Dualtron Ultra 2 Review – New Off Road Electric Scooter from Minimotors
Dualtron Ultra 2 Electric Scooter: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Dualtron Ultra 2 Electric Scooter
What We Like
What We Don't Like
With the Dualtron Ultra 2 electric scooter, all terrain enthusiasts are in for a treat in 2020. Minimotors offers a new version of its best-selling all-terrain off road electric scooter.
Evolution of the Ultra and Ultra V2 launched in 2017 in 2019, the new Dualtron Ultra 2 version 2021 brings its share of innovations and an updated design that will appeal to all fans of sports electric scooters.
So, let us take a look at what this electric scooter has on offer in our Dualtron Ultra 2 review.
Dualtron Ultra 2 Review
Let's start this Dualtron Ultra 2 review by saying that it isn't just a powerful machine. It is also recognized for its quality of comfort and safety. Thanks to its equipment, you will be able to make the most of this new Ultra 2 electric scooter.
Who is the Dualtron Ultra 2 Electric Scooter for?
This little flash of a scooter is for the speed junkies and those who are always late for work. The chances that you will be late for work ever again when commuting with the Dualtron Electric Scooter is down to zero.
The high speed electric scooter is for people who love speed and thrills. The Minimotors Ultra 2 is not the type of scooter that you use on a daily basis to go to work or school.
What is Included with the Ultra 2 Electric Scooter ?
When you order the Dualtron Ultra 2 electric scooter, you do not get anything extra apart from extended after-sales technical support and a 1-year warranty within the United States.
Unfortunately it is no longer possible to easily add a seat on the scooter as was possible on previous versions. The deck has been revisited and we no longer find the location with the 4 holes to install the old Dualtron Ultra seat.
Maybe Minimotors will release a new seat kit but nothing has been announced yet.
Dualtron Ultra 2 Electric Scooter Technical Details
Upgraded Motor and Power
This off road electric scooter is the ultimate commuting scooter. It may not be the fastest out there, but it is still strong, fast, and beautifully designed. Also, the price tag is not as high as the fastest electric scooters on the market.
If the power of Dualtron scooters has always been their strength, this Ultra 2 edition has been further improved with the addition of 2 brushless motors and new 40A controllers. This combination makes it possible to take advantage of a peak power of 6640W (i.e. 1240W more than the old Ultra).
The Ultra 2 can quickly reach 82 mph at top speed. Its frame made of an aluminum alloy is very robust for off-road use and it supports a load of 330 lbs. You will be able to climb hills up to 70%.
In addition to performance, the design of the machine has been revised to take into account the different user feedback collected over several years by Minimotors.
New Battery and extended range
The Ultra 2 is equipped with a high performance Lithium-Ion battery (LG cells in 72V 35 Ah) for an optimal range of 87 miles. Charging time varies from 23 hours to 5-6 hours depending on the type of charger used.
A kinetic energy recovery system is always in place to extend battery life. Clearly, the battery recharges when you brake.
An electric scooter with off road tires
The off-road tires help the Dualtron Ultra 2 run with high-grip on dirt tracks.
On-road tires are also available but must be ordered separately. A new design improvement in rubber suspension provides a very comfortable and smooth driving experience at higher speeds on dirt roads.
The Ultra 2 Electric Scooter will climb most gradients you may encounter.
Dual Disk Braking System
This powerful electric scooter may just be the force that started the electric scooter revolution. At one stage, the Dualtron Ultra scooter was the fastest model from the Dualtron line, until it was surpassed by newer models from the Dualtron manufacturers.
One of the safety features to look at on the Dualtron Ultra 2 is the dual disc braking system (cable no hydraulic) that delivers a short distance of braking for emergency situations. Another safety feature is the special heat sink construction that protects the controller from overheating damage.
With the powerful braking capability controlled by electronic brakes, it delivers a high braking performance. It will also prevent locking of the brakes on slippery roads.
Lights and Suspensions
Top notch suspensions with a rubber cartridge system placed at the front and rear of the machine always give you the best drive comfort.
This e-scooter is provided with front and rear LED lighting located in the deck. You can also find a brake lights and warning lights integrated in the rear footrest.
Finally, the Dualtron Ultra 2 always folds up on the deck and we can finally fold the handlebar grips (this was not possible on the old version).
Minimotors EYE3 LCD Display
The Minimotors Electric Scooter is made from ultra-durable materials. The LCD instrument display panel is multi-functional and allows you to adjust to a variety of functions like speed modes, cruise control, and electronic brakes.
Many more functions are controlled via the LCD display panel. The quick-release system is made much easier with the sliding lock installed.
Like all Minimotors electric scooters equipped with the EY3 display, it is possible to add (optional) a fingerprint start with the Finger Print functionality.
Dualtron Ultra 2 vs Dualtron Ultra : What is new ?
Here are the big updates have in mind on the Ultra 2 (compared to the old Ultra version):
- Increase of motor power (6640W vs 5400W)
- A larger capacity battery (72V 35 AH vs 60V 35Ah)
- A large rear footrest above the mudguard
- Addition of an LED system both on the deck, the stem and at the rear.
- Improvement of the controllers (now 40A)
- Folding handlebar grip
- A more sleek and updated general look
Minimotors Dualtron Ultra 2 Specs
- Top speed: 62 mph
- Range: 87 miles
- Charging time: 23 hours (5-6 hours with fast charger)
- Authorized weight : 330 pounds
- Weight: 88 lbs
- Tire Type: Off Road Tubeless tires
- Wheel size: 11 x 3 inches
- Brakes: Semi Hydraulic 160 mm Disks with ABS (front and rear)
- Motor: 6640W DC Brushless (Dual Motor 2700 watts)
- Battery: Li-Ion 72V 35Ah 2520 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 70%
- 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 Dualtron Storm Electric Scooter
An alternative to the Ultra 2 Electric Scooter is the Dualtron Storm, which has all the features available on the Ultra 2 but with an added feature of EYE3 throttle control and a little higher price tag.
The Dualtron Storm could be a worthy alternative because the Dualtron Thunder can go even faster than the Ultra 2 Electric Scooter.
The wrap up for this Dualtron Ultra 2 review is that you will have to look far and wide to find another electric commuting scooter with the same specs and price tag. These little electric scooters do not come cheap, for starters, but they are still worth the money for commuters who want to waste no time in getting to work and back or even to school and back.
Unfortunately, the Ultra 2 high-speed electric scooter is not for you if you don’t like to spend hard-earned cash on trivial things. If you still want to help preserve the planet, it is better to go for the cheaper options on the market that will deliver you to your destination at 15 miles an hour.
If you are not faint of heart and love the speedy delivery of the Dualtron Electric Scooter, and if you do not mind the cash layout, then go for it. It is worth the money spent, or rather it is money well spent.