Growing up, I always thought remote controlled cars were amazing. You could drive it down the street, make it turn around and it was a lot of fun. But let’s face it – compared to what kids can get now – the ones from the 80’s are pretty boring. Newer remote control vehicles can fly, have cameras embedded and have a much longer range than the ones we use to play with.
This year, Goonie was sent an Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam, a remote control motorcycle with a camera that can record up to an hour of video. Not only did his eyes light up when he saw it, but the idea that he could race around and record what his cyclist saw intrigued him. There was one comment he said about wanting something like this to stalk his mom… but we just ignore that bit of goofiness.
The Xtreme Cycle Moto-cam is a remote controlled motorcycle with stabilization in side that helps him ride on hard and softer surfaces. Powered by an included battery pack, he’s ready to go right out of the package and actually comes with a ramp, batteries, an Micro-SD card, a charging cable and even a USB drive to copy your videos to your computer. On a full charge, the Xtreme Cycle should record and go for at least a half hour of continuous play and his camera can record up to an hour of video.
I think the biggest problem we had while setting up the Xtreme Cycle Moto Cam was actually finding the on switch (it is hidden in the black of the bike). But once he was powered on he was quickly whipping through the house. Because of the speed of the toy and the power behind it, we highly recommend that this is an outside toy or one that is played with in an area without breakables.
With the stabilization feature, the Xtreme Cycle can actually work on a hard surface, carpet or in the grass. We actually found that our cycle worked best on grass and he would bounce through the grass happily. The Moto Cam has front and rear shock system to absorb bumps and rocky terrain, and the range on the remote control is fantastic and we’d notice our rider going over 50 feet away.
Goonie loves his Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam and having him ride all through the yard and down the street. And when you’re done playing with the Moto-Cam for the day, it’s a lot of fun to head inside and check out the 30 frame per second video your rider shot. You get a lot of goofy videos of his adventures and you may see your yard and neighbors in a different way from the camera height!
Check out the Xtreme Cycle in action!