Razor E300S Electric Scooter Review: Safety and Durability in One?

The Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter is one of the most popular electric scooters in the world. There are many copycats and knockoff scooters trying to pass themselves off as the innovators that Razor products are, but none can truly compare. The appearance and construction are both impressive, high quality and are representative of products that have come to be associated with the Razor brand name. It features a larger deck for stability and comfort for users of all ages and sizes. The sturdy construction ensures years of use, and the decorative design choices make for fun times. This model is the top of the line among scooters, recommended for use by older kids, teenagers, and lighter-weight adults. This scooter has received high marks for safety, durability, and enjoyment.

Specifications and Features

The Razor E 300S features a hand-operated back brake, a high-performance motor for speeds up to 15 miles per hour, an ultra-quiet, chain-driven, high torque motor and twist-grip throttle, an extra large deck for added stability and safety, spring-loaded kickstand, removable riding seat, extra-wide 10″ front and back pneumatic tires, 24v rechargeable Seal battery system. A continuous run time of 45 mintues is provided by a single 8-hour charge (run time may vary depending on climate, terrain, weight of rider and manitenance). Maximum rider weight is 220 pounds. Features a pair of 12v sealed lead acid batteries. Frame and fork are constructed of steel. Soft rubber grips provide slip-free safety. Includes tools for assembly and charger. Product dimensions are 41″ L x 17″ W x 42″ H.

The Good

Safety features are a main factor in the design on the Razor E 300S. It is constructed with durability and security in mind for many years of use and enjoyment. An extra-large deck foundation as well as large tires in the front and back ensure balance and stability. Other popular features include:

  • Perfect for traveling around the neighborhood or school campus
  • Easy navigation and maneuverability
  • Highly durable construction
  • Sturdy charger included
  • Able to carry more weight than indicated and works perfectly doing so
  • Longer ride times per single charge than indicated
  • Strong motor
  • Powerful chain-drive makes getting up hills a breeze

The Bad

The battery may take 8 hours to charge for a short 40-minute run time. As well, if used every day for at least a single fully charged run time, the battery becomes weakened and must be replaced after only 6 months of use. There are also instances that the scooter shuts off even when fully charged. Some may also experience the following issues:

  • Scooter overheats quickly and shuts off after only a few minutes of use
  • Receiving what appears to be refurbished scooters when ordering new, some even with scraped paint and loosened parts
  • Control module for the brake has been reported to fail on new scooters just out of the box
  • Battery will not accept a charge when plugged in
  • Reports of the throttle sticking while in use
  • Scooter dies while in use, even when fully charged

The Verdict

The Razor E 300S has received high ratings from consumers, but there seems to be some concerns with performance issues. A few safety issues, such as the throttle sticking, may also be a problem. While the Razor brand is a highly reputable one and it’s name synonymous with scooters in particular, the number of reports of these and other issues is rather concerning. However, at the same time, more consumers have reported being pleased with the product and it’s performance, construction, durability, etc.

As with any product, there will almost certainly be some number of issues. It is important to weigh the numbers and in any case, to take all steps necessary to correct the negative issues reported. In the case of the Razor E 300S it seems that the vast majority of consumers are pleased with the product and have experienced no problems at all. The scooter’s price and performance power are favorites among users, and it has been deemed one of the best on the market and a bargain at the price.

8.5 Total Score

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