Kaabo Mantis: A Comprehensive Guide & Review 2020

A beast in the streets, the Kaabo Mantis series is one of the few in the electric scooter industry that can boast of being superior both in urban and off-road terrain. Fly through the streets with the Mantis’ incredible acceleration and quickly turn around thrilling curves due to its fantastic flexibility. With the Kaabo Mantis, every ride is an adventure!

kaabo mantis dual motor electric scooter

The Kaabo Mantis is an e-scooter of the first order. It’s fast, flexible, and not as heavy as you may think. You can enjoy its powerful performance and impressive features for a great value—no need to pay extra for excellence. You can even personalize your riding experience because Kaabo wants you to have only the best. It’s now possible to choose between four Mantis models with distinct specifications to fit all your riding needs. It’s easy to see why the Kaabo Mantis is the definitive e-scooter of 2020.

Speed, Range, & Slope

Right off the bat, all the Kaabo Mantis models can offer you incredible top speeds. From 50 kph all the way to 60 kph, any Mantis e-scooter you get will have you zooming around with ease. 

That’s not to mention its acceleration capabilities. You can go up to 25 kph in a quick 2.5 seconds, and to maximum speed in less than 10 seconds! Sure, it’s a bit arm-yanking, but this fast e-scooter will definitely be a hit with the most hardcore of adrenaline junkies. Urban commuters don’t need to worry, though. You can easily stick to the 25 kph speed limit whenever you want.

As for range, you’re in for a long treat. The Kaabo Mantis 8 has the lowest maximum range at 50 km (that’s twice more than your typical commuter scooter can do). The Kaabo Mantis Pro can go as far as 90 km before running out of battery. Long-distance commutes? Those have nothing on the Kaabo Mantis. 

So don’t be afraid to take this electric scooter out for a spin. It can easily traverse hilly city streets (of about 10% grade at 24 kph in just 9 seconds) and rough off-road paths. 

Unparalleled Power

All those fantastic feats above are made possible by the powerful 800W-1000W dual motors that all Kaabo Mantis models feature. Just think of all the power this e-scooter needs to get to 25 kph in under 3 seconds, and the Mantis delivers magnificently.

Then, there is its superior battery capacity. All Kaabo Mantis models can easily reach farther than most daily commuter scooters. You can travel twice or almost four times as far as you usually can (Mantis Pro: 90 km vs. typical scooter range 25 km). That doesn’t even include the amazing BMS Smart Battery Management System that keeps your battery efficient and stable all throughout the ride. Protections included are as follows:

  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Over-discharge Protection
  • Breaking Protection
  • Short-circuit Protection
  • Predischarge
  • Voltage Balance
  • Temperature Protection
  • Fault Warning 
  • Power Device Fault Protection

Handsome Look, Terrific Ride

One thing that’s undoubtedly obvious when you first glimpse any Kaabo Mantis model is that it looks super fine. The subtle design details like its C-shaped forging, sleek metallic frame, and patterned deck make the Kaabo Mantis a handsome electric scooter worth boasting about. That doesn’t even include the many beautiful colour schemes you can choose for your Mantis model.

kaabo mantis dual motor performance e-scooter off road terrain

Aside from looking sleek and modern, the Mantis series is also known for its terrific suspension specs. All models feature dual spring shocks that really gives you the smoothest and most stable ride you’ve ever experienced, regardless of the terrain you’re on. The suspension system on the Mantis is really superior. It is both firm for a more agile ride yet soft so that you can breeze through rough paths and pesky potholes with ease. 

Then, there are the impressive pneumatic tyres that all of the Mantis models highlight (Mantis 8: 8x3” and the other three models: 10”). Turning on curves has never been easier because of the reliable grip these tyres have on the road. 

Reliable Locking & Folding

Here’s one tiny drawback about the Kaabo Mantis. They’re not the most portable. Weighing at 26.5 kg, the Mantis 8 is the lightest of the four models. The heaviest would be the Mantis Pro and Mantis 10 Duo, both at 30 kg. But fear not! While it is a bit heavy, it can still be carried inside car trunks or lifted up a small flight of stairs. 

kaabo mantis foldable daily commuter electric scooter

What makes your life easier is the sturdy and reliable, one-second folding mechanism that the Mantis models have. It uses a clamp that has two quick-releases, so the scooter frame folds quickly and locks in place. Now wobble and no bending making this e-scooter a breeze to carry. Unfortunately, its handlebars don’t fold, but they do attach to the rear fender. 

Commendable Features

We all know that great specs aren’t the end all be all when it comes to the perfect ride. The Kaabo Mantis series can also boast about its features that make your riding experience more comfortable in the long run.

The Mantis models have a serviceable cockpit that allows you to control your electric scooter with ease. It has a trigger-style throttle which is what most performance scooters feature in their designs. The Kaabo Mantis uses an LCD display that conveniently shows you all you need to see while riding such as mode, current speed, and battery. You can even read clearly it in full sunlight!

kaabo mantis electric scooter red blue black silver

Another thing that makes the Kaabo Mantis series great daily commuter scooters is its many lights. You have front button lights and red rear button lights which are industry standards. But Mantis models also have illuminating LED side deck lights. Aside from looking incredibly cool and fun, they also offer better illumination and visibility when you’re riding at night. 

Last but definitely not the least commendable feature is the Mantis’ spacious deck. All the Mantis decks have the same cool patterns etched on their rubber. The roomy width and the excellent grip helps keep your feet securely planted when you’re zooming and turning around bumpy trails, rain or shine.

But keep this in mind. Kaabo does not have an official IP rating for the Mantis series. So while all the models perform powerfully well, you might still need to cautious about submerging it in water. Although splashes and light rain showers will probably be harmless.

Personalize Your Ride, Choose A Mantis

The Kaabo Mantis series is superior if you’re looking for electric scooters that can handle both urban and off-road riding. But what really takes the cake is that you can choose which model will best suit your own needs. 

You can choose from 4 different Mantis models that can provide the same performances, more or less. Each model differs in specifications slightly so that you can get what you need the most. 

If you’re looking for the most lightweight Mantis, the Mantis 8 is the model to go with. Both the Mantis 10 Duo and Mantis offer almost the same specifications with little difference in their brake systems. The Mantis Pro, on the other hand, will give you the most power in terms of speed and range. Then, of course, you can further personalize your ride with different colour schemes depending on which model you get.

Are you getting excited? Let's help you find the perfect Mantis for you! Check out the four models below.

kaabo mantis 8 foldable daily commuter electric scooter

 

 

Mantis 8

Dimensions

Unfolded:

Approx. 116 cm x 56 cm x 119 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 116 cm x 56 cm x 47.8 cm

Weight

26.5 kg

Number of Modes

3

Max. Speed*

50 kph

Max. Range

50 km

Motor

800W, Dual

Battery Power

48V 17.5Ah

Charging Time

6-8 hrs

Brakes

Front & Rear Semi Hydraulic

Tyres

8x3” Pneumatic

Suspension

Front & Rear

Colour

Black

Price

$2,199


kaabo mantis duo performance electric scooter dual motor

Mantis 10 Duo

Dimensions

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Weight

30 kg

Number of Modes

3

Max. Speed*

60 kph

Max. Range

70 km

Motor

1000W, Dual

Battery Power

60V 17.5Ah

Charging Time

6-8 hrs

Brakes

Front & Rear Semi Hydraulic

Tyres

10” Pneumatic

Suspension

Front & Rear

Colour

Red, Black

Price

$2,399


kaabo mantis elite off road electric scooter dual motor

Mantis Elite

Dimensions

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Weight

28.5 kg

Number of Modes

3

Max. Speed*

60 kph

Max. Range

70 km

Motor

1000W, Dual

Battery Power

60V 18.2Ah, LG Battery

Charging Time

6-9 hrs

Brakes

Front & Rear Full Hydraulic

Tyres

10” Pneumatic

Suspension

Front & Rear

Colour

Silver, Black

Price

$2,799

kaabo mantis pro off road urban electric scooter dual motor

Mantis Pro

Dimensions

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Weight

30 kg

Number of Modes

3

Max. Speed*

60 kph

Max. Range

90 km

Motor

1000W, Dual

Battery Power

60V 24.5Ah, LG Battery

Charging Time

10-12 hrs

Brakes

Front & Rear Full Hydraulic

Tyres

10” Pneumatic

Suspension

Front & Rear

Colour

Black

Price

$3,199


Conclusion

When it comes to the highest performance, you can never go wrong with the Kaabo Mantis series. They provide similar if not better riding experiences than most high-end performance scooters without the hefty price tag. The entire series proves that impeccable performance doesn’t mean you have to pay more.

The Kaabo Mantis is an incredible electric scooter that you can use for both urban commuting and sports activities. This dual nature of the e-scooter further shows how economical and thrifty it is to get everything you want in just one electric scooter. If you want a hardworking e-scooter, the Kaabo Mantis is the one for you! 

Pros

  • Thrillingly fast and flexible
  • Powerful motors
  • Commendable suspension
  • Sturdy & reliable folding system

Cons

  • Not as lightweight as other scooters (Mantis 8: 26.5 kg - Mantis Pro: 30 kg)
  • No official manufacturer IP rating

Mantis 8

Mantis Duo

Mantis Elite

Mantis Pro

Dimensions

Unfolded:

Approx. 116 cm x 56 cm x 119 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 116 cm x 56 cm x 47.8 cm

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Unfolded:

Approx. 126.7 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

 

Folded:

Approx. 480 cm x 21 cm x 123 cm

Weight

26.5 kg

30 kg

28.5 kg

30 kg

Number of Modes

3

3

3

3

Max. Speed*

50 kph

60 kph

60 kph

60 kph

Max. Range

50 km

70 km

70 km

90 km

Motor

800W, Dual

1000W, Dual

1000W, Dual

1000W, Dual

Battery Power

48V 17.5Ah

60V 17.5Ah

60V 18.2Ah, LG Battery

60V 24.5Ah, LG Battery

Charging Time

6-8 hrs

6-8 hrs

6-9 hrs

10-12 hrs

Brakes

Front & Rear Semi Hydraulic

Front & Rear Semi Hydraulic

Front & Rear Full Hydraulic

Front & Rear Full Hydraulic

Tyres

8x3” Pneumatic

10” Pneumatic

10” Pneumatic

10” Pneumatic

Suspension

Front & Rear

Front & Rear

Front & Rear

Front & Rear

Colour

Black

Red, Black

Silver, Black

Black

Price

$2,199

$2,399

$2,799

$3,199

*Maximum speeds are applicable only on private property. A limited maximum speed of 25 kph should be maintained when riding in public.