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Dualtron X2 is an upgraded version of the iconic Dualtron X
If you’re looking for a powerful electric scooter that packs a massive amount of performance into a competitively priced package, then you should consider the Dualtron X2.
The Dualtron X2 is an upgraded version of the iconic Dualtron X, a legend in the evolution of scooters from toys to serious machines. This large-wheeled scooter provides stability that gives riders confidence, as well as delivering some serious speed.
The manufacturer has upgraded the motor and suspension to provide more power and better handling. While it’s not cheap, the Dualtron X2 delivers an exceptional ride that makes it a practical, stable and safer solution for everyday riding.
In our review today, we tackle the technical and share a comprehensive breakdown of every aspect of the new Dualtron X, to best help you decide if this is going to be the scooter for you.
Dualtron claims that the X2 is one of the most technically advanced scooters out there, and it’s hard to argue with that on paper.
Here’s a breakdown of the specs:
|Motor||Two brushless DC HUB (Direct Drive) 4150W motors|
|Battery||A super-sized 72V 42AH Li-ion main battery, built from high-quality LG cells|
|Charge Time||8H (standard charger)|
|Single-Charge Mileage||90 Miles (depending on road conditions and the weight of the rider)|
|Max Speed||68 mph (top speed is dependent on the weight of the rider)|
|Tyres||Massive 13″ tubeless tyres|
|Climbing Range||70% or 35 degrees (varies depending charge state and weight of the rider)|
|Braking System||Hydraulic brakes with ABS|
|Lighting||Personalised stem & deck lighting, Dual LED Headlight and Tail & brake light|
|Instrument panel||Intelligent menu that displays battery level, TRIP, ODO, time, speed display and mode changes|
|Max Load||330 lbs. (150kg)|
|Scooter Weight||145.5 lbs. (66kg)|
|Product Material||6082-T6 alloy aviation grade frame and handle|
|Suspension||High-performance, 19-step adjustable hydraulic suspension at the front and back.|
|Size (L x W x H, cm)||Unfolded: 137.5cm x 40cm x 81cm|
So, the Dualtron X2 is packed full of features, but there are some pay-offs for all that power. Here are some of the cons:
• At 66kg, there’s no denying that the Dualtron X2 is one of the heaviest electric scooters on the market.
• The large battery needs at least 8 hours for a full charge, and the smaller sub-battery 1.7hrs.
• The size of the Dualtron X2 makes it less portable than other, smaller scooters.
There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a beast of a scooter. It’s not just size that matters, but performance. Thankfully, the X2 delivers that too.
Builders of the Dualtron X2, MiniMotors have spent much time ensuring that the 66kg scooter rides well. With the 13” tyres, solid deck and steering damper (an added extra), this all adds up to offer precise handling. The ride is stable, which gives you (the rider) confidence. A touch on the intelligent ABS brakes delivers impressive stopping performance, which you’ll need, as this scooter flies.
The massive 72V 42Ah main battery paired with the 4150W motors, delivers incredible performance. Average mileage will vary, but you can expect to get over 90 miles on a single charge. Acceleration from the BLDC dual hub motor is smooth and progressive up to an impressive top speed of 68mph.
Never, ever forget to wear your safety gear!
The LED lights dotted around the scooter provide excellent visibility. This means you’ll be easier to spot by other road users and pedestrians. The simple but effective menu panel display keeps you in control without overloading you with information, which is a plus.
So, it’s all good news? Well, we’re not going to pretend that the weight isn’t a factor. Folding and unfolding can take some effort, which means the electric scooter is probably best-suited to those who can handle the weight. It’s also not cheap, with prices starting at £5,599 (with an extra seat and steering damper on top).
The pay-off is a scooter that performs in all conditions and delivers a solid and stable ride while reaching some incredible speeds. You have been warned!
Power & Performance
The Dualtron X2 is a beast of an electric scooter. There’s no other word for it. It comes factory-fitted with a best-in-class 72V 42Ah main battery that powers two 4150W motors. Together, they deliver a staggering 8300W of combined power.
The high-performance brushless HUB (Direct Drive) delivers a consistent drive with a progressive response. Battery life is around 8 hours (depending on rider size, road conditions and riding style), with an estimated range of 93mph (more on that later).
Thankfully, the rest of the scooter can cope with the high speeds. The manufacturer hasn’t skimped on the specifications. The touch-sensitive brakes, oversized tyres, and additional steering damper, provide impressive levels of stability across all road conditions.
The upgraded Dualtron X2 eats up hills, bounces over bumps and generally tears up any terrain you can think of. It’s not just all-out speed. Like most electric scooters, the Dualtron X2 can operate in a variety of modes. The ECO mode can reduce speed, which can extend the battery life.
The Dualtron X2 is fast. A touch on the throttle will kick the X2 into action and sent it hurtling toward 68mph. As you’d expect, the power delivery is progressive, with smooth acceleration. The large tyres provide essential grip to keep you planted on the road.
If you’ve ridden the X2 before, you’ll notice a massive improvement and it’s all down to the upgraded 4150W motors. If you’ve never ridden a scooter like this before, the wind won’t be enough to blow the smile off your face.
Having all that power at your wrist means you’ll need to ride cautiously, and it goes without saying that you’ll need to wear safety gear (like you should on all electric scooters).
MiniMotors claims that the Dualtron X2 can reach a max speed of 68mph, and we’re not going to argue. Top speeds naturally depend on several factors, including rider weight, weather and road conditions, and battery health. Even taking into consideration these factors, the X2 can hit some impressive speeds.
If going fast is your thing, there are few scooters out there that can match the X2. In fact, the top speed would see you matching cars on the motorway (but for obvious reasons, don’t ride on the motorway).
The Dualtron X2 has an estimated range of 93mph. That’s almost enough to get you from Bristol to London on a single charge. It’s all courtesy of the X2’s massive 72V 42Ah main battery.
The high-specification Li-ion battery can provide power for up to 10 hours, long enough for the lengthiest commute. Handily, the X2 comes with two charging ports (additional chargers sold separately) which means its dual batteries can be juiced simultaneously. Using two chargers can substantially cut charging time from the estimated 8 hours.
The X2 comes fitted with two brushless, direct-drive 4150W hub motors. They combine to deliver 8300W at the wheel. The sealed motors are of high-quality construction, with the builder offering a two-year warranty on all new scooters.
As we’ve seen, this configuration delivers devastating acceleration, and that’s what they do. It’s a 23% power upgrade on the previous model!
The Dualtron X2 comes packed in a special frame that protects it during transportation. It’s a nice touch that shows the care and attention the manufacturer has put into the X2.
The frame is constructed from a corrosion-free, aerospace-grade aluminium alloy. Everything feels well-built, solid and stable – giving you the rider, the confidence you need. It’s understandable when you consider what this scooter is capable of.
The scooter comes with high-performance, 19-step adjustable hydraulic suspension at the front and rear. The sizeable suspension springs are adjustable, enabling you to dial-in the perfect setting for the rider weight and terrain.
It might take some trial-and-error to get the settings right, but it’s worth persevering. When you’re on the road, the perfectly calibrated suspension soaks up the lumps, bumps and humps, delivering a smooth ride that you’d expect at this price point.
The suspension springs and sub-frame must cope with a lot on the road, so it’s reassuring to see the builder has invested heavily here. It’s a good sign for the long-term performance and reliability of your scooter.
So, how does all this power translate to ride quality? Pretty well. Here are the pros and cons
When being ridden, it’s hard to fault the Dualtron X2. The powerful motor and large battery ensure you’re never stuck for torque, and the heavyweight frame, large wheel size, and steering damper make this scooter a pleasure to ride.
Standing on the scooter, you’ll feel the 66kg weight drift away as you start to accelerate. The scooter is manoeuvrable and comfortable, which mean eating up the miles on a commute is never a chore.
At a standstill, however, you can certainly feel the weight. Its sheer size may make setting off and stopping difficult for smaller riders. It’s also a bit of a handful folding up and down with its 66kg weight quickly becoming a bit of a chore.
The touch-sensitive braking system brakes give the confidence that you’ll need, with the X2 capable of hitting a max speed of almost 70mph. Here are some of the pros and cons.
The scooter is fitted with hydraulic brakes front and rear to deliver the maximum stopping power.
While we would never recommend riding in the wet, hydraulic brakes can provide 100% stopping power. The intelligent ABS reduces your risk of locking and skidding.
Braking is progressive, which means the more power you apply at the lever, the greater stopping power is transferred to the wheels. While this is great, you’ll need to be careful when applying pressure, as even the most intelligent ABS sensors can’t protect you all the time.
The X2 is a folding scooter, but it’s hard to describe it as portable. Here are the pros and cons from our rider review.
The folding mechanism makes the X2 easier to store inside a flat, house or garage. It also makes it easier to carry up and down stairs, hide under a desk, and slide inside a lift if needed.
While the folding mechanism is smooth and easy to manipulate, at 66kg, you’ll hardly be lugging this on the bus or train. Before investing, consider just how portable you need your scooter to be.
Staying seen is crucial to being safe, so it’s encouraging that MiniMotors has spec’d the X2 with some seriously powerful lights. There are dual LED headlights that provide a clear view of the road ahead. The rider can control the lights’ direction with a small panel on the handlebars. Adjusted with a simple menu, you’ll get superb sight of what’s in front of you.
At the back, strong LED brake lights ensure other road users and pedestrians you share the streets with know when you’re stopping.
It doesn’t end there. The X2 is kitted out with LEDs all over the stem tube, deck, under the deck, and on the rims. As well as looking great, these lights provide 360-degree visibility day and night, which means extra safety and protection, which we found to be a real plus in real-world conditions.
We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth restating that the stock tyres on the X2 are HUGE. The ultra-wide, 13” tyres deliver exceptional balance and stability, and that’s not the only benefit.
The size of the tyres enables them to eat up terrain. Whether you’re riding on the road or off it, you’ll enjoy excellent grip. The tyres are tubeless, which means its more straightforward (and cheaper) to replace when they wear out.
Are there any issues? At 13”, the tyres (and wheels) are massive. That means the X2 is suited more for larger riders capable of managing the weight and the power. We’re not saying smaller riders can’t use the X2, just be prepared.
To ensure consistent performance, you’ll need to keep an eye on air pressure, and top-up if required. To make it easier, you’ll find details of maximum air-pressure on the sidewall of the tyre.
The deck is wide, providing a stable surface for riders of all shapes and sizes (as long as you’re under the max weight of 150kg). Larger decks are a bit of a personal preference, but they’re necessary for stability for a scooter of this size. For us, we found the larger deck meant we could find a position that made long mileage more comfortable.
While a larger deck is stable, it can sometimes translate into slightly less precise handling and a lack of response, but that wasn’t the case here in our tests.
For us, it’s down to rider preference whether you prefer a larger deck or not.
As you’d expect from a scooter in this price range, construction is impeccable. The Dualtron X2 oozes quality, with MiniMotors not skimping on components and product material to meet the specific price point.
The spec sheets give a great illustration of what to expect, but they don’t tell the whole story.
When unpacking the X2, it’s clear this scooter is built to exacting standards. What also becomes immediately apparent is that this scooter isn’t just big, it’s massive – and it certainly isn’t light. In terms of size, you’re certainly getting value for money.
The X2 is built to last, which is what you’d expect from a scooter costing almost £6,000.
During testing, we observed no reliability issues with the X2. Reviewers and regular users report no current issues that we could find. MiniMotors is an established manufacturer with a good reputation, so we’re confident that this scooter is built to a great standard and is reliable in the long term.
For peace of mind, the X2 comes with a two-year warranty.
We’ve searched user reviews and comments, and there are currently no known issues with the scooter. The average customer rating is high, with many riders happy they added the Dualtron X2 to their shopping cart!
If we discover any issues, we’ll update the review and share them so you can read about them here first.
The X2 has an IP54 rating, which means you should be careful of moisture.
Like all electric scooters, you should exercise caution using the scooter in wet conditions. The battery pack and motors are all susceptible to water ingress that can cause them to breakdown. What’s more, you’ll also find that your warranty won’t cover you for water damage.
We didn’t test the X2 in the wet, and we recommend you don’t use your X2 if it is raining.
The X2s motor and battery are (as expected) sealed units, which mean there’s no need to worry about maintenance. You’ll need to keep the battery power topped up (naturally).
Like all electric scooters, you should keep it clean and free of mud, dirt, dust, and debris that can work its way inside to the vital components.
While not strictly maintenance, you’ll need to check tyre pressures regularly. We recommend periodically checking your suspension settings too to ensure the best and most comfortable ride. We found this to be simple and straightforward.
You’ll find everything you need to ride your X2 out of the box, but MiniMotors offers an additional seat and a steering damper that you can fit onto your scooter.
The additional seat, as you’d imagine, enables you to carry a passenger. The steering damper provides greater control, stability, and safety by offering assistance to the riders.
If you’ve not ridden a powerful e-scooter before, we recommend the steering damper. We reckon it’s a small investment that can go a long way to improving your safety and enjoyment of your new scooter.
Brett is an avid outdoors adventurer, and is always super keen to give anything a bash that gives that GO-FAST rush.