Well, look here ‘Merica’, when it comes to dirt bikes, most of us think, “yuck”, while another portion of the population just love them!
So for those of you out there who can hardly wait to ride a dirt bike, we present to you, the Razor MX650 Rocket Electric Motocross Bike! This “bad boy” is ready to go!
It’s high in performance, and electric powered, with a mean appetite for dirt. I don’t really like the idea that it has a supercross styled motor, but being that it’s high torque, it gets the job done just like it should.
- It can travel up to 17 miles per hour. Maybe too slow for me, but for a child, it can be pretty fast.
- With a charge time of 8+ hours, you only get 40 minutes of continuous ride time. For me, that time is killed by the amount of time it takes to charge the thing. For a young teen with patience, that’s ok, but for a younger kid that’s’ forever’.
- The frame is mostly made from steel, and very durable.
- The speed can be adjusted to meet the rider’s ability. Safety first!
- The acceleration is a twist grip method, which is a little harder for riders with weak hand muscles to squeeze in order to break.
- It has dual disc hand operated brakes, when most on the market, usually have just rear disc brakes
- I also love how the bike’s wheels aren’t leveled, measuring 16 inches for the front wheel, and 14 inches for the back wheel. That actually makes the bike somewhat slanted, so there isn’t an even flat level with the handlebars and the seat. With the wheels being two different sizes, when it comes to breaking hard, there is less chance of the bike flipping forward.
- The handlebars are adjustable to meet the needs of short/tall kids.
Pros And Cons
Can you do jumps, and ride this on a dirt bike track?
The suspension of this dirt bike is not strong enough for riding on tracks with jumps. If that’s what you’re after, check out the gas powered models.
My son has ridden his bike non-stop the past year. He did have to wait when it arrived, because the front and back tires had to be installed, as well as the handlebars. It didn’t take that long.
It would be a good idea to check the nuts and bolts over, as they tend to get loose from time to time with the vibrations. The battery also needs to be charged.
That’s no fun for a child who wants to ride it as soon as it’s unpacked, but sadly, the charging takes 8 hours. It is well worth the wait.
One of the great things about the MX650, is that it doesn’t make any noise and it can tackle up to 22 mph easily.
My 8-year-old boy loves it,and all the kids in the neighborhood want one. The MX500 is slower than the MX650. These bikes are built to take a beating and sure are tough.
That is one thing that I did pay close attention too, as my son is super rough with his things. He would just dump it on the ground and run off. The bike stood up well to his abuse. The decals started peeling off almost immediately.
The disc brakes worked superbly. My son does a lot of drifting and burning! It has been a year, and we haven’t had to replace the tires yet.
I am glad that I bought my son a Razor and not some cheaper replica that would have probably broken in a day. The bike’s power and speed are still there after a year.
The electric motor is working fine, too. I weigh around 150 pounds and I sat on it for a test ride, and rode it around the corner a few times. It handled well.
Razor certainly makes the bike easy to ride for “newbies’. My young son seemed to figure out how the bike worked very quickly, which is impressive.
The bike is designed for kids 16 and up, which is beyond ridiculous, but that is Razor for you. In my opinion, I think it is best suited for children 8-12 years old.
Unless, of course, you’re looking for a pocket dirt bike, then this is perfect for your teenager, who will probably want to go a bit faster than 22 mph.
Overall, it is a great bike for beginning riders around the age of 9-12 years.