Best Off-road Electric Scooter – 5 Powerful Heavy-duty Models 2019

Considering taking your electric scooter to the dirt track, or perhaps on your next hunting trip?

While everyone else is talking about commuting on electric scooters and all these scooter sharing companies that are apparently taking over the world.

Some people like the rough and tough outdoors but then you need a scooter just as tough.

There are many reasons why you might be wanting to take an electric scooter out of the city and into nature, and not only because it’s a lot of fun.

I’ve tested some of the most extreme models here on Envyride that are built to handle steep hills, gravel, roots, and dirt without breaking a sweat. You can read my take on these all-terrain rides below.

Top 5 all-terrain electric scooters

NameSpeedDistanceMax. LoadWeight(incl battery)
NanRobot RS445 mph55 miles397 lbs88 lbs
Dualtron Ultra50 mph80 miles330 lbs81 lbs
Nanrobot RS240 mph45 miles330 lbs87 lbs
Super Turbo 1000W26 mph18 miles250 lbs79 lbs
Razor RX20012 mph9 miles(for a kid)15446 lbs
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Nanrobot RS4 – Most powerful off-road model

Rs4 performing on a dirt trackThe RS4 from Nanrobot has a double motor system giving it a total of 3200W when you need it. This powerful electric scooter can drive at speeds of up to 45 mph and with the ability to climb hills as steep as 65°.

Powered by a strong lithium-ion battery of 60V and 31.2Ah it has a maximum mileage of 55 miles. You will probably never get that riding off-road, but you’ll get a good 30 miles depending on how unforgiving the terrain is.

Being a heavy machine at 88 lbs you know this thing is built with quality material and will handle even the roughest of terrain. It can carry a total weight of up to 397 lbs and you can fold it together nicely so that you can transport it more easily.

Equipped with both a front and rear hydraulic disc brake which gives you not only good but reliable braking. It also has two c-type suspension systems one in the front and one in the back providing a comfortable and smooth ride even on really bad terrain.

11-inch pneumatic tires with a good grip on both smooth and rough roads.

It also has good lighting systems in place, a horn, USB charging for your phone and most of the other things you might expect a premium scooter to have.

It’s riding capabilities are insane and you won’t have any problem riding this thing in the woods, on a dirt track, or wherever you choose to ride. One note though, you will probably want to buy a new charger because the one that comes with the scooter is very poorly made and will probably break shortly after purchase.

1,772.00
Aliexpress.com
PROS:
  • Good sized tires
  • Handle bumps, rocks, and roots like nothing
  • Great suspension system makes it really comfortable
  • Seat add-on available
  • Works for both off-road and street riding
  • 10s foldable
  • Strong and safe braking capabilities
  • Sturdy framework
  • Fairly priced

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Poor charger quality

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Dualtron Ultra – Heavy-duty all-terrain electric scooter

Ultra from Dualtron on a grass roadThe Dualtron Ultra just like the above-mentioned scooter comes with both a front and rear hub motor. These 11” wheels have a total power of 2400W and can peak at 5400W. Equipped with a 16s10p LG lithium battery pack has at 1920Wh you get a top speed of 50 mph and a riding distance of up to 80 miles on a single charge.

There are a good after-sales service, repair and easy to get parts in both the US and EU.

It has a great double suspension system in place which makes the ride smooth even on really bad roads. For even better comfort while riding longer distances you might want to check out the seat addon.

The whole unit weighs a bit less than our number 1 pick above but not by much, 81.2lbs. You can easily fold it together in a couple of seconds to throw it in the trunk of your car. It has good aesthetics and with the wide base, there is plenty of space for your feet, even if you’re bigfoot.

Good width on the splash guards to keep the dirt away from you and a really solid build with plenty of lights and features all around.

The company behind Dualtron is Minimotos, you might recognize as the developers of the Speedway electric scooter series. They have been producing scooters of this caliber for many years and know what works and what doesn’t.

3,291.00
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PROS:
  • Long track record
  • Easy to get parts, service, and support
  • High top speed
  • Strong reliable motors
  • LG lithium cells
  • Durable and sturdy

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Handle prone to braking

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Nanrobot RS2 – 14” Large tires for even better accessibility

Rs2 on a nature ride through the woodsThe RS2 has the largest set of all-terrain tires on any of the electric scooters we’ve tested before. These large air-filled tires house a hub motor of 1200W giving the scooter a total power of 2400W.

It can handle a load of up to 330 lbs so a couple of bags and a rifle wouldn’t be a problem for this one. It lets you reach speeds of up to 40 mph and ride for a maximum of 45 miles per charge.

In comparison to many other Nanrobot models, this one has a few tricks up its sleeve. First of all, it has a whole other suspension system that can be easily adjusted to fit your riding style and the type of terrain you ride on. The suspension system consists of 4 springs in the front and two large Hydraulic spring suspensions in the rear.

The two separate disc brakes give you enough braking power to stop on a dime if needed which can be important, especially if riding off-road where sticks and other obstacles might just pop into your way.

If you’re going to be riding for an excessive amount of time often then you might want to consider buying the additional seat to increase comfort on those long hauls.

The machine has some great headlights and features. Can be easily folded and weighs just as the RS4 88lbs. A more than decent enough machine to go hunting or fishing with so that you can reach those really remote spots.

1,516.00
Aliexpress.com
PROS:
  • Price
  • Good material
  • Large Tires
  • Heavy-duty
  • Suspension system
  • seat

CONS:
  • Poor charger quality
  • Heavy

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Super Turbo 1000w – Cheapest all-terrain model

An overlook of the SUperturbo 1000WThis 1000w electric scooter from Supercycles and Scooters called the Super Turbo has been around for quite some time.

This isn’t only a bad thing. It just means that it doesn’t have the latest technology implemented like for example motor drive and battery. The Super Turbo has a chain driven motor which isn’t commonly used on scooters anymore. This motor is powered by 3 12v/12Ah deep charge lead-acid batteries that can provide you under the best of circumstances with a good 18 miles per charge. Combined with the 1000w motor it can reach speeds of up to 26 mph.

Does this make the Super Turbo useless?

No, in fact, this was once the best electric scooter for off-road riding that you could find. Evolution has just gone past it. However, it is a great addition to our article as it doesn’t even cost ⅓ of the price of the cheapest option mentioned above.

With a comfortable padded seat, you can sit down comfortably while riding and the scooter is able to handle a load of up to 250 lbs.

You can easily adjust it to the terrain you’re riding. With a push on the Econo-button, you can ride without using the scooters full power making each charge last longer. If you need to tackle hard terrain or uphills all you have to do is press it again to gain the full power of its 1000w motor.

Perfect choice if you need something more rugged for riding in the wild but don’t have the budget to go for the premium choices above.

PROS:
  • Cheap
  • Reliable company
  • Moderate power
  • Seat
  • Different power modes

CONS:
  • A bit outdated
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Noisy chain-drive

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Razor RX200 – Child-friendly dirt and off-road electric scooter

A kid riding in the dirt on the RX200 The RX200 is a redesign of the much beloved Razor E200 scooter that has been widely popular for many years.

It has a chain-drive motor with a wide deck for them to stand on. Equipped with both front and rear all-terrain tires that does a great job of providing some suspension and good grip. The high-torque motor provides a top speed of up to 12 mph and the batteries will last for a good 30-40 minutes(about 6 miles) depending on the kid’s weight and riding style.

Great braking capabilities thanks to the rear disc brake that enables hasty stops. It comes with a simple kick-stand, we all know how many times we threw our bike to the ground when we were young.

The scooter has enough torque to handle a rider of up to 154 lbs so even some moms and dads can try it out.

Good electric off-road scooter for your kids to use if they’re under 14 years old otherwise I would suggest the Super Turbo above.

PROS:
  • Good large tires
  • Great brake system
  • Strong motor
  • Reliable brand
  • Great customer service

CONS:
  • Lead-acid battery
  • Noisy chain-drive

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Electric hunting scooters

Everyone, even non-hunters know that when you’re hunting you need to be quiet. Those of us who do hunt also know that sometimes we must venture far off-road through tight and narrow terrain. It’s also very common to have a bag full of gear, snacks, and a hunting rifle with you.

Visualize yourself in this situation:

You’re venturing further and further into the woods on these narrow to nonexisting paths while being very sneaky and carrying all that gear.

Have you once thought to yourself that there must be a better way?

I am happy to tell you that there is a solution. An electric scooter specially built for the situation with large tires for the off-beaten path, a battery powerful enough to carry a trailer with gear, and a motor silent as a prowling panther.

The first three in our list above, the NanRobot RS4, RS2, and the Dualtron Ultra would surely support all your hunting/fishing trip needs. Heavy-duty scooters that can carry loads of up to 350 lbs while conquering inclines as steep as 65°.

Even while riding under the hardest of conditions these scooters still deliver a good 15-20 miles per charge.

Best of all is that you can easily fold them together and they will fit inside your vehicle of choice, whether you own a campervan, large jeep or a small car these scooters will fit right in one way or the other.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are electric scooters dust- & waterproof?

No, all electric scooters are definitely not dust-, nor waterproof. However, many models have a decent enough IP rating. If you need to ride in the rain look for something that is rated at least IPX4+. For riding off-road you will want it to be dustproof, look for an IP4X+ rated model.

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What tires to use

When buying an electric scooter for the purpose of riding off-road you definitely want to have large knobby tires. Knobby so that they provide good grip while riding and large so that the scooter can handle stones, roots and other obstacles that are common while riding off the beaten path.

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The type of battery to aim for

You should aim for a scooter with lithium-ion batteries. They are lighter in weight, recharge faster and are far more advanced. Lead-acid on the other hand is cheaper and safer. Try and stay away from the Li-po as those are much more sensitive to heat and chocks, they are also far more combustive.

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How much power do I need

This really comes down to personal preference and also how many hills, and how steep these are. If there is a lot of climbing involved then you better go for something 2000w and above. If you are riding on a more even surface and well-packed roads then you’re going to be fine with a lower wattage.

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Conclusions

Whether you are taking it with you fishing or hunting, or if you just have really bad roads where you live. Remember, these scooters will also work just like any other electric scooter too. They’re just a lot faster, stronger and far more comfortable than the standard models that you usually see in the city.

An off-road electric scooter is the most versatile of models and therefore you might have to pay a bit more, but you definitely get what you pay for.

I hope my buyers guide to the best all-terrain scooters for both hunters and dirt track addicts have helped you find a great model that will fit within your budget.

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