Want to impress the chick you pass on your way to work daily, who just gape on the hunks riding motorcycles? But alas you are neither a hunk nor can you afford to buy a motorcycle now. Here pocket street bikes come to your rescue, I mean rescuing the eyes of the girl from other guys to feast on you. Does it sounds too good to be true? Then wait! There are more to come!
The World Of Pocket Street Bike
A pocket street bike is petite and sleek versions of a motorcycle. A ride on a pocket street bike will provide you with the same thrill of biking on a motorcycle. Most of the pocket bikes are exact copy of the racing motorcycles in craftsmanship, proportion and detail. So pocket bikes have all the gears of a full-scale motorbike like racing tires, twist grip, lightweight alloy frame, disc brakes and acceleration control.
These bikes run on either gas or electric. There is an option of buying kits to modify this bike into an open class machine. The gasoline powered road bikes reach up to a speed of 35mph or even 50 mph in an open class machine. The electric run bikes are recharged with rechargeable batteries.
The pocket bikes are used for races, in Australia, it is developed into a race unto itself christened “minimoto" racing. However, some people say that this races originated in Italy.
Now Some Good Scoops About Pocket Bikes
Other than creating impressions on pretty girls, pocket bikes have other pros too, like:
A pocket street bike, because of its small figure, can be cuddled into any small space and it is not difficult to store this bike, but remember to store it properly in any garage or shed.
A pocket street is good for racing which provides some sparkling fun. As these bikes are small the ride should be confined to secluded spaces free from dangers and heavy traffic.
The Safety Measures
Ride the bike equipped with proper riding gear like helmets and elbow pads, kneepads gloves and shoes to prevent injuries.
Take due care of yourself and other pedestrians and motorists while driving.
The Legal Side About Your Pocket Street Bike
Though a pocket street bike is meant for streets, in most of the states riding a pocket street bike on public streets is not legal. Check the legal provisions before buying a pocket street bike.
Communicate with your local Department Of Motor Vehicles and check whether you can ride your pocket street bike on street. If riding is permitted then find out other requirements that should be met before bringing the pocket street bike on street. Also, ask which roads are legal for a pocket street bike.
Then you have to check the minimum age for driving a pocket street bike on street. Ask the DMV about licensing information as well. Get an insurance company to insure your pocket bike and get a registration and a license plate for your bike.
Clear up these bumps and just set on for an exciting journey.
Robert Sheehan is a freelance writer and co-owner of http://www.bicycles-are-us.com Visit Robert and read more about bicycles at http://www.bicycles-are-us.com/Pocket-Bikes.html