- Sports and Recreation
Types Of Pocket Bikes
Pocket bikes are essentially a scaled-down version of a full-sized motorcycle, with a powerful gas (40 - 49cc) or electric motor, steel or aluminum frame, with full suspension system, and heavy-duty brakes. These miniature motorcycles can be used for fun, recreational, or club racing activities, with a choice of motor cross or street bikes to accommodate all riding preferences. Whether that's tearing down a dirt trail or carving up another racer on a fast track somewhere.
Electric & Gas Pocket Bikes
Electric Pocket Bike
A miniature pocket rocket with electric engine is equipped with chain-driven, variable speed motor all designed to achieved a maximum speed of 14 - 15 mile per hour. These mini bikes offer a quiet operation, and rides on 10" - 12" tire to help in absorbing bumps for a smoother ride, with retractable kickstand, headlights, turn signals, etc. Electric batteries (12V x2) can offer a ride time of some 45 minutes on a single charge, all taking a reasonable four - six hours.
Gas Pocket Bikes
A mini motorcycle with a gas engine will operate with a lot more power that their electric cousins, and often outfitted with a 2 or 4 stroke air-cooled engine, for a quick acceleration, strong bottom torque, with a maximum power of 5 to 15hp, and able to go 20 miles per tank. A gas pocket bike can be more difficult to handle, due in it weight, as well as some models being very noisy.
Safety with a Pocket Bike
Before taking out one of these pocket motorcycles, it's necessary to wear the appropriate safety gear, such as elbow pads, knee pads, and helmet, as well as taking a time out to read through the owner's manual to have a complete idea of the operating and handling of said bike. These bikes are recommended for those aged 12 or older - with an upper weight limit of up to 140 - 150lbs. Not all miniature bikes are designed to run on public roads.
Pocket Bikes on Amazon
Searching for pocket bikes for sale isn't that difficult as its possible to find these miniature motorcycles at a multitude of stores, both on online and off. Taking a moment to search online will soon return a whole host of opportunities. These pocket rockets are a lot less expensive that a full-sized motorcycle. In fact, it possible to find these bikes for as little as $215 - $450, or more in some cases, depending on its capabilities.