Remember that shiny aluminum Razor scooter from your childhood that every kid on the block had in one way or another? You know, the one that will inevitably unfurl at some point and smack you right in the ankle? Well, now the company has relaunched it as an electric scooter for adults known as the Razor Icon. And it’s headed to a store near you.

The Razor Icon electric scooter rolls out

The Razor Icon may look like the original Razor scooter of yesteryear, but it’s been upgraded with bigger wheels, a bigger platform, a sturdier build, LED lights and, yes, an electric motor.

It first launched this spring on Kickstarterwhere it reached its funding goal in a matter of hours.

Early adopters who jumped at the chance to be on the leaderboard may have found success on their first few rides, but now the Razor Icon electric scooter is headed to retail stores such as Target and Razor website to give the rest of us normals a chance to relive our youth.

But this time you could be flying at 18 mph (30 km/h) without breaking a sweat instead of kicking your little size 6 sneakers until the tread wears off.

The Razor Icon reaches a top speed of 18mph thanks to a 350W motor hidden in the rear wheel.

8.5-inch tires replace the old 4-inch polyurethane wheels on the original scooter. They still look pretty damn close to the original, at least from a distance, but they use solid rubber tires to give a better ride than the teeth-slapping stone-hard polyurethane wheels of our childhood. The lack of an inner tube means you’ll have the same flatness as the originals, but this time with a smoother ride.

The 36V battery is said to provide 18 miles (30 km) of range, which should be plenty for city commuters and neighborhood bullies.

Braking is done either by an electric motor brake activated by the left hand thumb lever, or by what appears to be a functional brake on the rear wheel like the old Razors.

The 26-pound (11.8 kg) Razor Icon also has a tail light that lights up like a brake light, as well as a headlight to make you (slightly) more visible at night.

The scooter was originally launched on Kickstarter at an early bird price only $549 but now at a price at $599 retail. That’s the price of not risking everything to be first in line for a crowdfunding campaign.

electric scooter razor icon

As Razor’s vice president of design and development Jan Desberg explained in a statement provided to Electrician:

We were blown away by the amazing buzz surrounding the Razor Icon when we first unveiled our plans via Kickstarter back in March. It’s incredibly modern and sleek design, and the vibrant color scheme makes it the ultimate ride, while also paying homage to the iconic scooter of the early 2000s. We want to give our fans who rode the original Razor ‘A’ as kids, as well as new fans, the most exhilarating ride ever with this release.

What do you think of this modern version of the original Razor scooter? Are you ready to relive your childhood with a little effort? Let’s hear about it in the comments section below!

Call me crazy, but I think I’m still a little more interested The recent Razor electric scooter with two seats for the driver and passenger. But hey, it’s me!

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