Razor E200 Electric Scooter Review
For our daughter’s 10th Birthday this year we bought her the Razor E200 S electric scooter. We had a bad experience with a “no name” electric scooter in the past, so this time we decided to stick with a name brand that we were familiar with. Our kids have had Razor kick scooters in the past and they have taken a beating but have held up for over 3 years and are still in great working condition to this day.
Under the Razor E series there are 3 different sizes/models, the E100, E200 and the E300. These models can also come with a removable cushioned seat which is nice if a rider would rather sit while they scoot around. These scooters range anywhere from $159 to $269 depending on the model you select and where they are purchased. We decided to buy the Razor E200S (seated version) as it seemed like it would have sufficient power for our daughter's age and size without overdoing it. Plus, she really liked the fact that it was lime green. It was the perfect selection for her, not too big not too small. She absolutely loves it and there hasn’t been a week go by that she hasn’t ridden it 2 or 3 times. Needless to say, her peddle bike has been somewhat neglected since the scooter arrived.
The Razor E200S has a belt driven motor and can travel at speeds up to 12 MPH. It can support a weight of up to 220 pounds. I weigh 192 pounds and I can zip around on it without any problems. It has a twist grip throttle on the right, a hand brake on the left, adjustable handle bars and a kick stand. The battery will allow her to drive continuously for well over an hour. However, she seldom uses her scooter that way and usually will buzz over to a friend’s house to play and buzz back home when she is finished. It has been kind of nice because it also saves us a bit on fuel cost by not having to shuttle her all over town. She can maneuver it very easily and hasn’t had any accidents so far.
I had to assemble the handle bars and the seat when it arrived, but instructions were provided and they were very easy to follow. I was really pleased with how solid this scooter is, as the frame and the deck are all metal with no plastic. We allow it to re-charge after every use for up to 12 hours. We usually plug it in at night and unplug it in the morning before we leave for school and work.
The only issues we have had with this scooter is that we don’t have a garage to store it in, so we have to bring it into the house every night to protect it from the elements. Especially now that it is getting colder as it is not good for the scooter's battery to get close to freezing temperatures. The scooter is surprisingly heavy and there is no way our daughter can carry it up the stairs on her own so she enlist the help of myself or her mother. There have been times that she has forgotten and left the scooter outside and it has received a good shower from the sprinkling system in the mornings. Luckily, this hasn’t caused this electric scooter any harm.
All in all, we have been very pleased with this scooter and haven’t had any problems with it. Our daughter has been the envy of the neighborhood and her best friend’s parents recently purchased the Razor E300S for her. They are starting to pop up all over town now. In fact, guess what our 11 year old daughter wants for Christmas this year? You guessed it. A Razor electric scooter. You can’t go wrong with the Razor E200 electric scooter and it will make any little boy or girl very happy Christmas morning.