You are looking to buy or upgrade a dirt bike for a 10-year-old. There are lots of options out there and you are not sure which one will be the best for your 10-year-old kid. Well, this article may help you a lot.

Here is a short answer:

If your average 10-year-old wants to have fun and ride the trails, good gas-powered dirt bikes to choose from are the Yamaha TT-R110E, the Kawasaki KLX110 or the Honda CRF110F. If your kid wants an electric dirt bike, the right choice is the Oset 20.0 RACING MKII or the Kuberg Cross Hero.

Read below to find out why.

Having the right seat height and motor are important factors. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned money on a too tall or too small bike. All the suggested dirt bikes in this article will fit a 10-year-old kid, a normal size kid.

The very first question to ask yourself is what type of dirt biking does your 10yr old do?

Basically, you have 3 types of 10yr old kid dirt bikes for 2021. The motocross and trail dirt bikes have a manual clutch with gears. A trials bike for kids is typically an electric trial dirt bike. This means there are no gears.

It’s important that you choose the right dirt bike for your 10-year-old. If they are getting started, we recommend starting with a trail or trials dirt bike before jumping onto a motocross dirt bike.

***disclaimer – make sure your child gets all the proper training and protective gear before riding a dirt bike. Dirt bikes can be dangerous so make sure they are protected.

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Types of dirt bikes for 10 year olds

  • Trail dirt bikes
  • Motocross dirt bikes
  • Trials dirt bikes

That’s it….for 2022, we do not have any enduro or cross country dirt bikes for kids.

Trail dirt bike VS Motocross dirt bike

All of the kid’s dirt bikes fall into the 2 mentioned types above. Trail bikes generally have an air-cooled 4 stroke motor with softer suspension. This allows for great traction and a more comfortable ride when dirt biking on singletrack. Trail dirt bikes have an electric start usually and smaller seat height than a motocross dirt bike

A motocross bike that fits a 10-year-old, has a more powerful liquid-cooled dirt bike motor and a much larger, frame and stiffer suspension. For motocross, you need more power and better suspension.

Typically ten-year-olds that want to compete in any type of dirt bike racing will need to choose a motocross bike. They are so much faster and have better suspension that allows you to go faster.

Your kid can race on a trail dirt bike but they won’t be very competitive because the trail dirt bikes are just way slower and don’t have the frame, or suspension setup for racing.

What about a Trials bike for my 10 Year Old?

A trials dirt bike is not to be confused with a “trails” dirt bike…

Trial bikes are even more different than trail and motocross bikes. Trials kid’s bikes are made to go really slow over obstacles. They are built to compete in what they call trail events.

In these trial bike events, you ride over technical terrain really slow and try to not put your foot down. Trials bikes are for shorter rides not long single track rides as most trials bikes do not have a very bike gas tank to even have a seat to sit on.

A trials bike is a great way to teach your kids how to ride a technical single track in the backyard. That way when your 10-year-old encounters a log or rock obstacle they already know how to get up and over them.

What’s the difference between a Trail dirt bike and a Trials dirt bike?

A trials bike is a smaller lighter dirt bike with a completely different frame than a trail dirt bike or motocross dirt bike.

See pictures below….

You will notice from the pictures above that the motocross and trail bike look similar whereas the trials dirt bike has a totally different frame with no seat. Like I mentioned above each kid’s dirt bike is used for different types of riding and terrain.

There are a few different dirt bikes manufacturers that make dirt bikes for 10-year-olds. We are going to show what type of bike they are (trials, trail, motocross/racing) and how much they cost.

Let’s start with trail dirt bikes.

What brand of Trail dirt bikes for 10 year olds?

A trail bike is easier to ride with a semi-automatic transmission, electric start, and softer suspension. The motors are air-cooled and easy to handle. They aren’t lightweight but have a smaller or lower ground seat height. This lower seat height and mellow power help you’re 10 year old feel more comfortable. If your kid wants to race or wants a fire-breathing dragon for a dirt bike skips down to the Motocross section.

All the brands you see in this list have high-quality dirt bikes and will be good dirt bikes to purchase for your 10-year-old. The trial dirt bikes listed below come with an electric start and have around a 25 in seat height. These gas-powered dirt bikes are built to last and are the best, so the price suits them. However, if you are considering cheap dirt bikes for your 10-year-old I would strongly recommend going through local dealers.

All of these bikes come with a semi-automatic transmission (4-speed) or a manual clutch. The Kawasaki KLX110L is the only one that has a manual 4-speed clutch. All the others have semi-auto transmissions.

These bikes below are what we recommend if your 10-year-old is just getting into dirt biking. However, they are really capable and fun bikes and can be ridden by more experienced riders and still be enjoyed. Keep in mind these are gas dirt bikes for 10-year-old.


The below list is in no particular order.

Real trail dirt bikes for 10 year olds:

2022 Yamaha TT-R110E

The new 2022 Yamaha TTR110E is the perfect option for kid riders who want to experience all of the fun and excitement that a mini dirt bike can provide. This kids’ motorcycle has many exciting features, including:

Yamaha’s newest TTR110E will be an entry-level motocrosser with excellent performance. It is based on the TTR90E and will come ready to ride right out of the box including a carbureted engine and rear suspension, dual bucket seats, an electronic speedometer readout (with lap timer), as well as front drum brakes. This bike features actual ground clearance, adjustable rear seat and windshields that are the same across all models.

2022 Yamaha TT-R110E
Engine Type110cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke; 2 valves
TransmissionConstant-mesh 4-speed; multiple wet clutch
Seat Height26.4 in/ 67.06 cm
Wet Weight159 lb/ 72.12 kg
Maximum Ground Clearance7.1 in/ 18.03 cm
2022 Yamaha TT-R110E

2022 Honda CRF110F

The Honda CRF110 F is a sport-oriented motorcycle designed for small riders ages 4 to 8, who have yet to achieve a state of skill superiority. The CRF110 F is intended to introduce small riders to the world of motocross by allowing them to participate in a sport as professionals. So, if your child has no previous experience with motorcycles (or any motorized two-wheeler), then this dirt bike would be perfect for him.

 2022 Honda CRF110F
Engine Type109cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
TransmissionFour-speed with automatic clutch
Seat Height25.9 in/ 65.79 cm
Wet Weight170 pounds/ 77.11 kg
Maximum Ground Clearance6.7 In/ 17.02 cm
2022 Honda CRF110F

2022 Kawasaki KLX110R

The Kawasaki KLX110R is Kawasaki’s dirt bike, specifically made for kids aged 6-11 and their parents. The Bike fits in the palm of your hands as a complete package including training wheels, making it easy to control while also making these bikes available on most local dealerships. Kids enjoy the full performance with all the advantages of a full motorcycle. Safety features such as dual front disc brakes, moving reflectors and more will give your kid the enjoyment that he/she deserves to have on this amazing bike.

 2022 Kawasaki KLX110R
Engine Type112cc, 4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled
Transmission4-speed, return shift, automatic centrifugal and wet, multi-disc clutch
Seat Height26.8 in/ 68.07 cm
Wet Weight167.5 lb/ 75.98 kg
Maximum Ground Clearance8.5 in/ 21.59 cm
2022 Kawasaki KLX110R

2022 Kawasaki KLX110L

The Kawasaki KLX110L is designed for 6 up to 11 years old, either children or adults. With 112 cc and 4 stroke engine, and with a total weight of 167.5 lb this bike is very easy to handle as a 2-wheel bike but also sets it far, you can go on the trails with ease because of its 18 inch rear axle. This dirt bike has provided better handling and has dual front disc brakes it includes an adjustable seat that can be adapted to fit a child comfortably.

2022 Kawasaki KLX110L
Engine Type112cc, 4-stroke single, SOHC, air-cooled
Transmission4-speed, return shift, wet multi-disc manual clutch
Seat Height28.7 in/ 72.90 cm
Wet Weight167.5 lb/ 75.98 kg
Maximum Ground Clearance10.4 in/ 26.42 cm
2022 Kawasaki KLX110L

What brand of Motocross bikes for 10 year olds?

With kid’s motocross bikes most of them are liquid-cooled 2 stroke motors. 2 strokes make more hp per cc than a 4 stroke. Don’t be fooled by the larger 110cc 4 stroke motors you see on the trail bikes. They do not have more horsepower than a 65cc 2 stroke.

These 2 stroke motors are kickstart only and come with a manual clutch. Typically they are 5 speeds. A motocross bike has a powerful motor, tall suspension travel, and great shocks.

2022 KTM 65SX

KTM 65SX is an awesome motocross bike that has no age limit. The perfect combination of big, low seat and aluminum suspension make this bike perfect to learn riding skills without getting quickly tired. It has everything the bigger bikes do, from a proper clutch and gearbox to the latest WP XACT front forks, aggressive graphics, and power delivery that sets the benchmark in its class.

2022 KTM 65SX
Engine Type64.9 cm³, 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Transmission6-speed
Seat Height29.53 in/ 75 cm
Weight (without Fuel)116.84 lb/ 53 kg
Maximum Ground Clearance11.02 in/28 cm
2022 TM 65SX

2022 Husqvarna TC65

The Husqvarna TC65 is both fun, easy to ride and a great bike for the price. This bike will be the first time many young riders experience a full race machine featuring a manual clutch and gearbox. The most perfect combination of speed and load capacity 250 pounds is also super ” user friendly”. It includes training wheels but you can use it without them. It also includes riding lights, stand and helmet offers a good level of comfort to the rider at any age.

2022 Husqvarna TC65
Engine Type64.9 cm³, 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Transmission6-speed
Seat Height29.53 in/ 750 mm
Weight (without fuel)116.84 lb/ 53 kg
Max. Ground Clearance11.02 in/ 280 mm
2022 Husqvarna TC65

2022 Kawasaki KX65

The Kawasaki KX65 is the bike for you if your child is just wanting to get a taste of dirt biking, but doesn’t want to invest too much money. The average weight (83 pounds) and frame size will fit kids anywhere from 5-10 years old. With 17 inch wheels with front and rear hand brakes, this bike is a great entry-level bike.

2022 Kawasaki KX65
Engine Type64cc LIQUID-COOLED TWO-STROKE ENGINE
Transmissionsix-speed
Seat Height29.9-inch/ 75.95 cm
Curb Weight132.2 pounds/ 60 kg
Max. Ground Clearance12 in/ 305 mm
2022 Kawasaki KX65

2022 Yamaha YZ65

The Yamaha YZ65 is a kid’s bike that many parents can attest to. Not just great for hard work but also more fun than your average, adult-oriented motocross bikes in this price range and category. The YZ65 is a great downpayment on the things that matter most later  – confidence when riding and quality for the amount spent on this bike.

2022 Yamaha YZ65
Engine Type65cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Transmission6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Seat Height29.7 in/75.44 mm
Wet Weight134 lb/15.42 kg
Max. Ground Clearance10.4 in/ 26.42 cm
2022 Yamaha YZ65

2022 Cobra CX65

The Cobra CX65 is an amazing dirt bike for kids that can start its owner on a new hobby from childhood. This bike offers everything necessary for beginners, parents, and kids to experience what it’s like to ride. The kick that the 4-stroke motor gives you is nothing less than amazing; it comes with this engine at the beginning of new riders’ experience in dirt bikes.

2022 Cobra CX65
Engine TypeCobra 65cc 2-stroke with Electronic “Fang” Power Valve
TransmissionSix-speed sequential
Seat Height30.00 in/ 762mm
Dry Wet117 lbs/ 53 Kg
Max. Ground Clearance9.84 in/ 250mm
2022 CobraCX65

All the good dirt bikes listed above are full-fledged real race bikes. This means if your kid is just getting into dirt biking these are the dirt bikes you want to avoid.

Why?

All the above motocross bikes come with a manual clutch and a 2 stroke motor. They are very very fast little bikes and are meant for experienced dirt bike riders.

Even though they are built for racing on motocross tracks you can ride them on the desert or single track trails. As long as your child is good enough.

Don’t make the mistake and get a bike that your kid is scared off or worse gets hurt right out of the gate.

This can and will make it much harder for your 10-year-old to enjoy dirt biking.

If they are just getting started, I recommend that you start with one of the 110 trail dirt bikes I mention at the top of this article or start them on an electric trials dirt bike. The whole goal is to have fun and be safe.

What brand of trials dirt bikes for 10 year olds?

There aren’t many options when it comes to trials dirt bikes for 10-year kids. We do have a couple of solid options but they are not internal combustion engine bikes.

Most of them come with an electric motor. This is great news as there isn’t any noise pollution or no heat.

In fact, these electric trials dirt bikes tend to be easier to ride and offer multiple power options depending on the 10-year-olds riding abilities.

They can “grow” into power with one electric trials bike.

It also teaches them to throttle control and to stand up. The ability to learn how to stand up will help your kid’s skill set and they will be safe. For the most part, sitting down is a bad form and can also cause your child to wreck.

Having an electric trial bike will help their skills improve for single-track riding but not motocross dirt biking.

2022 Oset 20.0 Racing

The Oset 2.0 Racing electric dirt bike is among the most effective 2-wheel bikes in the marketplace at the moment, featuring a top-quality, chassis and remarkable motor. It has quickness and extended straight lines, a direct electric motor, and individual styling that make it the best choice for eight-year-olds and up.  If you have been looking for an electrical dirt bike that matches capability as well as different appearance in one machine then this is the greatest choice affordable way to go.

2022 Oset 20.0 Racing
Power1200W
Rider Weight Limit100lbs (45.5kg)
Max.Range1-2 Hours run time
Battery4 x 10ah AGM SLA.
Seat Height550mm (21.6’’)
2022 OSET 2.0 Racing

2022 Oset 20.0 RACING MKII LITHIUM

The Oset 20.0 RACING MKII LITHIUM electric dirt bike is among the best electric 2-wheeler in existence. The power and response can be adapted for any riding style, while the fully adjustable suspension can be set up to suit rider weights and preferences. The kids love this bike and the adults for its sheer versatility, lightweight, and serious fun.

2022 Oset 20.0 RACING MKII LITHIUM
Power1200W
Rider Weight Limit110 lbs (50 kg)
Max.Range2-3 hours run time
Battery 1 x OSET 20Ah, 48V Lithium battery, with charging, discharging & diagnostic ports
Seat Height550mm (21.6’’)
2022 Oset 20.0 RACING MKII LITHIUM

2022 Kuberg Trial Hero

Kuberg Trial Hero is an amazing electric dirt bike for 10 years old. Best affordable electric dirt bike on the market now. Asides from look and design this lightweight dirt bike can be set up for free-hand on most types of terrain and offers exceptional grip, turning ability plus superior comfort level at all times.

Safety, especially due to its motorless design is the main component and feature that increased this dirt bike him his #1 spot on our list. There are no issues with raw power or fast speeds here so for kids who want a natural piece of acquisition, this one will provide all the fun, speed and functionality that are a dream come true.

2022 Kuberg Trial Hero
Power3 kW
Rider Weight Limit72.75 lb/ 33 kg
Max.Range2 hours riding
Battery/
Seat Height20.5″ (52cm without and 59cm with seat option)
2022 Kuberg Trial Hero

2022 Kuberg Cross Hero

The Kuberg Cross Hero is a high-quality electric dirt bike, which never forgets the core value of fantastic trails and fun, Its looks combine traits with unique solidity while the excellent overall construction is ready to take a beating from all types of surfaces. This convenient piece will provide decades worth of amazing rides in no time flat if properly maintained.

2022 Kuberg Cross Hero
Power3kW
Rider Weight Limit72.75 lb/ 33kg
Max.Range2 hours
Battery/
Seat Height25″ (63cm)
2022 Kuberg Cross Hero

Conclusion

All the above dirt bikes for your 10-year-old have their pros and cons. You need to decide which dirt bike is best for your child. Read this post if you want to learn about the best 50cc Dirt Bikes for Kids.

Remember if you are just starting out consider a trail dirt bike or a trials dirt bike.

If your kid is already into riding or has raced before, then moving them up to a 65 motocross bike might be the better option.

Remember to be safe out there and always use the proper riding gear with the proper safety and training.