Busting 10 Myths- Debunking Misconceptions about Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids


In the past 5 years, electric dirt bikes, designed specifically for kids, have emerged as a thrilling and eco-friendly off-road recreational option. Despite their exciting potential, numerous misconceptions and concerns still surround these kids’ electric dirt bikes.
Industry representatives, who wish to maintain the ‘status quo’ of petrol dirt bikes dominating the market tend to nurture these myths in sales conversations and in online discussions. While often unjustified and not backed by facts and statistics they aim at leaving parents hesitant to consider them as a suitable option for their children. In this blog post, we will address and debunk these common misconceptions about electric dirt bikes for kids while providing parents with more accurate information to make informed decisions for their young riders.


Myth #1: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Dangerous

One of the most prevailing misconceptions about electric dirt bikes for kids is that they are inherently dangerous. Safety is paramount, but it's crucial to understand that electric dirt bikes for children can be designed with safety features and specifications that make them just as safe as their petrol-powered counterparts.


Many electric dirt bikes for kids come equipped with safety features such as cut-off switches, speed limiters, responsive brakes, ultra safe batteries and chargers, sturdy frames and suspensions that are designed to withstand tough riding, falls and unauthorised use.

Parents can choose electric dirt bikes with adjustable speed settings, allowing them to control the bike's maximum speed and power curve to ensure it's appropriate for their child's skill level.

Helmets, chest protectors, elbow pads, and knee pads should always be worn while riding an electric dirt bike for added protection. There is no difference to petrol powered dirt bikes.


Myth #2: Electric Dirt Bikes will fail in wet conditions.

A common misconception is that electric dirt bikes for kids are not water-resistant, making them unsuitable for muddy or wet conditions or wet cleaning.


This might be a valid point and is worth a closer look. Reputable brands design kids’ electric dirt bikes specifically with water-resistant motor, water resistant battery cases and moulded water-resistant internal connectors. This is to ensure durability in the occasional wet and muddy terrain, washing with water and showers during transport.

While it's essential to take precautions and avoid submerging the bike in water at all times (yes, your bike will fail when submerging, same as any other bike), these electric dirt bikes are designed to withstand ordinary use.

If you have questions about water resistance you can always enquire at TAKANI.


Myth #3: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Slower than Petrol Dirt Bikes

Another common misconception is that electric dirt bikes for kids are slower and less exciting compared to their petrol-powered counterparts.


The speed of electric dirt bikes varies among different models, but many electric dirt bikes can provide thrilling acceleration on narrow tracks and impressive top speeds, often comparable to petrol dirt bikes in the same size category. It is worth comparing power and speed specification to understand to capabilities of the bike better.

Electric dirt bikes offer instant torque, which can make them feel quicker off the line than petrol counterparts and it is not required to change gears due to the fully automatic design. This helps kids to keep up or to even be faster than on traditional petrol dirt bikes.

Parents can choose electric dirt bikes with adjustable speed settings to match their child's skill level and gradually increase the speed as they gain experience.



Myth #4: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Too Expensive

Some parents may hesitate to consider electric dirt bikes for their children due to the misconception that they are too expensive.


While certain electric dirt bike models can be on the higher end of the price spectrum, TAKANI electric dirt bikes and TAKANI electric balance bikes are designed to be fun and affordable to cater for most young families.

Consider that any initial cost of an electric dirt bike (if any) may offset expenses associated with maintaining a petrol dirt bike, such as fuel, oil changes, carburettor kits and frequent engine maintenance.

Investing in a quality electric dirt bike can provide long-term value and countless hours of entertainment for your child.


Myth #5: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Promote Laziness

It is often believed that electric dirt bikes for kids encourage a sedentary lifestyle, as children won't need to exert themselves as much as they would on pedal bikes like BMX and mountain bikes.



Electric dirt bikes still require a lot of physical effort of the rider, as they need to maintain balance, shift the bike’s weight, steer, brake and control the bike. This effort is similar to mountain biking, but requires more muscle groups to work at the same time. After 10-20 minutes of riding most riders are pumping and sweaty. Remember to frequently stop, revive and re-hydrate.

Riding an electric dirt bike can be more fun than traditional bikes and can engage children in outdoor activities, promoting an active and adventurous lifestyle, which they wouldn’t have with just an traditional pedal bike.

Finally, it also depended on parents to offer choices. Owning an electric dirt bike does not mean that outdoor fun is reduced to dirt bike riding.



Myth #6: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Not Suitable for Younger Children

Some parents mistakenly think that electric dirt bikes are only suitable for older kids or teenagers, believing that they are too powerful or complicated for younger children.


Electric dirt bikes and electric balance bikes for kids come in various models designed for different age groups and skill levels, including younger children.

There are electric balance bikes available for toddlers, allowing them to develop balance and coordination skills while having fun.

It is essential to choose an electric dirt bike that matches your child's age, size, and experience level to ensure a safe and enjoyable riding experience.



Myth #7: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Noisy and Disruptive

Concerns about noise pollution often deter parents from considering dirt bikes for their children, thinking they will disturb the peace and quiet of their neighbourhood.


Electric dirt bikes for kids are designed by manufacturers to be quiet, with noise levels significantly lower than petrol-powered dirt bikes.

Noise levels can vary depending on the specific model, so it's advisable to research and read reviews to find an electric dirt bike with minimal noise.

Teaching your child to ride responsibly and respect to neighbours, time of day and noise regulations can help minimize disturbances in your community.



Myth #8: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Not Environmentally Friendly

Contrary to the misconception that electric dirt bikes for kids contribute to environmental degradation, they can be an environmentally friendly alternative to petrol-powered dirt bikes especially when used on the right terrain.


Electric dirt bikes produce zero emissions during operation, making them an eco-friendly choice for outdoor recreation.

They help instil an appreciation green technology, for nature and the environment in children by encouraging responsible off-road riding.

As the popularity of electric dirt bikes grows, they have the potential to reduce the environmental and noise impact of their petrol-powered twins.



Myth #9: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Not as Durable as Petrol Dirt Bikes

Another common misconception is that electric dirt bikes for kids are not as durable as their petrol-powered counterparts, leading parents to believe that they will require frequent repairs.


The durability of an electric dirt bike for kids largely depends on its build quality, choice of critical components and workmanship of the manufacturer.

Reputable brands and manufacturers prioritize durability, using high-quality materials and construction to ensure the bike can withstand rough off-road conditions. Contact different brand to obtain detailed information about durability.

As always proper maintenance and care can and will extend the lifespan of any dirt bike, including electric ones.


Myth #10: Electric Dirt Bikes for Kids Are Just a Fad

Some sceptics may view electric dirt bikes for kids as a passing trend that will lose its appeal quickly.


Electric dirt bikes have gained popularity due to their practicality, ease of use, and environmental benefits, making them a sustainable choice for off-road recreation.

As technology continues to advance and manufacturers refine their designs, electric dirt bikes are likely to become even more accessible and attractive to young riders.

Their long-term viability is supported by their ability to cater to a wide range of children, from beginners to more experienced off-road enthusiasts.



In conclusion, electric dirt bikes for kids and electric balance bikes offer an exhilarating and environmentally responsible option for off-road adventure and recreation for children and parents alike. By shining a light on these common misconceptions, TAKANI aims to provide parents with a more accurate understanding of the exciting potential and practicality of electric dirt bikes for their children.

When selected with an eye for detail and ridden responsibly and under supervision, electric dirt bikes can provide a thrilling and eco-conscious off-road experience that prioritizes safety while encouraging an active and adventurous lifestyle.

As technology continues to evolve and meet the unique needs of young riders, electric dirt bikes for kids are poised to become an increasingly appealing choice for families seeking a fun, safe, and sustainable way to enjoy the great outdoors.

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