If you're looking for a convenient way to zip across town this summer while cutting down on your carbon emissions, an e-bike or electric scooter might be just the ticket. Whether it's for commuting, for fun or a little of both, this electric scooter will get you where you're going.
Electric scooters have taken over the streets of many urban cities, but the lightweight, underpowered scooters comprising the fleets of Bird & Lime leave a bit to be desired for longer range trips, larger riders, and more serious commuting needs.
Varla Scooter reached out to us with their offering in the space and it is in a class apart. Online, the dual-motor, 2,000 watt Varla Eagle One electric scooter looks like an absolute beast and, in our testing, it holds up to the claims. They sent us a review unit free of charge for us to review and I’m happy to say that I lived to tell the tale because hot damn, the Varla Scooter is fast!
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Slick, stylish, and packing a serious punch when it comes to performance and ride quality, the Varla Eagle One is up there with the Apollo Ghost as the best entry-level performance scooter. Flaunting an inky black body with metallic red accents, it not only looks the part but is equipped to handle the most demanding on and off-road environments with ease. From buttery-smooth adjustable suspension to a generously sized deck, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that can stop at a dime, the Eagle One rivals more expensive models. It is, pound-for-pound, one of the best value electric scooters.
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The Pegasus really is a great value, for the right rider, at $1,099 — with some caveats.
It sets itself apart from the crowd with its looks and surprising stats for the price, but pales in comparison when it comes to build and ride quality. It’s a well-performing scooter for someone that can tune it along the way.
With low-maintenance tires, a nice deck and sweet display it’s got some great qualities for city life, but isn’t lightweight or compact for last-mile transfers to other types of transit. For daily riding, it isn’t the most robustly built but still makes a good choice for riders looking to go fast (on good terrain) on a budget.
There are some impressive things about this scooter that make it potentially the most fun scooter I have ever ridden. Clocking in at a max speed of 40 miles per hour, the Eagle One is scary fast. Dual 1000w motors mean neck-breaking acceleration, especially for those who have never owned a scooter this powerful. Steep terrain is also no issue. There isn’t a hill I have ridden that this scooter cannot handle.
Varla Pegasus Electric Scooter, is a low maintenance dual motor electric scooter with features rarely seen in its price class.
The Pegasus features a unique design, dual 500 watt motors, large LCD display, with maintenance free features. In this review, I’m going to tell you what I loved and hated about the Varla Pegasus.
Introducing the Varla Eagle One, one of the top entry-level electric performance scooters and a key competitor of the Apollo Ghost. Boasting a huge 52V 18.2aH lithium-ion battery grants this monster model a range of up to 40+ miles; one of the longest range eScooters we've reviewed. Unsurprisingly, this eScooter claims a speed to match, with a top speed of approx. 40 mp/h. The dual spring suspension ensures a suitably smooth ride, maintaining rider control when going over potholes and speed bumps. Choose from single/dual motor modes and 3 gears with varying power. In 3rd gear & dual motor, we actually felt wheelspin when accelerating from a stationary position. Although unofficial, we're convinced this scooter reaches 0-20 mp/h in under 3 seconds.