In this article, we compare the Razor Pocket Mod vs MX350 electric bikes. These popular models share many of the same features but the Pocket Mod is designed as a Euro-style scooter whereas the MX350 is a dirt bike for off-road fun.
Let’s take a look at how they match up! First we have a quick comparison table of the main features of the Razor Pocket Mod vs MX350. Then we look at the main differences between them and the advantages of each bike, in turn.
Finally, we’ll summarize the pros and cons of both rides, to help you make the right choice for your kids, and for you.
Razor Pocket Mod vs MX350 – Quick Comparison
Both these bikes were our top picks for Best Scooter (Pocket Mod) and Best Budget Choice (MX350) when we reviewed the best electric dirt bikes for kids and teens recently.
In the table below we’ve summarized the main features of each bike in a side by side comparison, to make it easy to see the differences between them.
|Razor Pocket Mod||Razor MX350|
|Description||Electric Euro-style scooter with single speed and rear drum brake||Small electric dirt bike with single speed and rear drum brake|
|Age Range||7-13 * (see note below table)||5-10 * (see note below table)|
|Colors||Black, pink, teal, purple, crimson||Blue, red or black|
|170 lbs||140 lbs|
|Top Speed||15 mph||14 mph|
|24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid - charger included||24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid - charger included|
|Up to 40 minutes of continuous use||Up to 30 minutes of continuous use|
|12 hours||12 hours|
|350W, high torque, chain driven||350W, high torque, chain driven|
|Throttle||Single speed, twist grip||Single speed, twist grip|
|Brakes||Hand operated rear band (i.e. drum) brake||Hand operated rear band (i.e. drum) brake|
|Handlebars||Soft rubber grips||Adjustable angle, riser style, with soft rubber grips|
|Tires||12" pneumatic||12" pneumatic knobby|
|Product Weight||59 lbs||62 lbs|
|50" L x 18" W|
x 30" H
|44" L x 24.5" W|
x 31" H
|15 minutes||15 minutes|
* Note on Ages: Razor’s recommended age for the Pocket Mod is a very conservative 13+ but an age range of 7-13 (real world guide from many buyers) with parental supervision may be more suitable. Because it is quite small – the seat height is a foot lower than a regular, adult size bike.
Similarly, Razor’s recommended age for the MX350 is 13+ which is also highly conservative. An age range of 5-10 (real world guide from many buyers) with parental supervision may be more suitable. Because it is even smaller than the Pocket Mod – the seat height of 20″ is about 14″ lower than on a typical dirt bike for adults.
Check out the videos in the next section for real world views of the appropriate ages for these bikes.
The biggest differences between the Pocket Mod and the MX350 are the style of bike and the type of terrain that each was designed for.
The Razor Pocket Mod is an electric scooter with standard tires that are best suited to hard, flat surfaces. Whereas the MX350 is a dirt bike with knobby tires that provide more grip off-road. The Pocket Mod also supports a heavier rider (170 lbs vs 140 lbs) and so is more suitable for older children.
As it weighs a few pounds less, the Razor Pocket Mod top speed is 15 mph (vs 14 mph on the MX350) and it provides a longer ride per full charge (40 minutes vs 30 minutes). However, the MX350 has adjustable angle, riser style handlebars to grow with your child whereas the Pocket Mod has fixed, cross bar style handlebars.
The Razor Pocket Mod is designed like a Vespa scooter and is primarily aimed at girls – Razor describe it as “ideal for any stylish rider with a sharp eye for fashion”. It comes in a range of eye-catching colors like hot pink and dusky purple but there is also an all black version for boys.
Check out the video below for a look at the Razor Pocket Mod electric scooter in action:
For comparison, below is a real world view of the Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket with 7 and 4 year old boys riding:
Advantages of Razor Pocket Mod
The Pocket Mod and MX350 have similar specifications and the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is the same, but check the actual prices below. However, the Pocket Mod does have several advantages compared to the MX350:
- Specific color options for girls or boys – each color has a different name on the rear side panels: Black – Vapor, Teal – Chrissy, Crimson – Kiki, Purple – Betty, Pink – Sweet Pea (and includes a bell and pink streamers)
- Higher top speed (15 mph vs 14 mph) and slightly faster acceleration
- Higher maximum load than the MX350 (170 lbs vs 140 lbs) so it can cope with the weight of older kids
- Battery life is 33% higher than the MX350 (40 minutes vs 30 minutes) so you can have more fun before it runs out of power
- Large storage compartment hidden under the padded seat
- Available in 5 colors (only 3 color options for the MX350)
Advantages of Razor MX350
The Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket has a few advantages over the Pocket Mod:
- Knobby pneumatic tires provide better traction off-road
- Adjustable angle handlebars allow for a more comfortable sitting position as kids grow
- Sometimes priced cheaper than the Pocket Mod but check the actual price below
- Smaller frame and slightly lighter than the Pocket Mod so is easier for very young kids to handle and requires less storage space
Pros of Both Bikes
Here is a summary of what we love about both models:
- Specifically designed for very young children with user friendly controls
- Quick enough to give pre-teens a thrill but slow enough (compared to gas powered bikes) to minimize risk of a high speed crash
- Rubber pneumatic tires (unlike plastic tires of cheap ride on toys) can tackle many ground conditions including some light off-roading, more so on the MX350
- Steel frame with authentic Euro-style design or motocross frame geometry
- No pollution (compared to a gas powered bike)
- Quieter than a gas dirt bike and requires much less servicing
- Razor is a long established US manufacturer – spare or replacement parts are readily available from their website
Cons of Both Bikes
Here is a summary of what we don’t like so much about both models. But most of these issues are common to all electric bikes in this price range:
- Relatively short battery life – but still enough to cover 10 miles (Pocket Mod) or 7 miles (MX350)
- Battery full recharge time is up to 12 hours so charging needs to be planned (or you could buy a spare pair of batteries to switch over instantly)
- Helmet and protective clothing may be uncomfortable in hot weather (see our Electric Dirt Bike Buying Guide for recommended safety gear)
- Must be stored in a dry area, due to the electrical components
- Batteries must not be stored in temperatures below freezing and should be recharged at least once a month
Both these Razor electric bikes can be a good choice for young kids – the Pocket Mod is slightly bigger but they have very similar specifications so it is hard to pick a winner.
So which model is best? Unless you really prefer the looks and style of one model in particular, we think the best choice depends on the type of terrain that the bike will be used on most often.
For mainly off-road riding the MX350 is the better bike, thanks to its off-road knobby tires. Whereas the Pocket Mod, with its smoother street tires, is a good choice for riding on hard flat surfaces like concrete, roads or dry grass. While it is capable of venturing off-road occasionally, it won’t have as much traction as the MX350.
The Razor Pocket Mod manual is available in PDF format here.
The Razor MX350 manual is available in PDF format here.
NOTE: A parent’s decision to allow their child to ride either the Razor Pocket Mod or the Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.