We know from experience how hard it could be to settle into the motocross world. That’s why we are sharing our 5 TIPS TO START YOU OFF in the world of motocross!
1. Do your research!
Motocross is a very demanding sport – you will need money, time and lots of patience to become a good racer. That is why you need to be prepared before you jump head first. Research online your nearest tracks, what bikes are available and when you can give it a go. Facebook is full with pages dedicated to motocross and enduro and there are thousands of people and businesses out there ready to help you out. Once you have been on a bike and talked with professionals you will be much more comfortable picking your own first bike.
2. Rent or buy?
It all depends on how much are you willing to invest. Some of our clients only ride once in a while, others race professionally and some just enjoy building up their bikes. There are various tracks around the UK and the US that provide bikes so call them up and arrange yourself a renting plan. If you want to buy our advice is shop around – some people like brand new factory bikes, other prefer race-tuned second hand bikes and there are also people who like to build their own bikes. There are some great options online and usually bigger retailers will have an idea what bikes are going up for sale in the area. If you are a newbie always make sure to consult with a professional on the condition of the bike before purchase – some issues are not visible and can cost a pretty penny to fix!
3. Be part of the community!
Motocross gets together a special kind of people – dediacted, enthusiastic, knowledgable and always willing to share a good time. Make sure you get to know the local motocross community as those people are great source of knowledge and help when needed. Stick to your parts distributors and tuning mechanics, they will always give you the best advice and support on your bike. Get involved in events and stay up to date with the social media. In our experience some of the best opportunities come from people within your local motocross group.
4. Get ready!
Motocross is a very physically demanding sport and you have to be in shape to handle it. Speak to a local fitness instructor how to gain core strenght and tone your body. Consult a specialist on how to alter your diet in order to spead up the muscle gain and improve the overall stamina and body strenght. If you stick to it results will come soon enough and in no time you will see an improvement in your riding skills and technique.
5. Never settle for less!
There are various ways to do up your bike, but make sure you always take yours and other people’s safety first. Don’t use parts that are not fit your bike, parts that are too old, too used or not complient with the industry standards. Genuine parts can cost quite a lot but on the long term they will do you better job and will deliver the deired bike and riding prformance. Always consult with more knowledgable people if you buy parts from a mate or unreputable source.