Id just like to say that this scooter is not for the younger kids and experienced scooter riders should still use caution while using this scooter. Just looking at the 1000 watt sized motor you will soon appreciate the size of it by twisting the throttle and feeling the torque and top end speed this scooter can do. Just tested it on the gps and found the speeds 24-26mph to be true by the manufacture. No one realizes how quick that is until you stand on the Powerboard yourself. I also like to note that the shocks add some cushion to the Powerboard making it feel like its hovering off the ground. It's weight is heavier than it looks, having the big motor and batteries make up most of the weight of this board. You will not worry about the weight of it when you feel how quick it picks up speed. This board is fun to use and the kids only wish their razor went as quick. Look no further than is Evo 1000 Watt Powerboard, you won't be dissapointed. I know I wasn't.