Yeah the 16" is perfect for my 6 year old. And this is great for when you don't have time to load up and go riding they can practice at home, the park, etc. The throttle is progressive like a real motorcycle and has 3 ride modes. If your kid is a little nervous about going to a 50 this is a lot more friendly and much lighter. They are pretty damn tough too, my oldest has wadded just a few times haha!