For youngsters aged five to eight years old, there may not be a better balance bike than the MC-E 1.16! Lightweight and with a run time of around one hour, it’s the perfect bike for learning on. Built around a strong aluminum frame and with a BMX-style steel front fork, it’s certainly more than capable of handling anything that even the most courageous kids can throw at it. With three pre-set power modes, the top speed can be restricted depending on the rider’s ability. So those new to two wheels, can start with the training mode setting before unlocking more speed as they progress with their skills and start to GET ON THE GAS!
REAL ACTION THROTTLE
Are your kids ready to twist it? Maybe not if they’re just starting off, but once they’ve mastered pushing off and coasting, a real action throttle allows them to control power with their right hand as they begin whizzing around the backyard or local learner track. Throttle control is a fundamental skill to learn and it’s for this very reason that every GASGAS balance bike has a real action throttle.
We made it super-simple for the lithium-ion battery to be removed and recharged. But, with spare batteries on hand that are so easy to fit, non-stop fun is guaranteed! Each battery runs for around one hour and takes about the same amount of time to fully recharge.
Three ride modes allow for safe progression with maximum speeds to suit each rider. For those completely new to two wheels, the training mode’s 8km/h top speed limit keeps things steady while the transitional mode moves the restriction up a notch to 12km/h. But when riders are ready to really pick up the pace, the advanced mode allows for an eye-watering (for kids at least) 21 km/h!
This awesome balance bike is very red and super vibrant. Of course it is, it’s a GASGAS! Looking just like a small-scale GASGAS Factory Racing bike with a few of the team’s sponsor logos added, the MC-E 1.16 sure does look the business!
Lightweight and with the battery placed low down on the frame, the MC-E 1.16 feels super-light to ride and tips the scales at just 9kg. This ensures kids can ride freely and stay focused on developing their skills. Parents and guardians also benefit from the small size and low weight as it means the MC-E 1.16 can easily be put into the back of a car for safe transportation.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT
Do you know what’s great for a child’s confidence? The ability to put their feet down while riding a bike, that’s what! That’s why, with a low seat height of 43cm, the MC-E 1.16 ensures youngsters from the age of five (with an inside leg of 45cm) can reach the ground. For those just starting out, this is even more important as being able to take a steadying dab is a vital part of learning to balance and to keep on moving forwards. The seat height is adjustable as well so as riders grow it can be raised easily.
To keep things simple, the MC-E 1.16 only has a rear brake. This mirrors the same set-up as a bicycle or BMX for a familiar feel, with the lever placed on the left side of the handlebar.
Super-strong and super-low in weight! The aluminum frame is tig-welded and ergonomically designed to put the bars, seat, and footrests in comfortable positions. Up front, the steel BMX-style front forks are more than capable of handling rough terrain.
Stood up or sat down, the tapered footrests make riding incredibly easy. What’s more, by using proper footrests, the MC-E 1.16 has the same layout as a full-sized dirt bike, so youngsters get a feel for the future from a really young age.