In this article, we compare the Razor RX200 vs E300 electric scooters. Both these exciting two wheelers make a good choice for older kids or teens who want to get around on a quick, fun scooter.
But there are some major differences between the two models. Our guide below will help you find which is the most suitable for kids or youths, or even for you!
First we’ve got a quick comparison table of the key features of the Razor RX200 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 help you make the right choice.
Razor RX200 vs E300 – Quick Comparison
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 RX200||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, chain driven, new gear ratio for high-torque trail use||250W, high torque, chain driven|
|Acceleration||Twist grip||Twist grip|
|Brake||Hand operated rear disc||Hand operated rear plate|
|Material||Powder Coated Steel||Powder Coated Steel|
|Colors||Green||Gray, White, Blue, Red|
|Adjustable Handlebars||No - fixed length 25"||No - fixed length 25"|
|Hand Grips||Soft, rubber||Soft, rubber|
|Front Wheel Size||8" (heavy duty alloy)||9"|
|Tires||Pneumatic on/off-road tires (with knobby tread)||Pneumatic tires|
|Product Weight||46.4 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" 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 RX200 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 if they are below the maximum weight limit. But they may find the RX200 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 RX200 and E300 scooters are the size and age of rider that each was designed for, and the type of terrain that each excels on.
The Razor E300 is the big brother of the RX200 – 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 has larger tires (9″ vs 8″) for a more comfortable ride on smooth surfaces whereas the RX200 has knobby off-road tires that provide better traction on rough terrain.
Overall, the Razor E300 is most suitable for older teens and adults whereas the RX200 is an off-road scooter for kids and young teens.
Check out the video below to see the Razor RX200 in action on a variety of surfaces, including some light off-road riding:
For comparison, the video below shows the Razor E300 on various surfaces:
Advantages of Razor RX200
The RX200 is a mid range scooter for older children, designed for off-road use. It sits in between the E100 and E300 models in Razor’s extensive range. It was our top choice for Off-road Scooter in our recent review of the best electric scooters for kids.
The RX200 has several advantages over the E300:
- Off-road knobby tires – provide more grip on uneven surfaces and for off-road riding
- Revised gear ratio – produces higher torque to help ride more easily up slopes and rough ground
- Heavy duty alloy wheels – more rugged so should last longer if riding off-road frequently
- Unique rear disc brakes – provide better drifting and stopping power
- Lower top speed (12 mph vs 15 mph) – makes it less scary/risky for kids and younger teens, especially off-road when the trail may not be well defined
Advantages of Razor E300
The Razor E300 won our Ultimate Choice award in a recent review of the best electric scooters for kids. Note: The Razor E300S is identical, except that it has a (removable) seat which is good for those who prefer to sit.
The E300 is a larger, faster scooter for teens or adults, and maybe younger teens who want more of an adrenaline rush. It has quite a few advantages over the RX200:
- Faster top speed (15 mph vs 12 mph) and quicker acceleration for extra thrills
- Larger frame and more powerful motor – can cope with a much heavier rider (up to 220 lbs) which makes the E300 ideal for most youths and many adults
- Larger tires – for more comfort and stability
- Four color options (the RX200 only comes in green) – more chance of choosing your ideal color
Pros of Both
Here is a summary of what we love about both scooters:
- Quick and easy to assemble – about 10 minutes
- Pneumatic front and rear tires give a more comfortable ride on uneven terrain
- Solid steel frames should withstand years of rough and tumble
- Easy to recharge the battery using home electric supply
- Retractable kickstand
- User friendly controls
- Fast enough to give teenagers an adrenaline rush
- No pollution and low noise
- Razor is a well known US manufacturer – replacement parts are readily 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 about 8 miles (RX200) 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 can buy 2 spare batteries for instant replacement (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 popular models from Razor and the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is the same. They are quite similar in size and share some of the same features. So which is the best?
In our view the answer depends partly on whether you need a scooter that copes well on most surfaces (E300) or one that is designed especially for off-road use (RX200).
However, there is also a big difference in the maximum weight that each scooter supports. With a limit of 154 pounds, the RX200 is aimed at kids aged 10 to around the mid teens. If they prefer a good all rounder instead, the Razor E200 is a better choice – it is very similar to the RX200, but without its off-road specific features.
Heavier people will need to choose the E300 with its much higher limit of 220 pounds – enough to cope with the weight of almost all teens and many adults. The higher top speed is also better suited to older riders.
Sadly there is no off-road version of the E300. But as an alternative for riding the trails, check out our review of electric dirt bikes – some models can support up to 220 lbs with a top speed of 17 mph!
The Razor RX200 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 drive either the Razor RX200 or the Razor E300 should depend on the child’s individual maturity, skill and ability to follow rules.