Best motorized scooter

There is no way to decide which is the best electric scooter for adults overall, and it all comes down to what is the best match for your individual needs. There are two main categories: electric kick scooters and electric scooters with seat (although there are some kick scooters that have seated version) Most of the kick scooters are foldable, so they can fit the truck of your car, or you can take them with you to the public transport. Lets examine the best motorized scooter options below

Best motorized scooter

1. Xiaomi M365 – The Most Popular Commuter

Xiaomi m365 - Lightweight and cheap scooter

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Xiaomi folding electric scooter has already won over hearts of many commuters thanks to its simple design, light weight and reliable performance. M365 features a 250W brushless front hub motor that can obtain a burst of 500W, which is enough to get you to the top speed of 15.5 mph, and get you up a 14 degree hill. This scooter is a safe, convenient and environmentally-friendly option for short distance travel or daily commute, for an excellent price.

Xiaomi M365 is probably the most popular electric scooter globally. It can be seen on the streets all around the world, it’s zooming up and down all major cities in Europe and it became very well known in the US when big scooter sharing companies, like Bird and Spin, included Xiaomi scooters into their fleets.

Features:

  • Motor: 250W front brushless motor (500W peak)
  • Battery: 36V 7.8Ah lithium battery
  • Range: 18.6 miles
  • Max Speed 15.5 mph
  • Weight: 26.9 lbs
  • Brake System: Front E-ABS braking system, Rear mechanical disk brake
  • Dimensions: 42.5×16.9×44.9 inches(Upright) / 42.5×16.9×19.3 inches (Folded)
  • Wheels: 8.5 inches front and rear pneumatic tires
  • Max Load: 220 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 5.5 hours
  • Light: Front and Rear
  • Additional features: Mobile app integration, Kinetic energy recovery system

2. Gotrax GXL V2 – Best Budget Option

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First impression of the Gotrax GXL is that it is designed beautifully- sleek and seamless, without wires coming out of everywhere. It features a dual braking system, which is very rare for electric scooter at this price point. 8.5” air-filled tires provide a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in city streets and sidewalks. It is the perfect commuter scooter – the powerful 250W hub motor allows reaching 15.5 mph and a 36V Lithium-ion battery allows riding up 12.5 miles on a full charge.

Gotrax GXL has all the features necessary for the well-rounded city scooter: the LED display allows you to view your speed, change speed settings, and check the battery life, a hand operated hybrid brake will give you more control over your ride, and a bright headlight will help you see and be visible in the dark. It features an easy-to-use, lever-activated folding frame, and weighing only 26lbs it is truly portable, unlike some other foldable scooters that are just too heavy to be carried around. Considering the sleek style, the convenience and the price, this electric scooter could be the perfect commuting scooter for teenagers. And it also comes in pink.

Features:

  • Motor: Boosted 250W front brushless motor (430W peak)
  • Battery: 36V 5.2Ah Li-Ion battery
  • Range: 12.5 miles
  • Max Speed: 15.5 mph
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Brakes: Hand-operated Electric/Disk Hybrid Braking System
  • Dimensions: 44×6×38 inches(Upright) / 44×6×15 inches (Folded)
  • Wheels: 8.5” pneumatic tires
  • Max Load: 220 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 4 hours
  • Light: Headlight
  • Additional features: Cruise control

3. Glion Dolly – The Most Portable

Glion Dolly - Foldable scooter

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Lightweight and compact, Glion Dolly is a simple and effective solution who want to switch walking on their daily commute for a fun ride. Unlike heavier scooters, which can be a hassle in public transit, this folding electric scooter folds to the size of a small suitcase and unfolds in seconds. Glion Dolly is simple and sleek in design, a great option for those who have to wear elegant or office clothes and still want to feel the excitement of riding an adult electric scooter.

Features:

  • Motor: 250W brushless, gearless hub motor (600W peak)
  • Battery: 36V 7.8Ah LG Li-Ion
  • Range: 15 miles
  • Max Speed 15 mph
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Brake System: Rear anti-lock electronic brake
  • Dimensions: 37×12×16 inches(Upright) / 37×12×8 inches (Folded)
  • Wheels: 8.5 inches honeycomb tires
  • Max Load: 255 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 3.5 hours
  • Light: Front and Rear lights
  • Additional features: Patented vertical self-standing dolly feature

4. Ninebot MAX – Long Range Electric Scooter

Ninebot MAX

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The newest addition to the Segway line of electric scooters is the Ninebot KickScooter MAX. While it doesn’t stands out for his speed and power from his predecessors ES2 and ES4, this scooter brings a staggering range of solid 40 miles to the table. Maximum speed of the Ninebot MAX is 15 mph, and it is suprisingli stable with its the 10” tires even on wet road.

Another great feature is the hand-operated simultaneous dual braking system that will allow you to safely and quickly stop when you need to. The charging is super convenient thanks to the built-in charger, and all you need is a cable. All things considered, we can confirm that Segway is still a strong contender in the competition for the best adult electric scooters.

Features:

  • Motor: 350W rear hub motor (700W peak)
  • Battery: 36V 551Wh Lithium battery
  • Range: 40.4 miles
  • Max Speed 15.5 – 18.6 mph
  • Weight: 42.1 lbs
  • Brake System: Simultaneous dual brake system
  • Wheels: 10 inches tubeless tires
  • Max Load: 220 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 6 hours
  • Light: Headlights, Taillights, brake lights and side/rear reflectors
  • Additional features: Built-in charger, Segway-Ninebot App

5. WideWheel – Stability and Comfort

Mercane WideWheel Scooter

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The driving force of the new and improved WideWheel PRO are the two high-powered 500W BLDC Hub motors in each wheel that will get you to top speed of 26mph. Paired with 48V 15Ah high efficiency Li-ion battery, it will provide up to 20 miles of fast and smooth ride with both motors engaged, or up to 30 miles if you are just cruising around using only one motor.

The combination of dual suspension system with alloy-made coil springs, and extra wide tires filled with polyurethane foam fluid gives an unparalleled riding comfort. Making turns will take some time to get used to, but you will have no problem with climbing hills. All in all, 2020 WideWheel PRO is very comfortable and easy to ride, it is incredibly balanced and stable, maintenance-friendly and better than ever.

Features:

  • Motor: 2 x 500W dual motors
  • Battery: 48V 15Ah Li-ion
  • Range: 20+ miles (30 in Eco mode)
  • Max Speed 26 mph
  • Weight: 54 lbs
  • Brake System: Front and Rear Disc Brake
  • Wheels: 8″ x 3.9″ Never-flat Foam Filled Tires
  • Suspension: Front and Rear Springs
  • Max Load: 220 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 5-6 hours
  • Light: Front and Rear LED

6. Kaabo Mantis – Dual Motors

Kaabo Mantis

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Kaabo Mantis scooter is the right option for someone who just wants it all: speed, range, comfort, riding on and off road, climbing steep inclines and the ability to fold the scooter and put it in the trunk of a car. Mantis has it all, and it is not too big of a blow to your budget compared to some other electric scooters in its class.

Mantis features two motors with combined base output of 2000W. You can ride in single motor mode up to 30 mph while conserving your battery or switch on the second motor for extra acceleration and 40 mph top speed. The torque is unbelievable, so you’ll have a head start over any car on traffic lights and you’ll be able to conquer hills up to 20 degree incline.

Features:

  • Motor: Dual Motors (2000W peak)
  • Battery: 60V 24.5Ah LG (Pro version)
  • Range: 45+ miles
  • Max Speed 40 mph
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Brake System: full hydraulic brakes (Pro version)
  • Wheels: 10″ x  2.5″ pneumatic tires
  • Max Load: 265 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 13-16 hours (~8h with fast charger)
  • Light: 2 Front and Rear LED lights, LED side strip

7. Dualtron Thunder – Pure Power

Dualtron Thunder

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If you look for a portable urban scooter you’ll choose one of the scooters mentioned above; Xiaomi M365, GXL V2, or Ninebot Max. But if you are looking for a crazy powerful motorbike-like machine, you will definitely be intrigued with Dualtron Thunder. Two BLDC hub motors with combined peak power of 5400W mean that one you push the throttle there is no stopping.

This scooter is a true monster machine built to go at insane speeds and conquer the roughest terrain. It comes with top speed limited to 15 mph, but with a slight modification (which we do not advise, and you did not hear it from us) you will be able to reach the top speed of 50 mph. Bottom line is: wear the full motorcycle body armor, and enjoy the ride. Do not even think to step on this scooter without a proper full-face helmet.

Features:

  • Motor: Dual 5400W BLDC Hub Motor (2x2700W peak)
  • Battery: 60V/34.8Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Range: 74 miles
  • Max Speed 50 mph
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Brake System:  Front Hydraulic Brake & Rear Disk Brake
  • Wheels: 11 inch Ultra-Wide Tubeless Tires
  • Max Load: 260 lbs
  • Charging Time: 0%-100% 20 hours with 2A charger, 5 hours with quick charger
  • Light: Dual LED headlights, taillights and brake lights
  • Suspension: Front rubber suspension and rear adjustable suspension with 5 kinds of replaceable rubber cartridges.

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Electric Scooters With Seat

For those who prefer sitting down while driving, here is a short review of some of the best electric scooters with seat, that offer speed and great performance, as well as comfort while riding:

EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

1. Razor EcoSmart Metro

Razor has been around for over 15 years and received numerous awards for design and innovative technology. Just like that, innovative and unique, is the EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter. With a bamboo deck and classic white, powder-coated frame, this ride looks more like a vintage bike than the future of commuting. But don’t let the looks fool you: this is a decently powerful two-wheeler with powerful, but silent 500w motor, top speed of 20mph and a range between 15 and 20 miles on a single charge. The weight capacity is 220lbs. The Razor EcoSmart also features 16-inch pneumatic tires, rear disc brakes and adjustable handlebar and seat. Designed for ages 16 and up, this scooter will appeal to those that appreciate simple design and affordable price. Detachable luggage carrier and a kickstand add to the charm, and the price is practically a steal!CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON

Qiewa Q1 Hummer Scooter

2. Qiewa Q1 Hummer

Q1 Hummer is the most popular of the Qiewa scooters. Even though it is not cheap, the impressive features, and the performance, especially the speed, turned out to be the recipe for success for this Taiwanese company. Q1 is very strong and sturdy, and very fast as well. However, the quality of the construction makes it feel stable and make you feel safe riding at speeds of up to 35 mph. The Qiewa Q1 offers a motorbike worthy performance.

Though this scooter does not come with a seat, you can buy the seat separately, and the design of the deck allows you tho attach a seat base plate fairly easily. Adding a seat will make your ride more comfortable and easier on your knees.CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON

Nanrobot - scooter with seat

3. Nanrobot D4+

Nanrobot D4+ is foldable, fast, and best of all – comes with a pretty comfortable optional seat. In fact, most of Nanrobot scooters have a detachable seat that can be bought separately. The seat might not be necessary to ride this scooter, but when you are flying down the road almost 40mph you will be glad to have the option to sit down. This scooter is very well built with two motors with power of 1000W each. With range of over 40 miles, this scooter is a serious electric ride, not just a  toy disguised as a gadget for adults.

This is an ideal scooter for anyone that  rides not-so-perfect roads, and maybe even some off-road paths. Anyone who needs power for steep hills and to quickly accelerate in-between traffic or across an intersection will appreciate the performance of Nanrobot D4+.CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON

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