Fun Facts about Motocross
Have you been aching to learn some of the fun facts about motocross and motocross racing? Maybe with some of these fun facts you’ll be able to impress some of your friends next time you see them.
- The predecessor to dirt bikes was invented in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Germany, and was basically a motorized bicycle, according to USC.edu. Since then, dirt bikes have developed new frame designs, better gripping tires, and more powerful engines.
- The first motocross competitions were held in Britain in the 1930′s, according to Freestyle-motocross.net. Bikes in these competitions were beginning to diverge in design from common street bikes and motorcycles, since they required a sturdier chassis for frequent wipe outs.
- Dirt-bike.us states that there are five types of dirt bikes. Trail-riders are made for casual riding over rough terrain. Motocross bikes are made for competition racing and tricks on closed tracks. Dual-purpose bikes function on both rough terrain and on streets. Enduro bikes are made for long endurance-testing races. Finally, desert bikes are modified for especially sandy and dry conditions.
- 1. Dirt bikes are lightweight, off-road motorcycles built with a rugged frame, special tires and stiff suspension to navigate hilly, rough terrain in all types of weather.
2. Dirt bikes are used in motocross racing events held in North America, Europe and Asia.
- 3. Dirt bikes are used with an emphasis on agility and lightweight maneuverability, and as a result they have an engine size less than 500cc.
4.The bikes are powered either by a two-stroke or four-stoke engine.
5. Dirt bikes are not licensed because they are illegal on streets and highways, but some U.S. states require a sticker registration fee.
6. The father of the modern dirt bike is the British-made BSA.
7. By the 1970s, Japanese motorcycle makers muscled out the British bikes with Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda.
8. Freestyle motocross or FMX started in the 1990′s
9. Motocross racing became so popular in the United States that the first stadium off-road event was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1972.
10. Motocross evolved in the UK out of trials.
- The Motocross racing is one of the most visually appealing forms of motor sport, the edgy riders’ performance clearly shows their effort to manage the machines.
- Recently this sports has been evolved with sub disciplines like Supercross and Arenacross, Freestyle and Supermoto.
- The Motorcross is one of the most physically demanding sports in existence, too many people probably think that is just the rider and the motorcycle, but it requires the physical fitness for the competitors.
- The competition consists in defining the number of laps (for amateurs usually 3 to 7 and more for professionals) or fixed time period (up to 40 minutes).