Varla Eagle One Pro Electric Scooter Review
The Eagle One Pro is an upgraded version of the company’s top-selling two-wheeler model, the Eagle One. The design has pretty nearly remained the same The Eagle One Pro is more powerful, faster and features a bigger battery.
Remember what you know concerning Varla’s Eagle One and toss it out the window. The Varla Eagle One is now available and it’s not like its predecessor. It’s not just about the larger 52% battery, even though it has some connection to it. More about that in the near future.
The Eagle One Pro is Varla’s first and most powerful scooter and it’s looking like we’ll see a lot of high-performance, flagship scooters this year. This is a reference to Segway’s GT Series and the brand new Apollo Pro.
Varla’s Eagle One Pro sits on the line as a light heavyweight scooter featuring specs borrowed of beast-scooters. It is heavier than resident light heavyweights Apollo Phantom, Vsett 10+, along with the Kaabo Mantis Pro, which weighs 79lbs. Also, it also features 11 inches road tires, typical of beast scooters like the Storm and Wolf King GT.
The Varla Eagle One Pro scooter is also impressive , with an above average top speed in dollars, outstanding range per pound, and excellent brakes for the dollar. This isn’t even the most impressive part. This off-road scooter is priced at about $640 less than its closest rivals, Segways GT1 and the Wolf Warrior 11.
Because of the big tires-something you’ve always wanted to hear about-the scooter is able to stand on the ground with a good clearance, with a total of 36 inches. They are also fantastic for traction, however they could be more efficient. The suspension feels stiff and bouncy for urban trails. But the stiffness can be useful when riding off-road. It’s possible that you’ll not enjoy the shorter deck or the uncomfortable kickplate, particularly when riding off-road.
- Top speed: 45 mph
- Range 36,1 miles
- Weight: 90 lb
- Max weight of rider: 330 lb
- Water resistance IP54
Pros And Cons
- Large Tires for its Cost
- Amazing Large Display
- Ergonomically Laid Out Cockpit
- Minimal Stem Wobble Thanks to In-built Damping
- Suspension can Feel Stiff and Bouncy on City Trails
- Short Deck Leads to Riding Fatigue
- Creaky Stem
It is the Varla Eagle Pro’s acceleration isn’t the norm of lighter heavyweight scooters, it is significantly better. It is tested to have an acceleration of 2.1 seconds and is able to reach the 15 millimeters per second mark. This is the expected performance of heavyweight scooters that have been around for a while, like The Wolf Warrior 11 at 1.9 seconds, Dualtron Thunder at 2.0 seconds, as well as Dualtron Thunder II at 2.2 seconds. Dualtron Thunder II at 2.2 seconds. It is the Varla Eagle Pro’s sole competitor in the light heavyweight category includes the Vsett 10+, which has a 1.9 seconds of acceleration, accelerating to 15 mph.
Eagle One Pro Eagle One Pro uses the same throttle as the NAMI and Wolf King GT, which means that it also shares similar dead zones. It is possible to locate an angle for your thumb to keep it in place and provide it an ideal reference location when engaging.
We love the Varla Eagle Pro’s top speed, especially for its price. The scooter has a staggering 40 mph top speed that is well above the average when it is compared with other scooters in the same price range. The more expensive Kaabo Mantis Pro only hits a 37 mph top speed, while the Inokim OXO, still at an expensive price has a lower speed of 36 millimeters.
However it also is competing with lower models, such as those of Wolf Warrior X Pro which achieves an top speed of 43 mph in comparison to the more affordable Vsett 10+ reaches 43,5 mph.
In its weight class, the scooter has a class of its own and compares to its predecessor, the Dualtron Thunder.
Its Varla Eagle Pro scooter is amazing for a variety of things but hill-climbing is one of the most impressive. The electric scooter will climb up hill without losing much power, and doesn’t allow for heavy riders or low battery conditions. When we ran our 60 m hill test at a 10 percent slope and 10% slope, the scooter maintained the speed that was about 17 mph (and over) up to approximately 10% of charge.
The company attributes the impressive climb to the sturdy dual motors rated at 1000 W each, and an output of 2,600W. Varla claims that the motors produce the equivalent of 36 Nm of torque. This is sufficient to push the scooter upwards up to 35 degrees.
Nothing beats a good range on an scooter which is why this Varla Eagle Pro electric scooter provides a respectable number of kilometers tested. Interestingly, the only scooter less than $400 from its Eagle One Pro that can beat it on the spectrum is Wolf Warrior X Pro, which has a range tested of 41 miles. It outran other scooters with higher prices, e.g., the Kaabo Mantis Pro with a 33 mile reach, Dualtron Eagle Pro at 32 miles, as well as the Vsett 10+ at 33 miles.
Behind the range is a huge capacity, 60V 24 Ah battery that has 1440 Wh of power. It is larger and more dense with 21700 battery cells. It’s a leap from its predecessor, it was the Eagle One, whose battery was valued at 946 wh and had only 18650 lithium cells. Both batteries are equipped with intelligent battery management systems that maintain the battery’s lifespan. The process of charging the battery to its capacity takes between 8 and 9 hrs, but you can secure another charger, and cut down the charges to just 4-5 hours.
We would prefer that all scooters came with hydraulic brakes. It’s not that electric scooters that have cable brakes aren’t dangerous or insecure when they come to stopping. Absolutely not. In fact the cable brakes and EABS that are on the Varla Eagle Pro feature tested braking power that is truly impressive and very easy to use.
The e-scooter stops in just 3 meters from a speed of 15 mph. Its performance is in line with the Vsett 10, which is 10+. The Varla Eagle Pro’s stopping power beats those of the Kaabo Wolf King, Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro, NAMI Burn E, and Nami BURN-E2.
You may not enjoy squeezing the levers controlled by cable of the Varla Eagle Pro similar to an electric scooter with hydraulic brakes, however, the Pro’s mechanical disc brakes aren’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to performance.
The EABS stops the brakes from locking up. The brakes can be adjusted via the P-settings on the display. You can set them between 0 and 2 where 0 is on a weak setting, and 2 is a stronger setting.
The ride quality is acceptable however it’s not the best. The only thing they don’t speak about when promoting all-terrain e-scooters is that they are primarily focused on off-roading aspects.
The pneumatic road tires that are tubeless are excellent for comfort, particularly when driving offroad. The tubeless nature of these tires is ideal for avoiding pinch flats caused by rocks. But, if you’re using the scooter for use mostly on city tracks, then you’d better switch to self-sealing, knobby tires. They will automatically increase the amount of traction you have, keep your comfort, and lower maintenance. Additionally, due to the tires as well as a 17 centimeter ground clearance obstacles on the track won’t scrape the deck beneath.
The suspension system is stiff. This Varla Eagle Pro would benefit more from adjustable shocks or a spring with a lower rate. The rigid suspension works well when taking on large bumps, and helps prevent the scooter from sliding down. If the track is well-maintained the suspension can feel rather bouncy, which is not ideal for comfortable riding.
The Eagle Pro also comes with an inbuilt steering damper. In high-speed as well as straight track, riders will have a good stability. In top speed, the stability does not equal that of dual stem beasts like the Wolf King GT but rather seems like a Dualtron Thunder or Nami Burn with a damper for steering installed. However, the damper on the steering also implies that the riders have to push harder on the bar handles when turning.
The deck is another point to be concerned about. It’s too narrow, and because of the limited useful deck space riders are often being forced to put their back feet on the footrest that is not designed ergonomically. The only bright side is the Varla Eagle Pro makes up for a poor stance , with a spacious cockpit that is easy on your hands. It’s designed to provide comfort and convenience. The controls are also well-designed and ergonomic and are a perfect complement to the well-readable, large 9 centimeter screen.
Overall, between the hefty steering feel along with the aggressive riding stance and the fast acceleration The Eagle One Pro is exhilarating to ride, but it could also be workout when you’re riding hard.
What Makes the Pro Version Different From Eagle One
There were significant changes that Varla did to the original Eagle One to get the Pro. Here are some of the key differences:
The Pro is said to have a faster top speed that is 45 mph in comparison to the original Eagle One has a manufacturer-cited top speed of 40 mph. There’s no difference.
The Pro comes with 1440 Wh of battery while the Eagle One’s is rated 946 Wh. There’s a difference of 52% that results in better mileage with the Pro.
The Pro’s tires were upgraded to an 11.25 inches tubeless air, compared to those of the Eagle Ones 9.8 inch pneumatics.
The Eagle One only weighs 77 lbs, while the Pro weighs in at 90 lbs.
The Pro is unique with a large 3,5 inches central display while the Eagle One comes with a smaller display and a tiny finger throttle LCD.
The Pro launched an NFC card that can be used to lock it and unlocking scooter.
The Eagle Pro has larger dimensions than the Eagle One