In this article, we compare the Razor Pocket Mod vs Pocket Mod Bellezza electric scooters. With their floral artwork, both models are primarily aimed at girls. But they are suitable for boys too.
The Pocket Mod comes in a range of colors – a black ‘Vapor’ version for boys and some pretty options like hot pink and dusky purple for girls, while the Pocket Mod Bellezza is red which is quite gender neutral.
Both Pocket Mod versions share the same stylish Euro-style scooter design and (based on Razor’s recommended minimum age) they target quite similar age groups. So 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 Pocket Mod Bellezza. 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 for your kids, and for you.
Razor Pocket Mod vs Pocket Mod Bellezza – Quick Comparison
The Pocket Mod was our top choice for best Electric Scooter for girls (or boys, depending on the color) 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 scooter in a side by side comparison, so you can easily see the differences between them.
|Razor Pocket Mod||Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza|
|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)||10+ * (see note below table)|
|Colors||Black, pink, teal, purple, crimson||Red|
|170 lbs||220 lbs|
|Top Speed||15 mph||16 mph|
|Battery||24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid - charger included||36V (3 x 12V) sealed lead acid - charger included|
|Up to 40 minutes of continuous use||Up to 70 minutes of continuous use|
|12 hours||12 hours|
|350W, high torque, chain driven||500W, high torque, self-adjusting chain driven|
|Throttle||Single speed, twist grip||Variable speed, twist grip|
|Brakes||Hand operated rear band (i.e. drum) brake||Hand operated front and rear discs|
|Handlebars||Soft rubber grips||Soft rubber grips|
|Tires||12" spoked pneumatic||16" spoked pneumatic|
|Product Weight||59 lbs||75 lbs|
|50" L x 18" W|
x 30" H
|58" L x 18.5" W|
x 35" 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 at least foot lower than a regular, adult size scooter.
Similarly, Razor’s recommended age for the Pocket Mod Bellezza is 14+ which is also conservative. An age range of 10+ (real world guide from many buyers) with parental supervision may be more suitable. It is larger than the regular Pocket Mod and has more power, making it suitable for older kids, but it is still small enough for some pre-teens.
Check out the videos in the next section for real world views of appropriate ages for these scooters.
The biggest differences between both versions of the Pocket Mod are the size, power, run time and the size/age of rider that each is suitable for.
The Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza is the big sister of the Pocket Mod – it has a 16% larger frame with extended leg room for taller users, 33% bigger wheels (16″ vs 12″) and weighs 27% more (75 lbs vs 59 lbs). The Pocket Mod Bellezza also supports a heavier rider (220 lbs vs 170 lbs) so some adults could enjoy taking it for a spin.
A more powerful motor (500W vs 350W) and extra battery (36V vs 24V) give the Pocket Mod Bellezza a 75% longer run time (70 minutes vs 40 minutes) per battery charge. It also has the added benefit of variable speed whereas the Pocket Mod only has single speed.
However, while the Pocket Mod is available in 5 colors (including a non-floral black version for boys), the Pocket Mod Bellezza only comes in red.
Advantages of Razor Pocket Mod
The smaller Pocket Mod enjoys many advantages compared to its larger sister:
- MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is $220 cheaper than the Pocket Mod Bellezza
- 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 (includes a bell and pink streamers as shown above). There is only 1 color option with the Pocket Mod Bellezza
- The smaller frame and 21% lighter weight makes it easier for younger kids to handle and it requires less storage space
- The 30% less powerful motor and slower acceleration makes it easier for younger kids to control
- Single speed means it is easier for younger kids to learn to ride – it’s a simple on/off
Advantages of Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza
The Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza is the deluxe version of the regular Pocket Mod. Being the larger scooter gives it several advantages over the Pocket Mod:
- The larger frame can accommodate taller kids and even small adults
- 75% longer run time (70 minutes vs 40 minutes per battery charge) lets the fun last longer and allows a greater distance to be covered (18 miles vs 10 miles)
- Slightly higher top speed (16 mph vs 15 mph) and quicker acceleration gives extra thrills
- Variable speed is more versatile, allowing the rider to adapt to the terrain better whereas the single speed on the Pocket Mod can make starting off quite jerky
- 33% larger wheels (16″ vs 12″) and 27% heavier frame (75lb vs 59lbs) provides better stability and comfort
- Dual disc brakes give better stopping power
- The higher maximum weight limit (220 lbs vs 170 lbs) means the Bellezza can cope with the weight of teens or adults
Pros of Both Scooters
Here is a summary of what we love about both models:
- Cute design, similar to the classic Vespa scooter
- Specifically designed for children with user friendly controls
- Quick enough to give kids a thrill but slow enough to minimize risk of a high speed crash
- Rubber pneumatic road tires are ideal for hard flat surfaces like concrete, streets or dry grass
- Steel frame with authentic Euro-style design
- No pollution, quieter and require much less servicing than a gas powered scooter or bike
- Handy storage compartment under the seat
- Fast assembly time, just 15 minutes
- Razor is a long established US manufacturer – spare or replacement parts are readily available from their website
Cons of Both Scooters
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 scooters in this price range:
- Battery full recharge time is 12 hours so charging needs to be planned (or you could buy a spare set of batteries to switch over instantly)
- Street tires don’t provide much traction off-road compared to an electric dirt bike
- Helmet and protective clothing may be uncomfortable in hot weather (see our Electric 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
- Lack of legroom for taller riders
- Floral artwork (on all except the Pocket Mod Vapor) may be unappealing to some boys
Both these Razor Pocket Mod scooters are an awesome choice for girls, who may prefer the stylish Euro design over the more common electric dirt bikes. However the Pocket Mod Vapor, in particular, is certainly aimed at boys too.
So which model is best? We think the Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza is the better choice for kids over the age of 10, if they are large and mature enough to handle the extra weight and power.
The bigger frame and 220 lbs weight limit mean that it should last fast growing kids many years longer, right through to adulthood in some cases. And the substantially longer battery life will let them have more fun using it.
However, if your child is younger than 10, or new to electric scooters, the smaller frame and lighter weight of the Razor Pocket Mod make it a safer option (provided your child doesn’t exceed the weight limit). It is also a good choice if on a tight budget – it is substantially cheaper than the Pocket Mod Bellezza.
The Razor Pocket Mod manual is available in PDF format here.
The Razor Pocket Mod Bellezza 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 Pocket Mod Bellezza should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.