Jacob Osborn

10 Best Electric Dirt Bikes | Man of Many

Picture a sleek and fast electric dirt bike as it cruises through the nearest terrain, making hardly a sound. Bringing that vision to life is the KTM Freeride E-XC, which features WP suspension, energy recuperation technology, state-of-the-art controls, multi-functional display, and a newly enhanced electric motor and power pack. Put it all together and throw in some steadfast ergonomics and you’re riding in maximum comfort for up to 2 hours per single charge. This is what the electric dirt bike experience is all about.

1. KTM Freeride E-XC

Good for the trail and track alike, Electric Motion’s Escape is everything you want out of a modern electric dirt bike. Powered by a new 2.6 kW/h battery, this lightweight mini-motorcycle delivers an impressive range of up to 61 km. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can seamlessly switch from an electronic clutch to electric progressive braking at the push of a lever. That’s not to mention the improved ergonomic cockpit, where helpful information is always within eye’s reach.

2. Electric Motion Escape

Between its retro-futuristic design and exceptional performance, there’s nothing not to love about the Kalk OR. Lightweight, agile, clean and quiet, this electric dirt bike can run for up to three hours on a single charge, reaching top speeds of over 80 km/h. A minimalist masterpiece if there ever was one, it’s intended for light to moderate off-road cruising.

3. Cake Kalk OR Electric Bike

Straddling two worlds, the Zero FX Bike makes deft use of its electric powertrain both on-road and off. Also featured are long-legged suspension and dual sport equipment, allowing this lean and mean machine to tackle pretty much any terrain you put in front of it. Sync up with the adjoining Zero Motorcycle app to choose between Eco and Sport modes. Oh, and did we mention the bike can reach an incredible top speed of 136 km/h?

4. Zero Motorcycles Zero FX Bike

An instant legend when it first debuted, the Redshift MX Electric Dirt Bike brings genuine power in every sense of the concept. It weighs in at a hefty 117 kg, recharges in 1.5 hours, delivers 50 horsepower, and offers three different riding modes. Bolstered by its high-performance powertrain, the iconic bike can reach a top speed of 114 km/h. Alta Motors is no longer in business so you’ll have to track this one down on the secondhand market. Good luck.

5. Alta Motors Redshift MX Electric Dirt Bike

Ergonomic, lightweight, and pollution-free, this e dirt bike from Electric Motion covers the basics with considerable panache. Whether you use it as a dirt bike or trail bike, you’ll experience nimble and unfettered rideability, even as you venture through hostile terrain. Equipped with a 40AH battery and brushless DC engine, the EM 5.7 requires no kick-starting or warm-up. Turn the key and go.

6. Electric Motion EM 5.7 Escape Dirt Bike

Designed and manufactured in Europe, the Freerider is available in both 8 Kw and 12 Kw motor outputs. No matter which version you choose, expect a supremely lightweight and adjustable electric dirt bike for adults and teens alike. Brimming with quality, it can cruise at top speeds for up to 1 hour at a time, recharging in 2.5 hours flat. It’s also WiFi-ready so sync up with the adjoining app to turn your e-bike into a smart bike.

7. Kuberg FreeRider Electric Dirt Bike

While not exactly as adrenaline-inducing as certain counterparts, the Bultaco Brinco R is nevertheless a distinguished classic. In addition to its three riding modes (Eco, Tour, and Sport), the bike includes pedals for independent cycling, should you want to crank out some cardio or conserve battery juice. Increase or decrease the gearing ratio at the click of a heel, using the brand’s epicyclic gearing system. Meanwhile, a power control feature allows you to maintain consistent power levels while utilising the same thrust, thereby negating the throttle altogether. This lightweight bike isn’t suitable for public roads so take it out on the trail or track and go nuts.

8. Bultaco Brinco R Electric Dirt Bike

Inspired by motocross legend Jeremy McGrath, this eye-catching dirt bike from Razor is all-electric and recommended for riders 14 and up. Features include dual suspension, a variable speed motor, riser handlebars, large pneumatic knobby tires, hand-operated dual disc brakes, authentic McGrath graphics, and more. Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly an electric dirt bike for adults, but it’s still quite cool. It’s also quite affordable.

9. Razor Dirt Rocket SX500 McGrath Electric Dirt Bike

Sur-Ron and Luna Cycle teamed up to create this limited edition stunner, which comes dressed in all-black. Sleek, versatile, and nearly silent, it features a Sine Wave X-Controller, o-ring chain, sporty handlebars, and ultra-premium 60v 31.9ah Panasonic battery. Put it in Sport mode and recharge the battery while you coast. And if you want an extra work out, Luna Cycle will instal pedals for a slight up-charge. While this mini-motorcycle is shipped road-legal, it can be “hot-rodded” in just 5 minutes for maximum usage.

10. Sur-Ron X Bike (Black Edition)

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