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. (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. (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. (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
By: Serena McKnight
Title: Best Electric Motorcycles for Kids 2023
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Published Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 18:02:07 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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