The X18 Pocket Bike - Reseller Lies

Certain Companies Lie About the X18

By: SuperPocketBikesX18.com

Let's get into the details of the X18 Super Pocket Bike. If you ever went shopping for one, you would have most likely have seen many online resellers say many different things about their X18's from declaring it a whole new revamped model to saying it comes stock with performance aftermarket parts. In reality, they are lies. How is it possible that a 600 dollar super pocket bike has a $300 aftermarket tailpipe? Take a popular pocket bike site, Mini Pocket Rockets. They call their X18 Super Pocket Bike the "X18-R Nitro". What's an "R-Nitro"? Well according to them, it is:

" (Race Edition) ... powered by a newly retuned and tweaked Honda®-Based 110cc 4-Stroke Engine...fully assembled and ready to ride. All upgrades and performance parts are OEM factory installed and tuned for maximum gains and reliability... With numerous Race-prepared modifications performed to the engine and powertrain."

Hmm... well they are right on some things, but mostly wrong. The X18 does have a Honda based 110cc 4-Stroke engine, however is it newly retuned and tweaked? I do not think so. The 4-Stroke engine model for the X18 is the same 110cc OHC engine design used in the 1972 Honda CT70. 1972 was over 30 years ago and the engine design is still used till this day, but that doesn't mean the engine is bad. It is just not new like what Mini Pocket Rockets say to deceive it's customers. The 110cc OHC is still a reliable engine nevertheless. It is still used today because its reliable, easy to maintain, and quite frankly, cheap to manufacture. The X18's 110cc engine comes from a company known as Lifan, a larger automotive manufacturer in China. Lifan confirmed that it's engines are made with tooling that was purchased and set up under contract with Honda. Seriously, if you were to compare Honda's engines and the Chinese clones side by side, they are identical with the exception of the HONDA logo printed on the side and the hefty price tag.

Let's look back again at what Mini Pocket Rockets said:

" (Race Edition) ... powered by a newly retuned and tweaked Honda®-Based 110cc 4-Stroke Engine...fully assembled and ready to ride. All upgrades and performance parts are OEM factory installed and tuned for maximum gains and reliability... With numerous Race-prepared modifications performed to the engine and powertrain."

Ahh yes, don't you just love how they hype up the bike? The X18's engine is not racing nor performance tuned. It's thrown together by minimum paid workers in the world's most populated country as fast as quality assurance will allow it. Than it's packaged into cargo ships by the thousands and imported into the United States. Take this from a X18 Super Pocket online reseller and rider, there is nothing tuned about it. If you want a real racing tuned super pocket bike, you will have to do it yourself with aftermarket crankshafts, big-bore kits, and carburetors. It can be done as well; there are quite a number of pocket bike enthusiasts rocking some pretty sick bikes reaching speeds higher than 80 mph.

Now to pick apart the last of Mini Pocket Rocket's lies. What about the "performance parts"? I'll make it easy for everyone and answer with a simple: there are none. Mini Pocket Rockets and many other companies are just BS'ing a marketing of people who just don't know any better (now they do). Every single X18 Super Pocket Bike that enter the United States are exactly the same no matter which website you buy it from with the exceptions of model changes ( in which the manufacturer alter minor things such as the battery type, paint scheme, etc. but nothing really performance wise). So if you have a friend who's up in your face with their "X18-R Nitro" saying it is faster. Ask them to show you his or her performance parts and compare them with your non "X18-R Nitro" edition. See who has the last laugh after that.

(as a quick note, during the winter of 2006, two containers of X18 Super Pocket Bikes arrived into the US with a larger counter sprocket installed on the bike than the rest of the models. This bike has less accerlation but a higher top speed compared to other X18 super pocket bikes. But again, this is a manufacturer default.)

To get an X18 from a non-deceiving company, go to SPBX18.com!

X18 Super Pocket Bike Side View
X18 Super Pocket Bike Side View
X18 Super Pocket Bike Tail Pipe
X18 Super Pocket Bike Tail Pipe
X18 Super Pocket Bike Rear Wheel
X18 Super Pocket Bike Rear Wheel
X18 Super Pocket Bike Rear Swing Arm
X18 Super Pocket Bike Rear Swing Arm
X18 Super Pocket Bike Front
X18 Super Pocket Bike Front

Comments 30 comments

CHOPPA 8 years ago

YOUR RITE THERE IS NOT A HOLE LOT OF DIFFRENCES BETWEEN THEM BUT IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING OUT OF THE BOX THERE CRAP WITH SOME CARB WORK AND EXHUST MOD I GOT MINE UP TO 65MPH AND KEEPING EYE ON YOUR PARTS YOU CAN STOP THEM FROM GETTING WORSE IV TURNED MINE INTO A TRACK BIKE IM THE ONLY ONE WITH IT AT THE TRACK NO GUAGES NO WIRES NO LIGHTS AND NO BACK BREACK I TOOK OF OVER 10LBS OF CRAP OFF IT THIS BIKE IS SUPER FAST AND REACTS JUST LIKE A FULL SIZE BIKE CHECK OUT YOU TUBE UNDER POCKET BIKE PRACTICE ENGLISH TOWN AND CHECK OUT VID.... WORK ON YOUR BIKE AND IT WILL RUN THE X18 FOR THE MONEY IS THE BEST POCKET MID BIKE OUT


SPBX18's DADDY 8 years ago

LOL! You're obviously talking about minipocketrockets.com. So what if they're hyping up their bikes. They're selling the X18-Nitro for $579.00, $30.99 cheaper than SPBX18.com who's selling the EXACT same bike, the X18-Bravo for $609.99. If SPBX18.com is so great and cares about their customers so much, why the hell are they selling their bikes at a higher price if it's the same damn bike anyway? Don't be ignorant and listen to someone who has a biased opinion. Do the research yourself and find the best price and best customer service out there. WHO'S YOUR DADDY SPBX18???


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SPBX18 8 years ago Author

Whos My Daddy? Hmm GO check out MiniPocketRockets. They do sell their bikes for 579.99 I give them that, but wait.. hey, they also add shipping costs. Lets see.. that's according to them:

POCKET BIKES = $48.12 ea : QUADS/ATVs = $59.28 ea

SUPER POCKET BIKES = $67.38 ea ( X7, R32, X18-R, X19-CR, ZX1 )

Soo.. IF you add 579.00 to 67.38, you get $646.38 - Which is actually more than what we charge because with us, Shipping is Included with the 609.99.

Whos your daddy now?


sherlynavia 7 years ago from United States

Awesome hub! Sounds great.


goofy 7 years ago

I bought a bike from minipocketrockets.com and it was a joke, first they didn't want to send me a reciept for my bike, then not even a week after i get it the rear tailight burned out, they wouldn't send me a new bulb or tail light assymbly to fix it. very dissapointing.


josue 7 years ago

i will to buy


Ry Smith 7 years ago

mini pocket rockets has free shipping i got my x18 $600.00 exact get your parts from holeshotzperformance.com but don't buy the actual bike there i got a

k&n plug

114cc big bore kit

26mm carb kit/ with intake manifold and filter

Race CDI V2 for $308.00 and i was running about 90

then i got performance exhaust from pocketbikesunlimited

and some small stuff cheap now im running 25hp 12ibs ft of torque going about 100hp


howler 7 years ago

Don't buy anything from holeshotz. I almost lost over $500 to them, just check their BBB rating.....


bob 6 years ago

pocket bikes are ausome


mr.x18 6 years ago

where is the cheapest and safest place to buy a x18. besides minipocketrockets and usapocketbikes

someone please tell me, i reaally ant a x18 but the prices are terrible


vince 6 years ago

i don't want to buy the two tone one i want the cool looking one but they say that its no good what's the diffrence besides for the paint


jay10 6 years ago

is mini pocket rockets a good site to order my pocket rocket


gay may 6 years ago

well the pocket bike is 107cc and it really is manufacured by honda and it is upgraded a little but they do have good bikes look at the x19 bike it has a different exaust and it is tuned up so you guys stop lieing to everyone ok and the engine has more teeth and upgradedso don't lie....


hubing.c0m is gay 6 years ago

you guys are gay stop telling lies to people


iwantone 6 years ago

where is the best and cheapest place to get one???? i am dying for one!!!


rx18 have one and i want to make it go faster and comfortabe  6 years ago

well i have a x18 pocket bike and i want to make it go faster what would be the best and cheapest website i can go to for parts willing to pay for good parts let me know my pocket bike is fully stock . so i want to tune everything on it,


gay may's wife (jk) 6 years ago

that site is down. do they sell zx1's?


x18 know it all 6 years ago

forget buying a new one go on craigslist.com you can find many rarely used x18 you won't have to pay a shipping cost waste time waiting if bike isn't what you want u get to see it before u pay and with the couple of hundred dollars you save you can repair anything(if needed) and buy upgrades


Brian 6 years ago

I have a question if someone has actually done it. I am looking to buy a x18 or x19. I live in CA and want to know if you can actually register them for street use? If someone could email me and tell me that would be great.

vw_lifer01@yahoo.com


rus 6 years ago

why doest the site work?


#1 5 years ago

Well i want to buy a x-18 but where can i find the lowest price, so can one of you tell me.


Tj 5 years ago

MPR is a JOKE end of story but for me it was the JOKE they call CS that PO me there site even has WRONG INFO for what GAS to use and the CS guy told me one day to use 5w40 i call the next day and it took him a few min to relize he was talking to someone who just called the other day understandable if he is talking to allot of people anyway lol he teold me the first time the wrong oil it's 15w40 his LINE was 15w40 is hard to find..... and yes they hype up the bikes and fail to tell you that there is more to assembly than the say.


randol 5 years ago

if i by my son that he will fly off


Andrew 5 years ago

Uhm this post is right! Don't trust any of the sites listed or any pocket bikes made from China. I bought a mini pocket bike from Usapocketbike.com & another mini pocket bike from minipocketrocket.com (why? Cause I bought each for my kids, but not trusting any sites I tried 2 & see if I could atleast get 1 pocketbike without getting scammed). I ended up getting both pocketbikes. 3-5 weeks later I had to go repair the bikes and the repair cost more than both bikes combined! So I am just warning all buyers to no buy pocketbikes. Your better off with dirtbikes. ALSO! Pocketbikes is pretty much illegal everywhere. Unless your in a parking lot. Your neighbor or some other "safe" place


Chris 4 years ago

Enough with the bullshit, yes you are very right, but the bikes are still good, and @Andrew, yours probably broke cause your kids don't know how to ride, but I have had a x-18 since 09 and never had any problems what so ever, I got mine from minipocketrockets.com and was very pleased with what I purchased, if you take care of your bike, it will work fine, changing the oil ever 1-2 weeks and filter, running good gas in it, reg 87 unleaded will eventually lead to a "ticking engine", I run 93 in mine, never any cosmetic problems, and don't shit on Chinese shit, when about 70% of our modern products are imported from china, I can guarantee the "X-18" cost about $300 to put together in china money and to ship, but still though, any ethical worker (in China) would not poorly put together a product regardless of how much he is being paid. I also have a other little gearless croch rocket I have souped up and it still works ok. Good point, but the bike overall is still fine, stock or not.


dave 4 years ago

These bikes are out of stock everywhere or have been discontinued i tried every site most don't even exist anymore i have a feeling the super pocket bike era has sadly come to an end...


rellie 4 years ago

that one site is still up minipocketrockets.com but i think it maybe a scam i have seen many complaints but i want one as well


Renee 3 years ago

That joint is tite


joe 2 years ago

So i cant buy a x18 bike any were now?


Angry customer 2 years ago

Don't buy anything from USA Pocket Bikes! Their products are crap!! Check their BBB rating, F!

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