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Approx Price $360
Battery Type Lead-Acid
Max Speed 15 mph
Max Weight 175 lbs
Target Age 14+

Bottom Line Up Front:

The Razor MX500 is Razor’s mid level motocross bike. It’s larger than the MX350 but less powerful than the MX650. It’s faster than the MX350 and slower than the MX650. It’s more expensive than the MX350 and cheaper than the MX650. You can see the pattern here.

For those riders who aren’t quite ready for the MX650 but want more than the MX350, or for those who just want a full-featured bike or even just like the looks of the MX500 better, then this electric motocross bike can make a fine choice.

 

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Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Dirt Bike Review

The MX500 is Razor’s second most powerful dirt bike, sandwiched between the smaller MX350 and the MX650, though it’s actually pretty close to the MX650 in capabilities. Like all of Razor’s electric dirt bikes, this model will give you real performance in a more affordable and MUCH quieter package than gas-powered mini-dirtbikes.

Razor MX500 Dirt Bike Specifications

Specifications - Click to enlarge

A common trend you may have seen by now is that Razor’s official recommended ages are pretty high given the size and performance of their products. Not that older kids can’t have a ton of fun with these – they can. But for likely legal and other reasons, Razor’s target ages tend to run high.

This is no exception, as many users younger than the target age of 14 report excellent results. Having said that, this is NOT a slow-powered toy. This is a legitimate mini-motorcycle, with performance to match.

Slightly less powerful than the MX650, the MX500 features a top speed of 15 mph and a 175 lb weight limit. Other than that, it shares many of the authentic motocross features of its big brother.

And like all electric dirt bikes in this class, it delivers that performance in a quiet package. Your neighbors will definitely thank you.

Features of the MX500 Dirt Bike

  • High torque 500 watt motor generates more power for uphill and off-road conditions
  • Dual suspension and riser handlebars for a smooth and comfortable ride
  • Hand operated front and rear disc brakes for maximum stopping power
  • Authentic dirt bike frame geometry with folding foot pegs and double crown fork
  • Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
  • Geared for dirt with large 16″ and 14″ pneumatic knobby tires for maximum power transfer
  • Padded seat and Supercross-inspired design
  • Three 12V batteries (most Razor electrics have two) for power when you need it
  • Shatter-resistant plastic fairings and fenders
  • Quiet variable-speed, chain-driven motor

Other Specifications

  • Product Weight: 106 lbs
  • Assembled Product Dimensions: 56″ x 24.5″ x 36″
  • 36V (three 12V) sealed lead acid battery system
  • Rechargeable UL approved battery and charger included
  • Minor assembly required, tools included

While the dimensions and weight are the same as the MX650, the MX500 has a 175 lb weight limit vs. 220 lb for the MX650. It also is slightly slower, with a max rated speed of 15 mph vs. 17 mph. Pretty close but not quite as robust.

This could be a consideration if you foresee your child getting close to the limits and outgrowing the bike, but otherwise the two models aren’t that different. The price difference isn’t huge, and we’d recommend the MX650, but if this is all you need then the MX500 is a fine, less expensive choice. Or maybe you just like red better than yellow. That’s cool too.

Another user’s video review and just how speedy it is

Hey, don’t just take my word for it! This satisfied rider made his own review…

 

This rider has had his Razor MX500 since he was 9 yrs old and shows how zippy it really is…

 

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Things that are great about it:
  • Solid performance, reliable Razor quality
  • Versatile – sized for younger riders but able to perform for older ones also
  • Full-featured, including dual suspension and front & rear disc brakes
  • Much quieter and easy to use than similarly-sized gas dirt bikes
  • Power and torque to handle true off-road and motocross situations
Things that could be better:
  • Could be a bit much for very young or inexperienced riders
  • Not quite as robust as far as max weight and speed as the MX650

Again, there isn’t all that much difference between this and the MX650. This dirt bike has a somewhat lower max weight limit and slightly lower speed. Other than that, it’s red vs. yellow and is a bit less expensive. Either would make a fine choice, though admittedly there’s more room to grow on the MX650.

A kid and a mom are more than satisfied

This owner addresses the issue that some have had about battery life with his/her review:

Ok here we go. I wrote that review on the Honda Minimoto Dirtbike.I said how it was not good and how I purchased the Go Kart and the Maxxi and they also had problems. Read that review, the title is “TRUST ME READ THIS”. I said to myself you know what im going buy the Razor MX500 Dirt Bike. WOW WHAT A GREAT BUY!!!!!! This thing is durable, safe, and fun. I recommend it for ages 8-15 years old. However there are reviews for other razor products about the battery life. Yes the battery life is not good, IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. I followed the directions and my MX500’s battery is fantastic. To have a good motor and battery follow these easy steps…
1. Take MX500 out of box CAREFULLY!
2. Assemble in order of the directions (If you follow them it will be assembled in 20 minutes).
3. Turn MX500 on and JUST FOR ONE SECOND TWIST THE THROTTLE just to make sure it works. (Do not ride just a flick of the throttle just to check).
4. Charge the MX500 overnight or for 12 or more hours (The key is to charge it for 12+ hours)
5. Take the charger out and go ride
If you follow these directions given your MX500 will be perfect.

 

Read the original, unedited review of the MX500 here

 

This mom, “gatormomz”, found the MX500 to be a hit with her child – and has held up over time:

We have owned the Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike since February, 2010. It is used EVERY single day by my 55lb 11 year old. He loves it. The kids in the neighborhood love it. We have not had a problem with the battery life at all, but my son takes really good care of it and followed the directions exactly. Also, I might add, this is NOT difficult to assemble at all. The majority of it is assembled already. My 11 year old assembled it by himself!!! All we had to do was come in when he was done and tighten up the bolts. The one thing that I love about this “dirt bike” is that it is so quiet. Even though he is riding on an acre of property, we don’t annoy the neighbors when he gets near their homes. It doesn’t eat up the grass either!!
This is definitly a great product!

Update 10/2010: Our Razor dirt bike is still going strong and gets ridden EVERY single day! Just wanted to update my review now that more time has elapsed!


See her original review here

 

CONCLUSION

The Razor MX500 electric dirt bike is a full-featured dirt bike, in many ways quite similar to the MX650. It isn’t quite as fast or sturdy as that model but isn’t quite as expensive either. The MX500 has plenty of power and is a legitimate off-road motorbike, but it’s more affordable and MUCH quieter than larger gas-powered bikes. This would make a fine choice for your first ‘real’ dirtbike.

 

 

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Razor MX500 Electric Dirt Bike: Solid Mid-Level Choice4admin2011-04-29 20:10:45Bottom Line Up Front:

The Razor MX500 is Razor’s mid level motocross bike. It’s larger than the MX350 but less powerful than the MX650. It’s faster…

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