Monday, July 15, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ 1948 Ride On Indian Motorcycle

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This replica is for the 2-6 range, but not to exceed 60 pounds. Weighs about 20 pounds.

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s you'll probably think of this little vehicle as a Power Wheels. Technically, it's not the same brand, but the concept is the same.

This is the perfect little ride-on for the toddler that is too young to ride a bike.

Flat surfaces are a must: It goes 1.6 miles per hour, which seems fast, but it much slower than walking pace. There are no brakes, so keep that in mind. It stops when the child takes his foot off of the "gas" pedal. It has zero chance of making up a slight hill, but does present a minor hazard when attempting to go downhill without brakes. 

Despite the "training wheels" the bike is extremely tippy, especially making tight turns or navigating up a slope at an angle. Helmets are a must. Getting on and off also presents a tipping opportunity, so be sure to help your child on and off.

Unfortunately, all of the cool details on the bike provide ample things to break. We have already had the tail light break off twice, and have only had this item since Christmas. Be prepared with superglue if you buy this item, since you will definitely have to make repairs to it.

My toddler adores this bike. He even rides it instead when the weather is poor. But it's not the best of toys from a parent's perspective. While cool, it requires care and keeping a sharp eye on the rider for unexpected falls.

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