Dirt Bike Size Chart

Dirt Bike Sizing Chart: Interactive Guide (2019-Update)

This is the easiest place to manage dirt bike sizing.

I’ve spent hours collating data on all the main manufacturers that make dirt bikes.

You can go to my interactive sizing guide below and filter by what measurement is important.

For example…….

Price, seat height, engine size, get the idea?

But…  If you need more help stick around.

Get the seat height right

Being comfortable in the saddle is important.

When you are sitting on your bike the balls of your feet should be on the ground.

This is real important with young kids as they need to be able to support their legs when stopping.

See my chart below that has recommended seat heights by inches and also engine size.

DIrt Bike Height Guide

Dirt Bike Sizing Interactive Chart

Once you have an idea of what size bike you need you can go to the chart and filter by bike size.

With a selection of bikes that have the size you want you can then check what engine sizes are available.

RESIST GOING FOR A POWERFUL ENGINE

Start with an engine that has power you can manage. You will learn faster and potentially save yourself from injury.

To help manage finding the right power range I have put all bikes into riding ability.

This will be either beginner or intermediate.

I haven’t included higher performance bikes as this is beyond the scope of this blog.

Sizing chart 2019 Update

BrandBike
Model
Bike
Style
Engine
Size
CC
Four
or
Two
Stroke
Seat
Height
inch
Price
Guide
($US)
Skill
Level
HondaCRF50FTrail50Four21.6$1500Begin
HondaCRF110FTrail110Four26.3$2250Begin
HondaCRF125FTrail125Four29$2700Begin
HondaCRF150FTrail150Four33$3700Begin
HondaCRF230FTrail230Four34.5$4200Begin
HondaCRF250RMX250Four37.8$7144Inter
HondaCRF250XEnduro250Four37.7$7599Inter
HondaXR650LDual650Four37$6999Inter
HondaCRF250LDual250Four34.4$5199Inter
HondaCRF250L RallyDual250Four35.2$5949Inter
HondaCRF125FTrail125Four28.9$3099Begin
HondaCRF125F BWTrail125Four30.9$3499Begin
HondaCRF150FTrail150Four32.8$3799Begin
HondaCRF230FTrail230Four34.6$4349Begin
KawasakiKLX110Trail110Four26.8$2299Begin
KawasakiKLX110LTrail110Four28.7$2499Begin
KawasakiKX65MX65Two29.9$3699Inter
KawasakiKLX140Trail140Four30.7$3099Begin
KawasakiKX85MX85Two32.7$4349Inter
KawasakiKLX140LTrail140Four31.5$3399Begin
KawasakiKX250FMX250Four37.2$7749Inter
KawasakiKLX140GTrail140Four33.9$3699Begin
KawasakiKX100MX100Two34.3$4599Begin
KTM50 SX MiniMX50Two21.97$3020Inter
KTM50 SXMX50Two26.93$3600Inter
KTM65 MX65Two29.53$4800Inter
KTM85 SX smMX85Two33.66$5700Inter
KTM150 SXMX150Two37.8$7900Inter
KTM125 SXMX125Two37.8$7695Inter
KTM250 EXC-FEnduro250Four37.8$9349Inter
KTM250 XC-FEnduro250Four37.8$9130Inter
KTM250 XCEnduro250Two37.8$8700Inter
KTM250 FreerideTrail250Two35.2$8271Inter
KTM150 XC-WEnduro150Two37.8$7900Inter
SuzukiDR-Z70Trail70Four22$1749Begin
SuzukiDR-Z125LDual125Four32$3299Begin
SuzukiDR650SDual650Four34.8$6599Inter
SuzukiDR-Z400SDual400Four36.8$6749Inter
SuzukiRM-Z250MX250Four37.6$7899Inter
SuzukiDR-200SDual200Four33.3$4649Begin
SuzukiRM85MX85Two33.5$4199Begin
YamahaPW50Trail50Two18.7$1499Begin
YamahaTT-R50ETrail50Four21.9$1699Begin
YamahaTT-R110ETrail110Four26.4$2299Begin
YamahaTT-R125LETrail125Four31.7$3299Begin
YamahaXT250Dual250Four31.9$5199Begin
YamahaYZ65MX65Two29.5$4599Inter
YamahaTT-R230Trail230Four34.3$4399Begin
YamahaYZ85MX85Two33.1$4599Inter
YamahaWR250RDual250Four36.6$6699Begin
YamahaYZ250FMX250four38$8199Inter
YamahaWR450FEnduro450Four38$9599Inter
YamahaWR250FEnduro250Four38$8099Inter
YamahaYZ250FXEnduro250Four38$7999Inter
YamahaYZ250XEnduro250Two38.2$7499Inter
YamahaYZ125MX125Two38.4$6499Inter

The impact of the riders weight when selecting a dirt bike.

For riders of “average weight” the recommended dirt bikes in the sizing chart will be fine.

If you have a larger build then engine performance may be an issue. 

Modern dirt bike engines are much more powerful than their earlier machinations which allow for much heavier riders on the same size engine. 

Test riding a bike will be a good indicator of whether a bike is suitable.

If you are buying your first bike, a slightly under powered bike is better and safer option than a bike that has power the rider cannot safely manage.

What is the best dirt bike for beginners?

All the main manufacturers make dirt bikes of all sizes particularly for beginners.

Ensure you get your height right for size of the bike and engine power output.

The dirt bike sizing guide covers off all the main manufacturers and the different configurations they offer.

Honda for example provide a wide range of bikes across all dirt bike categories.

They have traditionally been popular with beginners for their simplicity to ride and maintain.

Dirt bike sizing for kids

Sizing a dirt bike for kids is pretty much the same as adults.
It’s super important that kids can touch the ground but not be too cramped.
Remember that most small bikes can be power regulated so if you have a taller child that needs a big engine bike to get the height right you should be able to regulate the engine.

What age is a 50cc bike for?

A 50cc bike is an ideal size for kids aged between 3-7.

The engine can be throttled down for the very young and new riders.

As the rider improves the throttle can be adjusted to increase performance. 

MY ARTICLE ON FINDING THE BEST TRAIL BIKE MIGHT ALSO BE USEFUL IN YOUR DIRT BIKING QUEST

In Conclusion

Getting the sizing right for your dirt bike purchase is really important.

Work out what seat height you need.

Check what bikes are available on the interactive guide.

Don’t get a bike that is overly powerful.  

You won’t enjoy your riding and it might not be safe.

Go for manageable power and you will be in dirt biking heaven!

All the best.

Gav Barber

 

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