If you’re enthusiastic about biking, it’s only natural that you’d want your child to be enthusiastic about it too. Unless you’re the kind of mom or dad who mostly just wants to be left alone with a hobby, sharing a pastime with your child makes for an invaluable bonding experience. Teach your child about biking by buying vehicles that he or she can appreciate and take care of – mini motorbikes.
Mini trail bicycles are safe enough for little beginners, but when your child is ready to move up to the next level, motorized pocket bikes are the way to go. The technology on mini motorbikes approximate what you could find on their full-sized versions, so your child can start learning early about the parts and features of motorized bikes. Slim, small fingers should have no trouble reaching the parts and putting them together – or taking them apart.
Getting an early start on biking helps a child develop an appreciation of technology, history, and geography. Modern bikes come with a long and venerable tradition of hard work and artistry; learning about the success of bike designers, manufacturers and riders all over the globe are bound to imbue your child with a sense of wonder and belonging. Biking enthusiasts the world over belong to an elite group of individuals who know how to spot quality make when they see it!
Nothing is more exciting for a parent who’s into bikes than to discover that one’s child is inspired to build a chopper bike! Choppers are customized bikes, built to suit the rider’s unique personal specifications. A child who aspires to build his or her own chopper bike – whether it’s a miniature or a full-sized bike, and whether it is for riding or merely for display – is a child who is ready to spread his or her wings in the biking world!
Even if you’re exclusively a pocket bike enthusiast, and don’t own any full-sized bikes, you can enjoy owning and riding mini motorbikes with your child. Most motorized bikes can handle the adult weight so that even adults can have fun using them for racing and off-road exploration. Be there to teach your child about responsible handling and maintenance, and your pocket bikes will work wonders for your relationship.
Is a Used Mini Motorbikes for Kids Safe to Ride?
Mini bikes are generally cheaper than their full-sized versions. Still, some mini bikes can go over the budget, especially the branded ones that come fully assembled and stamped with a warranty. Therefore, bargain hunters look to used vehicles for even greater savings. But is a used mini bike, in fact, safe to ride?
How does one know if a used mini bike is at least in good working order? Even if the warranty has expired, or if the pocket bike was assembled in the dealer’s own home and doesn’t come with any sort of warranty, a used machine should still be able to adhere to basic safety tenets. This is a checklist of some of the things you should investigate when buying a used bike.
- Ask for guarantees. Even if the bike doesn’t come with a transferable dealer warranty, you could still ask the owner if the bike comes with a return or repair assurance. The owner of the bike may be willing to take it back if it turns out you bought it with a defect.
- Make sure spare parts are accessible. This would require some research in building your own mini bikes. You should be aware of which parts may be difficult to acquire in your locality or within your budget – this may prove to be problematic for you later, in case your bike becomes damaged. More expensive minibikes may have parts made in Japan or Italy – if you think you will have a problem procuring the high-end parts that your used bike originally came with, make sure to research, or else ask the seller if there are any local and/or cheaper alternatives for imported parts.
- Test drive it! As with any vehicle, don’t be afraid to test drive your new mini bike before you commit to a sale. Many mini bikes have a weight limit of around 150 to 220 lbs. You will need to make sure that your bike will be able to handle your weight or the weight of the person who will be receiving the bike as a gift.
Don’t hesitate to ask your seller any questions you might have! A used mini bike may be relatively inexpensive, but it is still an investment, one that you must protect.