Best Kick Scooter For Heavy Adults: Not Kids Play. Heavy duty electric scooter

Best Kick Scooter For Heavy Adults: Not Kids Play!

This scooter would work for the heaviest heavy adults looking to scoot. The XOOTR Mg Scooter is a great choice to fit a larger person at a max rider weight of over 800 lbs (363 kgs), (according to the company website).

But by all means, it is not the only choice that I found. Below I mention a couple of other scooters available that would accommodate a larger person with weight capacities of 240 lbs. or more.

XOOTR Mg Scooter For Teens Adults On The Heavier Side

In General – As far as scooters go for heavy teens and heavy adults, this scooter is a win, win! It is built for weight and stability. It can accommodate taller people up to 6’7″ (201 cm) and the kick scooter deck being extra large can fit both feet comfortably. It has an additional front brake for more stopping power, which makes it a safer scooting experience.

Weight Load- The XOOTR Mg Scooter comes in at the top of this list because it beats all top load weights with a whopping 800 lbs. (363 kg) plus weight capacity! As stated on the company website. It actually says Over 800 lbs. (363 kg) max ride load.

My View – Out of all the scooters I have researched this one stands out for its weight capacity and larger deck which adds stability. In addition, I like the idea of a front brake. This scooter is a must-have if you are a heavy adult looking to get into scootering.

  • Under 350 US Dollars
  • Cast Aluminum Frame
  • Cast Magnesium Deck with anti-slip machined dots making it slip-resistant
  • Larger Wheels at 180mm made of Polyurethane
  • Die-Cast Aluminum Rims
  • Quick Folding Latch
  • Weighing in at 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) For Easy Carry
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Check out this video review of the XOOTR Mg Scooter.

  • SwiftyAIR MK2
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Tall option for riders with a max height of 6’5″ (195cm)
  • Min height rider 5’0″ (152cm)
  • 15.4″ (390mm) Deck length
  • Front and rear Tektro V-brake for extra stopping power
  • Pneumatic tires give a smoother ride
  • Mudguards can be bought separately
  • Max weight load 330 lbs. (150 kg)
  • The Atom Sidewalker Collapsible Adult Scooter
  • All-terrain kick scooter
  • Dual brakes for extra stopping power
  • Pneumatic tires give a smoother ride
  • A wide platform at 17.5″ (44.45cm) long by 7″ (17.78cm) wide to fit larger feet
  • Mudguards on the tires keep mud and rain from splashing up
  • Max weight load 375 lbs. (170 kg)
  • The best scooter for heavy adults that I have found in my research as I mentioned above is the XOOTR Mg with a max weight of over 800 lbs. (362.87 kg) Here are some other scooters that would work for heavier adults of 240 lbs. or more.

    I personally own the WAYPLUS kick scooter and I like it as an inexpensive larger scooter. It rides smoothly and folds easily and has a carrying strap. I would advise going through and tightening all the screws and nuts before your first ride because I had an issue with them coming undone while riding the scooter for the first time.

    • WAYPLUS Kick Scooter for Teens Adults
    • Handlebars adjust (31.5″ – 41″) to accommodate riders 3’9″ – 6’2″
    • Extra-wide Non-slip DECK (22.4” x 6”—Max Shoe Size 15)
    • 9” (230mm) Big Polyurethane Wheels
    • Easy fold with carrying strap included
    • Max Load 240 LBS (109 kg)
    • Handlebars adjust (32.7″-41.9″) to accommodate riders up to 6’2″
    • Large deck for a more stable footing
    • Bigger wheels (230 mm) for a smoother ride.
    • Easy fold with carrying strap.
    • Max weight load 265 lbs. (120 kg)

    Are Kick Scooters Good Exercise For Heavier Adults?

    If you are looking to lose a few pounds and get some fresh air then a kick scooter can be the perfect form of exercise. A kick scooter offers a low-impact workout that is easy on the knees. This is important if you are heavier and your knees are starting to feel the extra weight.

    Kick scooting falls between bicycling and running and is a good cardio workout to get your heart rate up and oxygen flowing. It builds lower body strength by the mere fact that you are standing on one leg and pushing with the other. Like bicycling it works on balance and coordination.

    Your upper body is not without its share of a workout. As you hold onto the handlebars and lean into the glide after kicking off with your leg, your arms build strength too. This is a good overall body workout that is low-impact and fun! So if you are new to scootering and need some guidance check out my post on how to ride a scooter for beginners here.

    How Much Weight Can A Pro Scooter Hold?

    If you are thinking of going with a stunt scooter and you are a heavier adult weighing more than 220 lbs. (100 kg), you might want to rethink that. The highest weight that I have found so far is up to and not more than 220 lbs. (100 kg). The average pro scooter can hold up to 220 lbs. (100 kg).

    Pro scooters are constructed with sleeker stronger frames which are usually lighter in weight. They have minimum pieces to help withstand all the abuse they get. They have smaller decks and smaller wheels for quicker maneuvering and stunt tricks.

    I did see a pro scooter brand that claimed that it would hold up to 250 lbs. But I have yet to verify that. So if you’re looking to do some stunt scooting and you are a heavier adult, it might not be the sport for you at the moment.

    Kick Scooters For Heavier Adults Commuting

    Kick scooters are a great way to save on fuel expenses and help with pollution plus get some exercise! If you live in a bigger city and commute to work by car you know the nightmares of traffic. A kick scooter could be a solution to this daily nightmare. So you might want to consider riding a scooter for your daily commute.

    When choosing a scooter for a heavier adult to commute, you do need to consider the maximum weight that a scooter will hold along with a few other things.

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    There are many choices for kick scooters for adults commuting to and from work or recreation. If you are using it for commuting you may want to consider the actual weight of the scooter and if you can fold it up and carry it easily, in case you need to hop on a train or bus. The XOOTR Mg Teen/Adult Scooter only weighs in at 10.9 lbs. (4.94 kg).

    The best ones would have a larger deck for more stability and comfort. A front brake would be a plus, also mudguards on the tires would keep you mud-free if you were to cross over terrain that had gotten wet or if it starts to rain while on your commute.

    Bigger tires can lend themselves to a smoother ride especially over rougher roads or cracks and for jumping curbs. A bigger scooter with bigger tires may not be as maneuverable as a sleeker design, but hey, you’re just commuting, you’re not competing in a marathon so slow down and enjoy the scenery. You will be at work before you know it!

    The Convenience Of Foldable Scooters When Commuting

    Foldable scooters are surely a plus if you are using a scooter for commuting, they can fold up and be carried on a bus or subway. Easily carry a folded scooter with an added scooter shoulder strap or hand strap. It is much easier than a bike or other type of manual-powered wheeled vehicle. A folded scooter can fit better in a car. Usually, foldable scooters are scooters used for town cruising or just good ole recreation.

    There are many options for foldable scooters for adults. What you want to keep in mind is how much the scooter weighs, because if you plan on carrying it for any distance, you don’t want it to be too heavy.

    Another thing about foldable scooters is how easily they fold. Is it a mechanism that requires taking a pinout and replacing it in another spot to fold down the scooter? This could be a problem if you were to lose the pin and make the scooter totally unusable.

    Another type of folding mechanism would be a lever you move and unfold and place the lever back in place. You would want to make sure that the lever is secure so as not to cause a mishap.

    One of the better mechanisms is a quick click you just press a button and the scooter folds right up, when you want to unfold it, you can release the clamp with your foot to unfold the scooter.

    The newer XOOTR Dash Teen/Adult Kick Scooters have a QuickClick Latch Folding Mechanism. Check them out!

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    Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

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    Mobility Scooters are equipped with a handlebar/tiller feature that is used to drive the device. A tiller can be adjusted to each user but if you have limited arm strength or it would be uncomfortable to have your arms outstretched operating the scooter.

    A Power Chair is operated with a joystick that is comfortably located at the end of the chair’s arm. You operate a power chair by small movements of the joystick, side-to-side or front to back. If you have limited fine motor skills operating a power wheelchair may be challenging.

    A travel scooter can be quickly disassembled into sections and is designed to be hand-loaded into a vehicle. That said, the weight of each section and one’s ability to handle and lift that weight, should be considered.

    Full Size or non-travel units have many other benefits such as higher ground clearances, faster speeds and longer battery ranges just to name a few. However, a vehicle lift or ramp is required to transport these units.

    New, innovative design for a distinctive, stylish appearance. Up to 10 mph and 22 miles distance on a single charge.

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    The Enduro XL3 is a heavy duty three-wheel scooter with a 500 lb. weight capacity. The unit comes standard with a 20in. seat that can accommodate most riders, and has swivel and recline features for added comfort and ease of use.

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    The Enduro XL4 is a heavy duty four-wheel scooter with a 500 lb. weight capacity. The unit comes standard with a 20in. seat that can accommodate most riders, and has swivel and recline features for added comfort and ease of use. It also features a full suspension to allow for smoother ride operation on most terrains.

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    The Amigo HD is designed to provide a comfortable mobility solution for larger-framed individuals.

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    The Silverado Extreme heavy duty scooter by Merits Health is a bigger, tougher version of its little brother, the Silverado. The Silverado Extreme packs a punch with a top speed of up to 7.5 miles per hour, full suspension with shock absorption, and an even bigger battery than the Silverado giving you an incredible drive range of up to 31 miles! This durable scooter is the ultimate choice for a person on-the-move or anyone seeking a little bit of adventure.

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    The Merits Pioneer 9 is a super heavy-duty scooter to meet the needs of the most demanding user. It has a weight capacity of 550 lbs, a reinforced steel front bumper, large 10 in.

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    The Pioneer 10 DLX 4-Wheel Scooter by Merits Health combines affordability with feature-richness. This durable scooter is ideal for outdoor use, with its rear suspension, 12.5-inch Foam Filled Tires and 4-inch ground clearanc

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    The New Afiscooter S with its spacious design maximize the protection and safety of the driver, with its brilliant ergonomics and with its excellent comfort of driving is one of the leading Mobility Scooters in its category.

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    The New Afiscooter S with its spacious design maximize the protection and safety of the driver, with its brilliant ergonomics and with its excellent comfort of driving is one of the leading Mobility Scooters in its category.

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    The VitaXpress is an ideal outdoor mobility scooter with a large 750 Watt 4-pole motor, comfortable 20-inch seat and large 13″ tires. This insanely tough machine features 80 Amp batteries, full suspension, and an astonishing 350 lbs. weight carrying capacity.

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    The Maxima Scooter features an ultra heavy duty drivetrain and a large, deep seat to deliver maximum performance at an exceptional value.

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    The Maxima Scooter features an ultra heavy duty drivetrain and a large, deep seat to deliver maximum performance at an exceptional value.

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    Heavy-duty mobility scooters are defined mobility devices that tend to have larger tires, higher speeds, and higher ground clearances and technology to withstand rough terrain. They also generally have a weight capacity of 350-500 pounds.

    There are several types of heavy duty mobility scooters to consider such as portable heavy duty mobility scooters, heavy duty all terrain mobility scooters, and heavy duty lightweight mobility scooters. Heavy duty mobility scooters allow individuals to maintain independence and maneuver with ease and comfort, wherever they would like to navigate.

    How Heavy is a Mobility Scooter?

    Heavy-duty mobility scooters from brands like Pride Mobility or Golden Technologies are typically more durable, have large tires, and are stronger than lightweight standard power chairs and traditional scooters. They can handle outdoor use and rough terrain, no matter the obstacle.

    In fact, most portable, 3-wheel and 4-wheel heavy-duty mobility scooters have weight capacities of up to 500 lbs or more and are larger in size to help transport individuals outdoors. They can also travel farther distances than most standard mobility devices that are typically intended for indoor use.

    Here at Marc`s Mobility, we offer several new and used heavy duty mobility scooter options for individuals as well as spare and replacement lithium batteries and universal batteries. Before purchasing, be sure to check the instruction manual to see if your power chair or scooter is compatible.

    Examples of Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

    We have an expertise to recommend a few of the most popular heavy duty mobility scooters rated by consumers. Feel free to review or take a look at this comprehensive list to see if there`s a scooter that you`re interested in:

    We’re reimagining the heavy duty mobility scooter with the Maxima 4-Wheel. Forget that it’s a high-weight-capacity mobility device. Instead, imagine high performance. Think sleek design. Picture superior comfort, reliability and usability. Think mobility reimagined.

    The Maxima offers a heightened level of comfort and style for the ultra heavy duty scooter class. It has a 500-pound weight capacity, a reclining captain’s chair, headrest and a 22-inch seat.

    Out front and leading the way, a three-part thin and bright LED headlight package looks more like it belongs on a luxury SUV, not a Class II medical device.

    The wraparound delta tiller offers full and ergonomic control of four solid, never-flat, 10.75-inch tires that dominate the road ahead.

    Looking for a heavy duty mobility scooter but not sure about some of the features or whether it`s the right fit? Not to worry.- we`re here to help. Feel free to chat with one of our representatives or call us to learn more about our collection of new and used heavy duty mobility scooters.

    Heavy-Duty Mobility Scooters for Outdoor Use

    Outdoor mobility scooters are equipped with large tires to sustain outdoor environmental hurdles, whereas an ordinary electric power wheelchair might not be able to have the bandwidth to pass through with as much ease and flexibility.

    In general, they are designed with large motors, wider heavy-duty frames, and enhanced remote control technology. They tend to have a greater weight capacity than indoor mobility scooters and often come in 3 and 4-wheel models for added performance.

    Consider investing in a new or used outdoor mobility scooter if you intend to travel outdoors more frequently than indoors. A power chair or manual wheelchair, for example, are primarily designed for indoor use and are typically more lightweight.

    For excellent reliability and more stability, consider purchasing an outdoor scooter like the Pride Baja Wrangler 2.

    Rugged and built to last, the Wrangler /strong> is everything you want in an outdoor scooter! Equipped with front and rear suspension, this aggressive scooter is designed for cruising on walking trails or driving around your property. Enjoy total visibility with complete LED lighting. With a user-friendly console and dual hydraulic brakes for added safety, the Wrangler is the perfect way to embrace life in the great outdoors!

    What is the Best Mobility Scooter for the Outdoors?

    We have a variety of outdoor scooters to meet all demands, speak to one of our team members today to discuss which is best for you! We carry Brands such as Pride Mobility, Golden Technologies, Afikim and many others, you can be confident Marcs Mobility has the scooter for you!

    Other top outdoor mobility scooters include Pride Mobility: Revo 2.0 and the Pride LX Sport.

    Take a look at our website for a selection of other top rated outdoor mobility scooters like this one, which we sell for 3,539. To protect your outdoor mobility scooter, consider also adding durable outdoor covers and other essential mobility care accessories to help maintain the quality of your mobility scooter. Other accessories available for purchase through Marc`s Mobility include batteries, power wheelchair joystick controllers, arm bags, and more.

    Travel in style and comfort with portable, outdoor mobility scooters that provide independence and assistance. We hope this guide has helped you decide on some of the benefits of choosing an outdoor mobility scooter!

    What to Look for When Choosing a Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter?

    When choosing a heavy-duty power scooter, it is crucial to consider the following factors:

    • max weight capacity;
    • max speed;
    • drive range per single charge;
    • turning radius;
    • ground clearance;
    • adjustability;
    • extra features (footrest, cup holder, oxygen tank holder, etc.);
    • foldability;
    • ease of use.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Much Does a Heavy Duty Scooter Cost?

    The average price of heavy-duty scooters is about 2,000. The price goes up to 7,000 if you need a vehicle with all the bells and whistles.

    What Dimensions Does a Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter Have?

    Most heavy-duty power scooters have a width of 27.25”, a height of 45”, and a length of 61”. These dimensions may vary depending on the make and model of the scooter. The seat width goes up to 24”, and the weight capacity is up to 500 lbs. Consider a full-size mobility scooter if you’re looking for a spacious seat.

    What Are the Benefits of Heavy Duty Power Chairs?

    Mobility scooters, with their many benefits, provide people with limited mobility with a smooth ride. They are easy to use, and they are relatively affordable. Heavy-duty mobility scooters offer innovative features that can make life easier for seniors. These include a cup holder, footrest, and oxygen tank holder. Some scooter models also come with a built-in GPS system, which is a great perk.

    How Do I Store a Heavy Duty Scooter?

    Heavy-duty scooters can be disassembled into smaller pieces for easy storage. Most models have a removable seat and battery pack. The heaviest piece usually weighs no more than 50 lbs.

    How Do I Travel with a Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter?

    If you plan on traveling with your mobility scooter, consider a travel case or bag. You will also need to make arrangements with the airline ahead of time. Make sure the vehicle is airline-approved, and you can take it on a plane. The same goes for a heavy-duty electric wheelchair.

    The Heaviest Electric Scooters. How much do they weigh and what are they like to ride?

    The weight of an electric scooter is a big deal. Not only does it affect the performance of the scooter, it also impacts its portability, as well as its safety.

    How much do electric scooters weigh?

    The average weight of an electric scooter depends on the type of scooter, motor power, and the battery capacity.

    The heavier the motor, the more energy it takes to move your scooter forward. This means that a powerful motor will weigh more than a less powerful one.

    Similarly, the larger your battery capacity is—that is, how many miles can be traveled before needing to recharge or replace it—the heavier your scooter will be overall since there will be more material inside (again, though, this could result in longer distances covered before running out of juice).

    On average, electric scooters typically weight between 25 and 50 lbs, with some dual-motor models such as those from Segway and Xiaomi weighing over 60 lbs.

    A popular lightweight commuter electric scooter such as the Unagi Model One, on the other hand, weighs in at 26.5 lbs.

    So don’t assume that the weight of a scooter is an indicator of quality. Heavier doesn’t necessarily mean better!

    Three types of electric scooter

    The electric scooter industry is divided into three categories:

    • Kick scooters are the lightest. They have an average weight of 16 pounds and a maximum speed of 15 mph.
    • Commuter scooters fall in the middle, with an average weight of 24 pounds and a maximum speed of 20 mph.
    • Heavy-duty scooters are among the heaviest, weighing in at about 66 pounds on average and capable of reaching speeds up to 25 mph

    Kick scooters

    Kick scooters weigh the least, at under 20 lbs. They are best for kids or shorter commutes and are not built for cruising at high speeds.

    Kick scooters are typically meant for children, or people who need a lightweight mode of transportation to get from one place to another.

    They’re also great for short trips around town, since they don’t take up much space in your car trunk and can be folded up when they’re not in use. However, kick scooters aren’t built to be used by adults or those who want to go on long jaunts through their city—they simply aren’t sturdy enough.

    Commuter scooters

    Commuter scooters weigh 20 to 45 lbs on average and have the best tradeoff between price, power and portability. They are used for work commutes and leisure rides within a few miles of home.

    Their range is usually 8-15 miles, depending on the model and speed. They’re most frequently used for work commutes and leisure rides within a few miles of home.

    Heavy duty electric scooters

    Heavy-duty scooters weigh 50 lbs on average and have very powerful motors that can take you almost anywhere at speed. They tend to be more expensive than other types of electric scooters and can offer superior ride quality (in comparison to cheap lightweight scooters) as well as range.

    Heavy scooters are also known as heavy-duty or touring electric scooters, because they can carry heavier weight loads and travel long distances (60 miles for some models).

    Why does the weight of an electric scooter matter?

    The weight of a scooter is just as important as its size because the weight not only affects the scooter’s performance, but its safety when being ridden too.

    In fact, there are several reasons why you might want to know how much your electric scooter weighs:

    • Safety. This is probably the main reason why the weight of an electric scooter matters. Riders need to be able to control their ride and feel confident in their vehicle’s performance. If a scooter is too light or too heavy for rider, they won’t be totally in control of it. BUT and this is a big but, that doesn’t mean that heavy electric scooters are designated electric scooters for heavy adults. And lightweight scooters are for lighter adults. Far from it.
    • Portability. Transporting your scooter may require lifting or carrying it at some point in its life. If you can’t lift it, carrying it if it breaks down is going to be problematic. Plus, if your new ride is too heavy for you to lift or carry, it could cause problems if you ever need to move it quickly. Or, heaven forbid, it should fall on you during an accident. could you push it off you?
    • Storage space. On average, the heavier an electric scooter is, the bigger it is. And if you live in a one bed apartment with limited space, where are you going to store your behemoth?
    • Speed. Heavy electric scooters tend to be able to go faster. Unless you know how to ride a fast electric scooter, it can be dangerous.

    The top 3 heaviest electric scooters

    Dualtron X. 145.5 lbs

    The heaviest electric scooter on the market, this bad boy clocks in at an impressive 145.5 lbs (70kg). It is not a portable scooter.

    However, it is one of the fastest scooters you can buy, reaching speeds of up to 62 mph (100 km/h). PLUS it has the longest range in the world at 93 miles (150 km), on a single charge.

    Did we mention it’s also one of the most expensive electric scooters at just shy of 6500.

    This is not a practical scooter for commuting by any stretch of the imagination. But if it’s a fast, aggressive ride you’re after, you’re in luck.

    With a front and rear suspension system, hydraulic brakes. dual disc brakes both front and rear, and MASSIVE 33 cm diameter, 13 cm wide pneumatic tires, this may be a heavy scooter, but the ride quality is second to none. You’d be forgiven to think you were floating along the road!

    PLUS it has a maximum load capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg).

    Kaabo Wolf King GT. 101.2 lbs

    With a top speed of just under 100 km/h, a range of 88.6 km, this heavy duty electric scooter is a cost effective alternative to the Dualtron, without having compromise too much to save money.

    It’s the fastest production scooter money can buy. It’s got the second longest range out of any scooter on the market, and it’s perfect for any sized adult. big or small. with a maximum load capacity of up to 330 lbs.

    Plus, its pneumatic tires are puncture proof. Literally, you can’t puncture them. But again, like most electric scooters that are designed for off roading, this one is not portable. Yes, it’s a folding electric scooter, but it’s heavy, long, and awkward to carry. This isn’t a scooter you can tuck under your desk or bring with you on the bus during rush hour.

    NAMI Burn-E 2. 100 lbs

    The ride quality on this scooter is second to none, but it does have a slower top speed than the Dualtron at 70.5 km/h. And a reduced range at 85.8 km.

    However, if you want a heavy scooter for some superlative off roading, at an affordable price, then this is the best electric scooter for the job. Plus, it’s suitable for heavy riders with a maximum load capacity of 330 lbs.

    It has Logan 2-piston hydraulic brakes and adjustable shock absorbers, meaning if you want to feel the road you can, but if you prefer a smooth ride, this is the only modern electric scooter that will let you adjust the suspension system.

    But again, this weighty beast is not portable, not least because it doesn’t have an easy folding stem. It’s not going to fit in the trunk of your car, and you’re not going to want to/be able to carry it long distances by yourself. This is not a commuting scooter.

    Pros and cons of heavy duty electric scooters

    A heavy duty electric scooter tends to be a powerful electric scooter. And powerful scooters pack a performance and a half.

    If you’re after a scooter that is great for off roading, and provides the power and durability suitable for covering long distances across any terrain, then a heavy duty electric scooter could be for you.

    Benefits of heavy duty electric scooters

    Heavy duty scooters aren’t designed for your daily commute. They’re powerful beasts to take you across any terrain. Plus, they’re ideally suited for heavier riders. But that’s not all.

    Incredible maximum range

    They travel further on a single charge because they have a bigger battery with a better battery life and larger capacity. If you’re looking to cover distances in excess of 50 km on a single charge, a heavy duty scooter is probably what you need.

    Impressive hill climbing ability and smooth ride

    They’re all terrain meaning they can withstand the rigors of dirt roads, foot paths, steep hills etc. Their puncture resistant pneumatic tires and superior suspension system makes them a comfortable ride on even the most uneven ground.

    Best electric scooters for heavy adults

    Where heavy riders might exceed the maximum weight capacity for your average electric scooter, they’re more than welcome aboard heavy duty scooters.

    Cons of heavy duty electric scooters

    While heavy duty electric scooters have plenty of pros, their cons list is lengthy too. And the cons are the result of the pros. What do we mean? Well.

    Heavy duty scooters are heavy

    An incredibly powerful scooter is a heavier scooter. It has a such an impressive power output because it has a bigger motor and bigger battery. If you need a scooter to ride every day, that’s convenient and portable, these aren’t it. These scooters aren’t portable. They’re big and bulky and not the sort of thing you can tuck under your desk, or squeeze into the elevator.

    Longer charging time

    If you want a battery to give longer range, then you need a bigger battery, and bigger batteries take longer to charge. Where the average lightweight electric scooter battery takes between 4-6 hours to charge, heavy duty batteries can take between 6-12 hours.

    Should I go for a light or a heavy electric scooter?

    This is simple. What do you want to be able to do on your electric scooter?

    If you want a great electric scooter with a top speed of 50 km/h, and a range that will see you off road all day long, then a heavy scooter is for you.

    That’s not to say that heavy scooters aren’t suitable as commuter scooters, they definitely are, because if you’re a big dog, you don’t want to limp along on a slimline frame, you want something powerful and designed to carry your weight.

    If however you want a premium scooter, an extremely capable ride that will take you the last mile of your commute and home again, a heavy duty scooter probably won’t meet your needs.

    This is where you want to be doing your homework for the best lightweight electric scooters.

    Where is the weight in a heavy electric scooter?

    The frame

    A heavy scooter is going to need a heavy duty frame. From a solid deck, to sturdy handlebars and stem, the bigger the scooter, the bigger and heavier the frame will be.

    The battery

    The majority of an electric scooter’s weight will come from the battery. Most modern electric scooters have batteries that are made from lithium-ion and can weigh up to 40 lbs. The heavier the scooter, the larger the battery it will require to give it enough power to move it. Despite advances in battery technology, they still tend to be heavy and not particularly scaleable.

    The motor

    Motors vary in size, shape, and power output. A motor for a heavy duty scooter will require a larger more powerful motor, which will ultimately be heavier.

    Tires

    Electric scooters either have solid tires or pneumatic tires, but the bigger the scooter, the bigger the tires need to be to keep the scooter balanced. And bigger tires, whether solid tires or pneumatic tires, will weigh more.

    Suspension system

    Heavy scooters often come with a suspension system that is out of this world to guarantee a seamless journey. And that suspension system doesn’t come in lightweight.

    Why is weight important when choosing an electric scooter?

    If you’re not having to carry your scooter, then weight is unlikely going to feature on your list of requirements. However, if you’re looking for a portable electric scooter that you can carry up the stairs, store easily under your desk or in a closet without taking up too much space, then weight should be your primary consideration.

    A general rule of thumb is thus: if you want a powerful scooter that will get you where you need to go faster, that can climb hills, and has considerable range, then a heavier scooter is the way ahead.

    But, if you’re just after a scooter for the last mile of your commute that you can take in the elevator, haul up and down stairs, onto the bus or the underground, and store in your apartment closet, then the best electric scooter to meet your needs is going to be the lightest scooter you can get your hands on.

    Something like the Unagi Model One, perhaps?

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