If you've been in the market for a high-performance electric scooter and are currently faced with a decision between the Dualtron Thunder and the Varla Eagle One Pro, this article is for you.
The truth is both electric scooters are good, however, one might fit your riding profile better than the other. And this is what we aim to do with this article; help you identify the best performance e-scooter for your needs.
Differences Between the Dualtron Thunder and the Varla Eagle One Pro
Motor and Power
The Varla Eagle One Pro comes with two 1000W motors that are each capable of putting out up to 1300 Watts of power at peak performance. These motors propel the Eagle One Pro to top speeds of 41 mph (66 km/h).
The Dualtron Thunder on the other hand comes with higher-powered motors than the Eagle One Pro. This beast scooter is equipped with dual 2700W motors and is capable of reaching a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h)
The Dualtron Thunder, once again, comes out on top in this category with a max range of 73 miles (117 km). The scooter comes with a 60V 35Ah li-ion battery made from LG cells.
Varla’s Eagle One Pro on the other hand is equipped with a 60V 27Ah (1620Wh) battery that can power the scooter for up to 45 miles.
Performance and Acceleration
We were really impressed with the Eagle One Pro's performance during our acceleration tests. On flat ground, the Dualtron Thunder was able to clock 15mph in 2.0 seconds while the Varla Eagle One Pro surprised us with a record of 2.1 seconds (just .1 seconds later than the Thunder).
That is pretty impressive for an e-scooter with a nominal power rating of 2000W (when compared with a scooter with more than 2x that power). The scooter was, however, unable to keep up with the Dualtron Thunder as we tested them on longer routes.
Below is a table showing the performance of each e-scooter at various speed levels.
Varla Eagle One Pro
0 - 15 mph (24 kmh)
0 - 25 mph (40 kmh)
0 - 30 mph (48 kmh)
0 - 35 mph (56 kmh)
0 - 40 mph (64 kmh)
Both ends of the Dualtron Thunder are equipped with adjustable rubber shocks. This type of suspension is best suited for off-road riding as it is not as bouncy as other suspension systems.
The Varla Eagle One Pro on the other hand comes with dual coil spring shocks that help swallow up small and large road irregularities. The scooter also has huge ground clearance, giving it the ability to ride over very large bumps.
Weight Limit and Net Weight
Of the two electric scooters, the Dualtron Thunder is the heaviest. It weighs about 95 lbs (43 kg) while the Varla Eagle One Pro weighs 90 lbs (41 kg).
The Dualtron Thunder extra weight does not translate into a higher payload capacity as the Varla Eagle One Pro can actually support more load than the Dualtron Thunder. The Dualtron Thunder has a max weight capacity of 265 lbs (120kg) while the Varla Eagle One Pro can support up to 330 lbs (150kg).
The Varla Eagle One Pro might be lighter than the Dualtron Thunder but it is larger in size than the latter. The Eagle One Pro measures about 53.1 inches in length and 52.4 inches in height when fully extended while the Thunder measures around 48.7” in length and 48” in height.
It's worth noting ,however, that both electric scooters are foldable.
Display and Controls
The Dualtron Thunder comes with a Minimotors EY3 display. This small computer displays the scooter's speed, battery level in percentage (also represented in blocks), speed mode, and voltage use.
The Varla Eagle One Pro on the other hand is equipped with a more advanced LCD meter that displays real-time metrics from users’ rides. This color LCD uses Near-field communication to restrict access to the scooter's control system.
While these technologies might help improve user experience on the Eagle One Pro, it doesn't take away from the fact that a minimalist meter (like the EY3) will still be able to provide users with all the important information that they need.
Pros and Cons of the Dualtron Thunder
Pros and Cons of the Varla Eagle One Pro
Tabular Representation of the Differences Between the Dualtron Thunder and the Varla Eagle One Pro
Varla Eagle One Pro
5400W (Dual 2700W motors)
2000W (Dual 1000W motors)
48mph (78 kmh)
11” x 3.5”
11” x 3.5”
Dual rubber suspension system
Dual coil spring suspension system
NUTT hydraulic brakes
Available in two configurations; hydraulic and mechanical
48.7" x 24" x 48"
53.1” x 24.8” x 52.4”
Who's the Dualtron Thunder For
If you're looking for raw power, the Dualtron Thunder will probably be the best option for you. It's a great electric scooter for off-road riding and drag racing.
Who's the Dualtron Thunder Not For
The Dualtron Thunder might not be suitable for commuting, especially if you have to carry your electric scooter in between commutes. Also, as mentioned earlier, the Thunder might be a little uncomfortable to ride for very tall riders.
Who’s the Varla Eagle One Pro For
The Varla Eagle One Pro electric scooter is a great choice for those who live in areas where they often ride off-road. It is powerful and strong enough to withstand rugged conditions.
The scooter is also great for riders who weigh up to 300 pounds (136 kg). If you’re a big girl/guy, this electric scooter might be the best beast e-scooter for you.
Who’s the Varla Eagle One Pro Not For
If you're in the market for an e-scooter that you can carry between your daily commute, the Varla Eagle 1 Pro may not be the best choice. Not only does it weigh about 90 pounds, but the frame itself isn't made to easily lift with one hand.