At first glance, the Gotrax XR Ultra looks like any other electric scooter. It is one of the best selling and most popular models of electric scooters on the market. Gotrax is a company known for making quality electric scooters whose price is affordable and often lower than expected, given the quality of their electric scooters.
Beside the fact that Gotrax XR Ultra is one of the best electric scooters under $400, you will find out the real reason for buying this popular model only after you drive it. Since you are reading this article, you probably haven’t had that opportunity yet or are still wondering if it pays to buy this electric scooter. I will try to give you in-depth analysis of this model in the following review and to ease your quest for the right electric scooter.
Main Specs of Gotrax XR Ultra
- Size: 43.3″ x 17.1″ x 14.6″ when folded
- Weight: 26.5 lbs
- Frame: Aluminium Alloy
- Motor: 300 W Motor with maximum output of 430 W
- Tires: 8.5″ Pneumatic Tires
- Battery: 36 V 7.0 Ah LG Battery pack
- Charging Time: Up to 4 hours
- Maximum Speed: 15.5 mph
- Maximum Range: 16 Miles
- Incline Capability: 15 degrees
- Maximum Weight of the Rider: 220 lbs
- Braking System: Dual Braking System (EABS + Disc Braking)
- Bright LED Headlight
- Speed and Battery Control Display
Design, Overall Quality and Main Features of the Gotrax XR Ultra
Clean, minimalist lines with the characteristic use of black and white colors set Gotrax XR Ultra apart from other similar models on the market. The One-step folding system is excellent, simple and practical due to the way the steering wheel attaches to the rear bumper, which allows you to easily lift the scooter and carry it when it is folded. With almost 26.5 lbs, it is not easy to carry it, but you can still take it up the stairs when needed or if the battery runs out. You certainly didn’t buy it for carrying around, but to ride it.
Every part of the XR Ultra scooter is carefully designed and fits nicely into a compact, portable and foldable electric scooter. The solid frame is made of aluminum, and the quality is reflected in the details such as quality plastic, clean welds and the fact that all the wires are nicely hidden so that nothing sticks out anywhere. Wide standing deck with anti-slip cover and rubber handles on the steering wheel also work very well and are very durable.
Gotrax XR Ultra has a strong centrally positioned LED headlight bright enough to illuminate the road ahead of you at night, and at the same time will not suck your battery. Also, it is equipped with a taillight. The wheels are not like the ones you can usually see on commuting electric scooters. This is the first important detail on which it can be concluded that Gotrax took exceptional care of the quality of workmanship.
It has large 8.5 ” pneumatic tires that are essential because they largely absorb vibrations while riding over bumps, and also make the scooter more stable. Their disadvantage is that they can be pierced, but I believe that you will not drive this model out of urban areas, after all, it is intended for urban environments and a slight off-road experience in city parks and trails.
The brakes are great and it’s a real rarity to find an affordable electric scooter that has a dual braking system. The XR Ultra features a classic mechanical disc brake on the rear wheel, and there is also an electronic ABS system against wheel locking on the front wheel. Even when you ride at full speed, you won’t have a problem stopping it.
While driving, at the very top of the steering handle there is a clear and modern designed LED display on which you can monitor the current speed, speed settings and battery life.
Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Gotrax XR Ultra
The XR Ultra is powered by a 300W motor at the front wheel releasing a maximum power of 430W. This is enough to reach a top speed of 15.5 mph. The maximum range, when the battery is fully charged, is about 16 miles, which is quite enough for everyday needs. Make sure that this is the maximum range. which means you will drain the battery much faster at maximum speed. I recommend driving a little slower than top speed to extend battery life.
This scooter is powered by a high-quality 36 V, 7.0 Ah LG lithium-ion battery. LG batteries are among the highest quality batteries for electric scooters. When the batteries empty, you need about 4 hours to fully charge them. You will have enough time to recharge the battery during the night or at work. The charger that comes with the scooter is not large and you can carry it in a backpack.
- Sleek design;
- Excellent price/quality ratio
- LED headlight and taillight
- LED display
- 8.5″ pneumatic tires
- Dual brake system
- Regenerative brakes
- The maximum speed of XR Ultra is just 15.5 mph