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..
|Model||mantis 8 Pro||INOKIM OX||Horizon||Phantom||Wolf Warrior|
|Top Speed||33 Mph||28 Mph||25 Mph||38 Mph||50 Mph|
|Range||40 Miles (eco)||22-33 Miles||25 Miles||40 Miles||70 Miles|
|Weight Limit||265 lbs / 120 kg||265 lbs / 120 kg||265 lbs / 120 kg||3000 lbs / 136 kg||330 lbs / 150 kg|
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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."
Sturdy Build and Beautiful Design
|Motor: 2x 1000W base / 3200W peak||Tires: 10" x 3.25" pneumatic tires||Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 51 inch|
|Battery: 52V 23.4Ah Dynavolt Li-Ion||Suspension: adjustable 4x spring susp.||Folded Dim: 49 x 27 x XX inch|
|Range: up to 40 Miles||Brakes: dual disc (standard or hydraulic)||Weight: 77 lbs|
|Top Speed: 38 Mph||Lights: 3 front, turn signals, 1 rear LED||Drive: front & rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 300 lbs / 136 kg||Display: extra large HEX display||Battery Position: Under Board|
Every once in a while, boundaries are being pushed and new benchmarks are set. So it is with the Apollo Phantom. This is simply an incredible e scooter and will be very tough to beat in most areas.
First and foremost, let's cover the power source. Battery power comes from a 52V 23.4Ah Dynavolt Li-Ion which is connected to dual 1200W base / 3200W peak brushless hub motors. This means it has a maximum speed of 38 mph (61 kph) and brilliant acceleration without scaring the bejesus out of the rider.
Zero to 15 mph takes 2,5 s and 34 mph (55 kph) is reached in 13 s. Maximum range is 40 miles (64 km) on a single charge.
Ride quality? One of the best on the market at the time of writing. Someone really put a lot of thought and feedback from riders into this design. It's a combination of things and as a package, it just blends and fits better than your favorite jeans.
It has a quadruple, rather than the standard double, adjustable spring suspension system which brings the shock absorption to a whole nother level in the "e scooter world". It is super smooth and soaks everything up with grace. Included in the design is a rubber bump stop to prevent the feeling of topping or bottoming out.
10" x 3,25" pneumatic tires are the proper choice for a smooth ride and they are also phenomenal. The tread pattern and the design of the tires provide brilliant traction and grip even when cornering properly.
A big so called Hex Display at the center of the steering column is another very clever and smart option to make life easier for daily commuters. We are now used to three times the size of a typical regular display and with a lot of intelligent functionality such as predicting your remaining mileage based on your last seconds of throttle usage. Different types of p settings, speed modes, turn signal indicators, and so on.
The ergonomic design of the handlebars are perfect. The rubber grips, various buttons, the best thumb operated throttle in the class, the long deck with plenty of grip, simply outstanding.
Everything oozes of high quality, and the riding experience on long distances will be as comfortable as it can get on an e scooter.
This brings us to safety features. There are two versions available and the only difference between them is hydraulic or standard dual disc brakes. Both provide excellent performance. Bright orange rear turn signals, rear led light, and on of the best high mounted front headlight we've seen on an e scooter. No need to buy an extra headlight for nighttime riding.
Maximum weight capacity is 300 lbs (136 kg). Yes, you read that correctly. For some, the Apollo Phantom might be the only acceptable option. If you have a big frame, and still want the best possible commuter scooter with great durability, load capacity, and a good top speed, and are willing to pay around 2 100 USD, you will get a top notch e scooter.
It is quite heavy with its 77 lbs (35 kg), but it does fold in 5 seconds and is portable in one hand, albeit not for long distances.
- Fantastic design & looks
- Brilliant Display
- High weight capacity
- Could have a better kick-stand
- Very heavy
INOKIM Quick 4
All Round Talent for Commute & Play
|Motor: 600W rear BLDC||Tires: 10" x 2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 42.5 x 44 x 19 inches|
|Battery: Samsung Li-ion 52V 16Ah||Suspension: pneumatic tires||Folded Dim: 44 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches|
|Range: 25 Miles||Brakes: Front & rear drum brake||Weight: 47 lbs|
|Top Speed: 25 Mph||Lights: front and rear LED||Drive: rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 220 lbs / 100 kg||Display: Bright advanced display||Battery Position: Under Board|
With the Quick 4, Inokim has tried to create the best overall compact commuter scooter package. And in many ways, they have succeeded. But not without some compromises. It has quite a short wheelbase and a small deck, which creates a very snappy quick steering.
This provides great cornering capabilities, but also a slight feeling of instability at higher speeds. The Quick 4 has a dual suspension system, with a spring suspension in the front and rubber suspension in the rear. It feels quite firm with maybe a bit more shock absorption feeling from the rear, but on the whole, it works fine.
A single 600 Watt motor on the rear wheel won't set any new records, but it was never meant to. It has decent acceleration and a top speed of 25 mph (40 kph). It also climbs hills better than expected, compared to similarly powered e scooters.
52V 16Ah Samsung Lithium ion battery is good for a realistic 25 mile range, (40 km) on a single charge.
Dual drum brakes and dual 10 x 2,5 inch pneumatic tires, provides excellent modulation and brake feel with a braking distance of 3.6 m from 15 mph to zero. The shorter deck makes it a bit trickier to find the perfect balance when breaking.
It has a very good built in advanced LED display where you have all your p settings, speedometer settings, etc. It is one of the best displays as far as brightness goes. Even in full sunlight it is bright enough.
Thumb-operated robust throttle that is easy to control.
Portability is the name of the game and it is super quick to fold. It only measures 44 x 14,5 x 9,5 inches (112 x 37 x 24 cm) when folded. It weighs 47 lbs ( 21 kg) so you can definitely bring it on a public transport.
Telescoping stem, folding handlebars, front and rear handles, and a locking design for easier carrying make it a very versatile daily commuter.
The maximum load is 220 lbs (100 kg) and at the time of writing it costs around 1 500 USD. Inokim produces some of the best and high quality built e scooters on the market. The Quick 4 is no exception. You get a fantastic e scooter built by a company who in many ways are at the forefront of e scooter design.
- Clever & bright Display
- Telescope stem
- Limited to 220 lbs / 100 kg
"Smooth-riding, peppy commuter
Love this thing. It's fun, sophisticated and practical all at once. The range is great for getting around most cities (25 - 30 miles seems realistic based on my first ride). Acceleration is great and you can reach 25 mph pretty quickly. Suspension is fantastic and has turned what used to be a pretty jarring ride into smooth commute. The dashboard is the icing on the cake. It looks amazing and is really useful. Some other pros - 1) quick-release handlebars make collapsing this a breeze, 2) built-in back carrying handle, 3) automatic brake lights on *both* brake handles, and 4) built-in USB port for charing accessories."
Mantis 8 (Pro)
The best of both worlds
|Motor: 2x 48V 800W BLDC||Tires: 8"x3.1" tubeless air tires||Dimensions: 45 x 24 x 48 inches|
|Battery: LG or Samsung 48V 24.5Ah||Suspension: front & rear springs arms||Folded Dim: 45 x 24 x 19 inches|
|Range: 40 miles (eco / single drive)||Brakes: Hydraulic Disc + Regenerative||Weight: 60 lbs|
|Top Speed: 33 Mph||Lights: white front/side & red rear LEDs||Drive: front & rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Minimotors display / throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
Kaabo are renowned for their head turning as well as head snapping powerful performance scooters, but also for some creaking stems and the odd wobble here & there.
This has all been rectified and the Mantis 8 probably has the best stem in class now.There are two versions available. A single motor version, and a dual motor version called the Pro. The single motor version is not as racy or fast as its siblings, but has many of the same high quality features you would expect from the brand.
The acceleration is more modest and less of the whiplash version. And that will be a positive for those who want an everyday comfortable commuter that works best at around 20 mph (32 kph).
It is powered by an FST Li-ion 60V 18.2Ah battery pack and a 48V 800W BLDC on the rear wheel. Top speed is 28 mph (45 kph) and it has a 30 mile range (48 km).
Opting for the Pro, the power supply is either an LG or Samsung 48V 24.5Ah battery, and double 48V 800W BLDC motors. And now, you will recognize the trademark Kaabo acceleration, as well as a maximum speed of 33 mph (53 kph).
It will take you slightly further (if you can control your throttle finger that is) and 40 miles (64 km) in eco single drive mode is doable.
The ride is very satisfying and the dual suspension system provides ample dampening. It is good enough to go over some packed dirt trails or grass, but the tubeless airfilled tires are 8 x 3,1 inch, and this smaller diameter is noticeable when riding at higher speeds. Both hands on the steering at all times is recommended.
Dual disc brakes and a regen brake that works really well in unison provide excellent stopping power.
Visibility aplenty with front and rear LED lights, lateral LED strips, and turn signals, make for a safe ride in the dark. For better forward vision at night, we recommend an additional attachable light.
The steering will remind you of a bicycle especially since handlebars don't fold. Trigger style index finger throttle and Minimotors display for settings of cruise control, ABS, and different torque configurations. Being smaller than the other Mantis scooters means it is more portable, even though it weighs 50/60 lbs (23/27kg) depending on the version. The folding procedure is not as straightforward as some other scooters since it needs some play to adjust and tighten the two stem clamps.
Its max rider weight is 256 lbs (120 kg). If you are a bigger guy or girl, go for the Pro version as it will go up hills better. The single motor version will take you up hills as well, but you will feel it slow down eventually.
The overall build quality is superb as one can see in the welding joints, the durable and strong components that create a solid package with no squeaks and sounds. It just moves quietly about.
Few other e scooters in the same price range can match that. At the time of writing the asking price is 1 299 USD and that is a steal.
- Long range & powerful
- Handlebars do not fold
"Possibly the perfect scooter
I have the 2021 Mantis Pro 8 and absolutely love it! It does it all, exceptional torque and power yet nimble enough to go anywhere. Takes hill’s and trails with ease and a great city scooter,closest thing to a magic carpet out there. We have 4 scooters but I’m seriously considering getting another one for my wife. Only thing I would want from the factory is a keyed start and a horn, but now you can get a fingerprint start but that just do appeal to me and a after market horn is easy to find. Hopefully they will add those features in time. Honestly the best all around scooter you can find."
Performance and Portability for the Daily Urban Rider
|Motor: 1000W base / 1400W peak||Tires: 10" pneumatic tires||Dimensions: 46" x 7.7" x 48"|
|Battery: 52V 18.2Ah Dynavolt Li-Ion||Suspension: rear dual + front spring||Folded Dim: 46" x 7.7" x 17"|
|Range: up to 34 Miles||Brakes: dual disc brake + regen. e-brake||Weight: 52 lbs|
|Top Speed: 31 Mph||Lights: front and rear LEDs in deck||Drive: rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Apollo finger throttle display||Battery Position: Under Board|
E scooter manufacturers are gearing up properly, and the Apollo explore is another e scooter setting a benchmark on how much quality scooter you can get below the 1 500 USD mark.
This is targeting urban riders looking for a high performance long range commuter scooter that is still portable and compact when folded.
A rear wheel drive single motor of 1000W/1400W peak and a 52V 18.2Ah Li-Ion Battery pack gives a top speed of 31 mph (50 kph) and a 34 mile range (54 km).
For a single motor e scooter you wouldn't expect such a good acceleration and hillclimbing performance. One of the best singles we've tried.
Excellent braking. 15 mph (24 kph) to zero takes about 3.5 meters. It has dual mechanical disc brakes and a regen brake on the rear wheel. The strength of the regen brake can be tuned in the P settings. You can feel it kick in as soon as you start pulling on the lever.
10 inch large pneumatic tires and a dual rear plus single front spring suspension bring the ride quality to an excellent level. Stable at top speeds and riding potholes and other rougher surfaces with ease.
A big deck provides plenty of foot space.
With the easy to use index finger style throttle and display, (even though we prefer a thumb version) you can set and finetune your acceleration strength and top speed, enable zero start, check mileage, battery level and activate cruise control.
Low mounted front Led lights will help you be seen but are not optimal for seeing in the dark. It also has side deck lighting and cool stem lighting.
Another area where the Apollo really shines is in its portability. Due to a collapsing stem and folding handlebars, it measures 46 x 7,7 x 17 inches (117 x 20 x 43 cm) when folded.
But it does weigh 52 lbs (23,5 kg). Lifting it frequently will not be ideal. But all that quality means it has a 265 lbs (120 kg) max load capacity.
So it definitely is a contender to put on your best electric scooters for heavy adults shortlist.
- Excellent ride quality
- Long range
- A bit heavy to carry for a daily commuter
"Great Scooter so far
This is a fun ride that checks all the boxes. Powerful, comfortable and very nimble. I was hooked from the moment I felt the acceleration and combined with their customer service and the extensive warranty what more can I ask for."
One of the most popular scooters for heavy adults
|Motor: 2 x 1500W base / 8400W peak||Tires: tubeless 11"||Dimensions: 53 x 24.5 x 57 inches|
|Battery: 72V 35AH 18650 Panasonic||Suspension: hydr. coil-shock, adjustable||Folded Dim: 53 x 24.5 x 25 inches|
|Range: up to 100 miles*||Brakes: Full hydraulic + Regenerative||Weight: 103 lbs / 47 kg|
|Top Speed: 60 Mph||Lights: Bright front, side and rear LED||Drive: front & rear wheel|
|Weight Limit: 330 lbs / 150 kg||Display: feature-loaded smart display||Battery Position: Under Board|
If the purchase price is of no concern, and you want an outrageous performance e scooter, then the Nami Burn-E is for you. And you know it means business when it's also called the Viper and has a snake logo on its fender.
It looks industrial and properly serious in a way that says, "I will be fast and furious".
Front and rear hub motors with a combined Base 3000W/8400W peak power output and a massive 72V 35AH 18650 Panasonic battery pack is good for a top speed of 60 mph (96,5 kph) and up to 100 mile range (160 km).
Zero to 20 mph (32 kph) is dispersed with in 2,1 sec! Zero to 50 mph (80 kph) in 8,5!!
It doesn't look like a commuter e-scooter but more like, well a racing scooter for the Formula e scooter series, if such a thing would exist.
It is phenomenally comfortable, and you can jump up and down on the big wide deck and nearly get airborne doing so. This is possible due to a swingarm suspension system with a dual 165 mm length KKE hydraulic coil shock with rebound adjustment options. Top of the line. Add to that 11 x 4 inch tubeless tires, available in street or off road configuration and ride quality will be second to none. Off roading and speeding up hills is definitely on the menu for the Viper.
The deck is plenty wide and the back end tails up leaving you a natural resting place for your back foot, similar to a runners starting block, but not as vertical. This allows for a good stance when riding and controlling this powerful beast.
It has a very well calibrated thumb throttle, which is a good thing, as even the slightest input propels you forward in quite a jaw dropping manner. There is no single motor mode option.
All that speed and power means you need to be able to brake on a dime. Fully hydraulic disc brakes (Nutt) and regen brake means you can. From 20 mph (32 kph) to standstill is just under 5 m. But remember, should you get such a fast scooter, the laws of physics can't be bent. Even though you have great brakes, you cant pull as hard as possible or yank them brutally on a an e scooter without the risk of everything starting to slide and going sideways.
There is a technique in finding the perfect balance. If you go 30 mph (48 kph) the Viper needs about 13,5 m to come to a complete stop by a professional rider. It just goes to show how much difference in braking distance a 10 mph (16 kph) difference does.
A big display placed at the center of the steering shows all kinds of info as well as offering 5 customizable riding modes. There are independent settings for the two controller units allowing you to separately adjust torque and acceleration. Controller temperatures are showing, you can adjust the over heat protection. Motor temperature, adaptive cruise control, even G loads, the list goes on and on. Like we said, a racing display more or less.
With such a big battery there is no need for additional lighting. A 2000 lumen head light is well enough in the dark. There are side LED strips with integrated turn signals all the way under he deck. Rear brake light and a proper motorcycle type horn will be heard when needed.
It has a patented thread look taper folding system stem which is further testament to the design and build quality of the Nami Burn-E Viper. And it is the only one in its class with an IP 55 rating.
It weighs 103 lbs (47kg) mind you, should you ever get the idea of folding it and picking it up. Bended knees while lifting. And it will accept heavy adults up to 330 lbs (150 kg).
The Viper takes the game to another level. Developed based on feedback from e scooter users and requests, it sets a very high standard even with a higher price tag.
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."
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.View Details