Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Mini and Monkey Bikes

Whether you are riding around the block or showing off to your friends, a mini or Monkey bike provides the thrill of a motorcycle while being lightweight and economical. These bikes are designed to be practical enough for new riders and prove an easy ride in bustling streets. Here is some valuable information you should know before you make your purchase on eBay.

What should you do when purchasing Monkey bikes?

When purchasing your used Monkey bike, there are three things you should check:

  • Tyres- The tyres of your Monkey bike should be free of any signs of wear and tear.
  • Seats- Ensure the seats of your Monkey bike are free of any rips, and the colour is not faded.
  • Handlebars- Ensure the handlebars are correctly situated, and the mirrors are not cracked.
  • Paint- Since Monkey bikes have been discontinued since 2017, finding an original paint job is uncommon, thus you should confirm whether or not it is done by a specialist firm.
  • Vehicle Status Report- If you have any concerns regarding the previous use of the Monkey bike, it is always a good step to get a vehicle status report for an official statement.
What types of minibikes are there?

Minibikes come in several specialised forms. There are five main types:

  • Pocket bikes/minimotos- These bikes look similar to sport bikes and are used on kart tracks in pocket bike racing events. These bikes are also made in electric versions as well as four-stroke gasoline ones.
  • Pit bikes- These are similar to small scooters and are used to move quickly around motor racing events and track pits. Newer versions of pit bikes look similar to motocross motorcycles and are also used in certain motocross competitions.
  • Midi motos / Super pocket bikes- These are slightly bigger but similar to pocket bikes. They are designed to mimic street bikes, only midi motos are smaller. The seat height of a midi is approximately 0.3 to 0.6 metres higher than that of a mini moto’s.
  • Quad bikes- These minibikes look similar to all-terrain vehicles. They are four-wheeled models and designed for off-road use.
  • Monkey bikes- These bikes are slightly larger than real minibikes that are used on the streets, and pocket bikes. They generally have a four-stroke engine that ranges between 50cc to 125cc.
Features of Monkey bikes

Consider these features before deciding your used road legal minibikes in the UK:

  • Electric starter
  • Anti-Lock brakes
  • 125cc two-valve air-cooled, fuel-injected engine
  • Four-speed gearbox
  • Steel mono-backbone frame