Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Review [The Best Off-road Scooter I’ve Reviewed]

Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Review

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Quick summary: This is one of the best high-performance off-road scooters ever. With two powerful motors, a huge battery, and unrivaled durability and build quality, it has the status of a hero in the scooter world and is one of the most beloved power scooters ever made. It is certainly one of my favorite scooters, too.

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Overall score
Ranked #1 in price range $3101 – $3200
93
Quality & Lifespan
92
Value
82
Ride Experience
91
Speed
80
Acceleration
90
Climbing
77
Range
100
Brakes
94
Suspension
92
Portability
8
Weight capacity
90
Maintenance
93

Pros

  • Great power and performance
  • Excellent top speed
  • Great range
  • Very good build quality
  • Perfect for off-road rides
  • Big tires and great suspension
  • Excellent brakes

Cons

  • On the pricey side
  • Not the perfect commuter
  • Not suited for beginners or first-time owners
  • Heavy and difficult to carry
  • Could use more waterproofing

When to buy

Get the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 if you’re looking for the go-to choice for a top-notch performance scooter, with excellent top speed, range, climb angle, and weight capacity. Of course, get it if you’re looking for the best off-road scooter, too.

When not to buy

If you’re looking for a regular budget or commuting scooter, you may want to look at a lighter scooter. Also, this is not exactly a cheap model.

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In this comprehensive review of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11, we will examine in detail one of the most legendary electric scooters of all time. Let’s see why this is one of mine (and almost everyone else’s) favorite performance scooter!

Specifications

Kaabo Wolf Warrior Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed80 kmh
Top speed50 mph
Range112 km
Range70 mi
Motorsdual brushless BLDC
Power2400 W real, 5400 W peak
Climb angle17 °
Battery2100 Wh, 60 V
Battery type35Ah LG or Samsung
Charging time12 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX4
Weight46 kg
Weight101 lbs
Weight limit150 kg
Weight limit330 lbs
Tire size11 in
Tire typepneumatic tubeless
Tire pressure50 psi
Seatno
Trunk or basketno (customization possible)
Terrainsall terrains, great for offroad
Brakeshydraulic + electronic
ABSyes
Shock absorbersfront + rear hydraulic
Lightshead light + rear lights + side lights
Warranty12 months
Return period30 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)150 cm * 28 cm * 48 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)59 in * 11 in * 19 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)125 cm * 63 cm * 127 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)49 in * 25 in * 50 in
Deck to handlebar height97 cm (est)
Deck to handlebar height38 in (est)
Adjustable handlebaryes
Use casespower, offroad

Basics

This is not your grandpa’s scooter, and it doesn’t need a kick to get going. You just press the throttle and you start flying immediately.

The scooter has a wide combination of performance configurations. You can choose between 3-speed gears, eco or turbo mode, and single or dual motors mode.

Unboxing and assembly

unboxing the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

As you might expect, the scooter arrives in a huge package (it’s as big as a fridge), with tons of protective covers and layers.

The box includes:

  • scooter
  • charger
  • kickstand
  • multitool
  • user manual
  • warranty card

The handlebars are already attached to the stem with the cables, but you will still need to install them and screw them in. The process takes a few minutes. You will also have to install the kickstand as well.

Before you go out to ride, you should make sure that the tires are inflated, the battery is full, the lights are properly set, and there are no loose screws.

User manual and P-settings

P-settings for the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

The user manual that will come with your scooter is short but detailed. Reading it is both easy and quick, but it can also prove to be very useful down the line, as the manual might contain some information about that specific version of the scooter that is not available anywhere else. You should also check out the Kaabo Wolf Warrior’s P-settings, as you will probably want to tweak some aspects of your scooter.

Performance

Let’s take a look at Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11’s performance.

Motors and power

The motors of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior are another one of its strongest sides and one of my favorite features of this scooter.

It has two hub BLDC motors, one in each wheel, each with a real power level of 1200 Watts and a peak power level of 2700 Watts. The result is a combined peak power output of 5400 Watts! They are controlled by two 40A controllers.

Speed, speed test, and acceleration

front wheel of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

The official top speed of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is 50 mph / 80 kmh. I didn’t dare to test this speed, but I did reach around 42 mph / 67 kmh without any issues.

Other owners have proven that the scooter develops its advertised top speed without any problems. There are practically no instances where the scooter hasn’t been able to deliver on the promised speed, and in some user tests, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has reached top speeds of 53 mph / 85 kmh.

The scooter reaches speeds of 15 mph / 25 kmh in less than 2 seconds, providing an exhilarating and powerful experience that may take some getting used to, particularly if you’re new to such high-performance scooters.

If somehow this speed is not enough for you, take a look at my article the fastest electric scooters for even higher top speeds.

Climb and climb test

Hill climbing is another area where the Wolf Warrior simply excels. The official climb angle of the scooter is 30%, or 16.70°, but from my tests and experience, the scooter is capable of conquering even much steeper hills than that.

Now, there is one point of contention here.

In the past, the climb angle of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has been misreported by some other companies as being 30° instead of 30%. Even though it felt to me that’s probably pretty close to how much the scooter can climb, it’s not exactly true, and there have been a few user tests that have busted that myth.

So, while the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has an amazing climb angle, it’s probably not 30° / 57.74%.

Check out my guide on the best electric scooters for climbing hills if you’re looking for scooters that are proven to climb hills extremely well.

Range and range test

Given the huge battery, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior will be capable of very long ranges on a single charge.

If you’re riding very conservatively and at lower speeds, you should easily get around 70 mi / 112 km.

I’ve gone around 40 mi / 64 km on just half a battery charge, which in theory means the scooter should be able to go 80 mi / 128 km (I was riding fairly slowly most of the time, however).

If you ride at faster speeds, you can still expect ranges between 40 and 50 mi / 64 and 80 km.

Battery and charging

charging ports and charger of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

The battery of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior simply can’t be better.

The lithium-ion battery has a voltage of 60 Volts, and a capacity of 35 Amp-hours, or 2100 Watt-hours, making it one of the biggest batteries in a scooter ever. The battery is protected by common charging and discharging faults by a smart battery management system.

The scooter has two charging ports. It will take 20 hours to charge fully with the regular charger, and 12 hours for fast charging, which is simply brilliant, since scooters with batteries 5 times smaller sometimes take 8 hours to charge.

Ride experience

The Kaabo Wolf Warrior provided me with one of the best ride experiences I’ve ever had. Not only does the scooter have 11-inch tires, but it also comes with an amazing suspension system.

It is one of those very few scooters that are truly premium, in every single part and component, but also their whole build and execution, and the result is a silky-smooth ride without as much of a wiggle or an unexpected noise.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs other scooters

A scooter can’t hold the title of the best off-road scooter ever, without being constantly challenged by other scooters vying for the title. Let’s see how the Kaabo Wolf Warrior defends its crown.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs Dualtron Thunder

Possibly the biggest rival of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is the Dualtron Thunder, another very strong scooter that comes with solid off-road capabilities.

Generally speaking, we could say that the Wolf is better prepared for rides through rough terrains, as its tires are very deeply treaded and made specifically for off-road. Plus, the Wolf can come with standard road tires as well.

The top speeds of the two scooters are identical at 50 mph / 80 kmh, which is no surprise at all since both scooters come with the same dual-drive motor configuration with 2400 Watts of combined real power.

The range is also very similar, with the Thunder having a slight advantage of 5 mi / 8 km. Since both scooters have very similar battery capacities, the Thunder’s range advantage likely comes from its slightly lower mass, as it weighs 95 lbs / 43 kg, as opposed to the Wolf’s weight of 101 lbs / 46 kg.

Interestingly, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has a better weight limit, with 330 lbs / 150 kg against the Thunder’s 265 lbs / 120 kg, which may be due to a better and stronger build overall.

Finally, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is significantly cheaper than the Dualtron Thunder, by several hundred dollars, and often even more, and I believe that’s the biggest advantage the Wolf has over the Thunder, as there’s no sense in overpaying that much for practically the same performance.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs Dualtron Ultra 2

Kaabo wolf warrior 11 vs dualtron ultra 2

Unlike the Dualtron Thunder, the Dualtron Ultra is a true off-road scooter, and even though both scooters have 11-inch tires, the Ultra comes with treaded tires ready for rough terrains and is a much better matchup against the Wolf. The Wolf still has an advantage in the tire department, as its off-road tires are legendary and possibly the best off-road tires in the world, but the difference will not be as pronounced.

Now, there have been several big improvements from the first to the second Dualtron Ultra version, and the Ultra 2 is much stronger in overall performance, with 6640 Watts of combined peak power, a potential top speed of 62 mph / 100 kmh, and a range of 87 mi / 140 km.

That difference in performance is understandable, as the Dualtron Ultra 2 costs a lot more than the Kaabo Wolf Warrior. The Ultra 2 is often priced around $4000, and sometimes even more. You will be getting one of the best high-performing electric scooters ever made but at a hefty price.

I’d recommend sticking with the Kaabo Wolf Warrior for most off-road enthusiasts, as it’s a true off-road classic that will not destroy your budget. Consider the Dualtron Ultra 2 if you’re after that true cutting-edge performance. You can check out my Dualtron Ultra 2 review if you’re interested.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs Zero 11X

Kaabo wolf warrior 11 vs zero 11x

The Zero 11X is another serious challenger to the Kaabo Wolf Warrior, although, similarly to the Dualtron Ultra 2, it’s often priced a lot higher than the Wolf, and it’s almost like comparing scooters from two different price categories.

The Wolf will usually be around $500-$1000 cheaper, but the Zero 11X truly justifies its price with its stronger dual motors of 3200 Watts of real power combined, which give the scooter a top speed of 62 mph / 100 kmh, and the 72V LG battery which gives it a range of 90 mi / 145. It’s clear that the Zero 11X has the edge in terms of raw performance.

Curiously, the Zero 11X seems to lack an official IP rating, which is somewhat strange for a scooter of this caliber. It’s still a great off-road scooter, with 11-inch treaded off-road tires, although many merchants don’t offer the option to get the scooter with the standard road tires, which reduces its versatility.

I recommend staying with the Kaabo Wolf Warrior if you’re after that true off-road experience, and checking out the Zero 11Xif you want a top-notch off-road scooter but leaning more towards the power end of the spectrum.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs Wolf King

kaabo wolf warrior 11 vs kaabo wolf king

Probably the only real threat to the Kaabo Wolf Warrior comes from its next-generation upgrade, the Wolf King. The Wolf King is a later release, and naturally, it will have some significant advantages in terms of motor power, with 2880 Watts of combined real power against the Wolf Warrior’s 2400 Watts, which will give it a higher top speed of 60 mph / 96 km.

The battery comes with an improved quality level but a reduced battery capacity, and as a result, the range remains the same at around 50 mi / 80 km.

The Wolf King is also available with both standard and off-road tires, giving it the same versatility as the Wolf Warrior provides.

I might recommend sticking with the Kaabo Wolf Warrior if you want to get one of the most proven and battle-tested scooter models ever, but make no mistake, the Wolf King is a clear way forward, and if that sounds like a better option to you, check out the Wolf King at Voromotors, or see my complete Kaabo Wolf King review.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior vs VSETT 10+

kaabo wolf warrior 11 vs vsett 10+

The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 and the VSETT 10+ look very different on the outside but are quite similar in terms of performance.

Their top speeds and their ranges are the same and even their motor powers. That’s somewhat curious in this case, especially the range since the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has a bigger battery that also makes it heavier.

The water protection standards are also identical, and to some extent the brakes and the suspension as well, since they both have excellent hydraulic brakes and hydraulic suspension systems.

One advantage the Kaabo Wolf Warrior has is the bigger weight limit, making it better for heavier adults.

Another advantage would be the tires, which are bigger than the Wolf Warrior, making the rides more comfortable and stable.

Finally, another advantage would be the brand name, as well as the experience and brand recognition behind it, since this scooter has been through many iterations and versions and has learned a lot of valuable lessons.

Still, the VSETT 10+ will usually be cheaper by about $100-$200, and it will still come with similar performance. You can check out the VSETT 10+ at EWheels if you’re curious.

Build quality

Durability and build quality are strong suits of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior. In fact, those might be its strongest weapons.

Based on my experience with this scooter, it’s really hard to see how it could break down. The scooter is engineered and built to take on some serious abuse. Made for the challenges of the off-road primarily, the urban rides even on streets with some serious potholes and cracks are almost a joke for it.

I can easily see this scooter lasting for years and years without even a sign of a defect.

Features

Kaabo Wolf Warrior on a white background

Let’s dive into Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11’s features.

Controls, cockpit, handlebars

The right handlebar is where most of the action is, and the buttons there are used to turn the scooter on and switch the speed and motor modes, as well as a mode button to toggle between different display modes on the screen. The buttons to toggle the lights and to sound the horn are on the left handlebar.

The scooter comes with the highly revered EY3 round display that Dualtron scooters have, which always comes with the trigger throttle. The screen, along with the small dashboard with the control buttons are both on the right handlebar.

As usual, the EY3 display shows you:

  • current speed
  • battery level
  • speed mode
  • distance covered

Both of the handlebars host a brake lever. As with any vehicle, the left lever is for the rear brake, and the right lever is for the front.

For more visual explanation take a look at the video below.

Deck and frame

a muddy Kaabo Wolf Warrior

The deck of the scooter is very spacious, and it will have no problem fitting the feet even of the largest adults. The deck also has an elevation above the rear wheel, which is great for resting one of your feet while riding.

Made out of the highest-quality T6061 aviation-grade aluminum, the scooter’s frame is both light and durable. The stem of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is instantly recognizable – the dual bars make sure that the handlebars remain very stable throughout the entire ride, without sacrificing cornering and control.

The scooter comes with a very stable and thick kickstand.

Waterproofing and IP rating

The official water resistance rating of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is IPX4. That means the scooter is immune to damage from water splashes from all angles. I rode the scooter through some rain a few times and never had any issues.

Technically, the scooter is water-resistant, but not fully waterproof. As with any electric scooter, riding in the rain is best avoided if possible. There has been just one water-related defect reported online, out of thousands of units in circulation.

Lights and riding at night

deck lights of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

One of the signature features of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is its two big headlights, with 5 Watts of power in each. They will light up the road ahead very well and cast a beam of light up to 10 meters ahead.

The front of the deck also features two additional lights, although they are not as bright. Additionally, the scooter has LED strips on the sides of the deck. All of these lights on the deck are independent of the other lighting systems and are toggled by the light button on the deck itself, near the charging ports.

In the rear, the scooter has red brake lights that are activated every time you engage the brakes.

All in all, the scooter has plenty of strong lighting and can be safely used at night.

Tires and suspension

suspension of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

You can choose the tire type when you purchase the scooter, with regular street tires and off-road tires both available.

No matter which ones you choose initially, you should also be able to switch them rather easily later. Unless you already know you want to ride the scooter off-road primarily, I recommend going with the regular street tires first (even though I chose off-road tires initially).

The tires are 11 inches in diameter and around 3.5 inches in width. No matter which tire type you go with, you will get explosion-proof pneumatic tubeless tires, and flats will almost certainly never be an issue. The recommended tire pressure is 50 PSI.

Ride comfort was amazing with this scooter, and not just because of the huge tires. The Kaabo Wolf Warrior famously has one of the best suspension systems in the scooter world, with high-quality hydraulic dual shock absorbers in the front, and dual spring shock absorbers in the rear.

Brakes and safety

disk brake of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

Similar to the other systems, the brakes of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior are simply flawless and of unrivaled quality.

The scooter comes with fully hydraulic 140-mm Zoom brakes on both of the wheels. It can’t get much better than that – Zoom is the best manufacturer of brakes in the world right now, and hydraulic brakes are by far the best type of brakes. The scooter comes to a full stop within 5-6 meters even when braking from higher speeds.

In addition, the scooter has an electronic brake system that disengages the motor when used, and it also includes an electronic anti-lock braking system (E-ABS) which will prevent skidding and the tires locking even when braking on slippery surfaces.

Even though the scooter has excellent brakes and is very safe, you should still wear a safe scooter helmet. The scooter’s performance is so powerful that it practically leaves you no other choice than a proper full-face motorcycle helmet.

Weight, weight limit, dimensions, and portability

This is a scooter that is not meant to be carried over longer distances.

The scooter weighs 101 lbs / 45.8 kg. When folded, the scooter’s dimensions are:

  • length: 59 in / 149 cm
  • width: 11 in / 27.9 cm
  • height: 19 in / 48 cm

The scooter will barely fit in larger car trunks, and it will probably not fit into smaller car trunks at all, mostly because of its length.

Even though this is a heavy scooter and hard to be stolen, still is a very expensive scooter, you will want to get a strong and secure scooter lock.

Also, the scooter can carry up to 330 lbs / 150 kg of weight on its deck and has a very large and wide deck that will support even the largest people. The scooter has absolutely no issues providing almost unadulterated performance even for heavier riders.

App

There is no official app for the Kaabo Wolf Warrior.

You may want to check out the EScooterNerds Universal Scooter Helper app, available for iPhone and Android. The app will provide you with some commonly used features like checklists, guides, resources, calculators, tools, access to the used scooter marketplace, etc.

Accessories

You can choose from several accessories for the Kaabo Wolf Warrior and look at some generic scooter accessories that might fit the Wolf as well.

I recommend a trunk for this scooter as the most useful accessory, and maybe even an entire storage compartment installed in the back if you need to carry a lot of stuff, which also makes this a great scooter for delivery.

Check out this video from the Voromotors Workshop for a detailed guide on how to install a seat on your Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11:

Known issues and tradeoffs

rear brake light of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

Even though the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is truly a premium scooter, it does come with a set of tradeoffs that clearly make it unsuitable for a lot of would-be scooterists.

For starters, the price of this scooter is almost always around $3000, and even though you can get around $50 off if you use the escooternerds coupon at checkout, it’s still a prohibitively high price for many people.

This is a true power scooter. Every little part, screw, and wire in it are made to serve one purpose, and that’s performance, and off-road performance in particular. That makes the scooter very heavy, very large, and very inconvenient to carry around.

It also comes with a bit of a learning curve, and it might take weeks or months before you start handling the scooter well. You will definitely want to look at some other options if you’re looking for a regular commuting scooter (see my guide on the best electric scooters under $500 for some great picks). I’ve tried many scooters over the years, and even I needed some time to adjust the first time I tried this scooter.

If you’re aware of those tradeoffs, and the Kaabo Wolf Warrior still sounds like an amazing scooter to you, then you will be happy to know that the scooter is of excellent quality, and barely has any serious issues that are commonly present in all the units. You will definitely get your money’s worth with this scooter.

Verdict

lower view of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior

As we said at the beginning of this review, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is not for everyone. I would say it’s only for a small number of people.

Do you want the best off-road scooter in the world? Then the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is for you.

Do you want one of the most powerful electric scooters ever made? Then the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is for you.

Do you want one of the highest-quality, most durable, most iconic, and most beloved electric scooters in the world? Then the Kaabo Wolf Warrior is definitely for you.

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