Pocket bikes or mini bikes have become quite popular by now. Everyone is talking about them and kids are crazy for them. Not just kids but teens and adults also are very much interested in the whole concept of these miniature bikes.
Be it mini bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs or any such other, pocket bikes have become easily accessible and are available on online stores as well. All this being said, do you know enough about pocket bikes? It is obvious that they are descendants of motorcycles but where exactly does their origin lie?
Here are the top 5 facts about pocket bikes that you should miss if you are planning to buy them for yourself, your kid or your teenage daughter/son.
The concept of mini bikes, pocket bikes or ATVs originated from The Doodle Bug Scooter of 1946.
This 1.5 hp powered Doodle Bug Scooter was manufactured by Beam Manufacturing Company, Iowa in an attempt to compete Cushman scooters sold under the Allstate brand by Sears. Over the period of 1946-48, over 40,000 of these scooters were built.
Later in the 1950s, some bike enthusiasts built go-karts from spare motorcycle parts in their garages. Commercial manufacturing of minibikes began in the early 1960s and the rest, as they say, is a history!
One of the reasons why minibikes are so popular is because it has been under debates and media coverage since its inception.
The street legality of pocket bikes has been questioned many times and in most states, they are not street-legal. Since there are no manufacturing guidelines for pocket bikes, most pocket bikes don’t have basic things such as turn lights, headlights, horn, speedometer, etc. Insurance companies won’t insure them owing to the absence of these things.
Merely putting such pocket bike on the streets will cost you hundreds of dollars in fine for breaking traffic rules. Make sure to contact your local DMV to know about the areas (on road or off road) you can operate your pocket bike in. You can also check out our collection of 250cc street legal motorcycles.
While it’s true that the legality of pocket bikes is debatable, there are racing events organized for them called mini moto racing. Kids, teens, and adults participate in these racing events for huge prizes. Even watching the videos of these racing events can give you goosebumps!
This is something most new riders don’t know. You can upgrade your mini bikes just like normal bikes. Be it for performance or looks, you can upgrade your mini bike to get a better performance or enhance their looks.
For instance, any rider knows that upgrading the exhaust system can improve the overall performance of your bike. Depending on whether your pocket bike has a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke engine, you can definitely choose a better exhaustion system for your pocket bike.
Pocket bikes offer a large number of options. Besides the basic choice of the type of pocket bike - dirt bikes, super pocket bikes, ATVs, quad bikes, etc. there are many other factors to consider.
For instance, choosing one among gas and electric pocket bikes, in itself, is a debate. Then comes the engine strength, which is better - 250cc or 125cc street legal motorcycle?
Filter your available options on who is going to use the product and then again, based on factors like - engine, maximum speed, age specification, seat height, and much more!
Why Venom Motorsports?
Venom Motorsports has been dealing in mini bikes, ATVs, dirt bikes, and such others for almost a decade now. Go catch street legal motorcycles for sale on our website now. Confused about which pocket bike to choose? Call at 1-855-984-1612 or fill in this form to contact us today!