Finding the best Boosted rev price options can be hard if you’re unaware of what features to look for especially that there are so many of them to find around. For this reason, we’ve put up a guide highlighting the top boosted rev accessories in the category.
To buy a product is easy today. To buy a good product is not as easy as it was a couple of decades ago. Back then, there were fewer options to choose from and less advertisements forcing you to buy from them. Today’s consumers move around more. They are aware of the products that are available on the Internet and can afford to purchase them from any location in the world. This means that you might end up buying a product that does not work as advertised or has defects. For this reason, we have come up with a guide where we look at the best boosted rev accessories based on their performance and quality ratings among past buyers who have used them extensively.
Our team has researched and reviewed these products to help you come up with a better decision.
Boosted rev price
Boosted’s new Rev electric scooter is a beast. With dual motors and massive tires, the Boosted Rev could eat those $300 budget electric scooters for breakfast.
But is it worth the high price tag? Let’s find out…
Boosted Rev electric scooter
Ever since the Boosted Rev was unveiled almost two months ago, people have been trying to figure out where it fits into the larger electric scooter ecosystem.
At $1,599, it’s a seriously expensive scooter. But with 1,500 W of continuous power across two motors, and probably close to twice that much power during peak acceleration and hill-climbing, it’s also more powerful and offers higher performance than almost any other scooter on the market.
Plus the Rev comes from a company known for high-quality production and vehicles designed to last for years.
To really get a sense of what the Boosted Rev electric scooter is packing, let’s check out the specs.
Boosted Rev electric scooter tech specs
- Motor: dual 750 watt continuous brushless DC motors
- Top speed: 24 mph (38 km/h)
- Range: 22 miles (35 km)
- Weight: 46 lb (26 kg)
- Load capacity: 250 lb (113 kg)
- Brakes: motor braking front and rear, foot brake and disc brake in rear
- Tires: 9″x3″ air-filled front and rear
- Climbing angle: up to 25% grade
- Extras: kickstand, headlight and taillight, LED speedometer and battery meter, 3 riding modes, wide foot deck, one-hand folding mechanism, extra-wide handlebars, throttle wheel (like Boosted’s skateboard remote)
As usual, seeing is believing. So make sure you check out my review video below in addition to all the details in the article.
For such a pricey scooter, the Boosted Rev has to compete on quality. And so far it seems like the Rev came to win.
The first thing you notice about the Rev is the phenomenal build quality. This thing is SOLID. There’s no flexing in the stem, there’s no play in the brake, there’s no hesitation in the throttle. The scooter simply feels like it was built to last. With many of Boosted’s original electric skateboards still on the street after more than five years, I can see the same being true for Boosted Rev electric scooters.
The engineers that designed this thing knew what they were doing. As part of my week on the Boosted Rev, I tried pushing it hard over jumps and riding offroad on trails ranging from gravel to forest to singletrack. And it handled it all.
I’m also a big fan of the design. I love the frame bars that wrap around the front of the stem and give you something to put a U-lock through. I love the big rear fender that doubles as a scrub brake. And I even love the throttle wheel, even though I expected it to feel odd at first.
On my very first ride on the Boosted Rev before the official launch in NYC last May, I found that the throttle felt intuitive right off the bat. Sure, it looks odd and might be a bit new to riders who have never tried one of Boosted’s electric skateboards before, but it feels nice on the thumb and allows for intuitive acceleration and braking with a single finger.
The front light is quite bright and the rear light is plenty visible. Plus the rear lights up as a brake light. Surely drivers aren’t trained to notice brake lights on scooters yet, but a suddenly brighter red light at night is hard to miss.
The Boosted Rev electric scooter has gobs of it. I’m not exactly hefty, tipping the scales at about 150 lb (68 kg). I can easily spin the tires when I’m on loose terrains like grass, dirt, or sand. If I shift my weight just a bit backward on the scooter, I can even do front-wheel burnouts on grippy asphalt and concrete. There’s no way you’re doing that on a Bird or Lime electric scooter!
In addition to power, the Rev is extra torquey. It can climb hills like nobody’s business. Again, I’m not exactly a hefty fellow, so I can’t comment on how the scooter will do on a steep hill with a 250 lb (113 kg) rider. But with the amount of stress testing that Boosted put into the scooter before launch, I can see the Rev holding its own.
The other nice thing about powerful motors is that the regenerative braking is incredibly powerful as well. Sure, you get a stomp brake and a disc brake, but all you really need is the regen braking. I never use either of the two mechanical brakes. Boosted’s electric skateboards are known for their strong motor braking and it turns out that the Boosted Rev is no different. This thing can stop on a dime!
The Boosted Rev easily gets me up to 23 mph (37 km/h). Depending on the terrain I can sometimes hit the claimed 24 mph, but not always. I won’t ding the scooter too much there – that’s pretty standard across the industry. Few scooters reach their true top speed on anything less than 100% full battery and on an indoor track. So if the Boosted is getting within a half-mile per hour of its target then I’m happy with that.
The acceleration is also on point. As long as I can get enough traction on the fat tires, I can launch off the line. Speaking of tires…
The big tires are there because the Boosted Rev has no suspension. If I had to choose one main gripe about the Rev, this would be it. The lack of suspension means that you’ll feel potholes more than on a full-suspension electric scooter.
To be fair, the 3 inch wide tires were great at absorbing sidewalk cracks and various smaller bumps in the road. But cobblestones were rougher on the Boosted Rev than on full suspension scooters I’ve tried.
I did do some pretty good testing on those tires though, from jumping curbs to riding mountain bike trails. And while you have to use more of your legs as suspension on the biggest bumps, the tires really do help. So when Boosted says the Rev doesn’t need suspension because it has fat tires, I’d say that’s half true. The tires go a long way, but I still would have loved to get some real suspension in there.
The thing I love about electric scooters is that they are so much easier to carry with you. On an electric bicycle, I always have to worry about locking the bike up when I get to my destination. And while I can lock the Rev though its tubular frame, it also folds so easily that I rarely do that in practice. Instead, I just fold it up and carry it into the coffee shop or cafe. The scooter isn’t tiny, but I can usually get away with wedging it under my chair or the table. It’s not light at 46 lb (26 kg), but it is manageable for most adults.
The one-handed folding mechanism is also a dream. It simply works so easily and I don’t have to struggle with it to get the scooter folded like I do on some other scooters. In fact, I almost feel like it folds too easily. The first time I folded the Boosted Rev, I found that it was so effortless that I kind of eyed the mechanism suspiciously. I was worried it would just fold on me willy nilly. But try as I might, I couldn’t get it to engage without purposefully activating the folding paddle with my fingers. So it passed my “will this thing fold on me while I’m riding” test. It’s the first scooter I’ve ridden that folds effortlessly and yet still locks away solidly.
The only downside to the folded position is that those wide handlebars still stick out. They aren’t foldable and so they make the folded scooter into a big T shape. That means the Boosted Rev will never be as narrow as some electric scooters with folding handlebars. But it also has more rigid (and presumably safer) handlebars because of the lack of folding. So everything is a tradeoff, I suppose.
Gosh, this is really a tough one. Is the Boosted Rev worth it?
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been grinning ear to ear while riding around on the Boosted Rev all week. It’s simply a pleasure to ride and it makes a terrific commuter vehicle.
But $1,599? If it had full suspension then I’d say it’s a no brainer. Yes, buy it.
But without full suspension, I’d give the caveat that it won’t ride as nicely on really rough roads and cobblestone streets. For the majority of riders though, they’ll be perfectly happy with the ride comfort on everyday streets and bike lanes.
At the end of the day, the Boosted Rev is a premium scooter of course. If you’re on a budget then you won’t be considering the Boosted Rev. You’ll be looking at $300 scooters.
But for anyone that doesn’t immediately recoil when you hear the price, then you’ll likely be very happy with the Rev. And considering Boosted offers a 30-day guarantee to try out the scooter and decide if you like it, you can’t really go wrong. The scooter is top quality and a blast to ride. Its price will certainly limit its audience, but those that can swing it will be happy they did.
Electric Scooter Categories
Budget Electric Scooters (<$300)
Most scooters that fall into the budget e-scooter class are not recommended for anything but minimal or light recreational use. At this budget price point, expect under-powered motors, low capacity batteries, and weak brakes. However, there are some excellent and very functional electric scooters in this category. They are worth taking a look at if this fits your budget.
See Editor’s Choices for Best Electric Scooters Under $300
Commuter Electric Scooters ($300 to $1200)
The commuter class of electric scooters is the biggest one and therefore divided into three categories. At these price points, we generally find that scooters are fairly balanced in terms of features, quality, and performance.
Budget Commuter ($300 to $600)
These scooters are great for traveling shorter distances, have a reasonable range, and suitable build quality for daily commuting. Expect occasional repairs over the few years expected lifetime. Budget commuter scooters are best when your commute has relatively smooth surfaces and not a lot of steep hills. They are light enough that you can fold and carry them up stairs once in a while.
See ESG Editor’s Choices for Best Electric Scooters Under $600
Mid-ranged Commuter ($600 to $900)
A mid-ranged commuting electric scooter will have a slightly larger battery for more range and possibly more motor power than the budget commuter. You won’t see any dual-motor scooters at this price, but you will see the incorporation of suspension into some models.
See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $900
Premium Commuter ($600 to $1200)
Scooters in the premium commuter class typically add suspension, larger motors, bigger batteries, and better brakes to the budget and mid-range offerings. The ride will be more comfortable, safer, and have a better range due to these upgrades. However, there is a tradeoff with increased weight (around 18 kgs) that makes loading into a car or carrying upstairs more difficult.
See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooter Under $1200
Performance Electric Scooters ($1200 to $1600)
Performance electric scooters start to offer either serious speed or ultra-long range. Many of these scooters incorporate dual motors and sizable battery packs. The longest-ranged scooter in this category can deliver up to 81 kilometers of real-world range. At this price point, which ranges from $1200 to $1600, you will also start to see some premium features including large tubeless pneumatic tires, semi-hydraulic or hydraulic brakes, powerful lights, and turn signals.
See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $1600
Extreme Performance Electric Scooters ($2500+)
Extreme scooters like these are the highest performing in every category except portability. They have massive, dual motors (some reaching speeds above 64 kmh), extended battery life for extreme range (>64 kilometers), top-notch suspension, and hydraulically-activated disc brakes for stopping at fast speeds. Although still suitable for daily commuting, their larger tires are the only ones built for off-roading. These extreme performance scooters are the heaviest as well (typically +32 kgs), so if you need to fold and carry these scooters, make sure you are comfortable with the weight.
See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $2500
Electric Scooter Features
What else should you know before buying an e-scooter? Now that we’ve gone over some important factors to think about, let’s dive into some other topics that will likely influence which scooter you choose to purchase, including price, range, weight, top speed, rider weight, and IP rating.
There are always going to be better and worse values in purchasing electric scooters, but basically quality and features improve with price. You won’t be buying an extreme off-road beast scooter for $200. Refer to the electric scooter categories for price brackets.
You can use the comparison database to set min and max limits for the price to a budget range that suits your needs. This will return all scooter options available in that range, and you can jump to our detailed reviews (written and video) for most.
Range refers to the distance a scooter can travel before it runs out of battery power. The range of your electric scooter will depend on various factors, including motor power, rider weight, scooter weight, weather, mode, and average speed. We perform a real-world range test on all scooters to determine a realistic assessment of range.
Our ESG certified range test is performed by the same rider on the same urban route with frequent stops, rough roads, and uphill climbs in the scooter’s highest performance mode. The 74 kg rider pushes the scooter to its limit, maxing out the throttle and riding until the battery dies completely.
A cautious rule of thumb is to take whatever the manufacturer advertises and divide by two. Results from the 2018 electric scooter survey show most manufacturers overestimate by 30% in their range claims.
Like all batteries, as time goes on your battery capacity (and scooter range) will diminish. Most batteries will maintain their integrity for at least 300 to 500 charging cycles, with the best batteries enduring up to 1000 charging cycles before beginning to degrade. Think about your commute and how far you travel in a typical day. Remember that when your scooter runs out of power, no matter the size, you can still kick to push it.
Pro Tip: You can also bring your charger with you or buy an extra charger to leave at your destination. Some high performance scooters have dual charging ports, cutting charge time in half when using two chargers.
Weight can be a big consideration if you need to fold and carry your scooter, especially on a regular basis.
Most scooters with a reasonable range (>24 kilometers) will weigh over 11 kgs. Scooters far exceeding 14 kgs will be fairly difficult to carry for long durations. Having a handle or shoulder strap will help bear the weight. Some scooters have extra wheels or a folded configuration that allow them to be rolled like the compact, commuter-friendly Glion Dolly. However, scooters will still have to be carried up stairs or lifted into a vehicle when transporting. Even the highly portable Dolly has folded dimensions of 94 cm by 30 cm by 20 cm and weighs 13 kgs, which can be awkward for some to carry.
If you are in the market for recreational joyriding or beast mode off-roading and not focused on its portability, the weight is not as important a factor as build quality and top speed. If you are looking for a commuter electric scooter to solve the last mile problem on your everyday route, its weight is important to consider.
Think about your commute:
- Will you need to walk up stairs?
- Does your destination have an elevator?
- Do you have permission and space to store your scooter inside (primarily in workplaces)?
- Do you have alternate transportation when poor visibility and/or inclement weather occur?
- Are you able to lift the scooter into a trunk?
Some conditions, like rainy weather, may call for you to take public transportation or a rideshare home. Most drivers will allow you to put your scooter in the trunk, but you still need to be able to maneuver it into the vehicle yourself.
Pro Tip: For comparison, the average weight of a household standup vacuum cleaner is 5 kgs to 8 kgs and many have similar dimensions to large folded scooters. Alternatively, visit a sporting goods store and pick up a few dumbbells or kettlebells to test what weight you can comfortably manage.
Top speed is not a huge factor for most commuters as long as the scooter can reach 24 kmh. In fact, some municipalities have laws against going over 24 kmh on electric scooters and most restrict scooters from driving on pedestrian sidewalks.
Riding in a car or even on a bicycle at 24 kmh feels different than riding an electric scooter at that speed because of the tires and acceleration. In reality, when traveling on roads or in bike lanes, 24 kmh to 29 kmh is fast enough. If riding in urban traffic regularly, scooters with good acceleration and top speeds in this range can help you avoid accidents. If you are interested in extreme performance scooters, those can go up to 81 kmh (like the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11) and we recommend wearing serious safety gear when traveling at those speeds.
Pro Tip: Always wear a helmet when riding your scooter at any speed.
The max load or max rider weight is the weight limit that the electric scooter can support. For most scooters, this limit ranges from 100 kgs to 120 kgs. If you weigh more than this, you’ll want to make sure you’re looking at scooters that can support your weight. For safety reasons, you shouldn’t exceed the weight limit specified by the manufacturer.
Keep in mind that even if the scooter is rated for your weight and you’re at the top of the limit, it will be slower and have less range compared to a lighter rider. Also consider if you’ll be carrying a backpack or anything else that will add to the overall weight the scooter will bear. For riders near or above 100 kgs, you should focus on electric scooters with at least a 500-watt motor.
Pro Tip: You can filter the comparison database based on rider weight.
Adult electric scooters have hub motors, which are brushless direct current (BLDC) electric motors that are built into the hub of the wheels. All electric kick scooters have at least one motor while more powerful ones will have dual motors.
Electric motors are rated based on their power consumption, which is expressed in units of watts (e.g., 600 watts). More powerful motors will have greater wattage. Motor power generally starts at 200 watts and goes all the way up to 6270 watts on the Dualtron X.
An average budget commuter scooter, like the Xiaomi Mi M365 has a 250-watt motor; a mid-range commuter scooter like the Fluid FreeRide Horizon has a 500-watt motor; and an extreme performance scooter, like the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11, has dual 1200-watt motors (or 2400-watt motor power).
For adults, we do not recommend anything under 250 watts for daily commuting. This will be adequate for flat surfaces and very small hills. If you live in an area with steeper hills, think about going to 350 or 500 watts. Even with 500 watts, your scooter will slow down on medium-sized hills. Larger motors will not only help with powering up hills, but they will also get you up to top speed more quickly.
Suspension, similar to that in a car, smooths out bumps and indentations in the road and improves ride quality. Without it, and especially if you have solid (airless) tires, you will feel every bump that you travel over. If your commute is longer or has rough terrain to cross, strongly consider purchasing a scooter with suspension.
There are three main types of suspension systems that are typically found on electric scooters: spring, hydraulic or air piston, and rubber suspension. Scooters with the best suspension will have some combination of spring and piston — a combination called coil-over-hydraulic or coil-over-air.
Suspension can be attached to the front, rear, or both wheels. Scooters in the premium commuter class should have either front or rear suspension.
Many scooters forgo suspension in favor of large pneumatic tires that provide damping effects. These can offer a better form of suspension than cheap spring suspensions.
Scooters, like bicycles, can have a white front light and a red rear light. If you ride after dark, it is necessary to have both a front and rear light. Due to the design of electric scooters, they typically do not have very visible rear lights. If you are going to ride at night, strongly consider adding some flashing red rear lights to your helmet or backpack.
Read our guide to electric scooter lighting.
A quality braking system is essential for staying safe and in control while riding an electric scooter. Like those on a car or bicycle, brakes are what slow the electric scooter down. Electric scooter brakes can be broken into two categories: mechanical and electronic.
Mechanical brake systems are those that rely on a physical mechanism to slow the scooter down and include foot, drum, and disc brakes. The typical 24 kmh stopping distance for mechanical systems is 6 meters, with the absolute best being under 3 meters.
- Foot brakes, which are activated by pushing your foot down on the rear fender, cause it to rub against the rear tire, slowing it down. This type of brake has stopping power but is not as effective as drum or disc brakes.
- Drum brakes are enclosed inside the wheel hub, are generally lower maintenance than other braking types, and have consistent performance in wet conditions.
- Disc brakes have the most stopping power and are lighter than drum brakes. They are typically found on higher-end premium commuter and high-performance scooters, but may appear on better quality budget commuter scooters as well.
- In our real-world road tests, we found disc and drum brakes to be the most effective.
Electronic braking systems rely on using the motor itself for braking and include strictly electric and regenerative braking systems. Electric and regenerative brakes are the weakest. If you are traveling at 15+mph and need to stop quickly, these alone will not do the job. The typical 15 mph stopping distance using an electronic brake alone is 30 to 40 feet.
Mechanical braking systems will offer much stronger braking than electronic systems. However, electronic systems benefit from not requiring any periodic adjustments or maintenance. Many scooters will have a combination of both electronic and mechanical braking systems. For safety reasons, we recommend scooters that have at least two braking systems in case one fails.
Learn more in our technical guide to electric scooter brakes.
- Solid tires There are a few varieties of airless tires and these include honeycomb, polymer-filled, and solid. Solid tires are inferior to pneumatic in every way except they have virtually no maintenance required. When riding on solid tires, you’re more likely to feel every bump and even stumble over lines of paint on the road.
Pneumatic tires We always recommend pneumatic tires because they give better ride quality (with or without suspension) and their supple rubber performs much better in adverse road conditions. Some air-filled tires have inner tubes that can be replaced if damaged; other air-filled tires are tubeless. Pneumatic tires have the advantage of shock absorption and better handling (especially in bad weather).
The downside to pneumatic tires is there is more maintenance required than the airless variety. Pneumatic tires are prone to punctures and need to be filled with air when they have low pressure. Pneumatic tires, with tubes and tubeless, are common in all price classes except the budget range, where tires are almost exclusively solid.
Pneumatic tires are common in all price ranges, except the Budget range, where tires are almost exclusively airless (solid).
Pro Tip: Do not underestimate the improved ride quality you will get with pneumatic tires. These will make a huge improvement when rolling over even minimally bumpy terrain, where road vibration can be very uncomfortable on your feet and legs. Additionally, you can prevent flat tires by following a few simple tips.
The ingress protection or IP rating tells you how resistant an electric scooter is to dust and water. The IP rating consists of two numbers, but we focus on the second because it tells you how water-resistant the scooter is. The greater the number is — the more resistant it is to water and moisture.
Not all scooters have an IP rating. If you are planning on riding your scooter in all weather conditions, you will want to invest in one with at least IPx4 water-resistance.
|IPx1 to IPx3||Very limited water resistance|
|IPx4 to IPx6||Suitable for riding in the rain|
|IPx7+||Can be fully submerged in water|
Pro Tip: You can sort our electric scooter comparison database, based on IP rating (the column is titled “Water”).
Read our guide on Electric Scooter IP Ratings.
Where you buy an electric scooter can be almost as important as what you buy. When deciding who to buy from, you have a few options.
- Brick and mortar
- PEV store
- Big box store (e.g., Best Buy, Costco)
- Department store (e.g., Macy’s)
- Specialty distributors (e.g. Apollo, Fluid Freeride VORO Motors)
- Big box (e.g., Amazon)
- Brick and mortar
- Direct from China
- e.g. Alibaba / AliExpress
- Crowd-funded Campaigns
The ESG Editors tend to favor buying from a good domestic distributor, even though it will generally cost more. A decent electric scooter will cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. The value added from buying an electric scooter from a gooddomestic distributor will be enormous. These distributors will often provide a good warranty with customer support for troubleshooting, replacement parts, repair, and so on.
Generally, the benefits of buying domestically is fast shipping and better post-purchase support. The main downside is that buying domestically tends to be more expensive than buying directly from China.
Local personal electric vehicle (PEV) dealers are a good option if you have any nearby. You can check out scooters in person and the dealers will offer the best post-purchase support. However, they tend to be the most expensive option with the smallest scooter selection.
As an online retailer, Amazon will have the fastest shipping, easiest returns, and a wide selection. However, you’ll have to rely on the manufacturer for post-purchase support after the return window has closed (typically 30 days). For popular scooters, like the Xiaomi Mi M365 with many parts and repair guides readily available, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Specialty distributors are online retailers that import, sell, and provide post-purchase support for electric scooters. Each of these retailers tend to specialize in a specific brand. Some scooter distributors include Apollo, Fluid FreeRide, and VORO Motors. Due to their specialization, they tend to offer a balance of the best prices and post-purchase support.
Direct from China
The benefit of buying direct from China is cost savings, which can be significant. The downsides include:
- Slow shipping time It can sometimes take months to receive an order.
- Meager customer support If there is a major problem you will not be able to return the scooter, though they may be willing to ship you parts to perform repairs yourself.
- Brand authenticity The scooter you buy may be a similar-looking cloneof the branded model you really wanted. Some parts may be identical, but others may be different and worse.