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What Makes a Super Pocket Rocket Different From Regular Minibikes?

Sep 2, 2007
If you're not a pocket bike enthusiast, or if you have never bought a minibike, the term "super pocket rocket" may confuse you. For starters, the term "pocket rocket" doesn't apply to just any minibike - there are minibikes after all that aren't motorized, and are just good old-fashioned pedal cycles. These rockets generally refer to miniature motorized bikes - or mini motos, are they are sometimes known - which are built especially for racing and/or display.

And far from being redundant, a super pocket rocket is more than an ordinary mini moto. If you still aren't sure how a big pocket rocket would differ from a regular mini motorbike, here are some of the most common and most noticeable differences:

1. Engine size. This refers to more than just the physical size of the engine, although of course that figures, as well. As any good motorist knows, engine capacity determines engine size, and it is measured in ccs or horsepower.

The larger number of the cc on a bike, the more powerful it is, and the faster it goes. Some super mini motos could go as fast as 70 km per hour. There's really no way to mistake them for toy vehicles - these babies are built for racing!

Many super minibikes can go over 70cc, and even go as high up as 110 cc. Ordinary minibikes, even ones that were made at home, could be fitted with 50 cc engines or smaller.

2. Seat height. Super pocket motorbikes may have seats that go as high up as 28 inches or higher, when regular minibikes may have seats that go lower than 25 inches. Note that some manufacturers measure seat height by millimeters instead of inches.

3. Bike size. In order to accommodate a larger engine and a higher seat, super pocket mini motos should also be larger than their regular counterparts. Their dimensions may even approach those of full-sized motorcycles, but it should still be easy to distinguish them from larger bikes.

Size may be the main difference between a super pocket rocket and a regular minibike, but the make is also important. The former, for example, is made for racing, regardless of how it is used, and it should show in the design. A mini dirt bike may come larger than usual, but this should not be mistaken for a super minibike. Take note of the wheels - large, thick wheels are made for the trail, not for the track.
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