The X 22 super bike is rapidly becoming quite popular among pocket bike enthusiasts as this model seems to have everything that a regular sized motorcycle is expected to have. Among these features include items such as front and rear hydraulic disk breaks, electric horn, front and rear suspension, blinkers, brake lights, headlights and so forth, so it seems that with all these and the other features included, it could very well be street legal right out of the crate... but is this really so? Or, are there any modifications needed in order to keep the X 22 super bike up to state specs?
Well, as far as the X 22 super bike (one of a group of small motorcycles known as "pocket bikes") is concerned, let's examine this in a bit of detail... because truth be told, regulations can vary a bit from state to state. The fact of the matter with most pocket bikes being illegal in some states is largely due to their tiny size, and the type of engine that it uses.
While the X 22 super bike uses a 110cc engine and thus, really isn't all that small overall, many pocket bikes can be small enough to pick up over your head, such as the 45cc class and electric motor driven ones. Clearly, these are simply far too dangerous to be zipping up and down busy public streets on, much less highways and such.
Therefore, the much larger variety pocket bikes such as the X 18, the X19 and the X 22 super bikes are actually quite safe, and use the same safety features as the larger variety motorcycles (such as standard (foot activated) and/or automatic transmission, brake and blinker lights, hydraulic disk brakes, standard volume horn, high and low beam halogen headlights, etc.).
Right out of the crate, these are perfectly street legal in most states (check your local DMV) - but are there any major modifications needed? No - one may however need to attach rear view mirrors in order to comply with safety regulations and get an inspection sticker for them, but other than that and depending on the state's local regulations, models like the X 22 super bike are perfectly street legal as is.
Now, once you establish the details through your local DMV, acquiring such a vehicle can be quite costly, as the market price for this particular model is around $800.00 or so, and adding the fact that it weighs close to 200 pounds without the shipping crate, the shipping cost can be a bit substantial, to say the very least. This is why ordering directly through the dealer can be beneficial, as the price of the vehicle can be quite a bit less (even as low as $715.00), and the dealer may also offer free shipping on top of it. If you'd like to reach just such a dealer, please visit my website which discusses the X22 super bike as well as other popular models.
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