Varla Falcon Review: Beautiful Commuter Scooter

blue and red varla falcon electric scooters

Varla is an established electric scooter company that has designed high-quality electric scooters for over one million individuals in over 30 countries.

The company focuses on creating high-quality, eco-friendly, affordable, and efficient transportation solutions. Additionally, Varla is using durable components and materials when manufacturing its scooters.

Varla Falcon electric scooter is one of the two new e-scooter models, including the Wasp, that was launched in the spring of 2023. It has impressive features, including a long-range battery, powerful motor, and impressive suspension system, providing a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable riding experience.

Let’s dive in and learn more about Varla’s Falcon electric scooter.

Electric Wheelers is reader-supported. Although we independently research and test products, we may receive a commission on purchases made from our chosen links. Read more…

Varla Falcon Review

Motor: 500W |Top Speed: 22 mph |Battery: 10.4 Ah (360 Wh) |Max Range: 25 miles


  • Strong build quality
  • Great ride comfort
  • Trusted brand
  • Internally routed cables


  • The range could be better
  • Only one disc brake

Varla Falcon Performance

Motor and Speed

The Falcon has a 500W motor with a 700W peak power output. It is powered by a 25A speed controller that always maintains optimal performance.

the front hub motor of varla falcon
The motor of the scooter is located in the front hub.

The motor provides 28Nm of torque and a 22mph top speed. This speed is perfectly legal in most US states. To speed up the scooter, there is a simple thumb throttle. It is much more intuitive than index-finger throttles.

Additionally, the scooter can handle a 19% maximum slope, showing its motor’s capability. However, riders should expect lower top speed when climbing such inclines since most scooters work best on flat terrain.

Battery and Range

The Falcon has a 48V 10.4Ah lithium-ion battery with short-circuit, low-voltage, and overcharge protection. The battery also has work temperature protection, power equalization output, and current output protection. 

Additionally, an intelligent battery management system indicates the battery’s health and protects it. These features help protect the battery, making it durable and safe for long-term use.

varla falcon battery
Photo: Varla

The scooter’s battery takes four hours to charge and provides a 25-mile range per single charge, which is sufficient for most daily urban users. However, you should keep in mind that its performance depends on the riding conditions. Varla Falcon scooter is perfect for riders who live in a relatively flat area and provides optimal performance on smooth terrain.


Brakes are an essential feature in a scooter, and the Falcon has a good set of brakes riders can rely on. The scooter has a combination of electronic and disc brakes providing sufficient stopping power.

disc brake of varla electric scooter
The mechanical disc brake is only on the rear wheel.

Only one disc brake would have been too weak. Also, an electronic brake alone wouldn’t provide enough safety. However, combined braking involving electronic and disc brakes provides sufficient stopping power, perfect for most situations.

Varla Falcon Features

Deck and Frame

Varla’s Falcon has a 7.1” expansive deck with enough room for riders to place their feet side by side. Although it is not recommended to keep your feet like this, many people still like it. And with Falcon, it’s possible. The scooter’s deck and frame are made from durable materials and can support a maximum load of 265 pounds.

spacious varla falcon deck

The scooter has an IP54 waterproof rating. This means the scooter is safe from water splashes from any direction and has protection from limited dust ingress. Additionally, you should dry the scooter immediately after riding it in the rain.

The scooter’s handlebar has a digital LED screen that indicates its performance and working status. The screen shows vital information like the speed, remaining battery, riding mode, etc., to help you make informed decisions during the ride. Also, the push throttle is also located on the handlebar.

Dual Suspensions

Varla Falcon electric scooter has a front and rear independent suspension that absorbs any shock experienced when riding on rough terrain. The shocks help provide a safer and more comfortable riding experience, making it easy for various buyers to enjoy a stress-free experience.

The shocks (combined with its 9” tires) increase the scooter’s capacity for shock absorption, significantly increasing its performance.

Portability and Folding Mechanism

The Falcon weighs 50 pounds (or approximately 22 kg). So it is not a very lightweight scooter. However, it’s not too bulky either.

varla falcon folding mechanism
To fold the scooter, you just have to pull this lever on the stem.

The scooter has a simple folding mechanism. The stem folds down and can be attached to the deck. Therefore, it is convenient to carry and store in buses, trains, or your car when traveling. The scooter’s foldable design makes it easy to store for people with tight storage spaces.

Wheels and Tires

The Falcon has 9” tubeless tires, providing sufficient shock absorption and a comfortable riding experience when using your scooter on various terrains.

Regardless, we don’t recommend using the scooter on uneven, off-road terrain since the tires aren’t designed for such surfaces and could provide a bad riding experience.


The Falcon has dual LED lights (a headlight and taillight) that help illuminate your way in the dark, make you more visible, and remind other road users of your presence.

The headlights light the road in front to help you see the road more clearly and avoid obstacles. The taillights are activated by pulling the brake and lighting up to remind other road users of your position.

Varla Falcon Review Conclusions

The Varla Falcon has all the necessary features to be your efficient helper in last-mile transport. It has enough power and reasonable mileage. This makes the scooter a good option for urban commuters or people who just want to discover the neighborhood.

The Falcon is not as powerful as one of the best dual-motor scooters Varla Eagle One. But nevertheless, it fits perfectly into the Varla model range and will surely find many fans.

Varla Falcon Specs

Motor500W Front Hub Motor
Top Speed22 mph
Battery48V 10.4Ah (500 Wh)
Max Range25 miles
Recharge Time4 Hours
BrakesMechanical Disc + Electronic
SuspensionDual Suspensions
Weight50 lbs (23 kg)
Weight Capacity265 lbs
Tires9″ Tubeless Pneumatic
LightsFront and Rear LED
Hill Grade19%
Dimensions45.7″ x 24.8″ x 49.8″
Folded Dimensions45.7″ x 24.8″ x 20.1″
IP RatingIP54

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top