Dualtron Raptor 2 Review – Lightweight Off Road Electric Scooter
Dualtron Raptor 2 Electric Scooter: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Dualtron Raptor Electric Scooter
What We Like
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Dualtron Raptor 2 is a powerful scooter that’s compact and lightweight. It weighs 50 lbs, and you can fold and store it under your desk. On the road, it can ride for up to 37 miles without stopping. It conquers rocks and slopes of up to 47% grade.
It’s an excellent commuting and off-roading choice, but given that, it’s not without flaw. For one thing, it’s not good with suspension. It uses solid tires that will make you feel every bump in the road.So, is this the right choice for you? Read our Dualtron Raptor 2 review and find out more.
Dualtron Raptor 2 Review
Dualtron is a reliable electric scooter brand that produces some of the best off-roading commuters. And the Raptor 2 is no exception. It’s got quite the motor power and top speed.Here’s our ultimate Dualtron Raptor 2 review, in which we look at some technical details of the product.
Dualtron Raptor 2 Electric Scooter Technical Details
Dualtron Raptor 2 is a high-performance electric scooter that can conquer off-road ventures. As such, it has a dual-hub motor with a combined wattage of 3,000 watts. This is what allows it to reach a max speed of 37 mph. It can climb slopes of up to 47% grade, but that depends on the rider’s weight and battery power.
This is a suitable motor wattage for most off-road situations. It can climb over slopes and obstacles. And when paired with the suspension system, it creates a ride that’s unlike any other.
Keep in mind this is a brushless DC hub motor. Brushless DC motors are well-known for their high efficiency, low heat loss, and noise.
This is the right choice for commuting as well as for adventuring off-road. It delivers the right amount of power to keep you on track.
With the Dualtron Raptor 2, you get a powerful 60V 18.2Ah battery that can run for up to 37 miles. On the max speed, this would be just below an hour. You can use the wire to limit your speed, capped at 15 mph.
This is a large range, both for commuting and off-roading purposes. However, due to how powerful it is, it takes longer to charge. You’ll need to charge it for 9 hours with the standard charger. However, this product has a unique feature, and you can use two standard chargers simultaneously.
This reduces the charging time by half. If you opt for the quick charger, you can charge the whole thing up in 2.8 hours. However, quick charging frequently may result in damage to the circuitry or overheating.
Our Dualtron Raptor 2 review found that your weight will also factor into the battery life. People who weigh more will put more load on the motors, consuming more battery power in a shorter distance.
Design and Structure
Dualtron Raptor 2 has a rugged foldable design. It features an aviation-grade aluminum alloy construction that is resistant to water and dust damage. And the shaft is made of SCM440 steel, a highly stable and pure alloy of steel.
When unfolded, this electric scooter stands 3.8 feet tall. But when folded down, it’s only about 1.5 feet tall. This is what makes it portable and great for commuting. Tuck it under your desk or in a closet when you sit down to work.
As for the exterior design, it’s completely black with solid wide 8 inch tires. The front tire fender hovers over the front tire while the back tire fender hugs its tire closely. This gives a more integrated look that helps shift more of the weight evenly.
Lights & LED
The Dualtron Raptor 2 features two LED headlights on either side.
These are high-intensity lights that illuminate the road ahead of you. This improves your predictability and security when on the road. Moreover, a few turn lights on the back indicate to the other drivers when you’re about to turn. This reduces the chances of an untimely impact.
What’s more, you can completely customize the color of your headlights and tail lights. This makes for some cool photography ideas as well as some decent mood lighting.
The Dualtron Raptor 2 employs regenerative electric drum brakes in its rear wheel. Electric brakes are considered to be faster and cheaper than mechanical brakes. They also reduce maintenance costs and the chances of a mechanical fault. And since they’re not automated, they produce a minimum amount of friction.
But don’t worry. The brakes quickly recycle even the little amounts of friction they produce. These brakes are regenerative, which means the energy they exert to stop the car is stored back into the system. This reduces battery consumption, a running issue with electric scooters.
Dualtron’s Raptor 2 features a 15-step adjustable dual rubber suspension. Jargon aside, this means that it uses dual-rated rubber springs that can be adjusted in 15 steps. Rubber springs are more effective than metal springs. They also reduce noise. And the adjustment capability makes for a smoother ride.
In addition to that, the Dualtron Raptor 2 has a 9-step variable suspension. It also has 5 different kinds of rubber cartridges that can be replaced for maintaining the quality of the product.
But tires contribute to suspension as well. And this where the Dualtron fails. It has solid wheels that don’t allow for any shock absorption.
Tires & Wheels
For a performance scooter, the Dualtron Raptor has inefficient tires. It uses 8-inch solid tires. The size of the tire is relatively small, which is not what you’d associate with high-performance. This can lead to low traction, more wear, and the ability to break under pressure.
Luckily, the Dualtron compensates for this by using solid tires. Since they’re not filled with air, they can handle a lot more weight. However, solid tires are the worst for suspension. They transfer all vibrations to the scooter’s main body. And you can’t clear obstacles very easily.
Overall, the tires are solid enough to handle a weight of up to 100 kg. So, it’s a suitable choice for anyone who is overweight. You probably couldn’t get that much of a weight capacity with regular pneumatic tires. But the tradeoff is suspension, which, if you’re not overweight, can seem unfair.
Dualtron Raptor 2 vs Dualtron Raptor
Here are the main improvements on the Raptor 2 electric scooter versus previous version :
- LED lights have added on the stem (like on Dualtron Spider)
- Folding bar support
- Scooter is lighter than Raptor 1 (50 lbs vs 56 lbs)
- ABS braking system. For better riding control of your electric scooter. This system prevents the wheels from locking up during heavy braking.
- Minimotors EYE display (it was an old Speedway display on Raptor 1)
FAQs on Dualtron Raptor 2 Electric Scooter
Can I Change the solid tires with inflatable tires?
Unfortunately, you can’t. The rim is not build for this kind of tires. You can, however, go for the Dualtron Eagle
Does the Dualtron Raptor 2 Come Fully Assembled?
Mostly. You may have to install the handlebar and a few small accessories. But the main product comes fully assembled.
Are the Handlebars Foldable?
No, you cannot fold the handlebars down. But you can buy them separately here.
Dualtron Raptor 2 Specs
- Max speed: 37 mph
- Range: 37 miles
- Charging time: 9 hours (3 hours with quick charger)
- Max load : 220 pounds
- Weight: 50 lbs
- Tire Type: Solid tires
- Wheel size: 8 inches
- Brakes: Drum brakes with ABS (rear)
- Motor: 3000W DC Brushless (Dual Motor 2 x 800 watts)
- Battery: Li-Ion 60V 18.2Ah 1092 Wh
- Size unfolded: 41 x 46 x 24 inches
- Size folded: 41 x 24 x 18 inches
- Climbing up to 47%
- Lights : Dual LED Headlight and Taillight
- Brake Lights : yes
- Suspensions : front and rear
- Front and rear suspensions
- Material : Frame and Handle are 6082-T6 aluminum alloy
Comparison with Another Electric Scooter – Dualtron Raptor VS Spider
Dualtron Raptor 2 is an exceptional product. We already established that in our Dualtron Raptor 2 review. But how does it compare against similar scooters, such as the Dualtron Spider?
At first glance, the construction seems to be quite similar. But a closer inspection shows that the Spider uses carbon fiber for its handlebars. This reduces its weight down to 44 lbs and makes it easier to handle.
Dualtron Spider uses the same type and wattage of motors as the Raptor 2. And it has a similar top speed. But the battery on the Limited Spider is slightly more powerful and can last for up to 39 miles. In addition to that, this scooter can also climb up to 40% grade inclines.
One thing you’ll notice about the Spider is that it provides a disc brake system. Some people will prefer disc brakes than drum brakes. The Spider disc brakes are mechanical and follow ABS standards. Like the Raptor 2’s brakes, they are regenerative and conserve energy when braking.
However, the Dualtron Spider makes up for that by using tubed pneumatic tires that offer better suspension. The exact type of suspension on the Spider is not specified, but it uses rubber springs.
All in all, both are exceptional for commuting. But for off-roading, the Spider seems to have better suspension and brakes. That being said, this also explains the price difference between the 2 scooters (Dualtron Raptor is $500 cheaper than Dualtron Spider).
The Dualtron Raptor 2 is a high-performance electric scooter for the average commuter. It uses a sturdy and robust aluminum build that can withstand up to 220 lbs of rider weight. And in our Dualtron Raptor 2 review, we found it can run for up to 37 miles without stopping.
However, it seems to lack in the suspension sector. It uses solid tires, which make it stronger yet more susceptible to vibrations. Use this for conquering off-road paths and your daily commute.