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||Razor RX200||Super Turbo Elite 1000||MotoTec Mad||
Smart Self Balance Scooter
|QuietKat Rancher AP|
|Power||200W||1000W||1600W||2000W (2x1000W)||7 horsepower|
|Battery||24V (2 x 12V) SLA||36V 12Ah SLA Battery||48V/12Ah Lead Acid||72v Samsung Lithium Battery||72-volt 20Ah Lithium Ion|
|Range||6 miles||18 miles||25miles||27 miles||27 miles|
Razor RX200 Electric Dirt Scooter
Razor RX200 is an electric dirt scooter. It is an all-terrain version of the E200. Extra strong welded frame and alloy hubs with high pressure off road tires can handle more challenging terrain, such as dirt or gravel. High-torque motor with chain drive will get to a top speed of 12mph, and 2x24V lead acid batteries allow for about 40 minutes of continuous use. Those same batteries take forever (12 hours) to charge, and they make the scooter weigh 46.4 lbs. Chain drive is not the quietest in the world, but that hand operated rear disc brakes give you plenty of stopping power. The scooter is small, but is it very cheap and very easy to ride.
We have to be fair and state that this is a scooter for kids or teenagers. If you are over 5’3” tall, it will not be comfortable for you to ride, as there is no way to extend the handle bar. Besides, the weight limit for riding Razor RX200 is 154 pounds, which is definitely not the average adult’s weigh. But if you would like that your child falls in love with the outdoor adventure and trail blazing, this may be the perfect birthday present.
Super Turbo 1000W Elite
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 26 mph. What we loved the most about Super Turbo Elite is that is simple but sturdy, with all the right features that make an all-around off-road ride: full front suspension, and dual rear shocks, front and rear disc brakes, strong solid steel frame and extra wide 11” 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’s got two riding modes: Econo for maximum range and Turbo for maximum speed.
Super Turbo 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 90 pounds. The price of this scooter is great, considering all the toy-like scooters and poor quality off brands, Super Turbo Elite is an excellent value for the money.
Designed as a cross between a mini electric scooter and a dirt bike, this robust little ride look really good. Mad scooter is recognizable for its skateboard-like wavy wooden deck and it’s packed with personality. 1600W motor puts out impressive torque so you can power through any terrain. It includes a removable seat and folding handlebars to meet various riding, transport and storage needs, and accessories like the double headlight and handlebar and saddle bags increase its versatility.
MotoTec Mad is pretty fast electric scooter as well. Out of the box it goes about 22mph. However, there is a wire that can be unplugged and it will easily do 30mph. As far as range is concerned, with the Lead Acid batteries, you will get about 10 miles. A lithium battery upgrade will give as much as 25 miles. Make sure you are buying this scooter from a company that is reliable and will provide you with good customer service.
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 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.