In August of 1974, Mike Corbin (of motorcycle seat fame) set a motorcycle land speed record of 165.397 mph on a bike he named “Quicksilver.” The catch: it was entirely battery powered. Many people mistakenly think electric motorcycles are a new phenomenon, when in fact battery operated motorcycles have been around for quite some time. […]
Ducati Monster is Kids Play
Peg Perego makes mini Monster for children
My parents never indulged my fascination and passion for motorcycles as a kid, hoping it was merely a passing phase that I would grow out of like wetting the bed. Well nearly 30 years later, I no longer sleep on plastic sheets, but I am just as crazy about motorcycles as ever. If you don’t want to make the same mistake with your kids, Peg Perego has developed a Streetfighter for little ones. Recommended for children aged three and up, the Ducati Monster Motorcycle was made with permission and cooperation from Ducati.
The small scale model of the Monster has a 12-volt rechargeable battery making speeds of 7.5 mph and the ascension of 10 percent slopes attainable. In addition to the realistic accelerator handle and pedal brakes, this junior Ducati features a front working light, rumbling motor and horn sounds. Measuring 44.25-inches long, 26.5-inches wide and 15.60-inches high, this mini Monster is also equipped with training wheels that can be removed the little tykes learn how to balance the bike on their own. My recommendation would be to treat your kids well and indulge their interests; after all, they are the ones who will be choosing your retirement home.