What better role model for a young cyclist than a man who, as legend would have it, broke every bone in his body by falling off one? Absolutely noone, that’s who.
That’s why we got rather excited by this new range of kid’s wooden balance bikes and helmets from Kiddimoto, styled after the great Evel Knievel himself. Hopefully your child won’t be driven to leap any Grand Canyons though. Press release and pics below…
“Kiddimoto celebrates arguably the most iconic two-wheeled daredevil with entry into the Hero Collection of wooden balance bikes.
Evel Knievel, the all-American hero, became famous during the Sixties and Seventies for his legendary motorcycle stunts, most notably at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Wembley Stadium and Snake River Canyon. Perhaps more famous for not landing his jumps, his achievements and failures, including his record 37 broken bones, earned him several entries in the Guinness Book of Records.
Draped in his trademark white, red and blue jumpsuit resplendent with stars, Evel Knievel inspired a generation of children to learn to ride. Kiddimoto has now joined forces with the Knievel family to inspire the next generation of daredevils with the launch of a complete range of officially endorsed balance bikes and a helmet – a must-have for any wanna-be daredevil.
The full range comprises of; Scrambler, Superbike, Chopper and Scooter, all draped with the stars and stripes motif, the no.1 and Evel Knievel’s signature.
To compliment the range of Evel Knievel replica wooden balance bikes, Kiddimoto has also launched an official Evel Knievel helmet, resplendent with the phrase “Colour Me Lucky” adorning the side. This Las Vegas gambling term is what typifies the way that Evel Knievel lived his life – on the edge and always pushing for bigger, better and greater stunts.
The Kiddimoto Hero Collection celebrates the world motorcycle champions of the past 50 years. The new Evel Knievel range joins the ranks alongside
fellow Heroes Joey Dunlop, Mike Hailwood, James Toseland, Carl Fogarty, Nicky Hayden, Troy Corser, Kevin Schwantz, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Neil Hodgson and Barry Sheene.
Kiddimotos aren’t just cool toys, they’re a child’s first bike and an important tool for child development disguised in a fun and desirable package. Aimed at 2-6 year old children, Kiddimoto’s multi-award winning range of wooden balance bikes are an ideal proven, fun, learning platform designed to teach the art of balance and co-ordination at an early age. Kiddimotos don’t have
pedals or brakes, letting the child control their own movements, developing important motor skills from an earlier age, helping them to progress to a proper bicycle or starter motorcycle without needing to use stabilisers.
All Kiddimoto wooden balance bikes are constructed from high quality, recyclable, natural birch plywood and are both very safe and fun as a form of supervised educational play.
The Kiddimoto Heroes range retails for just £119.99, the helmets for £34.99 and all models are available direct from www.kiddimoto.co.uk or through our extensive UK dealer network.
Posted on: May 19, 2011