New Razor Electric Scooter Makes Sparks

Have you ever wanted an electric scooter, but been holding out for one with more flare? Then you’re in luck because Razor has released a new product called the eSpark that sprays actual sparks.

Users need only step on a detachable back bar to make, well, sparks. With a chain-driven motor, the eSpark can reach a top speed of around 10 miles per hour and features a twist-grip accelerator, hand-brake, and folding handlebar.

image via Razor

On a full, twin 12-volt battery, the electric scooter is said to be able to run for up to 40 minutes, and takes eight hours to fully charge. In order to engage the motor, the scooter must be push started to a speed of about 3 miles per hour.

Thinking the bike is only for kids? Well, you’re right. The top weight limit is 120 pounds, which means no spark-flying fun for us adults. The suggested retail value of the eSpark is around $180, but parents looking to capitalize on the upcoming summer season can find one on Amazon for $142 and some change.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.