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The Kaabo Mantis is one of the newest electric scooters on the scene and packs a lot of power, range, and features at a really competitive price point. This is the top end specification of the Mantis variants - The pro version is distinctive with the LG Battery and Mini Motors LCD controller.
Most consumers will compare the Kaabo Mantis elite with the Inokim OXO, Zero 10X and the lesser version Zero 8X. First off, the Kaabo Mantis Elite electric scooter is a rocket and has scored some of the better acceleration and braking times between the range of dirt scooters. This is not to say that it doesn't tick the boxes of most commuter scooters. The kaabo Mantis with its dual brushless motor is one of the fastest scooters off the mark, boasting dual 1000w motors. Not only is it fast, but its large pneumatic tires and quality dual suspension keep the scooter pinned to the road and permit precision carving.
For those that need to travel some distance its a perfect fit as an electric scooter to be used for personal transport. The build quality makes this comfortable and powerful ride a breeze to use with the added bonus of an aesthetically large scooter deck .
How does the Mantis dual motor Elite accelerate? In one word - Ballistic! The take-off will have your eye sockets in the back of your head and it just keeps going until it hits about 40kmh. After 40kmh, acceleration it more timid but has no problem in getting to its top speed of 65kmh a seriously powerful scooter. At full throttle, both motors will spin the wheels.
The throttle response is pretty good but has a slight lag of a fraction of a second, only noticeable if your used to riding pro electric units, for the normal everyday rider you won't notice it at all.
Book range for the Kaabo scooter is around the 70-80km mark, real-world with varying riders weight and terrain will most likely see you achieve the 55-60km. If you run both dual brushless motors constantly expect that range to dissipate. Charge time will be between 6-9 hours so best to leave it overnight or plugged in near your desk at work.
Semi-hydraulic Disc Brakes:
The kaabo Mantis comes fitted with semihydraulic disc brakes that’ll help you manage the high speeds comfortably. Hydraulic brakes are more expensive than standard mechanical cable brakes as they provide better performance in just about every aspect. Hydraulics within the brakes are more efficient, you don’t need to apply as much pressure. Overall, breaking will also feel less chunky.
The Kaabo Mantis dual motor comes with front and rear a dual coil spring suspension system. It practically makes you feel like you’re hovering above the ground. Even the worst road conditions feel insanely smooth due to the dual spring arms. The mantis electric scooter is very capable of going off-road.
The sturdy rugged 10″ x2.5″ pneumatic tires on the Kaabo Mantis provides a solid grip in all road conditions and further improves suspension. Riding on air will always feel much smoother than with solid tires and the Kaabo Mantis sure is a testament to that.
Another notable feature is the bomb-proof stem and folding action that means absolutely no creaking or wobble in the handlebars unlike the Xiaomi (recently recalled for this issue). The handlebars also lock to the rear wheel arch, allowing carrying the Kaabo by the stem. The electric scooter has a weight limit of 120kg and tips the scales at 28kg, not exactly portable but not as heavy as some of the other high-performance units.
The Mantis delivers a ton of value, power, quality, and range at a ridiculously competitive price. The aesthetics of the Kaabo Mantis are aggressive and rugged built as an off-road scooter. Distinctive Deck patterns define it amongst the bland black decks of most other brands.
|Max Speed*||25kmh (Private Roads - 60kmh)|
|Max Hill Climb*||57% Gradient|
|Motor||1000W Front + 1000W Rear|
|Battery||60V 18.2Ah LG/Samsung|
|Charge Time||6-8 hrs|
|Tyres||10"x 2.5" Pneumatic Street|
|Brakes||Front & Rear Semi-Hydraulic Disc|
|Suspension||Front & Rear Spring|
|Lights||LED Front Head, Rear Tail, Responsive Brake and Deck|
|Display||Minimotors EY3 - Speed, Battery Level, Trip & Speed Mode|
|Power Modes||3 Individual Modes (Selectable in Both Single and Dual Motor)|
|Max Weight Load||120kg|
|IP Rating||Not Provided|
|Dimensions (Unfolded)||1267mm x 600mm x 1230mm|
|Dimensions (Folded)||1267mm x 600mm x 480mm|
*Max speed, range and hill climb are calculated by the manufacturer under controlled factory conditions. Factors such as rider weight, terrain, hills, power mode and heavy acceleration can greatly affect these figures.
- Mantis User Manual