This article will cover general specifications, top features, and the pros and cons of the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike. We look at design features such as the brakes, frame, and the motor. Next up are unique design elements that stand-out. Lastly, we’ve added a video that shows a kid putting the quad through its paces around a yard.
Today’s battery-powered vehicles offer children of various ages a fun riding experience. The Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike is designed to fill the gap between smaller vehicles built for younger kids and full-sized adult bikes.
Top Features of the Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike
The 36-volt batteries used to power the Razor 500Dlx Quad Bike will generate top speeds of 12-mph, depending upon the weight of the driver and the surface conditions they ride on. The Razor 500 battery is upgraded to provide up to 60-minutes of run time between full charges, a substantial increase from earlier generations. High-torque engine design coupled with solid gearing can transport larger teens or adults that weigh up to 220-pounds, a maximum that doubles other electric quad bike ratings. A variable speed hand grip throttle gives the rider speed control that is not offered with an off/on throttle control.
The lever control for the rear disc brakes is mounted to the left side of the handlebars to provide a realistic simulation of adult quads. It has a powder-coated steel frame that provides durability in various terrain and should also offer decent resistance to the elements it operates in. Each fairing is made from shatter-proof plastics that offer some give while withstanding bumps, hard impacts, and scrapes. It uses coil shocks for the rear suspension to help absorb vibrations from bumps and dips that are found in uneven terrains.
- Engine: 500-watt electric motor
- Tires: Pneumatic knobby tires
- Brakes: Disc brakes
- Frame: Powder coated steel
- Seat(s): Single fixed-position
- Maximum Speed: Approximately 12-mph
- Maximum Weight: 220-pounds
- Minimum Age: 14-years old
- The battery power for the Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike can last an hour
- A twist grip throttle allows you to adjust speed like a standard quad bike
- Rear disc brakes are activated by the familiar handle grip lever set-up found on many pedal bikes
- A knobby tread pattern can provide good traction in less-than perfect conditions, like mud
- Depending on batteries, users complain about extended downtime while waiting for a charge
- This quad bike does not have a reverse gear setting that younger riders may be used too
- The bolts included for assembly may become damaged during assembly without extra care
Other Important Details of the Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike
This product comes with a battery charger that will provide a full battery load after 12-hours of outlet charging. A brush-bar is positioned between the two front wheels and is designed to offer some impact protection for the bike and driver. Its rear suspension is fully active and should provide extra traction on uneven terrain and through the mud.
This quad offers a decent turn radius, a bonus that younger riders may appreciate with the lack of a reverse gear. Its powder-coated steel is metallic in hue but doesn’t reflect light. The plastic provides a white body color, with a red cushion area and pinstripe decals that give the quad a competition-styled look. Other design features that can be found on the Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike include:
- The auto-rollback system will engage if forward motion stops on hill inclines for added safety
- An adjustable handlebar riser helps to provide an ideal fit as your teen grows over time
- A carry handle on the back, along with vertical storage abilities, will aid with moving and storing this bike
How to Assemble the Razor 500 DLX Dirt Quad Bike
The Razor quad bike should come to you mostly assembled in the box. A 6 mm Allen wrench is included to adjust the handlebars and a cable adjusting tool is included for tightening the brake cable. Other steps will include:
- Fill the pneumatic tires to the proper psi levels listed on the tire’s sidewall
- Test the brake and make any needed adjustments as shown in the product manual
- Plug the battery in and charge fully for 12-hours before running it
Go Kart Maintenance
Battery charging will become the most frequent maintenance you will perform. Keeping the tires inflated and inspecting the security of bolts and fairings should also be performed after every charge or two. Happily, electric motors won’t require the same level of attention that gas-engines do. Specific maintenance steps listed in the product manual include:
- Replacing the battery on the bottom of the quad bike frame
- Adjusting the brake cable tension at the left-side handle lever
- Replacing the fuse on the bottom of the frame, near the battery
This video shows an older child riding on the quad on semi-smooth terrain with grass and leaves. In the audio, the varying speed from the throttle can be heard as the bike turns around trees in the yard.
The Razor 500 Dlx Dirt Quad Bike is designed for older children and adults looking for a casual quad ride. Please share your child’s or your own personal experiences riding this quad. We’d also love to have you share any advice or thoughts with readers as well!
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