Big and tall people are no strangers to having to find the right size.
Being larger and heavier than the standard population means you’re less likely to fit into clothing sizes and airport seats: but electric scooters might just be the one thing where you get the upper hand.
It’s no coincidence that the electric scooters that can handle heavy and oversized adults are also some of the most premium heavy-duty options in the market. Along with a higher weight capacity, a heavy-duty electric scooter also delivers superior suspension, dual-powered motors, and speed+range specs that are nearly triple that of standard e scooters.
While product-testing (and crash-testing) the scooters on this list, we enlisted the help of two heavy riders who weigh 330 lbs and 540 lbs respectively. I wanted to ensure that the upper weight limit was as good in real life as it is on paper, and only included the products that were.
There’s a product here for all heavy riders between 300-500lbs in different categories and price points.
If you’re short on time, our top pick goes to the super affordable TurboAnt X7 Pro.
For a more premium option, don’t shy away from the ultimate Dualtron Thunder.
Top 7 Best Electric Scooters for Heavy Adults 2023
1. TurboAnt X7 Pro Folding Electric Scooter
Our Top Pick
Weight Capacity: 275 lbs
This scooter is our top pick because it has no match for affordability and performance. While there are plenty of other scooters on the list that offer higher weight capacity, they’re often double the price. And while the TurboAnt claims to offer 275 lbs, it’s such a well-built electric scooter that it could probably handle up to 300 lbs. So this bad boy can easily handle 120 kg.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro has a modest balance of features. While its maximum speed is 20mph, a 275 lb rider will likely not be able to enjoy more than 13-15mph. I found that to be fast enough for commuting around the city, especially for short distances. In terms of range, you can expect a solid 30 miles from this electric scooter on a full battery. Heavier riders do take up more of the scooter’s energy, and 30 miles is still on the higher side compared to many other scooters out there.
Arguably the best feature of the X7 Pro is how lightweight it is. At 33lbs, this scooter folds up super compact and weighs almost a third of other scooters on our list. It’s rare to get a scooter this lightweight and easy to carry around in the heavy-adult category. I had no issues folding this scooter up and carrying it around while going about errands.
You also get a spacious deck on the TurboAnt X7 Pro, which should be more than enough for a pair of larger feet. Something to keep in mind is that there are no suspension or shock absorbers in this scooter, and the pneumatic tires are all that stand between you and a bumpy road. It’s no surprise, however, since ultra-comfortable rides tend to come with more premium scooters.
Of course, a heavier rider will exert more pressure on the motor power — and the TurboAnt X7 Pro just about provides enough power at 350w. And while it puts up a good show at leveled surfaces, it slows to a crawl on inclines of 15°. In my book, it’s a forgivable feature, but it depends heavily on your daily route terrain. Overall, the TurboAnt is surprisingly all-rounded for a scooter of this price.
While you’re not getting monster power or lightning speed, this is a scooter that raises eyebrows for the package deal it provides.
- Lightweight. One of the lighter scooters on the list.
- Decent weight limit of 275 lbs
- Pneumatic tires for a relatively cushioned and stable ride
- Great for heavy adults
- Value for money and affordable
- 12 months warranty
- Not the best top speed
- Not the best maximum range
- Not the best incline motor power
The TurboAnt is a great electric scooter for heavy adults wanting to dip their toes in the world of electric commute. It doesn’t deliver mind-blowing performance but is a great modest beginning point. This would be ideal for a college student or young working professional trying to be economical.
I wouldn’t recommend this scooter if your daily route involves a lot of inclined terrain and slopes, since this scooter might not have the motor power to handle it. (Instead check out our reviews of electric scooters for climbing hills) This is also not the best option if you’re looking for a more durable or premium scooter.
2. Dualtron Thunder
Best Premium Electric Scooter for Heavy Adults
Weight Capacity: 265 – 330 lbs/150 kg
If we’re talking premium, it doesn’t get much better than Dualtron. Dualtron is known for making the most impressive and powerful electric scooters in the market. The Dualtron Thunder has some mind-blowing specs, making it quite literally everyone’s dream scooter.
Starting with the maximum weight this scooter can take — most riders claim it can handle 340 lbs. We tested this scooter out with a 6’2″ rider who weighs 320 lbs and saw no dents in performance whatsoever.
This is a heavy-duty electric scooter if we ever saw one. It’s fitted with ABS dual disc brakes and hydraulic spring suspension. The suspension is adjustable, and you can even swap them out for softer cartridges for lighter riders. Dualtron Thunder wasn’t built as an electric scooter for oversized adults, but as a heavy-duty scooter to outperform all others.
It’s not called Thunder without a reason — this is a 5,400-watt motor. To put things in perspective, that means this motor is 15 times more powerful than the TurboAnt X7 Pro. Needless to say, the Dualtron Thunder has no problem going up steep slopes of 45° carrying a heavy adult.
If you’re wondering about top speed: 50 mph. That’s way faster than you need to go on an electric scooter!
Finally: I’ve never had a smoother ride than the Dualtron Thunder. A smooth ride is guaranteed with the modular 11×4 wheels and suspension system. In terms of looks: the Dualtron looks straight out of a sci-fi movie (especially once the rear led lights are on) while still looking as sleek and expensive as it is. You’re also never going to worry about battery power once you’re on the Thunder, and you can easily squeeze in 75 miles in one battery cycle. The wheel size is 11 inches on this bad boy.
- Incredibly powerful motor power
- Great for steep inclines
- High weight limit
- Great top speed of 50 mph
- Extremely comfortable ride
- Great suspension system
- Premium quality and extremely durable
- Great maximum range
- Rear brake light and rear drum brake
- Excellent stopping power
- Not affordable for everyone
- Heavy and can’t be carried around
If you’ve done your share of cheap electric scooter riding, and you’re ready to graduate to the best the market has to offer — the choice is clear. While the Dualtron Thunder is high-end in terms of price, there’s no doubt about the value for money in terms of performance. This is the ultimate electric scooter for heavy adults that will likely last a lifetime.
3. Swagtron SG-5 Swagger 5
Most Affordable Electric scooter
Weight capacity: 320 lbs
The Swagtron SG-5 Swagger 5 may have a funny name, but Swagtron wasn’t kidding when they made an affordable scooter that can actually handle 320lbs. This is the most affordable electric scooter on the list. I had to include it since a weight limit of more than 300lbs is usually unheard of in this price range.
The previous model had a 250w motor which has now been updated to a modest 300w motor. Similar to the TurboAnt X7 Pro, 300w is just about sufficient to take a heavy adult on a leveled terrain, but it will definitely not be enough for inclines and hills.
The top speed on the Swagtron SG-5 is 18mph, but heavy riders above 250lbs will likely cap at 12-15mph, depending on the battery level and ride quality. You can’t expect an absolutely smooth ride on this scooter, but the unique honeycomb tires are quite resilient and less flat-tire prone than regular alternatives.
I was quite impressed at how fast this scooter charges. It takes about three and a half hours for the Swagtron SG-5 to reach the full battery, after which it has a maximum range of 11 miles. That’s not a lot, but it should be sufficient for riders who travel short distances.
- Extremely affordable scooter
- Great scooter for heavy adults
- High max load capacity
- Fast charging
- Decent braking power
- Not one of the heavy-duty electric scooters out there
- Top speeds go down with heavier riders
- No shock absorbers
- The deck is not very spacious
This would be the perfect scooter for a college student or any beginner. It’s the perfect budget scooter for oversized adults but doesn’t provide the impressive features or performance that a serious e-scooter rider would want.
4. Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
Best electric scooter for riders under 500lbs
Maximum weight capacity: 450 lbs
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is a beast of a vehicle. It’s almost unbelievable that it’s considered an electric scooter when you take into account the performance that it delivers.
The Wolf Warrior 11 is one of Kaabo’s most powerful electric scooters in a long range of high-quality premium vehicles. At a peak output of 5400 watts, this scooter has 1200w dual motors along with two 4A controllers for a really robust power system. The result? A scooter that can go 30° with no impact on speed or range.
And while Kaabo self-proclaims that the Wolf Warrior 11 is built for power junkies: the incredibly smooth ride doesn’t hurt. This electric scooter has motorcycle-grade shock absorbers, hydraulic brakes and can even be swapped out for off-road tires. The Wolf Warrior definitely goes above and beyond the daily commute demand and is capable of much more demanding performance.
It’s made in aviation-grade aluminum and doesn’t look like a regular electric scooter with its Harley-reminiscent front LED headlights.
The maximum load capacity of the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is 450lbs, officially the highest load capacity on our list.
Top speed and range capabilities are pretty much on par with the similarly priced Dualtron Thunder — 50 mph and 70 miles in one go. These numbers are pretty up there, and it’s tough to really test the limits on this scooter if you’re riding in the city. For a scooter that can deliver such speed, it’s also remarkably heavy duty with plenty of safety features. The braking activation is snappy, with no jerking or abrupt motion.
Such a big battery requires TLC, and you’ll have to charge it for 6-8 hours for a complete charge. It’s convenient if you remember to plug it in the night before, but this is definitely a longer charging time than other electric scooters.
The biggest drawback with the Wolf Warrior 11 is that it’s not very waterproof. With a waterproof rating of IPX4, you can just about get away with a light drizzle but are in serious danger of water damage after that point. For such a premium vehicle, it would’ve been nice to have it completely water-resistant.
- Heavy-duty electric scooter
- A premium option for heavier riders above 400lbs
- Triple braking system
- Rear hydraulic brakes
- Rear brake lights
- Pneumatic tires
- High top speed
- Great battery life and range
- Not water resistant
- Long charging time
- Too heavy to carry
- Not affordable for everyone
The Kaabo wolf warrior 11 isn’t just for heavier riders above 400 lbs, it’s for anyone in the scooter world with an appreciation for a powerful dual motor electric scooter. This is undoubtedly a premium option, but for the performance, it’s extremely high value and durable.
This is a great option for a heavier rider looking to invest in a more permanent transport solution.
5. Hiboy Titan Pro
Best electric scooter for heavy adults under 400 lbs
Weight capacity: 285 lbs – 300 lbs
Hiboy is perhaps most famous for the Hiboy S2 Pro, a well-performing scooter built for lighter adults. The Hiboy Titan Pro is a dual motor power scooter and can switch from on-road to off-road mode.
This is not one of the heavy-duty electric scooters on the list but is definitely one of the strongest lightweight scooters out there. At a weight limit of 285 lbs (which can be pushed to 300lbs at lower speeds), this scooter is still light enough to be folded and carried around.
It stands out for being a really powerful scooter, something you wouldn’t expect from just looking at it. The motor power can actually take you at a 35% incline, making this perfect for hilly regions. The maximum motor capabilities are 2400 watts, with dual 1200w motors. Of course, this isn’t as powerful as either the Dualtron Thunder or the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11, but you still get great performance capabilities at a fraction of the cost.
The top speed is about 32mph, but that goes down with heavier riders. You can expect around 20mph if you weigh over 250 lbs. The range is also capped at 40mph on a full battery.
Riders wanting to use this scooter for off-road applications might be disappointed with the range since 40mph is definitely on the lower side. However, running this scooter on a single motor mode in the city provides plenty of power and performance.
Finally — the Hiboy Titan Pro can be folded pretty compact and carried around (it weighs around 60 lbs) or kept in your trunk.
The Hiboy has dual disc brakes and a full suspension system, but the ride wasn’t as smooth as I expected. You’d expect a bit more cushioning from a mid-range product like the Hiboy Titan Pro, so this might be a dealbreaker for some riders looking for high ride quality.
- Great battery capacity
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Electric scooter weight limit is under 350lbs
- Air-filled tires
- Off-road capabilities
- Decent max speed of 32 mph
- Front and rear brakes
- Great for incline and hilly terrain
- Not the best shock absorption
- The maximum range is on the lower side
This is one of the best scooters for heavier riders, but it’ll be a great choice for off-road scooter enthusiasts too. It’s more powerful than single motor scooters for heavier adults and is a perfect mid-range scooter.
6. GoTrax Pro 3
Best electric scooter for heavier riders under 300 lbs
Maximum weight limit – 265 lbs
GoTrax is one of the most established mid-range brands for electric scooters, and the Pro 3 is at the top of their line. The Pro 3 offers the highest weight limit of all their e scooters, making it great for heavier adults.
This electric scooter holds not one, but two solid tires in the back. However, it doesn’t look like a toddler’s tricycle as I expect it to. The two rear tires are placed close to each other at the back and they provide incredible stability and comfort. It takes much less skill to ride this commuter scooter since it’s very difficult to make it topple on either side.
I imagine this would be especially suitable for older adults, or any rider who’s not great with balance. Even though this scooter doesn’t have the full-fledged suspension system that most scooters at this price range do, the two rear wheels provide incredible stability and cushioning.
The GoTrax Pro 3 also has the widest deck I’ve ever seen on an e scooter. I’m betting even a clown has enough room to place his feet on this one, and the brake system is smooth and snappy.
Here are the only drawbacks: this guy isn’t impressing anyone with its top speed and top range. You get a top speed of 15.5 mph and a top range of 24 miles per charge. That’s significantly lesser than most scooters at this price range, but it could still be a sweet deal for a rider keen on the extra stability the GoTrax Pro 3 provides. Note that this scooter can be folded but it’s not very compact. It’s definitely not easy to carry it around even though it weighs only 52 lbs, but could fit well in your trunk.
- Extra rear wheel for more stability and comfort
- Super wide deck
- The maximum load capacity of 300lbs for heavier riders
- Disc brake
- Better brake system than most electric scooters
- Low top speed at 15.5 mph
- Low top range at 24 miles
- Doesn’t fold very compact
This is one of the best electric scooters for heavy adults who need a little help with balance. The rear wheel is a super unique design, and you can’t really match the comfort and stability that this electric scooter provides. However, if you’re looking for heavy-duty scooters or a scooter that provides an impressive top speed, you may need to look elsewhere.
7. Reddy RD1
Best electric scooter with a seat for heavy adults / Best Off-Road electric scooter
Maximum weight limit: 880 lbs
Yes, you read that right. This electric scooter can handle 880 lbs. We saved an absolute beast for the last position on our list.
The Reddy RD1 isn’t just one of the best electric scooters for heavy (we mean really heavy) adults, it’s also an incredible off-road electric scooter. This is the kind of scooter that makes you check your local laws because the specs are off the charts.
Dual motors on this bad boy, providing a total of 6000watts. You can also use it as a single motor e scooter, and enjoy 3000w. Needless to say, this is way more power than anyone could need for an on-road application. Traveling at 45° is also a breeze, as you’d expect with that much motor power.
The top speed on the Reddy RD1 is 60mph, which is difficult to reach when riding in the city. For off-road trips, it definitely comes in handy. I expected a slightly higher top range on this scooter: you get somewhere between 40-60 miles depending on the drive mode you’re in.
There are two drive modes: ECO mode and dual-drive mode, as well as three-speed settings to switch between.
Oh, and there’s a seat. You can take off the seat depending on how you want to ride this thing, but the seat definitely gets points for comfort. This scooter could be a serious contender to dirt bikes on off-road trails.
- Hydraulic brakes
- Waterproof rating of IPX5
- Ultra-wide solid tires of 11 inches
- One of the best off-road electric scooters for heavy adults
- Top speed of 60mph
- Can handle 45° steep slopes even on single motor mode
- Strong braking force
- Can be folded and kept in your trunk
- Unmatched weight limit of 880 lbs
- Bright led lights
- Not legal in all states
- The top range could be better
- Horn isn’t loud enough
There are very few electric scooters for heavy adults above 500 lbs, and this monster scooter can handle an 880lbs person! That’s no joke — and this would be an incredible choice for someone who weighs that much. It’s also great if you want a sports scooter for off-road adventures, and it’s going to be tough to really test the limits of a 6000watts motor!
Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Electric scooters for heavy and oversized adults
Here are some of the most important factors to keep in mind when scrolling through our electric scooters comparison.
While this might be a no-brainer, it’s extremely important that your electric scooter can handle your weight. Weight limits aren’t just calculated from what the scooter can handle when stationary, but also in tougher situations like uneven or hilly terrain, or sudden acceleration. Having a scooter that runs out of juice is one problem, but one that breaks into two from your weight a whole other.
Weight limits set by the manufacturer should always be followed, except in very rare cases when you know the product is high-end enough to handle a few extra pounds. Our case in point: the Dualtron Thunder. Dualtron caps the weight limit at 265 lbs for the most effective speed and motor power capabilities, but the scooter has been proven to handle up to 340lbs by multiple reviewers at normal riding speeds.
Electric scooter motor strength is measured in watts, and you can get a scooter anywhere from 300watts to 6000watts. According to most local laws, children and adults without a two-wheeler license can ride an electric scooter below 350 watts.
A 6000w electric scooter is going to be extremely powerful and is usually built that way for off-road applications or much higher load capacities. If you’re above 300lbs, you can still buy an affordable electric scooter with a 300watt motor (if the weight limit permits), but you will likely get poor speed and range.
Opting for a premium electric scooter with a motor strength of above 500watts at the minimum is a way to guarantee that your scooter can handle your weight, no matter the riding condition.
Incline and Hilly Slopes
Motor strength and incline terrain are directly related. A more powerful scooter can climb up a steep slope with a heavy rider without failing. Some scooters will include the incline degree as well. You’ll find scooters that can handle 15°, 30°, or even 45° (which is a very steep slope).
However, powerful motors are one of the biggest factors that make an electric scooter expensive. If you’re a heavy rider who only needs an easy commuter scooter for a few miles, you may not need to invest that much. Make sure you take into account the terrain you ride on. Some university campuses have a lot of slopes, making this an important factor.
Bigger, heavier, taller people have proportionally larger feet. A 6’3″ man above 350lbs needs to have the space to fit his feet or he’s at a serious safety hazard. Make sure you check out the deck space specifications before purchasing an e scooter.
Hydraulics And Suspension
If you have good shock absorbers they will help neutralize the bumps. A high-end suspension system kan be very price though.
We also recommend that the scooter has pneumatic tires or a spring system to handle shocks.
For heavy adults we recommend an electric scooter that uses both tires filled with airs and spring suspensions.
It’s no secret that electric scooters for heavy riders tend to be more expensive. That’s because they come with more powerful electric motors and way better speed and range capabilities. In fact, there aren’t any electric scooters designed for “plus-sized people”, only premium scooters that just so happen to be powerful enough.
You can still get a budget scooter that can handle your weight, but this tends to be below 350lbs. If you weigh more than 330 lbs/150 kg, you might have a tough time finding a scooter in the three-figure range.
Best off-road electric scooter for heavy adults
Are you in to off roading? Of all the above scooters we think Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is the best one for going off road. You might not be able to buy one on Walmart, but Amazon often has it.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Scooters for heavy adults
Can a fat person ride an electric scooter?
Yes, a fat person can absolutely ride an electric scooter: provided they fit in the weight limit. There are plenty of electric scooters in the market with powerful dual motors that can handle up to 500lbs. There’s no reason why a fat person can’t ride an electric scooter, and most scooters have an adjustable handle so that they don’t look too big proportionally.
Which electric scooter holds the most weight?
The Reddy RD1 holds the record for handling the most weight on our list. This electric scooter can handle a whopping 880lbs, which is more than most obese people weigh. This scooter is also built for off-track applications since it’s powerful enough for a dirt track adventure.
What happens if you are too heavy for an electric scooter?
Extra weight above the manufacturer’s recommended weight limit can cause significant damage to the vehicle. Not only will the speed, range, and battery life get cut down, but there will likely be a lot of damage to the tires as well. It’s a much better idea to buy an electric scooter built to handle your weight instead.
What’s a good kick scooter for heavy adults?
This article is for electric ones only I’m afraid. But we’ll let you know ones we have written about it.
Get Set, Go
There is absolutely no reason to hesitate to buy an electric scooter as a heavier rider. In fact, you get to enjoy a much more premium vehicle with impressive specs that can last way longer than standard scooters.
If you’re still on the fence about a decision: we’d recommend the powerful Dualtron Thunder without a doubt.
Are you too heavy to ride electric scooters? You can still enjoy the experience of riding motorized two wheelers, and be able to use the same standard model as everyone else. There are a few things you should be aware of, and some tricks you can use to get the most out of your electric scooter.
The first thing you have to understand is that electric scooters have power capabilities, which means they are able to carry varying weights depending on the quality of their parts. You should never try to force more weight on them than they are designed for, so if someone who is 200+ lbs wants to ride an electric scooter, he or she will have better results with one specifically meant for heavy adults.
Electric Scooters Designed for Heavy Adults
Most heavy duty electric scooters come with suspensions or shock absorbers that allow them to smooth out any bumps in the road. Also, they tend to be heavier and more solid, with large wheels and tires. They usually come with two battery packs; this is what you need to make sure your electric scooter has the power it needs to carry heavier weights.
Electric Scooters for Overweight Riders
If you are simply too overweight to ride a standard electric scooter, there are also models designed to carry people who weight up to 400 pounds. They have large wheels and tires, suspensions or shock absorbers, and tend to have two battery packs. Some of them have low-to-the ground frames so that they can be easily mounted by their users even if they do not bend down. These heavy duty adult electric scooters are difficult to find on the market, but here are some good brands: Prodega Ace 150cc Scooter is one of the most powerful adult electric scooters with top speed of 30 mph. It’s designed for riders up 450 lbs, with plenty of leg room. The AIMTOM Waterproof 150cc Scooter has a low-to-the ground frame, making it easy to get on and off the vehicle. It is powerful enough for riders up to 300 lbs with its 2 battery packs powering two 150 watt motors.
How Heavy is Too Heavy?
Electric scooters are designed for adults or teenagers weighing up to 220 pounds or 100 kilograms. There are even some models that can carry people who weigh up to 400 pounds because they have great suspensions and extra large tires. However, if you weight more than this you should consider buying a motorcycle instead of an electric scooter as these vehicles may not be able to handle your body weight. This means you might fall over when trying to mount the electric scooter or when accelerating.
If you are simply too overweight to use an electric scooter, there are also models designed to carry people who weigh up to 400 pounds. They typically come with suspensions and extra large tires. Some of them may have low-to-the ground frames so that users can easily mount the vehicles even if they don’t bend down. There are even some very powerful adult electric scooters that can carry up to 450 pounds, reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. However, these heavy duty options are difficult to find on the market because people tend not to need them as much as standard models for adults.Scootermap may collect a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on one of its links to an external website like Amazon. Please see our affiliate disclosure for further information.