The beauty of riding and training on small motorcycles is that the skills directly apply to big ones. Management and mastery of all the bike’s inputs, getting comfortable at the edge of traction, even basic wrenching – all are useful components to riding and bike ownership no matter what size bike you’re on.

  • novemberjulius

    I’m 250 lbs!!!! I don’t care about being slow, just don’t want to bottom out the suspension on an easy corner.

    • TroySiahaan

      Suspensions can be modified to suit nearly all shapes and sizes. Including yours!

  • JMDonald

    It all sounds great. I am of such a size that I would need to compete in maximoto.

    • TroySiahaan

      Bah. I know people who are 6-foot, 2-inches who ride minimoto.

  • Old MOron

    Preach on, Reverend Trizzle!

  • Matt Forero

    I can’t wait to see how those little bikes ate up the gymkhana cones!

  • spiff

    Good write up. I would love to do this, just not in the cards at the moment. Heck I commute on a supermoto, and haven’t been to the track on it.

  • James Stewart

    All the Supercross/Motocross stars started on 50/65cc dirt bikes – so I’m surprised that the “farm system” for kiddie road racers isn’t more popular – I’d rather see my kid fall off on a low speed kart track – instead of casing a supercross triple jump on his dirtbike. Less like to result in an ER trip.