Wolf King Review
A new reigning monarch of all scooters has been crowned. The Wolf King has taken the speed, power, and control of its predecessor, the Wolf Warrior 11, and turned the heat up to max. With an improved top speed of 60 mph, ferociously powerful dual motors that rival the peak output of the Dualtron X, and the killer gold aluminium finish on the frame and handlebars, the Wolf has returned bigger and better than ever before. The King truly deserves its crown – its value for money is unparalleled.
Wolf King Review: 10 Things You Need to Know
Who is it Best For?
Will the Wolf King Be a Good Fit For You?
Much like the Wolf Warrior, this is a speed machine built for experienced scooter enthusiasts.
Its jaw-dropping 60 mph top speed in comparison to the Warrior’s 50 mph, means you’ll be burning up rubber faster than ever. Thanks to its maximum power output of 6720W and the dual 72V 40A MiniMotors controllers, the immense amount of torque generated makes the King a certified hill chomping machine ready to eat up the steepest of inclines and then spit them back out again.
The King may be one of the heaviest scooters, but when it comes to build quality, it is best-in-class, delivering a chunky, dirt bike-like frame that is reinforced in all the right places to withstand extreme speeds and soak up whatever terrain you throw its way.
If you’re looking for an extreme-performance scooter that doesn’t have the behemoth price tag associated with this class of scooters (I’m looking at you, Dualtron X), then the Wolf King will be your perfect companion.
Pros and Cons
- Unrivalled value for money
- Brutally fast and the acceleration to match
- Extremely powerful hydraulic braking system
- Exceptional hydraulic suspension
- Solid frame
- Upgraded MiniMotors controller
- Piercingly bright dual headlights
- Very heavy
- Difficult to fold
- Safety pin comes with a cheap chain that will break
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
It’s safe to say the Wolf King's value for money is unparalleled.
With its price tag resting comfortably at £2,899, it is the cheapest scooter that is capable of propelling you at speeds that rival fast-moving traffic. To put this into perspective, in our database of 100+ scooters, only 5 (including the King) have a top speed of 60 mph and above. The average cost of these scooters (excluding the King), equates to £3,786 – which is a staggering £887 more than the King.
These scooters include the Zero 11X (£2,895), Dualtron Ultra 2 (£3,280), Dualtron Storm (£3,720), and the world-renowned Dualtron X 2 (£5,250). The King matches them in quality but cuts back on cost.
Digging deeper, we only have to consider its immense power to see just how good value for money the King is. Its peak power output of 6720W matches that of the Dualtron X which costs double the King, and it even beats that of the Dualtron Ultra 2 and Storm by 80W.
What Other Scooters Should You Consider?
Just like the Wolf Warrior and the Dualtron Thunder, the King boasts wide handlebars that span a broad 24.6 inches. With handlebars being one of the most crucial components in ensuring rider stability, there’s no fear of losing control here.
The layout of the handlebars is much the same as that of the Warrior. The most important difference, and the most exciting, is the gold finish. It doesn’t get much slicker than this. Unlike the Warrior’s standard black finish, the King boasts a pair of majestic gold rings on the ends of the handlebars to flaunt its premium quality.
It’s also worth noting that the Eco/Turbo and Single/Dual motor selection buttons have been improved to now share the same design as the easy-to-use light and horn controls. They are positioned on the right of handlebars so you have full control over the King’s power output alongside the new EY3 display and finger throttle.
As with the Warrior, you’ll find two handbrakes. The one on the right controls the front hydraulic disc brake, and the one on the left controls the rear. And, of course, directly below the handlebars are the Wolf’s piercingly bright dual front LEDs that we’ve come to love for their superior lighting ability.
Chunky in size and dressed to impress with a striking gold finish, the muscular frame of the King has been given a mouth-watering makeover. There’s something seriously fresh about the King’s new look that gives it an aesthetic superior to that of the Warrior’s matte-black finish.
From a visibility perspective, this is also a great addition to the overall design, there’s no way you’ll be missed roaring down the tracks on this bad boy.
It’s not all looks, though. The King talks the talk and walks the walk. The Warrior has, for a long time, been regarded as one of the most robust and sturdy scooters, and the King continues this title. Forged from a 6082 aluminium alloy frame – which, in simple terms, is the same stuff used to build highly stressed applications, bridges, cranes, and other heavy-duty structures – it has a build quality that can only be described as being Herculean.
The spacious deck favoured by many riders of the Wolf Warrior 11 has been duplicated on the King. At 20 inches in length and 9 in width, there’s ample room to position yourself in a stance that best suits your riding style.
As well as the ultra-wide deck, the grippy rubber matting will keep your feet securely glued into place whilst you make the most of this beast's phenomenal power on uneven terrain. Plus, the reinforced kickplate is the perfect companion to the rubber grip allowing you to get a secure footing so you can lean forward into the ride.
The King comes with standard 11 inch tubeless street racing tyres that’ll make you the king of the road. But for those looking to dominate off-road terrain, there is the option to switch these up for a set of knobby, off-road tyres.
Unlike the Warrior, the King (at the time of writing this review) doesn’t give you the choice of which tyres your scooter is fitted with on delivery. However, keep your eyes peeled as this may change in the future.
Whilst you may choose to opt for the off-road tyres, they do come at an extra cost and the price does not include the cost of installation.
So, what can you expect from the tyres?
Well, they haven’t changed from those on the Warrior. As a result, if you’ve ridden this scooter before, you will experience the same ride quality.
Ultimately, the road tyres are perfect for burning rubber on tarmac as the wide 3.5 inch contact patch maintains traction whilst accelerating rapidly. However, they can also be used off-road. They will perform well on forest-trails and dirt tracks, but if you plan to tackle challenging mountain-esque terrain that is littered with rocks and loose gravel, then the thicker, knobby tread of the off-road tyres will serve a superior riding experience.
Whichever tyres you opt for, their large tubeless design will effectively soak up the terrain underfoot – not to mention the buttery-smooth shock absorption from the hydraulic suspension system.
Build Quality & Durability
Imagine Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Hercules morphed into one, if they were a scooter they would be the Wolf King.
You only have to look at its monstrous size to be convinced of its robustness.
I remember the days when the Wolf Warrior hit the scene, a big brawny scooter that dominated the off-road tracks – now it looks cute in comparison to the King’s newly improved 6082 aluminium alloy frame. As previously mentioned, this is the same material used to build highly stressed applications, bridges, cranes, and other heavy-duty structures. Build quality has been taken to an entirely new level.
There are some similarities with the Warrior in this department, though. Firstly, there’s no stem wobble, and secondly, it sports the same safety pin to lock the stem into place while riding.
There is one minor hiccup. Despite being one of the most durable scooters, the chain that attaches the safety pin to the scooter has been reported to feel very cheap and unfortunately, it will likely break. This isn’t an issue unique to the King, the Warrior was plagued by it too. Whilst this doesn’t affect the overall integrity of the scooter it is a bit of a nuisance.
For clarity, the safety pin doesn’t need to be attached to the chain for it to work, but having the pin not connected to the scooter does mean that you need to either fashion your own method of attaching it or keep it in your pocket for safekeeping. You don’t want to lose it – riding with the pin in place is imperative. (For more information about the safety pin, see the “Folding and Portability” section).
As with all high-performance scooters, it’s important to regularly check up on the King’s various parts. I recommend checking the extremities that have been attached to the mainframe, like the headlights, EY3 display, and motor selection buttons to make sure they are fastened securely. Components like these can come loose from time to time as a result of scooters being ridden under extreme conditions (i.e. fast-paced and bumpy off-road routes).
Weight & Load
Reflected in the King’s build and quality is its ability to hold up to an incredible 181 kg in weight. It steals the title from the EMOVE Cruiser (160 kg) for having the greatest load-bearing capacity. This is a scooter for riders of all sizes.
The one downfall is that all that weight has to go somewhere, and the King’s solid frame has to be built to endure it. As a result, it weighs a whopping 105 Ibs, which is 4 Ibs heavier than its younger brother. This makes it, pound for pound, one of the heaviest scooters (5th heaviest to be precise – based on our database of 100+ scooters).
Because it is heavier than 95% of all other scooters, it's not the most portable – which you’ll come to find out next.
Folding & Portability
Like the Wolf Warrior, the King rules in absolutely everything but portability. Because of this beast’s sheer weight and size, it can be pretty difficult to fold with the stem, in particular, being very weighty.
Before you get used to it, the folding mechanism can be pretty complicated to operate. You must understand how the three parts of the safety mechanisms work and when it is unfolded, it’s vital you keep the safety pin locked in place otherwise the handlebar stem can be prone to collapsing.
The handlebars don’t fold inwards and the stem doesn’t lock to the deck, so when this beast is put to rest, it will be pretty difficult for you to haul the Herculean-like frame.
I would avoid folding it altogether if you don’t have to. Even when it is folded, it is as long as a small person would be if they were to lay down (measuring 59 inches, which equates to 4 ft 9). Keeping it upright (and I know this sounds crazy), is more space-efficient (it measures 49.2 inches in length).
Having to shift all 105 Ibs of this monster out of its box to begin assembling it is a sure-fire way to get a sweat on. You’ll be glad to do it only once.
As mentioned before, working the three-part folding mechanism takes practice so this is something to bear in mind when unfolding it for the first time. With a frame as big and heavy as this, you’ll need to triple-check that all the screws on the scooter’s fittings are nice and tight before you even think about taking it out on its first run. Use the wrench provided in the box to align and secure the handlebars and check the controls (brakes, display, etc) are all tightly fastened in place.
The assembly is much the same as the Warrior but with the additional 4 Ibs of weight, you’ll need to take extra care.
Is the Wolf King Comfortable to Ride?
When it comes to comfort, it is without a doubt the most comfortable ride (alongside the VSETT 10+R) for a scooter of its price. With the springy cushioning of its hydraulic suspension and the thickness of its 11-inch tyres, you’ll feel like a king with this luxurious ride.
The King will ride just like the Warrior except this time around it's more powerful. It’s safe to say there is no other scooter out there that delivers this level of speed and power with the comfort to match. The Wolf Warrior was renowned for its easy ride and handling, and the King inherits this too.
Performance & Safety
Speed & Acceleration
With its dual 1500W motors, this is not only an upgrade from the Warrior’s dual 1200W motors but places the King as the 3rd fastest scooter in our database of 100+ scooters. Boasting a top speed of 60 mph, it sits just below the Dualtron Ultra and Storm (62 mph and joint 2nd), and the Dualtron X 2 in the top spot (68 mph).
When we compare the King to scooters within the same price bracket (i.e. a span of £500 with £2,899 being the midpoint), its power is unrivalled.
The impressively large motors assisted by the dual 72V 40A controllers produce up to 6720W of power output which not only matches that of the Dualtron X which costs double the King but also allows it to hit 15 mph in 1.9 seconds.
It’s worth mentioning that the Warrior matches the King in acceleration up until around the 20 mph mark, where the King begins to pull away hitting 30 mph in 4.9 seconds vs the Warrior’s 5.2.
If you are a self-confessed speed-junkie, the King will be your fix.
You might have noticed that the Wolf King’s 50-mile range offers 20 fewer miles than the Warrior. My advice here is to opt for the King if you want to take full advantage of its Turbo speed and the Warrior if it's the range you’re looking for. After all, both models are seriously fast.
Despite still having what can be considered as a long-range, it is important to know that mileage specified in a scooter’s marketing material should always be taken with a pinch of salt. Exactly how many miles you will get depends on a variety of factors – like your weight, riding style, and terrain – but, as a rule of thumb, if you push the King to its max you can expect a 35-45% drop in total range. For the King, this equates to a realistic range of 30-33 miles.
The King is a certified hill-eating machine. Topping the likes of the Dualtron X’s 35-degrees, the King is the best hill climber with its ability to tackle hills up to 45-degrees.
To put this into perspective, picture Baldwin Street in New Zealand, the steepest street in the world, but imagine it twice this steep. Well, the King could, in theory, scale this. Baldwin Street has a 34.8% incline grade (19.2-degrees) whereas the King boasts a 100% grade rating.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
When considering the quality of the King’s features, its suspension is one of them that gives it its status as a superior extreme-performance electric scooter.
For a scooter of its price, its suspension is undoubtedly high quality. It boasts the same motorcycle-grade inverted hydraulic front shock absorbers and dual rear springs as the Warrior.
Not only does it combine the best of both suspension types to deliver a level of shock absorption that can be compared to a hot knife cutting through cold butter, but it can soak up the harsh hits from rock-strewn terrain.
With speeds as wild as this, you’re going to need the best braking system going and it’s safe to say Kaabo has yet again delivered.
Fitted with a pair of front and rear hydraulic brakes, you can stop at a dime.
Whilst the brakes are extremely powerful, you must use them safely – especially when they are sensitive to touch. From our experience riding performance scooters, we found that when you need to stop, you’ll want to use the rear brake as your first port of call for deceleration, and then pull on the front brake to bring the scooter to a controlled stop. You should also use the kickplate to leverage your weight towards the back of the scooter for more control.
Encased in the durable deck is the decently sized 72V 28AH LG battery.
Keeping the two ports, Kaabo has maintained a focus on charging efficiency.
As with all performance scooters, we recommend using two chargers – ideally one fast and one standard. If you use this same formula on the Wolf King, you can expect a full battery from flat in around 5 hours.
Smart EY3 Throttle Display for Customized Performance
Throughout the review, I’ve compared the King to MiniMotors’ renowned Dualtron range of super scooters but the similarities extend beyond raw power. The King shares the same EY3 MiniMotors trigger throttle as all Dualtron scooters.
Built-to-customize your scooter’s configuration and display key information, like keeping track of your speed, battery level, and access to your P-settings, the EY3 has a plethora of features for you to take advantage of.
For example, you can toggle between start modes (either zero or kick start), alter the type of unit – whether that’s miles or kilometres, and even make more advanced adjustments like changing the amount of motor torque (1 = 50% of max torque, 2 = 75% of max torque, 3 = max torque). You can even activate the electronic anti-lock braking system.
Driving Mode and Motor System Buttons
You can now access your motor selection settings through a fresh pair of slick, black buttons that let you toggle all four of the King’s riding modes.
Ride in Eco and Single motor mode to reduce battery consumption, or Turbo and Dual-motor mode to unleash the full power of the dual 1500W motors.
Just as it functions on a car, the cruise control function will allow you to maintain your speed when you’re covering long stretches at a constant speed. No need to strain your finger on that throttle with this feature.
Electronic Anti-Lock Brake System (E-ABS)
Kaabo has carried forward the E-ABS function that we became accustomed to on the Warrior and it’s clear to see why.
Activating this setting will prevent the discs from locking up during braking. However, you’ll feel it kick into action as it induces vibrations that can be felt throughout the scooter.
Not only does the awesome gold finish on the frame improve the visibility of this scooter, but the combination of the badass under-deck swag lighting and the forward-facing motorcycle-style headlights beam for maximum visibility.
The rear safety lights also light up whenever you brake so there is no fear of not being seen on this scooter.
The horn can be accessed via a button on the left of the handlebars. There isn’t too much more to say here, except that it has been inherited from the Warrior and is very loud.
Did you know that less than half of all electric scooters are protected from the rain? The Wolf King is one of them.
With its IPX4 water-resistance rating, it is protected from splashes in all directions. This may seem like a feature you would expect from a scooter that costs near £3,000 but you’ll be surprised to hear that none of the Dualtron range (which can cost upwards of £5,000) are certified with an official water-resistance rating.
Off-Road or Street Tyres
Unlike the Warrior, the King (at the time of writing this review) doesn’t give you the choice of which tyres your scooter is fitted with on delivery.
As standard, the King arrives with street tyres, however, if you want to venture off-road and take on challenging rocky terrain, then chunky off-road tyres are available for an additional £39.99.
Specification: Wolf King Review
Warranty & Post-Purchase Support
Ride and Glide takes customer support very seriously and aims to provide the best possible service at all times (I can attest to this).
As a result, the Wolf King comes with a 24 month warranty on the scooter's frame and 12 months on the rest of the components that make up the scooter.
The warranty includes free repairs and replacements to the scooter’s motor, display, battery, and controller. But, it is important to know that this is restricted to manufacturer defects and excludes damages from rider’s usage. Similarly, any damage incurred by accidents, misuse, or neglect, and for that matter, general wear and tear like surface blemishes and flat tyres are also not covered. This is standard for all electric scooters so nothing new here.
Ride and Glide pride themselves on world-class after-sales support and they understand that with purchases as big as this, you want the reassurance of knowing you have the right support and advice both pre and post-purchase. As mentioned above, I’ve always been impressed with their level of service – they have been super quick to reply to my emails and are always happy to help.
You can contact Ride and Glide via phone, email, and live chat, all of which can be easily found on their website.
The King Has Arrived: Introducing the Wolf King
With an improved top speed of 60 mph, ferociously powerful dual motors that rival the peak output of the Dualtron X, and the killer gold aluminium finish on the frame and handlebars, the Wolf has returned bigger and better than ever before.
*Images courtesy of Voro Motors
Specification: Wolf King Review