Razor E100 Razor E200
Razor E100 vs E200 – Side-by-Side Comparison
This is my independent Razor E100 vs E200 Comparison Review.
The E100 is stated by Razor to be suitable for use by kids aged 8+, whereas the E200 is said to be suitable for use by kids aged 12+.
You might wonder why I am conducting a side-by-side comparison of 2 scooters that are designed for completely different age groups?
The answer is simply this:
- Kids develop physically and emotionally at very different rates and age is not always the best guide to their abilities (as their parents, you know best);
- If you are buying an electric scooter for a child aged about 10-12, you need to decide whether you want to buy a scooter that they might grow out of quite quickly or buy one that will last much longer – by having a better understanding of the similarities and differences, you can make an informed decision.
The 4 most obvious differences between the actual performance of these scooters are speed, throttle type, size and maximum permitted user weight (see below).
Whichever model you choose, always ensure that you or your child wears a helmet. Although these are not considered to be “high-powered” vehicles, you could still suffer a nasty head injury from falling off if you fail to wear suitable protection.
Both scooters are made by the Razor company. They are considered to be the no.1 manufacturer of ride-ons in the world. They are based in California and have a well deserved reputation for creating products that combine innovative design, high-quality construction and first-class features.
I love most (but not all) of their products and, whilst you might be able to find cheaper electric scooters on the market, I don’t think that they match Razor in terms of build quality and performance.
The E200 scooter is more expensive than the E100. At the time of writing, the E100 costs about $120/£135 and the E200 costs about $199/£230.
So, the E100 wins on this issue and there is quite a big difference in price between these scooters. So, what does the E200 scooter have that the E100 hasn’t that might justify the much higher price tag?
Motor & Speed
Both scooters come with a chain-driven high torque 24v/100w motor that is powered by 2 x 12v batteries.
However, the E200 has a top speed of 12 mph, whereas the E100 can only reach 10 mph. Although there isn’t a huge difference in each scooter’s top speed when you compare the absolute values, the E200’s extra 2 mph can make quite a big difference to how it feels when you are riding the scooter and trying to get up a slight incline.
Both scooters use a normal motorcycle-style twist-throttle on the hand grip.
Neither scooter has a variable speed throttle – it is either fully on or fully off.
The one very big difference between the throttle systems is that whilst the E100 requires a manual kickstart to 3 mph before the motor is activated, the E200 starts immediately from stationary by simply twisting the hand throttle.
Watch These Videos of the E100 and E200 in Action
Maximum Rider Weight
The maximum rider weight for safe use is 54 kgs / 100 lbs for the E100 and 100 kgs/220 lbs for the E200 – this is obviously a very big difference and an important factor to consider when deciding which one to buy.
Both scooters have a hand-operated brake.
The advertised continuous run time between charges is 40 minutes for both scooters. The battery recharge time is 8 hours for both (12 hours for 1st charge from new) and you can buy extra batteries separately if you need to.
Size / Weight of Scooters
The E200 is heavier – the shipping weight is 44.4 lbs vs the E100’s 29 lbs.
The E200 is also larger at 37″ x 16″ x 42″ vs the E100’s 32.5″ x 16″ x 36″.
The main size differences are the length of the scooter deck, which makes it a more comfortable ride for larger kids and adults, and the maximum handlebar height. So, these are 2 important factors to consider when choosing between these scooter – especially if you have a child that is smaller or larger than average.
Both scooters come with a folding handlebar for easy transportation and storage.
Both scooters come supplied with all necessary batteries, chargers, kickstand and assembly tools – some suggest that you use mechanics grade tools instead but this seems unnecessary to me. Both scooters are easy to assemble and maintain – they come 95% pre-assembled at the factory.
My Overall Verdict
The E200 is a faster, larger, heavier scooter that comes with a standard throttle mechanism rather than the kickstart version found on the E100.
Since they are primarily designed for different age groups, it is not fair to even try to say which one is better than the other – they are simply 2 very different scooters and your decision as to which one to buy will depend largely upon the age, strength and maturity of the rider.
If the rider is able to handle the extra speed and size of the E200, it would probably be more sensible to go straight for that model rather than risk them growing out of the E100 in a short space of time.
Of course, it is not just the higher performance of the E200 that must be considered but also the fact that E100’s rider weight limit is just 100 lbs. For this reason, the E100 is certainly not suitable for an adult or large child.
The NEW Razor E100 Power Core Scooter
Razor has now introduced a new version of the E100 scooter onto the market. It is an improved version that has a more funky look to it and, importantly, has an INCREASED BATTERY LIFE OF 60 MINUTES!
Watch the E100 Power Core in Action:
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