Electric Quad Bikes & There Origins.
Electric quad bikes & all the latest modern go-cart ride-on tech is all exciting stuff! Which of course we will discuss later on in this article. Having been around for generations, the original pedal powered cars must be the mother that gave birth to our modern electric equivalents and therefore being one of the most popular toys to stand the test of time. There have been lots of technological adaptations with ride-on toys but it is amazing how some of the pedal cars are the same as the ones that were popular over 75 years ago, there are not many products that could claim that lifespan, and still be going strong.
Many of the classic pedal car designs have become “sort after” items and there is a growing collectors market for fully restored models and of course a demand for old pedal cars which have become prime investments for restorers. The popularity of the old styles has led to a growing market in the production of retro styles of most types of pedal powered toys. The designs are not solely limited to the original stereo typical “little red pedal car”, most vehicle types can be found from classic racing cars to fire engines and even aeroplane`s.
As the styles of full sized vehicles have evolved, so have their pedal car versions. Many of the modern prestige cars such as Ferrari, BMW and, Audi & Mercedes are available so that kids can have a car just like daddy, or a car like daddy dreams of having! The range is so vast these days that practically anything on four wheels is represented by a pedal car, such as kids tractors of many shapes and sizes, go-karts, trucks, quad bikes, electric bikes, racing cars, trains, police cars and fire engines.
For the babies they can progress from their first ride-on toy which they simply sit-on and push with their feet, to their pedal powered car, truck or tractor. For the small children we tend to see branded character toys such as Fireman Sam, Thomas The Tank and many of the latest kids cartoon character toys take advantage of this market. All ages are catered for and the toys help the children to develop their coordination skills and imagination as they enjoy fresh air and exercise, what could be better?
As we moved into the electronic age, a whole new range of ride on toys emerged to form a new segment in the prestige toy market. Vast ranges of battery powered ride on toys are now available for kids of most ages to power themselves around the garden, park or farm on their electric quad bikes. Sons and daughters of farmers can now emulate their dads by driving a tractor around the property, complete with a trailer and loading accessories. Miniature versions of major brands such as John Deere Tractor can be seen parked alongside their full size versions with the kids helping mum and dad as they practice for when they will one day driving the real thing.
In some parts of the country large numbers of children have been seen driving their electric powered ride on toys to school, the parents probably have to walk! As well as kids’ tractors, many of the other pedal powered types are available with an electric motor, such as Electric Bikes. Most electric ride-on toys also have two seats so that the driver can enjoy the ride with their friend or sibling. Typical of the two seat versions are Electric Quad Bikes, Jeeps, Mustangs, Motor Cycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
For the big kids there are some really hi-tech looking petrol go-karts and high powered, battery powered electric quad bikes options are now available on most online retailers such as Amazon. This starts to get into some serious power for children over twelve years old with speeds of around forty miles per hour and engine sizes of 150cc. This can hardly be classed as a toy and all the necessary health & safety precautions need to be applied aswell as wearing health & safety protection accessories.
The world of ride on electric or petrol powered toys is certainly changing, it will be fascinating to see what develops over the next few decades! Don`t you think?