Motocross: how to compete?

Published on : 18 March 20213 min reading time
Motocross is an intense mechanical sport that requires great control of balance and acceleration. It is practised on a dirt track with no pedestrians and no traffic. The discipline imposes certain rules and several requirements: you must have both physical and mental strength, as well as technique and courage. The great motocross competitors or riders in the world must follow very intense training programmes in order to be able to take part in major competitions, such as the Red Bull Knock Out for example.

Motocross for beginners

It is important to know that it is not necessary to be a great professional to participate in a motocross competition. To begin with, a few laps on a motocross bike will be enough to enjoy the sport. A practice on a mountain bike is enough to start. This is useful to improve balance control. For more perfection, you need to do some jumps on a Pump Track that you have to do on a BMX for example. It is important to find the ideal terrain to improve timing, speed and placement. Did you know that big riders also use mountain bikes and BMXs? It’s to train regularly, but it’s also an opportunity for them to let off steam.

Buying a motocross bike

After a long practice on an ATV or BMX, you have to know how to choose your motocross bike. It is advisable to buy a good motocross bike made by Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Husqvarna, KTM and TM. Their motocross bikes are equipped with traction control and small electronic gadgets. For the preservation of the environment, there are some very popular electronic motocross bikes. There are motocross bikes with two-stroke engines, which are very light, powerful and easy to maintain. There are models that can be driven on the road: the enduro model for example. The motocross bike has useful equipment for sporting practice, such as headlights for example. You can have a second-hand model, but the motocross one is also available on the marketplace, for instance on Auto Trader or on eBay.

Practice and competitions

You must be a member of a motocross riding school and receive the best possible teaching and techniques. You must find a professional coach who will be able to teach and guide you. Start with small competitions, enjoying every experience, every victory, and every defeat. Great riders start at the bottom before reaching the top. Some people practice motocross just for fun, you only live once as much of it. For those who don’t know if they enjoy it or not, it is better to try it. If you don’t like it, you can just watch intense sport.

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