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Dualtron Achilleus Electric Scooter Review

Nely Hayes
16 November 2021

 

A bold high-performance electric scooter with a top speed of around 50 mph and a range of up to 75 miles.

Like Achilleus, the greatest of all Greek warriors, Dualtron Achilleus is aptly named. This electric scooter is impressive at first glance, but like the Trojan Horse, you can’t anticipate what you’ll get from the scooter. This 2021 e scooter replaces the widely famous Classic Dualtron Thunder, and riders will not be disappointed.

The scooter’s dual motors really packs a punch, with incredible top speeds, unprecedented torque, and acceleration that will have you appreciate the firm grip on the ergonomic handlebars. The scooter bears custom parts like the Zoom hydraulic brakes and LG battery, which guarantees the same level of quality that we have come to love and appreciate from Minimotors. 

Dualtron Achilleus: The Lowdown…

Minimotors is a South Korean company that specialises in providing personal mobility solutions. The company has been producing excellent alternatives to petrol-powered two-wheelers since 1999 and is well known globally as one of the top manufacturers and sellers of electric vehicles. It has a presence in Europe and the US. Minimotors is currently one of the leading scooter manufacturers in Europe. The company has a range of electric scooters designed for both casual riding and adventurous exploration. 

The electric scooter manufacturer is one of the best and most reliable brands on the market for its power, reliability and ride comfort. It offers a range of electric scooters and bikes under its Speedway electric scooters, Dualtron, and Futecher range. The Dualtron brand is the most popular among the three scooter brands offered by Minimotors. Their scooters are known for their high-performance features that enable riders to ride with great ease in all kinds of terrain.  

Minimotors has developed the Achilleus electric scooter keeping in mind all the latest trends and requirements of scooter users. It is basically a re-engineered Dualtron Thunder. The model is sleek and stylish with a carbon fibre finish that gives it a futuristic look. The stylish exterior complements the high-end features and functions, making it one of the best e scooters 2021. 

With Mini Motors’ tagline “The dream of technology”, the engineers took everything that was the Classic Dualtron Thunder, retained the battery for the same extended range, but made the following tweaks to its design to release the near-flawless Duatron Achilleus.

Differences between the Dualtron Achilleus and Dualtron Thunder

  • Minimotors reduced the current of the controller from 40A to 35 A.
  • New modern chassis with additional LED lights 
  • New integrated footrest on the deck that includes a taillight
  • There’s a decrease in weight from the Thunder’s 43 kgs to Achilleus’ 40.2 kgs 
  • There’s a reduction in width from Thunder’s 31.9 cm to Achilleus’ 27.5
  • The motor magnet size also experienced a reduction in the new model, from 6 cm to 5 cm.
  • The folding clamp on the Achilleus is reinforced to a double clamp that eliminates wobble.

Read on for a detailed review of the Achilleus electric scooter- a high-performance scooter that is equally ideal for the streets and the tracks. Also, find out whether this scooter is worth £2500/ $3400.

Achilleus Specifications

Motor4648W BLDC Dual Hub Motor (Max)
Battery60V 35Ah,2100Wh (LG 21700)
Charge Time4-20hrs (Depending on the charger)
Single-Charge Mileage75 miles (120 km) - Depending on rider weight and road conditions.
Max Speed50 mph (80 km/h)
DisplayMultifunction smart LCD display
Climbing Range39 Degrees (depending on rider weight and state of charge)
Braking SystemDual Zoom 140mm hydraulic brake discs + ABS
Tyre Type11-inch Ultra-wide tubeless tyres
SuspensionFront and rear rubber cartridge suspension (adjustable to 45 positions and five types of replaceable cartridges)
LightingDual LED headlight, tail light, dual warning lights, brake light, and ambient lighting
Max Load265 lbs (120 kg)
Scooter Weight88.6 lbs (40.2 kgs)
Product MaterialAviation grade aluminium forged alloy 6082-T6 and ultralight carbon fibre for the frame and handle, SCM440 for the Shaft and Polypropylene for the covers.
Size (L x W x H, cm)Fold Size: 125 x 27.5 x 56 cm
Unfold Size: 125 x 61.5 x 124 cm
Horn TypeHorn
Water ResistanceNo IP Rating

Dualtron Achilleus Review Video

Here is a detailed review of the Dualtron Achilleus electric scooter. The Dualtron Achilleus electric scooter is a feat of design that bears the same hallmarks as all other releases by Minimotors.

Achilleus Pros

It has an incredible maximum speed.

It has impressive mileage.

It has an efficient braking system.

The scooter is aesthetically pleasing.

It comes with an extended warranty.

Ultra-wide tubeless tyres

Cruise control function

Easy folding system

It is equipped with an effective suspension system

Achilleus Cons

It is slightly heavy

It lacks Bluetooth connectivity/Smartphone app

It is costly

It has no waterproof rating

 

 

Achilleus Summary

Minimotors are the pioneers of advanced technology in electric mobility with their highly customised high-tech products that are not limited by budget or design. One of the best manufacturers in all of Europe, Minimotors builds high-quality scooters that are safe, fast, efficient, and durable. Due to their quality manufacturing processes, these products get the right balance of engineering and aesthetics. This reputation comes from the success of models such as Dualtron storm, Dualtron Ultra, Dualtron Thunder II. Now, we have Dualtron Achilleus.

The scooter is made from a blend of forged aluminium alloy and ultralight carbon fibre for the frame and handles, SCM44O for the shaft and Polypropylene for the covers. These materials give the scooter its durability. You can get the scooter in black, black with red accents, and black with yellow accents. The beefy Achilleus features dual brushless motors that deliver a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h), with the high torque carrying a max rider weight of 265 lbs (120 kg). The scooter is also one of the best hill climbers of any scooter category, climbing inclines of up to 39 degrees.

The Dualtron Achilleus has a powerful battery that gives it an impressive range of up to 75 miles (120 km)on a single charge. For safety when riding at high speeds, you also get dual Zoom 140 mm hydraulic brakes plus ABS function that stop the scooter without compromise. It also has high-quality dual shock absorbers that offer optimal stability and comfort to the rider, especially when off-roading. The 11″ pneumatics also go to great lengths to absorb track vibration, and their wide surface contributes to better handling.

The scooter sports a state-of-the-art backlit multifunction display unit that gives you real-time information about your current speed, battery level, odometer, and time. The handlebar ends feature the brake levers and a finger-style throttle for acceleration on the right. Achilleus also comes with various other features such as LED headlights, taillights, and ambient lighting, making it safe to ride at night. And while the scooter’s weight of 88.6 lbs (40.2 kgs) interferes with portability, it is foldable, making it easy to transport and store. 

Read on for a more comprehensive look at the Dualtron Achilleus’s incredible specs.

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Performance Overview

The Dualtron Achilleus is one of the best electric scooters in its category due to its fantastic design, power, and efficiency. It is equipped with dual brushless hub motors on the front and rear wheels with a max peak power output of 4648W. The dual hub motors give it unmatched acceleration and torque, where real-world tests show the scooter reaching 60km/h in less than 9 seconds. The scooter can quickly scale hilly terrains of up to 39 degrees inclines with 265 lbs (120 kg) max load.

The scooter can also achieve a max speed of 50 mph (80 km/h)on flat roads with ideal weight riders. However, the maximum speed is limited to 15 mph (24km/h) through the speed limiting wire in certain states in the US and Canada to comply with speed limits regulations and insurance requirements.

The Achilleus is outfitted with an index finger throttle control on the right handle grip that delivers instantaneous power when you pull the throttle. To complement its power, the scooter comes with hydraulic disc brakes on the front and rear wheels that give it the ability to stop on a dime, even when travelling at high speeds.

Speed & Acceleration

The Dualtron Achilleus scooter is no slouch when it comes to top speed and acceleration. It has incredible acceleration thanks to its brushless hub motors that give it unmatched torque and acceleration. The scooter reaches a max speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) (limited to 15 mph/24km per hour in some regions) on flat roads with ease, making it one of the fastest in its category. This top speed matches the Classic Dualtron Thunder’s but is less than the Thunder II, which clocks an easy 74.5 mph (120 km/h). The Achilleus achieves this top speed thanks to its powerful motors and all-terrain tires that provide excellent traction over different types of surfaces.

The scooter has a fantastic acceleration rate with 3-speed modes- Super Eco, Eco and Normal mode. Super Eco mode delivers slower speed and acceleration but provides a more extended range per charge (75 miles/120 km), while Normal mode delivers faster speed and acceleration for shorter distances. The powerful motors make the scooter super responsive to throttle input, allowing it to speed up on flat roads quickly. You can change between the two modes using the button switch on the end of the left handlebar. You press the button once for Eco mode and press it twice to switch to Turbo mode.

Its impressive acceleration makes it ideal for commuters looking for a stylish yet practical alternative transport for quick commutes from home to work or school. The Achilleus’s powerful torque provides riders with a fantastic riding experience and allows them to maintain fast speeds without losing power or momentum. There is also cruise control that helps the rider to maintain a steady speed without pressing the throttle. You activate cruise control mode by ensuring the P setting is at 1, then riding at the desired speed for at least 7 seconds. This is very helpful for riders on long trips as it lessens fatigue and strain on the hands.

    Hill Climbing

    The Dualtron Achilleus is one of the most efficient electric scooters in its category, thanks to the power and efficiency of its dual brushless hub motors. It can quickly scale steep hills with an incline of 36-39 degrees while carrying 265 lbs (120 kg) max load. This fantastic climbing capability makes it great for commuters looking to brave all weather conditions. Its powerful hub motors provide the scooter with exceptional torque and power, ensuring it has enough ability to climb steep hills effortlessly. 

    Battery & Range

    The Dualtron Achilleus comes packed with a powerful and advanced 60V 35Ah, Lithium-Ion battery that offers excellent range and power output. The battery with 2100Wh of power delivers an impressive 75 miles range between charges. This range assumes you have a 165 lbs (75 kgs) rider on a fully charged battery (66.4 V), riding on a flat track. The scooter range makes it suitable for day-to-day use, outdoor adventures and long commutes to school or work. 

    LG electronics manufacture the powerful battery. It uses Lithium-ion technology that is powerful and ensures the battery has a long life and can deliver consistent power for years. However, the battery takes considerably longer to charge-it takes 4-20 to charge fully. It takes 20 hours with a standard 1.75A charger, 10 hours with two standard 1.75A chargers, 5.3 hours with the quick 6.5A charger, and 4 hours when you combine a fast charger with the standard charger.

     

    Motor Configuration

    The Dualtron Achilleus e- scooter is powered by two brushless hub motors that provide the scooter with exceptional torque and acceleration. The powerful motors deliver a combined peak power of 4648W, ensuring that the scooter can climb hills easily and maintain an excellent top speed over different road surfaces. The two motors’ torque propels the scooter to the maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) while hauling a maximum load of 265 lbs (120 kg). The motors are controlled by dual motor controllers(35A each).

     

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      Construction & Quality

      The Dualtron Achilleus is a highly durable, sturdy electric scooter. It incorporates futuristic style with cutting-edge technology to give you an unmatched riding experience. It has a modern, clean design that is quite appealing to the eye. The Achilleus’s sleek design features a unique redesigned spacious deck, beefy 11-inch tyres, strips of blue LED lights around the deck and on the stem and the signature Dualtron multifunction EYE3 LCD Display.

      The frame and handle are constructed from aviation-grade aluminium alloy and ultralight carbon fibre. The frame has passed the stringent CTI test, ensuring its durability. The shaft is crafted from SCM 440, 6082-T6, which gives it an extra degree of durability. The covers are made from Polypropylene, ensuring they can withstand bumps and falls while protecting the delicate components.

      The cables are hidden internally to protect them from any damage. Other Dualtron models are known to have wobbling stems, but that’s not the case with the Achilleus. Minimotors found a solution to securing the stem by opting for a double clamping ring that gives the stem a more solid feel. The clamping ring is also detachable, allowing for easy adjustment.

      The deck is constructed from aluminium alloy and is incredibly durable. The deck has an elegant finish with a fancy footrest designed with brake lights, night lights, and a handlebar hook. It has an attached kickstand to make it easier to park. You can get the Achilleus in black, yellow or red.

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      Suspension & Comfort

      The Dualtron Achilleus scooter has a high-quality suspension system that offers optimal stability and comfort, especially when riding over obstacles. It has dual front and rear suspension with rubber cartridge systems that readily absorb surface irregularities for a smooth ride experience. The rider can adjust the suspension in 45 different positions based on the riding style. These adjustments can be made by:

      • Altering the distance to the motor, which offers three varying positions- high, intermediate and low.
      • Adjusting the angle of the suspension arm between 3 positions
      • Replacing the cartridges. There are five different cartridges.

      Ride Quality

      The Achilleus scooter delivers a very smooth ride quality thanks to its large wheels and well-designed suspension system. The scooter has dual front and rear adjustable suspension with rubber cartridge systems that provide a comfortable ride. The tyres absorb bumps and surface irregularities, making the riding experience enjoyable for the rider.

      The scooter is also effortless to control due to its lightweight construction and agile turning radius. The large tyres significantly improve handling by increasing the scooter’s steering stability. For increased riding stability, riders can also purchase a steering damper as an add-on. 

      In addition, the lengthy deck with a dedicated footrest ensures that the rider’s feet are comfortably positioned when riding. At the same time, the high clearance works to reduce impacts with minor bumps and surface irregularities. The deck has sandpaper grip tape coatings to ensure that you stay firmly planted on the scooter as you speed along.

      The handgrips are rubberised and ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable grip. They are also contoured, so they support the wrist in a comfortable position. At an extra cost, you can get a seat which is ideal for longer cruises. 

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      Lights

      The Dualtron Achilleus has an exemplary lighting system for night travel. It features LED lighting on the sides of the deck, stem and rear. The scooter is fitted with front and rear LED lighting placed at the deck while the stoplights and brake light are embedded on the footrest. It comes with a dedicated remote to adjust, turn off the lights or play around with the colours.

      Braking

      The Dualtron Achilleus scooter also has a dynamic braking system. It is fitted with Zoom, front and rear hydraulic brakes with an electric ABS brake system that significantly enhances its performance.

      This is one of the first electric scooters to sport ABS. ABS braking is not very common in electric scooters and comes in handy when riding off-road and in wet road conditions. ABS brakes offer added safety as they prevent skidding when the rider is reaching for emergency brakes. The disc brakes are controlled by levers on either side of the handlebars.

      Portability

      The scooter weighs 88 lbs (40 kgs) which affects portability but makes it more stable. It is slightly heavier than Dualtron 3, which weighs 79.37 lbs ( 36 kg), but lighter than Dualtron Thunder. However, the scooter is conveniently foldable making it easy to transport and store. It can be folded up in 15 seconds. 

      The Achilleus electric scooter folds into a compact size; the handlebar can be folded down for easy storage. The scooter folds to 125 x 27.5 x 56 cm (L x W x H). All you have to do is fold the handlebar, unscrew the QR lever forward, fold the stem towards the deck while you raise the locking slide. Then you can latch to the handlebar hook. 

      Tyres

      The Achilleus rolls on massive 11-inch Ultra-wide tubeless tyres that ensure riders enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride. A tubeless tyre reduces the risk of flat tires and blowouts. The scooter uses “never flat” technology. The tyres are filled with slime making them resistant to punctures and leaks, but they can easily be replaced.

      The tyres roll fairly effortlessly thanks to their wide design, making riding much more comfortable for people who would like to use them on long journeys. The large wheels ensure that the scooter experiences less vibration when used on bumpy roads or surfaces. The scooter also has double-walled rims, which are quite sturdier than standard rims providing it can handle big hits without getting damaged.

      Deck

      The Dualtron Achilleus has a spacious deck that provides riders with a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience. The length of the deck is 61 cm, while its width is 27.2 cm giving the rider ample space to stand comfortably without feeling cramped.

      The deck platform has sandpaper grip tape coating that ensures riders remain in place while the scooter is moving. In addition, it has a convenient kickstand to make parking easier. The deck also features ambient lighting, LED brake lights, night lights, and a handlebar hook for convenience.

      Controls & Display

      The Dualtron Achilleus is a sleek and stylish electric scooter and features a minimalist, clean handlebar. It has ergonomic brake levers on either side of the handlebar. Further, you can spot control buttons on the left end of the steering column, which are used when changing riding modes and activating warning lights.

      The signature EYE3 LCD is on the right handlebar with an integrated index finger controlled throttle, adding to the scooter’s aesthetics. The index-controlled throttle offers a natural accelerator control to the riders. The LCD console is user-friendly and displays range, battery charge, speedometer and other necessary information for easy monitoring. The display has buttons for customising the scooter settings and the power button. 

      Water Resistance

      The Dualtron Achilleus is not IP rated and is therefore not water-resistant. However, Dualtron electric scooters are generally not IP rated. It can withstand light rain and short spells of wet floors but should not be ridden in the rain or submerged in water bodies.

      Reliability

      The Dualtron Achilleus Electric Scooter is a high quality and well-designed scooter. It is reliably built to ride over long distances thanks to the robust LG battery. The scooter is also fast, can climb steep inclines, tackle off-roads and carry heavy riders thanks to the powerful dual brushless motors. The scooter delivers a comfortable ride experience resulting from the large deck, pneumatic tires and powerful dual suspension system. 

      The dual Zoom hydraulic brakes, horn and three-tier lighting system are excellent safety features for riders and other road users. Again, the replacement cycle for most parts is two years, meaning the scooter will give you good service before the need to change parts.

      The scooter is very reliable and has a limited 2- years warranty on the mainframe and a 1-year warranty on other significant components. The warranty is limited to only the repair or replacement of defective parts caused by manufacturing defects.

      Warranty 

      Minimotors has an extensive customer support team with a network of repair centres across major cities in the United States and Europe. The company offers great deals for its products and delivers scooters that are tested and certified before shipping. The customer support team can be reached via email or phone. The company is well-known for its good after-sales services and support. It has a responsive customer service team ready to help you with any queries related to the scooter.

      Known Issues

      The Dualtron Achilleus is a relatively new entrant to the market; hence it has not been extensively tested. As more riders acquire and try out the ride, we will update this section with personal experiences and user feedback.

      Maintenance

      Like all other scooters, the Dualtron Achilleus scooter requires regular check-ups and maintenance. The scooter comes with an owner’s manual that contains instructions on the maintenance of the scooter. With regular maintenance, your scooter will stay in mint condition and reliably take you to your destination. To keep it running smoothly, do the following;

      • Check the tyre’s air pressure regularly for balanced riding. This should be appropriately set between 3.1 and 3.44 bars.
      •  Its brakes wear down after continuous usage, and you should replace them in time before they fail. Again, the gap between the brake pads and the disc widens, therefore, ensure to tighten them.
      • Check the direction of your wheels to ensure they are in line with each other. If they aren’t, you will need to get this fixed by an authorised dealer.
      • Check for error messages on the display.
      • Clean your scooter regularly by wiping it clean with a damp cloth.
      • Keep checking for any loose hardware or components on either side of the steering wheel, the handlebars and folding parts. Tighten all bolts to prevent any injury while riding the scooter. You should also tighten the bolts on the wheels and the foot deck if they come loose.
      • Check all of your scooter’s safety features to ensure that they are intact before riding.
      • Charge the lithium battery as required by following instructions in the User Manual under the Charging Section.

       

      Dualtron Achilleus: Is it worth the money and is it worth buying?

      What’s your first impression of an e-scooter tagged at £2500/ $3400? That’s much for a scooter? Well, the Dualtron Achilleus is not your run of the mill electric scooter. This scooter was designed to ride fast, long, comfortably and without compromising on safety. With custom parts such as the Zoom brakes and LG battery, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a scooter as well-designed as the Achilleus. 

      The scooter follows the Dualtron standards of quality and is highly reliable. The scooter will carry heavy riders and go up steeper inclines than most scooters in this price range will manage. While its heavy-duty components add to its weight affecting portability, the scooter is foldable, thus easy to transport and store. The super-capacity battery also takes a whopping 20 hours to charge, with the workaround of using a fast charger and standard charger to cut that time to 4 hours. 

      All in all, this scooter is the one to watch out for in 2022. It is definitely worth the investment as a commuting scooter for weekdays while chasing adventures over the weekends. 

      Author:
      Nely Hayes

      BIO: 

      Nely is an adrenaline junkie and one of her life goals is to sky dive, but until that day she gets her kicks from testing fast electric scooters. Part time scooter fanatic & part time SEO analyst. Nely’s favourite scooter is the Dualtron X.

       
      Summary
      • Incredible maximum speed
      • Impressive mileage
      • Efficient braking system
      • It comes with an extended warranty
      • Ultra-wide tubeless tyres
      • Effective suspension system
      • It is slightly heavy
      • It lacks Bluetooth connectivity
      • It is costly
      • No waterproof rating
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