Razor mini dirt bikes are some of the most popular bikes of their type on the market. Razor has specialized in producing high-quality electric mini dirt bikes for years, and have a series of options in place to cater to kids of any age from 4 to 15 years old. Their products are also very reliable and work like a charm. We have had readers comment on how they were capable of taking these bikes for a spin themselves, despite being well over the manufacturer’s weight limit suggestion. This speaks to the quality of these machines and places them in good stead when it comes to our review process. We felt it was worth expanding on the brand a bit to help you determine if a Razor mini dirt bike is right for the needs of your kids.
We have included a brief table summary of each of the products Razor currently produces, their relative pricing and the age and experience levels we suggest for each machine. We have reviewed each of these mini dirt bikes to determine their value relative to other options on the market. Below the table is a small description of the product and its ideal audience. Enjoy!
Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
#1 Electric Mini Bike
Handles Any Size Rider
8 to 13 year olds
Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
Great Mid-Weight Electric
6 to 10 year olds
Razor MX400 24V Dirt Rocket Electric Motorcycle
5 to 8 years
Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
Small, Yet Powerful
Up To 1 Hr. On A Charge
4 to 7 years
The MX350 is what we refer to as a “starter” model. It is designed to be as light and small as possible to cater to smaller kids looking for some excitement on a dirt bike. As Razors go, it is relatively underpowered but it is extremely sturdy, making it a great choice for beginners who are more likely to tip it over. It maxes out at about 12 miles per hour, which makes it about as fast as a bicycle at full speed. It can operate for an hour on a single charge. We feel this is ideal for young children (ages 4 to 6) since it gives them a chance to experience a dirt bike without any significant risk if they are a bit unsteady to start with.
The MX400 is much the same as the MX350 with the exception that it is designed to handle a larger load. The operating speed, handling and operating time are all roughly equivalent to the MX350. The MX400 is a bit heavier than the MX350, however, which gives it the ability to handle heavier loads and retain the same operating speed. We believe this makes it ideal for bigger kids (ages 6 to 8) since it will provide the same experience but at an age where parents might be less concerned about their kids tipping over on a dirt bike. One big factor for us is that it is remarkably easy to put together, meaning you will have to dedicate very little time to provide your kids with a lot of entertainment.
The MX500 is the middleweight of the Razor family. It is the middleground between operating weight, speed and durability. It is capable of kicking out up to 15 miles per hour, which is a bit faster than what we saw with the MX350 and MX400 respectively. For this reason, it might not be ideal as a starter bike since a kid without a feel for dirt biking might be more likely to tip it over. This makes it ideal for kids in the 8 to 10 year-old bracket. It is easy to start-up and operate, so we feel that a beginner could handle it, but experienced hands would be a better choice. As with other electric mini dirt bikes, there is not much assembly or maintenance required, which makes this bike one of our favorites.
The MX650 is the beast of the Razor family. It is the largest mini dirt bike they design and is capable of higher speeds, higher weight capacity and longer performance than any of the other machines on this page. Since it can ramp up to over 17 miles per hour, we strongly suggest the rider have some experience in operating dirt bikes before hopping on this machine. It is heavier than other models Razor manufactures, so it is worth considering whether your kids can handle the weight of this machine before they begin riding to avoid any injuries. We suggest an age between 10 and 12 years old before this machine should be ridden. During our tests, we found that kids as young as 7 could operate the MX650. It should be noted, however, that these kids had years of experience on smaller dirt bikes. By and large, this is the model you should be looking for if you want the gas-powered mini dirt bike experience without the maintenance, assembly or repairs associated with owning a gas-powered mini dirt bike.
Razor mini dirt bikes are the solution to the problem of finding cost- and time-effectiveness mixed with performance and reliability. By relying on electricity rather than gas-powered engines, they are cleaner, require less maintenance, are easier to assemble and can sustain more weight than most 50cc mini dirt bikes. The downside to this is that they reach lower top speeds and require regular recharges. They are also not ideal for kids that want to be on their dirt bike for hours on end, since a 12 hour recharge period is required for 1 hour of operational time. They are, however, great for providing a riding experience to beginners to help them determine whether dirt biking is in their future, and how involved they want to be with their new-found hobby. Razor mini dirt bikes are a cost-effective and time-effective solution to dirt biking, and will be a hit with your kids.