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They probably meant to build a smaller, less expensive Wolf Warrior.
What they ended up with was a better Wolf Warrior (provided that you’re under 220 lbs).
The Wolf Warrior X and Wolf Warrior X Pro scooter deliver impressive range, speed, handling, and comfort while seeming to give up nothing but weight. They also had some surprises for us. When we tested the performance of the base-model X vs. the X Pro, the base did some shocking things (all of them good). You’ve got to see the data!
We don’t know how these two scooters have flown under the radar for so long. They’ve got the stability and speed of a Wolf Warrior 11+, better handling than the Mantis Pro, range for days, and a size that passes the trunk test (barely).
What we do know is that if you ride one, it may steal your heart, and everyone around you may become jealous of your X.
Wolf Warrior X Technical Specifications
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Alternatives & Competitors
Wolf Warrior X Review Summary
At a retail price of $1899, the base-model X is the first Wolf Warrior to break into the light-heavyweight price category.
For $400 more, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro gives you a 33% larger battery made with LG cells, a Minimotors controller, and an EY3 display, which is effortless to read in bright light.
The Wolf Warrior X and X Pro also out-brake 91% of all scooters we’ve ever tested, including the Wolf 11+ and King. The smooth power, exceptional handling, and easy-to-control brakes make the X and X Pro supremely confidence-inspiring scooters.
They’re very easy to ride very fast.
At this point, we wish we could pull you through the screen for a ride because even if you’ve ridden a Wolf Warrior 11+ or King, there is some extra magic to the 10-inch tire version.
At 39 in high, we were pleasantly surprised that the handlebars are 1 in taller than the often-modified handlebars of the 11+ and King, making them much more comfortable for long rides. This is good because the Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro electric Scooter will carry you 10 mi further than the Wolf Warrior 11+ before needing to recharge.
By far, the biggest surprise for us in testing the Wolf Warrior X and Pro electric scooters was that the less-expensive base model Wolf X had quicker acceleration, better hill climbing, and higher top speed than the Pro model.
The scooters were tested, then re-tested. P-settings were checked and re-checked, but the results never wavered: the base model is just faster. A little digging revealed that this is due to the base model’s 30 A sinewave controller and the Pro model’s 27 A squarewave controller from Minimotors. The sinewave controller explains why the throttle of the base model was noticeably smoother.
To sum it all up. If you weigh more than 220 lbs or do heavy off-roading, you’re probably best off with one of the big wolves. If you need 40 mi of range, then the Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro electric scooter is the way to go.
But unless you need one or more of the above things: Just get the Wolf Warrior X. It’s the bomb.
Our Take: "Small" Wolf Warrior has BIG performance and COLOSSAL range
Is It Good for Bigger, Heavier Riders? -Yes
While Ramier couldn’t stop smiling while riding the Kaabo Wolf Warrior X electric scooter, he still feels like the Wolf Warrior and Wolf King better fit his ~250 lb rider weight. But the Wolf Warrior X and X Pro are still among his favorite scooters in the light-heavyweight class, because they’re fast and stable at high speed, like the big wolves.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X 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
The Wolf Warrior 11+ and Mantis Pro are the quickest of the group from zero to 20 mph. But the X’s are by no means slow. The Warrior X beats the lightning-fast Mantis Pro to 30 mph and every speed beyond.
The Wolf Warrior X is the first base model scooter that is quicker (i.e., 0 to 30 mph) and faster (top speed) than the Pro model.
Wolf Warrior X scooter is actually quicker and has a higher top speed than the Pro model. Most of the difference is due to the base having a motor controller, which strangely is spec’d at 10% higher amps than the Pro.
It’s not just the acceleration of the base model, which is remarkable, but also the way it’s delivered.
Only a handful of scooters in the world come with sinewave controllers, and this is one of them.
Among other advantages, including running quieter and more efficiently, sinewave controllers are known for smoother throttle control. We cannot get enough of them and hope that they’re the dominant type of motor controllers a year from now.
Here again, another surprise: the base model beats the Pro by more than half a second.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Top Speed
While they don’t have the arm yanking quickness of the Wolf Warrior 11+, the X and X Pro have all the top speed you’ll ever need.
They both easily beat the Mantis Pro. Here again, the base-model Wolf Warrior X scooter beasts its big brother, the X Pro, and comes surprisingly close to the top speed of the Wolf Warrior 11+.
Wolf Warrior X Battery and Range
It defies convention again with 35% more range than the 11+. Not more range per pound. Straight up, more range. With its high capacity (1680 wh battery made from LG cells, the Kaabo Wolf warrior X Pro electric scooter has the 5th longest range of the 77 scooters we’ve walked home from the range-test-circuit.
It covered 40.9 mi in top performance mode before I had to get off and started pushing.
The base model Wolf Warrior X which comes with a smaller (1280 wh) battery that delivered 32 miles of range, still beating the Wolf Warrior 11+. It also nearly matched the Mantis Pro, despite the Mantis’ larger (1470 wh) battery.
All four comparison scooters are equipped with Zoom hydraulic brakes.
Stopping the Wolf Warrior X’s required more hand strength than the Wolf Warrior 11+ or the Mantis Pro, but ironically, this led to better stopping distances because it was easier to find the limits of traction.
The Wolf X’s beat the comparison scooters here and tie for 8th best braking distance ever, from 15 mph.
With hydraulic dual-stem front suspension and spring/polyurethane suspension at the back end, these are scooters that will get you to your destination quickly and comfortably while carving corners the whole way.
I have to agree with the Kaabo racing team here: The Wolf Warrior X is one of the best-handling scooters ever made.
You may not know that the Wolf’s dual-stem-build lends itself to less wobble at high speed due to its design. Think of an ice skater with their arms spread out. They spin somewhat slowly compared to when they bring their arms inward. The more weight that’s further from the pivot point, the more force it will take to rotate left and right, so a dual stem front end will naturally have less rotational wobble and less need for a steering damper than a scooter with a single stem. The twin dual clamp-collars also mean no wobble front to back.
Handlebar height is a very comfortable 39 in from the deck, surprisingly more than 1 in taller than the Wolf Warrior 11+. This is a very good thing, as our favorite handlebars are usually around 40 in tall.
Wolf Warrior X scooters come standard from most retailers with road tires. They have excellent grip, and their quiet tread pattern helps reveal the scooter’s silent motors and rattle-free ride.
Off-road tires are also available and relatively easy to change because of the split rims.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X P Settings
Press the mode button once to index the first number upward, then press power once to advance to the following number. Press mode five more times to advance the second digit to “5”, then just hold down the power button to enter your code of 1500, now on screen.
We liked the standard P-settings, with the following exceptions.
Wolf Warrior X Features
The X’s twin double-clamp folding mechanism takes about twice as long to fold and deploy as the Mantis’ clamp but is still faster and more intuitive than the big wolf’s cool but complex design, which makes the 11+ and King longer when folded.
The Wolf Warrior X and Pro are slightly shorter than the Mantis when folded and several inches taller but still (barely) pass our trunk test. The 62.2 lb Mantis is definitely the best of the group when it comes to portability.
It’s good to keep in mind that none of the comparison scooters have folding handlebars, so they’re all going to remain full-width all of the time.
The throttles are a mixed bag. The Base model Wolf X comes equipped with the LT01 throttle, which has better finger ergonomics as you can adjust it closer to the brake lever, but isn’t as easy to read in direct sunlight as the EY3. The Wolf Warrior X Pro electric scooter comes with the EY3 setup.While it's easy on the eyes, the EY3’s bulk means a wider reach for your fingers between brake and throttle. This is true even when the two levers are adjusted as close together as possible.
But also give you super-bright front and rear turn signals that double as hazard lights and brilliant deck lighting with an app that lets you control the light’s pattern, color, and speed. The app isn’t very intuitive to use, but it’s fun thumbing through the hundreds of presets. If you want to dig deeper, they include a good tutorial within the app.
The deck uses the same rubber surface as the big Wolf scooters, which has the advantage of being much easier to clean than grip tape, especially for mud. The ultimate grip isn’t quite as good as grip tape, but it gets the job done and looks great, especially when clean.
Almost everything about the Wolf Warrior X and Pro feels solid and well thought out. Besides needing to lubricate the area around the stem clamps to eliminate creaking on one of our two test scooters, the ride is exceptionally silent and rattle-free.
It’s not official yet, but the Wolf Warrior X and Pro are expected to receive certification for IPX5 water resistance (resistant to jets of water). This exceeds the 11+’s IPX4 rating and all of the Mantis scooters, which presently have no rating at all.
Like the big wolves, the X and X Pro rear fender protection isn’t great. If you decide to ride in the rain, you’ll definitely want to extend the rear fender, or you’re going to get sprayed with muddy water.
Speaking of rear fenders: early units had problems with the rear tire rubbing on the inside of the fender over large bumps. We’re happy to report that this problem has been solved. Our resident Big Dawg, Ramier, reported no fender dragging issues on either of our Wolf X’s even when riding off of curbs.
We don’t like how the wiring on the side of the forks gets pinched when the handlebars bars are turned fully to the right. This is easy to avoid if you’re aware of it but would be even easier if Kaabo had just installed a proper steering stop.
The Wolf Warrior 11+ and the Wolf King are still the best choices for the very big dawgs due to their weight ratings. Maximum rider weight for the Wolf Warrior X scooter is higher than most at 265 lb but still below the exceptional 330 lb spec of the 11+ and the King.
The motorcycle-grade horn is perfect in traffic, but you may want to add a bell to avoid startling pedestrians.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X price
Aside from the price, the key distinction between the two models centers on their battery configurations and supplementary features. The base Wolf Warrior X model is equipped with an FST 60V 21Ah battery. For the additional $700, the Pro variant provides a superior 60V 28Ah battery from LG or Samsung, promising a little bit more extended range and durability.
Additionally, the Pro model justifies its higher price by including advanced Minimotor controllers and an EY3 display, both absent in the standard model.
Wolf Warrior X Accessories and Upgrades
Every scooter purchase becomes more meaningful with the right set of accessories enhancing safety, security, and overall convenience. Here’s a curated list of essential accessories that could perfectly complement your Wolf Warrior X:
Safety & Security Accessories:
- Rear Safety Light: Increase your visibility on the road, especially during low-light conditions.
- Helmets: A sturdy helmet can be the difference between a minor and a severe injury.
- Tire Sealant: Punctures can happen anytime, anywhere.
- High-Security Folding Lock: Protect your investment. This lock ensures your scooter remains safe when left unattended.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Review Conclusion
It’s challenging to summarize the Wolf X scooters without gushing. They have nearly the same top speed and stability as a Wolf Warrior 11+ but better range.
They pass the trunk test like a Mantis Pro but handle better. They’re mid-priced and right out of the box; each is a complete package for riding at night and safety, including out-stopping just about everything.
So if the Wolf X and Wolf Warrior X Pro electric scooter haven’t been on your radar, they definitely should be, especially if you’re under 220 lbs.
As for which we like better: the Wolf Warrior X or X Pro? This one is easy. Unless you need 40 mi of range, get the base model.