Dualtron Victor Review
The Victor came in a large, hefty package on my doorway. No, I’m not familiar with Victor, but I’m delighted this e-scooter is simple to set up. Tighten the stem clamp, then unfold and secure the handlebars with their respective clamps. When you fold the deck, there’s a hook at the end for clipping it to the handlebar stem. It prevents the stem from collapsing while the Victor is stowed, and it makes carrying the Victor more simpler. Here’s where I’ll bring up my greatest issue: It’s rather substantial. It weighs 73 pounds, which is significantly more than the majority of electric bikes. It’s difficult to even raise it to mount a curb. Fortunately, I live in an elevator-equipped flat. However, there was one day when the elevator was broken and… well, let’s just say the stairs heard some expletives.
It’s difficult to find a scooter with this much range and power at a considerably lower weight, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to complain. It will fit into a trunk if you are able to raise it. When folded, it’s quite little. The Victor comes close to being completely equipped right out of the box. Front headlights, taillights, and rear and front mudguards are all present. (It would have been lovely if there had been a bell.) The underside of the deck is illuminated by LEDs, and the Dualtron logo on the handlebar glows like an RGB gaming PC. If you choose, you may change the colours and lighting patterns with the provided remote.Before you can turn on the Victor through the dashboard on the top-right handlebar, you’ll need to turn on the power switch on the bottom of the deck. The third button (with a dot on it) changes the e-gear, scooter’s and the Mode button switches the onscreen riding statistics. Your speed will be controlled by these three gears. For example, the first gear restricts you to a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour.
Two switches are located on the left handlebar. The first selects between Eco and Turbo—Eco substantially slows the e-scooter to conserve energy, whilst Turbo accelerates to the peak speed of the gear you’re in. The second toggle allows you to choose between single and dual motors (more on this later). With these buttons, it’s difficult to identify which mode you’re in, which might be an issue. You don’t want to push the throttle when in Dual motor mode without anticipating the backlash, believe me.
The display also indicates battery life, and it’s one of the most accurate I’ve seen. It’s also quite simple to read the LCD in direct sunlight, which has been a problem with several other e-scooters I’ve tried.
There is no denying it. Even among Dualtrons, the Victor stands apart.
For their size and weight, the 21700 battery cells provide otherworldly range and performance. The tyres and suspension provide a lot of pleasure.
Despite a few flaws, it has that beautiful Dualtron build quality that even your mother will recognise.
So, even before we get to the bit where it’s the world’s fastest production scooter that still fits in the trunk, the Victor is already in the winner’s circle.
All of this is beside the point. The pure enjoyment aspect is what keeps me returning to ride it when the testing is completed.
In terms of performance and capability, the Dualtron Victor is on par with other high-end electronic scooters in this price category, falling just short of the most powerful versions.
Speed & Acceleration:
The Victor accelerates from 0 to 48 km/h in 6.4 seconds.
Its less strong initial acceleration will nonetheless provide you with an on-demand adrenaline boost. However, it’s smooth enough that applying throttle in the middle of a bend without spinning the front tyre is simple.
The Victor is the quickest light-heavyweight scooter we’ve ever tested, with an ESG approved peak speed of 73.3 kmh.
It’s not just quick, but it’s also amazingly stable. The front end didn’t move when I abruptly reduced the throttle at peak speed. If you deliberately jiggle the handlebars above 64 kmh, the wriggling takes a second to resolve – not something you want to do more than once.
Though we don’t advocate riding a Dualtron Victor at 73.3 kilometres per hour, it’s great to know you can.
In 8.3 seconds, the Victor passed our regular 60-meter, 10% grade hill climb test. It had already reached 40 kmh at the top of the slope and was still rapidly increasing.
Overall, the Victor’s hill-climbing capacity is above average among its contemporaries, but more significantly, it will tackle any neighbourhood hill faster than its neighbours.
Battery & Range:
Range isn’t normally considered part of a scooter’s enjoyment element.
However, being able to let free for an hour or two before range anxiety sets in adds to the enjoyment.
With a real-world range of 63.3 kilometres, the Victor destroys range concerns. At this weight, no dual-motor scooter we’ve ever tested travels any further.
LG’s 21700 battery cells are used for the first time in the Victor. These cells are physically bigger and have a 20% higher energy density than standard 18650 cells.
As a result, they have more energy per cell and per pound.
When I used more over 30% power during the last mile, the scooter would shut off abruptly. You won’t see this behaviour until you’re trying to squeeze every last mile out of the battery.
The first selects between Eco and Turbo—Eco substantially slows the e-scooter to conserve energy, whilst Turbo accelerates to the peak speed of the gear you’re in. The second toggle allows you to choose between single and dual motors (more on this later). With these buttons, it’s difficult to identify which mode you’re in, which might be an issue. You don’t want to push the throttle when in Dual motor mode without anticipating the backlash, believe me.
The Dualtron Victor’s motors have a combined peak output of 4000 W. The scooter’s cutting-edge dual-motor all-wheel riding technology allows it to achieve such massive power.
It also has a quick acceleration time, taking just under 7 seconds to reach 31 mph / 50 kmh. Even at such a high speed, the scooter is rather stable when operated on full power, particularly when starting it up rapidly.
Construction & Quality:
It has Dualtron build quality, best-in-class peak speed, handling, and range, and it will fit in the trunk while not being ultra-portable.
The Victor, like we’ve come to expect from Dualtron scooters, features possibly the strongest, highest-quality construction currently available on the market, as well as all of the experience and lessons acquired from past Dualtron models.
Suspension & Comfort:
The elastomeric suspension is firm enough for riders weighing between 68 and 90 kg. You may easily replace them for something tougher or softer if you weigh more or less.
The Dualtron Victor is one of the most powerful and enjoyable to ride scooters available for less than $3000.
The scooter isn’t exactly a beast, especially when compared to some of Dualtron’s most powerful versions. Even so, it’s designed to resist a variety of terrains, including city streets, dirt roads, bumps, and other road hazards. Its acceleration and speed are also extremely impressive, making it ideal for anybody seeking an adrenaline rush.
For added beauty and visibility, the scooter has RGB stem lights that display the brand’s name, rear taillights, and even deck lighting.
The scooter still lacks the most important component: a mounted front lamp. There are two tiny lights on the front section of the deck that provide some frontline visibility, but they won’t help you out if you’re riding at night on dark streets.
Fortunately, for people who enjoy afternoon scooter rides and want to ride after dark, this is a simple problem to solve. You can always buy a cheap yet powerful light and install it yourself. It’s still a letdown to have to do this after spending so much money on a high-end scooter.
The Dualtron Victor maintains the Dualtron history of elegance and futuristic design with its confident lines, near-perfect engineering, and RGB remote-controlled flashing lights.
The Victor appears to be a little more substantial than typical electric scooters. The deck is fairly deep, and the tyres and fenders are rather large. Nonetheless, it’s a nice-looking model, with an attractive style and bold appearance, as well as a variety of colour schemes that look wonderful at night.
The stem is slender and stable, there’s hardly no shaking, and the scooter is generally quite robust.
The scooter has hydraulic 160-mm disc brakes on both wheels. These Zoom brakes are some of the finest available for scooters today, and can be found on many high-end scooters and motorcycles.
When riding at 15 mph / 24 kmh, the brakes stop the scooter in less than 3 metres, one of the lowest stopping distances ever recorded for an electric scooter.
All of the newest Dualtron models, such as the Dualtron Thunder, Dualtron Storm, and Dualtron 3, employ the same folding technique as the Dualtron Victor.
It has a double-clap latching mechanism that can be simply untightened while folding the scooter and tightened again when it’s ready to ride.
The Victor also comes with the standard Dualtron folding handlebars featured on most of their luxury models, making it foldable at both the stem and the handlebars.
The pneumatic tubed tyres of the Dualtron Victor are 10 inches in diameter and 3 inches wide. These proportions make them far bigger than the tyres found on ordinary commuter or budget scooters, resulting in much more comfortable rides and a more enjoyable overall riding experience.
On both the front and back wheels, the Dualtron Victor boasts a 9-step adjustable elastomeric suspension.
The shock absorbers aren’t noticeable to others around you since they don’t utilise springs. This provides the scooter a considerably more attractive appearance than scooters with hefty suspension springs.
Needless to say, even on the bumpiest roads, the scooter provides excellent riding comfort.
The Dualtron Victor’s deck is big, thick, and essentially a huge platform. It’s the Dualtron scooters’ signature deck design.
The deck’s measurements are as follows:
- length: 54.5 cm/21.5 in
- width: 24.1 cm / 9.5 in
- 9 in (22.9 cm) of ground clearance
The battery is housed within the deck, which explains its huge size and depth. It has a textured surface to prevent slippage and is large enough to comfortably support both of your feet, just like a hoverboard. The only thing lacking is a footrest at the rear. Dualtron appears to have assumed that because the deck is so large, no one would require it, however some riders find it more comfortable to ride with their rear foot slightly lifted.
Controls & Display:
The major control portion of the Dualtron Victor is an EY3 Minimotors LCD display.
The monitor is located on the right handlebar and displays all pertinent information, including:
- level of the battery
- distance travelled
- mode of motorcycling
Two extra control buttons on the left handlebar let you to select the current motor riding modes:
- eco/turbo mode (button 1)
- button 2: use of a single or dual motor
Dualtron has not made any formal claims concerning the Dualtron Victor’s water resistance.
This normally implies that submerging or exposing the scooter to a lot of water is out of the question, but splashing the scooter’s parts with a lot of water may cause certain faults and troubles as well. Even so, the outside construction should be enough for a short ride in rainy conditions.
Regardless, several customers have reported riding the scooter in the rain for several days in a row with no harm to the electric components. Some people have even claimed to have opened the deck and discovered no water within.
So, while the Dualtron Victor isn’t technically waterproof, and I wouldn’t advocate trying it on your own, it should be alright if you get caught in some unexpected rain on your way home.
This is the e-scooter for someone who drives a lot of kilometers on a daily basis. You won’t experience range anxiety, which is a welcome relief. And just because you buy an e-scooter with a top speed of 50 mph doesn’t mean you have to ride it at that speed. My favorite thing is how I can lough over any slope at a breakneck speed. That’s because to the Victor’s massive amounts of power.
For all Dualtron scooters, the typical warranty duration is usually 6 months.
Some brands, on the other hand, frequently offer various bargains. In this aspect, Voromotors stands out by providing a one-year guarantee on all Dualtron devices, which covers all manufacturer’s faults with specific limits.
The most serious flaw with this scooter, in my view, is its tyres. Many customers have complained about obtaining a flat tyre more than once a month and needing to replace them on a regular basis.
The issue persists even after switching to a different model, tubed or tubeless. The Victor also boasts one of the most complicated wheel designs among current e-scooters, which doesn’t help matters.
It should be emphasized that this issue was not universal, and it may be influenced by a variety of factors such as the rider’s weight, riding terrain, tyre pressure, and so on. It’s better to just stick to the suggested tyre pressure in the user’s handbook and stay away from dirt, rough terrains, and difficult situations to prevent having the same problem.
The battery charging time is the Victor model’s second major flaw. It takes far too long to charge it, as we’ve already noted. Even while this may be readily fixed aftermarket, it’s still a major issue to have to deal with on your own when you spend more than $2500.
Finally, the scooter lacks certain key characteristics that many riders consider essential. It lacks a headlight, a horn, and a footrest, the first two of which are critical safety elements that a luxury scooter should have.
The Dualtron Victor takes some tightening when it first comes out of the box, but no tools are required. It’s surprisingly simple to operate and maintain for such a powerful gadget.
Should you buy the Dualtron Victor?
If you’re searching for a high-end scooter that can deliver, a Dualtron scooter is likely to be your best option. If you’re searching for a scooter that won’t set you back more than $3000, the Dualtron Victor is a good option.
This scooter is unquestionably a power scooter capable of giving you with rides that are both exhilarating and long-lasting, but it isn’t overly overpowered as other Dualtron scooters are.
Specification: Dualtron Victor Review