Razor E200 Electric Scooter

Razor E200 Electric Scooter and E200S Seated Electric Scooter Review and ComparisonRazor E200 Electric Scooter and E200S Seated Electric Scooter Review and Comparison

In this modern day and age, even classic toys have to keep up with the changing times.  Today, scooters too have taken a more technological twist.  Since the old push to go style was quickly dying out, manufacturers brought them back to life by powering them with an electric motor and a rechargeable battery pack.  When it comes to top brands, Razor is definitely ahead of the game.

A few of their products have been dubbed “Toy of the Year” by reliable and trustworthy sources such as Time, Nick Jr., Parenting, Parents, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and even the U.S News & World Report, even if it is a fairly new company founded only in the year 2000, it quickly made waves on the market. They make the super popular kick scooter (which helped the company take off it seems) and quickly went on to customize this to have a power source. Since then, they have a variety of models and variations.  

With the many lines available, things can get a tad bit confusing.  So to narrow down the search, if you are looking for a scooter for kids 13 years and up, here is an in-depth review on two of the supposedly top sellers - the Razor E200 Electric Scooter and the Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter

Hoping to be helpful, here you will find the specs, the features, the similarities, and the differences between the two.  This article will have everything you need to know, the good, the bad, and the ugly, before you run out and buy one.

E200 and E200s - What They Have In Common:

Sure, appearance is important, but what it runs on is much more important than how it looks when it is running.  You’re not going to buy a car without looking under the hood, right?  Just the same goes for electronic scooters.  So first up, let’s take a look at what makes these babies tick- the motors and the batteries.

Both the Razor E200 Electric Scooter as well as the Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter have two 1 2V sealed lead acid batteries.  So that makes up a 24V battery system.  Basically, this is an eco friendly rechargeable system.  According to the people behind Rocket Scooters, it takes 8 to 12 hours to fully charge, but according to consumers, about 8 hours should be enough to have it good and ready.  Once full, these electronic scooters are supposed to give you up to 40 minutes of continuous use.

Since the batteries are rechargeable, of course the whole package comes with a charger.  These ones are UL approved.  That pretty much means that they passed a couple of tests and are now certified and 100% safe to use.

As for the motor, both of the scooters have ones that are chain driven.  So basically, they are the same ones that you will find on a motorcycle or a regular bike.  One thing that is nice about them is that they are high torque.  This means that your kiddo won’t be restricted to flat surfaces.  This can actually go up slopes long as they aren’t too steep or too high.

As for what the battery and engine can do, the maximum speed on these electric scooters is 12 mph.  So that is just fast enough for your child to actually feel the wind in his hair and slow enough that you, the parent, can have some peace of mind while he is out taking it for a spin.

Controlling the speed is pretty much the same on the Razor E200 Electric Scooter as the Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter.  Since both have a twist grip acceleration control, there is really nothing to it.  All you have to do is twist it forward to make it go faster and backward to make it slower.  When you want it to come to a complete stop, just grab on to the hand held brake and give it a good squeeze.  So that is another great thing about these scooters- driving them is easy as pie.

Razor E200 Electric ScooterWhat about the wheels?

The wheels are probably just as important.  So it is good to know that according to Razor, they only use top notch stuff.  This is another thing that these two scooters have in common- both run on pneumatic tires.  For those who don’t really know much about bikes, scooters, or cars, except for riding or driving them, you’re most likely wondering what exactly pneumatic tires are.  It’s simple really.  These tires are made of reinforced rubber, to make sure that they are durable and sturdy, then are filled with compressed air.  Pneumatic tires actually make your ride much smoother.  Plus, the ones used on the scooters are 8 inches wide.  So that’s another good thing to take note of since this actually decreases the chance of tipping over. 

What Makes Them Different:

The big difference is actually quite obvious.  Simply by looking at the model, you will already know.  But let’s take a deeper look and focus more on the specifics.  Let’s start with the Razor E200 Electric Scooter.

The Razor E200 Electric Scooter is a stand on ride, much like the first ones that came out.  It has a full size deck and frame so that your child will feel comfortable while cruising around.  After all, when it comes to children, safety and comfort are always the top priorities.  Convenience follows closely behind.  That is why this scooter is foldable.  Storage will not be a problem at all.

The Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter on the other hand, quite obviously, comes with a softly padded seat.  But, probably the best thing about this scooter is that it doubles as the stand up kind- you can actually remove the seat post and the seat.  Plus, another feature that this one has that the former one doesn’t is that it even comes with a retractable kickstand.  You child won’t have to look for a wall or fence to lean it on when he gets off.  However, with the added features come the added cost.  The E200S is give or take $20-$25 more than the E200.  

A Couple Other Things

These scooters are great for kids that are 13 years old and up and are not over 154 lbs.  But before you run off and get the next one you see, you have to remember that since these are electric and it takes quite some time to charge, you shouldn’t be all that surprised when the monthly bill comes and it is higher than usual. 

Also, another thing that you should know is that these scooters require minimal assembly.  That can be a good thing or a bad thing.  Good because putting it together can be a way to bond with your kids, bad if you aren’t really the handy type. 

However, you should be happy to know that both come complete with all the tools you need as well as a step by step manual with relatively easy to follow instructions.

Also, currently both the Razor E200 Electric Scooter and the Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter only seem to come in the green color. There seems to be a red and black one available at times but it seems hard to find. Strange really, you'd think Razor would come up with a few different colors, especially a pink version for girls. Maybe they think girls are more interested in Pocket Mod scooters instead.