In this article, we compare the Razor Pocket Mod vs Pocket Mod Petite electric scooters. Both models are primarily aimed at girls – Razor describe them as “ideal for any stylish rider with a sharp eye for fashion”.
But they are suitable for boys too. The Pocket Mod Petite is a soft blue color which is quite gender neutral while 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.
Both Pocket Mod models share the same stylish Euro-style scooter design but they target very different age groups. 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 Petite. 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 Petite – 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, to make it easy to see the differences between them.
|Razor Pocket Mod||Razor Pocket Mod Petite|
|Description||Electric Euro-style scooter with single speed and rear drum brake||Small electric Euro-style scooter with single speed and rear drum brake|
|Age Range||7-13 * (see note below table)||5-10 * (see note below table)|
|Colors||Black, purple, pink, teal, crimson||Blue|
|170 lbs||110 lbs|
|Top Speed||15 mph||8 mph|
|24V (2 x 12V) sealed lead acid - charger included||12V sealed lead acid - charger included|
|Up to 40 minutes of continuous use||Up to 40 minutes of continuous use|
|12 hours||6 hours|
|350W, high torque, chain driven||100W, high torque, rear-wheel hub-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||Foam grips|
|Tires||12" pneumatic||10" pneumatic, white wall|
|Product Weight||59 lbs||32.2 lbs|
|50" L x 18" W|
x 30" H
|41.34" L x 18.15" W|
x 25.55" 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 Petite is 7+ which is also 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 regular Pocket Mod and has a much lower top speed that makes it suitable for younger kids.
Check out the videos in the next section for real world views of the appropriate ages for these scooters.
The biggest differences between both versions of the Pocket Mod are the top speed and the size/age of rider that each was designed for.
The Razor Pocket Mod is the big sister of the Pocket Mod Petite – it has a 20% larger frame, higher seat, bigger wheels and weighs almost twice as much (59 lbs vs 32 lbs). The Pocket Mod supports a heavier rider (170 lbs vs 110 lbs) so is more suitable for older kids and young teens whereas the Pocket Mod Petite is aimed at ages 5-10.
Thanks to a more powerful motor (350W vs 100W) and extra battery (24V vs 12V) the Pocket Mod has a much higher top speed (15 mph vs 8 mph). It is also available in 5 colors (including a black version for boys) whereas the Pocket Mod Petite only comes in a gender neutral light blue (cyan).
Advantages of Razor Pocket Mod
The larger Pocket Mod enjoys many advantages compared to its little sister:
- 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)
- More powerful motor provides a higher top speed (15 mph vs 8 mph) and faster acceleration
- Higher maximum load than the Petite (170 lbs vs 110 lbs) so it can cope with the weight of older kids
- Large storage compartment hidden under the padded seat
- Available in 5 colors (only 1 color option for the Pocket Mod Petite)
Advantages of Razor Pocket Mod Petite
The Razor Pocket Mod Petite is the newest electric ride in the company’s extensive range – it was launched in August 2020 and is aimed at younger kids and beginners.
Being the smaller scooter gives it some advantages over the Pocket Mod:
- MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is $60 cheaper than the Pocket Mod
- The smaller frame and 45% lighter weight makes it easier for very young kids to handle and it requires less storage space
- Top speed of just 8 mph makes it safer for little ones
- Battery recharge time is 50% less than the Pocket Mod (6 hours vs 12 hours)
- One gender neutral color
Pros of Both Scooters
Here is a summary of what we love about both models:
- Cute Euro-style, similar design to a classic Vespa scooter
- Specifically designed for young children with user friendly controls
- Quick enough to give kids a thrill but slow enough (especially the Pocket Mod Petite) to minimize risk of a high speed crash
- Rubber pneumatic tires are ideal for hard flat surfaces like concrete, streets and dry grass
- Steel frame with authentic Euro-style design
- No pollution, quieter and require much less servicing than a gas powered scooter or bike
- 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:
- Relatively short battery life – but still enough to cover 10 miles (Pocket Mod) or 5 miles (Pocket Mod Petite)
- Battery full recharge time is 12 hours (Pocket Mod) or 6 hours (Pocket Mod Petite) so charging needs to be planned (or you could buy spare 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
Both these Razor Pocket Mods can be a good choice for young kids, especially girls who may prefer the stylish scooter design over the more common electric dirt bikes.
So which model is best? The smaller frame and lighter weight make the Razor Pocket Mod Petite a safer option for very young kids, especially those who are new to electric rides. However, we do worry that kids may grow out of it too quickly, due to its small size and slow speed…
Therefore we think the Razor Pocket Mod is the best choice for most young ones, if they’re large enough to handle the extra weight and power. The bigger frame, 170 lbs weight limit and much higher top speed make it awesome value – it should last fast growing kids a few years longer than the Petite.
The Razor Pocket Mod manual is available in PDF format here.
The Razor Pocket Mod Petite 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 Petite should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.