Dirt Bikes for 7-Year-Old Kids

By Team Wild Triumph
Dirt Bikes for 7-Year-Old Kids

The decision to shortlist dirt bike for a kid can be quite tricky. There are so many things that should be kept in mind while choosing one, amongst which the most essential is the seat height. If while sitting, your young one is able to touch his feet completely on the ground, chances are that he/she will outgrow the particular dirt bike quickly. Likewise, a dirt bike with fairly high seat height will cause a lot of trouble as well. Ideally, opt for a bike where your kid is able to tip-toe while sitting. For instance, the average height of a 7-year-old is around 4 feet. So, a dirt bike with a seat height of around 24 inches would be ideal, which would typically grow along with your kid for couple of years. But since this is not a standard benchmark, it is best to measure the inseam length and compare it to the seat height of the bike for better understanding.

In this article, we have shortlisted some of the best beginner level dirt bikes for your young one that feature a seat height ranging from 21 inches to 29 inches. So, based on your 7-year-old’s inseam length, pick the one you think will be the best.

Furthermore, owing to the level of expertise a child at this tender age can inculcate, we have restricted the capacity to not more than 65cc. These small displacement engines, thus allow your kid to learn new techniques that will further hone his/her skills. And owing to their characteristic features, like smooth power delivery and soft suspensions, these bikes are very forgiving as well. So, without any further ado, let us take a look at these amazing dirt bikes.

Best Dirt Bikes for 7-Year-Old

Yamaha TT-R50E

Yamaha TT-R50E

The first bike we are going to talk about is the TT-R50E coming from Yamaha. We all know Yamaha is quite popular even in smaller displacement categories, the TT-R50E and PW50 being the most popular ones in the 50cc dirt bike segment. However, the reason we went with TT-R50E for a 7-year-old kid is because of its seat height.

Featuring a seat height of 21.9 inches, the TT-R50E does a great job of bridging the gap from a mini toyish like dirt bikes, which are made for very young riders, to entry level dirt bikes with around 50cc displacement.

Coming to the engine; its entry level 49cc air cooled powerplant outputs a really smooth torque which makes it ideal for an amateur kid who has just started to ride. Further, it comes with an automatic clutch mechanism (centrifugal), which minimizes any complexities at this early stage, while the 3-speed transmission gives a real bike feel. To top it all, there is an electric push button starting mechanism, so your young one does not have to worry every time he stalls the bike.

It features a conventional fork with 22mm sliders, which further delivers 3.8 inches of front wheel travel for excellent rideability and maneuverability. It also comes with a simple and sturdy frame owing to its curved backbone structure made of steel which also makes the TT-R50E slim and narrow. In addition, the lightweight Monocross® rear suspension, which is controlled by a single shock absorber, allows 2.8 inches of rear wheel travel.

Coming to the brakes; the TT-R50E features 80mm enclosed drum brakes both at the rear and the front. These brakes offer dependable stopping power, yet allow some room for the kids to make mistakes, while simultaneously assisting them during cornering. And to offer exceptional grip, this dirt bike further features reliable and durable knobby tires both at the 10-inch front and rear wheel.

When it comes to safety, Yamaha, has not neglected that part either. To refrain your kids from unauthorized riding, there is a special key-type switch without which the electric push-button cannot be activated. There is a throttle restrictor as well, that restricts the speed to the predefined limit, particularly useful when kids try to overdo any kind of maneuvers. And lastly a soft padding at the center of handle bar that protects your kid from any kind of impact.

Altogether, the TT-R50E is the most ideal dirt bike for a 7-year-old, who is looking to take a plunge in the world of motocross.

Base Price: 1,749.00 USD

Highlights:

  • Wet weight: 58 kilograms
  • Seat height: 21.9 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Electric
  • Displacement: 49cc
  • Engine: 4 Stroke
  • Clutch: Automatic clutch
  • Transmission: 3-speed
KTM 50SX

KTM 50SX

Delivering the same competitive advantage that is found on the adult-sized models, including advanced WP suspensions, top-of-the-line brakes, state-of-the-art exhaust system, lightweight minimalistic design, and Maxxis knobby tires, this machine is more than just an all-rounder.

Speaking about its frame; the 50 SX is incorporated with an ultra-light chromium molybdenum steel profile that ensures longitudinal stiffness and optimum rigidity owing to its central-tube frame with double-cradle construction.

Featuring high-quality design and light weight construction, KTM 50 SX is a superb dirt bike that is specifically designed for emerging enthusiasts.

It is equipped with state-of-the-art self-cleaning wavy disc brakes from Formula that are quite easy to operate for an inexperienced rider. Added to this is an ergonomic handlebar that improves the handling, a high-performance cylinder and a reed intake system designed to deliver maximum performance.

Coming to the suspension, the 50SX boasts an advanced WP XACT fork that features an AER technology, similar to the one used in bigger dirt bike models. Further a 35mm tube diameter and 205mm of travel delivers exceptional damping attributes and comfortability. Moreover, your kid can adjust the air spring as per his weight and riding style using a simple air pump! All these characteristics ensure an excellent shock absorption, guaranteeing improved rideability and smoother ride.

Now just like the front, its rear suspension delivers exceptional performance as well. Besides, it is adjustable to keep up with the growth as well as the performance of your kid.

Further attributes include an automatic multi-disc clutch that can be easily adjusted from the console to suit the riding style and weight of the rider. Moreover, the wheels feature anodized rims and heavy-duty off-road tires for improved traction.

With its compact engine, the 50 SX benefits from liquid cooled technology using large radiators, which even protects the crankcase from overheating. And if you want to reduce its power, KTM offers an additional power reduction kit to keep a check on your young one.

All in all, it goes without saying that 50 SX is a true “Ready to Race” dirt bike for a young kid with its race inspired components and high-end engineering.

Base Price: 4,599.00 USD

Highlights

  • Dry weight: 41.5 kilograms
  • Seat height: 26.1 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Kick start
  • Displacement: 49 cc
  • Engine: 2 Stroke, Single cylinder
  • Clutch: Automatic clutch
  • Transmission: Single speed
  • Add on: Power reduction kit
Honda CRF50F

Honda CRF50F

Honda produces some really great motocross machines for kids, and has been doing it for quite some time now. Amongst these, CRF50F is the ideal go-to bike for a 7-year-old if you are planning to introduce him/her to the world of motorsports.

As a beginner rider, your kid might need something that doesn’t instill a sense of fear and neither should be too loud. Moreover, they need one that is reliable and easy to start. And these little Hondas are just the right option.

One of the best things about this bike is that these have remained unchanged for almost a decade. So, this makes them more reliable and trustworthy than any other beginner dirt bike. Besides, there is an ease in finding the spare parts of such an acclaimed dirt bike.

There are no compromises on the safety front either: A detachable key prevents young riders from riding unsupervised. Moreover, you can set a pre-defined maximum speed, thanks to its throttle limiter which refrains the enthusiastic ones to ride at top speed.

Its 50cc 4-stroke motor delivers an exceptionally smooth power build-up that can be tamed by a junior inexperienced rider. And the high compression ratio contributes to an efficient yield of performance.

Its sophisticated carburetion system offers excellent fuel economy and responsiveness at any revs. In addition, the 3-speed transmission is complemented by an automatic clutch. This helps facilitate easy handling and dynamic power delivery. Meanwhile, the exhaust muffler silencer effectively reduces noise, while a closed crankcase vent prevents oil leaks into the environment.

The CRF50F features a state-of-the-art design, extraordinary ruggedness, and an outstanding blend of power and handling that’s practical and easy to operate. Weighing just 41 kilograms, you can easily spot these on any dirt tracks near your region. In fact, we have seen a couple of grownups hoping on it as well! Not surprisingly, such is the robustness of this amazing dirt bike. There is a reason why so many parents choose the CRF50F as their kids’ first dirt bike!

Base Price: 1,649.00 USD

Highlights

  • Dry weight: 41.5 kilograms
  • Seat height: 21.6 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Kick start
  • Displacement: 49 cc
  • Engine: 4 Stroke, Single cylinder
  • Clutch: Semi-automatic clutch
  • Transmission: Three-speed transmission
  • Throttle limiter
Kawasaki KX 65

Kawasaki KX 65

Equipped with a 6-speed transmission, the KX65 is a realistic and powerful kids’ dirt bike that has earned respect of many parents and young kids owing to its aggressive design and high performance. Its reliable and durable 2-stroke 65cc engine offers both high-revving torque and superior handling. When paired with the 6-speed transmission, it delivers a wide range of power to satisfy even the most aspiring motocross racers.

Not just the engine, but the suspension and the bodywork are also mind blowing. And if your kid can master this bike, he won’t find any trouble riding a full-sized motocross in few years.

The chassis features a full-fledged semi-double type cradle frame to withstand the abuse of rigorous riding. The front 33mm conventional fork is equipped with 4-way adjustable rebound damping and 8 inches of travel, while the rear suspension, which can be adjusted to 4 positions, features 9.4 inches of travel to adapt with the road conditions and skills of the rider. As a result, the suspension of the KX65, with correct settings, overcomes any obstacles encountered on the track and survives even the most awkward landings.

The wet multi-disc clutch and liquid cooled engine makes it possible to ride even in the most challenging conditions including deep mud while ensuring a minimal risk of heat build-up or engine failure.

The 59kg curb weight of the bike combined with impressive torque of the engine is extremely staggering, even for an adult. And due to this lightweight design, an excellent power-to-weight ratio is achieved, making it extremely easy for a novice who is learning to maneuver around the trails. In fact, it’s an ideal bike for a kid who wants to learn the art of wheelies!

With disc brakes at the front and rear, progressive stopping power is delivered, which further imparts a lot of confidence. And thanks to its 29.9-inch seat height, the bike grows with your kid for many years. This ensures a high return on investment, plus, your kid will have a solid foundation to gain some experience and hone his skills.

Base Price: 3,899.00 USD

Highlights

  • Curb weight: 59.8 kilograms
  • Seat height: 29.9 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Kick start
  • Displacement: 64 cc
  • Engine: 2 Stroke, Single cylinder
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc manual clutch
  • Transmission: Six-speed
KTM 65 SX

KTM 65 SX

With the KTM 65 SX, young riders can enjoy a comprehensive dirt bike that meets their riding style and performance class. This bike has set new standards when it comes to quality, handling, performance and technology. Equipped with a tough anodized handlebar and a protective foam guard at the center, there is nothing lacking in this mini bike that will disappoint your kid.

Featuring a pressure-controlled exhaust valve, the high-performance cylinder delivers unparalleled performance in this class. Moreover, to further enhance its styling, the entire plastic body is covered with the original graphic design typically used on the adult-sized bikes.

For a comfortable ride, the 65 SX includes a narrow, sporty seat and generous structural design with a robust chrome-moly frame. This further enhances its overall ergonomics and handling, especially while cornering. Further, it features a high-performance engine with a smart cooling system owing to its two large radiators. Combined with a Formula multi-disc hydraulic clutch and a six-speed gearbox, your little one will experience nothing but effortless riding.

Coming to the suspension, the KTM 65 SX features sophisticated damping elements and high-capacity shock absorbers with long travel. Up front, the 65 SX boasts a WP XACT fork with AER technology that can be adjusted through various compression levels for different riding styles.

And at the rear, the WP XACT shock absorbers are linked directly to the swing arm, which further enhances the overall riding experience. Additionally, 198mm and 160mm wavy hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear improve the overall stopping power of 65 SX.

Equipped with Maxxis knobby tires, the 65SX guarantees exceptional traction on any kind of terrain. Further, these are fitted onto lightweight, anodized and durable aluminum rims, which are also utilized by full-sized dirt bikes.

All in all, the 65 SX follows the same strategic direction as the bigger 2-stroke models in KTM line-up. From the cutting-edge WP XACT suspensions with game-changing AER technology to the state-of-the-art dynamic styling and class-leading power delivery, this bike has everything its bigger siblings possess.

Base Price: 5,399.00 USD

Highlights

  • Dry weight: 53 kilograms
  • Seat height: 29.5 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Kick start
  • Displacement: 64.9 cc
  • Engine: 2 Stroke, Single cylinder
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc manual clutch
  • Transmission: Six-speed
Yamaha YZ 65

Yamaha YZ 65

YZ65 incorporates all the attributes of an adult-sized dirt bike in a compact version. It features a robust frame with a perfect blend of both rigidity and agility, making it extremely maneuverable and easy to handle.

Although being a mini dirt bike, YZ65 is in no way behind the full-sized motocross with regards to its quality.

Further, to make the ride even more enjoyable, it features Kayaba suspension system that is totally customizable and includes a 36mm KYB® coil spring and a single shock with adjustable compression and rebound damping.

The YZ65 is powered by a compact 65cc engine that incorporates some of the technology used in the higher-end YZ125 and YZ250 models. Amongst these include an advanced Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK28 carburetor system, efficient radiators, Digital CDI ignition and 6-speed transmission with close ratio gears that allow effective distribution of torque at all revs. In fact, this 6-speed transmission offers a user-friendly and simple operation, just like a conventional 4-stroke engine.

Typical characteristic of this 2-stroke engine is the YPVS™ (Yamaha Power Valve System) which enables the engine to regulate the exhaust valve and thus achieve a very smooth and precise delivery. Moreover, a reliable braking system with petal-type discs provide efficient stopping power and minimal amount of heat build up.

All in all; engineered to beat the odds, YZ65 delivers a winning performance from the very first engine rev. This compact dirt bike, with its famous Yamaha off-road quality and durability, is just like the big YZs by all means.

Base Price: 4,699.00 USD

Highlights

  • Wet weight: 60.7 kilograms
  • Seat height: 29.7 inches
  • Starting mechanism: Kick start
  • Displacement: 65 cc
  • Engine: 2 Stroke
  • Clutch: Multi-plate wet clutch
  • Transmission: Six-speed

Bottom line

These were some of the ideal dirt bikes that a 7-year-old can ride. But as we have already stated, do keep a note of the inseam length while shortlisting from this list. Also remember that while choosing a dirt bike for your little one, displacement of the engine should be a secondary thing to consider.

Your kid should be able to touch the ground at least with one foot, and should be confident while maneuvering around. And in case you were unable to finalize from the above shared list of dirt bikes, you can hover around this category to choose the most ideal one. We also have a detailed guide on dirt bikes for 8-year-old in case you are looking for a slightly bigger one.

Likewise, you can also take a look at some of the beginner level dirt bikes for 6-year-old in case you are looking for low-seat height models.

So, this was all for today, hope you found this article helpful and insightful. Feel free to reach back anytime in case of any concerns. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to share this article among friends and family. Good bye!