The Razor e200 is probably the cheapest, most popular electric scooter for teens out there right now. Razor was the main group that popularized scooters in the ’90s, and with the e200 they are trying to do the same for electric scooters. The e200 has been on the market for a few years now, but has anyone else come out with a better electric scooter? We tested it out and did the research for you, so read the rest of AAB’s Razor e200 review to see what we think.
A quick aside – razor does make similar electric scooters in different sizes for kids and young adults. If you are interested in an electric scooter for someone under 13, a good place to start would be the Razor e100. They also make a slightly larger version of the e200, with a slightly higher top speed, which is the Razor e300. Razor also makes versions of each of their scooters that have seats – they just add an “S” to the model. So if you want an e200 with a seat, you can look for Razor’s e200s.
Razor e200 Specifications
Before we get to our impressions of the Razor e200, let’s go over this electric scooter’s specifications. If you’ve read our Razor e100 review, the e200 is like a slightly larger, suped-up version of it.
This electric scooter has a top speed of 12 miles per hour, and the battery will last for at least 40 minutes of continuous use. You control the motor with a twist grip on the handlebar.
The brake is controlled with a handlebar brake like you would find on most bikes. You can still push the scooter as if it weren’t electric to conserve the battery or when it runs out.
The handlebar can be completely removed for easy storage. The wheels can also be easily taken off and replaced, if necessary, and the e200 supports riders that weigh up to 154 pounds.
Razor has learned a lot through their decades of scooter production, and the e200’s build quality shows it. The frame is all steel and the battery and motor are both protected by additional steel panels. The wheels are actually 8-inch pneumatic tires. The e200, like most Razor products, is designed to take a beating and not ever require any extensive repairs. For the parts that can be damaged, the chain motor and tires, they include replacement and repair instructions.
Razor e200 Review
The first thing that stands out about the Razor e200 is the build quality. Even though electric scooters are pretty new, Razor has used their experience to make a really solid product. This is really important for something you might end up using all the time, and that might take a beating if you ride through the local park or to school every day. With the e200, you can trust Razor not to have any problems that products from a newer or smaller company might encounter.
The e200 is pretty fun to ride. The handlebar acceleration and breaking are pretty easy to learn and get used to. With the e200s you can have a comfortable ride sitting down; with the normal e200 you have plenty of room to position your feet with what feels right to you.
The pretty big 8-inch tires provide a lot of benefits for riding. First, it makes the e200 easily handle bumps in the road or any minor obstacles. It also makes it so, with the help of the motor, you can easily ride over grass and dirt. If you ever had one of the Razor scooters that were everywhere in the later ’90s, you’ll know this is a huge upgrade. With the old, non-electric Razor scooters any rock in the road could cause trouble, and you definitely weren’t riding on grass or dirt. The e200 is a great off-roading scooter by comparison.
The biggest drawback of the e200 is the charging time and battery life. Razor recommends 12 hours (!) of charging time, for only 40 minutes of continuous use. The 40 minutes of battery life isn’t as bad as it sounds since the e200 still works fine when pushing it, and you won’t be draining the battery when coasting downhill. The 12-hour charging time can be really annoying if you have a longer commute and need to charge it at work, or if you just forget to plug it in.
- Great build quality
- Handles well on roads or on grass and dirt thanks to 8-inch pneumatic tires
- Large deck with plenty of room
- Easy to use even when battery is drained
- Easy to assemble and can disassemble for easy storage and transport
- Low price, starting at ~$150
- Comes in a variety of colors and configuration- teal, without a seat or with a seat (e200s), green, red, etc.
- Long charging time (12 hours) and short battery life (40 minutes)
Overall, the Razor e200 is a great electric scooter for its target audience. If you are under 13 or under 120 pounds you’ll probably want to look at the Razor e100, which is very similar but children. If you want a little more speed or a bit bigger frame, you’ll want to look at the Razor e300, and if you’re really serious about electric scooters there are certainly other high-end options out there. Still, the Razor e200 is probably the best electric scooter out there in its price range of $150 – $200.