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As motorcyclists, we want children to experience the excitement of riding. Kids may not realize it, but parents, there’s a booming market of internal combustion engine motorcycles and electric bikes that’ll help get your child outside and riding.

Electric motorcycles are unique because there’s no intimidating noise, heat, or sounds coming from an engine, but kids still have a throttle to twist and a balancing act to perform. There are a couple of different forms of electric bikes: balance/stability cycle options, or dirt or flat track-style bikes. Either way, kids will have fun riding around the property, campsite, or cul-de-sac in electric fashion.

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Hi Boy BK1

Buying a bike on a budget? Hi Boy sells its BK1 on Amazon for a bargain. A majority of the reviews are positive too.
Buying a bike on a budget? Hi Boy sells its BK1 on Amazon for a bargain. A majority of the reviews are positive too. (Amazon/)

Parents looking for a low-priced electric bike can shop on Amazon for the Hi Boy BK1. This little bike is suitable for kids ages 3 to 5 and accommodates a range of inseams with its adjustable seat height (13.4–16.5 inches). From a moving start, tykes can twist the throttle and reach a top speed of 9 mph in the higher of the two speed selections. A hand lever controls a front V-brake and rear e-brake, so kids can bring the bike with its 24-volt, 100-watt rear hub motor to a smooth stop. The BK1′s 21.6-volt, 2-amp battery will help keep the young ones entertained for about 30–50 minutes of ride time (claimed 6.2 mile range).

A couple of comments on Amazon say the bike is a little heavy (claimed 17.6 pounds) for their child, but overall reviews are positive. Users say kids love the bikes and give Hi Boy props for its great customer service.

The current price is marked down to $239.99 (black)/$245.99 (white) on Amazon.

Greenger Honda CRF-E2

The Greenger Honda CRF-E2 is an officially licensed Honda product.
The Greenger Honda CRF-E2 is an officially licensed Honda product. (Greenger/)

The Honda CRF50F is a great gas-powered motorcycle for kids, but those looking for an electric-powered equivalent can look to the new Greenger Honda CRF-E2. Since it’s electric and powered by an air-cooled 48-volt brushless direct current (BLDC) motor, this machine removes some of the distractions that can come from an ICE motorcycle. Twisting the throttle in Stage 1 or Stage 2 power modes gets this e-mini-moto going up to around 10 mph or 20 mph, respectively. Its swappable lithium-ion battery takes four hours to fully charge or 2.5 hours with a quick charge and can provide up to two hours of fun. The seat height is two-position adjustable, with the lowest setting being at 24.8 inches and the higher setting at 25.5 inches.

Besides the commonality with the CRF name, the CRF-E2 differs significantly from the CRF50F. The E2 uses an aluminum frame (the CRF50F uses a steel frame), 190mm disc brakes with hydraulic calipers (versus drums), 12-inch Kenda tires (versus 10-inch tires), longer-travel suspension (3.9/3.8 inches versus 3.8/2.8 inches, front/rear), and weighs less at 106 pounds (versus 111 pounds).

The MSRP of the Greenger Honda CRF-E2 is $2,950.

Indian eFTR Mini and eFTR Junior

Flat-track styling from the FTR750 trickles down to the e-offerings from Indian.
Flat-track styling from the FTR750 trickles down to the e-offerings from Indian. (Indian Motorcycle/)

Kids will look ready for the dirt oval aboard Indian Motorcycle’s eFTR Mini ($529.99) and eFTR Junior ($849.99). Two ride modes deliver power that’s appropriate for 8-plus year olds and 13-plus year olds. Low mode has a 10 mph top speed on both bikes and High mode has a 14 mph (Mini)/15 mph (Junior) top speed.

With a steel frame that’s 20 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than the Junior’s, the Mini is more suitable for younger riders who need a bike that’s easier to maneuver. Plus, its 18.4-inch seat height is also nearly 5 inches shorter than the Junior’s 23.2-inch seat height. The Junior’s use of disc brakes at both ends and a full suspension setup with a telescopic fork and monoshock mimic features seen on parent’s motorcycles. The Mini

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Title: Best Electric Motorcycles for Kids 2023
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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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