In this article we talk about automatic dirt bikes for kids and adults. But, keep in mind, they might not be what you expect.
Although dirt biking is all about power, new times call for new practices. A ton of modern dirt bikes using electricity instead of gas are available on the scene. Together with the rest of the automatic shifting, they make a new dirt biking scene.
Automatic dirt bikes are easier to handle, and everyone could ride one without worrying that they’ll do something wrong or hurt someone. Kids that would like to try this sport are most welcome to get on an automatic or electric dirt bike and feel the excitement without their parents worrying about safety.
Adult beginners are also best to get off for the first with one of these. If you love the idea of going off-road with a dirt bike with automatic transmission then this is probably the best idea. Check out our list of the ten best automatic dirt bikes for the next year and start your dirt biking adventure with style.
List of automatic dirt bikes for kids and adults:
One of the best dirt bike brands in history – Yamaha, is not mentioned first by mistake. The model TT-R110E was carefully made for those that truly like to enjoy the off-road experience. This bike has four speeds, yet it is still made without a traditional gear change. Better said, it has an automatic clutch.
Although we mentioned that most automatic bikes are made for kids, this one is bigger and is made for teens and adults. The 26.4 inches-height saddle is excellent for grown people, and it can be used for everyone that likes to give it a try for the first time.
The engine is powerful and needs a careful approach. Since it has four gears, you’ll feel at moments like you’re competitive with the big boys, but you still can’t expect that full force the others own. The riding is easy and simple with automatic shifting. Even the ignition is electric, which means everyone can enjoy this bike.
- Perfect off-road riding with its 7.1 inches of ground clearance
- 110cc 4-stroke engine, which is air-cooled
- 26.4 inches-height saddle
- Ignition available only with a key
- Gearbox with four speeds but an automatic clutch
Some key specifications of the Yamaha TT-R110E automatic dirt bike:
110cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
|GROUND CLEARANCE||7.1 in|
|CLUTCH||multiple wet clutch|
|WHEEL SIZE||Tires / Front|
Tires / Rear
|TANK CAPACITY||1.0 gal|
The perfect option for kids. The Suzuki DR-Z50 is the doctor of dirt bikes for kids that would love to try what off-road riding means. With the proper equipment, your child has no chance to injure themselves or hurt someone else.
This bike has an excellent 49cc engine which is enough for kids to feel what dirt biking is but won’t have too much power to cause damage. The saddle is also suitable for children. With the 22 inches of height, it will be easy for the little folks to get on and off it.
Dr-Z50 is perfect for kids because it resembles the ride of the big boys. Why? Because although the three gears are automatic, they are still switched with the foot like the standard dirt bikes. This way, kids can learn how it is when they grow up and create the habit of doing it from a young age.
- 4-stroke 49cc air-cooled engine
- Gearbox with automatic clutch and three speeds
- 22 inches height saddle
- Electric and kick starter
Some key specifications of the Suzuki DR-Z50 automatic dirt bike:
|ENGINE||49cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC|
|TRANSMISSION||3-speed constant mesh|
|SEAT HEIGHT||560 mm (22.0 in.)|
54 kg (119 lb.)
|GROUND CLEARANCE||135 mm (5.3 in.)|
|STARTER||Electric with back-up primary kickstarter|
|WHEEL SIZE||Tires Front|
2.50 – 10 33J, tube type
2.50 – 10 33J, tube type
|TANK CAPACITY||3.0 L (0.8 US gal.)|
Electric Motion Escape R
The French manufacturer of electric bikes made this model called Escape R to provide an electric version of dirt bike for everyone that loves the sport but hates the noise of raging motors. It may seem blasphemy owning a dirt bike that makes no noise, but times are changing, and so are bikers.
Anyhow, the EM Escape R has a powerful engine of 125cc, which can produce a speed of up 44MPH. The best thing about it is that you can take it out of the factory and get it straight to the race track. It is made perfectly for competition with all the needed equipment.
The standard model has 8HP, but if you ask the manufacturer for more power, they will provide a model of up to 20HP, something truly remarkable. You can go out on the track with the rest of the raging motors and win without making a sound.
If you are considering the EM ESCAPE “R” as a trial bike, it has an revolutionary hydraulic clutch (first on electric dirt bikes) that makes it possible to climb over any obstacles that were never possible on an electric trials bike. More about trials dirt bikes here.
- Powerful 125cc equivalent engine
- Up to 20HP strength
- Entirely electrical
- Can be legally driven through the streets (at least in France)
- Reaches a speed of up to 44MPH
- Lightweight with just 188 lbs of weight
Some key specifications of the Electric Motion Escape R automatic dirt bike:
|SEAT HEIGHT||32.28 in|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||12.60 in|
|CLUTCH||Hydraulic Diaphragm Clutch|
|MAX RANGE||37.90 mi|
|BATTERY||2620 WH, Li-ion, 50,4V|
KTM Freeride E-XC
There’s an entire cult around the Austrian bike manufacturer KTM, and some people simply love their work. For everyone that prefers the KTM over other products, this is a great deal for them. The KTM Freeride E-XC is fully electrical and has a diverse riding opportunity.
The company launched this one as the adult version of the same bike made for kids, called FreeRide SX-E 5. So if you like an KTM electric dirt bike for your kid that might be a good option to consider.
The Freeride E-XC has a more powerful engine and can be used for both the track and for freeriding around the surrounding off-road terrain.
It uses a direct-drive gear change, which is entirely clutchless. There’s a 24HP engine and a 3.9 kWh power to back up its work. The battery is suitable for a solid 2-hour drive in any condition, and when it dies, you can recharge it completely with the charger that comes with it in around two hours. Have a drink, get some rest, and you’ll be ready for round two.
Since I tested the Freeride E-XC in early 2020, there aren’t any changes made for the model 2022 that are worth mentioning. Keep in mind it still requires a 220v socket.
Read my full review on Charge The Bike
- Entirely electrical
- 24HP engine
- The battery lasts and gets recharged for two hours
- It uses a direct-drive clutchless shifting
Some key specifications of the KTM Freeride E-XC automatic dirt bike:
|SEAT HEIGHT||35.83 in|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||13.39 in|
|ROWER||9kW (12 hp) @ 4500 rpm|
|MAX RANGE||Mode 1, up to 3 hours as tested. Mode 3 up to 1.5 hours|
|BATTERY||Lithium-ion KTM PowerPack (easily removed)|
|TOP SPEED||50 mph|
Honda is an integral part of the Japanese quartet of famous dirt bike manufacturers, and these guys pay attention to trends and modern bike solutions. That’s why they created the CRF110F, making it an incredibly good model for everyone that loves automatic bikes.
The engine is powerful enough to handle the rough terrain, and the gears are enough to handle different speeds. However, just putting in third is enough to do the job for those who are not excited about clicking through different gears. It will easily drive through anything.
The seat is high enough for teens to feel comfortable. Honda has a smaller version of this bike called CRF50F, which is made for kids, so if you or your child started your dirt biking career with this one, it’s a logical transformation to go to the stronger and bigger version called 110F.
- 4-stroke 109cc engine
- 4-speed, automatic clutch gearbox
- 25.9 inches high saddle
- Electric starter with optional kick start function that’s easy to control
- Throttle stop that is easy to be adjusted
- Kick-starter for manual starting
Some key specifications of the Honda CRF110F automatic dirt bike:
|ENGINE||109cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|SEAT HEIGHT||25.9 inches|
170 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
|GROUND CLEARANCE||6.7 Inches|
|WHEEL SIZE||Front Tire|
|TANK CAPACITY||1.0 gallon|
The electric dirt bike manufacturer goes a long way back. They first started production back in 2006, and now they’ve mastered their craft. Many electric dirt bikes look nothing like the traditional dirt bikes, but that’s not the case with the Zero FX model. It looks just like a standard dirt bike.
The Zero FX is known to be excellent for riding over rocks and dirt because it has amazing suspension. At the same time, the 46HP engine can reach speeds of up to 85 MPH, which also makes it perfect for driving over paved roads, for example.
The battery is good for riding somewhere from 65 to 90 miles, depending on how much power you’ll use. The recharging will take around 10 hours, but if you use a special charger for fast charging, you can take this time to about two hours.
- Reaches a speed of 85 MPH
- 46 HP equivalent of power
- Battery lasts up to 90 miles
- Rechargeable for 2 hours with a special recharging tool
- Amazing traditional dirt bike look although fully electrical
Some key specifications of the Zero FX electric dirt bike:
Clutchless direct drive
|SEAT HEIGHT||34.7 IN|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||8.94 in|
|ROWER||46 hp (34 kW)|
|MAX RANGE||46 miles (74 km)|
91 miles (146 km)
|BATTERY||Z-Force® Li-Ion intelligent integrated, 7.2 kWh|
|TOP SPEED||85 MPH|
The fourth Japanese brand that we didn’t mention so far, and without which no dirt biking list is complete, is, of course, the Kawasaki.
The Kawasaki KLX110R is excellent for teenagers, but also for adults with its 26.8 inches high saddle. The gear shifting is entirely automatic, with four gears suitable for all kinds of speeds. This bike has a 112cc engine which is enough for achieving great speeds.
Being an experienced rider means that you have all kinds of bikes, and once you get on this one, you’ll instantly feel the difference between traditional and automatic, but you’ll be amazed by the power it has. With excellent torque and great power, you’ll feel equally the same on the race track.
- 4-stroke air-cooled engine with 112cc
- 4-speed gearbox with automatic clutch
- 26.8 inches height saddle
- Race-inspired bodywork that is tough and sporty
Some key specifications of the Kawasaki KLX110R dirt bike:
|ENGINE||4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled|
|TRANSMISSION||4-speed, return shift, automatic centrifugal and we|
|SEAT HEIGHT||26.8 in|
|WEIGHT||Curb Weight 167.5 lb*|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||8.5 in|
|WHEEL SIZE||Front Tire 2.50×14|
Rear Tire 3.00×12
|TANK CAPACITY||1.0 gal|
Cake Kalk OR
How about the Kalk OR model from the Swedish company Cake. These guys are relatively new on the market, but they are standing out with their impressive, so to say, Scandinavian design of the electric dirt bike that is capable of doing so much more than off-road experience.
This automatic transmission dirt bike is built and is suitable for driving both around the city and off-road tracks. You can get on it at home and go to the location without any problems. The maximum speed of 29 MPH is acceptable for an electric bike. It is not something you’d be happy to have when you’re racing the big guys, though.
The battery is replaceable, and you can use two of them for extended enjoyment. Simply take off the old one and change it with the new one. Recharge both when you get home. The engine is 11KW and is powered by a 51.8 volt, 50Ah, 2.6kWh, battery. Together with the 208 Lbs of weight, it provides a decent torque.
- 11KW engine
- Fully electric
- Replaceable battery
- A maximum speed of 29 MPH
- Cool design
Some key specifications of the Kalk OR dirt bike with automatic drive:
|ENGINE||Electric motor: Interior permanent magnet motor|
|SEAT HEIGHT||35.8 in|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||8 in|
|ROWER||11kW (15 hp)|
|MAX RANGE||up to 3 hours|
|BATTERY||Capacity: 50 Ah / 2.6 kWh|
|TOP SPEED||56 mph|
KTM 50 SX
The KTM 50 SX is a perfect bike for teens and adults that are first getting on a dirt bike. It has a 2-stroke 50cc engine with a single-speed automatic transmission, which means that it will not provide uncontrollable power, and there’s no need for changing gears.
It is the ultimate best bike for everyone that wants to feel the magic of off-road biking and get a chance to experience how it feels like being on track. At the same time, the saddle is high enough to feel comfortable, but the power is nowhere near the actual traditional dirt bikes.
Although we say this is a perfect adult beginner bike, it is actually most commonly used for kid racing. Ambitious young racers are going to have so much fun with this 2-stroke, no-gear bike that is big and powerful enough for the kids’ tracks.
- 2-stroke 50cc engine
- Single-speed automatic transmission
- 26.2 inches high saddle
- Hydraulic disc brakes both at the front and the back
Some key specifications of the KTM 50 SX kid dirt bike with automatic transmission:
|ENGINE||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
|SEAT HEIGHT||26.18 in|
|WEIGHT||WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 91.49 lb|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||9.92 in|
|CLUTCH||Centrifugal clutch (adjustable)|
|TANK CAPACITY||0.61 gal (US)|
Kuberg is a Czech brand, and the FreeRider is a model that can be considered an electric dirt bike and off-road bicycle. It comes with two engine types – 8KW and 12KW, or 11HP and 16HP engines. Some might think that this is not powerful enough, but keep in mind that this is a 79-pound bike that is easily powered.
Its top speed is 24 MPH, and if you drive at this speed constantly, or better said, ride on full throttle at all times, the battery should last at least an hour. When it is drained, you can recharge it within around two hours completely.
- 16 HP engine
- A maximum speed of 24MPH
- Fully electrical
- Only 79 pounds of weight
- Acts as both dirt bike and an off-road bicycle
Some key specifications of the Kuberg FreeRider:
|TRANSMISSION||Clutchless one speed|
|SEAT HEIGHT||34.5″ (86 cm)|
|ROWER||8kW of linear power|
|MAX RANGE||1h Riding|
|BATTERY||22.2 Ah lithium-ion polymer battery|
|TOP SPEED||43 MPH|
These ten models are all made either fully electrical or with an automatic clutch, which means there’s no standard gear shifting. They are excellent for beginner adults or kids that have a hard time shifting through gears.
Some people simply prefer this type of dirt biking more, while others can’t understand where the joy is. I am not here to judge – as I think everyone should use what they feel like best for them. Go through every model and see the various features. Choose the one that seems like the best fit for you personally. There’s something for everyone, so have patience and do your research.