How Much Does a Dirt Bike Cost?

Last Updated on January 3, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Dirt bikes are a thrill to ride, whether you’re into motocross racing or just trail and enduro riding for fun. But before you start shopping for your new bike, you’ll want to know how much a dirt bike costs these days. Prices can range quite a bit for different engine sizes and models. Let’s break down the average costs for popular dirt bike styles in 2023.

In this article, we’ll look at average new and used dirt bike prices across different engine sizes and bike types. We’ll also overview some of the key factors that cause pricing variation.

How Much Does a Dirt Bike Cost?

The cost of a dirt bike is anywhere between $3,500 and $11,000 brand new, and between $1,500 and $9,000 used, depending on the manufacturer, the make and model of the dirt bike, its engine capacity, and so on.

Summary on Dirt Bike Prices

Engine Capacity Average New Dirt Bike Cost Average Used Dirt Bike Cost
50cc dirt bike $1,500 – $2,500 $600 – $1,500
110cc beginner dirt bike $2,600 – $3,500 $1,200 – $2,000
125cc $3,500 – $6,500 $1,500 – $4,000
250cc $7,000 – $9,500 $3,000 – $6,500
450cc $9,000 – $10,500+ $5,000 – $8,000

J.D. Power notes that the prices for 250cc dirt bikes range between $8,000 and $10,000 depending on the type of bike, while the 450cc bikes start at around $9,000.

Dirt Bike Magazine provides a list of new dirt bike prices for various brands and models. For example, Beta 300RR costs $9,899, Beta 300 XTrainer costs $8,299, Beta 250RR costs $9,699, Kawasaki KX450 costs $9,599, Kawasaki KX250 costs $8,499, Yamaha YZ250F costs $8,599, and Yamaha YZ250 costs $7,899.

You will find a lot more detailed information in the sections below.

What Type of Dirt Bike Should a New Rider Get?

If you’re brand new to dirt biking, you’ll want to start small. A 125cc to 250cc 4-stroke bike with an electric start is ideal for beginners learning the ropes. The smaller engine provides smooth, manageable power while still being fast enough for fun trail riding.

Many riders start out on trail bikes like the Honda CRF250F or Yamaha TT-R230. These are lightweight, nimble bikes suited for off-road terrain. Enduro-style bikes are another good option, with just a bit more power and capabilities for longer cross country rides. Popular starter enduro models include the Yamaha WR250F and Suzuki DR-Z125.

Jumping straight to a high-performance 450cc motocross bike is not recommended for new riders due to the immense power. But a 250cc motocross bike could still be manageable for a beginner with some dirt bike experience.

What is the Average Cost of a 125cc Dirt Bike?

In the 125cc range, you’ll find both 2-stroke and 4-stroke options. Let’s start with the 4-strokes, which are easier to manage as a beginner. The 125cc 4-stroke dirt bikes typically cost between $3,500-$5,500 brand new, while used prices average about $1,500-$3,000.

Some popular 125cc starter dirt bike models and pricing include:

  • Honda CRF125F – $3,599 MSRP
  • Yamaha TT-R125LE – $3,599 MSRP
  • Suzuki DR-Z125L – $3,499 MSRP
  • Kawasaki KLX140G – $3,949 MSRP
  • Used Yamaha TT-R125 – $1,800 average

The 2-stroke 125cc dirt bikes pack some extra punch for their small engine size. These motocross-oriented bikes cost more like $6,000 to $7,500 new, with average used bike prices around $2,500-$4,000. Two of the top 125cc 2-stroke bike models are:

  • KTM 125 SX – $6,699 MSRP
  • Yamaha YZ125 – $6,699 MSRP

Expect to spend around $3,500-$5,500 for a new 125cc 4-stroke trail or enduro bike. The more high-performance 2-stroke motocross bikes are closer to $6,500+ new. And used 125cc dirt bikes run $1,500-$4,000 on average depending on the bike’s age and condition.

How Much Does a 250cc Dirt Bike Cost?

The 250cc class is one of the most popular for recreational trail riding and amateur motocross. These bikes offer a nice boost in power over 125cc models, while still being easy to control.

New 250cc 4-stroke trail and enduro bikes typically cost between $7,000 and $9,000. For example:

  • Honda CRF250F – $7,599 MSRP
  • Yamaha TT-R230 – $4,599 MSRP
  • Suzuki DR-Z250 – $6,999 MSRP
  • Kawasaki KLX250 – $5,549 MSRP

On the used market you can find good condition 250cc 4-stroke trail bikes for $3,000 to $5,000 on average.

Motocross-oriented 250cc 2-stroke and 4-stroke models range from about $8,000-$9,500 new. For instance:

  • Yamaha YZ250F – $8,099 MSRP
  • KTM 250 SX-F – $9,099 MSRP
  • Husqvarna FC 250 – $9,299 MSRP

And used 250cc motocross bikes tend to run $4,000-$6,500 on the used market depending on their age and condition.

So in general, expect prices between $7k-$9k for a new 250cc dirt bike, and $3k-$6.5k for a good used one. The trail/enduro models are toward the lower end while motocross bikes cost more.

How Much Does a 450cc Dirt Bike Cost?

Once you’re ready to step up to a high-performance 450cc bike, you can expect to pay quite a bit more. These large displacement four-stroke motocross bikes produce the most power and require the most skill to handle.

Some of the top 450cc motocross bike models and pricing include:

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  • Honda CRF450R – $9,599 MSRP
  • Yamaha YZ450F – $9,399 MSRP
  • Kawasaki KX450 – $9,399 MSRP
  • KTM 450 SX-F – $10,099 MSRP
  • Husqvarna FC 450 – $10,299 MSRP

New prices range from around $9,000 to $10,500 for the premium 450cc dirt bikes. And used 450cc motocrossers normally sell for $5,000 to $8,000.

Enduro models like the KTM 450 XC-F are also available in the 450cc range, usually starting around $10,500 new. So be prepared to spend close to $10k or more if you want a new, high-performance 450cc dirt bike.

How Much Do Youth Dirt Bikes Cost?

Dirt Bike TypeYouth dirt bikes are sized for smaller riders, typically ranging from 50cc to 110cc engines. They allow kids to start learning proper dirt bike handling early on, with fewer risks.

Here are some average prices for popular youth bike models:

  • Honda CRF50F – $1,399 MSRP
  • Kawasaki KDX50 – $1,999 MSRP
  • Yamaha PW50 – $1,690 MSRP
  • Suzuki JR50 – $1,599 MSRP
  • KTM 50 SX Mini – $3,998 MSRP

New prices for a 50cc youth dirt bike are usually $1,500 to $2,500. The small 2-stroke KTM model is closer to $4k.

And you can find good used 50cc bikes for around $600 to $1,500. They hold their value fairly well.

Once kids get a bit bigger, the 110cc models become ideal. These larger youth bikes cost:

  • Honda CRF110F – $2,599 MSRP
  • Kawasaki KX110 – $3,149 MSRP
  • Yamaha TT-R110E – $2,990 MSRP

New 110cc dirt bikes range from about $2,600 to $3,500. And used prices are typically $1,200 to $2,000.

Expect to spend around $1,500-$4,000 for a new youth dirt bike. And anywhere from $600-$2,000 for a quality used one. The 50cc bikes are the cheapest, with prices increasing up to the 110cc models.

Are Electric Dirt Bikes Less Expensive?

Electric dirt bikes have grown in popularity in recent years. They provide torquey power with zero emissions. New riders also appreciate their smooth and linear power delivery.

While not cheap, some electric dirt bikes can cost a bit less than comparable gas models. Here are prices on a few top electric bikes:

  • KTM SX-E 5 – $4,599 MSRP (youth model)
  • Cake Kalk& – $8,000 MSRP
  • CSC DRX1 – $2,495 MSRP
  • Sur Ron Light Bee – $3,490 MSRP
  • Kuberg Freerider – $5,150 MSRP

As you can see, most full-size electric dirt bikes are still $5k+. But certain models like the CSC DRX1 are more budget-friendly, ranging under $3k. So electric can potentially save you some money upfront compared to gas. But don’t forget to factor in battery replacement costs down the road.

What Else Affects Dirt Bike Costs?

The base price of the bike model itself is just one piece of the puzzle. Several other dirt bike costs factor into the total expense of getting started. Be sure to budget for:

  • Dirt bike gear – $500+ for helmet, goggles, boots, gloves, etc.
  • Safety gear – $100+ for dirt bike stand, tie-downs, etc.
  • Initial maintenance & tune-ups – $200+ for initial oil change, chain lube, etc.
  • Transport costs – $1,000+ for dirt bike trailer to haul your bike to the trails
  • Insurance – $100-$500 annually for off-road dirt bike insurance coverage
  • Storage – $500+ for dirt bike shed or covering to store & protect your bike

The required riding gear and ongoing maintenance costs don’t differ too much between various dirt bike models. But expect higher insurance premiums for high-performance motocross bikes over trail bikes.

And transport can be a big expense if you need a dirt bike trailer or truck to tow your bike. Be sure to factor in these additional costs beyond just the sticker price of the motorcycle itself.

Dirt Bike Prices Vary Based on Many Factors

As you can see, the cost of a dirt bike can vary quite a bit depending on the:

  • Engine size & displacement
  • Bike type (trail, enduro, motocross)
  • Model brand and features
  • New vs used condition
  • Youth vs adult sizes
  • Gas vs electric power
  • Required gear & accessories

In general, you can expect to spend around:

  • $3,500-$5,500 for a new 125cc dirt bike
  • $7,000-$9,000 for a new 250cc dirt bike
  • $9,000-$10,500+ for a new 450cc motocross bike
  • $1,500-$4,000 for a quality used youth dirt bike

But there are plenty of budget-friendly options on the low end. And you can always spend more for top-of-the-line bikes with premium features. Consider both your experience level and budget to choose the best dirt bike for your needs.

And don’t forget riding gear, transport, and other key costs when tallying your total dirt bike expenses. With this overview of popular dirt bike prices, you have a solid basis to start your search for that dream machine! Just be sure to evaluate insurance and other ongoing costs too once you pick your new bike.

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