On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 23

herself dizzy in circles , only taking a break for food and water , or to play in the dirt . Now that I ’ ve seen how well she transitioned to the Torrot from the Stacyc , I believe these are the perfect next step for young riders after they have outgrown their Stacyc .
Liam is in that weird spot where he needs to be riding his KTM 65 more , but he ’ s not thrilled with learning how to use a clutch . The Torrot MX Two , even though a bit smaller than his 65 two stroke , is giving him a bigger dirt bike to ride than the PW80 he was on . The confidence he is gaining riding at higher speeds is necessary as he continues to grow and ride bigger , more powerful , dirt bikes . Now that I ’ ve seen him riding it for the past four months , I wish the MX Two was the same size as other 65cc bikes on the market . It seems to fit right in-between the 50cc and the 65cc bikes . As the electric kids dirt bike market grows , this might be a misstep . We ’ ll have to wait and see .
The KTM SX-E5 , the Husqvarna EE 5 , and the GASGAS MC-E 5 look to be electric kids race dirt bikes . The Torrot MX One and MX Two , along with the introduction of the Honda CRF-E2 , look to be bikes targeted at non-racers . The price point is a good bit lower than the Austrian brands , but they also look to be higher quality than the Chinese Electric Motorcycles . For the bigger
kids , Stark Future has recently introduced the VARG , which looks to pick up , and expand , where Alta Motors stopped .
The future isn ’ t here yet , but the electric motorcycle market is growing quickly . Regulating the rules around racing will be important , and so will the ecosystem to support these bikes . The technology will move fast , and that will be hard for some . The powersports industry doesn ’ t move fast , and they are typically wary to quick change . Hopefully no one gets left in the dust created by these new bikes and new technology .
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