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The Eagle One makes this list because Varla found a way to build a quality electric scooter with similar specs to many currently on the market, while keeping the price competitive at $1,599. And it even comes with some cool accessories.

The 77-pound scooter rolls on 10-inch pneumatic tires with dual 1,000-watt brushless motors powered by a big 52-volt, 18.2Ah lithium-Ion battery. Rated top speed: 40 mph. I was only able to get up to about 33 mph but my lighter girlfriend hopped on and hit 37 mph. The Eagle One supports a total weight of 330 pounds but is recommended for riders up to 265 pounds.

On a single charge you can get up to 40 miles of travel, but I only reached about half of that. I ride aggressively, though, switching between dual- and single-motor modes and staying in its top gear. Staying with a single motor and at slower speeds will always get you farther, but I like a little speed. The scooter can be charged in about eight hours with a single charger and just under five hours connected to a second charger.

There’s a lot of common ground between the Varla Eagle One and its high-end competition. It has three gears, single- or dual-motor modes and an Eco button to help conserve battery. You’ll also find dual-spring suspension, a wide deck with front and rear lights and dual hydraulic brakes that outperform their wired counterparts and require less maintenance. It even has a USB port in the odometer to charge your phone while you ride.

Varla also throws in some extra gear like three additional grip tapes with different designs (I’m currently using one with a flaming skull), a spare inner tube, wrist guards and elbow and knee pads. All you need is a helmet and you’re ready to ride.