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Selecting the right size dirt bike is essential to having safe and enjoyable experience. If you don't enjoy riding your machine, guess what? You won't ride it. There are so many factors that go into this important decision, including age, height, weight, and experience level. Other important factors include the type of riding you will do and you're riding style. Pure motocross bikes and pure trail or enduro bikes differ greatly (a topic for another time), so consider the type of riding you intend to do and select a bike that fits that style. The same is true for choosing between a two-stroke and a four-stroke. Each behaves very differently and each has its pros and cons.
In November 2013 my son, who was six at the time, and I set out to enjoy one of the last good riding days of the year. A couple of months prior we had headed down to the mountains west of Elberta, Utah to target practice in preparation for a shooting competition in Parma, Idaho. On this occasion, we also took the dirt bikes to explore the surrounding historic Tintic Mining District.
These crazy Canadians know how to have a good time. Their highly modified big bore machines are definitely not your grandpa's four-wheeler. For these guys its all about "going deep and gettin dirty."
When riding on public lands be responsible, stay on the trail, and don't cause irreparable damage. Excessive damage may cause federal and state land-managing agencies to permanently close a trail if it determines that past or future use is harmful to the environment.
In a recent post, we showed you what it would look like hitting a deer while riding an ATV. Well, it appears mother nature has had enough and is out for revenge. Check out these hilarious videos of an angry ram attacking a dirt biker. The first video was posted in June 2013 and the second was posted in September 2013.
Husqvarna Motorcycles released its 2016 enduro lineup. These things are sweet! I'm diggin' the new yellow, blue, and white graphics. The plastics are sharp and modern. In my opinion, these are the best looking bikes on dirt second only to their orange KTM brethren. Two stroke models range from 125cc to 300cc (the TE300 is calling my name). Four stroke models start at 250cc and increase in size all the way up to the behemoth 501cc.
If you've been under the proverbial enduro rock, Husky and KTM dominate the competitive enduro scene (Husky is owned by KTM). As such, these things are race ready from the show room floor. Check out this video from Husky showcasing what these bikes can do in skilled hands. Continue reading below for the full press release from Husky, including all the new updates, or visit their website.
Have you ever worried about hitting a deer while ripping up your favorite trail? I'm sure that was the last thing on this guy's mind. Check out this amazing footage to see if the deer survives.
Tags: Crazy videos, ATV, trail riding, deer hit by ATV
Is this guy insane? I thought for sure he was going lose it and tumble down the side of the mountain, or did he? Check out one of the craziest videos you'll ever seen to find out if he makes it.
Tags: Crazy videos, enduro, trail riding, guy with a death wish, dirt bike
The wheelie is probably the most practical and most often used enduro and trail riding technique. This video by Offroad Fanatic is the best video we've found that thoroughly explains how to do an enduro style wheelie. While we can't wheelie as good as Brian Capper (see the video below), we can still raise the front tire in the air to clear large rocks and fallen trees. Aside from looking cool, you'll be able to more easily maneuver your bike over gnarly, highly technical terrain.
Courtesy of Offroad Fanatic
Tags: Dirt bike techniques, enduro, trail riding