May 15, 2021 1 min read

One of the most common questions we get asked is…

“What’s the difference between Onsra’s direct drive and belt drive electric skateboards?”

So, we asked Fabian Doerig, the founder of Onsra to take both out and give you a detailed comparison.

If you’ve wondering which Onsra board you should buy - watch this video.

It’ll answer a ton of the questions you’ve probably got swimming around in your head right now.

We’ve got more information for you below on the main differences and benefits of each motor type.

But first, check out the video below...


So, in summary the main points of difference between belt drive and direct drive are…

  1. Belt drive boards tend to give you more torque and therefore higher top speeds. This is simply due to the gear and pulley setup.
  2. That also means belt drive boards (in most cases) are better at climbing hills.
  3. Direct drive electric skateboards tend to be quieter and provide you with lower maintenance as there’s no pulleys, gears or belts to worry about.
  4. Direct drive boards are generally cheaper to produce and in most cases are cheaper than a similar belt drive board.
So, there you have it.

If you’ve still got some questions around whether you should buy a belt drive or direct drive board, reach out to or give us a call on (03) 9028 8206.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Onsra electric skateboards.

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