Let’s be honest, nobody wants to be the third wheel. The Urban Dictionary defines Third Wheel as “One who deters the socialization of a couple, perhaps when being invited out of pitty or through a feeling of duty“. Yikes, nothing good could possible come from a third wheel…unless…what if you added that third wheel to a scooter, strapped on two 12 volt batteries and let kids go 9 MPH, for up to 40 minutes, all while carving it up like they were on the ski slopes?
Say Hello To The New Razor Trikke E2 Electric Scooter
The Razor Trikke E2 is of course a trikke, meaning it has three wheels. By simply carving back and forth, as if you were skiing, you can get the Trikke moving. Of course, the real fun comes when you twist the throttle on the handlebar, the two 12 volt batteries kick in and the motor on the front wheel gets you cruising at 9 MPH. We first saw the Razor Trikke E2 Electric Scooter at Toy Fair 2013, but we have now had a chance to review the Trikke E2 in a real world setting.
Please Watch Our Video Review of the Razor Trikke E2 Electric Scooter -
Carve It Up, No Snow Necessary
Yes, the Trikke E2 is electric powered, and we will get to that in a second, but the cool thing is that you do not need a motor to get the Trikke E2 going. By leaning left and right, you can carve with the Trikke E2 and get moving as if you were skiing. If the kids are looking for a workout, they can carve for a while and then just twist the throttle when they need that extra speed boost.
What Kid Wouldn’t Love An Electric Scooter?
All the kids (and adults) who tried the Trikke E2 had the same reaction when they twisted the throttle and the electric motor kicked in – a big giant grin! 9 MPH is not super fast, but it is fast enough for kids to feel the rush of being on an electric scooter. Thankfully for us parents, there is a safety feature so the motor will not start until you are going 3 MPH. This means if the kids turn the throttle while standing still the scooter will not take off on them. As the video shows, you just need to do a kick start, then once you are rolling you can hit the throttle and engage the motor.
Here is the full feature list for the Razor Trikke E2 –
- Speeds up to 9 mph (13 kmh)
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
- Twist-grip acceleration
- Push start system
- Dual rear brakes
- 6” urethane wheels
- High torque motor
- 24 volt (two 12V) rechargable battery system
Please Kids, Ride Safe and Have Fun
The fact that the Trikke E2 has three wheels makes it a very stable scooter. You really need to be slashing left to right to manage to tip this scooter…but it can be done (just ask my son). If I can just be that annoying super safety conscious father to everyone for a moment and say – wear your helmet and be safe!
Conclusion: The Razor Trikke E2 Proves Three Wheels Can Be Better Than Two
The Razor Trikke E2 is everything a scooter should be – fun, fast and easy to ride! The only real negative to the Trikke E2 is the 10 hour recharge time, which can be a drag. The good news is you get about 40 minutes of drive time and you can always do some carving if the battery dies. It also would be nice if the height of the handlebars were adjustable, but that is a minor point. If you have kids who enjoy scooters, but have grown bored of the traditional two wheel kick scooters, the Razor Trikke E2 may just be the thing to rekindle their love of scooters!
The Razor Trikke E2 is For Ages 8+ and Sells For About $250
Purchase the Razor Trikke E2 For $229 From Walmart.Com