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Kaabo Mantis Electric Scooter Review

Daniel
28 May 2021

 

One of the best commuter and off-road scooters around that has a top speed of around 40 mph (64 kph) and a range of up to 29 miles (46 km).

 

The Kaabo Mantis electric scooter is seriously fast; its insane torque, speed and acceleration capabilities make this scooter a triple threat in the scooter game. An electric scooter with very few limitations, its dual road capabilities are capable of handling anything that’s thrown at it. With a winning combo of spectacular speed and unbeatable suspension, the Kaabo Mantis comes with legit bragging rights and makes it one of the most sought-after escooters on the market.

 

Kaabo Mantis – The Lowdown

Kaabo Mantis scooter

The Kaabo Mantis electric scooter has speed, suspension and sheer motor power down pat. With dual 1000 Watt motors, hills and bumpy terrain are no match for it and makes it one of the few escooters that can tackle on and off-road terrain as well as inclines with ease. The Kaabo Mantis has astounding acceleration capabilities and the pro version is rated in the top three in acceleration tests of 0 to 15 MPH (24kph), reaching top speeds in just under 3 seconds. The Mantis also has groovy suspension and impeccable brakes making the Kaabo one of the most popular extreme electric scooters you’ll find on the market. It has an awesome price to boot, so if you are looking for an ultra-fun, never to be boring electric scooter, the Kaabo could just be the one you’ve been searching for all along! Check out this Kaabo Mantis review for more Mantis info.

 

Kaabo Mantis Specifications

MotorDual 1000W BLDC motors
Battery60V, 17.5Ah FST Lithium-ion battery
Charge Time7 to 9 hours
Single-Charge Mileage30 miles or 48 km range in normal mode or 40 miles or 64 km range in eco-mode
Max Speed40 MPH with a climbing range of 10%
Climbing Range40% grade hill climb
Braking SystemSemi-hydraulic front and rear disc brakes with an electric regenerative braking system
LightingLED lighting on the side of the deck with front and rear button lights
HornComes with a bell
Max Load265 lbs. (120 kg)
Scooter Weight61 lbs. (28 kg)
Product MaterialT6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionDual spring suspension system
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 123.5 x 57.5 x 126.7cm
Folded: 47.4 x 21 x 33.5cm
Water ResistanceNo IP rating

Kaabo Mantis Review Video

Check out this review of the Kaabo Mantis base model by Alien rides to see why the Mantis is rated as one of the top-performing extreme electric scooters – in short, it has insane speed, superior suspension, good range and is great value for money.

Kaabo Mantis Pros

Comes with an easy folding mechanism and has an easy-to-use locking stem

Has one of the best suspension capabilities

It has one of the best start to acceleration speeds you can find

It has a good maximum weight capacity

Rides well on off-road terrain

Semi-hydraulic brakes provide superb power

Kaabo Mantis Cons

The Kaabo Mantis is a bit too heavy to carry for long periods of time.

The throttle could be more user-friendly

Lacks a front headlight and a rear-wheel brake light

No IP rating

Kaabo Mantis Summary

 

The Kaabo Mantis electric scooter is a mind-blowingly awesome scooter that is fast and agile, capable of accelerating to its top speed of 40 mph (64 kmh) within seconds. For such a budget-friendly scooter, it sure packs a punch with its powerful torque motor power that’ll leave many of its competitors in the dust while it zooms on ahead of them – Speedy Gonzales style. This dual-purpose scooter with two motor modes can be ridden both on and off-road as well as tackle relatively steep inclines with ease without diminishing its motor power, this alone is reason to celebrate. Its dual spring suspension is also top of the range; it’ll spring off uneven terrain and cushion its impact with expert precision providing a ride quality that is off the chain comfortable! The Kaabo Mantis is like that overachiever that never fails to disappoint, delivering exceptional speed without trying too hard. It boasts unbeatable stopping power with its semi-hydraulic disc brakes that forces this scooter to come to a complete stop within seconds, making it one of the safest scooters around.

 

Performance Overview

 

The Kaabo Mantis is one of the best performance to price scooters on the market. With dual 1000W brushless motors and incredible torque power, this scooter is amazing at tackling hills, as well as off and on-road terrain – this begs the question, is there anything this scooter can’t do? The 60V Li-ion battery delivers a range of 30 miles (48 km); ride it in eco-mode, and it’ll give you an extra 10 miles (16 km) on top of that. One of its most defining attributes, however, is its ability to deliver on speed which is easily achieved by pressing down on the easily accessible, finger controlled throttle. The pure acceleration and top speed of the Kaabo Mantis electric scooter can achieve in such a short space of time is second-to-none. Equally as impressive is its superb braking capabilities with dual semi-hydraulic brakes that bring this scooter to a stop quickly and with ample time to spare.

Kaabo Mantis scooter

 

Top Speed & Acceleration

 

The Kaabo Mantis is the torpedo of escooters and accelerates to its top speed with its finger controlled throttle trigger that’s situated on the handlebar.

 

 

 

Hill Climbing

 

The Kaabo Mantis is one of those rare scooters that doesn’t skimp on torque power as it races uphill at inclines as high as 30% without you having to dread the embarrassment of riding sluggishly uphill for everyone to see.

 

Battery Life & Range

 

The Mantis comes with a 60V lithium-ion battery and dual 1000 Watt motors and is what gives this scooter the ability to reach up to a 40-mile range depending on which motor mode you use – the eco motor mode will allow you to reach an extended range of 10 miles (16 km) over and above the 30-mile (48 km) range in normal ride mode with an acceptable battery charge time of 7 to 9 hours.

 

Motor Configuration

 

The motor configuration of the Mantis comprises of two 1000 Watt brushless motors that deliver on power while ruling out the noise factor. The Mantis also has two motor modes – normal and eco – that you can alternate between with varying range and torque capabilities.

 

Construction & Build Quality

 

The Kaabo Mantis is one of the most sturdy scooters you’ll find with its aircraft-grade aluminium frame. Its solid metal frame offers stability on the road and an ability to accommodate a rider weight of up to 265 lbs. (120 kgs). The stem of the handlebar is so securely locked in place that it is practically unshakeable adding to the superior ride quality of this electric scooter. The Kaabo Mantis is just a well-built, neat and compact electric scooter.

Suspension

The Mantis comes with double the suspension power with dual-suspension that gives this scooter the ability to seemingly float over any obstacles underneath it. This also makes it the ideal scooter for off-road riding and will strike out any annoying vibrations with ease.

Ride Quality

 

The ride quality of the Kaabo Mantis is so good it’s unreal. Just watching the sheer speed, torque and performance of the Kaabo Mantis on the open road will make you want to own this superbly designed escooter. The air-filled tyres and spring shocks provide standout suspension and work in perfect cohesion with each other providing a ride that is impossibly smooth and springy enough to skim the surface of uneven terrain with minimal effort, providing a riding experience that will knock your socks off!

 

Braking

 

The dual semi-hydraulic brakes and callipers of the Mantis provide brilliant stopping power with a braking distance of just 3.3 metres at 15 mph (24 kph). As an added safety measure, the Mantis also has an adjustable electronic brake system that you can tweak to your liking and your level of comfortability. Activating the braking system of the Mantis is really simple too, just pull on the front and rear brake lever situated above the handlebar to set the brakes of the Kaabo Mantis in motion.

 

Portability

The build quality of the Kaabo Mantis is plain to see. Although it is sturdy and a bit on the heavier side, it’s not so heavy that you won’t be able to carry it around – for a short distance at least. As an added bonus feature, the folding mechanism of this e scooter folds up easily and locks securely in place for better portability.

Water Resistance

The Kaabo Mantis does not come with an IP water resistance rating so rather avoid precipitation where you can.

Lights

The front button lights, rear button lights and side LED lighting on the deck of this base model provide some visibility at night, although additional lighting in the form of a front headlight and rear tail light is recommended to ramp up visibility even more, especially after dark.

Tyres

The 10 x 2.5 inch wide pneumatic tyres and indelible tread pattern are what gives the Mantis great traction and sturdiness both on and off-road. The tyres of this scooter are expertly designed and give the Mantis precise tyre curvature to surface contact so that you can confidently lean into curves and turns without feeling unsteady. The pneumatic tyres also add to the great suspension properties of this escooter, acting as a shock-absorber for bumpy, uneven ground, but they can be susceptible to punctures so be sure to ride carefully over areas where sharp objects may be present.

Deck

The deck of the Kaabo Mantis is extra spacious enabling you to find your footing and maintain a steady stance when riding. In addition to this, the deck is fitted with a rubber mat that provides spiderman-like gripping power for wet conditions and for general, everyday use. The Mantis also comes with a retractable kickstand to prop up the scooter quickly and easily when not in use. The deck of the Mantis also provides a 5-inch ground clearance giving the mantis the boost it needs to properly clear any irregularities on the surface area below it.

Controls & Display

The controls and LCD display of the Kaabo Mantis base model are conveniently situated on the handlebar for easy access. This scooter is smartly designed with the option of an eco or normal ride mode together with a dual or single motor switch you can alternate between depending on how fast and far you want to push this electric scooter. The display unit is situated above it where you’ll be able to view this scooter’s performance settings such as your speed, what gear you’re in and where your battery level is at. You’ll also be able to adjust the gears, acceleration, speed and activate cruise control by using the mode and power button together and interchangeably depending on the setting you choose. Accelerating this escooter is easy; just pull on the finger controlled throttle to bump up the speed factor and get ready to whizz away with phenomenal momentum.

Kaabo Mantis scooter

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The Kaabo Mantis has a 6 to 12-month warranty period depending on which retailer you purchase it from. Fluidfreeride is the exclusive distributor of this electric scooter in the US and offers excellent customer service and a 6-month warranty on the Kaabo Mantis e scooter with service partner networks situated across key areas for added customer support.

Maintenance

Maintenance on the Mantis is relatively simple. Just be aware of riding over sharp objects to avoid puncturing the pneumatic tyres. Also, ensure that the battery of the Mantis remains in optimum condition by charging it after every use before storing the scooter away in a cool, dry place. The battery may also need replacing once it drops below 50% of the initial battery capacity.

Accessories & Upgrades

The Kaabo Mantis comes with lots of accessories and upgrade options, all of which are available at Fluidfreeride. We’re talking the likes of a bright detachable headlight (recommended), a phone holder for the handlebar, a handlebar extender and much more. So check out Fluidfreeride if you are looking for the perfect add-ons for your e scooter.

Known Issues

There have been reports of stem issues with the Kaabo Mantis; however, if you look after and maintain your electric scooter according to manufacturer specifications, you shouldn’t experience anything untoward with this scooter.

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

The Kaabo Mantis is undoubtedly one of the best value for money electric scooters available on the market. Even though it has a strong build quality able to withstand a high rider weight capacity, it is still light enough to carry, which is a huge plus from a portability standpoint. The Kaabo Mantis is one of the best performance scooters around, is unperturbed by rough road conditions and will have you sailing across all types of terrain like it’s nobody’s business. This e scooter is sporty-looking, no doubt about it, with its all-black frame and rubber wheels and has no problem fitting in with the best of them. It is most affordably priced electric scooters at £1130 or around $1600 and rivals other extreme scooters in terms of speed, performance capabilities and overall ride quality but comes in at a much lower price-point.

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Author:
Daniel Foley

BIO: 

Daniel is an avid scooter fan who has owned and tested over 50 different scooters. Part time scooter enthusiast & part time SEO specialist.  Daniels favourite scooter is the Dualtron Thunder.

 
Summary
  • The Mantis comes with an easy folding mechanism and has an easy-to-use locking stem for better portability.
  • Has one of the best suspension capabilities
  • This scooter has one of the best start to acceleration speeds you can find.
  • It has a good maximum weight capacity.
  • Rides well on off-road terrain
  • Semi-hydraulic brakes provide superb power
  • The Kaabo Mantis is a bit too heavy to carry for long periods of time.
  • The throttle could be more user-friendly.
  • Lacks a front headlight and a rear-wheel brake light
  • No IP rating
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