A curious social shift has occurred and it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when the transition took place. In the film Back to the Future, irrepressible time-traveler Marty McFly, in a desperate need to elude the thuggish Biff, steals a child’s push scooter, snaps off the handle and viola! invents the skateboard. In the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future II, he repeats the action with a child’s push-hover scooter. And hilarity ensued. Over the last generation, the push scooter has transformed from a transport used by pre-teen kids who were ill-equipped for the skateboard to a hip mode of travel for environmentally conscious young executives and such.
Of course, they still exist for children and in some cases represent some fairly shabby merchandise -- the curse of form superseding function and merchandising superseding everything. Some of them exist with attachable seats that you can ride on while others come with 3 wheels, like the Trikke Pon-e 48v, for people with really poor balance. Folding scooters like the Ecoreco M5 will haul an adult around for 20 or so miles at speeds up to 20 mph.
The Razor E325 scoots in, all black and tough looking, on a pair of extra wide, smooth-rolling, 10-inch pneumatic tires. The rear wheel is propelled by chain-drive, powered by a 300- watt electric motor. The deck is very wide, which is good, but the handlebar is not adjustable, thus making the E325 fairly limiting. Some report that the variable speed throttle appears to vary only from off to on then off again. With a top speed of 15 mph, it’s good for about 9 miles or 45 minutes, whichever comes first. Weighing in at 55 lbs., it might not be the best scooter for schlepping up and down stairs, but it will support 220 lbs., so it definitely is targeting big kids.
This scooter delivers as promised. Holds a charge really well and is pretty quick. The knobby tires makes it easier to make turns... We are very happy with this scooter...
The handle bar had gotten loose on its own... My son was terribly disappointed and now we are stuck with a $220 almost new scooter but could not ride it.
My 10 year old loves it. We have only had it about a week so we'll have to see how well it holds up to the abuse my son will put it through.
Model E325 is supposed to be the foldable version of the E300. However the factory sent me a non foldable Model E300 with the E325 sticker on it. I returned it.
I have to say they yet again make me extremely happy customer. I use this scooter to get around base (Air Force) and it gets me to work and back... Saves me tons of money!
This electric scooter is a definite upgrade to the last one we had. This one is very sturdy and very fast - perfect for a growing girl!