Rider Guide’s Editor-in-Chief is a seasoned expert in the electric scooter industry. With a wide-ranging background that includes managing scooter warehouses, selling thousands of motorcycles, and restoring high value (+1M) European sports cars, his expertise is unmatched. Having personally tested more than 100 electric scooters, he offers invaluable insights and recommendations to our readers. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team, as his diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure top-notch reviews.
As far as editor’s choice awards go, curating a list of the fastest electric scooters for adults has been the most fun. The criteria was simple: the scooters had to go faster than anything else we’ve tested.
To zero in on the 10 fastest electric scooters, most people would assume that we go straight for power specs or manufacturer claims for top speed. Not to say that they don’t inform part of the selection process, but there’s more to it.
A scooter’s power specs, such as motor wattage and voltage, are essential in determining its speed capabilities. Scooters with high power outputs deliver the necessary torque for impressive acceleration and top speeds. For instance, all our competitors are rated at either 72 V or 84 V, with peak power outputs of over 8000 W. That said, there’s no standard for rating power output; different manufacturers use different methods to rate power output.
We also looked at the manufacturer’s claimed top speeds. Most manufacturer specs for performance are stated in ideal settings, and that’s even without even considering that scooter speedometers tend to be a little enthusiastic. The Rider Guide testing method relies on using pro-grade tools and doing two-directional speed runs to cancel out the effect of headwinds and tailwinds, which is how professional races are conducted.
Using our speed testing procedure, we measured each scooter’s top speed with great accuracy and dependability. Additionally, because they can affect the actual top speed that riders experience in real-world situations, our method maintains constants for additional elements like rider weight, terrain, riding technique, and performance settings. That way, by testing all of our scooters in the same way, we can standardize various manufacturer specifications and testing procedures.
Now, what’s it like to ride the fastest scooter? What is the fastest electric scooter? How much does the fastest electric scooter cost? Our article will provide insight into these and other questions you may have. We’ve also included data for standing 1/16th mile time, 330 ft as well as 0 to 30 mph time where data is available.So read along–and watch out for a twist in ranking (hint: number 10 isn’t actually number 10, but it still is).
We do top-speed runs, so you don’t have to. It’s important to prioritize safety and follow the recommended guidelines when it comes to using or testing this fast e-scooters. Speed runs should only be conducted in controlled environments by professional riders who understand the risks involved and regulations of the area. Also, always ride responsibly and within legal limits to ensure your own well-being and the longevity of your scooter.
How We Test the Fastest Electric Scooters
This list is based on real-world testing using a high-precision Racelogic GPS system and is based on statistically repeatable measurements and standardized testing procedures. We won’t use numbers read off inaccurate electric scooter speedometers, or manufacturer’s estimates. For interest of completeness, we’ve filled in the gaps using GPS data gleaned from the web, and have cited sources, where used.
Top 10 Fastest Electric Scooters in the World: According to Real Data
**Based on our independent performance test which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.
Fastest to 330 ft. (100 m) Rankings
We consider the 1/16th mile (330 ft) time test to be the gold standard for determining electric scooter acceleration performance, much like the ¼ mile time is for muscle cars. Aside from 330 ft being the distance in which most electric scooter acceleration curves flatten out, it’s also relevant to city riding. A typical city block is roughly 400 ft, and when you factor in needing some room to slow down before the next light, 330 ft is a great fit.
To perform well at this test, the scooter needs both a blend of low-end acceleration as well as respectable top speed. The distance is not so long that it favors scooters with the absolute highest top speed; it is not so short that it favors only scooters with excellent acceleration off the line.
Only scooters with measured 1/16th mile times on the RG test track have been included.
Time from 0 to 30 mph (~18.6 kmh) Rankings
What’s more important than top speed? Actually a lot of things, but performance-wise 0 to 30 mph times are way more important than top speed, because you can use that acceleration at every stop light. On the other hand 60 mph top speeds are something you will rarely, if ever, experience. Here is our scorecard of the ten quickest Rider Guide certified zero to 30 times in order from quickest to quick. Peep the Segway GT2!
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Fastest Electric Scooters Leaderboard
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 70 mph
Tested Top Speed: 54.8 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 5000 w
Peak Power Output: 10080 W
The Fobos X is a fast and powerful electric scooter that borrows heavily from the Dualtron design, right down to the LED-lit logo on the stem. It’s quite the headline-maker with a claimed top speed of 70 mph, which we were curious to try. You need to connect the scooter to an app to lock and unlock, after which, for our speed test, we had to remove a 25 mph speed limiter from inside the deck.
With wheels off the ground and on full throttle—a thumb throttle if that interests you—the Fobos X scooter spins to 62 mph. When we took it out to our speed test spot, with Paul mashing on the throttle, the Fobos X scooter gave us a max speed of 54.8 mph.
What stood out for us was the steering damper, which we can confidently say is one of the best we’ve seen. That said, at full speed, there was some speed wobble, and the Fobos X has the most abrupt throttle ever, which makes it a little impractical to ride around in top gear.
For safety when riding the Fobos X electric scooter, you get NUTT hydraulic brakes, a loud horn, generous grip tape on the deck, a usable footrest that’s handy for hard stops, nice-feeling suspension, and lower speed mode that caps the top speed at Mode 1– 25 mph, Mode 2- 35 mph and Mode 3- max speed.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 65 mph
Tested Top Speed: 54.9 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2000W
Peak Power Output: 8568 w
The Vsett 11+ Super 72 is a performance scooter with one of the lightest, sportiest feel, despite weighing as much as a Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro–125.2 lbs. It is rated to go as fast as 65 mph going off the manufacturer’s specs–and interestingly enough, at some point during our speed test, the speedo indicated 72 mph.
However, there’s a reason we don’t rely on scooter speedometers when giving you our tested performance numbers. With performance settings dialed all the way up, and Turboboost activated, the Vsett 11+ Super 72 electric scooter gave us an official max speed of 54.9 mph. In regular Sport mode, you get an output of 43 amps per motor, but with Turboboost engaged, this goes up to 51 amps per motor for 2 mins.
But what stood out was how easy it was to ride fast: the dual stem gives excellent stability, the dual rear hydraulic shocks make the Vsett 11+ Super 72 electric scooter great at carving corners, while the longer swing arms allow for more suspension travel for an overall plush ride. What we didn’t particularly like were the tubed tires that are more prone to flats and the trigger throttle with somewhat poor ergonomics.
That said, it is a safe scooter to ride: the large tires are great for providing stability and traction, the dual rear Zoom hydraulic brakes ensure you have sufficient stopping power on demand, and the scooter has great visibility, night or day.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 74.6 mph
Tested Top Speed: 58.3 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2700 w
Peak Power Output: 10000 w
Minimotors basically invented dual-motor electric scooters, and their flagship model, the Dualtron Thunder II, remains one of the most remarkable scooters we’ve tested. For a long time, this was the fastest electric scooter we’d tested from Minimotors, with a top speed of 58.3 mph. And despite being the third Dualtron on this list, it holds a special place in our hearts for being the first scooter we tested that used a double-click throttle.
During the speed run, Paul rode in max performance mode to 50 mph before unleashing the motors’ full power by double-clicking the throttle for an added 1680 watts of power. In his words:
...it felt like turning on the nitrous, shoving me forward to a legit 58.3 miles per hour.
The abrupt throttle makes it a bit challenging for normal riding around town, as it requires precise control to avoid sudden acceleration. That said, the Thunder 2 gives you a huge riding platform with a machined aluminum footrest, awesome-feeling rubber suspension, flat-proof tires, and what used to be the longest range we’d covered on an electric scooter.
For adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, the dual click throttle adds an exhilarating element to what is already one of our fastest scooters.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: BURN-E & E 2 Max: 60 mph, BURN-E 3 Max: 65.2 mph
Tested Top Speed: BURN-E: 58.8 mph, BURN-E 2 Max: 54.9 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 1500 w
Peak Power Output: ≤ 8400 w
Michael Sha struck gold with his revolutionary NAMI BURN design. The NAMI scooters are exotic looking and have the kind of performance worthy of their high price tag. In 6th place for fastest electric scooter, we will slot the two best performers, the original BURN-E and the BURN-E 2 Max. We’ll also include the BURN-E 3 Max, which we’re yet to test but is set to go as fast if not faster than the other two top sellers based on the formers’ performance and updated specs.
The original 35 ah NAMI BURN-E electric scooter has a claimed top speed of 60 mph and came quite close in our real-world test, with a max speed of 58.8 mph. The equally priced 32 ah BURN-E 2 Max has a 60 mph spec and only managed to go 54.9 mph. NAMI also has the newly updated 40 ah BURN-E 3 Max, aka the Viper, with a claimed speed of 65.2 mph and a peak power of 8400 w, and we suspect this will go as fast as the original.
The NAMI hand-made frames guarantee a higher quality build. For fast riding, you want the kind of sturdiness that comes with the strong tubular frame and carbon fiber stem. The front and rear suspension is adjustable on the NAMI scooters, allowing you to dial in damping from bouncy to super smooth based on your riding preference. The deck is also enormous enough to rest on your most optimal riding position.
We can’t also fail to mention the incredible throttle. It has a bit of a dead zone at the start, but once you’re past that, it has one of the smoothest responses. Paired with efficient sinewave controllers, the throttle on NAMI scooters provides a seamless and powerful acceleration experience. The damper is not quite as stable at high speed as some of the other scooters on this list, but the rest of the build complements it, so you’ll hardly notice it–and it’s relatively easy to ride it in gear 5 the whole time.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 68 mph
Tested Top Speed: 59.9 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 5750 w
Peak Power Output: 11500 w
The 84 Volt Dualtron Storm Limited takes position 5 for the fastest electric scooter and is the second Dualtron on our list. It’s a little controversial for its unusually high voltage battery and it’s not an easy scooter to ride in max performance. During our top speed run, the speedo read 66 mph, which had us thrilled for a fraction of a second until we ran through our data logger and saw that our certified two-direction speed run only managed 59.9 mph of max speed.
Like the Dualtron Thunder II, the Storm Limited electric scooter has a double-click throttle that will raise peak current from 45 amps to 60 amps per motor. That said, even for speed junkies, this is a little too intense–with equally intense throttle response. So, you’ll find yourself opting for ECO mode, which spins the front motor into a softer launch and then gradually increase power. Generally, this a powerful electric scooter that is not beginner-friendly.
That said, the Storm Limited has the second fastest range average speed behind the more agile NAMI Klima Max. The grips are glued in place so they won’t slip during high-speed rides; the scooter has a steering damper and three bolts to the stem for riding stability; the rubber suspension takes some breaking into, especially for lighter-weight riders; and, finally, the Storm Limited scooter has the longest deck we’ve ever encountered and adjustable height handlebars that ensure ergonomic riding.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 68 mph
Tested Top Speed: 61 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2000
Peak Power Output: 11500 w
So, we have two Kaabo Wolf Kings on this list, and in 4th place for the fastest e-scooter, we have the older Kaabo Wolf King GT. This was the reigning speed champ for quite a while. The scooter has a speed spec of 62 mph–and came quite close during our test with a max speed of 61 mph. This is the first scooter on the list with a legit 0-60 mph time and also the cheapest fastest electric scooter.
We like it for its high-speed stability thanks to the famous Kaabo dual stem installation. Unlike many other scooters on this list, the Wolf King GT does not require a steering damper. In fact, at low speeds, the efficient sinewave controllers make it as smooth as riding a NAMI. That said, the thumb throttle they use is the one with a dead zone–though we’ve shown on our videos the Rider Guide anchor and rock technique that counters to some degree.
With the new Wolf King GTR, the Wolf King GT might not make as much noise in the headlines–but we can’t emphasize enough that there is no bigger bargain on performance than this scooter. It may weigh about a metric ton, but if you want a scooter that rides super fast, rides far, has more power than you can possibly need, with high-end specs for an affordable-ish price, the King GT scooter is it.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 68 mph
Tested Top Speed: 62.1 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2000 w
Peak Power Output: 8400 w
From unicycles and casual commuters to one of the fastest electric scooters on the Market, InMotion really pulled a rabbit out of a hat. The InMotion RS snagged a slot in our top 5 electric scooters for offroad and came back in position 3 for our fastest electric scooter. The scooter has a manufacturer speed spec of 68 mph and indicated 65 mph on one of our single-direction runs; however, the Rider-Guide-certified top speed is a solid 62.1 mph.
For about a week, this was the fastest e-scooter we’d ever tested and, interestingly, has one of the very few accurate speedometers we have on an electric scooter. But it doesn’t just ride fast; it also has one of the best handling, especially for a 123.5 lb scooter. Thanks to the wide handlebars, long and low stance of the scooter, and loose and smooth steering, cornering and carving are also fantastic on this scooter.
You will need gloves when riding as the stock grips are slick and smooth and won’t give you as firm a grip for high-speed riding. Tune the adjustable built-in steering damper to the stiffest settings to eliminate wobbles in top speed, then use the app to customize your riding preferences for acceleration, braking, and overall performance. The suspension is also adjustable but springs back quicker than ideal, even in the slowest rebound.
That said, with the PMT tires supplied to us by Wyrd Rydes installed, this will be Paul’s scooter of choice at the upcoming Rider Fest event on October 8th. That, and the fact that this is Mitchell’s other favorite scooter (the other being the NAMI Klima), is all the endorsement a scooter needs.
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 70 mph
Tested Top Speed: 62.5 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2000 w
Peak Power Output: 13400 w
The Dualtron X-Limited is famous for being the biggest, baddest electric scooter Dualtron makes. The scooter has a manufacturer-claimed top speed of 70 mph, and during our initial test, we got 61.7 mph in our certified two-direction speed test. However, we recently learned of a new setting in the app, and we gained almost 1 mph, clocking 62.5 mph, in our retest. This surprising twist helped the X Limited edge out the recently crowned speed champion, Inmotion RS.
Now, Minimotors has many Dualtron models, making it impossible to test them all. That said, the Dualtron X Limited remains Paul’s favorite to ride. Why? Because it’s so easy to ride fast, and surprisingly, just plain easy to ride everywhere. This is simply because the suspension is amazing, the throttle is ultra smooth, the deck is huge, the handlebars are super solid, and the cockpit of this scooter is a very, very nice place to be.
But, as the most expensive scooter we’ve ever tested at $7000, it actually needs to be all those things. We can’t overlook that this is the longest-range scooter we’ve tested at Rider Guide, with a single charge mileage of 86.4 mi--also remembering that Paul has expressed that there’s no scooter he’d rather ride for that long. The only caveat (price aside) is that the scooter sits a cool 183 lbs on the scale, which you’d need to factor in before purchasing.
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Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 63 mph
Tested Top Speed: 65.8 mph
Motor Rating: 2 x 2000 w
Peak Power Output: 13440 w
So, what’s the fastest electric scooter in the world? Well, all of the scooters Rider Guide has tested, the Kaabo Wolf King GTR takes the crown with a speed of 65.8 mph against a manufacturer-cited 63 mph. There were crazy moments during testing–for instance, with the wind in his back, Paul saw 76 mph on the speedometer, which on our data log was actually 69.3 mph. But we (obviously) had to average that out, which is how we arrived at 65.8 mph after factoring in the opposite direction numbers.
What makes the Kaabo Wolf King GTR a good scooter? Where to start? The tall but plush suspension, the removable battery, the 12″ diameter self-sealing tires, the display, the large deck, and the best-in-class lighting, to mention a few. However, we love that the scooter has traction control for fast riding because Paul rode with TC off, and the wheel spin was ridiculous and, according to him, “dangerous even”.
Read our comprehensive review; we’ve highlighted special caution you should take–and that’s something we never do. We also tell you exactly how we got top speed because you must bypass a few hurdles to unleash the full power of the scooter’s dual 4000 w motors.
10th place?/1st place?-Weped SST
Manufacturer’s Claimed Top Speed: 70-80 mph
Peak Power Output: 13440 w/ 23000 w/ 33000 w
Tested Top Speed: ???
Rider Guide Finally Tested a Weped!!!
Well, we were excited, too, anyway. Full disclosure: This might be the overall fastest electric scooter we’ve ever tested, but we still don’t know. The power spec suggests it should be, anyway, and depending on where you look, it is either 13,440 w, 23kW, or 33kW.
On his maiden ride, Paul went about 15 mph, estimatedly as this $7,000 electric scooter has no speedometer. Then it wouldn’t go faster than this, no matter which mode he selected. Back at the office, Paul and the team spent hours and hours checking over every wire, but the rear motor just wouldn’t go. The whole scooter seems to be in limp mode.
The SST’s claimed top speed is 70 to 80 mph, again depending on where you look. In fact, scooter.guide claims to have clocked 77.9 mph on flat ground in a single direction. However, to date, we’re not aware of anyone doing a legit two-direction run. Why does a two-direction run matter?
A 4 mph wind is something you can barely feel but can give you an 8 mph difference going with the wind or against it. A 1% incline in the road that you can’t even see means at top speed, your scooter has to lift itself and you by almost a foot per second, and that will slow you down, and your top speed number is inaccurate by 5 to 10 mph.
Therefore, averaging opposite-direction runs together cancels it all out and gives you a true repeatable top speed, which is why all world records for top speed use two-direction runs. For that reason, we can’t exactly crown the Weped SST as the fastest electric scooter in the world, but we certainly hope we get the chance to prove or disprove with a more functional unit.
Fastest Electric Scooters -Honorable Mentions
We haven’t had an opportunity to test these production scooters yet, but we don’t want to completely leave them off the list of the fastest electric scooters in the world. Remember that the speeds listed below are not based on our data and are derived from single-direction speed runs, so they may all be inaccurate by 5 to 10 mph. We also cannot guarantee that they will feel good to ride.
Top speed spec: 55 mph
Top speed YouTube: 58 mph single direction run
Spec power: 4800 w nominal
Note: Unusually fast for a 60 V scooter, hyped as “Death Trap” by Sur Ronster
TEVERUN Fighter Supreme
Top speed spec: 62 mph
Top speed YouTube: 68 mph single direction run
Spec power: 8000 w// 9240 w depending on where you look
Note: Because the Mini Motors product line wasn’t confusing enough
Price: $3800 (Freemotion)
Top speed spec: 70+ mph
Top speed YouTube: 57 mph single direction run by Freshly Charged
Spec power: 8400 w
Note: Draws inspiration from Dualtron. Has never sold as well as other brands mentioned.
Here is our research on some wacky boutique scooters that are so uncommon that few people have ever seen one in person. The statistics we’ll provide are the finest third-party data we have uncovered after hours of digging. However they are all single-direction runs, so don’t rely on their accuracy. Paul is most interested in trying the Slack Core out of all the scooters mentioned.
Boutique scooters are exciting, but can be challenging to own.
- It can take up to a year to get one after you order,
- Parts availability can be dicey
- The community of owners is small.
Top speed spec: 80+ mph
Top speed YouTube: 75 mph; Alien Rides tunnel run, single direction. They won’t let us test one, so the true top speed remains unknown
Spec power: 22,000 w peak
Availability: Announced 1 year ago. Not currently taking pre-orders.
Top speed spec: 62 mph
Top speed YouTube: Not Available
Spec power: 10,000 w peak
Availability: Unknown lead at the time
Note: Not really designed for civilians
Top speed spec: 70+ mph
Top speed YouTube: 75 mph flat ground. True two-directional speed run unknown
Spec power: 14,000 w peak
Availability: 6 weeks, built to order
WEPED SONIC MAX
Top speed spec: 96 mph
Top speed YouTube: True two-directional top speed unknown
Availability: Built to order
Note: Maybe one day we’ll get a working WEPED to test
NUMO SLACK CORE 920R
Top speed spec: 90 mph
Top speed YouTube: 85.4 mph. True two-directional top speed unknown
Spec power: 33, 600 w
Availability: Arriving in the USA in October
Note: One of the most interesting exotics, and made for racing. Only one unit is known to be in the US. And NUMO, is a former manufacturer of WEPEDs.
Fastest Electric Scooters 2023 : Conclusion
So, conclusively, which is the fastest electric scooter in the market? For 2023, the Kaabo Wolf King GTR is the fastest professionally tested electric scooter. However, each of the high performance scooters on this list will do very well in a race in the hands of a competent rider.
The list may not include every fast e-scooter available in the market, but that doesn’t diminish the quality and performance of those not mentioned. Each scooter has its own unique features and caters to different riding preferences. Ultimately, choosing a scooter that aligns with your specific needs and riding style is important.
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Fastest Electric Scooters FAQ
Why Didn’t XYZ Scooter Make the List? I’ll Bet it’s Waaaay Faster!
Every major retailer and manufacturer knows they have an open invitation to send us any scooter for testing, and we are constantly expanding our testing database as a result. If you happen to own a production-scooter which is faster than the scooters shown here, we would also be happy to test yours.
What Is the Fastest Electric Scooter for Adults?
Based on our testing, the Kaabo Wolf King GTR holds the title with a top speed of 65.8 mph.
What is the Cheapest Fastest Electric Scooter?
The fastest cheapest electric scooter based on tested performance is the Kaabo Wolf King GT, priced at $3,195, boasting a top speed of 61 mph. For those on a tighter budget, the Solar P 1 2.0 is available at $1,399, delivering a top speed of around 40 mph. While the Solar P 1 2.0 is more affordable, it doesn’t match the extreme speeds of the Kaabo Wolf King GT but still offers respectable performance for its price.
What is the Fastest Electric Scooter Under $1000
The fastest electric scooter we can recommend under $1000 is the Fluid Mosquito($899), which has a top speed of 27.7 mph and offers the highest speed in its class.
What Is the Fastest Electric Scooter Under $1500?
What Is the Fastest Electric Scooter Under $2000?
What Electric Scooter can go 75 mph?
We haven’t tested out any scooter that has reached 75 mph. The Kaabo Wolf King GTR was the closest we got; it displayed 76 mph on the speedometer during the top speed run, which on our data log was actually registered as 69.3 mph. There are some third-party sources that claim to have reached this speed with the RION APEX (75 mph-Alien Rides), HUNTER QUAD (75 mph on YouTube), and Weped SST (77.9 mph as claimed by scooter.guide).
What's The Fastest An Electric Scooter Can Go?
The highest claimed top speed is from the WEPED SONIC MAX, with a claimed speed of 96 mph. This speed is even faster than some cars like the Mercedes Sprinter van, although it raises the question of who would want to go that fast on a scooter.
What Is the Fastest Long-Range Electric Scooter?
The fastest electric scooter with the longest range, based on our tested data, is the Minimotors Dualtron X Limited, which offers a range of 86.4 miles and has a top speed of 62.5 mph.
What Is The Most Powerful Electric Scooter?
Based on motor power, the award goes to the Dualtron X Limited and the Wolf King GTR, which provide peak power outputs of 13,400W and 13,440W, respectively.
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