Urban Transport

Phat Scooters offer kick-free sit or stand fat-tire ride

Phat Scooters offer kick-free ...
The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
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The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
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The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
A low profile battery that gives the Phatty scooter's deck 6 inches of ground clearance
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A low profile battery that gives the Phatty scooter's deck 6 inches of ground clearance
The Phatty scooters offer three ride modes, one for the beach, another for the golf course and the fastest for zooming down bike lanes at up to 20 mph
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The Phatty scooters offer three ride modes, one for the beach, another for the golf course and the fastest for zooming down bike lanes at up to 20 mph
The Phatty scooters feature a built-in spring-loaded kickstand for parking up ease
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The Phatty scooters feature a built-in spring-loaded kickstand for parking up ease
Phatty rider can sit or stand, and zip along on those chunky tires at up to 20 mph
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Phatty rider can sit or stand, and zip along on those chunky tires at up to 20 mph
The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
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The Phatty scooter rides on 18 x 9.5 inch tubeless fat tires
The Phatty scooters come in two flavors. The Original is 70 inches long and weighs 128 lb. The Sport is 8 inches shorter and nearly 20 lb lighter.
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The Phatty scooters come in two flavors. The Original is 70 inches long and weighs 128 lb. The Sport is 8 inches shorter and nearly 20 lb lighter.
All the electronics are tucked away for all weather Phatty scooting, and the front forks include hydraulic shocks for a smoother ride
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All the electronics are tucked away for all weather Phatty scooting, and the front forks include hydraulic shocks for a smoother ride
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If you're thinking "hang on, this looks familiar," you'd be right – kind of. The Phat Scooters fat-tired roller looks very similar to the Scrooser from 2013. But, where the latter amplifies a rider's kick action to get the eye-catching mover to go faster, the Phatty scooters both use a twist grip to kick in the hub motor, meaning the rider can sit or stand and zip along without breaking a sweat. The Phat models are cheaper, too.

Like the Scrooser, the Phatty Original and Phatty Sport ride on chunky 18 x 9.5 inch tires riding under wide fenders, rock a steel frame with a rider seat and have a hub motor at the rear. The electric motor in the Phat models, though, is rated at 1,200 W for 95 Nm (70 lb.ft) of torque and a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). They also have hydraulic rather than mechanical disc brakes, a low profile battery that gives the scooter's deck 6 inches of ground clearance, and an LED headlamp.

The rider can choose between three modes of travel: Beach mode for a top speed of 8 mph, Golf mode for up to 13 mph and Bike mode for zooming down the bike lane at 20 mph. The Phatty scooters are reported capable of tackling 30 percent hill climbs, too.

All the electronics are tucked away for all weather Phatty scooting, and the front forks include hydraulic shocks for a smoother ride
All the electronics are tucked away for all weather Phatty scooting, and the front forks include hydraulic shocks for a smoother ride

Charge time for the 72 V/12 Ah Lithium battery is said to take between 4 and 6 hours from a 110 W wall outlet for a 30 - 50 mile (48 - 80 km) range. All the electronics are tucked away for all weather scooting, the front forks include hydraulic shocks for a smoother ride, and there's a spring-loaded kickstand for parking up with ease.

The Phatty will be available in two versions from next month. The Original is aimed at adults – it's 70 inches (177.8 cm) long, 46.5 inches (118 cm) high, has a 28-inch (71 cm) seat height and tips the scales at 128 lb (58 kg). The Sport has been designed for smaller riders and is 8 inches shorter and nearly 20 lb lighter. Both models are priced at US$1,999. Optional accessories include a surfboard rack and a cup holder.

Have a look at the promo video below to see the kind of fun on offer.

Source: Phat Scooters

Introducing the Phat Scooter

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7 comments
McDesign
I really do like the successfully minimalist look. E-Bikes always look junked-up and clunky, IMHO.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really neat. I like the big tires. It looks like it could like it could go off road.
Leonard Foster Jr
Please get rid of that Music.
DFrancis
Without direction indicators, how is the rider to indicate intent? Or does the twist throttle stay in position to allow the rider to temporarily remove their hand from the grip?
Rustin Lee Haase
Very similar product available right now. :-) http://store.evtv.me/products.php?cat=30
habakak
Those fat tires are extremely inefficient and this vehicle will suffer from a great amount of auto-steer. It's a really terrible experience. Now if you will be riding on sand almost all the time, by all means, go right ahead.
SaysMe
Still needs a removable battery to take indoors, no way in hell will I be able to bring the whole scooter indoors!