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Razor Dune Buggy
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- Compact kids dune buggy with powerful 350-watt electric motor
- Reaches speeds of up to 10 mph; 8-inch knobby pneumatic tires
- Durable tubular steel frame; padded bucket seat with seatbelt
- Hand throttle and brake controls; requires no fuel to run
- Supports up to 120 pounds driver weight; for ages 8 and older
- Note: Please refer User Manual Page 3 on how to charge the battery
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From the manufacturer
From day one, Razor has focused on providing the very best riding experience, combining cutting-edge technology, high-quality materials and innovation to deliver products designed to suit riders’ evolving lifestyles.
Founded in 2000, Razor quickly became an icon of American culture with the introduction of the now legendary A model kick scooter. The must-have item of the year, the A model continues to be an essential ride for anyone on the go.
Today, Razor offers a full line of award-winning products that inspire and excite riders around the globe. Influenced by our Southern California home, and rooted in popular action sports – from motocross and BMX, to snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing – Razor’s products embody the spirit of freedom and fun.
The Dunes Will Beg For Mercy
This vintage-cool ride will give older kids and teens plenty of buggy thrills. The classic dune buggy design features a bucket seat, diamond plate floorboard, with knobby tires and terrain following suspension.
- Speeds up to 9 mph.
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use.
- Variable speed, high torque, chain driven motor.
- Thumb trigger acceleration control.
- Hand operated rear disc brake.
- 8 inch knobby pneumatic tires and terrain following rear suspension.
- Bucket seat with seat/ shoulder strap.
- Flag included.
- 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system.
- Battery charger included.
- Some assembly required.
- Assembled Product Dimensions: 41 inch x 26.5 inch x 17.5 inch.
The ultimate electric powered off-road Buggy
For adults, dune buggies may beckon colorful memories of the 70s. For kids, they're just plain fun. Razor has put their electric spin on this vintage-cool ride to give older kids and teens some buggy thrills. Traveling at speeds up to 9 miles per hour, the classic dune buggy design features a bucket seat and diamond plate floorboards. And with knobby tires and terrain following suspension – the dunes will be begging for mercy.
Space saving vertical storage capability
The Dune Buggy's light, yet durable tubular steel frame, makes for easy vertical storage.
Variable speed, thumb trigger trottle and hand brake
Operation is a breeze thanks to the hand-controlled accelerator and hand operated rear disk braking system.
8 inch knobby pneumatic tires
8 inch knobby pneumatic tires and terrain following rear suspension for a smooth ride.
Powerful fun at speeds up to 9mph
Features a reduction drive for maximum torque along with a variable speed, chain driven motor to give riders unlimited fun.
|Item Dimensions||14.75 x 21.75 x 36.25 inches|
|Item Display Weight||83.15 pounds|
|Item Weight||83.15 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||86 pounds|
|Weight Capacity Maximum||120 pounds|
The Razor Dune Buggy provides the ultimate in electric powered off-road capabilities. Powerful speeds up to 9mph and can carry up to 120lbs ! The Dune Buggy's specially designed reduction drive is perfect for lower torque climbing and off-roading. 8" knobby tires and big bucket seat allow for a smooth comfortable ride. Ages 8+. NOTE: Please refer User manual Page no 3 on how to charge the battery.
Want to give your child a little off-road entertainment? Turn to the Razor dune buggy, the ultimate in electric-powered backcountry cruising. Outfitted with a powerful 350-watt motor designed to reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, the buggy is fast enough for serious fun, but slow enough that it won't compromise your child's safety. Parents will also appreciate the side roll cage, which creates a barrier between the rider and the outside, and the padded bucket seat, which includes a seatbelt for added security. And thanks to the buggy's specially designed reduction drive, the vehicle is capable of both lower torque climbing and high torque gearing. Perhaps the coolest feature, however, is the fully electric design, which is not only easy to charge, but requires no fuel at all, runs quietly, and produces no emissions.
Other details include eight-inch knobby pneumatic tires, an active rear suspension, a durable tubular steel frame with diamond-plate floorboards, hand throttle and brake controls, a rear disc brake, and a safety flag. Ideal for difficult tracks and terrain, the buggy supports up to 120 pounds of weight and is suitable for ages 8 and older.
- For ages 8+
- 120-pound weight limit
- Can reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour
- 350 watt motor
- 8 knobby pneumatic tires
- Bucket seats with seatbelt
- Powder coated finish on tubular steel frame
- Protective padding
- Diamond plate floorboards
- Hand throttle and brake controls
- Rear disc brake
- Safety flag
- Vertical storage
Safety WarningWarning: Using this product may be a dangerous activity and may result in injury or death even when use with proper safety precautions. Use on your own risk.
Top Customer Reviews
Also notable is that this goes much faster than those plastic fantastic vehicles, so we do exercise caution with our 2 year old who wants to ride off on his own! I think this would be great for kids 5-10, depending on size. The closer you get to the recommended 120 weight limit the slower this Dune Buggy goes. Although we have had 150lbs on it for short periods over various terrains though it does stall out a bit!
The main reason I went with a Razor product was in the hopes I could get something that would work in our yard, which consists of flat dirt, wild tall weedy/brush areas, wood chips and some uneven and hilly areas. This product does not disappoint! With one or two kiddos on this (approx 65lbs with both) this thing is a blast! It is just a barely appreciable bit faster on the flat dirt areas but takes the hills and chips just fine unless battery is almost dead, or if my younger child and I am riding (about 125lbs, and yes it is so fun =)! In these cases it is sometimes necessary to shift weight around to get over especially challenging spots, and it does slow appreciably. If we hit a rut dug by the critters worst case scenario is sticking a leg out to give a little extra push, and again I find these problems primarily in low battery or top of weight limit scenarios.
I wanted to write this review especially for those out there who know Power Wheels just won't work out in your yard but want to get a recreation type vehicle for the kiddos who are just a bit too young for a full sized ATV... This Dune Buggy rocks (though Razor does even have a small ATV, we have not tried as my daughter preferred this but I bet its great too.) All things considered I can't recommend this more highly!
The frame appears to be 3/8" painted steel tube that is bead welded at all the junctions. The steering wheel appears to be about 1/2" tubular steel and the column appears to be about 3/4". The frame for the motor and gear box is steel as well. There is a single spring shock in the center behind the seat for a smoother ride. It appears to be adjustable with a star-shaped finger nut, but I haven't attempted this. The platform and foot rest are a thick plastic that seems appropriate and durable with a diamond-tread texture. The seat is a durable plastic. The cover on the motor and gear box is durable plastic. The tires are rubber and have an inner tube. The rims are two plastic parts sandwiched together by 4 lock-nuts and probably the weakest of all the construction materials. The rims have a metal liner with standard sealed bearings on each side that can easily be removed and replaced. The rear wheels are attached to a solid steel axle. The front wheels are on independent spindle arms connected by a galvanized steel adjustable tie rod. The throttle lever and brake lever are plastic. The disk brake caliper is metal and mounted in the rear under the motor cover. The motor is connected to the gear via a metal chain commonly seen on bicycles. Overall, this thing is made from superior materials and is a heavy 83 pounds.
It has excellent speed even in the grass. Our boys are easily able to operate the throttle and steering safely. It has sufficient turning radius. The brake is almost obsolete, honestly. When the throttle is released it stops within about 8 feet from full speed. I rarely see the boys using it. For little hands, its a little difficult to reach. Both buggies came fully charged. They run a solid hour or more on a full charge which ends up being plenty for one day at this point. As described, they can charge overnight and be ready to go for the next day.
Safety and Comfort:
There is a 1 1/4" adjustable nylon web lap belt. Not sure it's necessary. The chances that this thing would tip enough to dump out the driver are almost nil. The main purpose of the lap belt is to prevent the driver from hitting their face on the steering wheel in an abrupt stop. When necessary, the rear disc brake does an excellent job of stopping.
The seat is hard plastic. For kids, this does not seem to be an issue. For older kids and small adults this may be relevant, but with only an hour of drive time probably not. The steering wheel is not adjustable so it can be little difficult to reach depending on the driver. The throttle is operated by the right thumb. It can be rotated toward the driver to make it easier to compress. When the buggy arrived it was rotated away from the driver and was very awkward until I realized that it could be easily rotated. I would recommend rotating it toward the driver so that when the throttle is completely compressed it ends up being parallel to the steering wheel. You'll know what I mean when you look at it. If you don't do this the drivers thumb could get wedge between the steering wheel or throttle. This happened with my son and it was stuck so he crashed into a tree. Fortunately, no harm was done.
We ordered ours 4 weeks in advance and they arrived prior to Christmas. One shipped in the original box. It was exceptionally well packaged and arrived without flaw. The second was clearly repackaged in a generic box. Unfortunately, both of the rims on the rear wheels were broken. I talked to Amazon and they sent me an entire buggy free of charge and told us to keep the one with the broken rims! I ordered new rims for the other one, so now we have 3 of these monsters. FANTASTIC SERVICE FROM AMAZON!!
The chain will probably need a little lube twice a summer just like a bicycle. The batteries should last a couple years or more if properly cared for by following the charging recommendations and storing inside in the winter months. I expect the tires will last several years depending on the terrain. Most of the nuts have are of the nylon lock-not variety and shouldn't need frequent tightening.
Improvements I'd like to see:
--Adjustable steering wheel/bicycle steering wheel (I think this would make the throttle and brake lever easier to manipulate, hence safer)
--Faster motor!! (Yes, 10mph is plenty fast for the little kids, but it would be a nice to go even faster of course)
--Reverse! (Most of the time this is not an issue. Even my 3 1/2 year old can get out and pull the buggy back on course, but it would save some hassle if there was a reverse)
--Lights! (Because it would be awesome)
(Yes, I know these are very doable after-market modifications. I've already started planning.)
We are super pleased with these "toys". My wife is small enough even she can ride one. They are superior quality for the price point. We have several other battery powered cars, trucks, ATVs and tractors that are now obsolete. Fortunately, they were all gifted to us. I would never waste money on any of those other plastic-bodied, plastic-wheeled toys after comparing them to this Razor Buggy and this thing is cheaper than some of the more expensive plastic alternatives.