Everything You Need to Know about Stomp Bikes February 12, 2018 – Posted in: News
Builders tools and building trade supplies often extend further than a toolbox consisting of a hammer, some screwdrivers and a tape measure. For a variety of industries, the workers’ essentials’ are far more substantial, and have to be designed to withstand the toughest working conditions. Stomp bikes, such as quad and pit bikes, are perfect for workers in the agricultural industry, but their uses have also transcended into day-to-day travelling and racing. Whatever your purpose, Stomp bikes can accommodate for your activities, and, in their latest blog post, Altis Industries Ltd tells you everything you need to know about Stomp bikes.
Who are Stomp?
Manufactured and designed by Stomp, these bikes are tailor-made for racing and tearing through every type of terrain quickly and easily. Their collection of pit bikes are quick, nimble and agile, yet possess enough power to manoeuvre through thick mud and slick ground. Stomp quad bikes are the more burley, heavy-duty vehicles, that, despite being slower than pit bikes, power through dirt and climb over obstacles. Whether you use them for your industry practices or have other activities in mind, Stomp bikes make light work of any environment.
Are Stomp Bikes Road Legal?
Although primarily used off-road for agricultural purposes, all-terrain vehicles can be used on the road as a legitimate form of travel. However, in order to be able to get your stomp bike on the road, there are a set of special requirements that must be adhered to, and this is broken down between quad bikes and pit bikes.
Although pit bikes can be used on the road, there is a long process that needs to be followed. Firstly, you must register the vehicle with the DVLA. The DVLA states that you must register any vehicle that you have bought, built, rebuilt or imported, and this can be done by completing one of two forms. A V55/4 form is a document that must be completed to register a new vehicle, and a V55/5 form is a document that you can use to register a used vehicle, including one with rebuilt parts. Depending on the vehicle, the DVLA may sound an official out to inspect the vehicle before registering the vehicle.
The next step for getting your Stomp bike ready for the road is to ensure your vehicle has up to date tax and has passed its MOT. You then must ensure your vehicle is roadworthy. The following is a simple breakdown of key DVLA checks you can conduct at home to make sure your pit bike is ready for the road:
- Be sure to take care with any lights, brakes, steering, exhausts and seat belts, and ensure they are properly maintained.
- Motorcycles must have a tread depth of at least 1 mm across three-quarters of the breadth of the tread and in a continuous band around the entire circumference.
- Tyres must also be inflated to the correct, manufacturers specification for the load that is being carried on the vehicle.
- Once all of these checks have been carried out and your vehicle is registered with the DVLA, you must then ensure your Stomp bike is insured before taking it out onto the road.
As a four-wheeled vehicle, quad bikes are typically easier to register for road use. Again, as with any vehicle. It must be registered with the DVLA, and a government official may still wish to review and inspect your vehicle.
With quad bikes, this vehicle cannot be used if the driver only possesses a motorcycle driving licence, however. To ride a road legal quad bike, the driver must have a standard car drivers licence, and must be at least 17 years of age. When driving on the road, you must always carry your driving licence and some form of insurance documentation to be able to present it to a police officer at any time.
Why Buy a Stomp Bike?
As we have already mentioned, Stomp bikes have a variety of uses, ranging from industrial, agricultural use or standard road use. However, there is a variety of other uses that these multi-purpose machines are perfect for.
Unsurprisingly, pit bikes are great for cross-country use, and that is what makes them perfect for driving across fields, down trails and any other terrain you can think of. Quick, light and agile, combined with heavy-duty tyres, these bikes can trawl through mud, wet grass and quarried paths with power and speed.
Motocross is one of the most popular motorsports there is, and although pit bikes have significant differences to the bikes used in this sport, these machines are the perfect getaway vehicle for motocross. The major selling point of these vehicles is there ability to manoeuvre across harsh terrains, but the speed these vehicles possess must not be underestimated. With the potential of reaching speeds up to 60mph, there is no surprise to learn that racing these Stomp bikes are becoming increasingly popular.
There is a reason as to why these Stomp bikes are commonly referred to as all-terrain vehicles. Unlike pit bikes, quad bikes are built for endurance rather than speed, and four strong wheels allow these vehicles to climb over obstacles easily and to trawl through any type of landscape. Do not be fooled by the rugged exterior, however, as these vehicles can demonstrate speed that is reflective of their two-wheeled counterpart when needed.
On The Road
The speed that a quad bike can produce is important, as these vehicles can, as already discussed, be used on the road. In order to be road legal, these vehicles must be able to keep up with traffic, and with their four wheels, they are easy and comfortable to handle and ride.
Which Stomp Bike Is Right for Me?
Tailor-made for racing, this Stomp bike features an SR140C Z40 cam engine, as well as stiffened valve springs and a high lift race cam to give you the edge in any race. For any novice racers looking to make a start into motorsport, and particularly, motocross, this is the bike to do it on.
The KAYO Raging Bull 250 ATV smashes through any boundaries and obstacles with a 3 hydraulic disk brakes, and double wishbone suspension with adjustable preload to ensure you remain in comfort when tackling tricky terrains. Perfect for manipulating any terrain in any conditions, this vehicle is perfect for workers in the agricultural sector.
Contact Altis Industries Ltd
To find out more about all of our Stomp bikes, contact Altis Industries Ltd directly to speak to a member of our friendly and professional team today. Call us on 01420 472692 or leave us a message via our online contact form.