THE SPORT OF POCKET BIKES Please
read the SAFETY section
of our site before you race or ride these pocket bikes
concept of the pocket bike began years ago in Japan, a country known for miniaturizing full-scale products. As crude mockups of the first pocket bikes were developed and ridden, a brand new trend and following developed. As the sport spread into Europe, Italian manufacturers began research and development into producing high quality racing minimoto bikes. Throughout the years, the combination of Japanese innovation and Italian craftsmanship produced ultra high performance pocket bikes.
of today's top motorcycle racers got their start
in the sport of pocket bike racing. Champion
riders such as Valentino Rossi started in this
smaller scale sport and eventually dominated
all pocket bike racing events throughout the
world. He then moved on to Grand Prix Moto GP
racing and is one of today's winningest riders
on the pro circuit. He has broken the record
finishing in 23 consecutive podiums and is the only rider in the world who has won back-to-back races riding for two different manufacturers.
Companies such as Ducati, Yamaha and Honda are always striving to have this former pocket bike
champion ride for their company in Full-Sized
Grand Prix Moto GP races.
Until recently, quality pocket bikes were largely
unavailable to the casual rider. Prices of pocket
bikes reached upwards of $4000. These astronomical
costs were mainly due to research and development
costs to provide optimum frame geometry, motor
configurations and dimensions. Today’s manufacturers
are able to use the information pioneered by
these Italian and Japanese companies and develop
pocket bikes that are essentially configured
the same way including motor setup, frame geometry,
braking systems, etc. Because these upfront
costs were avoided, prices of these high quality
pocket bikes have come down over the years.
on Full-Size GP Moto
We at MiniPocketRockets deal directly
with the manufacturers of this new generation of pocket
bikes. All the pocket bikes we sell meet our strict quality control standards. All pocket bikes are not the same and different manufacturers produce different
quality bikes. We deal only with the best manufacturers to assure that our customers will get
the most enjoyment from their purchase. After all, we own, ride and race these bikes ourselves.
Below are some pictures of pocket bike racing events around the world. It is a great opportunity for both adults and children to learn hands-on about motorcycles and moto competition. As you can see below, riders of all ages, height and weight can ride and race these pocket bikes.