Kaabo Wolf Warrior X GT
If ever there was a time to be green, now is it. Consumers have shown growing concern for brands they associate with, especially whether they help in any way to combat climate change. And that being the core business of the entire electric scooter space–we can safely say scooters is where it’s at.
But even with that, some brands are more in than others, and Kaabo just happens to embody everything we’re hoping the transport system of the future to look like. They don’t make dirt-cheap scooters that break down after hardly any use, and they sure don’t make scooters that limit the vehicle’s functionality.
Kaabo scooters are multi-purpose, relatively affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and always in line with the technology of the day. And today, we review the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter to see whether it’s made in line with Kaabo’s philosophy.
|Tested top speed: 45.3 mph*|
|Tested range: 44.2 mi*|
|Weight: 86 lb*|
|Max rider weight: 270 lb|
|Water resistance: IPX5|
|The World’s best Headlights and The Swag Lights aren’t too Shabby Either|
|Smooth and Fast (Thanks to the 30 A x 2 SineWave Controllers)|
|Amazing 4.2-inch Anti glare TFT Display with Turn Signal Indicators on the Screen|
|Outstanding Hydraulic brakes|
|Turn Signals and Brake Light DO Not Work Simultaneously|
|Rear Fender is not the Best at Keeping Debris Away|
|It’s Portability-Challenged Relative To Other Light Heavyweights Like The Mantis|
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Kaabo Wolf Warrior X GT Scooter Summary
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Kaabo changed the game when they released the original Wolf Warrior 11 back in 2020–a scooter riders recognized as the World’s Most Loved Beast Scooter twice because it was so fast and so good offroad. But there was a setback with the 11–at 108 lbs; the scooter wasn’t the most practical.
So, Kaabo returned to the drawing board, and out of the kitchen came the Wolf Warrior X and X-Pro– smaller, lighter versions of the Wolf Warrior 11 with closely competing performance specs. Some would even call the difference in the experience negligible.
Since then, we’ve been watching Kaabo upgrade scooter after scooter to the “GT” version(models that seek to improve further on the already impressive features of earlier versions). Starting with the amazing Wolf King GT and, more recently, the masterpiece-Mantis King GT.
The Mantis King GT scooter is lighter than all the Warriors and more expensive than the Base and the Pro. But don’t let its nimble frame fool you–it will go faster than the Pro, ride farther than both the 11 and the Base model, and be faster than all three to the top of our test hill.
And now, after much anticipation, Kaabo has launched another exciting new model-the Wolf Warrior X GT. The X GT electric scooter seeks to be even better than the Base and Pro versions it’s built off and promises to compete with the ultra-popular Wolf Warrior 11.
Our Take:Kaabo’s Response to our Cries is Amplified Performance, All Hassle Eliminated and The Best Bang for Buck!
Wolf Warrior X GT Alternatives and Competitors
Kaabo Mantis King GT Vs. Wolf Warrior X GT
The Mantis King GT is more portable and sporty-feeling, weighing 12 lbs less, and has adjustable suspension, but the tested range is 8 miles less, it has slightly less high-speed stability, and while the high-mounted headlight is very good, the Wolf Warrior headlights are absolutely unbeatable for riding at night.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 + Vs. Wolf Warrior X GT
The Wolf Warrior 11+ has a higher rider weight limit at 330 lbs, and quicker acceleration, plus the larger 11 inches tires are a little better at rolling over potholes, but it’s even less portable than the X GT, has 14 miles less range, and the X’s 10 inches tires corner better.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X (Base) Vs. Wolf Warrior X GT
The Wolf Warrior X Base model is less expensive and 6 lbs lighter than the X GT, but has a lower top speed, shorter range, an outdated display, and throttle ergonomics aren’t as good
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro Vs. Wolf Warrior X GT
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro is also less expensive and lighter but has slower acceleration, lower top speed, and throttle control is more abrupt
Comparison scooters section
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro
Kaabo Mantis King GT
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X GT
Is It Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?
According to our expert rider (and physicist), this electric scooter is perfectly sprung for heavier riders.
We’ll take it straight from the horse’s mouth;
“It was a little firm for my 165 lb rider weight , but that means for me, the harder I ride, the better it works. Heavier riders from 200 lbs up to the weight limit will find it perfectly sprung, and honestly this feels like a scooter that would carry 300 lb riders easily, but we can’t really recommend exceeding the recommended limit,” Paul, ESG.
We agree. Besides the high rider weight capacity, the X GT electric scooter has one of the largest decks in our database–23-inches x 8-inches. This gives riders with larger feet plenty of space to shift around and find the most comfortable stance.
The handlebars sit 39 inches above the deck, which means no slouching when riding. And as opposed to earlier units, this one does not have a scraping issue on the rear fender when hopping off curbs–complementing the nice 5.8-inch clearance.
The large pneumatics guarantees a comfortable ride, and you cannot exhaust the 1680 wh battery on casual errands. Therefore, if you’re a big dawg–this one is for you.
Wolf Warrior X GT Review
|Acceleration (0 to 15 mph)||2.1 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 20 mph)||3.1 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 25 mph)||4.2 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 30 mph)||5.9 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 35 mph)||8.2 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 40 mph)||12.4 seconds|
|Top speed||45.3 mph|
|Braking distance (15 to 0 mph)||9.8 feet|
|Hill climb||7.6 seconds|
We see the return of the sinewave controller and its accompanying ultra-smooth acceleration. Here, the Warrior X GT electric scooter shows off a little, reaching 15 mph in just 2.1 seconds, which is a tie with the Base model. This is no mean fit as it falls in 6th position for the fastest acceleration we’ve tested in our database.
The Mantis King GT and the Warrior 11 electric scooter take this crown with a slightly faster pick-up that sees them hit 15 mph in just 1.9 seconds.
We have a new best-in-class top speed from the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter. This baby went as fast as 45.3 mph, beating even the Warrior 11’s max speed of 45 mph and the Mantis King GT’s 45.1 mph. This top speed also makes it officially the 10th fastest scooter we’ve tested.
It is also officially Kaabo’s third fastest scooter, coming behind the super beastly Wolf King and Wolf King GT. And at its price point, you already know you’re not getting anything faster.
The Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter is also an excellent hill climber, reaching the top of our 200 ft, 10 % incline in just 7.6 seconds from a standing start.Its lighter weight helps it maintain a speed of 17.5 mph to the top of the hill and ties the Wolf Warrior 11’s time.
However, it’s no surprise that Kaabo made a scooter that rocks in hill climbing. After all, the top 10 list is characterized by the same brands–three NAMIs, three Dualtrons, four Kaabos, the Segway GT2, and Vsett 10+.
Check our database to see how your favorite scooter performs against other scooters for different metrics–all our tests for the different scooters are performed under similar conditions.
We took the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter on our usual range course, and since we spilled the beans about the X GT getting efficient sinewave controllers and a big battery, you probably guessed it already, it just kept going. The Warrior X GT has the 8th longest range out of well over 100 range tests we’ve performed, with an ESG-certified range of 44.2 miles. That puts the Warrior X GT’s range right in between the much more expensive Dualtron Thunder and the Dualtron Storm, and within 2.8 miles of the world’s most famous long-range scooter, the EMOVE Cruiser.
The range is courtesy of the large 60v, 1680 Wh battery, which you can get with either Samsung or LG cells. We already had the name-brand cells with the Warrior X Pro but not with the base model, so we like the upgrade on this one.
The scooter also now comes with two 1.75 Amp chargers that cut charging time to about 5 or 6 hours. It’s the same type of port used on the Mantis King GT with the same small problem.Visually match the charger pins to the holes on the port before connecting–they have a way of feeling like they’re properly connected and ready for charging when they’re actually not. Or, just watch out for the red indicator that shows charging.
The Zoom brakes on the X GT are outstanding and super consistent. Our Wolf Warrior X and X Pro stopped from 15 mph in 9.9 ft, and the Warrior X GT stopped in 9.8 ft, which is an outstanding result. Our only complaint? –you can turn regenerative braking up or down, but there’s no way to turn it off completely.
The Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter has the 6th shortest stopping distance. 2022 has really shaken up the braking records with new entrants continually giving shorter braking–Segway GT2 electric scooter at 9.4 ft, Segway GT1 and the Apollo Ghost 2022 at 9.5 ft, and NAMI’s BURN-E 2 MAX at 9.7 ft. We’re thrilled at the safety-first approach they are taking and hope to see the same with mid-range scooters as well.
When it comes to ride quality, we’re spoilt for choice by the Kaabo line of electric scooters. For starters, like our Mantis King GT scooter, our Warrior X GT from Voro came with hybrid off-road tires, which really make sense on the X GT since it’s such a great offroad scooter. We thought they would have less traction than the road tires on our X Pro, but based on our braking test, in a straight line, the X GT’s offroad tires have the same traction or more.
We also tried them on hard-packed dirt and dry grass, and traction was excellent as well. The only downside is they make a little more noise than road tires and are a tiny step down in the smoothness of the ride.
The suspension is firm but works well. It feels exactly the same as that of the X and X-Pro. Aftermarket bushings can stiffen up the rear suspension, but we think the stock ones will work fine for anyone under the 265-pound weight limit.
One of the only things we didn’t like about the Base X was the ergonomics of the throttle AND that the display was ancient and hard to read in sunlight. This is completely solved on the Warrior X GT electric scooter. The TFT display is state of the art–It’s got all the information you need, is easy to read in sunlight, and a first for Kaabo, it has turn signal indicators on screen. Even our brand-new Mantis King GT doesn’t have those.
And if this isn’t your first hurrah with us, you’ve probably come across us complaining about the dead zone on thumb throttles. The NAMI, Wolf King GT and Mantis GT all use the same one.So, here’s something interesting–there’s a slight but measurable reduction in dead-zone on the X GT. The throttle now has ⅛” less dead zone at the beginning of travel. The motor picks up the minute the back side of the throttle is even with the housing, unlike all others that only start when the face gets even, which is microseconds later. However, it still works best if you anchor your thumb on the housing and rock your thumb into the throttle.
Wolf Warrior X GT Electric Scooter Features
You want to know the least interesting bit about the Warrior X GT? It’s packing up your scooter.In the time it takes to fold the scooter, somewhere in Las Vegas someone’s already pulled the lever in a slot machine, hit the jackpot, and made enough poor decisions to see them back at the slots again.
Kidding (but not really)
The folding time, and folded height are bigger than other light-heavyweights like the Mantis King GT. Two double-clamps mean more than twice the folding time, and once it’s folded the stem doesn’t lock down to the deck. Thankfully, it’s still smaller and easier to fold than the super clunky folding of the original Wolf Warrior 11 which gets even longer when folded.
And while the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter will fit in some trunks, 86 lbs and a stem that doesn’t lock down ultimately make for an awkward lift. So, if you need to carry it upstairs daily or put it in a trunk more than once a week a Mantis might be the better choice.
The cockpit is revamped on this scooter. It is not simple; it is elegant, and looks like it’s doing everything it’s meant to be doing. The dash is the star of the show–an amazing 4-inch antiglare TFT Display that shows all the information you need, and then more.
In fact–as a first for Kaabo, the screen now has Turn Signal Indicators on the Screen. Besides that, you get a lock code on the screen that serves as extra safety for the scooter. The scooter comes with 5 ride modes that are customizable to suit your riding style on the display.The one shortcoming is the display doesn’t remember your last riding mode, so if you like riding in gear five and dual motor like we do, you’ll have to go up four gears and then hold down the plus button every time you turn on the scooter. The dash also gets less bright with the headlight on, so if you’re riding in the day time and your dash isn’t bright enough, turn off your headlights.
The Eco/Turbo buttons are gone, but you still have buttons for single and dual motor. The Headlight button also lights up to indicate that it’s on, as do the turn signals. Kaabo also switches from the trigger-style throttle to the more ergonomic thumb throttle.
The Scooter also has a USB port on the front face of the control buttons. This is unlike most other scooters, e.g., NAMI, which typically place the USB on their dashboards or other central locations. However, while this feature may seem like a boon for any avid smartphone user, we were disappointed to find out that the USB port on the Scooter doesn’t allow you to charge your phone. Well, at least not the iPhone 11 Pro. So the real question here is, what is the purpose of this USB port if not charging our phones? Perhaps there was a malfunction with our particular unit?
The display can be password-protected and works, but there are a couple of tricks if you want to edit the modes or turn off the password entirely:
To edit the different modes:
- You need to press the “M” (mode) button within a few seconds of turning the scooter on.
- You will then get a menu that displays all the customizable features of the scooter.
- If you wait longer, holding the M button just lets you reset the trip-meter data.
- If you miss this, you will have to switch off the scooter, power it up again, and repeat the process.
To turn off the password entirely:
- Once you power up and hit the M button (quickly), scroll down to the “Password ”option. You’ll see 2 options:
- Greeting– enabling this option requires you to enter a password when you turn on the scooter.
- Advanced Setting– enabling this option requires you to enter a password to access the scooter’s advanced settings. Weirdly turning this option on will also require you to enter a password when powering the scooter.
- Therefore to turn off the password completely, you will have both options disabled . This will enable you to bypass any password requirements when turning on your scooter.
- However, note that, in doing so, you will not be able to access the advanced setting menu. If you try to enter at this point, it will just loop you into entering a password “0000” and get you back to the previous main menu even if you enter the correct password. You can never get in.
- You will therefore need to have the advanced setting password ON if you want to access the menu. You can then switch it off once again once you are done.
By now it’s widely known that Kaabo has the best-in-class headlight, which makes for unmatched visibility. What’s more, for the Wolf Waarrior X GT, there are 3 modes for the headlight; low, strobe mode, and the talk of the town, the high beam.
The scooter also has a rear light with turn signals built into the outermost edges and a brake light as well. Check out the safety section of this post to see what we don’t like about the Warrior X GT’s tail light.
And finally, the NEW swag lights. They look much cooler now with Kaabo Wolf Warrior X GT emblazoned on the sides. AND, like the previous version and the Mantis, you can control the color, speed, and pattern with the LED hue app. Sadly, there is still no app for the scooter itself.
Our unit shipped with large, 10 inch x 3-inch hybrid offroad tires. The tires are great for offroad use. We tried ours across hard-packed dirt and dry grass, and they maintained excellent traction. The trade off with such tires (not just these one’s on the X GT) is that they cause a little more noise than road tires and bring down the smoothness of the ride a tiny bit.
You can also get the street version of the tires designed for high-speed touring , city use, and light off-roading.
The X GT electric scooter has a very long deck. At 22.8 inches, it’s almost 2 inches longer than before and the third longest deck of any scooter we’ve tested, behind the EMOVE Cruiser and EMOVE Touring. It feels even longer because there is space to hang your toes over at the front of the deck but you really don’t need it.
The width is also adequate at 7.8 inches. This is definitely one of the few electric scooters where you’ll never feel the need for more room. The grippy rubber-branded Wolf Warrior is also a nice touch for stability and aesthetics.
The look and feel of the scooter are places where the Wolf Warrior X GT excels again.
Previously, you had to choose between:
- The Wolf Warrior X Pro, with an easy-to-read EY3 display and a bigger battery but slower acceleration from 27A squarewave motor controllers.
- The Wolf Warrior X base model, with sinewave controllers and surprisingly more power than the Pro but a smaller generic battery and a display that is hard to read in sunlight.
But with the Warrior X GT, you really get the best of both worlds, and honestly, the Wolf Warrior X we have always wanted.
You get a big battery made from Samsung or LG cells,a gorgeous, easy-to-read display, and gobs of power with ultra smooth throttle control from dual 30A sinewave controllers.
As a bonus,the ergonomics also improved because of the thumb throttle.
Previously the trigger throttle + Zoom hydraulic brakes made your fingers do an awkward split if you wanted to cover throttle and brakes at the same time. No more!
Early production Wolf Warrior X’s had a problem with the rear tire rubbing on the fender if you jumped off a curb. When we received our Base model Warrior X, and X Pro this had already been fixed. Our X GT also didn’t scrape at all.
However, Rear Fender protection is not the best, especially considering it’s rated IPX5. If you’re going to ride in rain or mud, you’ll want to make a fender extension, which can be as simple as sticking a short section of inner tube or black plastic to the rear fender. On the plus side, it has a large amount of fender clearance, especially at the front, so it won’t get clogged with mud.
The X GT also uses a new type of charge ports on the right side, and you need two hands to plug in because of the spring-loaded plastic covers. These ports are well protected from shorting, dust and water and are impervious to getting shorted out by random pieces of metal. They look like the plugs on the Mantis King GT electric scooter, but these are even bigger.
And finally, like the Base and the Pro, be careful not to turn the bars fully to the left or right because the wiring harness can get pinched between the forks and the frame. We wish Kaabo would install a steering stop or re-route the wiring harness to prevent this. We’ve called this out before, and unfortunately, it’s still a problem–so here’s (*fingers crossed*) to the next one.
Kaabo has never been a slacker when it comes to safety.
The Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter still has the world’s best headlights, like other Wolf scooters, but now has even better swag lights. However, we still worry about breaking them when offroading because they sound fragile when you tap on them.
And, not to rain on what was almost the perfect scooter, but it’s really weird that you get brake lights or turn signals, but not both. If the turn signal is on AKA the blinking edge light, then there is no further response from the brake lights if you also squeeze the brakes.
On the bright side, the signals are visible from the front, but we wish they were yellow not white, because with the amazing headlight doesn’t need any help from these deck lights.
Finally, the entire Wolf series uses the world’s loudest scooter horns. They look like something straight off of a motorcycle. This is great for interacting with cars, but I’d consider adding a bell if I were riding around bicycles or pedestrians because this thing will startle people.
Kaabo’s warranty is straightforward–you get 2-years on the mainframe and a year of coverage on other major parts against manufacturing defects. The warranty is also limited to the repair or replacement of the defective items. General wear and tear are not covered, and neither are cosmetic issues of faults arising from accidents, misuse, or abuse.
Wolf Warrior X GT Electric Scooter: Review Conclusion
What are our thoughts on the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter? On the outside, it’s the same scooter as the other Xs, but with a gorgeous new TFT display like the one on the Wolf King GT and Mantis King GT…which, as we mentioned, is the first one to add turn signal indicators.
The X GT also changes from the trigger throttle in the previous versions to a thumb throttle, like the Mantis King GT, Wolf King GT NAMI, etc., which accounts for better ergonomics and has a smaller dead space in the throttle than all previous versions of this thumb throttle.
When we tested the original Wolf Warrior X, we kept coming back to one thing: It’s hard to explain why, but it feels like you own the road on these scooters. This is even more so on the Wolf Warrior X GT electric scooter. And part of it is that you get absolutely everything you need: as much deck space as you can possibly want, more power than you can realistically use in town, more top speed than you can use, brakes strong enough to make your eyes bulge out when you drop anchor, more range than most people have the stamina to use in one ride… and, the weight is just low enough, that you don’t feel like the scooter dominates you.… you get the idea.
In conclusion, the WW X GT is the best off-road platform we’ve seen AND one of the best long-range light heavyweights, period. It is the Wolf Warrior X we always wanted, because it’s got the power and smooth throttle of the base model X and the big name-brand battery from the Pro.
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Wolf Warrior X GT: Technical Specifications
|Model||Wolf Warrior X GT|
|Folded dimensions||50 by 25 by 23 in|
|Motor power, continuous||2200 W|
|Top speed||44 mph|
|Battery capacity||1680 Wh|
|Battery recharge time||6 hrs|
|Max rider weight||270 lb|
|Brake type||Disc (Hydraulic) + Disc (Hydraulic)|
|Tire type||10.0 in Pneumatic (Inner Tube) + Pneumatic (Inner Tube)|
|Built-in lights||Front + Rear|