Best Electric Scooters for Heavy Adults
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The e-scooters seem to have well and truly arrived on the scene as a “green” and practical alternative to quickly get you to your destination in urban areas, whether one approves of this or not. And once you’ve tried it, it does have a lot going for it.
Instead of waiting for the bus, or shuffling down the subway to squeeze into an already cramped train, just because the walk to where you need to be is long enough for it to be inconvenient, an electric scooter for heavy adults gets you there swiftly and you need not break any sweat as you would if you opted for a bike.
However, as with all things that catch on in a similar fashion, a myriad of options start to appear on the market, all of a different variety and quality..
- The Mantis Pro
- INOKIM OX
- Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
- The Horizon
- WideWheel Pro
Heavy Duty Scooters For Adults - Specific Weight Limits
The one question you might ask yourself, (if you no longer possess the athletic body most of us had when we were 15 years old), but have instead accumulated a bit more bodyweight than was planned, and have found yourself in the "heavier adults" league. Or if you are the one that was always picked first, whenever the basketball team in school was called, and due to your length you weigh more than the “average” person; is the electric scooter for you? And if so, which one should you get?
After all, there are things to consider for a heavier rider. Wear and tear of the scooter, is the braking system sufficient, overall build quality, what type of tires does it ride on, is the suspension good enough?
Here we will answer those questions for you and find out, which is the best electric scooter for heavy people, and depending on your exact weight we have some options for you.
The Mantis Pro
All Around powerful & long range E-scooter
The Fluidfreeride Mantis is by far one of the most impressive electric e-scooters I have tried. As far as comfortable rides go, it is a king.
The one thing that stands out at first glance is the wheels and tires. They are bigger than what one is used to on electric scooters and those 10 x 2.5 inches pneumatic tires provide a very smooth ride, as well as negotiate uneven road surfaces or other possible obstacles better than the average e-scooter we are used to by now. It will even handle some off road action without complaining too much.
For a heavy adult, the suspension system will immediately make you feel comfortable and again, give the impression that this is not your typical average e-scooter. It has front and rear spring arms and will accommodate a heavy adult up to 265 lbs (120 kg).
It has a real-world riding mile range of 35+ miles (56+ km) although you can get more if you ride in eco mode and preserve battery life as much as possible.
This is an e-scooter I would be comfortable running on a dirt track or even some fire roads in the forest if not too challenging. The top speed is a stunning 40 mph (64 kph)!!…. as I noticed on my first ride. It is quite astonishing if not a little scary as it rockets away.
A good thing then that it is equipped with semi dual discs hydraulic brakes for stopping power. It feels bigger than most electric scooters and the steering column is also longer, which is a feature much desired by many customers who feel they have to bend down to reach the handlebars on other e-scooters. The riding position here feels perfect for me, I am 6 feet (185cm) tall, and even a significantly taller person will not have any issues with reach. If you are a tall person, or on the “heavy” side of average, and looking for top performance, look no further than the Mantis.
- High Top Speed
- Long Range
- Great Suspension
- Advanced Display
- No folding handlebars
- Heavy and not one you carry around for too long
This is a machine. If you get one of these make sure you get yourself protected. Riding one of these without a helmet or elbow and knee pads is like riding a Harley wearing flip flops. This is not only for the young adult. I am 69 years old and in good shape. I am using muscles I have not used so I get a little sore after a 10 mile run.
Well built. Fast. Hold on when you hit the turbo button.
When you are stuck in the house and the only option to move around is a car or walking, nice to jump on the scooter and let it take you where ever you want. Couple of things you have to do yourself. Get a mirror. Not knowing what is behind you is uncomfortable. Ear plugs, for the wind noise. Clear glasses for night time. All in all a great purchase.
The grand tourer of electric scooters
|Motor: 800W base / 1300W peak||Tires: 10" x 2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 48 x 23 x 51 inches|
|Battery: LG 60V Li-ion 21Ah||Suspension: adjustable front and rear||Folded Dim: 48 x 23 x 22 inches|
|Range: realistic 33 miles||Brakes: Front drum & rear disc brake||Weight: 61 lbs|
|Top Speed: 28 Mph||Lights: Front and rear LED||Drive: Rear Wheel Drive|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Adv. thumb throttle display||Battery Position: Under Board|
The INOKIM OX is designed to be an ultimate cruiser for heavy adults. With great weight capacity and its unique adjustable suspension system, this e-scooter offers a truly brilliant riding experience. It comes in two versions, the Hero and the Super.
The Hero has a powerful motor of 800W with a peak output of 1300W and can reach max speeds of 28 mph (45kph). It will not fly off the start line like the Mantis, and whether thats a pro or con is down to personal preference. It's been generally very well received and riders are loving the smooth ride the Inokim OX offers.
Mile Range is 22 miles (35km) and its max load is 265 lbs (120kg). As with the Mantis, it is also fitted with 10 x 2.5 inch pneumatic tires. It has a front drum and rear disc brake. Well enough to stop in time when needed. The difference between the Hero and Super is in the larger battery capacity of the Super, which brings the maximum range up to 33+ miles (53km). All other specs are the same.
It is foldable and has a very clever and easy to operate folding mechanism to help with portability. Inokim are setting the bar really high for other e-scooter manufacturers. The overall high quality and fabulous design is truly a benchmark on the kick scooter market.
- Very Smooth Ride
- Long Range
- Adjustable Suspension
- Quite heavy
- Only kick and go option
"Inokim ox freedom ride"
Love it, sturdy fun quiet and moves. I have ridden MC all my life, so it’s natural to ride and well balanced. The headlight is nice easy to attach and bright. This scooter looks great and many people are loving it. I let people test it out every single one comes back with a big smile and comment on there desire to look it up and get one lol. I’m 59 and electric has come along way the charge has lasted forever I always top off the charge after I use it this thing has never been low battery I have over 200 miles on it only bought it in end of June. Customer service is the best they have helped me with all my needs. Thank you Fluid ride.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
A proper heavy duty electric scooter
|Motor: 2x 1200W base / 5400W peak||Tires: 11" tubeless tires||Dimensions: 49.2 x 24.6 x 49.2 inches|
|Battery: LG Li-ion 60V 35Ah||Suspension: front hydraulic / rear springs||Folded Dim: 59 x 11 x 19 inches|
|Range: 70 miles (eco / single drive)||Brakes: Front and rear hydraulic||Weight: 101 lbs|
|Top Speed: 50 Mph||Lights: front / side/ rear LEDs||Drive: front & rear wheel drive|
|Weight Limit: 330 lbs / 150 kg||Display: Minimotors display / throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
If you are already sold on the concept of e-scooters and are looking for the most extreme version of them, the Wolf Warrior will probably do the trick. When you see it for the first time, it gives you that same feeling as when you see a proper dirt bike. That this is a machine more suited for extreme sports activity than just daily commuting around city centers.
The fork style handlebar and the offroad style tires scream “Backflip on the X-Games” more than "flimsy battery pack kick scooter made up of cheap second rate metal scrap", that we see all around city centers nowadays.
And as far as top speed goes, this one does an eye watering 50 mph (80 kph!!) Dear lord. This is the one I would not rule out a motorcycle gang member using to intimidate other road users with ease.
It really looks phenomenal. And as for weight...this one accommodates even those who have reached the 330Ibs (150 kg) landmark. If you are up there, and still want to kick some serious butt on the electric scooter trails…the Wolf Warrior is the heavy duty electric scooter you want to go for.
Dual motors that produce a combined output of 2400W with a peak output of 5400W are on offer here. A brilliant suspension system and shock absorbers as well as fully hydraulic brakes to handle all that motor power will make sure that high speed riding is done as safe as possible.
It even has an impressive mile range. 77 miles (123km) if you ride in eco mode and can manage to control yourself. But that's not what the Wolf is really about. This is a high speed heavy duty off road mega machine meant to tear it up on gravel and dirt.
But please remember….always wear a proper helmet as well as other protective gear. After all, we are venturing into the e-scooter 2.0 era faster than you can say Wolf Warrior.
- Brilliant for off road
- Very Long Range
- Fast charger available
- Very heavy and likely wont fit in most normal sized car trunks
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I'm 41 years old and have owned many "toys" in my years, including a few exotic vehicles... I don't think I've ever enjoyed anything as much as this Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11. This scooter rivals the $6,000-$7,000 models and, in some instances, is far superior in my opinion for many reasons.
To make matters better, FluidFreeRide has been incredible to work with--all the way from the purchasing process to troubleshooting after ownership. Peter has chatted with me on the phone and via email to ensure complete comfortability with riding as well as mode settings. This truly has been an incredible experience all the way around--absolutely zero complaints and nothing but a smile on my face every time I ride!"
An all around great electric scooter for a heavy person
|Motor: 500W base / 800W peak||Tires: 8" rear solid, 8.5" front air||Dimensions: 42.5 x 23.2 x 46.8 inch|
|Battery: Lithium-ion 48V 10.4Ah / 13Ah||Suspension: front & rear||Folded Dim: 38.6 x 7.1 x 14.6 inch|
|Range: 20miles(10.4Ah) / 25miles(13AH)||Brakes: Rear drum brake +regenerative||Weight: 40 lbs (10Ah) / 42 lbs (13Ah)|
|Top Speed: 23-25 Mph||Lights: 3 front and 2 rear LEDs||Drive: rear wheel drive|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: advanced display with throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
If you (like me) think... "well…as much as I’d love to be able to backflip...but let’s face it...it’s not gonna happen”, and you don’t want to splash out the better part of approx 2500 USD to commute to work on your e-scooter. What then? Rest easy, there are a couple of options.
The Horizon brings it all back to the relative “normal” state of things electric scooter wise. It is a properly built e-scooter that will accept 265Ibs (120 kg) of heavy body frame with ease, and still be able to reach 25 mph (40 kph) which is plenty fast around city centers these days.
It comes with the option of two different choices of batteries. The smaller one will give a mile range of 20 miles (32 km) and the bigger one extends it to 25 miles (40 km).
Here the hydraulic suspension is on the rear and a spring on the front. Rear drum brake plus regenerative braking delivers efficient braking power. At around the 700 USD mark, it might also be a good entry point into the e-scooter world.
- Solid back tire - No punctures!
- Trolly Wheels for Easy Transport
- For heavier riders, potentially lacking in the power department
"Great all around scooter
Im stoked on this scooter. I got it for my girlfriend as something to use for a 10 mile daily commute with lots of extra juice for longer rides and hills. Its a SOLID scooter that I enjoy riding. Im 175lbs and it flys past rental scooters and easy to get up to 20 mph. I got the 10amp version to save weight cause 40lbs is a bit heavy but my girlfriends been doing just fine. We got the trolly wheels which are alright. They’re expensive for what they are and they’re not a perfect fit but they do the job. Given that the scooter can be walked in its riding positing at the train station and going into work the weight is nbd although I’m happy I didn’t get the WW pro. Even through I still want one for the power. Don’t get me wrong this thing is plenty powerful."
One of the most popular scooters for heavy adults
|Motor: 2x 500W base / 800W peak||Tires: 8" x 3.9" never-flat foam filled||Dimensions: 43.1 x 21.6 x 43.3 inches|
|Battery: Lithium-ion 48V 15Ah||Suspension: front and rear springs||Folded Dim: 43.1 x 8.6 x 16.1 inches|
|Range: 22+ Miles||Brakes: Front & rear disc brake||Weight: 54 lbs|
|Top Speed: 26 Mph||Lights: front and rear LED||Drive: front & rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 220 lbs / 100 kg||Display: Smart Display||Battery Position: Under Board|
Last but not least, the Widewheel Pro is probably a favourite of mine considering practicality, price and funnily enough...looks. This was the first scooter I have ever seen that made me think it actually looked cool. The design is smart and looks something like... “a Lamborghini race drivers quick get around in the pit area”, I suspect the wide wheels have a lot to do with it. It is funny how even on a small vehicle such as this...wide wheels with a cool rim still make it all look right.
It is funny how even on a small vehicle such as this...wide wheels with a cool rim and low profile still make it all look right. The wheels, due to their width, also inspire to some leaning into the corner antics….that is if one has got the cojones for it of course.
Solid tires ensure that you don't run the risk of getting a puncture but do mean that the ride is a bit firmer than with air-filled tires. The suspension system makes up for some of that though. This is an e-scooter best suited for smooth paved roads.
This one will also do 26 mph (41 kph) ... Dual motors produce a combined power output of 1000W and mile range is 22 + miles (35 + km). Front and rear disc brakes and the weight capacity is 200 lbs (98kg).
It comes in at just under 1300 USD and is extremely good value for money, probably the one I would choose if X-games are not in town.
- Great looks
- Nice Display
- Excellent acceleration
- Ride is not too good on other surface than tarmac
- Limited to 220 lbs / 100 kg
Great scooter with all-around performance. This scooter eats hills for breakfast. I couldn't keep up on my ebike with my roommate riding in front of me on a 7% grade hill. It stayed at 25mph while my ebike with pedal assist level 6 was maxing out at 25mph. Very fast for commuting to work. There's a learning curve for handling turns with wide wheels. Awesome customer service, delivered to my house in less than a week after purchasing. Customer support is fast and very helpful in resolving issues in a timely manner."
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