Every boy wants the freedom that comes with transportation.
There is no cooler way to give that to your child that the all-new RSF650 from Razor. Just imagine when he pulls up to his friend’s houses on this sweet ride. Razor was kind enough to send us one to test out and we were very impressed.
The RSF650 looks like a real motorcycle with street bike geometry and a steel trellis frame. Its performance matches its looks with variable speed, high-torque motor that will do up to 17mph. It is powerful enough to be a lot of fun but not excessively so where I’d be worried about him doing wheelies and getting hurt.
I have to admit that as a parent I was concerned about my son being able to control a motorcycle but quickly realized that this bike was very easy for any kid to ride. You simply get on the bike, twist the handlebar throttle and go.
Don’t tell my kids but I’ve even tried it.
Braking is just as easy with the traditional handlebar controls engaging the disk brakes. We found that they worked amazingly well as they quietly and calmly brought the bike to a stop.
Even the battery on this electric bike is amazingly good. Razor claims “50 minutes of full-throttle fun”. We found it often lasted even longer than that. An important factor so he doesn’t get stranded why showing off at a friends’ house.
My only wish is that Razor had put some sort of lighting on the bike. This time of year, it gets dark exceptionally early and I want to make sure he is always seen but any bike light should work easily.
As a parent that has had kids get hurt before, I wanted to make sure that my son had the proper safety gear for riding. I quickly found that there are two types of helmets. Bike helmets that look like motorcycle helmets and real motorcycle helmets. I was surprised to find out that they are often very similar in cost. For this ride, I would recommend a real motorcycle helmet even though they typically are a bit heavier.
One final feature that I love is that since this bike is electric, it doesn’t need the gas tank so Razor made it a storage compartment. It works great for gloves, a bike lock, the charger or even his lunch (as with most teenage boys, he is always eating).