Dualtron 3 Electric Scooter Review

Holly Darani
9 July 2021

 

One of the best commuter scooters around that has a top speed of around 40 mph and a range of up to 75 miles.

 

The Dualtron 3 from MiniMotors is a high-end electric scooter making waves in the scooter world. It is one of the highest quality, innovative, and beautiful-looking models on today’s market! With this model, you can get top-of-the-line specs at an affordable price that most other competitors don’t offer.

This great little machine offers both urban as well as light off-road use. It’s perfect for those who want to experience all aspects of being eco-friendly while getting around town, and without spending too much money on purchasing.

The design has been referred to as “Segway for masses” since it really does resemble its more expensive counterpart. Let’s face it, we all want to avoid traffic, and this scooter is the answer!

 

 

Dualtron 3 – The Lowdown

MiniMotors is a leading scooter manufacturer with more than two decades of experience in providing affordable, environmentally friendly and innovative means of commuting. Founded in 1999, MiniMotors USA has delivered high-grade portable electric vehicles that meet global standards in terms of quality, performance, and safety. Its flagship brands, the Dualtron, Speedway, and Futecher scooters, have immensely revolutionised travel for millions of commuters worldwide.

The Dualtron 3 scooter is a mid-range scooter priced at an estimated £2094.75/ $2969.00 and is the third generation of the Dualtron model. The Dualtron family prides itself as the pioneers of economical, reliable, high-performance scooters, with the Dualtron 3 carrying the flag high and proud. This hybrid scooter seamlessly goes from the city to the countryside without a hassle, not forgetting the many cool features that especially appeal to the tech-savvy commuter.

The Dualtron 3 is nothing but fantastic! MiniMotors assembled this PEV with functionality at the forefront of its design, ensuring that the scooter is durable, comfortable, reliable, and an overall easy-to-use electric scooter. It also has a sturdy and robust build that facilitates manoeuvring rugged terrains- a big plus for its price point. Further, the unique sleek design is a real show-off, including customisable ambient stem lighting in its offerings 

Ergonomically designed, thoughtfully placed controls, comfort-enhancing features; the Dualtron 3 is an excellent option for anyone looking to kick their commute comfort up a notch. More impressively, it has an incredible top speed of 40 miles per hour and a quoted 75 miles range, which is way more powerful than some of the best electric scooters on the market.  So, whether you are looking for a convenient way to travel around your neighbourhood or you are looking for a way to get to and from work quickly, this scooter is your best bet.

Read on to see if this piece of technology deserves the hype as one of the most versatile scooters around.

 

Dualtron 3 Specifications

MotorBLDC Dual Hub 1800W, 3600W peak
Battery60V,28Ah, (1658 Wh), LG 3500 cells
Charge Time16 hours when using standard charger, 8 hours when using dual-standard chargers, and 4.3 hours with the quick charger
Single-Charge Mileage75 miles ( may vary depending on riders weight and terrain condition)
Max Speed40 mph (65 km/h)
Climbing Range47% or 25 degrees (depends on rider weight and battery level)
Braking SystemDual Hydraulic brake calipers with ABS standard and 140 mm disks
LightingDual LED headlights, Handlebar LED lights, taillights, brake lights, and ground lights
HornNo horn
Max Load264 lbs (120 kg)
Scooter Weight79.36 lbs (36 kg)
Product MaterialFrame and handle are aviation grade 6082-16 aluminium alloy, the shaft is SCM440 steel and plastic side covers
Folding Handlebar6082-T6 alloy aviation grade frame and handle.

SCM440 Shaft with steel and plastic covers
Folding Steering Tube6082-T6 alloy aviation grade frame and handle.

SCM440 Shaft with steel and plastic covers
Suspension5-Step, dual rubber suspension with adjustable angle of up to 45 degrees

9-step variable suspension mechanism.

5-rubber cartridge (replaceable)
Size (L x W x H, cm)Unfolded Size: 113.7 L x 60.90 W x 120.00 H cm

Folded Size: 113.7 L x 27.90 W x 52.60 H cm
Water ResistanceThis scooter has no water resistance rating

Dualtron 3 Review Video

Watch this extensive video review of the Dualtron 3 electric scooter.

The Dualtron offers the best ride experience thanks to its high-performance dual motors, adjustable dual suspension, and impeccable braking system. 

Dualtron 3 Pros

 It has a highly customisable LED lighting

 It has a cruise control feature 

 It comes with front and rear suspension 

 It is abundantly fast

 It is equipped with good Hydraulic brakes with regenerative braking

 

Dualtron Raptor 2 Cons

 It is not lightweight 

 It is costly

 Slow charging unless you use a second charger or a fast charger 

 The Raptor 2 is not waterproof despite the hefty price tag

Dualtron 3 Summary

MiniMotors has consistently pushed the limits of innovation to create some of the most unique and affordable electric scooters on the market. They have sustainably produced excellent quality scooters and scooter spare parts, making them one of the most reliable manufacturers. MiniMotors has grown as a pack-leader in delivering some of the most innovative electric scooters, focusing on quality, safety, and performance. 

The Dualtron 3 electric scooter bears the MiniMotors Midas touch. It is built using the latest technology, focusing on aesthetics, performance, and functionality, resulting in an unmatched user experience. The scooter comes in the standard Dualtron electric scooters black colour, though it would have been great if there were more colour options to choose from. However, the compromise is small considering the scooter’s innovative features.

The scooter is crafted from high-quality material that ensures the scooter stands the test of time. The frame is constructed using aviation-grade 6082-T6 aluminium alloy, one of the most durable metals, whose properties ensure that it withstands extreme conditions.  The shaft is crafted from SCM440 steel that also contributes to the scooter’s overall durability. 

The e scooter’s quality build is backed by robust dual motors that facilitate its zippy acceleration. It is one of the fastest scooters in the market,  reaching hair-raising maximum speeds of 40 mph (65 km/h). Additionally, the scooter handles riders weighing up to 265 lbs (120 kg) seamlessly. The Dualtron 3 scooter has incredible hill-climbing ability due to the high torque generated by the powerful duo motors, making it possible to conquer steep inclines of up to 47% or 25 degrees without breaking a sweat. However, note that its hill-climbing ability is pegged on the rider’s weight and the scooter’s battery levels.

The Dualtron is an incredibly fast electric scooter. As such, it requires a reliable and robust braking system. It is equipped with one of the most high-functioning braking systems and can stop the scooter at a moment’s notice. The braking system comprises front and rear hydraulic brakes with regenerative function and an anti-lock braking system that can be turned on and off. 

The adjustable dual-suspension coupled with the large 10-inch tubeless tyres on the Dualtron electric scooter makes for an exceptionally smooth ride. So, no matter what type of road, it ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. The Dualtron scooter has a great lighting system, albeit low mounted. The LED headlight sufficiently lights the riding path, while the tail light increases the scooter’s visibility in low light. Blue LED lights are installed on the bottom of the deck, and an LED strip goes around the T var and the stem for aesthetics. All these lights can be activated and customised using a remote.

Read on for an in-depth look at the Dualtron 3- one of the powerful scooters and its innovative features.

Performance Overview

The Dualtron 3 is a high-performance premium scooter propelled by dual in-hub brushless motors with an incredible peak power output of 3600W. The torque and gradeability set the Dualtron 3 apart from other scooters, considerably the Dualtron Spider, which has nearly the same max speed.

 While other scooters decelerate considerably when going uphill, the Dualtron 3 scooter has a very flat, consistent power curve. This means that the rider won’t have to work as hard to get it up to speed, and it won’t slow down as much when going uphill. The scooter’s motors can power through inclines of up to 25 degrees, which is considerably higher than the average scooter- a real plus for adventure seekers!

The Dualtron 3 is a speed monster with a maximum speed of 40 mph (65 km/h) and zippy acceleration. It picks up speed quickly and efficiently and can go from 0-20 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. The Dualtron 3 also has a robust hybrid braking system that is a well-thought add-on considering the ‘need for speed’ capabilities of this scooter.

    Top Speed & Acceleration

    The Dualtron 3 is the perfect scooter for anyone looking for an e-scooter that can handle urban terrain and moderate off-road obstacles. It is one of the fastest electric scooters out there, peaking at a blistering 40 mph (65 km/h). Additionally, it gives riders options with eco/turbo modes and single/dual motors. Eco-mode max speed wanes at 15mph (24 kph), while turbo mode lets the rider achieve a top speed of 40 mph (65 km/h).

    The scooter will definitely wow speed enthusiasts with its outstanding acceleration. It can clock 20 mph in just 2.9 seconds. With a trigger control throttle, the rider can seamlessly push the scooter to its limits. And for long-distance rides, the rider can activate cruise control on the EYE LCD dashboard.

     

    Controls & Display

     

    The Dualtron 3 comes equipped with folding handlebars that host a pair of brake levers on both ends, control buttons on the handlebars’ left side, and the unique EYE LCD on the right side. The index-controlled throttle on the right side of the handlebars completes the sleek look of the scooter’s cockpit. The index-controlled throttle makes it possible to accelerate without losing grip of the handlebar. 

    The signature Dualtron EYE LCD is visible enough in low light and under direct sunlight. It gives the rider essential ride statistics such as battery status, current speed, mileage, and regenerative braking activation. The display has buttons that allow access to different settings and a dedicated button for cruise control.

     

    Battery Life & Range 

    The Dualtron runs on a premium quality 60V, 28Ah lithium battery. The battery has a capacity of 1658 Wh, which is enough to hold juice for a 75 miles range on a single charge under ideal conditions. The mileage depends on the terrain, rider weight, and battery level, among other factors.

    Unlike other scooters that use generic Chinese lithium batteries, the Dualtron 3 battery is designed and manufactured by LG, a reputable electric company known for outstanding quality. The battery has 3500 cells responsible for its high capacity, thus the impressive extended range. 

    The battery takes 16 hours to fully charge when using the standard charger, and you reduce it by half to 8 hours when using dual-standard chargers. With a rapid charger, the charging hours can be reduced to just 4.3 hours. The regenerative brakes also recharge the battery, as they capture energy when the brakes are applied, thereby extending the range. 

    Motor Configuration

    The Dualtron 3 scooter is propelled by dual 1800 w encased in the front and rear wheel hubs. With a combined power output of 3600W and instantaneous peak output of 3600w, this unit is among the higher-performance electric scooters in the market. The high torque output from the robust motors is enough to propel the scooter to zippy speeds of 40 mph (65 kph) while hauling a  maximum load of 265 lbs (120 kg).

    Construction & Build Quality

    The e scooter looks and feels amazing to ride. It features a sleeker design than most mid-range scooters, with a low and spacious deck, a wide wheelbase, solid 10-inch tyres, strips of blue LED lights under the deck and on the stem, and the signature MiniMotors EYE LCD Display. It is made from a lightweight and durable aircraft-grade aluminium frame. The shaft is crafted from steel, another industrial metal that ensures the durability and safety of the scooter. To further ensure the safety of the scooter components, the side covers are constructed from Polypropylene, a lightweight but solid plastic material. 

    The scooter is bulky, and while it is foldable, it may not fit in some car boots. The stem wobbles as most other Dualtron models because of a play in the folding mechanism and amplified by the long steering column. However, upgrading to a beefier latch or getting an extra latch can remedy the problem. It has a strong enough retractable kickstand to support its hefty weight when stationary.

    Suspension

     

    The MiniMotors Dualtron 3 boasts a unique and effective  dual- rear and front-15 step adjustable rubber suspension system. The suspension limits shock and bumps, making the Dualtron the perfect scooter for both on-road and off-road riding. The suspension can be adjusted in 3 different ways on the torsion bar with 5 replaceable cartridges. The cartridges have different elasticity and offer the rider an opportunity to choose how soft or hard they want their ride. 

     

    Ride Quality

    The scooter rides like a dream and is smooth and silent thanks to the dual in-hub motors, making it a great commuter vehicle (if you’re allowed to ride it on public roads, that is). It also comes with large 10-inch tubeless pneumatic tyres that keep the scooter in contact with the ground for a better ride experience. These tyres, while not maintenance-free, are designed to absorb shock and provide a more comfortable ride, which is not possible with solid tyres. The Dualtron 3 has unique and effective adjustable dual rubber suspensions that limit the vibration and impact when riding on rough surfaces. The suspensions are adjustable, so you can regulate the resistance to your weight.

    The Dualtron III is one of the best electric scooters for hill climbing. Its powerful motor gives it the ability to climb a 47% incline with ease. Its immense torque also propels the scooter through rough terrain with a max load of  265 lbs (120 kg) effortlessly. With its neck-breaking top speed, the scooter needs an effective braking system, which the scooter delivers.

    The MiniMotors Dualtron 3 has a comfortable deck that is roomy enough to accommodate riders of all foot sizes. The handlebars are ergonomic with rubberised hand grips for better comfort and control when riding. For an extra fee, you can get a seat, which comes in handy for longer cruises. Overall, the Dualtron has been superbly built to last while giving the owner value for money with its high performance. 

    Braking

    The Dualtron 3 is a high-performance scooter, and rightly so. MiniMotors has equipped it with high-performance brakes to match its impeccable performance. It has mechanical, hydraulic brake callipers with a standard anti-lock braking system and ventilated  140 mm discs.

    The ABS ensures that tyres don’t lock, while the mechanical, hydraulic brakes, and regenerative brakes enhance the braking power. The regenerative braking also recharges the battery when applied, thus extending the scooter range. The hybrid braking system on this scooter optimises the braking power ensuring optimal safety at any speed. 

    Portability

    How portable is the Dualtron 3 electric scooter? The Dualtron is a high-performance scooter with state-of-the-art features that have earned its reputed stance in the scooting world. However, its hefty weight is kind of a deal-breaker for some. It lies on the heavier side, weighing a massive 79.37 lbs ( 36 kg), which is far too much weight to carry around.

    But it is noteworthy that the scooter features a folding mechanism with a quick-release latch that allows the stem to collapse to the deck and a handlebar retention hook on the deck that holds the folded package in place for efficient stowing. The folded package does not fit all car boots, and riders should note the dimensions if portability ranks high on their checklist.

    Water Resistance

    The Dualtron 3 unfortunately does not have any water resistance rating, meaning care should be taken when riding in the rain, or through puddles of water or snow.

    Failure to heed the manufacturer warnings about getting water in to the electrical internals, will definitely void the warranty of this electric scooter.

    Lights

    The Dualtron 3 has one of the best-developed lighting systems. It comes with dual low-mounted LED front headlights that are quite bright. The lighting sufficiently illuminates the riding path in low light.

    It also has an ambient LED deck and stem lights, alongside a pair of taillights and brake lights that enhance visibility. The lights can be adjusted or turned off using a dedicated remote control.

    Tyres

    The Dualtron 3 scooter rolls on large 10-inch tubeless tyres that should ideally be set at 40 PSI. Like pneumatic air-filled tyres, they are more comfortable, durable and offer better traction than solid tyres. The tubeless tyres come with more perks than air-filled ones; they are safer because they don’t leak air or cause blowouts as their air-filled counterparts. They are also much easier to fix with a repair kit in case of a puncture. 

    Deck

    How is the Dualtron 3 scooter deck? The Dualtron III features an expansive and broad Dualtron branded deck with enough room to accommodate riders of varied foot sizes. The deck offers comfortability, stability, and enhanced balance when riding. Two strips of grip tape run down its entire length, offering extra support to the feet when cruising. All the weight is concentrated on the deck, causing the scooter to have a low centre of gravity, which allows better handling.  

    Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

    The Dualtron 3 is an excellent scooter with exceptional built quality. Its chassis is constructed using high-grade materials that ensure the scooter’s durability and reliability. Further, it has powerful twin 1800w motors with a peak power output of 3600w that deliver enough torque to power the scooter through hills and rough terrain. It is also equipped with 10-inch pneumatic tubeless tyres to ensure a smooth ride and the best possible traction. The large tyres combined with the adjustable dual rubber suspension minimise shocks and bumps, thus enhancing the ride quality of the scooter even through the roughest terrain.

    The deck houses a premium quality reliable 60V, 28 Ah lithium battery that delivers an impressive riding range that allows riders to reach their destination on a single charge. Notably, for safety, they went for a hybrid braking system that ensures the scooter’s stopping is uncompromised. Add on the impeccable lighting, and you know for sure that this scooter will commute as reliably in the night as during the day.

    Minimotors has ultra-responsive, personalised customer service. They are available on the phone, on socials like Instagram, via the website, and by email. They offer a 6 months manufacturer warranty on the Dualtron 3 that takes effect from the date of purchase. On the downside, the customer foots the bill for installation/ replacement labour, shipping, and handling. 

    Maintenance

    The Dualtron 3, just like other electric scooters, requires regular maintenance to keep it in mint condition. But don’t freak out! It is pretty easy to maintain. To keep it running smoothly, make sure to charge it regularly and keep it clean and dry. The battery should be charged within the recommended charging time and only using a manufacturer-issued charger. Ensure that the tyres are inflated to the correct PSI, are in shipshape, and regularly check on the brakes.

    Finally, we recommend that you always keep your scooter in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area. 

      Known Issues

      • The stem wobbles, especially when braking or at low speed. 

      Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?

      The Dualtron 3 is a wondrous engineering feat. It can take you to the park and then off-road in no time at all! The dual-purpose scooter offers up an impressive hill-climbing ability for hilly outdoor adventures without being confined by any terrain restrictions like most other scooters on the market today.

      To take your ride to the next level, this scooter has a dual adjustable rubber suspension that you can adjust on the go. The 10-inch pneumatic tubeless tyres give a sleek and smooth experience while still handling off-road terrain with ease. Further, get high speeds without compromising safety thanks to a balanced hybrid hydraulic braking system. Once you add its extended riding range between charges- this fantastic electric scooter deserves every penny of its steep price tag.

      The cherry on top is that the elegant design is guaranteed to make other road users jealous- It makes riding even more fun now, doesn’t it?

      Dualtron Resource

      Dualtron Website

      Author:
      Ben Flynn

      BIO: 

      A guy that goes crazy over anything electric on wheels, and brought on by his love for environmental conservation, Ben is an avid campaigner of sustainable transport as a way of reducing our carbon footprint.
      He believes that scooters are all the rave, but before we can each afford a Tesla that is.
      Ben wants to share some thoughts from his years of experience in riding, maintenance, and most importantly, in choosing the right scooter.

       
      Summary
      • It has a highly customisable LED lighting
      • It has a cruise control feature
      • It is equipped with good Hydraulic brakes with regenerative braking
      • It has a highly responsive throttle
      • It is comfortable to ride
      • The scooter brakes too hard when regenerative braking is on
      • It is not lightweight
      • It is costly
      • It lacks a Bluetooth connection or smartphone app
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