Turbowheel Lightning Review
The Turbo Wheel Lightning made its way onto the list of Fastest Electric Scooters with the best speed for the money.
At a top speed of 40 mph (65 kph), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a faster way to move around the city.
In a world where time is a valuable commodity, electric scooters offer a fresh solution. They are small, portable, and fast.
Not to mention – insanely fun to ride!
You may have seen electric scooters zip around your college campus and city streets, but they have come a long way from their simple 15 mph/250 W beginnings. Power, speed, and stability is the name of the game, and we’re here for it!
An impressive piece of machinery
Where can I ride the Lightning Electric Scooter?
Don’t be fooled into thinking the Turbowheel Lightning is designed only for thrill-riders and sensation-seekers. Off-roaders, stunt-devils, and weekend cruisers alike appreciate the Lightning’s design-minded architecture.
The Turbowheel Lightning is a pure off-road worthy beast, designed to go where other riders can’t. Dirt hills and grassy terrain were practically made for this scooter. Both the front and rear wheels are equipped with suspension.
While the front uses a torsion bar, the rear has both a hydraulic damper and spring with an added adjust- able screw setting. The large 10” x 2.5” tires help to absorb impact from the road to the deck, tackling the steepest gradients, curbs, and off-road terrain with ease.
No worries if on-road cruising is more of your speed. This scooter provides levels of stability and road safety that is unheard of in today’s mass production of electric scooters. The combination of regenerative motor braking, plus front/rear disc brakes, work together to bring the scooter to a brisk stop in dicey situations while reducing wear and tear on the disc brakes.
How well does it work?
The Turbowheel Lightning truly lives up to its name as one of the toughest and fastest electric scooters out there. The force of two motors can be overpowering at first, easily storming any incline (up to 45 degrees), and giving you an adrenaline-charged each time you accelerate.
You really have to brace yourself and grip the handles hard, because this baby will throw you off if you’re not careful. It’s important to take the time to accelerate responsibly until you get the hang of it.
Fortunately, this ride is equipped with three-speed modes and a number of power limiting features, depending on your terrain and desired speed.
The LED color display allows for three modes: Mode 1 (up to 22 mph/35 km/h, Mode 2 (up to 30 mph/48 km/h) and Mode 3 (40 mph and beyond).
For full power engages both motors, half power engage just one or reduce the low-end power by engaging Eco Mode.
Does it have extra features?
In a sea of monochrome designs from its competitors, the Turbowheel Lightning makes a bold statement.
It’s a two-toned look, which features charcoal black and metallic cherry red accents on the fittings and the torsion suspension bar, will have you looking as cool as you feel as you fly through the streets.
The scooter is also equipped with a large easy-to-see color dashboard and integrated front to rear deck lights.
The rear brakes pulsate when tapped, to alert anyone who may be behind you of your presence and that you are about to slow down.
But for your added safety at night, you will want to install a brighter handlebar headlight for better vision in the dark.
Extra features like the voltage readout display and key ignition switch are another example of added touches that make your riding experience that much more efficient and are actually not found on comparable more expensive models.
Is the Turbowheel Lighting Worth It?
Some people may say that taking your chances on a 40 mph electric scooter is cheating death. They are correct, in a sense.
Below is a short video about the Turbowheel Lighting Scooter:
To be honest, I rarely get my scooter to its top speed, and you don’t have to either. The Lightning’s dual motors, expert suspension, and precision brakes are beneficial for more than just high speeds; it’s designed to keep you safer on the road.
For many of us, the Turbo Wheel Lightning is just another more exhilarating way to get around. For me? It’s totally worth it.