Varla’s NEW 45 MPH Electric Scooter: Eagle One PRO First Impressions!
The Eagle One Pro is an updated version of the most popular two-wheeler, which is known as the Eagle One. The design has pretty nearly remained the same this version of the Eagle One Pro is more robust, quicker and comes with a larger battery pack.
Remember what you know regarding Varla’s Eagle One and toss it out the window. This is the Varla Eagle One Pro has arrived out, and it is nothing like the previous model. It’s not just about the 52% larger battery, even though it has something to do with it. More on that to come.
The Eagle One Pro is Varla’s first and most powerful scooter, and it seems we’ll see lots of flagship high-performance scooters this year. This is in the context of 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 taken from the beast scooters. It’s weight is higher than the local light heavyweights Apollo Phantom, Vsett 10+, as well as the Kaabo Mantis Pro, which weighs in at 79 pounds. And, it also features 11 inches roads tires, which are common on beast scooters such as Wolf King GT and the Storm or Wolf King GT.
It’s a great scooter. Varla Eagle One Pro scooter is also remarkable with a far above the trend top speed for a dollar. It also has an an impressive capacity per pounds, as well as excellent brakes for the dollar. This isn’t the only great part. The off-road scooter is priced at about $640 less than its closest rivals, Segways GT1 and the Wolf Warrior 11.
- With the massive tires-something you’ve always wanted to hear about-the scooter has great ground clearance, with a total of 36 inches. They’re also great for traction but could be better. The suspension feels rigid and bouncy on city trails. However, the stiffness comes in handy when driving off-road. It’s possible that you’ll not enjoy the narrow deck or uncomfortable kickplate, especially 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
The Varla Eagle Pro’s acceleration does not match that of lightweight heavyweight scooters. It is more powerful. It’s been tested and has an speed of 2.1 seconds up to 15 millimeters mark. This is the expected performance of veteran heavyweight scooters like the Wolf Warrior 11 at 1.9 seconds, Dualtron Thunder at 2.0 seconds as well as it’s Dualtron Thunder II at 2.2 seconds. This is because the Varla Eagle Pro’s only competition in the light heavyweight class is Vsett 10+ that has the 1.9 seconds of acceleration up to 15 mph.
Eagle One Pro Eagle One Pro uses the same throttle as the NAMI and Wolf King GT, which means it also has the same dead zone. You may want to consider finding an angle for your thumb in order to hold it steady and give it an anchor point when engaged.
We are awestruck by that the Varla Eagle Pro’s top speed especially considering the price. The scooter boasts a whopping 40 mph top speed and is a lot higher than average when you compare it to other scooters of the same price bracket. The more expensive Kaabo Mantis Pro only hits 37 mph top speed, while the Inokim OXO, still at a higher price, only reaches 36 mmh.
However, it also is up against cheaper models, such as those of Wolf Warrior X Pro which has a top speed of 43 mph as opposed to the comparable Vsett 10+ reaches 43,5 mph.
In terms of weight it is a scooter stands in its weight class and is in a league that is its own. It only is comparable to the original Dualtron Thunder.
The Varla Eagle Pro scooter is impressive for a lot of things including hill-climbing, which is certainly one of the most impressive. The electric scooter will climb up steep hills without losing any power, and it doesn’t appear to slow down in large riders or low battery conditions. During our 60 m hill climb at 10% slope and 10% slope, the scooter maintained an average speed of 17 mph (and over) until approximately 10% of charge.
The company credits the superb hill climbing to the robust twin motors, rated at 1000 W each, and maximum power of 2600 W. Varla claims that the motors can produce 336 Nm of torque, sufficient to propel the scooter up gradients of up to 35deg.
Nothing beats good mileage on the scooter and this Varla Eagle Pro scooter has a good number of kilometers tested. Interestingly, the only scooter that is within the $400 range from it’s Eagle One Pro that can surpass it in terms of scale is the Wolf Warrior X Pro, which has a range tested of 41 miles. It beat out other scooters that cost more, e.g., the Kaabo Mantis Pro with a 33 miles reach, Dualtron Eagle Pro at 32 miles along with the Vsett 10+ at 33 miles.
Behind the range is a huge capacity battery of 60V 24 Ah that has 1440 Wh of power. It is larger and more efficient with 21700 battery cells. This is an improvement from its predecessor, that of the Eagle One, whose battery was rated at 946 wh and had only 18650 lithium cell. Both batteries integrate intelligent battery management systems that preserve life. Charge the battery up to capacity takes between 8 and 9 hours. However, you can add another charger and limit charge time to about 4-5 hours.
Let’s face it; we wish all scooters had hydraulic brakes. This doesn’t mean that electric scooters that have cable brakes are unsafe or undependable when they need to stop. Absolutely not. In fact, the cable brakes plus EABS on the Varla Eagle Pro feature tested braking force which is truly amazing and very easy to use.
The e-scooter is stopped in 3 meters from an approximate speed which is around 15 mph. The speed is on par with that of Vsett 10+. Vsett 10-plus. In addition, the Varla Eagle Pro’s stopping power outdoes the Kaabo Wolf King, Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro, NAMI Burn-E and Nami BURN-E2.
You may not be as thrilled with squeezing the levers controlled by cable of the Varla Eagle Pro as you would on an electric scooter equipped with hydraulic brakes however, the Pro’s mechanical disc brakes don’t leave much on the table when it comes to performance.
The EABS stops the brakes from locking up. They are adjustable using the P-settings displayed on the display. You can adjust them between 0 and 2, with 0 being an insufficient setting, while 2 refers to a powerful setting.
The ride quality is decent but not exceptional. The one thing they don’t talk about when promoting all-terrain e-scooters is that the focus should be on off-roading aspects.
The tubeless pneumatic road tire provide great comfort, especially when riding offroad. Their tubeless nature is great for avoiding pinch flats caused by rocks. But, if you’re using the scooter to use primarily on urban tracks, it’s best to change to self-sealing, tubeless knobby tires. They’ll automatically increase the amount of traction you have, keep your comfort, and lower maintenance. Also, thanks to the tires and a 17 centimeter clearance from the ground that track-related obstacles will not scrape the underdeck
The suspension is hard. The Varla Eagle Pro could have been better off with adjustable shocks, or by adjusting a spring with a lower rate. The stiff suspension is efficient when taking on large bumps, and prevents the scooter from sliding down. If the track is well-maintained it feels slightly bouncy and not enough for comfortable riding.
It is also equipped with a steering damper. Eagle Pro also comes with a built-in steering damper. When driving at high speeds as well as straight track, riders will enjoy excellent stability. At top speed, the stability does not equal that of dual stem beasts like the Wolf King GT but rather seems like the Dualtron Thunder or Nami Burn fitted with a steering damper. On the flip side, the damper on the steering also makes it so that drivers will need to exert more force on the handlebars when turning.
The deck is a further area to be concerned about. It’s too narrow, and with this shortage of space on the deck, riders are often having to rest their back foot on the footrest , which isn’t designed ergonomically. One bright spot is that the Varla Eagle Pro is able to compensate for its poor stance , with a spacious cockpit that is easy to use. It’s designed for comfort and ease of use. They are also ergonomically designed and complement the highly-readable, large 9 centimeter screen.
Overall, between the strong feel of the steering and the sporty riding posture and the rumbling acceleration that the Eagle One Pro is exhilarating to ride. However, it could also be a workout when you’re racing hard.
What Makes the Pro Version Different From Eagle One
There were significant changes that Varla added to the Eagle One to get the Pro. Below are a few of the major distinctions:
The Pro has a stated top speed that is 45 mph but the standard Eagle One has a manufacturer-cited top speed of 40 mph. It’s not a huge difference.
The Pro has an energy-efficient battery of 1440 Wh, while the Eagle One’s is rated 946 Wh. There’s a difference of 52% that results in better mileage on the Pro.
These tires are upgraded for an 11.25 inches tubeless air versus their Eagle Ones 9.8 inch pneumatics.
The Eagle One only weighs 77 pounds, whereas the Pro weighs 90 lbs
The Pro features a unique, massive display measuring 3,5 inches The Eagle One comes with a smaller display and a small touchscreen LCD.
The Pro included an NFC card to lock and unlocking the scooter.
The Eagle Pro has larger dimensions than the Eagle One