I have reviewed many other Razor electric ride on toys, including their electric scooters, electric dirt bikes, and hoverboards and I have never failed to be impressed by the build quality and the amount of fun that kids seem to have with their products.
But, what about the Razor Dirt Quad Bikes? Are they as good as the other Razor products or a disappointment?
This is my Razor Dirt Quad Bike Review. If your child is older than about 12 years of age, or heavier than 120 lbs, then this machine might not be suitable for them and you should check out the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike instead.
Razor Dirt Quad Bike – At a Glance
|Feature||Razor Dirt Quad|
|Rider Weight||up to 120 lbs|
|Top Speed||8-10 mph|
|Throttle Mechanism||Variable Grip Twist|
|Brake System||Hand Operated Disc|
|Wheels / Tires||13" Pneumatic knobby|
|Run Time||up to 40 minutes|
|Dimensions||43" L x 24" W x 31.5" H|
|Best Price||Check Best Price|
Razor Dirt Quad Bike – The Main Features
1. Rider Age & Weight Limits
The Razor Dirt Quad Bike has a recommended minimum rider age of 8 years and a maximum rider weight limit of 120 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.
The point about the recommended minimum age limit being no more than a rough guide is well demonstrated in one of the videos at the bottom of this page, in which you can see a 4 year old boy managing to ride a Razor Dirt Quad pretty well.
Whilst the minimum age recommendation is no more than guidance, the maximum weight limit is not. If your child weighs more than 120 lbs they should not use on of these machines but should, instead, check out the 500 DLX version.
2. Top Speed & Battery Run Time
Razor doesn’t actually specify the top speed for the Dirt Quad Bike in the User Manual. I don’t know exactly why this is, but I suspect that it might be due to the fact that there are so many different factors to take into account that it is an impossible task.
This is a machine that is designed to be ridden in many different terrain conditions by children of varying weights. Obviously, a 60 lb child riding it on tarmac is likely to go faster than a 100 lb child riding it in muddy conditions.
In my experience, and based upon user reviews, you should expect the Razor Dirt Quad Bike to reach speeds of up to about 10 miles per hour.
Let’s be honest, the advertised run time of about 40 minutes is not fantastic.
I have heard reports of people getting closer to 60 minutes before having to re-charge and, again, this might vary according to the conditions in which the machine is used.
The good thing, however, is that you can buy replacement / extra batteries to prolong the amount of time that your child can spend actually using the Quad Bike rather than waiting for it to recharge.
3. Throttle & Brakes
Unlike many entry-level electric ride ons that are designed for kids aged about 8 years and upwards, the Razor Dirt Quad does NOT come with a simple “on/off” style throttle button that simply allows your child to literally just either go at full speed or be stationary.
Instead, the Razor Dirt Quad comes with a proper twist grip variable speed throttle that really does allow your child to enjoy the thrill of speeding up and slowing down just as they would do on a full sized adult gas quad bike.
There is also a traditional braking system that is operated by a hand lever (like a bike) and has the benefit of a disc brake rather than one of the alternative and less effective braking systems that can be found on cheaper models.
The throttle grip is on the right hand side and the brake is on the left hand side.
Overall, I am really impressed with the variable speed throttle mechanism and the high quality disc brakes.
One final thing to note is that there is an “automatic rollback” safety feature, which means that the motor stops if the vehicle stops moving. The purpose of this feature is to provide a safe method of dealing with the situation in which the vehicle is unable to get to the top of a hill. Rather than keep trying to power up, and risk the Quad tipping 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 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 is pretty nippy across the ground considering the age group that it is designed for.
It is certainly not sluggish like some of the Quad Bikes that are designed for slightly young kids and that commonly only reach speeds of about 5 miles per hour.
5. Wheels & Tires
The Razor Dirt Quad comes with metal wheel rims and 13 inch pneumatic knobby rubber tires.
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 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.
- 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
Videos of the Razor Dirt Quad Bike in Action
Here are some videos of the Razor Dirt Quad Bike in Action …
Razor Dirt Quad Bike – My Verdict
I really love the Razor Dirt Quad Bike for those kids that are not quite big enough to manage the larger and more powerful 500 DLX version.
It is fast enough to be interesting without being too crazy, and it is a great way for kids to enjoy the thrill of racing around in an off-road vehicle.
You can check out the 3 different styling options of the Razor Dirt Quad here.
Yes, the battery run time is not great, but you can always buy extra battery packs if your child wants to be able to ride around for longer before having to re-charge.
The only potentially useful thing that the Razor Dirt Quad lacks in a reverse gear.
This would be a nice addition, but it probably won’t cause your child too many difficulties unless they are trying to ride it in a very closed and confined space in which there isn’t enough room for them to turn around in.
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Have you or your child ever ridden a Razor Dirt Quad Bike? If so, what did you think of it?