Top 5 Mini Bikes the Whole Family can Enjoy
Mini bikes. Who doesn’t love them? Whether you call it a pocket bike, mini moto, or even a mini chopper, the fun is far from being mini. You can have major fun as a family with these awesome rides.
Mini Bikes – What They Are
Mini bikes, as the name says are miniature motorbikes that are usually 20" high and powered by 39 – 50 cc 2 stroke engines. Their 4.5 – 6 horsepower may look insignificant but it packs a powerful punch on a vehicle of this stature. Minibikes can reach speeds of up to 40mph and are only used on tracks, hence their other name – mini dirt bikes. Because of their size and power, mini bikes make great sport and play for both kids and adults.
A Few Important things to Know About Mini Bikes (Before Buying One)
I know your adrenaline levels are already going up as you imagine the excitement of riding mini bikes with your kids. But before you rush off, here are a few things you really need to know about mini bikes before you go out and start having fun.
Mini Bikes Come in Both Electric and Gasoline Versions
Depending on whether you want to go green, slow, and silently or you want to go loud, fast, and not so green, you have the choice of electric-powered mini bike or gasoline-powered mini bike. Many people prefer gasoline powered mini bikes for the reasons stated above and I don’t blame them. But that is not to say that electric mini bikes are not fun. On the contrary, they are equally as fun as their gasoline powered counterparts. Personally, I would advise you start your child off on an electric powered mini bike (you too if it’s your first time).
When it comes to maintenance, electric powered mini bikes are cheaper and easier to maintain. The downside is that once they run out of juice, playtime is over until the next charge.
Even though maintenance on the gasoline-powered mini bikes may be more difficult, they have their upper hand in that once they run out of fuel, all you have to do is fill it up again and off you go.
Mini Bikes are Not Street Legal
Oh, bummer. Disappointing I know. You can’t ride your mini bike on the streets. So where can you have the fun we are talking about? You can look for a track or field near you. If your local authorities permit, the local park or some parking lots near you. Be sure to check first before you attract the wrath of the law.
Safety First - Always
The best kind of fun to have with your kids is safe fun. This is why you need to take all the necessary safety precaution before you hit the dirt track. The most important safety precaution you can take is to choose the right bike for your child. Start with less horsepower and let them work their way up. As for safety equipment like helmets and pads, they are a must. Not only for your children but for you as well.
Now that we have cleared the air, let’s go to the fun part. Choosing a mini bike.
Top 5 Mini Bikes (At Affordable Prices Too)
1. Razor MX350 Mini Bike
The Razor MX350 is an electric powered mini bike that has enough power to take it up to 12mph. This is one of the best mini bikes on the market for children. It’s compact size, reasonable speed, pneumatic tires, and great suspension make for a pleasant ride.
2. Razor MX650 Rocket Mini Bike
This is the MX350’s bigger brother. With enough power to reach 17mph and better off-road abilities, the MX650 is better suited for teens and adults.
3. Monster Moto MM-B80-BR Mini Bike Classic Mini Bike
The Monster Moto is loved by kids and adults alike. Who blames them? With its rugged look and amazing ride that can reach a whopping 25mph, it’s fun for everyone. Powered by an 80cc gasoline engine that packs 2.5 horsepower, this is one mini bike that can take you anywhere fast (as long as fast for you is within the 25mph limit).
4. XtremePowerUS Mini Pocket Bike
The best way to describe this beautiful mini bike is – a mini superbike. Elegantly and aerodynamically designed, this bike is for those 12 and up. Sporting a 40cc 4-stroke gasoline engine and weighing a paltry 52lb, this mini bike can reach a maximum speed of 18mph.
5. Monster Moto MM E250
This is a cute, smaller version of the Monster Moto MM B80 and is suitable for younger children. It is very lightweight and comes packed with a lot of safety features, one of which is a speed limiter that can limit the mini bike’s speed between 7 – 11mph.
Ready to Hit the Dirt With Your Mini Bikes?
Now that you are armed with information – from safety to regulations and to the top 5 bikes you can choose from. It’s time to order a bike or 2 for the kids (not forgetting yourself) and head to the tracks. Fun times are waiting.