Onewheel GT Specifications

onewheel gt side profile

As of 2022, the Onewheel GT has become Future Motion’s flagship Onewheel replacing its predecessor, the Onewheel XR. While the Onewheel XR was the same form factor as the Onewheel Plus, the GT has a totally different look and feel. Much of the aesthetics take after the Pint.

The GT’s major improvement over the XR regarding specs is the range. Future Motion has improved the range to its flagship board to 20 to 32 miles (30 to 52 km) from its prior 12 to 18 miles (19-29 km). This is due to the battery size being increased form their prior 324Wh battery to a 525Wh battery.

The board did receive a nominal improvement on speed. The Onewheel GT top speed hits 20 mph (32km/h). The XR (prior flagship) has a top speed of 19 mph (31 km/h). The board does improve on its footpads, lightbar indicator, brighter LED headlight and grippier grip tape. Here are the specs.

Onewheel GT Specs:

Hub Motor750 watt Hypercore Motor
Tire Dimensions11.5″ x 6.5″ – 6.5″ Vega Slick
Board Dimensions9.5″ × 11.5″ × 29.5″ / 24cm x 29.21cm x 75cm
Weight36 lbs / 16.3 kg
Battery525Wh LiNiMnCoO2, NMC 52 Volts (nominal)
Top Speed (mph / km/h)20 mph / 32 km/h
SensorsSolid State MEMS 6-DOF
Headlights500 lumens – Dimmable / Adjustable
Range (mi / km)20-32 miles / 30-52km
Recharge Time (mins)200 Mins *standard charger
Max Lean Angle> 30° of Tilt
Digital Shaping Modes(Digital Shaping 3.0) Bay, Roam, Flow, Highline, Elevated & Apex (Currently no custom shaping mode available)
FootpadsConcave and Flat Kick

Onewheel GT Redesign

From the XR flagship model, the Onewheel dimensions were 9″ × 11.5″ × 30″ (23cm x 29.21cm x 72.6cm). The Onewheel GT dimensions are similar 9.5″ × 11.5″ × 29.5″ (24cm x 29.21cm x 75cm) essentially shaving a half inch off the total length. The rails are notably thicker however because they are painted they do have some issues with heat dissipation. Other than the rails, from a quick glance you will find that the GT has brighter LED lights, a more aggressive grip tape, and a proprietary tire (custom rubber carve ability).

The XR model would often get reactions from people that it was something we riders built. This isn’t so with the GT, this refined shredding machine takes many of its design elements from the Pint. There is no more wood on the board, the entire GT platform is composite and aluminum components. If the look isn’t selling you, the battery will. The torque and dynamic performance outperforms the XR.

Onewheel GT Digital Shaping 3.0

The new Onewheel GT also comes with Future Motion’s 3rd version of their digital shaping platform for riding. I wouldn’t say that this is a totally redesigned control system for the board but it certainly has been tweaked from version 2.0 which is seen on the Pint and other on previous models. Future Motion has tweaked their digital shaping profiles a bit so that its aggressiveness, max speed and nose positioning varies. It also comes with a dimmer for the headlights. All is still under the same Onewheel app as before.

What is Aggressiveness?

Aggressiveness is how responsive the Onewheel is to the leaning of the nose and tail. A low aggressive setting feels more smooth and “flowy” as the motor does not quickly attempt to balance the board. Instead the board may feel as though there’s a little lag time before it attempts to balance the rider. Because the balancing is not as snappy, this feeling is often described as buttery and smooth. Nose slides are easier to achieve as quickly dropping the nose of the Onewheel before the motor can respond is more obtainable.

Max Speed Ranges

Digital Custom Shaping alters the potential max speed of the Onewheel GT from mph to 12 mph (19 kph) to 20 mph (32 kph). NOTE: Because many of the modes have lower max speeds, pushback occurs sooner. Exceeding pushback will likely result in a nose dive. It is important to understanding that Bay and Roam modes will not allow for faster speeds. Do not attempt the boards max speed within these two settings.

Nose Positioning

Within Digital Shaping (all versions), some settings do allow for a ride with the nose of the Onewheel being elevated. Notably is the ‘Elevated” setting. Positioning the nose higher is ideal for hill climbing and for riders that feel secure with the added clearance.

Digital Shaping 3.0 Mode Chart

Intended RiderBeginner*Intermediate*ExperiencedExperiencedExperiencedExperienced
Max Speed12mph (19km/h)18mph (24km/h)20mph (32km/h)20mph (32km/h)20mph (32km/h)20mph (32km/h)
Ride FeelSluggish
Ideal TerrainStreetStreetStreet to Hard-pack trailsAll TerrainHills
All Terrain
Nose AngleStandardStandardStandardStandardPitched UpwardStandard
*Be aware that pushback occurs far sooner within these settings

Custom shaping for the Onewheel GT is not currently available. Future Motion has hinted that this will be released yet no date has been confirmed.

Bay Digital Shaping

Bay shaping is intended for new riders or trick riding. The aggressiveness of the balancing controller is low so it feels more loose when riding it. Looseness simply refers to how much play the nose has before balancing the rider. If the GT feels slower than anticipated, its important to check the shaping mode as Bay really is intended for new riders and not to perform to the board’s capabilities.

Bay mode is really intended for pavement only. This mode generally is for learning to balance on the Onewheel and for beginner riders. Once balancing and general maneuvering is achieved, another mode is recommended for daily riding. Please use caution when accelerating. You may hear beeping while riding (about 10 mph). This is due to the lowered max speed. Do not exceed or you risk nosediving.

Roam Digital Shaping

Roam shaping mode is an intermediate setting. Future Motion describes this setting as a playful and mellow mode. They consider this the middle setting of the Onewheel GT. The Onewheel will not be as responsive as higher settings but will remain somewhat loose.

It is also important to be aware of the max speed of Roam. This setting only allows for a max speed of 18 mph which for many riders is adequate. If you do find yourself hearing the Onewheel GT beep, then its due to you approaching the governed speed. Likely its time to change to a higher mode setting.

Flow Digital Shaping

Flow is a new digital shaping and is named after its feel. Future Motion describes this setting as a loose, fluid digital shaping setting. This setting does open the Onewheel to its max speed potential while keeping some play in the nose. Its not as loose as Bay or Roam however there is a moderate amount of slack or lag in the responsiveness of the controller giving that fluid feel.

Flow is great for getting into the carving. You can achieve tighter cutbacks and carving within this setting. This setting is still relatively mellow.

Highline Digital Shaping

Highline is the closest setting to the popular Mission digital shaping that is on the XR models. This setting allows for great carvability, as its more responsive with the balancing but not too aggressive. Highline provides a more “locked in”, more tight and responsive feel than all prior settings.

This will likely be the most utilized setting by Onewheel GT riders. It is in my opinion the better trail setting as it softens a bumpy trail. Being less responsive than Apex, Highline does a good job finding a middle ground in balancing on rough terrain. Apex setting will tend to be very tight and tries too hard to balance causing some tire slipping whereas Highline smooths the riding experience on tougher trails.

Elevated Digital Shaping

Elevated is essentially the same settings as Flow’s digital shaping mode but with a full max speed potential and an elevated nose. Elevated noses are best suited for uphill climbing. This gives a little more added clearance of the front bumper.

Riders that daily ride elevated say they prefer this elevated feeling as when you accelerate, the nose doesn’t really dip like most settings. Instead, this one accelerates when the nose is level. You will ride at a pitched angle however when cruising. Elevated is not recommended for downhill riding as you lose clearance on the tail side.

Apex Digital Shaping

Apex digital shaping is full aggressiveness in the Onewheel’s balancing. It is extremely responsive providing for the tightest feeling when carving and maneuvering on the board. This setting does not have any play in the nose. In Apex mode, the Onewheel will be responsive in that you feel very “locked-in” to the ride.

Because of how tight the controller is set, this setting will spend a good deal attempting to balance. On chunky terrain, you may experience tire slipping warnings on the app more-so than any other setting. If the tire slip warning is reoccurring on trails, try Highline. Highline’s controller setting is not as extreme and will soften a chunky terrain. This setting is great for more power on asphalt and light terrain.

Board Redesign

The GT is a mash-up of a Onewheel Pint with an XR-like platform size and a beefier battery. The footpads now come concave which was a highly requested feature to the board. The Pint’s status bar found its way to the GT offering the same sensor and battery indicator information to the rider. The LED headlights are vastly improved pushing 500 lumens of dimmable light.

concave gt footpads

Future Motion still only provides a charger and GT bumpers. The GT fender is a bundle add-on and so is a Hypercharger. When you look at the GT, it looks like an overgrown pint. No longer does it look like a DIY board that the XR and Plus models used to be confused with.

The footpads are wider and offer chunkier grip tape. The main drawback for riders is that Future Motion changed their tire size on the GT. Prior V1, Plus and XR tires will not fit the GT unless a GTR modification is completed.

Onewheel GT’s Proprietary Tire Sizing Change to 6.5″ Hub

oem oinewheel tire

When the Onewheel GT was released, Future Motion made the change from standard go-kart tire sizing to a custom (proprietary) size of having a 6.5″ hub diameter size. This means no prior tire will fit the Onewheel GT unless it is converted to a GTR. This unfortunately is a custom tire profile combine with a revamped hub sizing.

The proprietary sizing isn’t the only change. Future Motion previously outsourced tires to Vega. Vega slicks were standard on Onewheels since the V1. Other than the hub diameter, tire dimensions are relatively similar to the Onewheel XR.

Onewheel GT Firmware and Hardware

Onewheel GT hardware versions currently are 6400, 6404 and 6407. Firmware versions are 6064, 6069, 6070, 6071, 6100 and 6109. Here are the pairings.

Firmware 6064Firmware 6069Firmware 6070Firmware 6071Firmware 6100Firmware 6109
Hardware 6400ConfirmedN/AN/AN/AConfirmedN/A
Hardware 6404ConfirmedPrivatePrivatePrivateConfirmedConfirmed
Hardware 6407N/AN/AN/AN/AConfirmedConfirmed

Future Motion had issued a Firmware update in April of 2022 tweaking some of the choppiness of the board’s riding on rougher terrain. At this time, they revised the Flow digital shaping to achieve its max speed. Future Motion does intend to roll out several updates to the firmware in the future.

As experienced on the XR, over the evolution of the firmware and hardware updates, Future Motion has locked down the diagnostic and modification abilities that can be completed by the consumer. Where once a battery modification and ability to review battery cell data was achievable, none of this data is made viewable to the consumer. The Onewheel GT’s hardware (controller and BMS) are paired. There is no ability to swap these components out. Any sort of servicing to these parts require Future Motion support. Attempting to service these components may result in bricking the Onewheel.

Wider and Concave Footpads on the GT

concave gt footpads

Many XR riders often modified their XR with custom concave footpads (such as Kush pads) for added comfort on longer rides and to combat foot fatigue. Future Motion reacted to this by issuing a double concave footpad for the GT. These are also slightly wider than the XR’s foot pads.

Future Motion also released a “love hump” and Flat Kick footpad set for the GT as other options for riders. The ‘Flat Kick’ option was not released until later 2022. The grip tape on the GT is more pronounced and thicker than the finer grain on the XR and Plus platforms. Future Motion also decided to remove the metal and wood theme by swapping out the older wooden pads for composite components. The status bar from the Pint does find its way on the GT as well as Simplestop and sensor engagement.

GT Recall and Issues

With the front sensor being concave for the first time ever, it is suspected that this was the culprit in the Ghosting issues that were experienced by riders who purchased on the initial release. Future Motion did make the sensor more sensitive as many riders requested however it was too sensitive. The concavity of the footpad may have been some of the issue however in August of 2022, Future Motion did a recall on the front sensor pad. They did not do a full board recall. This did appear to alleviate the issues with ghosting on the GT.

Other issues that currently are ongoing is that the GT is known to have out of range temperature issues. The Onewheel GT is very picky with temperatures and will either not turn on if its been in the cold or it can overheat if too hot. Future Motion does not provide operating temperature ranges but I can say that I have left both my XR and my GT in the trunk of my car on a winter day and the GT would be out of range whereas the XR would not.

A more concerning issue is the GT overheating problem. The design of the GT is so that the rail is the heatsink for the hub motor. While the engineering of the motor and rail assembly are similar to the XR, the rails on the GT are painted on the exterior. This is trapping heat within the inner rail and motor causing it to overheat. Heavier riders 200lb+ (90kg+) that ride on hotter days appear to be most impacted.


Retiring the XR, the GT is now the Flagship Onewheel. While it has the same motor, it does offer slightly more power due to its voltage. While the initial launch was rough, Future Motion has released firmware updates, newer footpads and continue to improve the product line since its release date. The CPSC has issued a warning on Onewheels. While this was the most problematic Onewheel, the notice is not model specific nor part specific.

Future Motion made some bold changes. Time will tell if this Onewheel outshines its predecessor. The one wheel GT specs are good, but there is definitely room for improvement.


Does the GT come with a fast charger?

The GT home charger is only a standard charger. The fast charger (Hypercharger) is an add-on.

What is the one wheel GT top speed?

Top speed is 20mph (recommended). Pushback sets in on this speed. Exceeding this speed can result in a nosedive.

Does the Onewheel GT board come with charger port covers (plugs)?

These plugs are add-ons or part of a bundle.

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