Pete Rojas Katie Fehrenbacher just posted on Engadget about Pocket Bikes and is disputing a claim that they are the “new thing.” He says:
” The bikes canít ride on public streets and†can only get up to 35 miles per hour.†They cost anywhere from†$200 to $500, which is a bit of a†difference from the $6,000 to $7,000 for a†normal motorscycle†ó but then again†a regular motorcycle is actually good for something besides scraping up your knees.††Also†you might†not want to ride†around in just any old neighborhood, weíre thinking the mini-motorcycle might not have too much street cred.†”
While in theory I agree with him, the leigons of gangbangers, hoods and street toughes who are diving these things all over by my house in silverlake and the gallery downtown might disagree. These things are lined up in front of the stores that sell those spinny chrome rims and “Mad Bass.” Maybe this hasn’t hit
NYC where Pete where Katie is yet, but in LA they are everywhere.
But that hasn’t stopped me from pointing and laughing every time I see them.