How do Razor Power A2 vs. Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 stack up?
The electric scooters we have head to head here are the Power A2, manufactured by Razor, versus the GXL Commuter v2, manufactured by Gotrax. We’ll take a deep dive into the specs of both brands, to help you decide which is better depending on your needs, and what you will mostly be using your electric scooter for.
The Razor Power A2 has a total weight of 14 lbs (6 kg), whereas the Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has a total weight of 26 lbs (12 kg). As Razor Power A2 is lighter, it is the more convenient option if you need to carry it for a portion of your commute (up stairs, or on and off public transport, for example).
Razor Power A2 has a motor power of 222W, versus Gotrax GXL Commuter v2’s motor power of 250W. Neither model is designed to take on inclines, and both models will struggle if your commute is a hilly one.
Razor Power A2 has a top speed of 10 mi/hr (16 km/hr) versus a top speed of 16 mi/hr (26 km/hr) for Gotrax GXL Commuter v2. So if you are looking at long, flat stretches on your commute, and if speed is your thing, then Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 is the best choice.
When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Razor Power A2 has a range of 6 miles (10 km), while Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has a range of 12 miles (19 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then neither model would be a good choice.
Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Razor Power A2 has a battery capacity of 90W, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has a capacity of 187 Wh. Razor Power A2 will recharge fully from empty in 4 hours, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 will take 4 hours to fully recharge.
An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Razor Power A2 has a maximum rider weight of 143 lbs (65 kg), while Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 can support a maximum weight of 220 lbs (100 kg).
Razor Power A2 has Foot brakes, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has Disc brakes.
Razor Power A2 has Solid and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has Pneumatic.
Suspension can also help achieve a smoother ride, and although not all electric scooters come with suspension, many models come with front or rear suspension, or both. Razor Power A2 has None, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 has None, making neither a comfy ride.
These days, plenty of electric scooters come with built-in lights. Options vary with lights available at both front and back, just front lights, or just rear lights. Razor Power A2 comes with none, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 comes with front lights, so Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 is suitable if driving after dark and safety are high priorities.
The final thing to keep in mind is the warranty. This protects you in the unlikely event of a fault with the electric scooter. Razor Power A2 comes with a 90 days warranty, and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2 comes with a 90 day limited warranty.
And there you have it, a full round up of Razor Power A2 Vs. Gotrax GXL Commuter v2. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Razor Power A2 and Gotrax GXL Commuter v2, and helps demonstrate which electric scooter will best suit your needs. Whichever scooter you pick, remember to always be safe, and have fun!
Side By Side Comparison Chart:
|Razor Power A2||Gotrax GXL Commuter v2|
|Top Speed||10 mi/hr (16 km/hr)||16 mi/hr (26 km/hr)|
|Range||6 miles (10 km)||12 miles (19 km)|
|Weight||14 lbs (6 kg)||26 lbs (12 kg)|
|Rider Weight||143 lbs (65 kg)||220 lbs (100 kg)|
|Tire Size||5.0 inches||8.5 inches|
|Battery (WH)||90W||187 Wh|
|Recharge Time||4 hours||4 hours|
|Lights||No Lights||Front Lights|
|Standing Dimensions||31.38" x 14.41" x 37.99"||43.8" x 17.0" x 42.0"|
|Folded Dimensions||39.0" x 6.0" x 14.0"|
|Buy On Amazon||Buy On Amazon|