Razor E Prime Review

Daniel
25 May 2021

One of the best commuter scooters around for quick city trips here, there and everywhere, it has a top speed of around 15 mph (24 km/h) and a range of up to 10 miles (16 km). 

The Razor E-Prime electric scooter has been voted as one of the most popular e scooters around for on-the-go commuters that need to zip about from point A to point B and then back again in a hurry. With a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h), it’s not shy on speed either – it is quick enough to get you there on time, making it one of the must-have scooters of the season.

 

Razor E-Prime – The Lowdown

 

razor e prime electric scooter

The Razor E-Prime electric scooter is an affordable and durable e scooter designed to cover small distances as effortlessly as possible. The 36V motor makes travelling shorter distances a breeze. It is a lightweight, well-rounded scooter that is modestly stylish, and doesn’t scream, ‘Look at me!’, in an over-the-top, in your face kind of way. This handy e scooter is designed for those folks that go about their business day in and day out, who are looking for an e scooter that will do the job. If you are a regular commuter looking to skip the traffic, read our review to see why the Razor E-Prime electric scooter might just be the right choice for you.

Razor E-Prime Specifications

Motor250W brushless hub motor
Battery36V lithium-ion pack rechargeable battery
Charge Time4 hours
Single-Charge Mileage7.5 miles
Max Speed15mph
Climbing RangeNot suitable for riding up hills
Braking SystemDual braking system with a thumb activated front brake and a rear fender foot brake
LightingNone
HornNone
Max Load176 lbs. (80 kg)
Scooter Weight21.56 lbs. (9.8 kg)
Product MaterialHigh quality aluminium fork and frame
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionNone
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 102 x 46.2 x 103cm
Folded: 86 x 36 x 46cm
Water ResistanceNo IP Rating

Razor E-Prime Review Video

Whoever said electric scooters are just for kids haven’t seen what an awesome ride it is for adults too. The Razor e prime electric scooter is an effortless and enjoyable mode of transport (that is also environmentally friendly) for those that want to nip about the city, safely.

Razor E Prime Pros

Value for money

Light-weight and easily portable

Speed adjustable throttle

Larger deck space

Has a retractable kick-stand

Comes with adjustable handlebars

Is easily foldable to pack up and carry or store away

Razor E Prime Cons

Max rider weight capacity of 176lbs

Shorter than average battery life

Lacks sufficient suspension

Brakes could be sharper

Range is limited

Razor E Prime Summary

The Razor e prime electric scooter is considered a great adult commuter scooter for trips that are shorter in duration. With a tough build quality that exudes quiet confidence, this modern scooter joins the scooter craze as being one of the more economical but functional e scooters available on the market. A high torque, brushless 250 watt motor provides ample power to zoom about town at a cool 15 mph (24 km/h), so you can be assured that it will get you where you need to be within your desired time frame. This machine was made for city commutes so if you consider yourself the city-slicker type, then this scooter was made just for you. Foldable, lightweight and easily portable is what makes this scooter all the more desirable for city living, and a dual braking system with front and rear brakes warrant it a safer ride on busy streets. It is one of the better deals around with an affordable price tag if you are looking for a scooter that will meet your most basic scooter requirements.

Performance Overview

The performance of the Razor E Prime scooter is fantastic, and it meets most of what you’re looking for in an agile scooter, made for the hustle and bustle of busy commuter days. The design of this scooter is enviable with its one-of-kind, anti-rattle, easily foldable technology and wide comfortable deck that is also sturdy enough to withstand everyday use. It is an all-you-need, all-in-one scooter that has enough motor power to each pretty impressive top speeds of 15 mph (24 km/h) with an acceptable range to boot. The braking system is also effective and a real necessity for urban commutes that facilitate the need for stopping abruptly (and often) on busy urban streets.

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Top Speed & Acceleration

The top speed of the Razor E Prime scooter is still a noteworthy 15 mph (24 km/h). The electric motor is only activated once the scooter reaches a base speed of 3 mph. After this, however, you are free to cruise away at your desired speed level by gently pushing the black throttle button situated on the right side of the handlebar.

Battery Life & Range

The 36V lithium-ion rechargeable battery of this electric scooter gives it enough ride time – lasting up to 40 minutes which is plenty as this scooter is distinctly aimed at shorter commutes. Charge time is less than many of the popular scooters on the market, at around 4 hours to completely recharge before your next short trip (which by the way, is also a quicker charge time than its adversary, the Xiaomi M365).

Motor Configuration

The 250 watt brushless hub motor delivers high torque motor power enabling riders to reach a breezy 15 mph (24 km/h). The motor power is only initiated once the scooter reaches a speed of 3mph after it is initially kick-started. A unique benefit of riding this e scooter is that you’ll hardly notice the gentle purring of the motor as you dash around town.

Construction & Build Quality

Don’t let the light, small frame of the Razor e Prime electric scooter trick you into thinking that this electric scooter is anything but sturdy and durable. A premium grade aluminium fork and frame make this scooter highly durable and gives this scooter a clean and polished look. It also comes with a handy Allen wrench as part of the tool kit to assist in the set-up of your e-scooter.

Suspension

Sadly, the suspension is lacking in this e scooter (which is not so bad if you’re riding in the city mainly). Airless front and rear rubber tyres make sure that this scooter is secure as can be on the surface, but it also means that bumps and dips on the road can be more easily felt when travelling.

Ride Quality

The ride quality of this electric scooter – you’ll be glad to know – is above average due to its high torque-powered motor and anti-rattle foldable deck that delivers as smooth a ride as possible with as little sound as possible. However, the lack of suspension of this scooter makes it more suitable for smoother rather than bumpier terrain. The deck, which has ample foot space to enable one to stand comfortably, is also lower down. This somehow makes this scooter feel safer when turning sharp corners which is actually a clever design feature to avoid embarrassing topples, especially in public places. The adjustable handlebars with secure rubber grips also make for a more comfortable and secure ride.

Braking

The necessity of braking easily and promptly on an electric scooter is important when riding in public areas with lots of foot traffic. Luckily, the Razor e Prime scooter comes with a dual braking system that consists of an electronic brake that is easily activated with the press of a thumb or a rear fender brake that can be applied by pressing on it with your foot.

Portability

The Razor e Prime electric scooter has a lightweight frame (notably lighter than its competitor the Xiaomi M365) that is simple to fold up making it a portable scooter that is easy to transport when you’re done riding it. All it takes is a quick unscrewing of a cap to fold it neatly down, click it securely in place, and then fasten the cap back on again – and there you have it!

Lights

With the absence of reflector strips and a front headlight or rear tail light, you could opt to add reflector lights to the front, sides or back of your scooter when riding at night. You may also want to fix a LED headlight to the handlebars to enhance forward visibility after dark.

Tyres

8″ solid rubber tyres makes riding over humps and bumps on the road a bit easier to traverse. The tyres are also airless and you don’t have to worry about getting a flat – which is a huge relief especially if you find yourself out and about more often than not.

Deck

Deck size is an important consideration for electric scooters. The Razor e Prime electric scooter is smartly designed with a generously sized, patent-pending, anti-rattle aluminium deck which makes standing comfortably on this scooter much easier.

Controls & Display

A 5 stage multi-coloured LED battery indicator is conveniently situated on the down tube for easy viewing and lets you know when you’re running low on battery life so that you can charge it in time for your next trip. This is also where you’ll find the power button to switch it on and off easily when you need to. 

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Water Resistance

The Razor e Prime scooter is not suitable for riding in wet conditions but rather is the ideal scooter for use under clear, blue skies. It should be noted, however, that the electrical charge port is water-resistant, so you don’t have to stress as much about damaging the electrical components if you accidentally ride through a puddle of water.

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The Razor e Prime scooter has a 90-day warranty period. As a reputable brand and one of the most trusted companies around, you can expect better than average customer service from Razor.

Maintenance

The solid rubber rear and front tyres won’t puncture as air-filled tyres would, giving you time to enjoy the thrill of the ride without you having to worry about the expense and hassle of repairing punctured tyres.

Hill Climbing

Hill climbing on this scooter is, admittedly, a bit of a challenge. Best suited for smoother terrain, this scooter can go uphill but at a markedly slower speed.

Known Issues

No known issues.

Is this E-Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?

The Razor e prime electric scooter is reasonably priced at £400 or $556. It is at the pretty much middle-of-the-range price point when it comes to electric scooters. It has all the features you would need for quick commutes – light enough to pick up and carry, quick enough to get you where you need to be, and powerful enough to make the journey fun. The Razor e prime scooter is definitely one to consider if your day is made up of endless short trips that could be aided with the help of this reliable e scooter.

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Author:
Daniel Foley

BIO: 

Daniel is an avid scooter fan who has owned and tested over 50 different scooters. Part time scooter enthusiast & part time SEO specialist.  Daniels favourite scooter is the Dualtron Thunder.

Summary
  • Value for money
  • Light-weight and easily portable
  • Speed adjustable throttle
  • Larger deck space
  • Has a retractable kick-stand
  • Comes with adjustable handlebars
  • Is easily foldable to pack up and carry or store away
  • Max rider weight capacity of 176 lbs (80 kg)
  • Shorter than average battery life
  • Lacks sufficient suspension
  • Brakes could be sharper
  • Range is limited
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