Razor E100 Electric Scooter

Razor E100 Electric Scooter Compared to the E125 and eSpark Electric ScootersRazor E100 Electric Scooter Compared to the E125 and eSpark Electric Scooters

Electric scooters have been all the rage over the past few years. Apparently, even these age old all time favorite toys have taken a modern twist as manufacturers have decided to become more tech savvy and eventually slapped a battery system and motor on these once kick-push-roll rides.

Razor has been one of the leading companies that provide electric scooters and even if it is fairly new, since it was founded only in June 2000, it already has been proved to be top quality as it was named “Toy of the Year” by Time, Parenting, Parents, Nick Jr., Sports Illustrated for Kids, and even the U.S News & World Report.  So, how about that for bragging rights?

When shopping around for kids who are about 8 years old and go well into their pre teen stage, the Razor E 100 series are most likely your best bet, price being one of the key factors.  As there are so many different models and designs, such as the e 100s, 200s, 300s, pocket mod scooters, miniature bikes etc., 100s are basically push then go (in other words, you have to be moving to make the motor start).  So let’s take a quick look at three of the most popular in this range -

  • The Razor E100 Electric Scooter,
  • the Razor E125 Electric Scooter,
  • and the Razor eSpark Electric Scooter. 

Below you will find all of the features, similarities, differences, pros, and even cons of each model.  Hopefully, this will help you find just the right one for your children.

What Powers The Razor E100 - What makes it go?

All three basically have the same battery and motor systems.  As for the battery, you will get a 24 V, actually compromised of two 12 V, sealed lead acid battery system.  On the box and manual it says it takes about 8 to 12 hours to reach full, but a good 8 hours should do the trick.  On a full pack, you will have 40 minutes, give or take, of continuous riding fun.  So that should be more than enough for your little one to circle the block a time or two, cruise around the neighborhood, or even make a quick trip to a nearby local grocery.

Since the batteries are the same, so are the chargers.  Each one is sold complete with a UL approved battery charger.  Basically this has been tried and tested for safety is certified that is has passed all standards and requirements.

Razor E125 Electric scooter Even the motor on these scooters are relatively the same.  The Razor E100 Electric Scooter, the Razor E125 Electric Scooter, and the Razor eSpark Electric all have a high torque, chain driven, 100 Watt motor. 

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Since not everyone is a grease monkey or bike enthusiast, let me explain a little bit about this.  High torque is just what your little rider needs to climb up slopes. 

So this is something that you should definitely look for unless you expect your child to just stay on a flat surface, even if they do work best here.  Just make sure that they aren’t too steep or too high.  As for chain drive, which is a pretty common term, is basically how the mechanical power gets transmitted from one place to the other with the use of a roller chain.  It is just like what you will find on a regular kind of bicycle.

Now, although these scooters are electrical, all three of them have kick start motors.  So basically, you have to give it a little push before you get the thing revved up.  Of course you will have to turn on the power switch first, but then your child will have to kick and push up to 3 mph before the motor is up and running.

Cruise Control: How YOU make it go

Another thing that is common among the Razor E100 Electric Scooter, the Razor E125 Electric Scooter, and the Razor eSpark Electric is how you actually control them.  They all have a twist grip acceleration control.  So basically all you kid has to do is hold on and twist to take charge of how fast or slow the scooter goes.  However, according to Rocket, all three can go up to 10 mph, so that’s about 16 km/h.  So on a full battery, you child has about a good 4 miles to go.

Coming to a stop won’t be a problem either as they all have a hand operated front brake.  So simply clutching the lever is all there is to it.

The Deal on the Wheels

Even the wheels on these babies are pretty much the same banana.  The front tires are pneumatic, which basically means that they are made from durable reinforced rubber and are filled with compressed air, and are 8 inches thick.  At the back you will find a urethane wheel- unlike the front, this one is airless.  The rear tires come to be 125mm.  So wheels on these scooters are pretty strong and sturdy and as long as your child is ridding properly, you won’t really have to worry about it tipping over.  But, of course, the occasional crash is a given with any type of scooter.

Razor eSpark Electric ScooterWhat’s the Big Diff?

You have read about the similarities of the three, but what makes them different?  Let’s first focus on the E100 vs the E125.  Price is one.  The E125 is a bit more expensive than the E100.  Since the quality is relatively the same, if you are looking to save a couple of bucks, then you should go for the latter.

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But why more pricey?  According to online sellers, the handles of the E125 can actually fold down for easier storage.  But the biggest difference is in the weight limit.  The E100 can support up to 120 pounds whereas the E125 can handle up to 23 pounds more having a limit of 140 lbs.

As for the eSpark, there is a good reason it is called what it is.  This scooter comes with an awesome feature that you won’t find in the other two.  Watch your kid’s eyes light up when he steps on the Spark Bar at the back.  This creates real sparks while riding.  How cool is that?  But this shiny addition will also cost you a shiney penny.  As expected, his is the most expensive of the three.  But give or take, it will only set you back an extra ten to fifteen bucks.  It’s weight limit is just like the E100, 120 lbs.

All of the scooters come in different colors too.  Currently the E100 comes in red or pink (known as the Sweet Pea model by Razor), the E125 comes in silver or black and red, while the eSparks comes in silver too but with orange details.