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Why Motocross Is Loved

October 13, 2011

People who like motocross most likely like it because it’s extreme sport. It’s very exciting to watch how someone handles a two or three hundred pound motorcycle in extreme conditions.

 

A lot of people don’t know this but motocross is one of the most physically demanding sports out there, in a study it was shown that it was even more demanding than sports like basketball or football. When you think about it, it takes

a lot of strength to control a two hundred pound motorcycle with almost hundred HP at high speeds. Of course when you watch motocross videos you don’t feel it but the moment you start ridding you will feel it.

You need a lot of endurance to ride motocross, if you want to ride track it isn’t one of the things that you can simply pick up and start doing, you need strength in your arms and legs. An even more demanding kind of motocross is called enduro – as in endure, it is ridden off road and depending on the type you ride it is usually even more demanding on the body than normal motocross.

With the rise of the internet motocross has gained international popularity, but it is most popular in the USA, Australia and the United Kingdom. In Europe there is also a certain interest in freestyle motocross. One of the most popular shows in freestyle motocross are Red Bull’s X-Fighters which tour from country to country each year. If you’re not familiar with freestyle motocross unlike traditional motocross it’s aim isn’t racing, the main idea is to perform the best stunt usually in the air, the rider that does the best stunt wins.

Motocross is especially popular among younger spectators, for those who are a bit more adventurous there are also small bikes for younger riders ranging from 50cc to 85cc.

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