Best Dirt Bike Brands

The Top Ten
1 Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.

I have a Honda 110 dirt bike, and it is almost indestructible! This thing has been to hell and back but still drives like it did years ago. For beginners, I recommend Honda 4-strokes, and for experts or excellent drivers, I recommend 2-strokes because they are easy to work on and offer just the right amount of power you might need.

I only came to this list to see Honda at number one, and I was right. Honda makes the best dirt bikes, hands down. They're priced decently, not horribly expensive, and I love the classic Honda red. I'd have to say I'd like to see Yamaha at #2 as well.

We own four Hondas: a 150, a 100, and two 80s. These bikes never die. They're great!


I own a 2017 450, and nothing compares. I've owned Hondas, Yamahas, and Suzukis. You just don't find a bike like it with more guts. However, the oil changes are too frequent.

I love my 250 EXC. It's the best bike ever with plenty of speed, and it's light as well. KTM should definitely be in 1st place for its suspension, power delivery, and weight.

Better suspension, lighter bikes, and smoother power delivery and clutch - what more could you ask for?

3 Yamaha

I got a 2003 Yamaha YZ250F. NEVER needed any real fixes and I ride hard. It's even been owned by two people before me and they never had a problem with it either. Keep in mind this is a 14-year-old bike and is still running very strong. Yamahas are the best and most reliable. I even have a friend who has a 2012 KTM 250SXF, and his takes 10-12 kicks to even start the thing up. YAMIS.

Yamaha is the true winner. KTM sucks. I have owned about three of them and I killed them all. Good advertising, but realistically, I hate them now. Yamaha can handle my type of riding and I will always be a Yamaha fan.

Owned several Yamahas over the years and not one has ever let me down. Ever. Can't go wrong with a Yam. Best reliability and durability you can get.

4 Kawasaki

I have a Kawasaki KLX 110 and it is awesome. My friends say they're great too. In my opinion, Kawasaki is the best!

They're great and amazing.

Beautiful, smooth bike.

5 Suzuki Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu.

Great bikes, lots of power!

I have a 250. Best low-end power.

6 Baja

This has got to be in the top 3. I have one of these and after some work, it runs super well!

Super good quality, but it's a little hard to put in neutral. But it is a super good bike!

7 Aprilia
8 Beta

Beta easily makes the best bike on the market. The motor and clutch deliver smooth power. It handles better than any other bike I've ever ridden.

One of the best bikes I've owned. Very user-friendly, just like a Yamaha but more refined. Better handling than my KTM.

Betas are the best.

9 Husqvarna

Husky is the pinnacle of off-road racing. Don't take my word for it. Just look at what the winners in off-road racing are riding. Exclusively Husky. They are like a KTM, but with just a little more. I have been racing off-road for over 30 years and I ride Husky. Right off the showroom floor, you get what you need to win.

One of the better bikes I've ever ridden. I thought it would be garbage because I'd never heard of one before, but it definitely surprised me. I enjoyed riding it much more than my Yamaha.

My trusty Husky has never let me down. In my opinion, it's the best bike - basically the same as KTM because the companies are actually owned by the same people and use the same parts from the engine to the shocks. But Husqvarna has a lighter frame.

10 CCM
The Contenders
11 ATK

ATK is ahead of its time.

12 Apollo

I love it. It was my first bike and is still going strong after 2 years.

13 Sherco

Bought a 250 for my 16-year-old. Straight off the floor, ready to race. He loves it and it performs great too. Get on 'em.

Just try a Sherco! Best dirt bike ever.

14 SSR

Great beginner bikes.

They have very good beginner bikes. This is the bike brand I ride now.

15 Gas Gas
16 GM

Best bikes ever.

17 Bultaco

Best bikes ever made.

18 John Deere

The best and most reliable dirt bike. I have a John Deere dirt bike that is super fast and good for off-road.

19 Maico

Purely the best, pulls like a tractor and turns on a dime.

20 Tao Tao
21 Thumpstar

The best dirt bikes and ATVs I've ever owned! The ordering process and customer service are very efficient, and I would highly recommend Thumpstar dirt bikes and ATVs to newbies and advanced riders alike.

I got their TSX 140cc and it works perfectly. I bought two dirt bikes for my kids from them. So far, no regrets, and customer service is superb!

Great quality bikes! Tried it twice in Australia. I hope they can ship here to Peru.

22 Atomik

Good for skids, and destroying it.

Great starter bike!

23 TM Racing

Great bikes with smooth power and second to none. Low production means attention to detail and pride in the machine. High-level bikes for sure.

Not for people new to the sport, but they have amazing two-strokes.

24 M2R

Great power. They tackle anything in their path, from enduro all the way to full-blown MX tracks.

25 Rupp Industries

They originally made go-karts but then produced some insane bikes.

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