You remember everything like it was only yesterday. The squeals of laughter and delight as your baby rolls around on the carpet. The irresistible scent of Johnson’s baby shampoo in the air. The sense of total wonder and pride as you held your baby tightly in your arms, promising yourself to always keep them safe. Tucked into bed, they knew nothing yet of the world and its adventures, and the only street they were even remotely interested in was Sesame.

Fast forward to your sticky, cheeky, know-it-all 8-year-old kid who has just made quite the argument on the merits of off-roading for personal growth and development, and to whom you’ve just promised to buy an electric dirt bike. What were you thinking? Did you really just say yes? But before you go into panic mode, hit pause. Calm down. Relax. We’ve got you covered.

Because contrary to popular belief, electric dirt bikes are not synonymous with danger and you don’t have to compromise on safety to satisfy your kids’ appetite for excitement. In fact, we’ve reviewed some of the safest, most technologically advanced electric dirt bikes for kids on the market today. Our top picks will put your mind at ease and put your kids on the road to adventure, where they belong.

Best All-Around Value: Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross

Best All-Around Value: Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross

Praised by Sports Illustrated Kids as one of the best electric motocross on the market, the Razor MX350’s got everything you’re looking for in an electric dirt bike for your kids. With full options at a very affordable price, the award-winning Razor MX350 is an excellent pick for your wallet and for the all-around value you get with the bike. And with a slogan like “Eat Dirt Hills for Breakfast”, we have little trouble imagining the type of high-flying, rip-roaring experience that awaits.

Key Features

Control is everything with this Razor bike, as the MX350 can twist and turn on gravel, dirt, or grassy terrains without compromising power. Racing at speeds up to 14 mph and featuring a twist-grip throttle control, chain driven motor, and hand-operated rear brake, your kid will be in total command of the road.

Showcasing a sturdy, steel construction and an electric blue finish with a wicked thunderbolt, your kids will love every inch of this bike. It also features huge, rugged tires, a double crown fork and adjustable riser handlebars with soft, handlebar grips for comfort. As if your kid will actually want to stop to take a breath, the Razor MX350 does have a retractable kickstand and foldable foot pegs, which makes this bike look fierce even when standing still.

Like many in its class, the Razor MX350 comes with a rechargeable battery system consisting of two, 12V sealed lead acid batteries to give you 24V of battery power. This powers the Razor for 30 minutes of non-stop riding, and incredibly, can sometimes go longer for up to 60 minutes, depending on the rider’s weight and the type of terrain you ride. If you plan to surprise your kid with this bad boy, you should know the Razor MX350 doesn’t come pre-charged and you will need to charge it for at least 12 hours prior to the first ride.

What We Love

  • The price – one of the most affordable bikes with all the exciting features your kids want
  • The non-stop riding time, up to 30+ minutes without having to recharge
  • It’s fast – the Razor MX350 gets speed up to 14 mph
  • It’s super quiet as it races, which means your kids won’t disturb the neighbors
  • The huge, pneumatic knobby tires to grip every terrain, including dirt, gravel, grass, and pavement
  • Comes with the rechargeable batteries and battery charger port
  • Comes with a 90-day warranty, so you will be well prepared for any structural issues

What We Don’t

  • Doesn’t really seem to fit the manufacturer’s recommendation for ages 13+ but seems better suited for ages 5 – 8 years old. The dimensions when fully assembled (44-inch x 24.5-inch x 31 inch) and maximum weight capacity (up to 140 pounds) won’t really fit bigger kids like the product states
  • Only comes in blue and pink, unless you’re lucky enough to find the highly coveted yellow or black
  • Assembly is required and it’s not simple, so you’ll have to get your tools and your patience ready in order to get it assembled right

Best Runner Up: Burromax TT350R Electric Motorcycle Dirt Bike For Kids

Best Runner Up: Burromax TT350R Electric Motorcycle Dirt Bike For Kids

Coming in as our Best Runner Up, the Burromax TT350R Electric Motorcycle Dirt Bike for Kids takes the cake for its high-quality build and design, awesome features, and incredibly long charged ride times. This is the bike you want to pack up for a family weekend camping trip and the bike your kids will beg to take out to scout the new dirt trail with their friends. This is the bike both of your kids get to use, even though one’s in high school and the other is still in elementary school, making it a great choice for the whole family.

Key Features

Built to last with a durable steel frame, full suspension, and sleek, hydro-dipped carbon fiber colors, the Burromax TT350R speaks expert craftsmanship at every turn. You’ll love the solid design and amazing power, and your kids will love the precise detailing of a truly scaled down motorcycle. Available in a full range of really cool colors like blue, green, pink, matte black, and green skull, there’s a style for everyone.

Built with a true 350W 24VDC high torque BDC motor that’s equipped with a 100-watt chain, the Burromax TT350R can get excellent speeds that you control through 2 settings, a low speed starting at 8 mph and an incredible, high speed up to 17 mph. With full suspension that works and variable throttle speed controllers you can choose to use or not with its on/off throttle, this bike will give your kids amazing control over even the toughest off-road terrain.

However, the most important, standout difference between this dirt bike and its competitors are the lithium ion batteries that come on the Burromax TT350R. A lithium ion battery system offers longer charged ride times than typical, sealed lead acid battery systems. The Burromax boasts an amazing charged ride time up to 8 hours (when using the slower speed setting on a smooth surface) and excellent ride times on difficult terrains, compared with other brands. What’s more is that the lithium ion system allows you to recharge super-fast, reaching a full battery charge in just 3.5 hours!

The Burromax TT350R also features Aluminum Alloy Wheels, not only making this one, good looking dirt bike, but giving you Twist Grip technology for speed control. With a weight capacity of 145 pounds for off-roading and up to 250 pounds on flat ground, both you and your kids can take a ride on this dirt bike.

This electric dirt bike promises no unbearable gas smell, no overheating, and no noise, making it less annoying to the neighbors than many of its competitors.

What We Love

  • The super-long ride time you can get with the Burromax – up to 8 hours!
  • Amazingly fast battery charge, reaching a full charge in just 3.5 hours
  • The speed on the Burromax is impressive, reaching up to 17 mph
  • The Burromax can handle up to 250 pounds, which means kids and adults can ride it
  • LED indicator light that tells you if the bike is on or off

What We Don’t

  • The price of the Burromax TT350R is more expensive than most in its class

Best For Tweens: Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike

Best For Tweens: Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike

The Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike is the bike for the true fans of professional racing. As a scaled down electric motocross, the details on the MX500 are incredibly accurate and this thing screams speed and danger, which is everything to the tween market it caters for. Originally designed as a simple Razor MX400 upgrade, the MX500 has paved its own path with a bundle of features that kids really want.

Key Features

Boasting a potent, 500-watt electric motor, this dirt bike will propel kids forward with a force, reaching a thrilling speed of 15 mph. What’s more is that the variable speed motor is almost noiseless, unlike many of its competitors, which masks its incredible power. Designed using bona fide, dirt bike frame geometry, the Dirt Rocket MX500 is built with sturdy steel to withstand the toughest maneuvers.

The Dirt Rocket MX500 has all the right fixings, including dual suspension, double crown fork, adjustable riser handlebars, hand-operated front and rear disc brakes, and retractable kickstand. Featuring a color scheme of red, black, white and yellow, this bike looks as fierce as it rides.

Standard to dirt bikes of its class, the 16 inch and 14-inch tires on this thing are large and knobby, ensuring maximum traction for your off-roading adventures.

Now, you should know that this bike is geared towards intermediate to advanced riders, not for those that are brand new to the dirt biking world. It’s designed for mature riders to ensure they are experienced enough to handle the high speeds and thrilling turns. Younger children should definitely shy away from the Dirt Rocket, as lack of skill can make this dirt bike more dangerous to handle.

Although the manufacturer’s label recommends ages 14 and up and a weight capacity of up to 175 pounds, like many of Razor’s electric dirt bikes, the Dirt Rocket MX500 runs small in size, so it could probably fit mature 8-12 year old kids better.

What’s cool about the Dirt Rocket MX500 is that it comes with a 36V (three, 12V) lead acid battery system, which means this bike has a shorter charging time than most bikes in its class, which usually come with a 24V battery system. You’ll need to plan for about 8 – 12 hours of battery charging time to get it up to full charge, but once it’s charged it can run for up to 10 miles, or nearly an hour without recharging.

What We Love

  • Solid, steel construction to ensure durability and safety
  • Authentic, scaled down electric motocross appeal will impress fans of the real thing
  • 36V Battery pack means faster battery charging, usually 8-12 hours to recharge
  • The Dirt Rocket MX500 comes with a 90-day warranty
  • Easy Assembly (approximately 10-15 minutes) and they even provide the tools you need to attach the front tire and handlebars

What We Don’t

  • Again, the age range on this is dirt bike is a little deceiving. Marketed for 14-year-old, but seems to fit 8-12-year old kids better

Best For Teens: Razor MX650 Rocket Electric Motocross Bike

Best For Teens: Razor MX650 Rocket Electric Motocross Bike

Another favorite from the Razor family of electric motocross bikes comes the Razor MX650 Rocket. As your kids get older and more experienced in the dirt bike riding world, they are going to seek out higher speeds, a more sophisticated design, and most of all, more power. The Razor MX650 delivers all this and then some.

With many features almost identical to the Razor Dirt Rocket MX500, the standout feature in the Rocket MX650 really is more power and menace for your thrill-seeking riders. Whether teens trek uphill or careen down a muddy trail, the Rocket MX650 will flex its muscle at every bend.

Key Features

Like its name boasts, the Rocket MX650 features an incredible, 650-Watt electric motor, meaning your kids will be tearing down the road at speeds up to 17 mph (although we’ve read reviews from users who can reach crazy fast speeds up to 25 mph on this bike).

Modeled after supercross motorbikes, the Rocket MX650 is designed with steel construction and true to its form, features a 16-inch, pneumatic front wheel, 14-inch, pneumatic back wheel, and twist grip acceleration control. With a design like this, the Rocket MX650 can handle virtually any rough terrain, including dirt, grass, mud, or gravel.

Like its MX500 counterpart, the Rocket MX650 includes a full array of features, include dual suspension, double crown fork, adjustable riser handlebars, hand-operated front and rear disc brakes, and a retractable kickstand.

As this bike means business and can race double the speed as most electric bikes, the Rocket MX650 is definitely for mature and experienced teens. In fact, Razor lists the recommended age for this bike at 16 years and up, due to the necessity of ensuring riders have the physical strength to control the dirt bike while operating at such intense speeds.

However as is the tradition with Razor electric dirt bikes, even though the maximum weight capacity is an impressive 220 pounds, the age range of actual users is quite varied due to the small and compact size of the bike. While super experienced and mature tweens may be able to handle the power and speed, we tend to agree with Razor on this one and recommend keeping the Rocket MX650 for teens around 15/16 years old.

What We Love

  • Recommended and especially designed with teens in mind
  • Weight capacity can hold up to 220 pounds
  • 650-Watt motor to deliver more power than most electric dirt bike models
  • Super-fast speeds of up to 17 mph
  • Solid, steel construction to ensure durability and safety
  • 36V Battery pack means faster battery charging, usually 8 – 12 hours to recharge
  • The price is fairly reasonable for such a powerful motor
  • The Rocket MX650 comes with a 90-day warranty
  • Easy Assembly with tools included provided you follow the manual

What We Don’t

  • Be wary of the age/size differential classic to Razor line of products
  • Battery system on the MX650 requires recharging at least once per month, otherwise the battery may be compromised and will not charge at all

Best For Racing Fans: Razor Dirt Rocket SX500 McGrath Electric Motocross Bike

Best For Racing Fans: Razor Dirt Rocket SX500 McGrath Electric Motocross Bike

If your kid idolizes champion motocross racer and legend Jeremy McGrath, then this is definitely the electric dirt bike for you. Modeled and inspired by McGrath’s famous racing bike, buying this limited-edition electric dirt bike will definitely make you a hero in everyone’s books.

Authenticity in the look and design of the bike is literally everything for fans of the King of Motocross, and the McGrath SX500 doesn’t disappoint. Razor has paid attention to the minutest of details, from the genuine geometry of the design to the replicated McGrath graphics and decals. The McGrath SX500 comes in two available color options – bright, acid green and black or the classic American red, white, and blue.

Considering it’s a sought-after bike with a huge following of fans, we actually think it’s priced pretty fairly, especially since it comes with a high torque, high powered motor. Other comparable models on the market can run much higher, but the McGrath SX500 is quite affordable.

Key Features

As this is a Razor product through and through, the SX500 McGrath features the classic, dirt bike frame geometry you’ve come to expect from the brand. It includes all of the bells and whistles, including dual suspension, adjustable handlebars, hand operated dual disc brakes, and a retractable kickstand.

Featuring a powerful, variable speed, high-torque motor, riders can easily reach speeds up to 15 mph (and even faster if your kids are lighter in weight) and more importantly, riders can keep racing for a good 40 minutes of continuous use. The SX500 McGrath also comes with motorcycle spec tires that have front and rear specific treads, which means your kids will have no problem off-roading on rocky terrain, up steep hills, or trekking down muddy trails.

We really like the closed system on the SX500 McGrath, which means all the “guts” of the machine is inaccessible to kids, keeping them safe and keeping foreign objects like leaves or mud out of the motor.

While the SX500 is geared towards older riders ages 14 and up and can handle weights up to 175 pounds, younger riders will assuredly be attracted to this special edition bike as an authentic replica of the American champion’s bike.

Like the Razor Rocket series, the McGrath SX500 comes with a 36V (three, 12V) lead acid battery system, which means this bike has a shorter charging time than most bikes in its class. You can plan on an initial 12-hour charge to get it ready and raring to go, and anywhere between 8 – 12 hours of battery charging time to get it up to full charge.

What We Love

  • The inspired look and feel of this Jeremy McGrath replica
  • Weight capacity can hold up to 175 pounds
  • 36V Battery pack means faster battery charging, usually 8 – 12 hours to recharge
  • Easy Assembly (approximately 10-15 minutes) and they even provide the tools you need to attach the front tire and handlebars

What We Don’t

  • Be wary of the age/size differential classic to Razor line of products

Best For Street Racing: Razor RSF650 Electric Powered Street Bike

Best For Street Racing: Razor RSF650 Electric Powered Street Bike

The Razor RSF650 Electric Powered Street Bike is every teenager’s dream, delivering a thrilling, street racing experience. This bad boy is the real deal with its slick look and breakneck speeds, and will make your kids the envy of the neighborhood!

Parents and teens who consider buying the Razor RSF650 may wonder what’s the difference between this model and its counterpart, the Razor MX650, which are both geared towards teens (age 16+). They both feature the same high powered, chain-driven motor and can reach the same, thrilling speeds. They are even priced similarly, and both will cost you a pretty penny, so these bikes are definitely not for those on a budget.

So why choose the Razor RSF650? Because it has been specifically crafted and designed as a street racing bike, not a dirt bike. If your teen has a need for speed rather than an interest in off-roading trails, then this is the bike to go for.

Key Features

Featuring the highly coveted 650-watt, high torque, chain-driven motor, power will pulsate through every inch of this electric dirt bike. With its unique, steel trellis-frame Chassis design, this bike is built with street geometry and a low-profile windscreen for riders to experience every twist and turn.

Boasting speeds up to 17 mph, teens can tear down the city streets for a full 50 minutes without having to stop for recharge. The Razor RSF650 can scale steep inclines, accelerate like mad, and stop short with ease and full control due to its rear suspension, twist-grip throttle, and hand-operated dual disc brakes.

In true street racing form, the Razor RSF650 is fashioned with custom 12 inch, 10 spoke mag wheels and pneumatic street tires, offering a two-wheeler experience like never before. Shatter-resistant plastic fairings, double crown fork, folding metal foot pegs, retractable kickstand, adjustable angle riser style handlebars with smooth rubber grips, and even a hidden storage compartment finishes off this lean, mean street racing machine.

Designed for teenagers in mind, the Razor RSF650 is larger than many electric bikes, measuring 53.3” x 26” x 30.7” fully assembled, and can handle up to 220 pounds. This is well-crafted, high performance technology at its best and definitely not for your kid brother.

The Razor RSF650 comes with a 36V (three, 12V) lead acid battery system, which means this bike has faster battery charging than most in its class, between 8 – 12 hours to recharge.

What We Love

  • Especially designed and equipped for teens
  • Weight capacity can hold up to 220 pounds
  • 650-Watt motor to deliver more power than most electric dirt bike models
  • Sleek, street geometry
  • Solid, steel trellis-frame Chassis to ensure durability and safety
  • 36V Battery pack means faster battery charging, usually 8 – 12 hours to recharge
  • The price is competitive for this much power

What We Don’t

  • Be wary of the age/size differential classic to Razor line of products
  • Battery system on the RSF650 requires recharging at least once per month, otherwise the battery may be compromised and will not charge at all

Best For Fashionistas: Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

Best For Fashionistas: Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

This bike is a heartbreaker. It’s love at first sight for any kid with an imagination and an appreciation for Italian fashion. Modeled after the popular Euro scooters, riders will feel like they are zipping through the streets of Rome rather than their local neighborhood.

Celebrated in Newsweek, TIME, and Teen Vogue, this hot ticket item is flying off the shelves as both boys and girls are attracted to it like bees on honey. And it’s definitely not hard to see what the fuss is all about. With an array of amazing styling and color choices like purple, pink, sweet pea, blue, betty, red, black, and white, your kid will have an incredibly hard time choosing which bike to get.

Key Features

Don’t let the cuteness of this scooter fool you. The Razor Pocket Mod packs a powerful punch, with a high torque, chain-driven electric motor and variable speed engine. With twist grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake and suspension, every twist and turn will be a breeze.

The Razor Pocket Mod pushes speeds up to 15 mph, which means your little one will commandeer the roads like the big boys. The scooter comes equipped with 12-inch, pneumatic wheels, which ensures the smoothest of rides for him or her.

Classic components include a steel frame construction, padded seat, and retractable center mount kickstand. But the Razor Pocket Mod goes even further with accessories like a cool, under seat storage, handlebar streamers, and a bell (available on the Sweet Pea model), adding a twist of girl power to that specific model.

Featuring a 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable batteries, it can ride up to 10 miles / up to 40 minutes continuously on a single charge. When it is time to charge however, you will have to wait 12 hours for the next ride, which can be a bit of drag for kids.

Designed for kids ages 13 and up (but you will be hard-pressed not to cave and get this for your younger kids), the Razor Pocket mod can accommodate weights up to 170 pounds for a smooth, comfortable ride.

What We Love

  • The vintage look – the Euro styling on these scooters make them simply irresistible!
  • The color and styling choices are adorable, with options like streamers, fuzzy fur, and a ringing bell
  • Designed for both boys and girls in mind – which is nice to find in this market
  • The price – it’s affordable for almost everyone’s budget
  • It’s fast – the Razor Pocket Mod gets speed up to 15 mph
  • It’s super quiet as it drives, which means your kids won’t disturb the neighbors
  • Comes with the rechargeable batteries and battery charger port
  • It comes with a 90-day warranty
  • Assembly is made easy as it comes with a toolkit and instructions

What We Don’t

  • Recharging the battery takes at least 12 hours, which is comparatively longer than other electric bikes. In this case, your kids may be spending more time charging it than riding it
  • It’s heavy – kids might have trouble lifting and carrying the scooter without an adult’s help

Best For Toddlers & Younger Kids: Best Choice Products 6V Kids Electric Powered Ride-On Motorcycle

Best For Toddlers & Younger Kids: Best Choice Products 6V Kids Electric Powered Ride-On Motorcycle

Best Choice Products knows exactly what parents are looking for when buying your child’s first motorcycle. We want to inspire our children to seek adventure and excite them with a bike that’s just as cool as the original, real life, roaring motorcycles they see on out on the roads. We know our kids idolize these loud, flashy, motorcycles and the heroes that ride them, but we want to keep our little ones safe and protected as they explore the big world around them.

Because Best Choice Products knows that little tykes want in on the fun and understands their need for speed, they created an electric powered ride-on motorcycle especially for small children. The 6V Kids Electric Ride-On Motorcycle is an excellent choice for a first look and introduction to the biking world. Designed to fit their little hands and tiny feet, this bike packs big dreams in one, mini ride-on motorcycle.

Key Features

You and your kids will love the bright colors and cool sticker decals on this bike. Available in popular colors like green, orange and red, it’s hard to pick just one. With headlights that really work and light up, built in radio with musical tunes for the ride, and no pedaling even needed, kids will be entertained for hours.

Children will howl in delight as they race across the backyard at a maximum speed of 2 mph. However, the Best Choice 6V not only offers giggles and cheers, but offers children an opportunity to develop their gross and fine motor skills, cognitive development skills, and hand eye coordination.

With safety as its first priority, the Best Choice 6V Ride-On Motorcycle took care to include special features to keep your little ones safe, like rear training wheels for added balance and stability. Made with ABS plastic and weighing only 20 pounds, children can safely control and maneuver this ride-on with ease.

Young kids will also have no trouble operating the Ride-On Motorcycle, as there is no complicated throttle to maneuver. The bike works with a simple, easy to push button next to the handlebars, which enables the bike to move forward. Releasing the button will make the bike stop, so kids can drive it easily on their own with very little assistance from parents.

Designed for children as young as 3 years old, the Best Choice 6V Ride-On Motorcycle includes a 6V 20-Watt motor, a 6V rechargeable battery, and can comfortably carry children up to 44 pounds.

What We Love

  • The adorable design and bright colors
  • Working headlights that really light up
  • Built in radio with musical tunes
  • AUX jack for even more musical options
  • No pedaling needed
  • The price – it’s affordable for almost everyone’s budget
  • Comes with the rechargeable batteries and battery charger

What We Don’t

  • Assembly is required and may take some time to get it done right
  • The tires are plastic not rubber, which makes the bike look more like a toy than a bike
  • The bike moves only in one direction (forward) with no option to move backwards

Best Newcomer: SAY YEAH Electric Dirt Bike 24V500W Rocket Power Motocross Bike

Best Newcomer: SAY YEAH Electric Dirt Bike 24V500W Rocket Power Motocross Bike

The SAY YEAH is a newcomer on the electric dirt bike scene, but since its arrival, it’s been taking the neighborhood streets by storm. This scaled down, electric motocross is reminiscent of the Razor MX500, and would appeal to tweens and intermediate riders who are developing their skills and looking for a bike to grow with. However, it’s pricier than its competitors, so let’s explore what added value you get with the Say Yeah Rocket.

Key Features

Designed with a safety-first mindset, the developers at Say Yeah got it right with an awesome, 3 speed selectable feature with a key lock, which means you are in full control of how fast the bike can go. With settings at 5, 10, or 15 mph, the Say Yeah Rocket is appropriate for tweens but could also work for younger kids, who can ride at the minimum speed. We think this is a standout feature that really gives it an edge over its better-known competitors.

With a 24V 500-Watt chain driven motor and variable twist grip throttle, the Say Yeah gives kids the full power they crave and the control to maneuver every terrain. The bike’s suspension is built with 2 front shocks and 1 rear shock, along with front and rear disc brakes. It also includes 2.5×10 knobby, pneumatic tires with aluminum rims for a smooth look and ride.

While the Say Yeah comes with the standard steel frame design, adjustable handlebars, and padded seat, another standout feature is a nifty battery meter that tells the rider how much charge remains, which can come in handy if your kid is off-roading far from home.

The Say Yeah motor runs on a 24V (two 12V batteries) which will likely give you the average 30- 40 minute charged ride time, but its feature guide claims only 4 – 6 hours to recharge, which is pretty fast compared to standard charge times.

Say Yeah recommends this bike for kids ages 13 and up, however we think the weight capacity (up to 150 pounds) might make this a better fit for younger kids, ages 10 -12 years old. Also, if the selectable speed is adjusted to 5 mph (the lowest setting), the bike could also be shared with a younger sibling, provided he/she can safely reach the handlebars, touch the ground, and an adult is on hand to supervise.

What We Love

  • Its 3 Speed Selectable with Key Lock feature, which gives an option to choose 5,10, or 15 mph depending on who’s riding
  • Fast charging – only 4 -6 hours to needed to recharge
  • Comes with the rechargeable batteries and battery charger port
  • Comes with a 60-day warranty on parts for any structural issues
  • Assembly is made easier as it comes with the installation tools

What We Don’t

  • This electric dirt bike is fairly new the market, so there are hardly any reviews available from customers who have tried it
  • The price of the Say Yeah is on the expensive side, so it’s not for those on a budget

Things You Should Consider Before Buying A Kids Electric Dirt Bike


The number one thing parents need to consider is safety. While electric dirt bikes for kids can technically be found in the toy section of shops or online stores, they are in fact a motorized vehicle and should be approached with care and caution. These bikes can be great source of fun and adventure for the whole family, if every safety precaution is taken seriously.
It’s a good idea to teach your kid the tricks of the trade by seeking advice for beginners from the motocross experts to ensure a safe riding experience. There are also minimum safety requirements you need to think about when purchasing the bike, such as ensuring it’s the appropriate size for your child. This means he/she should be able to reach the handlebars and his/her legs should touch the ground. Properly fitting helmets and knee pads are a must – every time.
Kids should also refrain from riding in the dark and should not wear any type of headphones or earbuds that will take their concentration away from their surroundings. You also need to ensure your kids are well aware of all traffic and road rules and respect these rules at all times.
You can find a ton of great tips for keeping your kids safe while riding, like this great resource from – it’s definitely worth checking out to ensure you’ve taken every precaution necessary.

Electricity Consumption

Parents should be aware that no matter which electric dirt bike you choose, they all require constant recharging. While some models may offer a shorter charge time, the average recharge time is between 8-12 hours per ride. If your kids plan to ride daily or often, all this recharging can have a significant impact on your electricity bill.
However, there are things you can consider doing to conserve electricity. You can create rules and limits for when and how long your kids are allowed to use the bike. You can set up 20-minute intervals for riding or keep it for weekends only. This becomes particularly useful if you have more than child who will ride the bike.
Also take the time to evaluate the pro’s and cons of lithium vs. lead acid batteries, because your selection will have a significant impact on the recharge time and the amount of electricity you consume.

How To Choose The Right Electric Dirt Bike

When it comes to selecting the right electric dirt bike for your kids, most people automatically assume selection should be made based on the specific features your kids want, like design, aesthetics, engine power, speed, etc. However, you will find that many electric dirt bikes are in fact quite similar in what features are offered. Therefore, we recommend choosing the right bike based on the following criteria:

By Age

All electric dirt bikes come with a manufacturer’s recommendation for the appropriate age a child should be to use the bike. However, many popular bike brands tend to run small in dimension, resulting in an age recommendation and bike size that doesn’t align.
Razor bikes, for example, are known to be quite compact in size, leaving an age appropriate kid who happens to be tall for his age riding uncomfortably on a too-small bike. That’s why it’s best to consider the bike dimensions when buying based on age and read the reviews from users who have purchased the bike to make sure you get an appropriately sized bike.
Maturity is another reason the manufacturers include an age recommendation. Just because your child is 12 years old doesn’t mean he/she is mature enough to understand the responsibility and risks that come with electric dirt bikes. As these bikes can reach dangerously high speeds, you need to seriously consider if your child is truly mature and responsible enough to heed traffic rules and identify a road risk when they see them.

By Weight

As is the case with age recommendations, all manufacturers list the maximum weight capacity for the electric dirt bike. While you can choose a bike based on your child’s weight, you should understand that his/her weight can have a significant impact on the speed and type of terrain they can ride on.
In many cases, the maximum weight capacity indicates the weight it can handle on smooth terrain, such as street pavement. But if the same bike is used on alternative terrains like rocky hills or dirt roads, the speeds your child can reach may be reduced significantly if he/she is heavier in weight.
If your kid plans to go off-roading, scale heights, or ride through bumpy or muddy terrain, you may want to choose a bike with a more generous weight capacity to ensure he/she can get the high-flying experience they are looking for.

By Budget

Electric dirt bikes, in all their glory and, can get very expensive, very fast. As manufacturers continue to produce bikes with more and more enticing features and options like high torque and powerful chain-driven motors, bikes can quickly become a costly investment. The good news is if you are on a budget, you can find some very good options with reasonably affordable prices. The Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket or SX500 are both cost-effective and offer great options that will appeal immediately to most kids.

By Brand

You can’t underestimate the value of a good, well-known brand when it comes to electric dirt bikes. Brands have earned your trust and their reputation over time, trial, and successful experiences with hundreds or thousands of customers, which gives you peace of mind with your purchase. In the electric dirt bike world, those brands without a doubt are Razor and Burromax.

FAQ’s About Electric Dirt Bikes

Are electric dirt bikes safe for kids?

While your first instinct as a parent is to think about the potential threat of danger that comes with dirt bikes, electric dirt bikes can in fact be very safe if you choose the right size bike, the right age to let your kids begin riding, and take all the safety precautions seriously.

What is the appropriate age for kids to start riding electric dirt bikes?

That depends on the growth and maturity of each individual child. While you can find electric dirt bikes/scooters on the market tailored specifically to riders as young as 3 years old, this doesn’t necessarily mean your child is ready to start riding a motorized vehicle independently.
Your child needs to be tall enough to comfortably reach the handlebars and touch the ground with his/her feet while seated on the selected bike. Your child also needs to be mature enough to understand and practice safety precautions associated with dirt bike riding.

How long does the battery charge last on an electric dirt bike?

While the battery charge varies from model to model, most battery systems are designed to give you between 30 minutes to 1 hour of continuous riding time, with the exception of bikes powered by a lithium ion battery system which can give much longer ride times, in some cases up to 8 hours. However other factors can make ride times last longer or shorter, such as the terrain you are riding on and the weight of the rider.

How long does it take to recharge the batteries on electric dirt bikes?

Again, this all depends on the model you select and the type of battery system the bike includes. Most electric dirt bikes are powered by a 24V battery system (two 12V sealed lead acid batteries) or a 36V battery system (three 12V lead acid batteries), which will need between 8 – 12 hours to recharge. Electric dirt bikes powered by a lithium ion battery system will give you a significantly shorter charge time, reaching full charge in about 2.5 – 3 hours.

Seal The Deal

Now that you know exactly what to consider in an electric dirt bike, you’re ready to seal the deal and buy your kids the joyride of their dreams. Whether you choose an all-around winner like the Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket for your youngsters, a trendy, vintage looking Razor Pocket Mod Scooter for your little girl who’s growing up too fast, or a Razor RSF650 Electric Powered Street Bike for your renegade teenager, you will definitely be a hero in their eyes (at least for that day anyways).
However, we absolutely recommend that you take the time to make your own pre-selections first, based on safety, age appropriateness, and your budget. Whittle down your list of options based on the factors that matter most to you as a parent, so that they get to do the fun part and choose a bike based on the adventure they crave. Or better yet, surprise them – you can’t go wrong with any of the incredible choices we’ve highlighted in this buying guide.

Dan Wiener
Hey there! I'm Dan, the founder behind Kids Love WHAT. I started this blog as a way to document all of the things that my 4 kids love: crafting, science experiments, good food, fun games and of course lots of toys! When I'm not busy chasing them all around, you can find me scouring the web to find the next best thing to keep them busy and out of my hair!