When your son or daughter is growing up, it’s probably time to get them a 110cc dirt bike that goes fast.
A 110cc dirt bike travels up to 49 miles per hour or 79 kilometres per hour. This is very quick and it’s certainly faster than cars in residential streets. Certainly, a 110cc dirt bike can keep up with adults on group rides while being small and nimble enough for young riders to handle easily.
As these motorcycles are common in garages across the world, you’ll find numerous modifications available to open up the engines and push a higher top speed. Certainly, you could achieve up to 57 miles per hour though you may void your warranty with such modifications.
The catch is though: Most riders won’t want to go this fast often. Plus if they crash, then they’ll crash in a big way. Top end speeds is just one of the many factors and generally only applicable to enduro riders and competitors.
110cc Dirt Bike Top Speeds
110cc dirt bike top speeds can vary between manufacturers. The fastest one you’ll find in the market is the Yamaha TT-R110E though if your budget allows, we’d be more inclined to recommend the KTM 125 SX which is a seriously fast performance machine.
We don’t recommend the Chinese motorcycles which are being made for kids. While these are cheaper, they just don’t have the safety features, performance modifications or reliability to really allow you to have an enjoyable day on there on the dirt.
Maybe you’re looking to increase the overall speed of your children’s 110cc motorbike. There are numerous factors that do impact the top end performance. These include:
- The weight of the rider. Kids who are 9 to 14 can certainly vary in weight and height.
- What type of tyres are fitted? Are you using enduro or trail tyres on your dirt bike?
- The current conditions of the day. If you’re riding with a tailwind, then you’ll go faster!
- How confident the rider feels. They may never reach the theoretical top end of their powerband if they aren’t confident at such high speeds.
- Their riding style. Are they crouching properly in order to deflect the wind or sitting casually?
All these factors to consider are very important even for the seasoned rider. You may want to talk your teenager through these scenarios and factors gradually and let them build up confidence over time. After all, there is no use in simply trying them to reach this super fast speed and only have them crashing and never returning to the sport ever again. Kids do want to enjoy what they do, within the comfort zone that feels good to them.
Creating Confident Riders
We’re all about creating confident riders here at Frontaer. It’s these confident riders that will continue the fun sport of dirt biking well into their adult life.
As we just eluded to, you’ll need to increase confidence over time especially if this is their first dirt bike. Don’t simply encourage them to open up that throttle if they aren’t used to the riding dynamics of their motorcycle.
On the same token, it’s wise to discourage them from trying this stunt work. Doing these stunts can certainly get them in trouble out there as peer-pressure does take over from this age.
WIth some dirt bikes, you can actually limit their acceleration and engine RPMs. As a result, their dirt bike will go slower than anticipated but you can reduce their limitations over time.
This is how we create confident riders. Allow them to really get used to their machine between their legs first and over time, they’ll become more capable on the dirt tracks. They might even want to start doing enduro rallies and the like which are always fun.
Choosing the Right Bike
When chosing a dirt bike in the 110cc class, don’t just choose the fastest top speed of the pack. Instead, look at other performance metrics such as suspension quality and parts availability.
While some manufacturers do want to boast about how fast their dirt bikes travel, it’s actually quite rare that your son or daughter will go this fast with their dirt bike. And while you as an adult can ride their 110c dirt bike, it’s also going to be slow for you and you’re better off with a 250cc or 450cc big bore.
Consider buying some second hand that has had a good life. Stick with the main manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Suzuki as they are born and bred trail bike machines that have generaltional trust, paired with parts support around the world. These bikes can all go quick in a straight line, but they can also corner very well and their acceleration and braking potential can win many laps over their competitors.
The top speed of a 110cc dirt bike is only one of the numerous factors you should be thinking about. They can go pretty quick at up to 49 MPH but in reality, most riders won’t be cruising on this speed all day long. There are corners and hills to contend with out there on the tracks.
At the same time, it’s good to know that there is some growth potential for your child to grow into with their dirt bike. Once they’re routinely reaching these high speeds, then it’s time for an upgrade.