So, you’re looking for a new electric scooter and are interested in trying something bigger—and by bigger we mean something with big wheels. Large tires have been praised as being some of the most durable out there and are commonly chosen for use on not just city streets but also on uneven terrain.
If you’re just getting started on your search, we can help you out. Here are 10 of the best electric scooters with big wheels.
1. MotoTec FatBoy
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The name says it all—the tires on the Mototec FatBoy are exactly that—FAT. If you’re looking to cruise around in style and with big wheels, there’s no better choice than the FatBoy. Compared to other wheels, the tires on this size could be considered XXL, they’re 15 inches high and 6 inches wide! When you put these tires next to those of some other electric scooters, you’ll notice that the tires on the FatBoy are more than three times as large!
When we’re taking a look at the FatBoy, we’ve also got to mention how well it performs. It’s capable of reaching speeds of up to 20 mph (32 kph)—all thanks to a 500-watt rear hub motor. Equipped with a 48V battery system, riders are capable of going 20 miles (32 km) between charges. This is the perfect choice for many riders and makes for the best way to cruise around on your daily commute or for heading out on a weekend adventure.
If you’ve always wanted to ride a Harley-Davidson but have never had the chance, here’s your opportunity. The extra wide cruiser handlebars will not only make you feel comfortable while riding, but will also look super cool, too! The seat is comfortable, but can be removed, too. Either way, you’ll feel comfortable—as the large wheels will absorb any shocks from off-road terrain or bumps.
If you’re a larger rider, you’ll feel supported by the FatBoy—it can support riders up to 250 lbs. (113 kg). It has a large headlight, front and rear brakes, and only takes 4-8 hours to charge. We love it. The only thing not to love is the weight of the scooter itself. The FatBoy weighs 90 lbs. (40 kgs), so if you need to carry it upstairs or have to store it in a tight space, you might want to look at a different scooter.
2. Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
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The wheels on the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 certainly aren’t as wide as those of the FatBoy, but they’re nearly as high. They measure 11 inches high and 3.5 inches wide and they help riders successfully traverse even the toughest terrain. In fact, this scooter was chosen to accompany one adventurer on a 20-day journey across Tibetan mountains!
When we move beyond the wheels, we can see why the Wolf Warrior is such a popular choice for riders. It uses motorcycle grade technology to incorporate inverted hydraulic front shock absorbers. What does this mean for you and your daily ride? A ride that is smooth—even in the toughest terrain. Combined with two powerful 1200-watt motors, the Wolf Warrior is capable of speeds up to 50 mph (80 kph) and inclines up to 30%! What more could you want?
Safety is another area where the Wolf Warrior stands out. It has an ABS system for safe braking, and also comes equipped with LED lights on the front, sides, and rear of the scooter. All with a front hydraulic suspension to boot! Riders will not only feel safe, but also comfortable, when they’re riding the Wolf Warrior.
Like the FatBoy, this is a pretty big scooter itself. It may be capable of carrying riders up to 330 lbs. (15 kg) but it weighs 101 pounds (45 kg) itself. Oh, and the price tag is pretty heavy, too.
3. SSR Motorsports Fat Tire Electric Scooter
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When SSR Motorsports says fat, they mean fat. This electric scooter may be minimalistic when it comes to features, but it certainly doesn’t stop short of having some of the biggest wheels around. The ultra-wide tires allow the electric scooter to be self-balancing. With 9.5 in of width, these are more than double the size of most electric scooters out there. Not only that but they’re also straight grain and tubeless, meaning less risk for flats. It may take a little getting used to when riding, but you’ll get it down in no time.
This beast is superpowered by an 800-watt electric hub motor and a super impressive 60V 12Ah lithium ion battery. Take note of this number because it’s one of the largest batteries on this list. What does that mean for riders? An equally impressive 50 miles (80 km) between charges.
It makes use of a twist and go throttle system which is simple to operate, even for beginners. Your safety is insured with DYISLAND hydraulic disc brakes which means fully functional stopping, even at top speeds.
4. Weped GT 50E Electric Scooter
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They aren’t that tall but the wheels on the Weped GT are certainly wide. The extra wide 5.5-inch Shinko tires are some of the best-made tires in the electric scooter world. Designed with traction in mind, the stopping performance of these tires is unlike what you would find in most budget electric scooter models. That, and you can even opt for optional multicolor wheel LEDs!
Also setting the Weped GT apart from most other electric scooters is its battery. Equipped with a 60V 30Ah Samsung battery, this electric scooter has a whopping 65-mile (104 kilometer) range! It’s also more than capable of tackling hills, even steep ones with up to a 50% incline! This is all thanks to 3600-watt BLDC dual hub motors—which also allow for top speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph).
The tires, along with the scooter itself is designed to be as maintenance-free as possible. Not only are the tires designed with high quality materials so that they won’t need to be replaced soon, but the whole system is designed for easy care. Independent front and rear electronic braking combine with massive drum brakes to support top of the line stopping abilities, all with little maintenance required from you. While you won’t be paying a lot in repairs over the years, this scooter will require a little more investment up front, it’s one of the pricier scooters out there.
5. MotoTec Mad Electric Scooter
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That’s right, we’ve got another one from Mototec on the list. With wheels just slightly smaller than those on the Fatboy, the Mototec Mad clearly still prefers all things phat. According to the product description itself the tires are considered “terrain slaying tires”—and they sure are! They’re 14 inches high and 6 inches wide. The knobby build means that they are more than capable of handling anything you can throw at—or under—them.
When we move up from the wheels, we’re quick to see that the rest of the scooter is equally as bulky. There’s a beautiful bamboo footrest that attaches to a sturdy handlebar post. The E-scooter even incorporates room for storage, and there are two waterproof bags attached in the front and also below the seats.
Beyond comfort and added features for adventures, the performance of the Mototec Mad is just as spectacular. A 1600-watt motor delivers more than two horsepower and the tremendous level of torque that’s produced can power speeds of up to 24 mph (38 kph).
The big tires can also support big riders, the Mototec Mad can easily carry riders of up to 310 lbs. (140 kgs). Even better, the handlebar is adjustable—meaning that it can also support very tall riders, too. While it looks too big to imagine this, folding the Mototec Mad to make it portable and storable is possible. It might have a commanding presence, but that doesn’t mean it’s not convenient too!
While it’s mostly all good things for the Mototec Mad, it could do a little better in making its seat as phat as other features. It’s relatively comfortable, but for longer rides might result in some soreness.
6. Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
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You can tell right off the bat that these wheels are different from some of the others on this list. Looking more like a bicycle tire than a scooter tire, these are some of the tallest and thinnest wheels of all electric scooters out there. The measurements of these pneumatic tires are 16 inches high and 2.13 inches wide.
As you can probably imagine because of its close resemblance to a mountain bike, the EcoSmart Metro is not only great for getting around town but is also alright when it comes to navigating dirt paths in traveling through parks. However, because of the design of the electric scooter as a whole, you wouldn’t want to take it on anything too off road.
With some other features just as big, the EcoSmart Metro also features a large cushioned seat (not removable) and a large basket for storage. Because it has a price tag that is relatively small, especially compared to many of the others on this list, its range is relatively small, only around 10 miles (16 km).
However, just because it won’t last as long as some other electric scooters, it is still capable of surprising really impressive speeds. Capable of a top speed of 18 mph (28 mph) is possible with a 500-watt motor that uses a twist grip throttle.
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As this electric scooter has smaller tires than some of the others on this list, it is a great choice for beginners who are ready to try out their first electric scooter with big wheels. Thanks to the 10-inch air-filled pneumatic tires, the UberScoot provides superior stability while riding over bumpy terrain. Not just that, but the tires are equipped with stiff sidewalls and superior tread that allows them to handle corners much better than some other electric scooter out there.
There is another feature of the UberScoot tires that really make it stand out. They have a good level of what is known as rollover. Rollover has to do with the angle in which a tire meets an obstacle. Say for instance you come across a bump that’s 2 inches high; short electric scooter tires would likely be heavily impacted by the bump and even you as a rider might experience it through a shock that travels through the handlebars or even as something that makes you crash. When an electric scooter is equipped with taller wheels, it’s better capable of just rolling over anything in its way.
That, paired with advanced shock-absorbing suspension located in both the front and the back of the scooter, leaves you feeling comfortable on your journey. Powered by a 1600-watt brushless motor that comes equipped with a 48V 1200Ah battery system, you can expect top speeds of 30 mph (48 kph) and a maximum range of 12 miles (19 kilometers). This range is a bit lower than some of the other models out there, so if you’re looking to go several days between charges, you may want to invest in an electric scooter with a better battery capacity.
8. Mercane WideWheel Pro
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So, as the name suggests the WideWheel Pro from Mercane has… well, wide wheels. These wheels truly stand apart, not only because of their size, but also because of their strength. Filled with foam, these are considered “never-flat” airless tires—you won’t have to worry about changing them! they’re pretty large, too, 8 inches tall and 3.9 inches wide.
Supported by front and rear spring suspension as well as front and rear disc brakes, your cruise on the WideWheel Pro will be a smooth and safe one. The new 2020 model has many features that make it stand out from the competition. Not only does it come equipped with not one but two powerful 500-watt motors, but it’s also supported by a 48V 15Ah lithium ion battery. Riding on this electric scooter, you could expect maximum speeds of 26 mph (41 kph) and an impressive range of 22 miles (35 kilometers). Topping all of that off (literally), you won’t have any issues with hills thanks to the powerful torque.
Where some of the other big wheeled electric scooters weigh as much as they look, this is one of the more lightweight options out there. With a total weight of only 54 pounds (24 kg), this is one of the easier electric scooters with big wheels to transport around when you’re not riding it. The WideWheel Pro also comes with intuitive smart features like a display that lets you know your battery status, your speed, and your mileage. Because of many of these awesome features, this model does come with a higher price tag.
9. Phatty Electric Scooter
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Touted as the original big wheel scooter, this one stands apart and in a class of its own. More like a moped or motorcycle than a stand on scooter, this is a powerful option for those ready to commute and style and comfort. This scooter has massive tires. We unfortunately couldn’t find any specific specs for the tire dimensions but take our word for it—these are huge. Big enough for easy riding and balance, the wheels on the Phatty are great for a smooth ride, even for larger riders.
Capable of transporting a carrying capacity of up to 440 lbs. (200 kg), the Phatty is one of the biggest and most capable electric scooters out there. Equipped with premium hydraulic shocks oh, this ride is smooth and controlled. It’s got a kickstand and features a premium seat with much more padding than other models.
Safety is insured with the electronic ABS hydraulic disc brakes, and riders love that all of the electronics are neatly tucked away. A 1200-watt electric motor is high-powered and capable of speeds up to 20 mph (32 kph). It can also tackle hills of up to a 25% incline. The Phatty comes with a 48V 20Ah battery (optional upgrade) and is ready to go 45 miles (72 km) between charges.
You’ll be able to customize not only your color but also choose from other accessories like speakers, knobby tire upgrade, wheel lock, and even a phone holder and beverage holder—Just be prepared to spend a little bit more for some of these features. As you can probably assume this is one of the heaviest electric scooters out there, certainly not a good choice for people who need to travel upstairs.
10. Zumaround miniZum Electric Hybrid Push Scooter
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The Zumaround is unlike any of the other electric scooters on this list. While it has large tires, it is also the only one here that is a hybrid push scooter. Supplementing the 350-watt frictionless hub DC motor, is you and your leg power! The pneumatic tires are just as large as some of the other electric scooters on this list however, measuring 12 inches tall.
Larger tires are supported by extra-strong cast aluminum and 2 e-brakes. The motor is supported by a 36V 8.8Ah lithium ion battery and on the Zumaround you can reach maximum speeds of 19 mph (30 kph) and a range of 20 miles (32 km). This is obviously not the best choice for anyone who wants to ride on an exclusively electric-powered scooter, but if you want to get a little work out every now and then this could be perfect for you!