Our Thoughts on the Apollo Phantom Ludicrous Electric Scooter:
The Apollo Phantom features a completely proprietary build made from aerospace-grade aluminium, giving it strength, without the bulk. The stem features double reinforcements for improved stability, while the handlebar is made of a single piece of metal. These seemingly small changes in design, result in dramatic leaps quality-wise. Long gone are the days of cutting corners in scooter design, welcome to the era of vehicle-grade electric scooters.
The Apollo Phantom is powered by two high-efficiency brushless motors with nominal output of 1400W each. Powered by two 25 amp controllers, the Phantom offers the best acceleration in the Apollo line-up.
The Phantom uses Apollo’s true-and-tested Dynavolt cells, famously used in electric motorcycles and across other Apollo products. Featuring a 1216 watt hour battery (60V ), it offers impressive range in realistic conditions:
Conservative power settings: up to 40 miles (64KM)
Maximum power settings: up to 25 miles (40KM)
It is worth re-emphasising these are not inflated range specs, but real-world ranges that can be achieved by the average rider.
The Phantom delivers a record 500 charge cycles without compromising performance. How much is that? Charging three times a week on average, the battery pack will maintain full capacity for nearly 3 years.
The Phantom features a completely proprietary suspension design called the Quadruple Suspension System. Featuring four springs, instead of two, it dramatically improves shock dampening capabilities while offering dynamic travel. The suspension is adjustable with a spanner wrench. The Phantom offers 7 inches of deck clearance, making it a perfect choice for city and trail riding alike.
In addition, the Phantom comes with two ultra-wide hybrid tires for improved grip and control. Measuring 10 inches in height and 3.25 inches in width, the wide tires are the perfect choice for hybrid riding between street and trail. Being pneumatic tires, they offer additional shock-absorption capabilities, further adding comfort to the ride.
Weighing 35kg, the Phantom is one of the most refined and compact scooters in its class. Measuring 51 inches in height, 27 inches in width, and 49 inches in length, the Phantom can comfortably accommodate most riders - even the big dawgs.
With a rated max load of 120kg, a deck measuring 8.5 inches by 20 inches in length, plus a dedicated footrest, the Phantom handles steadily and comfortably. The handlebar sits 41 inches above the deck, making it comfortable to ride even for taller riders measuring up to 6 and a half feet.
One of the most anticipated features on the Apollo Phantom is the proprietary HEX display. Being the largest electric scooter display on the market, it is packed with features such as a speedometer, range estimator, and riding mode selector. The Phantom is also programmed with 20 adjustable settings to personalise your riding experience.
The command centre also features a thumb throttle, ergonomic
handles, and key-lock ignition. Forget uncomfortable display controls and small sized screens that share little useful information - the Phantom lets you focus on the ride, while keeping you informed and comfortable at the same time.
Safety is at the core of everything we do. The Phantom is strong and sturdy in places that matter the most - such as the double reinforced stem and neck. Most impressively, it improves where most electric scooters fall short - the folding mechanism. Featuring our proprietary design, the Phantom does not compromise - the scooter folds in under 3 seconds, while offering 3 independent folding safety mechanisms.
Forget complicated and unreliable folding mechanisms, and welcome to how scooters should be - simple, reliable, and intuitive. The Phantom also features security features such as a key-lock ignition and a designated locking spot in the hollow part of the neck. These small details make a huge difference, when leaving your scooter locked outside during errands.
The Phantom comes in two brake configurations: mechanical disc brakes and hydraulic brakes. Both versions utilise 160mm discs, which are 20mm larger than the industry standard. The additional 20mm in disc size delivers best-in-class cooling and handle response, while improving braking performance.
The Phantom also features re-generative braking, activated when brake handles are pressed. This does not only decelerate the scooter while riding, it also re-charges the battery while doing so. A win-win if you ask us.
See and be seen. When designing the Phantom, Apollo did not compromise on anything - including the lights. Featuring a powerful, 1000-lumen headlight, the Phantom illuminates the road ahead. The two front deck lights ensure the scooter remains visible from a number of angles. The rear of the deck features two visible turn signals controlled from the handlebar, to ensure safety when driving in traffic.
Finally, the rear footrest has a dedicated brake light which flashes when brakes are activated. Safety is critical. The Phantom ensures you remain visible while riding even at night - offering lights for you to see, as well as for you to be seen.
The Apollo Phantom comes with a one year warranty.
Apollo Phantom Ludicrous 60V Electric Scooter Spec:
- Top Speed Up To 15mph (25kmh) Restricted Or Up To 44mph (71kmh) Non-Restricted
- Max Range Up To 39 Miles (64km)
- Fully Charged In 6-9 hrs
- Front 2000-Lumen Headlights, Indicators & Brake Lights
- Normal & Eco Riding Modes
Apollo Phantom Ludicrous 60V Electric Scooter Technical information:
- Battery: 60V 21aH
- Motor: 2x 1400w
- Suspension: Quadruple Spring
- Brakes: Dual hydraulic with 160mm Discs
- Tyres: Hybrid (10" x 3.25") Pneumatic
- Weight: 35kg
- Max Load 120kg
- Water Resistance Rating IP54
Range tested under the conditions that power is sufficient and under manufactures test conditions. Actual results may vary based on differences in temperature, load, wind speed, road conditions and other factors.
This scooter is not waterproof, it is water resistant with an ip rating IP54. Please do not ride it in the rain or wet conditions.
Users should also be expected to do light maintenance from time to time, as you would with a bicycle, car or any other vehicle.
This scooter is not designed for jumps, stunts or tricks.