The Best Electric Scooter for An 11 Year Old
There are numerous electric scooters that are suitable for 11 year olds. The main question you may need to answer before you choose which one is suitable for an 11 year old is how much power and speed do you think they will be able to handle?
Check out some reviews of scooters below as well as a comparison chart which shows at a glance all the scooters which may be suitable. And scroll to the end for some videos of each scooter in action.
Razor E90 Scooter
The Razor E90 power core scooter is designed for kids aged eight and up.
One of the plus points of this scooter is it's long run time. The scooter has up to 80 minutes continuous use which is double the time of other Razor models (where the battery lasts for around 40 minutes).
Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has button acceleration control on the handlebar. There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it's on (at one speed) or off. The max speed is 10mph (this may be affected by the weight of the child and whether they are going up or downhill)
The urethane front wheel tyre absorbs the worst impacts. The rear tire is made from TP for a smoother ride and increased traction.
There is a weight limit of 54kg.
It's one of the least expensive electric scooter for kids currently.
✔️ Speed - Most electric scooters for kids have one speed of between 6 mph and 15mph. Most 11 year olds will be fine with 10mph. It's not too slow or too fast. Most kids will go this fast on their bike. However, if you have a particular confident child, you may look at a scooter which goes a little quicker than 10mph. These are often aimed at teens but some 11 year olds may have the ability to use them. Of course, it will depend on the child, so it's your call. There are videos at the end of this article where you can see the scooters in action and this may help you make a decision.
Power Core E100
A step up from the Power Core E90 is the slightly more powerful Razor Power Core E100. It's also aimed at the age 8 plus group but there are a few differences and it's slightly more expensive.
Motor and start
Like the E90 it features an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.
Kick start the scooter to get going. There is twist grip acceleration and there is one continuous speed.
It's maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E90).
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is about 10 minutes less than the E90.
It features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pneumatic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.
✔️ Tyres - You will generally see either urethane / PU wheels and / or pneumatic tyres on electric scooters. Urethane wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, pneumatic tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement. They generally give a smoother ride. Pneumatic tyres will be better the older and heavier a child gets. You won't see an electric scooter aimed at adults which has urethane tyres as they will wear down quickly with the extra weight and won't give much comfort on the ride.
E200 Razor Scooter
The E200 scooter is a step up from the E100, it goes slighly faster and may be a good choice for an 11 year old who wants an electric scooter with a bit more speed.
Kick Start and Speed
Unlike the E100 it doesn't require a kick start to get going. Just jump on and off you go. It can reach speeds of up 12mph (although like all electric scooters the actual speed will depend on the height, weight and balance of the child). Like the E100, it has twist grip acceleration control with a hand operated rear brake. It has no variable acceleration and travels at one speed only.
One difference from the E100 is that both the front and rear wheel have 8 inch pneumatic tyres for a smooth ride.
The frame size is slightly bigger than the E100. It's 105cm high (41.3 inches) from floor to top of the handlebars. It measures 94cm (33 inches) in length. The frame is a good size for the 10 to 13 age group.
The weight limit is 75kg
The Razor E300 has a recommended age limit of 13 plus. However, there are reviews of 11 year olds and much younger children using it. It is quite a bit nipier than the other scooters featured on this page so it really is an adult's call as to whether this will be okay for their 11 year old.
Speed and Run Time
The max speed is 15mph and it has a run time of 40 minutes
Bear in mind this scooter is a lot heavier than the other scooters featured and weighs 23.5kg
One real plus point of this scooter is that it has a front and rear pneumatic tyres so it will offer a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the path.
Unlike all the other scooters featured on this page, the E300 doesn't require a kick start. It has a chain driven motor to reach the scooters 15mph speed. However there is no variable speed which may be a concern.
The frame height is 44.5" and the width is 40". This is quite a bit bigger than other scooters on this page. For example, the E100 has a frame size of 36" by 34".
The weight limit on this scooter is 100kg. This means that all older kids and teens can enjoy the scooter as well as adults underneath the weight limit too.
This scooter has a handlebar which can fold down which makes it easier to store and transport the scooter.
For more information on this scooter read a comparison between the classic E100 and the E300 scooter.
✔️ Weight limit - Electric scooters have different weight limits that vary greatly. For example the E100 has a weight limit of 54kg whereas the E300 has a weight limit of 100kg. This may have an influence on which electric scooter to buy an 11 year old. If there is an elder sibling in the family or adults who may want a go on the scooter it may not be possible on scooters with lower weight limits. Most 11 year olds will be a way of the 54kg weight limit but if you see this scooter as lasting a few years, it may be worth going for a scooter with a higher weight limit as long as they can handle any extra speed and power.
The Micro Sparrow scooter has ingeniously been designed as both as a push scooter and an electric scooter. This hybrid design makes the scooter a unique option aimed at the 8 to 15 year old age group.
Speed and Run Time
It has a maximum speed of 9mph and the scooter can build up speed gradually. It requires push power to kick start the motor, but once you've got going the electric motor kicks in for safe speed.
Electric and Push power
A push of the button can easily switch the scooter between a kick scooter and an electric one.
The scooter is much lighter than all the other electric scooters at a very impressive 5.1kg. The allows the scooter to successfully work to be pushed along as well as used with its motor.
Amazingly, the scooter charges in just 3 hours and the battery lasts for 30 minutes or a range of 4 miles (6km). Plenty of time to whizz about. And of course, when the battery runs out, just switch to push power mode to keep the scooter moving.
There's a fixed height of 82cm. .
HOMCOM Kids Electric Scooter
The Homcom scooter has a recommended age from 7 to 14 years with a height adjustable handlebar of 73-91cm. It has a maximum weight of 50kg. The average weight of an 11 year old is just 35.5kg so it should be fine for most kids this age with some growing room too.
Speed and Range
The scooter has a range of 8 to 10KM with a full charge time of 5 to 8 hours. It features 12km/h maximum speed. (just over 7mph) It's not the fastest scooter which may be fine for some 11 year olds but other kids will want a faster ride.
It's equipped with 2 rechargeable 12 V batteries.
It features a hand brake for easy and quick stop, a reatractable kickstand and it's foldable too
✔️ Frame size - the more powerful scooters do tend to have a slightly bigger frame as they are designed for teens and adults. So, if you have a small 11 year old, a smaller size frame may be better for them. Although there are reviews of young children using the bigger frame sizes and getting on fine.
|Scooter||E90||E200||E300||HOMCOM||Power Core E100|
|Age Recommendation||8 plus||13 plus||13 plus||7 - 14 years||8 plus|
|Speed||Up to 10mph||Up to 12mph||Up to 15mph||Up to 7.45mph||Up to 11mph|
|Tyres/Wheels||Urethane front wheel |
Rear tyre made from TPU
|8" pneumatic front and rear tyres||10" pneumatic front and rear tyres||PU wheels||8" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
|Ride Time||80 minutes||40 minutes||40 minutes||50 minutes (approx)||60 minutes|
|Acceleration / Control||Button Control||Twist grip||Twist grip||Twist grip||Twist grip|
|Brake||Hand operated front brake||Hand operated front brake||Hand operated front brake||Hand and foot brake||Hand operated front brake|
|Frame and fork material||All steel frame and fork||All steel frame and fork||All steel frame and fork||Hi-tensile steel||All steel frame and fork|
|Maximum Rider Weight||54kg||70kg||100kg||50kg||54kg|
|Battery||12V lead acid rechargeable battery||24V (2x12V)||24V (2x12V)||24V (2x12V)||24V (2x12V)|
|Motor||Kick start in wheel hub motor||Chain driven||Chain driven||High torque, ultra quiet driven motor||Kick Start in wheel hub motor|