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The Rider’s First Dirt Bike

October 17, 2011

With the advent of mass media motocross has grown from a niche sport to a worldwide business. Sponsors like Red Bull and Monster Energy pay huge amounts to organize events and pay riders to wear their logos and brand names when they race.

Today more than ever dirt bikes have become affordable and pretty much anyone these days who wants it can afford a dirt bike. Don’t be fooled though if you want to be competition rider motocross is going to be a very expensive sport, but more about that later, for now we will just assume that you want to ride for fun.

If you’re young or someone who is wants to ride it would probably serve them best to get a dirt bike that isn’t very powerful. If the rider is very young, like a small child a 50cc dirt bike would probably serve them best. Even though it might appear like a 50cc dirt bike doesn’t have a lot of power, again don’t be fooled by its size it can be very dangerous.

Because of the danger you should never just let a child use a dirt bike unprotected, even professional riders ALWAYS use gear for a reason. Motocross is a very dangerous sport; most rank it under extreme sports. For gear you will need to get: a quality helmet is a must, especially if you’re riding on a track that has rocks in it, boots are also very important for proper handling of the gears and to keep the feet protected, pants also very important to keep you clean and more importantly to prevent anything from happening to your legs.

So as you can see motocross isn’t something you can just pick up on one day and start doing, you will need a good bike and more importantly good training and gear.

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