Mini monkey bikes are replicas of popular motorcycles scaled down to about half the size.
Mini monkey bikes are usually powered by petrol driven motors and are capable of speeds of up to 80 km. They are different from battery operated ride-on toys, which travel at a walking pace.
It is illegal to ride mini monkey bikes on road. They are for recreational purposes only.
Mini monkey bikes can cause serious injuries if they:
- are ridden on roads in traffic with larger vehicles
- travel at high speeds
- have unstable structures and mechanical flaws
- lack an emergency stopping device
- lack effective brakes and steering
- lack adequate footholds.
Mini monkey bikes powered by petrol motors, and those with inadequate safety features are banned from sale in Australia.
Electric powered monkey bikes are not banned.