Razor Electric Scooters – Any Good?
They have developed a reputation for building high quality machines that are sturdy and fun to ride.
They are not the cheapest electric scooters for kids that you can buy, but when you buy a Razor electric scooter you can be reasonably confident that it’s going to work as described and, most importantly, that the components that have been used are safe.
If you want to save a bit of money and buy a generic unbranded (probably Chinese) kids electric scooter from a certain well-known auction website, that’s fine, but don’t expect it to run smoothly, and don’t be surprised if it falls apart after a few weeks.
In my opinion, Razor make the best electric scooters for kids and this is view that is shared by many other parents and kids who have had first hand experience of their products.
Of course, there are always going to be instances of individual machines developing faults, but overall they are pretty reliable and very reasonably priced.
Razor Electric Scooters – The Options
There are a large number of different Razor electric scooters on the market at the moment and it can be quite difficult to distinguish one from another, and to work out which one is going to be the best for you or for your child.
Hopefully, by the time you’ve read this post you will have a much better understanding of the full range of scooters available, which age bracket they are designed for, and each scooter’s most important features.
Personally, I would start by narrowing down the options by age.
Razor’s wide range of kids electric scooters can be divided into 2 different user age groups:
- Scooters for kids aged 8 to 12 years
- Scooters for kids aged 12 years +
Although this post is designed for those looking for kids scooters, some of these machines can be safely ridden by adults, provided that you are not too heavy – that means you too Dad!
Before I look at the different options for each age group, I ought to point out that these age brackets are simply Razor’s recommendations based largely upon what they think that the average child of a particular age could manage and, of course, their wish to avoid being sued by angry parents.
You know your child’s limits more than anyone else and so you will just have to use your common sense to decide whether or not your 7-year old, for example, is physically able to handle an electric scooter. Mine could, and I’m sure that many others could too.
#1 Razor Scooters for Kids aged 8 to 12 years
You might have heard of the E125, E150, and E175 scooters also. As I have mentioned in a previous post, they are all just clones of the E100, with exactly the same features apart from color.
The original E90 and E100 were pretty decent scooters and you can still buy them online, but both have now been massively updated and improved in the form of the new Power Core E90 and Power Core E100 scooters. One of the biggest improvements has been the fact that the Power Core versions have a battery run time of about 50% longer than the original models.
You would normally expect these improvements to come at an extra cost but the fact is that, although these scooters have now been updated with better motors and top speeds, they don’t actually cost any more than the original ones did.
So, unless you or your child are desperately looking for the “retro” look of the old E90 or E100, or simply love to carry bags of extra batteries around with you, the best Razor electric scooter options for kids aged between 8 and 12 years are the Power Core E90 and the Power Core E100.
Although the Power Core E90 and Power Core E100 scooters are very similar in many ways, there are also some important differences for you to consider before making a purchasing decision.
#2 Razor Scooters for Kids aged 13 years +
If your child is over the age of 13, there are now 6 options to choose from.
If they weigh 120 lbs or less, they can still choose one of the E90 or E100 models.
Again, the E200 and E300 electric scooters have many shared features. One big difference is that the top speed of the E200 is 12 mph, whereas the top speed of the E300 is 15 mph.
I have previously written a comparison review of the E200 and E300 scooters in which I highlight all of the important differences between them. You will also find some videos of the scooters in action.
My Razor Electric Scooter Reviews
I have written a number of more in-depth individual reviews of all 6 of the kids razor scooters currently on the market.
You can find my reviews by using the menu system above, or you can simply click on the appropriate links below.
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