Electric scooters are an eco-friendly alternative to getting around town. They are quite easy to store because they take up less space than any bike. The batteries can deliver up to one hour of continuous riding time.
Although they are not the fastest vehicles on two wheels by any means, their size can help you to navigate through traffic more easily. Electric scooters require no physical effort to power up or steer. The average speed most of them can reach is around 10 mph. That makes them easy enough to drive in tight spaces while still getting you to your destination faster than on foot.
Let’s have a look at three of the finest products available from the popular Razor brand. All the scooters we mention bellow have similarities as well as specific features that make them stand out. After reading this comparison, you will be able to make a more informed decision based on the features we outline as well as the recommendation we make after testing each model thoroughly.
The E325 from Razor comes with a large deck frame designed so that kids and teens can ride it comfortably. The 220 pounds weight limit speaks volumes about how sturdy the vehicle is. It’s rare that anyone in the previously mentioned age groups would ever be this heavy, but it’s good to know that the scooter won’t break under the weight of a curious parent.
It doesn’t take more than 12 hours to charge, so you can easily leave it plugged in overnight. The continuous runtime of 40 minutes or so, depending on speed, might not be enough to get your kid to school and back but it does offer enough for playtime and will look cool when cruising at high speed. It’s also really amazing how little noise the engine makes, considering how fast the scooter can go.
The 10-inch pneumatic tires are very durable and can handle most roads. The scooter does not slip, although it is not recommended for use during heavy rain. With the twist grip throttle, you control the speed up to 15 mph. Of course, the faster you go, the faster the battery depletes, so try to alternate or even take some breaks from time to time because 40 minutes go by really fast.
This is one of the most durable Razor designs as it has the highest weight limit and very thick tires. However, you should not mistake it for an off-road capable electric scooter.
Another alternative for kids and teens from Razor is the RX200. This scooter comes with some interesting features that make it suitable for multiple terrains. The off-road tires and disk brake system are perfect for taking the vehicle off the pavement and onto the dirt. Just keep in mind you don’t benefit from the suspensions of a dirt bike or even a mountain bike, so don’t think you can speed through the roughest roads with ease.
The maneuverability of the RX200 is ok regardless. Because you can’t reach high speeds, you shouldn’t lose control on dirt or gravel roads. As long as you only try to push it to the max on smooth roads, you will not have issues with losing control.
While the RX200 might be able to handle tougher conditions than the E325, it lacks a bit in terms of speed because it tops out at 12 mph. The weight limit is also lower as it only supports a maximum of 154 pounds. Still, both vehicles are matched evenly in terms of durability, because the RX200 frame has to be sturdy to handle the off roads.
Two 12V batteries store power for up to 40 minutes of continuous riding even when not on pavement. The high torque motors can get a bit louder than on other scooter engines but it just wouldn’t feel as powerful without making some noise. The rubber grips allow the rider very good control when faced with harsh road conditions.
The Razor E125 Electric Scooter is one of their best cruise designs yet. The vehicle weighs only around 25 pounds and has an easy to use folding handle bar mechanism. Its dimensions, weight and light framework make this scooter a breeze to store or carry around if your batteries run out on the road.
The 8-inch tires are great for picking up speed faster, even though the scooter needs a manual start. Generally achieving 3 mph is more than enough to get things rolling and to start impressing your friends with your scooter skills. Although it is mostly a cruising vehicle, the E125 also has a chain driven high torque motor so there is some power to it, make no mistake about that.
To fully charge the batteries you need to plug it in for just 8 hours, which is a lot less compared to the E325 and RX200. After that, 40 minutes of nonstop riding can begin whenever you are ready. This is, of course, an average time, so depending on weather conditions, terrain, speed, and maintenance; you can ride for a significantly longer period of time or a much shorter one.
The ability of the E125 Electric Scooter to offer the same uptime of approx. 40 minutes after just eight hours of recharging is a testament to how Razor tries to constantly improve and come up with better performing models.
After carefully testing all three products in similar conditions, it is clear that each of them has some interesting features to offer. At the end of the day, it is a matter of personal preference for buyers because not all people are looking for the same qualities in an electric scooter. Some might be best suited for certain customers more than others, but there’s at least one that is an overall better pick.
The RX200, E325, and E125 all have a very strong all-steel frame designed to handle long-term use and in the case of the RX200, off-road riding. The weight limit is the highest at 220 pounds with the Razor E325. As far as who’s the quickest, the E325 is the fastest of the bunch with its impressive 15 mph top speed.
However, the features that stood out most are the fast recharge of the Razor E125 Electric Scooter and its weight of just 25 pounds. The maneuverability given by such a light vehicle is most impressive, and the control the 8-inch tires offer is without a doubt the best. While it is not the most robust, it is the most enjoyable ride.