For bigger kids who are nostalgic for the trikes that they themselves used as little tykes, Razor even has something for them -- the PowerRider 360. While tricycles are for small children, the PowerRider 360 is no ordinary tricycle. This is an electric tricycle for kids 8 years and older. It requires no pedaling, and starts by simply pushing a button. The PowerRider 360, as its name implies, does full 360-degree spins as well as slides and drifts thanks to its dual-inclined rear caster wheels. It features a high-impact pneumatic front wheel, a chain-driven motor, a welded steel frame, and a moto-style double crown fork design -- all features sought by discriminating 8-year olds. For stopping and going, the Power Rider 360 has a front, hand-operated braking system, a push-button throttle, rubber grips, and folding foot pegs.
The PowerRider 360 weighs 33 pounds and has a 120 pound capacity. It can go up to 9 miles per hour for 30 minutes of continuous use. It runs on a 12 Volt SLA battery system which takes about 12 hours to charge. Both the battery and charger are included. No doubt many kids would love a fast, dangerous, spinning machine such as this, yet given the obvious risks involved, safety gear and an orthopedic surgeon on speed dial seems advisable. The molded plastic seat looks like something from a food court while the back casters look small and flimsy, similar to what are found on cheap office chairs. Given the nature of this tricycle, 30 minutes might actually be more than most youngsters can handle at a full spin.
During the mid to late 20th century, children across the USA learned the basics of riding seated, wheeled vehicles first on tricycles, then on bicycles with training wheels, until they finally were able to ditch the training wheels and ride bicycles the grown-up way. As the 21st century dawned with the directed promotional efforts of Razor, the child's push scooter became normalized for older and even adult riders. Nowadays, Razor still has scooters aplenty for kids of all ages with items like the Razor E100 Glow while offering bicycle-like vehicles such as the Razor EcoSmart Metro for adult commuters.
I would recommend this to parents and grandparents that want their children outside playing an not addicted to electronic stimulation.
I purchased this for my daughter last year for Christmas. Everyone that comes over wants to ride it! Too bad the adults just get to watch.
Brought this electric scooter for my son, and he loves it. It took about 3 hours to fully charge the battery and got 40 minutes of continues play time.
Not recommended, the chain constantly falls off. I have even taken it in to get it fixed under warranty and it fell off again on the first ride.
Grandson loves it. Loves the 360 turns just wish the battery lasted longer , other than that great ride.
This was for my sons Christmas present, it was easy to put together quick to charge and in the words of a happy 9 year old it's epic!
Brought for my 9 year old for Christmas. He absolutely loves it. Works brilliantly, lots of fun!