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Off-road mobility scooter gets beastly

Off-road mobility scooter gets...
The Daymak Boomer Beast in its natural habitat
The Daymak Boomer Beast in its natural habitat
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The Daymak Boomer Beast in its natural habitat
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The Daymak Boomer Beast in its natural habitat
The dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked
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The dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked
The Boomer Beast weighs 120 kg (265 lb) and can carry a maximum load of 158 kg (350 lb)
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The Boomer Beast weighs 120 kg (265 lb) and can carry a maximum load of 158 kg (350 lb)

Electric mobility scooters are sedate li'l things, designed simply for helping their riders make it down smooth, forgiving sidewalks … right? Well no, not necessarily. Toronto-based Daymak Inc. has just announced the Boomer Beast, an AWD three-wheeler that the company describes as "the first true on-road/off-road mobility scooter in the marketplace."

Like Daymak's existing Beast two-wheeled off-road scooter, the dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked. One complete charge, which takes four to six hours using a traditional outlet, takes the scooter up to 90 km (56 miles).

Using an accompanying Android app, users can maximize performance parameters such as acceleration, torque and range. The maximum on-road speed is 15 km/h (9 mph), while the off-road speed tops out at 40 km/h (25 mph).

The dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked
The dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked

The Boomer Beast weighs 120 kg (265 lb) and can carry a maximum load of 158 kg (350 lb). Other features include an LED lighting system, cargo rack, trailer hitch, and dual USB charging ports.

It's available in three models, with prices ranging from US$2,999 for the Standard version to $4,999 for the Ultimate (which is the version described in this article).You can see it in action, in the following video.

Source: Daymak

Daymak Boomerbeast - 30 MPH AWD Solar Powered All Terrain Mobility Scooter

5 comments
kellory
They outlawed three wheel ATV and went to quads, due to roll over deaths and injuries. Why are these three wheelers any different?
BigGoofyGuy
I think those are neat.
ljaques
I think those are great! And the pricing isn't too bad, either. Regular ol' pedestrian mobility scooters cost from $2k to $5k, so there is not much difference except in the fun factor and better performance of the new off-roader. Kudos, Daymak. I want one of those when I'm old and gray. Hey, wait a minute, I'm already old and gray. Daymak, you're in my future!
RJB
The feet look dangerously exposed.
Sagraia
Not a world first though. Beamer Engineering in the UK make the Tramper and one of those was driven up Snowdon years ago, and it was towing a trailer with spare batteries. I've had a go on one and its off road abilities exceed ones courage and expectations.