Fantastic Ride-On Toys for 8-Year-Olds – 11 Options


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

By far, our favorite ride-on toy is the Razor E200S electric scooter. We love the removable seat, the rechargeable battery and the extra wide tires.  

Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter
  • Handy twist-grip throttle
  • High-torque, quiet chain-driven motor
  • Long-lasting rechargeable 24V seal battery system
  • Hand-operated rear brake
  • 8-inch pneumatic tires
  • Removable riding seat
  • Can ride up to 12 mph
  • Real wheel drive function to for enhanced control and traction

Our top picks 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.

Here's a look at the best ride-on toys for 8-year-olds:

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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, thanks to a pneumatic front tire and fast-acting rear brakes that are hand-operated by your child.

We love that this scooter’s handlebars are adjustable, accommodating kids of all heights, and although the recommended age for this model by Razor is 8 years old and up, we wouldn’t rule out younger children using it, depending on their size and skill level.

Riders can get up to 40 minutes of use per charge, and charging generally takes 12 to 24 hours. The motor kicks in after the scooter reaches a pace of 3 mph. The scooter cuts power to the motor when your child uses the handbrake, as an added safety precaution.

This particular scooter is fairly priced, sturdy and solid, and easy to assemble, since it ships in just two pieces. According to the manufacturer, assembly takes all of 10 minutes. And since it comes in two pieces, it’s easy to take apart and take with you, wherever you’re headed. Replacement parts can be purchased on and from authorized service centers.

Fast enough to be fun but not so fast as to be dangerous, this would make a great gift for any child.
What we love

- Available in a variety of colors
- Easy to use acceleration control on the front of the scooter
- Motor is quiet even during acceleration

- Can be used for only 40 minutes before it needs to be charged
- Must be charged for at least 12 hours and ideally 24 hours
- Rouch use could cause scooter to break
Razor 100E Electric Scooter
  • Twist-grip acceleration
  • Super quiet chain driven motor
  • Simple quick star motor
  • Travels at up to 10 mph
  • Real wheel drive offers better control and traction
  • Two 12V sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system

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. It has a powerful motor which allows riders to reach 15 mph, and the extra wide front tire ensures a smooth ride and provides stability while on the go. 

This is Razor’s fastest model, but it sure doesn’t sacrifice safety when it comes to speed. The E300 has an extra-large deck and frame, which makes it extra stable for your child, and the extra-wide 10-inch pneumatic tires make it easy to control and super comfortable. In general, users agree that this model is extremely easy to maneuver and sturdy.

Check out the video below for a comparison of the E100 and E300 Razor models, from a kid's perspective.

Like the E100, kids will get around 40 minutes of use from a single charge, and charging can take around 12 hours. Assembly is a cinch for this Razor model, and should take parents just 10 minutes to put the scooter together.

Other features worth noting include the high torque, chain-driven motor, the retractable kickstand, and the twist-grip acceleration control. Also, this scooter has a maximum weight limit of 220 pounds.

In short, it's very easy to use, very easy to set up, and won't break the bank. It may very well be the perfect first scooter for your child.

What we love
- Large deck and frame to support up to 200 lbs
- Easy to use on all types of terrain, including gravel and small hills
- Hand-operated rear brake for maximum control and braking ability

- Must be charged after 40 minutes

Razor E300 Electric Scooter
  • Rides at up to 15 mph
  • High torque chain driven motor
  • Rear wheel drive allows for better control and traction
  • Retractable kickstand
  • 10 inch pneumatic tires ensure a smooth ride
  • Easy to assemble

Razor E200S 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, but the seat is detachable, allowing your young rider to scoot while standing.

It has a high-performance chain-driven motor that runs quietly, so no worries about disturbing the neighborhood, and your kiddo will be able to reach speeds of up to 15 mph. 

Other features we love include the super-size deck, which ensures maximum stability, and the twist-grip acceleration, which is is super easy to use. We would also note that this model comes in blue, grey and pink, catering to boys and girls alike.

This scooter is more stable than other models, thanks to the pneumatic front and rear tires, which are a nice 10 inches wide. Charging is pretty fast, and takes just 12 hours, which gives riders a nice ride time of 40 minutes.

The maximum weight is 220 pounds, and the scooter itself weighs 52 pounds. This model also takes on hills quite well, and is made of study steel.

Razor is known for its excellent quality customer service, so buyers can rest assured that they’re purchasing from a reputable, responsible company. In short, this is a very well-made product that any kid would love to have.

What we love
- Maximum weight capacity is 220 lbs
- Includes 2 batteries for maximum charge
- Seat can be removed easily

- Charge lasts around 45 minutes
- Seat cannot be moved up or down
- Battery life is around 200 charges

Razor E200S Seated Electric Scooter
  • Handy twist-grip throttle
  • High-torque, quiet chain-driven motor
  • Long-lasting rechargeable 24V seal battery system
  • Hand-operated rear brake
  • 8-inch pneumatic tires
  • Removable riding seat
  • Can ride up to 12 mph
  • Real wheel drive function to for enhanced control and traction

Razor Pocket Mod Euro Electric Scooter

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

But don't be mistaken by the vintage aesthetic, this scooter is pretty powerful. Your 8-year-old can travel up to 10 miles on a single charge, and he or she is going love cruising around the neighborhood in style.

This model can travel up to 15 mph, and a charge gives the user around 40 minutes of continuous use, like the other Razor models we reviewed above.

Available in several colors, this scooter boasts a high-performance electric motor and large, 12-inch tires, which ensure that it offers every kid a safe and stable ride. It also has hand-operated rear brakes. 

It has a small under seat storage stage, so users can take their belongings with them, and a retractable center mount kickstand, which makes parking a breeze. It’s extremely well-made, thanks to its sturdy, steel construction, and it takes about 12 hours to charge.

The maximum weight permitted is 170 pounds, it weighs 59 pounds, and this scooter’s assembled measurements are 50 x 18 x 30 inches.

This particular model from Razor is easy to assemble and its fun, fast and cool.

What we love
- Electric motor runs very quietly
- Can travel 10 miles on a single charge
- Challenging to change out the batteries
- Tires must be inflated using a special tip, which can be difficult to find
Euro Electric Scooter
  • Kids absolutely love it
  • Large 12 inch pneumatic tires
  • Rear suspension ensures a smooth ride
  • 40 minutes of continues use
  • High performance electric motor

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

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