Launched in 2015, Dualtron is a range of electric scooters produced by the Korean manufacturer Minimotors . It is in a way the premium brand and the technological showcase of the group, which has been present on the micro-mobility market since 1999.

Despite its young age, Dualtron is one of the most popular electric scooter brands in the world . It quickly confirmed itself as a reference model for lovers of high-performance scooters.

Moreover, it can boast of being the first brand in the world to offer an all-terrain electric scooter with two motors . Without further ado, here is our Dualtron Thunder test!

Introducing the Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter

The Dualtron Thunder is an ultra-performance version of the Dualtron Ultra . It was produced in 2018 and is currently the brand's flagship model . It comes in a box that includes the following items:

  • A Dualtron Thunder scooter almost assembled and ready to use.
  • A foldable handlebar with fixing kit
  • An electric charger (1.75 A/67.2 V)
  • A charging cable
  • A set of keys for disassembly and reassembly
  • A remote control to customize the colors of the RGB LED lighting on the handlebars
  • 4 plastic covers for the wheel nuts
  • A user manual in French

In the unfolded position, the Dualtron Thunder measures 123.8 cm long, 60.9 cm wide, and 121.9 cm high. In the folded position, it measures 123.8 cm long, 31.9 cm wide, 54.3 mm high.

Equipped with a motorization system with two motors and a powerful battery, the Dualtron Thunder weighs 43 kg .

As an option, it is possible to order a Dualtron seat kit including a saddle , a support, and a fixing kit. Dualtron also provides its customers with an innovative anti-theft system (optional) using “Fingerprint” fingerprint recognition technology.

Let's continue our opinion on the Dualtron Thunder and now talk about the design and structure of this flagship model of Minimotors!

design and structure

At first glance, the Thunder displays a design that is both compact and sleek. The frame is made of 6082-T6 aluminum alloys, the handlebar axle is made of high-strength SCM440 steel alloys, and the handles are made of plastic material (polypropylene). Overall, the Thunder is constructed of materials that resist corrosion well.

The handlebar can be folded and unfolded easily thanks to a spring system. It is securely fastened by two clamps. The brake triggers are short and ergonomic, making it easier to handle the brakes. On the left side of the handlebar, there are two buttons:

  • A red button (Single/Dual) to choose to ride with a single motor or with two motors .
  • A yellow button to select the driving mode and to activate the warnings if necessary.

On the right part of the handlebar, there is an LCD display screen which allows you to view information relating to driving (charge level, autonomy, speed, driving mode, mileage covered, etc.) and a control console with two buttons:

  • A "Power" button to start
  • A "Mode" button to select the speed mode (low speed L1, medium speed L2, or high speed L3)

The throttle trigger is placed right next to the control console. The Thunder has a fairly user-friendly lighting system. Integrated under the deck, it includes four white LED headlights at the front, two red LED lights, and two orange LED lamps (hazard warning light) at the rear. To turn the LED lights on or off, press the button located under the Deck at the front right.

The folding system is very simple. To fold the scooter, simply loosen the clamp and lift it a few centimeters to then fold the handlebar axis in the direction of the deck. Note that the Thunder is equipped with a stand to facilitate parking .

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Dualtron Thunder engine

Each wheel of the Thunder scooter incorporates a synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets (BLDC or brushless). This design offers two major advantages:

  • The drive system is space-saving and does not require any transmission mechanism.
  • In “Dual” mode, the scooter benefits from all-wheel drive and can therefore roll more efficiently

With a total power of 5400 W, the Dualtron Thunder is one of the most powerful scooters in the world.

It can reach a maximum speed of 85 km/h and has a towing capacity of 120 kg. Note, however, that wearing a helmet is compulsory to drive it!

Battery and autonomy of the Dualtron Thunder electric scooter

The two motors of the Thunder scooter are powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery (supplied by LG) with a capacity of 35 Ah and a voltage of 60 V.

Placed under the deck, the battery can be charged by a suitable charger via an integrated 3-pin socket on the back of the deck. An additional socket allows the use of a second charger to speed up recharging.

With a single 1.7 A charger, expect around 19 hours to fully charge the battery, which is a bit long though! The good news is that by using a Dualtron 6.5 A fast charger , in addition to the standard charger (1.7 A), it is possible to fully charge the battery in just 4 to 5 hours .

For long journeys, Minimotors offers you the possibility of connecting an additional battery to the small 4-pin electrical socket integrated into the front of the deck.

In terms of autonomy, driving only in "Single" mode (one motor), the Dualtron Thunder can reach a range of more than 100 km on a single charge .

Minimotors stipulates that the autonomy can reach 120 km for a user weighing 75 kg and driving at a speed of 25 km/h on a flat road. In "Dual" mode (two motors), the range can reach 60 to 70 km.

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Wheels and suspension

Like the larger scooters, the Dualtron Thunder is equipped with ultra-wide 11-inch tubeless tires . This contributes to stability on the road and considerably reduces the risk of a puncture. The ultra-performance scooter from Minimotors is equipped with a patented double suspension system.

Composed of two suspension arms on each wheel, it can be personalized by choosing between 5 damping levels. You can also adjust the suspension arms to adjust the angle of the handlebars. The more the arms are lowered, the lower the deck will be and the more effective the damping will be!

Braking system

The Dualtron Thunder is equipped as standard with hydraulic disc brakes on both wheels in addition to the engine brake.

It is also one of the first scooters in the world to be equipped with the ABS braking system , which prevents wheel slippage and subsequently improves the active safety of the scooter.

Ultimate Dualtron Thunder Test: road holding!

To turn on the scooter, simply press the main power button located under the deck (at the front left) and then the Power button. The display screen then illuminates as well as the LED lights. Decorative RGB LEDs on the handlebar axle also begin to flash. Using the remote control, you can customize them to your liking.

Because the heaviest elements, namely the motors and the battery, are placed at the bottom, the center of gravity of the scooter is lowered, thus offering good stability on the road. The deck is quite wide and also offers a pleasant driving position.

Acceleration is rapid, but is gradual without jerking. Thanks to the generous torque produced by the dual-motor drive system, the Dualtron Thunder can climb 70% grades with ease. Performance comparable to Land Rover and BMW V8-powered SUVs!

The advantages of the Dualtron Thunder

  • Comfortable.
  • Two powerful motors delivering exceptional torque
  • All-wheel drive for easy uphill climbing
  • Suspension adjustable on 5 levels
  • Ultra-wide tubeless tires.
  • Powerful LED lighting system
  • Hydraulic braking front and rear
  • Robust, stable, and reliable
  • Excellent autonomy
  • Very fast !

Cons of the Dualtron Thunder

  • Fairly long charging time with the standard charger
  • Relatively heavy (due to the use of two powerful motors and a powerful battery).

Our opinion Dualtron Thunder: Verdict!

To conclude, the Dualtron Thunder is anelectric scooter that is truly versatile and ultra-efficient.

Despite its heavy weight, it offers unparalleled power and range in its segment. We especially liked its rugged, all-terrain character and sleek design . Obviously, this is the scooter you need for any lover of adventure and thrills!

This is the model we recommend to people who want a real alternative to traditional transport. You swallow the kilometers in the greatest comfort and with a powerful machine that is not afraid of the hills and irregularities of the road.

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