In today’s review of the Gotrax GKS electric scooters for kids will dive into three variants of this unique model. This is one of the best, cheapest, and yet the most reliable electric scooters for kids available on the market. Although the price of this scooter is lower than $200, don’t worry, you will get more than expected, and your children will have one reliable electric scooter.
Why did we choose the Gotrax GKS electric scooter? Because kids love scooters and want to try their hand at driving this interesting vehicle. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste money on gadgets that can be easily damaged when mastering its use. That is why the Gotrax GKS is an ideal electric scooter for kids and younger riders while learning how to ride an electric scooter. If they damage it while learning it won’t be a big deal, as we said, this scooter costs less than $200. Now let’s look at what you get for that money and what are the main characteristics of this e scooter.
Main Specs of Gotrax GKS Electric Scooter
- Dimensions: 32″ x 15,2″ x 34,2″
- Weight: 17,8 lbs
- Motor: 150 W
- Tires: 6″ Solid Rubber Tires
- Battery: 25 V Li-ion Battery
- Maximum Speed: 7,5 mph
- Maximum Range: Up t0 4 Miles or 40 Minutes of Continuous Drive
- Charging Time: Up to 5 Hours
- Maximum Weight of the Rider: 154 lbs
- Brakes: Rear Wheel Pressure Break
- Recommended for Kids Ages 6 to 12
Design and Features
Since Gotrax GKS is a scooter for kids and younger riders, you might expect it doesn’t develop significant speeds. And when you compare it to top scooters capable of speeding over 30 mph that’s correct. But believe us, the maximum speed of this scooter is more than enough for children who are just learning to ride. It is 7,5 mph, and thanks to a safety lock that limits the maximum speed your child won’t lose control of the scooter while driving. Its speed of 7,5 mph is more than enough for kids and riders who get on a scooter for the first time, and the impression while driving it is that the speed is much higher.
Thanks to the 150 W motor, 25 V Li-ion battery and very light construction of the Gotrax GKS, the speed could be even higher, but the safety lock makes this impossible. The maximum range, when the battery is fully charged, is 4 miles or about 40 minutes of continuous driving. It takes up to 5 hours to fully charge the battery, and that is one of our main objections about this scooter.
The good side is that when the battery is low you can use the Gotrax GKS as a standard kick scooter as well as other kick scooters that are not battery powered. When used with a battery it is enough to push off with one foot and place the other foot on the sensor, which is placed on the standing board, and speed up to 7,5 mph. This scooter uses a rear stop brake that is activated by a simple foot pressure, so it’s easy to use. The rear bumper is simply pressed with the foot against 6″ solid rubber tire, and the friction slows down and stops the scooter.
Recommended Age and Weight Limit
The Gotrax GKS electric scooter has extremely light construction and weighs only 17.8 lbs. This allows your kid to easily lift and carry it around. It is available in 5 different colors and the manufacturer recommends it to children between 6 and 12 years of age, which we agree with. The maximum weight of the driver should not exceed 154 lbs.
Gotrax GKS Comes in Three Variants
The Gotrax GKS has three variants, GKS electric scooter in different colors and rubber wheels, GKS Lumious with neon LED wheels, and the GKS Plus with LED lights on stem and deck. Be advised that the Lumious and the GKS Plus are more expensive. Check the prices here.