MINI MOTO – THE COMEDY NUISANCE

Mini MotoA Private members bill by MP Graham Stringer failed, yesterday to tighten up on the use of mini moto bikes in the UK. These mini bikes are beloved of young teenage hoodies who love nothing better than screaming noisily across public land, parks and pavements. Intended for use by young children (excellent idea!!) on private land they are exempt from tax and insurance and the need for any kind of registration. It was the proposal to introduce registration that failed as MP’s felt this would not have much of an impact on their sale and use. In many places these hoodie-mobiles are seen as a noisy menace.

Where I live, the mini moto experience only really appears as the sun is setting in the summer months. As a golden sun disappears below the rooftops the distant but distinctive whine of a thrashed mini moto can be heard as an ear splitting doppler tone drop across a broad stereo soundscape in the still evening air.Annoying as they are I must admit to finding them slightly comedic, even pathetic as I fail to see anything “cool” or “fun” about fully grown idiot teens perched on these irresponsible toys. I have to presume that only parent approval and cash outlay gets these things into the hands of a nations teenagers. In many cases fully grown men have been caught riding these things on public land.

If the bill had been passed then mini moto bikes would have been required registration and so would have a visible registration number that would have allowed identification on sight that could be traced to the legal registrant (presumably the parent).

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14 thoughts on “MINI MOTO – THE COMEDY NUISANCE

  1. y all people diss these mini moto they well phat you should try goin on one then u might like em there fast cheap and great ghetto vehicles y dont people complain bout these granny mobiles that are worse than chiwowas for attackin your ancles is it cus there old and blind and pretend they cant hear people jus ignore em

  2. CAN I JUST SAY !
    i am 15 and have owned plenty of these mini moto’s from the hymoto mini moto to dirtbike’s and yes these may be loud machines and i totally agree with them being banned from being used on roads and paths a i too agree they are very dangerous !
    BUT WHAT HAVE US TEENS GOT NOW?
    games consoles? – you not socialising!
    going on bike rides-no as bikes are more trouble than they are worth!

    THE ANSWER!
    if you do not like people riding them around the streets and in public places well what do you do?

    SIMPLE MAKE A TRACK WHERE ITS OUT OF THE WAY AND MILES AWAY FROM ANYBODY! WHO IS LIKELY TO WINGE! where? SAY SOME OLD SCRUBLAND THATS GOT NO USE! AND MAKE TRACKS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND EMPLOY PEOPLE TO SHUT THE TRACK AT 6-7PM AND LOCK IT ALL AND MAKE PEOPLE PAY A FEW POUNDS FOR ENTRY FOR THE DAY! THIS WAY IT KEEPS DANGERS OUT OF SITE AND SOUND

    my arguement !
    my are granny scooters eg with the roof etc allowed on the paths and were not ITS STILL CLASSED AS A VEHICLE AND HAS NO INSURANCE-TAX-NO MOT! A AT LEAST WITH A BIKE YOU HEAR THEM COMING -BUT ITS STILL WRONG

    we need somewhere to ride thats not going to upset anybody! and is under full watchment of employed persons of the goverment or something or the councils or that specific area!
    and somewhere that we can get used to riding our bikes and see if we would like to take it to a proper track eg pole possition BUT not all can afford this and just like to freedom to ride something thats got an engine and that is fun !

    ROB

    • hey Fast bath i think that mini motos/ pocket bikes should be not banned and i REALLY REALLY Want a mini moto they are fun to ride i have never rided one but i really want 1 if there no mini motos then what are we going to do sit around playing computer games and playstation and get fat and not social we need something to play with be happy btw i want a mini moto 😦

  3. Some sensible ideas (no need to shout with capital letters btw)- I think the electric mobility scooters are approved because they took the legal and taxed three wheeled mobility vehicles off the road (they were all recalled for safety reasons) and they are for non able bodied people (I admit that many abuse their use on public roads) but their top speed is limited.In the same way those below 16 can ride bicycles on the pavement whereas adults by law should not (they must get killed by heavy traffic). I’d rather see personal electric vehicles ala segways or other electric transport vehicles be approved for sensible pavement use than see 7 year olds getting killed by riding mini quad bikes on the public highway. The mini motos are not practical for either public road or pavement use so council approved off road areas would be a good move (as people clearly want these things).
    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  4. hello i have had a cople of these bikes and yes they are nosey but if we had some were that we were aloud to ride them then u would solve the problem people would raver take them some were were we are aloud to ride them than ride them out on the streets (which we are made to do ) and get nicked and have are bikes taken away

  5. i agree with Rob i am 19 years of age and have owned these mini moto’s since they were released, to stop these mini-moto’s been riden on the streets or paths by these “young hooligans” or “hoodies” get somewhere they can ride them in a safe and sound location, without the hassle of whining people. Yes i agree with an entrance fee to access this area as it would be a good way of supporting the facillity and making it better.
    Also if the local council’s and police forces joined and helped to get this done there is possibly a chance that you would see a dramatic change in the statistics of youths riding bikes in public area’s causing a nuisance.
    Chris

  6. i agree with every 1 on dis page dat says get a track
    i have got plenty of mini motos 110’s and 125 and stuff like dat and i take them on fields and that but ppl just gob off and dat cuz its shittin the dogs up lol but y carnt we have da odd track around and pay like 4 or 5 quid like and supply helmets and dat but te goverment and police are just that MARDY.. hey just carnt be bovered but it will be better for da goverment cuz there making even more money
    jord

  7. i race the bikes and there is loads of places to take them all over briton.but it is not as fun going round the streets anoyin ppl. the bikes are fun and evan if the police try to clamp down people are still guna go on them. if people dont like the noise turn up ur tv or buy betta windows

  8. minimoto’s sell for 10 to 20 pounds , as soon as police converscate 1 the person in question will buy anouther 1 strait away maybe 2 and carry on , and he will know you grassed him up and he will make your life even werse , dont blame the people riding minimoto’s your always fast to judge the young people of england , try pointing your fingers at the people making and distrebuting these motorcycles not just at the young people of today because your the main reason youngsters of today get labeld , you make me sick

  9. i never owned these but always wanted to i think they should be allowed to be used on your property or in local car parks just not on pavements in town where its busy.

  10. i dont know what people expect us to there nothing to to in this dump. the only thing you find is old parks that have been here for years and run down buildings that hold youth clubs which are boring.

  11. i have had loads off mini motos. i race them but people still moan about them they are tryin to shut the track but guess who the people are (oaps) its once a month why moan bet they did things which they did things like we did

  12. i have got a minimoto but no where to use it so if we had some where like a track it would stop us from using them on the road and other places like that and it is not just hoodies that have them adults have them to so dont just blame us and im 14

  13. i have 3 mini motos i road them down at the army barracks when they wasnt trainig until some boys come along with there big scrams and the police come over . we was on our way back me and my friend with our parents it wasnt like was werent wearing helmets its just fun to open up the throttle and get the best freal off your life until it gets spoilt we need more tracks around to ride on i live in romford and if i wonted to ride on a track i have to pay £60 for an hour and travel 1hour to get their . its even harder when my mum and dad sont drive .

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