Chopper bikes have always held its own in the motorcycle marketplace. All thanks to the strong support given by hardcore chopper fans from all around the world. In recent years, one of the fastest rising motorcycle sport has taken the United States by storm: mini bike riding. For many custom chopper fans who, for some reason, don't wish to pay the full price of a chopper bike, this is a dream come true.
Mini chopper bikes are much cheaper than the real thing, easier to maintain, and are safer to ride. You can choose to ride either a gas mini chopper, or an electric mini chopper. Both has its advantages and disadvantages.
Electric chopper mini bikes tend to attract more new riders. They are generally cheaper to maintain, since they don't require gas (which can be expensive these days) to run. However, most electric mini choppers do not go as fast as gas mini chopper bikes. Also, they do not cover as much distance. As they are generally slower than gas driven mini choppers, they are also easier to handle - hence, making them ideal for new bikers and young children.
After some practice, you may choose to move on to gas mini choppers. Whether you want to keep the old minibike is completely up to you. Gas mini choppers have the potential to travel at much faster speeds. That means the bikes also require a more skillful rider to handle the extra power. They operate very much like an ordinary chopper bike, except that they are smaller in size.
When riding a gas or electric mini chopper bikes, be sure that they are certified for use on public roads before taking them out to the streets. Different states have different regulations regarding the use of mini bikes on public roads. You may wish to check with the vendor before making a purchase, or you may ask your insurance agent. Otherwise, check with your local automobile law enforcement agency.
For many chopper fans, riding a mini chopper is not about racing. Rather, it's about the lifestyle. There is a somewhat carefree feeling to riding chopper bikes. And that's what help build a strong and intensely loyal fan base for chopper bikes. Unlike other types of pocket bikes like mini GP racing bikes, mini chopper owners seldom focus on racing. Instead, they like to hang out in a big group, and go riding into the sunset on their mini chopper bikes. Many also go to great lengths to customize their chopper bikes. This requires a certain level of knowledge, and of course, passion.
Mainly, mini chopper bikes are so popular because many chopper fans can now do many of the things that they have always wanted to do with their chopper bikes without having to worry about the cost of owning a real chopper. Customizing and maintaining a custom mini chopper bike is so much cheaper compared to a real chopper. Also, when the owner grows tired of the existing mini chopper bike, it's also much easier to sell it away and buy another one.
Today, mini chopper bikes continue to give great satisfaction to their owners all over the world.