In past few years motorized scooters have placed themselves as the best way to go about town and a transport of choice for urban commuters. But what about those who like to go off the beaten track and just enjoy adventure? Tough and rugged rides that are quiet and good for the environment – that is what off road electric scooters are all about.
Looking for the best all terrain electric scooter we have come across so many different crazy rides, it just blew our minds. Besides the brands we already know and love like Razor or Super Turbo, we had some quite unexpected finds that are just too good to miss. In this article you will find the top 5 that stand out from the others – for their price, performance or just for the “rad” factor. The two things all these scooters have in common are the electric drive and big knobby tires that can get a good grip of any terrain.
Top 5 All Terrain Electric Scooters
|Name||Dualtron Thunder||UberScoot 1000W||NanRobot LS7|
Smart Self Balance Scooter
|QuietKat Rancher AP|
|Power||2400W (1200Wx2)||1000W||3600W (1800Wx2)||2000W (2x1000W)||7 horsepower|
|Battery||60V/35 Ah||38V 12Ah SLA Battery Pack||60V 35Ah Lithium Battery||72v Samsung Lithium Battery||72-volt 20Ah Lithium Ion|
|Speed||50 mph||30mph||52mph||12mph||25 mph|
|Range||75 miles||12 miles||56 miles||27 miles||27 miles|
Dualtron is the brand of electrically powered off road scooters produced by the Korean company Minimotors. At the moment, Dualtron Thunder is the highest performing folding electric scooters there is. This sturdy and powerful electric scooter is specifically designed for long distance leisure ride, trail blazing and off road adventures. It is not a surprise that Dualtron has fan clubs all over the world, with enthusiastic riders sharing their experiences and their own Dualtron modifications. Two motors of 5400W combined peak power, combined with superb suspension system and top notch build quality, make Dualtron Thunder the fastest, most powerful, most capable sport electric scooter so far, capable of unleashing speed of up to 50 mph. And if you equip it with a set of knobby off road tires, you will get a monster scooter capable of conquering treacherous trails.
What makes Dualtron Thunder a powerful off-road machine is its state of the art suspension. The 45 steps control suspension system consists of 3 steps motor axis distance control, 3 steps arm angle control, and 5 types of the rubber. That is the total of 45 options (3 x 3 x 5) of the suspension strength adjustment. That means that you will get the best riding comfort on all kinds of terrain, in all seasons, rain or shine.
This scooter does not bring anything new to the personal electric transportation, but it is a good, reliable and simply a classic. With powerful 1000W motor it reaches top speed of up to 30 mph. What we loved the most about UberScoot is that is simple but sturdy, with all the right features that make an all-round off-road ride: full front suspension, and dual rear shocks, front and rear disc brakes, strong solid steel frame and 12 inch pneumatic knobby tires. Seat is adjustable and removable, so you can ride it both sitting down and standing up. It can haul up to 300lbs on it. I comes with pack of 3x12V SLA batteries, but you can get the Lithium battery upgrade to make the scooter lighter and extend the range. It features an economy mode button that can be used to slow down acceleration and top speed to conserve the battery life for long rides.
UberScoot 1600 is fast, reliable and very well-built. This scooter is a real pleasure to ride, but it’s also convenient to transport because it folds! It is a bit heavy though, as it weighs about 117 pounds. The price of this scooter is great, considering all the toy-like scooters and poor quality off brands with the same price point, UberScoot 1600 is an excellent value for the money.
This is the brand new scooter on our list, and at the first glance you might say it is an unlikely contender for the best off-road electric scooter. But hold on just for a moment – there are few very good reasons why we decided to put NanRobot Ls7 on our list.
Reason #1: this scooter has a dual motor drive. One high speed 1800W electric motor in each wheel give you a combined 3600W of sheer power to climb any hill and get over treacherous terrains.
#2: Rubber suspension of this scooter is unlike anything we have ever seen before, except on Dualtron Ultra, which is a true off-road electrically powered monster machine.
#3: High capacity 60V 35AH lithium battery will get you far, 56 miles to be precise.
#4: If you need to move fast, this scooter can go fast! Top speed is 52mph on flat, but even in the woods it is still pretty darn fast!
NanRobot LS7 features high quality 11″ pneumatic tires, but you can change them for more knobby thread if you feel like you need more grip, since it’s a pretty standard wheel size. Here is a short clip of what this little but powerful scooter can do:
Smart Self Balance Scooter by Far4Less
This is one of the unexpected finds mentioned before. The unbranded, self-balancing off road electric scooter. We know nothing of this Amazon seller, but the scooter looks very much like the Segway X2 SE. However, you can buy it for the third of the price, which was intriguing enough for us to take a better look at it.
The list of features looks amazing: 2 in-wheel 1000W brushed motors, 19 inch all-terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights, a kickstand. Top speed of 12.5 mph may not sound much, but with those huge knobby tires you’ll be able to ride over any terrain. Samsung Certified 8.8AH Lithium battery is rated up to 27 miles depending on terrain and rider weight. The charge time is 4 to 5 hours.
The riding mechanics are simple and intuitive, this type of scooter take a minimal effort to get used to. And if it rides anything like this, it is a real-deal monster PEV:
True, this is a Chinese scooter (aren’t they all?) And we’ve already seen similar Segway clones before, like Freego, ESWING or Windrunner. Is this scooter worth it? Well, the original Segway X2 costs $7000 plus the shipping. This self-balancing scooter, with similar features and performance is three times cheaper. There are few Verified Purchase Reviews and they are all 5 stars. The seller answers all the questions, so that too adds to credibility. Our take on it is that it is a legitimate product. The one thing left to do it to test it out.
Electric Off Road Scooters for Hunting
If you are an avid hunter that is always looking for ways to make your day out in the wilderness better, you might be on a lookout for something that is stealthier, more agile and more convenient than ATV or a quad bike. An electric scooter equipped for the ride on difficult terrain might be the answer. There are plenty of advantages to using an e-scooter for hunting: they are quiet, allow you to get to your hunting positions without being noticed, you can access no motorized vehicle areas to hunt, you can carry your gear with you and handle difficult terrain with ease.
But how to know which electric scooter for hunters to choose? If you are not a fan of biking through the woods, and you are not interested in getting an electric fat tire bike, there is a scooter that might be the perfect solution for all your on-the-hunt transportation problems.
QuietKat Rancher-AP 72V All-Terrain Electric Vehicle
The Rancher AP looks is a mix between an all-terrain scooter and a tricycle. Boasting a 72 V, 10 horsepower motor this scooter reaches a top speed of 32 mph. There is so much power unleashed when you push the throttle, it will take some time to get used to easing into motion without burning rubber. The large capacity 72V 20Ah Lithium Ion battery will give you up to 40-50 miles range.
- QK TC65 8 hp motor
- 72V 30AH lithium battery pack
- Extra Strong Aluminum frame with lifetime warranty
- Front and rear suspension
- Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes
- 20” knobby tire on front, two 13” knobby tires on back
- Front mud fairing
- Rubber grip floor mats
- Adjustable Handlebars and Seat
Rancher AP is made for the very agile and nimble hunter, despite having a seat, it is made to ride standing up. Drive is on the front wheel, so 20inch off-road tire grips the terrain, while 13inch knobby tires make the rear. However, due to the front wheel drive, on the hills the front wheel can spin out, so you have to learn how to ease the throttle or torque the vehicle down.
In comparison to other vehicles that are commonly used for hunting, QuietKat Rancher AP is considerably smaller and more portable. The handlebar stem folds down, and the entire vehicle weighs only 145 pounds. The recommended load for the vehicle is up to 325lbs, which means you can comfortably take your gear with you. Kyle Wieter, with the Adrenaline Junkies TV show, is a believer in QuietKat. See what he has to say:
The idea of moving quickly and silently across through the hunting ground sounds very exciting, and we expect to see new, improved and more innovative use of personal electric vehicles for hunting in the future. The standard utility vehicles are big and powerful, but they are also loud and they are gas powered, so certainly not good for the environment. So if you need a cool, low-maintenance, easy to ride vehicle that can navigate almost any terrain, we will make sure to update this post with every new off road scooter that comes up.