In this article, we compare the Razor E100 vs Razor E200 electric scooters. Both can be a great choice for kids who want to zoom around on a fun electric scooter, designed specifically with children or teens in mind.
But there are some big differences between both these models. Our guide below will show you which is the most suitable for your child.
First we’ve got a quick comparison table of the key features of the Razor E100 vs E200. Then we look at the main differences between them and the advantages of each scooter, in turn.
Finally, we’ll summarize the pros and cons of both rides, to help you make the right choice.
Razor E100 vs E200 – Quick Comparison
Let’s take a closer look at these electric scooters from Razor to see how they differ.
In the table below we’ve summarized the main features of each scooter in a side by side comparison, to make it easy to see the differences between them.
|Razor E100||Razor E200|
|Description||Small electric scooter for younger kids||Larger, faster electric scooter for teenagers or even light adults|
|Age||8+ * (see note below table)||13+ * (see note below table)|
|120 lbs||154 lbs|
|Top Speed||10 mph||12 mph|
|24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable - charger included||24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable - charger included|
|Up to 40 minutes of continuous use||Up to 40 minutes of continuous use|
|12 hours||12 hours|
|100W, high torque, chain driven, kick-to-start||200W, high torque, chain driven|
|Acceleration||Twist grip||Twist grip|
|Brake||Hand operated front caliper||Hand operated rear plate|
|Material||Powder Coated Steel||Powder Coated Steel|
|Colors||Red, Silver, Pink, Blue, dark Purple, Green, Sweet Pea, Black||Teal, White & Red|
|Adjustable Handlebars||No - fixed length 22"||No - fixed length 25"|
|Hand Grips||Soft, rubber||Soft, rubber|
|Front Wheel Size||8"||8"|
|Tires||Front pneumatic, rear urethane||Front and rear pneumatic|
|Product Weight||26 lbs||38.17 lbs|
|Deck Dimensions||21" x 7" (kid-sized)||26" x 8" (full-sized)|
|33.1" L x 16.1" W|
x 35.7" H
|37.7" L x 16.8" W|
x 40.9" H
|Assembly Time||10 minutes||10 minutes|
* Note on Ages: Razor’s recommended age for the E100 is a conservative 8+ but an age range of 6-11 (based on reviews from many buyers) with parental supervision may be suitable.
Similarly, Razor’s recommended age for the E200 is a conservative 13+ but an age range of 10+ (based on reviews from many buyers) with parental supervision may be suitable.
Teens, or even small adults, could ride either scooter provided they don’t exceed the maximum weight limit. But tall folk may find that the handlebars of the E100 are too low (they are 3″ lower than on the E200).
Tip: older or larger teens may also find the E100 way too slow. Check out our comparison of the larger, faster and more powerful Razor E300 vs the E200.
The biggest differences between the E100 and E200 scooters are the size and age of rider that each was designed for.
The Razor E200 is the big brother of the E100. It supports a 28% heavier rider (154 lbs vs 120 lbs) and has a 20% higher top speed (12 mph vs 10 mph). The E200 also has front and rear pneumatic tires for better ride comfort whereas the E100 has a urethane tire at the rear.
For better stopping, the E200 has plate rear brakes whereas the E100 only has front caliper brakes. Overall, the E200 is more suitable for older kids and young teens whereas the E100 is more suitable for young kids under 12.
You may have anticipated a much larger difference in top speed given that the E200 has a motor that is twice as powerful (200W vs 100W), but most of that extra power is required for the scooter body as it is 47% heavier than the E100 (38.17 lbs vs 26 lbs).
Check out the video below to see the Razor E100 in a long term test review:
For comparison, the video below shows the Razor E200 in action on a variety of surfaces:
Advantages of Razor E100
The Razor E100 was our Best Value Choice in our recent review of the best electric scooters for kids.
The E100 has several advantages over the E200:
- The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is about $80 lower than the E200 – but check the actual prices below
- The E100 is 32% lighter than the E200 (26 lbs vs 38.17 lbs) so is easier to pick up or hang for storage
- It has many more color options than the E200 so you can choose the ideal color
- Smooth urethane rear tire = better for fun and tricks on hard flat surfaces
- Lower top speed = less scary/risky for very young kids
Advantages of Razor E200
The E200 is a mid range scooter for slightly older children. It sits in between the E100 and E300 models in Razor’s extensive range. It has some advantages over the E100:
- Faster top speed (12 mph vs 10 mph) = more fun for older kids
- Rear plate brake = better stopping ability (E100 has a front caliper)
- Pneumatic rear tire = better grip on most terrain, not just hard flat surfaces
- No need to kick start (the E100 requires kick start i.e. you have to push the scooter to at least 3 mph before the motor will engage)
- Handlebars are 3″ longer which is a better height for taller kids and young teens
Pros of Both
Here is a summary of what we love about both models:
- Specifically designed for children or early teens
- Very quick and easy to assemble – about 10 minutes
- Easy to recharge the battery using house electric supply
- Pneumatic front tires makes for a smoother ride on rough surfaces
- Solid steel frames to withstand rough and tumble
- Retractable kickstand
- User friendly controls
- Fast enough to give children an adrenaline rush
- No pollution and relatively low noise
- Razor is a US manufacturer – replacement parts are available from their website
Cons of Both
Here is a summary of what we don’t like so much about both models:
- Relatively short battery life per full charge. But 40 minutes is still enough to cover about 6-7 miles (E100) or 8 miles (E200)
- Battery recharge time is 12 hours so charging needs to be planned. Or you could buy spare batteries to switch over instantly (they cost about $30 – $70 for the pair)
- Height of handlebars can’t be adjusted (although this does make them more stable)
- Helmet and protective clothing (see our FAQ for recommended safety gear) may be uncomfortable in hot weather
- Batteries must not be stored in temperatures below freezing and must be recharged at least once a month to keep them fully operational
Conclusion – Which is Best?
These are two of the most popular models from Razor. So which is best?
In our view the answer depends mostly on the age, height and weight of the intended rider – because there are big differences in the size of rider that each scooter is designed for.
With a weight limit of just 120 pounds, 3″ shorter handlebars, a kid-sized deck and a lower top speed, the E100 is most likely to be suitable for young kids aged around 6 to 11.
Whereas the E200, with a higher limit of 154 pounds and a full-sized deck is designed to cope with larger or older kids (10+) and young teens. The more powerful motor gives it a higher top speed too which is more suited to older riders.
The owner’s manual for the Razor E100 is available in PDF format from Razor here.
The owner’s manual for the Razor E200 is available in PDF format from Razor here.
NOTE: A parent’s decision to allow their child to drive either the Razor E100 or the Razor E200 should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.