6 Best Electric Scooters With Suspension (I Tested Them All)

Quick List: Best Electric Scooters With Suspension

After spending 102 hours hands-on testing the top-performing electric scooters from a pool of 63 models, I can reveal that the best electric scooters with suspension (ordered by Black Friday sale prices) are:

  • Horizon 10.4 V2 – 5/10 shock absorption score ($649)
  • Apollo Air – 6/10 shock absorption score ($879)
  • SPLACH Titan – 8.5/10 shock absorption score ($1,249) – Save $65 with code: ESI
  • Mantis V2 – 8.5/10 shock absorption score ($1,499) – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100
  • Mantis King GT – 9/10 shock absorption score ($2,195) – Save $50 with code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
  • NAMI Burn-e 2 – 10/10 shock absorption score ($2,799) – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100

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Our Top Picks

Best Electric Scooters With Suspension

Take a closer look at my recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.


Our top choices for riders that are on a budget and want electric scooters that deliver a smooth ride across urban terrain. These score 5-6 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $800
Hoirzon 10.4 V2
Black Friday Sale: $649.00 $899.00
Under $1,000
Apollo Air Pro 2022
Apollo Air 2022
Black Friday Sale: $879.00 $999.00


Our top choices for riders that want better ride quality than budget models. These can handle both urban and off-road terrain, and score 7-8 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $1,250
Black Friday Sale: $1,249.00 $2,199.00 + Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Under $1,750
Mantis V2
Mantis v2
Black Friday Sale: $1,499.00 $1,899.00 + Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100


Our top choices for riders that want to experience the highest level of ride quality. These can handle both urban and off-road terrain, and score 9-10 on our shock absorption scale.

Under $2,500
Mantis King GT
Mantis King GT
Black Friday Sale: $2,195.00 $2,495.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Under $3,500
NAMI Burn-e 2
NAMI Burn-e 2
Black Friday Sale: $2,799.00 $3,699.00 + Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100

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Compare Electric Scooters With Suspension

The table below compares the best electric scooters based on shock absorption score, suspension system, performance, specs, price, and more.

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Horizon 10.4 V2HorizonApollo AirApollo AirSPLACH TitanSPLACH TitanMantis V2Mantis V2Mantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI Burn-e 2NAMI Burn-e 2
Where to BuyFluid Free RideApolloSPLACHFluid Free RideVoro MotorsFluid Free Ride
AwardBest Under $800Best Under $1,000Best Under $1,250Best Under $1,750Best Under $2,500Best Under $3,500
Top Speed23 mph21 mph37 mph40 mph43 mph45 mph
0-15 MPH5.2 s5.7 s2.5 s2.1 s1.9 s1.8 s
0-25 MPHn/an/a4.9 s4.7 s4.0 s3.2 s
Max Range23 miles31 miles44 miles33 miles56 miles90 miles
Tested Range18 miles23 miles29 miles28 miles38 miles50 miles
Shock Absorb.5/106/108.5/108.5/109/1010/10
Braking5.0 meters3.4 meters2.4 meters2.0 meters2.1 meters1.8 meters
Max Incline15 degrees10 degrees20 degrees30 degrees30 degrees35 degrees
Optimal Incline9 degrees6 degrees12 degrees18 degrees18 degrees21 degrees
Motor48V 500W36V 500W52V 1000W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)72V 1000W (x2)
Battery48V 10.4Ah FST36V 15Ah (FST)52V 20.8Ah FST60V 18.2Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung72V 28Ah FST
Charge Time6 hours7 hours6 hours12 hours6 hours7 hours
BrakesDrum, ElectronicDrum, ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 2-Piston (x2), Electronic
SuspensionSprings, Air ShocksFront ForkSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, Swingarms
Tire Size8 inch10 inch9 inch10 inch10 inch11 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube), Solid (Rubber)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)
Weight40 lbs38.5 lbs64 lbs65 lbs79 lbs100 lbs
Load265 lbs220 lbs220 lbs265 lbs265 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem
IP RatingNoneIP54IP54IPX5IPX5IP55
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGBHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn Signals
TerrainStreetStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-Road
By Type

Best Electric Scooters With Suspension By Type

Heavy Adults:


Further Information:

Fast Electric Scooters

Longest Range:

  • Budget: Apollo Air – 31 miles max (23 miles real-world)
  • Mid-Range: SPLACH Titan – 44 miles max (29 miles real-world)
  • Premium: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 90 miles max (50 miles real-world)


Biggest Wheels:

Most Portable:

  • Budget: Horizon 10.4 – 42 lbs, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars
  • Mid-Range: SPLACH Titan – 64 lbs and a simple folding mechanism
  • Premium: Mantis King GT – 74 lbs and a simple folding mechanism


Further Information:

Commuting Electric Scooters

Hill Climbing:


Testing & Analysis

How Did I Choose the Scooters?

Using a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft – I’ve classified how the suspension of each scooter feels.

Shock Absorption Scale

As a minimum, I made sure to select scooters with a rating of 5 or above. For context, scooters that score 5-6 deliver a comfortable ride across urban terrain, while anything above 7 can tackle off-road terrain. The higher the score, the more plush the ride.

Electric Scooter With Suspension

Performance Reports

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, maximum range, tested range, and braking.

Top Speed:

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
NAMI Burn-e 2
45 MPH
Mantis King GT
43 MPH
Mantis V2
40 MPH
37 MPH
25 MPH
Apollo Air
21 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH):

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Burn-e 2
1.8 s
Mantis King GT
1.9 s
Mantis V2
2.1 s
2.5 s
4.7 s
Apollo Air
5.7 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow):

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
90 miles
Mantis King GT
56 miles
44 miles
Mantis V2
33 miles
Apollo Air
31 miles
23 miles

Real-World Range (Riding Fast):

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
50 miles
Mantis King GT
38 miles
29 miles
Mantis V2
28 miles
Apollo Air
23 miles
16 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH):

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
1.8 meters
Mantis V2
2.0 meters
Mantis King GT
2.1 meters
2.4 meters
Apollo Air
3.4 meters
5.0 meters

Reviews of the Best Electric Scooters With Suspension

Horizon 10.4

Black Friday Sale: Save $250 | Was: $899 | Now: $649
Horizon V2
Category: Budget
Award: Best Under $800


Shock Absorption Score 5 out of 10

The Good:

The Bad:


Looking for top-dollar ride quality on a tight budget? Want to graduate from entry-level scooters to something altogether faster, smoother, and sturdier? Introducing the Horizon V2.

The Horizon’s superb suspension system, ergonomic controls, and nimble profile ensure you always feel in control – regardless of speed.

Sporting a dual suspension system that’s usually confined to more expensive scooters, it’s a game-changer in its price class. It makes light work of bumps in the road and builds on the successful formula that made its predecessor a popular city slicker by introducing a thumb throttle for an even smoother ride.

Horizon V2 Frame

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is super soft, I place it at a respectable 5, which represents a comfy ride for urban routes.

I’m so enamored with this budget magic carpet that I rate it as having the best ride quality out of 19 other models in the sub $800 price category.

Why We Recommend It:

So, let’s talk about the suspension system. First of all, the Horizon 10.4 V2 is the cheapest electric scooter to have one. This alone establishes it as an intriguing proposition for riders who want to move beyond entry-level models that rely solely on air-filled tires for cushioning.

Horizon V2 Front Spring

Sporting a spring at the front and dual air shocks at the rear, it’s the darling of commuters and casual riders that need a set of wheels for everyday use. Dovetailing with the front pneumatic tire, the scooter’s shock-absorbing credentials are perfectly primed for the city.

Horizon V2 Being Ridden

It’s a shame that the rear tire is solid – since it lacks cushioning – but the payoff is low maintenance and zero risk of flats.

While its suspension system is the real show-stopper, the Horizon can reach a top speed of 25 mph and has a zippy acceleration to match. Squeezing every drop of power from its single 48V 500W motor – which has a peak output of 800W and is unmatched by similarly priced models – it hits 15 mph from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds.

Horizon V2 Chassis

Crucially, the V2 now comes equipped with a thumb throttle; this is a big improvement on the finger variant sported by the original Horizon. It ensures better modulation of your speed and is a lot more ergonomic.

The Horizon also features a rear drum brake alongside an adjustable regenerative braking system to bolster your control. This system is supported by the suspension system, keeping you balanced when you apply pressure to the brakes – which is particularly important because all the braking power is directed towards the rear wheel. In this case, the front spring stops you from nose-diving forward, while the rear shocks keep you balanced.

Horizon V2 Drum Brake

The spacious deck and adjustable stem, meanwhile, serve as effective foils that add another layer of comfort and control for riders of all shapes and sizes. Completing this distinguished supporting cast is a sturdy frame and handgrips that guarantee good handling when navigating busy environments.

Horizon V2 Deck

But of course, anyone familiar with San Francisco or Seattle will know that hills are a feature of city life; thankfully, this is another area where the Horizon 10.4 V2 shines (for its price). There are no better scooters under $800 for tackling inclines. For context, the Horizon can scale gradual inclines with ease, but anything more challenging will see it slow. For a more powerful hill climber – and a scooter that has a superb suspension system – check out the SPLACH Titan.

Josh Riding the Horizon V2

While its maximum range of 23 miles (or 16 miles, when considering realistic conditions) isn’t particularly eye-opening, the Horizon has enough in its locker to handle most commutes and weekend adventures. What’s more, its battery can be fully recharged in just 4-6 hours, meaning you can be back out turning heads in no time at all.

Practicality can be just as important as performance, and yet again, the Horizon comes up trumps. It collapses to an ultra-compact size that’s perfect for the office and home. The V2 also comes with a carry handle, which is a nice feature that you didn’t get on the original. But one word of caution: at 42 lbs, it is no waif. You won’t want to lug it around for long stretches – even with the handle. Though, with so much fun to be had riding it, I don’t think that matters too much.

Horizon V2 Being Carried

And not only is it fun – it’s durable, too. Built with robust materials, the Horizon’s design is geared in every way to resist wear and tear. From the solid rear tire and impenetrable drum brakes; to the protective casings around the cables: this scooter is made for minimal upkeep and full-throttle usage. My only negative is that you need to be careful in ensuring that the telescopic stem lever is tightly fastened to avoid stem wobble.

Horizon V2 Wide Handlebars

In terms of added features, it boasts a small display that allows you to maintain a firm handle on your preferred ride settings. These include cruise control – which facilitates a constant speed over longer distances – as well as the ability to adjust both the acceleration and regenerative brake strength.

But few scooters are completely perfect, and one area where the Horizon falls short is its lights. You can easily remedy the dimness with an extra headlight, however. This is a recommendation I would make for most scooters, so I can’t penalize the Horizon too heavily.

Horizon V2 Lights From Side

So, there you have it. The zestful Horizon 10.4 V2. Will you find better value for money in the sub $800 category? I doubt it. Can you look forward to a stress-free, smooth-as-silk ride? You can bet on it. For entry-level riders and seasoned pros who want an electric scooter with suspension but don’t want to fork out thousands of dollars, the Horizon V2 gets a resounding thumbs up.

Horizon V2 Rear Tire

Further Information:

Horizon V2 Review

Apollo Air 2022

Black Friday Sale: Save $120 | Was: $999 | Now: $879
Apollo Air Pro 2022
Category: Budget
Award: Best Under $1,000


Shock Absorption Score 6 out of 10

The Good:

The Bad:


The Apollo Air 2022 is the eagerly awaited upgrade of the Air and Air Pro. With a bigger motor, better battery, revamped tires, and a gleaming new paint job, the Air 2022 is what happens when a brand listens to customers and ceaselessly seeks to improve its products.

Now kitted out with a 500W motor and 36V 15Ah battery, the Air 2022 boasts a 21 mph top speed and 31-mile maximum range. This winning formula results in an all-around superior scooter with plenty of zip to keep even the most impatient commuter smiling.

Side Profile of Apollo Air 2022 vs Apollo Air 2021

Building on the already impressive stats, it features a suspension system that lifts it to the Rolls Royce level of comfort that Apollo is famous for. The front fork is exceptionally well made and does a great job of reducing jolts from the road.

Apollo Air 2022 Tire and Suspension

Why We Recommend It:

The original Air sent scooterists into a frenzy with its unique front fork suspension. Well, I’m pleased to report that this excellent set-up has been retained in all its glory on the Apollo Air 2022. Collaborating exquisitely with the 10-inch air-filled tires, it glides like a figure skater across urban surfaces. What’s more, with those forks strutting their stuff, you can tackle slightly rougher terrain, including potholes and unkempt roads.

Apollo Air 2022 Beautifully Designed Frame

Dashing around city streets, you’ll roll smoothly, with every vibration soaked up. On our shock absorption scale, I rate it a 6, which is softer and more versatile than the suspension on the Horizon.

Josh on Apollo Air 2022

And that’s not all. The tires have been upgraded with a tread pattern that allows them to grip the road more effectively. This is great for carving and taking corners at speed, while their improved curvature significantly enhances the scooter’s maneuverability. Thicker walls also provide ample protection from those dreaded pinch flats.

Apollo Air 2022 Tire Tread

Other upgrades hit just as well. The new 36V 500W motor delivers 43% more power than its predecessor’s 36V 350W motor, resulting in an improved top speed of 21 mph, which is 40% faster than the Air and 17% zippier than the Air Pro. Its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 5.7 seconds is also considerably better than its forerunners.

Apollo Air 2022 Accelerator

Elsewhere, the new 21700 36V 15Ah battery holds 44% more power than 2021’s 36V 10.4Ah unit, amounting to a hugely impressive range of 31 miles off a single charge. The superior cells hold more capacity and have a higher energy density, translating into more efficient, longer-lasting performance.

Apollo Air 2022 Frame

Now, when I say that Apollo is known for its outstanding build quality, I don’t just mean that their scooters look the part. I mean that they take all steps necessary to ensure that every part is perfectly aligned to minimize gaps and remove weak spots, wobbles, and vibrations. The Air 2022 is a great example of this: it looks great, feels secure under your feet, and moves smoothly at speed. Even on close inspection, you’ll agree that the parts flow together with no visible seams.

Apollo Air 2022 Rear Motor

Its sleek, flowing design continues with its folding mechanism. Weighing 38.5 lbs it’s light enough to be considered a commuter scooter and most people will find it easy to carry for short distances.

Apollo Air 2022 Folded Frame

When it comes to folding, the previous Air models had a cumbersome clamp and release lever. Thankfully, the Air 2022 now features a smooth, one-click folding mechanism similar to that pioneered by its cousin, the Apollo City 2022.

Apollo Air 2022 Simple Folding Mechanism

The brakes benefit from scrupulous attention to detail and careful planning, too. A mechanical drum brake is located on the front wheel and a regenerative brake is built into the motor at the rear. By spreading the braking power across both wheels and placing the drum brake at the front, its stopping power is noticeably enhanced.

Apollo Air 2022 Brake Lever

The difference that these simple choices make is apparent when you look at the impressive stopping distance. From 15 mph you’ll come to a complete halt in just 3.4 meters. That’s one of the best distances in this price class, matching the braking prowess of the previous Air Pro and the recent Apollo City.

As well as its spectacular build quality and rarified performance, it’s home to many other excellent extras. If you need to head out in the wet, you’ll be grateful for its IP54 water-resistance rating and grippy deck. What’s particularly noteworthy, though, is the oil-based graphite paint that now coats the frame. It’s resistant to corrosion and general wear and tear, while it looks good enough for an influencer’s Instagram.

Apollo Air 2022 Tapered Deck

The LED display, too, is beautifully simple and fits seamlessly into the center of the upswept, ergonomic handlebars. It lets you view relevant riding data and even switch between three riding modes. Impressively, you get app connectivity, which grants access to even more riding stats and customizable settings. For instance, you can control the accelerative and regen braking intensity, adjust the top speed of each riding mode, turn the digital lock on, and even change the scooter from a kick-to-start model to one that fires up as soon you push the throttle.

Apollo City 2022 Mobile App

So, any downsides? There are precious few, though the display is nowhere near bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. Also, on a similar theme, the taillight doesn’t flash when you brake, making your intentions less visible to traffic.

Apollo Air 2022 Rear Fender

With all things considered, this latest version of the Air scooter line carries its pedigree with pride and doesn’t disappoint. It offers enough upgrades to forge a new path and raises the standards for Apollo’s customers to enjoy. With an effective suspension system working effortlessly with big, plush pneumatic tires, the Air 2022 more than deserves its title of the best sub $1,000 scooter.

Apollo Air 2022 Cockpit

Further Information:

Apollo Air 2022 Review


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Category: Mid-Range
Award: Best Under $1,250


Shock Absorption Score 8.5 Out of 10

The Good:

The Bad:


SPLACH has built a formidable reputation off the back of models such as the Twin and Turbo. And now they’ve taken things up a notch with the all-new Titan, a model that brings high performance at an exceptionally low price.

Featuring front and rear springs, juicy 10-inch all-terrain tires, powerful dual motors, and a frame that promises excellent handling, it’s a value-smashing behemoth.

Roads? Potholed streets? Gravel paths? Dirt tracks? Forested areas? I tested the Titan on all of them and it handled the varying terrain with ease. In fact, it’s so good that I put its resoundingly smooth shock-absorbing qualities on par with scooters that cost upwards of $2,000.

Josh on SPLACH Titan

Why We Recommend It:

Sporting a suspension system consisting of front and rear springs buttressed by rubber bushings, the ride quality offered up by this beast is exquisite. There’s no bottoming out regardless of whether you’re on smooth roads or craggy forest trails, while shocks and vibrations barely register a flicker.

SPLACH Titan Swingarm

No suspension system thrives in isolation of course, and the Titan is a case in point. Its extra thick 9-inch tires are air-filled, so they bring a cushioned first line of defense and are effective co-pilots for the springs.

Because the profile of the tires is a fascinating blend of rounded and square, they deliver excellent traction while accelerating, braking, and on loose terrain, but, they can feel a little squirrely on sharp turns when they roll onto their edges. The good news, however, is that you also have the option of purchasing the Titan with 10-inch tires that have a more rounded front-on profile to ensure traction at all times.

SPLACH Titan Rear Tire

Then we have the dual 52V 1000W motors. Capable of a peak power output of 2600W and a scintillating top speed of 37 mph, they far outstrip the performance of every other scooter in its price class. In fact, you’re looking closer to $2,000 before other models start to give it a run for its money.

SPLACH Titan Rear Motor

Another extraordinary thing about the Titan is its blistering acceleration. It takes 2.5 seconds to hit 15 mph and 4.9 seconds to reach 25 mph. This is quicker than the Apollo Ghost, which costs $450 more.

Needless to say, hills are a doddle, meaning steep inclines are well within its cross-hares.

SPLACH Titan Reliable Chassis

Then there’s the 52V 20.8Ah battery that delivers a maximum range of 44 miles on a single charge, or 29 miles (based on our tests) if you’re taking it across challenging terrain or riding fast. Predictably, no other scooter in its price class gets close.

And if you have any concerns about the scooter being all power without the durability and build quality to match, I’ll put them to bed now.

SPLACH Titan Yellow LEDs

SPLACH is a brand known for its attention to detail. From the aviation-grade aluminum frame and its super strong stem to the excellent cable management and ultra-wide handlebars, everything about it is sturdy and expertly crafted.

SPLACH Titan Cockpit

Well, almost everything. My only tiny grumble is that the deck is a little short, but you’ll still find that there’s enough room for your feet – especially with the addition of the kickplate. I’m also a big fan of the 6.2 inches of ground clearance, which allows the swingarms to pivot deeply and further improve ride quality.

SPLACH Titan Rear of Swingarm

When you need to slam on the brakes, you can put your faith in the dual discs and electronic braking system bringing you to a stop in 2.4 meters from 15 mph. This is mightily impressive for a scooter that doesn’t use hydraulics.

SPLACH Titan Brake Lever

Among a selection of awesome extra features are a lighting rig – including customizable LEDs that line the stem and deck, an NFC card reader that allows you to lock and unlock the scooter, and an IP54 water-resistance rating that protects the frame against both dust ingress and inclement weather.

SPLACH Titan Lights

At this point, you may be sitting there wondering how on earth you can snare yourself all of this for under $1,250? Me too, friend. Me too. All I can say is hats off to SPLACH for placing value for money over profits.

Further Information:

SPLACH Titan Review

Mantis V2

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Mantis V2
Category: Mid-Range
Award: Best Under $1,750


Shock Absorption Score 8.5 Out of 10

The Good:

The Bad:


The Mantis line has gained a fervent fan base thanks to a feat all its scooters share: they fuse chart-topping performance with affordable price tags. The Mantis V2 is perhaps the clearest distillation of this ethos.

Sure, its dual 60V 1000W motors produce a rip-roaring top speed of 40 mph. And yes, its 25A Sine Wave controllers will have the hairs on your arms standing to attention as you serenely accelerate through the gears. But thanks to its front and rear spring suspension, deep traveling swingarms, and plush pneumatic tires, you’ll also feel like a bird gliding on the crest of a breeze.

Mantis V2 Rear Spring

Why We Recommend It:

The Mantis V2 comes equipped with front and rear springs that absorb every shock and vibration you come across. I’m not exaggerating. It doesn’t matter if you're gliding down a smooth road, roughing it on a dirt track, or winding through forest trails; thanks to the damping on show, the V2 takes it all in its feathery stride.

Little wonder, then, that it scores an impressive 8.5 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Mantis V2 Chassis

Working in cahoots with the suspension setup are the 10-inch pneumatic tires. They provide more than enough cushioning, traction, and ground cover to quench your thirst for sumptuous ride quality.

Mantis V2 Suspension on Dirt Track

But you also want to feel stable when tackling those trails. Luckily, the wide handlebars, flared hand grips, and heavy stem are just the ticket. The balanced, wobble-free experience they engender is a crucial component of the overall riding experience, while the spacious, grippy deck and robust aluminum frame ooze high-end class.

Mantis V2 Cockpit

And then we have the dual 60V 1000W motors. This is the scooter that’s been voted one of the best by thousands of our readers, and a key reason why is because of the ferocious power that these jet-thrusters can summon. Together, they deliver 3000W of peak power and a top speed of 40 mph – not to mention barrels of torque. This ferocity makes mincemeat of practically every incline under the sun.

Josh Standing on the Mantis V2

It’s not all fire and brimstone, however. Yes, the Mantis V2 explodes from zero to 15 mph in 2.1 seconds and hurtles to 25 mph in 4.7 seconds; but thanks to its 25A Sine Wave controllers, this accelerative strength is as smooth as a torpedo arrowing through calm waters. There’s barely a ripple along the way.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

When it comes to range, it’s important to note that the V2 can be purchased with either an 18.2Ah or 24.5Ah battery. This review is based on the former, which will produce a maximum of 33 miles, or 28 miles if you’re putting the pedal to the metal. The larger battery increases the maximum range to 45 miles, or 38 miles under real-world riding conditions, but will also set you back an extra $500.

Of course, with such power at your fingertips, it’s vital to have strong brakes. Well, the Zoom hydraulics will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.0 meters, making it a top performer among all electric scooters.

Mantis V2 Hydraulic Disc

Elsewhere, it builds on its safety credentials with a super bright headlight, taillights, deck LEDs, and turn signals – a combination that remains surprisingly rare.

Mantis V2 Lights

And though it’s not the lightest at 65 lbs, it does come with an (albeit slightly clunky) folding mechanism that allows you to collapse the scooter down for transportation in a car trunk. Just don’t expect to carry it up multiple flights of stairs.

Mantis V2 Folded Frame

This heft is there for a reason, however: it can support a load capacity of 265 lbs, making it a more welcoming proposition for heavier riders. Its tall handlebars are also good news for riders over 6 feet.

The Mantis V2 has something for everybody. Whether it’s performance, ride quality, or design that floats your boat, this is a scooter that does everything well. It’s a model that wears many hats – and you’ll be doffing your own in its direction soon enough.

Mantis V2 Durable Frame

Further Information:

Mantis V2 Review

Mantis King GT

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Mantis King GT
Category: Premium
Award: Best Under $2,500


Shock Absorption Score 9 out of 10

The Good:

The Bad:

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The Mantis King GT. Our Best All-Terrain Electric Scooter of the Year. The crown jewel in Kaabo’s regal range of light-heavyweight performance models.

With a scooter that has so much weaponry in its arsenal, knowing where to start can be difficult. But really, there’s one glorious string to the Mantis King GT’s violin that sings more vibrantly than all the others: its exceptional hydraulic suspension that can be easily adjusted via the turn of a dial to fit your terrain and preferences.

Dramatic Shot of Mantis King GT Frame

Indeed, the GT is a bolt from the gods of off-road scootering. Priced at just $2,495, this all-conquering trailblazer has upturned a market usually dominated by ultra-performance behemoths that cost at least $1,000 more.

Mantis King GT Suspension

Why We Recommend It:

The Mantis King GT marks a turning point for Kaabo’s esteemed range. While you still get what is undoubtedly a Mantis at heart, this model is as close to a complete overhaul as you can get while sticking true to the line’s spirit of affordable power. With a new suspension system, higher top speed, and a larger frame comes a host of additional upgrades to thrill even the fussiest of riders.

Josh With Mantis King GT

Kaabo made a decision that has taken the GT from comfortable and capable, to luxurious and laudable. That decision was to follow the example set by the NAMI Burn-e 2 by introducing adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers.

As a result, you get one of the most versatile scooters available. Scoring 9 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale, with a quick turn of a dial between your fingers you can alter the rate at which the shocks rebound.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

With this type of customization available, every type of surface falls into your cross-hares. If you’re heading out on a smooth bike path, give it a twist and firm the shocks up. Alternatively, if you’re about to set out on a cross-country adventure, turn the dial the other way to completely engulf bumps and vibrations.

Mantis King GT Chassis

But of course, a glorious suspension system without the tires to match is like Bonnie without Clyde. Thankfully, the Mantis King GT knocks it out of the park with 10 x 3-inch pneumatic hybrid tires that grip whatever terrain you're traversing like a child and their favorite toy.

Close Up of Mantis King GT Tire

Because of the GT’s suspension supremacy, it would be easy to forget everything else that contributes to your ride comfort. Truth is, this is one scooter that is geared from top to bottom to leave riders drooling. It’s clear how hard Kaabo has worked to get this one right, and the build quality speaks for itself.

Mantis King GT Deck

The handlebars – all 26 inches of them – deliver a level of handling that makes the GT incredibly agile for such a hulking scooter. Supplementing this aura of control is the spacious, grippy deck and kickplate that allow you to find the perfect riding position and lean in for a more aggressive riding style. The newly designed rock-solid stem locking lever further elevates the GT’s build quality credentials. Add in the built-in steering damping, and what you’re left with is an exhibition of electric scooter excellence.

Mantis King GT Folding Mechanism

Ah yes, and let's not forget speed. The GT has loads of it. The dual 1100W motors deliver a velocity of up to 43 mph, while two 30A Sine Wave controllers keep the lightning-quick acceleration smooth, letting you remain upright without being thrown off the back.

Mantis King GT Hybrid Tire

Meanwhile, the 60V 24Ah battery is busy generating enough power to keep you going for a maximum range of 56 miles (or, 38 miles when ridden in the fastest mode – according to my tests). Thankfully Kaabo has also added dual charging ports to reduce the total charge time from 12 hours to a much more manageable 6.

Mantis King GT M16 Charge Port

It’s worth mentioning that with so much power, the GT takes hills in its stride. Capable of producing a peak power output of 4200W, you fly up steep inclines without any bother.

You’ll be pleased to know that the GT also has the stopping power to match its ferocity. On both wheels, you’ll find Zoom hydraulic disc brakes that bring you to a complete halt from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters. This is better than the venerated performance of the Wolf King GT (3.0 meters).

Mantis King GT Front Hydraulic Disc Brake

And, if you need even more control over your speed, the TFT display and its many riding modes are your first port of call.

Mantis King GT Display

Not only does the display deliver everything you’d want by giving you easy access to all your key stats including speed, battery life, mileage, and temperature readouts, but crucially, it puts full control of the scooter’s power delivery in your hands.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

Via the display, you can regulate the power of the ferocious motors via 6 riding modes (including eco, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Even better, you can choose to engage either one – or both – of the motors. By controlling and capping the torque available, you can ease into the ride. This helps to build confidence by progressing through the speeds at your own pace to match your riding ability.

Mantis King GT Single and Dual Motor Modes

Not only is the Mantis King GT an absolute pleasure to ride; its adjustable suspension and hybrid tires make it versatile enough to take on any surface. If you want a scooter that will make you feel like a ninja on wheels, then this one’s for you.

Mantis King GT Lights Off-Road

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

NAMI Burn-E 2

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The launch of the NAMI Burn-e Viper spun the scooter world into a state of unbridled excitement. It changed the game, laying down a marker that even left the Goliath of ultra-performance scooters, Dualtron, scrabbling. The only issue was its price tag. Enter the NAMI Burn-E 2, the Viper’s new little sibling that, though smaller in motor and battery, will nevertheless leave riders of all levels in dumbfounded awe.

It is almost implausible for a scooter of this power and build quality to be available at this price. Yet here we are – and I haven’t even acknowledged the imperious ride quality. Armed with industry-leading KKE hydraulic suspension – that was inspired by the motocross industry – the Burn-e 2 has the best suspension setup that I have ever tested. It even beats far more expensive models like the Dualtron X2 which costs a whopping $6,490.

Josh on the NAMI Burn-e 2

What’s more, with an incredibly easy-to-use adjustable rebound setting, you can dial in the exact amount of damping you need. Whether you need the suspension to be stiff for burning rubber on the straights, or super soft for tackling challenging off-road terrain, the Burn-e 2 is a true terrain agnostic scooter. As a result of its sublime ride quality, it’s no surprise that I gave it 10 out of 10 on our suspension scale. You simply cannot improve on the buttery-smooth ride that this scooter delivers.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Adjustment

Why We Recommend It:

Producing top speeds of 45 mph and acceleration from 0-15 mph in a rocket-fuelled 1.8 seconds, the NAMI Burn-E 2 packs enough punch to down a brick wall. Its dual Sine Wave controllers pull power from the dual 1000W motors with exceptional control, making the throttle response silky smooth. This is a far cry from other models in its price class that feature Square Wave controllers that pull power erratically and lead to throttle jerk.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Thumb Throttle

With all the power on offer, it's no wonder that the Burn-e 2 makes a mockery of steep hills and has the torque necessary to eat up dirt tracks and forest trails for breakfast.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Imposing Frame

When I test and review scooters, one of the key things I focus on is mileage and how the scooter feels to ride for long distances. Well, with a huge 72V 32Ah battery and a 90-mile maximum range (or 50 miles if you ride in dual motor mode), it certainly ticks the mileage box. But how does it ride? Alongside the optional steering damper, tall carbon-fiber stem, and wide handlebars, the Burn-e 2 facilitates outstanding control.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Steering Damper

What’s more, I had my Burn-e 2 fitted with PMT tires and the difference in handling between these and standard Nylon tires was night and day. They have outstandingly good grip, to the point where wheel spin is controlled and the tires feel glued to the ground propelling you forward in a controlled motion. Similarly, general riding was vastly improved and the rounded front-on profile of tires made the scooter more nimble and effective at taking sharp turns at speed – something that models with standard Nylon tires can’t do.

NAMI Burn-e 2 PMT Tire

Just as the formidable suspension setup can be tailored to your preferences, so can the riding modes. NAMI is one of few electric scooter brands that gives you the ability to create customized riding profiles. You can adjust top-level settings like the top speed and acceleration strength, while also digging deeper into performance settings by controlling how much power you want to flow to each individual motor – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As a result of the NAMI’s customization credentials, you feel at one with the scooter.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Cockpit

Of course, with a scooter that you feel at one with, it can be easy to get carried away and rip the top speeds. With this in mind, safety and security become even more important. The good news is that the Burn-E 2 improves on its predecessor's already impressive braking performance. Thanks to the new Logan 2-piston hydraulics, it comes to a mind-boggling stop in just 1.8 meters from 15 mph. When I first saw the results from my tests I couldn’t quite believe it, so I tested again, and again, and again – and the results all averaged an insanely good 1.8 meters.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Front Disc Brake

Adding to the NAMI’s wealth of benefits, the deck has enough space to cater to all sizes with grip strips ensuring that you retain stability even when riding over bumpy terrain. Combined with the ability to add preload to both springs, the NAMI is well-suited to heavier riders. (Here, you can compact the springs so that they become tighter meaning that more downward pressure – or weight – is needed for the springs to compress).

NAMI Burn-e 2 Kickplate

As to be expected, the benefits don’t stop there. There’s a useful USB port to charge your devices on the go, an extremely bright 2000W Lumen headlight, responsive brake lights, and turn signals that wrap around the back and sides of the deck. There’s even a super loud motorcycle-grade horn.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Turn Signals

To wrap up, the NAMI Burn-e 2 not only delivers across every plane that you would expect from a scooter of its price, but its exceptional suspension system makes the setups of its competitors look archaic. No other suspension system comes close to its level of shock absorption or adjustability.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear of Tire and Suspension

Answering Your Questions

Electric Scooter With Suspension FAQs

What Is The Best Electric Scooter With Suspension?

After spending 102 hours hands-on testing the top-performing electric scooters from a pool of 63 models, I can reveal that the best electric scooters with suspension (ordered by price) are:

Do Electric Scooters Have Suspension?

Many do – but, as this guide shows, you’ll have to spend a minimum of $799. Most budget scooters rely solely on air-filled tires to absorb shocks from the road; it’s only when you start exploring the worlds of commuter scooters or entry-level performance scooters that suspension systems become par for the course.

How Important is Suspension on an Electric Scooter?

Suspension on an electric scooter smooths out your ride and prevents you from feeling every bump and vibration produced by the road. The rougher the surface, the more important suspension is.

For example, if you only ever ride your scooter on well-maintained roads, then suspension isn’t crucial. However, if you want to take it off-road, it becomes essential.

How Do You Adjust the Suspension on an Electric Scooter?

Most electric scooter suspension systems can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the springs with the appropriate tools, such as a C-spanner.

However, some models, like the Mantis King GT and the NAMI Burn-e 2, have adjustable dials that can be twisted between your fingers.

Can Electric Scooters Handle Bumps?

Electric scooters with solid tires and no suspension do not handle bumps well – every jolt will move through your body.

Those with large pneumatic tires, however, can absorb the shocks of most small bumps and obstacles.

Higher-performing scooters with large tires and suspension systems can entirely engulf bumps and vibrations, delivering a smooth riding experience.

It’s a case of you get what you pay for.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

Josh, Founder of Electric Scooter Insider. Over the last 4 years, I’ve tested countless scooters, amassed a database of 140+ models, and helped thousands of people find the right scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

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