Motorcycle sports

motorcycle sports

What is motorcycle racing?

Motorcycle racing (also known as moto racing and motorbike racing) is a motorcycle sport involving racing motorcycles. Motorcycle racing can be divided into two categories, tarmac-based road disciplines and off-road.

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Is motocross racing a sport?

This activity evolved from Motocross a continuing popular form of racing at both the Amateur and Professional levels. Known in the US as Observed Trials, it is not racing, but a sport nevertheless.

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What is the sport of racing motorcycles?

(January 2016) Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles. Major varieties include motorcycle road racing and off-road racing, both either on circuits or open courses, and track racing. Other categories include hill climbs, drag racing and land speed record trials.

Whats the history of motorcycle racing?

There was a class for motorcycles in many of the old town-to-town automobile road races, the Paris-Vienna race, for example. The de Dion tricycle dominated the sport in 1897, but two-wheelers like the Werner soon set the stage for an entirely different form of racing.

What is motorcycle drag racing?

Motorcycle drag racing is an American event dating from about 1950. This type of racing consists of a series of acceleration, or top speed, contests, each between two racers, on a straight, smooth-surfaced course that is one-quarter mile long.

What is motocross racing?

Motocross (or MX) is the direct equivalent of road racing, but off-road, a number of bikes racing on a closed circuit. Motocross circuits are constructed on a variety of non-tarmac surfaces such as dirt, sand, mud, grass, etc., and tend to incorporate elevation changes either natural or artificial.

What is motocross racing?

Motocross is a racing sport where participants ride motorcycles over rough terrain. The courses have to be one to three miles long, and they need to have different obstacles for the riders. No two courses are alike, and that can make motocross more demanding than other racing sports.

What other motorcycle sports have been derived from motocross?

A number of other types of motorcycle sport have been derived from Motocross. Supercross is a cycle racing sport involving specialized high-performance off-road motorcycles on constructed dirt tracks with steep jumps and obstacles. Compared to regular motocross, supercross tracks generally have much shorter straights and tighter turns.

Is motocross the same as dirt biking?

Motocross is not entirely the same as dirt biking. Although it is a form of dirt biking. However, it is more specific to a racing event held in an enclosed motocross racing circuit. Dirt biking, on the other hand, encompasses all trail riding outside the race.

What is the difference between motocross and supercross?

Freestyle Motocross — competition based upon points for acrobatic ability on an MX bike over jumps. Supercross — an indoor dirt-bike racing sport that evolved from Motocross, using specifically built indoor dirt tracks. Are motocross riders the worlds fittest athletes?

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