This time, we take the BikeReview Torrot back to the track for some great fun zooming around with the 50cc two-strokes and 110cc four-strokes. Here is our long term test so far.

Our Torrot Motocross Two just continues to impress us. We’ve had the bike for eight months now and honestly, the kids have been riding it non-stop. Around the backyard, the local riding park and on competitive weekends. And we have spent zero dollars on parts! 

Anthony Ware leading the oncoming charge of the 50cc two-strokes over the line at his local minibike club in a non-competitive riding session, that always ends up competitive! The Torrot managed to hold them off.

Anthony Ware #87 leading the oncoming charge of the 50cc two-strokes over the line at his local minibike club in a non-competitive riding session, that always ends up competitive! The Torrot managed to hold them off until the flag.

We mentioned previously that we have a lot of experience with the petrol bikes. Not only did I ride 80cc two-strokes as a kid (I still have an RM80XT on display in my office), the kids have all grown up riding our PW50 that we bought in 2012, plus Anthony rode the KTM50SX Mini then 50SX Senior after the PW50. We have also encouraged them to be actively involved in cleaning and maintaining the bikes.

They all know how quick the KTM is compared to the Torrot, but the Torrot is more consistent. That means Anthony can string together 10 laps at a good fast pace, without tiring, and usually do a full session time faster than he could on the KTM, despite the reduction in top speed. It’s less tiring too. Also there is a lot less wheelspin, and less time spent braking, and top speed is reached earlier.

On our second and third days with the Torrot at JTMCC the battery life was very consistent at 35 to 40 minutes on the 1km per lap MX track, that is approximately 50 per cent full throttle, 30 per cent downhill and gradually climbs back uphill with some braking sections. It suits the bike perfectly. One thing we really don’t miss is dealing with overheating KTM50SX issues.

Read all of our Torrot Long Term test updates here…

When the kids get caught up behind slower riders, and into a bit of a traffic jam, the semi-auto high performance 50cc MX bikes ride the friction point of their tiny clutches and always overheat. Not the Torrot. It can be a hot day, cold day, MX session, Trials session, Gymkana, or Enduro and it simply doesn’t get hot. It’s magical! It has so far made riding so much easier than it used to be, more fun

We have had one issue with the bike since the throttle server played up, and that is the key ignition switch failing. I personally don’t understand why it has a key, so I disconnected it and hard wired the ignition. That way we just use the button and the lanyard kill switch to turn the bike on and off. Aside from that, at 80 hours use, we have only had to adjust the chain and check the bike over. Amazing.

Overall, we have concluded that the Torrot Motocross Two is perfect for the kid who wants to ride in a club, in a semi competitive or non competitive class, and just have fun on short motocross tracks, in gymkana or on longer enduro loops. If things get serious, it won’t be competitive against the race bikes, but it has surprised us a lot so far at our local club, it is no problem for Anthony to be as fast as the KTM, GasGas and Husky 50 autos, or the TTR110 and CFR110 four-stroke mini wheels class bikes.

After three full days of riding, including two days at the race club where the bike did 80 minutes of motocross each day, I gave the Torrot another service, which is the second proper service I have done in the 80 odd hours of use, with general cleaning and checking after every ride. There was very little to report, only needed the chain adjusting one notch on the snailcam pullers, and the head bearings a tiny nip up. Nothing else was in need of anything. So much easier than the old days! See you next time!


Price: $4,990 Ride Away (August 2022)
 1500W electric, 48V LiNiCoMn 8,8Ah with BMS integrated (Battery Management System) portable, 48V programmable top speed, power, throttle sensitivity and regeneration, 54.6V 2A battery charger (4 hours). Top speed approx 40km/h+
Chassis: Tubular CrMo steel frame, hydraulic forks non adjustable 95mm travel, DNM gas shock, preload adjustable, 125mm travel, steel swingarm, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes (hand operated both ends), 14 x 1.60in x 12 x 1.85in alloy rims, Michelin Starcross 60/100 – 14(f) and 80/100 – 12(r) tyres, 640mm seat height, 32kg weight, 40kg max rider weight, ABS plastic bodywork.
Performance: 1500w, 48V, 40+km/h

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