What are pocket rocket bikes? Basically, they are scaled down versions of street bikes, or racing motorcycles. They are not for use in roads and highways, in spite of their power, and they are just for fun or sport. Pocket rocket mini bikes can carry riders up to 220 lbs. in weight. While these are scaled down versions, many models are accurate reproductions of the racing motorcycles they copy in detail, proportion and craftsmanship. As such, you”d expect to see disc brakes, racing tires, lightweight alloy frame, twist grip acceleration control, and all the features you expect in a full scale bike.
There are electric and gasoline powered versions of these pocket rocket bikes. One might be satisfied with a model he buys, or have the option to purchase kits to modify it into an “open class” machine. Prices vary from some US$300 all the way up to US$3000. Electric versions are usually the “toys, coming with a rechargeable battery and reaching speeds of around 15 mph. The gasoline powered versions of pocket rocket bikes, while still toys” (still not for road use can reach speeds up to 35 mph, or even 50 mpg for open class machines.
These gas powered motor bikes are the ones used in races. Pocket rocket bike races? Well, yes, there are such races. In Australia, it”s developed into a sport in itself. It”s called “minimoto” racing. This type of racing is said to have started in Italy, where a lot of car parks were converted for this. While other countries like Japan had their versions, the Italians developed the sport to the point of building and designing pocket rocket bikes specific to it. Pocket rocket bikes — toys or machines? Well, there could be no difference. Boys will always be boys, and men will always be boys.