If speed is what the youngin wants, then speed better be what the youngin gets. You do, however, want to make sure they ease themselves up to that speed. This entry-level 64cc engine can help them build up to bigger-displacement motocross machines. In comparison to the KX85 and KX100 seat heights (32.7 and 34.3 inches, respectively), seat height is low-ish at just 29.9 inches, so the rider won't feel too intimidated swinging their leg over. The 12-inch ground clearance will also allow the child to ride on rough terrain, and the 8.3- and 9.4-inch front and rear travel, respectively, will provide a smoother ride over larger obstacles. Front and rear 180mm disc brakes are ready for when that need for speed must come to a halt. Our 2018 buyer's guide coverage on the model suggests the KX65 is an ideal choice for riders who show riding aptitude, focus, and responsibility. For 2020, we continue to recommend the same since it features a six-speed transmission, a manual clutch, and disc brakes that require more advanced skills.