Motocross is one such form of motor sports that uses motorcycles. It is also called all-terrain vehicle racing and it takes place in closed off- road circuits specially designed for this type of racing. The motor bikes used in such races are called dirt bikes. They are different from normal sport bikes and road bikes because they are designed in such a way so that they can handle the rough and uneven terrain they are supposed to be ridden on.
There are many companies who manufacture various types of dirt bikes. They cater to the needs of various riders ranging from kids, new riders and professional riders. One such manufacturer is KTM.
KTM released a bike called the 50 SX also known as the KTM 50 senior adventure. This bike was upgraded and re-released in 2008 and has been in production ever since. This bike is aimed at kids who are into dirt biking. This bike may be small in size and might not look serious but improper or inexperienced usage might prove to be dangerous. Thus, it is supposed to be used by kids who have prior riding experience not by the ones who are new comers in the riding arena. It is not so small so as to take the fun out of it and it is also not very large rendering it very tough to handle for kids. It is aptly sized for kids between the age of 6 to 10.
The KTM 50 Senior Adventure is not a kid's plaything. It is technologically a very advanced bike which uses industry standard fittings which makes this bike a very safe one for use by kids, be it riding for fun or competitive racing. This bike can be given to a child if he is interested in going ahead with riding in the future because it will give the child a professional look and feel while he rides it.
Apart from good looks, the KTM 50 Senior Adventure is a very comfortable bike because it uses a padded seat which can be adjusted according to the rider's choice. It uses central double cradle-type frame for the chassis. It also packs quite a punch in the single cylinder, 2-stroke, air-cooled 49cc engine that it uses to power the bike. The output is approximately 6 HP(Horse power). It uses chain drive system to transfer the power from the engine to the rear tire. It uses an automatic gearbox for transmission which makes it easy for kids to ride it and learn how to control a bike in the earlier stages of riding. It has conventional drum brakes on the rear and a single disc brake assembly in the front for better control and handling. The bike weighs around 38.4(dry) and can hold 2 liters of fuel. The rear suspension uses a mono shock setup for improved agility and stability.
This bike can be bought from a KTM showroom near you or you can look for one online that suits your needs. This would definitely be your kid's prized possession if you are planning to give him one.