Kaabo, a brand known for manufacturing some of the best high-performance electric scooters on the market, recently released a 2nd generation version of their Wolf King; the Wolf King GT.
The new scooter is equipped with dual 2000-Watt motors that can reportedly generate up to 8400W of power at peak performance. That's almost 1700 Watts more than the maximum power output of the standard Wolf King.
It has even been gaining traction on social platforms like YouTube, with one reviewer calling it "the most powerful electric scooter he has ever ridden". So, is this electric scooter worth the hype?
This post will cover everything you need to know about Kaabo's latest addition to its line of high-powered electric scooters.
Features of the Wolf King GT
1) Dual 2000-Watt Motors
...that put out a combined 8400 Watts of power at peak performance. This electric scooter can travel up 50° inclines and reach speeds of 50 mph in seconds.
In a real-world test carried out by an EV reviewer, the Wolf King GT maxed out at 56.5 miles an hour; just 5.5mph below the manufacturer's rated top speed (while the rider didn't mention his weight, he did mention that he's 6'3).
Like most electric scooters in its class, the Wolf King GT has a maximum load capacity of 330 lbs (150 kg) which is kind of a let-down considering how much power the scooter can generate.
2) New Anti-glare Screen
The Wolf King GT's new full-color TFT screen ensures that riders can see all their stats in the daylight. The 4-inch display records speed, total mileage, battery percentage, ride mode, and more.
Riders can switch between different riding modes — eco and turbo mode — and interact with the e-scooter's head, tail, and deck lights from the cockpit.
Kaabo also added an auto-dimming feature to the device so it automatically adjusts its brightness to the time of day. The device also supports password protection.
3) 29-inch Wide Handlebars
This e-scooter's handlebar is 4.9 inches wider than the standard Wolf King's. Wide handlebars don't add just aesthetics to your electric scooter, they improve overall ride quality.
Advantages of Wider Handlebars
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Specifications of the Wolf King GT
The Wolf King GT is a massive upgrade from the standard Wolf King - and it's not just the difference in power. Check out some of the GT's specifications below.
Front and rear 2000W motors.
Dual 50A sine-wave controllers
Two front-facing headlights, deck lights, LED brake lights, and front & rear turn signals
70 miles (112 km)
115 lbs (52 kg)
Pros of the Wolf King GT
1) It Has a Thumb Throttle
Pulling on a trigger throttle might turn out to be very uncomfortable for your wrist. This is especially true for trigger throttles that are mounted at angles that put riders' wrists in awkward positions.
Adjusting the throttle to an optimal angle might help. However, that would mean angling the throttle closer to the brake lever which might cause you to accidentally pull on the brakes whenever you want to accelerate.
Pushing on a thumb throttle mimics the natural positioning of your hands on the handlebar. Your fingers don't have to reach out to any lever. It also places less stress on your wrists.
2) It Is a Quiet Electric Scooter
Most high-performance e-scooters give off weird whirring sounds when accelerating. This is often accompanied by a jerky feeling and is as a result of the controller (usually square-wave controllers) attempting to apply bursts of power to the motor.
The reverse is the case in sine-wave systems like the Wolf King GT. Power is applied to the motor in a smoother, more transitional manner, increasing efficiency and reducing energy loss to sound.
So, if you're looking for a high-performance electric scooter that doesn't draw people's attention for the wrong reasons, you might want to consider the Wolf King GT.
Cons of the Wolf King GT
1) It Is One Cumbersome Power Plant
The Wolf King GT weighs 115 lbs. That's as heavy as an adult male rottweiler.
And it's not just weight that makes the Wolf King GT so cumbersome; the sheer size of this machine makes it very impractical to carry.
Even when collapsed, the Wolf King GT still covers a large area because the handlebars are not foldable. Riders looking for commuter e-scooters might have to look elsewhere; the Wolf King GT is a tank!
2) The Scooter's Wide Handlebars Might Be Uncomfortable for Shorter Riders
Short riders and people with narrow shoulders will have issues keeping a grip on the Wolf King GT's 29-inch wide handlebars. This might not be too much of an issue if you're only looking to ride the scooter for a few minutes every now and then.
However, those long rides will take their toll on your shoulders if you have to strain them in the first place to get a good grip.
Who's the Wolf King GT for
The Wolf King GT is perfect for off-road riders and people looking for an electric scooter that'll give them a little extra pizazz. It is rigged with bright headlights, a horn, and hydraulic disc brakes to ensure yours and other road users' safeties.
Who's the Wolf King GT Not for
The Wolf King GT is not for commuters. If you have to carry your electric scooter in-between commutes, the Wolf King GT is not for you.
It's just too large and heavy. Even if you are strong enough to carry this electric scooter, its geometry is just too impractical.
The Unagi Model One is an electric scooter that's more suited to commuting. It weighs a fraction of the Wolf King GT weight (23 lbs/ 10 kg) and isn't awkward to carry.
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