Jump to content

Razor or mototec

Recommended Posts

anybody own a razor mx500 or 650 or the mototec 500w ?

they appear to be comparable kids toys, we have a couple razor scooters so when they say 45minute runtime and 220 lb capable i know that means about 15 minute runtime and if your 220lbs expect about half the top speed, so im looking for additional feedback on either bike, i want something the kids can run around the house with and not be fixing it evryother use.

 

if theres additional similar units post up

 

 

rmx.jpg

mototec.jpeg

Edited by RetroRanger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a Mototec. It is a decent electric bike. My kids friends will ride it when we bring them with us on trail rides. It handles easy and intermediate trails well, but hills will kill the battery. About an hour+ battery life around the neighborhood and 30 to 45 mins on the trail. Rear suspension is pretty good, front suspension on ours is non-existent even though there are springs in the fork legs.

I broke off one of the pegs when I was riding it (220lbs). The frame tubing is very thin so I welded the peg to some 1" square tubing and then welded the square tubing to the frame.

I've only handled the Razor electric bikes, but the frames seem to be more robust than the Mototec. I think most of the Razor bikes don't have any suspension, though it does look like the 650 you posted does have suspension.

Edited by GVRider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GV thanks for the reply the mototec looks more like a real dirt bike, but the amazon reviews are mostly meh and the larger 650 or 1k watt bike is unavailible ?

I also considered the monster moto 1 k watt mini bike, this was attractive because it looks like they took their minibike set up and converted ti electric, my thinking is the MB components are robust and available while the electric parts are probably off the shelf items...no suspension was the turn off here as well as a lack of availability for the e unit gas units are easily obtainable.   they have a 250w unit that appears availible but to small...heres a pic of the 1kw unit below

anyway i pulled the trigger on the razor just because they have been around a while and have made these bikes a while so parts and support should not be hard to come by if needed.

Ill report back once the kids ~4' 60 lbs get some time on the bike !!!

 

 

monster moto.jpg

Edited by RetroRanger
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I were to buy another lower cost electric, I think I'd go with the 650 too. Or I would step up to a kuberg or oset.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow inever heard of those two, they look pretty cool and both have more powerful motors than the razor offerings.  I will keep those in mind when its time to upgrade thanks

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, RetroRanger said:

wow inever heard of those two, they look pretty cool and both have more powerful motors than the razor offerings.  I will keep those in mind when its time to upgrade thanks

GasGas also has an electric dirtbike.

 

GasGas E12.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, GVRider said:

GasGas also has an electric dirtbike.

 

GasGas E12.JPG

Gas gas and torrot share technology and the torrot is just blue in color

IMG_1941.JPG

 

They also do a trials version

 

IMG_1942.JPG

Edited by kxrob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

these other bikes are much more sophisticated (and expensive) than the razor.

 

We did get the 650 razor and its a good kids toy.  It has mechanical disc brakes (vs hydraulic) on real bikes.  I was able to easily lock up the rear wheel w me riding it so brakes work fine im just commenting they are not hydraulic. it has spring loaded suspension but it doesnt appear to be hydraulically damped.  It works good and goes 17ish mph.   the first several charges have lasted about an hour.  if your hoping for the latest tech the other bikes listed above may suit you better, but for a kids around the house toy thats not going to be thrashed thru mud and left outside i recommend the razor its reasonably well made and performs as advertised.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


×