Now there are some things that one might consider to be issues, but none of them are serious. Starting with the silence. Although there is a bright red LED battery condition display, if you grab the throttle with the key on, the bike can shoot out and go! Like all electric bikes the max power and torque are available at the lowest rpm, so the hit right off the bat is instantaneous and sudden. Kids used to the slipping automatic clutch of most gas-powered minibikes will take some time to get used to it. But first-timers, especially when the power control is turned down, get right along with it, and it teaches them respect for the throttle. Learning the brakes is another dimension with kids, and I don't have that kind of patience. But the motor is a rare earth-neodymium magnet design that has a slight braking effect when there is no power, so they'll eventually stop. It goes about 14 mph, gearing limited. The grips are almost full sized in diameter so small hands might be making a stretch to get a grip; luckily the brake levers (both front and rear are on the handlebar) adjust in so they are close. And the turning radius is a bit wide, but that stopped more than a few fall-overs from dreaded over-steer, an issue even we professionals still have. There are black widows in the bike's graphics and some kids are scared of spiders. The worst thing about this bike is that kids seem to cry unexplainably when you take it away from them unless you promise ice cream. Now hopefully you haven't written off the OSET because of its trials looks and design. Because a good portion of top off-road riders come from a trials background. Trials teaches the skills you need to ride safely, efficiently and because of all that, fast. I know you are concerned that your son or daughter might grow up and want to compete in trials and wear spandex tights instead of wanting to be the next Ricky Carmichael in a more masculine multi-colored and logo-cluttered pair of so-called leathers. Don't worry. They will, like all kids, do exactly what you don't want them to do right about the time you don't want them to be doing it. By then supercross will have flaming alligator pits and jumps over a helicopter's spinning blades. What does that have to do with anything? Well, OSET is a great, most likely the best, learning bike and the trials-based skills it makes easier to learn are precision techniques. Just what the 2030 SuperMegaCross champion will need to have. Along with years of practice.