Dualtron Thunder 3 Review Minimotors

New Dualtron Thunder 3: Unleashing the Thunder of Innovation

by Andrew N

The Dualtron Thunder 3 is the latest and greatest iteration of an already legendary electric scooter. Packed with an array of impressive features, from stunning lights to a cutting-edge EY4 display, this scooter is a dream come true for Dualtron enthusiasts.

In this review, we’ll delve into what makes the Thunder 3 so remarkable while also addressing a few aspects that could use improvement.

Click here for the current price of the Dualtron Thunder 3.

What we love about the Dualtron Thunder 3

  • Stable at high speeds.
  • Turbo mode that boosts your controller output to 65 amps per controller. 
  • Beautiful lights all around the scooter
  • Stunning EY4 Display
  • Bluetooth app with tons of tech
  • Massive deck
  • New stem system with zero wobble and squeaks
  • Ability to lock the scooter into itself when folded
  • Speeds up to 64 mph
  • Motors are bigger with more copper and bigger magnets
  • Stock axle nut covers
  • 4-piston Nutt hydraulic brakes
  • Wider handlebars
  • Super bright lights
  • Motorcycle grade horn
  • IPX5 Water resistance rating
  • The custom tire has a nice rounded profile
  • Steering damper

Stability at High Speeds:

One of the standout features of the Thunder 3 is its exceptional stability, even at top speeds. Riding this scooter at 64 mph feels incredibly secure, making it a thrilling and safe experience for adrenaline junkies.

The stability of the Thunder 3 at high speeds is attributed to the suspension coming set stiff and paired with the steering damper.

Turbo Mode:

The Thunder 3’s turbo mode, which boosts the controller output to a whopping 65 amps per controller, delivers electrifying acceleration. It’s like having a built-in rocket booster, ensuring you leave everyone else in the dust.

It is a really fun feeling hitting the turbo button mid-ride and feeling the scooter get a burst of increased power.

Stunning Lighting:

The Thunder 3 is an absolute showstopper with its mesmerizing lights. From the dazzling under-deck halo lights, controllable LEDs, and extremely bright headlights, this scooter is a spectacle to behold, day or night.

EY4 Display:

The EY4 display is not just a pretty face. It provides comprehensive data about your ride, making it easy to keep track of your scooter’s performance and health.

Bluetooth App:

The accompanying app is a tech-lovers paradise. It offers a plethora of customization options, including speed settings, regenerative braking strength, proximity lock, and more. Instead of having to remember the P-settings, you can easily see and adjust all the settings from the app.

Massive Deck:

The spacious deck provides ample room for your feet and is designed with comfort and stability in mind, ensuring a pleasant riding experience.

Improved Stem System:

The Thunder 3 boasts a new stem system that eliminates wobbles and squeaks, enhancing both safety and comfort during your ride.

Foldable and Lockable:

The scooter can be conveniently locked into itself when folded, making it easy to transport and store securely.

Motor Power:

The Thunder 3’s motors are equipped with more copper and larger magnets, resulting in astonishing power and performance on various terrains.

Additional Features:

Stock axle nut covers, 4-piston Nutt hydraulic brakes, wider handlebars, a motorcycle-grade horn, IPX5 water resistance rating, and custom tires with a rounded profile all contribute to an unparalleled riding experience.

Click here for the current price of the Dualtron Thunder 3.

What we dislike about the Dualtron Thunder 3

  • The turbo button only lasts for 5 seconds.
  • Can’t change the suspension on the go
  • Only provided with one small 1.4 amp charger
  • Kickstand can be unstable
  • Would be nice to choose tire tread
  • Square wave controller can have jerky acceleration if you are not used to it

Turbo Mode Duration:

The exhilarating turbo mode is a blast, but it only lasts for 5 seconds, which can leave you craving more of that lightning-fast acceleration.

Suspension Adjustments:

Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the suspension on the go. I like that you don’t have to buy new cartridges to adjust the suspension. However, having to take apart the scooter to add or remove gaskets is a tedious task that will take at least 15 minutes.


While the Thunder 3 is an impressive machine, it comes with only one small 1.4 amp charger, which may not be sufficient for those looking for faster charging times. The Thunder 3 will take just under 29 hours to charge from empty to full.

For the price you are paying for the Thunder 3, I would expect at least two 1.4 amp chargers or a 5 amp rapid charger.

Kickstand Stability:

I like that the kickstand height can be adjusted. However, I found the kickstand can fall over easily if the scooter is not on flat ground. Make sure to double-check the stability of the scooter when using the kickstand.

Limited Tire Options:

It would be a nice addition to have the choice of different tire treads to tailor your ride to different terrains and conditions.

I love scooters that are offered in hybrid offroad tires because they have great tread to grip offroad trails and a nice rounded profile to turn well and can carve on smooth pavement.

Square Wave Controller:

The Thunder 3 utilizes a square wave controller, which can result in jerky acceleration, especially if you’re not accustomed to it. Some riders may prefer the buttery-smooth acceleration of sine wave controllers, making this aspect a potential drawback for those looking for a more refined ride experience.

I don’t mind square wave controllers because I am constantly mashing down on the throttle and love to go fast. However, Jimmy is not a huge fan of scooters with square wave controllers.

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the Dualtron Thunder 3 is a remarkable electric scooter that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the e-scooter world. Its array of cutting-edge features, stability at high speeds, and dazzling design make it a must-have for Dualtron enthusiasts. While there are a few areas where improvements could be made, there’s no denying that the Thunder 3 is an electrifying ride that will leave you craving more.

Click here for the current price of the Dualtron Thunder 3.

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