Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
If you’re looking for the best electric scooter for kids, you’ll want to check out the Razor Pocket Mod ‘Miniature Euro’, a European-style electric scooter designed for kids age 12 and over – and enjoyed by many younger children.
But is it the right one for your child? Read on to find out.
Features of the Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter ‘Miniature Euro’
* High performance electric motor.
* Scaled down classic European scooter design.
* Maximum speed 15 mph.
* Goes up to 10 miles on one battery charge.
* Pneumatic tires.
* Storage compartment under seat.
* Maximum weight of child 150 lb.
* Age range: 12+
Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter Video
Why Kids Love the Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter
The word ‘scooter’ for kids usually brings up images of one foot pushing along while the child balances on the other leg on a narrow metal platform. But if that’s what you thought the Pocket Mod scooter would be, you’re in for a big surprise.
This is an electric scooter that looks just like a Vespa or other Italian-style road scooter. It’s just a smaller and not quite so fast. Children can ride at speeds of up to 15 mph, which is pretty quick for a kids’ “toy” – faster than a child could run. It certainly looks like it’s going at a serious speed when you see it riding along the pavement in front of your house!
The styling is gorgeous and it comes in a range of colors. It makes a great scooter for girls but there are also colors that boys will feel fine about riding. Following the colors down our photo, they are: Hello Kitty (pink), Vapor (black), Hot Mod (red), Betty (purple), Sweet Pea (pink).
It has a lot of the same features that an adult’s motorized scooter would have, like a kickstand for keeping it upright, pneumatic tires and a storage compartment under the seat where you might want to keep some of the recommended safety gear like knee pads. The seat is big enough to take a passenger.
Of course you do need to think about safety. The pocket mod scooter is recommended by the manufacturer for age 12 and over. In terms of size, it’s fine for a younger child and would even be a little small for a taller 13 or 14-year-old. The boy in the photo at the top of the page on the red scooter is 9 years old. We’d guess the girl in the video is under 12 too.
We think a lot of children in the 8-11 age range would love it, but with the speed that it goes and the fact of only having two wheels, the makers probably hesitate to recommend it for kids that young. When you think how some children under 12 are fine riding bicycles at speed on the roads, you might decide it’s okay. But that’s a decision for you to make and we can’t recommend it for under 12s. You should also check the laws for where you live to find out what age children are allowed to ride powered scooters either on or off the road.
Your child should wear a safety helmet when riding this, as well as knee and elbow pads. These items are not supplied with the scooter and you’ll need to order them separately if your child doesn’t already have them for cycling or other activities.
The bottom line is that this a fantastic item, guaranteed to put a massive smile on any child’s face. If you’re looking for the best electric scooter for kids, we can definitely recommend the Razor Pocket Mod.
What We’d Like To See Improved
When the first model of this scooter was released 4 years ago, some customers had issues with the battery. Razor seem to have fixed those teething problems now.
This is a great piece of kit and it’s hard to see much that could be improved. Of course there is a pretty high price tag and some families won’t be able to afford it. There’s not much that can be done about this: it’s a reasonable price when you consider what you are getting, so it’s just a question of whether or not your budget will stretch to it.
Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter Review Summary
The Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter is an excellent scooter that compares well with ride-on vehicles and good quality bikes. The scaled-down classic Vespa-type styling is very cool. It gives children the feeling that they’re riding a real scooter and it’s a hands-down winner with them.
The potential for long-lasting fun makes this probably the best electric scooter for kids that you could get.
Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter Review
Published on 4 December 2012