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Ride On Toys for Older Kids
Looking for Best Ride-on Toys for Older Kids?
If you're looking for ride-on toys for older kids, this is the article for you. Many both young and older kids love ride-on toys and there's quite a selection of them available on the market. Choosing one that's a great fit for the child isn't necessarily a difficult task, so you should quickly find a great one for the child who'll get it.
What you need to remember when buying a ride-on toy for an older kid is that the vehicle must look appealing to the boy or girl. If it doesn't, he or she won't be interested in driving it. The most important thing is that the ride-on shouldn't look like a toy for children, but more of an item for adults. Older kids always want to feel and be treated as adults, right? Besides the looks, the ride-on should give a ton of fun to the child, so make sure it does. If you're deciding on a pretty expensive four wheeler or an electric trial bike, consider talking with the child first. Spending a lot of money on a toy that will be stored in the garage and never used isn't a great idea.
Ride-ons for Kids under 7 Years Old
Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX with Monster Traction
Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX is a ride-on toy for the younger older children, aged 3-5. This four-wheeler is a good alternative for a real kids quad (or ATV). There are two speeds forward - 2.5 mph and 5 mph and reverse. Your kids can take it for a ride through wet grass, gravel, mud and rough terrain and it works there just fine. It's available in two colors: red and pink.
Power Wheels Dune Racer
Power Wheels Dune Racer has 2 forward speeds: 5 mph and .2.5 mph, and 2.5 mph in reverse. It manufactured for kids aged 3-7 years old. It features a 12-volt battery and a charger. It's available in two colors: green and pink.
Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, similarly to the ride-ons above, offers two speeds forward: 2.5 mph and 5 mph, plus one speed in reverse (2.5 mph). It has a 12-volt battery and a charger. It fits two riders and is manufactured for kids aged 3 to 7 years old.
Ride-ons for Kids over 7 Years Old
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Razor E100 Electric Scooter is a good choice for a 7-9 year old kid. Its max speed is 10 mph and it requires a manual kickoff to 3 mph before the motor engages. Its battery lasts for about 40 minutes of continuous use. Please note that few reviewers have found the break insufficient, so make sure the kid knows about it and doesn't rely on it heavily. With a little practice it shouldn't be a problem. This electric scooter is available in three colors, so you can easily choose a model for a girl or a boy.
Razor E200 Electric Scooter
Razor E200 Electric Scooter is manufactured for a little older kids, aged 10 and more. This scooter cruises at speeds of up to 12 mph, so it's a more powerful vehicle than the one mentioned above. The battery lasts for up to 45 minutes of continuous use. It's a good scooter, but you should note that few people complain about the quality of certain parts of it and that it might not lasts that long without buying replacements.
eZip 500 Electric Scooter
eZip 500 Electric Scooter speeds up to 15 mph (depending on rider's weight and terrain), so it's a pretty powerful vehicle. It's suggested for 12 year olds and older kids, but a little younger ones should do just fine as well. Great choice for older kids and teenagers.
Other great Ride-Ons
Ripstik Caster Board
Ripstik Caster Board is an extremely popular caster board that works like a skateboard/snowboard hybrid. To propel it forward you don't have push off the ground, instead the twisting motion actually moves you forward. Great design for both kids and adults who like to spend time outside. Great product for a fair price. If you don't believe me, just check out the reviews.
Make sure you buy a helmet and knee and elbow pads. Please note this model is for 8 year olds and older kids. If you're hooked, check out the video below.
110cc Four Wheeler 6" Tires
110cc Four Wheeler is an expensive choice for a ride-on, but it also can give a whole heck of a lot of satisfaction and fun. It's a starter ATV great for older kids who just start their journey with four wheelers.
Since the warranty is pretty limited, make sure to take some time and use the ATV extensively for a week or two, to make sure it works fine. Also, make sure to tighten all bolts before riding it. Before you'll let your kid ride it, make sure yourself it works properly and is safe for the youngster. Remember to teach him or her some basics, so they'll know what to do in case of any danger, and watch them closely, at least for the first few rides.
Please note that this ATV isn't a name brand four wheeler and its quality isn't as good, but a nam brand one will cost about 4 times more. Great choice for a child who will ride an ATV for the first time in his or her life.