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Encyclopedia > Mini bike
An old style minibike
An old style minibike

A minibike is a small motorcycle, usually for offroad use. The latest craze is adult racing on minibikes. These inexpensive minibikes originally designed for small children are often transformed for adult use by adding taller handle bars and by improving the suspension. Sometimes called Pitbike Racing, it is a less expensive form of entertainment than motocross. People who can not afford the time, expense and danger of full size motocross racing are drawn to minibikes as a fun way to experience the thrill of motorcycle on dirt. Image File history File links Phroziacs minibike. ... Image File history File links Phroziacs minibike. ... Imme R 100,Germany, 1948/1949 Contemporary racing motorcycle A 125 cc motorcycle, the Italian-manufactured Cagiva Planet. ... A rider cornering during a motocross race in Australia Motocross is a form of motorcycle racing or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and is widely considered the worlds most popular form of motorcycle racing. ...


The smallest minibikes are built around a 40cc size engine and they continue up to a 110cc engine. The Honda CRF50 has become a standard in minibikes related to Minibike Racing. Many other brands of minibikes have cropped up as the minibike sport has grown. The SDG 107cc Speed Mini is modeled after the CRF50, but contains a stronger engine and heavy duty frame.


An entire industry has sprouted around the modern day minibike. As a result, minibike owners have an array of choices available to them for customizing their minibike with parts and accessories unique for each minibike.


Safety

 A responsible rider.
A responsible rider.

Even with an adult rider minibikes can attain speeds of over 40mph where serious injury can occur from missuse. Hence riders should wear adequate safety equipment at all times! A baseball cap and tracksuit bottoms may look good but they will not save you from serious injury. Minibike riders should be equipped as the rider in the picture who is wearing adequate head and knee protection, as well as a jock for groin protection, and a pair of sturdy jeans to prevent chaffing. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3072x2304, 847 KB) Summary (authors own picture) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3072x2304, 847 KB) Summary (authors own picture) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...


Similarly, care should be taken whenever driving on public roads, and due care and attention taken of other motorists and pedestrians.


See also

A GRC RR Production class minimoto Miniature motorcycle, mini motorcycle, minimoto or pocket bike racing is a popular sport in Japan and Europe. ...

External links

  • http://www.minimotoclub.co.uk
  • http://www.minibikecentral.net
  • http://www.faster-minis.com
  • http://www.minibike-club.de
  • http://www.minimotosidecars.org
  • http://www.theboyztoyz.co.uk
  • http://www.honda.com
  • http://www.largepocketbikes.com
  • http://minibike.goedbegin.nl
  • http://www.pitbike.nl

 
 

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