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Bronco Xtreme Review [A Powerful, Exhilarating Ride]

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Bronco Xtreme Review

Quick summary: The Bronco Xtreme electric scooter is one of the best top-performance scooters. It has ultra-powerful motors, a top speed of 70 mph, a massive battery, and incredibly fast and yet smooth and controlled acceleration. This model is also fitted with spacious handlebars, tires, and a deck, a trigger throttle, and a Sinewave controller. All of these features allow for a comfortable and exciting ride.

Bronco Xtreme Specifications

Imperial Metric

  • Top speed: 113 kmh 70 mph
  • Range: 129 km 80 mph
  • Power: 8200 W
  • Battery: 2520 Wh, 72 V
  • Battery type: Panasonic 18650 GA cells
  • Charging time: 4 h
  • Weight limit: 150 kg 330 lbs
  • Tire size: 11×4 in
  • Tire type: pneumatic
  • Foldable: yes
  • Build material: 6061-T6 grade aviation aluminium
  • Brakes: Nutt hydraulic brake set with special pad cooling fins
  • Shock absorbers: DNM 205mm AOY-36RC air shock in rear + 125mm 2000lb adjustable front coil suspension
  • Control: LCD display
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • Return period: 14 days

Scores, Tests, Measurements

Overall score

Ranked # in price range $3400 – $3500

90

Pros

  • insane power and performance
  • big and sturdy tires
  • great quality
  • superb features
  • pretty good value for money
  • unique and beautiful design

CONS

  • fairly heavy
  • handlebar grips have slipped off in a few cases
  • handlebars not the most stable
  • mediocre kickstand

When to buy

Get the Bronco Xtreme when you’re looking for a super-powerful performance scooter that’s also pretty good value for money (scooters in the same power class tend to be a bit more expensive). Also, definitely get the scooter if you want a model that will stand out.

When not to buy

Don’t get this scooter if you’re an absolute beginner, need a scooter that’s very easy on the budget, or just want a lightweight portable commuter.

This will be an in-depth review of one of the most sought-after top-performance electric scooters, the Bronco Xtreme or the Bronco Xtreme 11. Here, we’ll go through every aspect of this model, all its advantages and drawbacks based on my tests, and see if it’s the perfect fit for you.

Basics

The Bronco Xtreme has top-notch build quality and immense power and delivers top performance.

It also comes with tons of excellent features, such as a sine-wave controller, a spacious deck, wide handlebars, adjustable front and rear suspension, and a modern, attractive design. Thanks to these features, the Bronco Xtreme offers a fast, comfortable, buttery smooth, and fun ride.

Unboxing

The scooter comes delivered in a cardboard box with approximate dimensions 52x14x20″ and 110lb.

The contents inside the box include:

  • the scooter
  • a 5A/84V rapid-charger
  • an extra fuse
  • a charging port
  • a tool kit
  • a user manual

Build quality

A closeup of a guy riding the Bronco Xtreme scooter

The Bronco Xtreme is definitely a scooter that boasts great build quality. And this is no wonder, if you ask me, as low-quality build wouldn’t be able to handle the amazing power of this model.

Bronco’s robust frame, 35Ah 72V battery, adjustable suspension, smooth throttle response, and responsive braking system exude durability and promise riders a fast and thrilling and yet smooth ride.

Design and materials

The 11×4” tube tires and hefty wheels this model comes with will keep you stable even when riding your scooter on bumpy roads or off-road tracks.

Also, its aviation Aluminum alloy, polypropylene, and carbon fiber frame makes the scooter itself feel robust and sturdy. Besides being made of such materials, this scooter’s frame can endure any form of damage that may be caused to it when riding along rough roads.

Another feature that makes the Bronce Xtreme one of the most stable e-scooters existing out there is the combination of adjustable air suspension in the rear wheels and adjustable coil suspension in the front wheels. Add to this the Copper Graphite Self-lubricating Bearings used to hold this together, and you’ll see why this scooter is characterized as a robust road conqueror.

Known issues and problems

A closeup of the front and rear kick plate of the Bronco Xtreme

Considering the results from my tests and the experience a couple of acquaintances have had with the Bronco Xtreme, I can say that this model has very few flaws.

First of all, while the wide handlebars allow for a sturdy feel of a ride, the handlebar grips tend to slip on you while riding. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. You can solve this issue by applying some hairspray on the grips, buying a pair of upgraded ones, or just tightening the tiny screw that puts more pressure on the clamp.

Also, being collapsible, the handlebars tend to play on you when riding. If you ask me, this isn’t a big deal. However, you wouldn’t want to deal with this type of issue when riding at high speeds. So, in that case, you might want to replace the foldable handlebars with solid ones.

Another downside of the Bronco Xtreme that might bother some people is its kick plate. Being at a bit of a high angle, it can get slippery, especially in rainy weather. By applying some grip tape to it or adjusting it to a different type of plate, you can easily get rid of this issue.

My least favorite part about this scooter is its kickstand. If you don’t place it in the correct position, the Bronco will fall on you.

Everyday use

The Bronco Xtreme will definitely have no problems handling any bumpy sidewalk, uneven pavement, or poorly maintained road. This can be attributed to the combination of impressive build quality, smooth throttle response, and strong suspension.

Performance

Let’s see how the Bronco Xtreme electric scooter performs.

Motor, power, and climbing

The Bronco Xtreme comes with dual 4,200W motors that provide outstanding power output and allow it to reach the insanely high speeds

Thanks to this ferocious power and speed, this model can climb inclines of up to 35°.

Batteries and range

The Bronco Xtreme is powered by a 2,520Wh lithium-ion battery pack, which consists of high-quality 18650 GA cells. The battery also has a high 35Ah 72V capacity – a feature not many electric scooters possess.

Not only does this massive battery power the equally powerful motors of the Bronco Xtreme, but it also provides the scooter with up to 80 mi / 129 km of range.

Speed and acceleration

The torque, speed, and acceleration of the Bronco Xtreme are phenomenal. It can reach a maximum speed of 70 mph / 113 kmh, which is why this model stands out from the rest of the models. When I tested this scooter to see how fast it can go, I found out it can reach 0-50 mph / 80.5 km in only 8.9 seconds, which is one of the best accelerations I’ve ever tried!

Another thing I love about this scooter is that you can manage what speed you want to be at all the time during the ride.

And more importantly, this scooter model feels so stable at high speeds thanks to the amazing steering damper, no matter if you’re riding it on even pavement or dusty and bumpy off-road terrain.

Now, considering that this Bronco model runs on a 72V battery with a charge of 84V, if we time that charge by the 2-in-1 100A Sine-wave controller, what we’ll end up with is a peak power of 8400W. Thanks to this feature, this scooter has insanely fast and yet ultra-quiet and controlled acceleration.

Charging

Charging this powerful machine with a massive battery isn’t a long process at all. Using the 5A charger that the Bronco Xtreme comes with, charging it up to 80% will take you approximately 4 hours.

Weight limit

The weight limit of the Bronco Xtreme is 330 lbs / 150 kg. This is more than the 265 lbs / 120 kg industry’s standard and definitely enough to support heavier riders.

Features

Let’s now go through all of the different features of the Bronco Xtreme.

Weight, dimensions, and portability

The Bronco Xtreme weighs 105 lbs /48 kg, but despite its considerable weight and bulk, you can fold it easily when you need to.

This model has the following dimensions:

  • Unfolded: 53 * 52 * 27 in / 134 * 133 * 68 cm
  • Folded: 53 * 23 * 12 in / 134 * 58 * 31 cm

Handlebars

A closeup of the cockpit, handlebars, and throttle of the Bronco Xtreme

The Bronco Xtreme comes with neatly laid out, foldable, wide handlebars, which contributes to a sturdy ride. They’re 27.5 in / 70 cm wide.

However, like I already said, the handlebar grips tend to rotate since they aren’t tightened with Allen bolts. Luckily, this is an easy fix.

Trigger throttle

In my opinion, the trigger throttle is one of the best parts of this model.

You can gently touch the trigger throttle and ride 2 to 5 mph without creating the annoying jerkiness feeling that you can experience on other high-powered models.

The smooth throttle response combined with the Sine wave controller of this scooter definitely makes for a controlled, smooth ride. For example, the scooter feels stable and doesn’t have any wobble, even at 60 mph.

72V 100A Sine-wave controller

The 2-in-1 72V 100A Sine-wave controller the Bronco Xtreme is equipped with is what makes this scooter stand out from the rest of the competition. This type of controller produces fast and ultra-smooth acceleration.

Also, it produces very little noise, which contributes to a quiet and more comfortable riding experience. In my tests, I could barely hear the motor humming even at 50 mph.

Brakes

The Bronco Xtreme comes with Nutt hydraulic brakes, which are accompanied by cooling fin pads and extended brake levers for additional grip. The braking experience was nothing short of excellent.

Tires and deck

A closeup of the Bronco Xtreme's comfortable deck

This model comes fitted with pneumatic 11 x 4” tube tires and a spacious 12 x 22.5 in / 30.5 x 57 cm deck.

The kick plate, which measures 5.75 x 5.75 in / 14.6 x 14.6 cm, makes the deck look even wider.

With these dimensions, the deck is ideal for tall riders and riders with big feet to enjoy a comfortable ride when traveling long distances.

Suspension

A closeup of the front suspension of the Bronco Xtreme

The adjustable suspension system of the Bronco Xtreme is another feature that sets this model apart from the rest.

This Bronco model comes with a DNM 125mm 2000lb hydraulic coil suspension on the front and a DNM 205mm AOY-36RC air suspension on the rear.

What I like the most about the suspensions of this model is that you can adjust both types of suspension to make it stiff or soft, depending on your preferred riding style. For example, to prevent the scooter from bouncing that fast on you and enjoy a stable ride when riding at higher speeds, you just need to slow down the suspension travel.

Lights and night use

A closeup of the deck, tires, and deck lights of the Bronco Xtreme

I find the lights on this model to be sufficient for safe night-time rides. The Bronco Xtreme comes with bright quad-LED white headlights, lights at deck level, and dual quad-LED red lights on the rear (2 brake lights and 2 taillights).

How does the Bronco Xtreme compare against other popular electric scooters?

The Bronco Xtreme is usually compared to the Nami Burn–E Viper and the Turbowheel Phaeton. So, let’s see how it differs from each of these.

Bronco Xtreme vs Nami Burn–E Viper

Both of these models have the same price tag (usually), and weigh nearly the same.

However, if we compare them in terms of speed and range, the Bronco Xtreme definitely wins. The Nami Burn-E Viper has a top speed of 60 mph and a range of 100 miles, whereas the Bronco has a max speed of 70 mph and an estimated range of 80 miles.

Also, the Bronco Xtreme comes with dual 4,200W motors, whereas the Nami is fitted with dual 1500W motors. It’s interesting, though, that both models have a peak power of 8,400W, which means you’ll never have to struggle with acceleration on either of them.

As for the suspension systems of these models, the Bronco Xtreme wins again, if you ask me. While both scooter models have adjustable suspension, the Nami only comes with a pair of hydraulic coil shocks, compared to the 2 different suspension types the Bronco has.

Bronco Xtreme vs Turbowheel Phaeton

Priced at $3,999, the Turbowheel Phaeton is a bit cheaper than the Bronco, but it comes with great features.

Both e-scooter models have the same range, type of tires, and battery capacity, with the TW Phaeton’s battery being a Samsung one.

The main differences between the two are their top speed, peak power, and weight. The Phaeton has lower top speed and peak power than the Bronco Xtreme, or 60 mph and 6,480W.

Also, the Phaeton weighs 132 lbs / 60 kg, which means it’s 27 lbs / 12 kg heavier than the Bronco model. So, in general, I don’t see a great reason to choose the Turbowheel Phaeton over the Bronco Xtreme.

Who should not buy the Bronco Xtreme e-scooter?

There are a few types of people who shouldn’t buy the Bronco Xtreme.

If you’re on a tight budget, I’d recommend you look for other e-scooter models, as this one pricey scooter (see my guides on the best scooters under $1000 or the best scooters under $500 if you’re working with a more limited budget).

Also, if you prefer riding at a leisurely pace and you don’t plan to exceed 40 mph, you might want to get yourself a model for half the cost of the Bronco.

On a related note, beginners and everyday commuters will likely find the Bronco Xtreme to be, well, too extreme.

Finally, weighing in at 105 lbs / 48 kg, this will not be a portable scooter by any means, so consider some more lightweight options if that’s what you need.

Who should buy the Bronco Xtreme e-scooter?

You should buy the Bronco Xtreme if you’re looking for a model that’s loaded with excellent features and boasts high speed, fast acceleration, and impressive build quality.

In my opinion, most advanced electric scooter enthusiasts will find the Bronco Xtreme to be an excellent model.

However, I find this scooter to be ideal for one type of owner.

If you’re an adrenaline addict, then you’ll definitely find the Bronco Xtreme perfect, as this model is the epitome of power and top speed. People who appreciate electric scooters with ferocious power, high speed, fast and smooth acceleration, and excellent range will find the Bronco Xtreme to be their perfect fit.

Additionaly, I’d warmly recommend this model to anyone who enjoys riding on off-road tracks, as the Bronco is so high off the ground and offers a comfortable, stable, controlled ride thanks to its big tires and outstanding suspension.

Also, anyone who cares about their style will find this modern, good-looking e-scooter to be ideal for them, as it definitely looks like no other scooter out there.

And finally, if you’re not that experienced in riding an e-scooter, don’t let the ferocious power of this model scare you. The Bronco Xtreme might be a “beast,” as many owners describe it, but it still provides a controlled, smooth, and comfortable ride. So, even intermediates can enjoy and have fun riding this model (I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners, however).

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I am Matt Trajkovski, the owner and main editor of EScooterNerds. I love electric scooters, and electric vehicles in general, and I’ve been involved in the industry for more than 10 years.
I enjoy testing, reviewing, and research on various electric scooter models and brands, following our proprietary rigorous editorial and testing process developed here at EScooterNerds, looking for great value and performance, both through data and experience.
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