By | November 8, 2022

Pit Bikes For Sale In South Africa

What is Pit Bikes?

A pit bike is a small recreation, stunt or motocross racing motorcycle. Usually defined as having a horizontal air cooled engine and an open cradle frame. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pit bike used for?

What are Pit Bikes Made for? Pit Bikes were made initially for the sole purpose of riding around the pits at the bike race tracks. These are generally much cheaper than the bikes used for racing and are the smaller and more practical choice for event staff to use as they ride around the pit.

What is the difference between a pit bike and a regular bike?

Pit bikes do not have the kind of power and speed that come with dirt bikes. Most pit bikes range between 50cc to 150cc, while dirt bikes do not go lower than 125cc. Some dirt bikes even have an engine power of 750cc. The smaller size and weight of pit bikes also mean that they have less torque.

What the difference between a dirt bike and a pit bike?

Dirt bikes have rubber on the outer surface of their tires which makes them better to move in dirt, rough terrain, mud and sand, while pit bikes do not have rubber on the outer surface of their tires. This rubber provides a better grip and balance to the dirt bikes, making them efficient for riding on rocky streets.

Is a pit bike hard to ride?

Riding a dirt bike is generally easier to ride than a street bike because it’s easier to learn the clutch and balance at low speed. It’s harder to learn how to ride a motorcycle on the street because you have to obey the traffic laws.

Do pit bikes need gas?

Dirt bikes take unleaded gasoline. Dirt bikes with a two-stroke engine need to have two-stroke oil added to their fuel. Using high octane gasoline will provide better performance in either type of dirt bike engine, but it is not necessary.

Can pit bikes drive on road?

In short, a road legal pit bike has a frame that has been registered by the DVLA and classed as a road vehicle. All on road pit bikes that already have number plates will already have a registered frame. From here, life’s pretty straight forward. Or at least as straightforward as it is with a regular road bike or car.

Is a pit bike road legal?

True pit bikes are not street legal from the factory. If you have or want a modern pit bike, like the ones made by Thumpstar or SSR, you probably want to ride it on the road sometimes as well – and you’re better off doing it legally. Here’s how easy it is to build a street legal pit bike.

How fast can pit bikes go?

The average speed a dirt bike can achieve is between 50 and 60 miles per hour. These numbers will ultimately depend on a combination of factors including the type of engine, horsepower and the terrain being ridden.

Are pit bikes fun for adults?

Pit bikes are not exclusive to kids. They may not have the engine size and frame of your typical full-size motorcycle, but riding pit bikes are a ton of fun. Since they’re lightweight and easy to maneuver, you don’t need to be a seasoned rider to enjoy the thrill.

How long do pit bikes last?

However, they can withstand a decent mileage before you have to replace the old bike with a new one. The average dirt bike lasts no more than 20,000 miles. Anything over that number is high mileage and will need more maintenance checks than a newer bike. On average, a dirt bike foes 3,000 miles a year.

Why are pit bikes so loud?

Mufflers and pipes are responsible for the creation of very loud noise in dirt bikes. The noise can get higher depending on the type of mufflers in your dirt bike. Examples of the mufflers include the chambered muffler, turbo style muffler and straight through muffler.