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Thunder 2's Build
The Thunder 2 packs dual 2700W motors (5400 W nominal, 10800 W peak) brushless DC hub motors with dual 72V square wave controllers, and 72V 40 Ah LG 21700 M50T Li-ion battery for 2880 Wh.
It has an aviation aluminum alloy frame and polypropylene covers (), weighs 104 lbs (9 lbs heavier than the Thunder), and has upright dimensions of 49.85" x 24" x 47" (folded dimensions TBD).
The Thunder has dual Nutt hydraulic brakes with 160 mm discs, dual 11 x 3.5 in tubeless street tires (nylon) with a bonded sealant coating inside (anti-puncture) that are inflated to ~50 psi, and adjustable front and rear rubber suspension (rubber spacer for suspension, suspension casing). The suspension is called "45-step variable" because you can adjust the strength of the suspension by the motor shaft distance (3 steps), arm angle (3 steps) and use cartridges of different hardness (5 steps).
The deck is rubber with a pattern, and measures 24.5" x 12.5" with 7.6" of ground clearance (). It does not have an IP rating.
The Thunder has 3 ports: 2 GX16 3P ports (charging port covers) that you should use for charging the scooter, and an auxiliary 1 GX16 4P port (which is used to install a range extender attachment).
It takes ~20 hours with 1 standard charger, ~10 hours with 2 standard chargers, ~5.3 hours with 1 quick charger, and ~4.2 hours with 1 standard charger and 1 quick charger.
It's a foldable design with collar-style folding mechanism (folding clip) and spring-loaded folding handlebars (handlebars, handlebar spring, handlebar base) suitable for riders up to 265 lbs. The square ring on the scooter's handlebars can be clipped to the footrest for easier carrying when folded.
There are front and rear fenders, programmable LED lights in the stem, front and rear swing arms, and the LEDS on both sides of the deck; there's also front deck lights, rear deck lights, hazard lights, under-deck road effects lights (mood lamp), and a brake light in the footrest. It comes with a remote control for the programmable lights
Other key features include: EYE finger throttle and LCD display, rubber hand grips (silicone brake lever sleeves), hydraulic brake levers, an updated button console, and kickstand.
Thunder 2's Performance
The Dualtron Thunder is a dual motor electric scooter with 2700W motors, dual 60V square wave controllers, and a 60V 35 Ah LG lithium-ion battery. These specs are based on a 150-lb rider.
- Top speed: 50 mph / 80 kph
- Range: 75 miles / 120 km
- Hill climb: 35 degrees
ESG tested the Thunder 2 with a 165-lb rider and had these results:
- Tested top speed: 58.3 mph
- Tested range: 59.5 mi
- Braking distance (from 15 mph to 0 mph): 10.1 ft
- Accel (0-30): 4.4 s
If you double-click the throttle, you'll get an extra 1680 W of power.
When you receive your Thunder 2, you'll have some assembly and will get a copy of the user manual.
Using Your Thunder 2 Basics
We do not yet have an unboxing video for this model, but it should be very straightforward to assemble.
Using the included multitool and screw set, you'll install the stem folding clasp and wheel bolt covers.
On the underside near the front left corner of the deck you'll find the main power switch. To power on the scooter, you'll need to turn on the main power before the EYE LCD display.
EYE finger throttle and LCD display
The Thunder 2 comes standard with a Minimotors EYE finger throttle and LCD display. On the console, there is a Power button, a Multifunction button (❍), a Mode button, an index finger throttle, and a backlit 1-color LCD display.
From the home screen, the Multifunction button allows you to toggle through speed steps (1: low, 3: high), which are shown on the right of the screen.
Tap the Mode button to cycle through scooter voltage, current trip time, current trip mileage, odometer, and lifetime recharging at the bottom of the display.
Also shown on the display are speedometer and battery charge.
High performance electric scooters like the Thunder 2 have P-settings or performance-related settings that you can customize to your preferences.
Here's a table showing the P-settings, their functions, and default values.
If "(Fixed)" is noted, that function should not be altered as it could affect the scooter's performance.
- P0 - Tire diameter - 11 (Fixed) - 11 inch tires
- P1 - Motor voltage - 60 (Fixed) - 60V battery
- P2 - Motor poles - 15 (Fixed)
- P3 - Speed signal - 0 (Fixed)
- P4 - Speedometer units - 0 (km/h), 1 (mph)
- P5 - Start method - 0 (zero start), 1 (kick start)
- P6 - Cruise control - 0 (off), 1 (on)
- P7 - Acceleration - 0 to 5 (0: powerful start, 5: slow)
- P8 - Max output - 5 to 100% (5: low output, 100: max output)
- P9 - Battery saver - 1 to 3 (1: max saving, 2: mid saving, 3: no saving)
- PA - Electronic brake strength - 0 to 5 (0: off, 5: strong)
- Pb - LCD brightness - 0 to 5 (0: off, 5: brightest)
- PC - Auto-off timer - 0 to 30 (0: off, 30: 30 min)
- Pd - ABS (anti-lock brakes) setting - 0 (off), 1 (on)
Minimally, you may want to customize the speedometer units, start method, and cruise control before your first ride.
If cruise control is enabled, you can activate it by holding the same speed for 3-5 seconds, and the scooter will hold that speed steady. To exit cruise control, tap the throttle or brake levers.
Access your scooter's P-settings through the EYE LCD display. To enter the P-settings menu:
- Power on the scooter and display.
- Long-press the Mode button and the P-setting interface will open.
- Use the Mode button to toggle through and select the setting you want to adjust.
- Use the Multifunction button to adjust the value of the setting.
- To save your selection, allow the LCD display to timeout (~3 seconds) or long-press the Mode button to exit.
Here's a step-by-step video showing the EYE P-settings.
Sometimes you'll discover your scooter is experiencing an issue because an error message will display on the LCD. It's important not to ride your scooter if you have not resolved the issue.
Error icons indicate which problem your scooter is experiencing and are labeled below. When 1, 3, 7, 8, and 9 are displayed, these icons reflect normal scooter functions.
Here's what the icons indicate:
- 1 - Cruise control
- 2 - System error
- 3 - Brake lever operation
- 4 - Motor error
- 5 - Accelerator error
- 6 - Controller error
- 7 - Battery charge
- 8 - Revolutions per minute (RPM)
- 9 - N/A
You can reach out to our technical team for assistance in solving the problem yourself or sending it in for assessment and/or repairs, and note which error message you've received to help guide the process.
VORO Dualtron Membership
Unique to the Dualtron family of products, we offer VORO Dualtron Membership, a free and exclusive service to our Dualtron riders.
This membership includes lifetime 10% discount for all Dualtron-applicable accessories and parts, one-year limited warranty, dedicated customer support (you'll chat with the same person if you have problems), professional maintenance and modifications (or "mods"), and tutorial videos so you can DIY repairs and upgrades.
We produce tutorial videos for Dualtron maintenance and "mods", which you can view in our exclusive, password-protected webpage (if you've purchased a Dualtron from us).
We will be launching the space shortly!
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