4 Things to Consider When Buying an Electric Motorcycle for Your Kid
Like any normal parent, you feel proud as you watch your kid growing up. You want to make him happy. One way you show and demonstrate that you love and care is by buying those gadgets and toys that kids love so much. A much loved toy is an electric motorcycle. Kids love these. However, a thoughtful and reasonable parent will not just walk into a shop and buy one just like that like someone buying a loaf of bread. There are certain things to consider and think about before making the purchase. Let’s discuss some of the things to consider when buying kids electric motorcycle.
- Age of Child
You obviously do not want to buy a motorcycle that’s too big for your kid,or one that’s too small. An eight year old and a fourteen yr old require different sizes of motor bikes. When your kid sits on the bike, he should be able to sit comfortably and in such a way that both hands are able to reach the handle bars. When astride the electric motorcycle when it is stationary, both legs should be able to comfortably touch the ground. It should be obvious that not only the age of the child should be considered, but the body size as well. Some kids are big for their age, others are of average size whilst yet others tend to be small for their ages. The important thing is to buy a kids electric motorcycle that matches the child’s body size.
- What Motor Power?
Know the motor power of the motorcycle that you intend to buy. Electric power is measured in terms of watts. However, manufacturers usually state the power of machines in terms of horsepower. Using direct conversion, 1 horsepower is equivalent to about 745watts. A point to be borne in mind is that electric motors produce instantaneous thrust or torque unlike internal combustion engines. The higher the torque, then the higher the acceleration and speed you are likely to get from the machine. The motor power also has an effect on the price range of electric motorcycles; the more powerful machines tend to cost more. An important factor to be taken into account when deciding on the motor power of the motorcycle is the age of the child. It’s true to say that more powerful machines will suit older kids. More powerful machines are generally more difficult to control and maneuver. They also tend to have higher maximum speeds.
- Age of the Child
It should be borne in mind however that the age of the child is not the only factor to take into account when considering the issue of power. In some cases, the kid’s experience in and exposure to electric motorcycles will override other factors. A child who has a lot of experience riding motorbikes can handle more powerful engines than a kid of the same age who has never sat on a motorbike. So, when deciding on the electric power of the machine you want to buy try to strike a balance between the child’s age and his/her proficiency in riding.
- Consider Battery Life
You are considering buying a kids electric motorcycle for your child. That’s good. Then think deeply about the battery you are going to buy. A word of advice before we proceed, when you buy a new electric motor cycle it comes with a new battery, a standard fit. For most makes of motorcycles, you can buy a battery from a different manufacturer which is compatible with your machine. No problem there, but the advice given here is that you need to think carefully about how long that battery is going to last or likely to last. There are rechargeable batteries on the market. Do some research to find what’s best for both your kid and your pocket. A minimum continuous run time of one hour. This gives your kid ample uninterrupted time to enjoy themselves. It should not end there. Why? The reason is, besides minimum continuous running time, the time taken to recharge the battery completely is also important. Remember, the longer the continuous running life your battery has, the more lasting and more enjoyable the rides your child is going to have.
- Age of Child