Electric Dirt Bike: Finding The Best Trail-Blazers Of 2021
Make no mistake about it; 2021 is the year of the electric dirt bike.
Electric dirt bikes for adults aren’t anything new either. Some actually trump electric cars in terms of what came first.
The differences between a standard dirtbike and an electric type should not go understated; electric versions are cleaner, require little to no maintenance, and are very quiet.
Most ride dirtbikes to fulfil an inherent need to explore, or perform death-defying stunts on a track. However, some see them as an off-kilter way to get to work.
We tend to look at them more as trail bikes, but you might see these two-wheelers as the ideal work companion.
Electric dirtbikes are great at tackling hills and other rural/non-rural pathways, so we can see why one might think that.
Which is the best electric dirt bike of 2021?
Read on to find out.
It doesn’t matter how steep, an electric dirt bike is up for the task
The Best Electric Dirt Bikes For Adults 2021
Now has never been a better time to get back on the saddle.
Your options are seemingly limitless, and the stunts you can perform on these things?
Like a real-world Trials Fusion (minus the wacky settings/tracks).
Performance is key when talking electric dirtbikes, which makes talking about them so fulfilling since you’re getting power in spades.
Electric parts only make the heart grow fonder, a rule that you could apply to most personal electric transport vehicles and larger types (think cars, trucks and buses).
We’ll cover the benefits of an electric dirt bike over a gas-powered two-wheeler later.
For now, understand that you have a lot to choose from. Price will vary, but that was always to be expected.
Below you’ll find an extensive list of the best electric dirt bikes for adults.
Each has been hand-selected by us at E4TP and will apply to adults only (sorry, kids).
Cake Kalk& Electric Trail Bike
Top Speed: 56mph
Street Legal: Yes
Cake, the Swedish electric bike company, are like sugar for a lot of e dirt bike enthusiasts out there. Mainly due to the look of these motorised two-wheelers.
Take a good look at the Kalk& to see the perfect example.
The majority of electric bikes in the Cake catalogue are worth looking at, in all fairness. We’ve chosen the Kalk& as we felt it offered variety.
Most electric dirt bikes are rough around the edges. This Kalk& has a very royal feel to it, what with its white/gold colours and high-end frame.
It’s the first street-legal electric trail bike, which might explain why it looks the way it does. That being said, riders should find no issues in putting this one through its paces across a wide range of surfaces.
We’ve seen videos of this dirtbike riding on the beach and everything.
Speed-wise, the Cake Kalk& is one of the fastest out of the manufacturer’s lineup, capable of travelling over 56mph.
Range, on the other hand, can carry riders up to 53 miles on average (depending on where you’re riding).
High-speed riding — or full pelt riding — will limit its range to 22 miles total, give or take.
Battery information is displayed on the side of the Kalk&, promising 51.8V. Charge times can vary from 2 hours (80%) to 3 hours (100%), which isn’t that long when you think about it.
E4TP Says: The stripped-back design of the Cake Kalk& puts it head and shoulders above a lot of its peers in the dirtbike segment. You’ll be the talk of any town if you choose to go with this one.
Zero Motorcycles Zero FX Bike
Top Speed: 85mph
Street Legal: Yes
Looking for something a little quicker?
The hint is in the name of the manufacturer. This is an eco-friendly e dirt bike that goes the extra mile in almost every department; dare we say it could pose as a high-end motorbike at first glance?
Zero Motorcycles use the tag “Lean And Mean” to describe this one.
And who could really argue with that, given it has off-roading capabilities and it looks good when saddled to urban locations.
The Zero FX sports a punchy powertrain and long-legged suspension, making for a relaxed yet adventurous ride.
It comes fitted with off-road wheels and tires — not to mention front and rear brakes.
We said it was faster than the Cake Kalk& because it is. The Zero FX can hit the 85mph mark, no problem. Furthermore, as an electric dirt bike, it has 78 ft-lb (106 Nm) of torque.
In other words, you should have no issues with accelerating from a starting position.
Let’s talk range.
The Zero FX is one of those multi-faceted electric dirt bikes for adults. It can travel up to 91 miles if you keep it to the streets (travelling around 55mph, average).
If you’re moving at 70mph or more, expect that range to drop to around 39 miles.
E4TP Says: Want to own an electric motorcycle without paying a small fortune? Zero Motorcycles is giving you the chance to live that life with the Zero FX. Don’t let this one fly under the radar; it’s a fantastic ride.
Kuberg FreeRider Electric Dirt Bike
Top Speed: 43mph
Street Legal: No
The hint is in the name; Kuberg’s FreeRider turns the outside into your own personal playground.
Dirt roads, mountain-scapes and beaches; you name it, the FreeRider can tame it.
This particular FreeRider isn’t road legal per se, but there are other versions (FreeRider Street) that are.
Besides, we thought we’d throw a dirtbike in the mix that prioritises the great outdoors above all else, compared to the other two-wheelers mentioned above.
Input can be customised with the FreeRider (between 110V and 220V). A higher output will require a longer charge time. Still, you’ll get more use out of this dirtbike between charges.
Safety is also confirmed with this FreeRider.
Sintered brake pads make coming to a complete stop a total breeze. An optimised hydraulic brake system (front and rear) only adds to the level of control riders have.
And here’s the best part. You can actually customise this electric dirt bike on the Kuberg site. You can adjust controller power up to 14kW (just know that the higher you go, the more you’ll pay).
One can also customise wheel sizes/fork to fit required specifications.
Visit the site and play around with some of the filters to see which works best for you.
Seriously, rocky ground won’t know what hit it, should you go with the FreeRider.
E4TP Says: Agile is a word we’d use to describe one of the best electric dirt bikes for adults. Kuberg’s FreeRider is a cost-effective option that doesn’t slack in terms of power/performance.
OSET 24.0 Racing Electric Bike
Top Speed: 22mph
Street Legal: No
Those competing in e dirt bike racing might find our next selection rather interesting.
Introducing the OSET 24.0 Racing Electric Bike, a versatile two-wheeler owned by the likes of Oliver Smith, Chris Northover and Jack Field.
All of the names we’ve just mentioned are rather popular in the pro-riding space.
One YouTube search will tell you everything you need to know and then some.
Back to the 24.0.
You might have noticed the price difference, with this electric racing bike being one of the cheaper options you have right now.
This is good and bad in the sense that you won’t be able to take this one out in the street. It’s been designed for racing and racing only (at participating sites).
It’s great at performing stunts; just don’t go expecting it to have the same level of stamina as the Zero FX or Cake Kalk&.
Max weight capacity of the 24.0 goes up to 90kg, making it an ideal option for adults and teenagers.
There are actually multiple versions of the 24.0 out there, each made for a different age group.
For example, if you’re interested in electric dirtbikes for kids, then the 12.5 Racing version is a fantastic starting point.
E4TP Says: Electric trail bikes optimised for racing are incredibly popular, which might explain why the 24.0 is where it is. The hype is real. This e dirt bike will win you a few trophies in competitions. Trust us.
Vector Vortex Electric Trail Bike
Top Speed: 50mph
Street Legal: No
This Vector Vortex is very Tron-like. The only difference is you’ll be taking to the wild, not some vast nothingness full of neon lights.
In our opinion, the angular frame of this electric dirt bike separates it from the rest of the pack. And we couldn’t highlight this particular dirtbike without talking about the rainbow of colours it comes in.
Some will find it looks far too stylised. Just know that it’s more than capable of getting you to the top of the mountain (literally speaking, of course).
Its innovative gear system is one of the best things about this e dirt bike. Near-instant torque makes climbing easy.
The reaction time of the Vector Vortex is also lightning quick, allowing you to move around as you see fit without worry. Braking is also optimised for responsive reactions.
You wouldn’t want to spill out as your climbing a mountain, would you?
According to Vector, this is one of those fast-charging electric dirtbikes. It should take around 60 minutes to charge this two-wheeler from flat.
All that’s left to ask now is: what colour Vortex will you go with?
E4TP Says: The Vector Vortex is a bonafide mountain-climber in dirtbike form. Put it up against the tallest peaks, and we can guarantee it will come out on top. Price-wise it’s not too expensive either, in our opinion.
Segway Dirt eBike X260
Top Speed: 47mph
Street Legal: No
An award-winning electric dirt bike for the modern rider — we’re, of course, talking about the Segway Dirt eBike X260.
Segway — the same Segway responsible for those electric hoverboards — specialise in a variety of electrified transport.
This e dirt bike has a powerful 5,000-watt electric motor. The motor provides 250 Nm of torque for excellent acceleration (0-31mph in 4.02).
Max speed is one of the major selling points of this particular electric dirt bike. The fact that it can travel up to 47mph will no doubt come in handy.
It’s built by Segway, so expect electric range to impress.
The Segway Dirt eBike X260 can travel up to 75 miles, to be specific, according to Segway. How far it travels depends on how fast you’re going, remember that.
Charge-wise, expect this e dirt bike to take between 4 to 5 hours for some juice. The battery is said to last over 2,000 cycles, meaning you could have this battery-powered bike in your possession for many years to come.
It looks bulky, but electric trail bikes like these are incredibly lightweight, weighing in at 44kg without the battery and 55kg with it installed.
For those not in the know, the X260 won the RedDot Design Award back in 2018, which is the benchmark for quality in many tech-based circles.
Quality like this, for how much you pay, is a rare find indeed.
E4TP Says: What can we say about the Dirt eBike X260? We could say it’s an underrated two-wheeler from Segway? The brand is taking the necessary steps to corner the e scooter market; just don’t forget about its electric dirt bike.
OSET MX-10 Off Road Mini
Top Speed: 30mph
Street Legal: No
Mini means mighty in the case of the OSET MX-10 Off-Road Mini.
That’s right, this is technically an e dirt bike intended for younger riders, but it hasn’t stopped adults from giving it a go.
In fact, manufacturer OSET lists this two-wheeler as “an electric dirt bike for all ages.”
And it shows.
This bike only weighs 37.2kg, but it packs an unbelievable punch, courtesy of a 20Ah 48V lithium battery.
Since this is a small-scale electric dirt bike, buyers should be conscious of their weight before riding off into the sunset.
If you weigh any more than 198 lbs (90kg), then it might be a good idea to look at another off-road steed.
Besides, mini electric trail bikes are a gimmick for the most part.
These dirt bikes have limitations, given how small they are. Take it on a track, sure. But take it anywhere else, and you’ll run into some issues, guaranteed.
Size-wise, the OSET MX-10 Off-Road Mini has 10” wheels and handlebars that raise around 805mm off the ground.
We should state that the seat/handlebars can be adjusted, but it won’t give you a lot of room to play with; then again, that is the charm of a mini e dirt bike in the first place.
E4TP Says: We thought we’d include this one to offer something a little different. Don’t get us wrong, full-scale electric dirt bikes for adults are great, and all, but mini versions like the MX-10 just hit different.
Electric trail bikes make for unbelievable races on dirt tracks
The Winner: The Best Electric Dirt Bikes For Adults
In our opinion, the best electric dirt bike for adults is the Zero FX Bike.
Why have we chosen this e dirt bike over the others?
It’s a multi-faceted street-legal bike that is built for the great outdoors. But at the same time, it looks good in any street you park it in.
It might not be what many of you were expecting after seeing a post with the words ‘best’ ‘electric’ and ‘dirtbike’ in the same line, but who could deny its appeal?
It’s lightning-fast, capable of travelling up to 85mph, it comes with off-roading tires fit for multiple surfaces — and let’s not forget it comes with multiple configurations.
The Zero FX is easily one of the best electric trail bikes on the market, period.
And it should be at the top of your list if you’re on the lookout for a true trail-blazer.
Some of you might consider it expensive at its current £12,000 price tag. We think of it as great value for money if you’re someone who can.
If we had to pick a worthy runner up, we’d have to give it to the Cake Kalk And.
And in third, the Kuberg FreeRider.
We shouldn’t need to explain why if you’ve read every word up until this point.
Understand that choosing the Zero FX wasn’t an easy decision; it took time to work out which was deserving of the title.
There’s an electric dirtbike out there for everyone
Electric Dirt Bike: Finding The Best Trail-Blazers Of 2021
It’s like we said, 2021 is the year of the e dirt bike.
Finding eco-friendly dirtbikes is so easy these days with access to the internet.
So, if you weren’t satisfied with our offering, you’re more than welcome to go off on your own to find the best electric dirt bikes for adults.
Just remember that speed isn’t everything. Consider the size of the e dirt bike, its suspension, and how long it takes to charge.
All are needed if you’re taking these electric bikes out on the trail.
That being said, we researched this list extensively; you won’t find a better batch of quiet dirtbikes, we promise.
Which do you like the look of most? Or do you already own one of the electric dirt bikes mentioned? Leave us a comment below.
We want your take/your thoughts.
Electric Dirt Bikes For Adults FAQs
Are electric dirtbikes street legal in the UK?
The majority of e dirt bikes you come across will require a license to ride on public roads/spaces. Most are considered electric motorcycles or mopeds if they travel more than 15.5mph or have a motor capable of generating over 250 Watts of power.
How much do electric dirt bikes cost exactly?
Price will vary from two-wheeler to two-wheeler. Mini electric dirt bikes will cost around £800 on average (for a decent one), whereas high-end electric trail bikes will likely set you back up to £13,000, if not more.
How far can electric dirtbikes travel?
Range depends entirely on how far/the power mode you’re using. On average, electric dirt bikes can travel up to 60 miles. Dirtbikes made just for dirt tracks will have limited range in comparison.
What is the difference between electric trail bikes and others?
Electric trail bikes are very different from your typical petrol-powered model. For starters, the performance of the two-wheeler is significantly better due to fewer moving parts. This also means that electric dirt bikes are a hell of a lot quieter, too — damn-near noiseless to the naked ear.