The complete Dualtron X Review — photos, test ride, top speed, acceleration and video review. Read more to learn why our review dubs the Dualtron X the fastest, baddest scooter you can buy right now.
Dualtron X Review Highlights
Riding a Dualtron X is unlike any electric scooter we’ve ridden before — lay into the throttle in the most aggressive riding mode and make sure you’re holding on tight — this 150 gorilla will jump out in front of you.
The Dualtron X is quite a departure from other Dualtron electric scooters we’ve reviewed. Its stem is thick and boxy, the suspension are coil-over-shocks compared to the typical rubber suspension, and the optional attachable seat makes this electric scooter seem more motorcycle than stand-up scooter.
Features: (Note some Dualtron X specs are approximate — there is not official data from the manfacturer yet):
- Range: >85 miles
- Top Speed: ~60 mph
- Weight: ~150 lbs
- Max Rider Weight: ~330 lbs
- Motor: Dual 3360 W max brushless DC electric motors
- Battery: 2940 Wh
- Tires: 13″ x 5″ tubeless
- Brakes: Dual fully-hydraulic disc with ABS
Currently available from MiniMotors USA.
Dualtron X Review Video
We dropped by MiniMotors USA to test ride, review, and photograph one of the first Dualtron X models to hit US shores.
The Dualtron X is the fastest electric scooter available today. The dual 3360 W brushless DC motors and equally massive 2940 watt hour battery make the X a land rocket on two wheels.
For starters, the acceleration is incredible. We note that some other high performance Dualtron scooters (you can check out our Dualtron Review here) may be able to keep up with the Dualtron X when launching off the starting line. However, the Dualtron X absolutely crushes them when you hit 20 miles per hour, where even the most beastly scooters are left in the dust.
Even after you’ve blown past other scooters, the Dualtron X keeps pulling. We tested the scooter in an urban area and only had enough road to hit 40 mph, but the specifications should put this scooter somewhere just under 60 mph for top speed — we’ll keep you posted when we get a chance to take it to top speed.
The Dualtron X has massive Nutt-branded fully-hydraulic disc brakes in both the front and the rear. The rotors are ~160 mm and ventilated for maximum performance. Brake levers are solid, require little effort to activate, yet are very progressive and predictable. To put it simply: they are some of the best brakes we’ve tested on an electric scooter and while they are very strong you will never accidentally brake too hard. That is the beautify of a high quality, fully-hydraulic brake system.
The tires are massive 13 in by 5 in tubeless pneumatics. The enormous 5 inch wide contact patch makes this scooter ultra stable and keeps it firmly planted to the ground under heavy acceleration or braking. These things are basically mini car tires and should be extraordinarily flat resistant.
Their massive size makes them roll over most obstacles you’ll encounter easily and without hesitation. Finally, their ultra wide size contributes to stability and unique feel of this scooter that we detail in the ride quality section.
Cockpit / Handlebars
The layout of the Dualtron X cockpit is somewhat similiar to other Dualtron models. On the right you have the familiar EYE LCD display / throttle control. The X comes stock with a fingerprint reader for locking/unlocking the scooter.
The central console displays voltages for the dual battery packs. The Dualtron X has a battery not only in the deck, but also the stem. Above the battery voltage display is a stock kiddy bar for bolting on all those accessories that you’ll want to add to this scooter … electric scooter rally lights anyone?
On the left side you have controls for the turn signals, electronic horn, and lights. There are also some additional buttons on the left side of stem that can wired up for additional powered accessories that you might want to add to the scooter.
The grips on the Dualtron X aren’t amazing (similar to those on the eMove Cruiser), so you’ll probably want to swap them out for some higher quality mountain bike ones.
This scooter has a central ultra-bright light that is good enough for night riding. There is also a ton of swag lighting, rear lights, and even turn signals. The turn signals aren’t terribly bright and their low mounting position will make them hard to see — however, it is a good start
If you’ve never ridden a scooter with massive 5″-wide, 13″ diameter wheels, then expect an experience that takes some getting used to. Unlike a smaller, lighter scooter with skinnier tires, the Dualtron X has far less precise, crisp steering. As you change direction on it, you get the sensation that you’re floating / surfing a bit over the road. The scooter has so much momentum and combined with large, heavy tires, it takes a bit of time for it to respond and you can’t make hard cuts on it.
Once you get used to this different feeling, then the scooter is a rock-solid land rocket. Under heavy acceleration and cruising at high speeds, the scooter feels very stable.
The steering damper helps keep the scooter on target as you get up to speed. Additionally, the super wide tires have an inherent tendency to automatically stabilize the scooter, keeping it upright and going straight.
Stability is aided by another unique feature of this scooter — the adjustable steering damper. The steering damper, also called a steering stabilizer, connects the stem to part of the body through a hydraulic piston. In the embedded photo, you can see it just above the front suspension.
This motorcycle-inspired device allows you to tighten up the steering for cruising at high speeds. This is very well-suited for using in combination with the attachable, optional seat.
The dual coil-over-shocks are a departure from the classic MiniMotors rubber suspension. We didn’t measure, but they conservatively give ~3″ of vertical travel, are supremely smooth, and will eat any bumps and potholes for breakfast.
The springs allow the overall suspension to feel very soft and you can actually push the entire scooter down with a single foot. This allows the Dualtron X to be extremely response to even the smallest of bumps. However, if it only had springs then you would risk bottoming out all the time. The additional shock that the spring is wrapped around stiffens the suspension up and dampens the response of the spring.
Basically, this unique combination of coil-over-shocks provides the best suspension we’ve seen on an electric scooter. The spring allows it to be very responsive to even the smallest of bumps while the shock ensures that you don’t bottom out if you hit a huge pothole or take an enormous drop.
The stem folds but that’s it.
At 150 lbs and of similar size to a small motorcycle, you aren’t going to be throwing this thing onto a train or the back of an Uber or slipping under you desk at work.
Build quality is no different than other Dualtron models — lots of thick, heavy metal parts and beefy construction.
A minor complaint — the handlebar grips aren’t great. If you invest the money in this scooter you’ll probably want to throw them in the trash and upgrade to better ones.
Dualtron X Review Summary
This is the largest, fastest, heaviest electric scooter we’ve ever tested. Its acceleration and torque are breathtaking. Launching from a standstill, the Dualtron X pulls hard off the starting line and will keep pulling past 40 mph or until you decide to tap out. The wide tires, suspension, steering damper, and sheer heft of this scooter make it very stable — even at high speeds.
This is a lot more scooter than most people will ever need, but if you’re one of the few and you’ve got a little bit of spare cash, then this is the biggest, baddest, fastest electric scooter you can own right now.
The Dualtron X is available from MiniMotors USA.
Dualtron X Technical Specifications
|Motor power||Dual 3360 watts|
|Top speed||~60 mph|
|Range||90 to 120 mi|
|Battery capacity||2940 watt hours|
|Battery recharge time||8 hr (fast) to 24 hr|
|Max rider weight||~330 lb|
|Brake type (front / rear)||Fully-hydraulic disc w/ABS|
|Tire type (front / rear)||13″ x 5″ Pneumatic Tubeless|
|Built-in lights (front / rear)||Yes||Yes|