With millions of scooters sold all over the world, Razor is truly a brand to be reckon with in the world of these two-wheel tiny rides. It has been a favorite of kids, teens and stunt riders for years, but with the release of adult-size electric scooters, like E300 or EcoSmart Metro, it has become a powerhouse in the personal transportation industry.
Razor E300 is a lightweight electric scooter without all those bells and whistles manufacturers put on their products trying to stand out from the competition. Simplicity is what makes this scooter the best seller.
Design & Build
The Razor E300 is the “adult” version of Razor E100 and Razor E200. Larger deck, strong frame and 10” pneumatic tires make this scooter looks like a real transportation device, rather than a toy. The brushed steel frame is good and feels sturdy without being too heavy.
Design-wise this scooter is certainly not an eye-candy. With this price it’s unreasonable to expect the same attention to detail as other scooters, so it’s fine that wires for the brakes are loose and hang down the outside of the frame with cheap clips just about holding them in place. Simple, not stylish; functional, not fashionable; that’s what Razor is all about. If you need something pretty, take look at OjO.
Power & Range
It features a high torque, chain driven, electric motor that can travel to 15 mph, controlled by the twist grip throttle. While this motor provides plenty of power for you to swiftly zip around on the flat, climbing hills is a struggle for this scooter. Considering that the E300 is designed for riders under 220 lbs, if you are an adult you probably weigh more, so don’t even think about going up an incline.
How many miles can it go?
With those two 12 V 7 Ah batteries, the range on a full charge is between 7 and 8 miles, which is just enough for a quick trip to a grocery store, or a fun ride around the neighborhood. For lighter riders, the range is about 10 miles.
It’s easy to upgrade those 7 Ah batteries to a bigger, bulkier 9 Ah build that’ll have 50% more range.
How fast is it compared to other scooters?
It’s right down in the middle, just like most e-scooters within the 15 mph range. It’s fast enough for kids, teens and adults that like a more relaxed commute.
The E300 is faster than the Razor E100 and E200, but slower than most serious adults scooters that can reach up to 40 mph or more.
Razor E300 is not equipped with the abundance of features, but they did make sure to include ones that count. The large deck allows you to comfortably place both of your feet on it, and if you prefer to sit down while riding, there is a version of this scooter that comes with a removable seat – Razor E300S.
Many cheap electric scooters (and some expensive ones) have small polyurethane wheels. While polyurethane tires are amazing because they are puncture proof and don’t need to get filled with air, they don’t provide that shock absorption as well as a good old fashion pneumatic tires. That is while riding Razor E300 will feel good and stable even on surfaces that are not ideally flat, such as dirt and gravel.
It comes with a retractable kickstand that allows to quickly get off the scooter and leave it standing on its own, with no need to lean it to any surface or wall.
How safe is the scooter?
This is a pretty safe, tween friendly scooter that doesn’t go too fast and isn’t hard to use. It’s very controllable and reliable.
Can you fold it? How portable is it?
Sadly, the Razor E300 is not fold-able, but this makes it more sturdy and reliable. It’s not very portable either due to the heavy weight of the SLA batteries, it’s about 46 lbs meaning it’s pretty hard to carry upstairs or lift.
Does the E300 require assembly?
Yes, but it’s very easy and basic. It takes less than 10 minutes to set up and you can be on your merry way.
Battery & Charging
The scooters battery system consists of two 12 v sealed lead acid rechargeable batteries;and even though this is why of the reasons why the price of E300 is so low, investing in a good Lithium battery is a very good idea. The SLA batteries are old-school, they’re reliable and have a lot of power (that’s why they’re in your car), but they’re far too heavy for most modern scooters.
How do you charge the battery?
You get a proprietary charger with the scooter, and just leave it plugged in until it charges. The maximum charge time is 12 hours, and be sure not to overcharge it. SLA batteries, when overcharged, will release harmful acid particles in the air. It’s best to recharge this scooter in the garage, not the living room.
How long does the battery last?
These batteries will give you only about 40 minutes to an hour of riding time, and after that it takes 10-12 hours of charging for battery to be fully charged and ready to use again.
How to make the Razor E300 go faster?
You can use aftermarket parts and mods to modify your E300 scooter, but those mods are not covered by warranty and there’s a very good chance you’ll destroy your motor, your ECM or your batteries. To make it go faster, you need more powerful batteries (more voltage means more top speed), a stronger motor that can actually use that power and not burn out, and a better ECM that can handle that power and transfer it into the motor. A new motor will also require you to modify the chain, and making a mistake there (using the wrong chain) can get it to lock up and fry some component.
Only attempt to do so if you’re really good at electrical and mechanical DIY, as just upgrading one part (eg. the battery) will produce a lot more wear and tear on the other components of the scooter.
In short, while it is possible, it will make the scooter very unsafe and even seasoned DIYer fry their scooters often.
Razor E300 vs Razor E300S vs Razor E325
The E300 and E300S are the same electric scooter, only the E300S comes with a seat, allowing the rider to sit down and enjoy more comfortable ride. Basically, if you take the removable seat of the E300S, you get the E300.
While some people claim that there are differences between E300 and E325, we can say with confidence that there are none. At least none of any significance. To put it in the words of the official Razor customer support: “They are the same scooter, with just different code names for different resellers”.
Large size deck
WE DIDN’T LIKE:
Can’t climb hills
SLA batteries, slow charging
No battery level or speed display
Who is this scooter for?
Out-of-the box Razor E300 is the perfect electric scooter for teens. However, one of the reasons why Razor E300 is so popular is because it is cheap compared to most of electric scooters for adults, and it can be used as a great base for your custom build. Upgrade it with a stronger motor and better battery, and you will get a super-fast, hill climbing, awesome scooter for adults, for half of the price.