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There is no question that many teenagers, if given the opportunity, love to ride dirt bikes. With that in mind, how does a parent or grandparent decide what model dirt bike is right for their young rider.
Of course, there are several variables involved, such as the actual size of the young rider as well as his or her level of maturity.
It is indeed important to find the right model both for enjoyment and safety issues.
Riding dirt bikes is a great activity for youngsters in that it gets them outside and away from phones and screens. They are learning a new sport and new skills that will help them gain confidence. Practice makes perfect and they will keep growing with those skills, Additionally, dirt biking has its own social network which can enable the entire family to meet new people who are enjoying the same sport.
In general, dirt bikes in the 110cc to 150cc engine size will be ideal for teen riders. This gives them enough power to really enjoy their time on the trails and may prepare them for more powerful models as they move up in size and skill level.
The good news is the purchase of a good dirt bike doesn’t have to break the bank. Sure, you can spend big bucks on a Japanese brand such as Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha or Suzuki – but our affordable Chinese models offer many of the same features and often are almost identical clones of the pricier brands.
If you have been considering a particular Japanese model, you owe it to yourself to take a good look at a comparable Chinese version that will be roughly half the price.
At FamilyGoKarts.com we have an outstanding selection of affordable dirt bikes that will be perfect for the teen rider. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff stands ready to help you make the right buying decision and also to be available for any after-the-sale questions or concerns. We have been delivering family fun since 1990 and have a track record of thousands of satisfied customers.
Here are a few of the most popular mid-sized dirt bikes that may be just right for your young rider:
Apollo DB-Z20 – This dirt bike features a sturdy double-beam steel frame and 125cc, 4-stroke engine that combine to make an awesome off-road motorcycle! The Z20 rests on a big 17-inch front spoke wheel for great handling over obstacles and rough trails. A 4-speed manual transmission, chain drive and 14-inch rear tire put power to the ground, and the bike rests on an aggressive suspension with 30-inch SYD brand forks and an adjustable rear monoshock and swingarm that serve up more than 14 inches of ground clearance. Stopping power comes from front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. Seat height comes in at just north of 32 inches and net weight comes to less than 170 pounds, making the DB-Z20 a great size dirt bike for teens as well as adults looking for a fun toy bike for trail riding. Kick start. Several two-tone color options.
*Apollo DB-32 – This is a fun mid-sized Chinese dirt bike with a 110cc engine and semi-automatic transmission that has the power to tear up trails while still being light and nimble enough for new riders! The bike's moderate 30-inch seat height is not too tall for bigger kids while also being tall enough to accommodate younger or smaller teens. Off-road knobbies and hydraulic disc brakes on the front and rear of the bike help it walk over obstacles and handle the typical heavy brake use and stop-and-go maneuvering of trail riding. A high 10-inch ground clearance allows the DB-32 to go where a lot of similarly-sized bikes can't. The semi-automatic 4 speed transmission is dead simple to operate for beginning riders and offers enough gear to climb steep inclines or get up to speed when needed. Kick start. Comes in several different colors.
*Apollo DB-X18 -- The Apollo DB-X18 125cc features disc brakes, a 4-speed manual tranny and heavy-duty twin spar frame. The motorcycle comes with a 17-inch front wheel and over 13-inches of ground clearance. Telescopic front forks and a mono shock rear suspension for confident handling over obstacles and off-road trails. And at about 160 pounds, this dirt bike is light enough for young riders just beginning. The DB-X18 is one of the nicest, most competitively-priced Chinese play bikes. Compare to popular models like the Yamaha TTR-125 and Honda CRF125F. Kick start. Awesome graphics and cool colors!
*Tao DB-X1 140 cc -- Tao's DB-X1 is a mid-size dirt bike perfect for riders looking to step up their game with a high-performance new ride! This bike features a 140cc low-maintenance engine with a quick-shifting 4-speed manual transmission. At about 160 pounds, the frame is light enough for younger riders to maneuver with ease. Tall, inverted forks and a rear mono shock suspension combined with 17 and 14-inch spoke wheels allow for excellent ground clearance. Reliable front and rear hydraulic disc brakes provide complete control when stopping. The DB-X1 dirt bike is built to take on the toughest trails and obstacles. Kick start. Bright colors and awesome graphics!
At FamilyGoKarts.com we feature these popular models, plus other good quality mid-sized dirt bikes that will provide great fun for teen riders.
Outstanding customer service is our specialty and we are focused on your satisfaction before and after the sale. Our website, FamilyGoKarts.com, contains lots of details about our various models, as well as numerous informational videos. Our company has a 5-Star Customer Service rating and takes pride in following the great Midwestern tradition of friendly and honest service.
Check out our website to find the dirt bike that is just right for you or give us a call at 800-250-5502 or 320-695-2899. We offer free shipping on most items and convenient payment plans to meet your needs. An outstanding selection of parts is also available. We look forward to delivering lots of outdoor fun for your family.