Dirt bikes are usually seen as bulky, noisy and dangerous and this view has not changed for a long time. If you reduced one of these down to a smaller size you would end up with a pit bike, which in recent times they have developed in popularity among both teenagers and older people. Lately many new riders have opened their eyes to the unique world of pit bike racing, and as a result they have quickly risen in popularity.
A pit bike is much lower than a full size bike and also has a lower speed so safety is not as big of an issue as racing full size bikes. That said both you and your child should always wear full safety equipment including helmet and a riding suit. With these precautions in place a pit bike is a perfect way to teach you child how to ride safely. Getting all of the above advantages in exchange for the mild annoyance of riding in a weird position of the small frame, if you are a big person anyway, one should definitely consider getting into pit bikes as a hobby or sport, possibly instead of real motorcycle racing. You can enjoy both the exciting speed when you are racing and also the thrills of jumps or exhibitions. Add to that the fun and challenge of tweaking your bike in the workshop. All in all this makes for a great hobby.
Before pit bikes were invented there was always a hassle to get around the tracks quickly for the pit crews. Since most of the pit crew is obviously skilled in mechanical tasks it wasn’t a far stretch to see them build the first pit bike that could get around all the obstacles around a racetrack quickly and efficiently. The result of this is that we now have these fun and entertaining machines we all can use and enjoy together with our families safely if we just take the proper precautions.