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1984 Dandy Pocket Bike!

Pocket bike info : Pocketbikes were first introduced to the United States in the early 1970's with the arrival of the Dandy pocketbike. It was imported from Japan by the Kendee Corporation and the sport of mini moto racing caught on like a wildfire. Other pocketbike manufacturers from Japan, Italy and Europe soon joined the scene. The early bikes were powered by a (Robin or Roland) 2-Stroke engine with either a 34.4cc or 40.2cc displacement. These engines were originally being used on weed eaters and leaf blowers. These engines put out 2.0 horsepower and with the addition of an expansion chamber (tuned exhaust pipe), the bikes would put out a whopping 3.0 horsepower! The frames were made of steel tubing, 4 inch aluminum rims, pnumatic tires, rear cable operated disc brake and a 3 piece fiberglass body. The seat height would measure no more than 14 inches off the ground. Despite their tiny size both adults and children race them at speeds of up to 78 miles per hour (to this date) in organized racing leagues.

The bikes are priced from approximately $ 200 USD for a basic model, built in China ; to around $7,000 USD for a top of the line Italian model.

This particular bike has the Roland, 40.2cc motor. It will hold up to 240lbs, reaching top speeds of over 35mph in just seconds. The engine
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