Mini motorcycles are fun for people of all ages. Smaller, cheaper and less dangerous than dirt bikes, they can be used to stage races in an empty parking lot or as part of a guest-pleasing activity at your next backyard barbecue. They are great for training youngsters in basic motorcycle or dirt bike skills and can give you the opportunity to ingrain proper safety in your child before he or she is too old to listen to you. Although it is not impossible to find mini motorcycles for 100 dollars, most models cost two or three times that amount. If you have your heart set on one of these bikes, but you cannot afford the price, you need not fear. With the right strategy, it is possible to find a bike that will not empty your bank account.
Before you start shopping, you should make a list of features you are looking for. Some features may have a huge effect on the cost of the bike. One thing that many riders debate on is whether to get an electric or a gas-powered mini motorcycle. If price is your main concern, battery-powered is the way to go. Most batteries can be recharged and you will not need to buy a new one more than a few times in the motorcycle's lifetime. In addition, electric models tend to be much less expensive to buy. Gas-powered bikes, however, offer more power and a more realistic motorcycle experience. This can make the bike safer, as it gives you greater ability to speed out of a tight spot.
Once you have made a list of desired features, you can start looking at the models available. The Razor Pocket Rocket is one of the few mini motorcycles for 100 dollars that you can find brand new. However, lately, they're harder and harder to find and are out of stock most places. It is an electric-powered replica of a real racing bike, and is particularly popular among children. While it may not satisfy those who are used to the power of a real motorcycle or dirt bike, it is a great, inexpensive entryway into the world of mini motorcycles, and it is a good first bike for those who are still beginners at the sport. Other models, such as the BAJA Doodle Bug, offer more power and features geared towards adults and teenagers. Off road tires and disc breaking, make this a great bike for the serious rider. Although it costs close to 400 dollars new, it may be possible to find a discounted model on sale or to buy one used for a fraction of the cost.
UPDATE: Your best bet for finding some deals on the mini motorcycles, is to check out Pocket bikes on eBay.
The internet may be the cheapest place to find a new mini motorcycle - sometimes called gas pocket rocket; although as discussed, many are not gas. The two models discussed here, and many more, can be bought new from online retailers such as Amazon.com or through individual sport and recreation retailers. Many stores that have brick-and-mortar businesses also sell through their websites, and you may have access to special online sales or discounts. If you are looking for mini motorcycles for 100 dollars, you can try searching eBay for used bikes or even a local classified site that lists used products and could save you the cost of shipping.