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.
(Hilly, Rocky, Bumpy and Mountain-Esque)
(Trails, Forest and Hiking Paths)
The ultimate scooter for forest trails and mountain paths, the WideWheel Pro comes with chunky tires and excellent torque so you can conquer uneven off-road routes. Not only that, but thanks to the Pro’s sleek aesthetic, you’ll look great doing it too.
(Grassy Areas such as Parks and Fields)
A classic, high-quality design without compromising on speed and reliability, the Horizon is a firm favorite. The 500W motor delivers awesome power to tackle inclines of up to 15-degrees and makes it the ideal choice for flat off-road routes. Even better, this is one scooter that won’t break the bank.
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Rough Terrain Electric Scooters
(Hilly, Rocky, Bumpy and Mountain-Esque)
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Want a scooter that makes riding over hills, rocks and mountain-esque terrains feel like a 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’s to be 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 first beaten-up car – it can reach a top speed of 50 mph.
This is the first time I’ve 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, but it can also climb up 45-degree inclines with ease. To put that into perspective, I recently went to San Francisco and encountered some seriously steep inclines – the steepest being Filbert Street which has a gradient of 31.5-degrees. Just looking at the hill made me sweat and at the time I was riding a Bird scooter that couldn’t handle the slope. Imagine just rolling up a hill with that kind of incline like it’s nothing!
You probably won’t come up against a 45-degree incline while riding off-road (unless you’re trying to ride 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 midway and start pushing.
Another standout feature of the Wolf Warrior is the distance that you’ll be able to ride it for.
The majority of scooters that I’ve reviewed have been able to reach between 10-20 miles. So, guess how many miles the Wolf Warrior can do…20? 30? 40?
The Wolf Warrior’s huge LG battery will last for 70 miles.
Let me repeat that, 70 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 that 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.
Given its high performance, the designers of the Wolf Warrior have also taken extra precautions to ensure your safety.
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.
It’s important to note that the Wolf Warrior weighs 101 lbs. It folds so you can put it in your trunk (providing you have a big car like an SUV) or in the back of your truck but it is certainly not a scooter that is made for portability. That said, it can support riders up to 330 lbs, making it ideal for heavier people. Generally, the majority of scooters tend to support 220 lbs.
I highly recommend opting for the Wolf Warrior if you want a scooter that can handle any terrain you throw at it and has the raw power to give you an exhilarating experience as you scale off-road terrain.
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Power, suspension, torque, safety… there are lots of things to consider when choosing an off-road scooter.
Well, the Inokim OxO ticks all the boxes and then some.
The latest scooter from INOKIM, the OxO is bigger and better than its predecessors, making it the perfect choice for off-roading.
To begin with, the OxO comes with two 800W powerhouse engines.
What does that mean exactly? Well, for one thing, they’re going to deliver an impressive boost of power to really get you moving. The OxO might not be as fast as the Wolf Warrior but let’s be honest, there are very few scooters out there that can match Kaboo’s monster of a machine. The OxO comes close though, hitting top speeds of 40 mph and boasting a range of 50 miles. In the world of electric scooters, that’s pretty darn impressive.
This isn’t the lightest of scooters, weighing in at 74 lbs, but for its size, it delivers some impressive torque. That’s especially important when it comes to those all-important hill climbs. The OxO is powerful enough to propel you up steep inclines without breaking a sweat, making it an ideal choice if you’re planning to take your scooter over rough, mountainous terrain.
Increased torque gives the OxO furious acceleration. Whilst this may sound good, it can be problematic on loose terrain, and the last thing you want is an inconvenient tire spin in the mud. This isn’t a fault of the scooter but more so the rider, so make sure that if you do opt for this scooter that it’s better to get the wheels rolling a little and then hit the throttle.
Luckily, the OxO comes with an all-wheel-drive that gives maximum traction whilst riding fast over loose surfaces, including stones or sand.
It’s also equipped with 10” pneumatic tires, which are ideal for off-road excursions.
Why? Simply put, it’s because they’re filled with air.
Pneumatic tires can take on a range of terrain types, cushioning against bumps and imperfections because they can mold themselves to the surface better than airless tires can.
The OxO’s tires do just that, providing great shock absorption and giving better traction and grip. They also reduce resistance to give a smoother ride, even on rockier landscapes. But, as with all pneumatic tires, they are susceptible to flats – this is something to bear in mind when comparing this scooter to the Wolf Warrior that has tubeless tires that can’t go flat.
Still not sure whether the OxO tires can withstand the trials and tribulations of your off-road adventures?
No need to panic!
As a bonus, specially-designed off-road tires are available to purchase at an extra cost to give you full peace of mind. In fact, Fluid Free Ride lets you choose $100 worth of accessories for free if you purchase the OxO, including the off-road tires. Last time I checked, the tires only cost $69.00 so you’ll have some free money leftover to splash on other accessories.
The thing that sets the INOKIM OxO apart from other scooters in this list is the build quality.
Most other scooters on the market are made from lots of separate components that come from a variety of different manufacturers. Whilst this isn’t a bad thing, it’s nice to know that INOKIM makes every inch of this bad boy in its very own factory so you can rest assured that it’s all been built to fit perfectly together. This is abundantly clear when you take it for a spin – it’s extremely durable and the attention to detail of the build and mechanics gives you the confidence to rely on it.
The same unique quality can be seen in the OxO’s patented adjustable front and rear suspension system. The two settings (high and low) make it uniquely versatile. The lower setting is awesome for getting up to top speeds, whilst the higher option gives better clearance.
You might buy this scooter for its off-road potential, but the OxO isn’t just a one-trick pony. It’s perfect for a variety of conditions and terrains.
With a high-quality build comes high-quality safety features and INOKIM has invested in the best.
Featuring dual hydraulic disc brakes, the OxO delivers strong and reliable braking at any speed — this is a must-have for a scooter like this which could see you zooming along at 40mph. Hydraulic disc brakes are the ideal choice for an off-road scooter simply because they provide ultra-safe braking power in all conditions and on most surfaces — a little bit of rain won’t deter the OxO.
Neither will reduced lighting. The OxO comes with front and rear LED lights for twilight excursions, although I would recommend investing in additional lighting if you’re planning extended nighttime rides (which you can also pick up from Fluid Free Ride).
It’s definitely not the cheapest scooter on the market but there’s a good reason for it. The OxO oozes high-quality premium and delivers when it comes to speed, reliability, and off-road features. If you’re looking for a scooter that you can configure (e.g. the suspension) to tackle those more adventurous routes, the INOKIM OxO is a great choice.
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Well, make sure you don’t overlook the OxO’s younger brother and predecessor, the INOKIM Ox. The Ox delivers the same high quality as the OxO but for a whopping $1,000 less. Who could say no to that?
Now, I’m not saying you’re going to get exactly the same specs at almost half the price – there are some differences between the Ox and the OxO.
For instance, the Ox only has one 800W motor compared to the OxO’s two, but with a peak output of 1300W, that’s nothing to sniff at. It’s got all the power and torque you’ll need to get you up some of those challenging rocky hills, although don’t expect to scale any sheer cliff faces! Plus, the lack of that second motor means a lighter scooter – the Ox weighs 57 lbs compared to the OxO’s 74 lbs.
In addition to delivering some serious power, the INOKIM Ox’s motor has been celebrated for the fact that it is near-silent, which is perfect for off-roading. The last thing you need when you’re enjoying a ride along mountain trails is the irritating mechanical whir of a loud motor. With the Ox, you could be floating through the air for all the noise this scooter makes.
The great suspension adds to this illusion too. Featuring the same patented adjustable suspension system as the OxO, the Ox is well-equipped to deal with a variety of terrain due to its two suspension settings. The option to switch between low and high suspension gives this scooter the ability to transition from flat surfaces to uneven terrain in the blink of an eye.
Also similar to the OxO, the Ox features 10” pneumatic tires which are ideal for off-roading because of their ability to mold to the texture of the road beneath them. This, along with the rear-wheel drive, means better shock absorption and improved traction, giving better grip on looser surfaces and much smoother ride quality. Plus, off-road tires are available to purchase at an extra cost if you want to protect the standard tires for more standard daily rides.
What about speed? Well, the Ox doesn’t disappoint.
It can reach speeds of up to 28 mph, which is more than enough to see you racing down those mountain paths. Because of the single motor, early acceleration can feel a bit lazy, but after the initial lag, you’ll want to hold on tight.
When it comes to range, you have a choice of two different versions with this scooter, the Hero and the Super. The core difference between the two is their battery.
The Hero comes with a Lithium-ion 13Ah which produces a realistic range of 22 miles. This is usually sufficient for most, but if you want to go a little further (33 miles), I’d advise investing in the Super. Not only does this model have a Lithium-ion 21Ah battery, but it’s manufactured by technology supergiants, LG. That being said, this does boost the Super’s price by $400 and increases the weight of the scooter to 61lbs, although this is arguably worth it for the quality that LG promises.
Whichever version of the Ox you opt for, one thing is for certain: the build quality is the same no matter which battery it houses.
As always, INOKIM delivers an outstanding class of scooter, made from custom parts manufactured entirely by them. This means there’s no weakness in the build and the folding mechanism is one of the strongest on the market.
This superior quality also extends to the brakes.
The Ox features a front drum brake and a rear disc brake. They might not be quite as good as the hydraulics on the OxO, but the combination of the drum and the disc brake provides impressive stopping power and works particularly well in wet weather conditions, something that is especially useful when you’re going off-road, along with the powerful LED front and rear lights. As always, INOKIM puts your safety first. You’ll have no concerns here, although, like usual, I do recommend an additional headlight if you’re going to spend a lot of time riding in the dark.
This is one tough scooter. It’s specifically designed to operate in rocky, off-road environments and it does that very well. What’s even better is that you get many of the features offered with the OxO but at a fraction of the price. This scooter is perfect if you’re looking for an off-road powerhouse designed to tackle mountainous routes but have a little less cash to splash.
Uneven Terrain Electric Scooters
(Trails, Forest and Hiking Paths)
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Do you want a scooter that’s going to put a smile on your face from the moment you take it out of the box?
Of course, you do!
And, if you’re looking for something that’s going to eat up forest trails for breakfast, then the uniquely designed and wonderfully powerful WideWheel Pro could be just the scooter to do it.
As you may have guessed from its name, the Pro features ultra-wide, durable, solid tires that measure 8 inches high and 4 inches wide – making them ideal for uneven terrain. Filled with special polyurethane foam, riding this scooter feels like how I imagine it would feel to ride on clouds. Plus, their chunky style gives the whole scooter an edgy aesthetic that, in my opinion, other scooters struggle to beat.
The WideWheel Pro isn’t just a pretty face though, the front and rear suspension absorbs the uneven ground below you, letting you ride in comfort. I’d even go so far as to say that the Pro offers a luxurious ride quality – you’ll barely be aware of the hiking trail beneath you.
The Pro has the equipment to handle uneven terrain, but it has the power too.
Equipped with dual 500W motors, the WideWheel puts out some impressive acceleration and exceptional torque that allows you to climb hills with 30-degree inclines. This scooter wouldn’t even flinch at taking on the switchback heights of San Francisco’s streets.
The torque combined with front and rear-wheel drive, a top speed of 26 mph, and a range of 22 miles means you can take on off-road trails with ease.
With a seamless appearance, an attractive high-grade aluminum finish, and a futuristic shape that comes with tons of attitude, this scooter has a design unlike any other.
The Pro features front and rear headlights for nighttime riding, and the wide foot deck is designed for comfort. Plus, the re-designed frame adds both stability and durability to an already impressive scooter. Oh, and did I mention the addition of a smart display? This handy little gadget helps you to track your speed, total mileage, voltage and includes a clever gear selection system too.
Often, off-road scooter frames are designed to be big and chunky but the WideWheel is far from this. Not only does the handlebar post fold down, but both handles fold inwards too, making it super compact and easy to chuck in your backseat, trunk, or back of your truck as you make your way to your off-road destination.
However, be aware that it weighs 54 lbs, so it can be a handful to carry.
As with all off-road scooters, the braking system is extremely important, especially when you are traveling at speed on an uneven surface. The WideWheel Pro features dual disc brakes, giving twice the power and twice the stopping speed. What’s so great about this type of brake is that it’s extremely efficient, lightweight, and performs well in wet weather conditions — all factors that make this a perfect choice for hiking paths and forest trails.
Simply put, this is one awesome scooter.
It has all the top-quality features needed for an off-road choice but with an added punch of power, making it incredibly good value for money. The ride quality is, quite frankly, on another level and delivers on speed and off-road practicality with an extra dash of style.
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If you’re after a scooter that can do it all, taking on forest trails as easily as sidewalks and urban streets, you can’t go far wrong with the Mantis.
Before we dig into the specs, it’s important to know that the Mantis comes in two versions: the Base and the Pro.
As you might have guessed, the Pro is your more advanced model, with the Base offering, well, more basic specs. But don’t make the mistake of overlooking the Base model — this variation still delivers high quality. The first significant difference to note between the two is the price, with the Base costing $1,699, $600 less than the Pro which retails at $2,299.
The most impressive thing about both versions of this scooter is the speed.
The Mantis is fast and, thanks to the two 500W motors, the acceleration doesn’t hold back. You’ll have the flexibility to swap between two motor modes, single and double, an especially useful feature if you want more control over your speed when venturing off-road.
The single motor setting will see you hitting speeds of 30 mph, whilst enabling your second motor delivers an astounding 40 mph. Speed fiends, take note: this could be a great option for you.
Not only do the motors provide impressive acceleration, but they also put out phenomenal torque, enough to tackle inclines of up to 30-degrees. This also makes off-roading a blast — you won’t have any issues getting up and over hills.
A stand-out feature of the Mantis is the advanced front and rear swing-arm spring suspension. What does this mean exactly? It means you won’t have to worry about being shaken all over the place — the Mantis’s suspension will let you ride over a variety of surfaces, from smooth paving to grass or dirt trails, without feeling a thing.
When you do head off-road, the 10” pneumatic tires provide awesome shock absorption, taking care of small potholes and surface imperfections for a smooth and comfortable ride. The wide foot deck also boosts your stability so that even when you are racing along at 40mph, you won’t need to worry about feeling unsteady or unbalanced.
Safety is a big thing when it comes to choosing a scooter for off-roading, especially if your scooter can go as fast as 40 mph. You want to know that it can handle uneven terrain and stop sharply if you need it to.
The Mantis Pro comes fully equipped with hydraulic brakes which are, to be quite honest, the best brakes you can get.
With the Pro, you also have the option to turn on the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), which will prevent your wheels from locking up if you brake sharply, especially on looser off-road surfaces. The Base doesn’t have this added extra and features semi-hydraulics, which are still pretty impressive but won’t give you the same sharp stopping power as those on its more expensive counterpart.
Speaking of safety features, both Mantis models come with some pretty jazzy lights, including lights on the front and rear, as well as an LED strip that runs along the side of the foot deck. These give the scooter a cool, futuristic element and in the dark, make it look a bit like you’re surfing along on a mini spaceship.
As well as being great to look at, the LED lights make you perfectly visible to other vehicles on the road, but if you’re planning off-road night excursions, invest in a bigger headlight.
Another cool addition to the Mantis is the display and throttle combination which lets you configure your speed limits and also allows you to enable the convenient cruise control feature.
If you decide to invest in the Pro, make sure to take advantage of the fact that you can adjust the amount of torque and acceleration strength – being able to control exactly how your ride feels and handles is a major perk of the more expensive Mantis and will be especially attractive to more advanced riders.
Overall, the Mantis is a great choice and a fantastic off-road option, delivering both power and range, as well as impressive suspension. The Mantis isn’t solely an off-road scooter, but this only adds to its appeal. It has all the necessary specs to tackle your favorite forest routes but handles the city streets with the same finesse. It’s definitely a bit of an all-star for riders who want a multi-purpose scooter.
Flat Terrain Electric Scooters
(Grassy Areas such as Parks and Fields)
Are you looking for something with a slightly smaller price tag than the other scooters featured but don’t want to compromise on the quality and ride potential?
Well, take a look at the Horizon 10.4. This scooter offers a classic design alongside stellar reliability, all in one affordable package.
With a cost of $729, the Horizon is the cheapest scooter on this list, but that doesn’t mean to say it can’t match the others stride-for-stride.
Featuring a 500W motor, but with a max output of up to 800W, the Horizon has some good power under its belt, which is why it isn’t daunted by inclines of up to 15-degrees. This is especially impressive considering you’d pay a lot more for other models that would struggle to match this.
So, what makes this scooter ideal for flatter off-road experiences?
Well, for a start, the Horizon comes with front spring and rear hydraulic suspension, which is pretty sturdy as far as suspension systems go. This guarantees smooth sailing over minor road imperfections and grassy stretches, although don’t expect it to be up to the challenge presented by rockier routes.
The Horizon only has one front air-filled tire, with the rear being completely solid. On another off-road scooter, this would be a red flag as solid tires are notorious for giving a jarring ride experience, but this is where the suspension shines, keeping you stable and comfortable.
When it comes to speed, you’ll also get the best of this scooter when riding on flatter stretches. You’ll find the Horizon can reach speeds of up to 25 mph when you really hit the throttle and push it to its limits. You’d best hold on though — the rear motor position boosts acceleration so you’ll be able to get from 0-15 mph in 4.5 seconds. You might find yourself shooting off faster than you expected.
But can you stop it just as quickly as you start it?
The answer here is a resounding yes.
The Horizon features rear drum brakes that deliver great braking power. They might not be the most efficient brakes on the market, but their strengths lie in the fact that they perform well in wet weather and they’re a lightweight addition to the scooter.
Choose between a 10.4Ah or a 13Ah battery, with the first promising a range of 20 miles, and the second going a little further and delivering closer to 25 miles. Just be aware that if you opt for the slightly longer range, you’ll have to pay a little extra for it — $100 more to be precise.
The larger battery also amps up the weight of the scooter ever so slightly, with the Horizon 13Ah weighing in at 42 lbs, whilst the 10.4Ah version cuts 2lbs off this.
Having said that, even at 42 lbs, this is one of the lightest scooters on the list and it’s the most portable out of the bunch.
The Horizon has one of the easiest folding mechanisms out there. With a single flick of a lever, it folds down in seconds. To make it even more compact, both handlebars fold inwards too. Why is this good for an off-road scooter? It makes it super easy to stow in your trunk whilst you drive out to your route, and if you have to hike a while to get to your ideal starting point, the Horizon is just about light enough to do that too.
Whilst being a great choice if you prefer flatter off-road trails, it also has the power to surmount more challenging hills as long as they aren’t rocky or uneven. It delivers a seamless and stable ride quality, even when traveling at top speeds, and best of all, it’s excellent value for money, offering plenty of features that you’d expect of a more expensive scooter.
Reliability, innovation, and great off-road capabilities all in one affordable package? It sounds too good to be true!
Let me introduce you to the Ninebot Max, Segway’s most impressive scooter to date. What does it do to deserve such an accolade? Let me break it down.
By now, you’ll have heard me go on about how important different types of tires are for off-roading, which is why the Max comes equipped with a pair of 10” pneumatic beauties. Combined with the robust and sturdy design, they makes a for stable and smooth ride.
Now, you may be thinking, ‘All these other scooters have pneumatic tires, so what’s so special about these?’ and you would be right to question this, but I haven’t even mentioned the best part yet. Not only are these tires perfect for off-road conditions, but they’re self-healing too.
Let me say it louder for those in the back: the Ninebot Max’s tires are self-healing.
What does that mean exactly?
The Max’s tires come with a healing sealant on the inside so that if you have the bad luck of finding yourself with a puncture or rip, the sealant will automatically be applied to fill any tears up to 6 mm in diameter. Handy, right?
It’s also the perfect innovation for an off-road scooter, where you might be more vulnerable to wear and tear like this. Goodbye pesky flats, and hello puncture-free rides!
That being said, the Max does have its limitations. Anything bigger than 6 mm is too much to handle, so I wouldn’t recommend testing this scooter on uneven or mountainous ground. The lack of suspension on the Max also means that riding it on anything but flat terrain will make for a shaky and uncomfortable ride, despite the benefits of the beefier air-filled tires. This is one scooter that really shines on grassy routes or city streets.
The Max might not be the fastest scooter on the market, touting a top speed of 18.6 mph but boy, it does not disappoint when it comes to power.
The 350W motor has no problem with most hills, able to best most with a 20-degree incline — steeper hills might give the Max some issues but, to be honest, few scooters can get up and over those more drastic slopes.
As with all off-road scooters, brakes are just as important as power and speed. The Max comes equipped with dual brakes — a front mechanical drum and a rear regenerative electric brake. Not only does this give you peace of mind in case one fails, but it also delivers fast and efficient braking power so you can ride safely in the knowledge that you’re able to stop as and when you need to.
Now I’ve covered all the off-road specs and the safety features, let’s take a look at the fun extras.
The Ninebot comes with a modern LED dashboard where you can easily keep track of your maintenance signals and power levels, as well as choosing from three ride modes: Eco, Standard, and Sports Mode. The Max also comes with Bluetooth connectivity and an easy-to-use mobile app so you can access all of your riding stats at your fingertips — perfect for riders who want to break their excursions down to the raw data.
Built to last, the Max is sturdy, with a durable frame and an IPX5 water resistance rating so you don’t need to worry when riding through less than ideal weather conditions.
It also features a 7-inch spacious foot deck with anti-slip design, as well as a bright LED front light and small rear brake light. Although sufficient for city riding, you might want to invest in more lighting for prolonged nighttime adventures.
An excellent choice if you’re looking for a sturdy scooter that’s built to last and can handle flat off-road routes as well as the everyday commute, not to mention the whopping 40 miles range.
It has the weight of the Segway reputation behind it and with innovative features like its self-healing tires, it can more than hold its own against other scooters on the market. To sweeten the deal, it’s fairly affordable too, retailing at $849.99.
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 you 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.
Off Road Electric Scooters by Type
If you are an adult seeking an off-road adventure, you need an all-round scooter that has the torque to breeze over inclines, a durable frame, suspension to soak up the ground below, wheels that deliver exceptional traction, and reliable brakes.
Top 3 Off-Road Electric Scooters for Adults
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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.
Best Off-Road Electric Scooter with a Seat
I’ve seen a few of you ask which is best for hunting. Now, while I don’t hunt I would imagine you will need a scooter that has all of the traits needed to scale off-road terrain, but also one that is quiet.
The last thing you need when you’re hunting is the irritating mechanical whir of a loud motor. So, with that in mind, I recommend the following:
Best Off-Road Scooter for Hunting
- INOKIM Ox Hero/Super – Delivers a near-silent but powerful ride.
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
Suspension is essential for smooth sailing over minor imperfections and the challenges presented by rockier routes.
Top 3 Electric Scooters with Suspension
You don’t want to end up getting caught in the middle of nowhere with no battery so here are my top picks that have the greatest range.
Top 3 Off-Road Electric Scooters for Mileage
It depends on the terrain.
Rough Terrain Tires
For Rough terrain, you should make sure that your tires are at least 10 inches in height, a decent width, and a three-dimensional patterned tread. The size and tread of your tires determine 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 scooter are on the Wolf Warrior. It is equipped with humongous 11 inches high and 3 inches 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 inches 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 always need to be three-dimensional but it does help.
Out of all of the scooters that I’ve reviewed, the WideWheel Pro’s ultra-wide tires measure 8 inches high and 4 inches wide – making them ideal for uneven terrain.
Flat Terrain Tires
Similar to uneven terrain, you only need tires that are at least 8 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 for flat terrain are on the Horizon 10.4. The front is 8.5 inches in height, the rear is 8 inches and the cross-patterned tread can take on small bumps in the ground below.
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.