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Thread: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    Im not sure how the e50's were set up (50 senior size?) but my 43.25" kid looked about 4" too short still for one. ( I know about the adjustable size to get it mini sized cost an addition 200 or so for a different suspension link)
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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    Quote Originally Posted by Axlbundy View Post
    Our local dealership has 3 of the E50's in stock, but I just think its so race orientated. Batteries are not hot swappable. Works well for kids with structured motos, practice where the bike can go back on the charger. When your kid is free riding, I think that puts a big strain on your ride time. I didnt get the price on a E50, I thought it was a little north of 5K where a 50 mini was 3900.

    Granted maybe the free riding kid gets more time out of the battery not on the throttle the entire time.

    Its a good question. I dont know many people that have them, let alone just for play riding
    My friend owns a dealership. Maintenance isnt a consideration.

    Yet he still put his kid on the e50.

    They trail ride, play ride, etc. The kid isnt ready for MX by any stretch.

    They absolutely love it. Zero complaints.
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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    Thats cool to hear

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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    I have spent countless hours going back and forth between the electric or 2 stroke. The electric rids itself of EVERYTHING I have concerns with. Get on it and ride, lower end power band, way way less maintenance.
    The huge huge drawback....25 minutes of ride time (when running hard) and then to a charging station. Iím 90% going 2 stroke. Iím actually almost 100% going 2 stroke. I suspect Iíll be reporting back with questions on how to fix all its issues and warning the next dad whoís on the fence. If we didnít have a track at the house, Iíd 100% go electric for weekend track family. But we just get too many hours in to wait for a charge.

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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    buy a second battery
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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    The bikes design isnít for a quick swap battery set up. That would have fixed so much if that was the case

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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    To my understanding the battery swap doesn't take long. But the batteries aren't cheap. That is the part that would be a problem for me.

    All I know if I have till November, and once mid of Nov comes I will no longer need a 50.... And I will be passing this one on to someone else. Excited to get both of my kids back on four strokes!
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    Default Re: Buy new, buy used, avoid all together? KTM 50 mini

    Iím quite jealous youíll be past the dreaded 50 stage. Iím about to jump in both feet with three more kids after this one....so I might as well become a 50 aficionado of some sort

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