Kaabo Wolf King Review
Scores, Tests, Measurements
- One of the best scooters ever
- Excellent for all terrains, especially off-road
- Great quality
- Excellent performance (speed, range, and climbing)
- Smooth rides
- Great safety
- Great for heavy adults
- Trusted brand
- Big dimensions, big weight, low portability
- Some small parts might be of lower quality
- Folding and unfolding take time (although mechanism is secure)
When to buy
The Kaabo Wolf King is not for everybody. But, if you can afford it, and you want the best off-road scooter in the world right now, then the Wolf King is your top choice. Also, if you simply want a premium performance scooter that checks every single box and you don’t mind the low portability, then the Kaabo Wolf King is an excellent scooter as well.
When not to buy
Despite its impressive specs and popularity, the Kaabo Wolf King isn’t for everyone. If your budget is limited, numerous other electric scooters offer excellent performance and features at a significantly lower cost. It’s not beginner-friendly. The Wolf King’s massive size and weight make it difficult to store in small apartments or homes.
In my complete Kaabo Wolf King review, I will go over the results of my tests and experience with it. We will take a detailed look at one of the best electric scooters of our time, and see if it can bear the weight of the crown of its predecessor, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior.
Kaabo Wolf King Specifications
|dual hub BLDC
|3000 W real, 6720 W peak
|2016 Wh, 72 V
|Ingress protection (IP)
|pneumatic tubeless street or offroad
|Trunk or basket
|no (customization possible)
|6061-T6 aluminum alloy and 6082-T6 aluminum forging
|all terrains, great for offroad
|front hydraulic + rear springs
|dual headlight + rear brake + LED deck
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)
|149 cm * 27.9 cm * 48 cm
|Folded dimensions (L * W * H)
|59 in * 11 in * 19 in
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)
|124.9 cm * 62.4 cm * 124.9 cm
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)
|49 in * 25 in * 49 in
|no (customization possible)
Kaabo Wolf King Basics
The Kaabo Wolf King is designed to handle various challenges, making it one of my all-time favorites.
In general, it’s not suitable for the average commuter (too heavy), casual rider (too powerful), or beginners (too expensive).
However, speed demons, long-range cruisers, off-road enthusiasts, heavier adults, and luxury scooter lovers will adore the Kaabo Wolf King.
The scooter comes in a large box, usually a plain brown one with the Kaabo logo. Removing the scooter may be challenging without cutting the box open, but avoid this to ensure easy returns.
The box includes:
- user manual
- warranty card
The scooter arrives almost fully assembled.
The handlebars are already connected to the stem with the cables, but you will need to install them and screw in the screws. You will also have to tighten the screws for the display as well.
Before you take this bad boy for a ride the first time, you should make sure that:
- the battery is fully charged
- the tires are inflated
- the brakes are functional and set to your preferences
- the screws are all tightly screwed
- the P-settings are set to your preferences
User manual and P-Settings
The Kaabo Wolf King manual is detailed with helpful illustrations but not overly long or boring. Adjust any scooter settings through the P-settings menu.
The options are as follows:
- P0 – tire diameter (do not change)
- P1 – controller shut down voltage, default is 52V
- P2 – motor magnetic pole setting, default is 30 (do not change)
- P3 – speed signal selection, default is 0 (do not change)
- P4 – distance and speed unit, 0 for km, 1 for mi
- P5 – start setting, 0 for immediate start 1 for non-zero start or kick-and-go
- P6 – cruise control, 0 for off, 1 for on
- P7 – initial acceleration, 0 for strong, 1 for soft
- P8 – regenerative braking / E-ABS, 0 for off, 1 for on
- P9 – speed limit as % of top sped, 100 for no speed limit
- PA – clear total distance traveled (ODO)
- PB – scooter auto-turn off time in minutes
- PC – display brightness, 1 for low, 3 for high
You can find out more on the page for the P-Settings of the scooter.
Folding and unfolding
I found the folding mechanism of the Kaabo Wolf King to be sturdy and secure, but also not so simple to use.
Folding the scooter may take up to a minute, involving a latch and safety pin that requires some time to get used to. Once mastered, the Wolf King’s folding mechanism is one of the safest.
Unlike typical stem folding, it involves folding the wheel, resulting in a longer folded length but increased stem stability with fewer moving parts.
The Wolf King is built for performance above all. The motor, the controller, and all of the other electronics are at the highest level of both quality and performance, making the Wolf King one of the most powerful scooters ever made.
The Kaabo Wolf King’s dual VM motors, each with a nominal power of 1500 Watts, combine for a peak power of 6720 Watts.
With dual 40 Amp controllers, this power delivers high speeds, torque, acceleration, impressive climb angles, and substantial weight capacity.
Speed and speed test
The official top speed of the Kaabo Wolf King is 60 mph / 96.5 kmh. I only got up to 42 mph / 68 kmh, but it definitely seemed like the scooter was capable of much more, I just didn’t have access to the necessary equipment and roads (and, honestly, courage) to go faster.
Independent tests confirm varying top speeds, with reports ranging from 54 mph / 87 kmh to a user achieving 61 mph / 98 kmh on the Kaabo Wolf King.
The torquey acceleration can catch you off-guard, as even a light throttle press propels you forward.
The scooter reaches 30 mph / 48 kmh in approximately 4.5 seconds, 40 mph / 64 kmh in about 7 seconds, and 50 mph / 80 kmh in less than 14 seconds.
If this speed isn’t enough for you speed junkies, check out my guide on the fastest electric scooters.
Range and range test
The Kaabo Wolf King can go as much as 50 mi / 80 km on a single charge, but to achieve that, you will have to ride in the slower power-saving modes.
When riding at more regular speeds and power modes, you can expect a range between 30 and 40 mi / 48 and 64 km (that’s pretty much the range I got in my tests).
The optimal range hasn’t been proven by any owner tests yet, but the regular range has been confirmed several times.
If you aren’t satisfied with this range, check out my guide on the best long-range electric scooters.
Climbing and climb test
The official climb angle of the Kaabo Wolf King is 45°.
That’s a very bold claim by the scooter’s manufacturers, but it has been somewhat confirmed in some challenging owner tests, and it doesn’t sound too incredible when we think about the sheer motor power that this dual-drive scooter can output.
I only managed to achieve an angle of 40° which is still very impressive.
That clearly makes the Wolf King one of the best hill-climbing scooters in the world today.
Commuting with the Wolf King is possible only for certain longer-distance routes without public transport involvement in my opinion, but dragging the heavy scooter through buses and trains may not be worth it.
The Wolf King excels in fast rides and off-road terrain, and for me is one of the best off-road electric scooters on the market.
With an insane top speed and top-notch features for rough rides, it provides a premium scooter experience regardless of use.
The scooter is easy to control.
Turning and cornering are nice and smooth for my own preference. Since the scooter is both heavy and reliable, it has excellent handling and balance.
Kaabo Wolf King vs other scooters
Let’s see how the Kaabo Wolf King compares to other scooters.
Kaabo Wolf King vs Kaabo Wolf Warrior
The Wolf Warrior is, in a way, the preceding version of the Wolf King, with practically identical looks and similar features.
The Wolf King, being the newer version, offers improvements, especially in battery and motor performance, featuring 72 Volts compared to the Wolf Warrior’s 60 Volts and a higher peak motor power of 6720 Watts versus 5400 Watts.
The Wolf King also boasts a sturdier folding mechanism. The only advantage the Wolf Warrior retains is its lower price.
Kaabo Wolf King vs Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro
The GT Pro is the next better version of the Kaabo Wolf King.
The Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro offers more speed, significantly extended range, more powerful motors and battery cells, improved climbing power, and enhanced water protection, albeit with an added weight of approximately 11 lbs / 5 kg.
For an upgraded experience, consider the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro, priced around $600 higher.
You can find the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro at Voromotors, and, again, my coupon code escooternerds will get you $50 off the price.
Kaabo Wolf King vs Nami Burn E-2 Max
Despite the Nami Burn E-2 Max costing $1800 more than the Kaabo Wolf King, both have identical top speeds. While the Nami Burn E-2 Max has superior motors on paper, the Kaabo Wolf King excels in climbing ability and has a higher weight limit.
However, the Nami Burn E-2 Max surpasses the Wolf King in range, covering 90 mi / 145 km on a single charge compared to the Wolf King’s 50 mi / 80 km.
The Nami Burn E-2 Max also boasts IP67 water protection, making it nearly waterproof, whereas the Wolf King has IPX4 protection, safeguarding it only against smaller water splashes.
In my opinion, those two advantages, while significant, may not be enough to justify the big price difference, but if you’re after a very long-range scooter, or you simply live somewhere with lots of rain, then you may think otherwise, in which case I recommend checking out my detailed Nami Burn E-2 Max review.
Kaabo Wolf King vs Zero 11X
The Zero 11X is typically $600-$700 more expensive than the Kaabo Wolf King, offering similar top speeds and power. The Wolf King excels in climbing ability, weight limit, and water protection, while being lighter.
The major advantage of the Zero 11X lies in its extended range.
In my opinion, very few people need 90 mi / 145 km of range on a single charge, but if that’s your thing, you may want to check out the Zero 11X at Rydology.
Build quality and lifespan
The Wolf King is priced as a premium electric scooter, and there’s a very good justification for that. The scooter is of excellent quality, and my rides with it were mostly amazing.
The scooter maintains the same look as its predecessor, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior, with subtle changes and upgrades in functionality and specifications.
As an upgraded model, the engineering is superior, enhancing ride stability and safety without significant changes to the powerful design.
While we can’t precisely predict its lifespan, we can confidently expect it to surpass the already long lifespan of the Wolf Warrior.
The Kaabo Wolf King is a feature-complete scooter. It simply checks all the boxes and lacks nothing.
Battery and charging
The Kaabo Wolf King has one of the strongest battery configurations in the world today. It has 72 Volts, 28 Amp-hours, and a total capacity of 2016 Watt-hours.
The Wolf King’s battery is manufactured by top brands like Samsung and LG, ensuring quality. The battery circuit is protected by a smart battery management system, preventing defects like overvoltage, overcurrent, and overheating, extending the battery lifespan.
The scooter comes with a regular charger, taking about 10 hours for a full charge. An optional fast charger reduces charging time to 5 hours with both chargers which is very fast for that battery.
Indicator lights on the chargers show red during charging and green when complete. Charging ports on the front left side are protected by a plastic cover.
Tires, wheels, and mudguards
The tires of the Wolf King are another one of its strongest features, and probably one of the things I loved the most about it.
The Wolf King features 11-inch pneumatic tubeless tires, wider than typical commuter scooters at over 3.5 inches, striking a balance between durability and comfort with a recommended tire pressure of 50 PSI.
As an off-road scooter, it can support off-road tires, which need to be ordered and installed separately.
The mudguards are sturdy but could benefit from being an inch longer, particularly the rear one.
The Kaabo Wolf King is built from the ground up to be an off-road scooter, and it’s no wonder that its suspension is excellent and will make every ride smooth, no matter how rough the terrain.
The scooter boasts a top-tier suspension system with a fully hydraulic twin suspension in the front and two large spring suspenders in the rear, ranking among the best in the market.
The brakes are one of the strongest features of this scooter.
The Wolf King is equipped with fully hydraulic Zoom brakes on both wheels, featuring a 160 mm disk diameter and an electronic anti-lock braking system that can be toggled on or off.
This setup ensures a very short braking distance of 12 ft / 3.6 m when stopping from lower speeds, making it one of the safest performance scooters available.
Deck, frame, kickstand, and footrest
The Wolf King has a spacious deck suitable for all shoe sizes, and an elevated rear footrest adds extra room. Like its predecessor, it’s primarily made from aviation-grade aluminum (6061-T6 and 6082-T6 alloys) for a balance of lightness and durability.
While the kickstand is sturdy, some owners caution it may get in the way and get caught with feet.
Cockpit, screen, and controls
The Wolf King comes with the EY3 LCD display, the gold standard for scooter screens among powerful models today.
Acceleration is done through a trigger, which is not personally my favorite acceleration mechanism, but it’s still the standard for scooters that come with the EY3 display, and the good news is, it is very responsive.
Lights and night rides
The Wolf King features upgraded headlights from the Kaabo Wolf Warrior, with improved intensity and quality.
Dual headlights, along with a rear brake light and LED light strips on the deck, ensure visibility and street legality during nighttime rides.
Weight, dimensions, and portability
The Kaabo Wolf King weighs 105 lbs / 46.5 kg.
Unfolded, its dimensions are 49.2 x 24.6 x 49.2 in / 124.9 x 62.4 x 124.9 cm (length, width, height), while folded dimensions are 59 x 11 x 19 in / 149 x 27.9 x 48 cm.
Note that the scooter’s length increases when folded due to the non-folding stem, making it less portable. It may not fit in most car trunks, consider a pickup truck for transportation.
So, this is neither a light nor a small scooter, and that’s just one of the tradeoffs that you will have to accept when it comes to this scooter.
Personally, I did have some trouble when having to pick it up and store it.
If you need an electric scooter that weighs less and has smaller dimensions, check out my guide on the most portable electric scooters.
Weight limit, handlebar height, and usage by heavy adults
With a weight limit of 400 lbs / 181 kg, the Kaabo Wolf King boasts one of the highest capacities in the electric scooter market.
Numerous heavier riders have confirmed its adequacy, making it one of the best electric scooters for heavy adults worldwide.
I tested the weight limit with my friend riding it at the same time (we are both around 200 lbs / 90 kg) and we didn’t notice any big drop off in performance.
Taller adults can also consider getting the Kaabo Wolf handlebar extender that adds 8 in / 20 cm to the handlebar height
The Kaabo Wolf King has an IPX4 waterproof rating, similar to its predecessor, the Wolf Warrior’s IP54. Both provide protection against water splashes from all angles, allowing for some rain riding.
However, it’s advised to avoid wet surfaces and riding in wet weather as much as possible.
If you constantly want to drive a scooter in the rain and don’t want to worry about it, check out my guide on the most waterproof electric scooters.
Security and locking
Usually, scooters of this caliber come with a key ignition system, but unfortunately, that’s not the case with the Wolf King. You will have to use a very strong scooter lock to properly secure your scooter.
Kaabo scooters, including the Wolf King, typically lack Bluetooth connectivity and do not come with a native app.
I recommend the EScooterNerds Universal Scooter Helper app as a compensatory app.
Of course, it will not connect with the Wolf King either, but it will provide you with a lot of supplementary features such as checklists, resources, calculators, guides, the used scooter marketplace, etc.
Since the build and the entire exterior of the Wolf King are practically the same as the Kaabo Wolf Warrior, you can use the same Kaabo Wolf Warrior accessories for the Wolf King as well.
While there are a few interesting upgrades for the Wolf King, probably the first one that you will get will be the fast charger. This accessory reduces scooter charging time from 10 to 5 hours—worth the extra cost in my opinion.
The Wolf King lacks an official seat.
Safety and gear
Always wear a full-face motorcycle helmet when riding the powerful and fast Kaabo Wolf King for maximum safety.
See my guide on the best electric scooter helmets for some excellent picks.
Also, you will probably want to get some additional safety gear like motorcycle armor or at least some knee and elbow pads. Check out my guide on the best electric scooter accessories for some excellent peaks.
Issues and downsides
Earlier scooter versions had stem wobble issues, often resolved with a simple stem adjustment. The safety pin’s chain is fragile and may break, though it doesn’t affect scooter functionality.
Some users reported the rubber mat on the deck becoming loose after a short period. These are the known issues, but none are dealbreakers.
The Kaabo Wolf King may not meet everyone’s needs.
However, for those with the financial means and a desire for the ultimate off-road scooter currently available, the Wolf King stands out as the top pick.
Moreover, if you’re seeking a high-performance scooter that flawlessly meets all criteria and portability is not a primary concern, then the Kaabo Wolf King proves to be an exceptional choice.