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Pocket Bikes Mini Bikes More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys!

Jan 2, 2008
By now, almost everyone has seen a pocket Bike Some people may think it's a toy, and some people may see it as a real motorcycle, only smaller. The truth is, pocket bikes and Super Pocket Bikes are really machines of a sport that has been sweeping Europe and Japan for over 5 years.

They are well built with an aluminum or steel frame and will be a fun and sleek style of bike. They are not incredibly fast, but will have speed enough to get over hills and have a lot of fun. There is lots of fun to be had with these wonderful little machines.

Americans got their first glimpse of pocket bikes just a few years ago. They were brought here from Italy and cost upwards of $4000 a pocket bike. That is what really kept the sport from growing here in the U.S. While many found these pocket bikes cool and interesting, not many people were willing to buy a mini motorcycle for almost the price of a real motorcycle.

Some pocket bikes are run on gas and some on electricity. Gas models are faster than the electrics. If the bikes are for a younger person the electric might be a good idea. The electrics have there own charger and you simply put them on the charger overnight. Pocket bikes were very expensive when they first came out but prices have dropped very much.

Fortunately for us today, there are several manufacturers that have taken the principals pioneered and tested by these original manufacturers and applied them to the pocket bikes and super pocket bikes you see today. Costs have been cut, and more technologically advanced manufacturing plants have further driven down costs. However, some manufacturers also cut the quality of the parts and motor that goes into a pocket bike.

So what is the difference between a pocket bike & a super pocket bike? A pocket bike is smaller in size and lighter in weight. If you have ever dreamed of competing in a motorcycle race or event, the smaller pocket bike is the way to go. It accelerates very fast, reaches the finish line in a matter of a few seconds and has a very flat torque curves. This is ideal for racing. These smaller pocket bikes also have less bells-and-whistles for the sake of weight reduction. Weight, in any vehicle, is the enemy.

Pocket bikes can be found in many stores. You can find them in department stores or in some of the motorcycle shops as well. There are many great deals online. It will depend on the type and the amount of money that you want to spend on your pocket bike. It is going to be so much fun shopping for the perfect bike for you.

Depending on what country and or state you live in there will be differing rules and regulations for riding these great little bikes. Some places demand that you must be licensed to ride on the road while others say because the motors are of a smaller size you may ride them on the road without a license.
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