Pocket bike test
Just got the December, 2004 issue of Consumer Reports. Hard to believe, but they tested pocket bikes. They tested two gas-powered and two electric bikes from Pep Boys and Amazon.com. They were astonished by the bikes' shortcomings.
Drivers can't see the bike riders because the seat is two feet off the ground. The brakes work poorly. The handling is sub-par. The throttles are sluggish. The gas engines were as loud as chainsaws. And no government agency checks the bikes for lights or safety standards.