After spending 102 hours hand-testing the top-performing electric scooters from a pool of 62 models, I selected the 6 best electric scooters with suspension.
I also made sure to include models for different budgets.
Shock Absorption Scale:
Using a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft – I’ve classified how the suspension of each scooter feels.
As a minimum, I made sure to select scooters with a rating of 5 or above. For context, scooters that score 5-6 deliver a comfortable ride across urban terrain, while anything above 6 can tackle off-road terrain. The higher the score, the more plush the ride.
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Budget Electric Scooters With Suspension
Looking for top-dollar ride quality on a tight budget? Want to graduate from entry-level scooters to something altogether faster, smoother, and sturdier? Introducing the Horizon V2.
The Horizon’s superb suspension system, ergonomic controls, and nimble profile ensure you always feel in control – regardless of speed.
Sporting a dual suspension system that’s usually confined to more expensive scooters, it’s a game-changer in its price class. It makes light work of bumps in the road and builds on the successful formula that made its predecessor a popular city slicker by introducing a thumb throttle for an even smoother ride.
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is super soft, I place it at a respectable 5, which represents a comfy ride for urban routes.
I’m so enamored with this budget magic carpet that I rate it as having the best ride quality out of 19 other models in the sub $800 price category.
Why We Recommend It:
So, let’s talk about the suspension system. First of all, the Horizon 10.4 V2 is the cheapest electric scooter to have one. This alone establishes it as an intriguing proposition for riders who want to move beyond entry-level models that rely solely on air-filled tires for cushioning.
Sporting a spring at the front and dual air shocks at the rear, it’s the darling of commuters and casual riders that need a set of wheels for everyday use. Dovetailing with the front pneumatic tire, the scooter’s shock-absorbing credentials are perfectly primed for the city.
It’s a shame that the rear tire is solid – since it lacks cushioning – but the payoff is low maintenance and zero risk of flats.
While its suspension system is the real show-stopper, the Horizon can reach a top speed of 25 mph and has a zippy acceleration to match. Squeezing every drop of power from its single 48V 500W motor – which has a peak output of 800W and is unmatched by similarly priced models – it hits 15 mph from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds.
Crucially, the V2 now comes equipped with a thumb throttle; this is a big improvement on the finger variant sported by the original Horizon. It ensures better modulation of your speed and is a lot more ergonomic.
The Horizon also features a rear drum brake alongside an adjustable regenerative braking system to bolster your control. This system is supported by the suspension system, keeping you balanced when you apply pressure to the brakes – which is particularly important because all the braking power is directed towards the rear wheel. In this case, the front spring stops you from nose-diving forward, while the rear shocks keep you balanced.
The spacious deck and adjustable stem, meanwhile, serve as effective foils that add another layer of comfort and control for riders of all shapes and sizes. Completing this distinguished supporting cast is a sturdy frame and handgrips that guarantee good handling when navigating busy environments.
But of course, anyone familiar with San Francisco or Seattle will know that hills are a feature of city life; thankfully, this is another area where the Horizon 10.4 V2 shines (for its price). There are no better scooters under $800 for tackling inclines. For context, the Horizon can scale gradual inclines with ease, but anything more challenging will see it slow. For a more powerful hill climber – and a scooter that has a superb suspension system – check out the Apollo Ghost.
While its maximum range of 23 miles (or 16 miles, when considering realistic conditions) isn’t particularly eye-opening, the Horizon has enough in its locker to handle most commutes and weekend adventures. What’s more, its battery can be fully recharged in just 4-6 hours, meaning you can be back out turning heads in no time at all.
Practicality can be just as important as performance, and yet again, the Horizon comes up trumps. It collapses to an ultra-compact size that’s perfect for the office and home. The V2 also comes with a carry handle, which is a nice feature that you didn’t get on the original. But one word of caution: at 42 lbs, it is no waif. You won’t want to lug it around for long stretches – even with the handle. Though, with so much fun to be had riding it, I don’t think that matters too much.
And not only is it fun – it’s durable, too. Built with robust materials, the Horizon’s design is geared in every way to resist wear and tear. From the solid rear tire and impenetrable drum brakes; to the protective casings around the cables: this scooter is made for minimal upkeep and full-throttle usage. My only negative is that you need to be careful in ensuring that the telescopic stem lever is tightly fastened to avoid stem wobble.
In terms of added features, it boasts a small display that allows you to maintain a firm handle on your preferred ride settings. These include cruise control – which facilitates a constant speed over longer distances – as well as the ability to adjust both the acceleration and regenerative brake strength.
But few scooters are completely perfect, and one area where the Horizon falls short is its lights. You can easily remedy the dimness with an extra headlight, however. This is a recommendation I would make for most scooters, so I can’t penalize the Horizon too heavily.
So, there you have it. The zestful Horizon 10.4 V2. Will you find better value for money in the sub $800 category? I doubt it. Can you look forward to a stress-free, smooth-as-silk ride? You can bet on it. For entry-level riders and seasoned pros who want an electric scooter with suspension but don’t want to fork out thousands of dollars, the Horizon V2 gets a resounding thumbs up.
Apollo Air 2022
The Apollo Air 2022 is the eagerly awaited upgrade of the Air and Air Pro. With a bigger motor, better battery, revamped tires, and a gleaming new paint job, the Air 2022 is what happens when a brand listens to customers and ceaselessly seeks to improve its products.
Now kitted out with a 500W motor and 36V 15Ah battery, the Air 2022 boasts a 21 mph top speed and 31-mile maximum range. This winning formula results in an all-around superior scooter with plenty of zip to keep even the most impatient commuter smiling.
Building on the already impressive stats, it features a suspension system that lifts it to the Rolls Royce level of comfort that Apollo is famous for. The front fork is exceptionally well made and does a great job of reducing jolts from the road.
Why We Recommend It:
The original Air sent scooterists into a frenzy with its unique front fork suspension. Well, I’m pleased to report that this excellent set-up has been retained in all its glory on the Apollo Air 2022. Collaborating exquisitely with the 10-inch air-filled tires, it glides like a figure skater across urban surfaces. What’s more, with those forks strutting their stuff, you can tackle slightly rougher terrain, including potholes and unkempt roads.
Dashing around city streets, you’ll roll smoothly, with every vibration soaked up. On our shock absorption scale, I rate it a 6, which is softer and more versatile than the suspension on the Horizon.
And that’s not all. The tires have been upgraded with a tread pattern that allows them to grip the road more effectively. This is great for carving and taking corners at speed, while their improved curvature significantly enhances the scooter’s maneuverability. Thicker walls also provide ample protection from those dreaded pinch flats.
Other upgrades hit just as well. The new 36V 500W motor delivers 43% more power than its predecessor’s 36V 350W motor, resulting in an improved top speed of 21 mph, which is 40% faster than the Air and 17% zippier than the Air Pro. Its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 5.7 seconds is also considerably better than its forerunners.
Elsewhere, the new 21700 36V 15Ah battery holds 44% more power than 2021’s 36V 10.4Ah unit, amounting to a hugely impressive range of 31 miles off a single charge. The superior cells hold more capacity and have a higher energy density, translating into more efficient, longer-lasting performance.
Now, when I say that Apollo is known for its outstanding build quality, I don’t just mean that their scooters look the part. I mean that they take all steps necessary to ensure that every part is perfectly aligned to minimize gaps and remove weak spots, wobbles, and vibrations. The Air 2022 is a great example of this: it looks great, feels secure under your feet, and moves smoothly at speed. Even on close inspection, you’ll agree that the parts flow together with no visible seams.
Its sleek, flowing design continues with its folding mechanism. Weighing 38.5 lbs it’s light enough to be considered a commuter scooter and most people will find it easy to carry for short distances.
When it comes to folding, the previous Air models had a cumbersome clamp and release lever. Thankfully, the Air 2022 now features a smooth, one-click folding mechanism similar to that pioneered by its cousin, the Apollo City 2022.
The brakes benefit from scrupulous attention to detail and careful planning, too. A mechanical drum brake is located on the front wheel and a regenerative brake is built into the motor at the rear. By spreading the braking power across both wheels and placing the drum brake at the front, its stopping power is noticeably enhanced.
The difference that these simple choices make is apparent when you look at the impressive stopping distance. From 15 mph you’ll come to a complete halt in just 3.4 meters. That’s one of the best distances in this price class, matching the braking prowess of the previous Air Pro and the recent Apollo City.
As well as its spectacular build quality and rarified performance, it’s home to many other excellent extras. If you need to head out in the wet, you’ll be grateful for its IP54 water-resistance rating and grippy deck. What’s particularly noteworthy, though, is the oil-based graphite paint that now coats the frame. It’s resistant to corrosion and general wear and tear, while it looks good enough for an influencer’s Instagram.
The LED display, too, is beautifully simple and fits seamlessly into the center of the upswept, ergonomic handlebars. It lets you view relevant riding data and even switch between three riding modes. Impressively, you get app connectivity, which grants access to even more riding stats and customizable settings. For instance, you can control the accelerative and regen braking intensity, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, turn the digital lock on, and even change the scooter from a kick-to-start model to one that fires up as soon you push the throttle.
So, any downsides? There are precious few, though the display is nowhere near bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. Also, on a similar theme, the taillight doesn’t flash when you brake, making your intentions less visible to traffic.
With all things considered, this latest version of the Air scooter line carries its pedigree with pride and doesn’t disappoint. It offers enough upgrades to forge a new path and raises the standards for Apollo’s customers to enjoy. With an effective suspension system working effortlessly with big, plush pneumatic tires, the Air 2022 more than deserves its title of the best sub $1,000 scooter.
Mid-Range Electric Scooters With Suspension
Apollo Ghost 2022
It’s time to ramp things up a notch – a realm where performance scooters roam – and where better to start than with the Apollo Ghost 2022.
If it’s a gateway into bigger, better scooters you crave, then this spooktacular model has you covered. Its adjustable spring suspension and large plush tires are best-in-class, while its ability to glide through speeds of up to 37 mph is supernatural for a scooter that somehow lurks within the $1,750 price category.
Whether it's sidewalks, hills, forest trails, hiking paths, or dirt roads you have your eye on, our Dual Motor Electric Scooter of the Year can summon the power and ride quality to make mincemeat of it all.
Why We Recommend It:
The Apollo Ghost 2022 is an exceptional update of the legendary Ghost scooter. It goes toe-to-toe with the original in most areas, but offers several upgrades to enhance its durability, build quality, speed, and ride comfort.
First, is the suspension system. While the original Ghost’s front and rear spring suspension setup was a real triumph when it came to delivering a smooth ride for all rider types, things could get a little bumpy on rough terrain.
While there have been no ostensible alterations to an already excellent set-up, I assume that the Ghost 2022 has had more preload added to the springs to ensure the suspension doesn’t bottom out when going off-road. This translates to a suspension score of 7 out of 10 – while that may not sound earth-shattering, as with every ghost, this experience needs to be felt to be believed.
The wheels, while sporting the same 10-inch air-filled tires that were so effective in absorbing shocks on the original Ghost, also now have 50% thicker rims. This is so they can handle the souped-up dual-1000W motors, which generate significantly more power than 2021’s 800W offerings. It also makes them less vulnerable to cracks and splits.
This extra power takes the top speed from 34 mph to 37 mph and introduces a better power input-to-output ratio. But where the Ghost 2022 will leave you quaking in your boots is its acceleration: it can hit 15 mph from a standstill in an otherworldly 2.5 seconds. The torque produced here also makes it great for hill-climbing; though, be warned: its power may be enough to spook riders who are not well-versed in performance scooters, so I advise first-time users to go steady when getting to grips with this spirited beast.
Besides, once you step foot on this scooter, you have 39 miles of ride time to perfect your riding ability. Via its 52V 18.2Ah battery – which uses Dynavolt cells – it promises an impressive number of charge cycles. If you charge the Ghost an average of 3 times a week, you can expect the battery to last for up to 4 years before its performance wanes. That’s a lot of riding around your favorite haunts.
The impressive build doesn’t stop there, though. Made from forged aluminum and hollowed out for better handling, the Ghost’s frame is pure Apollo: sturdy, lightweight, and durable. Thankfully – considering its pacey acceleration – the handlebars are wide enough to guarantee complete control of the wobble-free steering column, while powerful disc brakes and a roomy, grippy deck ensure rider confidence is guaranteed. Crucially, the stem has also been reinforced and is now 50% stronger, which significantly improves the Ghost 2022’s structural integrity and makes a huge difference to its maneuverability.
This overriding sense of confidence is bolstered by the QS-S4 display, which permits you to not only monitor your riding stats but alter your acceleration and regenerative braking strength. It comes fitted with a finger throttle (feedback for Apollo: a thumb throttle would be better), while motor and turbo buttons give you the option of seamlessly controlling your power output.
And that’s not all. The Ghost 2022 comes with an assortment of added design features that embroider its spectral black frame. From the tire-hugging fenders and smart power management system; to its excellent folding mechanism and collapsible handlebars: the Ghost is made to withstand whatever the day throws at you – as typified by its all-weather IP54 water-resistance rating.
Sure, it could do with a headlight high up the stem – though, the deck LEDs certainly win the Ghost points for style. And yes, it is not the lightest scooter. But, it can still fit in a trunk, making it a great accompaniment for weekend trips away.
In conclusion, the Apollo Ghost 2022 is perfectly suited to whatever purpose you have for it. It’s wholly deserving of its place in my guide to the best electric scooters with suspension – and for just $1,699, I think it represents excellent value for money to anyone wanting to elevate their electric scooter experience to new dimensions.
Whether you’re an urban city slicker, a dirt track denizen, hiking trail explorer, or an adrenaline speed junkie, the Phantom will match your needs and then some.
When it was released, it represented a quantum leap forward for performance scooters and a love note to the art of design.
Unlike any other scooter on our list, the Phantom brings an industry-first to the world of electric scooters with its quadruple suspension system. Yes, you heard that right. It sports two springs at the front and two at the rear. Like everything else about this scooter, the suspension has been through three iterations and thousands of tests to ensure comfort.
Measuring an impressive 8 out of 10 on our suspension scale, this game-changing setup creates a ride akin to gliding on air. With swingarms combined with rubber bushings at the bottom of each spring, the Phantom hits the sweet spot between bounce and cushioning to maximize stability.
Why We Recommend It:
First, the power. Boasting dual 1200W motors that have a peak output of 3200W, the Apollo Phantom can clock top speeds of 38 mph. That’s enough speed for all but the most committed of pros to get behind, though other similarly priced models will admittedly go faster.
Its acceleration to 15 mph in 2.5 seconds is also no pack leader – and is marginally slower than the cheaper Apollo Ghost. Yet, if you’re graduating from a single motor scooter then these stats will feel impressive in practice.
Carrying a 52V 23.4Ah battery that utilizes the same premium Dynavolt cells as the majority of Apollo’s models, the Phantom promises reliable, long-lasting quality that will take you to a maximum range of 40 miles in a single charge. The battery can be fully recharged in 12 hours, though regen brakes help you maintain battery life.
In terms of hill-climbing ability, the peak power output and torque of the dual motors conquer steep slopes – which puts even San Fransisco within range.
But here’s where the Phantom starts to really up the ante: its industry-leading 45-degree downward-angled quadruple suspension system. The combination of the springs, rubber bushings, and swingarms work in harmony to deliver a ride that has fast become one of the most popular in the electric scooter community.
You even have the option of tightening or softening the tension by adjusting the preload. (More preload will create the sensation of harder suspension, while less preload will soften the suspension). By being able to adjust preload, you can customize the suspension to your weight and riding style. For instance, if you weigh towards to upper limit of the Phantom’s 300 lbs load capacity, you may want to add more preload to prevent the springs from bottoming out.
The suspension system is supported by brakes that can be switched between regular discs and hydraulics, with the latter available via a $150 price bump. Their quality means you can stop on a dime, facilitating complete control even when riding at top speeds.
The comfort factor is ratcheted up a notch higher with the beefy pneumatic tires that absorb every vibration, with their souped-up width and texture adding to the sense of stability that this scooter specializes in.
Every single aspect of the Apollo Phantom has been meticulously designed and rigorously tested to maximize rider comfort. The only bone of contention is the Phantom’s suitability for rocky surfaces – I found the suspension to be a little too lively on such terrain.
Nevertheless, with appropriately wide handlebars and a kickplate that allows you to lean into the ride, control of the steering column is assured.
The other area where the Phantom truly uproots other models in its price class is with its next-gen display and adjustable settings for customized performance. The proprietary HEX display is next-level awesomeness and includes unique functions such as predicted mileage, which allows you to estimate the number of miles left on the clock based on your most recent acceleration pattern.
You can also navigate through 17 pre-set options using the simple up and down buttons – these include regen brake strength and acceleration power.
One noticeable improvement on the Apollo Ghost is the Phantom’s resoundingly bright, high-mounted, 1000W lumen headlight. This could startle King Kong and is ably supported by deck lights, a taillight, and rear turn signals.
By now, it goes without saying that you will not find better build quality for this price. Its menacingly black, aluminum frame is both great to look at and reliably sturdy, while its spacious, grippy deck can support riders weighing up to 300 lbs.
It may not be the most lightweight or portable scooter – though it does fold at the base of the stem – but, to be honest, the Apollo Phantom wasn’t made for being carried. What it was made for is the sheer joy of riding a performance scooter. If cutting-edge design and flawless ride quality matter to you, there aren’t many better ways to part with $1,999.
Premium Electric Scooters With Suspension
Mantis King GT
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The Mantis King GT. Our Best All-Terrain Electric Scooter of the Year. The crown jewel in Kaabo’s regal range of light-heavyweight performance models.
With a scooter that has so much weaponry in its arsenal, knowing where to start can be difficult. But really, there’s one glorious string to the Mantis King GT’s violin that sings more vibrantly than all the others: its exceptional hydraulic suspension that can be easily adjusted via the turn of a dial to fit your terrain and preferences.
Indeed, the GT is a bolt from the gods of off-road scootering. Priced at just $2,495, this all-conquering trailblazer has upturned a market usually dominated by ultra-performance behemoths that cost at least $1,000 more.
Why We Recommend It:
The Mantis King GT marks a turning point for Kaabo’s esteemed range. While you still get what is undoubtedly a Mantis at heart, this model is as close to a complete overhaul as you can get while sticking true to the line’s spirit of affordable power. With a new suspension system, higher top speed, and a larger frame comes a host of additional upgrades to thrill even the fussiest of riders.
Kaabo made a decision that has taken the GT from comfortable and capable, to luxurious and laudable. That decision was to follow the example set by the NAMI Burn-e 2 by introducing adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.
As a result, you get one of the most versatile scooters available. Scoring 9 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale, with a quick turn of a dial between your fingers you can alter the rate at which the shocks rebound.
With this type of customization available, every type of surface falls into your cross-hares. If you’re heading out on a smooth bike path, give it a twist and firm the shocks up. Alternatively, if you’re about to set out on a cross-country adventure, turn the dial the other way to completely engulf bumps and vibrations.
But of course, a glorious suspension system without the tires to match is like Bonnie without Clyde. Thankfully, the Mantis King GT knocks it out of the park with 10 x 3-inch pneumatic hybrid tires that grip whatever terrain you're traversing like a child and their favorite toy.
Because of the GT’s suspension supremacy, it would be easy to forget everything else that contributes to your ride comfort. Truth is, this is one scooter that is geared from top to bottom to leave riders drooling. It’s clear how hard Kaabo has worked to get this one right, and the build quality speaks for itself.
The handlebars – all 26 inches of them – deliver a level of handling that makes the GT incredibly agile for such a hulking scooter. Supplementing this aura of control is the spacious, grippy deck and kickplate that allow you to find the perfect riding position and lean in for a more aggressive riding style. The newly designed rock-solid stem locking lever further elevates the GT’s build quality credentials. Add in the built-in steering damping, and what you’re left with is an exhibition of electric scooter excellence.
Ah yes, and let's not forget speed. The GT has loads of it. The dual 1100W motors deliver a velocity of up to 43 mph, while two 30A Sine Wave controllers keep the lightning-quick acceleration smooth, letting you remain upright without being thrown off the back.
Meanwhile, the 60V 24Ah battery is busy generating enough power to keep you going for a maximum range of 56 miles (or, 38 miles when ridden in the fastest mode – according to my tests). Thankfully Kaabo has also added dual charging ports to reduce the total charge time from 12 hours to a much more manageable 6.
It’s worth mentioning that with so much power, the GT takes hills in its stride. Capable of producing a peak power output of 4200W, you fly up steep inclines without any bother.
You’ll be pleased to know that the GT also has the stopping power to match its ferocity. On both wheels, you’ll find Zoom hydraulic disc brakes that bring you to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. This is better than the venerated performance of the Wolf King GT (3.0 meters).
And, if you need even more control over your speed, the TFT display and its many riding modes are your first port of call.
Not only does the display deliver everything you’d want by giving you easy access to all your key stats including speed, battery life, mileage, and temperature readouts, but crucially, it puts full control of the scooter’s power delivery in your hands.
Via the display, you can regulate the power of the ferocious motors via 6 riding modes (including eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Even better, you can choose to engage either one – or both – of the motors. By controlling and capping the torque available, you can ease into the ride. This helps to build confidence by progressing through the speeds at your own pace to match your riding ability.
Not only is the Mantis King GT an absolute pleasure to ride; its adjustable suspension and hybrid tires make it versatile enough to take on any surface. If you want a scooter that will make you feel like a ninja on wheels, then this one’s for you.
NAMI Burn-E 2
The launch of the NAMI Burn-e Viper spun the scooter world into a state of unbridled excitement. It changed the game, laying down a marker that even left the Goliath of ultra-performance scooters, Dualtron, scrabbling. The only issue was its price tag. Enter the NAMI Burn-E 2, the Viper’s new little sibling that, though smaller in motor and battery, will nevertheless leave riders of all levels in dumbfounded awe.
It is almost implausible for a scooter of this power and build quality to be available at this price. Yet here we are – and I haven’t even acknowledged the imperious ride quality. Armed with industry-leading KKE hydraulic suspension – that was inspired by the motocross industry – the Burn-e 2 has the best suspension setup that I have ever tested. It even beats far more expensive models like the Dualtron X2 which costs a whopping $6,490.
What’s more, with an incredibly easy-to-use adjustable rebound setting, you can dial in the exact amount of damping you need. Whether you need the suspension to be stiff for burning rubber on the straights, or super soft for tackling challenging off-road terrain, the Burn-e 2 is a true terrain agnostic scooter. As a result of its sublime ride quality, it’s no surprise that I gave it 10 out of 10 on our suspension scale. You simply cannot improve on the buttery-smooth ride that this scooter delivers.
Why We Recommend It:
Producing top speeds of 45 mph and acceleration from 0-15 mph in a rocket-fuelled 1.8 seconds, the NAMI Burn-E 2 packs enough punch to down a brick wall. Its dual Sine Wave controllers pull power from the dual 1000W motors with exceptional control, making the throttle response silky smooth. This is a far cry from other models in its price class that feature Square Wave controllers that pull power erratically and lead to throttle jerk.
With all the power on offer, it's no wonder that the Burn-e 2 makes a mockery of steep hills and has the torque necessary to eat up dirt tracks and forest trails for breakfast.
When I test and review scooters, one of the key things I focus on is mileage and how the scooter feels to ride for long distances. Well, with a huge 72V 32Ah battery and a 90-mile maximum range (or 50 miles if you ride in dual motor mode), it certainly ticks the mileage box. But how does it ride? Alongside the optional steering damper, tall carbon-fiber stem, and wide handlebars, the Burn-e 2 facilitates outstanding control.
What’s more, I had my Burn-e 2 fitted with PMT tires and the difference in handling between these and standard Nylon tires was night and day. They have outstandingly good grip, to the point where wheel spin is controlled and the tires feel glued to the ground propelling you forward in a controlled motion. Similarly, general riding was vastly improved and the rounded front-on profile of tires made the scooter more nimble and effective at taking sharp turns at speed – something that models with standard Nylon tires can’t do.
Just as the formidable suspension setup can be tailored to your preferences, so can the riding modes. NAMI is one of few electric scooter brands that gives you the ability to create customized riding profiles. You can adjust top-level settings like the top speed and acceleration strength, while also digging deeper into performance settings by controlling how much power you want to flow to each individual motor – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As a result of the NAMI’s customization credentials, you feel at one with the scooter.
Of course, with a scooter that you feel at one with, it can be easy to get carried away and rip the top speeds. With this in mind, safety and security become even more important. The good news is that the Burn-E 2 improves on its predecessor's already impressive braking performance. Thanks to the new Logan 2-piston hydraulics, it comes to a mind-boggling stop in just 1.8 meters from 15 mph. When I first saw the results from my tests I couldn’t quite believe it, so I tested again, and again, and again – and the results all averaged an insanely good 1.8 meters.
Adding to the NAMI’s wealth of benefits, the deck has enough space to cater to all sizes with grip strips ensuring that you retain stability even when riding over bumpy terrain. Combined with the ability to add preload to both springs, the NAMI is well-suited to heavier riders. (Here, you can compact the springs so that they become tighter meaning that more downward pressure – or weight – is needed for the springs to compress).
As to be expected, the benefits don’t stop there. There’s a useful USB port to charge your devices on the go, an extremely bright 2000W Lumen headlight, responsive brake lights, and turn signals that wrap around the back and sides of the deck. There’s even a super loud motorcycle-grade horn.
To wrap up, the NAMI Burn-e 2 not only delivers across every plane that you would expect from a scooter of its price, but its exceptional suspension system makes the setups of its competitors look archaic. No other suspension system comes close to its level of shock absorption or adjustability.
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||45 MPH|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||43 MPH|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,999||38 MPH|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||37 MPH|
|Apollo Air||$999||21 MPH|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||1.8 s|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||1.9 s|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.5 s|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,999||2.5 s|
|Apollo Air||$999||5.7 s|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||90 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||56 miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,999||40 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 miles|
|Apollo Air||$999||31 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,399||50 miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||38 miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,999||25 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||25 miles|
|Apollo Air||$999||23 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|
|Apollo Phantom||$1,999||3.4 meters|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||3.4 meters|
|Apollo Air||$999||3.4 meters|
- Budget: Horizon 10.4 – Supports up to 265 lbs
- Mid-Range: Apollo Ghost – Supports up to 300 lbs
- Premium: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Budget: Apollo Air – 31 miles max (23 miles real-world)
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – 40 miles max (25 miles real-world)
- Premium: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles max (50 miles real-world)
- Budget: Apollo Air – 10 x 2 inches
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – 10 x 3.25 inches
- Premium: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11 x 3.5 inches
- Budget: Horizon 10.4 – 42 lbs, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars
- Mid-Range: Apollo Ghost – 64 lbs and foldable handlebars
- Premium: Mantis King GT – 74 lbs and a simple folding mechanism
- Budget: Horizon 10.4 – Gradual inclines
- Mid-Range: Apollo Phantom – Moderate inclines
- Premium: Mantis King GT – Steep inclines
- Budget: Apollo Air – IP54 water-resistance rating
- Mid-Range: Apollo Ghost – IP54 water-resistance rating
- Premium: NAMI Burn-e 2– IP55 water-resistance rating
What Is The Best Electric Scooter With Suspension?
Do Electric Scooters Have Suspension?
Many do – but, as this guide shows, you’ll have to spend a minimum of $799. Most budget scooters rely solely on air-filled tires to absorb shocks from the road; it’s only when you start exploring the worlds of commuter scooters or entry-level performance scooters that suspension systems become par for the course.
How Important is Suspension on an Electric Scooter?
Suspension on an electric scooter smooths out your ride and prevents you from feeling every bump and vibration produced by the road. The rougher the surface, the more important suspension is.
For example, if you only ever ride your scooter on well-maintained roads, then suspension isn’t crucial. However, if you want to take it off-road, it becomes essential.
How Do You Adjust the Suspension on an Electric Scooter?
Can Electric Scooters Handle Bumps?
Electric scooters with solid tires and no suspension do not handle bumps well – every jolt will move through your body.
Those with large pneumatic tires, however, can absorb the shocks of most small bumps and obstacles.
Higher-performing scooters with large tires and suspension systems can entirely engulf bumps and vibrations, delivering a smooth riding experience.
It’s a case of you get what you pay for.