These Fat-Tired Scooters Were Built to Climb Mountains and Storm Beaches

Laugh all you want, this looks fun as hell

July 6, 2017 9:00 am

Picture yourself on a beautiful motorcycle, coasting through the countryside. What kind of bike are you on?

For us, it’s a ’60s Bonneville Triumph with an extra helmet in tow — just in case any lovely onlooker needs a ride.

But we’re willing to risk our reputation for one of these numbers right here.

The Phatty scooter is an all-electric ride that riders can stand or sit on without breaking a sweat. Available in two models — the Phatty Original or the slightly smaller Phatty Sport — the electric two-wheeler packs a 1,200W motor with 70 lb.-ft. Of torque and a top speed of 20 mph.

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That’s not going to blow any doors off, but it’ll get you down the beach and back in no time.

With hydraulic disk brakes and a LED light, it’s got three drive modes — Beach, Golf and Bike — for the respective adventures. They can take on hills with up to a 30-percent grade, and Phatty’s 72 V/12 Ah Lithium battery is good for 4-6 hours of use after a charge on a 110W wall outlet.

The best part? The Phatty will run you just a sliver under $2,000. Even better? There’s an optional surfboard rack.

This might not be the foghorn for calling in the babe squad, but it’s a nice little summer cruiser.

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