Top 5 Best Electric Dirt Bikes for 9 Year Olds in 2020

The best dirt bikes for 9 year olds in 2020 aren’t your typical run of the mill petrol dirt bikes. They’re electric, they’re pretty easy to operate, and they’re safe to ride. This year’s candidates are all from well known manufacturers, have all the necessary safety features, and are all great starter bikes. But how will they all cater to your kid? Which one will be the safest, most appealing bike for your 9 year old?

Let’s cut to the chase: Here are our top 5 best electric dirt bikes for 9 year olds this year. Continue reading below for an explanation of our selection criteria and a good overview of why we like each bike.

ImageRankElectric Pit BikeScoreReview Link
1Kuberg Trial Hero68Read Kuberg Trial Hero Review
2Husqvarna EE 565Read Husqvarna EE 5 Review
3KTM SX E564Read KTM SX E5 Review
4Razor MX50049Read Razor MX500 Review
5Razor MX40045Read Razor MX400 Review

How to Pick the Best Electric Dirt Bike for 9 Year Olds?

When it comes to kids’ dirt bikes, parents usually base their preference on safety, ease of operation, or whether the bike will still fit their kids in a year or two. These were major considerations when ranking our bikes this year. On that note, here are the other factors we should be checking out when picking an electric dirt bike for 9 year olds.

Bike Size

The main consideration for any parent when selecting a dirt bike for their 9 year old is size. Kids at this are growing rapidly, so you want to make sure the electric dirt bike will last for a while. While 9 year olds don’t all come out the same size, the average 9 year old kid stands 4’5’’. This means a seat height between 24 and 31’’. 

You’ll need to judge where your child fits in that range, but our recommendation (as you might guess) is to size up the bike in terms of seat height so the bike lasts an extra year. Don’t go too large, though, since this can make the bike tougher to handle.

Here’s our recommended seat height based on age and height:

AGE / HEIGHTRECOMMENDED SEAT HEIGHT
Kids 7 or younger / 3’12″23″ or less
Kids 7 to 9 years old / 4’5”24 to 28″
Kids 10 to 12 years old / 4’11”26 to 31″
Teens / 5’2″ and taller31 to 35″

Motor

Safety, your 9 year old’s enjoyment, and the bike’s general durability all hinges on the power of the motor. Too weak a motor and the e-dirt bike won’t even be able to propel the rider, or it may cause damage due to too much weight. Too powerful and it may be unsafe. You want a motor with a strong power output but not to the point where it’s jumpy. 

Electric dirt bike engines for 9 year olds fit best between 350W (yes, that little) and 5000W of power. This is because a motor power lower than 350W won’t have enough torque to carry the average 62-lb 9 year old (or even power a lightbulb). Bikes with power higher than 5000W are usually competition-grade and way too jumpy to be safe.

Tire Size

Another factor in the safety and ease of operation of dirt bikes for 9 year olds is the tire size. The size, whether that be width or diameter determines the difficulty of balancing or steering the electric dirt bike. The thinner and taller the tire is, the easier it is to steer, and in vice versa, the easier to balance. It also affects the motor’s ability to propel the bike because the thicker the tire is, the heavier it is for the motor to pull.

You want a dirt bike with a tire size of at least 24” in diameter. This will ensure a perfect balance of steering and stability and will keep it safe and easy on your 9 year olds whether they’re starters or seasoned riders.

Size & Weight Comparison Chart

Now that you know what the ideal seat height is for your growing 9 year old, here are the seat heights and weight capacities of our top 5 electric dirt bikes for 9 year olds:

IMAGEELECTRIC DIRT BIKESEAT HEIGHTWEIGHT PRICE
Kuberg Trial Hero20.5in77lbs$1,899.99 USD
Husqvarna EE 526.2in89lbs$5,750 USD
KTM SX E526.9in88lbs$5,049 USD
Razor MX50024.5in98lbs$569.99 USD
Razor MX40022.5in70lbs$329.99 USD

Clutch or Automatic?

Other than seat height, the following major choice is whether you would like to get a clutch or automatic dirt bike. Most 9 year olds can learn to use a clutch, but if this is their first dirt bike, we recommend you aim for automatic. Kids will be tense when learning and we don’t want them to go through the added difficulty of using a clutch. Good thing electric dirt bikes for younger riders all have the distinct advantage of being automatic.

All five of the models of electric dirt bikes we’re recommending are automatic. When your kids move up to bigger electric dirt bikes, they might need to learn how to ride with a manual clutch depending on the electric dirt bike’s transmission, but for now we think it’s best to keep things safe and simple with an automatic clutch unless your 9 year old is already an experienced rider.

Mud Bike’s Top 5 Best Electric Dirt Bikes for 9 Year Olds

Kuberg Trial Hero

Kuberg Trial Hero
This lateral shot really brings out the beauty in the Kuberg Trial Hero with its sleek and slightly aggressive look. Sort of like a Kawasaki Z1000r. Badass! (Source: Ka Uila Motors)
ManufacturerKuberg
ClassificationKids Dirt Bike
Age RangeKids from 5 – 12 years
Retail Price$1,899.99 USD
Link to PurchaseKuberg

First bike on this list is the Kuberg Trial Hero. This is an electric trials dirt bike recommended for kids between 5 and 12 years of age so it’s just perfect for a growing 9 year old. It’s got a powerful 36V 4.14hp air-cooled brushless motor that propels the rider up to 17mph and 9Ah powerpack which provides up to 2 hours of operating time.

The Kuberg Trial Hero runs on 16-inch stubby off road tires which aren’t quite fit for a 9 year old because we want a tire size of at least 24” in diameter. It does favour starter riders though as the smaller wheels make it easier to steer and provides greater stability on hard packed dirt roads.

The bike stands at just 20.5 inches because of its seatless trials design (although you can get an optional seat from Kuberg at the time of purchase). This is perfect for shorter riders if they’re going to sit down on the pseudo-seat since it’s located nearer to the ground. For taller riders, standing up is the better option… that’s what trial bikes are built for. It’s also got tall adjustable handlebars so it won’t be difficult for your kids to ride standing up.

Here’s a table of the pros and cons of the Kuberg Trial Hero relative to other electric dirt bikes of its type:

The GoodThe Bad
Speed is quite great at 17mphA bit heavy for a 5-year old
Adjustable performance through a connected mobile phoneDoesn’t have a built-in display
Adjustable suspension means better ride versatility
Solid build and high durability
Great range at 2 hours

If you prefer a quicker view into what the Kuberg Trial Hero is made of, here’s a detailed list of the bike’s specs:

Manufacturer NameKuberg
Model NameYoung Hero Trial Edition
Model Year2020 (Originally released in 2017)
Motor ManufacturerKuberg
Motor ModelKuberg self-developed 36V air-cooled Brushless Motor
Motor Power3000W (4.14bhp)
Motor PlacementCentrally placed
ControllerConnectable with mobile phone which then acts as a display and controller
Power PackStandard Kuberg powerpack
Battery Capacity9Ah
Battery RemovalEasy clip out
Range2 hours of continuous operation
Ride ModeManually adjustable with the use of a connected mobile phone
Regenerative BrakingN/A
ThrottleTwist throttle
Gears1
Top speed17mph
Weight77lbs
MaterialsPowder-coated steel
Seat height20.5 inches
Suspension50mm Travel Spinner Grind Air LC forksDNM AO-42AR rear shock
DisplayConnectable with mobile phone which then acts as a display
PurposeKids electric dirt bike
ConnectivityMobile phone can be connected to act as a controller and display
SecurityButton operated, automatic kill-switch using connected armband

Husqvarna EE 5

Husqvarna-EE-5-kids-electric-motocross-dirt-bike
This great lateral factory snapshot by Husqvarna seems like they intended to give viewers an “out of the lab” feel for the EE 5. (Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles)
ManufacturerHusqvarna Motorcycles
Retail Price$5,750 USD
ClassificationElectric Dirt Bikes For Kids
Age Range3 – 6 years
Link to PurchaseHusqvarna Motorcycles Website

The Husqvarna EE 5 may just be one of the safest but coolest options in electric dirt bikes for 9 year olds on this list. Sporting an authentic traditional dirt bike appearance along with cool decals, the EE 5 trumps all the others in terms of looks. Let’s see if it does so too in terms of compatibility with 9 year old kids.

We all know Husqvarna as the legendary maker behind the best dirt bikes anyone could ever get their hands on. You wouldn’t see a single world class motocross or dirt bike competition without Husqvarna in it.

The EE 5 features a 5000W motor which can propel the rider up to 45mph on a straight road with no obstacles. Though this bike isn’t meant for starter riders, more experienced 9 year olds might be able to enjoy it more. It stands at a seat height of 26.2 inches which is just perfect for 9 year old kids, but lacks room for the average 9 year old to grow into.

Husqvarna’s EE 5 is further suitable for 9-year olds with a smaller 12-inch front tire and 10-inch rear tire. The uneven tire sizes also help with handling rough terrain.

Here’s a table of the pros and cons of the Husqvarna EE 5 relative to other electric dirt bikes of its type:

The GoodThe Bad
Can run up to 2 hours on casual ridingCan only run 25 minutes of hard riding
Chromoly frame makes the bike lightweight and durable at the same timeSmall wheels means the bike won’t be so effective in races or harsh off road terrain
Battery just takes an hour to charge from empty to full
Complete safety precautions for kids (wrist attached kill-switch and automated crash kill switch)
Controllable acceleration due to its carefully programmed ECU

If you prefer a quicker view into what the Husqvarna EE 5 is made of, here’s a detailed list of the bike’s specs:

Manufacturer NameHusqvarna Motorcycles
Model NameEE 5
Model Year2020
Motor ManufacturerHusqvarna Motorcycles
Motor ModelHusqvarna 48V – BLDC motor with outer rotor
Motor Power5kW, 10.2 ft-lbs
Motor PlacementMid-drive
ControllerN/A
Power Pack84 lithium ion cells, mounted in a die-cast aluminium case
Battery Capacity21 Ah
Battery RemovalIntegrated
Range25 minutes to 2 hours depending on input
Ride Mode1 – 6 with varying power outputs
Regenerative BrakingN/A
ThrottleTwist throttle
Gears1
Top speed45mph
Weight89 pounds
MaterialsChromoly steel
Seat height26.2 inches
SuspensionXACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork with 205 mm travel
XACT WP mono shock with 185 mm travel
Displaymulti-functional instrument and display with basic lights and buttons
PurposeMotocross/Offroad racing
ConnectivityN/A
SecurityButton-operated ignition

KTM SX E5

KTM SX E5 kids electric motocross dirt bike
KTM did a great job of taking this shot while the SX E5 was doing a low wheelie. It really shows viewers the bike’s agility and stunt capabilities. (Source: KTM)
ManufacturerKTM
ClassificationKids Dirt Bike
Age RangeKids from 5 – 11 years
Retail Price$5,049 USD
Link to PurchaseKTM

Matching the Husqvarna is KTM’s SX E5 electric dirt bike. Like the EE 5, the SX E5 bears the appearance of an authentic dirt bike along with cool decals. It’s an electric motocross dirt bike designed for kids of 5-11 years old.

The SX E5 features a 5000W motor that also provides a top speed of up to 45mph. Again, a bike of this speed isn’t for starters, but may be enjoyed more by experienced riders. 

The bike does run on smaller tires which makes up for the motor’s insane amount of power. The bike favours a staggered size tire set up, with 12-inch Maxxis tires up front and 10-inch tires in the rear. This provides great handling when it comes to off road terrain. 

The KTM SX E5 stands at a seat height of 26.9 inches which, like the EE 5, is also in the perfect range for 9 year old kids. But, again, you’ll find that an average sized 9 year old out grows it quickly.

Here’s a table of the pros and cons of the KTM SX E5 relative to other electric dirt bikes of its type:

The GoodThe Bad
Highly responsive throttle and brakesNot for beginners
More than 2 hours of range on casual ridingOnly 25 mins of range on all out races
Dust and waterproof layout and an air cooled motorWheels too small to be competitive in off road races
A lanyard attached between the rider’s wrist and the kill switch stops the motor when removed promoting safety
Lightweight anodized aluminum rims with MAXXIS tires for maximum grip

If you prefer a quicker view into what the KTM SX E5 is made of, here’s a detailed list of the bike’s specs:

Manufacturer NameKronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen (KTM)
Model NameSX-E5
Model Year2020
Motor ManufacturerKTM
Motor ModelKTM 48 V – BLDC
Motor Power5000W, 11ft-lbs torque
Motor PlacementMid-drive
ControllerKTM 48V OEM controller
Power PackKTM 48V 907Ah lithium-ion power pack
Battery Capacity907Ah
Battery RemovalEasy clip out
Range2 hours max
Ride Mode1 – 6 with variable top speeds maxing out at 45mph (can be locked by parents to prevent accidental switching)
Regenerative BrakingNo
ThrottleTwist throttle
Gears1
Top speed45mph
Weight88lbs
MaterialsSteel, fiberglass, plastic, aluminum
Seat height26.9 inches
SuspensionFront suspension: XACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork
Rear suspension: XACT WP mono shock
DisplaySimple instrument panel with lights ride mode
PurposeMotocross
ConnectivityNone
SecurityButton operated ignition with key operated ride mode selector

Razor MX500

Razor-MX500-Dirt-Rocket
Great display of Razor’s MX500 electric dirt bike, although we prefer not having that guy in there. At least it shows a size comparison between an adult and the bike. (Source: Razor Electric Bikes)
ManufacturerRazor
ClassificationKids’ Electric Dirt Bike
Age Range9 years old and above
Retail Price$569.99 USD
Link to PurchaseAmazon Website

Razor’s MX500 Dirt Rocket electric dirt bike rests on the lower end of the price gradient on this list. Coming at just $569.99 USD on Amazon, this bike offers a super affordable way to let 9 year olds train on a dirt bike.

While its power is adequate, riders shouldn’t expect a great range at this price. The Razor MX500 has a 500W electric chain driven motor, enough to get the bike scooting along up to 15 mph. Sadly, the rechargeable batteries are only good for 40 minutes of riding and take a full 12 hours to recharge.

Seat height comes in at 24.5 inches, which is a bit low but still fit for 9 year olds. The MX400 also comes with a larger 16-inch front wheel, and 14-inch rear wheel which gives a good balance of stability, steering and acceleration.

Here’s a table of the pros and cons of the Razor MX500 relative to other electric dirt bikes of its type:

The GoodThe Bad
Very Easy To AssembleSmall size might be awkward for some
Carries up to 175 poundsOnly 40 Minutes of Running Time (Problematic When Shared By 2 or More Persons)
Solid Steel ConstructionA Bit Heavy For Convenient Hand Carrying
Equipped w/ Retractable KickstandTakes Too Long to Charge (12 hours charging time)

If you prefer a quicker view into what the Razor MX500 is made of, here’s a detailed list of the bike’s specs:

Manufacturer NameRazor
Model NameMX500 Dirt Rocket
Model Year2020
Motor ManufacturerRazor
Motor ModelRazor 500W Electric Chain Driven Motor
Motor Power500W
Motor PlacementCentrally Placed
ControllerN/A
Power PackThree 12V Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger
Battery Capacity36V
Battery RemovalEasy Slide Out w/ Compartment
Range40 Minutes of Constant Use
Ride ModeN/A
Regenerative BrakingN/A
ThrottleTwist-Activated Throttle
Gears1
Top speed15 mph
Weight98 lbs
MaterialsSteel
Seat heightN/A
SuspensionGeneric Dual-Suspension
DisplayN/A
PurposeKids Electric Dirt Bike
ConnectivityN/A
SecurityButton Operated

Razor MX400

Razor-MX400
Quite a low effort photoshopped angled image of the MX400 by Razor. But then again, what do you expect out of Amazon? One star for the pics! (Source: Amazon)
ManufacturerRazor
ClassificationElectric dirt bike for kids
Age Range9 years old and above
Retail Price$329.99 USD
Link to PurchaseRazor Website

The last and most affordable bike on the list is the Razor MX400. If you’re looking for a good electric dirt bike for starter riders then this is the perfect bike to get. Coming at just $329.99 USD, you won’t have to worry about damages when your kid drops the bike while learning to ride.

You also won’t have to worry about speed. The MX400 runs on a 350W electrical chain driven motor which is a bit weak but still able to propel 100-lb riders to a top speed of 14mph. Like the MX500, it comes with a rechargeable battery which takes a menacing 12 hours to recharge from zero to a hundred percent. Sacrifices have to be made at this price point.

Staying loyal to the traditional dirt bike appearance, the Razor MX400 comes with spoked wheels with matching 12-inch pneumatic knobby tires for a legitimate mini off road ride experience.

Here’s a table of the pros and cons of the Razor MX400 relative to other electric dirt bikes of its type:

The GoodThe Bad
Very easy to assembleOnly 30 minutes of constant running time
Can carry up to 140lbsRigid tail may cause discomfort when riding on bumpy terrain
Solid steel construction
Equipped w/ retractable kickstand

If you prefer a quicker view into what the Razor MX400 is made of, here’s a detailed list of the bike’s specs:

Manufacturer NameRazor
Model NameMX400 Dirt Rocket
Model Year2020
Motor ManufacturerRazor
Motor ModelRazor 350W electrical high-torque, chain-driven motor
Motor Power350W
Motor PlacementCentrally placed
ControllerN/A
Power PackRechargeable 24V (two 12V) sealed lead Acid
Battery Capacity24V 200Ah
Battery RemovalEasy slide out
RangeUp to 30 minutes of continuous use
Ride ModeN/A
Regenerative BrakingNo
ThrottleTwist throttle
Gears1
Top speed14 mph (22 km/h)
Weight70.25lbs
MaterialsSteel
Seat heightN/A
SuspensionDouble-crown front fork, rigid tail
DisplayN/A
PurposeElectric dirt bike for teens
ConnectivityN/A
SecurityButton operated

Are These Brands Good?

Let’s start with Razor. Razor is a well known electric bike manufacturer who also sells electric karts for kids. They’re known for selling super affordable electric vehicles for kids and teens. They’ve got branches all over the United States which you can visit anytime and offer a variety of services from repairs to modifications. They even offer a 90-day warranty for every purchase you make. Additionally they’ve got good ratings on Amazon with not less than 4 stars on all their dirt bikes.

Next up is Kuberg. Kuberg is one of the biggest figures in the electric dirt bike industry not only in terms of sales but also in terms of reputation. To maintain its reputation, Kuberg offers nothing but the best in terms of product reliability and customer service.

We move on to the BIG names. We all know KTM as one of the giants in the gas-powered motorcycle industry. Same as Kuberg, they gotta keep up appearances. So their products and services are guaranteed reliable.

Husqvarna is a well-known figure in the gas-powered motorcycle industry especially in the dirt bike category. They specialize in making high performance motorcycles and know their way around dirt bikes (yes, even electric ones) so you can expect a great deal of assurance in both their products and services.

Which One Would We Pick?

If we were forced to choose among these 5 electric dirt bikes, we probably would pick the Kuberg Trial Hero. It’s $3,850 cheaper than the KTM or Husqvarna. It has 2 to 4 hours of range. It weighs an amazingly light 79 pounds, and dishes out a good amount of torque that can be handled by a 9 year old. Plus, it’s got an optional seat so both experienced and starter riders can enjoy riding it.

Other Great Options on Electric Dirt Bikes for 9 Year Olds

If the bikes mentioned above weren’t quite enough for you, you can check out these other electric dirt bikes that you might find interesting. These are bikes that might be suitable for 9 year olds in terms of seat height but weren’t recommended by their manufacturers:

  1. MotoTec 36v Electric Dirt Bike
  2. MotoTec 24v Electric Dirt Bike
  3. Kuberg Cross X-Force Pro 50 Kids Electric Dirt Bike
  4. Razor Dirt Rocket MX350 Electric Dirt Bike

Conclusion 

The major thing to consider when buying dirt bikes for 9 year olds is that they will be able to have lots of fun on the bike while staying both safe and comfortable. And there are lots of electric dirt bikes out there that are super fit for 9 year olds to ride.

As your kid grows, you can be sure that you’ll find great electric dirt bikes to meet your kid’s growth and experience level. You can take a look around and try it out or subscribe to Mud Bike for more great options as they get released.