Originally Posted by dom1104
I am not going to buy my kids a street bike ever, but they will have an assortment of dirt bikes.
After they are out of the house, they can do what they want.
But 16 year olds can barely drive a car, let alone a bike.
Yeah, it's a tough question if you're being honest about it. I'd say it depends on the kid. I'm 44 RE-started riging about 6 years ago.
I think I have OK judgement most of the time, but man I'm a hooligan on a bike. There's NO WAY I would have survived in my teens or twenties.
If you start them young and teach the diff between a track and street, then MAYBE. If you Forbid it, odds are about 100% they'll get one when they move out @ 21 or whatever so that's not a good plan either.
I think you just gotta be honest and talk to them about it in depth.