This Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Review is a detailed look at the Wolf Warrior 11, which just became available in the the U.S. and internationally. This is a full hands-on review of this beastly scooter.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Review: Highlights
The Wolf Warrior 11 is monstrous cross between a downhill mountain bike, electric scooter, and motocross racer. Sporting many of the exact components from a Dualtron Thunder, it’s currently a steal at Fluid Freeride.
The defining features of the Wolf Warrior are both the giant front hydraulic fork that looks like it was pulled off a stout downhill mountain bike and the tubular frame that wraps around the scooter like an exoskeleton. Though designed for off-road, the scooter is also adept on the tarmac with road tires available as a stock option.
While the structural components of the Wolf Warrior 11 were designed and made exclusively by Kaabo, the guts and brains of this electric scooter are straight from MiniMotors. The motors, controller, and EYE3 display are all borrowed from the Dualtron Thunder. This means this Hulk-like scooter has the power and credentials to back up its fierce looks.
We can’t say enough good things about this scooter. Priced at nearly $1k less than it’s nearest competitor, the Dualtron Thunder, it’s currently a steal in the extreme performance class of electric scooters.
Review of Wolf Warrior 11 Performance
Acceleration Flat – 0 – 15 mph (24kmh) Time: 1.9 seconds
Acceleration Hill Climb – 200 ft. 15% Grade Hill Climb Time: 7.62 seconds
Braking Flat – 15 mph (24kmh) to Zero Distance: 11.67 ft. (~1.1 seconds)
Range: 44 miles (71km) on Test Track**
* tests conducted with a 165 lb rider
** longest range of any scooter tested to date
Note: Wolf Warrior 11 that we tested and reviewed was equipped with the road tires for maximum performance on pavement.
The dual electric motors, both manufactured by MiniMotors and used in the Dualtron Thunder, provide 2400 watts of continuous power and a combined peak power output of 5400 watts.
Unless you’ve ridden seriously powerful scooters like the Dualtron Thunder or X, it’s hard to communicate the power of the Wolf Warrior 11. To put it simply: the Wolf Warrior 11 has brutal acceleration.
In the maxed-out turbo + dual motor mode, the scooter pounces as soon as you touch the trigger throttle.
When launching the scooter under max power, you will surf side-to-side as both tires spin — ripping up the tarmac — but provide enough momentary traction to propel you forward.
Notably, there is zero acceleration lag. The throttle is very sensitive. Unless you’re used to riding ultra powerful electric scooters, you should probably put it in single motor mode as you get used to just how punchy this thing is.
Read more about our acceleration tests for the Dualtron Thunder (and many other electric scooters) to get a sense of the Wolf Warrior.
When you have 5400 watts on tap, hills aren’t even a consideration.
On a 250 foot, 15% grade hill we hit 25 mph (40 kmh) before running out of runway.
This thing flies up steep hills.
The manufacturer claims 50 mph (80 kmh) top speed. It’s probably much faster than that. We were able to safely hit 45 mph (72 kmh) and the scooter wasn’t ready to tap out just yet.
The manufacturer-claimed range is 62 miles.
We haven’t finished our range tests for the Kaabo, though our electric scooter range survey shows that most people get about 70% of the claimed range.
On a monster scooter like this, with aggressive off-roading it could be closer to 50%.
Coming in at 2100 watt hours, the Wolf Warrior 11 has a pretty big gas tank to fuel those electron-burning motors. The battery is made of quality LG cells.
The Wolf Warrior 11 features dual front and rear hydraulic brakes with massive ventilated calipers manufactured by Zoom.
The brake levers themselves are high quality and thick. Brake activation is buttery smooth, consistent and very linear. Brake activation force is minimal and two fingers alone are sufficient to brake maximally.
Electronic anti-lock braking system (eABS)
The Wolf also features what they call an “electronic anti-lock brake system” (eABS), though it’s not a true ABS system on a car. On our test model, this came enabled by default. As you start to brake, this system will activate, quickly pulsing an electronic brake (via the motor) that is a little unnerving, but fairly strong.
There really isn’t any advantage to this feature and we recommend to simply disable it and rely on the rock solid hydraulic disc brakes.
Equipped in the stock available 11″ mud tire configuration, the Wolf Warrior is designed specifically for destroying off-road terrain. The ample ground clearance, combined with heavy duty shocks, and knobby tires should make the Wolf Warrior 11 ultra stable off road.
Our test scooter, equipped with 11″ road tires, also available as stock option, was equally adept on the road and we felt fully in control and rock solid under conditions — full throttle acceleration and high speeds — where other more wobbly scooters scare us.
Tipping the scales at 101 lbs (46 kg), the Wolf Warrior is a big boy and one of the heaviest scooters out there. It is heavier than almost any model besides the Dualtron X.
The stem folds down to allow the Wolf Warrior to be transported in SUV or truck (and possibly some hatchbacks), but this certainly isn’t the type of electric scooter that you fold up and carry onto the bus with you.
In the folded configuration, it is 59″ (150 cm) and one of the longest scooter around — 10″ (29 cm) longer than when unfolded. This will not fit into most car trunks.
One significant downside to the Wolf Warrior 11 is that like other monster scooters, there is no way to lock the scooter into the folded configuration. This can be accomplished with added modifications but does not come stock.
Stem folding mechanism
The Wolf Warrior 11 has the best and most solid folding mechanism that we’ve seen on a high performance scooter period.
When locked into the place, the folding mechanism is 100% absolutely rock solid with no dreaded stem wobble.
Folding and unfolding the scooter is relatively easy.
Unfolding the scooter consists of two steps: locking down a giant anodized handle (which feels rock solid when in place) and then inserting a giant metal safety pin for added safety.
This type of folding mechanism is really the best we’ve seen on a high performance scooter and we can’t say enough good things about it. Hopefully this becomes the standard for extreme performance scooters.
The cockpit is beautiful in the no-nonsense way. The EYE3 controller, decent ergonomic grips, horn, brake levers, and the power control buttons are the only things that decorate the wide aluminum handlebars. All control cables / wires are routed really well and buttoned up nicely with strain-relieved housing that keep everything together and ensure a long, reliable life.
The handlebars, which are essentially downhill mountain biking ones, are super strong and wide enough to take on a comfortable position optimized for off-roading and aggressive riding.
The height of the handlebars is adjustable, though we found that even when we maxed out the handlebar height, a 6 foot (183 cm) rider still found them to be a bit low.
Mounted just under the headlights is an unsuspecting metal disc that turns out to be the loudest horn we’ve ever heard on an electric scooter. It’s activated by a button on the left side of the handlebars and is basically a small car horn that is mounted on a scooter.
You definitely don’t need as many decibels as this horn puts out, but it’s a menacing horn that is befitting of a such a menacing scooter.
The Wolf Warrior 11 is a seriously lit scooter, and we mean that in the very literal sense. It has super bright headlights, side deck, grounds effects, and a massive red LED rear tail light.
The two giant bug-eyed forward facing LED headlights are ultra-bright and are likely all the forward lighting you’ll need. The lights offer three modes: bright, low, and seizure-inducing blinking. They can be adjusted horizontally or tilted vertically.
The side deck lights help to illuminate the ground in front and around the scooter, for increased visibility if you’re riding on a road at night.
There are also additional ground effects lights that are controlled by a separate switch mounted near the power charging ports.
The Wolf Warrior 11 comes stock with either 11 in knobby off-road tires or slicker tires for on road performance.
The knobby off-road tires do not perform well on hard surfaces such as road. In particular, in the most powerful modes, you will easily spin the wheels due to the small contact patch.
The Wolf Warrior is also available with smoother on-road tires, which will give much better traction and handling on paved roads and are much more stable when traveling at high speeds.
Build quality is excellent and ranks right up there with the best models we’ve tested.
With the exception of a cheap metal chain that holds onto the extra metal pin for securing the stem, the scooter is rock solid.
The tubular steel exoskeleton frame, massive hydraulic shocks and hefty construction should hold up to serious abuse.
One quality complaint that others have noted, is that both the central headlights and front mudguard are secured in place with a single screw that is prone to falling out. This (or any screw that falls out) can be easily prevent: fixing a loose electric scooter screw.
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is a Frankenstein scooter both figuratively and literally — and we mean this in the good sense of the word.
Its pedigree is one part motocross racer, one part electric scooter, one part mountain bike. The structural components are all made by Kaabo, while the powerplant, brains, and electronics are all made by MiniMotors.
The whole package is very attractive — it looks badass and is basically a best-in-class electric scooter packaged into what is, by all accounts, a solid off-road oriented frame.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Technical Specifications
|Weight||101 lb||46 kg|
|Folded Dimensions||59 x 11 x 19 in||150 x 27 x 47 cm|
|Motor power||Dual 1200 watts|
|Top speed||50 mph||80 kmh|
|Range||62 mi||100 km|
|Battery capacity||2100 watt hours|
|Battery recharge time||7 hours|
|Max rider weight||330 lb||150 kg|
|Brake type||Dual hydraulic disc + ABS|
|Tire type||11 in|
|Built-in lights (front / rear)||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||6 months (details)|