RAZOR POWER A2 REVIEW
Razor Power A2 Summary
This ion-powered electric scooter is undoubtedly “ideal for beginners,” to put it in one sentence. This scooter is ideal for the situation if your youngster is eight years old or older and wants to test out an electric scooter. They won’t have any problem picking it up, particularly if they have experience riding normal scooters. It is sturdy and well-built; it can go at a speed that will offer your kids an enjoyable ride but not one that may seriously injure them. Additionally, it is reasonably priced, so even if your kid isn’t all that enthused about it, you didn’t spend a lot of money on it.
It’s excellent because of how simplistic the design is. It requires very little maintenance and has no extra chains or bolts. And even if the battery dies while your child is on the road, they can still ride it home like a normal scooter by just kicking and pushing it. This requires no more effort than riding a standard scooter.
What we like most about this scooter in terms of performance is that it is just as simple to use as a regular scooter. It isn’t much heavier and is just as simple to maneuver as a standard scooter. It may even be lighter and smaller than some classic scooter brand names. Many parents fear that their children won’t be able to maneuver on an electric scooter because they believe the hub electric motor and battery adds a lot of weight. However, this scooter is in no way like that.
The easiest way to sum up this scooter’s speed and power is to say that you get just enough of both. However, in fact, that’s not what you’re looking for when you’re wanting to purchase your child the first electric scooter they’ve ever been on. It won’t break any speed records, and you won’t be able to climb mountainous roads on it. This electric scooter has all three of those qualities in spades, which is exactly what you want it to be.
Top Speed & Acceleration
The highest speed of the Razor Power A2 electric scooter is 10 mph, which may not sound like much, but as we previously said, that’s really not the idea of this kind of electric scooter. Our view is that the ideal peak speed for a child’s electric scooter is 10 mph. It moves quickly enough for them to enjoy themselves and feel the breeze in their hair, but not quickly enough to put their safety in danger. They won’t be wounded even if they accidentally fall off the scooter while travelling at 10 mph. And while travelling at this pace, stopping and just getting off the scooter is usually not too difficult.
This electric scooter is better suited for pre-teens who are just beginning to ride and are riding an electric scooter for the first time. If your child is a teenager, though, we could see them being bored with a scooter that only reaches 10 mph. It travels at the ideal pace such that riding it is both enjoyable and unnerving.
There is a push button type accelerator. When your child is riding a Razor Power A2, they first push it with their feet like they would with any other scooter before pressing the accelerator to effectively switch on the engine and gain speed. The throttle control with a push button is highly practical.
Push the button to accelerate once you have reached roughly 3 mph with your feet. And all you need to do to slow down is to remove your finger from the button. One issue we have with this technique is that maintaining continual pressure on the button to maintain speed and power may get rather tiring. However, few youngsters would wish to ride at 10 mph all the time; instead, most will alternate between acceleration and deceleration in order to maintain a slower pace.
The acceleration and deceleration are both quite smooth, which is something we truly like. There are no abrupt shocks. Most parents like the extremely slow increase since it gives another layer of protection to the situation.
It has wheels like a typical scooter, not actual tyres. It sports an airless rubber rear wheel and a urethane front wheel. Again, the fact that it resembles a typical scooter is a bonus. Because of this, the ride on the Razor Power A2 may be somewhat rough, but if your youngster is already used to the sensation of a standard scooter, there shouldn’t be any problems.
Controls & Display
The push button throttle control accelerator is the sole functional control it possesses. Once the scooter is going manually, you press a straightforward green button to accelerate. To accelerate, push the button; to decelerate, remove your finger off the button.
The scooter has very few displays and is quite simplistic.
Battery Life & Range
Once again, this isn’t the kind of scooter you’ll use for errands all day or to commute to work or roam about the neighborhood. It is designed for kids to play with for brief durations at a time. Its range is around 5 miles, thus when completely charged, the battery offers a 40-minute runtime. It will take around eight hours to charge the first time. After that, it should only take six hours to fully recharge the battery.
Remember that the purpose of this scooter is not really served by 6 hours of charging time for 40 minutes of ride. You are essentially buying your kid a toy when you purchase an electric scooter; it is not a high-performance scooter.
Make sure the power button is set to “off” anytime you aren’t using the lithium-ion battery to get the most life out of it.
The lithium ion rechargeable battery doesn’t need to be maintained and often has a long lifespan.
The Razor Power A2 electric scooter uses a hub electric motor rather than a chain-drive motor, in contrast to certain other electric scooters in its class. The majority of experts agree that the hub motor is less likely to have issues and will need less maintenance over time. What do hub motors do? It denotes that the engine is incorporated within the wheel or hub. Usually mounted near the deck, a chain-drive motor propels the scooter using a set of gears and chains.
A hub motor’s benefit is that its design is significantly more straightforward. While the hub motor malfunctions less often and is typically extremely simple to fix when it does, the gear and chain system is more prone to issues. Additionally, hub motors often use less energy and are simpler to repair.
Construction & Build Quality
Let’s start by examining the handlebars. The majority of electric scooters in this class have fixed handlebars, but this one features movable ones so youngsters can easily adjust them for a pleasant ride.
The scooter is composed of aluminum, making it strong and lightweight—a winning combination. Despite having a battery and engine, it is just slightly heavier than a typical scooter. Parents will like it since they can simply take it up and carry it around with one hand if their kids become weary. Kids may manage to carry it about without getting fatigued because to its lightweight but strong construction.
The front wheels of the Razor Power A2 are suspended without springs. Again, nothing really noteworthy or different from a typical scooter, but because it can’t go faster than 10 mph, it doesn’t really need much more.
It rides very much like a typical scooter, as has been said several times in this article. The ride experience is quite similar to riding a traditional scooter even if it is a little rough and not all that fast since it was designed to be a transitional scooter for youngsters wishing to try an electric scooter for the first time.
Some people think that the absence of a handbrake on this e-scooter is its main drawback. The Razor Power A2 electric scooter, on the other hand, was created to resemble a conventional scooter, which is most likely why it only has a foot brake.
Since the scooter doesn’t travel faster than 10 mph, it could be a little challenging to stop if you are speeding down a steep slope. However, for the most part, the foot brake is pretty enough. For most kids, it shouldn’t be a problem, but for extremely young and light youngsters, it may be.
One of its finest qualities is portability. You can fold and stow the scooter away with ease because to its simple anti-rattle folding mechanism, which fits anywhere—even under a sofa where there isn’t much room. It is so tiny and convenient to store that you don’t need to designate a space in your garage to it. If you’re travelling, you can also easily put it into your trunk.
What makes it so fantastic is that it almost doesn’t feel like an electric scooter. You have the portability of a standard scooter with an electric scooter.
It cannot withstand water.
Neither lights nor reflective tape are provided. You should definitely put some if your kids plan to bike at night.
Like many other features of the scooter, the foot deck is roughly 4.75 inches long and doesn’t much vary from the deck of an ordinary, non-electric scooter. This is a huge benefit for individuals who are switching to an electric scooter for the first time since younger children would probably want their decks to match the decks that they previously rode on.
Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support
It is approximately as dependable as a typical scooter. It can need repair sooner if your kids use it more often and more vigorously. In general, Razor does a fantastic job at sending out new components and addressing problems covered by warranties.
If there isn’t a Razor dealer nearby, you may have to send the scooter or the damaged components to one, but if the parts are still covered by warranty, they will typically be able to restore it promptly and will cover the shipping charges to bring it back. Customer service was flawless for us. Every time we spoke with the crew, they were welcoming and really helpful.
Especially though it doesn’t need much maintenance, when it does, it’s rather simple to carry out, even if you haven’t used scooters much before. Even replacing the battery and installing a new motor are simple procedures that you can do in a matter of minutes.
Nobody considering buying the Razor Power A2 electric scooter shouldn’t be concerned about any known problems with it.
Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?
The Razor Power A2 electric scooter is one of the greatest choices for youngsters who want to try one out since you certainly get your money’s worth when you get one. Parents are unsure about whether their children will like riding an electric scooter. Why spend a fortune on something that could just sit in your garage gathering dust?
The Razor Power A2 electric scooter is reasonably priced. It costs about £260 and is available from most electric scooter retailers. However, as we’ve said in our review and the majority of other customer reviews we’ve read concur, it’s the ideal choice for anybody wanting to get a transitional electric scooter for their children without going over budget.
Some people may think it would be wiser to get a powerful scooter right now so their kids won’t outgrow it too soon. But for it to be a wise choice, you must be assured that your youngster likes riding electric scooters and will continue to do so in the future.
The best course of action is definitely to get a less costly model like the Power A2 to test the waters if you are unsure of your child’s interest in electric scooters.
Specification: RAZOR POWER A2 REVIEW