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Emove Roadrunner Pro Summary
What if we told you there was something even better? Have you heard of seated electric scooters? We know many regular scooters add a seat attachment option, but few offer purpose-built seated scooters. And there are none better than Voro's Emove RoadRunner scooters.
With three versions currently on the market: the base EMOVE RoadRunner, the RoadRunner Tronic, and now the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro, it will be interesting to see how the Pro stacks up against its predecessors. But we'll just go ahead and spoil it–this is a MAD scooter and a new office favorite. Read on to find out why.
EMOVE Roadrunner Pro Alternatives & Competitors
When the Prototype EMOVE Roadrunner Base model arrived at ESG two years ago, we didn't know what to think of this thing with a 500W motor in the back and 300W up front. Then Chuck rode it and he loved it, and Paul rode it and loved it.
Then we took the production version to CES with us in 2022. I mean, we had everything there at the test track: the Wolf King GT, Dualtron Ultra, a NAMI, but the scooter everyone seemed to want to ride was the Roadrunner. We really didn't expect that, especially since we were completely surrounded by e-bikes. So clearly, Voro was onto something here. Even out on the road, be prepared, people are going to ask you about this scooter at stoplights.
But who sells or makes these RoadRunner scooters?
Well, the RoadRunner scooters are sold by VORO MOTORS, and EMOVE is their in-house brand, so this was actually designed in California. EMOVE is, of course, most famous for the ultra-long-range-commuter EMOVE Cruiser.
The original RoadRunner was good and had enough power to get you around town quickly. But VORO Motors, who are located just 10 miles from Rion headquarters in Los Angeles, collaborated on an upgrade that saw the birth of the RoadRrunner Tronic. The Tronic is a Bonkers-fast version of the RoadRunner that uses Rion controllers. Paul rode one, and it was fast but also pretty expensive at $4500.
When it comes to price and performance, for the most part, the RoadRunner Pro is similar to other premium dual-motor scooters like the Dualtron Victor Luxury or Wolf Warrior X GT. But when it gets up to top speed, the RoadRunner Pro absolutely leaves them behind, as you'll see later in the performance section.
There are several other things that make this scooter so intriguing, and we'll point each of them out as we go along. So read along.
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Is it Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders?
Yes, it is a good scooter for heavy riders, but not just because it carries a heavy load. There's also the large 1880 wh battery that provides the higher power needs of larger individuals. From acceleration to speed to power on hills, the performance numbers on this electric scooter are good and stay true even with riders closer to the rider's weight capacity.
The scooter is also quite comfortable. One, because it's a seated scooter and the seat itself is comfy and padded enough to support all manner of riders. The wide handlebars are great for taller individuals and sit at an ideal height off the ground. Most people will also manage to plant their feet on the ground when at a stop.
So, for larger or taller individuals, the RoadRunner Pro is big-dawg approved.
EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Electric Scooter Review
What we love most is that even when set for maximum performance, the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro's acceleration feels right in the sweet spot. And grabbing a fist full of throttle launches the scooter with just a touch of front wheel spin.
We took the RoadRunner out for our standard two-directional speed test, and the scooter clocked in a tested max speed of 54.7 mph against the manufacturer-claimed 50 mph. You literally cannot go faster for cheaper.
Allow us to explain the reasoning behind our standard two-way test and why some of the numbers you get on YouTube are straight-up unreliable. And we'll give it to you in Paul's exact words because who better?
"I actually went 61.3 mph in one direction, but only 48.1 mph in the other direction. You see, there was a 6.5 mph headwind wind blowing that day. Two speed-runs, in opposite directions averaged together is how all world record speed runs are done, because you cancel out the effect of wind and get the real number."
Now, the RoadRunner's 54.7 mph max speed is crazy fast. It's faster than when we tested the 72 V Dualtron Storm that maxed at 51.6 mph. It's also almost 10 mph faster than similarly priced comparison scooters, the Dualtron Victor Luxury at 46.2 mph and the Wolf Warrior X GT at 45.3 mph.
For even more perspective, when charted alongside our top ten fastest scooters, the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro falls directly between the $4890 NAMI BURN- E 2 Max and the $4300 Vsett 11+ Super 72 Beast scooters whose top speed is 54.9 mph, just 0.2 mph faster than the EMOVE RoadRunner.
There's no way any of us wants to go this fast on an e-bike, but everyone was clearly very comfortable doing it on the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro.
Comparable scooters like the Wolf Warrior X GT did 7.6 seconds under similar conditions, while the Dualtron Victor Luxury reached the top in 8 seconds flat. The Base RoadRunner took longer at 11.8 seconds.
That said, the RoadRunner Pro impressed us when it hit 27 mph by the end of the block from a standing start, and that's not bad.
The Pro's range is slightly less than the 33 miles we rode on the base model RoadRunner despite the Pro's much larger battery. However, keep in mind that we rode the Pro at a beast scooter pace through the test, 20 mph to 30 mph with peak speeds of 35 mph. The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro isn't too shabby, either, compared to other scooters, falling directly behind the Beast Segway GT2's Error: Invalid unit "mile". range and the Wolf Warrior X Base's 32.0 miles.
The battery weighs 20.6 lbs and takes 10.4 hrs to charge. We like that you can charge the battery in the scooter or take it out and charge it wherever you want. Better yet, if you have a spare battery, swap it in and just keep riding.
The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro stops from 15 mph in an impressive 10.4 ft, exactly matching the base model's performance, despite weighing almost twice as much. Voro's other best-seller, the EMOVE Cruiser has also the same exact stopping distance as both RoadRunners. The Warrior X GT has better-stopping distance at 9.8 ft, but the Victor Luxury falls behind the two at 11.4 ft.
The seat height is 29 inches, which we think is a sweet spot because almost anybody will be able to fit on the scooter's saddle and have their feet flat on the ground at stoplights. Moreover, the low seat height also makes it more stealthy. In other words, you're going to mostly fly under the radar because, sitting still on the scooter, you don't look like someone who could have just been riding as fast as you actually were just riding.
Now, the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro electric scooter runs 6000 W at peak power, which is as much power as 9 rental scooters. This might sound intimidating. But, even from a stop, the throttle is easy to use. However, if you want it even smoother you can always drop your scooter into ECO mode by holding down the mode button, which uses only the rear motor. Alternatively, use the minus button to drop your scooter into one of the less intense riding modes. You can choose from one of the 5 modes ranging from walking speed to full-boogie. What's more, you can customize them, including sending different amounts of power to the front wheel than the back if you want to.
During the range test, Paul had an interesting comparison to his experience testing out the base model RoadRunner.
"Something I absolutely loved about the throttle was that unlike the base model, where I used full throttle most of the time–doing the same sort of riding on the Pro, you'd almost never hit full throttle. In fact, most of the time, your throttle is right in the middle of the sweet spot. You know, that happy place where the scooter isn't struggling at all, and you've got gobs of power ready to let loose."
Speaking of the sweet spot, we noticed so many other elements on this scooter that are just spot-on. For example, the 116 lb weight is heavy enough to feel stable at speed but light enough to load into an SUV by yourself. Then the wider 2.7 inch x 14 inch tires are another right-sized example. They're big enough to feel super stable at any speed but small enough to be an advantage when it comes to portability and help keep the EMOVE RoadRunner from looking like something that should be wearing a license plate.
How does riding a seated scooter like this one compare with riding a regular kick scooter with a seat added?
Well, lots of scooters, including the EMOVE Cruiser, have that option. We've tried the seat attachment of the Cruiser and other scooters like the high-end Dualtron models, and they tend to work pretty well. However, if you're planning on riding sitting-down all the time, purpose-built-seated scooters just do it better, and here's why.
First, 14 inch wheels like the ones on the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro electric scooter are way more stable. Second, having your feet set wide on side-mounted footpegs helps you feel more planted in the seat than when they're in front of you on the deck. Third, and a big one, the RoadRunner has a completely different steering angle than all of the kick-scooters we've tested.
How does the Road Runner Pro Electric Scooter do off-road?
Straight from Paul:
"To me, RoadRunner feels more road-focused, but I'd definitely feel comfortable riding it on trails. Just don't go crazy offroading it. The scooter's frame, with the side panels welded in, is rated for [esg_unit 330 lb 1] riders and looks like it could take on anything, but the suspension feels like it's designed for curb-sized jumps and not going full-send over a ravine."
Is the RoadRunner Pro Legal?
We've already covered that it doesn't have pedals. And, quite frankly, it would feel silly adding 200 W of pedal power to this 6 kW beast. But that means it's definitely not an e-bike and puts it squarely in the same no-so-grey area that Sur-Rons occupy.
Definitely check out your local laws for where you can ride and how fast you can go. You could also check local forums to get people's first-hand accounts about what and where they ride.
Paul did some research, and he says that in California, it looks like all three RoadRunners are outside of the definition of an e-bike or even a moped. That said, we've spent hours riding all over San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, and our impression is that law enforcement here tends to see the RoadRunner as just another scooter because it just doesn't look big enough to be a motorcycle or even a moped. But if someone sees you going 55 mph on one, they're probably going to figure it out. So use good judgment.
Emove RoadRunner Pro Features
The RoadRunner Pro has a tested weight of 115.8 lbs or 95.2 lbs without the battery. Until you pick it up, you cannot accurately guess how heavy it will be. That said, it's too heavy and awkward to carry upstairs (even without a battery), but if you've got a place to lock it up, you could just bring the battery upstairs to charge.
The scooter also doesn't fold. But despite all that, it's still in somewhat of a sweet spot for portability because it's just small enough to fit in the back of an SUV, and the average adult can load it by themselves without taking the battery out. This is a big advantage over a Sur-Ron, where you're going to need a pickup truck or a trailer to move it.
The new turn signals look pretty cool. You can use them for turning or for hazard lights. Note that they don't work at the same time as the brake lights, so be sure to let go of the brakes when you're waiting to turn.
In the past, we've heard of something like this from Dualtron, but we've never actually seen it firsthand until now. The RoadRuner Pro has split rims and tubeless tires. It works for this scooter because there's an o-ring sandwiched between the two halves of the wheels. This allowed Voro to mount the large 14 inch by 2.8 inch tubeless tires that feel great on the road and will be an absolute breeze when changing.
Just as Segway popularized tubeless tires with the Ninebot Max, we hope other brands are watching and follow suit.
Speaking of which, the scooter does not come with an IP rating. Voro rates it safe for use in light rain, but that's as much information as they give. Remember, warranties don't cover water damage, so steer clear of riding in wet weather. Regardless, we love the great fender protection, and especially the solid adjustable front fender. This little detail could come in handy should you need to ride through puddles.
Some of the advantages the RoadRunner has in terms of safety include the big wheels that give the scooter better stability. The scooter also has a low center of gravity that makes you less likely to put yourself over the handlebars.
Next, believe it or not, faster can sometimes be safer too. There are definitely times when the bike lane is too narrow, and it feels safer flowing with traffic rather than being squeezed between traffic and parked cars.
And in terms of theft protection, the higher weight, removable battery, locking dashboard, and tons of locking points all keep the scooter safe by making it harder to steal if you leave it parked.
Emove RoadRunner Pro: Review Conclusion
If you're looking for a commuter that will get you across town as fast as a motorcycle, you can actually do that with the base model because it goes 35 mph. But, on the base model, you'll find yourself using full throttle probably most of the time.
On the other hand, on the Pro, the whole time, your throttle is pretty much right in the sweet spot. And that is a nice feeling, whether you're commuting, sport-riding, or leaving your riding buddies choking on your 55 mph dust. Again, the whole scooter has a similar in-the-zone feel pretty much all the time.
After spending a week with the RoadRunner Pro, we think it's definitely worth adding one more criteria to your search: seat-or-no-seat because the cockpit of this seated scooter is a nice place to be.
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