How Dangerous is dirt bike riding ?
Dirt bike riding is dangerous but there is a lot you can do to minimize accidents.
- Don’t buy a bike more powerful than what you can handle. This guide might help, click here.
- Ensure you get the appropriate safety gear, particularly, helmets, goggles, gloves and boots.
- Take your time to learn the bike before you ride on challenging terrain
- Always ride with at least one other rider when out in the woods.
Can you ride dirt bikes in the street ?
Lots of dirt bikes can be ridden on the street.
Dual sports, some trail bikes, adventure tourers and a few enduro dirt bikes can be ridden on the street. Manufacturers generally have a range of bikes that can be road registered. Yamaha dual sports range for example can be road registered and ridden on the street.
how do you get into dirt biking?
The most important aspect is to decide what type of dirt biking you would like to do.
Trail riding is very popular and you might like to ask a friend who has a bike for a ride or buy a second hand bike to start.
Hopefully by the time you have read this guide you will be able to work out what style you like.
Do all dirt bikes have a clutch ?
The majority of dirt bikes do have a clutch. Most of the dirt bikes for really young kids (4+) dont have a clutch so this makes it easier for kids.
The rest of the bikes have clutches but this is not necessarily a bad thing.
A clutch allows for more control of the bike particularly when you look at a trials rider. The use of the clutch in this sport is paramount to how the bikes work and perform.