PARENTS seeking a secondhand children’s motorcycle can sometimes find what they’re looking for under the general section in Weekend Shopper.
Brisbane Motorcycles Windsor dealer principal Jason Peters helped Shopper through a maze of motorcycle queries.
Shoppers searching for a child’s motorcycle should generally look at buying a new bike, he advised.
But if they are contemplating a secondhand one, Jason suggests having an expert check it out for just $ 60.
“At Brisbane Motorcycles we conduct pre-purchase inspections. Buyers can bring the motorbike in here to our workshop and we’ll check it out for them,” he said.
“ If you are looking for a bike for children four years old and up, Honda has a great bike called the Fun Bike which is a four-stroke trail bike. It’s user-friendly, low maintenance and has good safety features including good brakes and suspension.
“ It also has training wheels and a throttle governor so parents can wind back the amount of throttle.”
There is also a host of safety equipment young riders will need. This includes a helmet, goggles for eye protection, gloves, jeans, boots and long sleeves.
Jason said there were several clubs around Brisbane that provide trail bike tracks for everyone from novices to professionals.
“ In fact now is the time of year people generally ride trail bikes. I mean you don’t want to be putting on all that gear in the summer time,” he said.
“ It’s a sport that’s very popular in the winter. There are camping grounds that cater for families riding dirt bikes. Generally mum and dad will have bikes and so will their children. These grounds cater to this specific family activity.
“ Kids learn really quickly and they have no fear. This is why parents should supervise children at all times.”
A child’s 50cc bike can be found in Weekend Shopper from around $ 300 upwards.