NEW: Dualtron Thunder 2,060Wh/2x 1,200W (2,400W) Motors

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  • Includes bonus rapid-charger & fingerprint scanner, combined value of $250

  • The Dualtron Thunder is probably the best folding Electric Scooter money can buy right now. With many new upgrades, including ABS/hydraulic brakes, ultra-wide tubeless tires, improved suspension, optional fingerprint scanner, optional seat, the Thunder is ready to go out-of-the-box with minimal assembly required

  • The 2,060Wh battery can provide up to 80 miles distance at moderate cruising speed

  • 5,400W peak & 2,400W Sustained Power. The Thunder Delivers the highest performance spec on an eScooter

  • eWheels are proud to be the first US Distributor of Dualtron & Speedway products within North America.

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Dualtron Thunder User Manual

15 New Features in the Dualtron Thunder

What's New in the Dualtron Thunder

The Dualtron Thunder is the 3rd Generation of the Dualtron series, it introduces a substantial number of innovations over its predecessor, the Ultra. On paper, the core performance characteristics are the same as the Ultra, with a similar battery pack, a pair of 1200W direct drive hub motors, comparable sustained & peak power loads; what sets it apart are an additional 15 improvements.

While some of these improvements are minor or aesthetic, others are quite substantial, like the new hydraulic braking system, which replaced the cable/mechanical system on the Ultra. The cumulative effect of all the new 2018 improvements, is a scooter that not only performs like no other, but is also one of the most safe, comfortable & practical for long distance travel under a variety of conditions & road surfaces.

Thundering Performance

Thundering Performance

Dualtron Thunder Motor Power Performance

There is no other eScooter brand that has established the formidable reputation that Dualtron has for producing high performance two wheeled folding Scooters. From the very first 1.5 model to this latest Thunder, each successive generation has built upon & improved the Scooter’s core performance. On the Thunder, the same 1200W sustained, 2700W peak, motors of the Ultra are used, but with a newly tuned controller that provides better off the mark acceleration.

Visually Striking

Dualtron Thunder LED Lightshow

The Thunder is already a visually striking machine, with the mood lighting enabled, the wow factor is cranked up to level 11. On the handlebar column, the illuminated Dualtron logo colors can be set with a touch of a button, with the included remote control.
There are also two pairs, a total of four, embedded front deck light & a further two pairs of rear braking/awareness lights.
Note: if riding at night, it is advisable to fit an additional handlebar mounted light to throw a beam further than the effective 20-30 foot beam from lower level deck floodlights.

Torsion Suspension

Dualtron Thunder Torsion Bar Suspension

Now on the Thunder there are three different positions the torsion bar can be slotted into, that provide varying levels of tension & ground clearance to the bottom of the deck. These are used in conjunction with the inter-changeable suspension cartridges for over a dozen different levels of firmness, these are usually set for by both preference & for the weight of the Rider.

Interchangeable Cartridge Modules

Dualtron Ultra Dashboard Screen Features
Dualtron Ultra Dashboard Screen Features

While on the previous generation, there was just a single option available, with the introduction of this 3rd Generation, Dualtron now offer five different compounds range from soft (for lighter Riders) to hard,

Improved water-resistance & battery safety

Dualtron Thunder Weather Protection, Safety & Battery Pack

Within the internal battery bay compartment there’s a been some safety upgrades. One of these is the main power switch, which isolates the battery from the controller & dashboard, reducing the risks during transportation. For water-protection, the wiring harness entering the internal chamber has been fitted with a new seal. Finally, the battery pack has been completely redesigned within individual battery cell holders so that the cells are no longer in direct contact with one another & encased in a steel protective structure.

Collapsible Handlebar & Locking Latch

Dualtron Thunder Handlebar Folding & Latch

With the Thunder, the handlebars can now fold down against the stem for a smaller footprint during transporting or storage. There is also an upper latch, which can be used to support small bags. On the opposing deck side, there is a bracket that the latch locks into to secure it into position.

Fingerprint Scanner

Dualtron Fingerprint Scanner Option

Security on previous Dualtron models was lacking. Competing manufacturers had fitted their equipment with keys, remote-control fobs, access codes. With the Dualtron 3 & Thunder this deficiency has been addressed with a futurist fingerprint scanner that powers up the scooter with a single-touch. To physical secure the scooter, you’ll still need to use some other form of protection such a cable or U lock.

Frame Improvements

Dualtron Thunder Frame Structure

With the additional weight of the Thunder, some of the structural elements on the Thunder that are prone to wear-and-tear have been beefed up with stronger joints & screws, reducing the interval between servicing & lower the cost of ownership. Please refer to the online manual for an estimated component lifespan schedule for these.

How Does It Compare?

Electric Scooters High Performance Dualtron Speedway Model Comparison & Specification Buying Guide Dualtron Thunder, Dualtron Ultra, Dualtron 3, Dualtron EX, IV, III, Mini4
Dualtron Thunder Key Features & Overview
Organizational chart between Speedway, Minimotors & Dualtron

Background of Minimotors, Dualtron & Speedway:

Electric kick-scooters have existed in one form or another for well over a two decades. Until relatively recently, electric scooters were powered by extremely heavy lead-acid batteries, limiting their range, power & usefulness. Advances in battery energy density, electronics & motor design are creating a quiet revolution, which we’re starting to witness take a dramatic impact in those cities that are rolling out Scooter sharing programs. While electric scooters are beginning to gain traction in the US, in other countries, like Korea, the sight of people using Electric Scooters to get about quickly & efficiently is now a commonplace sight.

Dualtron/Speedway—a division of Minimotors—have been making advanced state-of-the-art scooter designs since 1999. In the performance class, there is no serious equivalent contender in this space; Dualtron are the globally recognized as being the unrivaled market leader, with a reputation for quality & blistering performance across all their Electric kick-scooter range.

Minimotors, the parent Company, designs the scooters from their Korean offices. They are also concerned with all aspects of the R&D & most of the parts production—nearly everything is produced in-house, including controller, dashboard, frame, molding, handlebars, even the motors. Speedway & Dualtron Scooters are differentiated by the performance class of scooter they make, & the types of battery packs that are used. In a high-performance Scooter, these larger >750Wh batteries constitute more than half of the input costs of the finished product; to keep the Speedway scooter costs down, these use the cheaper Lithium polymer packs, that have a higher probability of failure & degradation over time. On the Dualtron line, premium grade LG Li-ion cells are selected for greater reliability & predictable performance. 

Control Features Functionality

Dualtron Thunder Setting/Configuration Menu

Setting up the Thunder is similar to the previous Dualtron/Speedway Scooters; now with the new ‘EYE’ Dashboard, the layout for toggling through the various ‘P’ setting is simpler to perform that on the previous two button design. The menu settings are the same as on the previous DT 2 & Ultra, with the additional Pd option, is which enables/disables the new ABS Electronic braking feature.
Note: if the ABS brakes are enabled, the brake sensitive settings are ignored. 

Comparative Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • The Best Folding Scooter?: no other eScooter being made today has the range of features & performance of the Dualtron Thunder. It evolves on the rare performance of the Ultra but with the addition of ABS brakes, multiple levels of suspension, atmospheric LED lighting, fingerprint scanner, & many more upgrades as outlined above.
  • Reduced Maintenance: with the new tubeless tires, stronger frame, & hybrid hydraulic-electrical braking system, the Thunder is less susceptible to break-downs, giving you more enjoyment out of our investment. 
  • Improved safety: the hydraulic braking performance on the Thunder is now vastly improved & safer on the Thunder. On the previous Ultra, the mechanical braking force alone was not wholly satisfactorily in bringing such a fast powerful machine to a sudden stop. Combined with the ABS system, the Thunder can reduce the distance needed to come to a stop by 50%.  

Disadvantages:

  • At 95lb, the Thunder Heavy: if you’ve used a typical ~30lb typical Lime or Bird eScooter, the Thunder is over three times the weight. For many people, lifting it up a flight of stairs, or even a couple steps, is going to require a monumental effort, but what it lacks in portability, is more than offset with its capability.   
  • The Thunder is Not a Cheap Scooter: the Ultra has the same basic performance package but is $500 cheaper. If you don’t think you’ll use the new features the Thunder has to offer, you may want to consider the slightly less expensive Ultra, or one of the other Dualtron scooters instead.  
  • Fingerprint Scanner is Not a Complete Security System: if planning on leaving the scooter outside for some shopping, then you’ll need to physical secure the scooter with a physical lock to deter someone from carrying it off.   

A Closer Look at the Thunder

Dualtron Thunder Montage

Folded & Unfolded Dimensions

Dualtron & Speedway eScooter Electric Scooter Folded/Unfolded Dimensions

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are these Scooters legal to use on the Road?
    These are classified by the DOT as ‘not for road use’. With the expansion of Electric Scooters across the US, some states are permitting registration & insurance. Please check with your local state laws before if you intended to use them on public roads.
  • Is the Thunder water-resistant, can I use it in the rain?
    The Manufacturer’s recommendation is that you try to avoid excessively wet conditions, puddles & standing water. During assembly, the factory has sealed up the entry points to the battery compartment, etc; however, if it is very wet, water may find its way into the sensitive interior, resulting in water related damage. 
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages between the Dualtron 3 & the ULTRA?
    If you’re seeking the ultimate performing Electric Scooter, then the Thunder is the pack leader. In comparing the Thunder to the Dualtron 3, the former possesses 50% higher peak power, a 56% larger battery pack, enormous 11″ x 3.9″ tires for superior traction & ride comfort, & a 10MPH faster top speed. These enhanced capabilities come at the price of a 15lb higher weight (95lb total), which may make it difficult to lift from the trunk of a car, & highly impractical, for most people, to consider taking it aboard a train or other form of public transport. The Thunder also commands nearly $1,000 higher price premium over the DT 3. 
  • What are the folded dimensions of the Thunder?
    When the the handlebar is folded down, the dimensions are 47.4″ long  x 15.5″ wide x 20.2″ high—an advantage with the Thunder with the collapsible handle. Because of hefty weight, the handle stem should not be used to pick up the Scooter!
  • Are the Off-road knobbly Tires Available on the Thunder?
    Not at this time. As a result of the newer Tubeless tire, the tire choices available are somewhat limited at the moment. 
  • How many charge/discharge cycles can one expect from the battery pack? 
    This depends on a variety of factors: the weight of the Rider, high usage of regenerative braking, frequent hill use, how hard it’s driven, weather conditions (freezing temperatures are not ideal for Li-ion batteries), & most importantly the end-point charging voltage. If you use the 5A fast-charger & set the termination point to 80%, this single action alone can extend the lifespan of the battery by up to 4-5 times! The other benefit of partial charging, is that it lowers the risk of degrading your battery pack through the use of regenerative braking on a full charge.
  • Will you be offering spare parts? What spares will I expect to need over time?
    Yes, part of being a ‘full service’ Company is that we offer the largest selection of spare parts for all our products. You will be able to find a list of available parts through our online store https://www.ewheels.com/product-category/Dualtron
  • Is there a seat available for Dualtron line? 
    Yes, the seat bolts into the back of the deck platform & can be purchased separately for $140 including free shipping.
  • What type of warranty is there on the Dualtron?
    We offer a one year warranty for the parts & labour. It does not include shipping costs, which may be between $100-$190 (within the US), depending on the distance from our repair center in Tucson, AZ. While other dealers of Electric Scooters typically only offer a 3-6 warranty for the battery pack, we stand by all our products with a full one year warranty. Exclusions to the warranty are wear-and-tear & improper use, please refer to our warranty page for the full terms & conditions.

    https://www.ewheels.com/returns-and-warranty/

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