Off-road electric scooters are far different from the commuter style scooters that you see zipping through the traffic at every block.
Finding the right scooter that will be able to keep up with you and your off-road adventures is essential. But, the term ‘off-road’ is interpreted differently by different people.
So, instead of just giving you a list of the top 10 models I have made it easy for you and categorized ‘off-road’ into 3 terrains with my top choices for each:
(Note: before looking at my top choices for each terrain, take a look at the pictures below to familiarize yourself with the different terrains.)
Rough Terrain – hilly, rocky, bumpy and mountain-esque
Uneven Terrain – trails, forest and hiking paths
Flat Terrain – grassy areas such as parks and fields
Below are my top choices for each terrain.
Rough Terrain Electric Scooters
With a top speed of 50 mph, a range of 80 miles, motorcycle grade hydraulic suspension and the torque to climb 45-degree inclines with ease, the Wolf Warrior is, without a doubt, the best off-road electric scooter for rough terrain.
Want a scooter that makes riding over hills, rocks and mountain-esque terrains feel like breeze? If you do, the Wolf Warrior is, without a doubt, the best off-road electric scooter for you.
Yes, it may have a big price tag but that is to expected with off-road electric scooters. After all, they need to be far more durable than their commuter style counterparts.
So, let’s take a look at why I think the Wolf Warrior is the best rough terrain off road electric scooter.
Firstly, this scooter could probably go faster than my old, beaten-up, car (my first ever car) – it can reach a top speed of 50 mph.
This is the first time I have reviewed a scooter that can go so fast. It is extremely impressive and quite frankly, was a bit of a shock considering I generally review scooters that can go up to about 20 mph.
With its two powerful 1200W motors and 40A controllers, the Wolf Warrior is not only capable of propelling you at rocket-style speeds, it can climb up 45% inclines with ease. To put that into perspective for you, I recently went to San Francisco and encountered the steep inclines, the steepest being Filbert Street which has a gradient of 31.5%. Just looking at the hill made me sweat and the scooter I was using couldn’t handle the incline. Imagine just rolling up a hill like that like its nothing!
You probably won’t come up against a 45% incline while riding off-road (unless you’re trying to rid up a mountain) but the power that the motors produce means you’ll be able to scale pretty much any challenging off-road route without having to jump off the scooter mid way up an incline and start pushing.
Another standout feature of the Wolf Warrior is distance that you’ll be able to ride it for.
The majority of scooters that I’ve reviewed have been able to reach between 10-15 miles. So, guess how many miles the Wolf Warrior can do…20? 30? 40?
The Wolf Warrior’s huge LG battery will last for 80 miles! Let me repeat that, 80 miles.
That is the equivalent of driving from Venice Beach, Los Angeles to Huntington Beach, California and back again on a single charge. Imagine the long distance cross-country adventures you could have.
Alongside the speed, incline power and mileage, the Wolf Warrior has been designed for the ultimate off road experience and as a result, it features 11 inch airless tires which will never go flat, front and rear wheel drive, and motorcycle grade hydraulic suspension at the front and springs at the back that work together as effective shock absorbers – perfect for all kinds of terrain.
First on the safety list is the braking system. It comes equipped with full hydraulic brakes in the front and back and if you need it, the option to enable an ABS (anti-lock braking system) to prevent the wheels from locking up while you brake, allowing you to maintain traction with the surface below.
In addition, the Wolf has two extremely bright LEDs that light up the area in front of you while you ride at night. There are also LEDs fitted on each side of the scooter and on the rear to ensure your visibility at every angle.
An important piece, or rather two pieces of information to know about the Wolf Warrior is that it weighs 101 lbs. It folds so you can put it in your trunk or in the back of your truck but it is certainly not a scooter that is made for portability. Also, it can support riders up to 330 lbs.
I highly recommend opting for the Wolf Warrior if you are serious about riding on rough terrain. It has all the features to enable it to handle all kinds of terrain and is a great choice if you are searching for a model with the raw power to give you an exhilarating experience as you scale the off-road terrain.
The combination of the humongous 14 inch high and 6 inch wide knobby tires, 20 mph motor and the single front and dual rear suspension systems make light work of hills, rocks and mountain-esque terrain.
Maybe you are looking for a big, chunky, electric scooter that is outstandingly sturdy. The Mototec Mad 1600W is just that.
Cheaper than the Wolf Warrior, the Mototec is a great choice for an off-road electric scooter.
In fact, the humongous 14 inch high and 6 inch wide knobby tires make light work of hills, rocks and mountain-esque terrain.
The single 1600W motor delivers substantial torque powering you up to speeds of 20 mph while you handle the rough terrain below. Not only will you be able to take on the most extreme conditions of off-road electric scooting but you’ll be able to do it comfortably for 19 miles thanks to the powerful battery and single front and dual rear suspension systems.
Unlike the Wolf Warrior, the Mototec 1600W comes fitted with a comfortable seat and ergonomic design that lets you sit back and enjoy the ride. Personally, I prefer to stand when I am scooting but the Mototec does you give you the option of sitting or standing which is a bonus, especially if you plan on riding for prolonged periods of time or distances.
In addition to the ergonomic design, the frame is constructed from high-grade steel which, from experience, is extremely sturdy and ideal for off-road conditions.
Of course, safety is one of the key concerns when it comes to electric scooters, and especially for off-road models. That’s why this scooter has both front and rear disk brakes that let you come to a safe stop, dual headlights to cast light in front of you while you ride in low light, a tail light and side reflectors so others can see you at night, and a horn so you can alert others that you are close by or vice versa.
One feature that stood out to me was the waterproof storage bag attachments at the front of the handlebars and back of the seat post. It may seem like a small addition to the scooter when you consider all of the other great features that it offers but having the option to put your phone somewhere or even a bottle of water and a sandwich is a life saviour, especially when you are out on a long cross-country adventure. You could even put a small speaker in the front bag and play music out loud while you ride along.
The 60 day warranty and lifetime technical support is also a great addition to have.
Given that the scooter can support up to 310 lbs, pretty much anyone can hop on the Mototec Mad 1600W and take it for a spin.
The ideal choice if you are looking for a cheaper model that offers decent power (20 mph) and all of the off-road features for rough terrain (incl. advanced shock absorption suspension and a high-grade,durable, steel frame).
The UberScoot 1000W is the ideal choice if you are looking for a cheaper model that offers decent power and all of the off-road features.
Coming in at about 5 times cheaper than the Wolf Warrior and almost half the price of the Mototec Mad 1600W, the UberScoot 1000W is an affordable option, especially for beginners.
Despite having a cheaper price tag, the UberScoot delivers on the goods. Twist the throttle and enjoy a top speed of 20 mph as you tackle medium to steep inclines. Scale challenging terrain with the advanced shock absorption suspension on the front forks and rear twin-shock suspension system. Pull on the responsive and robust front and rear disc brakes to control your speed and slow down safely.
The only thing you should be aware of is that the UberScoot 1000W has 10 inch pneumatic (air filled) tires and although they are good quality and wrapped around tough aluminum alloy rims you should not to exert them too much as you risk getting a flat tire. The tires are effectively the same as what you would see on a mountain bike, but smaller, so bare that in mind while riding off-road.
Interestingly, you can ride this scooter either standing or sitting and actually remove the seat depending on your preference. It only takes a few minutes and is easy to do.
Some other features that make the UberScoot a viable option for off-roading are the sturdy high grade steel frame, durable deck, mud guards and BMX style handlebars that let you navigate through the outdoor terrain with ease.
Similar to the Wolf Warrior and Mototec, the UberScoot has a headlight, rear tail light and key ignition for added safety and security. However, it can support slightly less than its counterparts, so if you weigh over 250 lbs then you may be better with one of the other rough terrain electric scooters.
Finally, the UberScoot can be easily folded thanks to its one-touch folding frame but you better be strong enough to carry it because it weighs 79 lbs (I doubt you’ll need to carry it much considering it is an off-road scooter and you won’t be using it to commute etc).
Overall the UberScoot 1000W is an affordable off-road electric scooter that delivers in every area that you would want when planning your off-road adventure.
Uneven Terrain Electric Scooters
Perfect for gliding over trails, forest and hiking paths, the WideWheel comes equipped with ultra-wide 8 inch high and 4 inch wide tires, a top speed of 25 mph, a range of 20 miles and a powerful amount of torque that will let you climb steep hills.
If you are looking for a model that will glide over trails, forest and hiking paths then you should seriously consider the WideWheel.
As you may have guessed from its name, the scooter features ultra-wide, durable, solid tires that measure 8 inch high and 4 inch wide – making them ideal for uneven terrain. But what sets this scooter apart from the other off-road models in this list is the front and rear suspension that absorbs the uneven ground below you, letting you ride in comfort.
The dual 500W motors give the WideWheel exceptional torque that allows you to climb pretty much any hill, even those steep streets in San Francisco. Combined with front and rear wheel drive, a top speed of 25 mph and a range of 20 miles you can take on those off-road trails with ease.
Another major benefit is that the WideWheel has the appeal of also being used as a commuter scooter. Often, off-road scooter frames are designed to be big and chunky but the WideWheel is far from this.
It is, in my opinion, great to look at. It has a seamless appearance, an attractive high-grade aluminum finish and futuristic shape. You can also fold the handlebar post down to the deck and both handles of the handlebar to make the scooter as compact as possible making it super easy to chuck in your trunk, backseat or back of the truck as you make your way to your off-road destination. However, be aware that it weighs 50 lbs so if waned to use it as a commuter scooter you probably wouldn’t want to carry it around for too long.
As with all off-road scooters, the braking system is extremely important, especially when you are travelling at speed on an uneven surface. The rear disc brake uses calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc on the back wheel to create friction that slows the scooter down.
Similar to some of the other scooters in this list, the WideWheel has front and rear LED lights that illuminate your path as you drive along.
Overall, the WideWheel Dual delivers speed, range, style and off-road riding practicality. If you don’t want to splash the cash on this top-notch model then you can always opt for the WideWheel Single which features only one 500W motor which is about $200 cheaper. However, the Single 500W motor is slower than the Dual (20 vs 25 mph), can’t travel as far (15 vs 20 miles) and has only rear wheel drive which could limit the type of off-road terrain that you could tackle.
With its wide-bearing tires stretching 15 inch high and 6 inches wide, robust frame and comfortable design, the FatBoy is a fantastic option for uneven terrain.
The Harley-Davidson of electric scooters – or at least, that’s what I like to call it.
The standout reason why I placed the Mototec FatBoy as one of the best off-road electric scooters for uneven terrain was because of the ginormous tires. The FatBoy’s tires measure in at a whopping 15 inches high and 6 inches wide – almost three times as wide as a standard electric scooter tires! They also come with large mudguards that stop the dirt on the tires from flicking up towards you as you ride.
The big, air filled, tires make riding over dirt paths feel like slicing a knife through butter. The amount of traction that they are capable of producing as they roll over the ground below is unlike any of the other electric scooters I have reviewed, and that is what makes the FatBoy so great for off-road, fun-filled, adventures.
You know what big tires means, right? A big…frame.
The FatBoy features the thickest frame of all the off-road scooters I have reviewed. The width of the deck stretches 11 inches and even further when factor in the wide cruiser style handlebars. The thick frame doesn’t just look good though, the high-grade steel delivers an extremely durable model that can roll with the punches as you tear up the terrain.
Given it’s large design, the FatBoy weighs 90 lbs and as a result, has been fitted with front disc and rear drum brakes to bring this beast to safe standstill even if you are throttling the accelerator to its max speed of 20 mph.
You can also choose whether you want to ride standing or sitting. All you need to do is simply remove or add the optional wide saddle seat.
Again, as with the other scooters I have reviewed, the FatBoy features an extra large headlight so you can ride safely at night, a key ignition for added security, and a kickstand so you can prop the scooter up while you take a break or store it.
With its wide-bearing, durable, aesthetically pleasing design the FatBoy is a fantastic option for uneven terrain.
A good option for beginners who want the luxury of going fast (18 mph), far (20 miles) and enough torque to handle decent sized inclines over uneven terrain.
The Mototec MiniMad 800W is a great choice if you like the look of the Mototec Mad 1600W model but want a smaller package.
It is fast (18 mph), has a decent range (20 miles) and enough torque to handle a decent sized incline.
Compared to it’s much larger counterpart the Mototec MiniMad has swapped the off-road tires for 11 inch street tires but it should still be able to handle off-road terrain.
My advice is to be conscious of the type of uneven terrain that you are planning to ride the electric scooter across. The combination of the 11 inch tires and rear wheel drive should be fine to ride over dirt paths and alike, but anything more rigorous would require a scooter with proper off-road tires.
As you would expect, the MiniMad comes with the standard features of off-road electric scooters including: bright dual headlights, adjustable handlebars so anyone can comfortable ride it, a kickstand and key ignition.
The MiniMad is a good option for beginners who want the luxury of having a street-profile electric scooter that can also be ridden over uneven terrain.
Flat Terrain Electric Scooters
The iPhone of electric scooters. The Unagi Model One matches elegance with high performance. Featuring the same carbon fibre as Elon Musk’s Space-X rockets, puncture proof tires, an initiative suspension system and a top speed of 15.5 mph for 15.5 miles, this is the best off-road electric scooter for flat terrain.
The iPhone of electric scooters.
The Unagi Model One is a beautifully crafted electric scooter that matches elegance with high performance.
If you want a scooter that looks seamless, uses the same carbon fibre as Elon Musk’s Space-X rockets, and has a finish that exudes luxury whilst rolling across parks, fields or maybe round the college campus gardens, then the Unagi Model One is the only scooter you’ll ever need.
Despite predominantly being a street scooter, the Unagi Model One has the capability to make light work of flat off-road terrain.
Thanks to the 250W motor embedded in the front wheel, the Model One can easily climb 6-degree inclines whilst the monitoring system ensures that the scooter doesn’t overheat. In the words of Unagi, the Model One has been ‘painstakingly optimized for performance, efficiency, responsiveness, and longevity’.
Whenever you ride off-road on an electric scooter there is always the risk of getting a flat tire, especially with pneumatic (air-filled) tires. Unagi understand that this can be frustrating and as a result, they designed custom tires that are puncture proof. And why wouldn’t they! After all, this is the iPhone of electric scooters. You can wave goodbye to flat tires!
Unlike most electric scooters, the tires are not one solid piece of rubber. Instead, Unagi designed them to feature small oblong cut-outs around the circumference of the tires. These cut outs act as air pockets that not only prevent flat tires but also serve as a suspension system for the scooter, absorbing the shock of the terrain below as you roll over it. This is just one of the standout features that makes the Unagi Model One a truly great scooter.
Now that we know the Unagi can handle flat off-road terrain, let’s take a look at more of the fun stuff.
The combination of the one click folding system that lets you fold the handlebar post and lock it into position in one seamless click and the feather-like weight of 22.5 lbs make it the most portable electric scooter for off-road adventures.
With the 3 riding modes, riders can enjoy cruising at 9.3 and 12.4 mph or, if you want to go fast you can bump up it up to 3rd gear and glide along at 15.5 mph. It’s not just the speed that is impressive, the Unagi comes equipped with a high quality LG battery that gives you 15.5 miles of ride time.
And it doesn’t stop there…this is probably the best battery that I have ever reviewed (and I have reviewed ALOT of electric scooters and their batteries).
The reason why?
It has the highest energy output to charge time.
Why is that good for you?
Well, it means that the scooter only takes 4-5 hours to fully charge – almost half the time of the other scooters in this list. You’ll be able to easily re-charge this bad by and ride your scooter daily.
Finally, when you ride off-road you’ll want to make sure that you have as much traction as possible to ensure you don’t slip or slide, but not just on the floor below you. You need traction between your feet and the deck. The deck of the Unagi has, like the rest of the scooter, designed in a way of brilliance and practicality with an embedded silicon matt that sits on top of the sturdy aluminum.
The silicone insert gives yo traction as you step on the scooter that will give you a feeling of stability and control.
Ultimately, if you want a scooter that has been designed by a company that has meticulously worked to match elegance with high performance then the Unagi Model One is, without a doubt, the best choice for you.
The Razor EcoSmart Metro has huge 16 inch wheels, a top speed of 18 mph, a 10 mile range, a padded seat and big frame robust enough to take on bumpy ground. It also features a detachable luggage carrier and basket which you can fill with food, drinks and even a music speaker to make your off-road adventure even more enjoyable.
Every time I review an off-road electric scooter I always pay attention to the tire size, and for good reason – it is an indicator of how well the scooter will be able to handle off-road terrain.
And that is why I chose to review the Razor EcoSmart Metro as one of the top choices for flat terrain. It has huge 16 inch wheels, which somewhat represent bike tires – ideal for riding over grassy areas.
But it’s not just the wheels that make it a good option. It will propel you at speeds of 18 mph for 10 miles, the big frame weighing in at 67 lbs is robust enough to take on the bumpy ground, and the large, padded, seat gives the EcoSmart Metro a level of comfort which can’t go unmentioned.
If you want an electric scooter that you can sit back and cruise on then this is a good choice for you.
Let me set the scene, the slog of the week at work is over and it’s a sunny Saturday, you hop on the EcoSmart and ride around your favorite park soaking in the warmth of the sun and the wind blowing through your hair. Sounds pretty good to me!
However, one thing that you should be aware of is that this is the slowest charging off-road scooter. It takes a full 12 hours to fully charge so you definitely need to plan ahead for when you want to go on an outdoor adventure.
One final feature which is unique to this scooter is the detachable luggage carrier and basket. I have previously made the joke that it looks like something my Nan would put her groceries in but it can actually come in quite handy, especially when you’re off-roading.
You can put all sorts of stuff in the basket for your adventure. Take the park scene that I mentioned earlier, you could put food, drinks and even a music speaker in the basket to make your off-road adventure even more enjoyable.
Razor EcoSmart Metro Review – 14 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy the Razor EcoSmart Metro
A great entry-level off-road electric scooter for adults or kids. The UberScoot 300W has a durable steel frame, tough body and mud guards and BMX style handlebars which all aid the off-road experience.
The UberScoot 300W is ideal as an entry-level off-road electric scooter for adults or kids.
Like its big brother, the UberScoot 1000W, the 300W has a durable steel frame, tough body and mud guards, and BMX style handlebars which all aid the off-road experience.
However, it is much slower than the 1000W with a top speed of 13 mph. Despite being the slowest scooter on this list, its 300W motor still has enough torque to get up small inclines and hills.
You’ll also be able to ride the 300W model for about 10 miles before the battery needs recharging.
The 9 inch, air-filled, tires have no problem with flat terrain but I don’t recommend riding it over anything more vigorous as the scooter does not have any kind of suspension to act as a shock absorber which can make your off-road ride slightly jarring.
Because the 300W is an entry-level scooter you will soon become accustomed to its speed and general performance, and in my experience it will leave you wanting more. So, with that in mind, my advice would be to opt for either the Unagi Model One or Razor EcoSmart Metro for a more well-rounded scooter that you won’t get easily bored of, especially if you are an adult.
On the other hand, if you are buying this for you child, then its has more than enough power for them, especially if they are below 13 years of age.
Off Road Electric Scooters by Type
If you are an adult seeking an off-road adventure, you need an all-round scooter that is fast, can go far, durable and handle all types of terrain.
Top 3 Off-Road Electric Scooters for Adults
My recommendation when it comes to any type of kids scooter is to be aware of the top speed. The same rule applies for off-road models – choose a scooter that doesn’t go too fast.
Best Off-Road Electric Scooter for Kids
- UberScoot 300W – 13 mph
While riding a scooter standing up is great fun, being able to sit down as you tackle all types of terrain can come in handy, especially if you are planning on completing a long, grueling, cross-country dirt trail that is several miles long.
The key thing to be aware of here is comfort.
Top 3 Off-Road Electric Scooters with a Seat
Speed is crucial for off-roading but critically it is the torque of the motor that is going to push you up steep inclines and uneven terrain. Here are my top picks:
Top 3 Off-Road Electric Scooters for Incline and Hill Climbing
The bigger the wheels the more traction you have and the easier it is to scale uneven terrain. Big wheels are essential for off-roading when faced with rough and uneven landscapes.
Top 3 Off-Road Scooter with Big Wheels
In all of my reviews I try to give a good blend of price tags to suit everyone but it is important to know that, generally speaking, the lower the price the lower the performance (which isn’t always best).
Top 3 Cheapest Off-Road Electric Scooters
It totally depends on the terrain.
Rough Terrain Tires
For Rough terrain, you should make sure that your tires are at least 10 inch in height, a decent width and a three-dimensional patterned tread. The size and tread of your tires determines the amount of traction you’ll have on the terrain. So, a large wheel with knobby tires will have superior traction compared to a small tire with no three-dimensional tread pattern.
The best tires I have seen on an off-road electric scooters are on the Mototec Mad 1600W. It is equipped with humongous 14 inch high and 6 inch wide knobby tires make light work of hills, rocks and mountain-esque terrain.
Uneven Terrain Tires
For Uneven terrain, you should aim for tires that are at least 8 inch in height, have a decent width, and a patterned tread. Unlike tires for rough terrain, the pattern on the tread for uneven terrain tires doesn’t need to be three-dimensional.
Out of all of the uneven terrain scooters that I have reviewed, the Mototec FatBoy has the best tires measuring in at 15 inches high and 6 inches wide with 7 deep grooves running round the tire.
Flat Terrain Tires
For flat terrain, you only need tires that are at least 7.5 inches in height. The width and tread of the tires doesn’t matter too much given that flat terrain consists of grassy areas such as parks and fields where there is less need for increased traction.
The best tires on a flat terrain electric scooter are on the Unagi Model One. They are 7.5 inches in height and have been designed in a way that makes them puncture proof meaning you can wave goodbye to flat tires.
The tires are not one solid piece of rubber but, instead, feature small oblong cut-outs around the circumference of the tires which act as air pockets that not only prevent flat tires but also serve as a suspension system for the scooter.
It depends on the terrain and how much of an adrenaline junkie you are.
Power can be divided into three factors. The first is torque, the second is speed and the third is mileage.
Power Needed for Rough Terrains
As a bare minimum, you’ll need a scooter that has enough torque to power you up medium to steep inclines, a top speed of at least 20 mph and a range of 15 miles.
Best Choice: Wolf Warrior
Torque: 45% inclines (very steep)
Speed: 50 mph
Mileage: 80 miles
Power Needed for Uneven Terrains
As a bare minimum, you’ll need a scooter that has enough torque to power you up small to medium inclines, a top speed of at least 18 mph and a range of 12 miles.
Best choice: WideWheel Dual
Torque: Steep inclines (equivalent to the steep streets of San Francisco)
Speed: 25 mph
Mileage: 20 miles
Power Needed for Flat Terrains
As a bare minimum, you’ll need a scooter that has enough torque to power you up small inclines, a top speed of at least 13 mph and a range of 10 miles.
Best choice: Unagi Model One
Torque: 6% inclines (small incline)
Speed: 15.5 mph
Mileage: 15.5 miles
Some electric scooters have been designed to be waterproof but when this claim is made they are generally referring to the IP54 rating.
In simple terms, the IP54 rating ensures that your scooter will be protected from water spray from any direction.
With that in mind, off-road scooters can be waterproof but you should only ride them in light-medium rain as opposed to trying to throttle them through big puddles or wet, swampy areas.