Kaabo Mantis GT
The Kaabo Mantis 10 GT electric scooter offers an excellent balance of affordability and performance. Two powerful brush-less 1000W motors deliver fun acceleration and can achieve an Eco Mode range of 75 km. Front rear semi-hydraulic disc brake plus electronic ABS provide full control and comfort during your rides.
Top speed: 60 km/h Range: 70 km
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The Kaabo Mantis GT electric scooter offers an excellent balance of affordability and performance. The Kaabo Mantis GT e-scooter weighs in at 30kg or 66lbs. The Mantis GT can easily overcome 30% inclines thanks to its dual 1000W motors while also offering very strong range/battery life. Complete with display/throttle combination and cruise control, this electric scooter is a dream to ride. Bright lateral LED strips and front and rear lights make it great for visibility and safety.
At 30kg this scooter is slightly heavier than Mantis Lite due to it dual-motor configuration. The front and rear advanced swing arm spring suspension delivers a smooth ride on any terrain. The display/throttle combination allows configuration of speed limit, cruise control and regenerative braking strength.
|30 kg/ 66 lbs|
|60V 24.5Ah LG|
|Semi-hydraulic disc brakes|
|Black with Red|
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KAABO MANTIS LITE 10 SWISS EDITION
Kaabo Mantis Lite 10 is equipped with front and rear disc brakes, a 500 Watts motor, a 48V / 18,2 Ah lithium battery and front and rear inflatable 10′ tires. This electric scooter is both powerful and compact to be easily taken with you in public transport or a car. The Kaabo design is as usual sporty but light. A non-road legal version with 800Watts / 45Km/h.
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Product description KAABO MANTIS LITE 10 SWISS EDITION
The KAABO Mantis Lite is an electric scooter that is currently in great demand. It is characterized by a simple but very sporty design. We offer you the last version with a bigger battery and a more powerful motor!
The KAABO Mantis Lite electric scooter has an 500 watt motor in the rear wheel, which makes it a drive. The maximum speed of this electric scooter is 20 km/h. It is advisable not to exceed a load weight of 120 kg on this electric scooter. The lithium-ion battery of the KAABO Mantis Lite develops an output of 48 V / 18.2 Ah, which enables it to achieve a very comfortable range of almost 50 km (value tested on the road with a driver of 75 kg on a flat track at an outside temperature of 20 ° C).
A non-road legal version 800 Watts / 45Km/h is also available.
The battery is located in the running board under the driver’s feet in order to achieve maximum weight close to the ground and to optimize the road situation. This electric scooter is equipped with 10-inch pneumatic tires, disc brakes and front and rear suspensions. The net weight of the KAABO Mantis Lite electric scooter is 25.8 kg.
If you click on the following link, you will see the complete KAABO Mantis Lite user manual that is supplied with the electric scooter: Operating instructions KAABO Mantis Lite
In our blog area you will also find articles on similar models such as the INOKIM OX Hero or the DUALTRON Mini Super.
How to assemble the electric scooter upon delivery:
We remind you that you can also pick up your KAABO Mantis Lite electric scooter in our shop in Geneva. We are happy to take the time to explain how it works and give you tips on driving. If you receive your electric scooter directly at home, all you have to do is screw the handlebar to the handlebar with the four screws using the tool kit included in the scope of delivery, and fully charge the battery before using it for the first time.
How to unfold / close the electric scooter:
The KAABO Mantis Lite has a double clamping system at the base of the handlebar to avoid as much play in the handlebars as possible.
You need to lower the clamp ring and then flip down the two latches. With the two screws you can adjust the strength of the latch.
How to start the electric scooter:
To switch on the KAABO Mantis Lite electric scooter, press the Power button for 3 seconds. The display will light up immediately.
Driving speed, battery level, mileage and speed are shown on the display. Depending on the speed that you select by pressing the white circle, the electric scooter has different types of acceleration. However, it’s more fun to put in a high gear and then adjust the speed with the throttle while driving.
To switch off the electric scooter, press and hold the Power button for three seconds. With the Mode button you can change the display from mileage to odometer or to the battery voltage.
If you hold down the Mode button for three seconds, you will enter the submenu of the electric scooter:
P0 corresponds to the size of the wheel. For the KAABO Mantis Lite, choose number 10 for 10 inches.
P1 corresponds to the voltage of the controller. On the KAABO Mantis Lite there is a 48 volt controller.
P2 is the number of magnets in the motor, i.e. H. 15.
P3 must stay at 0 With
P4 you can switch from kilometers to miles.
P5 is the start security. If you select 0, the scooter starts as soon as you operate the throttle. If you choose 1, you will need to physically propel the scooter before accelerating. The idea is to avoid accidentally starting the electric scooter.
P6 corresponds to Tempomat. If you drive at a constant speed for 5 seconds, the scooter will stop at that speed until you apply the brakes. It is recommended to disable this feature.
P7 is the start acceleration type. You can adjust the engine power when accelerating. The higher the number (between 0 and 5), the smoother the acceleration.
With P8 you can limit the motor output. By selecting 5, you are limiting the speed of the scooter very significantly.
P9 is the battery saving mode. The higher the number, the more gently the scooter accelerates and limits the top speed.
PA stands for EBS or electronic brake. In mode 0 you have no electronic braking.
With Pb you can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen of the display.
PC is the time in minutes from which the KAABO Mantis Lite electric scooter goes into sleep mode.
With Pd you can activate or deactivate ABS.
4. Maintenance battery:
In order to extend the service life of a lithium-ion battery, it is strongly recommended to keep the charge level of the battery between about 80% and 100%. Do not charge the battery when it is already full (do not leave it to charge overnight) and never discharge the battery completely.
When you charge your eScooter, it is essential to connect the charger to the mains before you connect the electric scooter. After using the scooter, wait 20 minutes before charging the battery to allow it to cool down.
If you store the electric scooter for several months, it is important not to fully charge the battery but to store the electric scooter with a charge level of approx. 60%. Always store the electric scooter in a place protected from moisture and at a temperature of at least 5 ° C.
Maintenance and care:
General maintenance of the electric scooter: It is important to check the tight fit of the screws very regularly, but at least once a month, as an eScooter is exposed to a lot of vibrations while driving. With the KAABO Mantis Lite you also get a tool set. Remember to check the tire pressure regularly. With this model it is advisable to inflate the tires to a pressure of 50 PSI (approx. 3.5 bar). Your electric scooter is cleaned with a damp cloth.
Below is a list of important accessories:
Masterlock CUFFS has a fastening system can be attached safely to the steering column of your KAABO Mantis.
INOKIM handlebar bag can be attached directly to the handlebar and allows you to easily take all the items you need with you.
Kaabo Mantis Pro Electric Scooter Review
Despite the oversaturation of the high-end electric scooters market, the Kaabo Mantis Pro has managed to stand out as one of the most capable units in terms of speed, range, and overall reliability.The Kaabo Mantis Pro isn’t the most wallet-friendly e-scooter out there; priced slightly higher than most competitor units within its class, but it offers a tremendous deal of value, justifying its comparatively steep price tag.
In this Kaabo Mantis Pro review, we cover everything you need to know about the e-scooter, from its design, speed, and power to its braking, suspension, and overall riding experience. We also made sure to shed light on a few excellent alternatives in case the Mantis Pro doesn’t meet your needs.
This electric scooter really does have a lot to offer and it definitely will exceed any expectation of it that you may have. Firstly, dependent on the weight of the rider and the speed you travel at, it can offer you up to 40 miles of range which is super impressive. It means that any trip you or your commute to and from work – can be done even if you don’t live close by.
Also with an impressive top speed of 40 mph – it makes being on this scooter a thrill, especially for those who want more from a scooter. The battery however does take around 8 hours for a complete full charge, but many riders don’t mind this as they love how this scooter operates.
Kaabo Mantis Pro Review Video
To start us off, here’s a quick video review on the Kaabo Mantis Pro — showcasing the unboxing, quality check, and some more information and footage of the electric scooter ridden on different roads and surfaces. The video quickly shows how much this scooter has to offer!
Kaabo Mantis Pro Pros
The speed of the scooter is very fast up to 37 mph
Excellent value for money for what it has to offer
Fantastic hydraulic braking system
Portable and lightweight scooter
Kaabo Mantis Pro Cons
The scooter needs an improved read mud guard
The scooter could have better locking mechanisms
The headlights aren’t overly powerful
Kaabo Mantis Pro Summary
The Mantis Pro absolutely crushed our expectations when it comes to its acceleration capabilities, in a good way, mind you. We had high expectations, to begin with, considering the scooter is equipped with a dual-motor system, 27A controllers, and a 60V battery, but it still blew us away.
This brilliant piece of machinery was able to go from 0 to 15 mph in only 2.0 seconds, which is insane for an electric scooter. It blew us away even more, when it reached its top speed in only 10.4 seconds.
Note that you may need to start at a low setting when you’re first getting started with the scooter so that you can get used to its pull. Bear in mind that this is one of the most powerful scooters on the market, so please don’t go full throttle right from the get-go.
We noticed that the Mantis Pro’s acceleration is pretty even and consistent at low speeds. It balances out at around 30 mph. Sensation-wise, you can feel the dual motors pulling you the second you squeeze the accelerator. The throttle is remarkably responsive with this scooter as well.
Compared to other scooters in its class, the Mantis Pro is a force to be reckoned with. It accelerates faster than the original Mantis. The only scooter we can think of that can slightly top the Mantis Pro is the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11, reaching 15 mph at 1.9 seconds.
When it comes to performance – this scooter offers it all.
Not only does it have a top speed of 36 mph but it does come with a range of 40 miles (this of course depends on the average speed you’d travel at and how much the rider weighs). But this is impressive and very quick for an electric scooter.
Top Speed Acceleration
With a dual 1,000W brushless motor system, the Kaabo Mantis Pro is able to reach a maximum speed of 40 mph, which is remarkably fast for an e-scooter. It’s able to go from 0 to 15 mph in 2 seconds; a testament to how powerful it is. It’s an excellent e-scooter for high-speed getaways.
Note that the scooter’s ability to reach top speed is influenced by the rider’s weight. For instance, with a rider weighing 163 lbs, the scooter’s top speed will be around 39 mph, whereas, with a rider weighing around 233 lbs, the scooter’s top speed will be approximately 36 mph.
Other factors that can influence an e-scooter’s overall performance include terrain and incline. The rougher the terrain and the more inclined it is, the longer it’ll take the scooter to reach top speed.
Also, note that extremely rough and steep terrain may restrict an e-scooter from reaching its official top speed. So, if you’re hill climbing with the Mantis Pro, don’t expect it to reach 40 mph.
Battery Life Range
Having learned about the Mantis Pro’s acceleration and speed, you’d think that it’s subpar in terms of range. After all, the faster an e-scooter, the more power it requires, which, in turn, translates to a lower range. To our surprise, the Mantis Pro makes no compromises when it comes to range.
The Mantis Pro’s official range is 40 miles, which is insane considering how fast it is. What’s even more impressive is that we were able to get more than 40 miles in our performance tests. To be more specific, we were able to get 45 miles out of the Mantis Pro.
Like we already mentioned, an e-scooter’s performance is influenced by various factors, including the rider’s weight, terrain, incline, and so forth, so don’t expect the Mantis Pro to always cover 40 miles. You must also note that an e-scooter can’t reach its maximum range if it’s not fully charged.
We feel the need to remind you that the Mantis Pro can operate in a single or dual-motor mode. The former will give you more range and less speed, whereas the latter will give you more speed and less energy conservation.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro is equipped with a 24.5Ah Lithium-ion battery from the industry-leader, LG. The battery is fully integrated into the scooter’s deck, meaning you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged from harsh bumps and sudden hits.
This scooter’s battery is quite capable, granting it a maximum range of 40 miles. It’s notably costly, which is one of the reasons why the Pro model is notably more expensive than the base model, which happens to house a 17.5Ah battery.
If the 40-mile range is too much for your needs and you’re looking to save some money, you should consider buying the base Mantis instead of the Pro model. If you want something in between, consider the Mantis Pro SE, which houses an 18.2Ah model.
The Mantis Pro’s battery needs anywhere from 13 to 16 hours to be fully charged. This is fairly long compared to other e-scooters in its class. Kaabo is planning to release a fast charger that you can buy separately. They’re saying that the charger can help reduce the charging time to 4-5 hours.
It’s worth noting that the Mantis Pro’s battery is equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS) that does an excellent job of protecting it against short circuits, under and overvoltage, under and overcurrent, and other faults of that nature.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro houses a powerful dual 1,000W 60V BLDC motor system, meaning you can toggle between using one or two motors at the same time using a switch near the cockpit. That being said, when both motors are engaged, the motor system is able to muster up a whopping 2,000W of motor power.
Why not equip the scooter with a single motor that can muster that kind of mean power alone, you might be wondering? Well, it’s not really about power. It’s more about the versatility of being able to switch between the single-drive and double-drive modes.
When you engage a single motor, you get more range, whereas, with both motors engaged, you get higher top speed and faster acceleration. You can switch back and forth between the two modes depending on what you prioritize.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro is also equipped with an eco/turbo button that enables you to toggle between range and speed. If you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, the turbo mode is your best bet. If the battery is running low on juice, toggling to eco mode will help it last longer.
Construction Build Quality
The design of the Kaabo Mantis Pro is something we really love about it. Everything on this scooter feels robust, safe and overall it has a very solid construction.
All the cables are neatly wrapped up and protected, all the bolts or screws that you can see on the scooter also look robust and neat. When it comes to the build quality of this scooter – there’s nothing we can’t fault.
Boasting a dual-coil spring suspension system, the Kaabo Mantis Pro is able to provide one of the smoothest riding experiences in scooter history. The dual spring arms do an excellent job of absorbing shocks and bumps, ensuring maximum comfort.
The Kaabo Mantis lineup of scooters is designed primarily for urban use, but thanks to the remarkable suspension system, the Mantis is able to travel across off-road terrain without any problems, be it gravel, dirt, grass, or other. It also performs very well on wet terrain.
Overall, the Kaabo Mantis Pro has a smooth ride which is all down to its brilliant dual shock suspension and 10.0 pneumatic tyres which keeps the scooter sturdy at high speeds as well. This also means that the scooter can handle all types of terrain.
It feels very nimble and even when riders lean into a curve or a bend on the path you’re taking – you feel safe and supported at higher speeds as the scooter works with you. Some bigger scooters with a similar speed to the model can feel wobbly or as if you’ll lose your balance.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro, like the base model, features dual-disc brakes that are extremely reliable at higher speeds. The difference between the two models is that the Pro version has fully hydraulic brakes, whereas the base version has semi hydraulic brakes.
It’s worth noting that hydraulic brakes are notably more expensive than their mechanical counterparts because of their better performance. This is one of the reasons why the Mantis is one of the more expensive high-end scooters on the market.
What we love the most about hydraulic brakes is that they’re very efficient and responsive. You won’t have to apply a lot of pressure on the brakes for the scooter to respond.
During our performance test, the Mantis Pro’s braking was buttery smooth. It wasn’t chunky whatsoever. We were able to get a braking distance of around 13.3 feet from 20 to 0 mph. This is super fast compared to the performance competitor e-scooters.
What’s more, the Mantis Pro is equipped with dual electronic brakes. The strength of these brakes can easily be programmed to meet the rider’s requirements.
The electronic brakes feature an Antilock Braking System (ABS), which helps prevent the wheels from locking up, ensuring responsive steering while braking. The ABS can be toggled on and off.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro isn’t the most lightweight scooter out there, weighing 65 lbs. When you take into consideration that it’s a high-end scooter equipped with tons of impressive features, 65 lbs don’t sound too bad, especially when you learn that the Wolf Warrior 11 weighs a whopping 101 lbs. For your information, the base version of the Mantis weighs 61 lbs.
The scooter’s stem folding mechanism is quite reliable. It enables you to fold the scooter into a more compact size so that it’s easier to carry and put in the trunk of your car. It’s quite challenging to carry the scooter with one hand, though.
Bear in mind that the scooter’s handlebars cannot be folded, which makes it challenging to go through doors and tight openings with the scooter.
The stem is equipped with two locks that help prevent the scooter from wobbling around, which is a problem that’s quite common among most electric scooters. When folded, the scooter measures 48x24x19 inches.
The folding mechanism is responsive and very easy to use. It’s basically a sleeve that slides down, clamping the stem. Such locking systems tend to be loose, which is why the Mantis Pro is equipped with opposing quick-releases that help ensure firm locking; no bending, creaking, or wobbling.
The Mantis Pro is spangled with built-in lights. There are LED lights mounted on the front and back of the deck. There are also white lights mounted on the sides.
You’ll notice that all of the lights are near the ground, which makes it easier for other people to see you coming along the road. However, the lights don’t project that far ahead, so you’ll have a hard time seeing at night.
Luckily, this is a problem that can easily be solved by investing in high-mounted taillights and headlights. If you’re not going to ride your scooter at night, you don’t have to invest in high-mounted lights.
The Mantis Pro is equipped with large 10×3-inch pneumatic tube tyres. Their rounded profile adds to the scooter’s ability to provide a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience. They also contribute to the responsiveness and overall agility of the scooter.
Replacing the inner tubes and changing the tyres is super easy with the Mantis Pro, as the tyres are mounted on a split rim. Scooters with a solid rim are typically hard to work with in the event of a flat tyre.
The deck on the Mantis Pro measures around 20×20 inches, so it’s quite commodious in terms of standing space. The deck is outfitted with an emblemized rubber mat that helps maintain traction in both dry and wet conditions.
We love how the mat grips to the rider’s shoes, reducing the risk of slipping or falling. We also like that it covers all of the seams and screw holes in the top plate of the deck, giving the scooter a more aesthetically pleasing layout.
The cockpit on the Mantis Pro is nothing to write home about. It’s just a simple cockpit with wide handlebars that almost resemble those of a bicycle. One thing we don’t like about the handlebars is that their foam isn’t very high-quality and isn’t likely to last long.
On the controls, you’ll find the button you use to switch between single or dual motors. You’ll also find the button you use to switch between eco and turbo modes. Note that the scooter doesn’t feature a horn or bell, but you can purchase one separately. They’re pretty cheap.
And like all high-end scooters, the Mantis Pro has a Minimotors throttle on the cockpit. It’s a neat addition, but it gets uncomfortable the longer you use the scooter. You can find the throttle trigger built right into the LED display.
Speaking of which, the LED display is bright enough for you to read everything clearly in broad daylight. The backlighting is of the color green, which is convenient for night riding. The programming presets can be adjusted using the motor mode and power buttons.
This electric scooter is not IP Water Resistant rated. Take care of its motor and battery to never go near a lot of puddles and water/rain.
Reliability, Warranty Customer Support
The Kaabo Mantis Pro comes with a two year manufacturers warranty.
There’s a bit more maintenance to go with this electric scooter, especially if you do take it to dirt or mud terrains. Aside from the occasional deep clean, just make sure to have the battery constantly charged, the tire’s pressure always on point, and the tyres spike thickness to never go below anything unsafe.
In our opinion, the Mantis Pro is the best electric scooter on the market today, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are a couple of things we think could use some improvement.
After having tested the scooter for a few months, we noticed that the mudguard on the rear tire doesn’t do its job all that well. When you ride over wet and dirty terrain, it’s highly likely that the back of the scooter will be sprayed with mud.
Another thing we wish this scooter had is a locking feature. You’d expect such a premium-priced scooter to come with a locking accessory such as a chain or combination lock, but it doesn’t, so you’ll have to buy one separately. Nonetheless, these are just minor complaints.
Is this E-Scooter value money and is it worth buying?
All things considered, we feel like the Mantis Pro is darn near perfect. Yes, it could use a better rear mudguard and a locking accessory, but we’re just nitpicking here.
The Kaabo Mantis Pro has everything right going for it, from remarkable speed and range to responsive steering and braking to excellent portability and deck standing space. It’s very well-rounded, all in all.
Overall, it’s a scooter that lives up to expectations and is perfect for people who like to cruise and power through beyond what the road can offer.
Mantis Pro Review
If the electric scooter industry was a high school, the Mantis Pro would be the most popular kid. The perfect blend of style, specs, and uncompromising performance, the Mantis Pro is the people’s Champion – not to mention my top pick of the best 45 to 50 mile scooters. Striking a seemingly effortless balance between power, distance, weight, and cost, the Mantis Pro is the all-rounder of the all-rounders, and truly offers something for (just about) everyone. But is it right for you? Here are the key things you need to know about the Mantis Pro.
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Who is it Best For?
Will the Mantis Pro Be a Good Fit For You?
The Mantis Pro can be classified as sitting in the upper tiers of high-performance scooterdom. It offers more pace and power than your average performance model but isn’t quite up there with the likes of the Wolf Warrior or VSETT 10R. Fortunately, that’s exactly what allows the Mantis Pro to be available at a price, which – for what’s on offer – is an absolute steal.
The Mantis Pro is comfortable with pretty much all types of terrain. While it’s not cut from the same cloth as dedicated off-road models (such as the Dualtron Ultra and Wolf King), it’s completely at home soaking up the vagaries of forest trails and dirt roads alike.
At 65 lbs, it’s relatively lightweight. I say ‘relatively’ because the Pro is among the lightest scooters in its class, but by no means is it a commuter scooter. It’s 23 lbs heavier than the maximum weight I recommend for this type of scooter – so don’t let its trim, nimble appearance deceive you.
Ultimately, I recommend the Mantis Pro for anyone looking for a scooter that packs a powerful punch when it comes to speed and range. It’s also a great choice for casual riders looking to take a step up to something with a little more clout, or for those interested in making a hobby out of electric scooters.
Value for Money
Is the Price Tag Worth it?
When a scooter is slapped with the fairly lofty price tag of 2,290, it doesn’t feel particularly intuitive to call it a ‘bargain’. But trust me – for what you get, the Mantis Pro is worth every dime.
In terms of range, speed, hill-climbing, and specs, it outperforms a lot of the similarly-priced scooters in its niche. And, while it doesn’t have the enormous roll call of features as the VSETT 10, the Mantis Pro still offers plenty to love. If you have the money and are in the market for a top-tier performance scooter, you can’t spend it much more wisely than on the Mantis Pro.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options to explore. The VSETT 10 is available at an almost identical price, and – despite being much heavier than the Pro – outstrips it when it comes to core specs and features. Another option you could consider if you’re on a budget is the Varla Eagle One. It has the same top speed as the Pro – and boasts a similarly impressive range – but is available for a whole 700 less.
Likewise, another stellar bargain, and standout pick, particularly if you’re already enamored with the look and feel of the Pro, is the Mantis Pro SE (Special Edition). This scooter takes pretty much everything good from the original (including its motors, braking system, and MiniMotors EY3 display), but knocks a whole 400 off the price. Sure, you won’t get quite as far off a single charge – but it sports uber-cool gold accents, and is ideal for riders that are operating on a shoestring budget.
Video Review: Mantis Pro vs Mantis Pro SE
What makes the Mantis Pro SE Special? Comparison of all Manti scooters
From its bright blue deck lights to the EY3 Minimotors display, gold trim, and powerful dual 60V 1000W motors, the Mantis Pro SE confidently makes it into my list of favourite scooters. There are several reasons why the Pro SE stand out from the rest of the Manti lineup. Watch the video to see what makes it special.
Comparison Table of Manti Models
|Motors||2 x 60V 1000W||2 x 60V 1000W||2 x 60V 1000W|
|Battery||60V 18.2AH LG(24Ah available)||60V 24.5AH LG||60V 17.5Ah FST(Chinese cells)|
|Range||30-40 miles||45-55 miles||30-40 miles|
|Brakes||Zoom Full Hydraulics||Zoom Full Hydraulics||Semi-Hydraulics|
|Display||Minimotors EY3||Minimotors EY3||QS-S4|
|Motor Buttons||Improved Design||Yellow/Red||Yellow/Red|
To delve deeper into how these models stack up, explore my Mantis Pro SE review, or get acquainted with my thoughts on the Mantis Base.
Why is it Better Than the Mantis Pro?
- Faster (10 mph)
- 15% quicker acceleration rate
- Better hill climbing
- Superior range (29 miles, or 47%)
- Has a front headlight
- Supports more rider weight (20 lbs)
- Has folding handlebars for increased portability
- ‘Turbo’ mode allows you to inject an extra 5Ah of ‘rocket fuel’
- IP54 water resistance rating
Why is it Better Than the Mantis Pro?
Why is it Better Than the Mantis Pro?
- Supports more rider weight (35 lbs)
- IP54 water resistance rating
- Powerful 1000-lumen headlight for riding at night
- Quadruple adjustable spring suspension
Like the rest of the Mantis Pro, the handlebars are made of tough stuff. Not only are they composed of a hard-wearing aluminum alloy, but they’re both wide and tall – meaning you can always expect a comfortable ride.
Unlike some of the other models in the Pro’s upper-tier performance scooter niche, the Pro’s handlebars don’t fold – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some scooters with this functionality don’t tend to be as reliable as they can succumb to the dreaded wobble while you’re out on the road if they aren’t secured. At least with solid handlebars, there’s no chance of this kind of instability interfering with your ride.
The handlebars are also where you’ll find its Smart EY3 display – a device that not only serves as a central dashboard for your speed, riding mode, odometer, and battery life but as a finger throttle and switch for the scooter’s lights. On top of this, they are home to the riding mode (Eco or Turbo) and motor system selection (Single or Dual) buttons, plus its pair of hand-operated hydraulic brakes.
If there’s just one thing I could change about the handlebars, it’d be the foam hand grips. I prefer the rubber coatings you find on similar models (such as the VSETT 10) since I feel they provide more grip and slightly better control. But hey – I’m nitpicking.
The Mantis Pro plays it reasonably safe when it comes to the look and feel of its frame. Its color scheme can be summarized in three words – black, black, and, well…more black.
With its stripped-back, understated design, the Mantis Pro isn’t going to alienate anyone with its design choices – unlike certain additions to the VSETT range (I’m looking at you, the 11). However, by that same token, the Pro doesn’t exactly exude personality, and it fails to rival scooters like the VSETT 10 with its yellow and black Bumblee-esque highlights, the Apollo Phantom’s striking silver accents, and the Mantis Pro SE’s eye-catching gold trim (which you can view in the image below).
That said, the Pro still cuts a sleek, stealthy figure, while the very subtle accents of red (the springs are red, as are the thin linings along the tire treads) afford the scooter a vague air of mystique.
Wide, spacious, and with mood lighting embedded into the front, rear, and sides, the deck is an exhilarating fusion of style and substance.
Safety, too – the surface of the Pro’s deck is coated in an anti-slip rubber matting that helps keep your feet firmly planted while hitting wind-whipping speeds.
One thing to note when it comes to the matting is that it can flap up at the edges. This is so you can easily unscrew and lift the battery out. While this is fairly unconventional and can be seen as a design flaw, it is far from it. During our test rides, we encountered no problems with the matting – it performed as it should.
The Mantis Pro comes with a pair of large (10 x 2.5 inch) pneumatic tires. Not only are these air-filled – which provides a greater degree of ride comfort than scooters with solid or foam-filled tires – they have the perfect profile for the Mantis to remain nimble while riding.
The tires provide you with a large surface area (or contact patch) with the ground below, a design feature that helps not only with traction but with handling and stability, too – something that is key when you’re ripping up the asphalt at top speeds.
Best of all, the Pro’s wheels aren’t afraid to take a few knocks now and then. Whether you’re sticking to flat, well-paved urban roads, or roughing it out on forest and dirt trails, the Pro’s tires are the perfect partner.
Build Quality Durability
Kaabo – the company which produces the Manti line – doesn’t do things by halves. After all, this is the team behind the Wolf Warrior and Wolf King, so it comes as no surprise that the Mantis Pro shares much of the same build quality and robustness as its two distant cousins.
The Pro’s frame is made of a hard-wearing aviation-grade aluminum alloy. This hardened material is built to last and is well-equipped to withstand the stresses of everyday use.
My only gripe is that the Mantis Pro doesn’t sport any kind of water-resistance rating. While we’re used to seeing a lack of water resistance on Dualtron’s scooters, the Pro’s chief competitors – the Apollo Phantom and the VSETT 10 – both boast an IP54 certification, making the Pro’s lack of one all the more conspicuous.
Plus – as we’ll get to later, in the ‘Warranty’ section – any damage your Pro picks up that’s deemed to be the fault of the elements (including rain, sea spray, or wind) won’t be covered.
Moral of the story? If it’s wet out, keep your Pro in.
The Mantis Pro weighs 65 lbs, which is about what you’d expect for a scooter of its size and specs. However, the Pro does manage to weigh less than other scooters that also sport a speed of 40 mph and have similar ranges. Among these chubsters are the Varla Eagle One (40 mph, 77 lbs), the EVOLV Pro Plus (40 mph, 77 lbs), and the Dualtron 3 (40 mph, 80 lbs).
Against this backdrop, the Mantis Pro manages to find an equilibrium between speed and a lightweight frame – a balance that’s sadly all too rare in the world of high-performance scooters.
The Pro’s weight is most comparable with its more wallet-friendly sibling, the Mantis Base (also 65 lbs), and to the feature-rich Dualtron Eagle Pro (66 lbs).
The Mantis Pro supports a maximum of 265 lbs of rider weight. While this is fairly standard across scooters of the Pro’s ilk (and beyond – take pretty much the entire Dualtron range, for example), it’s not the best on offer.
That particular gong goes to the Mantis Pro SE, which ups the load-bearing ante to a whopping 330 lbs. Elsewhere, the Apollo Phantom (300 lbs) and VSETT 10 (285 lbs) support more load than the Pro.
Although its handlebars don’t fold, the Mantis Pro still offers some degree of portability with a collapsible stem.
The folding mechanism is surprisingly intuitive. Simply loosen the quick release ‘buckles’ at the base of the Pro’s stem, and slide the locking ring upwards. Then, fold the handle post down and attach it to a small hook at the rear of the Pro’s deck.
Similar to the design of the Pro’s competitor, the VSETT 10 – the stem of which attaches to the kickplate when folded – this mechanism makes the Pro super easy to carry when collapsed and ensures that there’s no risk of the scooter accidentally coming unfolded while you’re transporting it.
Because the Pro’s handlebars don’t fold, the scooter loses ground to similarly-priced models such as the Dualtron Eagle Pro and the aforementioned VSETT 10. However, this is unlikely to be too much of a deal-breaker for those already leaning towards the Pro – while folding handlebars are a useful feature for portability and storage, I prefer to have everything on my scooters that push 40 mph solid since it eliminates the risk of them rattling loose (i.e no moving parts).
Like most electric scooters of its ilk, the Mantis Pro comes more or less fully assembled – however, you’ll still have a bit of work.
To get your Pro set up and road-ready, simply unbox it while taking care not to pull the steering bar out by itself (it’s attached to the main body of the scooter by cable work, which you don’t want to damage).
Place it on the floor, securing it with the kickstand, and lift the handle post into an upright position. Slide the locking ring downwards to prevent the handle post from moving around while you secure it. Then, close the pair of quick-release buckles around the locking ring, and make sure that the buckles are tight.
Finally, place the handlebars on top of the steering column, and screw the metal plaque onto the handle post. When tightening the screws, place the handlebars in the position that is most comfortable for you. All that’s left is to tighten any loose components such as the EY3 display and motor selection buttons.
Once you’re all set and are confident that you know how to fold and unfold your scooter’s frame securely, it’s worth also getting to grips with the range of P-settings the scooter’s Smart MiniMotors EY3 display offers. You’ll also want to ensure that the scooter is sufficiently charged, as well as double-checking the pressure of those nimble pneumatic tires.
As I’ll touch on shortly, the LED setup isn’t sufficient for riding at night, so – if you are planning to head out in the dark – you’ll want to attach an extra USB headlight to be safe.
Overall, assembly takes around 15-20 minutes.
Is the Mantis Pro Comfortable to Ride?
There’s a reason why riders consistently award the Mantis Pro the coveted title of the best overall electric scooter.
Well, a bunch of reasons, really. While it delivers excellent value for its overall specs, build quality, and performance, one of the biggest reasons why the Mantis Pro is so overwhelmingly popular is that it’s just so comfortable to ride.
And why wouldn’t it be? The Mantis Pro has it all. Large, 10-inch pneumatic tires as the first line of defense against rougher terrain. Adjustable front and rear spring suspension. Tall handlebars to suit riders of all heights. A load of 265 lbs to support heavier riders. Powerful hydraulic brakes with an effective anti-lock braking system that instills rider confidence. And, a smooth, yet exhilarating acceleration rate.
So yes, the Mantis Pro isn’t just comfortable to ride – it offers one of the finest ride experiences in the electric scooter market. Period.
The Mantis Pro is capable of hitting top speeds of up to 40 mph. Of course, the only way to tell how good this is in the context of the wider electric scooter market is to compare the Pro to other models. So how does it stack up against the closest competition when we introduce the variables of speed and price?
Speed vs Price Comparison
Taking a 500 price range with the Mantis Pro’s 2,299 in the middle, the scooter comes in with a confident middle of the pack finish.
The Mantis Pro’s 40 mph top speed is matched by the Dualtron Eagle Pro, the EVOLV Pro Plus, and the Speedway 5. over, all these models are available for less than the Mantis Pro – but are they the best alternatives?
Let’s dig deeper. Taking into account the Mantis Pro’s acceleration rate (which I’ll unpack in more detail in a second), it stands well above all 3 models thanks to its powerful dual 60V 1000W motors, which provide an impressive amount of torque.
The Pro can hit 15 mph from a standstill in a mere 2.0 seconds while the EVOLV Pro Plus and Dualtron Eagle Pro are 0.5 and 0.7 seconds slower respectively. As for the Speedway 5, it has a telescopic stem and foldable handlebars. There’s a time and a place for these (on commuter scooters) but on performance scooters, I prefer everything to be solid (i.e. no moving parts). There is an exception to this though – foldable handlebars are fine on performance scooters if they securely lock into place with no wobble. However, the Speedway 5 uses spring-loaded handlebar cuffs which means they aren’t as secure as those that screw into place. For a scooter that can hit 40 mph, you need a model that you can rely on for stability.
On the other hand, it’s hard not to look at the VSETT 10 (25.6Ah) as a stellar alternative to the Mantis Pro. As well as topping all other scooters in the Pro’s price bracket for speed, at 50 mph, it’s a whole 25% faster than the Pro. It’s also 15% pacier when it comes to acceleration. Other speedy Mantis Pro alternatives you could consider are the Zero 10x 60V and Apollo Pro 60V – however, both of these scooters will set you back an extra 109 and are in short supply since they have been replaced with newer models (the Apollo Pro 60V with the Apollo Phantom, and the Zero 10X with the aforementioned VSETT 10).
When it comes to speed, the worst performer in the Pro’s price class is the Dualtron Spider.
Speed vs Weight Comparison
Looking again at the Mantis Pro’s most like-for-like scooters – but this time assessing them on the metric of weight, rather than price – sees the Mantis Pro emerge on top.
Alongside its siblings, the Mantis Pro SE and Mantis Base – as well as the Dualtron Eagle Pro, Dualtron Compact, and Speedway 5 – the Pro is one of the fastest scooters in its ‘weight division’ of 60 to 70 lbs.
At the wrong end of the rankings, the INOKIM Ox Super is the slowest scooter in the Mantis Pro’s weight class. Slow and heavy? Sounds like ‘Ox’ is the right name for it.
Ultimately, if you want to save a little cash and don’t mind having 10-15 miles less range but still want to take advantage of full hydraulic brakes and two powerful 60V 1000W motors, the Mantis Pro SE is a fantastic choice. Plus, the SE’s gold trim injects a dash of flair that is missing on the original Mantis Pro.
While many scooters rival the Mantis Pro’s 40 mph pace, few can go toe to toe with its blistering levels of acceleration.
Powered by those beastly 60V 1000W motors, the Mantis Pro can reach 15 mph from a stationary position in just 2 seconds flat, and 25 mph in 4.1. For context, I consider scooters that can hit 15 mph in under 2 seconds to be extremely fast – so the Mantis Pro is certainly up there with the market’s best.
However, it’s not the quickest off the mark. It’s the Pro’s old nemesis the VSETT 10 that comes back to haunt it, and I’m not surprised. With dual 60V 1400W motors, a pair of 35A controllers, and a ‘Sport’ (a.k.a. ‘Turbo Boost’) mode for injecting an additional 5Ah of power, the 10 is an absolute boss.
In fact, the VSETT 10’s acceleration rate – 1.7 seconds 0 to 15 mph, and 3.6 seconds 0 to 25 mph – is not only 15% and 12% faster, respectively, but unparalleled across its entire price class. Talk about a worthy adversary.
|VSETT 10 25.6Ah (2,290)||1.7||3.6|
|Mantis Pro (2,299)||2.0||4.1|
|Mantis Pro SE (1,899)||2.0||4.1|
|Apollo Phantom Hydraulic Brakes (2,249)||2.5||5.6|
As you can see, the Mantis Pro SE (Special Edition) matches the original Pro when it comes to acceleration (speed, too). Because of this, the SE is a great alternative to the Pro if you want to save a little cash.
Placing last in the acceleration rankings here is the Apollo Phantom. Now, the eagle-eyed reader will notice that this scooter wasn’t mentioned in the previous performance sections – but this doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. The Phantom is, after all, a feat in electric scooter engineering, delivering the perfect balance across all areas (or, as I like to call it, the ‘complete package’).
So, while the Phantom is ever so slightly slower than the Pro, has a less explosive acceleration rate, and doesn’t go quite as far, I still recommend it as a fantastic alternative to the latter. With good speed and mileage, fantastic ride quality, an IP54 water-resistance rating, powerful LED setup, and 20 adjustable settings for customized performance, the Phantom is a strong contender.
You can find out more about this scooter in our Apollo Phantom review.
The Mantis Pro boasts a maximum range of up to 45 miles off a single charge. But how does that stack up against similarly-priced scooters?
Mileage vs Price Comparison
When we take the 10 other models in the Mantis Pro’s price bracket (250 on either side of its 2,299 price tag), it falls into the lower end of the middle of the pack, sandwiched between the 40 mile range of the Apollo Phantom, and the 50 miles of the Dualtron Eagle Pro.
Just like when we compared speed with price earlier, the Dualtron Spider, again, comes in last – suggesting it’s a little overpriced for the mileage and velocity it provides.
At the top of our mileage vs price rankings, however, sits a different MiniMotors scooter – the Speedway 5. Nearly two hundred dollars cheaper, and with a range of 75 miles, the Speedway 5 claims gold – and by a considerable margin, too. The Speedway 5 also has some pretty neat extra features the Mantis Pro lacks, such as a telescopic stem and foldable handlebars.
However, the Speedway 5 is by no means perfect. The same tech that makes its handlebars foldable – spring-loaded handlebar cuffs – also render them not particularly secure, especially when you compare them to those that screw into place. Plus, while telescopic stems are a nifty value add for enhanced portability, on scooters this fast, I prefer everything to be ‘solid’ – so, no moving parts.
Given the deficiencies of the Speedway 5, I’m inclined to declare the VSETT 10 as the top scooter in the Mantis Pro’s category when it comes to range. With a colossal 66 mile capacity (that’s 47% greater than the Mantis Pro’s 47 miles) complimenting a front spring and rear hydraulic suspension system, the 10 isn’t just reliable, but extremely comfortable, too.
Why not get acquainted with my review of the VSETT 10R for more information?
Oh, and one final note. While the Mantis Pro’s maximum manufacturer-stated range may not seem much to look at, its real-world range (yep, there’s a difference) is around 30-33 miles. This not only matches the real-world range of the Dualtron Eagle Pro but beats the Apollo Pro 60V and EVOLV Pro Plus, as well as both the Zero 10X 52V and 60V varieties.
When viewed from this perspective, the Mantis starts looking like an excellent long-range electric scooter.
Mileage vs Weight Comparison
Looking at the Mantis Pro’s mileage through the prism of similarly weighted scooters – that is, taking the 9 comparable models in its 60 to 70 lbs class – it shows us that the Pro is again firmly ensconced in the middle of the pack.
Once again, the Speedway 5 is the trailblazer – its 75 mile range making up for the bulkier 70 lbs haul of its frame. Following closely is the INOKIM Ox Super, which – despite not being the paciest machine on the market, nor the quickest accelerator – is a dependable one. Its huge 56 mile range and comparatively lightweight 61 lbs weight make it an attractive proposition for some riders, though you may be put off by the Ox Super’s lack of dual motors (or, as some might say, its ‘oomph’).
The Mantis Pro is also pipped for range by two classy Dualtron models – the Eagle Pro and the Compact. Again, though, these scooters have their drawbacks, and I’m reluctant to recommend either over the Mantis Pro. The Eagle Pro, for instance, is missing hydraulic brakes, while its lack of a kickplate compromises ride quality. Similarly, the Compact is a great scooter, but its ride quality is let down by solid tires and weak shock absorption.
With all the scooters ranking above the Mantis now somewhat dethroned, it starts becoming clear that – as an all-around scooter that’s well-equipped for long rides – the Pro is the best option. Dual motors, strong mileage, hydraulic brakes, a reinforced kickplate, and excellent ride quality? This one’s the real deal.
With a 30-degree incline rate, the Mantis Pro is one of the best hill climbers available for its price point.
That said, there are better hill climbers out there. And, if you want to up the ante when it comes to tackling the more ambitious gradients, you can always plump for the VSETT 10 25.6Ah instead. With absurd slope-smashing abilities (it can handle an incline rate of up to 35 degrees), the 10 is the better choice if you’re going to be exploring hillier areas.
Shock Absorption / Suspension
On top of a pair of chunky 10 by 2.5 inch pneumatic tires, the Mantis Pro derives its best-in-class shock absorption from a dual spring swingarm suspension system.
Bouncy and buttery-smooth, the springs at the front and rear are capable of gobbling up the impact from pretty much any type of terrain you can throw at it: from dirt road tracks and forest trails to the asphalt avenues and concrete of the city.
Of course, those pneumatic tires help. Because they’re air-filled – rather than filled with solid rubber or foam – they are better equipped to absorb the bumps and crevices of everyday rides.
The Mantis Pro is equipped with high-quality, full hydraulic Zoom disc brakes, accessible via a pair of hand-operated brake levers on the scooter’s handlebars.
This is good news. In my opinion, hydraulics are the best kind of brakes you can get. And it seems, for the most part, that the engineers and manufacturers of the electric scooter industry agree – just over half (55%) of scooters in the Mantis Pro’s pricing bracket sport them.
Built to improve on the more basic specs and features of the Mantis Base, the Pro’s brakes do just that. The Pro upgrades the semi-hydraulic braking system of the Base to double down on the hydraulic discs, and give you some of the most responsive, silky-smooth braking available.
Backing up the hydraulic setup are regenerative brakes. These force-feed the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost to the stopping process back into the battery. This helps conserve your battery while helping you come to a safer, more complete stop. You can toggle the strength of the regenerative brakes via the Pro’s intelligent EY3 display (which you can read more about in the ‘Extra Features’ section below).
The Mantis Pro also sports an ABS (anti-lock braking system). This is a neat piece of tech that prevents the wheels from locking up and skidding when you engage the brakes.
However, this feature won’t be for everyone – particularly with the Pro, which has an especially strong ABS. While this functionality offers an extra layer of protection, it causes a minor vibrating and shuddering feeling when engaged. I, personally, like having ABS engaged but you can easily toggle it on or off by heading to the P-settings in the scooter’s EY3 display.
If you are contemplating buying the Mantis Pro, let me remind you that patience is a virtue. Why?
Because the Mantis Pro’s LG battery takes a lengthy 13 to 16 hours to reach full charge.
While this is particularly long for a scooter of the Pro’s class, with two chargers, that period is as short as 5 hours.
For context, even with just one charger, the VSETT 10 20.8Ah reaches full charge in 10 hours.
However, you can purchase a 60V fast charger that will drive your Pro’s charging time down even further. You can get your hands on it for 139.
EY3 MiniMotors Display Throttle For Customized Performance Configuration
To the right of the handlebars, you’ll find the MiniMotors display – a luminescent LED screen, ringed in a muscular, circular frame of reinforced black plastic.
Seasoned scooter enthusiasts will recognize the MiniMotors name as the brand behind high-performance Dualtron and Speedway models. These scooters are easily among the finest in the industry and have the EY3 display to match. And, in cutting a slice of that technology, the Mantis Pro can stand alongside Dualtron’s models with pride.
This device – which doubles as a finger throttle, allowing you to control your scooter’s acceleration and speed – is where you’ll view all the data you need to know about your scooter and ride status. I’m talking speed, battery life, current (and total) ride time, riding modes… the list goes on.
Delving deeper into the EY3 display’s P-settings will get you lost in a rabbit hole of comprehensive features and functionality. You can set your speed and activate cruise control, as well as enable the ABS (anti-lock braking system) function and tweak the strength of the Pro’s regenerative brakes in a pinch. It’s simple to make adjustments to the motor’s torque, too, which provides you with greater control over the scooter’s power output.
The EY3 also boasts a range of settings designed to prolong your battery life, and help you hit that maximum 45 mile range. These include adjusting the screen’s brightness, enabling its auto-timer off settings, and taking advantage of its battery saver mode.
As you’ve probably realized by now, the EY3 display is one of the most customizable display screens in the electric scooter industry. But what else would we expect from MiniMotors?
The MiniMotors Smart EY3 display had my vote as the scooter industry’s leading display screen… until the NAMI Burn-e (a.k.a. ‘The Viper’) came along. Put simply, it’s stunning – so head over to my NAMI BURN-e review to get the full scoop as to why.
Driving Mode Motor System Selection Buttons
Situated under the EY3 display, slightly below the handlebars, is a pair of red and yellow buttons.
The one on the left, which says “Eco/Turbo”, regulates the maximum power output by allowing you to toggle the amount of power being pulled to the motors. Leaving the button unpressed activates ‘Eco’ mode, which – by reducing torque and top speed, and restricting your scooter’s power accordingly – allows you to hit the top threshold of the Pro’s 45 mile range.
Pressing the button, on the other hand, removes the speed cap, enabling you to hit 40 mph and benefit from the zippy acceleration rate. However, ‘Turbo’ mode means you won’t profit from the Pro’s maximum mileage. With this setting, you can expect to get around 30 miles of ride time per charge.
The other button says “Single/Dual”, and, of course, refers to the motors.
Simply put, pushing it engages both motors – allowing you to access the scooter’s full pace and power – while leaving it will engage the rear motor only. It’s a similar story as above – where dual motors score you top speeds but also drain your battery more.
Essentially, these two buttons provide you with four possible combinations for customizing your ride’s speed, range, torque, and power. Master the art of using these buttons alongside the EY3 display/throttle, and you’ll have ultimate control over your ride.
Don’t fret, the Mantis Pro sports a cruise control feature. Once engaged – which you can do by heading to setting P6 on your Pro’s EY3 display – you’ll be able to maintain a constant speed without having to keep the finger throttle depressed. Gently squeezing the brakes disengages the feature.
There are two numbers, which correspond to the on/off status of the cruise control feature. 0 = OFF, 1 = ON.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
The Mantis Pro comes with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). This feature works in tandem with the scooter’s hydraulic brakes; preventing the wheels from locking up when you want to come to a stop quickly. Ultimately, they prevent you from skidding and potentially being thrown off in the process.
ABS technology is common on scooters of the Mantis Pro’s caliber, and – as far as safety goes – it’s an excellent inclusion. However, as I mentioned earlier, it’s not for everyone, given that, when applied, ABS can cause a shuddery, vibratory effect up through the scooter.
You can toggle the ABS setting on and off via the scooter’s P-settings, accessible through the Smart EY3 display.
Mood Deck Lighting and Button Lights
In addition to a set of front and rear lights – which are embedded into the scooter’s deck – the Mantis Pro also has a beautiful strip of side lighting that runs the length of the platform.
Much like the shifting, kaleidoscopic effects of the Dualtron Eagle Pro – or the elegance of the NAMI Burn-e’s deck-embedded lighting strip – the Mantis Pro’s mood deck lighting is great for, well… setting the mood. It’s a really neat, aesthetically focused feature that not only improves your visibility by illuminating the scooter from below but serves up a dash of flair that other scooters lack.
The only downside here is that the Mantis Pro doesn’t have a headlight. Because of this, and the fact that the front button LEDs aren’t the most powerful and are located so close to the ground, the lighting setup isn’t up to scratch for riding at night. For that reason, I recommend investing in an extra headlight to attach to the handlebars.