Top 10 Best Dirt Bike Brands

If you eat, sleep, and breathe the thrill of off-road riding, you probably have an opinion on the top motorcycle brands out there. From iconic classics to cutting-edge innovators, the dirt bike world is packed with legendary names.
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.


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 first 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. I've 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.

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!

Kawasaki's are amazing bikes. They are durable and have lots of power.

I have a 450 from 2011. It is the best and most durable bike I have owned. It is also the fastest.

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

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
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

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

15 Gas Gas
16 Bultaco
17 Maico

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

18 Tao Tao
19 Thumpstar

The best dirt bikes and ATVs I've ever owned! The ordering process and customer service are very efficient. 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.

20 Atomik

Good for skids and destroying it.

21 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.

22 M2R

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

23 Rupp Industries

They originally made go-karts but then produced some insane bikes.

24 Lifan
25 Konker
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