Ride-On Toys for 8-Year-Olds – 11 Top Picks

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Ride-On Toys for 8-Year-Olds

If you're looking for a gift with wheels, then you've most certainly come to the right place.

There comes a time in every little boy and girl's life when they need a little independence, a little mobility.

With that in mind, we handpicked a selection of the very best ride-on toys for 8-year-olds, ​because we're firm believers that you can't just cruise around the neighborhood in any old thing. 

Our favorites are:​

  • Razor E100 Electric Scooter
  • Razor E300 Electric Scooter
  • Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter
  • Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
  • Razor PowerWing Caster Scooter
  • Razor RipRider 360 Caster Trike
  • Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart
  • Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle
  • Razor RipStik Ripster
  • Razor Dune Buggy
  • X-Games FS20 Freestyle Bicycle

These toys were chosen because they are the best quality, the most popular, the easiest to maneuver and the most stable, so parents (and gift-givers) can breath easy as they watch as their favorite 8-year-old rides off into the sunset.​

Razor E100 Electric Scooter

If your child loves to race down the sidewalk and have competitions with his or her friends, then this electric scooter is the right choice. It comes with an easy-to-operate twist-grip throttle and reaches a maximum of 10 mph for fast and furious fun. It provides a smooth ride no matter the surface with a pneumatic front tire and fast-acting rear brakes that are hand operated by your child.

Ride-on toys for 8-year-olds

What we love:​

  • It comes in a variety of colors
  • It's easy to use acceleration control on the front of the scooter
  • The motor is quite even during acceleration

What we don't love:​

  • The scooter can only be used for up to 40 minutes before a charge is needed
  • It must be charged for a minimum of 12 hours, but 24 hours is the recommended period
  • Previous customers say that the scooter will break over time with rough use

Razor E300 Electric Scooter

Is your child looking for a cool way to go to the park or swing by a friend’s house? This electric scooter is an awesome way to travel through the 'hood and even to the local store. The powerful motor allows riders to reach 15 mph, and the extra wide front tire ensures a smooth ride and provides stability while on the go. 

Ride-on toy for 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It has a large deck and frame to support up to 220 lbs
  • It has a hand-operated rear brake for maximum control and braking ability
  • It's easy to use on any type of terrain, including gravel and small hills

What we don't love:

  • It only runs for 40 minutes before it needs to be charged again
  • Some previous buyers claim the battery life is shorter than 40 minutes

Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter

Getting around town has never been so comfortable! This seated electric scooter allows your child to sit and relax while cruising around. It has a high-performance motor that runs quietly while allowing your kiddo to reach speeds of up to 15 mph. The front and back tires provide a smooth ride on any terrain with superior stability, and the large frame and deck make for a comfy ride.

Ride-on toy for 8-year-olds

What we love:

  • The scooter’s maximum weight capacity is 220 lbs
  • It includes two batteries for maximum charge
  • The seat can be removed easily, providing standing room on the scooter

What we don't love:

  • The seat is not adjustable and cannot be moved up and down
  • The scooter’s charge lasts 45 minutes
  • The battery life is only 200 charges

Euro Electric Scooter

If your kid wants to marry modern with vintage appeal, then the Euro electric scooter is the perfect choice for them. This baby looks like a vintage scooter and will impress everyone as your child passes by.

And even though it looks vintage, it’s nothing short of powerful. Your 8-year-old can travel up to 10 miles on a single charge, which means he or she can head to the grocery store and back in no time. With a 15 mph maximum speed, your kiddo will love the feeling of the wind blowing in his hair as he cruises around in style.

Ride-on toys for 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It comes in a variety of colors
  • The electric motor runs very quietly 
  • The scooter has a 150-lb. weight capacity

What we don't love:

  • Previous buyers say it's difficult to change out the batteries
  • The tires need to be inflated using a special tip, which can be difficult to find

Caster Scooter

If your kid loves to perform tricks, this caster scooter will not disappoint. With a simple side-to-side motion, your child can get the scooter off to a rolling start and quickly enjoy 360 spins and even sideways drifts. The caster wheels on the rear of the scooter provide maximum control and stability at all times, and it has special foam grips for superior comfort.

Ride-on toy for 8-year-olds

What we love:

  • The high-quality steel frame provides durability and strength
  • It has easy to remove stability bars
  • The adjustable handle bars improve comfort and design

What we don't love:

  • It may take some children a little time to get used to the side-to-side motion to make the scooter go
  • Some customers say that the handle bars come loose over time
  • Some previous buyers say that rough play with the scooter causes it to break

360 Caster Trike

The 360 caster trike is made for any young daredevil who wants to take trike riding to the extreme. This trike will provide hours of entertainment and will be the new hit on the block. Your kid’s gonna love the fast spinning motion that the dual incline caster wheels in the rear provide. With a large wheel in the front, your youngin’ will be able to stabilize the trike quickly and the solid steel frame provides support and durability. This is one of our favorite ride-on toys for 8-year-olds!

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It's easy to put together in under 30 minutes
  • The wheels are durable and allow the trike to spin and rotate without resistance
  • The pedals are easy to reach and the handles are easy to maneuver
  • It has a freewheel system, which allows for a smooth ride when coasting

What we don't love:

  • The trike is designed for older children, so younger kids will have trouble operating it
  • Previous customers have said the trike is not designed for rough play

Electric Go-Kart

​Sand dunes, mud pits, and a big puddle of water are no match for your child in this electric go-kart. It’s designed with a total maximum speed of 12 mph to provide tons of fast action fun. The go-kart comes with a hand-controlled brake and accelerator for superior control at all times. The wheels are made from molded aluminum, which means they will hold up even over rocks and pits in the ground. Get ready to watch your child have a blast throughout your yard in their new electric go-kart.

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It comes with a shoulder seat belt to protect children inside
  • It has a 140-pound weight capacity
  • It's easy to control and glides smoothly over all types of terrains

What we don't love:

  • It only has a 45-minute continuous drive time
  • It seats only one child at a time

Electric Tricycle

Get ready to head for the horizon on this electric tricycle. Gone are the days of manually pedaling; now your son or daughter can lean back and relax as the electric motor works for them. This tricycle can reach up to 9 mph for extreme fun on the roadway or sidewalk. The folding foot pegs make it easy to store and with a push button throttle, your kiddo will be off in no time.

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • The spinning caster wheels allow for quick 360-degree turns and drifts
  • It holds up to 120 lbs
  • It has a hand-operated front brake to provide immediate stopping power

What we don't love:

  • Children can be injured if the tricycle is not operated properly
  • Everyday use can cause wear on the back wheels, which will need to be replaced
  • Some customers have said that the charge does not last long enough

Ripster Skateboard

If your child wants to be a professional skateboarder, why not her them out early? The Ripster skateboard is lightweight and has a pivoting deck that will allow your kid to easily maneuver around and perform tricks. The deck is also concave, which means that his or her feet will sit comfortably and control the board flawlessly. The wheels on the skateboard are made from urethane, allowing them to roll smoothly over gravel, asphalt, and rocks.​

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It has a slip-resistant deck
  • It's easy to turn and gain speed without having to put in too much effort
  • It's lightweight, so your kiddo can perform even the toughest tricks

What we don't love:

  • Customers have said that the wheels wear down quickly with excessive use
  • Children may injure themselves if the skateboard is not used correctly
  • It may take children some time to learn how to balance and control the board

Electric Dune Buggy

Your 8-year-old will become a racing legend right in his or her own backyard with this electric dune buggy. Reaching top speeds of 10 miles per hour, your child will love climbing sand mountains and splashing through muddy terrain. The buggy has a zero-emission electric motor that's also incredibly quiet. With easy-to-use hand controls for the throttle and brakes, your little one will always be in control of where he or she goes.

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • It has a solid steel frame for superior durability
  • It has protective padding and an adjustable seat belt
  • It has a 350-watt motor and holds a child up to 120 pounds safely

What we don't love:

  • Previous customers say the battery does not hold a long charge
  • Improper inflation of the tires can cause them to pop

Freestyle Bicycle

Zipping and flying down the street is something kids love to do, and now yours can perform tricks on his freestyle bike. This bike provides a smooth ride and the steel frame allows for superior durability. The BMX handlebars allow your child supreme control even when doing tricks. Children can pedal their hearts out and reach top speed. Your little stunt devil will love this bike.

Ride-on toy for an 8-year-old

What we love:

  • The bike is lightweight, which allows children to control it better
  • It has front and rear pegs
  • It's easy for children to steer and control the bike
  • The frame is extremely durable and sturdy

What we don't love:

  • Some customers have said that the wheels bend easily
  • The bike is easily scratched when scraped or dropped on the ground

We sincerely hope you found what the perfect ride-on toy for the 8-year-old in your life!

If you're 8-year-old is into remote control toys, check out our list of the best cars and helicopters for something he or she will surely love.

We'd love to hear about your experience and your suggestions. Please comment below or shoot us a message on the contact page, as we hope to make this list as helpful as possible.

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