In this article, we compare the Razor E200 vs E300 electric scooters. Both these awesome two wheelers are a good choice for older kids or teens who want to dash around on a quick, cheap scooter.
But there are some major differences between the two models. Our guide below will reveal which is the best option for kids or youths, or even for you!
First we’ve got a quick comparison table of the key features of the Razor E200 vs E300. 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 show how they compare to typical electric scooters.
Razor E200 vs E300 – Quick Comparison
Let’s take a closer look at both electric scooters from well known manufacturer 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 E200||Razor E300|
|Description||Electric scooter for teenagers or even light adults||Larger, faster electric scooter for teenagers and adults|
|Age||13+ * (see note below table)||13+|
|154 lbs||220 lbs|
|Top Speed||12 mph||15 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|
|200W, high torque, chain driven||250W, high torque, chain driven|
|Acceleration||Twist grip||Twist grip|
|Brake||Hand operated rear plate||Hand operated rear plate|
|Material||Powder Coated Steel||Powder Coated Steel|
|Colors||Teal, White & Red||Gray, White, Blue, Red|
|Adjustable Handlebars||No - fixed length 25"||No - fixed length 25"|
|Hand Grips||Soft, rubber||Soft, rubber|
|Front Wheel Size||8"||9"|
|Tires||Front and rear pneumatic||Front and rear pneumatic|
|Product Weight||38.17 lbs||43 lbs|
|Deck Dimensions||26" x 8" (full-sized)||26.2" x 8" (full-sized)|
|37.7" L x 16.8" W|
x 40.9" H
|40" L x 16.5" W|
x 42.5" H
|Assembly Time||10 minutes||10 minutes|
* Note on Age: 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.
Older teens or adults could ride either scooter provided they don’t exceed the maximum weight limits. But older teens may find the E200 a bit slow, especially if they are near the upper weight limit of 154 pounds.
Tip: for younger kids aged 6-11, check out our comparison of the smaller, lighter and less powerful Razor E100 vs the E200.
The main differences between the E200 and E300 scooters are power, speed and the weight of rider that each is designed for.
The Razor E300 is the big brother of the E200 – it supports a 43% heavier rider (220 lbs vs 154 lbs). Thanks to a more powerful motor (250W vs 200W) the E300 has a 25% higher top speed (15 mph vs 12 mph). The E300 also has larger tires (9″ vs 8″) which offer a more stable, comfortable ride with more grip on uneven ground.
The Razor E300 is suitable for older teens and adults whereas the E200 is ideal for kids and young teens.
Check out the video below to see the Razor E200 in action on a variety of surfaces:
For comparison, the video below shows the more powerful Razor E300 on various surfaces, including some very light off-road riding:
Advantages of Razor E200
The E200 is a mid range scooter for older children. For speed and power it sits in between the E100 and E300 models in Razor’s extensive range.
The E200 has a few advantages over the E300:
- The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is about $40 lower than the E300 – but check the actual prices below
- The E200 is 11% lighter than the E300 (38.17 lbs vs 43 lbs) so it is easier for smaller children to move, pick up or hang for storage
- It has an extra color option so you have more chance to buy one in your ideal color
- Lower top speed (12 mph vs 15 mph) makes it less scary/risky for kids or young teens
Advantages of Razor E300
The E300 is a larger, faster scooter for adults, older teens and maybe young teens who want more of an adrenaline rush. It has several key advantages over the E200:
- Faster top speed (15 mph vs 12 mph) and quicker acceleration for a more exciting ride
- Larger, wider tires provide more comfort, stability and grip on uneven surfaces
- The slightly larger frame and more powerful motor are capable of supporting a much heavier rider (up to 220 lbs) which makes this scooter a good choice for youths and many adults
Pros of Both
Here is a summary of what we love about both scooters:
- Very quick and easy to assemble – about 10 minutes
- Pneumatic front and rear tires provide a smoother ride on rough surfaces
- Solid steel frames should withstand a lot of rough and tumble
- Easy to recharge the battery using house electric supply
- Retractable kickstand
- User friendly controls
- Fast enough to give teenagers an adrenaline rush
- No pollution and 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. But 40 minutes is still enough to cover 8 miles (E200) or 10 miles (E300), depending on the rider’s weight and the terrain
- Battery recharge time is 12 hours so charging needs to be planned. Or you could buy 2 spare batteries and switch over instantly (they cost about $40 – $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?
Both these scooters are very popular models from Razor. They are similar in size and share many of the same features. But which is best?
In our view the answer depends mostly on how much the intended rider weighs – because there is a big difference in the maximum weight that each scooter is designed for. With a limit of 154 pounds, the E200 is likely to be suitable for kids aged 10 to around the mid teens.
Whereas the E300, with a much higher limit of 220 pounds, is designed to cope with the weight of almost all teens – and many adults. The more powerful motor gives it a 25% higher top speed too which is more suited to older and more mature riders.
The Razor E200 owner’s manual is available in PDF format from Razor here.
The Razor E300 owner’s manual is available in PDF format from Razor here.
NOTE: A parent’s decision to allow their child to ride either the Razor E200 or the Razor E300 should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.