Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)

Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42.2 x 26.2 x 25.2 inches ; 64.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 150 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. A separate shipping charge will also apply.
  • ASIN: B000EYF7LO
  • Item model number: 25143060
  • Batteries: 3 C batteries required. (included)

By : Razor
List Price : $479.99
Price : $374.49
You Save : $105.50 (22%)
Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)

Product Description Product Description
Kick up a fuss with the Razor Dirt Quad, a miniature electric off-road quad that's ideal for trail riding. The compact automobile--which supports up to 120 pounds--gives such capabilities as authentic dirt quad frame geometry, a high-torque gear ratio that delivers outstanding climbing possibilities, a terrain-tracing droop-travel rear suspension that delivers a smooth ride, shatter-resistant plastic fairings, and a powder-coated tubular steel frame that's durable in all weather circumstances. Best of all, the variable-speed, chain-driven motor is each super quiet and effective, helping you zip up the trail in a hurry without disturbing the locals. As a bonus, the Dirt Quad can shop either horizontally or vertically based on your space.
Important Attributes:
  • Powered by a 350-watt motor
  • Reaches speeds up to ten miles per hour
  • High-torque drive train with built-in torque reducer produces amazing off-road and climbing capabilities
  • Constructed from shatter-resistant plastic fairings on a powder-coated tubular steel frame
  • UL listed needs 6-volt rechargeable battery and charger, included
  • Eight hour charge time gives 40 minutes of riding time
  • Terrain-following droop travel rear suspension
  • Handlebar steering with hand throttle and brake controls
  • Large pneumatic tires
  • Rear disc brake, padded seat and front "brush bar"
  • Rear carry manage and safety flag
  • Dimensions: 50 inches long by 30 inches wide by 20 inches tall
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 120 pounds

The Razor Dirt Quad is a miniature electric off-road quad. Authentic dirt quad frame geometry. High torque gear ration supply superb climbing capabilities. Terrain tracing droop-travel rear suspension for a smooth ride. Shatter resistant plastic fairings and powder coated tubular steel frame for all weather splash-proof durability. Variable speed, chain driven motor for super quiet, however effective operation. Space-saving vertical storage capability.
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Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)


Item Attributes

  • Miniature electric off-road dirt quad with authentic quad geometry
  • High-torque gear ratio supplies remarkable climbing possibilities
  • Variable-speed, chain-driven electric motor is quiet and powerful
  • Terrain-tracing droop-travel rear suspension delivers smooth ride
  • Advised for ages eight and older supports up to 120 pounds twist-grip throttle acceleration control
Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)

Customer Reviews

This is for everyone who gave this quad a bad review because the charge does not last more then five minutes or less. I purchased this dirt quad for my 8-year-old son and like some of you I was quite disappointed with the quad's charge longevity. The quad did not last five minutes before my son was wheeling it back into the garage for a charge, and it was brand new! At first I thought like the rest of you who experienced this same problem, "It was just an expensive piece of junk". But I noticed when the battery went dead and we put it on charge the light on the charger would go from red to green in just a few minutes, a lot less then the recommended charge time. So I figured maybe the charger was no good. Luckily we also own the Razor go-cart, which uses the same charger and always worked great. So I swapped out the chargers but the go-cart still charged fine. And the charger on the quad still turned from red to green in just a few minutes and still died out fast. So I went to Razor's website and contacted their customer support. They told me the problem sounded like a bad battery and explained that even though the quad is brand new it may have been sitting around in a warehouse for months, even years with the battery connected. If the battery goes a long time connected to the ATV and never on charge, the battery will eventually go bad. The battery should always stay on charge even when not used for long periods of time. They were right! They sent me a brand new battery free of charge, after I sent them a copy of my receipt proving I bought the quad within the warranty period, less then 90 days. As soon as we received the battery, I changed it out and all I can say is "what a change"! The quad is strong as can be and I could honestly say that even driving it up and down hills on rocky terrain the dirt quad lasts well past 30 minutes, about as long as my son lasts. And it still shows a full charge on the power indicator when he is done. It is like a completely different machine from the one we started out with. So to anyone here who thinks they got stuck with a piece of junk, go right to Razor before your 90 day warranty expires and file your complaint. They have an excellent customer service department and will contact you within 24 hours, you will not be sorry. I am very satisfied with Razor and even more satisfied every time I see my son's face now on his new dirt quad.

This is no plastic ride-on toy like Powerwheels or Pegro. It has a welded steel frame, rear suspension (with adjustable pre-tension), a rear cross-drilled disc brake (operated by hand), a 350W brushed DC motor with a pulse width modulated motor controller, a weatherproof power switch and charge port, and a low battery indicator on the throttle. This ride is metal, so it is heavy with dual 12V batteries. Two adults can easily lift it into a truck though.
The tires are pneumatic rubber tires - wheel barrow or hand truck variety (easy to replace). The wheels are steel and use precision ball bearings. Without the clatter of plastic tires all you hear is the humming motor and some chatter from the chain drive; what a relief from plastic on gravel :-). The steering has real tie-rod ends and adjustable alignment. The steering is linear but will make very sharp turns lock to lock.
The grip throttle is a real throttle... You can make the quad bike creep along at a fraction of a mile per hour, with any speed in between, or go wide open for 8-10mph of action. There is no reverse. My kid manages to pull it backwards if he gets it stuck somewhere but it is heavy and doesn't free-wheel. My kid can nurse it along at walking speed if we ask him to.
The brake is operated with a left hand lever. My 36" tall 32lb four year old struggles to reach the open position of the hand-brake, but manages. Another important distinction from typical ride-on toys: no engine braking. It gently coasts to a stop instead of shorting poles on the motor. Kids need to be educated on this right away.
The motor drives the solid rear axle via a covered chain. There is no differential, so tight turns on pavement feel a little strange. But we didn't buy this to drive on pavement now did we? The motor has power to pull out of tight situations from a dead stop. Acceleration is smooth with the progressive throttle, unlike the on/off operation of a typical toy.
Battery life is outstanding... I have seen 1.5 hours ride time in 50-60F weather in grass and gravel. My child drives it over to his friends house while we walk with him; about .5 miles round trip through tall grass and gravel. The batteries are 2x 12V 7Ah sealed lead acid in series for 24VDC. A 30A fuse protects all wiring. An intelligent charger manages the batteries, and the bike should be charged after every use (like any SLA battery). Don't let your kids run down the batteries; teach them to watch for the "low" indication.
The plastic body cover has a cushioned seat, and mud flaps. When my kid pounds the mud puddles with it he gets a little splatter on him; the fenders could be a little wider. Feet are well protected in foot-well molding with a grippy surface.
Good: High quality product. Very serviceable. Razor will sell you any part you need after warranty (unlike Power-Wheels). Kids learn how to use it very quickly. Powerful, more like a four-wheeler and less like a toy. It is well worth the cost (twice that of a Powerwheel four-wheeler). Having as much fun as a 49cc gas pocket-quad without the complexity or pollution - Priceless.
Bad: No reverse (would have been very easy to implement in the motor controller). Higher center of gravity, high speed, high traction and sharp turning radius combination can get it up on two wheels (kid learned to manage this). No lights.
Notes: Will be adding headlight and tail light, along with a DPDT switch for polarity reversing on the motor. Also adding a small tool-box for storage like the old toys had. Might modify brake lever for smaller-hands. Also adding a small trailer hitch for wagons and such.


Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)


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