Importance Of Riding A Dirt Bike

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Before beginning to ride a dirt bike there are some key points that need to be addressed. A key essential for riding a dirt bike is proper clothing and protective equipment. When riding a dirt bike it is important to wear the proper safety equipment designed for motocross: a motocross helmet, boots and socks, pants, a jersey, gloves, goggles, a chest protector, knee and elbow pads, and knee braces. Though it seems a bit excessive the proper equipment is necessary to prevent serious injury. Along with proper clothing, it is crucial to pick the right bike. When picking a bike you will have to choose between a two-stroke engine and a four-stroke engine. Two-stroke engine bikes are typically fast lightweight bikes that have an intense kick to the motor. Due to the bike being lighter it is easier to throw around the bike with the faster punch per Cubic Centimeters. However two-stroke bikes are harder to control and makes learning more difficult for a beginner, they also require frequent shifting. Four-stroke engines often have a broader power band, which makes riding the bike easier. Furthermore, a rider who is just starting out needs to know how to work the bike. Every rider…show more content…
When doing so brake leading up to the corner and just as you start going through it transfer your body weight to the very front of the bike in one smooth movement; hug the petrol tank and keep your elbows up for better stability. Make sure when turning lean into the corner and raise your inside leg up and forward with your foot aimed forward so your heel isn’t touching the dirt. The last step in learning the basics of riding a dirt bike is coming to a complete stop; to do so shift into first gear, pull in and hold the clutch, and brake to prevent stalling. You should now know how to ride a dirt bike at the beginner
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