I have yet to meet a child that wouldn’t like to have a go at riding an electric quad bike. Whether they are a small toddler or a teenager, the allure of the quad bike is pretty strong and it’s not hard to see why.
With an electric Quad Bike, you get the thrill of riding around on 4-wheels through a wide range of ground conditions without having to worry about the complications of maintaining a gas-powered machine.
Obviously, there is no single electric quad bike that is suitable for use by kids of all ages, and so this electric quad bike review is broken down into 3 sections.
Whatever the age of your child, there is an excellent electric quad bike within this review for them to ride.
So, which are the best electric quad bikes for kids?
Best Electric Quad Bikes for Toddlers
The Power Wheels Lil’ Quad Bikes are quite possibly the most popular battery ride toys for toddlers on sale in the USA.
They are suitable for kids age between about 1 and 3 years of age and come with a rechargeable 6V battery that can achieve a top speed of about 2 mph. Okay, so that’s not very fast, but you probably don’t want a very small child to go much faster than that anyway and they will still get a lot of enjoyment simply from the fact that they are in control of this Quad Bike all on their own!
Thankfully, there is no complicated throttle mechanism for your child to master because the Lil’ Quads are controlled by a simple push button throttle mechanism. You just push the button on the handle to go and release it to stop. It really couldn’t be any simpler.
There are built-in footrests and a cargo rack on the back to ensure a more conformable ride and to enable your child to carry small items around with their own little vehicle.
Not only can your child make the L’il Quad go forwards by pushing the throttle button, but they also get to steer it too. The turning circle is quite large and, so, the L’il Quad is better used in a relatively large outdoor space rather than in a small room inside your home. Otherwise, you will be forever turning them around or backing them out of corners.
One minor downside is that there is no reverse gear, so if they drive into a corner or cul-de-sac they will have to get out and turn the Quad around or get a helping hand from the nearest grown up. I’m not sure whether this is actually a bad thing or not. Whilst a reverse gear would be useful for kids at the top of the age range for this machine, I really don’t think that a 1 year old would be able to handle a reverse gear.
Judging by the many positive user reviews of these machines, I am not alone in believing that the Power Wheels L’il Quad Bikes are the best option for toddlers.
The Power Wheels L’il Quad’s Features:
- Sporty ATV styling
- Built-in footrests
- Cargo rack on the back
- Rechargeable 6V battery & charger supplied
- Easy push-button throttle for simple stop and go
- Rides low, so it’s easy for them to get on and off by themselves
- Product weight: approx. 15.4 lbs
- Child weight limit: 40 lbs / 28 kgs
- Backed by Power Wheels 1 year limited bumper-to-bumper warranty
The Power Wheels L’il Quad comes in a variety of styling/theme options, including:
Find wide range of styling/theme option here.
Best Electric Quad Bikes for Older Kids
If your child is older than about 3 years of age, they will almost certainly want a quad bike that can go faster than 2 miles per hour and will probably want to be able to vary its speed rather than just press an “on/off” button.
In my opinion, the best electric quad bikes for older kids are the Razor Dirt Quad Bikes.
They come with a variable speed grip twist throttle and a regular hand lever operated disc brake, which means that they are operated in much the same way as a genuine gas-powered Quad Bike.
Although the recommended minimum age for riding a Razor Dirt Quad is 8 years of age, this is just a rough guide and many younger kids will be old enough for one of these machines.
In fact, here is a video of a 4-year old managing pretty well on a Razor Dirt Quad Bike …
So, what are the important features that can be found on the Razor Dirt Quad?
Aside from the age recommendations, there is a maximum rider weight limit of 120 lbs.
The Dirt Quad can be used in all-terrain conditions (including inclines) and can reach speeds of up to about 10 miles per hour. This top speed figure does not actually come from Razor itself, because their User Manual doesn’t mention a top speed for this machine.
But, based upon my experience and reading lots of user reviews, 10 miles per hour appears to be about right. Of course, much will depend upon the weight of the rider and the particular ground conditions at the time.
The battery run time is only 40 minutes, but you can buy extra batteries if you wish to prolong that period.
Unlike some of its cheaper competitors who use plastic parts, the Dirt Quad also comes with sturdy metal wheel rims and decent rubber tires.
The only downside is that there is no reverse gear. This would have been a nice extra feature, but it should become too much of an issue if the Quad Bike is ridden in a sensible wide open space.
There are a few styling options to choose from. You can check out the 3 different styling options of the Razor Dirt Quad here.
Here is another video of the Razor Dirt Quad Bike in Action …
The Razor Dirt Quad Bikes other main features include:
- Shatter-resistant plastic fairings and powder coated tubular frame for all weather durability.
- Adjustable Riser Handlebar.
- Auto Rollback Safety Feature.
- Droop Travel Rear Suspension with Coil Shocks.
- Front brush bar.
- Rear carry handle.
- Space saving vertical storage capability.
- Battery charge time: 12 hours.
- Battery charger included
Best Electric Quad Bikes for Teenagers
The Razor 500 DLX Quad Bike is very similar to the smaller Dirt Quad Bike in that it also comes with:
- Shatter-resistant plastic fairings and powder coated tubular frame for all weather durability
- Metal wheel rims and rubber tires
- Adjustable Riser Handlebar
- Auto Rollback Safety Feature
- Front brush bar
- Rear carry handle
- Space saving vertical storage capability
- Battery charge time: 12 hours
- Battery charger included
The main differences can be summed up as follows:
- Suitable for use by kids aged 14 years+
- Higher maximum rider weight of 220 lbs
- Top speed of up to 12 miles per hour
- Longer run time of 60 minutes
- Larger vehicle
- Better suspension – fully active
Here are some videos of the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike in Action …
In my opinion, the Razor 500 DLX Quad Bikes are the best electric quad bikes for teenagers. It is fast enough for your child to enjoy for a long time without you worrying too much about their safety.
They should definitely wear a safety helmet at all times though.
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