The R1 comes with 83mm Blue Wheels these lead to faster acceleration, deceleration, and hill climbing. The board has a top speed of 18mph and a range of 7 miles per charge.
The R1 Elite comes with 90mm ABEC11 Green Wheels and head/tail lights by ShredLights. The larger wheels make for a softer ride. The board has a top speed of 20mph and a range of 8 miles per charge. The R1 Elite comes with both sets of wheels.
Both boards have the same battery, motors, and deck.