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Production Pit Bikes

Since 2003, starting with the SDG Speed Mini, an alternative to upgraded kids' bikes became available. In 2003 Xtreme Motor Corp, a company founded by ex-motocross champ Guy Cooper, and SDG began producing fully upgraded Chinese pit bikes. These pit bikes were designed around the Honda CRF-50's frame and used larger displacement engines, as well as tall handle bars, stronger suspension, and various other upgrades. The demand for these production minis was not quite as great as these companies had anticipated. SDG struck a deal with Tucker Rocky Distributing and their Speed Mini became instantly available to Tucker Rocky Dealers throughout the US. These bikes sold slower than expected, and some remain in dealerships around the US.

In late 2004, a small Utah based minbike importer called USA Motortoys began importing a pit bike bearing many striking similarities to the SDG Speed Mini. They called this bike the Pitster Pro. Over time many more pit bike companies introduced bikes into the market. Currently available production pit bikes include Pitster Pro, Thumpstar, SSR Motorsports, Reaperbikes, Piranha, G2 Moto and Pit Pro. Companies like OGM, Terra Moto and Sikk MX, either no longer have any pit bikes for sale, or no longer have any pit bikes available that are competitive with modern offerings.

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