Best Dirt Bikes for Kids: Keeping It Simple for Beginners

Our list of Best Dirt Bikes for Kids mostly considers cost, mechanical simplicity and ease of maintenance for beginning riders. There’s a bike on here to suit your kid.

Unlike some list features we produce, picking the Best Dirt Bikes for Kids is really a no-brainer as long as we start with a specific understanding about which kids we are talking about.

In this case, our Best Dirt Bikes for Kids list focuses on young beginner riders in the 7-to-11 age range. With that in mind, you really only need to look at the current smallest-displacement offerings of the various OEMs. Turns out, with one noteworthy exception, all of our Best Dirt Bikes for Kids choices are relatively inexpensive, and technologically simple, featuring air-cooled engines, non-adjustable suspension and drum brakes. The good news for Mom and Dad is that they’re also easy to maintain, so you don’t need a mechanical engineering degree to keep Junior or Missy happily motoring down the trail.

So take a look at our Best Dirt Bikes for Kids list. It’s still not too late to slide one under the tree or into your garage.

5. Kawasaki KLX110, $2299
Best Dirt Bikes for Kids

The Kawasaki KLX110 is the largest displacement bike on our Best Dirt Bikes for Kids list, but its 26.8-inch seat height, making it a great beginner dirt bike candidate for beginners in the 7-to-10-year-old age bracket. Kawasaki fits the KLX with an air-cooled, 112cc, SOHC four-stroke that delivers plenty of torque, power and good reliability. It features a four-speed transmission and automatic clutch that make it easy for beginners to learn how to shift gears without having to also learn how to operate a manual clutch. The KLX also offers the ease of electric starting. The KLX’s claimed weight is 167.5 lbs.