When it comes to getting started on the dirt bike scene, you would be hard-pressed to find a better option for the price than this beautiful 50cc 2-stroke. We tested it with kids and teenagers aged 8 to 15 and found it to suit just about any age group, although it proved to be a bit much for the smaller kids in the test group. The prime selling points of this dirt bike are its easy functionality, start-up and practicality. For the price, you will be hard-pressed to find a better start-off dirt bike as a beginner-level machine.
What We Love:
To start with, the 49cc 2-stroke engine kicks out a lot of power, with a maximum speed clocked at about 25 miles per hour. Although most engines produce roughly the same amount of speed, the lightweight design and frame of this model meant it could fly when driven by an experienced dirt biker. The DISC brakes also mean it can be stopped easily without the need for confusing foot brakes, making it a greater learning bike for younger kids.
When it comes to operation, start-up is a breeze with a simplified 1-step ignition system. Simply pull the ignition rope, hit the throttle and you’re off. Braking is done through hand-grips while the torque output means the rider will be in full control of the bike at all times. The 50cc mini dirt bike is designed to be lightweight, easy to operate and fuel efficient. A 1 gallon tank uses a gas-oil mixture to produce some serious power output for such a small machine. The manufacturer also stands by their product with customer service and parts replacement. Since a trainer bike can expect some wear and tear throughout its life, this is a huge plus.
What Could Be Improved:
Although this 50 cc mini dirt bike performed very well in our tests, it is extremely cost-effective and this is reflected in its durability. Multiple repairs were needed after a few crashes and bail-outs, which will happen with any beginner or learner dirt bike. Unfortunately, the lightweight design and high power output of this bike made these crashes more likely, which increased our need to supply spare parts. Although this is to be expected under the circumstances, it also means that you can expect to spend a fair amount of time repairing this dirt bike. This is problematic since the instructions for putting the bike together were a bit difficult to understand. We had to revert to using YouTube to understand the build process.
As with any other product, you get what you pay for. This is a relatively low-end dirt bike for beginners. You will not get the performance, power or longevity that you will get out of other dirt bikes on the market. However, if you are looking for a starter dirt bike to determine whether it is the right activity for your child, this is a great place to start. It does have the option of training wheels for small kids, which will help them get a feel for dirt bike riding and avoid crashes, which will improve the lifespan of the dirt bike. For a simple, no-nonsense beginner option, it would be tough to beat this model.
- Great starter dirt bike
- Powerful for its size
- Very cost-effective
- Easy to use
- Breaks down easily if handled roughly
- Does not perform like a top-level dirt bike
- Instructions for construction aren’t very clear