Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Off-Road Scooter Can Take You Anywhere

Here is the first clue. It is fast, all-terrain capable, intimidating, and electric. Any guesses? Nope, it is not the new GMC Hummer, nor is it a Tesla Cybertruck. It is not Batman’s tumbler either. In fact, it is not a car, truck, or SUV. Here is another clue. It has been described as a top tier electric vehicle. Give up? It is a scooter. More specifically, it is the beast of scooters.

Cycleboard Rover G2 Electric Scooter

The Cycleboard Rover G2 has its handle folded down to show the units compactness.
The Cycleboard Rover G2 electric scooter | Cyceboard

The Cycleboard Rover G2 electric scooter is a heavy-duty, all-terrain capable personal transportation device. Unlike other everyday type electric scooters, this one was created to take on multiple surfaced with readiness.

The walk-around of the scooter

The Cycleboard Rover is a three-wheeler. It has three 10-inch, all-terrain tires and sits a little higher off the ground than other scooters and has a 10-inch wide standing deck. The electric motor sits on the hub of the rear wheel. Even though the scooter has a handle, the turning ability is done by leaning, much like on a surfboard. But, the heavy-duty steel handle does fold down for ease of storage. The scooter is plenty capable on the pavement, sidewalks, grass, rubble at a construction site, and even up to a 30-percent grade.

The specifications

There are five-speed settings on the Cycleboard Rover. The fastest will get the rider to a top speed of 27 miles-per-hour. It does so quickly. The scooter does Zero-to-25 miles-per-hour in 5-seconds. When the vehicle comes to a stop, a parking brake is available. There is even a security lock code to make sure not just anyone can hop on and take off.

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The electric motor is a 60-volt, 1,800-watt system that is mated to a battery pack that can yield up to a 40-mile range. The backlit LCD display will monitor the system and show the remaining battery life, speed, odometer, and also provides a USB port. The battery itself is swappable. It is placed under the folding deck.

Modifications are available for the off-road EV

Accessories are available for the Cycleboard Rover, of course. A golf bag attachment and a headlight would seem to be the first choices. But, a fender kit is also probably a wise choice. It will keep the tire splash contained, instead of having the water spray the rider.

Scooter warranty and pricing

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According to Cycleboard’s website, the Rover does have a warranty. “The company warrants that the product, other than the grip tape/deck, tires, and the battery pack will be free from defects in the materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months. The warranty for the battery pack is 6 months.” That comes on an electric scooter at the pricey end of the spectrum. It is currently listed on their website at $2,399 before upgrades.

The 83 pounds Cycleboard Rover weighs in at 83-lbs. So, it is not lightweight. But, that and the price point might be the few drawbacks to this ride. The fact is, this is a heavy-duty, go-anywhere, personal transport vehicle that can carry up to 275-lbs. In essence, it is a Hummer of the scooter world.