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GOTRAX GX2: 1,600W of Dual Motor Power

The GOTRAX GX2 is the company’s flagship dual-motor electric scooter. It shares similar specs with its slightly smaller sibling, the GX1, right down to the hydraulic shocks, but for its slightly larger battery and highter-rated motors. 


GOTRAX GX2 – $1,299

GOTRAX dominated the casual, single-motor commuter space by delivering the most affordable electric scooters you can buy from a reputable brand–and people love them. 

Now that they have the GOTRAX GX1 and GX2 dual motor scooters, they’ve taken the same approach, availing high-quality performance scooters at unbelievably low prices.

The spec sheet is pretty standard without compromising the basics or overdelivering on the luxuries. However, we’re pretty stoked to have quality hydraulic shocks in this class of electric scooters

Who Is This Scooter For?

The GOTRAX GX2 is for anyone who appreciates a great value from a reputable brand, and it’s for buyers who don’t need a portable scooter.

At 76 pounds, this is not a vehicle you’ll want to carry around. It is, however, a great choice for heavier riders, and an all-around excellent deal on a powerful dual motor electric scooter.



GOTRAX GX2 Specs

MakeGOTRAX
ModelGX2
Weight76 lbs
Motor power (continuous)1,600W
Motor typeDual motor
Top Speed35 mph (Manufacturer spec)
35.6 mph (ESG tested)
Range40 mi (Manufacturer spec)
24.7 (ESG tested)
Battery capacity960 Wh
Battery recharge time7 hrs
Max rider weight300 lbs
Brake typeDisc + Disc
Tire typePneumatic (Tubeless) + Pneumatic (Tubeless)
Built-in lightsFront + Rear
Water resistanceIP54
UL CertificationUL2272
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GOTRAX GX2: Performance

Top Speed

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Real-world testing of the scooter in a two-directional speed run with data captured on pro-grade tools and ridden by a 165 lbs rider gave us a top speed of 35.6 mph, even faster than the manufacturer-cited 35 mph.

Acceleration

The GOTRAX GX2 reached 15 mph in 2.9 seconds and 30 mph in 10.1 seconds, coming in just slightly behind the GX1’s times of 2.7 seconds and 9.9 seconds. 

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Range

The GOTRAX GX2 electric scooter’s 940 Wh gave us 24.7 miles of range, ridden in max performance mode on our hilly RG range test course.

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Braking

The new GOTRAX GX models are both equipped with front and rear mechanical disc brakes that work in tandem with the scooters’ regenerative brakes and hydraulic shocks to deliver ultra-short stopping distances.

The GX1 has the 7th shortest recorded stopping distance measured by ESG, braking from 15 mph in just 9.5 ft. The GX2 comes in at 6th place, with a distance of 9.3 ft.

Hill Climb

Both the GOTRAX GX1 and GX2 are excellent hill climbers, an area where dual-motor scooters tend to excel.

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On our 200-foot, 10% grade test, the GX1 scooter took 9.4 seconds to reach the top, while the GX2 was slightly slower with a 9.5-second climb – again showing the importance of performance testing.

Ride Quality

GOTRAX completely aced the front dual hydraulic suspension and single rear hydraulic shock. The suspension is really good, effectively absorbing shocks and bumps to ensure a stable and controlled ride.

For a $1200 electric scooter, this is definitely the highlight. You can adjust the shocks for preload, and damping feels ideal from the start.

The GOTRAX GX1 scooter’s tires also contribute to a comfortable ride. These are 10-inch tubeless air-filled tires, meaning they provide greater shock absorption and have fewer flats.

the GOTRAX GX1 parked on the San Francisco Bay

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GOTRAX GX2: Design, Build & Reliability

Both the GOTRAX GX1 AND GX2 rated highly on our Reliability Index, with a score of 7.4 each, a number that averages 11 factors such as warranty length, tire type, UL certification, and battery manufacturer.

The GX2 is one of GOTRAX’s first dual motor scooters and is certainly a game-changer. While previous GOTRAX scooters were primarily built for casual riding and commuting, the GX2 feels like it was designed for more. It goes faster, has a longer range, can overtake bicycles on bike lanes, and feels solid enough to take on adventurous trails. 

The GX2 is IP54-rated and has good fender protection, so you can afford to get caught up in light showers without necessarily damaging the scooter.

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GOTRAX GX2: Is It Worth It? Our Verdict

Now to the real question. Is the GOTRAX GX2 a good electric scooter to purchase, and which scooter is for you: the GX1 or GX2? As GOTRAX’s first-ever dual motor scooters, these flagship vehicles really hit the mark.

The GOTRAX GX2 has good performance for its price, has a feature-rich spec sheet that surpasses its low price tag and is outright fun to ride. And spending an extra $200 for the GX2 gets you over 5 mph in top speed and around 5 more miles of range.

The GX2 feels like a better option as it follows our policy of “better to have (extra speed and range) and not need than need and not have.” That said, the GX1, with its 15% cost savings, is still an excellent deal.

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Paul Somerville

Electric Scooter Guide's Editor-in-Chief is a seasoned expert in the electric scooter industry. With a wide-ranging background that includes managing scooter warehouses, selling thousands of motorcycles, and restoring high value (+1M) European sports cars, his expertise is unmatched. Having personally tested over 200 electric scooters, he offers invaluable insights and recommendations to our readers. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team, as his diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure top-notch reviews.

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