Varla Eagle One Dual Motor Electric Scooter Review
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Varla is a relatively new player in the electric scooter market, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with their high-quality, powerful models. The Varla Eagle One is one of their latest offerings, boasting dual motors that deliver an impressive 2,000 watts of power. Making it one of the most powerful scooters on the market, with a top speed of 40+ mph and a range of up to 40 miles on a single charge.
As an avid e-mobility enthusiast I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest ways to get around while having fun. So, when I heard about the Varla Eagle One Dual Motor Electric Scooter, I knew I had to try it out. With its powerful dual motors and impressive range, the Eagle One looked like the perfect choice for both on and off-road adventures. In this review, I’ll share my experience unboxing and assembling the scooter, as well as my thoughts on its design, performance, and many features.
Unboxing and Assembly of the Varla Eagle One
The Varla Eagle One arrived in a large and sturdy cardboard box. During transit it must have had something heavy dropped on the it, because it arrived with quite a tear in the box. Luckily, Varla does a great job with the packaging as the scooter was in perfect condition. All of the parts were well-protected and organized, and there was even an extra inner tube, three additional deck grips and a small tool kit included for assembly.
The assembly process was straightforward and took me about 5 minutes to complete. The scooter comes mostly assembled, and all you need to do is attach the handlebars and four motor caps. Then stand up the steering rod, clamp it down and it is ready to ride.
Varla Eagle One Design and Build Quality
The Varla Eagle One is an impressive-looking scooter, with a sleek, modern design that’s sure to turn heads. The build quality is top-notch, with a sturdy aluminum frame and high-quality components throughout. The scooter feels solid and well-built, and I was confident in its ability to handle whatever terrain I threw at it.
One thing I particularly appreciated about the design of the Eagle One was the large deck. Those are my size 12.5’s in the picture above and they barely hang over the board even with a sideways stance. It’s spacious enough to accommodate riders of all sizes, and the grip tape provides plenty of traction. The scooter also has a nice weight distribution, making it feel stable and well-balanced. Overall, the build quality of the Varla Eagle One is excellent. The scooter feels sturdy and well-made, and I have no doubts about its durability over time.
Varla Eagle One Motors
As I mentioned above, the Varla Eagle One is a dual motor electric scooter. This means it has two motors, one in the front and one in the rear, that power the wheels independently. The motors are both 1000W, which gives the scooter a total power output of 2000W. The dual motor setup gives the Varla Eagle One more power and better acceleration than most electric scooters on the market. I was particularly impressed with how well the motors handled off-road terrain. The Eagle One was able to tackle steep hills and rough terrain with ease, thanks to the powerful motors and sturdy frame. The motors are also very quiet, which is a nice bonus.
One thing to note is that the Varla Eagle One has two different riding modes: Eco and Sport. Along with the option to use a single motor or both motors. The Eco mode limits the top speed to 15 mph and conserves battery life, while the Sport mode allows you to reach the scooter’s full top speed of 40+ mph (41 mph to be exact).
Varla Eagle One Controls and Buttons
The controls and buttons on the Varla Eagle One are simple and straightforward, making it easy to operate even for beginners. The throttle and brake levers are responsive and easy to use, and the LCD display provides all the information you need at a glance. One thing to note about the brakes levers, is that they are backwards if you are coming from a bike standpoint. Meaning that the left brake lever operates the rear brake and the right operates the front brake.
Varla Eagle One Display
The LCD display on the Varla Eagle One is clear and easy to read so long as it is not in direct sunlight. It provides all the information you need about your speed, battery life, and more. The display is also backlit, making it very easy to read in low-light conditions.
Varla Eagle One Brakes
The Varla Eagle One is equipped with dual hydraulic disc brakes, which provide excellent stopping power and control. The brakes are responsive and easy to modulate, making it easy to slow down or come to a complete stop when needed. The Eagle One also has a regenerative braking feature, which helps to recharge the battery while also providing additional stopping power. This is a nice touch as it can help extend the range of the scooter just a bit further.
Lights on the Eagle One
The Varla Eagle One is equipped with two bright LED headlights and taillights that provide nice visibility. The lights are bright and effective, making it easy to see and be seen in low-light conditions. In addition the taillights double as brake lights when a brake lever is pulled, letting people following you know that you are slowing down or stopping.
Varla Eagle One Deck Size
As mentioned earlier, the 9.1″ wide deck on the Varla Eagle One is large and spacious, providing plenty of room for riders of all sizes. The grip tape provides excellent traction, even in wet conditions, and the deck is wide enough to accommodate a variety of foot positions.
Varla Eagle One Range and Performance
The range and performance of the Varla Eagle One are truly impressive. With a range of up to 40 miles on a single charge, and a top speed of 40+ mph, this scooter is a real powerhouse. One unique feature is the ability to switch between two different ride modes – Eco and Sport. Eco mode is designed for longer rides, maximizing battery life and providing a smoother, more relaxed ride. Sport mode, on the other hand, delivers maximum power and ludicrous speed for an exhilarating ride. I was able to take it on long rides through varied terrain, and it handled everything with ease.
One thing I particularly appreciated about the performance of the Eagle One was the smoothness of the ride. Even at high speeds, the scooter felt stable and well-balanced, with excellent suspension that helped to absorb bumps and shocks.
Varla Eagle One Battery Life and Charging Time
The 52V/18.2Ah lithium-ion 946 Wh built in battery of the Varla Eagle One is excellent, with a range of up to 40 miles on a single charge when using Eco Mode. This is one of the best ranges of any electric scooter on the market today. The charging port is conveniently located on the deck of the scooter, which makes it easy to plug in and charge. Charging time is not really that quick, with a full charge taking just over 8 hours. However the Eagle One has dual charging ports, so if you had a second charger it would cut that time in half.
Varla Eagle One Riding Experience On and Off Road
The riding experience on the Varla Eagle One is truly exceptional. The dual motor setup gives the scooter plenty of power, and the acceleration is smooth and quick. The scooter is also very stable and easy to handle, even at high speeds. It handles well on both paved surfaces and off-road terrain with excellent suspension that helps to absorb bumps and shocks.
One thing I particularly appreciated about the riding experience was the adjustable suspension. The front and rear suspensions can be adjusted to suit your weight and riding style, which makes for a more comfortable ride. This made it easy to fine-tune the ride to my preferences, whether I was tackling rough off-road terrain or cruising on smooth pavement. The scooter also has large 10-inch pneumatic tires, which provide a smooth ride and excellent traction on all kinds of terrain.
Transporting and Carrying the Varla Eagle One
Despite its size and power, the Varla Eagle One is surprisingly portable. The scooter can be folded down for easy transportation. For me the 77 lb. scooter does feel overly awkward to move around or shove in a car, especially when you add the deck hook accessory.
Varla Eagle One Accessories – Deck Hook
As mentioned I mentioned above, the deck hook accessory is a very useful addition to the Varla Eagle One. But for whatever reason Varla does not include it with the scooter, it must be purchased separately. This simple accessory makes it easy to carry the scooter when not in use, freeing up your other hand to carry something else. It is a nice touch that adds to the overall portability and convenience of the Eagle One.
Other available accessories for the Eagle One include a seat, off road tires, handlebar bag, and more. These accessories are designed to enhance the overall riding experience and make the scooter even more versatile and convenient. They can be viewed at www.varlascooter.com/collections.
Varla Eagle One Specs
- Motor – Dual hub motor, 1000W x 2
- Battery – 52V / 18.2Ah lithium-ion battery
- Brake – Dual hydraulic brake + ABS
- Max Range – Up to 40 miles (eco mode)
- Top Speed – Reach up to 40 mph when fully charged
- Climbing Angle – 30+ degrees
- Tire – 10 x 3 in pneumatic tires
- Display – QS-S4 LCD display
- Charger – 1.7A charger
- Weight – 77 Ibs
- Payload – Max. 330 lbs / Recommended 265 lbs
- Frame Material – 6061 aluminum alloy
- Lights – Front white LED light / Rear red LED light
- Charging Time – 8-9h (single charger) / 4-5h (two chargers)
- Recommended Height – 4’5″~6’11”
Compared to other electric scooters on the market, the Varla Eagle One is really in a league of its own. It is certainly not the cheapest electric scooter on the market, but it is also not the most expensive. It is priced in the mid-range for high-end electric scooters. And given the scooter’s impressive range, top speed, and dual motor setup, I think the Varla Eagle One offers excellent value for the money. If you are in the market for a high-end electric scooter, I highly recommend giving the Varla Eagle One a try.