What are mini dirt bikes?
As name suggests, mini dirt bikes are basically small dirt bikes. They have quite a lot less power than a standard dirt bike but appear virtually same. Costing much less than a full size, full power dirt bike they are perfect for your budding Motocrosser and becoming very popular with children of all ages.
How do mini dirt bikes differ from standard dirt bikes?
Apart from fact that they are normally designed to carry only ten stone in weight and are much smaller than a normal dirt bike, a mini dirt bike has a lot less power; normally around a 47cc two-stroke engine. They obviously have all working parts and are designed as well as a 250cc, and because they weigh less and carry less it is still possible to get a quite impressive 70kph out of them.
The petrol tank is much smaller holding only around 1 litre of petrol and seat height ranges from 500 to 600 mm off ground. They have full shock suspension and brakes and are perfectly safe to drive as long as a reasonable amount of care and safety is used.
Are mini dirt bikes really safe?
As with any motor powered bike, or car for that matter, there is an element of danger involved and proper safety measures should be taken into consideration especially if you are buying one for your child. It is advised not to let pre teens ride a mini dirt bike because they can still do considerable speed and offer little in protection in event of a crash.