Apparently, dirt bikes are the latest thing that children are asking their parents for. Forget looking for a bicycle or a tricycle for your little one. Kids want something more exciting that will add some adventure to their otherwise boring days. That is where the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike really shines.
We do recognize that there are some parents who are a little hesitant to purchase a dirt bike for their children (or grandchildren). In an effort to help you make the decision, we have created this review. In it, we are going to talk about some of the notable features of the dirt bike and then we’re going to go through some of the comments parents had about their experience with the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike.
At the end of the review, we are going to give you our recommendation on whether or not the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike is worth your money.
About The Ride On
When you look at the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike, you notice that it’s great replica of the bike that Jeremy McGrath SX500 rides. That’s because it features MX frame geometry as his bike. Notable features of the bike include:
- Authentic McGrath graphics and fairing design
- Speeds up to 15mph
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
- Steel frame construction
- Dual suspension
- Twist-grip throttle acceleration control
- Hand operated dual disc brakes
- Battery charge time: 12 hours
- Scaled down dirt bike design carries riders up to 175 pounds
- 36V (three 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system
- Adjustable angle, riser style handlebars with rubber grips
- Motorcycle-spec tires with front and rear specific tread
- Some assembly required
- Recommended Age: 10 years and up
- Variable speed, high torque, chain driven motor
- Large 16” front and 14” rear pneumatic tires
- Double crown fork
- Retractable kickstand
- Folding metal foot pegs
- Authentic dirt bike frame geometry
- Shatter resistant plastic fairings
- Battery charger included
When riding the bike, your child can expect to ride the bike for at least 40 minutes of continual usage. It has the ability to reach up to 15 MPH, thanks to the 3-12V batteries. The batteries require at least 12 hours of charging time, but if you charge them overnight, that isn’t a problem at all.
If you’re worried about the safety of this ride, you can rest assured in knowing that the bike features a twist-grip variable speed throttle that your child can manipulate to help them coast or go faster. But it is the dual disk handbrakes that stop-on-a-dime that really stand out and gives you the peace of mind that you’re really looking for in a dirt bike.
What Customers Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 86% had great things to say about the ride on and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, the parents all expressed how excited their children were when they saw the motorbike—they absolutely loved the bike, as expected. Parents said that the life of the battery was pretty impressive, as it was capable of going for 75 minutes on a single charge.
Customers recommend that if you want to let your child ride for a long time, you may want to purchase a second (or third) battery to have on hand. Another thing customers liked was it was able to go fast enough for them to have fun, but not too fast that could cause the child harm.
So what did the remaining 14% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had their batteries didn’t seem to hold charge as long as they’d have liked.
One customer even said that they had to replace the battery several times within the few months of purchasing the battery. Customers have said that the bike was a lot slower than advertised, and the directions they had to follow to put the bike together were complicated and hard to follow.
When children ask you for a fun and exciting toy, a dirt bike is probably the last thing on your list of possible options because it may be a little more dangerous than you’re willing to deal with. However, with the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike you don’t have to worry so much about that because it’s only capable of reaching 15 MPH, which pretty respectable considering it is just a toy.
Is the dirt bike worth the price tag of just under $400? According to 86% of parents who have purchased the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike for their children, they feel that the dirt bike is a great choice, especially if your child has expressed an interest in motocross and dirt bikes in general.
The battery life of the dirt bike seems to fluctuate from rider to rider, but that can be attributed to the terrain, how fast the dirt bike is going, and the size of the child riding it. If you want to ensure that your child will be able to ride the bike for a while, you could always purchase extra batteries and keep them fully charged.
In our opinion, we feel that the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike is a great option. Not only can you encourage your child to become more active and do things outdoors, but it’s also nice if you have an interest in motocross.
When parents and children can come together and participate in an activity together, not only is it great fun, but it helps you bond with each other. Although your child’s dirt bike won’t be able to achieve the same speed as an adult version, it’ll prepare them for the day when they are ready to graduate to a larger dirt bike.