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If you are thinking about purchasing a new electric scooter, then you may be looking for the best commuter scooter for adults. Two of the most popular options are the GoTrax G4 scooter and the Razor C25 electric scooter. Even though a Razor electric scooter is a popular option, is this the best commuter scooter? After testing the GoTrax G4 and Razor C25 extensively, we have put together a detailed comparison of the GoTrax G4 and Razor C25. Hopefully, the details I provide inside will help you decide which is the best commuter scooter for adults.
GoTrax G4 vs. Razor C25: A Head To Head Comparison
If you are trying to decide whether the GoTrax G4 scooter or the Razor C25 is right for you, it might be helpful to do a head-to-head comparison. A few of the important points to note include:
- Both scooters are electric kick scooter models
- Each scooter has air filled tires, but the Razor C25 has tires that are slightly different sizes.
- Both model has a variety of safety and locking mechanisms.
- Both scooters can be folded up and carried with ease.
- The GoTrax G4 has a slightly more powerful motor, a slightly faster top speed, and a slightly longer range.
- The Razor C25 is a lighter scooter, which could make it easier to transport.
- The GoTrax G4 carries a higher price tag but packs more features.
This is a brief head-to-head comparison of the two scooters; however, it might be helpful to take a look at some of the specific differences below.
GoTrax G4 vs. Razor C25: Major Differences
It might be helpful to take a look at a few of the biggest differences between the two scooters. A few key examples include:
- The GoTrax G4 has a maximum speed of 20 MPH. The Razor C25 has a maximum speed of 18 MPH, making the GoTrax G4 just a bit faster.
- The GoTrax G4 has a 350 watt motor while the Razor C25 has a motor that is 250 watt motor. This makes the GoTrax G4 just a bit more powerful and is capable of reaching speeds up to 20mph.
- Both scooters are capable of travelling long distances. The GoTrax G4 has a 25 mile maximum range, while the Razor C25 is about 18 miles.
- The G4 weighs 36 pounds while the Razor C25 weighs 32.5 pounds, making the Razor C25 a bit lighter.
- The GoTrax scooter has 10′ shock absorbing tires. The Razor C25 uses shock absorbing tires that are 12.5 inches in the front and 8.5 inches in the back.
- The G4 is more expensive.
You should keep these major differences in mind when you are trying to figure out which scooter is better for you.back to menu ↑
In-Depth Comparison: GoTrax G4 vs. Razor C25
|Comparison||GoTrax G4||Razor C25|
|Unfold: Length x Width x Height||42.3" x 17.9" x 47.4"||45" x 17.4" x 44.2"|
|Max. weight of Rider||220lbs Max Rider Weight||220lbs Max Rider Weight|
|Max. Speed||20 MPH Max Speed||Sport Mode : 18 mph Eco Mode : 10 mph|
|Typical Range||25 Miles per Charge||18 miles|
|IP Rating||IPX4 Waterproof Rating||IPX4 Waterproof Rating|
|Braking System||EABS + Disc Braking||regenerative electric brake and a rear fender brake|
|Motor||350 Watt Motor||250 watt motor|
|Battery||36V 10.4aH||36V lithium-ion|
|Tires||10" Air Filled Tires||12.5 inches in the front and 8.5 inches in the back|
Even though it is helpful to take a look at these specific differences, it is important to dive into the details when you are trying to figure out which scooter is best for you.
One scooter is not necessarily better than the other, but you do need to think about which scooter is going to meet your specific needs. A few questions you need to answer include:
- Where are you going to be using the scooter? Is it going to be on pavement? Or are you taking it off-road?
- If you are using the scooter for your commute, how long is your commute?
- Do you think there is a chance you might get wet when you ride the scooter?
- How fast do you want the scooter to go?
- How long do you need to scooter to last?
- Neither are budget scooters but, how much do you want to spend?
If you can answer these questions, you should be able to decide which of these two scooters is best for your needs.back to menu ↑
Hill Climbing Abilities
First, you might be curious about the hill-climbing abilities of the two scooters. Of course, if you are climbing hills, it is going to impact your speed and range. Probably the most important factor when tackling hills is the power of the motor.
The GoTrax G4 electric scooter has a motor that is 350-watt motor while the Razor C25 has a motor that is 250-watt motor, meaning that the G4 scooter has a motor that is much more powerful. Therefore, this is going to be the better scooter for hills.
Winner: GoTrax G4, with the more powerful motorback to menu ↑
Security and Locking
Next, you need to make sure that you are able to protect your scooter from being stolen. The GoTrax G4 comes with a digital lock on the LED screen that you can use to digitally lock the scooter.
The Razor C25 does not give you the ability to lock the scooter from an LED screen. While neither scooter has a dual lock safety system which includes an integrated combination lock (in the GoTrax scooter lineup only the Gmax Ultra has a combination lock), you can purchase a cable lock separately for extra safety. That way, you do not have to worry about someone driving off with your scooter.
Winner: GoTrax G4, with the digital locking capabilities from the tech stack.back to menu ↑
You need to make sure you stay safe on the scooter, and one of the most important factors is the performance at the break. When you ride the GoTrax G4, you can take advantage of convenient disc brakes that you can operate with your hands. On the other hand, the Razor C25 provides access to a novel electric front brake and a rear fender brake you can operate for extra stopping power. You never have to worry about a manual brake giving out. Furthermore, because the Razor C25 has a lower top speed, it is easier to bring this scooter to a complete stop in the event of an emergency.
Winner: Razor C25, with the dual braking system and manual brake optionback to menu ↑
Acceleration and Maximum Speed
If speed is what you are looking for, this is a fairly objective comparison. The GoTrax G4 has a maximum speed of 20 MPH, while the Razor C25 has a maximum speed of 18 MPH. In addition, the GoTrax G4 has a motor that is 350-watt motor while the Razor C25 has a motor that is 250-watt motor.
This means that the GoTrax G4 should be able to accelerate faster as well. Therefore, the GoTrax G4 has a higher top speed and a faster acceleration than the Razor C25.
Winner: GoTrax G4, with the higher top speed and faster acceleration.back to menu ↑
Convenience and Portability
Of course, you also want to make sure that you can take the scooter relatively easily from place to place. Both the GoTrax G4 and the Razor C25 allow you to fold up the scooter conveniently and carry it with you when you need to go somewhere.
The Razor C25’s locking system is more reliable, so you do not have to worry about the scooter falling open when you move from place to place.
In addition, the GoTrax G4 weighs 36 pounds while the Razor C25 weighs 32.5 pounds. This means that the Razor C25 is about 10 percent lighter than the GoTrax G4.
Winner: Razor C25, with a lighter weight and more reliable folding mechanism.
Range Testing: Best Long Range Electric Scooter: GoTrax G4 vs. Razor C25
You might also be curious about the range testing between the two scooters. Well, commuters rejoice!
Both scooters use a lithium-ion battery pack which provides a lot of overall range on a single charge.
The range of the GoTrax G4 is up to 25 miles, while the range on the Razor C25 is about 18 miles.
Keep in mind that the range of the scooter is going to be impacted by weather conditions, the number of hills the scooter has to climb, and the overall weight of the rider.
Furthermore, the GoTrax G4 also charges much faster than the Razor C25, which is another factor that will impact the range. Plus, it takes longer for the Razor C25 to reach its full charge.
Winner: GoTrax G4, with a longer range and faster charge time.back to menu ↑
Build Quality and QA
Both scooters are relatively reliable, as the manufacturers of the GoTrax G4 and the Razor C25 both provide a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty.
This means that if anything goes wrong with the scooter in the first 90 days after purchase, the company might replace the scooter free of charge.
While it doesn’t necessarily build quality but, because the C25 has a larger front tire than the one on the back (12.5 inches on the front and 8.5 inches on the back), its air-filled pneumatic tires will provide a nice smooth ride. Plus, you’ll enjoy improved rider stability because of the front tire in the event that you hit a large pothole.
Both companies exclude intentional damage from the warranty. In addition, both scooters have the same water resistance rating at IP 54.
This means that the shooters should run while if there is a light shower; however, they should not be submerged in water.
At the same time, the Razor C25 is a more durable scooter that can take a bigger beating than the GoTrax G4, making it the more durable option.
Winner: Razor C25, with a more durable design
Pricing and Value for Your Money
Finally, you also want to know what you are getting for your money. When looking at prices, the price can change from time to time; however, the Razor scooter is significantly more expensive than the GoTrax G4 even though the GoTrax G4has a longer range, faster speed, and better acceleration. This makes the GoTrax G4 the better value for money option.
Winner: GoTrax G4, this scooter has better specs and a bit lower price.
OTHER SCOOTERS TO CONSIDER
SPECIFICATION, COMPARISONS, and REVIEWS
|GoTrax Apex||15.5 mph||15 mi||32.1 lbs|
|GoTrax XR Elite||15.5 mph||18 mi||31.88 lbs|
|GoTrax GXL V2||15.5 mph||9-12 mi||26.4 lbs|
|GoTrax G4||20 mph||25 mi||36 lbs|
|Hiboy S2 Pro||19 mph||25 mi||33 lbs|
|The Kugoo M2 Pro||20 mph||18.6 mi||34 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot ES4||18.6 mph||28 mi||30 lbs|
|Segway ES1 L||12.4 mph||12.4 mi||24.9 lbs|
Ultimately, both the GoTrax G4 and the Razor C25 are solid scooters that will provide the rider with a reliable ride that will get them from place to place.
Even though the Razor electric scooter C25 is significantly lighter and easier to transport, the GoTrax G4 has a much longer range, a faster top speed, and better acceleration ratings. Plus, I like the fit and finish of the GoTrax a bit better.
Furthermore, the security features of the GoTrax G4 are also better, despite having a significantly lower price point than the Razor C25. Therefore, the GoTrax G4 is the better scooter.
Winner: The GoTrax G4, with the better range, speed, acceleration, and price.
Interested in our complete take on each scooter?
Read the GoTrax G4 review here.
Or, if you want to learn more about the Razor scooter C25, read our full review here.
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