Hey All! With the wife's blessing, I'm thinking of getting my 8-year-old some sort of motorized motorcycle, and I could use your help! Here's my situation: 1. I live in New York City, so I don't have easy access to a big yard or land. I do live in a very residential area, so the streets are quiet enough for her to go around the various blocks (on the sidewalk for now, I guess). FYI, I also do not have a garage (though, I do have a private backyard, and may erect a shed). 2. We do have relatively easy access to her school playground which is mostly empty on weekend. Also, there's Flushing Meadow Park nearby, as well as at least one other medium-sized park. None of these areas would (legally) welcome a dirtbike. 3. My daughter has been riding a bicycle for about four years, and she's asked NUMEROUS times for a motorcycle. However, she's never been on one, and kids are fickle. So, my first thought is to get an electric bike. I've been looking at the Razor MX650: http://www.amazon.com/Razor-MX650-R...?ie=UTF8&qid=1354397347&sr=8-1&keywords=mx650 Here's a bad video of a few future ADV members and their probably very responsible parents watching: <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AugCk35id0Q?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> So, my thoughts are this: If I get electric, it's silent, and I'm likely to be able to let her ride in all sorts of local places which would otherwise frown upon a gas bike. Any thoughts? I'm trying to keep this within about $500 (not including gear). Thanks!