When I was five my dad bought me a used Taco 44 minibike. (Here is a Taco 22.) Four horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine. The first time I rode it I realised I didn’t know how to turn it and hit a brick retaining wall, landing in some rose bushes. Five years later I was riding dad’s ancient 1964 Yamaha 80. Two years after that I had my own motorcycle, a new Yamaha LT2 100 Enduro. And so on. But my first ‘bike’ was the Taco 44.
Who else rode a minibike when he or she was a child? How many still do? (I’m talking about the ‘classic’ style here, as seen in the link; not the ones that look like miniature motorcycles.)
Oh, wait… I found a photo of a Taco 44. Mine had a blue frame and a metal-flake gold vinyl seat. (Blue and gold. Dad was in the Navy, after all! )