With sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s mind, you may be considering an electric bike. Without any fuel consumption, an electric off-road bike creates zero emissions but still provides an adrenaline-fuelled ride. Read this blog to discover the best electric dirt bikes on the market in 2023.
1. Zero FX
- Regenerative braking
- Connects with the Zero Motorcycles app
- Top speed: 85mph
- Torque: 106Nm
Zero Motorcycles’ Zero FX uses a Z-Force® 75-5 motor to reach speeds of up to 85mph. With a 106Nm of torque and minimal noise, the bike offers a fast yet smooth ride. Zero has fitted the vehicle with regenerative braking – meaning that when the binders are squeezed, energy is sent back to the battery, which is charged with a simple 110V household outlet.
Combining innovation and adrenaline, the bike can connect to the Zero Motorcycles app to customise performance. The ZF3.6 Modular starts at $8,995 (£6,853) while the ZF7.2 costs $10,995 (£8,378). While some electric off-roaders are aimed at the young teen market, this is definitely an adult electric dirt bike.
Read our ultimate guide to electric motorbikes for more information about what is available on the electric road bike market
2. Sur-Ron Electric X Dirt Bike
- Electric trail bike
- Top speed: 47mph
- Power: 6kW
- Torque: 39Nm
The Electric X model offers two modes – sport and standard – for speed and reliability. With a 60V battery that charges in three and a half hours, the cell can be removed for ease and can take you as far as 60 miles.
With strong suspension, the bike is perfectly designed for off-road and trail experiences – ideal for green laning. With speeds of up to 47mph, the bike’s net weight of only 47kg makes it agile and versatile. The bike retails for a reasonable £3,995. In 2020, Sur-Ron will be adding the MX Dirt Bike, also known as the Storm, to its electric collection.
3. Razor Dirt Rocket MX350
- Designed for 13+
- Twist grip throttle
- Top speed: 14mph
- Battery life: 30 mins
Not all the vehicles in this list are adult electric dirt bikes – the Razor Dirt Rocket MX350 is designed for children aged 13 and above. Having won multiple toy awards, the bike is simple to construct and operate, and offers the thrill of the ride to a younger audience.
With front and rear 12-inch pneumatic, knobby tyres and adjustable handlebars, the bike comes in at $329.99 (£251.44). The only feature that doesn’t quite stand up to the rest of the bike’s quality is its hand-operated brake. But with speeds of up to 14mph, this isn’t a huge issue.
4. Razor Dirt Rocket MX650
- Designed for 16+
- Top speed: 17mph
- Power: 650W
- Battery life: 40 mins
Perfect for teenagers wanting that adrenaline rush, the MX650 is the perfect upgrade to the MX350. Offering more speed and battery life, the bike is ideal for those 16 and older. The adjustable handlebars allows you to customize the fit – meaning the bike can work for teenagers and adults alike. The bike’s robust steel frame makes it durable within the toughest conditions, while twist grip acceleration and disc brakes give the rider all the control at the reasonable price of $729.99 (£556.22).
5. KTM Freeride E-XC 2020
- Electric motocross bike
- Three riding modes
- Power: 18kW
- Torque: 42Nm
The KTM Freeride X-XC has been a favourite in the motocross scene for years – the 2020 edition will likely be no different. An updated PowerPack has enhanced capacity to enable a longer ride, with 50% more capacity while still creating zero emissions. The bike has been designed with recuperation technology to enable a quiet yet thrilling ride with one if it’s three ride modes: Economy, Enduro and Cross. The water-cooled control unit ensures the system can perform under any conditions, while its steel-aluminium composite frame supports the electric motor. The frame is stiff enough to support the rider when performing high jumps, making it perfect for motocross.
6. Vector Vortex
- Three riding modes
- Top speed: 50mph
- Power: 10kW
- Fully charged: 2 hours
Built to be ridden through mountains and forests, the Vector Vortex is ready for any terrain. With three power modes – Eco, Normal and Boost – the vehicle can also legally be ridden as a bicycle as long as it’s programmed with a speed limitation of 15mph.
Weighing just 59kg, the frame is large enough to be shared by two. The bike uses regenerative braking to return up to 30% of energy to the battery. This feature can be adjusted using your mobile phone. As the back wheel is directly connected to the motor, the constant chain tension makes the vehicle very responsive. The bike can be charged 600 times before it loses only 20% of its battery capacity, meaning the $5,999 (£4,571) investment should last you a long time.
7. The Tacita T-Race Enduro
- Electric enduro bike
- Selectable gears
- Torque: 60Nm or 85Nm
- Battery life: 185,000km
Named after the goddess of silence, Italy’s Tacita aims to create bikes that respect people and the environment. The T-Race Enduro comes in four options: 11kW, 27kW, 34kW and full kevlar/carbon body. The 11kW and 27kW bikes offer 60Nm of torque, while the 34kW bike provides 85Nm of torque.
Offering 185,000km in one charge, the bike combines efficiency and pleasure. With a five-speed gearbox and the perfect balance of power, torque and traction, the T-Race Enduro looks and feels the part. Prices start at €14,098 (£11,915).
8. CAKE Kalk OR
- Electric off-road bike
- Three riding modes
- Top speed: 50mph+
- Battery life: 3 hours
Specialising in environmentally friendly, off-road bikes, Sweden’s CAKE offers the Kalk OR. Due to a digital pre-setting, the bike provides three riding modes: Explore with standard riding, Excite for endure or trail riding, and Excel for maximal torque.
The sleek, stylish and modern equipment can charge up to 80% in an hour and half. An aluminium frame, 24-inch wheels and adjustable suspension offer versatility and durability, while the brand prides its bike on torque and acceleration. The vehicle is priced at €13,000 (£10,987).
9. Kuberg FreeRider
- Customisable wheels
- Connects with the Kuberg Volt app
- Top speed: 34mph
- Battery life: 1 hour
Suitable for adults and teenagers, the modern FreeRider links directly to the Kuberg Volt app to monitor the bike’s functionality – perfect for adults with younger riders. The bike can also connect to WiFi with a streamport.
Running up to 34mph and frame designed for versatility, the bike can speed along flat ground or fight its way around rough terrain. The FreeRider is also customisable – you can select 20, 24 or 26-inch wheels, as well as an 8kW, 12kW or 14kW power level. With prices starting at €4,658.50 (£3,937.32), the bike has a lot to offer for a relatively low price.
10. Electric Motion Escape
- Adventuring off-roader
- Top speed: 43mph
- Torque: 450Nm
- Range: 37 miles
- Weight: 78kg
The 2020 model of the Escape has been upgraded significantly compared to its predecessors, with the bike’s range, torque and weight improving over the 2019 version. Built to help you reach new horizons and push your boundaries, this is a great motorcycle for exploring new ground at high speed.
The bike sports a progressive regenerative brake (PRB) that charges its battery while in use, allowing you to go further on one charge. Its progressive electronic lever switch (PELS) simulates a clutch for better control – a must even for the most adventurous among us! Featuring a new cockpit that allows you to adjust map controls and check battery level efficiently, the Escape from Electric Motions also allows you to focus on what truly matters: the thrill of the adventure.
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