Razor E200 Review – The Best Electric Scooter For Kids 13+

In this comprehensive review of the Razor E200, we will go over all of its details, features, performances and specifications, benefits and downsides, the good and the bad.

Let’s see if it’s a good choice for your child, the child of a friend or a relative, or even for a young adult in some cases!

Razor E200

The Razor E200 is a kid’s electric scooter that comes in 2 versions: foldable and unfoldable. It has a chain-drive motor with 200 Watts of power, an official top speed of 12 mph / 19 kmh, a range of 8 mi / 12.8 km, and a climb angle of at least 10°. These stats make the scooter very fun and ideal for kids.

front view of a person riding a Razor E200


Razor E200 (kids) Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed19 kmh
Top speed12 mph
Range12.8 km
Range8 mi
Motorschain-drive rear
Power200 W
Battery24 V
Battery typelead-acid
Charging time12 h
Weight17.35 kg
Weight38 lbs
Weight limit70 kg
Weight limit154 lbs
Tire size8 in
Tire typepneumatic
Foldable handlebarsno
Seatyes for E200S
Trunk or basketno (customization possible)
Build materialsteel alloy
Brakesrear hand operated
Lightsno (customization possible)
Speed modes1
Cruise controlno
Warranty90 days, 30 days return period
Rider age13+
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)95.8 cm * 42.7 cm * 103.9 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)38 in * 17 in * 41 in
Deck dimensions (L * W)66 cm * 20 cm
Deck dimensions (L * W)26 in * 8 in
Adjustable handlebarno


Here are some of the basics you should know about the Razar E200.

Unboxing, assembly

razor e200 assembly

The scooter comes in a half-assembled state in a plain brown box. Folding capability varies by version, newer ones typically have a folding mechanism, and older ones don’t.

If it doesn’t fold, expect a large box.

The scooter is well-protected with foam and bubble wrap.

Connect the handlebar by inserting and tightening screws. Adjust the brake lever to the rider’s hand position. Fully charge the scooter before riding.

User manual

razor e200 manual

The package includes the latest Razor E200 user manual tailored to your scooter model. It’s crucial to read or at least scan it for important details.

Though text-heavy, the manual features helpful illustrations.


Here are some of the performance aspects of the Razor E200.


motor of the Razor E200

The Razor E200 comes with a chain-drive motor with 200 Watts of power (which is how it gets the name), situated inside of the deck, with the chains attached to and moving the rear wheel.

A rear-drive motor enhances torque and overall scooter performance. Unlike most electric scooters with hub motors, Razor scooters feature chain-drive motors.

While chain-drive motors introduce an additional potential point of failure and require chain maintenance, they offer the advantage of performance customization by adjusting chains or sprockets.

Additionally, chain-drive motors tend to be more energy-efficient compared to most hub-drive motors.

12 mph / 19 kmh.
official top speed


The official top speed of the Razor E200 is 12 mph / 19 kmh. In the real world, the top speed is either 11 mph / 17 kmh or 12 mph / 19 kmh. The scooter will easily reach those speeds unless the battery is less than half full or the rider’s weight is close to the weight limit.


a girl riding a Razor E200

The claimed range of the Razor E200 should be 8 mi / 12.8 km, or 45 minutes of ride time, according to Razor.

Owner reports largely confirm this range, although you will probably get slightly less if the rider is close to the weight limit or if you ride uphill a lot.

If this range isn’t enough for you, check out my guide on the best long-range electric scooters.


The scooter’s torque is impressive, enabling surprisingly good climbing for its low cost. While steeper hills pose a challenge, routine inclines are manageable, especially for riders within the weight limit.

Although Razor doesn’t specify a climb angle, user reports suggest the scooter handles slopes of at least 10° with ease.

When my nephew was driving this scooter he could easily climb the hills that were around 10° to 12°.

If you live on steeper hills, check out my guide on the best hill-climbing electric scooters.

Ride experience

The Razor E200 is one of the most fun electric scooters for children or lighter adults.

Since the scooter comes with pneumatic wheels, the rides are pretty comfortable and smooth. Also, the scooter is very sturdy, robust, and well-built, which all further contribute to the ride’s smoothness.

The scooter produces a somewhat loud spinning sound when riding, loud for an electric scooter at least, as hub motor scooters tend to be quieter. Still, it’s not too loud, and it’s still quieter than the sound of a motorcycle or even a moped.

Razor E200 vs other scooters

Let’s see how the Razor E200 compares to other kids’ scooters.

Razor E200 vs Razor E100

razor e100

Both of the scooters look similar, but they are made for different age groups.

The Razor 100 is made for children aged 8+ years, so it is slower, smaller, and can’t support as much weight on its deck. As the name suggests, the motor is just 100 Watts.

If you are buying for a younger child, check out the review of the Razor E100.

Razor E200 vs Razor E300

side view of the Razor E300 in a pathway

Both the E200 and E300 target children aged 13 and above.

However, the E300 accommodates larger and heavier teenagers and is commonly used by adults. Its 300-Watt motor enhances performance, with a higher weight capacity of 220 lbs / 100 kg and a top speed of 15 mph / 25 kmh, suitable for adult riders.

If that sounds closer to what you’re looking for, see the Razor E300 review.

Build quality

The Razor E200 stands out for its robust build and reliability within its price range. With years of updates, the latest versions are highly dependable and safe.

The scooter’s steel alloy construction, a rarity compared to aluminum scooters, adds weight and stability, distinguishing it from lighter, wobbly alternatives.

The solid frame, grippy rubber mat on the wide deck 26 in / 66 cm length, and the 8 in / 20 cm width, with the rear elevation for a footrest contribute to a well-made design.

The kickstand on the rear left ensures stability, now strengthened even more in the latest version.


Here are the most important features of the Razor E200.

Battery and charging

The battery of the Razor E200 is another point where this scooter differs from most of the other popular models, as it comes with sealed lead acid batteries instead of lithium-ion ones.

The scooter has two 12 Volt batteries, for a total voltage of 24 Volts.

Charge the Razor E200 for a minimum of 12 hours, not exceeding 24 hours. Lack of a smart battery management system makes proper timing crucial to prevent potential damage to the battery or electronics.

Remember to turn off the scooter during charging. The charger port on the deck is safeguarded by a plastic cap.

Battery replacement

Like all scooter batteries, Razor E200’s batteries will wear out and need replacing.

The advantages here are, that it’s easy to replace (likely a DIY task), and replacement batteries are widely available and affordable (you can find them on Amazon for very cheap).

Here is a quick video from the official Razor workshop that explains the battery replacement process in 4 simple steps:

Battery upgrade

Given the Razor E200’s popularity as a budget pick with modest power, many owners inclined to tinker choose to upgrade the scooter by enhancing the batteries.

You can see this video for a great example of a battery upgrade on the Razor E200.


handlebars and break lever of the Razor E200

The Razor E200 features a rear wheel brake activated by the left handlebar lever, cutting off the motor immediately. The brake is strong and ensures a complete stop within seconds.

While generally requiring no adjustments, it’s advisable to periodically check its proper functioning.


rear tire of the Razor E200

Unlike other children’s scooters, the Razor E200 has two air-filled 8-inch tires, similar to standard adult scooters.

These tires enhance ride quality, and flats are rare. If they occur, they are easily fixable, and spare tires are inexpensive.

Water resistance

The Razor E200 doesn’t have an official IP rating, which means there’s no guarantee from the manufacturer that it can tolerate riding in the rain or other wet environments.

There are a few owner reports of their kids riding through some rain, and they all suggest that the scooter handled it just fine, although you should be aware that a handful of reports state that some rust has appeared on some of the steel parts, so riding in the rain is best avoided.

If your kid likes driving in the rain, which I don’t recommend, check out my guide on the most waterproof electric scooters.

Weight, dimensions and portability

The scooter’s exact dimensions are 37.7 x 16.8 x 40.9 inches / 95.8 x 42.7 x 103.9 cm. The scooter weighs 38.17 lbs / 17.35 kg.

The scooter is heavy, enhancing safety and reliability but making it less portable. When fully assembled, it may not fit in most car trunks.

However, the latest version folds at the stem, solving this issue.

See my guide on the most portable electric scooters if that’s what you’re looking for.

Accessories and gear

low front view of a kid riding the Razor E200

It is strongly recommended that the rider wears a helmet at all times. The scooter is not capable of extreme speeds, so a bike helmet will do the trick.

The Razor Helmet is available on Amazon and is very cheap, but you can also check out my guide on the best electric scooter helmets for some safer and higher-quality options.

The scooter doesn’t come with any lighting, so if you or your kid plan on riding it after dark, you will probably want some after-market lighting (see the guide on the best electric scooter accessories for some good and affordable picks).

Consider getting a lock for this scooter, especially if regular locking is anticipated. Check out my guide on electric scooter locks for a better understanding of which are the simplest and safest.

Razor E200S – seated version

green Razor 200S

The Razor E200 comes in a seated version as well, called the Razor E200S, also available on Amazon.

The seat is not sold separately for the standard version, which lacks the necessary support. If you anticipate wanting a seat, it’s advisable to purchase the seated version upfront.

The seat is easy to install or remove, and the price difference is typically around $30.

Issues and problems

The Razor E200, like any popular electronic gadget, has its issues to consider. While improvements have been made, it’s worth noting some points before buying. The chain-drive mechanism can make the scooter somewhat loud.

The issues with the chain falling off were more common before 2020, and they are less frequent now.

The scooter may get warm with prolonged use, which is generally normal.

A potential concern is the battery wearing out earlier than expected. It has a typical lifespan of 6-18 months, though replacements may be needed sooner due to the nature of battery technology.


kid leaning forward while riding the Razor E200

In the US and Canada, Razor is synonymous with children’s scooters, thanks to its longstanding presence and reliable models.

The Razor E200 is a prime example, being the top-selling electric scooter for kids aged 13 and up.

In my opinion, after watching my nephew ride it and love it for months, it is the best choice in the kids category for that age range.

Where to buy the Razor E200 / Razor E200S from?

US, Canada
The best place to get the Razor E200 from is Amazon. You can also find the seated version, the Razor E200S, on Amazon as well.
Where to buy the Razor E200

Worldwide: Amazon

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