It’s a rite of passage for most kids to move up from a tricycle to a bike with training wheels, to a bigger bike and then finally you will hear the words “can I please get a dirt bike / scrambler / pit bike / electric scooter?”
Of all the powered motorcycles available, kids pit bikes are hands down the best to experience, with the hills and jumps, the corners and tires kicking up dirt and mud. It is fun, it is competitive and it is great for team building and spending time outdoors.
From an early age there are some kids who are attracted to the thrill of a dirt bike, from its speed and the noise it makes, to the dirt and time spent on the track.
Some turn into professional racers while others enjoy it from a purely relaxing point of view, but however they do it you need to make sure they have a dirt or pit bike that is safe, solid and reliable.
Keep in mind when you’re choosing a kids pit bikes for your child that all not all of them will have the same experience, level of expertise or ability to pick things up as quickly as another child.
Look for a bike that suits him or her, from the age recommendation through to the weight of the bike, the maximum speed and acceleration.
If you get a bike that’s too big, too fast and too heavy they’re not going to enjoy the experience and if it’s too slow they’re going to get bored very quickly and lose interest.
Given the rate kids grow it is tempting to get a bigger bike, so they can grow into it. That approach might work with a pair of shorts or shoes but not so much with a kids pit bikes.
There are manufacturer’s recommendations in place for a reason and it is best to adhere to them. Try out a few bikes; get one that fits perfectly, from the way their feet touch the ground when they are seated to how they manage to reach the handlebars.
From a legal perspective manufacturers err on the side of caution and will recommend the higher end of the scale; for instance a bike may be made for a child 12 years and up but depending on the height and weight an 8 year old might be able to manage the exact same bike easily.
There are a lot of bikes to choose from, and across various price ranges. Our suggestion is to not buy the first one you see, but rather spend some time doing the necessary research and ask around. Visit a few bike parks and let your speedster try out a few of the makes available.
Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
If you’re looking for a pit bike that is perfect for your child then you definitely need to check out the Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric MotoX Bike.
It’s a scaled down version of an adult’s bike and probably one of the best around for kids. Becasue it’s battery powered you don’t need to worry about the costs of filling it up with gas or limiting riding time, instead you just recharge it and they’re good to go again.
If you were wondering about the speed because of it being electric you don’t have to worry; the bike can reach a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour which doesn’t sound like much for an adult but for a kid, well it’s superfast and even better, it’s super quiet, so you won’t have neighbors complaining about the noise.
The recommended age is for 12 years and up but there are 7 and 8 year olds who ride the bike comfortably – this is up to the individual and the parents’ discretion.
With the Razor MX350 your kid is going to be eating dust for breakfast, lunch and supper.
- Electric motocross dirt bike
- Hand operated brake and knobby tires for extra traction
- 90-day warranty
Monster Moto MM-B80 (Muddy Girl)
Now ‘riding like a girl’ is considered super cool with the Monster Moto MM-B80 Muddy Girl. Changing the way mini bikes are seen Monster Moto has taken a classic bike and turned it on its head, in a good way.
By adding some new features they have a safe kids pit bikes for young riders and are available in various colors combinations.
The models in the range include the American Flag, Classic, Realtree and this, the Muddy Girl. It has a 79.5cc engine that powers the all-terrain mini bike and there is a centrifugal clutch for easy operating.
Suited to younger riders the frame is durable and solid and can withstand crashes and falls, no problem at all.
The disc brake at the back allows quick and safe stopping. There is some assembly required.
If you’re looking for a well-made kids pit bikes that your little speedster is going to love, this is it. It’s well priced too, which is always a good thing.
- Super grip tires
- OVH engine
- Disc brake
- Reinforced frame
Moto Tec 24v Electric Kids Pit Bikes 500w
The Moto Tec electric kids pit bikes is a great brand for kids dirt bikes.
They come with three speeds of 5, 10 and 16 miles per hour and although it’s a little slower than the 50cc dirt bike it has a 24V 500W motor and is fully charged in about four to six hours.
Riding time once charged is around three hours of slower riding and about 45 minutes racing at top speed.
The Moto Tec kids pit bikes has rear and front brakes, suspension and pneumatic tires.
Even though the manufacturers have a recommended age of 13 it is suitable for children around seven years old, the weight capacity is about 150lbs making it a strong and durable bike.
- Twist grip variable throttle
- Fully charged in 4 to 6 hours
- Two 12 V batteries – 24V
- Three speeds; 5, 10, 16 miles per hour with a key lock
- Manufacturers age recommendation for ages 13 and up