Motorized skateboards are great for short rides around the city. Take them anywhere else, though, and you’re bound to find yourself spending the time walking instead. Not the Bajaboard G4X, a powered skateboard designed to handle far rougher terrain.
See, unlike regular skateboards, it comes fitted with an independent double-wishbone suspension, allowing it to take its act straight to the off-road. Whether you’re riding through sandy beaches, muddy trails, or rocky terrain, this thing should get you across in one piece like a proper off-roader.
Aside from the unique suspension, the Bajaboard has a chassis backbone cut in aircraft-grade aluminum, adjustable spring shock absorbers with 60mm of travel, and 10-inch pneumatic tires to ensure it can handle any kind of off-road terrain. It’s powered by four high-torque electric motors, allowing it to ride at satisfying speeds of up to 31 mph, as well as climb steep hills with a 45 percent grade (all four motors need to be engaged, though). A rechargeable 900Wh battery feeds juice to the quartet of motors, giving it a range of up to 2.5 hours for plenty of fun in the wild outdoors.
Features include a 4:1 belt drive transmission, a wireless 2.4GHz handheld controller, a 10W LED headlight, a red tail light, and a maximum payload of 240 pounds, so you can ride this even with a full backpack in tow. Dimensions are 50 x 19.5 x 11 inches, making it compact enough to comfortably carry by hand.