Guide to buy a Dirt bike for teens
Top Teen dirt bikes to get started
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250cc Dirt Bike Hawk Enduro- for teens
This enduro 250cc motocross bike is a good option for a teenager. When you purchase it, it comes with X-Pro Gloves, Sunglasses and a Hand grip. It also comes with a high end exhaust pipe. Its design is nice.
It brings fat tires both on the front and rear to gain traction for the mud. Front 80/100-21 and Rear 110/100-18. 82.3"(L) x36.2"(W) x 55.1"(H) wheels are great for a smooth ride for the driver.
It comes with a stylish seat which is low and comfortable to keep a max movement for the rider.
It doesn't come assembled so you need to put it together. It is not difficult to do it if you follow the instructions correctly.
It comes in 4 different colors: red, green, black and blue.
Apollo DB-X18 Dirt Bike For Beginner
The apollo dirt bike (other best options listed here) is another chinese vehicle that can be bought for less than 2k and that your kid can easily learn to drive. You don't have to pay big bucks to get your kid to learn to drive.
Say Yeah Dirt bike
The Say Yeah is an electric dirt bike so it is not as fast as the other in this list. It is more a vehicle to get started when you do not know how to drive a bike and you want to lear easily. Goes up to 15miles per hour, It is best for kids 13+ but a yonger kid can still ride on it.
Burromax TT350R Kids Dirt bike for novice riders
TT350 Burromax is another electric dirt bike. It is powered with a 350W 24VDC high torque BDC motor.A led headlight taillight lithium battery and a digital volt meter is included. Assembly is required. It is sold at a good price.
It can be used by kids or adults alike but they need to weigh less than 250lbs. Its wight is 47lbs. It comes with a durable Battery life and it is easy to ride.With the battery full, you can use it for 2 hours nonstop. Colors available: blue, black and red.
2 Stroke or 4 Stroke Dirt Bikes? Which one is best for your kid?
Efficiency: 4-stroke engines are better. Fuel is consumed once every 4 strokes.
Weight: Four-stroke weights more than a 2 stroke. They are 50% heavier on average.
RPM: A 2-stroke engine builds torque at more RPM. Whereas, a 4-stroke engine builds it with lower RPM.
Sound: The 4-stroke engines are significantly quieter than 2-stroke engine.
Power: Since 2-stroke engines are built to run at higher RPM, they also last less than 4 stroke engines. However, they are more powerful.
Maintenance: 2 stroke engines can be easily fixed. On the other hand, 4 stroke engines include more parts so they cost more to repair.
Fuel: 2 stroke engines need you to pre-mix fuel and oil. 4 strokes do not require it.
Environment: 4 stroke engines are eco-friendly.
What are all the types of dirt bikes available for sale?
Dirt bikes can be categorized in 4 different types depending on its use:
The enduro dirt bike is slightly different than the motocross bike because it is built for another purpose. They are lighter than the motocross and they are made for long races which combine off-road and street racing at the same time. They include turn signals, headlights, mirrors and silencers to avoid engine noises on roads. Although they can be used on roads, they are still not comfortable to ride on them because of its excessive suspension and its poor comfort to ride.
These dirt bikes are specially made for racing in closed-courses.
They come with single-cylinders because they need to go fast for competition. They also come with a suspension method which can handle fast acceleration, bumps and jumps that you require on a competition.
To be able to race, they need to be extra lightweight so they do not add speedometers, lights, kickstands, electric starters, mirrors or anything else that can make the bike heavier and that it is not required to race.
On races, the riders usually have to be standing so the seat comfort is not an important thing to consider when they build it.
3. Dual-sport or Dual Purpose
Dual purpose bikes must be street legal to be able to drive it on the roads. Thus, they need them to install turn signals, headlights, speedometers and mirrors. They can be used in the street as well as over the dirt/mood so they are more comfortable to ride on asphalt than a dirt bike while they are better to ride off-road than a street bike.
A variety of these dual purpose dirt bikes tend to use
single-cylinder engines because they are lightweight and simple and it works well on rugged terrains. However, the dual-sport bikes are heavier than the enduro or motocross bikes because they are not built to compete. This dirt bike style is one of the most recommended for beginners because they are easier to control and balance and straightforward to learn. They are cheaper than other types of dirt bikes as well because they do not use chrome and usually they are made of plastic.
4. Trail Bikes
These type of dirt bikes are built to be used on long rides on uneven/rough terrains. So they are not ideal for races because they do not go fast enough. Also, they are not built for bumps or for jumping. They look alike enduro bikes. They come with large tires, the handlebars come higher for a smooth turn at low speeds. Another important thing to remark is that they are lightweight to ensure that you have a comfortable ride. They run really well over many dirt surfaces and that is their main purpose.
Another categorization is:
1. Electric dirt bike.
2. Gas Powered Dirt bike.
The questions you have to make yourself before buying the right dirt bike for your teenager is "What are his plans to use the dirt bike, in which surface and how often?"
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