As a part of a family that enjoys extreme sports and being outside, it’s understandable that when the kids are asked what they want for the holidays or for their birthday, they answer that they want a four wheeler of their own. And because we want to make sure our children are happy, we’re willing to jump through hoops just to see them flash their brilliant toothy grin.
So, maybe they asked for a quad or maybe you just think that they are ready for their own. Now, you’re tasked with the challenge of finding a four wheeler that is kid-friendly but it doesn’t scream “child’s toy.”
That is where the Razor Dirt Quad stands out from other children’s toys on the market. As you continue reading our review, we will touch on some of the key features of the quad, as well as talk about what other parents had to say about the toy. Then we’re going to give you our recommendations on whether or not the Razor Dirt Quad is worth your investment.
About The Ride On
Whether your child is riding in the yard or you’re taking them through modest trails in the woods, the Razor Dirt Quad is perfect for both. As far as off-road vehicles are concerned, this is a great beginner quad for children.
Notable features of this ride on include:
- High torque motor and gearing
- Twist-Grip acceleration control
- Hand operated rear disc brake
- 13 inch pneumatic knobby tires
- Space saving vertical storage capability
- Battery charger included
- Shatter-resistant plastic fairings and powder coated tubular frame for all weather durability
- 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system
- Battery charge time: 12 hours
- Adjustable riser handlebars
- Droop travel rear suspension with coil shock
- Front brush bar
- Rear carry handle
- Recommended ages: 8 years old and up
- Some assembly required
What really makes this quad stand out from other child-like quads is that it uses two 12V batteries to give you at least a full hour of riding time, depending on the weight of the child and the terrain that they are riding on.
For those who really like to go hard with their off-roading, you’re probably going to run through mud, puddles, and may even get caught in the rain. You can breathe easier in knowing that this quad is equipped with shatter resistant fairings and weather resistant powder coated tubular steel frame.
Not only is the body of the quad capable of withstanding the weather, the large rubber knobby tires gives the quad amazing traction on all types of terrain and weather conditions.
What Customers Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 89% had great things to say about the ride on and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how much their children loved the quad. Some customers have said that their 8-year old fits comfortably on the quad, while there are some that have said that the quad is small and their 7-year old is too big. So that is something to consider.
Other positive comments regarding the quad include the fact that their children prefer the Razor quad to others that they have tried in the past. Parents were especially pleased when they discovered the only assembly that needed to be done were the handlebars. Of the battery, a couple parents mentioned that they were able to get a couple hours of rigorous usage.
So what did the remaining 11% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that the quad was much smaller than the pictures depicted. As we mentioned previously, this can be a problem, but you should keep in mind the overall dimensions of the quad (43″ x 24″ x 31.5″).
Other parents commented that they were disappointed that there was no reverse option, which could be an inconvenience or an annoyance, as the rider will have to manually back up a few feet. Another complaint is that there aren’t any lights on the quad, so they will have to stop riding as soon as the sun starts to set.
It’s always exciting when you are able to introduce your children to your favorite hobbies and they discover they enjoy it as well. This is no different than discovering that your children want to start going four wheeling with you and ask for a quad of their own. We feel that the Razor Dirt Quad is a really good option, especially for the price tag of just under $400.
Just by looking at the overwhelmingly positive reviews the Razor Dirt Quad received by parents who purchased the quad for their children, it is definitely a top contender. The Razor Dirt Quad doesn’t look like the typical children’s quad. It looks like a scaled down version of one you, yourself, may be riding. That alone can make your child feel like a big kid, making their confidence and independence skyrocket.
We do want to point out that unlike children’s ride on cars that have an automatic braking system in place that will stop the quad as soon as the accelerator is pressed, this quad does not have that. Instead, you have to make sure your child understands that in order to stop, they are going to have to release the accelerator and press the brake handle, which will cause the quad to coast to a stop, instead of a dead halt.
Even though there are some features that this quad lacks, like lights and a reverse function, we still believe that for a beginners’ quad, this is a great option. We bet that when you surprise your little rider with their own quad, they’ll be more excited than you’d ever imagine. After all, when it comes to making our kids happy, we’ll do whatever it takes, and this quad will exceed all of their expectations!