Motorbike racing can be extremely dangerous, but it can also extremely fun. With intense jumps, falls, spills and/or thrills, the sport is exciting for both participants and spectators. Let’s look at everything motorbike racing entails.
Motorbike Racing Basics
Basically, the sport races motorcycles on a various tracks. However, the sport has many different types of race tracks and racing techniques that break the basic idea into some extreme subsets. We will look at motocross racing, track racing, street racing and land speed racing.
This sport races dirt bike competitors on small dirt tracks with varied hills. Competitors are usually close as they battle for the win because many bikes race on the track –enough to seem overloaded for such a small track. This makes competition fierce and dangerous accidents plentiful.
Track racing is similar to track racing with cars — motorcyclists battle for top racer on a paved track with multiple twists and turns. The speeds are intense, making turns gut-wrenching on a motorcycle, for both the rider and the audience.
Street racing is often illegal, unless proper channels are used to close down the road being raced on or is a legal road rally (in which all racers follow street signs to check in at checkpoints). However, even being illegal, street racing still occurs.
Land Speed Racing
This race is a one-person per track timed race. Competitors race against the clock in this intense race on a flat, straight raceway, reaching speeds as fast as possible to win title. The speeds exceeding 300 mph — very dangerous speeds in any vehicle, but especially dangerous on a motorcycle.
Motorbike racing encompasses many extreme subsets, making each set an extremely exciting sport for everyone involved. Dangers are plentiful, but the extreme fun can often offset the dangers involved.
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