In our database of 140+ electric scooters, 58 models have big wheels.
After an extensive selection process – which included assessing the wheel size, tire type, tire tread, traction, applicable terrain, handling, and ride comfort – we picked the 10 best models.
To find the best big-wheel electric scooter for your needs, we’ve organized the scooters by wheel size (starting from 10 inches and gradually increasing to 15 inches), price, performance, and type (i.e. for heavy adults, best suspension, waterproofing, etc).
Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.
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Turboant X7 Pro
Looking for a budget-friendly scooter with wheels that’ll make any ride in the city feel like a magic carpet ride? The Turboant X7 Pro is your genie in a bottle.
This superstar of the sub-$600 category comes loaded with a pair of 10-inch, air-filled pneumatic tires that make any crack or divet in the road an inconsequence. While most budget scooters sport solid 8.5-inch tires, these souped-up bad boys more than mitigate the X7 Pro’s lack of suspension to soak up all the imperfections that an urban route can throw at you.
One feature that makes this a great entry-level scooter for riders that want a big-wheel electric scooter with versatility, is its removable battery. This gives you the ability to extend your mileage through the use of additional batteries that you can swap in once the one in use runs out. This is a game changer in the sub-$600 price category, and therefore it's no surprise that the X7 Pro is one of the most popular electric scooters in the world.
Why We Recommend It:
Courtesy of the single 350W motor, the X7 Pro can thrust you up to a zippy speed of 20 mph with the aid of responsive acceleration. It also provides three riding motors – Beginner, which is ideal for novices as it caps the speed at 6 mph; Eco, which allows you to go up to 12 mph and conserves the battery for extended mileage; and Sport, which lets you put the pedal to the metal and experience the full power of this plucky little howitzer.
As well as its formidable wheels and nippy pace, another feather in the X7 Pro’s cap is its hugely impressive range. Propelled by a 10Ah battery, this scooter will easily eat up commutes or weekend frolics of up to 30 miles. This is well ahead of competitors and on par with much pricier models. This means you can get to work, whizz out to meet friends for lunch, and get back home in the evening all off one single charge. It also guzzles gentle neighborhood hills along the way – just don’t expect it to conquer San Francisco. (If you plan to ride in the fastest settings, the battery is depleted quicker but will still deliver 16 miles).
The battery itself is completely detachable, which allows you to recharge it wherever is most convenient for you in 4-6 hours. This is a real perk of the X7 Pro; it’s a custom-made feature for modern, busy, urban lifestyles.
But of course, for a scooter to be anointed the best in its price category, it needs to tick every box. The Turboant X7 Pro lives up to expectations, with its build quality being second to none.
First, there’s its durable aluminum-alloy frame that ensures you glean full value for money from the X7 Pro without any signs of wear and tear over time. This underlying robustness is supplemented by an IPX4 water-resistance rating, which makes it impervious to puddles and water splashes from all directions.
Then there’s its triple-braking system. For a smooth, gradual stop you have the hand-operated brake; if you need to brake more suddenly, there’s the rear fender; and lastly, you have the electronic brake. Combined, this setup provides more than ample control when weaving through busy streets.
This sense of control is further fortified by the elevated, grippy deck, which provides enough room for small and larger riders alike.
Rounding off the X7 Pro’s build credentials are the rubber handgrips and unusually thick stem, which adds stability to the equation and negates any potential for dreaded stem wobble. Everything about this scooter’s design is geared towards rider safety and peace of mind. It even comes with a 3W LED headlight, which is bright enough for evening rides through partly-lit streets. As with most scooters, extra lights will be necessary for darker areas.
Being a scooter that has been designed for casual and commuter riders alike, portability is of vital importance. While the X7 Pro isn’t the lightest model at 33 lbs, it’s by no means the heaviest, either. It can be carried in short bursts and has a stress-free folding mechanism at the base of the stem. This makes it ideal for stowing away at home, in the office, or in the boot of a car.
With its plush wheels, adaptable riding modes, and sturdy build, I highly recommend the Turboant X7 Pro for commuters and beginners. At $549.98, it offers exceptional value for money.
If there’s a scooter under $1,500 with the chutzpah to go toe-to-toe with the EMOVE Cruiser, I’m yet to see it. Sporting car-grade 10-inch tires, outstanding suspension, and a maximum range that would make an albatross green with envy, this sleek juggernaut is designed to conquer all in its path.
And when I say car-grade tires, I’m not exaggerating. Air-filled and tubeless, these tires provide exceptional traction and cushioning on any surface the city can hurl your way. Pot-holes? What pot-holes? Cracks in the sidewalk? Where? For riders looking to get the most out of their urban environment, these asphalt-crushing behemoths are heaven-sent.
And then you have the EMOVE Cruiser’s superb suspension set-up. Thanks to the combination of front coils and rear air shocks, rider comfort is signed, sealed, and delivered with minimal fuss. It’s no exaggeration to say this scooter provides a buttery-smooth ride quality that is unsurpassed by any other model in this price category – indeed, many pricier options also struggle to match the poise exuded by the Cruiser.
Why We Recommend It:
Ask any aficionado what truly sets the EMOVE Cruiser apart from the crowd, and they’ll invariably start gushing about its range. And for good reason: it can smash its way through 62 miles on a single charge. This is barely believable for a scooter of its price and weight class – for context, its closest competitor, the INOKIM Quick 4 Super, has a maximum range that’s a whole 19 miles less.
Predictably, the EMOVE Cruiser also comes up trumps when tackling hills. Its 1600W peak output enables it to gobble up moderate inclines, which puts pretty much every city well within its grasp.
But of course, very few scooters are utterly perfect, and perhaps the one blot on the EMOVE Cruiser’s record is its top speed of 30 mph. Now, this is by no means slow. For most riders, its ability to hit 15 mph in 3.4 seconds will provide more than enough thrill. But if you prefer to walk on the wild side then its single 1000W motor may not pack the required punch.
I refuse to be too hard on the Cruiser, though. Its design is tailored for range and durability, and it wears that badge with pride. You can see it in the lightweight yet extremely durable aluminum-alloy frame, while even the mechanisms for its foldable handlebars and telescopic stem have been built with longevity in mind. With an IPX6 water-resistance rating, the Cruiser is also one of the best scooters at any price level for weathering the worst of Mother Nature.
Did I mention that its load-bearing capacity of 352 lbs is the best in our database of over 140 models? It is a great option for practically any size of rider, with every little detail honed to maximize sturdiness, security, and comfort, as exemplified by the adjustable stem and spacious deck. Front and rear semi-hydraulic brakes – a rare sight on scooters in this price category – add to that all-important layer of control.
Thankfully, both the stem and handlebars can be folded for enhanced portability, making the Cruiser a valid – albeit slightly heavy – option for commuters.
In terms of added features, the EMOVE Cruiser comes with a QS-S4 display that is pretty much the standard for most scooters. It also serves as a finger throttle, allowing you to control your speed and acceleration while keeping tabs on the vitals, such as riding modes and battery level. There’s also a voltage meter that gives you a fuller picture of the life left in the Cruiser’s 52V battery, which can be recharged to full in 9-12 hours.
Elsewhere, there is a sufficiently bright headlight at the base of the stem, and easy-to-use turn signals, which are an important – yet often overlooked – feature on urban scooters. There’s also the key-ignition, which serves as an anti-theft function if you need to pop into a shop.
If sheer build quality, range, and ride comfort get your wheels turning, there’s no better way to part with $1,499.
Apollo Phantom 52V + Hydraulic Brakes
Where do I start with the otherworldly Apollo Phantom? A scooter wherein every minute detail has been custom-designed and rigorously tested to produce a level of ride quality that is quite simply supernatural.
Well, this is a guide to big-wheel scooters, so let’s start with tires that are among the best I’ve ever tested. Measuring 10 inches high by 3.25 inches wide, these tubed pneumatic beasts are unusually wide to provide a large contact patch. The result is greater stability and traction that, combined with their hybrid tread, hits the sweet spot between all-terrain durability and supreme cushioning.
This exceptional ride quality is underscored by the Phantom’s outstanding quadruple spring suspension. This never-before-seen setup had enthusiasts buzzing with anticipation before its release – and with good reason. Dovetailing effortlessly with those tires, the propriety design comprises two 45-degree, downward angled springs on both the front and rear that absorb every shock that roads and rougher terrains can throw up.
Complete with swingarms and rubber bushing, the suspension never feels too springy or spongy. In fact, the Phantom is one of the most buttery-smooth rides available to any scooterist. Think Michael Jackson’s moon-walk. It’s that smooth – and there’s nothing criminal about it.
Why We Recommend It:
There’s more to the Apollo Phantom than wheels and suspension alone. For starters, try its dual 1200W motors that can deliver a peak output of 3200W and a top speed of 38 mph. Capable of hitting 15 mph in 2.5 seconds and swatting away inclines of up to 25 degrees, it wields enough power and torque to delight all riders, while its maximum range of 40 miles will satisfy the needs of weekend adventurers and commuters alike.
With great power comes the need for great brakes – and once again the Phantom sends a tingle down the spine. With the hydraulic versions installed you will come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters; what’s more, thanks to the large 160 mm discs, you can brake with more control, comfort, and precision than you’ll ordinarily find on electric scooters.
I mentioned at the start of this review how every detail of the Phantom is custom-made, and this is a point worth revisiting. Whereas your average scooter will essentially be a Frankenstein’s monster of parts sourced from different manufacturers, everything you see here has been painstakingly developed and tested by Apollo to fit perfectly together. From the streamlined, aviation-grade frame, double-reinforced stem, and expansive handlebars; to the spacious deck, folding mechanisms, and angled kickplate: the Phantom looks and feels like the product of a meticulous labor of love.
And of course, as is to be expected with an Apollo model, the Phantom comes with enough extra features to haunt your dreams. First, there’s its next-gen HEX display with 20 adjustable settings for customized performance. Positioned proudly in the center of the handlebars, this system is a portal into a world of stats, p-settings, and a few other unique functions such as predicted mileage, which estimates how many miles you have left in the tank based on your most recent acceleration patterns.
The handlebars are also home to a button that allows you to switch between single and dual motor modes, as well as an ergonomic thumb throttle, and even a bag hook that becomes a locking hook when the scooter is folded. You don’t have to worry about light showers causing havoc with any of it either, with Apollo cutting no corners in ensuring the Phantom has an IP54 water-resistance rating.
If all of that wasn’t enough, the lighting set-up is quite frankly awesome. The high-mounted 1000W lumen headlight alone could blind an elephant, while a supporting cast of deck lights, brake lights, and rear turn signals tick every style and safety box.
As with all performance scooters, portability isn’t very high on the list of priorities here. At 77 lbs, the Phantom is pretty heavy. But to be perfectly honest, the Apollo Phantom is not a scooter you’ll ever want to carry. It is a genuine feat of design and engineering, a love note to style and substance – and at just over $2,000, an absolute steal if you ask me.
NAMI Burn-E 2
If the NAMI Burn-e 2 had an official fan club, I would be its founder and chairman. I’ve almost run out of superlatives for a scooter that has set the industry alight and left the charred shells of all competitors in its wake. The most unbelievable aspect of it all? The Burn-e 2 only costs $3,399.
In listening carefully to its customers, NAMI has created the perfect scooter for all types of terrain. This is in no small part due to its next-level, earth-crunching tires. In partnering with PMT, the recognized leader in the design and production of racing tires, NAMI has rewritten the rule book on high-performance scooter wheels. Sporting far larger and grippier tires than ones you’d typically see on a scooter that can hit 45 mph, the Burn-e 2 delivers a level of control and stability we haven’t seen before.
Why We Recommend It:
It’s important to note that to get the PMT tires you must order them pre-mounted from an EU retailer, otherwise the Burn-e 2 will come with the more standard nylon variant. While still excellent, these tires do not have quite as much grip.
With that disclaimer out the way, we can focus once again on celebrating this exquisite scooter. The Burn-e 2, of course, comes from a celebrated lineage, being the little sibling of the Burn-e 2 Max. While the original has larger motors and a bigger battery, it also came with a heftier price tag.
The Burn-e 2 retains all that is great about the Max, including its ability to drop jaws to the floor. Carrying dual 1000W motors that combine with its gold standard Sine Wave controllers to summon a peak power output of 5040W, this is a scooter that will delight adrenaline junkies.
Its blistering acceleration of 0-15 mph in a mind-melting 1.8 seconds demands your pious respect – however, experienced you are. Believe me when I say there is no palpable difference between the Burn-e 2 and the Max when throttling up to speeds of 30 mph.
And then there’s NAMI’s unbeatable, silken suspension system. The Burn-e 2’s outstanding 165mm hydraulic coil-shocks deliver peerless shock absorption and rebound damping, which, working in tandem with the supersized tubeless wheels, make any terrain feel like a buttery smooth ascent to the scooter kingdom. The springs and damping can be adjusted for any weight, meaning all riders up to 330 lbs can get in on the fun.
With the Burn-e 2 being the complete all-terrain scooter, durability and reliability are – you guessed it – givens. The LOGAN hydraulic disc brakes remain as precise and powerful as with the Max, while the roomy, grippy deck offers enough space to ensure your footing always feels secure.
Stability also oozes from the Burn-e 2’s hand-welded tubular chassis, which is both robust and aids handling by keeping the center of gravity low. It looks the part too, with the menacing matte black finish evoking images of Blade Runner.
Aesthetics aside, the Burn-e 2 receives top marks for ergonomics. Its stem is half an inch taller than the original Burn-e, which improves steering control, while the wider handlebars deliver better stability. Crucially, the stem can also be equipped with a steering damper. This eliminates the slight wobble that afflicted the original Viper when clocking top speeds.
So far I haven’t mentioned the 28Ah battery, which is 20% smaller than the monster harnessed by the Max. The difference here is that, instead of having a maximum range of 100 miles, the Burn-e 2 can go up to 90 miles off a single charge. I think you’ll agree that this is still a ridiculously impressive range that will gazump practically every other scooter out there. The battery can be fully juiced up again in a reasonable 6 hours with one fast charger.
It would be remiss of me not to wax lyrical on the Burn-e 2’s veritable feast of customization options, all of which are available through the brains of the entire operation, NAMI’s industry-leading interface. Here you can monitor all your stats and personalize practically every nook and cranny of your ride; you can essentially mold the Burn-e 2 to your exact specifications. It also comes with a nifty USB port to charge your devices on the go.
Additional features don’t end there. There’s a secret turbo mode for extra jet-thruster injection of speed, cruise control that can be adjusted while moving, a motorcycle-grade horn, and multiple water resistance ratings (IP55 & IP67).
In terms of lighting, the headlight may not be as blinding as the Wolf King GT’s, but it is more than bright enough for evening rides, while deck lights, a taillight, and effective turn signals combine to deliver the safety required for both city rides and off-roading.
I challenge anyone to find a high-performance scooter that’s safer, slicker, more durable, and generally better than the NAMI Burn-e 2. It’s a high watermark in the evolution of electric scooters, an absolute bargain at $3,399, and a case study on why paying attention to the thoughts of your customers is worth it.
Wolf King GT
If there’s one scooter that competes with the Burn-e 2, it’s the snarling, ferocious Wolf King GT. Building on everything we loved about the original Wolf King, this souped-up monster ups the ante across the board.
Let’s just say it’s a good job this brute has wheels that could flatten an army. At 11-inches x 3.5-inches, the enlarged tires supply a wide profile that is crucial in keeping the GT firmly planted on the ground when its dual 2000W motors are in full force. With a vicious top speed of 62 mph in its armory, this sense of control and stability is a key ingredient in the Wolf King GT’s allure.
Combining with the grippy wheels to great effect is the GT’s peerless Sine Wave controllers. Imagine accelerating from 0-15 mph in a blistering 1.7 seconds, and how jolting this could feel. The controllers eliminate much of the unpredictability by smoothing the throttle response, allowing you to increase your speed more gradually and stay firmly in control of this rapacious beast.
Why We Recommend It:
Believe me, you will want to push the Wolf King GT to its full capabilities. Adrenaline junkies rejoice because few things in life will get the blood pumping like this apex predator when it’s let off the leash. Whether it’s urban roads, dirt tracks, forest trails, or rocky routes, its rear spring suspension, front hydraulic shock absorbers, and reliable, puncture-proof tires will reduce any terrain to a playground for your inner child.
It has the stamina to match, too. If ridden conservatively, the GT boasts a maximum range of 70 miles off its huge 72V 35Ah LG battery – which can be fully recharged in just 5 hours if you plug in fast chargers. Even if you want to put the pedal to the metal, you can expect a still-impressive range of 55 miles.
Being the all-terrain behemoth that the Wolf King GT is, it will come as no surprise to learn of its insatiable appetite for hill-climbing. It can polish off 50-degree inclines, putting even the fabled slopes of San Francisco firmly within its territory.
I’ve already touched upon the importance of the wheels, Sine Wave controllers, and suspension system in ensuring the GT is tameable, but another unsung hero in this regard is its dual-stem, which, allied with the ginormous 29.5-inch handlebars, significantly improves handling and control. Standing behind this duo, you can’t help but feel safe and secure – even at top speeds.
And the build quality prowess doesn’t stop there. Stability is further reinforced by the sprawling, grippy deck and kickplate, which means you can lean into the ride to gain more traction and grip.
The frame – which comes in two suitably sharp colors – also has forged instead of cast end caps, which is a noteworthy improvement over the original Wolf King as it eliminates the potential for cavities and makes the front forks exceptionally strong. Even the controllers are encased in a box that is nigh-on bullet-proof — everywhere you look, the GT is built for durability.
But of course, with this much biting power, the Wolf King GT also needs to be able to retract its claws when you want it to. Fear not, for powerful hydraulic brakes mean you can come to a complete stop from 15 mph in a mere 3.0 meters. Plus, you can enable the anti-locking braking system which rapidly reduces and increases the braking pressure multiple times per second. This allows the wheels to keep moving as the scooter slows down, instead of locking up.
Where else to turn our focus next but to the all-new TFT display and upgraded thumb throttle? The next-gen console truly raises the bar when it comes to customization, with six riding modes allowing you to use one or both motors, control torque, access cruise control, and switch between zero or kick-start mode. It also allows you to keep track of your speed, battery life, acceleration, and range.
If it's heads you want to turn, the GT’s motorcycle-grade horn should do the trick. Its blinding dual headlights will also ensure you’re the talk of the town – even at night; and if that wasn’t enough, we’re surprised its swaggy deck lights haven’t featured in a hip-hop music video yet.
To place a plump cherry on top of this delicious treat, the Wolf King GT comes complete with an IPX5 water-resistance rating, meaning light showers and puddle splashes will not muzzle its vicious bite.
At $3,595, we think you’d be howling mad not to sink your claws into the GT. Alongside the Burn-e 2, it’s the alpha of the ultra-performance, all-terrain scooter world – and if it’s unbridled power that truly floats your boat, it’s the uncontested leader of the pack.
Are you a first-time rider looking for a comfortable seated scooter? Thanks to its memory foam seat, front forks, rear shock, and giant CST 12-inch air-filled tires, the FIIDO Q1S could be the Bonnie to your Clyde.
Sure, it’s not going to do anything for adrenaline junkies. The Q1S’s geared 250W motor will reach a maximum speed of 15 mph and accelerate from 0 to 15 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Its 36V 10Ah battery – which can be fully recharged in 4-6 hours – also has a maximum range of just 18 miles, eliminating the Q1S as an option for those who want to take their scooter on long adventures.
But the FIIDO Q1S has no pretensions. It knows exactly what it is and who it appeals to.
Namely, that’s entry-level riders who want a scooter for weekend dalliances. It’s riders who want to buzz around in enviable comfort with the wind brushing across their face. It’s for heavy adults, delivery drivers, families with children, and anyone who wants to add an element of fun to their journey while maximizing practicality.
Why We Recommend It:
Sporting dual suspension and an easy-to-use twist throttle, the Q1S guarantees a smooth ride that is light on your wrists, back, and knees. It caresses surface imperfections to create a cushioned sensation that makes roads feel like a carpet. Though no hill-eating machine, it can handle gentle inclines.
True to its strengths as a trusted sidekick for daily errands, the Q1S also comes with two spacious baskets to store shopping; usually with scooters, a backpack is required for storing or carrying items, but here there’s no need, freeing your body of added weight so you can fully enjoy the ride.
While its top speed is relatively slow for an electric scooter, you will nevertheless want some trusty brakes. Luckily, the FIIDO Q1S has you covered with its larger-than-average 160mm discs enabling you to come to a complete stop in 4.0 meters if pushing this little beauty to its speed limit.
But, the Q1S is home to some features that aren’t quite as advanced as others. This is evident when you consider its display. While the cockpit lets you control the horn, headlight, and cruise control function, the display itself only lets you monitor battery usage. It’s also pretty dim.
One other area where the FIIDO Q1S falls short of traditional stand-up electric scooters is portability. Given its bike-like frame, it’s not as compact as other models when folded. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. The handlebars can be folded and positioned parallel to the frame to make the Q1S more narrow. It’s also lightweight, weighing just 39 lbs.
But portability isn’t the QS1’s raison de vivre; its purpose is to be the sole mode of transport for short journeys. Want to take it to the shops? Thanks to its anti-theft alarm and key fob, you can leave it outside without fear of it being stolen. This important feature encapsulates what the scooter is all about: it’s an everyday companion you can rely on.
So, if this is your first foray into seated electric scooters, there’s no gentler and more convenient introduction than the FIIDO Q1S.
Dualtron Storm Limited
Looking for a scooter that will take you to the edge and leave your heart thumping? The Dualtron Storm Limited is quite simply a maelstrom of speed and power, serving up a brain-scrambling peak output of 11,500W to leave the original Storm – and all other scooters, for that matter – cowering in the shadow of its brute force. Humanity isn’t ready for this.
You will quickly discover as soon as you rev the Limited’s dual 5,750W hub motors that its 12-inch tubeless tires are entirely necessary. The extra ground cover, traction, and general sense of stability they supply are essential when hurtling at this beast’s top speed of 75 mph. Without them, the ride would be on the wrong side of hair-raising.
Why We Recommend It:
If burning rubber and chasing adrenaline if your thing, the Dualtron Storm Limited is the scooter for you. However, by name and nature, it is limited to where you can ride it.
Unlike the Burn-e 2 and Wolf King GT, the Storm Limited’s 45-step rubber suspension system is a little stiff. The result is a somewhat jarring ride when erring off smooth roads. As a result, we recommend sticking to city streets and avoiding off-road tracks.
Thankfully, the Storm Limited is exceptionally well suited to racing through urban environments at dizzying speeds thanks to the new built-in steering damper, which does wonders in eradicating the nerve-jangling instability that blighted the original Storm’s rapid acceleration.
Continuing with the theme of power, let’s start with the Limited’s appropriately named Ludicrous Mode, which detonates an additional 60A jolt of hurricane-force power when you double-tap the throttle. Putting the pedal to the metal on a clear road has never felt so thrilling – just be aware that this does zap the battery, so moderation is key.
Then there’s the monolithic 84V 45Ah LG battery – the biggest Dualtron has ever released. Capable of a barely believable 137-mile maximum range, this innovative set-up comes with a heatsink for enhanced heat dissipation and longer riding. With a couple of charging ports and two fast chargers, you can be fully juiced up within 6 hours – with just one you’re looking at 12 hours, which isn’t too bad when considering the sheer size of this unit.
Taking into account the unbridled power at your fingertips, it almost goes without saying that hills will be relegated to an after-thought. This juggernaut will make light work of any inclines you can throw at it.
But of course, this level of ferocity also needs to be safely harnessed, so what about the build quality? Thankfully there are a couple of upgrades on show here. One is the improved deck, which is gripper, roomier, and more elevated compared to the original Storm. Having no detachable battery housed in the deck also delivers a sense of greater robustness, which is important when pushing the Limited to its, err, limit.
Elsewhere, the Limited retains design features of the Storm that were already top class. The impressive kickplate is strutting its stuff once again, allowing you to add control at high speeds by leaning into the ride. The formidable 160mm NUTT hydraulics have also been kept the same, and are as robust and dependable as ever. Riders can be assured of sharpness and calibration at whatever speed – just go gentle on the levers, as they could easily send you flying over the handlebars.
One final upgrade is the fingerprint reader. Unlocking the scooter is as simple as placing your fingertip on the reader – just as you would on an iPhone. This makes the Storm Limited impossible to ride without your biometric information.
Alongside the fingerprint reader, the cockpit is home to the renowned MiniMotors EY3 display from which you can monitor your speed, acceleration, and mileage, while also adjusting the P-Settings to unlock a modified riding experience where you can tinker with the electronic braking and acceleration strength.
Everything about the Dualtron Storm Limited is huge. It has considerably raised the stakes on its predecessor when it comes to speed, motor strength, battery, and wheel size, but unlike cheaper models such as the NAMI Burn-e 2, it doesn't quite hit the buttery smooth heights. Still, if it’s pure speed and power you want, the Storm Limited will be a great match for you.
Dualtron X 2
Bringing to the table a buffet of wind-crushing speed, enormous battery, adjustable hydraulic coil-over-shock suspension, and wheels that would leave Xzibit floored, it’s safe to say the Dualtron X2 is purpose-built for riders with an appetite for the extreme.
Propelled by its dual 4150W hub motors, the X2 has quickly caused a stir in the ultra-performance community for the untempered power it unleashes. Expect eye-popping acceleration, a top speed of 68 mph, and insane levels of torque.
But a war of attrition, this scooter ride is not. There are two reasons for this. First, the X2 wields the same 13-inch tires that allowed the Dualtron X to leave roads across America quivering in its wake. Their huge profile allows for a plush, balanced riding experience that delivers top marks for shock absorption, though their sheer size does impede your ability to turn sharply. Though they may take a bit of time to get used to, we’re in no doubt that you’ll end up cooing as you break the sound barrier.
Secondly, the 19-step suspension system can be adjusted to suit any terrain. Want to burn rubber on smooth roads? You can tweak the hydraulic coil-over-shocks to be a little stiffer. Have your eyes on some tougher country routes? Loosen the coils for elevated comfort and traction when riding across bumps and depressions. When it comes to rider comfort, the Dualtron X2 has every avenue covered.
Why We Recommend It:
As you would expect from Dualtron, its 145 lbs frame is quite simply hulking. More akin to a weapon of war than a scooter, the X2 is designed for extreme riding, permitting riders of all sizes to have the utmost confidence in its ability to withstand everything the finger throttle can throw its way. This sense of stability is further amplified by the addition of an inbuilt steering damper, which removes any potential for stem wobble.
A lot of the X2’s mammoth weight can be attributed to its two – yes, two – batteries. Leading the charge is its gigantic 72V 42Ah LG unit, which delivers a maximum range of 93 miles.
This primary battery is backed up by an 11V 14Ah Li-ion battery that has the responsibility of powering the scooter’s lights and two USB charging ports. Is it all necessary? We’ll let you be the judge.
The X2’s EY3 controller and battery voltage meter both allow you to keep an eye on your battery level (and speed), but when you do need to re-juice, expect to wait around 25 hours with a single charger, 12 hours with 2 chargers, or 8 hours with fast chargers.
With this much power, effective brakes are essential. The Dualtron X2 doesn’t skimp here, with dual hydraulics and optional ABS (anti-lock braking system) combining to deliver one of the best braking systems of any scooter.
And night owls rejoice, the X2 truly excels in its lighting package. Its headlight could illuminate Madison Square Garden, while LEDs adorn the stem and side of the deck. Swaggy ambient lighting also creates a soft glow around the undercarriage and the taillight doubles as a brake light. The X2 even has turn signals, which are a criminally overlooked feature on most scooters.
So, to answer the question on your lips: is the Dualtron X2 worth its eye-watering price? Honestly, there are lighter, cheaper models – like the NAMI Burn-e 2 – that will deliver better speed, acceleration, range, and ride quality at almost half of the price. While the X2 is undoubtedly an impressive feat of ultra-performance engineering, the reality is you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere.
While the FIIDO Q1S may be the EMOVE RoadRunner’s closest rival, don’t be fooled. Yes, it has a comfy memory-foam seat. Sure, its wheels wouldn’t look out of place on a bicycle. But this scooter is an altogether feistier, faster, and more powerful bottle rocket.
Boasting an impressive top speed of 34 mph, the EMOVE hasn’t messed around in naming this plucky model the RoadRunner. Its dual motors (350W at the front and 500W at the rear) will tear up the asphalt as if it's Scalextric. And there’s a method to this set-up, too: the motors have been designed to optimize torque when accelerating from 0-15 mph in a mightily impressive 3.9 seconds.
Ah yes, those tires. Now, 14-inches is abnormally big for a scooter. But again, there’s a reason for this: they combine with the seat to maximize stability at any speed, while also serving as effective shock absorbers when navigating the many imperfections that roads can blindside you with.
This cushioning effect is further reinforced by the dual spring suspension. Though a little stiff, it’s a welcomed feature that contributes to a surprisingly smooth riding experience. And if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, the damping can also be adjusted.
Why We Recommend It:
By now you may have stumbled upon what makes the EMOVE RoadRunner unique. Though it’s a seated scooter, its credentials are pointed toward performance rather than utility. This isn’t just a mode of transport for going to the shops; it’s designed with adrenaline in mind.
That isn’t to say the RoadRunner is all thrills and nothing else. Much like its beloved and hugely popular brethren, the EMOVE Cruiser, this scooter has the stamina to truly walk the walk. Wielding a detachable 48V 26.1Ah Dynavolt battery that can be fully recharged separately from the aluminum-alloy frame in 12 hours, the RoadRunner blows its most fierce rival, the Q1S out of the water with its maximum range of 53 miles. You can even purchase a second battery to extend this range to a monumental 106 miles.
Even the seat itself represents a radical departure from your normal seated scooter, forgoing the usual bicycle style for something more like you’d see on a motorbike or Super73 e-bike. Aside from its memory-foam seat, another feature that distinguishes the RoadRunner as a scooter suitable for all riders is its adjustable handlebars, which can be positioned to suit any height or riding style.
And what with this being an EMOVE scooter, the brakes are also reassuringly responsive. Here you’ll find the same reliable semi-hydraulics that wowed us on the Cruiser. You can expect to come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters.
Being priced at $1,795, it would be foolish to expect a next-gen, all-singing-all-dancing console – and the RoadRunner has no time for fools. What it does provide is a small display that allows you to keep tabs on vitals such as battery life, speed, and mileage. Next to it, you’ll find the thumb throttle, where you can toggle power and riding modes, as well as switch on the 280-lumen headlight. It also powers the taillight, which moonlights as a brake light and turn signals.
Everywhere you look, there are loving odes to detail – from the fenders to anti-slip foot pegs.
Weighing in at 55 lbs, the RoadRunner is on the lighter side of the scooter scale. You won’t want to carry it for long stretches, but it can easily be carried up a short flight of stairs or onto a train. Plus, the handlebars fold parallel to the frame to make its folded dimensions more narrow.
The RoadRunner was made with one word in mind: fun. If you’re looking for a convenient and comfortable means of exploring the city but don’t want to spend thousands of bucks, this wildly enjoyable scooter will leave you with the toothiest grin.
With many ultra-performance scooters, throttling up to top speed can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Not so with the Dualtron City. Whilst capable of turning your adrenal glands to mush, its monstrous 15-inch wheels have been custom-built for added stability, comfort, and ground clearance.
And make no mistake, this is a Dualtron scooter in every sense of the word. Its snarling dual 2000W motors and 60V controllers produce a peak power output of 4000W and a top speed of 51 mph. Its acceleration, whilst not as fast as other Dualtron models, is still whiplash vicious, and it reduces hills to mere speed bumps.
The difference between the City and other ultra-performance scooters is, you guessed it, those huge wheels. The jumbo-sized pneumatic tires act as a cushion against anything the road can plant in your path, absorbing any shocks or vibrations that lesser wheels may respond to. The ride is velvety smooth and almost calming.
With the rubber cartridge suspension and swingarms providing the perfect foils for those show-stopping wheels, urban streets are this tank’s true calling.
Why We Recommend It:
The City is Dualtron’s statement to the ultra-performance world. It’s a challenge to competitors in an industry where many scooters follow suit of traditional design.
Predictably, the City comes with a plethora of almost blindingly bright lights: from dual deck headlights and LEDs in the stem; to taillights, turn signals, and a rear fender taillight. You even get side panels and logo lights – all of which make you look like a star constellation on your evening ride.
These lights can be controlled via the remote control that comes included in the box or by using the EY3 display, which comes with a treasure trove of riding modes and customization options.
Then there’s the removable battery. Housed in a fully waterproof chassis, this 60V 25Ah LG Goliath has a top range of 55 miles – but crucially, it can be swapped out mid-ride to double your mileage. This is a revolutionary move by Dualtron and one that its competitors would be well-minded to take heed of.
The City’s only drawback is its weight and size, but to make reductions in either regard would be to compromise on its unique selling point. Yes, you would probably need a van to transport it, and it will not be easily stored in the office or at home. Yet, we’re confident you’ll never want to be off the Dualtron City, such is the joy you’ll get from riding it.
The fact is, everything about this unique scooter is game-changing. It has nailed the balance between performance and safety, rewriting the rulebook on what riders can expect from not only a Dualtron scooter but especially those with big wheels.
While it may lack the fluid power and elegance of the NAMI Burn-e 2 or the tamed ferocity of the Wolf King GT, if speed, stability, and comfort are all important to you, $3,399 may end up feeling like a bargain.
|Scooter||Price||Tire Size (Inches)|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||10 x 2|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||12 x 2|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||10 x 2.75|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||14 x 2.5|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||10 x 3.25|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||11 x 3.5|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||15 x 3|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||11 x 3.5|
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||12 x 3.5|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||13 x 3.5|
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||75 mph|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||68 mph|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||62 mph|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||51 mph|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||45 mph|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||38 mph|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||34 mph|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||30 mph|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||20 mph|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||15 mph|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||1.7 s|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.8 s|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||2.2 s|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||2.5 s|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||3.4 s|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||4.1 s|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||6.7 s|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||7.3 s|
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||Coming Soon|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||Coming Soon|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||137 miles|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||93 miles|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||90 miles|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||70 miles|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||62 miles|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||55 miles|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||53 miles|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||40 miles|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||30 miles|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||18 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||75 miles|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||55 miles|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||50 miles|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||50 miles|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||48 miles|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||35 miles|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||30 miles|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||25 miles|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||16 miles|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||11 miles|
Our Top Picks by Braking Performance
Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.8 meters|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||3.0 meters|
|Apollo Phantom 52V||$2,099||3.0 meters|
|EMOVE RoadRunner||$1,795||3.0 meters|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||3.4 meters|
|Dualtron X 2||$6,490||3.4 meters|
|FIIDO Q1S||$899||4.0 meters|
|Turboant X7 Pro||$550||5.0 meters|
|Dualtron Storm Limited||$5,399||Coming Soon|
|Dualtron City||$3,399||Coming Soon|
Big Wheel Electric Scooters by Type
Dualtron City – 15 x 3 inches.
NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11 x 3.5 inches.
EMOVE Cruiser – Supports up to 352 lbs.
Dualtron Storm Limited – 75 mph.
Dualtron Storm Limited – 137 miles.
Turboant X7 Pro – 33 lbs and foldable frame.
Wolf King GT – 50-degrees.
NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic suspension with swingarms.
EMOVE Cruiser – IPX6 water-resistance ratings
Optional Seat Attachment:
EMOVE Cruiser – Available for $65.
What is the Best Big Wheel Electric Scooter?
The best big wheel electric scooters, organized by price are:
- Turboant X7 Pro (10 x 2-inches) – $550
- FIIDO Q1S (12 x 2-inches) – $899
- EMOVE Cruiser (10 x 2.75-inches) – $1,499
- EMOVE RoadRunner (14 x 2.5-inches) – $1,795
- Apollo Phantom 52V (10 x 3.25-inches) – $2,099
- NAMI Burn-e 2 (11 x 3.5-inches) – $3,399
- Dualtron City (15 x 3-inches) – $3,399
- Wolf King GT (11 x 3.5-inches) – $3,595
- Dualtron Storm Limited (12 x 3.5-inches) – $5,399
- Dualtron X 2 – (13 x 3.5-inches) – $6,490
Are Bigger Wheels Better on a Scooter?
This depends on the type of rider you are. In most cases, the answer is yes because they allow you to go faster and tackle challenging terrain. Scooters with bigger wheels deliver superior riding comfort to those with smaller ones. This is because they have more ground clearance, a greater circumference that can absorb shocks, and a larger contact patch to give you increased traction and shock absorption.
However, there are situations where smaller wheels may work in your favor. For instance, scooters with ultra-wide wheels can sometimes take a while to get used to because the handling is clumsier and it’s harder to execute sharp turns and maneuvers. If you’re a rider that needs something more nimble, smaller wheels will serve you better.
What Size Scooter Wheels Are Best?
This comes down to individual preference. There is an argument to be made that larger wheels are safer because they provide more traction as well as keeping you balanced and stable. This is especially important if you’re buying a performance or off-road scooter with a fast top speed.
They also contribute to ride quality, and their increased size makes for a more comfortable riding experience, especially on uneven terrain. You’ll be able to roll over large potholes with bigger wheels far easier than you will with smaller ones.
However, the bigger the wheel, the harder it is to change direction quickly. You’ll find yourself having to accommodate their extra size by using a larger turning area which isn’t ideal if you’re trying to navigate busy city streets. Smaller wheels make for more agile movements.
Bigger tires also tend to pile extra lbs onto the scooter’s overall weight. You only need to look at the likes of the scooters that have wheels larger than 11 inches. Of course, these scooters feature other elements that add to their bulk, but it’s worth bearing in mind that you might have to sacrifice portability if you want the extra stability and shock absorption that big wheels provide.
What are the Biggest Wheels on an Electric Scooter?
The biggest wheels on an electric scooter are the 15 x 3-inch monstrosities on the Dualtron City.
What are the Benefits of Big Wheels?
The ability to roll over obstacles.
Larger wheels have a shallower angle of attack when approaching obstacles and let you roll over them much easier than if you had small wheels.
For example, imagine you are pulling a suitcase with small 2-inch wheels and you have a 2-inch high obstacle in front of one of the wheels. It is going to be a struggle to get that suitcase to roll over the obstacle because of the steep angle that it needs to overcome. Now, imagine you are riding an electric scooter with 10-inch wheels. The angle of attack to roll over the 2-inch obstacle becomes a lot shallower and therefore, a smoother ride is achieved.
Increased Grip and Traction
The larger the tire, the greater the surface area and contact with the ground.
Wide tires have a big contact patch and as a result, offer better grip and traction making the scooter easier to handle.
Larger tires also tend to have patterned treads which helps them to grip more than smaller ones that have slick treads.
Similar to increased grip and traction, the large surface area that comes into contact with the ground can help to create more resistance and slow the scooter more effectively.
Higher Max Speed
Generally speaking, there is a correlation between speed and tire size. The bigger the tire, the higher the top speed.
What Type of Terrain Are Electric Scooters With Big Wheels Made For?
Big wheels are suited to tackling all types of terrain, from streets to off-road dirt tracks.