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Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro Review
Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro Alternatives & Competitors
Our Take: Super Smooth Ride with Super Sweet Suspension
Braking on the Eagle Pro is good but not amazing. It scored a 15 mph braking distance of just 11.8 feet but has less bite than one would expect from disc brakes -- especially for a scooter with this type of power. The cable-activated brakes were a bit squeaky out of the box and the regen was slow to activate and came on more abruptly than we would have liked.
Most notable on the Dualtron Eagle Pro is the rubber suspension, which progressively gets stronger as your ride gets rougher. The suspension is adjustable, with rubber blocks (which is inside the pivot point of each scooter arm) that provide more or less responsiveness, depending on your preferences.
Along with amazing suspension, the Eagle Pro has a very polished, complete look, with Minimotors and Dualtron branding on everything from the hand grips to the securing clasps and even on the fenders. It doesn't have a smooth-edged design, like the Inokim OX, so can catch your heels or scrape you when maneuvering, but the construction feels beefy, solid, and durable.
The Eagle Pro is fast, but isn't stealing any best-in-class times from other extreme performance scooters. In the 0 to 15 mph test, the Eagle Pro has an ESG tested time of 2.7 seconds. To compare, the fastest scooter in the category is the Apollo Pro (60 V), with a 0 to 15 mph time of 1.7 seconds.
The Eagle goes from 0 to 20 mph in 3.9 seconds, to 25 mph in 5.4 seconds, and to 30 mph in 7.1 seconds.
Compare with other scooters on our performance page.
Though not quite as quick as the fastest scooters in the extreme performance category, this is more than enough speed for commuting, joyriding, and staying on pace with vehicle traffic.
Learn more about our extensive RG certification tests.
The Eagle Pro comes with dual cable-activated disc and regenerative brakes -- both systems are activated by squeezing the brake levers. The regenerative system takes a moment to kick in and comes on abruptly -- no matter how you adjust the braking strength in the LCD display P-settings. Brake levers are heavy and don't have the best lever feel. To get maximum braking power -- even after adjustment -- you have to smash down on the levers.
Overall, braking is good, but slightly underwhelming for a "premium" brand at this price point. With the amount of speed you're getting on the Eagle Pro, much like the other extreme performance scooters, we expect strong braking, preferring hydraulic brakes for scooters in this class. Hydraulic brakes are more effective and easier to operate, and the Eagle Pro is the only scooter among the other Pro models that comes with cable-activated brakes only.
Keep in mind that, because the suspension is rubber, the effectiveness can be affected by the temperature. For example, when we first rode the scooter on a brisk California morning, the suspension didn't give as much when hitting bumps, so resulted in a rockier ride. After riding the scooter on a different, hot day during range testing, it gave a bit too much. However, there are different suspension blocks available with varying responsiveness, so you could swap out as needed based on the weather.
We also like the way the Eagle Pro accelerates. Even though it’s not the fastest scooter we've ridden, maintaining a constant speed is much easier on the Eagle because the throttle is responsive but not too sensitive. Whether you’re starting from zero or trying to maintain your speed, we found it easy to control.
One place where the ride quality does come up short is that the steering bearings arrived massively over-tightened. It's to the point where you can feel that the bearings have made permanent dents in the bearing races, giving the steering a tight, notchy feel.
Along with a squeaky front brake, we also noticed the famous Dualtron stem wobble, but found the stem creaking more annoying than the wobble. It's a fairly quiet ride, until you use the brakes or put forward or aft pressure on the stem.
Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro Features
The Eagle Pro weighs 65.4 lb so isn't something you'd want to carry frequently, but is more portable than its counterparts given three things: folding stem, folding handlebars, and a locking clasp (securing the stem to the deck). None of the other extreme performance scooters come standard with this set of portability features.
The EY3 trigger throttle has a LCD display that is easy to read. The folding handlebar design feels rock solid, with spring-loaded clamps holding them in place. You can rotate and adjust some components along the handlebars, as they are not fixed/screwed in.
As always, we recommend a high-mounted headlight and rear-mounted, blinking red light for visibility, especially when riding at night. Making sure others see you is as important as you being able to see where you're going.
For riding at night, you’ll definitely need more lighting for better visibility.
Also, the Eagle Pro has split rims, making it easier to swap inner tubes when you get flats.
Read more about preventing and repairing flats.
Like other parts of the scooter, it's an all-black design with the logo down the center. Grip tape runs the length of the deck in three strips, and there's a clip at the rear end to hook the stem -- holding it in place --for easier transport.
One other thing to note is that the Eagle Pro has the shortest deck to handlebar height in the extreme performance class, and has one of the shortest heights of all scooters we've ever tested. The deck to handlebar height on the Eagle Pro is 37.8 inch. This may not be a problem but, depending on your height and rider stance, may keep your arms further extended than on other scooters of this caliber.
Suitable for riders up to 265 lb, the Dualtron Eagle Pro is a solid extreme performer with some quirks.
Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro Conclusions
Getting used to some of its quirks, like the noisiness, is really not a huge tradeoff when it comes to how the progressive, great-feeling suspension creates comfortable ride quality.
If the Minimotors line doesn’t fit your needs, check out our RG Editor’s pick of best electric scooters.