The Razor scooter was primarily developed by the JD Corporation. A 44-year old mechanical engineer called Gino Tsai, founder of JD Corporation designed trendy scooters. He was inspired by old-designed scooters and it took him approximately 5-years to evolve a perfect & trendy model. He was in need of more compact to ride around his sprawling bicycle factory so he wouldn't have to walk so much. With this spirit in mind, he led to the eventual design of a collapsable aircraft grade aluminum scooter. The perfect balance between weight, strength and speed.
In 1998, Tsai too the scooter for the International agreement in Chicago, where it's Running started as never ending run. Japanese caught its image and recognized the immediate potential of the Razor Scooter & began importing the scooter from US. In 1999, JD couldn't keep up with the demand, so 2000 Tsai advanced his factory's output to 1-million units. The scooter became hit worldwide. It was first called as JD Razor, now it is sold as Razor trademark worldwide.
A heavy demand for Razor scooters continues today. They are broadly available online and offline and have become a essential for everyday life for most kids, similar to bicycles and skateboards. More practiced riders have made a skilled repertoire of tricks and stunts that have fetched enough of a following that many skate parks sponsor events and contests in the US, Europe and Australia. Razor scooters are becoming more famous with the releasing of the Razor Video Magazines (RVM), which feature freestyle tricks from Team Razor. There have been 3 of them released.
Razor also developed a full line of electric scooter as well as many other motorized transportation vehicles and toys since the release of the original scooter.