Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
This Wolf Warrior 11 Review is a detailed look at a Kaabo-branded electric that was released in the U.S. last year. This is the most powerful scooter that Kaabo makes and uses a drivetrain borrowed from the ultra-premium Dualtron Thunder. In this full hands-on review, we tested the performance, build quality, and fun factor of this insane scooter.
|Tested top speed: 45.0 mph*|
|Tested range: 30.2 mi*|
|Weight: 108 lb*|
|Max rider weight: 330 lb|
|Water resistance: IPX4|
|Great off-road suspension|
|Average fit and finish|
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Our Take: It’s Like Riding a Stand-up Motorcycle (and We Love It)
The Wolf Warrior 11 is a monstrous cross between a downhill mountain bike, electric scooter, and motocross racer. Sporting many of the exact components from a Dualtron Thunder, it’s currently a steal.
The defining features of the Wolf Warrior are both the giant front hydraulic fork that looks like it was pulled off a stout downhill mountain bike and the tubular frame that wraps around the scooter like an exoskeleton. Though designed for off-road, the scooter is also adept on the tarmac with road tires available as a stock option.
While the structural components of the Wolf Warrior 11 were designed and made exclusively by Kaabo, the guts and brains of this electric scooter are straight from MiniMotors. The controller and EYE3 display are all borrowed from the Dualtron Thunder. This means this Hulk-like scooter has the power and credentials to back up its fierce looks.
The Wolf is stacked with premium features, including a fully hydraulic brake system, a horn loud enough to wake the dead, and huge 11-inch pneumatic tubeless tires.
We can’t say enough good things about this scooter. Priced at nearly $1,000 less than its nearest competitor, it’s currently a steal in the extreme performance class of electric scooters.
Best Alternatives and Competitors
|Kaabo Wolf King||59.4 mph||33.4 mi||112 lb||$2,999|
|Apollo Pro Ludicrous (60V)||44.0 mph||29.6 mi||-||$3,499|
|Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11||45.0 mph||30.2 mi||108 lb||$2,899|
|Qiewa QPower||41.0 mph||34.3 mi||83 lb||$2,200|
** Based on our performance tests which may differ from the manufacturer’s claims.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Review
|Acceleration (0 to 15 mph)||1.9 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 20 mph)||2.8 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 25 mph)||3.9 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 30 mph)||5.2 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 35 mph)||7.2 seconds|
|Acceleration (0 to 40 mph)||9.4 seconds|
|Top speed||45.0 mph|
|Braking distance (15 to 0 mph)||11.7 feet|
|Hill climb||7.6 seconds|
The dual electric motors, both manufactured by MiniMotors and used in the Dualtron Thunder, provide 2400 watts of continuous power and a combined peak power output of 5400 watts.
Unless you’ve ridden seriously powerful scooters like the Apollo Pro Ludicrous, it’s hard to communicate the power of the Wolf Warrior 11.
To put it simply: the Wolf Warrior 11 has brutal acceleration.
In the maxed-out turbo + dual motor mode, the scooter pounces as soon as you touch the trigger throttle.
When launching the scooter under max power, you will surf side-to-side as both tires spin — ripping up the tarmac — but provide enough momentary traction to propel you forward.
We tested the acceleration of the Wolf Warrior 11. The Wolf went from 0 to 15 mph in 1.9 seconds, to 20 mph in 2.8 seconds, to 25 mph in 3.9 seconds, to 30 mph in 5.2 seconds, to 35 mph in 7.2 seconds, and to 40 mph in 9.4 seconds.
Notably, there is zero acceleration lag. The throttle is very sensitive. Unless you’re used to riding ultra-powerful electric scooters, you should probably put it in single motor mode as you get used to just how punchy this thing is. Due to the extreme speeds, we recommend a certified motorcycle helmet.
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You can compare tested acceleration with other scooters in our performance comparison table.
When you have 5400 watts on tap, hills aren’t even a consideration.
On our hill climb test (200 ft, 10% grade, 165 lb rider), we hit 25 mph before running out of runway and completed the climb in 7.6 seconds — the fastest scooter we’ve ever tested.
This thing flies up steep hills.
The manufacturer claims 50 mph top speed. It’s probably much faster than that. We were able to hit 45.0 mph, and the scooter wasn’t ready to tap out just yet.
The Wolf packs a massive 2100 watt hour, premium LG battery to fuel its giant electron-burning motors. It has a manufacturer-claimed range of 70 miles.
We achieved 30.2 miles miles during our standardized range test. We test all scooters on the same urban loop that has frequent stops and hills. The scooter is ridden by the same 165 lb rider as quickly as is safe and in the fastest (least energy-conserving) mode.
The real-world range will be longer if you ride more conservatively and less if you do lots of aggressive off-roading.
The Wolf Warrior 11 features dual front and rear hydraulic brakes with massive ventilated calipers manufactured by Zoom.
The brake levers themselves are high quality and thick. Brake activation is buttery smooth, consistent, and very linear. Brake activation force is minimal, and two fingers are sufficient to brake maximally.
Electronic anti-lock braking system (eABS)
The Wolf also features what they call an “electronic anti-lock brake system” (eABS), though it’s not a true ABS like on a car. On our test model, this came enabled by default. As you start to brake, this system will activate, quickly pulsing an electronic brake (via the motor) that is a little unnerving, but fairly strong.
There really isn’t any advantage to this feature, and we recommend disabling and using just the rock-solid hydraulic disc brakes.
Equipped in the stock available 11-inch mud tire configuration, the Wolf Warrior is designed specifically for destroying off-road terrain. The ample ground clearance, heavy-duty shocks, and knobby tires should make the Wolf Warrior 11 ultra-stable off the road.
Our test scooter, equipped with 11-inch road tires, also available as a stock option, was equally adept on the road. We felt fully in control and rock-solid under conditions — full-throttle acceleration and high speeds — where other more wobbly scooters scare us.
Wolf Warrior 11 Features
Tipping the scales at 101 lbs, the Wolf Warrior is a big boy and one of the heaviest scooters out there. It is heavier than almost any model besides the Dualtron X.
The stem folds down to allow the Wolf Warrior to be transported in SUV or truck (and possibly some hatchbacks), but this certainly isn’t the type of electric scooter that you fold up and carry onto the bus with you.
In the folded configuration, it is 60 inches and one of the longest scooter around — 10 inches longer than when unfolded; it will not fit into most car trunks.
The folded dimensions of the Wolf Warrior 11 are 60 inches (L) by 26 inches (W) by 19 inches (H).
One significant downside to the Wolf Warrior 11 is — like other monster scooters — there is no way to lock the scooter into the folded configuration. This can be accomplished with added modifications but does not come stock.
The folding mechanism on the Wolf Warrior 11 is one of the best we’ve reviewed but has a somewhat cheap chain (broken in image) that helps prevent you from losing it.
When locked into the place, the folding mechanism is 100% rock solid with no dreaded stem wobble.
Folding and unfolding the scooter is relatively easy.
Unfolding the scooter consists of two steps: locking down a giant anodized handle (which feels rock solid when in place) and then inserting a giant metal safety pin for added safety.
This type of folding mechanism is the best we’ve seen on a high-performance scooter. We can’t say enough good things about it. Hopefully, this becomes the standard for extreme performance scooters.
The cockpit is beautiful in a no-nonsense way. The EY3 LCD throttle, decent ergonomic handgrips, horn, brake levers, and the power control buttons are the only things that decorate the wide aluminum handlebars.
All control cables/wires are routed well and buttoned up nicely with strain-relieved housing that keeps everything together and ensures long, reliable life.
The handlebars, which are essentially downhill mountain biking ones, are super strong and wide enough to take on a comfortable position optimized for off-roading and aggressive riding.
The height of the handlebars is adjustable, though we found that even when we maxed out the handlebar height, a 6 foot rider still found them to be a bit low.
Mounted just under the headlights is an unsuspecting metal disc that turns out to be the loudest horn we’ve ever heard on an electric scooter. It’s activated by a button on the left side of the handlebars and is basically a small car horn. You don’t need as many decibels as this horn puts out, but it’s a menacing horn that is befitting of such a menacing scooter.
The Wolf Warrior 11 is a seriously lit scooter, and we mean that in the very literal sense. It has super bright headlights, side deck, grounds effects, and a massive red LED rear tail light.
The two giant bug-eyed forward-facing LED headlights are ultra-bright and are likely all the forward lighting you’ll need. The lights offer three modes: bright, low, and seizure-inducing blinking. They can be adjusted horizontally or tilted vertically.
The side deck lights help to illuminate the ground in front and around the scooter, for increased visibility if you’re riding on a road at night.
There are also additional ground effects lights that are controlled by a separate switch mounted near the power charging ports.
For extra safety, we always recommend using additional lights. Check out our guide for staying visible while riding at night.
The Wolf Warrior 11 comes stock with either 11.0-inch knobby off-road tires or slicker tires for on-road performance.
The knobby off-road tires do not perform well on hard surfaces such as asphalt. In particular, in the most powerful modes, you will easily spin the wheels due to the small contact patch.
The Wolf Warrior is also available with smoother on-road tires. These are tubeless pneumatic tires. They will give much better traction and handling on paved roads and are much more stable when traveling at high speeds.
The Wolf has a giant deck covered in a rubber mat. There is ample standing room; an exoskeleton-like frame forms a kickplate/carrying handle. The kickplate is strong enough to stand on giving you more riding options. It also serves as a nice handle if you need to light this juggernaut.
Except for a cheap metal chain that holds onto the extra metal pin for securing the stem, the scooter is rock solid. The tubular steel exoskeleton frame, massive hydraulic shocks, and hefty construction should hold up to serious abuse. From what we can read online, the scooter is durable for most.
However, like other monster scooters in this category, some fit-and-finish, and design elements are lacking. For example, a single screw, that is prone to falling out, holds the central headlights and front mudguards in place. More careful assembly would dictate making sure all screws a torqued into place and secured with thread locker, if prone to falling out.
There has been at least one report of problems with the front fork leaking hydraulic fluid and at least one folding pin failure. These seem to be exceedingly rare occurrences considering the number of units sold but are still notable. Given the speeds this scooter is capable of — you should do always do pre-ride checks and keep up on maintenance.
You can do this yourself, but we’d like to see this done by the factory. Learn about fixing a loose electric scooter screw.
Wolf Warrior 11: Review Conclusions
The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is a Frankenstein scooter both figuratively and literally — and we mean this in the good sense of the word.
Its pedigree is one part motocross racer, one part electric scooter, one part mountain bike. The structural components are all made by Kaabo, while the powerplant, brains, and electronics are all made by MiniMotors.
The whole package is very attractive — it looks badass and is a best-in-class electric scooter packaged into what is, by all accounts, a solid off-road-oriented frame.
If the Wolf isn’t appealing to you, check out alternative scooters. You can also check out our Editor’s pick of best electric scooters.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Specifications
Note: These specification are provided by the manufacturer and may differ from our real-world testing.
|Model||Wolf Warrior 11|
|Folded dimensions||60 by 26 by 19 in|
|Motor power, continuous||2400 W|
|Top speed||50 mph|
|Battery capacity||2100 Wh|
|Battery recharge time||6 to 17 hrs|
|Max rider weight||330 lb|
|Brake type||Disc (Hydraulic) + Disc (Hydraulic)|
|Tire type||11.0 in Pneumatic + Pneumatic|
|Built-in lights||Front + Rear|