In this article, we talk about the very best dirt bikes you can get for 2020. All the different 4 stroke and 2 strokes that are the best on the market. We also will be discussing which dirt bikes and brands are leading the pack in the motocross, cross country, hard enduro, and trail riding areas.

Are you wondering which dirt bikes are the best for 2020?

Each of these riding niches has dirt bikes build specifically for that type of dirt bike riding. The suspension, motor size, and designs are different and work best in that environment.

Hopefully, this article serves as a guide to the best dirt bikes for 2020

We are picking the top dirt bikes to put on these lists. However, even though we have a #1 bike It doesn’t mean the other dirt bikes are not good.

This year (2020) we have lots of quality dirt bikes brands to choose from

Which brands make the best dirt bikes for 2020

  • Yamaha
  • KTM
  • Husqvarna
  • Honda
  • Kawasaki
  • Suzuki
  • Beta
  • Sherco

These are the VERY best brands making dirt bikes for 2020. Most of these dirt bike manufacturers make motocross, enduro, and trail dirt bikes. A few of them only focus on one a couple of the dirt bike niches.

Best Motocross Dirt Bikes for 2020

The best dirt bikes for motocross also are for supercross racing here in the USA. These motocross bikes typically are the fastest, lightest dirt bikes in the family of dirt bikes.

Build with purpose-built motors and suspension to handle the abuse of racing on a track. These are the dirt bike manufacturers leading ponies so to speak. Lots of the R&D dollars get put into the motocross dirt bikes first before heading to the other dirt bike niches.

2020 Top 5 Best 450F motocross dirt bikes
2020 Top 5 Best 250F motocross dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 450SXF (2020 Husqvarna FC450)
  2. 2020 Yamaha YZ 450F
  3. 2020 Kawasaki KX450F
  4. 2020 Honda CRF450R
  5. 2020 Suzuki RMZ450
  1. 2020 Yamaha YZ 250F
  2. 2020 KTM 250SXF (Husqvarna FC250)
  3. 2020 Kawasaki KX 250F
  4. 2020 Honda CRF 250R
  5. 2020 Suzuki RMZ 250
2020 Top 3 Best 250cc 2 stroke motocross dirt bikes
2020 Top 3 Best 125cc 2 stroke motocross dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 250 SX
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TC 250
  3. 2020 Yamaha YZ250
  1. 2020 KTM 125 SX (KTM 150 SX)
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TC 125
  3. 2020 Yamaha YZ125
2020 Top 5 Best 85cc 2 stroke motocross dirt bikes
2020 Top 5 Best 65cc 2 stroke motocross dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 85 SX
  2. 2020 Yamaha YZ 85
  3. 2020 Husqvarna TC 85
  4. 2020 Kawasaki KX 85
  5. 2020 Suzuki RM 85
  1. 2020 Yamaha YZ 65
  2. 2020 KTM 65 SX
  3. 2020 Husqvarna TC 65
  4. 2020 Cobra CX 65
  5. 2020 Kawasaki KX 65
2020 Top 3 Best 50cc 2 stroke motocross dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 50 SX
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TC 50
  3. 2020 Cobra CX 50

Best Hard Cross Country Dirt Bikes for 2020

What are cross country dirt bikes built for? Fast and flowy type of riding. A cross country dirt bike is closely related to its motocross brothers but with softer suspension, different gearing, and a few offroad goodies like an 18″ rear wheel.

Built for the whoops and desert these cross country dirt bikes are considered full-fledge closed course race dirt bikes. Considered by many to be the “DO IT ALL” dirt bike. You can ride gnarly single track, fast, jumps, corners, and motocross all with one dirt bike.

2020 Top 5 Best 450F Cross Country dirt bikes
2020 Top 5 Best 350F Cross Country dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 450 XCF
  2. 2020 Yamaha YZ 450 FX
  3. 2020 Honda CRF 450 RX
  4. 2020 Husqvarna FX 450
  5. 2020 Sherco 450 SCF
  1. 2020 KTM 350 XCF
  2. 2020 Beta 350 RR Race Edition
  3. 2020 Sherco 300 SCF
  4. 2020 Husqvarna FX 350
  5. 2020 Beta 390 RR Race Edition
2020 Top 5 Best 250F Cross Country dirt bikes
2020 Top 4 Best 300cc 2 Stroke Cross Country dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Yamaha YZ 250FX
  2. 2020 KTM 250 XCF
  3. 2020 Honda CRF 250 RX
  4. 2020 Husqvarna FX 250
  5. 2020 Sherco 250 SCF
  1. 2020 KTM 300 XC TPI
  2. 2020 Beta 300 RR Race Edition
  3. 2020 Sherco 300 SC
  4. 2020 Husqvarna TX 300
2020 Top 4 Best 250cc 2 stroke Cross Country dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 250 XC
  2. 2020 Yamaha YZ250 X
  3. 2020 Sherco 250 SC
  4. 2020 Beta 250 RR Race Edition

Best Hard Enduro Race Dirt Bikes for 2020

Hard enduro dirt bikes are dirt bikes that are built for racing offroad in the hard technical terrain. Stuff like gnarly single track where you are going slow. While you still can go fast on an enduro dirt bike they are built with softer suspension and gearing for riding tough slow terrain. 

Some of the dirt bikes (KTM) even come without linkage which allows your dirt bike to have more clearance and the linkage will not get hung up on rocks or log crossings. 

These hard enduro dirt bikes have electric start to save you when you kill the bike in a crappy section.

2020 Top 3 Best 450F Hard Enduro dirt bikes
2020 Top 4 Best 350F Hard Enduro dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Sherco 450 SEF Racing
  2. 2020 Yamaha WR 450
  3. 2020 Honda CRF450X
  1. 2020 KTM 350 XCW
  2. 2020 Husqvarna FE 350
  3. 2020 300 SEF Racing
  4. 2020 Beta 390 RR Race Edition
2020 Top 4 Best 300cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
2020 Top 4 Best 250cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
  1. 2020 KTM 300 XCW TPI
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TE 300i
  3. 2020 Sherco 300 SE Factory
  4. 2020 Beta 300 RR
  1. 2020 KTM 250 XCW TPI
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TE 250i
  3. 2020 250 SEF Racing
  4. 2020 Beta 250 RR 
2020 Top Best 200cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
2020 Top 2 Best 150cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Beta 200 RR
  2. Nobody else has a 200 2T
  1. 2020 KTM 150 XCW TPI
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TE 150i
2020 Top 2 Best 125cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
2020 Top 2 Best 150cc 2 stroke Hard Enduro dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Beta 125 RR
  2. 2020 Sherco 125 SE Racing
  1. 2020 KTM 150 XCW TPI
  2. 2020 Husqvarna TE 150i

Best Trail Dirt Bikes for 2020

2020 Top 3 Best 450cc Trail dirt bikes
2020 Top 2 Best 250cc Trail dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Yamaha WR 450
  2. 2020 Honda CRF 450x
  3. 2020 Suzuki RMX 450Z
  1. 2020 Yamaha WR 250
  2. 2020 Honda CRF 250x
2020 Top Best 300cc 2 stroke Trail dirt bikes
  1. 2020 Beta Xtrainer 300

Best Adult dirt bikes to get started with

If you are a beginner and want to get into motocross, enduro, or trail riding for 2020 here are the best dirt bikes to get started with when you are a beginner.

If you are just getting started a very common mistake is to go out and buy a fire breathing 450F or 250 two-strokes that will rip your arms off. This is NOT a good idea when you are learning. You want to be safe when learning so make sure you pick a dirt bike that is easy for you to ride.

A 250F is PLENTY for riding motocross tracks!

The Beta Xtrainer is a detuned MELLOW 300 2 stroke which is easy to ride. It also has a smaller frame so it’s less intimidating. 

Yamaha built a killer trail bike with electric start. The WR 250 is a great bike to get out on the trails.

Motocross:

1. 2020 Honda CRF250R

Best beginners motocross dirt bike

Enduro:

1. 2020 Beta Xtrainer 300

 

Best beginners enduro dirt bike

Trail Riding:

1. 2020 Yamaha WR 250

Best beginners trail bike Yamaha WR 250

Please note that there are also some really good smaller less powerful options than what I mentioned. The CRF250F or TTR230 has air cooled 4 stroke motors, smaller frames, and soft suspension. These dirt bikes are great to learn as well, however, adults tend to grow out of them faster than the dirt bikes I mentioned above.

Best Beginner Teenager trail dirt bikes

There are Trail dirt bikes which mean racing or riding motocross or desert style of racing is what they are suited for.

You will notice in the picture below that these types of dirt bikes have a lower seat height and less aggressive, motor and suspension. 

Yamaha beginners dirt bike

These trail bikes are sized for teenagers but that doesn’t mean an adult cannot learn and have fun on one.

 

  1. Yamaha TTR 230
  2. Honda CRF250F
  3. Kawasaki KLX 230R
  4. Honda CRF230F

Even with kids dirt bikes, you have the ability to choose a Motocross dirt bike for racing or a trail dirt bike for single track riding. The Trail dirt bikes are better for learning or beginners. If you plan on racing or riding motocross then you will want to make sure that you get your child a motocross bike instead of a trail dirt bike. 

Below we have some guides for you to check out if you want to get your kids into dirt biking.

How to choose a dirt bike that is perfect for your 8-year-old kid. 

How to pick the right Dirt Bike for an 8 Year-Old Kid

We have a really great Guide in choosing a dirt bike for your 9 year old.

Guide to Best Dirt Bikes for 9-Year-Olds with Pricing

Guide to pick a dirt bike for your 10-year-old kids.

Best Dirt Bikes for 10-Year-Old Kids for 2020

Thanks for reading this far in the best dirt bikes for 2020 article. Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

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