50cc Dirt Bike

Here is some basic info to get us started.  50cc dirt bikes ---- If you’ve ever wondered what they are and have a child who might be interested in their next cool Christmas present, then this article is what you need to read next: It will talk all about such types of bikes as well as offer some ‘tidbit tips’ to keep in mind before buying them. So let’s get started!    

50cc dirt bike - Honda crf50f

More on this type of unique dirt bike

Want to know a little more than what you’ve found through searching online? Then let’s commence with this: Did you know that such bikes can go anywhere from a maximum of 25 - 40 miles per hour? And this is the maximum speed, off course, where it “cuts you off”. So those who may be wondering --- and I’m sure you, as a proud yet responsible parent are, too --- as to the safety factor in all of this, keep the previous fact in mind. These bikes can pick up some decent speed, so like with any other type of dirt bike or even motorcycle, the use of proper equipment, like a safety helmet and padding, is always suggested. Remember --- it’s a dirt bike for kids, but it is not necessarily a toy. There are some safety factors that must be met.  

In addition, it’s been reported that most kids never hit the max speed, so that’s something to think about as well. Read it again and take a deep breath, because it’s true. And only those very few brave souls, here and there, go to the extremes with it --- yet you can still tell them to be careful and slow down. But you’ll like the next part even better….  

Did you know that you can also set a maximum throttle limit speed altogether, in addition to keeping the bike in second gear, and have it pre-set all throughout the ride --- without your child even knowing about these functions? It’s true. You can. That way, you can decide just how fast they actually go. It really is a feature offered with most mainstream 50cc brand bikes: Now, why would we lie? 

But also, and to throw some icing on the cake, let’s have a quick look at a few of the best-selling bikes out there that meet this requirement. First of all, we have the amazing Honda CRF50,, which tops out its speed at 25 mph. Next, we have the Yamaha TTR50, which tops its speeds at 32 mph, followed by the SSR 50cc, which also hits up to 25 mph.  

Furthermore, Honda and Yamaha 50cc dirt bikes tend to start at appx. $1,200 - $1,300 if they’re in unused condition. Try and see if you can apply a coupon upon checkout, wherever you shop for it. If the bike’s a little older, like 1 - 2 years old, you can expect to pay a little less with $1,000 - $1,100, appx. Or if it’s even older than that, but still refurbished to good condition, expect a starting price range of $850 - $1,000 on bikes 3 - 5 years old. If the Honda or Yamaha bike is 5 - 8 years old, that price can fall anywhere between $750 and $900. And for even those that are 8 years and older, used but in usable condition, still, you might have to pay around $600 - $850…..so be prepared to shell out some cash in either case.  

And there’s also many others that have sold and performed well, maximum speeds not being an issue. For instance, we have the decorative KTM 50cc, which can get up to 37 mph when unchecked. Yet it offers solid power and drive like no other, especially through its older adult models, for grown-ups who are serious about a thrill. And there’s also ones like the Suzuki DRZ 50 kids bike, which gets up to 33 mph as well. 

50cc Dirt Bike

Here’s what all children, regardless of their courage, age, size or strength, need to wear before riding any 50cc dirt bike: a chest protector, a protective helmet, some protective boots, safety gloves, knee pads, elbow pads, and a comfortable jersey and pants underneath. You can usually get a full set of customizable protective gear, for children 12 and under, at $500 or less, depending on where you go and what condition the products are in. You decide how much you want to invest, of course....   

And the maintenance aspect that regards these bikes is also not too bad at all; all you need to do is add gasoline from time to time, change the oil yearly, remove and clean your air filter about once per every 10 rides, and pre-air or repair the very occasional flat tire. You may also want to think about removing the starter battery on the bike, after each season, and placing it on a trickle charger; think of winter season, for instance. This way, you won’t be required to buy a brand-new one once the next season begins. These new batteries can cost anywhere from $35 to $70, and every penny counts, right?  

The last thoughts on this

Well, if your kid is ready to ride, and you are okay with it, then I do not see anything from stopping you here. I guess it all really comes down to what kind of parent you are willing to be, or become, and how much your budget can afford at this moment. I know some parents who would never take the risk and put their child in this type of dirt bike, yet I’ve also seen others who want for their child to conquer their fears and learn to “do life” at their early age. Like I said, there’s no “right or wrong” way to go about this one, just the way that works best to you!

We hope this brief article has helped. Share it with everyone you know. These types of bikes hold great value and durability, all in all. So let the good times roll on, wherever you are. Take care!