6 Best Off-Road Electric Scooters (Selected From 45 Models)

In our ever-growing database of 140+ electric scooters, we identified 45 models that are capable of tackling off-road terrain. After much deliberation and months of hands-on testing, we’ve selected the 6 best off-road electric scooters.

While testing, we placed particular emphasis on each scooter’s suspension system (i.e. springs, rubber, swingarms, adjustability, etc), tire type and size (i.e. air-filled, tread pattern, etc), torque and motor power, braking power, incline ability, and overall durability.

We also made sure to only include models that have appropriate protection against dust and water ingress.

Off-Road Electric Scooter

Entry-Level:

Our top choices for riders that are on a budget and want an electric scooter that can easily glide over off-road terrain that isn't too challenging, including parks, fields, and dirt paths.

Cheapest Model
SPLACH Twin
SPLACH Twin
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Apollo Ghost 2022
Apollo Ghost '22
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Intermediate:

Our top choices that make light work of unpredictable grassy knolls, forested trails, and pot-marked dirt roads.

Cheapest Model
Mantis V2
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
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Wolf Warrior X GT
Wolf Warrior X GT
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Expert:

Our top choices that are capable of adapting to any environment and maintaining a supreme level of ride comfort. Terrain includes rocky mountain trails, craggy dirt tracks, and haphazard forest trails.

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Mantis King GT
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NAMI Burn-e 2
NAMI Burn-e 2
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Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.

Our top choices that can easily glide over well-kept parks, fields, and dirt paths.

Our top choices that can handle grassy knolls, forested trails, and pot-marked dirt roads.

Our top choices that can adapt to rocky mountain trails, craggy dirt tracks, and haphazard trails.

Or, if you'd rather view the scooters by performance (e.g. top speed, range, braking, etc), or by type (e.g. for heavy adults, portability, etc), click on either of the below.

See our top picks organized by speed, acceleration, range, and braking performance.

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Entry-Level Off-Road Electric Scooters

Cheapest Model For Entry-Level Riders:

SPLACH Twin

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Kicking off our guide to the best off-road scooters is the SPLACH Twin, a model boasting a suspension system that turns any park or field into a luxuriant, emerald green carpet. Sporting a combination of swingarms and springs on the front and rear that distinguish it from other scooters in the sub-$1,000 category, this smooth operator is the perfect companion for new riders who want to experience a little more oomph on a sunny weekend.

Usually, we’d say its solid, puncture-proof tires temper a scooter’s ride quality, but that isn’t the case here. Their wide profile allies with the shock absorption supplied by the suspension to allay any cause for concern, with our tests leading us to award the Twin a richly-deserved 6 on our suspension scale – 1 being extremely stiff, and 10 extremely soft.

Josh on SPLACH Twin

Why We Recommend It:

Riding off-road often requires you to scale inclines – so you’ll want a model that can brush them off with minimal fuss. Thankfully, the Twin shines in this field. Propelled by dual 600W motors and a 15.6Ah battery, moderate inclines are well within its mighty grasp, while a maximum range of 28 miles means an afternoon of exploring won’t be riddled with fears of running out of juice. Further peace of mind can be found in the Twin’s selection of different riding modes, which enable you to cap your speed and squeeze more distance out of a battery that can be fully recharged in a respectable 7.5 hours.

SPLACH Twin Charge Port

Being a dual-motor scooter – and the cheapest on the market, at that – you would expect the SPLACH Twin to be capable of some impressive feats of speed. You won’t be disappointed. It can hit 15 mph in just 3.0 seconds, while its top speed of 28 mph leaves pricier models in the dust. The acceleration and torque mustered by this little pocket rocket position the Twin as the perfect scooter for navigating slopey, undulating terrains with minimal fuss – but of course, other ingredients are needed to receive our full, hearty endorsement.

Right Side of SPLACH Twin

Cue, build quality. The Twin comes with the most ergonomic handgrips we’ve ever tested. They boast a unique, sculpted form that molds around the contours of your fingers and palms to ensure complete control of the sturdy steering column at every turn.

Underside of SPLACH Twin Handgrip

Coupled with this are the wide handlebars and elevated footrest, which guarantee stability on unpredictable off-road terrain. And augmenting the sense of security are the dual drum brakes with electric brakes at the front and rear. This system keeps a tight leash on the Twin’s surprising power, which is vitally important if you’re purchasing it as a step-up from a single motor model.

SPLACH Twin Rear Drum Brake

In fact, the Twin yells rider confidence from whichever direction you look at it. The frame is made from an ultra-strong aluminum alloy called 6061: a substance that’s more flexible than most steel, and weighs around two-thirds less. Needless to say, the Twin’s been built to last – and it can handle far more than what a sunny day in the park can throw at it, with its IP54 dust and water resistance rating a welcomed feather to its bow. This is an all-weather scooter with the durability to match.

SPLACH Twin Beautiful Design

And it’s one you can carry with relative ease, too. Reasonably lightweight at 53 lbs, a telescopic stem (without the wobble) and foldable handlebars distinguish the Twin as the most compact dual-motor electric scooter.

SPLACH Twin Folded

There are other features worth mentioning. The handlebar display is clear and easy to read – even in the middle of a sun-drenched field – while the cable management is neat and tidy. We’re also fans of the metal lid that screws onto the top of the charging port. This is a huge uptick compared to the cheap plastic lids you find on other scooters, therefore ensuring no dirt or water gets in.

SPLACH Twin Display

Nothing about the SPLACH Twin is cheap, in fact: it looks swish as hell, with geometric shapes and sleek flourishes of color on the handlebars and swingarms reminding us of more expensive models such as the Mantis Pro SE. Its deck is spacious enough for riders of all sizes and comes complete with ample grip.

SPLACH Twin Red Swingarm

The lighting is admittedly insufficient for off-roading, but this can be easily remedied with extra lights. There’s also a slight rattle from the front tire when going over particularly rough terrain, but we’re not recommending the Twin for such pursuits anyway.

SPLACH Twin Solid Rubber Tire

The fact is, the SPLACH Twin offers incredible value for money. For riders looking to go to the next level while enjoying the nation’s bounty of beautiful parks and fields, the Twin will embroider your travels with power and elegance. For a budget of $1,000, we implore you to give this scooter serious thought.

SPLACH Twin Frame

Further Information:

SPLACH Twin Review

Premium Model For Entry-Level Riders:

Apollo Ghost 2022

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Join us now, as we creep further into the heart-thudding world of off-road scooters with the newly updated Apollo Ghost 2022.

Winner of the Electric Scooter Insider Award for the Best Dual-Motor Electric Scooter of the Year, this hardened bottle rocket is furnished with an adjustable dual spring suspension system, strong disc brakes, and a pair of air-filled tires that glide over rugged parks and fields.

All of these premium features coalesce to establish the Ghost 2022 as an otherworldly star of the esteemed Apollo range. It’s manna from heaven for riders intent on conquering green spaces in comfort and style.

Josh on Apollo Ghost 2022

Why We Recommend It:

Apollo scooters are always ahead of the game; the main reason for this is the process of continual updates that ensures its models remain on the cutting edge. The Ghost 2022 embodies this commitment. Having listened to customer feedback on the original 2021 Ghost, the brand has introduced a raft of upgrades that improve on a winning blueprint in various ways.

Apollo Ghost 2022 vs Apollo Ghost 2021

Sure, it has the same geometric design and many of the features that made its predecessor so popular. But this time there are key enhancements that raise the bar and improve its off-road credentials even further.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Rear Motor and Chassis

Let’s start by taking a look at its suspension system. Easily on a par with the Ghost’s pricier, quadruple-springed sibling – the Phantom – the ride quality on offer is second to none within its price category. The front and rear springs work in cahoots with the swingarms and traction-loving 10-inch pneumatic tires to deliver an impressively smooth ride across any surface. In fact, its suspension system registers a respectable 7 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Skeletal Swingarm

Riders of the previous Ghost, however, will remember that despite the quality of this suspension, it would occasionally bottom out when going over big bumps. Thankfully, the new 2022 has added preload on the springs, meaning the system doesn’t compress as much when traversing rough terrain.

Regarded as the most popular entry-point into performance scooters for a reason, the dual 52V 1000W motors – new for the 2022 model – can summon top speeds of 37 mph from their bubbling cauldron, which is 3 mph faster than what its predecessor’s 800W offerings could muster.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Front 1000W Motor

This power allows it to reach 15 mph from a standstill in a hair-flapping 2.5 seconds and 0-25 mph in 5.3 seconds, bringing inclines of up to 25 degrees well within its spectral grasp. This climbing ability is more than sufficient for most trails, parks, and fields.

The raw speed and acceleration of the Ghost can be intimidating for scooterists who aren’t used to this level of power, which is where its impressive brakes enter the equation. The regular discs will allow you to come to a stop in 3.4 meters from 15 mph – while there’s also the option of upgrading to hydraulics for an extra $150, which will reduce your stopping distance to a shuddering 3.0 meters.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Hydraulic Disc

Despite wielding the same 52V 18.2Ah battery as found on the 2021 model and sharing the same maximum range of 39 miles, the updated Ghost now has a higher realistic range of 25 miles (compared to its forerunner’s 22 miles). This equates to a 14% increase. I believe this is down to the improved efficiency of the new motors, which have a better ratio between power input and output.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Frame

The high-quality battery also delivers an impressive number of charge cycles. If you charge the Ghost 3 times a week on average, you can expect the battery to last around 4 years before the performance will start to drop. This is an important, often overlooked quality unique to Apollo scooters.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Charging Port

When it comes to the rest of the scooter's build, quality exudes from every angle. This is no more evident than with the frame. A newly designed and more robust stem is now 50% stronger than the original. Aside from its geometrically-inspired revamp, the reinforced design eliminates wobble and instability at speed. Similarly impressive are the rims which are now 50% stronger, making them more resistant to cracks and splits.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Stem and Handlebars

And the fine workmanship doesn’t end there. The handlebars provide the width required to master the unpredictability of grassy knolls, forested trails, and pot-marked fields. Plus, riders of any weight up to 300 lbs can be assured of complete control, while the spacious, grippy deck adds that all-important layer of stability.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Large Deck

Confidence is reaffirmed by the QS-S4 display console, which facilitates the monitoring of riding stats as well as the modulation of acceleration and regenerative braking strength. This comes fitted with a finger throttle for maximum control, while motor and turbo control buttons give you the option of seamlessly managing your power output.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Cockpit

As a scooter that’s built for off-road terrain, the Apollo Ghost 2022 is awash with added design features that embellish its enigmatic black frame. From the tire-hugging fenders and smart power management system to its big, palm-hugging handgrips and reliable folding mechanism: the 2022 Ghost is made to withstand whatever the day throws at you – as typified by its all-weather IP54 dust and water-resistance rating.

Apollo Ghost 2022 Chassis From Front

The only areas where the Ghost could benefit from improvement are if it came with a bright headlight high up the stem and if the flimsy key-lock ignition was to be replaced with a simple on/off button. However, it must be noted that the deck LEDs are a nice touch and give the Ghost a Fast & Furious-esque aesthetic.

Apollo Ghost With Lights on From Above

The fact is, if it’s parks, fields, and other green spaces that truly stir your soul, then the Apollo Ghost 2022 will take you to the stratosphere. It’s wholly deserving of its place in our list of the best off-road electric scooters – and for its $1,699 price, we think you’d be a ghoul not to put your faith in it.

Further Information:

Apollo Ghost 2022 Review

Intermediate Off-Road Electric Scooters

Cheapest Model For Intermediate Riders:

Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)

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If it’s silky smooth, best-in-class suspension that forms the bedrock of your off-roading dreams then the Mantis V2 (18.2Ah) will cradle you into a deep, satisfying sleep. Or perhaps its huge, 10-inch pneumatic tires would be enough to satisfy your all-terrain expectations? From every vantage point, this scooter is purpose-built to make light of dirt tracks, forest paths, and hiking trails.

Mantis V2 Front Wheel and Suspension

Sporting dual 60V 1000W motors, this sub-$2,000 bargain whistles up to top speeds of 40 mph and can accelerate from 0-15 mph in a ferocious 2.1 seconds. Armed with Sine Wave controllers that serenely funnel power to the motors, the Mantis V2 is a spiky scooter with the blend of grace and brawn that riders have been praying for.

Why We Recommend It:

Hills? The Mantis V2 eats inclines of up to 30 degrees for breakfast, putting it on the same level as its more experienced brethren, the Mantis Pro. There’s simply no better hill-climber in its price category.

Front of Mantis V2 Handlebars

Bumpy terrain? Pah. Adjustable front and rear springs, swingarms, and those beastly 10-inch pneumatic tires mean balance and comfort are assured, wherever your sense of adventure takes you. We’re not exaggerating when we say that the Mantis V2 delivers the best shock absorption for its price – we even think it is a close match to the much-vaunted, quadruple-springed Apollo Phantom. It takes the most uneven, rugged terrain in its balletic stride, saving your joints and muscles a lot of aggro in the process.

Where the Mantis V2 falls short against its competitors is its stamina. With a maximum range of 33 miles (when riding on eco mode), you would perhaps expect a little more from the V2 – but the truth is that its price is much cheaper than other scooters that deliver its combination of speed and battery power.

Mantis V2 Rear Wheel and Fender

Yet a silver lining sheens in the form of its charging time: nestling between 10 and 12 hours, the 18.2Ah version of the Mantis V2 takes a full 3 to 4 hours less to reach full juice than the 24.5Ah version – and this can be reduced by up to 50% with an extra charger.

If you’re liking what you see from the Mantis V2 but wish it came with a longer range, we suggest opting for the 24.5Ah version. Not only will it give you an extra 10-12 miles of range but the larger battery also uses superior LG cells which promise a higher number of recharge cycles to deliver peak performance for longer. Plus, the 24.5Ah version shares the same design as the 18.2Ah model, so you benefit from everything that this formidable off-road electric scooter has to offer.

Mantis V2 Tire

Considering its power, it's reassuring to know that the Mantis V2 is built with rider safety front of mind. Wide handlebars, a roomy anti-slip rubber deck, a large kickplate, and powerful hydraulic brakes coalesce to maximize control and security.

Kaabo is a manufacturer known for its build quality, and the V2 strengthens this aura. Its aviation-grade aluminum alloy frame and locking mechanism safeguard against any potential for instability or stem wobble, while the foam handgrips that blighted the V1 and other previous Mantis models have been jettisoned in favor of more durable rubber grips.

Right Side of Mantis V2 Handlebars

The Mantis V2 also comes loaded with an array of added features. The handlebar houses a QS-S4 display that allows you to gauge speed, battery life, distance covered, and riding mode, while the headlight and turn signals represent a real upgrade on the V1. You can also switch between Eco or Turbo modes, and Single or Dual motors, via buttons located below the console. These functions grant you control over speed and battery life, which is a welcome feature on any scooter.

And if that wasn’t enough to illuminate your interest, there’s mood deck lighting that brings enough swag to the table to stop Nicky Minaj in her tracks. This commitment to style is Mantis’ calling card, and the V2 represents another firm thumbs up from us. The simple matte black facade is artfully underscored by flourishes of red on the tire treads and suspension springs.

Mantis V2 Lights

All things considered, the Mantis V2 represents great value for money as a performance scooter that enables you to tackle trails, forests, and hiking paths. This is a plucky all-rounder that will deliver supreme ride comfort wherever you choose to take it. For us, it’s the standout scooter in the sub-$2,000 price category.

Premium Model For Intermediate Riders:

Wolf Warrior X GT

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The words ‘Kaabo’ and ‘Wolf’ invariably rouse howls of excitement from riders who like their scooters to have bite and resilience in equal measure.

Josh on Wolf Warrior X GT Scooter

Not satisfied with letting the heavyweight members of the Kaabo’s Wolf line hog all the attention, the Wolf Warrior X was a genuine off-road champion. A lighter more versatile version of the incredibly popular Wolf Warrior, it had everything you needed to get serious about off-roading and blaze your own path.

So, what has Kaabo gone and done now? Well, they’ve taken everything we loved about the original, added a host of upgrades, and released the altogether more fearsome Wolf Warrior X GT.

Wolf Warrior X GT Front Tire

Perfect for when you want to hit the trail, this aggressive off-road beast not only features front hydraulic and rear spring suspension that makes mincemeat of off-road terrain, but with powerful Sine Wave controllers, wide handlebars, and Kaboo’s famed dual stem, the X GT promises excellent handling.

Add in its terrain-agnostic tires and super-efficient battery, and you’re left with a scooter that’s packed with power and built to last mile after mile of off-road excursions.

Wolf Warrior X GT Rear Motor and Tire

Why We Recommend It:

The best brands know what to keep and what to change when upgrading a model. Why fix what isn’t broken, after all? Kaabo is one of those brands – and the Wolf Warrior X GT is one of those models.

Wolf Warrior X GT With Lights On

Off-roading requires one heck of a suspension system, and this is one area where the original X excelled. The front hydraulic forks that made it a joy to ride over varying terrain have been retained on the new X GT. However, it must be said that the rear springs are a little stiff out of the box. The real stars of the show, though, are the hybrid off-road tires that nestle into unforgiving terrain to deliver fantastic grip and keep the scooter plowing forward.

Wolf Warrior X GT Hybrid All-Terrain Tires

Likewise, the original X’s dual 60V 1100W motors remain in place, as do the glorious 30A Sine Wave controllers. Together, they deliver a top speed of 43.5 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.1 seconds. I believe these slight improvements are down to the GT’s new thumb throttle, which has replaced the original’s inferior finger variant. The difference here manifests in improved control and response.

Wolf Warrior X GT Handlebars

A much clearer upgrade, however, can be seen in the GT’s new LG battery. One drawback of the X that saw it lose ground to its sibling, the X Pro, was its use of FST cells – which reduced its ability to sustain performance. Thankfully, this blemish is no more; the X GT now sports a 60V 28Ah unit that has 1680Wh of capacity. This equates to a considerably improved maximum range of 50 miles, compared to the X’s 43-mile limit. Using both of the charging ports, the battery can be fully re-juiced in 5-6 hours.

Wolf Warrior X GT Charge Ports

Predictably, the presence of a large LG battery, powerful motors, and Sine Wave controllers also make the GT a certified hill-eating machine.

When you’re off-road on the trail, being able to brake quickly is essential. The Wolf Warrior X delivered this with its 140mm Zoom hydraulic discs – and the X GT has kept this winning formula in place. The discs produce a smooth response and exceptional reliability, meaning you come to a safe stop from 15 mph in 2.4 meters.

Wolf Warrior X GT Rear Brake

As well as hydraulic brakes, the GT comes equipped with electronic regenerative brakes that slow the motors by channeling electricity back into the battery. These are fully adjustable where you can select their level of intensity across a scale of five points. On top of that, you get an anti-lock brake system that prevents you from skidding. This is particularly useful for when you are braking on less forgiving terrain like loose gravel or wet mud.

Wolf Warrior X GT Brake Lever

One of the reasons why the original X was conjured was to give the market a lighter, more compact alternative to the original – and hulking – Wolf Warrior. Well, the new X GT is 6 lbs heavier than the X at 86 lbs. This is a result of the larger battery but this also manifests itself in a huge grippy deck that’s 2 inches longer and allows you to find a stance to match the terrain you're riding over.

Wolf Warrior X GT Deck

This sense of added security is amplified by the reinforced tubular frame and iconic dual-stem that eliminate stem wobble and rattle. Adding to this concoction of stability is the locked steering, which ensures you can’t over-rotate the handlebars, thereby making you feel in control when riding at speed over sinewy trails.

Wolf Warrior X GT Dual Stem

Bolted to the center of the GT’s wide-spanning handlebars you’ll find a revamped – and vastly improved – password-protected TFT display. The anti-glare screen provides all of the information you need about your ride when out on the trails, including battery level, speed, distance traveled, and even temperate readouts of the scooter’s core components.

Wolf Warrior X GT TFT Display

The most useful feature of the new display, however, is the fact that it comes with 6 riding modes (eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). These can be used with either just one or both of the motors and allow you to cap the power output to match your riding ability. For instance, if you are an off-road savage and love to hit the trails hard, you can dial the riding mode up to 5 and set it to run with both motors switched on. On the other hand, if you want to go for a relaxed ride along a compacted dirt track, you can lower the riding mode to 2 and turn one of the motors off.

Wolf Warrior X GT Rear Motor

Another area of the GT’s design that you can customize is its lights.

When it comes to lighting, so many scooters are left seriously lacking with dim or poorly positioned lights. Well, the X GT breaks the mold by offering a fantastically bright set of dual headlights.

Wolf Warrior X GT Headlight On Forest Track

Mounted high on the stem, they send a bright beam out in front of you to illuminate the trail ahead. But this is Kaabo. So, guess what… you can now also switch between three modes: low, strobe, and high beam.

At the back, you get a set of turn signals and brake lights. These work well and are more than bright enough to be seen by pedestrians and traffic.

Wolf Warrior X GT Taillight

The real area of customization comes from the LED strips that adorn either side of the deck, though. Through an app, you can change the color and intensity of the lights, as well as select various patterns to make the LEDs flash, ripple, and fade.

Wolf Warrior X GT Mobile App to Change LED Color

So, final thoughts? The X GT is a stunningly capable off-road behemoth. It’s a confluence of everything we loved about the Wolf Warrior X and X Pro, realized in one, unified vision. This incredible scooter is an excellent all-terrain option for anyone hoping to spend less than $2,300.

Wolf Warrior X GT Super Bright Lights

Further Information:

Wolf Warrior X GT Review

Expert Off-Road Electric Scooters

Cheapest Model For Expert Riders:

Mantis King GT

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Winner of our prestigious Best All Terrain Electric Scooter award, the Mantis King GT has sent shockwaves across the off-road landscape with its savage power, balletic agility, and rugged durability.

As the latest steely assassin to emerge in a celebrated lineage of light-heavyweight champs, it won’t surprise any aficionados that not one, but two scooters from the Kaabo Mantis range feature in our off-road guide.

Yet the King GT isn’t like any other Mantis; compared to its stable-mates, this model is Godzilla in a nursery of raptors. It’s bigger, it’s meaner, and it eats any terrain that has the temerity to get in its way for breakfast.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Why We Recommend It:

The first thing that leaps out when admiring the Mantis King GT’s hit parade of a spec sheet is its otherworldly suspension. This dual hydraulic system is fully adjustable. By turning a small dial, you can alter both the front and rear shock absorbers to either completely engulf bumps and vibrations from unpredictable terrain, or stiffen the springs for fast-paced, rubber-burning drag races.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

The level of customization on display here goes toe-to-toe with the venerated capabilities of the NAMI Burn-e 2 – which comes at a considerably higher cost.

Mantis King GT Footrest

Supplementing this excellence is the 10 by 3-inch pneumatic hybrid off-road tires, which add an extra level of shock absorption while gripping the terrain like a limpet on a rock. They’re also mounted on split-rims, which will save you time when it comes to changing them.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

Then we have the dual 1100W motors and 30A Sine Wave controllers. Together, this dastardly duo delivers an incredibly smooth acceleration from 0 to 15 mph in just 1.9 seconds, and it’ll take you just over 12 seconds to reach the scooter’s rip-roaring 43 mph top speed.

Mantis King GT Handlebars

When it comes to hill climbing, those powerful motors come into their own. Generating a peak power output of 4200W, they reduce even the steepest of inclines to mere footnotes – this is a scooter that zooms uphill with the vigor of a mountain goat.

Mantis King GT Rear Motor

The outstanding 56-mile range (or 38 miles under realistic conditions) is another staple for the highlight reel. This long-distance capability comes courtesy of its 60V 24Ah battery. Not only does the unit deliver an excellent range, but it also has an optimal 21700 cell arrangement and is made by Samsung, meaning it can sustain its ultra-efficient performance after hundreds of charge cycles.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

And thanks to the dual charging ports, a full re-juice takes just 6 hours with standard chargers, or a mind-blowing 2.4 hours if you opt for the fast chargers.

There’s no drop-off in standards when it comes to the brakes, either. The Zoom hydraulics do an exceptional job of maintaining control by bringing you to a sharp and responsive stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters.

Mantis King GT Hydraulic Disc

When off-roading, you’ll also find that, despite weighing a hefty 74 lbs, the Mantis King GT is a dream to handle. The 23 by 8.5-inch deck provides plenty of space for both feet, while the 26-inch wide handlebars deliver exceptional control and stability.

Mantis King GT Deck

This is a Kaabo scooter, after all, so you can also look forward to a robust premium frame, built-in steering damping to ensure there’s no wobble at high speeds, and a kickplate that allows you to distribute your weight more evenly for maximum balance and control.

Mantis King GT Kickplate

On the handlebars, you’ll find a large TFT display that perfectly fits the luxury billing of this scooter. It’s centrally mounted, waterproof, and displays everything you need to know in full color. You also get detailed readouts of key information, including speed, battery life, mileage, and the temperature of core components. As if that wasn’t enough, you have the option to select which of the 6 riding modes best suits your preference and environment.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

To the left, you’ll find the controls for the lights, turn signals, and horn arranged in a well-presented button pad. Adding to its ergonomically-finessed cockpit is the thumb throttle. Based on years of electric scooter tests, I find that thumb throttles allow for far better modulation of your speed compared to finger variants.

Mantis King GT Button Console

The final piece to this marvelous puzzle is the IPX5 water resistance rating that reassuringly protects the scooter’s integral workings. You can storm through puddles and swat away light showers with little to no concern.

Mantis King GT Frame

To summarise: the Mantis King GT excels in every area. It’s a statement of intent from Kaabo that has thrust the Mantis name into direct competition with all-terrain monoliths like the NAMI Burn-e 2. Ultimately, if you’re looking for the best off-road electric scooter that can tackle any terrain, then the GT will be perfect for you.

Mantis King GT Lights Off-Road

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

Premium Model For Expert Riders:

NAMI Burn-E 2

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NAMI Burn-e 2
Premium Expert Off-Road Electric Scooter
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Summary

The NAMI Burn-e 2 is the best scooter for, well, any environment. Its launch reset the game, ushering in a new era of all-terrain excellence that left competitors scratching their dumbfounded heads for a response.

Whether it’s rocky mountain trails, scuzzy dirt tracks, gentle grassy plains, or haphazard forest trails that sit in your cross-hares, this beautiful piece of precision engineering will transform your view of electric scooters.

Josh With the NAMI Burn-e 2

From its game-changing adjustable suspension to its esteemed performance, and everything in-between, the Burn-e 2 proves superior to all other off-road electric scooters. It even knocks the popular Wolf King GT off its regal post as the former best off-road electric scooter. No other scooter comes close to the NAMI.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Chunky Tire

Why We Recommend It:

Though it may sport slightly weaker dual 1000W motors and a smaller 72V 32Ah battery than its more expensive sibling, the Max, the Burn-e 2 remains a bona fide monster of speed and power. Top speeds of 45 mph and acceleration from 0-15 mph in a ridiculous 1.8 seconds attest to this.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Thumb Throttle

But what truly elevates the Burn-e 2 above the other mere mortals in its price category is the serenity that accompanies this power. This is down to its 50Ah Sine Wave controllers, which bring unrivaled smoothness to the throttle control and make scaling hills feel like an ascent to heaven.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Sine Wave Controller

And as for range – get out of town. No, literally, you can get as far out as you want, with its mighty battery packing enough juice to carry you up to 90 miles off a single charge. When it does finally run out, you can be fully powered up again in just 6-7 hours with the aid of a 5A fast charger.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Charging Ports Open

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a scooter of this quality being available at this price is an absolute steal. It’s barely plausible.

Yet steal we shall – and this is in large part due to the NAMI Burn-e 2’s utterly exceptional ride quality. Armed with game-changing, industry-leading adjustable shocks, this Muhammad Ali of the sub-$3,500 scooter scene scores a mic-dropping 10 out of 10 on our suspension scale. In layman’s terms, that means you cannot possibly improve on the buttery-smooth, silk-woven experience of taking this beauty for a spin. It caresses any surface – sidewalk or rocky outcrop – to justify its reputation as the Ferrari of e-scooters (or, in the case of off-roading, the Jeep Wrangler).

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Tire and Suspension

The Burn-E 2 even improves on previous NAMI models by including a steering damper to deliver even greater control and comfort. Allied with the hand-welded one-piece aluminum frame, carbon-fiber stem, and wide handlebars, its handling is second-to-none.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Steering Damper

Add to this crescendo of excellence a KKE hydraulic suspension system that in our view is the best we’ve ever tested, and we begin to sound like the love-struck fanboys that we are.

Replete with an IP55 dust and water resistance rating, the Burn-e 2 will swat away any conditions you can hurl its way. Plus, with fine-tuned brakes – courtesy of the new Logan 2-piston hydraulics – you’ll experience a level of braking performance that outperforms all other scooters in our 140+ database. From 15 mph, you’ll come to a stop in a mere 1.8 meters. Typically, electric scooters of this price come to stop in 3.0 meters.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

It doesn’t matter what your weight or body shape is, either. The deck is large enough to cater to all sizes, while the adjustable springs allow you to add preload to increase the amount of downward force needed for them to compress. This is particularly useful while scaling off-road terrain to avoid bottoming out. Similarly, with a max rider weight of 330 lbs, the NAMI is ideal for heavy riders.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Dial

As with its esteemed stablemates, the NAMI Burn-E 2 comes with a spaceship’s worth of cockpit features. There are five driving modes to get excited about, as well as a USB port for your phone that is super handy when you’re out in the wild.

NAMI Burn-e 2 USB Charging Port

Hand controls also allow you to easily activate the beaming Lumen headlight, as well as toggle the turn signals, which are better positioned this time around. There’s also a horn that’s loud enough to scare off bears.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Turn Signals

To summarize, the NAMI Burn-e 2 is the absolute… well, we’re not allowed to finish that sentence, but you catch our drift. For $3,399 it’s a scooter that will enhance your experience of the off-road world in supreme style and comfort. Yes, you may decide you want to stump up a little more cash and harness the greater power of the Burn-e 2 Max, but if your budget is an issue, we guarantee you will not find a scooter that offers the poetry in motion that the Burn-e 2 so effortlessly evokes.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame

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NAMI Burn-e 2 Review

By Performance

Our Top Picks by Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39945 MPH
Mantis King GT$2,49543 MPH
Wolf Warrior X GT$2,29543 MPH
Mantis V2$1,79940 MPH
Apollo Ghost$1,69937 MPH
SPLACH Twin$99928 MPH

 

Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,3991.8 s
Mantis King GT$2,4951.9 s
Wolf Warrior X GT$2,2952.1 s
Mantis V2$1,7992.1 s
Apollo Ghost$1,6992.5 s
SPLACH Twin$9993.0 s

 

Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39990 miles
Mantis King GT$2,49556 miles
Wolf Warrior X GT$2,29550 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,69939 miles
Mantis V2$1,79933 miles
SPLACH Twin$99928 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,39950 miles
Wolf Warrior X GT$2,29543 MPH
Mantis King GT$2,49538 MPH
Mantis V2$1,79928 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,69925 miles
SPLACH Twin$99921 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Braking Performance

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2$3,3991.8 meters
Mantis King GT$2,4952.1 meters
Wolf Warrior X GT$2,2952.4 meters
Mantis V2$1,7992.7 meters
SPLACH Twin$9992.8 meters
Apollo Ghost$1,6993.4 meters

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Suspension:

  • Entry-Level: Apollo Ghost – Dual springs and swingarms
  • Intermediate: Mantis V2 – Dual springs and swingarms
  • Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic shocks and swingarms

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Optional Seat Attachment:

  • Entry-Level: None
  • Intermediate: None
  • Expert: None

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FAQs

What is the Best Electric Scooter For Off-Roading?

The best electric scooters for off-roading, ordered by price, are as follows:

How Much Are Off-Road Electric Scooters?

Off-road electric scooters cost between $1,000 and $3,500.

Typically, as the price increases, so too does the scooter's ability to tackle varying terrain. For instance, the SPLACH Twin – a scooter that costs $999 – can easily glide over well-kept dirt tracks, while a scooter like the NAMI Burn-e 2 – which costs $3,399 – can adapt to any type of terrain, including rocky mountain trails and craggy forest paths.

Can Electric Scooters Go on Grass?

Yes. Although, you’ll need to pick a scooter that has dual suspension to soak up the irregularities of the terrain.

Can Electric Scooters Go on Sand?

No. While some electric scooters benefit from dust and water ingress protection – otherwise known as IP ratings – riding in deep sand can have a detrimental effect on the motors and even cause damage to the scooter.

However, if you plan to ride a boardwalk near a beach, for instance, and it is lightly covered in sand, then you can ride your scooter here. Just be careful as sand can cause your tires to lose traction and skid.

Can Electric Scooters Go on Gravel?

Yes. However, normal street-grade tires tend to lose traction on gravel, making it hard to control the scooter. 

If gravel is going to be a regular part of your off-road rides, choose a model that can be equipped with specialist off-road tires to minimize wheel spin as much as possible.

What Makes an Electric Scooter Good for Off-Roading?

This largely depends on the type of terrain that makes up your favorite off-road route, but there are a few key things you should look for when making your selection.

Tires

Most street-grade tires will be fine on flat and grassy surfaces, and they’ll even do a decent job on forest trails and dirt paths, but for the best off-road experience, we recommend choosing a scooter that can be fitted with knobby tires.

These are designed specifically for off-roading and their three-dimensional tread pattern has more grip on loose surfaces. Not only does this make for a more enjoyable and comfortable ride, but it also gives you more balance and stability, preventing any wheel spins on unpredictable surfaces.

Similarly, air-filled tires – whether that's pneumatic or tubeless – deliver the plushest ride. The same can be said for the size of the tires – the larger they are, the more grip they'll have and the greater the shock absorption.

Suspension

Off-road tracks are bumpy and can wreak havoc on your wrists and knees if you’re riding a scooter without adequate suspension. Shock absorbers do exactly what they say on the tin, diffusing vibrations from uneven surfaces and making it easy for you to roll with the bumps and dips in the terrain underfoot.

If you plan to ride on varying types of terrain, we suggest you choose an electric scooter with adjustable suspension so you can dial in the exact amount of damping and shock absorption that you need.

Construction & Build Quality

Your scooter is likely to be met with a fair amount of abuse if you’re a regular off-roader. As a result, you need a model that boasts a tank-like build quality and is reinforced in all the right places.

Braking Power

Off-road routes can be unpredictable so you must have a braking system you can rely on. You need to be able to respond quickly to what’s in front of you and you need your brakes to be reliable. This gives you more control and helps to keep you safe.

Decent Range

I don’t know about you, but I don’t go off-roading to get from A to B – I do it for the thrill and the enjoyment of the ride. As a result, you don’t want a scooter with a flash-in-the-pain mileage that’ll run out of juice before you even get started. A larger range will allow you to get out there and make the most of what your scooter has to offer.

Pure Power

Lastly, a good off-roader packs a punch. Off-roading is an adrenaline sport and you can’t get those adrenal glands activated if your scooter doesn’t have the muscle to get your blood pumping.

Josh Frisby

Josh Frisby

Josh, Founder of Electric Scooter Insider. Over the last 4 years, I’ve tested countless scooters, amassed a database of 140+ models, and helped thousands of people find the right scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

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