After several months of testing, I’ve selected the 7 best dual-motor electric scooters from a field of 45 models.
To make it easy to find the perfect model, I categorized them by performance and price.
There were a lot of models to choose from – so, to pick the best dual-motor scooters, I paid special attention to the size and power of each scooter’s motors – including their Voltage (V), Watts (W), Nominal and Peak Power – as well as their battery capacity (Wh).
Voltage, Watts, Nominal, Peak Power, and Watt-Hours…What Do They All Mean?
Before we dive into our list of the electric scooter industry’s top dual-motor models, let’s unpack what these different units of measurement mean for an electric scooter’s power capacity.
Metrics that Affect Motor Power:
Voltage (V): Affects the motor’s torque. Higher Voltage = Faster acceleration.
Watts (W): Affects the size of the motors and their power output. Higher Watts = Higher speed.
Nominal Power: Measured in Watts and refers to the power that a motor can continuously produce without incurring damage. Higher Nominal Power = Higher continuous speed.
Peak Power: Measured in Watts and refers to the maximum power that a motor can generate for short periods before overheating. Higher Peak Power = Higher top speed.
Metrics that Affect Battery Power:
Watt-Hours (Wh): Affects battery capacity (i.e. the amount of energy it can store). Higher Watt-Hours = Greater mileage.
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Entry Level Dual-Motor Electric Scooters
New to the market, the SPLACH Twin is already generating plenty of hype, and deservedly so. With a pair of 48V 600W motors providing torque, speed, and hill-climbing excellence, the Twin is already the best – and cheapest – dual-motor electric scooter.
Remarkably, this pocket rocket also sports an effective suspension system – a rarity for scooters in the sub-$1,000 price category.
With all things considered, the Twin delivers far beyond its budget price tag.
Why We Recommend It:
We’re starting, unsurprisingly, with its dual 48V 600W motors. These give the Twin a blistering acceleration rate, and a level of hill-climbing prowess that rivals some of the electric scooter industry’s top models. This combination is also responsible for the Twin’s 28 mph top speed – sure to impress your friends and leave whatever commuter scooter you’re using now firmly in the dust.
Plus, let’s not forget that dual-motor scooters of this price are rare – particularly on a model flaunting a price tag as alluring and affordable as the Twin’s. Of our 140+ strong database of electric scooters, just 32% (that’s 45 models, to be exact) boast dual motors. And, just two of these models slip under the $1,000 mark – the Unagi Model One and SPLACH Twin. However, while both scooters share a near-identical price, the SPLACH delivers head and shoulders above the Unagi. For instance, the Twin is equipped with 2.4 times more motor power than the latter. If this doesn’t scream value for money, we don’t know what does.
With this in mind, the Twin’s current-hungry, power-packed dual motors mean it punches well above its weight. But there’s plenty more to love.
It’s insanely well built, for starters. Made of a hardened aluminum alloy, the frame has also been fortified against the elements. An IP54 water-resistance rating offers protection from the ingress of splashes and precipitation, while a pair of diligent tire huggers keep you (and your clothes) dry.
Plus, the Twin’s design isn’t just durable, but intelligent. Its telescopic stem lets you easily customize the height of its handlebars, while its large deck, wide handlebars, and spacious frame make it an ideal companion for both street and off-road riding.
While the Twin can handle well-kept off-road tracks – dry, well-paved urban environments suit it best. The Twin’s front and rear suspension, like that of the VSETT 9+, harnesses the tried and tested spring and swingarm double act. This just happens to be completely adjustable, too – meaning you can tighten or loosen each spring to reflect the particulars of whatever surface you’re taking on. As a result, the suspension offers plenty of protection from the bumps and bruises of uneven terrain.
When you’re tearing up the asphalt with the pace and power that only dual motors can provide, you’ll want to feel safe doing so. Fortunately, when it comes to safety, the SPLACH Twin has it down-pat – both in terms of the fundamentals and the extra features.
Dual drum brakes (one located over each wheel) provide the perfect counterpoint for the Twin’s dual motors. They’re also augmented by electric brakes at the front and rear, so you’ll have no trouble stopping in an emergency – or in conditions of rain or low visibility.
On the topic of safety, the only area of the Twin’s design that would benefit from improvement is if the lights were brighter because, as standard, they provide low visibility at night. Sporting front and rear button lights alongside sexy side lighting, the Twin has the makeup for a good lighting package, but it is let down by not having a headlight high up on the handlebars. This isn’t an issue unique to the Twin – we often experience the same lackluster lights on other scooters. The good news is that you can remedy this by strapping on some additional lights.
If you’re not at the apex of your confidence on a scooter just yet, the Twin can help you adjust. It offers the option to cap your speed at 15 mph by switching off one of the motors. While this mode won’t excite the adrenaline seekers, it is good for saving the battery. Because there’s no voltage moving through half of your Twin’s motors, there will be more energy to keep the rear wheel rolling – thereby enabling longer rides off a single charge.
So, we’ve established that the SPLACH Twin is fast, a wicked accelerator, and can be tamed. But did you know that, when it comes to its other key specs, this scooter goes the distance?
Housing a 48V 15.6Ah battery, the Twin has up to 28 miles in its locker (when ridden conservatively). Better still, it only takes around 7.5 hours to charge. Under realistic conditions, when you rip the throttle and unleash the full power of both motors, you can expect a range of around 22 miles. As a result, you can be sure of spending more time cutting a blazing trail across the neighborhood than sitting in your garage waiting for it to charge.
Ultimately, the SPLACH Twin is a dual-motor electric scooter with unparalleled value. For less than $1,000, you won’t find any better scooter.
Dual-motor scooters typically cost a pretty penny – unless they’re made by SPLACH, that is.
The brains behind the ground-breaking Twin are up to their old tricks with the new Titan, a hulking beast of a model that, thanks to its 52V 1000W motors, has enough power to rival scooters that cost upwards of $1,800.
Add a 52V 20.8Ah battery, asphalt-shredding brakes, and delightfully smooth front and rear suspension system to its box of tricks, and you have a scooter that will leave you wondering how something this good costs just $1,139.
Why We Recommend It:
Before SPLACH came along to not only upset but dismantle, the apple cart, a budget of $1,139 would have bought you a basic dual-motor scooter with less powerful motors.
Well, nothing about the Titan is basic.
Its 52V 1000W jet-thrusters are all about performance; their high wattage and voltage translate into tremendous torque, fast acceleration rates, and a peak power output of 2600W. This, in turn, makes the Titan a fantastic choice for thrill-seekers on a budget.
All of this adds up to a top speed of 37 mph, which is considerably faster than any other scooter within its price category. This supremacy is maintained when it comes to acceleration, too: you can expect to go from 0-15 mph in a whiplashing 2.5 seconds and 0-25 mph in an even more impressive 4.9 seconds.
Surprisingly, the Titan races out of the blocks and gets faster once in motion. Not even the far pricier Apollo Ghost ($1,699) can keep up with it.
And should you want to harness this speed, you can do so easily by switching between 12 speed settings.
Then there’s the Titan’s stamina. Packing a 20.8Ah battery, it delivers a maximum range of 44 miles that far outstrips other similarly priced models. Even with realistic conditions taken into consideration (i.e. riding fast with both motors engaged), you can still expect to have 29 miles in your locker before a recharge is needed.
Predictably, the combined motor and battery power produce outstanding hill-climbing capabilities. Leveraging its peak power output and snarling cache of torque, the Titan easily swats steep inclines aside, putting cities like San Francisco and Pittsburgh to the sword.
But, of course, with great power comes great responsibility. And when it comes to ensuring that the Titan is a controlled ride, the responsibility rests largely with its brakes and design.
Armed with front and rear discs – as well as an electronic braking system – you’ll come to a complete stop from 15 mph in an impressive 2.4 meters. This is on par with pricier semi and full-hydraulic braking setups. Just be aware of the electronic brake – despite being a welcomed added layer of stopping power, you’ll need to ensure you shift your body weight backward while braking since its immediate effect can be quite abrupt. You can turn it off or lower its strength via the display, though.
As for its build, well, the Titan is everything you’d want from a performance scooter. The 27-inch handlebars are among the widest I’ve tested, while the reinforced stem is strong enough to prevent any wobble at high speeds. The frame, meanwhile, is lightweight (for a performance model) yet robust.
The only bone of contention when it comes to the frame’s design is its deck. At 19.5 inches, it’s on the short side – and this is shortened further by the placement of the dual charging ports, which shave an extra 1.5 inches off the available space for your feet. There’s a kickplate, though, and this serves as a useful addition for when you need to adopt a more aggressive riding stance.
No such reservations manifest when it comes to ride quality, however. Equipped with a sumptuous front and rear suspension system, it glides over any terrain you throw its way. This is supported with aplomb by the fascinating 9-inch tires, which sport a knobbly tread and a unique front-on profile that’s neither rounded nor square. This improves traction and cushioning, while the extra thick walls deliver exceptional versatility. It’s worth noting that you can also buy the Titan with 10-inch tires.
The Titan’s versatility extends to the time of the day that you want to ride, too. The star of the show here is its superb lighting set-up.
The headlight could illuminate an air hangar, while LED lights that line the deck and stem wouldn’t look amiss in a Star Wars movie. What’s more, you can control their brightness and color with a mobile app.
Truth is, when it comes to premium features, there isn’t much the SPLACH Titan doesn’t have. It’s barely comprehensible that a scooter this good costs just $1,139 – but it does, and I'm not going to complain.
Spooky by name and downright terrifying by nature, the Apollo Ghost 2022 is the latest update of Apollo’s scarily powerful dual-motor electric scooter.
Regarded as one of the most popular entry-level performance scooters, the Ghost benefits from Apollo’s quality, prestige, and pedigree. It even got voted by our community as the Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter in our annual awards.
From its 37 mph top speed to the 25-degree inclines it can scale in a snap, the Ghost offers plenty to admire – and to fear.
Why We Recommend It:
Entry-level dual-motor electric scooters don’t come much better than the Apollo Ghost 2022. And, when we consider that it’s available for less than $1,700, its power and credentials are even more impressive.
The 2022 version of the jaw-dropping Ghost serves up everything that we loved about the previous model with lots of upgrades and extras. There are improvements to its durability, build quality, speed, and ride comfort. The dual 1000W motors are a significant step up from the previous 800W offerings, making this version faster with a better power input and output ratio. In addition, there are reinforced rims, a geometrically enhanced stem that’s 50% stronger, a superior folding mechanism, and improved suspension.
So, where else to kick things off than with the motors? These potent pair provide an enviable 2000W of nominal power. This…is fast. The Ghost is capable of hitting speeds of up to 37 mph and has an acceleration rate to match. It can reach 15 mph in just 2.5 seconds, and 25 mph in a breezy 5.3 seconds.
For context, the Ghost has, on average, a 15% faster acceleration rate than the SPLACH Twin up to 25 mph. After this point, it leaves the Twin in the dust.
The hunt for the best dual-motor scooter is a constant search for balance. Namely, between two key factors: style and substance.
The Ghost has both. Backing up its speed and silkiness, the scooter is exceedingly easy on the eye. Sporting Apollo’s characteristically black color scheme and cut-out detailing, it cuts a moody, imposing figure – and one that’s hauntingly reminiscent of its name. It’s large, too, with wide, tall handlebars and a deck that offers plenty of room to maneuver. (Side note: the Ghost is what we call a heavy-duty scooter, so it’s an ideal choice for plus-sized riders).
Then there are its plump pneumatic tires. With 10 inches of air cushioning you from the jarring impacts of the road and a large contact patch to give you ample grip, you’ll enjoy unfettered levels of ride quality. That’s not all the Ghost offers in the shock absorption department, though. Dual springs alongside robust swingarms allow the deck to pivot up and down helping to absorb vibrations from craggy surfaces. There’s also more preload on the springs this time around to prevent them from bottoming out on more rugged terrain.
Another sign of Apollo’s unwavering commitment to quality is the Ghost’s safety setup. Dual LED lights at both the front and rear complement blue deck-embedded strips to illuminate the scooter and give its signature wraith-like appearance. However, we still recommend adding a high-mounted headlight for improved visibility.
Whether you’re planning to ride at night or not, one thing is non-negotiable – powerful brakes. And luckily, the Ghost has them, with dual disc brakes and a regenerative braking system bringing you to a safe stop within 3.4 meters from 15 mph.
Should you want even more stopping power, you can spend an extra $150 and trade the brakes up for superior hydraulics. More or less the best brakes that money can buy, the hydraulics will shave 0.4 meters off your braking distance.
Though the Ghost looks the part, it’s certainly not just for show, and the Apollo-imbued quality it possesses goes much deeper than meets the eye.
Take its battery, for instance. The Ghost’s power source comes kitted out with Dynavolt cells, which – when it comes to performance – go toe to toe with industry-leading LG cells. Armed with this level of endurance, the Ghost can deliver up to 39 miles off a single charge (though under realistic conditions, we clocked 25 miles).
So, who is the Apollo Ghost 2022 best suited to? Broadly speaking, it’s for people looking to take their first steps into the world of fast-performance scooters. What the Ghost isn’t, though, is a commuter scooter. Despite having foldable handlebars, it still weighs in at 64 lbs and is too heavy to lug around. It does, however, come with an upgraded claw-like folding mechanism, so folding it down to fit in a car trunk for a weekend away won’t be a too onerous task.
The Ghost, then, will suit anyone looking for a budget-friendly dual-motor electric scooter. After all, thousands of our community rate it as the best dual motor model.
Intermediate Dual-Motor Electric Scooters
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
What do you get when you take dual 1000W brushless motors, add 25Ah Kaabo Sine Wave controllers, then throw in a slick, midnight black paint job? That’d be the Mantis V2.
Available for just $1,799, the V2 channels everything we love about its fellow Manti models. Sporting powerful hydraulic brakes, plush pneumatic tires, and an excellent suspension system, the V2 is everything you’d want in a sequel – and more.
Why We Recommend It:
But this one – the Mantis V2 – takes the cake. Dual-motor equipped and packing a 60V 18.2Ah battery, the V2 is a powerhouse that takes all the best elements of its Mantis forebears and combines them. The result? The best dual-motor scooter available for under $2,000.
The Mantis V2 makes several major improvements over its predecessor. For starters, the V2 comes equipped with an IPX5 water resistance rating – meaning it’s safeguarded from damage by low-pressure jets of directed water from any angle. For comparison, the original lacked an IP rating altogether.
What’s more, the V1 – much to our chagrin – came with foam handgrips. They looked and felt cheap, and were prone to wear and tear. The V2, however, does away with these, instead arriving kitted out with rubber, ergonomically shaped handgrips for enhanced tactility. These are the same grips seen on far more expensive Kaabo models, like the Wolf King GT.
Adding to the list of improvements, Kaabo equipped the V2 with a high-mounted headlight and turn signals, in addition to the already present button LEDs and the deck lights. Plus – and this one will be most noticeable when you’re riding on a rainy day – the V2 arrives with both tires flanked by tire huggers – the rear of which can be extended using the free fender extender in the box. Together, these offer you comprehensive coverage from the perils of filthy surfaces.
The final – and possibly most significant upgrade – is the new controllers. Previously, the Mantis relied on Square Wave controllers. Controllers are responsible for pulling power from the battery and funneling it to the motors. While many electric scooters use Square Wave controllers, they pull power in a fairly erratic fashion – or as the kids would say 0 to 100. This resulted in a somewhat jerky throttle response. Sine Wave controllers, on the other hand, pull power in a far smoother and fluid manner to ensure that the throttle response is smooth. So, instead of going from 0 to 100, you can go from 0 to 10, to 20, and then to 30, and so on.
It’d be easy to keep comparing the V2 against the V1, but the truth is that the Mantis V2 succeeds in its own right. Its pair of 60V 1000W motors combine for a peak output of 3000W – so they mean business. Together, they propel the V2 to eye-watering top speeds of up to 40 mph – and enable it to come racing out of the blocks.
It is capable of hitting 15 mph in just 2.1 seconds flat, and 25 mph as quickly as 4.7 seconds. That’s on level ground, of course – but on hills, the V2 is just as impressive. It can handle inclines of up to 30 degrees, so it easily has enough torque to get you up and over every incline.
Regardless of the terrain, the Mantis V2 guarantees a comfortable ride. It comes fitted with a reliable dual swingarm and spring suspension system, with 10-inch tires providing a vanguard against the road’s surface imperfections. While the V2 will always do its best work on asphalt and concrete, its shock absorptive credentials earn it a passing mark on more ambitious terrain, including forest trails, dirt roads, and gravel paths.
You can even adjust the preload of the springs if you have the know-how. They arrive quite tightly packed (best for harder surfaces), so you can soften them for different types of off-road terrain.
Safety-wise, the Mantis V2 holds up its end of the bargain. The power of its fully hydraulic Zoom disc brakes is just a squeeze away and enables a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.7 meters.
This scooter’s impressive specs are a manifestation of the time, care, and quality of the Mantis brand (and its manufacturer, Kaabo). If it's a dual-motor scooter with a thrill that you’re searching for, the Mantis V2 is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
Mantis King GT
The Mantis King GT is the latest in Kaabo’s illustrious Mantis scooter line – a line famed for the power its models encapsulate.
The GT exemplifies this mantra, but shifts the power dial up to eleven and brings a tougher exterior that has seen it voted the Best All-Terrain Electric Scooter by our readers.
Wielding dual 1100W motors that enable you to hit cheek-flapping top speeds, 30A Sine Wave controllers that deliver a blistering acceleration rate, and adjustable suspension that engulfs bumps from rough terrain, this stunning dual-motor scooter offers exceptional handling and a design that has set a new standard for performance scooters.
Beating the rest of the scooters in its price class for the best overall package of speed, range, and ride quality, it’s a statement of intent.
Why We Recommend It:
If you want to get as close as possible to ultra-performance scooters but don’t want the weight or price tag that comes with them, then the Mantis King GT is just what you’re looking for.
For starters, how does a top speed of 43 mph and whiplashing acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 1.9 seconds (or 0-25 mph in 4.0 seconds, for that matter) sound? This impressive power is the work of its motors and controllers. Combined, these premium bits of kit deliver a performance that is way faster and way smoother than anything the GT’s older sibling, the Mantis could muster… it’s like skiing down a pristine piste with jet thrusters on your back.
Another important note to make on the motors is that they produce a monumental peak power output of 4,200W. Working in tandem with the high-quality Samsung 60V 24Ah battery – and each of its 21700 cells – they reduce challenging terrain, including hills, to a mere walk in the park.
As well as making molehills out of mountains, the battery will deliver a maximum range of up to 56 miles on a single charge, or 38 miles if you’re revving the throttle. That’s long enough to conquer a forest trail or three – and once empty, you’ll only have to wait 6 hours for the unit to be fully recharged again.
Reading up to this point, you’d think that the GT must have the stature of a tank. Yet, tipping the scales at 74 lbs, it’s reasonably lightweight for such a powerful scooter. Sure, it’s a little too heavy to lift up a couple flights of stairs and much heavier than anything else found in the Mantis range. But, it’s light enough to be manageable if you need to hoist it into a trunk. Its quick folding mechanism also means you won’t end up scrabbling around trying to compact the scooter down.
Let’s not muddy the waters, however: the GT is a heavy-duty beast. The frame is expertly constructed from a tough aluminum alloy, and thanks to the inbuilt steering damping, there’s never any wobble or vibration to put you off while you ride, which is good to know for when the terrain gets rough. This scooter is as sturdy as they come.
Harnessing such exceptional performance – whether on a flat road or sinewy trail – requires a few other jigsaw pieces to click into place. One is good handlebars, and at 26 inches wide, it’s safe to say the Mantis King GT answers this particular call. Ergonomically designed, they grant outstanding control and stability – whatever the environment.
Another piece is the deck, and again, the GT produces the goods. It’s vast, with enough grip to keep your feet safely planted. Add a kickplate into the equation and you have the recipe for a balanced, stable ride.
And then there’s the front and rear adjustable hydraulic suspension. With the turn of a dial, you can customize the rebound damping to perfectly match your needs and terrain. Not only is this convenient, it means that you can achieve a new level of comfort that very few scooters can ever reach. The only model that beats it is the more expensive NAMI Burn-e 2.
When you also consider the 10 x 3-inch pneumatic hybrid off-road tires – which hug the ground like a lovestruck teenager – you’ll understand why I consider this to be one of the very few scooters that offers a Jeep-level of all-terrain ride comfort.
On both wheels, you get the best brakes money can buy: Zoom hydraulics. With their beautifully smooth action, you can pull the hand-levers at 15 mph and come to a complete stop in just 2.1 meters. That’s better braking than what the mighty Wolf King GT can muster.
As well as the upgrades to the frame, suspension, brakes, and motors, the Mantis King GT features a new display. Instead of the EY3 Minimotors unit found on previous Mantis models, you get a fantastic 4.2-inch TFT display. This well-presented screen is bright, easy to read, and shows all of the ride stats you could need.
Also on the handlebars, you get buttons that let you switch riding modes, honk the horn, and turn the lights on or off. The thumb throttle is separate from these buttons, too, which makes it much easier to reach while your hands rest on the grips.
The lights include a bright, high-mounted headlight, LED deck lights, taillight, and turn signals. In addition, the swag lights down the side of the deck can be customized via a mobile app.
The Mantis King GT is packed with premium features and surprising extras; however, none of them can quite outshine the incredible performance that the dual motors place at your fingertip (or maybe we should be thumb tip). At $2,495, this new chieftain of the Mantis clan is an absolute steal.
Expert Dual-Motor Electric Scooters
NAMI Burn-E 2
The hotly anticipated sequel to the revolutionary original (known as the “Viper”) has hit the shelves, and what a game-changer this scooter is.
Bringing everything we loved from its far more expensive sibling, the NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX, it delivers a level of ride quality akin to slicing butter with a hot knife, a whole lot of pace and power, and Sine Wave controllers that are responsible for an acceleration rate that goes toe-to-toe with models with larger motors and more expensive price tags.
This supercharged scooter is not to be missed.
Why We Recommend It:
Aliens. The Godfather: Part II. The Empire Strikes Back. Even Toy Story 2.
Some sequels are simply better than the original – and the NAMI Burn-e 2 is one of them. Okay – so we won’t get too carried away. The first NAMI Burn-e (the Viper) is both faster (+15 mph) and offers more range (+10 miles). As does the scooter that followed that – the NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX.
But in many other ways, the Burn-e 2 surpasses both its forebears in all the metrics that matter. And the team here at ESI had the chance to test it out.
So how does the Burn-e stack up against the original Viper?
For starters, the new Burn-e adds waterproof motor connectors and improved charging ports, making it more tolerant to the caprices of rain and poor weather. It also comes with a 5Ah fast charger (the original didn’t) and boasts new-and-improved turn signals. Even the handlebars are wider, with an extended 27-inch profile that’s sure to appeal to taller, larger riders.
But best of all, perhaps, is that the Burn-e 2 is more affordable than its snake-like predecessor. Available for just $3,399, it is by no means cheap but is certainly reasonable for what you get. It’ll also set you back $1,500 less than the NAMI Burn-e 2 MAX – meaning it strikes that sweet balance between price and performance.
But enough comparing, let’s get to what you came here for.
The NAMI Burn-e 2’s dual 1000W motors offer a peak power output of more than 5000W, and come twinned with dual Sine Wave controllers – so speed, it’s fair to say, is definitely on the menu. But beyond its maximum 45 mph velocity, it also brings stunning hill climbing abilities and a seriously zippy acceleration rate to the table.
Let’s now turn to one of the NAMI Burn-e 2’s many strong suits – its alluring shock absorption setup. Its pair of adjustable 165 mm coil-over-shocks are exceptional, and no other suspension system comes close to their level of comfort and customizability. It, quite frankly, makes its competitors look archaic.
Adding to the lofty levels of ride comfort are its 11-inch tubeless tires. When ours arrived, it was fitted with PMT tires, and even though we’ve tested countless scooters, with hundreds of different tire variations, these are by far the best.
Their outstandingly good grip controls wheel spin and gives you the uncanny feeling of being glued to the ground. Similarly, the PMT tires do wonders for general riding. Their rounded front-on profile makes them more nimble, and thus more effective at taking on sharp turns. They also give braking performance a big boost, resulting in an impressive stopping distance of 1.8 meters from 15 mph (vs the typical result of 3.0 meters).
Like the Apollo Ghost, the NAMI Burn-e 2 was born as a result of rider feedback – and some of it was ours. After testing the original NAMI Burn-e Viper, we noted that, while its signature carbon fiber stem looked amazing, its design made the scooter feel a little unstable at high speeds. We recommended a dual stem (like the Wolf King GT, which is coming up next) for increased control.
And guess what? NAMI heard our prayers. However, instead of fitting it with a dual stem, NAMI kitted it out with the components required to fit a steering damper, and – better yet – a free one (worth $149) comes included in the box. Fixing this into place is super simple, and makes riding at high speeds feel phenomenal.
While we’re on the topic of control, it’s worth noting that – while the Burn-e 2 is fast – it never places speed before safety. Our model, for instance, came fitted with speed limiters that capped the top speed at 15 mph. Located on each side of the controllers, these can be easily plugged in and out (so are an ideal hack should you be stopped while traveling at high speeds).
For new riders that may be less comfortable with the Burn-e 2’s blistering top speeds, its five different riding modes offer peace of mind. These run the gamut: from Turbo mode for ultimate pace, or speed-limiting ones to get you warmed up. You can even create customized riding profiles to set your boundaries. All this is the complete opposite of dual-motor scooters from brands such as Dualtron – even for experienced riders, those models are extremely torquey and hard to control.
Perhaps the only room for improvement is in the folding mechanism. While it’s significantly better than any other in its price class, nothing stops the beautiful display from scratching against the kickplate when the stem is collapsed.
With all the above things considered, the NAMI Burn-e 2 is an extremely welcome addition to the electric scooter market. It takes everything we love about NAMI’s existing models and repackages it into a dependable, dynamic electric scooter – at a heavily reduced price.
Dualtron? Kaabo? The NAMI Burn-e 2 puts its competitors to shame. It’s better designed, with superior build quality, and – even taking into account the entirety of our 140+ strong scooter database – is the most complete two-wheeled package that money can buy. (Speaking of packaging, the Burn-e 2’s is completely sustainable: relying on thick corrugated cardboard in favor of hard-to-recycle Styrofoam).
Bravo, NAMI – you’ve truly thought of everything.
Wolf King GT
Sitting proudly atop our list of the world’s best dual-motor electric scooters is the Wolf King GT – a tantalizing new take on a bona fide classic. Yet, while the GT shares most of its name with its predecessor – plus that instantly recognizable color palette – it makes some remarkably intelligent improvements.
Upgrading the size of its forebear’s motors, and enhancing its controllers, display, thumb throttle, and cockpit button console, the King GT invites you to rediscover your love of the wonderful Wolf range.
Why We Recommend It:
With a bolstered pair of 2000W motors facilitating a mind-boggling 62 mph of speed, the Wolf King GT is less a scooter than a rabid, rampaging wolf. Do you ride it? Or does it ensnare you – seizing you tightly in its maw, and refusing to let go?
Philosophical questions aside, there’s no doubting the Wolf King GT’s ultra-performance credentials. Equipped with a couple of 50Ah Sine Wave controllers, the GT has a peak output of an incredible 8,400W. In the real world, that means it can reach top speeds in a matter of seconds, and scale hills of up to 50 degrees with ease. Basically, it’ll come close to breaking land speed records, without breaking so much as a sweat.
So what do those Sine Wave controllers mean, exactly? And how do they differ from the GT’s predecessor – the original Wolf King?
Well, the original King sported Square Wave controllers. The core difference between those and the GT’s Sine Wave variety is in how they pull power. Think of these controllers, for a moment, as a force pushing a bowling ball down a lane. While the Square Wave controllers jab and nudge, the Sine Wave ones administer a smooth, constant push the whole way. The smoother motion is clear as day.
And controllers aren’t the only way in which the GT steps out of the shadow of its popular predecessor. As well as a higher top speed, 20 miles more range, and an extra 5-degrees of incline-assaulting prowess, the GT sports several welcome design quirks unseen on its ancestor.
An all-new anti-glare TFT display, for instance, is highly customizable and sports an intuitive design. An ergonomic thumb throttle has also been added, while the GT’s handlebars are both taller and wider than those on the original King – making it ideal for heavier riders, and to control the might of its dual motors.
Kaabo’s ever-present eye for effective engineering bleeds into the rest of the GT’s construction, too. An IPX5 water-resistance rating safeguards the Wolf King GT from moderate rain, while its lighting setup has you covered after dark. Comprising dual headlights, under-deck lighting, and remarkably effective front and rear turn signals, the GT is made for all time zones and terrain.
Yep – the Wolf King GT is terrain-agnostic. And for proof, look no further than its interchangeable on and off-road tires. Swap them in and out to customize your scooter to fit the environment – and never get caught with the wrong wheels.
Better still, the tires are multi-talented: large, air-filled, puncture-proof, and tubeless. The sum of all these attributes – aside from you not having to worry about flats – is comfort, stability, and convenience. The large 11-inch profile delivers an ample contact patch with the road. But, be warned, it’s not the most agile of scooters, and can be cumbersome.
Fortunately, the dual hydraulic brakes aren’t cumbersome. They’re quite the opposite – not only strong but highly responsive. They come backed up with a handy ABS (anti-lock braking system), too – aiding their effectiveness – although they might take some getting used to. To help stop succinctly, shift your weight to the back of the scooter when braking. Use the kickplate, it’ll help.
We’ve talked a lot so far about the power of the motors – but what about that of its battery?
Equipped with a 72V 35Ah battery (which, like the original King’s, is either Samsung or LG), the GT can reach up to 70 miles off a single charge. Though, in realistic conditions, that figure is likely to come down to between 53 and 55 miles. The battery is also safeguarded by a smart battery management system, which protects against the perils of overheating, and the pitfalls of short-circuiting. Plug it in, and you can expect to have it charged within 7 hours.
Don’t get us wrong, the original Wolf King is a fantastic scooter (it wouldn’t have made this list if it wasn’t), but it speaks volumes about its successor’s quality that, on almost all points of comparison, the GT blows its older counterpart out of the water.
The Wolf King GT is, of course, more expensive than the original. But if you’re an experienced rider seeking unfettered, unparalleled performance that only the finest dual-motor scooters can deliver, pick the Wolf King GT. You won’t be disappointed.
Our Top Picks by Motor Size
Ordered from most to least powerful.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||72V 2000W (x2)|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||72V 1000W (x2)|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||60V 1100W (x2)|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||60V 1000W (x2)|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||52V 1000W (x2)|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||52V 1000W (x2)|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||48V 600W (x2)|
Our Top Picks by Peak Power
Ordered from largest to smallest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||8400W|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||5040W|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||4200W|
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||62 mph|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||45 mph|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||43 mph|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||40 mph|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||37 mph|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||37 mph|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||28 mph|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||1.7 s|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.7 s|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||1.9 s|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||2.1 s|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.5 s|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||2.5 s|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||3.0 s|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||90 miles|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||70 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||56 miles|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||44 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 miles|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||33 miles|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||28 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||55 miles|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||50 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||38 miles|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||29 miles|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||28 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||25 miles|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||21 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|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||2.1 meters|
|SPLACH Titan||$1,139||2.4 meters|
|Mantis V2||$1,799||2.7 meters|
|SPLACH Twin||$889||2.8 meters|
|Wolf King GT||$3,595||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 330 lbs
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – 37 mph
- Intermediate: Mantis King GT – 43 mph
- Expert: Wolf King GT – 62 mph
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – 44 miles (29 miles realistic)
- Intermediate: Mantis King GT – 56 miles (38 miles realistic)
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles (50 miles realistic)
- Entry-Level: Apollo Ghost – 10-inches
- Intermediate: Mantis King GT – 10-inches
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11-inches
- Entry-Level: Apollo Ghost – 25-degrees
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – 30-degrees
- Expert: Wolf King GT – 50-degrees
- Entry-Level: SPLACH Titan – Dual springs and swingarms
- Intermediate: Mantis King GT – Adjustable hydraulic shocks and swingarms
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic coil-over-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: Wolf King GT – Available for $145
What is the Best Dual-Motor Electric Scooter?
What is a Dual Hub Electric Scooter?
A dual hub electric scooter has a motor located in each wheel. A hub is the central part of the wheel that rotates on the axle. In most electric scooters, motors are housed in the hub. So dual hub means, for all intents and purposes, dual motor.
Which Motor is Best for an Electric Scooter?
Brushless DC motors (BLDC) are best for electric scooters. Vis a vis the competition, they have superior power-to-weight ratios, are more dependable, and less susceptible to overheating.
Do Electric Scooters Have Brushless Motors?
Electric scooters either have brushless DC motors or brushed DC motors. Most high-quality electric scooters will have brushless motors.
How Does an Electric Scooter Motor Work?
When you press the throttle, it transmits a signal to the controllers, telling them to pull power from the battery and funnel it to the scooter’s motors. This generates kinesis of the wheels.
How Do You Take the Motor Out of an Electric Scooter?
We don’t recommend taking the motor out of your electric scooter. For regular maintenance, repair, or replacement of your scooter’s integral circuitry and electronic parts, always seek help from a trained professional.
What is Torque in an Electric Scooter?
Torque is a force measured in Newton-meters (Nm). In the world of electric scooters, we know it as the twisting force that’s required to rotate your scooter’s wheels and get you moving. Essentially, torque measures the strength of an electric scooter’s motor. As a rule of thumb, the higher the voltage of a motor, the higher the torque, and the faster the acceleration.
How Many Watts Are in Electric Scooter Motors?
It depends on the electric scooter.
At the lowest end of the scale, budget electric scooters can have motors as small as 250W. On the other hand, electric scooters that are at the apex of performance can have dual 2000W motors.
How Much Horsepower Does an Electric Scooter Have?
For every watt of motor power, an electric scooter has 0.00134 mechanical horsepower. So, for instance, budget models that have small 250W motors have 0.34 horsepower, while ultra-performance models that have peak power outputs of 8,400W have 11.3 horsepower.
What Makes an Electric Motor More Powerful?
Three factors affect how powerful an electric scooter is.
- Voltage (V): Affects the motor’s torque. Higher Voltage = Faster acceleration.
- Watts (W): Affects the size of the motors and their power output. Higher Watts = Higher speed.
- Watt-Hours (Wh): Affects battery capacity (i.e. the amount of energy it can store). Higher Watt-Hours = The longer the motor can run.
The strength of an electric motor also depends on the length of the wire in its stator’s electromagnet. The longer the wire, the more coils in the stator – and the more powerful the magnetic field. With this added strength comes enhanced power to move the rotor, propelling the scooter at a faster pace.
What is the Most Powerful Electric Scooter?
The most powerful electric scooter in our database of over 140 models is the Dualtron Storm Limited. With its monstrous dual motors enabling an earth-shattering peak output of 11,500W – adding up to a top speed of 75 mph – it’s the fastest, most potent powerhouse we’ve ever laid eyes upon.