Best electric scooter for 11 year old

 

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.
✔️ 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. 

Classic E100 Scooter

Award Winning Scooter
The classic E100 scooter has been around since 2003 and has won awards. So one thing you can be sure of is it has stood the test of time.Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has twist grip acceleration on the handlebar. The max speed of the scooter is 10mph. There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it’s on (at one speed) or off.

Run Time
It has a run time of 40 minutes on one charge.

Tyres
There is a pnuematic wheel at the front which will add some comfort going over bump and cracks in the pavement. The rear wheel is urethane.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.
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✔️ 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. 

Ridestar Scooter

The Ridestar scooter is a new scooter on the market and is the slowest one featured on this page. It probably will be a bit slow for most 11 year olds but it gives a comparison guide.

Speed
Like the E100 it goes up to 6 mph and requires a kick start. There is no variable speed and you press a button to power the motor.

Distance Travelled On One Charge
The scooter will travel up to 5 miles on one charge.

Wheels 
The wheels are made of PU which is a common material found for scooter wheels. PU wheels mean you don’t have to worry about punctures. However, they won’t offer a ride quite a cushioned as a scooter with air filled tyres.

Max speed
The max speed is 6mph. This is slower than many other scooters but may be a good choice for a very cautious 11 year old.
✔️ Tyres – You will generally see either urethane / PU wheels and / or pnuematic tyres on electric scooters. Urethane wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, pnuematic tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement. They generally give a smoother ride.  Pnuematic 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

Power Core E100

The Power Core E100 is a newer version of the classic E100. It differs because it has an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

Speed 
It’s maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E100).

Run Time
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is 50% longer than the E100.

Tyres
Like the E100, it features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pnuematic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.For more information, this article compares the classic E100 and the power core E100. 

✔️ 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.

Razor E300

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

Scooter weight
Bear in mind this scooter is a lot heavier than the other scooters featured and weighs 23.5kg

Tyres
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.

Motor
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.Frame size
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″.

Weight limit
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.

Other features
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. ​

Comparison chart

Feature
E100
Ride Star
Power Core E100
E300
Age Recommendation
8 plus
13 plus
8 plus
13 plus
Price
​£157.00
£99.99
£134.99
£157.99
Speed
Up to 10mph
Up to 6 mph
Up to 11mph
Up to 15mph
Tyres / Wheels
8″ pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
15.7″ PU wheels
​8″ pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
10″ pnuematic front and rear tyres
 Ride Time
40 minutes
5 miles (approx 50 minutes)
60 minutes
40 minutes
Acceleration Control
Twist grip acceleration
Push button acceleration
Twist grip acceleration
Twist grip acceleration
Brake
Hand operated front brake
Hand brake and foot brake
Hand operated caliper front brake
Hand operated rear brake
Frame and fork material
All Steel frame and fork
Hi-tensile steel
​All Steel frame and fork
All steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight
54kg
50kg
54kg
100kg
Batteries
24 V (2x12V)
24 V
24V (2x 12V)
24 V (2x12V)
Kickstand
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Motor
​Kick start chain driven motor
Kick start chain driven motor
Kick Start In Wheel Hub Motor
Chain driven motor
Frame Height
36″
37.4″
35″
44.5″
Frame Width
34″
37″
​33.7″
40″
Scooter Weight
15kg
23.5kg
12kg
23.5kg
Folding Handlebar
No
Yes
No
Yes

Videos

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