Title: Dirt Bikes. Speed in the Dirt Word Count: 619 Summary: Motorcycles that have been speciall y designed for off-road riding are generally referred to as dirt bikes . They have specific features that make it possible for enthusiasts to ride their bikes on dirt roads lik e minimal framework and body work, knobby tires for easy grip, etc. Keywords: dirt bikes Article Body: There are various dirt bike competi tions like Motocross and various tr ial events where variants of a larg e number of dirt bikes compete with each other. An interesting fact to note is that dirt bikes have no number plates. Every year the US Department of Mot or Vehicles issues green stickers e specially for dirt bikes. Another i mportant fact to take care of is th at dirt bikes are not allowed on ci ty streets as they are only allowed to be ridden on off-road tracks. Different Types of Dirt Bikes Some of the bikes that you might se e when it comes to dirt bikes are Y amaha YZ, Yamaha WR, Yamaha DT, Hon da CRM, Honda CRX, Kawasaki KX, Kaw asaki, KLR, and Suzuki RM, amongst various others. Though al these bik es have their own distinctive featu res they have one thing in common. They are light, strong, and have th e ability to handle the roughest of tracks. The Composition of the Dirt Bike Dirt bikes are mainly built of eith er a two-stroke engine or a four- s troke engine. In a two stroke engin e the mixture of oil and gas is ign ited in the cylinder, and thus not only does the bike get powered up, but the engine is also lubricated i n one go. The four stroke dirt bike engine is like a smaller version o f the car engine wherein, the gas i s ignited but the oil can also be u sed again. If you are looking for differences between a normal street bike and di rt bike then you have to look no fu rther than the suspension of the di rt bike. They have a higher ground clearance and not only this; they a re much lighter as well. Their tire s are also different, and have deep treads in them, so as to; offer th em a better amount of traction thro ugh, gravel, sand, dirt or mud. Moreover, the engine of the dirt bi kes is also placed at a much higher level as compared to normal bikes, to protect it from various obstruc tions like rocks etc. Also, the gas tank installed in the mid-section offers it a better balance. Choice of a Dirt Bike There is a large amount of differen ce between what you want and what y ou really need. The one significant parameter that will determine the kind of dirt bike that you want to buy is dependant on your own skill sets. If you are a beginner it woul dnâ€™t be a good idea for you to bu y a mean machine that you have seen speeding its way to glory in a Mot ocross Race. The purpose of your purchase is als o a key determinant of the kind of dirt bike that you purchase. If you r objective is to have fun just rid ing with your friends and going out on trail rides then, you definitel y do not want to buy a full blown r acer dirt bike. On the other hand i f you want to buy the bike, primari ly for a racing purpose then you mu st surely get a true dirt bike racer. End Words Everyone is actually on a budget. N obody wants to buy a dirt bike that is not within their means. Moreove r, if you are on a minimal budget a nd cannot find a dirt bike to suit your purpose; then itâ€™s best that you tone down your demands a littl e and think of a middle-weight, sli ghtly used dirt bike. There are times when some of the be st buys, in terms of dirt bikes, ca n turn out to be some of the most u nderrated bikes that are available in the market. Whatever the bike yo u buy, itâ€™s important that your o bjective is to have some fun. Donâ€ ™t think beyond having an exciting time, riding your bike!
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