 64 miles real-world

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Electric Scooters With Suspension: 5 Buttery-Smooth Rides

  • Fast Model: Mantis V2 – IPX5 water-resistance rating
  • Super Fast Model: NAMI Klima – IP55 water-resistance rating
  • Extremely Fast Model: NAMI Burn-e 2 Max – IP55 water-resistance rating

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Best Under $1,500

SPLACH Titan

Sale: $1,399.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

SPLACH Titan Overview:

SPLACH is a brand like no other. This relative newcomer specializes in making premium scooters, selling them at low prices, and shifting perceptions of what’s possible in the process.

Following in the footsteps of its celebrated forebearer, the Twin, the all-new SPLACH Titan builds on the blueprint laid down and injects it with steroids to deliver a significantly more powerful beast.

Josh on SPLACH Titan

With large dual 1000W motors, lightning-quick acceleration, and a host of premium features in its armory – including a customizable lighting rig, NFC card reader to unlock the scooter, and terrain-agnostic tires – the Titan is a titanic steal. It’s rewritten the definition of value for money and left rival brands scrabbling for a response.

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Why I Recommend the SPLACH Titan:

So, let’s get right into the nitty-gritty of why you’re here: speed. The SPLACH Titan has lots of it. Propelled by dual 52V 1000W motors and powerful controllers, it produces a peak power output of 2600W allowing this firecracker to hit 37 mph in a flash.

SPLACH Titan Rear Motor

And I mean a flash. During my tests, I was able to accelerate from 0-15 mph in a sizzling 2.5 seconds and hit 25 mph in 4.9 seconds. Surprisingly, this acceleration rate leaves the much pricier Apollo Ghost eating dust. As a result, it delivers pound-for-pound power that’s deserving of its name.

SPLACH Titan Durable Chassis

The simple fact is that no other scooter within the SPLACH Titan’s price class gets anywhere near it when it comes to raw speed and power. It’s in a league of its own, with even the likes of the more expensive Mantis V2 getting a run for its money.

SPLACH Titan Cockpit

But of course, to harness such ferocity, you need formidable stopping power. Well, fear not, because the SPLACH Titan wields front and rear disc brakes that will bring you to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 2.4 meters. This kind of performance is usually confined to semi or full hydraulics, so the performance of the standard discs should be applauded.

SPLACH Titan Disc Brake

And if you want that extra layer of security, you’ll likely find it among the 12 speed settings that let you control your pace with consummate ease by switching between a mix of three gears, as well as eco/turbo and single/dual motor modes.

SPLACH Titan Motor Controls

You’ll also want to retain that all-important sense of stability when racing down the street at the speed of a greyhound. Again, the Titan delivers. Billed as the SUV of the electric scooter world, it bears all the hallmarks of a model built with safety, control, and maneuverability.

SPLACH Titan Yellow LEDs

At 27 inches, the handlebars are among the widest that I’ve ever tested; this detail is crucial when it comes to balance and steering control. They’re tall, too, which means you won’t find yourself in an unnatural hunched-over position – even if you’re over six feet. A special mention must also go to the flared handgrips, which are an exhibition of ergonomic design.

SPLACH Titan Handgrip

Elsewhere, the frame is streamlined yet durable (hello, IP54 water-resistance rating), while the stem has been reinforced to eliminate any potential wobbles at high speed. Weighing in at 64 lbs, it’s also light enough to qualify as a portable performance scooter (they typically weigh 60-80 lbs), while sturdy enough to support up to 220 lbs of weight.

SPLACH Titan Folded Frame

My only gripe from a build and design standpoint is with the deck. Though sufficiently grippy, it’s on the short side at 19.5 inches long. It does, however, have 6.2 inches of ground clearance, which makes a big difference to ride quality. And, after all, the reinforced kickplate extends the space available for your feet. Nevertheless, the Titan manages to deliver a level of ride quality that’s often associated with much pricier scooters.

SPLACH Titan Deck

A big contributor to the ride quality is its tires. I tested the 9-inch variants and their tread and profile are something that I’d never seen before. Not only are they extremely thick at 3 inches, but knobbly, too. Meanwhile, the front-on profile sits somewhere between rounded and square, which boosts their traction and ability to absorb shocks. Working in tandem with the extremely well-calibrated front and rear springs, they make this scooter a certified dream to ride over varying terrain.

SPLACH Titan Off-Road Tire

If you think that the 9-inch tires are a little too diminutive for you, you can purchase the SPLACH Titan with 10-inch tires instead. These sport a different tread and profile, but are well-equipped for different types of terrain. In fact, if you want to take corners at speed, I recommend the 10-inch tires over the 9-inch ones since they hold their grip better.

SPLACH Titan Geometric Chassis

You may be thinking that all of this goes way beyond what you’d expect from a scooter that costs less than $1,500 – and you’d be right. Yet, amazingly, there’s more.

The 52V 20.8Ah battery delivers a maximum range of 44 miles (or 29 miles while riding it in its fastest setting – according to my tests), which makes a mockery of every other scooter within its price class.

SPLACH Titan Frame

As for hills, well this is one model that makes molehills out of mountains. If you plan to ride in an undulating environment, the Titan will be your best friend.

Did I mention that it also comes equipped with one of the best lighting rigs in the business? On top of the blinding miniature star that masquerades as its headlight, you get some pretty pimpin’ stem and deck LEDs that make you look like a moving carnival. These can be controlled via a mobile app where you can adjust their color, brightness, patterns, and even make them dance to songs or your voice.

SPLACH Titan Mobile App For Lights

Everything about the Titan is premium – except its price. SPLACH deserves our heartiest praise for prioritizing value over profit; in the process, it’s sent shockwaves through the industry with a model that leaves illustrious rivals looking a little sheepish.

SPLACH Titan Lights

Further Information:

SPLACH Titan Review

Best Under $1,750

Varla Eagle One V2

Sale: $1,569.00 $1,997.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Varla Eagle One V2 Overview:

The best electric scooter brands have one thing in common: they refuse to sit still. The likes of Apollo and NAMI are constantly upgrading their flagship models to remain cutting-edge. Well, you can now place Varla in the same category. The all-new Eagle One V2 represents a significant improvement on what came before it.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Handling

The trick with upgrading popular models is to recognize that not everything needs changing. Here, the original Eagle One’s powerful motors, sharp brakes, and battery management system remain. That’s where the similarities end, however, because the V2 is superior to its predecessor in every other way.

Sporting a bigger battery, smoother controllers, an ergonomic thumb throttle, a brighter lighting rig, and chunkier tires, it embodies the refinement of a blueprint that’s already had its legion of admirers in the performance market.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Acceleration

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Why I Recommend the Varla Eagle One V2:

Akin to a gazelle gliding across the Serengeti, the Eagle One V2 uses its new thumb throttle and enhanced 25A Sine Wave controllers to great success. Together, they conjure 3200W of peak power from the dual 52V 1000W motors with impenetrable poise. While testing the furiousness of its motors, I was propelled to 15 mph in just 2.3 seconds and 25 mph in 5.8.

Josh Testing the Varla Eagle One V2 Range

If the conditions are right, you’ll easily reach the V2’s top speed of 40 mph, though, it should be noted that my tests saw me reaching 36.1 mph.

Varla Eagle One V2 Top Speed Test Data From High-Precision GPS Data Logger

But let’s be real: even 36 mph is enough to leave your mouth as dry as the Sahara. And this power would be all the more frightening if the Eagle One V2 wasn’t such a well-designed scooter. Everything about it is fine-tuned to maximize comfort and handling at speed.

Varla Eagle One V2 Cockpit

This is evident from the expansive 28-inch-wide handlebars and 9-degree rake angle; combined, they deliver a ride that not only inspires confidence but remains stable. The IP54 water-resistant frame, meanwhile, is a case study in perfect weight distribution, while a deck-to-handlebar height of 41.3 inches facilitates a natural riding position for anyone up to 6’4”.

Varla Eagle One V2 Frame

My only quibble is with the deck. By my measurements it offers up just 16.1 inches of usable space, making it a little short. The presence of the kickplate does alleviate these concerns somewhat, given that it provides an extra 5.1 inches of space and is angled at a comfortable 16 degrees.

Varla Eagle One V2 Deck

Then there’s its dual spring and swingarm suspension. Working in cahoots with the 10-inch tubeless tires – which are now 0.5 inches wider for added stability and feature an improved all-terrain tread pattern – they emphatically absorb nasty bumps whether on or off-road. It fully deserves its impressive 8/10 rating on my shock absorption scale.

Varla Eagle One V2 Motor

Equally as impressive are the hydraulic brakes. Combined with the electronic braking system, they brought me to a responsive stop from 15 mph in 2.0 meters. This is elite-level stuff.

Varla Eagle One V2 Hydraulic Brake Caliper

Elsewhere, the 52V 20.8Ah battery is 14% bigger than the one found on its predecessor. This boosts your maximum range to 42 miles (or, based on my grueling tests, 24.37 miles).

Varla Eagle One V2 Real-World Range Test Data From High-Precision GPS Data Logger

Factor in a new twist-action folding mechanism that keeps the stem free from wobble, a bright lighting rig that’s complete with a high-mounted headlight, taillights, and deck LEDs, and an NFC Card Reader for added security, and you have all the ingredients needed for a fast, yet practical electric scooter.

Varla Eagle One V2 Lights

Further Information:

Varla Eagle One V2 Review

Best Under $2,000

Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)

Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Mantis V2 Overview:

On the hunt for a performance scooter that will thrive on forest trails as well as inner-city routes? Crave an adrenaline rush that won’t leave your savings begging for help? The Mantis V2 is here to answer your prayers.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

Wielding dual 60V 1000W motors and 25A Sine Wave controllers, this elegant asphalt predator will leave you dumbstruck in the face of its refined power. Bringing all the prized trappings of a high-spec scooter into a price category that’s used to taking things slower, the Mantis is a challenge to its competitors that isn’t easy to meet.

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Why I Recommend the Mantis V2:

So, those motors. Capable of producing a peak power output of 3000W and a top speed of 40 mph, a means to an unhurried end, the Mantis V2 is not. Based on my tests, it accelerated from 0-15 mph in a searing 2.1 seconds and 0-25 mph in 4.7 seconds. This is life in the fast lane.

Mantis V2 Chassis In Motion

If you’re new to performance scooters, you may be sitting there wondering if this is a bit of a jump. Indeed, while it sits at the lower end of the cost scale, it’s reasonable to suggest that you might be better served to cut your teeth with something like the SPLACH Titan. That being said, the Mantis V2 is far from being a ride that you can’t tame. It has safety written all over it.

Mantis V2 Front of Frame

A dual-braking system comprising of hydraulics and regenerative brakes ensures sharp and responsive stopping power, even at fast speeds. Its wide handlebars and ergonomic handgrips (gone are the inferior foam grips that blighted earlier models) facilitate a level of control that will put nervous minds at ease. The roomy deck, too, is adorned in anti-slip rubber, while a spacious kickplate allows riders of up to 265 lbs to lean into the ride for optimal balance and stability.

Mantis V2 Deck

Kaboo – the company behind the Mantis stable – is celebrated for its build quality, and the V2 is another triumph. It is the definition of ‘robust’, with the aviation-grade aluminum alloy blend and sturdy folding mechanism eliminating any potential for the stem to throw a wobbly at top speed.

Mantis V2 Durable Frame

The sense of invincibility that the Mantis V2 exudes remains undimmed with every challenge it faces. It’s an all-terrain juggernaut, perfect for blazing a trail within a range of up to 33 miles thanks to its 60V 18.2Ah battery. It's 10-12 hour charging time is a full 3 to 4-hour improvement on the original Mantis Pro. This can be cut by 50% if you purchase a fast charger.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2 in Woods

Now, chances are you'll have to tackle some hills along the way. Here’s some good news for you: the Mantis V2 eats them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As for rough terrain such as dirt tracks and forest trails? Step aside: the front and rear spring suspension interlink with its juicy 10-inch pneumatic tires to absorb every shock and vibration. This is great news for your wrists and knees.

Mantis V2 Front Spring

Tipping the scales at 65 lbs, it isn’t exactly made for commuting. It is, however, the lightest performance scooter in its class; you can lift it up a flight or two of stairs without triggering a hernia.

Mantis V2 Folded Frame

The handlebars feature a QS-S4 display that gives you easy access to all your vitals, including speed, battery life, and distance covered; you can also switch between three riding modes to moderate your speed and acceleration.

Mantis V2 Display

Elsewhere, a positively beaming headlight and turn signals constitute a real upgrade on the V1. What’s more, there’s mood deck lighting that demands Instagram’s attention. This commitment to style is classic Mantis, as exemplified by the simple matte black facade, which is tastefully accentuated by flecks of red on the tire treads and suspension springs.

Mantis V2 Lights

The Mantis V2 strikes an admirable balance between style, performance, and price. As a gateway into fast electric scooters, it’s a real upgrade from the models that came before it in this list. I challenge you to find a model as fun and addictive as this graceful firecracker.

Josh With the Mantis V2

Further Information:

Mantis V2 Review

Best Under $2,250

Apollo Phantom

Sale: $2,099.00 $2,399.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Apollo Phantom Overview:

The Apollo Phantom V3 has been a certified thoroughbred of the performance scooter stable ever since the first edition was launched back in 2021. Now, we have the V3: it’s a summation of everything that riders have asked for in their feedback on previous models. It’s a statement of intent from a brand that ceaselessly strives for perfection.

Josh With the Apollo Phantom V3

It has everything you need for fast-paced, efficient rides. A new MACH1 controller that’s reset the boundaries of what its dual motors can deliver in the torque, speed, and acceleration departments? Check. A revolutionary regen brake paddle that represents a first for performance scooters? Sorted. A proprietary design that you won’t find anywhere else? Gotcha. Hydraulic brakes that could stop a bus? This is getting silly.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Tire in Motion

The Phantom brings it all to the table with a main course of white-knuckle aggression and a side helping of ice-cold control.

It’s worth every dime.

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Phantom:

Where else to begin but with the Phantom’s triple-pronged assault unit: the all-new MACH1 controller and dual 52V 1200W motors.

Josh Standing on the Apollo Phantom V3

Together they produce a peak output of 3200W and a nominal top speed of 38 mph. The key word here is nominal. That’s because the controller has the keys to unlock Ludo mode (short for ludicrous, suitably), which blasts the V3’s speed up to a scorching 41 mph.

Just as vicious is its acceleration rate. While testing it, I hit 15 mph from a standstill in a cheek-slapping 2.3 seconds – about as long as a Formula One pit stop. This places it broadly on par with the Mantis V2, though it’s still some way behind the Mantis King GT and indomitable NAMI Klima.

Apollo Phantom V3 Chassis

Sounds a little petrifying? Well, you always have the option of modulating the Phantom’s accelerative strength through the new mobile app, which also lets you dial in the intensity of the regen brakes, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, activate cruise control, and remotely lock the scooter. You can also record trips, get remaining range estimates, and use the app as a navigational device.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

And rest assured, you can also lean on the V3’s build quality for peace of mind. Its design has been precision engineered to channel its considerable power into something insanely enjoyable. The concaved handlebars are an expansive 27 inches wide to maximize balance and control, while the thick rubber-coated handgrips are a textbook example of ergonomic excellence.

Apollo Phantom V3 Handlebars

The regen and accelerative paddles, meanwhile, are perfectly positioned alongside the controls for your turn signals and riding modes to optimize usability. And at the heart of it is the newly upgraded LX display that’s both bigger and brighter than the previous HEX offering. Through it, you can summon the fearsome Ludo mode.

Apollo Phantom V3 Ludo Mode on Display

Complete with a grippy 20.5 x 8.5-inch deck that sets the gold standard in design, its size is suitable for riders nudging the limits of the V3’s 300 lbs load capacity. On the topic of suitability, the 41-inch deck-to-handlebar height is ideal for riders of all sizes, including those that are tall.

Apollo Phantom v3 Deck

The frame – as usual, a product of multiple rounds of testing – is nigh-on faultless. Made from aviation-grade aluminum, it delivers a toughness that doesn’t buckle at high speeds. The stem, too, is double-reinforced, eliminating high-octane wobbles while improving your handling. All the components have been made specifically for this scooter, meaning they fit together with perfection and performance in mind.

Apollo Phantom V3 Chassis in Motion

And then we come to the braking setup. The headline here is the integration of the first-ever regen paddle on a performance scooter. Instead of relying on the mechanical brakes, the regen system uses kinetic energy and the forces of drag to slow the rotation of the wheels. In turn, you’re able to recharge your battery up to 10% while keeping the disc brakes free from wear and tear. When used in tandem, I came to a complete stop from 15 mph in an outstanding 2.1 meters. That’s some improvement on its predecessor’s 3.0 meters.

Apollo Phantom V3 Disc Brake

Another of the Phantom’s crowning glories is its 45-degree, downward-angled, quadruple spring suspension system. Quite simply, this is a next-level piece of kit. Primed for urban terrain, it adopts a sport car-esque profile, allowing you to accelerate, race, and chicane your way through your city like an F1 car. The ride quality is super smooth, while the absence of any bottoming out is a testament to the excellent damping that the springs and bushings provide.

Apollo Phantom V3 Front Springs

This exceptional feat of engineering is buttressed by a pair of wide, 10-inch pneumatic tires that are among the best that I’ve ever tested. Compared to the tires on a standard performance scooter, they have a slightly deeper tread pattern. This enhances their traction on roads and sidewalks to improve maneuverability. They’re also robust enough to handle off-road terrain, including dirt tracks and forest trails, though I recommend avoiding off-road jaunts if you can (for this, check out the Mantis King GT).

Keeping everything moving is the 52V 23.4Ah battery. Combined with the MACH1 controller, you can look forward to a 27% increase in energy efficiency over the V2. This translates into a maximum range of 40 miles – so long as you're a light rider and keep the scooter in its slowest speed setting. Under my tests, where the riding conditions included me as a 190 lb rider, a circuit of undulating city streets, and periods of fast acceleration, cruising, and multiple stops, the real-world range came in at 29 miles.

Apollo Phantom V3 Swingarm

A powerful scooter also requires a strong lighting setup. Here, the Phantom excels. Its 1000-lumen headlight punches out a strong beam of light to lead the way, while the embedded deck LEDs and taillight further your visibility. It’s safe to say that even the spookiest alleyways will be cast in temporary daylight – and what’s more, the Phantom even comes with integrated front and rear turn signals that can be operated from either side of the cockpit.

Apollo Phantom V3 Headlight Beam

Overall then, the Apollo Phantom V3 looks and acts the part. It’s the full package, bringing style, substance, and tech under one roof with aplomb.

Apollo Phantom V3 Folded Frame

Further Information:

Apollo Phantom 2023 Review

Best Under $2,500

Mantis King GT

Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Mantis King GT Overview:

The Kaabo Mantis range has received a lot of deserved fanfare. It’s essentially a conveyor belt for producing light-heavyweight champs; a line that, perhaps more than any other bridges the gap between high-power and reasonable prices. The Mantis King GT is the crystallization of this blueprint – on steroids.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Case in point: it's combination of dual 1100W motors and 30A Sine Wave controllers. The alchemy they conjure is savagely powerful. Everywhere you look, the King GT is an uncompromising union of ferocity and finesse.

Sure, it doesn’t come cheap. But you get a performance scooter that not only delivers best-in-class performance but will have your adrenaline glands dialed up to the max. At only $200 more than the great but comparatively limited Mantis V2 (24.5Ah version), the King GT represents real value for money for riders looking to take the next step in their journey across the wild side of electric scooters.

Mantis King GT Chassis

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Why I Recommend the Mantis King GT:

The Mantis King GT is the crystallization of everything that's great about Kaboo’s lauded range. The difference here is that everything has been turned up to eleven; and nowhere is this more apparent than with the dual 1100W motors and those Sine Wave controllers.

Mantis King GT 1100W Motor

While the likes of the Mantis V2 is snappy in its own right, the King GT swats it away with an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a whiplashing 1.9 seconds and 25 mph in 4.0 seconds flat. Propelled by the dual 30A controllers – which have supplanted the 25A bad boys sported by the Mantis V2 – its accelerative power is bewilderingly smooth and controlled; you know you’re going like a rocket, but there’s none of the turbulence that can sully similarly explosive models.

Mantis King GT Handlebars

This power amounts to a cheek-flapping top speed of 43 mph: this is quite comfortably the fastest a Mantis scooter has ever gone. In fact, it’s one of the fastest performance scooters that I've had the pleasure of testing.

Interestingly, the Mantis King GT is billed as a “luxury commuter scooter”, which I think is a bit of a misnomer considering the power this torpedo on wheels can muster. Yet, there’s no denying the luxurious nature of its ride quality.

Mantis King GT Rear Spring

Boasting a dual hydraulic suspension system that you can adjust to fit your weight and preferences, the sensation of riding the Mantis King GT is akin to rolling a bowling ball down a polished lane. It glides. This is amplified by the plush 10-inch pneumatic (not to mention hybrid) tires, which nuzzle into the terrain to deliver a cushioned and traction-ensured ride.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

One look at the Mantis King GT and you’ll be smitten. But its beauty is more than skin deep. With enlarged 26-inch handlebars, an inbuilt steering damper, and an expansive deck with enough grip to keep your feet firmly planted, it’s a dream to control – even at top speeds. This maneuverability is further bolstered by the reinforced kickplate that allows you to distribute your weight evenly for added stability.

Mantis King GT Kickplate

This sense of security is further embellished by the Zoom hydraulic brakes, which deliver one of the shortest stopping distances of any Mantis scooter at 2.1 meters from 15 mph.

Mantis King GT Brake Caliper

Tying everything together is the Samsung 60V 24Ah battery. With 21700 cells to call upon, it delivers high energy efficiency for a long period. This outstanding capacity amounts to a maximum range of 56 miles off one charge, or 38 miles if you’re pushing the motors to their limit.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

Packing a weight of 74 lbs, it’s definitely at the lightweight end of the super-fast scooter scale. You won’t want to lug it up many flights of stairs, but it can be carried in short bursts. The folding mechanism is also simple to use, though it’s still quite a hefty unit when folded. So be warned: if it’s a portable model that you’re after, the largest scooter in the Mantis range may not be for you.

Mantis King GT Folded Frame

For all of the GT’s hulking power and graceful elegance, one of its standout features is an anti-glare TFT display that delivers everything you’d want from a cockpit. As well as giving you easy access to all your key stats like speed, battery life, and mileage, you can configure a host of settings to enhance your riding experience.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

There’s also a neat button pad for your lights, turn signals, and horn. Additionally, you can switch between single/dual motor and eco/turbo modes to control your speed. Thankfully, you’ll also find that the thumb throttle is satisfyingly ergonomic, which makes a huge difference compared to other Mantis scooters that utilize finger throttles.

Mantis King GT Button Console

Such an impressive scooter will likely attract attention from the wrong sort at some point. Here’s where the password protection earns its spurs. Yep – to get this howitzer moving, you first have to enter the correct four digits. Just make sure that you have some additional security layers – like a U-Lock – too, as this won’t stop somebody from lifting it into the back of a truck.

Dramatic Shot of Mantis King GT Frame

The Mantis King GT is a real statement of intent from Kaabo. It melds brawn with beauty to deliver a riding experience usually reserved for the ultra-performance category.

Mantis King GT Lights

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

Best Under $2,750

NAMI Klima

Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

NAMI Klima Overview:

First, we had the Burn-e Viper, a model bearing enough venom to leave the electric scooter industry in a state of paralysis. Then came the Burn-e 2, a sequel that put the Godfather Part II to shame. There was just one issue: they both cost a small fortune.

Enter, the NAMI Klima. Boasting the same savage power, exquisite ride quality, and next-level features as its forebears, the Klima ties it all up in a package that’s altogether lighter, more nimble, and – crucially – more affordable. 

Josh Standing With the NAMI Klima

Indeed, it’s rare that I’m left speechless after testing a new scooter, but the NAMI Klima truly takes your breath away – especially with its blisteringly fast acceleration.

NAMI Klima Dual Motors in Action

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Klima:

One thing that you can guarantee when stepping foot on a NAMI scooter is speed that’ll leave your eyes as dry as raisins.

The alchemy that turns heavy metal into gold takes place in the interchange between the scooter’s 60V 1000W motors and 40Ah Sine Wave controllers. Together, they produce a formidable peak power output of 5040W and a top speed of 42 mph. But there’s more. Much more.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

The Klima is one of the fastest scooters out of the blocks that I’ve ever tested. It’s truly blistering. You can expect to zoom from a standstill to 15 mph in a barely plausible 1.9 seconds and to 25 mph in just 2.9 seconds – not even the ferocious Mantis King GT can top it.

NAMI Klima Off-Road

But what sets the Klima apart is the fact that it melds this vicious power with balance and comfort. Its 27-inch wide handlebars endow you with an unshakeable sense of control, while the ergonomic thumb throttle ensures a smooth progression through the gears.

NAMI Klima Cockpit

The 19 x 9.25-inch deck, meanwhile, is perfectly designed to guarantee a stable footing at all times. Elsewhere, there’s zero wobble in the stem (even at top speed), while the one-piece, aviation-grade aluminum chassis is ultra-robust.

NAMI Klima Large Deck

Then you have its mic-dropping ride quality. Sporting the same mercurial, fully adjustable suspension system as the Burn-e 2, it offers unparalleled adaptability. You can dial in the rebound and compression rate of each hydraulic spring to perfectly suit your weight and terrain. So good is this feature that I rated it an impressive 9.5 out of 10 on my shock absorption scale.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Spring

The suspension doesn’t work in isolation, of course. Nothing on the Klima does. The springs dovetail with a pair of 10-inch tubeless tires, which not only act as a first line of defense against shocks and vibrations but also whip up a heady concoction of traction and maneuverability thanks to their rounded front-on profile and moderate tread pattern.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

A scooter as ferociously powerful as the Klima also requires a set of earth-shattering brakes. Armed with the same Logan 2-piston hydraulics that floored us on the Burn-e 2, it delivers. Supplemented by a regenerative braking system, they’ll bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in 2.1 meters. A mere 10% of scooters can match this performance.

Another reason why the Klima’s forebearer – the NAMI Burn-e 2 – became a legend within the industry was its expansive suite of customization options. NAMI has wisely retained these capabilities on the Klima. Through the upgraded, IP65-rated display, you can access a host of p-settings that enable you to create new riding modes entirely from scratch.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

It also cuts no corners when it comes to lighting. Fronted by a 2000-lumen headlight that could reduce Dracula to ash, this is a scooter that’ll keep you safe come night or day. The supporting cast includes turn signals, a brake light, and a taillight.

NAMI Klima Lights

Keeping everything ticking over (understatement of the century) as you enjoy the full majesty of riding the Klima is its generously-sized 60V 25Ah battery. This beast has a maximum range of 50 miles in its arsenal, or 39 miles if you’re really putting the pedal to the metal. Once empty, the battery will recharge in a pacey 6 hours thanks to the fast charger which is included in the box.

NAMI Klima in Woodland

If 50 miles isn’t enough for you, you can also purchase the NAMI Klima MAX for an extra $500. This gives you an additional 300Wh of battery power for 10 extra miles.

NAMI Klima Frame

But one spin on the Klima will likely convince you that this is more than enough for any rider. It excels from every angle – be it performance, ride quality, or build.

NAMI Klima 2000-Lumen Headlight

Further Information:

NAMI Klima Review

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NAMI Burn-e 2

Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

NAMI Burn-e 2 Overview:

The NAMI Burn-e 2 has acquired a mythical status among electric scooters. Not only does it achieve a perfect 10 out of 10 score for its sublime shock-absorbing capabilities, but it also has one of – if not the – best performance profile.

Josh Testing the NAMI Burn-e 2

You see, while its dual 72V 1000W motors and Sine Wave controllers propel you at rip-roaring speeds of up to 45 mph, its 90-mile maximum range, and best-in-class brakes, afford it an array of heavy-hitting weapons.

It’s practically flawless, encapsulating everything that I love about the high-octane world of performance scooters.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Chassis

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Burn-e 2:

Most performance scooters in the Burn-e 2’s class wield motors that are either 52V or 60V. The NAMI Burn-e 2 isn’t like most scooters. Instead, it sports an industry-first: dual 72V 1000W goliaths.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Motor

The difference that this groundbreaking move makes to the Burn-e 2’s performance is most apparent in its acceleration. It can go from 0-15 mph in a staggering 1.8 seconds, while even the 3.2 seconds that it takes to hit 25 mph is faster than many scooters’ rate to 15 mph. In just a second later you’ll be at 30 mph – you’ll also probably be in the midst of an out-of-body experience.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Thumb Throttle

Fear not, however, because the controllers kick in to make it the smoothest ride of your life. They even reduce the steepest of hills to non-events.

There’s also a secret turbo mode button that adds an extra thrust of power, allowing you to enjoy every watt of its 5040W peak output. With this in full flow, you can reach its 45 mph top speed in a matter of seconds. And, while it’s 15 mph slower than its bigger, badder, brother – the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max – it’s a close match when comparing accelerative power up to 25 mph. It’s also significantly cheaper.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Frame From Rear

Now while a select group of top-performing scooters can go toe-to-toe with the Burn-e 2 in the speed stakes, none come close to the astonishing ride quality that it offers. The stars of the show are the adjustable hydraulic shocks.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Adjustment

By twisting the red dials above each spring, you can fine-tune their rebound rates. With the ability to customize at your fingertips, you can tailor the Burn-e 2 to your environment. You can speed the rebound rate up to absorb repeated blows from craggy off-road tracks or slow it down for smoother urban jaunts.

Quite simply, no other scooter (except for the Burn-e 2 Max) comes remotely close to the sophistication and quality of this setup. It’s like a hot knife cutting through butter, making it the most luxuriously smooth scooter that I’ve ever tested.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Durable Chassis

The suspension system dovetails beautifully with the best-in-class 11-inch PMT tires, which deliver exquisite grip and control. You’ll need to order these variations separately, but if this sounds like too much hassle, the standard nylon tires still excel in most metrics. They don’t, however, reach the same heights when it comes to maneuverability. For example, I was able to lean aggressively into corners while using the PMT tires. The grip that they maintained was unlike any other that I’ve tested.

NAMI Burn-e 2 PMT Tire

Nevertheless, control is assured irrespective of the tires that you use. That’s because the NAMI Burn-e 2’s build quality is second to none. From the 27-inch wide handlebars and the option to add a hydraulic steering damper; to the ergonomic controls, aviation-grade frame, and sprawling, grippy deck: the Burn-e 2 is a masterclass in stability and handling for riders of all sizes.

Front of NAMI Burn-e 2 Handlebars

Then there’s the all-important brakes. Sporting powerful 2-piston LOGAN hydraulic calipers and 160 mm rotors, it brought me to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 1.8 meters – securing it with the shortest stopping distance of all the scooters that I’ve tested. This is reassuring to know when you’re burning rubber.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Disc Brake

The formidable 72V 28Ah battery promises a standard-setting performance, too. Its astronomical capacity delivers a maximum range of 90 miles, and an exceptional 50 miles when ripping the throttle. You can expect a recharge time of 6-7 hours, which makes a mockery of the average 16-20 hours that it takes other similarly sized units to re-juice. The charger comes with a built-in fan for temperature regulation, too.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Deck

As you’d expect by this stage, the Burn-e 2 continues to deliver features that knock it out of the park. The range of customization options available through its display is quite bewildering – you can personalize pretty much every nook and cranny to create riding modes that are unique to you.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Display

The IP55 water-resistance rating, meanwhile, ensures that you can ride come rain or shine. Capped off by a bright 2000-lumen headlight, deck-lined LEDs, and turn signals that wrap around the sides and rear of the chassis, it has every box ticked for riding at night.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Lights

With all things considered, it’s no exaggeration to say that the NAMI Burn-e 2 excels in every single area of its design.

Further Information:

NAMI Burn-e 2 Review

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Wolf King GT

Sale: $3,195.00 $3,795.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Wolf King GT Overview:

Though it may have been superseded by the newer, faster GTR (more on that shortly), one truth remains: when the Wolf King GT appears, you know you’re getting to the business end of the speed rankings.

Huge, hungry, and capable of a blistering 62 mph, it's a hell of a lot of fun to ride.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GT

Boasting vicious 72V 2000W motors, 50A Sine Wave controllers, and a confidence-inspiring dual stem, it delivers a punch of power that’ll leave you gasping for air.

It remains a bona fide A-lister in the ultra-performance category.

Wolf King GT Durable Kickstand

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Wolf King GT:

Describing the Wolf King GT in five words isn’t easy – but if I had to, I’d go for ‘power, power, and… more power!’

Wolf King GT Front Motor

Every bit of the GT’s design is geared toward delivering thrills and doling out bone-jangling, spine-tingling, hair-raising experiences. Its 62 mph top speed, for instance, makes it – along with the GTRone of the fastest production scooters that you can buy.

Wolf King GT Gold Frame

Spearheading this serious speed are its colossal motors, which – in cahoots with the efficient controllers – give it a peak output of 8400W. With this cauldron of power bubbling away, the GT is practically frothing at the mouth. I experienced its savagery when I hit 40 mph in just 5.8 seconds.

Wolf King GT Thumb Throttle

To put this into perspective, let’s cast our eyes back to the popular Varla Eagle One V2. If we were to line both of these scooters up on the race track, the Wolf King GT would hit 40 mph at the same time that it would take the Eagle One V2 to reach 25 mph. This paints a clear picture of why ultra-performance scooters hold high price tags.

Wolf King GT Controller Box

Add to this the GT’s sherpa-esque hill-climbing capabilities and you’re looking at a profoundly powerful machine.

Of course, speed is important – but the GT wouldn’t have made it as one of my top picks unless it had a few other tricks up its sleeve. And, like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, it comes kitted out with extremely strong hydraulic brake calipers and extra thick 160 x 3 mm rotors. Together, they deliver the best setup in their class.

Wolf King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

A word of warning, though, you need to use the brakes with caution and shift your weight to the rear of the scooter to maintain control – in doing so, I stopped from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters. This was impressive considering the momentum from its 115 lbs frame. You can enable the anti-locking braking system to prevent the wheels from locking up, too.

Wolf King GT Brake Lever

So, we’ve established that the GT ticks the braking box, but how long will you be able to take advantage of its rip-roaring speed? Well, courtesy of its super-sized 72V 35Ah Samsung/LG battery, it has a maximum range of 70 miles. However, as per my tests and assessments, you can rely on it to keep the wheels rolling for a realistic 55 miles.

Wolf King GT Deck and Kickplate

Riding for this long can be tiring, but the GT’s ultra-wide 29.5-inch handlebars and spacious 20 x 9-inch grippy deck lay the foundations for comfort and control. Its 41.4-inch deck-to-handlebar height, meanwhile, facilitates a natural riding stance for tall riders.

Wolf King GT Handlebars

Then there are its 11 x 3.5-inch tubeless tires. At the point of checkout, you have the option of ordering them with either street or off-road tread. Whichever style you choose, both are seal-healing and maintain as much traction in the corners as they do on the straights. However, if you’d prefer to seamlessly transition between terrain, the Wolf King GTR’s hybrid tires make it a better choice.

Wolf King GT Rear Tire

And, while the GT’s front fork and dual rear springs help insulate your joints from the lion’s share of judders and jolts, their design has begun to look a little archaic – especially when compared to the adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers on the Wolf King GTR. Nevertheless, they’re primed for fast-paced urban rides.

Wolf King GT Motorcycle-Grade Suspension

Along with its IPX5 water-resistant rating and blindingly bright lights, it's protected from the ravages of rain, whilst it's also well-suited to night-time sojourns.

Wolf King GT Powerful Lights at Night

With a relentless power output, race-worthy top speed, and a fortified frame, the Wolf King GT makes its mark as a brutally efficient addition to the ultra-performance category.

Wolf King GT Bright and Clever Display

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Wolf King GTR

Sale: $3,995.00 $4,195.00 – Get Extra $300 Off With Code: ESIGTR

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Wolf King GTR Overview:

As enduringly popular as the GT remains, there’s no hiding from the fact that there’s a new alpha in town: the Wolf King GTR – a scooter that redefines performance with unparalleled speed and acceleration.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR

Sure, they share the same outrageously powerful motors, humongous batteries, and earth-shattering brakes. But, the GTR brings greater sophistication to the table in the form of a far more powerful 2-in-1 100A Sine Wave controller, adjustable hydraulic suspension, traction control, and hybrid tires.

When it comes to fusing volcanic speed with confidence-inspiring control, no other ultra-performance model comes close. It’s the Wolf pack’s most well-rounded model yet, and a serious challenge for thrill seekers.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Acceleration

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Wolf King GTR:

So, first things first: those dual 72V 2000W motors. They are simply monstrous, as demonstrated by their 13,440W peak power output. This dwarfs the 8400W produced by the GT.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Ride Quality on a Road

The difference isn’t in the motors themselves, though. Instead, this seismic shift comes from the 2-in-1 100A Sine Wave controller that’s replaced the GT’s two 50A units. Peaking at 160A, it funnels far more torque to drastically improve the GTR’s power delivery. This translates into a chart-topping top speed and unmatched acceleration rates.

Wolf King GTR Throttle

Based on the data gathered from high-precision GPS data loggers, the GTR clocked a barely believable 65.8 mph, officially making it the fastest production scooter ever made.

Wolf King GTR in Woods

While testing it, I zoomed from 0-15 mph in a frankly ridiculous 1.6 seconds, before hitting 30 in 3.4, and 40 in 5.2.

But worry not, because the GTR backs up this savagery with its ultra-wide 29.5-inch handlebars, 9-degree rake angle, grippy deck, and iconic dual-stem. Together, they guarantee control and stability – even when riding at speeds of over 50 mph.

Wolf King GTR Handlebars

Now, one of the most interesting features that the GTR brings to the table is traction control. This stops the wheels from spinning you into a frenzy, and I’d strongly suggest activating it by ensuring that Sport mode is turned OFF. If you enable Sport mode, you’ll find that the spinning can, at times, become uncontrollable.

Wolf King GTR Advanced P-Settings Sport Mode

In the interest of comparison, I conducted tests with Sport mode ON and OFF. With Sport mode ON there was a noticeable difference in acceleration. Here are the results:

  • 3% faster to 15 mph
  • 9% faster to 20 mph
  • 11% faster to 25 mph
  • 15% faster to 30 mph
  • 20% faster to 35 mph
  • 25% faster to 40 mph

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Load-Bearing Capacity

Adding to its already impressive performance is the adjustable suspension system. Unlike the GT’s setup, the compression and rebound rates of the GTR’s front fork and rear shock can be dialed up or down to suit your terrain and weight. This is a much-needed upgrade that moves the scooter closer to its rivals in terms of shock absorption capabilities.

Wolf King GTR Rear Hydraulic Shock

The GTR’s 12 x 4-inch self-healing hybrid tires elevate its appeal, too. After testing them across varying terrain, I was impressed with their traction and handling – especially while navigating loose terrain and accelerating through corners.

Wolf King GTR Hybrid Tire

Another feature that marks the GTR’s supremacy among fast electric scooters is its removable 72V 35Ah battery. This makes it far easier to recharge – which you’ll appreciate when you consider the GTR’s tank-like 137 lb frame.

Wolf King GTR Removable Battery

With the battery fully juiced up, Kaabo claims that it can spit out 112 miles. Though, as per my tests, I got 42.82 miles. This included me – a 197 lb rider – traveling at an average moving speed of 21.9 mph with an ascent of 2,323 ft. The average temperature was 55.5 °F. Among its competitors, the GTR came out as a top performer.

Wolf King GTR Real-World Range Test Data From High-Precision GPS Data Logger

As for braking performance, the Zoom hydraulics brought me to a complete stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. And, because the rotors are 50% thicker than comparable models (3 mm vs 2 mm), they’re less prone to warping, bending, and overheating.

Wolf King GTR Hydraulic Disc Brake

Factor in an IPX5 water resistance rating, a super bright display, and a 330 lbs load-bearing capacity, and you have a scooter equipped for every challenge that you can envisage.

Riding at night is also on the books. Two dazzling headlights illuminate the road ahead, while an array of deck LEDs boost your visibility to others. The turn signals, meanwhile, are among the best that I’ve ever tested. They blink at the front, sides, and rear, ensuring that vehicles and pedestrians from all angles are aware of your intentions.

Wolf King GTR Controller Box Turn Signals

Ultimately, then, the Wolf King GTR has every box ticked. Speed? Check. Stability? You bet ya. Safety? By the bucket load. Hats off, Kaabo – the GTR has no peers when it comes to the joy of riding fast.

Wolf King GTR TFT Display

Further Information:

Wolf King GTR Review

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NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX

Sale: $3,999.00 $4,999.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Josh Carving on the NAMI Burn-e

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX Overview:

You may have read my review of the NAMI Burn-e 2 and come to realize how ferocious this scooter is. Well, the Max is its big scary brother – and my goodness, does it have an attitude.

Josh Testing the NAMI Burn-e 2

Not only is it nigh-on peerless when it comes to ride quality, but it’s just fractions behind the Wolf King GTR’s chart-topping acceleration rate. Add to this a humongous battery that delivers 115 miles of maximum range, and the Burn-e 2 Max firmly deserves its place as a legend of the ultra-performance category.

It has all the necessary boxes ticked to leave your adrenaline glands tingling. However, a word of warning – if you plan to reach the height of its race-worthy top speed, you’ll need to attach a steering damper to keep it stable and prevent wobble.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Steering Damper

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX:

From whichever angle you look at it, the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max is an exceptional display of power and design.

While its dual 72V 1500W motors and 8400W peak power output left me trembling in the midst of an adrenaline high, its 50Ah Sine Wave controllers siphoned energy from the 40Ah battery with dizzying effect.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Tubular Frame

Let’s consider the stats. This rocket can hit 15 mph in an outrageously fast 1.7 seconds, 25 mph in just 3.0, and 40 mph in a preposterous 5.8. It simply does not let up. It'll reach its top speed of 60 mph before you’ve even realized it.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Handlebars

It’s not just speed and power where it excels, though. The Max’s build quality is stunning; its 4-piston LOGAN hydraulic brakes are bona fide game-changers, delivering a stopping distance of 1.8 meters from 15 mph. This is standard-setting stuff.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

As too is its range. With 2880Wh of high-density LG 21700 battery cell energy at your disposal, it’s capable of keeping the wheels rolling for 115 miles. Though, if you ride aggressively, you’re more likely to see closer to 64 miles.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Charging Ports

Its ride quality is top of the charts, too. The same adjustable hydraulic coil-over-shocks and swingarms that floored me on the Burn-e 2 are in play again here. By twisting the red dials at the top of each spring, you can adjust the rate at which they rebound. This makes the Burn-e 2 Max an incredibly versatile scooter that can transition from street to off-road routes without so much as a twitch. To put this into perspective, it – along with the standard Burn-e 2 – is the only scooter to score a perfect 10 out of 10 on my shock absorption scale.

NAMI Burn-e Viper Rear Hydraulic Spring

Likewise, the tires are among the best that I’ve tested – they maintain as much traction on the straights as they do when accelerating through corners. However, as with the Burn-e 2, you’ll need to buy and fit Stradale PMT tires if you want to experience enhanced grip and next-level control.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Tire

On the topic of control, there’s no better scooter than the Burn-e 2 Max for customizing your performance settings. Its credit-card-sized display grants you access to five riding modes, two of which are blank canvases for you to fill by tailoring every conceivable detail. You can even tailor the amount of power that’s funneled to the front and rear motors independently. For instance, if you live in a hilly area, you may want to siphon more power to the front motor to pull you up inclines, as opposed to pushing you up by using more at the rear.

NAMI Burn-e Viper Display

And, with this being a NAMI scooter, the lighting rig is fantastic. A 2000-lumen headlight joins forces with a deck LED strip, bright taillight, and turn signals to create a light show that Pink Floyd would appreciate.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Deck Lights

You even have an IP55 water-resistance rating as part of the package, and an IP67 rating for the more delicate parts.

Yet, truth be told, I do struggle to recommend the Max over the Burn-e 2. Sure, the former is more powerful, but its acceleration is virtually the same up to 25 mph. Elsewhere, they are pretty much identical. The Max is also vastly more expensive.

Ultimately, it’ll come down to just how fast you want to go.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame

Comparison

Compare Fast Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best fast electric scooters based on top speed, acceleration, motor power, performance, specs, price, and more.
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SPLACH TitanSPLACH TitanEagle One V2Varla Eagle One V2 - BlueMantis V2Mantis V2Apollo PhantomApollo Phantom V3 (2023)Mantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI KlimaNAMI KlimaNAMI Burn-e 2NAMI Burn-e 2Wolf King GTWolf King GTWolf King GTRWolf King GTRBurn-e 2 MAXNAMI Burn-e 2 Max
Where to BuySPLACHVarlaFluid Free RideApolloVoro MotorsFluid Free RideFluid Free RideVoro MotorsVoro MotorsFluid Free Ride
Price$1,399$1,569$1,599$2,099$2,095$2,299$2,999$3,195$3,995$3,999
Speed CategoryBest Under $1,500Best Under $1,750Best Under $2,000Best Under $2,250Best Under $2,500Best Under $2,750Best Under $3,000Best Under $3,500Best Under $4,000Best Under $4,500
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed37 mph40 mph40 mph41 mph43 mph42 mph45 mph62 mph65 mph60 mph
0-15 MPH2.5 s2.3 s2.1 s2.3 s1.9 s1.9 s1.8 s1.7 s1.6 s1.7 s
0-25 MPH4.9 s5.8 s4.7 s4.5 s4.0 s2.9 s3.2 s3.0 s2.8 s3.0 s
0-30 MPH9.2 s9.3 s6.8 s7.0 s5.7 s4.9 s4.3 s3.8 s3.4 s3.7 s
0-35 MPHNo DataNo Data10.4 sNo Data7.8 s6.7 s5.5 s4.7 s4.2 s4.6 s
0-40 MPHNo DataNo DataNo DataNo DataNo DataNo Data7.5 s5.8 s5.2 s5.8 s
Max Range44 miles42 miles33 miles40 miles56 miles50 miles90 miles70 miles112 miles115 miles
Tested Range29 miles24.4 miles28 miles29 miles38 miles39 miles50 miles55 miles42.8 miles64 miles
Braking2.4 meters2.0 meters2.0 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters1.8 meters3.0 meters3.0 meters1.8 meters
Shock Absorp.8.5/108/108.5/107/109/109.5/1010/107/108.5/1010/10
Max Incline20 degrees30 degrees30 degrees25 degrees30 degrees30 degrees35 degrees50 degrees50 degrees35 degrees
Optimal Incline12 degrees18 degrees18 degrees15 degrees18 degrees18 degrees21 degrees30 degrees30 degrees21 degrees
Specs
Motor52V 1000W (x2)52V 1000W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)52V 1200W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)72V 1000W (x2)72V 2000W (x2)72V 2000W (x2)72V 1500W (x2)
Nominal Power2000W2000W2000W2400W2200W2000W2000W4000W4000W3000W
Peak Power2600W3200W3000W3200W4200W5040W5040W8400W13440W8400W
ThrottleFingerThumbFingerThumbThumbThumbThumbThumbFingerThumb
Battery52V 20.8Ah FST52V 20.8Ah FST60V 18.2Ah FST52V 23.4Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung60V 25Ah FST72V 28Ah FST72V 35Ah LG72V 35Ah LG72V 40AH LG
Charge Time6 hours10 hours12 hours12 hours6 hours6 hours7 hours12 hours12 hours10 hours
BrakesDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 2-Piston (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 4-Piston (x2), Electronic
SuspensionSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsQuad Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Shocks, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsHydraulic Forks, Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Fork, Adjust. Hydraulic Spring, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, Swingarms
Tire Size9 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch11 inch11 inch12 inch11 inch
Tire TypeAir (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless)
Weight64 lbs82 lbs65 lbs77 lbs79 lbs79 lbs100 lbs105 lbs137 lbs103 lbs
Load220 lbs330 lbs265 lbs300 lbs265 lbs265 lbs330 lbs330 lbs330 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at NeckFolds at NeckFolds at Stem
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Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

To find the 10 fastest electric scooters, I hands-on tested a total of 34 fast models. Key to my decision-making were motor power, nominal and peak power, top speed, acceleration, controller performance, handling, and safety.

These assessments were conducted in addition to the standardized tests that I complete as part of my thorough testing process. Learn more about how I test scooters below:

Fast Electric Scooters That I Tested:

Click through the photo carousel to see all of the scooters that I tested for this guide.

Test Criteria:

Motor Power

The power of a motor is determined by its voltage and watts.

Voltage signifies the intensity at which electricity is being pushed through a scooter’s motor. Typically, these motors are either 36V, 48V, 52V, 60V, 72V or, in rare cases, 84V. As part of my tests, only those with voltages above 52V made the cut.

Watts, on the other hand, are units of measurement that determine the size of a motor. This is important as it’s a telling figure of the amount of power that the motor can deliver – including both nominal and peak power (which I’ll cover next). Only those scooters with motors rated over 1000W were considered for a place in my coveted list of the fastest electric scooters.

NAMI Klima Dual Motors in Action

Nominal & Peak Power

A scooter’s nominal power refers to the amount of power that a motor can produce continuously. Peak power, meanwhile, refers to the instantaneous injections of energy that a motor is capable of before it overheats.

Here, I used my independently gathered data to compare nominal and peak power outputs relative to price (i.e. identifying the scooters with the most powerful outputs per dollar). It’s important to note, however, that the scooters up for comparison have already passed several tests to ensure overall quality (i.e. I didn’t just choose random cheap powerful scooters, but instead made a concerted effort to compare models from reputable brands).

Josh Standing On the Apollo City Pro

Top Speed

The ultimate vanity metric when it comes to fast scooters is top speed. Testing each scooter required a dry and flat road, whilst I also made sure to have each fully charged with maxed-out performance settings and their tires inflated to the recommended PSI.

For scooters that exceeded reasonable top speeds (i.e. some went as fast as 65 mph), I was not able to verify true speed data because I didn’t have access to enough runway to safely reach those speeds. This is a common issue among reviewers since testing to this degree would require either access to a controlled automotive test track, or the investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one. I have, however, made recommendations based on comparative data gleaned from my electric scooter database, and reputable third-party reporting (i.e. other industry experts and riders).

Josh Riding the Apollo Pro

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration

While top speed can be considered an ego metric, acceleration is the truest indicator of a scooter’s blistering power. If you ask any reputable reviewer in the industry, they’ll agree that a fast acceleration rate is a more important factor to consider than top speed. Riding at extreme speeds can be dangerous while accelerating for short bursts is a more enjoyable way to your heart thumping and adrenaline pumping.

To establish trustworthy results, I conducted multiple acceleration tests across different intervals (i.e. 0-15 mph, 0-25 mph, etc). For each interval, I conducted 3x two-way directional runs on a flat, dry road, and then averaged the data (in seconds). To ensure consistency across each scooter, zero-start modes were enabled, the performance settings were dialed up to the max, the tires were pumped up to their recommended PSI, and the batteries were fully charged.

Josh Accelerating on Dualtron Thunder 2

In addition to the acceleration data, I made assessments on the amount of wheel spin and the responsiveness of the throttles.

Further Information:

How I Test Acceleration

Controllers

Controllers are the brain and central nervous system of an electric scooter. They’re responsible for the coordination of how battery power is delivered to the motors, throttle, display, wheel sensors, regenerative braking systems, and anything else that requires electricity. But, some controllers are better than others.

The higher the amps and voltage of a controller, the more power it can deliver. Typically, a higher voltage and amperage result in greater torque, faster acceleration, and higher top speeds.

Electric Scooter Controller

Besides this, there are two types of controllers: Square Wave and Sine Wave. Square Wave units release power instantaneously, while with Sine Wave variants, the release is more gradual. Some riders love the in-your-face hit of the former, though the latter grants you a smoother and more controlled throttle response. I assessed the responsiveness of the controllers during my top speed and acceleration tests.

Handling

While riding fast, the control you’re able to exert over a scooter is vitally important. Aside from testing each scooter hands-on to garner insights into their riding experience (i.e. checking for speed wobble), I also conducted several assessments to determine how the geometry of each scooter’s frame influenced its stability.

Here, I measured the angle at which the steering column is positioned in relation to a vertical axis through the front axle (otherwise known as the rake angle). The smaller the angle, the less effort required to turn the handlebars, but the less stable the scooter. Conversely, a larger rake angle requires more effort to turn but makes the scooter more stable at higher speeds. During my assessments, I made sure to select the scooters that hit the sweet spot between the two to maintain both stability and maneuverability.

Josh Carving on the NAMI Burn-e

Then I measured handlebar width since there’s a direct correlation between this and control (the wider the bars, the greater the control). As a result, I only selected the scooters that offered ample control. Other measurements, including the deck-to-handlebar height, usable deck space, and kickplate angle were assessed, too.

Similar to geometry, weight distribution can affect a scooter's handling. As a result, I made sure to get a good feeling of each scooter selecting those that I felt distributed their weight evenly across their frame. To make this assessment, I searched for imbalances (i.e. a bottom-heavy design that caused the steering column to be underweight and twitchy). If I couldn’t find any, then the scooter scored highly.

The last area of assessment was made on how responsive, nimble, and agile the tires were. In particular, I focused on their size, profile, and tread. Based on my tests, the top performers were those that measured at least 10 inches high, had rounded front-on profiles, and lightly patterned treads. Combined, these design attributes were able to maintain the most traction.

Safety

Safety is paramount when it comes to riding fast. Most crucial of all, of course, is braking power. To ascertain a model’s prowess in this area, I measured the distance it took for each to stop from 15 mph with measuring tape. These tests were conducted five times. If electronic or regenerative braking systems were present then I dialed their strength up to the maximum. I also assessed the position and responsiveness of the brake levers.

Based on my tests, a stopping distance of less than 3.5 meters is good, while anything below 2.5 meters is excellent.

Josh Braking on Apollo Pro

Further Information:

How I Test Braking Performance

Results From My Performance Tests:

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, range, and braking.

Top Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test top speed.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
65 MPH
Wolf King GT
$3,195
62 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
60 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
45 MPH
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 MPH
NAMI Klima
$2,299
42 MPH
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
41 MPH
Mantis V2
$1,599
40 MPH
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
40 MPH
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
37 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
1.6 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
1.7 s
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
1.7 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
1.9 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.1 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.3 s
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
2.3 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.5 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
2.8 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.9 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
3.0 s
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
3.0 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
3.2 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
4.0 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
4.5 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
4.7 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
4.9 s
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
5.8 s

Acceleration (0-30 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest

ScooterPrice0-30 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
3.4 s
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
3.7 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
3.8 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
4.3 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
4.9 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
5.7 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
6.8 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
7.0 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
9.2 s
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
9.3 s

Acceleration (0-35 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest

ScooterPrice0-35 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
4.2 s
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
4.6 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
4.7 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
5.5 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
6.7 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
7.8 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
10.4 s
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
No Data
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
No Data
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
No Data

Acceleration (0-40 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest

ScooterPrice0-40 MPH (Seconds)
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
5.2 s
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
5.8 s
Wolf King GT
$3,195
5.8 s
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
7.5 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
No Data
Mantis King GT
$2,095
No Data
Mantis V2
$1,599
No Data
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
No Data
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
No Data
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
No Data

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
115 miles
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
112 miles
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
90 miles
Wolf King GT
$3,195
70 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
50 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
44 miles
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
42 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
40 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
33 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

Ordered from longest to shortest range – Learn about how I test real-world range.

ScooterPriceTested Range
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
64 miles
Wolf King GT
$3,195
55 miles
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
50 miles
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
42.8 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
39 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
38 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
29 miles
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
29 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
28 miles
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
24.4 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX
$3,999
1.8 meters
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 meters
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.0 meters
Varla Eagle One V2
$1,569.00
2.0 meters
Apollo Phantom
$2,099
2.1 meters
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.1 meters
Mantis King GT
$2,095
2.1 meters
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.4 meters
Wolf King GT
$3,195
3.0 meters
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
3.0 meters
Answering Your Questions

Fast Electric Scooter FAQs

What is the Fastest Electric Scooter?

With documented speeds of over 90 mph, the Slack Core 920R is the fastest electric scooter in the world. However, it's not mass-produced, making it hard to find and buy. It also has the price tag of a motorcycle, coming in at $12,995.

The fastest mass-market scooter, however, is the Wolf King GTR. It has a top speed of 65 mph and the fastest acceleration rate ever recorded.

Are Fast Electric Scooters Safe?

Because some electric scooters are fast enough to match and even rival high-moving traffic, they’re designed with a host of safety features, including dual stems to prevent speed wobble, top-of-the-line hydraulic brakes to regulate your pace, and excellent suspension systems to keep you grounded. 

However, you must wear full protective gear – including a helmet, jacket, trousers, gloves, and pads – when riding fast.

It’s also worth checking out the statutory electric scooter speed limits within your area as these change from state to state.

How Fast is 1000W in MPH?

A 1000W motor can typically reach speeds of up to 30 mph.

How Fast is 1500W in MPH?

A 1500W motor can typically reach speeds of up to 35 mph.

How Fast is 2000W in MPH?

A 2000W motor can typically reach speeds of up to 40 mph.

How Fast is 3000W in MPH?

A 3000W motor can typically reach speeds of up to 55 mph.

How Can I Make My Electric Scooter Faster?

Before attempting to make your electric scooter faster, it’s important to know that most are limited for safety reasons. Pushing a scooter beyond its manufacturer-recommended top speed can have dire consequences. Here, the motors, batteries, and controllers can overheat and fail.

On the other hand, if you're struggling to achieve the manufacturer-claimed top speed, you may want to check your scooter's riding modes, p-settings, and – if applicable – mobile app.

Via the latter two options, you can often tinker with the maximum speed settings as well as the strength of your acceleration.

What Factors Affect Speed?

The speed of any given electric scooter is dependent on three key factors – motor power, controller power, and battery power.

Motor Power:

The more powerful the motor, the higher the top speed. In brief, motor power is determined by voltage and wattage.

(V) Voltage – Affects acceleration.
High Voltage = Increased torque and acceleration.

(W) Watts – Affects the size of the motor and its maximum power output.
Higher Watts = Increased power and a higher top speed.

In general, the bigger the numbers, the better the performance.

Learn more in my beginner's guide to motors.

Controller Power:

The higher the controller's amps (A), the more power it can funnel to the motors.

There are two common types of controllers – Sine Wave and Square Wave. A simple analogy for the difference between these is to think of a bowling ball being pushed down a lane. Sine Wave controllers use a smooth constant push the entire way, whereas Square Wave ones use constant jabbing forces.

Learn more in my beginner's guide to controllers.

Battery Power:

The higher the voltage (V), amp-hours (Ah), and watt-hours (Wh), the bigger the battery’s capacity for stored energy, and the greater its ability to power the motors. 

Think of it like a battery-powered light. When the batteries are fresh, the light shines brightly, but when they’re running low, the light gets dimmer. The same principle applies to electric motors.

Learn more in my beginner's guide to batteries.

How Much Do the Fastest Electric Scooters Cost?

Fast electric scooters typically cost between $1,500-$4,500.

Generally, the higher the cost, the faster the scooter. For example, you can expect to hit top speeds of 30 mph on the lower end of the price scale, compared to 60+ mph on the higher end.

Change Log

Recent Updates

In the interest of delivering the most timely, relevant, and credible reviews/guides in the industry, I have detailed the recent updates and changes to my list of the fastest electric scooters. Learn more about my editorial policy.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

From basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths, I've spent the last 5 years testing every type of electric scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so that I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another. See how I test electric scooters or check out my guide to the best electric scooters. Contact me anytime: josh@electricscooterinsider.com