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This is the Minimotors Dualtron X Limited, an 84V scooter with the biggest battery we’ve ever tested, and the most peak power with 13,440W.
The list goes on, but we can sum it up by saying the specs are so impressive, they honestly start to get a little intimidating, even for a bunch of people that have ridden almost everything.
In this review, we find out exactly how fast and how far the X-Limited can go, but maybe more importantly answer the question: Is it hard to ride a scooter this big? And what’s it like to live with such an extreme beast!
Along the way, find out why we think this is the best scooter to ride for really really long distances, and also a couple details you should know before buying one that we haven’t seen anyone really talk about. Stay with us, there is just so much new stuff to check out.
Dualtron X Limited Alternatives & Competitors
However, if we were to speculate, just for a moment, there are two scooters of similar size and weight that probably come close.
The first is this monster pictured below that costs more than the X-Limited(at $11340), claims to go 62 mph +/-10%, but comes from a company that for three years has never been willing to submit a single scooter for us to test, and also produces at a very small scale compared to Minimotors.
Dualtron X Limited Review Summary
Well, in short, here are a few reasons why;
- The biggest battery on an electric scooter we’ve tested, at 5040 wh. Sounds like a lot, and it is, but here are some quick comparisons to put it into perspective. Its battery is equal to 18 Xiaomi m365 batteries, or 9 Ninebot Max’s, or 5 Segway GT1’s, or 2 Kaabo Wolf King GT’s
- By sheer weight, we’re pretty sure this is the world’s biggest electric scooter. So, if you’re into the biggest, baddest one–there’s no bigger.
- It set our new speed record–61.7 mph
- It rocks a set of ultra-wide, 5 inch tires that just feel great the instant they hit gravel
- The BEST suspension ever, with the longest travel
- The EY4 display + the all-new companion app
- The Build quality is second to none--it’s beefy and has a robust bolt-together design
- During our range test, in max performance, Paul was riding for 4 hours. We can’t imagine the potential in more conservative riding modes (but who wants that?)
- They’ll definitely be talking about the guy, or gal, with the [esg_currency $7000] scooter.
And it’s a Dualtron–they have a reputation that precedes them, and we strongly feel like the X Limited is a whole other ball game for them and for performance scooters.
Our Take: Like the Eiffel Tower, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, or Shakespeare’s Hamlet-It’s a Beautiful Work of Art.
Is it Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?
It is everything about this scooter. From the 330 lbs max rider weight capacity, to the massive deck, to the plush suspension and large tires contributing to a pretty comfortable ride, to the solid build of the scooter–it’s just everything! And with the largest battery (5040 wh), there’s no worrying about the higher requirements by bigger riders. The X Limited’s handlebars are also the first from Dualtron to stand at an optimum height for most taller riders at 39.75 inches height.
Dualtron X Limited Electric Scooter Review
Braking Distance (15 to 0 mph)
0 to 15 mph
0 to 20 mph
0 to 25 mph
0 to 30 mph
0 to 35 mph
0 to 40 mph
In fact, the X-Limited beat almost everything to 30 mph, except Wolf King GT’s 3.8 seconds run, and the NAMI E and E2 Max that tie for best at 3.7 seconds. And while the NAMI’s might hold the records for swift acceleration, 0- 30 mph (or 15 mph, or 40 mph) this is not what the Dualtron X Limited is about.
For us, this felt like a speed battle between the Flash and Superman, if you’re into that sort of thing. Both are very capable, but we had to be sure. So, we did 6 back-to-back speed runs, then averaged the fastest two opposite direction runs together to cancel out the effect of headwind or tailwind.
On the speedometer, Paul saw speeds as high as 66 mph, but our Pro-Grade data-logging tools told a different story.
It’s only fitting to record this record in Paul’s exact words;
“Starting with a full charge, I rode for 3 hours and 57 minutes straight on the RG range test course, only stopping for red lights or stop signs. I covered 86.4 miles before it finally cut off. Honestly, I thought riding a super powerful 83 lbs scooter for four hours straight was going to suck, but it didn’t, because it turns out the X-Limited is the world's most comfortable stand-up scooter for long distances. I’ve done Error: Invalid unit "mile". rides on other scooters that were harder than the 86.4 miles I did on the X Limited.”
The remaining range feature on the dash is also surprisingly accurate. At the start of the range test, it said the scooter had “83 miles remaining”. During the ride, Paul tells us he periodically added up the miles he’d covered and the miles remaining. The highest estimate was a total of 89 miles, and the lowest was 83 miles. So, the estimate was never off by more than 3.5%. But, as the saying goes… Your mileage may vary.
We do have to give one caveat about having this much range to burn: if you go out and ride 4 hours at a time on a regular basis…your significant other may become jealous of your X.
For a scooter this size, everything comes with a give and take. For braking, we appreciate that Minimotors upgraded to the 4-piston Nutt brakes. This ‘big’ upgrade helped the Dualtron X Limited come to a stop with a surprisingly short braking distance of 10.7 ft from a speed of 15 mph, keeping pace with top shelf scooters of less than half its weight.
“This is the first Dualtron I can remember, where I turned regen braking up, rather than turning it down from the standard setting to get more stopping power.” Paul RG
That was the first big surprise. It wasn’t hard to ride at all. In fact, the hardest thing, when we first got going, was trying to nudge all of the safety features out of the way. It arrived with safe mode on (as you’d expect), so you have to grab the brakes before the throttle will engage. Then, it was in kick-to-start mode, which we switched to Zero start. And the P-settings were set to strangely-mild, which you know we immediately maxed out and were ready to go!
Another thing is when you’re going fast, it’s nice to have something solid to hold on to, and the X Limited’s single stem is as stiff as any dual stem scooter we’ve tried. There’s Zero wobble, no funny sounds, and the solid build makes the cockpit of this scooter feel like a safe place to be. What we also love is that unlike some ultra-stiff stems, it doesn’t slowly beat your thumbs to death because the smooth suspension keeps the stem from hammering your hands.
They made an improvement that had us fingers-crossed from the minute we caught wind of news about the X Limited. Dualtron handlebars are usually a little too short. However, the X-Limited’s handlebar height is 2 inches higher than all of the other Dualtrons we’ve tested, bringing the bars to a perfect height for long rides (39.75 inches).
Finally, the power delivery is linear and just feels endless. Even with 25% of the battery remaining, the scooter just shoves you forward if you ask it to. One difference, though, between the X-Limited and previous version of the Dualtron X2, is you no longer need to double click the throttle to get full power. We tested it, and all of the power comes on in one pull.
Dualtron X Limited Features
One, it weighs 183 lbs, which is nowhere near the ballpark of ‘liftable weight.’ We’re not sure one person can safely load it into an SUV, even using our favorite one-wheel-at-a-time loading technique. But with two people it should be relatively easier. So, it goes without saying that you won’t be able to park it up stairs unless your building has an elevator. And, it’s best to use the ramp if you need to push it up onto the sidewalk.
The other reason that this is not in any way a portable scooter is because the Dualtron X is the only electric scooter we know of that requires tools if you want to fold it. This is one of those “things you should know” that we’d mentioned earlier. You’d need to carry a 6mm allen wrench with you, just in case.
There are a total of 5 headlights and by our calculations, the 5 headlights combined throw about 8000 lumens down the road. That’s the equivalent of about 6 car headlights, or 8 really good scooter headlights. The deck lights also come with running day lights to ensure round-the-clock riding visibility.
The EY4 is a neat medium for interface with your scooter. It has way more functionality than the EY3 models, and the accompanying app elevates interaction with your scooter. If you have a phone mount, you can take advantage of the app's dashboard too.
We don’t usually critique the packing materials as part of the build quality, but in this case Minimotors deserves a shout out. The X-Limited is shipped on a pallet, in a box wrapped in plastic, and strapped into a metal cage. So, it comes out of the crate looking pristine–A1 packaging!
Dualtron X Limited: Review Conclusion
But on a more practical side, the X-Limited has a very clear use case… and it’s not about the top speed. If you love taking really long rides, or maybe you’re a delivery rider, this is hands down the best long range scooter there is. And again, that’s not because it has the longest range, but because it’s just so comfortable and easy to pile on the miles.
Paul says, “I’ll confess, I did not expect to like this scooter as much as I do. BUT it won me over partly because it made my 4 hour-long range test so easy, but also, because it surprised me by being so good at carving corners.”
Owning an X Limited is a lot like having a motorcycle, but without the bother of getting a motorcycle license, or having to work a 6-speed transmission. But if you do get an X-Limited we’d still recommend wearing full motorcycle gear.
A special shout out to Melvin and Trina at Voro for hooking us up with the X-Limited and answering all of our questions during the week we spent testing it.