Razor Dirt Bike MX650 Review: Is It Fun to Ride. Razor 650 dirt bike

Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket Electric Bike Review

The Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket is a battery-powered dirt bike that comes w ith an authentic frame geometry and a high-torque, variable speed motor. It is advertised as suitable for kids aged 16, but many parents seem happy to buy them for younger children (see videos below).

The MX650 can carry riders up to 220 lbs at speeds of up to 17 mph and is equipped with large 14″ and 16″ pneumatic knobby tires for maximum power transfer.

Since the bike is electric, the motor is super quiet and is unlikely to upset your neighbours in the same way that a gas-powered bike might.

The Best Features of the Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket Bike

The Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket has many great features (check out the full specifications below), but I think that the best features are:

  • Top Speed of 17 mph
  • Variable Speed Throttle
  • Long Use Between Charges
  • Reasonable Battery Charging Time
  • Dual Suspension
  • Steel Frame
  • Powerful 650W Chain Driven Motor
  • Maximum User Weight of 220 lbs

#1 Top Speed of 17 mph Variable Speed Throttle

The high torque chain-driven motor allows the rider to reach speeds of up to 17 mph using the “hand-operated” variable speed throttle.

The throttle is controlled by twisting the right hand (as per a normal motorbike) and there are standard bike “lever brakes” on each side of the handlebar. The brakes are disc operated and are both smooth and efficient.

This is a pretty decent speed for a kids electric bike. Of course, it is no match for the power and speed of a gas powered dirt bike, but then this product is not aimed at the “hardcore” dirt biker and is instead a very nice introduction to the thrills of motorbiking without some of the added dangers of using a much more powerful gas-driven version.

It is obviously quite different from operating a Go Kart at this speed, since it only has 2 wheels and will take a little more maturity and strength to control it safely. This probably explains why the recommended age for the MX650 is 16, whereas the Razor Ground Force Go Kart is 8.

It’s nearest comparator electric dirt bike is the Razor MX500, which has a top speed of 15 mph instead and has a recommended age bracket of 14 (although many parents are happy to let younger kids use them depending upon their individual levels of physical and emotional maturity – you are the best judge of your own child’s abilities in this regard and manufacturers tend to err on the side of caution).

Although the MX650 is not as powerful as a gas dirt bike, it is certainly not sluggish and you can get a better idea of its torque and top speed capabilities from the videos below.

Whatever age your child is, I would always advise you to ensure that your child wears a safety helmet whilst using the Kart. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a racing-car style helmet – a bike or scooter helmet will be sufficient to protect the most vulnerable parts of their head. If you are looking for a full-face helmet for your child you can buy the Razor version here for about 30.

Finally, although it’s not entirely silent, the motor on the MX650 is pretty quiet so it shouldn’t upset your neighbours too much.

#2 Long Use Between Charges

One of the most common complaints about electric ride toys is that you can spend hours and hours charging the batteries and then only get a few minutes of use out of them. So, you either end up with a very frustrated child on your hands or having to spend loads more money buying extra batteries to use whilst the others are charging.

At about 40 minutes per session, the MX650 Dirt Rocket’s battery charge will provide your child with nice amount of use between charges. In terms of distance travelled, this should be long enough to enable them to drive continuously for about 10 miles before the battery needs to be re-charged.

#3 Reasonable Battery Charging Time

The MX650’s electric motor is powered by 3 x 12v sealed lead acid batteries and they take about 8 hours to recharge. This is fairly standard for this type of electric ride toy and is better than some electric karts what take up to 12 hours to re-charge.

Although I can be a little frustrating for kids to have to wait during the charging period, I’m afraid that this is unavoidable with battery powered toys. At least with an 8 hour charging time, your child would be able to have a ride around in the morning and then charge it during the day so that they can have another go towards the end of the day.

Of course, you always treat them to a spare set of batteries if they’ve been exceptionally good and you think that they deserve a little more bike-riding action during their summer vacation.

#4 Dual Suspension

Even with a kids scaled-down version of a dirt bike, suspension is an absolute “must have” item. A dirt bike without suspension is completely pointless and would make riding over bumps and uneven ground pretty unpleasant.

Now, you need to be aware of the fact that not all electric dirt bikes come with suspension. The Razor MX350, for example, used to have suspension but for some unknown reason it has been removed and new models no longer have it. This makes a big difference to the rider experience and I suspect that this is the reason that many parents of younger kids (that would normally look to buy the MX350) are now considering the MX500 or MX650 instead.

I certainly won’t be recommending the MX350, because of its lack of suspension.

#5 Steel Frame

The MX650 isn’t a cheap plastic toy. Instead, it is built around a strong steel frame to ensure that it can survive the jumps and bumps that any dirt bike has to deal with and (with normal usage) it ought to last a number of years.

#6 Powerful 650W Chain Driven Motor

The product numbering system on the Razor Electric Dirt Bikes reflects their “Wattage-Power” ratings.

So, the Razor MX650 comes with a 650 Watt motor, the MX500 with a 500 Watt motor and the MX350 with a 350 Watt motor.

The power of the MX650’s motor is sufficient to achieve an extra 2 mile per hour over and above the MX500 despite the fact that it is suitable to carry riders up to 220 lbs rather than the 175 lbs on the MX500.

#7 Maximum User Weight of 220 lbs

As I have already mentioned, the Razor MX650 bike has the highest user weight limit of all of the models in this series.

The rider limit of 220 lbs means that even kids on the heavier side can enjoy the thrills of dirt biking without having to worry about breaking the machine.

Watch the Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket in Action!

There is only so much you can learn about an electric dirt bike from reading words on a page.

Watch these videos if you want to get a better impression of the speed and manoeuvrability of the Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket:

Full Specifications

The Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket’s full specifications are as follows:

  • Suitable for riders up to 220 lbs
  • Large 16″and 14″ pneumatic knobby tires
  • Dual suspension and riser handlebars for a smooth and comfortable ride
  • Ride up to 10 miles on a single charge
  • Top Speed of 17 mph
  • Variable speed, super quiet chain driven motor
  • High torque motor
  • Hand operated dual disc brakes
  • Retractable kickstand
  • Folding metal foot pegs
  • 36V (3 x 12V) sealed lead acid battery system
  • Powerful 650w electric motor
  • Battery charge time: 8 hours
  • Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
  • UL approved battery and charger
  • Tools included
  • Bike weighs 98 lbs
  • Assembled Product Dimensions: 56 x 24.5 x 36 inches
  • For ages 16
  • 90 Days Manufacture Warranty

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Razor Dirt Bike MX650 Review: Is It Fun to Ride?

Sometime ago, we reviewed the MX350 dirt bike to see if it was worth the investment.

Today, we shine the spotlight on the Razor dirt bike MX650.

This manufacturer is no stranger to the children e-dirt bike movement.

In fact, they have become a household name in the industry and that is not out of place.

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For a brand that practically redefined how we look at the industry, with their multiple roll-outs of some of the best e-bike units in the game, they deserve all the accolades that they get.

Since the launch in 2016, users could tell the improvements against previous models.

As anything else, this doesn’t mean it is the best. So, is it or not worth buying?

What Kids Could Experience When Riding this Dirt Bike?

We might be sentimental about it due to our like for the brand.

So, it is just right to not just look at our personal positions to agree on the verdict for this part:

It is one of the best ones your kid will ride out there.

Interestingly enough, Razor went back to the drawing board to improve what didn’t work out for the other models out of the line.

A perk of electric models is the lack of noise which, for some, might defeat the very purpose of a true dirt bike, right?

This is a neat little feature that comes in handy when riding it through residential areas without bringing any of that usual disturbance.

For maneuverability, they kept the pneumatic knobby tires to ensure better grip, handling and traction when riding on more technical terrains.

Speaking of traction, the larger 16-inch front wheels on this model guarantees a better contact with any ground conditions.

All of that contributes to, not only a better smoothness of ride, but improved safety of the rider as well.

Analysis of Main Components

Coming at a higher price point and suited to older users too, let’s see what all the power under the frame of this throttle electric bike holds for us.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

One of the places where Razor got so much criticism was on the battery quality.

For a charge that lasted more than 5 hours at points, the bike would only top out at a ride for 30 minutes.

Those that got more out of previous versions claimed some 45 minutes – which is mostly due to a combination of the weight of the rider and the terrain.

Now, the company has flipped the switch with an 8-hour charging time that will last you a whole hour at higher speeds.

The manufacturer requires to have a 12 hr charging period before the first use.

They also make it better for you to keep an eye on your charge level from the right-hand bar.

Besides the power indicator, which shows when the bike is on or off, you also get power meters to let you know when the battery is full or low.

We are still looking forward to that model with a more effective battery than this one.

Seeing the advancements that the company has made over time, we are sure they will come up with something good.

That said, the battery and range here are nothing short of impressive.

How fast does it go?

When we reviewed the MX350 and compared it against the MX125, the speed was one of the first things we went for.

It is not surprising to see that the brand improved the motor and made sure to reach about 17 mph of speed (27 km/h), at least, with that little motor.

We know it doesn’t look too impressive but keep in mind that it was built for children learning about the sport.

What is more interesting is that this model can reach the speed faster than others in the same line-up.

The real top speed is dependent on a number of factors: from the weight of the rider to the choice of terrain.

Likewise, heavier users might not climb up to 17mph, so don’t feel disappointed if that is the case.

The Razor MX650 Responsiveness

Getting used to a real dirt bike would take more than the parents approval and some steeper learning curve than what you get here.

For starters, getting the Rocket out of the box and assembling it doesn’t require any technical know-how.

You can, as well, assemble the entire thing in 30 minutes or under. Depending on how excited you are!!

Charging, start and stop are as easy as they come. You practically get all that you need in just a few minutes.

Speaking of the handling, the knobby tires on the front makes this model as close as possible to an actual dirt motorbike.

These small tires ensure that you have a better grip and handling when riding on uneven ground.

From the basic controls, the brakes (more on that later too) and to the throttle feature are right in front of you.

This means you can simply rest your hand on the handlebars and cruise along at the speed level you can reach.

We could go on and on, but you get it already.

How About Safety?

There’s a reason why we mentioned not allowing your kids to ride at top speed in urban areas.

Silent motor and protective gear

The Rocket MX650 runs on a more silent motor than the its predecessors, making it a little tricky for car and truck drivers to hear when these bikes are around.

That is why we recommend that you never go the maximum speed in a busy area. Be careful!!

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Adding to the above, any rider must wear a certified helmet and other protective gear, similar to the one below:

Suspension system

Fortunately, the company also has you covered with some safety measures of its own.

This was as a result of various complaints about the lack of a suspension system on previous models.

So, they put two (2) on this one:

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– a solid front fork with suspension that compresses 50 mm.

– and a seat suspension system to distribute the shocks away from the rider.

Braking hydraulic system

There is also a dual braking system.

One of the first things your children should do is to feel the responsiveness of the brakes and to find out which handle operates each tire.

The reason behind is to find out how much pressure should be applied to the brakes in different ground conditions – from dry road to wet and slippery, among others.

You should probably know this but worth mentioning:

The front brakes are recommended when braking in a straight line – while the rear brakes are best for navigating corners.

How Does It Fit According to eBike Regulations (U.S, E.U, and AU)

In Australia, the laws are pretty tight given the 200-250W power rating output mark put on e-bikes.

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As you already know, it is rated at 650W, which is way beyond the required maximum power.

Things are more flexible in the E.U., where most countries are allowed to define their laws.

For example, in Belgium and Finland, you can ride an e-bike of up to 1000W, as long as you are above the age of 16 – and you don’t even need a helmet for that.

Elsewhere like in Norway, Sweden, and Latvia, for example, the 250W maximum power output rule remains.

Lucky for most users and the manufacturer’s interest, it is legal according to U.S. laws (less than 750W and that do not exceed 20mph in speed).

Thus, they fit right in line with the provisions of the law in the States.

Generally speaking, check your local electric bike laws so that you comply with them as required.

Is It Worth Buying It?

The hundreds upon hundreds of reviews of this kid’s dirt electric bike tells that it is a good buy.

But, let’s say we aren’t looking at these and wanted to get objective by ourselves.

The first thing that stands out on the bike is the quality of the build.

They used real steel for the frame and other components (you can try it with magnets), so they didn’t cut on any costs there.

The seat is well padded, the drive is smooth, the tires are great and you could have fun riding this unit.

It is often compared with the SX500, but the front tires alone show that they don’t offer the same riding experience.

Although they carry the same drive-train, this MX650 manages to edge out the SX option.

If you were considering the cost, another option that we would suggest to look is the MX500.

They both carry the same drive-train again, internal module, and set of batteries, among other things.

We sometimes joke that the major difference between these two is the choice of stickers on them. Besides the age appropriateness, that is.

For that extra push, power, aesthetic appeal, and drive smoothness, though, we don’t see why you shouldn’t go for the Razor Dirt Bike MX650 instead.

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