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These are 12 of the Rarest Dirt Bikes Ever Made

While there are plenty of amazing modern dirt bikes, there’s something about getting on the back of something rare and old that makes everything even more exhilarating.

Maybe it’s the thrill of knowing that everything underneath you is governed not by computers, but by good ol’ fashioned mechanical engineering. Or maybe it’s the idea that the bike could break down at any moment.

But hey, you could fix it with a set of hand tools instead of needing to pay a shop for electronic diagnostics.

Finding any of these bikes today is nigh-on impossible. After all, these were dirt bikes from day one. They were made to be ridden hard and put up broken, and all but a handful of each of these bikes likely rusted away a long time ago.

In the vintage bike community rarer is always better, but you’re about to see that cost doesn’t always equal desirability.

We found 12 of the rarest dirt bikes that we would love to hop on. So in no particular order, these are our top picks along with some of The Best Vintage Dirt Bike Brands to Look For and 7 Tips for Buying Rare Vintage Dirt Bikes.

of the Rarest Dirt Bikes We Want to Ride

1961 Lito 500 Motocross (Est. Value 55,000)

This Lito was a major player in the earliest years of motocross.

Not only was it known for having groundbreaking construction but many talented riders used it. You might even remember seeing Sten Lundin ride the Albin-powered Lito to win the 1961 FIM 500cc World Motocross Championship.

For those of us that weren’t alive during that time, it’s important to note that this bike came from a rivalry between Great Britain and Sweden. They were racing to build the best four-stroke bike possible during the 1950s and 1960s. That’s where Nils Hedlund, a Swedish builder, comes into the picture. He paired some of the best British construction with an upgraded chassis and engine.

Hedlund effectively gave the Swedes an advantage with this build. While several replicas have been constructed of the Lito 500 Motocross, it’s estimated that there are only 35 originals. That’s why it’s super rare and quite pricey as well.

1968 Suzuki TM250 (Est. Value 40,000)

You might know that the TM250 is the first motocross bike from Japan.

Back in 1966, Suzuki had two engineers work with a road racer to develop a motocross bike in Europe. They tested out both twin engines and single-cylinder models, but finally settled with a single-cylinder. It was influenced by the 1965 CZ Twin-Port 250 bike.

At first, the Grand Prix results weren’t that fabulous. Then, Suzuki put their efforts back into it and improved the machine. The 1967 version was called the RH67. Unfortunately, the subpar handling and peaky power didn’t hold up against European bikes from CZ and Husqvarna. Even still, Suzuki built more than 100 of them and sent 65 of them to the States. That’s where the Suzuki TM250 came from.

Several racers rode it including Gary Conrad, Walt Axthelm and Preston Petty. That’s what helped it to become one of the top collector motocross bikes in the United States. When it was sold, it came complete with a parts kit that contained replacement clutch parts, carburetor jetting, gearing plus pistons and rings. You know, because those things tend to go bad all the time, right?

If you can get your hands on one of these today for 40k, you should scoop it up. Projections state that this bike could be worth more than 100k in the next ten years.

1975 Puch MC250 Twin Carb (Est. Value 30,000)

Puch is an Austrian company that employed Harry Everts, the Belgian motocross rider in 1974 to race during the FIM 250cc World Motocross Championships. It took a year before he found the sweet spot. That’s when he dominated the Suzukis and ended up taking four championships in a row.

The 1975 Puch MC250 featured a Marzocchi suspension, magnesium cases, a clean frame design, magnesium hubs and forks plus a twin carb setup. It came with a Bing carburetor that had the traditional piston port setup plus a second carb that fed the rotary valve located on the engine’s right side.

In total, there were only 90 of these machines produced in 1975, but they weren’t sold until 1976. If you can find one, you have yourself an extremely rare dirt bike indeed.

1968 Bultaco 360 El Bandido (Est. Value 15,000)

The Spanish Bultaco El Bandido arrived on the scene in 1967. At the time it was only a 350cc model, but the company later increased the bore size to 85mm from 83mm. This gave it 362cc plus 43.5 horsepower. You could find both a scrambler and motocross model of this exquisite machine.

The American model featured a longer wheelbase of 55.9 inches. It also came with a 31-degree head angle that made it perform better on a scrambler track. While it might not be worth the same amount as our top three rarest dirt bikes, it sure would be a lot of fun to ride.

1965 CZ250 Twin Port (Est. Value 14,000)

This CZ250 twin-port bike is actually a replica of the company’s GP bike of the day. What a time, right?

Joel Robert, a Belgian rider, won the 1964 250cc World Championship while riding the production model 250 twin-port. The very next year, Viktor Arbekov, a Russian rider, took the 1965 title which further elevated the bike’s popularity.

If you plan to purchase one of these, buyer beware. There have been many reports of sketchy history with these bikes and it’s easy to get ripped off by a well-prepared fake. Make sure you check the condition and history well and know exactly what you are getting into.

1968 BSA B44 Metisse 500 (Est. Value 14,000)

In the 1960s, the Metisse was highly coveted for one defining feature: its groundbreaking frame.

Rickman Metisse designed a state of the art chassis. Both him and his brother were GP riders which helped when it came time to engineer the BSA BB4 Metisse 500. This chassis paired perfectly with the lightweight Westlake top end and BSA B44 engine, creating quite a dominant powerhouse.

You will still find these in AHRMA events even today.

Many riders continue to prefer this bike because it features tractable power, precise handling and light weight considering it is a four-stroke.

1966 Husqvarna 250 Cross (Est. Value 14,000)

Edison Dye is known as the man that helped spread motocross as a popular event in America. He saw the popularity in Europe and knew it would be a success here as well. To do this, he had to import bikes and GP riders in order to run the first races of the series.

At the time the Husqvarna 250 Cross was the best machine to pick from. Once Torsten Hallman won the World Championship plus the Inter-Am astride a 250 Cross, Americans wanted them even more. To further fuel the desire, about a hundred of these bikes were imported to the States for private sale.

While there are several models available, you’ll notice some small differences between them. The 1966 model features a 19-inch front wheel, a frame that’s bolted together and smaller crankcases. In addition, both the ‘66 and ‘67 models had a burgundy color.

We truly believe that all collectors should strive to own one of these Husqvarnas as a centerpiece of their collection, but only the lucky few will succeed.

1974 Yamaha YZ250A (Est. Value 14,000)

The Yamaha DT1 first hit the scene in 1968. That’s also when Don Jones began a new development program for his two sons, DeWayne and Gary. Yamaha worked closely with the Jones team and helped Gary to win both the 1971 and 1972 250 National Championships.

The 1974 Yamaha YZ250A is the Jones modified version that hit production during 1974. It featured whittled-down forks, a low-slung engine, a gas tank with loop-ring straps and the finest modern engineering throughout.

1973 Honda CR250M Elsinore (Est. Value 12,000)

The first Honda CR250 Elsinore was produced at the end of 1972. It didn’t go on sale until the Spring of 1973. Of course, there was a lot of excitement surrounding this model because of a campaign featuring the legend himself, Steve McQueen.

When compared to the European bikes, this Elsinore had updated ergonomics, electrics, durability, carburetion and overall user-friendliness. It also came with some conservative styling, magnesium engine cases and an aluminum gas tank that had a satin finish.

Gary Jones raced an Elsinore during the AMA Nationals in 1973. This was Honda’s first 250cc National Championship win. They couldn’t have been happier with the results, and today’s auctioneers and classic bike collectors couldn’t be happier either.

1967 Greeves 250 Challenger (Est. Value 10,000)

At first, Bert Greeves didn’t even want to become a motorcycle manufacturer. He was doing well with his business of building carriages used by invalids. But by the early 1960s, Greeves bikes had become one of the most sought-after off-road two-stroke dirt bikes around.

The 1967 Greeves 250 Challenger came along at the height of his popularity but was also the last primary bike for the brand. Once motocross hit America, exotic CZs and lighter Huskies became the bikes everyone wanted. Still, riders such as Gary Bailey, Bryan Wade and Dave Bickers all gave the Greeves a go.

The majority of these bikes came to the United States through Nick Nicholson, a Greeves distributor. You can still buy parts for them today which make them a great bike to not only collect and work on, but actually ride as well.

The aluminum I-beam frame combined with the wild Earles front suspension makes the Greeves one of the most visually stunning motorbikes of all time. are always reasonable despite the vintage appeal.

1978 Kawasaki KX250A4 (Est. Value 10,000)

At first glance, you might think this is just another Kawasaki, but there’s a real story behind this bike.

In fact, only 1500 of them were made worldwide and just 600 saw the shores of America. As such, it’s nearly impossible to find parts for them or to find these bikes in running condition.

From 1973 through 1976, Kawasaki was getting their ass beat by Ossa, Penton, Suzuki and Yamaha on the MX circuit. To FOCUS on RD, they decided to shut down the production of the KX line in 1977. What they came up with next was the 1978 Kawasaki KX250A4.

It weighs only 210 pounds, pumps out 40 horsepower and features a chromalloy frame, gold wheels, aluminum gas tank, gold motor mounts and a gold swing arm. It even comes with air charged front shocks and KYB oil charged rear shocks.

Just take a look at that monster 18-inch wheel in the rear with the 21-inch front wheel to boot, a crazy feat for the time which would help set the tone for dirt bikes of the modern age.

2009 ATK Intimidator 700 cc 2 stroke (Est. Value 10,000)

We’ve finally reached the modern age, an age of high horsepower and insane torque.

If a modern classic dirt bike is what you want, then this 2009 ATK Intimidator is right for you. Sure, it’s not vintage like all the other options on our list, but despite being modern it’s one of the rarest dirt bikes ever made.

That’s mainly because most people can’t handle the power this beast puts out.

Even if you opted for the smaller model that featured just a 620 engine, you were still looking at one of the fastest dirt bikes in the history of the world. With the 700 you received a mighty 685cc two-stroke that pumped out 78 horsepower and boasted a top speed in excess of 110 mph.

It also weighed just 238 pounds dry. That’s about the same weight as a Honda Grom!

This is one modern classic which will only get better with time.

The Best Vintage Dirt Bike Brands to Look For

If you aren’t in the market for the rarest dirt bike in the world but you still want to ride a vintage steed, there’s a lot of ways to cure your desires.

You need to know that there are quality vintage bikes and poorly constructed ones, just like they are new. You have to understand what you are looking for in order to get the best deal.

Before purchasing, you should always consider how easy it will be to find parts, what the reliability is and does it retain its resale value in case you want to get rid of it later.

Here are some bike brands that are real winners if you want a vintage dirt bike.


The Pursangs were supremely reliable and offered fast speeds. Not only that, but a rebuilt model can come across very classy when done right. You might also consider the 1968 Bandito. This insane rocket ship demands respect on and off the trail.

No-go: Stay far from the Astros. The lifespan of a 1971 to 1973 model was more like a mayfly than a bull.


Look for one of the earlier twin-pipe models, even if it’s not in perfect condition. These continue to rise in value and are a great investment. Other options include 1970 or 1971 250, 360 and 400 models.

No-go: What you don’t want is a 1973 or 1974 250 Enduro. It featured a lot of previous year’s parts and the bike itself was incredibly slow. You also want to avoid the 125 racer. It weighs more than the 400, horsepower is non-existent and the suspension was stubby at best.


You will have trouble finding parts for any Greeves bike. Still, the story behind the brand and the resale value of most models makes them appealing and they are quite unique. We would pick the late 1960s or early 1970s 250s and 360s. You might also consider the 1972 or 1973 380 QUB.


Look for a 1972 to 1973 Super Rat or Combat Wombat. Parts are easy to get your hands on and both of these bikes have plenty of personality.


If you can get your hands on an old XR-75, then you would be riding one of the best pit bikes ever. Look for a 1973 125 or 250 Elsinore for a vintage racer. Just make sure it’s clean and cared for.

No-go: The worst four-stroke ever to exist must be the 1973 XL175. The XL350 wasn’t much better.


Late 1960s models until 1971 are all good. Heck, this is one of the most recognizable names in the history of motorsports. You’re hard-pressed to find one nobody wants.

No-go: Stay away from a 1972 or 1973 because they weighed 25 more pounds and weren’t reliable. If you prefer a 1974, that works too, but avoid a 450 Desert Master.


In the late 1960s, Kawasaki produced a 100cc racer which put out 18.5 horsepower: the Centurion is a quality bike that puts many others to shame. You could also look for the 238cc rotary-valved racer from the 1970s that offered plenty of lower-end torque and massive horsepower.

No-go: You will probably want to avoid the 1972 Bighorn. Anything that earned the nickname Pighorn isn’t worth your time. Also, stay far from the 1974 MXers.


Any square-barrel model will work from 1970 to 1972. 1973 and 1974 Radial 250s and 400s are always winners.

No-go: Avoid the 450cc because they didn’t offer any faster speeds and faced trouble with the clutches. Another one you don’t want to buy is the six-speed 125cc Maico. It was troublesome to service and you’ll have issues with the gearbox.


No-go: You might want to skip over this brand completely. While the Cappra might be doable, the rest of the lineup isn’t worth its weight.


Look for an early 1970s Stiletto. It featured a 250cc engine, superior reliability and plenty of power. This Spanish company also released a 1974 Phantom which is valuable. It weighs 197 pounds and offers lots of performance. And as far as obscure brands go, this one is pretty out there.


KTM and Penton worked together to create many bikes. One of the best is the 250 plus the Mint 400. You can still win a race with these and there are plenty of parts available.


Ah, the big gun has arrived. The 1973 or 1974 TM-250 Challenger is our top Suzuki pick, mainly because it’s light and small. While it does have its share of handling quirks, you’ll get reliability and speed.

No-go: You are going to find an abundance of cheap 1970s TM400 Cyclone bikes, but don’t get caught up in the hype. They feature virtually no horsepower and aren’t good for anything. You heard it here first.


If you’ve never ridden a Triumph, you are missing out on life. One of the best dirt bikes ever made is the Rickman Triumph and you should scoop it up if you find one in good condition.


If you want a vintage trail bike, you could pick any DT-1. The earlier MXers from 1969 through 1971 weren’t superior handlers, but they were fast. There is also a bunch of mods you can do to make them run better. Finally, an early YZ would also make an excellent bike plus the horsepower competes with many modern dirt bikes.

No-go: The worst bike ever produced from Yamaha is the SC500 Scrambler. The four-speed transmission often seized and the steering shook like a Mexican jumping bean. You should also avoid the RT-MX because the handling isn’t much better even there.

Tips for Buying Rare Vintage Dirt Bikes

When you start your hunt for vintage racers and rare dirt bikes, you might be tempted to purchase more than one. Go for it! After all, you only live once. On top of that, if you can find a few of the same model, you save yourself time looking for parts. Which you inevitably will.

Here are a few other pointers you might find valuable.

Tip #1: Restored or unrestored?

You have two options with your purchase. You can spend more for an already restored racer or purchase a junker that needs work. If you choose the latter option, make sure you negotiate that price way down.

Tip #2: Check the condition

These bikes have often sat for a very long time. Make sure you look at the areas that see chronic wear. For example, if you plan to buy a vintage CZ, watch the swingarm. If it wasn’t serviced, it often froze and was ruined. It does you no good to get a bargain on a 1971 Maico 400 when it has a blown clutch and bad drive.

Check anything that’s supposed to move, look inside the gas tank for rust, and if possible peek inside the engine with a boroscope. Above all else, make sure the engine is free unless you’re okay with unwrapping a mystery.

Tip #3: Buy lots of parts

When you decide on the bike you want, stock up on parts. You’ll want to keep an inventory of other pistons, rings and critical parts. Make sure you carry spares for some expendable items like spark plugs, filters, lines, and hoses along with the tools to make a fix on the side of the road.

That would have been a good idea even when these were new, let alone decades later.

Tip #4: Invest in a manual

It always pays to have the corresponding shop manual close at hand. This will offer you all the sizes and part numbers of every component you might need.

Tip #5: Start working with fiberglass

Knowing how to ‘glass enables you to fix fender and body damage on these vintage dirt bikes. Once you have the metric measurement sizes, you should be able to perfectly duplicate whatever you need after you learn the necessary skills to do so.

Tip #6: Look for interchangeable parts

What many people don’t realize is that many parts of old dirt bikes are interchangeable.

For example, many Euro bikes feature interchangeable bearings, rings and pistons. You’ll also find that Maico and Husky clutch plates are nearly identical. If you have a Suzuki, Kawasaki or Yamaha, you might even see that they use a lot of the same internal components.

These vintage dirt bike shared more parts than you might think, so do your homework to avoid paying more just because something has a certain brand name on it.

Tip #7: Ride your bike often

Once you restore your vintage dirt bike, don’t forget to enjoy it. It makes absolutely no sense to build it and then stick it under a sheet. Not to mention, that’s when all the problems really start creeping in.

Bring the past alive and share your dirt bike with the world. Who knows, you might inspire others to become interested in vintage dirt bikes simply from seeing yours. You could change the world.

What vintage dirt bike do you love?

Do you have a collection of the rarest dirt bikes known to man? Did we miss your favorite one? We would love to hear about it.

Leave us a comment and let us know if we missed anything you think should have made the list.

Electric Dirt Bikes to Tear Up the Dirt Trails

Riding dirt bikes is unlike any other sport or hobby. The freedom associated with off-road riding and taking the road less traveled is second to none. Very little tops spending a day out in the wilderness on a silent dirtbike taking in the sights, sounds, and natural beauty the earth has to offer. With a motocross motorcycle driven by electric power, dirt riding is not only fun and exciting, but also good for the environment.

In the past electric dirt bikes were designed for kids, and they were seen as a stepping stone to “real deal” gas powered dirt bikes. They were just not powerful enough and SLA batteries used to make these bikes pretty heavy. Fortunately, within the past couple of years, advancements in modern technology have made the electric machines a force to be reckon with. Now as the top motorcycle brands like Yamaha and KTM join the race, you can find amazing electric MX bikes, and the best electric dirt bikes can even outperform many gas-powered models.

Top Electric DirtBikes for Kids

Electric bikes are not a novelty any more. In fact, many big names in powersports are investing in developing the best electric dirt bike. KTM has the KTM Freeride E-XC, Alta has the Alta Motors Redshift MX, Yamaha and GasGas have their own versions of electric trials bike. One of the most popular Razor electric dirt bikes carries the name of Jeremy McGrath, one of the most popular American motocross champions in the history of motorsports. There are also new manufacturers focused only on electric dirt bikes, like Zero Motorcycles, Kuberg and Cake.

Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Bike

What we liked

What we didn’t like

The Razor McGrath Dirt Rocket is designed to pay tribute to one of the most famous motocross riders in history – Jeremy McGrath. SX500 is a replica of Jeremy’s MX dirt bike, with an authentic motocross frame geometry. Backed by its durable steel construction, this dirt bike comes with dual suspension. High torque chain driven motor that speeds up to 15 mph and a twist-grip throttle acceleration control. It features tires specifically designed for the dirt, which is very important for motocross riding. SX500 also features dual suspension and adjustable handlebars, proving that it is not a toy, but a real power ride. Hand operated dual disc brakes provide immediate and safe stop without any jerks.

SX500 Dirt Rocket is designed for teenagers age 14 and up, it can carry up to 175 pounds of weight. If you are heavier, you can ride it, but don’t expect the full speed. All in all, this is one of the best performing electric dirt bikes at this price range, and it will for sure make your little daredevil feel like a true Champion.

Kuberg Cross Hero

What we liked

  • Adjust the torque for safety
  • Not too heavy despite the steel frame
  • Connect your phone as a speedometer

What we didn’t like

Kuberg is a cutting-edge electric dirt and MX bike manufacturer from the Czech Republic. This dirt bike is a rugged, hard wearing, fun machine for young riders looking to rip up the toughest terrain.

With its rugged powder-coated steel tube frame, modeled after enduro bikes, it is strong enough to withstand all the challenges of the trail. Powerful motor produces 3 kW of sheer power and plenty of torque for a fast take-off. This electric dirt bike for kids is capable of reaching top speed of 17 mph and provides about two hours of exciting riding time on a single charge. For novice riders there is an option to set a speed limit using Kuberg smartphone app. The latest edition of Cross Hero also comes with improved safety features: highly responsive hydraulic disc brakes and advanced air suspension. It is designed for riders between 5 and 12 years of age, but with weight limit of 220lbs you will be able to borrow it for a spin.

Razor MX650 Electric Dirt Bike

What we liked

What we didn’t like

Razor MX650 is an upgraded version of very popular MX500. Featuring a 650W high torque motor, it can reach up to 17 mph. Acceleration is controlled by a twist-grip control, and dual disc brakes will bring you to a quick and safe stop. 36V battery pack provides about 40 minutes to an hour or riding time before it needs to be recharged. Fully charging the battery takes about eight hours. Strong steel construction ensures that it can withstand all the bumps and jumps on the track, and dual suspension provides a smooth ride.

MX650 is designed for the intermediate and experienced riders. Razor recommended age for this bike is 16 and up. This is probably due to the fact that MX650 Electric Motocross Bike is the most powerful electric dirt bike in the lineup. However, since it is fairly small, even younger children can comfortably ride, if their skills are up to par. Good safety equipment, especially the helmet, is an absolute must!

Burromax TT250 Mini Dirt Bike

What we liked

What we didn’t like

Missouri based company, Burromax, Minibikes from the St. Louis, have been a favorite among kids and adults alike ever since 2015. TT250 is an entry-level model from their line-up. It is designed as a scaled down a cross between a TT Enduro and a Flat Tracker. If you’ve seen this electric dirt bike only on pictures, it is difficult to grasp how small it actually is.

With heavy-duty welded steel tube frame Burromax TT250 can take on a rider up to 200lbs. Range is about 14 miles with a fully charged battery, and the 250W High Torque DC Motor can reach top speed of 14 mph. Adjustable mono shock rear suspension and telescopic front forks provide a very smooth ride. Overall TT250 is a real mini motorcycle, a real mini electric dirt bike, not a plastic toy. One of the reasons we included TT250 into our list is its price. It is very affordable, and a perfect gift for a young enthusiast just starting to get into the motocross world.

Segway Dirt eBike X160

What we liked

  • affordable than some of the very similar alternatives, like SurRon
  • Batteries can be swapped for extended range

What we didn’t like

Near the end of last year Segway announced that it is getting into the electric sports market by launching their own model of an electric dirt bike. Segway Dirt eBike is offered in two models, X160 and X260, the first one being a bit smaller, with the 17” wheels. The X160 features a single crown suspension, 3kW peak motor and can reach top speeds of 31 miles per hour, travel up to 40 miles and climb a slope of 35°.

Despite being small in size, and relatively lightweight (about 106 lbs), this electric dirt bike packs some serious performance. In order to enhance the overall torque, this dirt ebike is equipped with a dual-drive system. It is made up of a Primary Drive System, which includes an HTD 8M belt of 22 inches. Secondary Drive System, which includes a 420 chain with 112 sections.

Now, if you are a fan of electric dirt bikes, you might have noticed that the Segway Dirt eBike looks very familiar. It is almost identical as Sur-Ron Light Bee X electric trail bike, and it is not an issue of copying. The Segway is actually the largest share-holder in the Sur-Ron company, so their dirt bike is largely based on Sur-Ron, but there are some styling differences and some engineering improvements. All in all, this electric motocross bikes is capable of hauling an adult, it is in fact super fun to ride.

The 10 Best Automatic Dirt Bikes: Twist and Go

Automatic dirt bikes might be the easiest way for beginner riders to learn off-pavement skills — but they’re not just for kids anymore. Here’s our top 10 list for clutchless motorcycles.

If you want to take your riding from the streets to the trails but are unsure of your ability, why not try an automatic dirt bike? You can take the hassle out of riding by ditching the clutch in favor of a semi-automatic or completely automatic machine.

For many riders, the thought of riding off-road without a clutch is borderline heretical. However, there are times and situations when having an automatic dirt bike can be beneficial.

Young riders and new riders can benefit from clutchless riding, allowing them to FOCUS on learning other skills, such as staying up on two wheels in the rough, refining their body positioning, and learning how to apply the throttle and brakes.

So, what models are available?

Top 10 Clutchless Dirt Bike Models for Off-Road Adventuring

There are plenty of automatic dirt bikes on the market, including top-shelf offerings from the most popular and well-known motorcycle brands, electric motorcycles (which, by definition, are almost always automatic), and cheaper pit bike-style models. To give a broad snapshot of what’s available, we’re going to include a mix of all three types in our top 10 list.

Let’s look at the best automatic dirt bike models you can currently buy.

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A quick note about sizes: The majority of automatic dirt bike models are targeted at young riders rather than adults. Most of the world’s biggest manufacturers have automatic and semi-automatic products, but they usually come packaged with smaller frames, lower saddle heights, and smaller wheels. For the sake of a balanced list, we’re going to include a few models for kids as well as for adults.

Kawasaki KLX110R

Kawasaki is one of the most successful off-road brands in the motorcycle industry, and it’s got plenty of off-road models to suit a broad spectrum of riders. However, if you’re looking for an automatic dirt bike, there’s only one choice available to you from Team Green, and that’s the KLX110R. This bike features a four-speed automatic transmission and a 26.8-inch seat height.

This bike stands a little taller than some others. It’s still a long way from being a full-size off-roader, but that doesn’t mean the fun is reserved only for kids. With a punchy 112cc air-cooled four-stroke engine, the Kawasaki KLX110R has more than enough grunt to put smiles on the faces of older riders — it just happens to be good for younger riders to have a rip on, too.

Riders just have to ease off the throttle and click the bike into gear via the usual foot-operated gear lever — that’s it. Or, for riders wanting a fully automatic experience, leave the bike in third gear and twist. There’s enough suspension to handle average off-road and trail-riding terrain and obstacles, and the mechanical drum brakes offer ample stopping power.

Plus, there’s plenty of room for upgrades. Say you want the fun of a semi-automatic dirt bike from Kawasaki but would prefer a taller saddle height. Swing by an aftermarket store that specializes in kits to add inches to your front suspension, with special rear swingarms that help raise the height.

At 2,349 MSRP, the KXL110R is one great little dirt bike.

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Top Features:

  • 112cc air-cooled four-stroke engine
  • Four-speed gearbox with automatic clutch
  • Saddle height of 26.8″
  • Tough and sporty race-inspired bodywork
  • Easy to graduate to the KLX110R L (manual) for those who want more

Honda CRF110F

The Honda CRF110F has long been one of the best midsize, small-capacity dirt bikes out there. The CRF series is legendary, so it makes sense that the smallest member of the family is just as capable as its bigger siblings.

The CRF110F shares a lot of DNA with the smaller CRF50F, but it has a bigger engine, an increased ride height, and plenty of other cool features to keep riders coming back for more.

The most significant difference is the addition of an extra gear, with the CRF110F boasting a four-speed gearbox powered by an automatic clutch to make life nice and easy. Though it’s not much bigger than the CRF50F, adult riders will definitely benefit from the slightly increased ride height and the extra grunt from the engine, making climbing hills much easier — and possible — for most riders.

The throttle is responsive, the ride is smooth, and the tires have enough grip to tackle challenging terrain. While there isn’t much suspension travel, it’s plenty for beginner to intermediate riding. Honda’s automatic clutch is excellent, and clicking through the gears is a dream. If you’re not ready to change gears, just stick it in third and cruise; the bike can handle it.

The CRF110F is 2,599 MSRP — a great price. Even a second-hand one will be worth the money, too.

Top Features:

  • 109cc air-cooled four-stroke engine
  • Four-speed gearbox with automatic clutch
  • Saddle height of 25.9″
  • Easy-to-operate electric starter with optional kickstart function
  • Adjustable throttle stop for limiting younger riders

Yamaha TT-R110E

The Yamaha TT-R110E is the big brother of Yamaha’s awesome mini off-roader, the TT-R50E. Unlike the smaller model, this one is a good selection for older riders, making it a fun choice for everyone in the family. The engine packs a more powerful punch, and thanks to the taller ride height, it is an ideal bike for youth getting into motorcycling.

With a tough, compact 110cc air-cooled four-stroke engine, the TT-R110E has plenty of grunt delivered to the wheels through a sophisticated four-speed gearbox. The automatic clutch allows for effortless gear shifting, marrying the best of manual riding with the simplicity of an automatic. All you have to do is click through the gears without worrying about the hassle of a clutch — or leave it in one gear and stick with it if you don’t feel like shifting at all.

If that wasn’t enough, Yamaha also decked out the TT-R110E with an electric starter, a well-damped telescopic front fork, advanced Monocross rear suspension, grippy knobby tires, Yamaha’s aggressive and stylish aesthetic, and a forest-friendly USFS-approved exhaust.

Yamaha’s flagship off-road series, the YZ family, shares a lot of DNA with this little number, making it the perfect introductory motorcycle for young riders to cut their teeth on before graduating to the bigger YZ models.

The Yamaha TT-R110E is offered at a 2,299 MSRP.

Top Features:

  • 110cc air-cooled four-stroke engine
  • Four-speed gearbox with an automatic clutch
  • Saddle height of 26.4″
  • Keyed ignition for additional safety
  • 7.1 inches of ground clearance that allows for real off-road riding

Suzuki DR-Z50

Suzuki used to have a mean little number called the DR-Z110, which was very similar to the Kawasaki KLX110. But in recent years, the company has done away with its 110 option and now only stocks the DR-Z50. An ideal size for young beginning riders, the DR-Z50 is powered by a smooth 49cc engine.

Unlike other small-capacity bikes that come with a single-speed transmission, this one comes with three gears and an automatic clutch. Essentially, you just click through the gears with your foot when the engine feels like it needs it.

For a fully automatic experience, you can put the bike into second gear and leave it there for enough forward motion to get young riders started before they have to learn how to change gears.

Can an adult ride one? With a seat height of 22 inches and a weight limit of 88 pounds, it’s not advisable. However, if you’re looking for the first dirt bike for your child, the Suzuki DR-Z50 is a great option for teaching your kid how to ride. There are some cool safety features for young riders, such as an adjustable throttle limiter and a keyed ignition, making it totally child-friendly.

With an MSRP of 2,209, it’s an excellent price for a cool little motorcycle that your kid is sure to enjoy.

Top Features:

  • 49cc air-cooled four-stroke engine
  • 3-speed gearbox with automatic clutch
  • Saddle height of 22″ for younger riders
  • Kickstarter and electric starter


KTM has long been the go-to brand when it comes to off-road dominance, but when it comes to automatic dirt bike models, the company doesn’t have much on offer. Or rather, it doesn’t have much for adults to enjoy.

KTM’s only real internal combustion engine automatic dirt bike model is the SX 50, which only children or very slight riders will be able to ride.

That said, it’s one of the most highly spec’d small dirt bikes out there, and, in truth, it’s a championship-winning model. If you’ve got a young rider with aspirations of dirt bike race podiums, then this 50cc mini dirt bike is the stuff of small-capacity dreams.

This little Champion maker is powered by a kickstart-only, 49cc two-stroke engine. The engine itself is a minor marvel, but what makes this ride so good is the fact that it has a single-speed automatic transmission, which allows young riders to unleash two-stroke fury without having to worry about clutch control or gear changes. Combine that with some top-shelf KTM accessories and plush WP suspension, and you’ve got yourself one hell of an automatic dirt bike.

With an MSRP of 4,699, the KTM 50 SX is pricey compared to Japanese offerings. But, if you’re serious about getting your kid up on two wheels and want to make them into a real competition motorcyclist, you’ll want to arm them with the best tools for the job, right?

Top Features:

  • 50cc two-stroke engine
  • KTM-engineered single-speed automatic transmission
  • Seat height of 26.2″
  • Official KTM race-proven technology
  • Front/rear hydraulic disc brake technology
  • Can be upgraded using KTM performance parts

KTM Freeride E-XC

If you want another automatic offering from KTM, check out the brand’s ground-breaking KTM Freeride E-XC: the company’s first electric motorcycle. Because electric motorcycles don’t require a gearbox to translate engine power into forward motion, almost all electric motorcycles are completely automatic. You simply twist the throttle and go.

The KTM Freeride E-XC is no exception. This wonderful motorcycle isn’t street-legal, and it doesn’t have a fantastic top speed or maximum range. But, as far as electric automatic dirt bikes go, it’s still pretty incredible.

The electric motor delivers an impressive 24.5 horsepower and 31 pound-feet of torque, allowing riders to hammer off-road trails at some fairly feisty speeds.

However, it’s not the speed of this motorcycle that has everyone interested — it’s the speed of its battery-charging capabilities. On paper, the biggest drawback of the KTM Freeride E-XC is that the battery can only provide about an hour of ride time per charge.

Not very inspiring, right? But what if we tell you that it can charge to 100% in only 110 minutes?

In reality, the fast ride time is more than compensated for by the fast charge time. It might not be the highest-spec’d automatic dirt bike on this list, but the KTM E-XC is pretty impressive no matter how you look at it.

The starting price is 10,699 MSRP — which isn’t bad for something with KTM written on it.

Top Features:

  • 3.9 kWh lithium-ion KTM PowerPack
  • Single-speed automatic transmission
  • WP suspension
  • No kickstart required
  • 110-minute 100% charge time
  • Three selectable ride modes

Zero FX

The Zero FX model is no different, and while it’s not strictly a dirt bike — it’s more of a dual-purpose machine — we think it still counts as an automatic dirt bike and one of the best that money can buy.

Of course, you can buy the Zero FX in several trims with a wide range of add-ons, so we’re going to be quoting the top-spec model here. Powered by a ferociously strong electric motor that produces a whopping 46 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of peak torque, the Zero FX can reach a handsome top speed of 85 mph and boasts a range of about 90 miles per charge.

An optional fast-charging kit can fully charge the FX’s battery in 2 hours, which is extremely fast compared to other electric motorcycles out there.

For an automatic dirt bike, though, it is expensive. The asking price for a fully kitted-out Zero FX is about 13,000 MSRP. Sure, it’s expensive, but this is a fully road-legal motorcycle. If you want the best automatic dirt bike with an electric powertrain, then this is the ultimate motorcycle for you.

Top Features:

  • Clutchless direct-drive transmission
  • Cutting-edge electric technology
  • 100% road legal
  • Real dual-sport motorcycle
  • Incredible 90-mile range

Honda Trail 125 ABS

The Honda Trail 125 is an automatic dirt bike that might actually fit better in the “scooter” category. We’ve included it here because this minimoto can do not only trails but also all the roads in between. That makes it a practical choice for non-trailering individuals or those who what to keep things simple. Plus, it looks bad-ass retro.

With a price tag set at 4,000 MSRP, it’s not the cheapest option, but since it can almost do it all, you won’t need to spend money on other bikes. Unless, of course, you’re like most motorcycle owners and can’t have just one.

This take from Honda’s Trail 90 and 110 has a fuel-injected 125cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine with 10 horsepower. It is geared with a four-speed centrifugal automatic clutch — not the slowest, not the fastest.

For those of us who are height-challenged, the Honda Trail offers a seat height of 31.5 inches and a low step-over. The luggage rack is very handy, as well.

Top Features:

  • 125cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine
  • Ideal for height-challenged folks
  • Integral luggage rack
  • Electric start
  • Front-wheel ABS
  • Disc brakes


You might not have heard much about SSR Motorsports, but it’s doing some interesting things. For a start, it’s one of the most trusted importers of powersports engines and vehicles from China and also the U.S. distributor of Benelli products. A great example of the quality of its products is the SR110TR.

The SR110TR comes powered by a tough 107cc air-cooled four-stroke engine from Lifan. This semi-automatic dirt bike offers more than just an engine, though. It comes equipped with upside-down forks with rebound adjustment capabilities, a rear monoshock, front and rear disc brakes, tough and durable plastics, and a kickstarter.

But what about this semi-automatic gearbox? Well, it might not be fully automatic, but it’s clutch-free, which means you can shift by simply clicking through the gears on the pedal without having to worry about pulling in a clutch lever.

In fact, you don’t have to change gear if you don’t want to — leaving it in third gear will work just fine for most riders, though it might not be best in the long term for the engine.

This bike is a good way to bridge the gap between automatic and fully manual for beginning riders. And the price? These retail for around 1,764 MSRP.

Top Features:

  • 107cc air-cooled four-stroke engine
  • Semi-automatic transmission for clutchless gear shifting
  • Saddle height of 28.4″
  • Kickstart ignition
  • Inverted USD style shocks with adjustment
  • Front and rear disc brakes

Electric Motion Epure Race

While on the expensive side, the Epure Race appeals for a few reasons. One, many riders like the idea of a dirt bike but hate the noise factor. This is where electric bikes shine. Next, electrics are the way of the future, and riders are turning to environmental choices — especially because the places these riders like to go are off the beaten track.

Though quiet, the Epure Race is powerful and can get you close to 45 mph, although this trail bike is best suited for slower speeds in super technical terrain. Where it differs from the rest of the clutchless bikes in this article is the company’s own Hydraulic Diaphragm Clutch.

This allows the rider to personalize movement from a standstill and smoothly transition to higher speeds with the clutch and tick-over combo. You can also shut this system off for a twist-and-go conventional e-bike. The company’s hydraulic clutch feature allows riders to control the bike in challenging sections where electric bikes used to fail.

For all that get up and go, what’s powering the Epure Race? An extra-capacity battery produces 1,875 Wh over 1,000 cycles. The standard 15A charger takes just under 3.5 hours to charge, and the optional 25A upgrade takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. The bike has a range of 26.5 miles.Another great addition to the Epure Race is its anti-reverse feature, which stops you from rolling backward. Lock the back wheel with the push of a button at speeds of 0-3 mph.

The Epure Race comes with a base MSRP of 11,000.

Top Features:

  • Anti-reverse
  • Hydraulic diaphragm clutch with switch-off capabilities
  • Lithium-ion 50.4V battery
  • 1,875 Wh
  • 26.5-mile range; top speed 43.5 mph
  • Hydraulic diaphragm clutch
  • Front suspension: 6.9″ travel; rear: 6.7″ travel
  • Seat height: 26.4″

Get the Best Automatic Dirt Bike and Get Out Riding

If you’re wondering what the best automatic dirt bike is, there are some options available to you depending on what you’re willing to pay and what you want out of your bike. Whether you want to go fully electric and tackle some off-road trails or you want something fun that won’t break the bank, there are a variety of fully automatic dirt bike models that you can choose from.

Automatic Dirt Bike FAQs

An automatic dirt bike is like any other automatic motorcycle in the fact that power is transferred from the engine to the drivetrain via an automatic gearbox.

In short, it’s a motorcycle that doesn’t require changing gears with the use of a conventional manual clutch. The term “twist and go” is often used with automatic motorcycles because a rider can simply twist the throttle.

An automatic dirt bike specifically refers to an automatic motorcycle that’s designed for off-road riding, with long-travel suspension, off-road tires, and other accessories for improved riding across unpaved terrain.

A semi-automatic dirt bike isn’t the same as a fully automatic one. A semi-automatic motorcycle works very much in the same way as a step-through scooter or moped. There are gears that can be used and selected, but the use of a clutch isn’t required.

Riders can click through the gears with a foot-operated gear shifter. The shift pattern differs between models, with some requiring clicking down through the gears and others requiring flicking up with your toe.

Though you may see it said that there isn’t a clutch in a semi-automatic motorcycle, that’s not strictly true. In fact, there are two clutches at work, but the rider doesn’t have to worry about them.

One is a centrifugal clutch that keeps everything running smoothly, and the other is engaged by your foot as you shift gears. The two work together to ensure that gear changes run smoothly and the engine doesn’t stall.

The clutch is still there; the rider just doesn’t notice it. There’s plenty of information on how semi-automatic clutch systems work out there if you want to learn more.

First, a pit bike is a small motorcycle that was originally used to ride around the pit area of motorcycle races. Traditionally, they were like small dirt bikes with small engines for transporting racers and crew around. Naturally, they were also raced.

A dirt bike is a motorcycle specifically designed for the purposes of off-road riding, with long-travel suspension, knobby tires, and engines traditionally from 80cc up to 500cc.

But is a pit bike a dirt bike? Well, they share a lot of the same DNA, and if you’re riding and racing a pit bike off-road, then by definition, it has to be a dirt bike, too.

Generally, most people consider a cheap, small-capacity pit bike to be a dirt bike. If it gets ridden or raced off-road, then we think that’s enough to class it as one.

All small bikes are considered mini bikes, but what’s the difference between a pit bike and a bike?

A pit bike, by nature, has off-road origins and generally takes inspiration from larger dirt bikes. A bike, on the other hand, is more like a mini moto.

The term “ bike” doesn’t have a solid definition, but most riders would agree that when you’re talking about a bike, you’re talking about a scaled-down version of a sport bike.

You could say that mini bikes, pit bikes, and mini motos are all bikes since they’re all small in stature, but most of the time, bikes are little sport bikes oriented for on-road riding.

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The Best Electric Dirt Bikes of 2023

Remarkably, only one of them went for the Dirt-E joke.

The motoring world is going electric. And it’s not just fancy, 1,000-horsepower, six-figure electric trucks. Electric motorcycle options have been increasing over the past few years. And even the relatively humble and underpowered dirt bike segment now offers a proliferation of emissions-free options — and we’re here to help you separate the battery-powered wheat from the chaff.

Why You Should Get an Electric Dirt Bike

Helps Save the Planet: Smaller motorcycles are far from the most fuel-thirsty vehicles. But electric dirt bikes still reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and every little bit helps.

Less Maintenance: Electric motors require far fewer moving parts. That means more time riding and less time (and money) replacing parts. You also don’t need to buy things like oil.

Less Noise: Electric dirt bikes do make some noise, but they make less than internal-combustion dirt bikes — noise that can diminish the enjoyment of being in nature for riders and those nearby.

Accessible to New Riders: Like electric cars, electric dirt bikes do not need a manual transmission. This may disappoint some riders looking for a traditional feel. But it’s also way easier to manage while off-road.

Torque: Electric dirt bikes tend to have a lot of torque, and it comes on instantly. This helps them accelerate rapidly and feel quick in everyday riding.

What to Look For

Street Legality: Like combustion dirt bikes, many of them will not be street-legal. And you may live in a municipality that will confiscate and crush them if you try to use them for that — electric or not. There are dual-sport electric dirt bikes (lighter than adventure motorcycles), which can also be used as commuter bikes. But make sure you clarify that before buying.

Battery Range: Range is a significant drawback to any electric vehicle. You want to ensure you have enough range to do the amount of riding you’re planning. expensive electric dirt bikes will have range that can exceed what most drives can handle physically. But that may be costly.

Battery Charging: A nother important factor beyond range is how long it takes to charge the battery. Shorter is better. Manufacturers may offer accessories that improve charging speed. Some dirt bikes can instantly swap in a newly charged battery and return to the trail.

How We Tested

Gear Patrol writers and editors are continually testing the best electric dirt bikes on a variety of terrains to update this guide looking at features like comfort, ease of use and riding characteristics. Our testers have spent time riding the Zero XF and the Cake Kalk INK so far; however, we’ll be updating this guide as we continue to test more models.

Zero’s FX isn’t a one-trick pony; it’s good at a little bit of everything. It’s fast but torque-heavy up front. For comparison, it’s nimble but still about 50 pounds heavier than KTM’s 350EXC-F. And it’s quiet, which anyone who’s ridden a dual sport before knows has distinct advantages and downsides. (Upsides include not disturbing nature as you ride through and saving your eardrums; cons include being unable to announce yourself to other riders on the trail or cars on the street.)

The FX’s ride is very smooth — from city streets to rutted-out trails and even completely off-road in the ungroomed wild. The tires grip well on city streets, even after a light rain. The FX can reach a top speed of 85, but I rarely found myself pushing it above 65 — this is a great cruising bike built for the trails as much as it is for the road. The acceleration feels torque-y until you get the hang of the feeling; I’d recommend starting in Eco until you get a feel for how the bike handles, experienced rider or not.

The profile is lean and mean, just as advertised. Your tester is 5’4” and weigh 110 pounds, and she could handle and maneuver this bike with relative ease, although she did make sure to get comfortable on the bike on uncrowded trails before taking it to the streets. Zero says the charging time is 1.3 hours, but I found it to be much longer than that. the bike was delivered to me with an 80 percent charge, and it took more than two hours to get it full. The range is 91 miles which is a solid day’s ride, but unless you have the means to give the bike a good overnight charge, you’ll be SOL the next day. And that 91-mile range is in the city — if you’re riding on the highway at 70 mph without starting and stopping, it drops to 39 miles per charge.

We’ve been fans of Swedish manufacturer Cake — and Stefan Ytterborn’s helmet/eyewear/apparel brand, POC — for years. Founded in 2016, Cake has consistently put out smooth, innovative electric bikes that offer both gorgeous looks and purpose-built function.

The Kalk class of offroaders, however, is much more about play than work. The street-legal Kalk INK picks up quick thanks to 252Nm of electric torque, while reliable suspension (200mm of travel) and beefy dual-sport motorcycle tires help you keep the shiny side up from the road to the trails.

  • Removable battery charges from 0 to 80 percent in two hours, 0 to 100 percent in three
  • Three ride modes and three braking modes adapt to your style and environment
  • Not exactly the cushiest seat on the planet (or this page)
  • You must come to a full stop to adjust ride and braking modes

What Are Dirt Bikes? And How Fast Do Dirt Bikes Go? Dirt Bike Average And Maximum Speed

Dirt bikes are designed for use primarily on rough terrains such as dirt tracks and other unpaved areas. Your expectations for their speed off-road may be high, but how fast do dirt bikes typically travel?

Bsxinsight will look into how fast do dirt bikes go and how different cc bikes compare in this article.

What’s A Dirt Bike?

Off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and off-road motorcycles, are intended for usage on terrain that is not paved, including snow, dirt, gravel, and sand.

Their tires are tough and knobby so they can maintain a good traction on surfaces like that. The motorcycles are lighter and more flexible than standard bikes because they have longer suspensions and higher ground clearances.

In addition, the gearing of dirt bikes is higher so that the bikes can produce more torque.

How Fast Do Dirt Bikes Go?

50cc Dirt Bike

The typical top speed for a dirt bike powered by a 50cc engine is between 25 and 40 miles per hour. At this speed, you are not in danger of being hit by a car or truck that is racing down the road.

Kids in the first half of middle school would do well on a dirt bike powered by a 50cc engine because of how easy it is to ride and control.

65cc Dirt Bike

The 65cc class of dirt bikes is the beginner class, with models suitable for riders under the age of 12 who have some experience with dirt bikes and know the basics of what they’re doing.

At its top speed of 62 miles per hour, it is only suitable for riders with some experience.

80cc Dirt Bike

A typical 80cc dirt bike can reach speeds of 45–55 mph.

However, there is a great deal of variety in the engine configurations produced by the dirt bike industry. This means that there are two- and four-stroke 80cc dirt bikes that can travel at speeds of more than 50 mph and even up to 70 mph.

100cc Dirt Bike

The top speed of a dirt bike with a 100cc engine is around 60 miles per hour. However, depending on how the engine is adjusted and whether or not there is a secondary carburetor, the top speed can range from 60 to 80 miles per hour.

At this rate, you’ll be going a lot faster than most cars do on city streets.

110cc Dirt Bike

It’s not uncommon for dirt bikes with a 110cc engine to reach speeds of up to 50 mph, though some of the newest and more expensive models boast speeds of up to 55 mph.

However, in order to achieve top speed, you’ll need tires built for the surface you’ll be driving on, a properly functioning radiator and air filter, and a track in pristine condition.

125cc dirt bike

Compared to the top speed of a dirt bike with a 55cc engine, which is around 55 miles per hour, the top speed of a 125cc dirt bike is closer to 60 miles per hour. A heavy rider can exceed these speeds on downhill roads.

Though, proceed with caution. Manufacturers of dirt bikes strongly advise against stunt riding due to the inherent risks.

125cc 4-stroke Dirt Bike

In spite of their similar engine sizes, not all 125cc 4-stroke dirt bikes are created equal.

The maximum speed of the 125cc 4-stroke motorcycles varies from 35 to 55 miles per hour. Maximum speeds of 12cc 4-stroke dirt bikes vary widely.

150cc Dirt Bike

A dirt bike powered by a 150cc engine can typically reach speeds of around 60 miles per hour.

There are, however, a variety of ways to increase the top speed of a dirt bike powered by a 150cc engine. It will take some practice before you can reach the bike’s top speed when riding a 150cc dirt bike.

200cc Dirt Bike

One can travel up to 60 miles per hour on a dirt bike with a 200cc engine. An enormous improvement over the 50cc dirt bike.

Bikes with a displacement of 200 cc or more often feature four-stroke engines with a high horsepower output, making them more difficult to steer. A 200 cc engine is adequate for racing because of its efficiency and power.

250cc Dirt Bike

The top speed of a motorcycle with a 250cc engine will range from about 70 to 80 miles per hour, depending on the specific model.

A 2- or 4-stroke motorcycle will have a slightly higher top speed, but only by 5 or 10 mph. The top speed of a dirt bike powered by a 250cc engine is highly variable and dependent on a number of factors.

400cc Dirt Bike

The top speed of dirt bikes with a 400cc engine varies widely between different models, but on average, these bikes can reach 87 miles per hour.

When comparing top speeds, the Suzuki DR-Z and Honda CRF have the largest gap, with 17 mph. Increasing the engine size to 400cc makes a noticeable difference in velocity.

450cc Dirt Bike

450cc dirt bikes can havethe speed up to 90 mph and occasionally higher before they reach their limit. Dirt bikes of this type are the most popular choice for riders who weigh approximately more than 160 pounds.

The top speed will change based on the bike’s modifications, the rider’s weight, the engine’s stroke, and other factors like wind resistance, gear ratios, and the surface area covered by the bike.

Electric Dirt Bike

An electric dirt bike’s top speed typically falls between 12 and 22 miles per hour. Smaller electric dirt bikes are great for kids, while larger ones are better suited for grownups. However, there are limits to how fast an electric dirt bike can travel in public places according to the law.

Factors Affecting Dirt Bike Speed

Variety Of Engine

Both 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines can be found in dirt bikes. If you ever see a 2-stroke dirt bike, you’ll probably see a lot of white smoke and a dirt bike moving away from you.

In the modern world, manufacturers can only make 4-stroke engines because of strict emission standards. This means that the 2-stroke engine will soon be a thing of the past.

If you have an older 2-stroke engine, you have more power than if you have a 4-stroke engine, because the combustion process only takes place in two steps instead of four.

They also have more torque at higher RPMs, which is an advantage for the rider. People in the bike world talk a lot about the improved engine platform, but it all comes down to what a rider wants.

Some people like the quick power boost of a 2-stroke engine, while others like the reliability of a 4-stroke engine when putting the power down. In the end, it comes down to what the rider wants and what they want the bike to do.

Most motorcycles are cooled by air, but dirt bikes can also be cooled by water. Your bike’s top speed is directly affected by how well it cools.

Vehicle Brand

Dirt bike manufacturers are an important element of the market. There’s a chance Honda could be recognized as the firm that popularized off-road motorcycles.

However, many motocross racers swear by Yamaha dirt bikes since they are among the best available. The top speed of a 150cc dirt bike is determined by a variety of factors, including the type of bike and its design.

  • Dirt bike construction necessitates a great degree of know-how and skill.
  • Funding for scientific research and development
  • Functionality-enhancing supplies

All of the aforementioned criteria have an impact on the performance of a bicycle. In the case of motorcycles, for example, peak speed would suffer if the manufacturer did not have the means to invest in RD to make the bikes lighter and faster.

Furthermore, if the manufacturer chooses to save money by employing heavier or less expensive materials, the bike’s performance may suffer.

Personal Demographics

Many human factors can influence the peak speed of your dirt bike. Many people share your enthusiasm for riding your dirt bike off-road. However, we are not all constructed the same way as individuals.

The following factors may have an impact on the peak speed of your dirt bike:

  • The rider’s height and physique
  • Bicycle utilization
  • Budget for buying the bike

How fast a bike can go depends heavily on the rider’s size and weight. Simply simple, heavier weight equals slower speed. As a result, your physique, as well as your seating position, will have a considerable impact on your speed.

Top Fastest Dirt Bike In The World

KTM 450 SX-F

KTM has always produced motorcycles capable of contending with the world’s fastest two-wheeler. The 450 SX-F dirt bike has a 449cc engine and weighs only 237 pounds.

KTM 450 motorcycles will win sprinting dirt bike races with the right rider. Nothing less than 450 pounds can compete with a top speed of 123 mph, so “drop the hammer.”

Aprilia RXV 5.5

The Aprilia RXV 5.5 is a strong motorcycle that weighs only 303 pounds. The 549cc engine, which produces 55 horsepower, accounts for the majority of its weight.

This bike outperformed 100 mph on multiple occasions, reaching 113 mph. Its weight had no effect on the bike’s acceleration, as it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.16 seconds. While this bike is available in heavier versions with more power, the RXV 5.5 is the most cost-effective option.

Beta 450RS

Surprisingly, this smooth dirt bike is street legal throughout the United States. Although many individuals in the United States are unaware with Beta, it has earned a reputation.

With a top speed of over 111 mph, it offers more speed than you could ever want. If you want a fast bike that can tear up trails while still cruising down the road, the Beta 450RS is a no-brainer.

ATK Intimidator

The limited edition ATK Intimidator has long been regarded as the world’s fastest dirt bike. The 700 boasts a 685cc two-stroke engine producing of 78 horsepower yet weighing only 238 pounds.

With the right modifications, an ATK Intimidator would have a clear advantage over the fastest dirt bikes tested. The 700 Intimidator has been clocked at speeds in excess of 110 mph by racers.

BMW G650 XChallenge

You definitely don’t image yourself blasting down trails on a dirt bike when you think of BMW. In contrast, the BMW G650 XChallenge dirt bike can easily compete with other classic bikes.

This bike has all the power you’d expect from BMW, with a top speed of 104 mph. This bike is perfect for keeping things simple in the trials.


Does the speed of a dirt bike matter?

When looking for a quick dirt bike, consider the power of the dirt bike. In general, speed is not the most crucial thing to consider when off-roading.

Other factors to consider are powerful gears, smooth and quick handling, lightweight, and a powerful engine that plays a significant role.

How can you get the most speed out of your dirt bike?

Giving extra gas will not allow you to ride a dirt bike quicker than ever before. You must understand how your body position influences the input of a dirt bike.

You must know the technique, be familiar with the terrain, and avoid riding in first gear. These three factors will accelerate you regardless of the type of dirt bike you ride.


While there are many different types of dirt bikes, the cc usually defines how fast they can go. Although dirt bikes are not designed to be fast, some of them can achieve speeds of 90-100 miles per hour.

The greatest speed you can achieve on a dirt bike is controlled by several factors, including the surface you’re riding on, the engine, the amount of horsepower it provides, and the suspension.

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