In our ever-growing database of 140+ electric scooters, we identified 45 models that are capable of tackling off-road terrain. After much deliberation and months of hands-on testing, we’ve selected the 6 best off-road electric scooters.
While testing, we placed particular emphasis on each scooter’s suspension system (i.e. springs, rubber, swingarms, adjustability, etc), tire type and size (i.e. air-filled, tread pattern, etc), torque and motor power, braking power, incline ability, and overall durability.
We also made sure to only include models that have appropriate protection against dust and water ingress.
Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.
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Entry-Level Off-Road Electric Scooters
The best off-road scooters are a marriage of brawn and beauty. They’re built like tanks, exude bursting power, and ride like a hot knife cutting through butter. Cue the all-new SPLACH Titan, a model with few – if any – equals.
So, why is it so special? Well, SPLACH isn’t your average scooter brand. No. This outlier makes premium scooters, sells them at bargain prices, and eschews profits in the process. What’s not to love?
It’s a question you’ll be asking yourself after several spins on the Titan. Here, you get game-changing performance, exquisite suspension, and the durability required to master any terrain – all for $1,139. If you’re looking for that WOW factor on a tight budget, you can call off the search.
Why We Recommend It:
When considering which scooter is best for your off-roading needs, attention invariably gets drawn to the suspension set-up. Bumps and jolts are two a penny when erring away from the beaten track, so you’ll want a model that gives your joints and muscles an easy time. Well, this is one of many areas where the SPLACH Titan excels.
Armed with perfectly-calibrated front and rear springs, the Titan takes everything from forest trails and dirt tracks to rocky routes in its stride. Thanks to its rubber bushings and deep-traveling swingarms, the suspension adapts to different terrain with minimal fuss. Its performance is comparable to the significantly more expensive, yet supremely smooth, INOKIM OxO. And unlike other scooters, there’s no bottoming out (clanking of the springs), even when the springs are compressed to their maximum.
But of course, a great suspension system needs a strong supporting cast. The Titan certainly has that, with ultra-wide 27-inch handlebars, ergonomic controls, and lavish, air-filled tires each playing a crucial role when it comes to balance and stability.
The wheels in particular are very interesting. They feature a tread and profile that I’ve never seen on 9-inch tires before, falling somewhere between rounded and square. Knobbly and extra thick, they feel at home on looser, scratchier terrain – their traction and cushioning credentials are faultless. And if you do decide you want a larger surface area, for an extra $150 you can purchase the Titan with 10-inch tires. These come with an even more textured tread for greater grip.
But regardless of which tires you choose, one thing you’ll notice is the Titan’s power. Brandishing dual 52V 1000W motors that can summon a peak output of 2600W, this scooter crackles with ferocious energy. It can hit a top speed of 37 mph, fizz from 0-15 mph in 2.5 seconds and reach 25 mph in 4.9 seconds. It explodes out of the blocks and keeps getting faster. No other model in its price category can touch the performance levels on display here.
Then there’s the 52V 20.8Ah battery, which delivers a maximum range of 44 miles, or 29 miles when riding across varying terrain at high speeds. These are again class-leading statistics, with even the much pricier Apollo Ghost ($1,699) unable to match it for stamina.
With the torquey motors and battery working together, the Titan is also a vanquisher of hills; steep inclines are well within its capabilities, meaning you can take on those mountainous routes without rolling back down to where you came from.
Brakes, too, are a vital component when it comes to all-terrain scootering. Predictably, this is another area where it comes up trumps. Armed with front and rear discs that deliver a performance usually only found with hydraulics, you can expect to come to a complete stop from 15 mph in an impressive 2.4 meters. This should ensure you don’t go careening into trees or lakes; but a word of warning: the electronic brake is very strong and takes a little getting used to (you can adjust its strength or turn it off completely via the display, though).
Now, I said that the best off-road scooters are built like tanks, and the SPLACH Titan doesn’t disappoint. The aluminum frame is the definition of sturdy, while the stem has been reinforced to minimize the risk of wobble. Coming complete with an IP54 water-resistance rating, you’ll find that water splashes and dust ingress are minimal threats here.
Few scooters are perfect, of course, and the one smudge on the Titan’s spec sheet is its short deck. Measuring just 19.5 inches long – with 1.5 inches shaved off by the charge ports – you may feel that space is at a bit of a premium if you have large feet.
No such shortcomings are to be found when it comes to the light package, however. The headlight shines as bright as a star, while the swaggy stem and deck LEDs are made for Instagram. You can also control their brightness and color via a mobile app, which will never not be a cool feature in my book.
To cap everything off, the Titan comes with an NFC card reader that’s based on the same technology used for apartment block key fobs. This means the scooter is immobilized unless activated by the card – which should deter thieves.
Rarely does a scooter represent such outstanding value for money. For $1,139 you get an off-road monster that scores maximum points in all the right areas.
Apollo Ghost 2022
Join us now, as we creep further into the heart-thudding world of off-road scooters with the newly updated Apollo Ghost 2022.
Winner of the Electric Scooter Insider Award for the Best Dual-Motor Electric Scooter of the Year, this hardened bottle rocket is furnished with an adjustable dual spring suspension system, strong disc brakes, and a pair of air-filled tires that glide over rugged parks and fields.
All of these premium features coalesce to establish the Ghost 2022 as an otherworldly star of the esteemed Apollo range. It’s manna from heaven for riders intent on conquering green spaces in comfort and style.
Why We Recommend It:
Apollo scooters are always ahead of the game; the main reason for this is the process of continual updates that ensures its models remain on the cutting edge. The Ghost 2022 embodies this commitment. Having listened to customer feedback on the original 2021 Ghost, the brand has introduced a raft of upgrades that improve on a winning blueprint in various ways.
Sure, it has the same geometric design and many of the features that made its predecessor so popular. But this time there are key enhancements that raise the bar and improve its off-road credentials even further.
Let’s start by taking a look at its suspension system. Easily on a par with the Ghost’s pricier, quadruple-springed sibling – the Phantom – the ride quality on offer is second to none within its price category. The front and rear springs work in cahoots with the swingarms and traction-loving 10-inch pneumatic tires to deliver an impressively smooth ride across any surface. In fact, its suspension system registers a respectable 7 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.
Riders of the previous Ghost, however, will remember that despite the quality of this suspension, it would occasionally bottom out when going over big bumps. Thankfully, the new 2022 has added preload on the springs, meaning the system doesn’t compress as much when traversing rough terrain.
Regarded as the most popular entry-point into performance scooters for a reason, the dual 52V 1000W motors – new for the 2022 model – can summon top speeds of 37 mph from their bubbling cauldron, which is 3 mph faster than what its predecessor’s 800W offerings could muster.
This power allows it to reach 15 mph from a standstill in a hair-flapping 2.5 seconds and 0-25 mph in 5.3 seconds, bringing inclines of up to 25 degrees well within its spectral grasp. This climbing ability is more than sufficient for most trails, parks, and fields.
The raw speed and acceleration of the Ghost can be intimidating for scooterists who aren’t used to this level of power, which is where its impressive brakes enter the equation. The regular discs will allow you to come to a stop in 3.4 meters from 15 mph – while there’s also the option of upgrading to hydraulics for an extra $150, which will reduce your stopping distance to a shuddering 3.0 meters.
Despite wielding the same 52V 18.2Ah battery as found on the 2021 model and sharing the same maximum range of 39 miles, the updated Ghost now has a higher realistic range of 25 miles (compared to its forerunner’s 22 miles). This equates to a 14% increase. I believe this is down to the improved efficiency of the new motors, which have a better ratio between power input and output.
The high-quality battery also delivers an impressive number of charge cycles. If you charge the Ghost 3 times a week on average, you can expect the battery to last around 4 years before the performance will start to drop. This is an important, often overlooked quality unique to Apollo scooters.
When it comes to the rest of the scooter's build, quality exudes from every angle. This is no more evident than with the frame. A newly designed and more robust stem is now 50% stronger than the original. Aside from its geometrically-inspired revamp, the reinforced design eliminates wobble and instability at speed. Similarly impressive are the rims which are now 50% stronger, making them more resistant to cracks and splits.
And the fine workmanship doesn’t end there. The handlebars provide the width required to master the unpredictability of grassy knolls, forested trails, and pot-marked fields. Plus, riders of any weight up to 300 lbs can be assured of complete control, while the spacious, grippy deck adds that all-important layer of stability.
Confidence is reaffirmed by the QS-S4 display console, which facilitates the monitoring of riding stats as well as the modulation of acceleration and regenerative braking strength. This comes fitted with a finger throttle for maximum control, while motor and turbo control buttons give you the option of seamlessly managing your power output.
As a scooter that’s built for off-road terrain, the Apollo Ghost 2022 is awash with added design features that embellish its enigmatic black frame. From the tire-hugging fenders and smart power management system to its big, palm-hugging handgrips and reliable folding mechanism: the 2022 Ghost is made to withstand whatever the day throws at you – as typified by its all-weather IP54 dust and water-resistance rating.
The only areas where the Ghost could benefit from improvement are if it came with a bright headlight high up the stem and if the flimsy key-lock ignition was to be replaced with a simple on/off button. However, it must be noted that the deck LEDs are a nice touch and give the Ghost a Fast & Furious-esque aesthetic.
The fact is, if it’s parks, fields, and other green spaces that truly stir your soul, then the Apollo Ghost 2022 will take you to the stratosphere. It’s wholly deserving of its place in our list of the best off-road electric scooters – and for its $1,699 price, we think you’d be a ghoul not to put your faith in it.
Intermediate Off-Road Electric Scooters
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
If it’s silky smooth, best-in-class suspension that forms the bedrock of your off-roading dreams then the Mantis V2 (18.2Ah) will cradle you into a deep, satisfying sleep. Or perhaps its huge, 10-inch pneumatic tires would be enough to satisfy your all-terrain expectations? From every vantage point, this scooter is purpose-built to make light of dirt tracks, forest paths, and hiking trails.
Sporting dual 60V 1000W motors, this sub-$2,000 bargain whistles up to top speeds of 40 mph and can accelerate from 0-15 mph in a ferocious 2.1 seconds. Armed with Sine Wave controllers that serenely funnel power to the motors, the Mantis V2 is a spiky scooter with the blend of grace and brawn that riders have been praying for.
Why We Recommend It:
Hills? The Mantis V2 eats inclines of up to 30 degrees for breakfast, putting it on the same level as its more experienced brethren, the Mantis Pro. There’s simply no better hill-climber in its price category.
Bumpy terrain? Pah. Adjustable front and rear springs, swingarms, and those beastly 10-inch pneumatic tires mean balance and comfort are assured, wherever your sense of adventure takes you. We’re not exaggerating when we say that the Mantis V2 delivers the best shock absorption for its price – we even think it is a close match to the much-vaunted, quadruple-springed Apollo Phantom. It takes the most uneven, rugged terrain in its balletic stride, saving your joints and muscles a lot of aggro in the process.
Where the Mantis V2 falls short against its competitors is its stamina. With a maximum range of 33 miles (when riding on eco mode), you would perhaps expect a little more from the V2 – but the truth is that its price is much cheaper than other scooters that deliver its combination of speed and battery power.
Yet a silver lining sheens in the form of its charging time: nestling between 10 and 12 hours, the 18.2Ah version of the Mantis V2 takes a full 3 to 4 hours less to reach full juice than the 24.5Ah version – and this can be reduced by up to 50% with an extra charger.
If you’re liking what you see from the Mantis V2 but wish it came with a longer range, we suggest opting for the 24.5Ah version. Not only will it give you an extra 10-12 miles of range but the larger battery also uses superior LG cells which promise a higher number of recharge cycles to deliver peak performance for longer. Plus, the 24.5Ah version shares the same design as the 18.2Ah model, so you benefit from everything that this formidable off-road electric scooter has to offer.
Considering its power, it's reassuring to know that the Mantis V2 is built with rider safety front of mind. Wide handlebars, a roomy anti-slip rubber deck, a large kickplate, and powerful hydraulic brakes coalesce to maximize control and security.
Kaabo is a manufacturer known for its build quality, and the V2 strengthens this aura. Its aviation-grade aluminum alloy frame and locking mechanism safeguard against any potential for instability or stem wobble, while the foam handgrips that blighted the V1 and other previous Mantis models have been jettisoned in favor of more durable rubber grips.
The Mantis V2 also comes loaded with an array of added features. The handlebar houses a QS-S4 display that allows you to gauge speed, battery life, distance covered, and riding mode, while the headlight and turn signals represent a real upgrade on the V1. You can also switch between Eco or Turbo modes, and Single or Dual motors, via buttons located below the console. These functions grant you control over speed and battery life, which is a welcome feature on any scooter.
And if that wasn’t enough to illuminate your interest, there’s mood deck lighting that brings enough swag to the table to stop Nicky Minaj in her tracks. This commitment to style is Mantis’ calling card, and the V2 represents another firm thumbs up from us. The simple matte black facade is artfully underscored by flourishes of red on the tire treads and suspension springs.
All things considered, the Mantis V2 represents great value for money as a performance scooter that enables you to tackle trails, forests, and hiking paths. This is a plucky all-rounder that will deliver supreme ride comfort wherever you choose to take it. For us, it’s the standout scooter in the sub-$2,000 price category.
Varla Eagle One Pro
Looking for an off-road behemoth that will deliver serious bang for your buck? Introducing the Eagle One Pro, Varla’s biggest and toughest scooter yet.
Equipped with huge 11-inch tires, a top-rate suspension system, and brakes that would stop a rhino in its tracks, the Varla Eagle One Pro ticks pretty much all the boxes required for a robust, all-terrain juggernaut.
Sure, it’s not without its flaws, but when it soars, it soars. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a scooter for $2,000 that delivers a comparable highlight reel.
Why We Recommend It:
The first thing you’ll notice upon unboxing the Eagle One Pro is its mammoth 11-inch tires. These tubeless beasts are purpose-built for absorbing the shocks and bumps that are synonymous with off-roading. Forest trails? No problem. Dirt tracks? Easy peasy.
Dovetailing effectively with the ultra-durable tires is the front and rear hydraulic suspension. The dual shocks are well-calibrated to ensure a cushioned ride, while 6.7 inches of ground clearance means it rolls over challenging obstacles without incurring damage to the underside of the deck. So impressive is this ride quality, in fact, that I’ve awarded it 8 out of 10 on the shock absorption scale.
So far, pretty darn good. But what about power? Well, thanks to its dual 1000W motors and 30A controllers, the Eagle One Pro has more than enough. A top speed of 45 mph will thrill seasoned pros and performance newcomers alike, however, I did find that for a 60V scooter, its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.5 seconds is perhaps a little on the slow-and-steady side compared to, say, the Mantis V2. This is due to its hulking 90 lbs mass, but it shouldn’t deter you too much if off-roading is your primary objective.
And besides, the Varla more than makes amends with its impressive 27Ah Lithium-ion battery, which produces a maximum range of 45 miles (or 34 miles when taking real-world off-road riding conditions into account). Now made of 21700 cells, its 1620Wh of stored energy means it’s 71% larger than the unit found on the Pro’s predecessor, the Eagle One. This performance is further enhanced by the presence of a smart battery management system that regulates the flow of energy in and out of the battery, as well as operating temperatures.
As for hills? The Pro can summon enough torque to conquer steep inclines, meaning you’ll encounter no difficulties when taking on undulating trails.
Difficulties may be around the corner, however. Quite literally. Because while the steering damping on the stem is great for when it comes to stability on off-road tracks, it does mean that you have to work a lot harder when turning. The good news is that the damping will loosen with repeated rides.
Elsewhere, the handlebars are wide enough to ensure you always retain a sense of balance and control when going off-piste, while the cable management is neat and tidy to avoid becoming a nuisance. The chunky frame is as tough as they come, too.
One of the design features that I particularly liked was the grip-slathered kickplate. This is the first time I've seen and tested a scooter with this integration and while it sounds trivial it makes a big difference to the amount of control you have when scaling treacherous off-road routes.
Add in the dual hydraulic brakes and this is a scooter that guarantees control. Sharp and responsive, the brakes can be relied upon for avoiding potential hazards like steep drops or sudden turns.
Likewise, the near-peerless 10W headlight will prove invaluable if you find yourself navigating your way home in the dark. You’ll also find an effective taillight that doubles as a brake light.
Priced at $2,099, the Eagle One Pro is a budget-friendly, all-terrain crowd-pleaser that’ll ensure you’re never be left riding on a wing and prayer when it comes to tackling challenging routes. Varla’s best scooter yet? You bet.
Expert Off-Road Electric Scooters
Mantis King GT
at Voro Motors
Winner of our prestigious Best All Terrain Electric Scooter award, the Mantis King GT has sent shockwaves across the off-road landscape with its savage power, balletic agility, and rugged durability.
As the latest steely assassin to emerge in a celebrated lineage of light-heavyweight champs, it won’t surprise any aficionados that not one, but two scooters from the Kaabo Mantis range feature in our off-road guide.
Yet the King GT isn’t like any other Mantis; compared to its stable-mates, this model is Godzilla in a nursery of raptors. It’s bigger, it’s meaner, and it eats any terrain that has the temerity to get in its way for breakfast.
Why We Recommend It:
The first thing that leaps out when admiring the Mantis King GT’s hit parade of a spec sheet is its otherworldly suspension. This dual hydraulic system is fully adjustable. By turning a small dial, you can alter both the front and rear shock absorbers to either completely engulf bumps and vibrations from unpredictable terrain, or stiffen the springs for fast-paced, rubber-burning drag races.
The level of customization on display here goes toe-to-toe with the venerated capabilities of the NAMI Burn-e 2 – which comes at a considerably higher cost.
Supplementing this excellence is the 10 by 3-inch pneumatic hybrid off-road tires, which add an extra level of shock absorption while gripping the terrain like a limpet on a rock. They’re also mounted on split-rims, which will save you time when it comes to changing them.
Then we have the dual 1100W motors and 30A Sine Wave controllers. Together, this dastardly duo delivers an incredibly smooth acceleration from 0 to 15 mph in just 1.9 seconds, and it’ll take you just over 12 seconds to reach the scooter’s rip-roaring 43 mph top speed.
When it comes to hill climbing, those powerful motors come into their own. Generating a peak power output of 4200W, they reduce even the steepest of inclines to mere footnotes – this is a scooter that zooms uphill with the vigor of a mountain goat.
The outstanding 56-mile range (or 38 miles under realistic conditions) is another staple for the highlight reel. This long-distance capability comes courtesy of its 60V 24Ah battery. Not only does the unit deliver an excellent range, but it also has an optimal 21700 cell arrangement and is made by Samsung, meaning it can sustain its ultra-efficient performance after hundreds of charge cycles.
And thanks to the dual charging ports, a full re-juice takes just 6 hours with standard chargers, or a mind-blowing 2.4 hours if you opt for the fast chargers.
There’s no drop-off in standards when it comes to the brakes, either. The Zoom hydraulics do an exceptional job of maintaining control by bringing you to a sharp and responsive stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters.
When off-roading, you’ll also find that, despite weighing a hefty 74 lbs, the Mantis King GT is a dream to handle. The 23 by 8.5-inch deck provides plenty of space for both feet, while the 26-inch wide handlebars deliver exceptional control and stability.
This is a Kaabo scooter, after all, so you can also look forward to a robust premium frame, built-in steering damping to ensure there’s no wobble at high speeds, and a kickplate that allows you to distribute your weight more evenly for maximum balance and control.
On the handlebars, you’ll find a large TFT display that perfectly fits the luxury billing of this scooter. It’s centrally mounted, waterproof, and displays everything you need to know in full color. You also get detailed readouts of key information, including speed, battery life, mileage, and the temperature of core components. As if that wasn’t enough, you have the option to select which of the 6 riding modes best suits your preference and environment.
To the left, you’ll find the controls for the lights, turn signals, and horn arranged in a well-presented button pad. Adding to its ergonomically-finessed cockpit is the thumb throttle. Based on years of electric scooter tests, I find that thumb throttles allow for far better modulation of your speed compared to finger variants.
The final piece to this marvelous puzzle is the IPX5 water resistance rating that reassuringly protects the scooter’s integral workings. You can storm through puddles and swat away light showers with little to no concern.
To summarise: the Mantis King GT excels in every area. It’s a statement of intent from Kaabo that has thrust the Mantis name into direct competition with all-terrain monoliths like the NAMI Burn-e 2. Ultimately, if you’re looking for the best off-road electric scooter that can tackle any terrain, then the GT will be perfect for you.
NAMI Burn-E 2
The NAMI Burn-e 2 is the best scooter for, well, any environment. Its launch reset the game, ushering in a new era of all-terrain excellence that left competitors scratching their dumbfounded heads for a response.
Whether it’s rocky mountain trails, scuzzy dirt tracks, gentle grassy plains, or haphazard forest trails that sit in your cross-hares, this beautiful piece of precision engineering will transform your view of electric scooters.
From its game-changing adjustable suspension to its esteemed performance, and everything in-between, the Burn-e 2 proves superior to all other off-road electric scooters. It even knocks the popular Wolf King GT off its regal post as the former best off-road electric scooter. No other scooter comes close to the NAMI.
Why We Recommend It:
Though it may sport slightly weaker dual 1000W motors and a smaller 72V 32Ah battery than its more expensive sibling, the Max, the Burn-e 2 remains a bona fide monster of speed and power. Top speeds of 45 mph and acceleration from 0-15 mph in a ridiculous 1.8 seconds attest to this.
But what truly elevates the Burn-e 2 above the other mere mortals in its price category is the serenity that accompanies this power. This is down to its 50Ah Sine Wave controllers, which bring unrivaled smoothness to the throttle control and make scaling hills feel like an ascent to heaven.
And as for range – get out of town. No, literally, you can get as far out as you want, with its mighty battery packing enough juice to carry you up to 90 miles off a single charge. When it does finally run out, you can be fully powered up again in just 6-7 hours with the aid of a 5A fast charger.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a scooter of this quality being available at this price is an absolute steal. It’s barely plausible.
Yet steal we shall – and this is in large part due to the NAMI Burn-e 2’s utterly exceptional ride quality. Armed with game-changing, industry-leading adjustable shocks, this Muhammad Ali of the sub-$3,500 scooter scene scores a mic-dropping 10 out of 10 on our suspension scale. In layman’s terms, that means you cannot possibly improve on the buttery-smooth, silk-woven experience of taking this beauty for a spin. It caresses any surface – sidewalk or rocky outcrop – to justify its reputation as the Ferrari of e-scooters (or, in the case of off-roading, the Jeep Wrangler).
The Burn-E 2 even improves on previous NAMI models by including a steering damper to deliver even greater control and comfort. Allied with the hand-welded one-piece aluminum frame, carbon-fiber stem, and wide handlebars, its handling is second-to-none.
Add to this crescendo of excellence a KKE hydraulic suspension system that in our view is the best we’ve ever tested, and we begin to sound like the love-struck fanboys that we are.
Replete with an IP55 dust and water resistance rating, the Burn-e 2 will swat away any conditions you can hurl its way. Plus, with fine-tuned brakes – courtesy of the new Logan 2-piston hydraulics – you’ll experience a level of braking performance that outperforms all other scooters in our 140+ database. From 15 mph, you’ll come to a stop in a mere 1.8 meters. Typically, electric scooters of this price come to stop in 3.0 meters.
It doesn’t matter what your weight or body shape is, either. The deck is large enough to cater to all sizes, while the adjustable springs allow you to add preload to increase the amount of downward force needed for them to compress. This is particularly useful while scaling off-road terrain to avoid bottoming out. Similarly, with a max rider weight of 330 lbs, the NAMI is ideal for heavy riders.
As with its esteemed stablemates, the NAMI Burn-E 2 comes with a spaceship’s worth of cockpit features. There are five driving modes to get excited about, as well as a USB port for your phone that is super handy when you’re out in the wild.
Hand controls also allow you to easily activate the beaming Lumen headlight, as well as toggle the turn signals, which are better positioned this time around. There’s also a horn that’s loud enough to scare off bears.
To summarize, the NAMI Burn-e 2 is the absolute… well, we’re not allowed to finish that sentence, but you catch our drift. For $3,399 it’s a scooter that will enhance your experience of the off-road world in supreme style and comfort. Yes, you may decide you want to stump up a little more cash and harness the greater power of the Burn-e 2 Max, but if your budget is an issue, we guarantee you will not find a scooter that offers the poetry in motion that the Burn-e 2 so effortlessly evokes.
Our Top Picks by SpeedOrdered from fastest to slowest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||45 MPH|
|Varla Eagle One Pro||$2,099||45 MPH|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||43 MPH|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||40 MPH|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||37 MPH|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||37 MPH|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPHOrdered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.8 s|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||1.9 s|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||2.1 s|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||2.5 s|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.5 s|
|Varla Eagle One Pro||$2,099||2.5 s|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||90 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||56 miles|
|Varla Eagle One Pro||$2,099||45 miles|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||44 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 miles|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||33 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||50 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||38 miles|
|Varla Eagle One Pro||$2,099||34 miles|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||29 miles|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||28 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||25 miles|
Our Top Picks by Braking PerformanceOrdered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.8 meters|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||2.1 meters|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||2.4 meters|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||2.7 meters|
|Varla Eagle One Pro||$2,099||3.0 meters|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||3.4 meters|
- Entry-Level: Apollo Ghost – Supports up to 300 lbs
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – Supports up to 265 lbs
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – 44 miles
- Intermediate: Varla Eagle One Pro – 45 miles
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles
- Entry-Level: Apollo Ghost – 10-inches
- Intermediate: Varla Eagle One Pro – 11-inches
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11-inches
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – 25-degrees
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – 30-degrees
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 30-degrees
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – Dual springs and swingarms
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – Dual springs and swingarms
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic shocks and swingarms
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – IP54 water-resistance rating
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – IPX5 water-resistance rating
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – IP55 water-resistance rating
Optional Seat Attachment:
- Entry-Level: None
- Intermediate: None
- Expert: None
What is the Best Electric Scooter For Off-Roading?
How Much Are Off-Road Electric Scooters?
Off-road electric scooters cost between $1,000 and $3,500.
Typically, as the price increases, so too does the scooter's ability to tackle varying terrain. For instance, the SPLACH Titan – a scooter that costs $999 – can easily glide over well-kept dirt tracks, while a scooter like the NAMI Burn-e 2 – which costs $3,399 – can adapt to any type of terrain, including rocky mountain trails and craggy forest paths.
Can Electric Scooters Go on Grass?
Yes. Although, you’ll need to pick a scooter that has dual suspension to soak up the irregularities of the terrain.
Can Electric Scooters Go on Sand?
No. While some electric scooters benefit from dust and water ingress protection – otherwise known as IP ratings – riding in deep sand can have a detrimental effect on the motors and even cause damage to the scooter.
However, if you plan to ride a boardwalk near a beach, for instance, and it is lightly covered in sand, then you can ride your scooter here. Just be careful as sand can cause your tires to lose traction and skid.
Can Electric Scooters Go on Gravel?
Yes. However, normal street-grade tires tend to lose traction on gravel, making it hard to control the scooter.
If gravel is going to be a regular part of your off-road rides, choose a model that can be equipped with specialist off-road tires to minimize wheel spin as much as possible.
What Makes an Electric Scooter Good for Off-Roading?
This largely depends on the type of terrain that makes up your favorite off-road route, but there are a few key things you should look for when making your selection.
Most street-grade tires will be fine on flat and grassy surfaces, and they’ll even do a decent job on forest trails and dirt paths, but for the best off-road experience, we recommend choosing a scooter that can be fitted with knobby tires.
These are designed specifically for off-roading and their three-dimensional tread pattern has more grip on loose surfaces. Not only does this make for a more enjoyable and comfortable ride, but it also gives you more balance and stability, preventing any wheel spins on unpredictable surfaces.
Similarly, air-filled tires – whether that's pneumatic or tubeless – deliver the plushest ride. The same can be said for the size of the tires – the larger they are, the more grip they'll have and the greater the shock absorption.
Off-road tracks are bumpy and can wreak havoc on your wrists and knees if you’re riding a scooter without adequate suspension. Shock absorbers do exactly what they say on the tin, diffusing vibrations from uneven surfaces and making it easy for you to roll with the bumps and dips in the terrain underfoot.
If you plan to ride on varying types of terrain, we suggest you choose an electric scooter with adjustable suspension so you can dial in the exact amount of damping and shock absorption that you need.
Construction & Build Quality
Your scooter is likely to be met with a fair amount of abuse if you’re a regular off-roader. As a result, you need a model that boasts a tank-like build quality and is reinforced in all the right places.
Off-road routes can be unpredictable so you must have a braking system you can rely on. You need to be able to respond quickly to what’s in front of you and you need your brakes to be reliable. This gives you more control and helps to keep you safe.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t go off-roading to get from A to B – I do it for the thrill and the enjoyment of the ride. As a result, you don’t want a scooter with a flash-in-the-pain mileage that’ll run out of juice before you even get started. A larger range will allow you to get out there and make the most of what your scooter has to offer.
Lastly, a good off-roader packs a punch. Off-roading is an adrenaline sport and you can’t get those adrenal glands activated if your scooter doesn’t have the muscle to get your blood pumping.