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I Tested 13 Solid Tire Electric Scooters, These Are My Top 5 Picks

Quick List: Best Electric Scooters With Solid Tires

After testing 13 of the most popular solid tire electric scooters, I hand-selected the 5 top performers.

Alongside my standard performance tests – which included speed, acceleration, hill climbing, range, shock absorption, braking, and ride quality reports – I also assessed the design and effectiveness of each scooter’s tires.

Here, I reported on their size (height and width), front-on profile (square or round), tread (smooth or knobbly), traction (grip maintained while accelerating, braking, and cornering), comfort (whether a suspension system counteracted their lack of shock absorption), and the terrain that they could handle (street or off-road).

How I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Turboant X7 Max Sleek Frame
Best Under $500
Turboant X7 Max
Sale: $469.98 $619.98
Turboant V8 Thick Frame
Best Under $750
Turboant V8
Sale: $629.98 $829.98
Side Profile of Mosquito Frame
Best Under $1,000
Mosquito
Sale: $899.00 $1,099.00
SPLACH Mukuta Frame
Best Under $1,250
SPLACH Mukuta
Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Fluid Vista Frame
Best Under $1,500
Fluid Vista
Sale: $1,199.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

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Turboant X7 Max

Sale: $469.98 $619.98

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Tire Stats:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Turboant X7 Max:

The Turboant X7 Max has become as synonymous with the everyday budget scooter market as Al Pacino is with gangster films. But, this comes as no surprise considering its bounty of features. Chief among these features is its honeycomb 10-inch tires.

Josh Testing the Turboant X7 Max

Ask any rider what they dread most and they’ll likely mention punctures or pinch flats. Both are potential day ruiners – yet, with the X7 Max, these concerns are confined to the scrapheap.

Turboant X7 Max Chassis

But the tires aren’t only impervious to damage; because of their honeycomb design, they strike a good balance between durability and comfort, delivering more shock absorption than you’ll find with solid rubber tires. However, it's important for me to say that despite their better-equipped design, they still don’t mitigate the absence of a suspension system.

Turboant X7 Max Motor

They do, however, deliver a satisfyingly nimble ride thanks to their round front-on profile and street-grade tread. As for grip, Turboant claims that the anti-skid pattern will keep them gripped to the ground. During my tests, the stippled rubber on the outer edges and wrap-around grooves made them efficient at cornering, but I found that you still need to be mindful when navigating wet roads since they can slide if you lean too far.

Turboant X7 Max Sleek Frame

Aside from the tires, the X7 Max’s most noteworthy feature is its detachable 36V 10Ah battery. This beauty has a maximum range of 32 miles in its locker, or 18 miles under realistic riding conditions (as per my tests). Better yet, by purchasing a spare, you can double your range. Few scooters offer this prospect, irrespective of price.

Next up, speed. Armed with a 350W motor, I hit 15 mph in 6.9 seconds before progressing to its 20 mph top speed. This isn’t the fastest acceleration that I’ve ever tested, but for a sub-$500 scooter, it’s up there with the best. For first-time riders, it serves up ample pace.

Turboant X7 Max Thumb Throttle

Thanks to the design of the X7 Max’s frame this pace feels controlled and welcoming. Standing 49.2 inches from the ground and with a deck-to-handlebar height of 41.0 inches, it boasts the dimensions needed for riders of all heights to enjoy its many qualities. The 16.5-inch width of the handlebars constitutes plenty of balance and stability for its top speed, too.

Front of Turboant X7 Max Handlebars

Along the handlebars, there’s a thumb throttle, brake lever, and clear display. All of the components have been designed to optimize the cockpit’s ergonomics, whilst I really liked the snake-skin-esque design of the handgrips.

Turboant X7 Max Handgrip

Control is also assured thanks to the dual braking system. When I test budget scooters, I don’t expect them to wow me in the braking department, but the X7 Max did just that. When squeezed, the brake lever engaged the rear disc and auxiliary electronic system to bring me to a stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters. This is a 40% improvement over its predecessor.

Turboant X7 Max Disc Brake

Elsewhere, the IPX4 rating protects it from water splashes, while the deck is both grippy and spacious. It’s worth noting that the X7 Max is also 2.7 inches longer than its predecessor, which is good news for larger riders. Its 275 lbs load-bearing capacity is also impressive for a model that’s so cheap. However, if you’re close to this limit, I suggest opting for a more powerful scooter like the SPLACH Mukuta.

Turboant X7 Max Deck

On the topic of weight, the slender profile of the X7 Max weighs just 34 lbs, making it relatively easy to carry. I did find that the thickness of its stem made it a little awkward to hold, though.

Turboant X7 Max Folded Frame

I also found that its headlight wasn’t bright enough for riding at night – you’ll need to invest in an extra clip-on light if this is on your agenda. But, then again, I make this recommendation for almost all budget scooters.

Turboant X7 Max With Lights On at Night

Well-made, low maintenance, and with the ability to extend its range indefinitely, the Turboant X7 Max’s status as an A-lister in the budget category is richly deserved.

Further Information:

Turboant X7 Max Review

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Turboant V8

Sale: $629.98 $829.98
Turboant V8 Frame

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Tire Stats:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Turboant V8:

When it comes to budget scooters that offer outstanding range and near-indestructible durability, the Turboant V8 is quite simply in a league of its own.

Josh Testing the Turboant V8

Think I’m exaggerating? Well, I present to you not one, but two 36V 7.5Ah batteries – one of which is detachable. This grants you a nominal maximum range of 50 miles, or 25 miles in real-world conditions. This alone distinguishes the V8 as the clear front-runner in its price category, but factor in the possibility of a spare battery extending your range, and frankly, the value for money it offers is ridiculous.

Turboant V8 Removable Battery

As for the V8’s longevity – let’s just say you won’t have to worry about forking out on repairs. Like its cousin, the X7 Max, it can be purchased with honeycomb tires. This means both cushioning and zero risk of punctures. Measuring 9.5 inches and sporting a round front-on profile, they’re perfectly suited to the power on offer.

Turboant V8 Rear Tire

Best of all, however, is that the tires are augmented by the V8’s rear suspension. The dual rear springs allow the deck to pivot up and down ever-so-slightly, but they are a little stiff – hence the 3/10 score on my shock absorption scale. Yet, this remains an area of strength for the V8 – especially when you consider that suspension in the sub-$600 category is exceedingly rare.

Turboant V8 Geometric Chassis

In fact, I’d say that the V8 is the best scooter in its price class when it comes to ride quality. A large factor in my reasoning is the presence of the two batteries; together, they facilitate an equal distribution of weight across the stem and chassis, which in turn boosts your handling and maneuverability.

Turboant V8 Thick Frame

Then there are the handlebars. They’re 3.4 inches wider than those found on the X7 Max, which translates into better balance and control. The ergonomic thumb throttle and easy-to-reach brake lever are welcomed bonuses. As too is the weight and elongated hexagonal shape of the stem. It feels like you have a built-in steering damper – the by-product of which is zero wobble.

Front of Turboant V8 Handlebars

Aside from its confidence-inspiring build, another area where the V8 shines is in its performance. I’ve already covered its ability to keep the wheels rolling mile after mile but kitted out with a 36V 450W motor, its 20 mph top speed is among the fastest in the sub-$600 class. I was able to reach 15 mph in 6.3 seconds.

Turboant V8 Motor

As for the brakes – you can rely on them to slow you down, but with a stopping distance of 4.7 meters from 15 mph, there’s certainly room for improvement. If the V8 went faster this would be more of a concern.

Turboant V8 Disc Brake

You may also want to consider the V8’s weight before opting for it. Weighing a hefty 48 lbs, it’s difficult to carry for extended periods. I did find, however, that its folding mechanism was exceptionally easy to use, while it also made a loud clicking noise to reassure me that the safety latch was locked into place.

Turboant V8 Folded

There are no complaints when it comes to the lighting rig, either. Leading the way is a 3W LED headlight, which is supported by an array of deck LEDs and a smokey taillight. Together, they constitute a well-rounded package that’s considerably better than anything Turboant has produced before.

Turboant V8 With Lights On at Night

Ultimately, if range, ride quality, and durability are all important to you, the Turboant V8’s price tag represents excellent value for money.

Best Under $1,000

Mosquito

Sale: $899.00 $1,099.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Tire Stats:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Mosquito:

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the scooter with the best power-to-weight ratio on the market: the mighty Mosquito.

Josh Testing the Mosquito

That’s right; despite tipping the scales at a puny 29 lbs, this whippersnapper’s 48V 500W motor produces a peak power output of 700W and a top speed of 25 mph. As for its acceleration, I hit 15 mph from a standstill in just 5.0 seconds. Small, agile, and carrying one heck of a bite, the Mosquito is quite simply the fastest ultra-portable scooter around.

Mosquito 500W motor

This agility is partly the work of its solid tires. Measuring just 8 by 2 inches and sporting a round front-on profile, they’re perfect for carving and cornering, while their street-grade tread delivers ample traction.

Mosquito Front Tire Tread

Usually, the puncture-proof advantage of solid tires is counteracted by reduced cushioning, but thanks to the Mosquito’s excellent suspension, that isn’t the case here. 

Mosquito Rear Tire

The dual springs deliver a deep amount of travel that emphatically absorbs shock and vibrations. There are very few scooters – and none within its price class – that strike the balance between low maintenance charm and comfort so successfully.

Mosquito Rear Spring

This comfort is further augmented by the dual thumb paddles. One is for your accelerator, the other is for your regenerative brake. They’re a case study in ergonomic design. Yet, despite guaranteeing complete control of the scooter, the handlebars themselves take some getting used to. Measuring 15.8 inches across, they’re the narrowest that I’ve ever tested. They can, however, be adjusted to 36 or 39 inches from the deck, making the Mosquito a versatile model that can suit riders of all heights (except for those over 6’3”).

Mosquito Cockpit

The handlebars are also foldable. After all, portability is the Mosquito’s specialty. Combine its featherlike weight, slick folding mechanisms, and small stature, and you have a scooter that’s tailor-made for the frenetic nature of urban life. It can be collapsed in seconds, carried with minimal fuss, and easily fits in tight spaces.

Mosquito Folded With Carry Handle

Now, there is one drawback to its lightweight build – range isn’t the Mosquito’s strongest suit. Its 48V 9.6Ah battery puts out a maximum of 22 miles, though – as per my tests – you can expect 18 miles under real-world conditions.

Mosquito Chassis

Its range capabilities are, however, aided by the regenerative brake. When applied, it uses the forces of kinetic energy and drag to recharge the battery. Together with the rear drum – which does most of the legwork – it brought me to a halt from 15 mph in 4.8 meters. There’s also a stomp brake, though I’d suggest going easy on it as it locks the rear tire up, causing it to skid.

Mosquito Brake Lever

Among other highlights are a color display that provides easy access to all your vitals – as well as a host of p-settings and riding modes, including cruise control and a zero-start function – a bright headlight and taillight, and an IPX5 water resistance rating.

Mosquito Frame With Lights On

The Mosquito will perhaps feel a little dainty to some. But make no mistake: this is no waif. Brimming with power, agility, and style, it’s the perfect sidekick for navigating the hustle and bustle of city life.

Mosquito Display Showing Key Stats

Further Information:

Mosquito Review

Best Under $1,250

SPLACH Mukuta

Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Tire Stats:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the SPLACH Mukuta:

When it comes to solid tire scooters, the SPLACH Mukuta makes a strong case for the crown. Why? Let’s assess.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

First, there’s the small matter of its 48V 15.6Ah removable battery, which transforms the Mukuta into a mobile power bank. No other scooter has this striking feature. With the addition of a DC-to-USB converter, SPLACH states that you charge a laptop 11 times or an iPhone 56 times. I didn’t test these claims, but I did use it to charge my Insta360 camera while filming my review and it worked perfectly. Better yet, the battery served up 22 miles of range. Under best-case conditions – which are rare – it can produce up to 39 miles.

SPLACH Mukuta Power Bank

Then there’s the solid street-grade tires which are immune to punctures and extremely low maintenance. Their 2.5-inch width, meanwhile, makes the Mukuta extremely stable at top speeds. But, they do have a square front-on profile, so you need to exercise caution when cornering. If you lean too far into a corner, you’ll feel the tires roll onto their edges, making them more susceptible to slip.

SPLACH Mukuta Solid Tire

There are no concerns when it comes to comfort, though. Despite the tires lacking any form of cushioning, the easy-to-adjust springs and responsive swingarms do a stellar job of absorbing shocks. 

Josh Adjusting the SPLACH Mukuta Suspension

I'd even say that the ride is smoother than what you’ll find on some air-filled models. To put this into perspective, I rode it over pot-holed streets and obstacles that could cause jarring impacts (i.e. the lip of sidewalks), but it managed to smooth out the ride better than the SPLACH Thunder – a scooter with 9-inch pneumatic tires and a dual suspension system.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

Also key to the Mukuta’s ride quality are the sweptback handlebars and sprawling, grippy deck. Together, they ensure that you always feel stable and in control – no matter your speed. Even more notable is the cockpit that shares characteristics with the vastly more expensive Segway GT2. The shape, controls, and even the smooth-as-silk half-twist grip throttle look similar. The Mukuta even has the same riding modes – park, eco, sport, and race. Some of the toggles and buttons weren’t as clicky as I would have hoped, though.

SPLACH Mukuta Cockpit

With so many riding modes, speed is something that comes naturally to the Mukuta. Equipped with dual 48V 600W motors, it reaches 28 mph. With the performance settings dialed up to the max (via the p-settings on the display), I accelerated to 15 mph in a sizzling 2.7 seconds and 25 mph in just 6.7 – establishing it as the quickest out of the blocks of all sub-$1,250 scooters.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta Acceleration

A scooter with such speed capabilities needs a strong braking setup. Here, the Mukuta won’t let you down. Its dual discs and electronic braking system brought me to a complete stop from 15 mph in a shuddering 2.1 meters. This is the shortest stopping distance of all the solid-tire electric scooters that I’ve tested.

SPLACH Mukuta Disc Brake

Now, unlike the scooter that came before the Mukuta on this list – the Mosquito – it’s far from lightweight. It weighs 66 lbs which is heavy enough to leave your arms aching. It does, however, come with a strong claw-like folding mechanism and the handlebars collapse to make it narrower.

SPLACH Mukuta Folded Handlebars

And if you’re not a fan of plastic trimmings, look away. For all its strengths, the Mukuta is somewhat let down by its tacky chrome furnishings. This is particularly evident in the cockpit.

SPLACH Mukuta Twist Throttle and Controls

As for lighting, its headlight is bright enough for night rides, while a smorgasbord of stem and deck LEDs ensures that you’re always visible. Sadly, the same can’t be said for the turn signals. Because they’re embedded into the swingarms, you can’t see them from the front or back during the day. I can’t be too harsh, though, as they flash and illuminate the ground around you at night.

SPLACH Mukuta Lights With Turn Signals

Let’s give credit where credit is due: if you’re after a low-maintenance, comfortable to ride, dual-motor scooter on a budget – one that comes with features that you won’t find anywhere else – then the SPLACH Mukuta is a model you should seriously consider.

SPLACH Mukuta Chassis in Motion

Further Information:

SPLACH Mukuta Review

Best Under $1,500

Fluid Vista

Sale: $1,199.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Tire Stats:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Fluid Vista:

The Fluid Vista has one lofty goal: fuse low maintenance durability with supreme ride quality. Does it achieve its aim? Let’s find out.

Josh Testing the Fluid Vista

Its solid tires are perhaps the clearest mark of its success. Measuring 10 x 3 inches, they’re the biggest of their kind that I’ve ever tested, while their terrain-agnostic tread delivers oodles of traction to maximize your handling and control. As for punctures? Forget about them.

Close Up of Fluid Vista Front Fork

Impressively, the Vista brings a level of versatility to the table that I haven’t yet seen demonstrated by another solid-tire electric scooter. Whether I was riding it on smooth asphalt, potholed streets, or dirt tracks I could rely on it to maintain traction while accelerating, braking, and leaning into corners.

Fluid Vista Accelerating

Now, the drawback of solid tires is, of course, comfort. But here, you needn’t worry. The front fork and large rear spring are perhaps the Vista’s best features. They admirably absorbed every shock and vibration, and despite jumping up and down on the deck, there was no bottoming out. The result was a ride that remained smooth without clanking – even over poor road conditions. At times, I completely forgot about the solid tires because of how comfortable it was.

Fluid Vista Durable Frame

What’s more, with the help of a c-spanner, you can adjust the preload on the rear spring to control its rate of compression. This makes the Vista an attractive option for riders of all sizes since you can dial in the suspension to your weight.

Fluid Vista Rear Spring Suspension

I was also impressed by the braking setup. Using its triumvirate of a rear disc, front drum, and regen braking system, I stopped from 15 mph in just 2.4 meters – this is reassuring when you consider the Vista’s power credentials.

Fluid Vista Rear Disc Brake

Equipped with a 60V 1000W rear-mounted motor, it zoomed from 0-15 mph in a spiky 3.2 seconds, reached 25 mph in 6.6 seconds, and hit a top speed of 31 mph.

Fluid Vista in Motion

That’s not to say it isn’t without its flaws, though. I felt that the stem was under-weighted, making it feel a little erratic when hitting top speeds. The throttle was also jerky, though I found it could be countered somewhat by lowering the accelerative strength via the mobile app. The deck was short, too.

Fluid Vista Handlebars

Yet, despite these blemishes, the Vista managed to regain its place on my list with the rest of its impressive performance.

Take its 60V 14.5Ah battery, for instance. Its maximum range of 45 miles makes it a fantastic option for those with long commutes. As is always the case, though, this is a maximum. During my tests, where I weighed 190 lbs and rode it around a circuit of undulating streets, I got 32 miles.

Josh Riding the Fluid Vista

The folding mechanism is equally as impressive. Made up of a pull-and-release locking lever and a simple, yet incredibly effective locking latch on the kickplate, it has one of the best folding functions that I’ve ever tested.

Fluid Vista Handlebars Locked into Kickplate

It’s also well-equipped in the lighting department with a high-mounted headlight, deck-lined LEDs, and a fender-embedded taillight. Plus, you get turn signals that flash at the rear.

Fluid Vista Different Color Deck LEDs

With all said and done, the Fluid Vista brings a lot of worthy features to the table. Sure, there are missteps and imperfections, but if it’s comfort, range, versatility, and low maintenance that you seek, there’s no better scooter.

Fluid Vista Frame

Further Information:

Fluid Vista Review

Comparison

Compare Solid Tire Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best solid tire electric scooters across their performance, specs, price, and more.

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Turboant X7 MaxTurboant X7 MaxTurboant V8Turboant V8MosquitoMosquitoSPLACH MukutaSPLACH MukutaFluid VistaFluid Vista
Where to BuyTurboantTurboantFluidSPLACHFluid
Price$469.98$629.98$899$1,099$1,199
Price CategoryUnder $500Under $750Under $1,000Under $1,250Under $1,500
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed20 mph20 mph25 mph28 mph31 mph
0-15 MPH6.9 s6.3 s5.1 s2.7 s3.2 s
Max Range32 miles50 miles22 miles39 miles45 miles
Tested Range18 miles25 miles18 miles22 miles32 miles
Braking3.0 meters4.7 meters4.8 meters2.1 meters2.4 meters
Shock Absorp.n/a3/105.5/106.5/106.5/10
Max Incline15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees22 degrees20 degrees
Optimal Incline9 degrees9 degrees9 degrees13 degrees13 degrees
Tire Profile
TypeSolid (Honeycomb)Solid (Honeycomb)Solid (Rubber)Solid (Rubber)Solid (Rubber)
Size10.0 x 2.1 in9.5 x 2.0 in8.0 x 2.0 in8.0 x 2.5 in10.0 x 3.0 in
TreadStreetStreetStreetStreetHybrid
Front-On ProfileRoundRoundRoundSquareRound
Specs
Motor36V 350W36V 450W48V 500W48V 600W (x2)60V 1000W
ThrottleThumbThumbThumbTwistThumb
Battery36V 10Ah FST36V 7.5Ah FST (x2)48V 9.6Ah FST48V 15.6Ah FST60V 14.5Ah FST
Charge Time6 hours4 hours6 hours8 hours8 hours
BrakesDisc, ElectronicDisc, ElectronicDrum, RegenDiscs (x2), ElectronicDrum, Disc, Regen
SuspensionNoneSprings (Rear Only)Springs, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsFront Fork, Spring
Weight34 lbs48 lbs29 lbs66 lbs60 lbs
Load275 lbs275 lbs265 lbs265 lbs265 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Stem Strip, Deck LEDs, Taillights, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Deck LEDs, Taillight, Turn Signals
IP RatingIPX4IP54IPX5IP54IPX5
TerrainStreetStreetStreetStreetStreet
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

After testing 13 of the most popular solid tire electric scooters, I hand-selected the 5 top performers.

Alongside my standard performance tests – which included speed, acceleration, hill climbing, range, shock absorption, braking, and ride quality reports – I also assessed the design and effectiveness of each scooter’s tires.

Here, I reported on their size (height and width), front-on profile (square or round), tread (smooth or knobbly), traction (grip maintained while accelerating, braking, and cornering), comfort (whether a suspension system counteracted their lack of shock absorption), and the terrain that they could handle (street or off-road).

You can learn more about how I test below:

Electric Scooters That I Tested:

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

Tire Size, Profile, Traction & Tread Tests:

After having tested a variety of scooters with solid tires, it became clear that their size, profile, tread, and traction were the defining factors in my selection process.

Here, I found that the height of a tire influenced a scooter’s stability. In particular, I observed that the taller the tire the greater the scooter’s ground clearance, the smoother its ride, and the better its momentum. They also rolled over bumps and obstacles more easily, while they didn’t sink as much into dirt or loose terrain.

Mosquito Solid Rubber Tire

As for the width of the tires, those that were wider maintained a bigger contact patch with the ground to improve traction when accelerating and braking. However, this wasn’t always the case when cornering – here, tire profile played a big role.

Put simply, tires with a round front-on profile made the scooter more nimble, while those with square front-on profiles struggled to maintain traction while leaning into corners as a result of them rolling onto their edges.

SPLACH Twin Solid Rubber Tire

The last area of assessment was to report on how the tread of each tire influenced its suitability for different environments and terrains (i.e. dry/wet conditions and smooth/rough roads).

The majority of those that I tested shared similar street-grade treads, meaning they gripped roads and were hard-wearing. However, in some circumstances, the tires featured a hybrid (street/off-road) pattern, making them more versatile for riding across a range of terrain.

Fluid Vista Front Fork

Further Information:

How I Test Tire Performance

Shock-Absorption Test

Despite the low-maintenance benefits (i.e. no punctures) of solid tires, they often get a bad rep for their lack of shock absorption. However, I found that some scooters did a good job of counteracting this. Here, I selected the models that paired well-calibrated suspension systems with their tires (except for the cheapest model – the Turboant X7 Max).

Josh Riding the Mosquito

During my tests, I found that these scooters were far more enjoyable to ride. To put this into a quantifiable stat, I devised a shock absorption scale where I scored each scooter on a scale of 1 to 10 – (1 was extremely stiff, and 10 was extremely soft).

Further Information:

How I Test Shock-Absorption

Standardized Performance Tests

Using high-precision data loggers (including a Garmin Edge 130 Plus and Dragy DRG70 GPS Performance Box) alongside repeatable test conditions, I was able to record each scooter's top speed, acceleration, hill climbing, range, and braking performance.

Unagi Voyager Being Ridden Through a Neighborhood

All of the results from my tests were then assessed relative to each scooter’s price to find the most well-rounded performers in each price category.

Results From My Performance Tests:

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

Top Speed

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

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Fluid Vista
$1,199
31 mph
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
28 mph
Mosquito
$899
25 mph
Turboant V8
$629.98
20 mph
Turboant X7 Max
$469.98
20 mph

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

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

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.7 s
Fluid Vista
$1,199
3.2 s
Mosquito
$899
5.0 s
Turboant V8
$629.98
6.3 s
Turboant X7 Max
$469.98
6.9 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Turboant V8
$629.98
50 miles
Fluid Vista
$1,199
45 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
39 miles
Turboant X7 Max
$469.98
32 miles
Mosquito
$899
22 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

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

ScooterPriceReal Range
Fluid Vista
$1,199
32 miles
Turboant V8
$629.98
25 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
22 miles
Turboant X7 Max
$469.98
18 miles
Mosquito
$899
18 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

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

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.1 meters
Fluid Vista
$1,199
2.4 meters
Turboant X7 Max
$469.98
3.0 meters
Turboant V8
$629.98
4.7 meters
Mosquito
$899
4.8 meters
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Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

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

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