From the size of a scooter’s frame to the distance between its deck and handlebars, there’s alot of detail that goes into making a model well-suited to tall riders.
Luckily, I’m pretty tall myself at 6.1 ft and so I was able to test out the top-performing models from my 140+ strong database of scooters to figure out which can be ridden comfortably.
During my selection process, I made sure to test the scooters with riders of different heights up to 6.6 ft to identify the maximum height that any particular scooter could accommodate.
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Turboant X7 Max
Dimensions & Suitability:
Take a wildly popular scooter like the Turboant X7 Pro, address all its flaws, and ramp the tech specs up a notch. What do you get? The X7 Max.
Voted the Best Electric Scooter for Adults by our readers, the Max is bigger, better, and bolder than its predecessor; it’s a budget bullet with serious chops when it comes to delivering for riders of up to 6 foot 4 inches.
Indeed, with its large frame, towering handlebars, and detachable battery, you’ll be able to stand tall as you breeze through a maximum range of 32 miles on this sub-$600 powerhouse.
Why We Recommend It:
Turboant has made a name for itself with its well-built budget scooters guided by customer feedback. The X7 Max is no exception to this; except it goes even further than all previous models to deliver a sturdy, comfortable ride for six-foot-pushers.
The key difference between the X7 Pro and the Max is the latter’s larger size and new dimensions. It now measures 45.3 x 16.5 x 49.2 inches (L x W x H). The frame is 2.7 inches longer, while the deck is slightly broader and tapered. But the most significant change for tall riders is the 41-inch distance between the deck and the handlebars. Based on my measurements and first-hand experience testing the X7 Max, it’s tall enough for anyone up to a height of 6 feet and 4 inches to get comfortable.
To put this into context, I compared the X7 Max against the indomitable NAMI Burn-e 2 – the scooter with highest handlebars in the industry.
While the dimensions of the X7 Max are a significant improvement, they’re not the only headline-worthy update on show. By making small alterations to the drivetrain hardware and software, the Max now has a maximum range of 32 miles (2 miles more than that of the Pro, even though they both use an identical battery).
And what a triumph of a battery it is. Detachable and stem-mounted, the unit can be removed when it comes to recharging, saving you the hassle of having to carry the whole scooter to a wall socket. What’s more, by purchasing an additional battery (available for $220) you can double the potential range of the scooter to 64 miles. And if you need further convincing, removing the battery from your scooter acts as an excellent theft deterrent by rendering it immobile. Crucially, the Max also now features a key lock to hold the battery in place and prevent anyone from running off with it.
Another key update can be found on the LED display. While it’s physically the same, the data on the screen – including speed, battery life, and mileage – is larger and easier to view, even if peering down from great heights. Using the ergonomic thumb throttle, you can also switch between three riding modes – eco, comfort, and sport – to control your speed. The mode you’re in will be displayed on the screen.
The one-click folding mechanism makes it ideal if you need to quickly navigate through a busy urban environment, too, while it also easily fits into the trunk of a car for weekends away. Yet, despite having an impressively portable, carry-friendly weight of 34 lbs, the X7 Max is no flimsy, cheap scooter. No no. It’s made from aerospace-grade aluminum and has a load capacity of 275 lbs.
Powering this workhorse is a single 350W brushless motor. It isn’t going to win you any races, but press down on the thumb throttle and you’ll find that its top speed of 20 mph and acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 6.9 seconds is zippy enough to leave your cheeks flapping happily in the wind.
The dual brakes act as a nice counterweight to this plucky power. You get an electronic brake on the front wheel and a disc brake at the rear. Together, they deliver a smooth stop from a speed of 15 mph in just 3.0 meters. Wisely, Turboant’s designers chose to recalibrate the brake pads – hence why the X7 Max achieves a stopping distance that’s 40% better than its predecessor.
Now, you’re not going to find a suspension system on a scooter at this price. That said, when you first step on the X7 Max, you’ll notice that despite lacking springs, the 10-inch pneumatic tires do an excellent job of cushioning the ride and acting as effective shock absorbers. Together with the spacious deck and tall handlebars, they make the X7 Max a wonderfully comfortable scooter that’s well-suited to urban environments.
Elsewhere, the Max comes with a headlight and a taillight, although you’ll need to purchase extra lights if you’re serious about riding at night. While this might be disappointing, it’s relatively standard for commuter scooters and even some performance models need additional LEDs.
All-in-all, this maxed-out scooter offers enough height and space for tall riders. It provides the build quality, versatility, and extra features of a scooter priced much higher than $600.
Apollo Ghost 2022
Dimensions & Suitability:
Apollo, like Turboant, has built its revered reputation on updating existing scooters based on customer feedback. The Ghost 2022 is a masterful reinterpretation of 2021’s popular iteration that leaves riders of up to 6 foot 5 inches drooling.
Fitted with new 1000W motors, a superior folding mechanism, and a tall stem that is now 50% stronger, this ethereal beauty represents a stunning blend of power and comfort that is seldom found on scooters under $1,750.
Why We Recommend It:
Let’s get right to it: with a weight of 64 lbs and 50.5 x 24 x 50-inch (L x W x H) dimensions, it’s clear that this is a scooter that operates in a completely different league to the Turboant X7 Max.
If you need a lightweight set of wheels that you can sling under one arm and take into the grocery store, it’s probably not going to work for you. But, if you’re looking for an entry-level performance scooter that can dominate city streets and off-road trails, then it’ll suit you down to a tee.
When the designers at Apollo upgraded the Ghost for 2022, they prioritized efficiency, performance, and durability. This is a no-frills, high-thrills, back-to-basics asphalt shredder built to withstand modern life.
To realize its vision, Apollo swapped the dual 800W motors for 1000W howitzers that can deliver a new top speed of 37 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a brisk 2.5 seconds. The new motors also have a better power input-to-output ratio, which enhances their efficiency.
If you don’t feel ready to take on such ghostly speeds straight out of the box, you’re in luck. By using the finger throttle (feedback for Apollo: give us a thumb throttle, guys) attached to the scooter’s display, you can switch between three gears that allow you to limit your pace. Gear 1 reaches 15 mph, gear 2 loosens the reins to 25 mph, and gear 3 goes all the way up to 37 mph. You can also control the level of torque by using the single/dual motor and eco/turbo buttons.
This is all gravy, of course; but for tall or larger riders, durability and comfort are just as important. Well, we have good news. The Ghost 2021’s round stem has had a revamp, with the 2022 model now sporting a new angular design that provides 50% more strength and eliminates wobble.
Then we have the suspension, which now comes with more preload on the springs to even out the ride on more rugged terrain. Working in cahoots with the plush 10-inch pneumatic tires, this setup delivers one of the smoothest rides in its price category.
But great shock absorption and cushioning will mean little if you’re forced into an uncomfortable, hunched-over riding position. Thankfully, the distance from the deck to the handlebars is 42 inches, which according to our tests, makes it suitable for riders up to an impressive 6 foot 5 inches.
The deck, meanwhile, measures 18 by 9 inches and has a kickplate to ensure you’ll always find a comfortable place for both feet. It’s also high-mounted with plenty of ground clearance, making for a safe, trouble-free ride even if you have to bump up and down a few curbs.
Elsewhere, the 52V 18.2Ah battery has an impressive 37 miles in its locker – or 25 miles if you’re tearing down the street in gear 3. Plus, the battery comes with reliable Dynavolt cells that deliver a like-for-like long-term performance profile as those that are LG or Samsung. Ultimately, this means optimal performance for hundreds of charge cycles.
But battery brands will be the last thing on your mind if you’re hurtling toward a parked car. The Ghost can be purchased with either standard mechanical brakes or, for an extra $150, a fully hydraulic system. The hydraulic brakes will enable you to come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters, which is 0.4 meters shorter than the mechanical variants.
There will likely be times when you want to transport your Ghost in a car trunk or take it on public transport. You’ll be delighted to know, then, that the 2022 version comes with a new and improved one-click folding mechanism. The 2021’s mechanism was clunky, so we’re happy to see the brand taking action here.
One of the very few downsides of the Ghost is its headlights. While they’re significantly more powerful than that of the Turboaont X7 Max, they’re mounted too low to be useful in the dark. If you want to use your scooter in the evening, you’ll need to invest in a good clip-on headlight. We do love the swaggy deck lights, mind you.
And one thing you can bank on is the Ghost’s ability to take adverse weather conditions in its stride. Equipped with an IP54 water-resistance rating, the scooter can withstand splashes of water from all angles.
So, there you have it, the Apollo Ghost 2022. A strapping, powerful scooter that’s the apple of a tall rider’s eye.
NAMI Burn-e 2
Dimensions & Suitability:
The NAMI Burn-e 2. A Ferrari in a forecourt of Ford Mondeos. The golden nugget in a sieve of pebbles. The scooter voted by riders just like you as having the best suspension bar none.
Formidable and inviting in equal measure, this A-lister has a hand-welded tubular frame that provides excellent strength and stability for tall riders. The handlebars, meanwhile, reach 27 inches wide and are mounted on the tallest stem we’ve tested so far.
The incredible build quality, size, and durability of the Burn-e 2 are matched by stunning performance and extensive range that can be enjoyed by all (even basketball players). It’s a genuine slam dunk of a scooter.
Why We Recommend It:
Weighing in at 100 lbs and boasting a load capacity of 330 lbs, it should come as no surprise that the NAMI Burn-e 2 features a wonderfully spacious frame and tall stem. This is a big scooter with a big personality to match.
With impressive 53 x 27 x 57-inch dimensions (L x W x H), it’s the largest scooter on this list. The distance from the deck to its ergonomic handlebars alone is 42.5 inches, making it tall enough for riders up to a height of 6 foot 6 inches. The grippy deck, meanwhile, is vast, and combined with the angled kickplate, offers more than ample room for even the largest feet.
Yet there’s so much more to this scooter than its hulking mass. Powered by dual 72V 1000W motors and 30A Sine Wave controllers, the Burn-e 2 is capable of a 45 mph top speed and savagely powerful acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 1.8 seconds. Its acceleration even goes toe-to-toe with its more expensive counterpart – the Burn-e 2 Max – up to 25 mph.
Then there’s its ginormous 72V 28Ah battery, which has a mind-boggling single-charge range of 90 miles. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that maximum range is calculated by a 175 lb person riding the scooter in its lowest speed setting across flat terrain. Under more realistic conditions (i.e. putting the scooter in its fastest mode and riding over undulating terrain), we got a highly respectable 50 miles.
It’s the adjustable hydraulic shocks that leave jaws on the floor, though. Hands down the best ride quality I’ve ever tested, the suspension can be configured to perfectly suit any terrain with a quick twist of a dial. This system is game-changing; it makes other scooters look like horse-drawn carts in comparison. Allied with the incredible suspension setup are 11-inch pneumatic tires that absorb shocks and vibrations while gripping the ground to maximize maneuverability.
By utilizing the Burn-e 2’s smooth thumb throttle, you can also access five riding modes – two of which can be customized from scratch. Whether you want to limit your top speed, siphon more power to the front motor than the rear, or simply adjust your accelerative strength, the capacity for personalization is unmatched.
But while customization is fantastic, you need stability. Well, the Burn-e 2 knocks it out of the park yet again. The incredible build quality of this beast means that its handling is second to none. The carbon fiber stem can even be equipped with a steering damper to enhance control at speed.
With everything I’ve shown you so far, you won’t be surprised when I tell you that the Burn-e 2’s brakes are the best of the best. Fitted with Logan 2-piston hydraulic discs – which are among the quickest to activate and provide the strongest stopping power – you’ll come to a stop in just 1.8 meters from 15 mph. And because they act on both wheels, it's easy to remain in control and prevent a skid, even in dicey conditions.
And the highlight reel doesn’t end there. The smart display is several levels above what you’ll find on most other electric scooters. The large rectangular screen provides a full-color display of all the key information you need on your journey, and what’s more, it’s impervious to glare. There’s even a hidden USB port where you can plug your phone in.
As well as the display, the cockpit is home to the light controls. Rejoice, folks, because we’ve finally found a scooter that you won’t need to purchase an extra set of LEDs for. These are about the best you can get; they could illuminate a football pitch. You also get turn signals that run around the edge of the deck, making them visible from all angles.
With a wealth of premium features to make all other scooters green with envy, the Burn-e 2 is a titan of the scooter world. It’s viciously fast, handles beautifully, and provides more than enough height and space for tall riders to get comfortable.
Top Picks by SpeedOrdered from fastest to slowest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||45 mph|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||37 mph|
|Turboant X7 Max||$500||20 MPH|
Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPHOrdered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||1.8 s|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.5 s|
|Turboant X7 Max||$500||6.9 s|
Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||90 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$500||32 miles|
Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||50 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||25 miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$500||18 miles|
Top Picks by Braking PerformanceOrdered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||1.8 meters|
|Turboant X7 Max||$500||3.0 meters|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||3.4 meters|
Cheapest by Type
Turboant X7 Max – Supports riders up to 275 lbs.
NAMI Burn-e 2 – 45 mph.
NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles (50 miles when ridden fast).
NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles (50 miles when ridden fast).
NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11 inches.
Turboant X7 Max – 34 lbs and simple folding mechanism.
Turboant X7 Max – Light, portable, and well-balanced speed and range.
Apollo Ghost – Moderate inclines.
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NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic coil-over-shocks.
Turboant X7 Max – IP54 water-resistance rating.
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Which Electric Scooter is Best For Tall People?
The best electric scooters for tall riders are those that have long deck-to-handlebar heights. With this in mind, the best models are:
- Turboant X7 Max ($600) – Suitable for riders up to 6 foot 4 inches
- Apollo Ghost ($1,699) – Suitable for riders up to 6 foot 5 inches
- NAMI Burn-e 2 ($3,499) – Suitable for riders up to 6 foot 6 inches
How Tall Are Electric Scooters?
Most electric scooters range between 46 and 57 inches in height from the ground to the handlebars, and 38 to 43 inches from the deck to the handlebars. Sizes vary greatly, so always check the dimensions before deciding on a model.
How Do I Make My Handlebars Higher?
Some scooters come with telescopic stems that can be adjusted to suit your height (the same way you’d adjust a seat on a bicycle). However, for models that don’t have this feature, the only way to make your handlebars higher is to use a riser.
Handlebar risers can increase the height of handlebars by 2 to 4 inches. There’s a catch, though – they can only be used on scooters where there’s an existing bracket holding the handlebars in place. And, the riser needs to have been specifically built for your scooter.
They work by slotting between the opposing ends of the handlebar bracket, thereby making the bracket, and consequently, your handlebars, taller.