But, what about the Razor Dirt Quad Bikes?
I have already written a review of the smaller Razor Dirt Quad Bike and a comparison review of the 2 different Razor Quad Bikes, and I am now going to take an in-depth look at the larger 500 DLX model.
So, this is my Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike Review.
If your child is not yet ready for the larger 500 DLX version, you should check out the smaller Razor Dirt Quad Bike instead.
Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike – At a Glance
|Feature||Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad|
|Rider Weight||up to 220 lbs|
|Top Speed||10-12 mph|
|Throttle Mechanism||Variable Grip Twist|
|Brake System||Hand Operated Disc|
|Wheels / Tires||Pneumatic knobby|
|Run Time||up to 60 minutes|
|Dimensions||50.4" L x 28.7" W x 31.9" H|
|Best Price||Check Best Price|
Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike – Main Features
1. Rider Age & Weight Limits
The Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike has a recommended minimum rider age of 14 years and a maximum rider weight limit of 220 lbs.
As Razor makes clear in the User Manual, this recommended minimum age is merely a rough guide and you will need to make your own assessment of your particular child’s physical and emotional maturity before deciding when they are ready to safely ride one of these machines.
So, this machine is really intended for use by teenagers and also adults that weight less than 220 lbs. Okay, so an adult riding might get some funny looks from the neighbors as you pass by on a Razor 500 DLX Quad Bike, but that wouldn’t stop me from having a go!
As a I have already said, the minimum age recommendation is no more than guidance. The maximum weight limit, however, is not and must be respected. So, no-one that weighs more than 220 lbs should ever be riding one of these Quad Bikes.
Although the recommended minimum age is 14, I am pretty sure that any normal sized 11 year old would be able to ride a 500 DLX pretty well and it would probably fit their body size better than the smaller Razor Dirt Quad.
2. Top Speed & Battery Run Time
Razor doesn’t actually specify the top speed for the 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike in the User Manual. Whilst I don’t know the official reason why this is the case, it is probably due to the fact that it is almost impossible to give an accurate answer because this is an all-terrain machine that can be ridden by people of a wide range of weights.
You don’t need to be a Nobel Prize winning physicist to appreciate that a 120 lb child riding it on tarmac is likely to go faster than a 200 lb adult riding it in through the mud.
In my experience, and based upon user reviews, you should expect the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike to reach speeds of up to about 12 miles per hour or so.
The advertised run time of about 60 minutes is better than the 40 minutes indicated for the smaller version.
An hour is a pretty long time to be riding around on one of these as it’s not really designed to be a long distance mode of transport. I suspect that most kids would find an hour’s use to be enough, unless they are totally obsessed with Quad Bikes.
If your child does want to extend their ride time, you can buy replacement / extra batteries for the Razor 500 DLX Quad Bike.
Although 12 miles per hour isn’t a crazy speed, your child should still make sure that they always wear a safety helmet whilst riding.
3. Throttle & Brakes
As you would expect of a premium electric Quad Bike that is designed to be ridden by teenagers, the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad comes with the type of twist grip variable speed throttle that you would expect to find on a full sized adult gas quad bike.
This Quad Bike also comes with a standard lever system to operate the rear disc brakes. If your child has ever ridden a push bike then they will be very familiar with these.
The throttle grip is on the right hand side and the brake is on the left hand side.
The combination of the variable speed throttle mechanism and the high quality disc brakes means that kids can enjoy a pretty realistic simulation of what it would be like to ride a proper gas powered Quad Bike, but within much safer speed limits.
For many kids this will be enough and they can just enjoy what this machine has to offer until they outgrow it, but for others I suspect that it will ignite a passion to graduate to a larger and more powerful machine when they are ready.
There is also an “automatic rollback” safety feature on the 500 DLX Quad Bike. This means that the motor stops when the Quad Bike stops moving. The purpose of this feature is to provide a safe method of dealing with the situation in which the Quad Bike is unable to get to the top of a hill and, rather than having your child keep trying to power up and possibly cause the machine to tip over backwards, the motor cuts out and it gently rolls safely back down to the bottom of the hill.
4. High Torque Motor
The Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad comes with a high torque motor that is capable of propelling it across the ground at a reasonable speed, and up some hills.
Your child is not going to be able to get up enough speed to jump off ramps but, as you can see from the videos below, the machine can reach a reasonable speed that is on a par with most other kids electric ride ons.
5. Wheels & Tires
The Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad comes with metal wheel rims and pneumatic knobby rubber tires for added durability and grip in muddy conditions.
So, there are no cheap plastic wheel rims or plastic tires to worry about if you buy one of these machines.
6. Other Features
The Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bikes also come with the following features:
- Shatter-resistant plastic fairings and powder coated tubular frame for all weather durability.
- Adjustable Riser Handlebar.
- Fully active Rear Suspension for increased traction.
- Front brush bar.
- Rear carry handle.
- Space saving vertical storage capability.
- Battery charge time: 12 hours.
- Battery charger included
Videos of the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad in Action
Here are some videos of the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike in Action …
Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike – My Verdict
The Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike is a high quality machine that is manufactured from hard-wearing components and is a lot of fun to ride.
The battery run time is pretty respectable and it works much in the same way as a full gas-powered Quad Bike, but at a fraction of the cost and at lower speeds.
The only real negative thing that I can say about these machines is that there is no reverse gear, but then again you shouldn’t need to go backwards very often once you have learned how to control it properly.
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Have you or your child ever ridden a Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike? If so, what did you think of it?