So if you are in the market for a mini bike there are two types which are out there for you to choose from. Electric and Gas powered are your two options, each one of the two categories has multiple ones in them, like sports, choppers, scooters and so on.
Which is better Electric or Gas Powered?
This is dependent on person to person for many different factors from noise pollution to smog, vibration and etc. There are some factors though which you might want to look at before you make a decision below is a list of pros and cons to go over before putting down money for a bike.
Electric bikes have some advantages such as little or no vibration, little or no noise and no smog. They generally can carry a person of 200 to 250lbs for about 25 miles distance.
Gas powered bikes have some advantages that can be modified, excellent for hobbyists or students who want to learn about mechanics. Parts are cheap and bikes can be modified to go faster then stock speeds. Sound like a real motor cycle (with little modification), great learning bike if you plan to get a real one. Usually for a 200 to 250lbs person can give on one tank about 35 to 40 miles.
Electric bikes have some disadvantages such as battery wears out over time, battery charge time is generally half day to over night. So if you have 2 or more kids one might not get to enjoy the bike. Bikes are set speed and generally can not be modified.
Gas powered bikes have some disadvantages such as vibration, smog, noise and gas cost.
Take it from me if you spend $ 150 to $ 200 on an electric bike your kids or you in 2 weeks tops will want a gas powered one. Just shell out the extra $ 100 for the gas powered bike or you will lose $ 200 on the electric one.
First time buyers do not be fooled by ads telling you to buy electric as a starter bike it makes no difference if you are going 25mph on either if you fall off pain is still going to be the same. They are just trying to make money off of you.
If you want a general idea what type of modifications are possible with a gas powered bike check out the link below. I have some modifications I put on my blog check out the link below.
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