When my son turned 5 I got him a minibike. I have always had a passion for motorcycles, so naturally he wanted one too. It was really fun to watch him learn and teach him how to ride. The greatest thing about his new bike was the fun I had when I started riding it around. This thing was really fun to ride. After stepping off of my CR250 it was great to clown around with this little motorcycle. Well when he was around 8 he outgrew his little 50cc dirtbike and he wanted something bigger. He kept telling me he wanted a Thumpstar pit bike. Well I had to buy two of them because I had so much fun riding his motorcycle and he “wanted it back”. Let me tell you why I love the Thumpstar pit bike.
Pit bikes have become more and more popular over the last few years. The main reason why is because they are so fun to ride. After all, now that I’m in my thirties I don’t like trying huge 60 foot triple jumps anymore. When I was younger it didn’t hurt so much when I crashed, but now I’m afraid I’ll break a hip or something. When I ride my Thumpstar pit bike I don’t need to worry about this. I can shred as hard as I want on this thing without the fear of a trip to the hospital. When I fall off at speed I’m going at a slower speed and not jumping as high as when riding my full size CR250. The Thumpstar pit bike is also much lighter and easier to flick around the corners making me feel like a pro AMA racer. My Thumpstar pit bike is really fast for how small it looks and it handles like a dream. In the spec sheet for the motorcycle the top speed is 55 miles per hour. Not bad for such a small 125cc motorcycle. It is quite a shaky ride down the trails on the 10’ tires, but that is half the fun. I also ride around the yard where I have a small double jump that is a blast to jump on this bike. The Thumpstar pit bike is so light I can do x-ups and no footers no problem off my little jump and it is a blast. My friends have all bought pit bikes as well and we have a blast going riding together. My son also enjoys coming with us now. The small size of these bikes has proven to be a great equalizer, as now my son is out jumping me and most of my friends at times. I used to think Chinese made motorcycles were all junk. I had a hard time buying a Thumpstar pit bike for my son because I was so worried about reliability. When I started looking at prices though, I realized that if I bought a Honda it would cost me more money without half of the bells and whistles that this motorcycle had. So I took a shot and bought one for him. Well I was quite impressed with the durability of this bike. Both of these bikes have taken a lot of abuse and nothing has broken in 8 months. I have had to replace a brake lever on my son’s and a clutch lever on mine. Some bolts have rattled loose, but overall the quality and durability have been outstanding. It is also easy to find replacement and aftermarket parts for these bikes which was another one of my worries. I’m not ready to sell my full size CR250 yet, but lately I am spending less and less time on it. Weather you buy a Thumpstar pit bike or some other brand, you will love riding pit bikes. They are less dangerous and easier to ride than the larger dirtbikes. If you have children or just like to go riding with friends, try out a pit bike. You won’t believe how much fun you can have on these little motorcycles.