Scooters are taking over the personal mode of transportation. This Dual Motor X trail scooter review will show you that. The popularity of the likes of bicycles, skate shoes (and boards), scooters, etc. over the years has risen to an all-time high. The frenzy to get a car is no longer as before, and people are looking at more cost-friendly intra-city modes of transportation. Of course, the electric scooter is one of the wheeled systems that won big in this aspect.
Innovations are constant in the world, and this is vividly seen in the transportation system. We have moved from combustion engine cars to electric cars. This innovation also applies to the world of scooters. There is no need to push through with all your energy anymore. Electric scooters and bikes can do all of the work for you. There are different models of electric scooters available out there. In this article, we will be discussing the Dual Motor X Trail scooter and the Best dual motor electric scooter options. We have also included a video review to help you better understand this review.
Dual Motor X trail scooter review
The Dual Motor X Trail Scooter Review
About the Dual Motor X trail Scooter
The X trail scooters are arguably one of the most popular brands of scooters out there in Toronto. There is just so much to love about these bikes. The motorized X trail scooters are the perfect combination of performance, luxury, and convenience. These motorized scooters come either as the single motor or dual motor.
Most recent in the flagship of the X trail scooters is the Dual Motor X trail scooter. Scooting far and near, across the city is so much fun on this scooter. On a summarized note, this motorized wheel is worth the buy. With this Dual Motor X trail scooter review, we going to prove that to you.
Before we continue, note this, when it comes to power and speed on whatever trail, this is the best choice out there right now. The Single Motor X trail scooter was pretty impressive, but this is even better. Being a dual-motor scooter, it provides more power, and you can attain incredible speeds with it.
Testing the scooter for a few days was excellent, and it brought us to the conclusion that it is a fine motorized scooter. On a scale of ten, we would rate this bike a “nine.” Not only the power and speed it offers prompt this high score, but there is also other stuff we found exciting on the bike. We would be taking an in-depth look at all this bike has to offer you.
The highlight of this scooter is the ease with which you can pack it away if you won’t be using it for a long time. There is so much to talk about on this bike — the convenience it offers and the pricing in Canada.
X trail scooters are always top-notch with fantastic convenience all packed into a light-weighted machine. This is one reason why you should buy this scooter – amazing features, but lightweight.
Everything the Dual Motor X trail has to offer
Let’s take an in-depth look at the top-selling points of the Dual Motor X trail scooter.
The body: Material
In this Dual Motor X trail review, we will be starting with the body of the scooter. It is made of aluminum alloy 6061. This incredible finishing to the body of the X-trail scooter leaves it resistant to water. The colour, texture, and the quality of the materials used in every part are merely astounding.
The aluminum alloy used in making the metal-framed parts of the scooter is just the best decision. If you don’t know aluminum alloys, they are always attractive in appearance, cost-effective and they can be easily recycled. These features are a win.
Assuming this scooter has been made with other metal alternatives like iron, copper or brass, the weight will be three times its current weight. The use of Aluminum alloy makes the scooter very sturdy and with a very high strength-to-weight ratio.
Additional advantages of using aluminum alloy are that the scooter enjoys resilience under static and dynamic loading. This frame makes the scooter resistant to corrosion, gives it the ability to conduct heat and a reflective surface that makes the bike all the more beautiful.
This is also an impressive part of the scooter. First of all, the tires are 10 inches wide, and they are tubeless. The off-terrain tires are adapted for any terrain you may want to ride on. These tires are adapted for riding on the road, in the woods, and not-too-deep quicksand. The tires are as rugged as they can get and with the quad shocks fitted with them, your scooter is more than safe.
The Dual Motor X-trail has quad shocks in the front wheel and dual shocks at the rear wheel. The shocks are perfect for keeping your scooter balanced and steady.
On the front wheel, there are two shocks each on either side, while at the rear, there is one quad shock on either side. Featuring the quad and dual shocks on the front and back wheel respectively is very impressive. This is another score for X-trail.
This Dual Motor X trail scooter review will not be complete without a word of how effective the suspension system is. During our test ride, the suspension was very useful as it combined seamlessly with the disc braking system to bring the scooter to a stop whenever we wanted. With this suspension, we can assure you of complete safety and balance.
The suspension also makes handling very easy. Coupled with the motors and the ergonomic handles, handling is effortless. The purpose of the motors is to get you going without having to expend much energy. The suspension system makes this process easier.
Just as the name implies, it is a dual-motor scooter, and you can only imagine the power and speed this will offer you. The motors featured on this bike are 800 watts each. In total, you get 1600 watts. This high power delivered by the motor brings about fast speeds, and you can quickly move uphill without worry. The motors are situated in the rear wheel, with a shiny silvery finishing to complement the aesthetics of the scooter.
The motors are powered by a 15 Ah battery of 48 volts. The lithium battery produces enough power to push the scooter for over 40 kilometres. This is impressive and makes it worth every penny you will pay for this bike.
While preparing for the Dual motor X trail scooter review, we took it to about 60 km, well beyond the stipulated maximum of 40 km. This seems insane, right? This is to prove that the scooter can be pushed beyond its boundaries. Of course, you won’t push it that hard every time, but when needed, you can always achieve it. The recommended distance is 32km, and we think this is more than enough for everyday use.
The batteries get to full charge between 5 to 6 hours. So, just by leaving the scooter plugged in overnight, it becomes fully charged, and you are ready to commute the next day.
These are just ergonomic as they can get, making handling very effortless. There are other components on the handlebar, all designed to improve functionality in the scooter.
First on the handle is the display. Switching on display is quite easy. There is a power button just beside it, which you hold down for just about a second before the LCD control screen turns on. Just beneath the display screen, there is the red button to control the motors. You can switch between single and full power on the motors. Using this all depends on the terrain you are currently on. If you are going downhill, turning to the single motor to conserve power is advisable. If you will be riding uphill, you can decide to use dual motors.
Right beside the red button, there is a yellow button meant for the horns. It’s not quite as loud as found in motorcycles, but it does the job of letting people know you are right behind since most of your travel will be done on the pedestrian lane.
On the left hand, there is another horn (a red button this time). So you can use your horn while trying to switch between motors. This is just so convenient.
There are also the light controls on the handlebars. The Dual Motor X trail scores so well with its lighting system. The headlights are bright, and you have no problem navigating the streets at night. With the swift controls, you can toggle them off and on, quickly.
The scooter also has a lightning system around the board that provides for adequate night visibility. Hence, when riding at night, you don’t have to worry about an incoming car not seeing you and the scooter. The light twitches at a fast frequency to get the attention of incoming persons immediately.
There is also a rear lightning system for the brakes. Once you press on the brakes, the light comes on to notify those behind you. All these lighting systems make the Dual Motor X trail scooter cool, way out of the league of traditional scooters. Toronto roads are always busy and to ensure safety, you have to be visible while you commute. The Dual Motor X Trail takes care of that.
There are two brakes for the Dual Motor X trail scooter, working in sync with the suspension. Each of the wheels has its connected disc brake. The rear wheel has the brake on the left handle, while the front wheel’s brake is located on the right handle. Beyond the disc braking system, there is a feature of the electric brakes that automatically cuts the motor off when pressed.
Collapsing and assembling
This scooter has many parts and features that make this scooter top-notch. However, beyond the components, lightweight, and ease of drive, the folding is another characteristic that will surely catch your fancy.
Whether you are travelling, or you want it stashed away for some time, you can do it with ease. Folding the scooter away is very simple. On the handle, there are two levers on either side. Pull back at the levers and you can have it folded in no time.
There is a third lever just behind the front wheel, pull it back, followed by pulling another lever right beside the front wheel. Pulling these two levers, the whole stem of the scooter falls back on the board. It is that easy.
Assembling the collapsed scooter back into place is also very easy. Pull the collapsed stem back up, and allow for the lever to clutch back into place. Then make sure it is keyed by pushing the lever behind the front wheel into position once these are done, then to the handle levers. Just by lifting the handles back up, they snap into place. In a few seconds, your scooter is all set.
In the course of the Dual motor X trail scooter review, we found that the stem can also be adjusted. This solves the problem of height compatibility. By opening the lever along the stem, you can raise or reduce the height of the stem to your height. Once you get the height right, lock the lever back into position, and you are ready to ride.
This is an excellent feature if you are going to share the scooter with other adults or young teenagers. You don’t have to worry about getting a scooter that complements different heights. This does the trick for everyone.
A look at the cost; worth it?
The Dual Motor x trail review scooter review will not be complete without a look at the price here in Toronto. The cost of the Dual Motor X trail all depends on the location you are buying and the dealer. Irrespective, the cost of the scooter stands in the range of $1700 and $1900.
Considering the cost and the features the scooter is set to deliver, there is then the question of worth. One aim of the Dual Motor X trail scooter review was to check if the scooter was worth the price tag. The truth is, the scooter is worth the $1800 average price. The motors, the lights, the braking system, and the fold-ability all adds up to the value. At this price, you are surely not going to regret getting this bike.
The Dual Motor X trail scooter review took some days, but it was a gratifying experience. The ease of use is one area that makes this scooter stand out from the pack. You don’t have to be a genius to get the systems working and commuting to your destination.
If you are going on a long journey and want to have your scooter for local transport, this scooter has your back. On a single full charge, you can also travel about 40 km non-stop. Coupled with the other features, what more could be desired from a scooter in this price range. In our opinion? Nothing!
WHAT SCOOTER SHOULD I BUY?
The focus of this site has always been to help scooterists find the best machine. This entire site is designed to be a comprehensive resource on every scooter from all the main manufacturers, but it still can be difficult to get started. This article will help you do just that by asking some of the key questions.
What displacement is right?
To get started, ask yourself what sort of power or engine size you’re after. Small scooters (50cc) will be good for 30-50mph, which means around town use only unless you’re crazy. There aren’t many scooters between 50cc and 125cc, which is where the mid sized scooter market starts (125-170cc). Mid-sized scooters add enough power to hang with traffic on backroads and slower highways (i.e. 50-70mph), but you have to move up to 250cc+ to be fully capable of cruising on highways with 60-70mph speed limits.
Opting for a bigger motor certainly adds power, but it also means a machine that is more expensive to buy, insure, maintain and fill with gas. Bigger scooters are also a bit more of handful for smaller riders looking for something light and nimble. So carefully consider what size of scooter meets your realistic needs, and then ask yourself if such a scooter also meets your budget. The challenge is might be finding the right balance between what’s practical economically and what gets you excited. Opting for a scooter that is impractically too small in a bid to save money often ends with dissatisfaction, while selecting a bigger machine than you need ends up being a costly lesson.
Why are you buying?
Consider what your main motivation is. If you’re buying because you’re a scooter enthusiast looking for a blast on two wheels then you probably already have a favorite brand and you’re not reading this article, so if you are reading this then maybe you’re buying a scooter for practical reasons.
The danger if you are buying a scooter to save money is to wrongly assume all scooters are economical and then purchase some attractive machine which might end up costing more to operate than you planned. I did just that when my wife and I purchased two mid sized scooters – a Vespa LX150 and a Yamaha BWS 125. We figured it would be a fun and cheap way to travel but once we actually got the scooters I realized that our combined gas usage was the same as just taking our car, plus any money saved by diverting wear and tear off the car was lost because we were spending an extra $70 per month on insurance for the scooters plus they were depreciating. Our car only cost us $2500 a few years earlier and the total depreciation on these two scooters by the time we sold was over $3500.
To put it simply, any scooter will save money if you’re buying it instead of a car. But if you’re buying a scooter in addition to your car then only a 50cc will really save enough money to be worthwhile. Even then you have to use it a decent amount. So the take away lesson here is that if you are buying a scooter for practical reasons then make sure it’ll really save money. To do that, you’ll want to think about which brands hold their resale value and what scooters cost the least to own and maintain. To answer that, start by mulling over the next question.
How long will you own it?
Purchase price is a big factor in any buying decision, but resale value is also important if you don’t plan on keeping it forever. The difference between the purchase price and the eventual resale price is what you really spent to own it.
Well known and highly regarded brands like Honda, Piaggio, Suzuki and Yamaha typically have very good resale value, so you can sell a scooter for over 50% of what you paid for it even after 5 years. Conversely, poorly known and lower quality brands like Chinese machines have very little resale value so the upfront price savings can be lost when you try to sell it. In between are brands like the Taiwanese (Kymco, Genuine, PGO, SYM) which depreciate at moderate rates. Vespa’s are another thing entirely, with depreciating typically quite slow except for the grand or so you lose when you roll it out of the showroom.
If you think you’re only going to own the scooter for a few years, stick with a trusted brand that will be easy to sell. Honda is the best in this regards, but Yamaha, Suzuki, Vespa, Piaggio and Aprilia sell pretty good as well. If you plan on owning it longer then a Taiwanese built machine (Kymco, Genuine, PGO, SYM) could be the right call because these brands make pretty good machines but they aren’t well known enough to have decent resale value. Over a time period of more than 5 years they can be cheaper in total cost.
Almost everyone would do well to stay away from Chinese scooters. They have no resale value yet they don’t last long enough to earn their purchase price. The only owners who can come out ahead with a Chinese machine are those who are willing to do quite a bit of wrenching if necessary. If you’re willing and eager to get your hands greasy and you can’t afford at least a Taiwan built machine, then a Chinese scooter will be an interesting experience if nothing else.
How old of a machine?See also
You might have seen some tempting 20 year old scooter on Craigslist for $200, which has you pondering where the optimal intersection is between age and price. Depreciation for scooters is typically about 50% in the first 5 years and then really slow after that. Even a machine from 1990 will probably fetch $500 if it’s running well, which is probably 50% of it’s new MSRP.
The lesson here is that you don’t save much money opting for scooters that are older than about 5-7 years. There are older scooters that are much cheaper, but these are typically not running or not running well, which is the real reason why the price is low. Consider that a 1995 Honda Dio typically sells for $800, while a 2007 Honda Ruckus goes for maybe $1000. Those extra $200 for a 11 year newer machine are very well spent.
So most people should look for machines that are somewhere between new and 7 years old depending on their budget. People with really small budgets and who are mechanically inclined can look for scooters that are non-running but supposedly ran well when they were parked 5-15 years ago. These machines are always a gamble, but the home mechanic can often get them running for under $200 so they’re a fun project if you buy them cheap and invest sparingly in them.
Making a short list
By now you should have narrowed down the engine size you’re after to a pretty small range and hopefully focused in on 1-3 manufacturers. The scooter market really isn’t that big, so if you also know roughly how old of a scooter you want to buy then you’re all set to go make a short list. If your list is 50cc scooters from Japanese brands sold from 2009 thru 2012 then you’re probably only looking at 4-5 machines.
So browse through the main pages for each brand your interested in to identify candidate models and then go read the individual pages for all the info. If you’re looking at 50cc then also consider if you want a 2-stroke or 4-stroke. Otherwise, if you’ve chosen your list based on practical criteria then now may be the right time to listen more to other side of your brain and select the machine that appeals to your passion. The scooter with the cool looks is probably going to make you happier than the one with 25% more storage. Buy the one you love and you won’t regret it.