- The iconic Razor scooter is all grown-up
- An adult-sized electric version of the classic ride is slated to roll out this summer
- Get some more doses of nostalgia here
If you came of age around the turn of the millennium, there’s a very good chance simply reading the words “Razor scooter” is enough to make your shinbones ache a bit courtesy of the aluminum ride that took the world by storm when it was released in 2000.
Following its debut, the Razor scooter quickly became the must-have product among the cool kids who spent their days trying (and largely failing) to replicate the sick jumps, flips, and tricks in the commercials responsible for making a generation of children bug the hell out of their parents in an attempt to convince them to buy one for them.
Razor released an electric version of the iconic scooter a few years after it unveiled its flagship offering, and anyone who’s spent the past year repeatedly dodging people who insist on riding more sophisticated iterations of that form of transportation on the sidewalk is likely all too familiar they’ve recently become all the rage.
As a result, it’s only natural that Razor has decided to get back in on the game, as the company recently launched a Kickstarter ahead of the planned release of the Razor Icon, which channels the classic ride while giving it an electric upgrade designed for the generation that grew up riding the O.G. Razor in mind.
The Razor Icon folds up just like its predecessor but features the addition of headlights and brake lights that will come in handy when you hit the top speed of 18 MPH. It also features five different color options, all of which are slated to roll out in August.
Based on the video, it’s unclear if you’ll be able to twirl it around uncontrollably like the original, but if not, it’s probably for the best.