The Dualtron Thunder was launched by Minimotors in 2018 and had a 5,400-watt dual motor electric scooter. This is one of the most powerful electric scooters that you can buy on the market. Furthermore, Dualtron has created a stylish, fast, and best-performing electric scooter globally, with this being a third-generation model.
So, what makes the Dualtron Thunder the best scooter you can buy on the market? This review will detail the braking and wheel design, battery, design features, price, and finish with an overview of the features. It is worth noting that before using this scooter, you should read the user manual that comes with the scooter fully before operating.
Dualtron Thunder Specifications
Here is a brief overview of some of the main features of the Dualtron Thunder:
- Motor: MAX 5,400-watt BLDC dual hub motor
- Battery: 35Ah – 2,060Wh / LG 3500
- Charge time: 20 hours standard, 10 hours using dual charging ports, or 5.3 hours using the quick charge option
- Max mileage: 75 miles
- Max speed: 50mph
- Max rider weight: 120kg/265lb
- Product weight: 43kg/95lb
- Brakes: Front and rear NUTT hydraulic disc brakes 160mm
- Tires: Extra-wide tubeless tires
- Lighting: Quad-LED lights
With a hefty price tag of $4,590.00, this makes it one of the most expensive scooters in the world. It is currently on sale, for $3,699.00, or £3,100.00, so while not as expensive as it is at full price, it still doesn’t come cheap. However, with all the features and modernity of this scooter, you are getting your money’s worth!
There are several design features that make the Dualtron Thunder the best scooter available to buy on the market. The Dualtron electric scooter has a state-of-the-art EYE LCD display, adding functionality, with the option for a fingerprint reader. You can even charge your phone via the scooter, so if you have a long journey to make, you don’t have to worry about your mobile dying.
The Dualtron Thunder has the option for mood lighting, front and rear LED lights, and blue mood lighting. This isn’t everything, as the handlebar can be illuminated to any color of your choice. These features show that Dualtron wants to bring the scooter an added level of security and showcasing its modernity.
This is a massive beast of a scooter, with the deck a foot wide, and the body of the scooter made from aluminum and steel, it comes in at a weight of 43kg, so you need to be mindful if you plan on traveling with the scooter anywhere. It can hold up to 120kg, and it does have a spring-loaded folding mechanism, which makes it easy to store. The wheel assembly is removable, making servicing easier, with changing the dreaded flat tire as easy and straightforward as possible. However, it should be noted that the scooter is not waterproof, so using it in the rain or in wet conditions, or storing it in a damp place, is not recommended by the manufacturer.
Battery, Charging, and Motor
The battery and motor system of the Dualtron Thunder is made up of two brushless DC electric dual hub motors, offering better reliability, less noise, and a longer lifespan compared to brushed motors. There is a maximum power of 5,400 watts, which can be sustained for a short period of time, and continuous power of 2,400 watts.
The Dualtron Thunder battery is 60 volts, meaning that you have several options for charging. This scooter can be charged fully in 20 hours; however, it also comes with dual charging ports, and if you use both ports, it takes around 10 hours for a full charge. There is also a quick charge option available, which takes 5.3 hours.
You should only use the charger that comes with the electric scooter and charge in a well-ventilated area. Due to the scooter using a lithium battery, you should follow certain safety instructions, so you need to read the manual carefully before taking your scooter out for a spin.
Braking System and Wheel Design
The Dualtron Thunder is the only electric scooter with ABS brakes, offering a safety and performance level not seen with others on the market. With extra-wide pneumatic tubeless tires, which measure 11 by 4 inches, this is not just a safe ride but a comfortable one.
Considering that the top speed is 50mph with a full range of 75 miles, you will be traveling in comfort with the Dualtron Thunder, especially as the suspension absorbs shocks, meaning you can travel peacefully, even over rough terrain. There is also an adjustable suspension system with three different varieties, which means that you can get a different riding experience every time you go on a journey. The default suspension is set to medium elasticity, with the ability to add extra cartridges.
The Dualtron Thunder electric scooter is the best on the market, but it does come with a price tag of over $3600, and that’s when it’s on sale. However, the scooter has an incredibly powerful motor and battery to get you to where you need to be. With the extra-wide wheels and sturdy construction, this is a scooter that has been built to last. With a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 75 miles, it makes it a competition for electric motorcycles.
However, the scooter’s range and speed are dependent on the weight of the rider, road surface, wind, and other conditions. Lastly, as this scooter is not waterproof, it is advised that the rider does not use this in rain or wet conditions. If you live in a country where it rains a lot, this can be the difference between whether you make the jump or not. However, whatever you decide, the scooter has a wide range of features, which doesn’t necessarily make this an altogether loss.