Dualtron Victor Electric Scooter

This is the Mini Motors Dualtron Victor, an all-new design from the company that invented the dual motor electric scooter. It’s also got two features that no other dualtrons have, one of which makes it the best handling Dualtron ever. In this review, we’re going to show you how Mini Motors squeezed best-of-brand handling and eyewatering top speed into a super fun and surprisingly portable scooter. Plus reveal the engineering trick that gives Victor the longest range of any scooter under 75 pounds.

It’s the first Dual Tron to use ten-by-three-inch tires, and the brand they’ve chosen is one of the very best you can get. The Alaskan Eric suspension has just the right stiffness for riders from 150 lbs to 200 Ibs, but if you weigh more or less than that, they’re also easy to change. The short wheelbase, wide deck, and improved steering angle make cornering effortless.

The Victor is also surprisingly fast in a straight line. With an ESG-certified top speed of 45.5 mph, it’s the fastest light heavyweight scooter we’ve ever tested. While riding this fast on a scooter is not something we recommend, it’s still fun knowing you could if you wanted to. With this much speed available, it can outrun almost every scooter on the road, so it’s comforting to know that it also outbreaks 88% of the world’s best scooters.

The regen brakes feel a little abrupt even when turned all the way down, so I prefer turning them off entirely. Regardless of whether regen is on or off, though, the braking performance is still outstanding.

 

Summary of Dualtron Victor

 

For a scooter this fast, the throttle is surprisingly smooth. We set initial acceleration for maximum performance during testing, but for just riding around, I back it off a notch. And Chuck preferred the default setting. I don’t usually think of range as being part of a scooter’s fun factor, but getting to cut loose for literally an hour or two before range anxiety kicks in definitely adds to the fun.

The Victor crushes range anxiety with a stratospheric 39 miles of real-world range. No dual-motor scooter we’ve ever tested goes further at this point. What’s the secret? The Victor is the first Dualtron to use LG’s 2700 battery cells, which are physically larger but also pack in 20% more energy density than cells used in almost every other scooter. So they’ve got more energy per se, but more importantly, more energy per pound.

The only Scooter that covers more miles than this and weighs less is the single Motor Emove Cruiser, which uses the very same LG cells. As happy as I was with the range, I wasn’t thrilled with the way the range test ended. For the last mile, the Scooter would cut out abruptly any time I applied more than 30% throttle, but unless you’re squeezing the very last mile out of the battery, you won’t ever encounter this behavior.

After riding for 2 hours straight, it made sense why a bar riser kit is a popular upgrade for the Victor as it comes out of the box. The short 38-inch high handlebars add to Victor’s sporty feel, but a more conventional 40-inch height would be more comfortable for longer rides. At 20 inches long, the deck is also on the short side but feels even shorter because the handlebars protrude into the deck space by two inches.

Adding an aftermarket foot rest would definitely help. A throttle adapter bracket could also help out with hand comfort. The zoom brakes and EY three throttle work great, but make your fingers do a 72-degree split even when set as close together as can be.

 

Dual Tron scooters are famous for build quality, and for the most part, that reputation is well earned. But no scooter is perfect. All four dual Tron scooters we’ve tested have the same annoying but easily remedied stem squeak. The dual-motor and turbo buttons also don’t indicate which mode you’re using. The most surprising omission, though, is the lack of an IP rating.

The lack of a bell or horn is a close second. Overall build quality is still outstanding, though, and no matter what angle you view it from, the Victor is just plain gorgeous. And that’s even before you turn on the remote-controlled lights. The Victor’s headlights are low mounted and not particularly bright, but it’s easy to add an aftermarket light for night riding. One of the features we love about newer dualtrons is the split rims, which can be separated from the motor to make tire changes easier.

You’ll need to remove the hidden fender fasteners from one of the swingarms with a short-headed Allen wrench, and if you don’t have one, you can make one. Once they’re out of the way, the swingarm comes off easily, followed by the rims and tire. If you can’t make a shortened Allen wrench, you’ll need to loosen the rear wheel on both sides to get to the fender bolts. Victor’s light heavyweight performance comes in a surprisingly compact package. In fact, it’s only 1.8 inches longer than the Xiaomi M 365 Pro and nearly five inches shorter than the Vsett 10+, so it definitely passes the trunk test.

 

The way it folds and unfolds is also a big step forward from previous generation dualtrons. The handlebars are easy to unfold, and the stem clamp pushes itself into place automatically when the stem is straightened. When the scooter isn’t folded, it can be a challenge to lift, because there really isn’t a comfortable hand hold at the rear of the scooter. But there is an optional grab handle that solves this problem.

Now that we’ve fully tested the dualtron, Victor, it’s clear why it caused so much buzz. It’s got dualtron, build quality, best in class, top speed, best in class handling, and outstanding range. And it fits in the trunk. But most importantly, it’s just really fun to ride.

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