Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter Review
Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter : QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Dualtron Thunder Scooter
What We Like
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Today we take a look at the Dualtron Thunder electric scooter.
The Dualtron Thunder is the new high-end electric scooter of the Minimotors brand. This improved 2018 version of the Dualtron Ultra scooter provide a large range for an incredible feeling of speed!
Listed as a premium e-scooter the Dualtron Thunder is one of the most well know vehicle in the high performance sports electric scooter range.
Let's find out in this Dualtron Thunder review if the price of the Minimotors flagship if worth it and also if the specifications are really that impressive.
Dualtron Thunder Features
In this Dualtron Thunder review, we are going to see what this e-scooter can bring to the table (or the road?). Keep on reading to see how it fares when compared with a similar scooter.
Powerful Dual Motor
The hub motor of this Dualtron Thunder electric scooter has a maximum power of 5,400W. It has a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour, give or take depending on your riding condition. These double brushless motors makes it one of the best electric scooter for climbing hills.
In addition, this e-scooter has an LG battery that boasts 60V, 34.5Ah, and 2,072Wh. With this, this electric scooter can travel a maximum distance of up to 80 miles. The hub motor can be fully detached as well as the road tires and rim.
Reliable Hydraulic Brake System
The Dualtron Thunder uses a dual 160mm Nutt branded hydraulic braking system that counters its top speeds and enhances your safety. You will have to use minimal force when applying the brakes. Also, the system responds positively and in a progressive manner until you halt or attain the minimum speed as per your preference.
The Dualtron Thunder also has an anti-lock brake system. There is a third generation hydraulic brake, which helps you to brake without much effort. With this feature, you have braking power, but you can also retain and stabilize your speed.
For emergencies, you can apply both the front and rear brakes, and the scooter will stop as quickly as possible thanks to the electronic ABS. In some cases, you will experience unnerving vibrations when using the ABS, but you can deactivate it if this makes you uncomfortable.
Adjustable Rubber Suspension
Aside from that, it also has five types of rubber suspension that can be adjusted. You can adjust them by simply replacing the rubber cartridges of the suspension. In this way, you can adjust the strength based on how hard or smooth you want your ride to be.
These cartridges are based on varying levels of elasticity, and these are available on both rear and front suspensions.
The rubber suspension system contains a three-step variable module. Switching among the modules gives you different riding experiences. Since the cartridges are made of rubber, depending on the firmness, the Dualtron Thunder electric scooter will have varying degrees in how it performs. When you are riding on steep terrains, you can choose a climbing grade of 47% or 25 degrees.
The preferable variable is the soft cartridge module. It is mostly used by lighter riders and is recommended in colder areas. On default, the Dualtron Thunder comes in medium elasticity. However, for better, comfort, stability, and overall experience, you can choose to add some extra cartridges.
Durable Tubeless Tires
Moreover, this Minimotors electric scooter has tires that are tubeless. This is very convenient in terms of maintenance because you can easily replace or clean certain parts.
The street tires are designed for paved and hard surfaces. However, since they are tubeless, they can also ride smoothly on off-road terrains. In case you need to swap the tires, you can always go for knobby tires, which are known to fit and function better.
For easy balancing at high speeds, the Dualtron Thunder has an ultra-wide, 4-inch contact width. When riding on a rough road, a combination of the tire diameter and the rubber suspension makes riding smooth. The tires are pneumatic, which guarantees you a long-lasting tire service with little to no maintenance.
Strong, Foldable Handlebars
Furthermore, the handlebars can be easily folded as it has levers that are quick-release. You can also tuck the scooter so you can save on storage space.
The handlebars are made of sturdy aluminum with a spring-loaded folding mechanism. Folding the handlebars does not require much energy. All you need to do is pull up the double-locking levers, then clamp both handlebars together to fold them.
The handlebar grip is slightly rough, with an ergonomic grip that ensures that hands are well settled. The Dualtron Thunder scooter is mounted with a standard eye display and a finger control index accelerator on your right-hand side. On your left side, it has a dual motor selection button, forward lighting, and left brake lever.
There is also an LED system where you can see the battery life and speed. Lastly, it has an atmosphere light and a hazel light to help you see when you are driving at night.
Dualtron Thunder Battery
The 60V, 35Ah battery offers you a dual charging option. When using a standard charger, it takes you up to 20 hours to fully charge. When you use both ports, it takes half the standard charging time to charge a drained battery to full capacity.
The charging time will depend on how drained your battery was when you started charging. It is always advisable to use the original charger that comes with the scooter. This maximizes the durability of the scooter's lithium battery.
EY3 LCD Display and Fingerprint
With this feature, you can choose to control the scooter with cruise control, start mode, ABS function, or the electronic braking system. All of these controls are essential in different applications. For instance, cruise control is highly recommended when riding over long distances at a constant speed.
There is also an optional fingerprint reader and a wireless phone charging addition in this panel.
The Dualtron Thunder is practically designed, with a deck that is 1-foot wide. This extensive width helps in maximizing your confidence and stability when riding at high speeds. It gives you enough space for your feet to be properly positioned. This makes it easier for you when on rough terrain.
Looking for a specialized store to repair or buy your Dualtron Thunder ?
The Dualtron Thunder is a very specific electric scooter and we recommend to buy yours on a specialized store like Minimotors USA (check website here).
They will help you with after sale and you can check with them if you want to make customization on your product before delivery. A lot of Dualtron owners add Carbon Revo accessories like the two handle or buy an official fast charger to charge there electric scooter 3 times faster.
Summary of the Features
The Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter is a very powerful scooter that can help you drive at greater distances and at great speeds. Even though it is just an electric scooter, you may feel that you are riding a gas-powered scooter because it has features like shock absorption and tires that can be adjusted.
On the other hand, it is not as portable as other lightweight electric scooter models. You can still save a bit of storage space because its handles can be folded, but you cannot store it away in a bag.
In terms of braking, there will be no problems because you can brake at a deliberately good pace while maintaining your current speed. It also has good battery life. Its power is undeniable. With its construction and design, you will truly have a comfortable ride, especially since you can attach a seat to it.
Minimotors Dualtron Thunder Specs
- Top speed: 50 mph
- Range: 75 miles
- Charging time: 19 hours (6 hours with fast charger)
- Authorized weight : 331 pounds
- Weight: 95 lbs
- Tire Type: Tubeless tires
- Wheel size: 11 x 3 inches
- Brakes: Nutt 160 mm Hydraulic Disc (front and rear)
- Motor: 5400W DC Brushless (Dual Motor 2700 watts)
- Battery: Li-Ion 60V 35Ah 2060 Wh
- Fingerprint security system : in option
- Size unfolded: 49 x 50 x 24 inches
- Size folded: 49 x 21 x 13 inches
- Climbing up to 45%
- Suspensions : front and rear
- Front and rear suspensions
- Material : Frame and Handle are 6082-T6 aluminum alloy
- Dualtron Thunder manual : click here to download
Dualtron Thunder Video Road Test
Comparison with the Nanrobot D4+ Electric Scooter
Let us now compare it with the Nanrobot D4+ Electric Scooter. This one is also at par with the one from Dualtron in terms of power. In fact, it has two powerful motors that can control both the rear and front wheels. It can also go up an inclined road that is up to 30 degrees.
Nanrobot D4+ Features
As for its battery, it has a lithium battery. You can reach a speed of up to 40 miles per hour, and the longest range that you can get to in just a single charge is 45 miles.
If your ride takes you on a bumpy road, there is no need to fret because it has a total of six shock absorbers, which is pretty uncommon for electric scooters. Nanrobot D4+ tires are also pneumatic, and they measure 10 inches. Accordingly, these tires also have an anti-slip feature.
As for its brakes, the rear has an EBS disc brake system. On the other hand, the front has a standard brake system. These two brake systems work well together for you to have a smooth braking experience. At the same time, you can halt abruptly in emergency brake situations.
Furthermore, this Nanrobot D4+ electric scooter has a portable design. When it is not folded, its dimensions are 47 x 34 x 8 inches. When it is folded, it is only 12 x 46 x 8 inches. Its design has a quick folding mechanism so that it will be easier for you to store it away. You can also attach a seat to it to add more comfort.
With all of these awesome features from the Nanrobot D4+, how does the Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter compare? Read on to see our verdict.
Verdict on the Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter
The Dualtron Thunder from Minimotors is still the better electric scooter. It might just be one of the best electric scooters in terms of power and performance, but if you are looking for something lightweight and portable, give this one a hard pass. If you want to use your electric scooter to travel at a farther distance though, then this is the ultimate choice.
You can maintain a proper speed without much fuss because it will do all the work for you. For those who want to modify scooters, this is also a great starting point as it is very easy to increase its speed.
Definitely, this electric scooter is worth every penny as it will also last through all your tough and even bumpy rides. Are you looking for a powerful scooter? What you have here is a winner.
Also, if you're a fan of powerful electric scooters, take a look at the Dualtron Storm, the new 2020 model of Minimotors.