It is the exact same valve as the CRF110
My 11 yo daughter has had hers for around a month now and there is no way she could kick start it due to the compression. She thinks the electric start is great of course, however, the battery went flat from little use and I could still kick start it for her which was great. She can't use the clutch yet either but she is still enjoying riding with her brother on his 110. You are right about first gear, when I take it for a spin you can't use it once you get going.honda doesn't really care about the adults that ride their little bikes, electric start sells bikes to kids, parents and anyone who can't or won't kick start a bike. i think the 4 speed is a good idea, what do you use first for on a stock ttr125 or drz125? on flat ground, nothing you can just click up to second so you don't have to shift 5 feet from where you launched from. they are just a 4 speed with a granny gear.