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MOTOCROSS

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DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR SPEED?

Motocross races are held on an enclosed, marked and fenced circuit that combines the terrain's natural features such as hills and cambers with man-made jumps to create spectacular and physically challenging circuits. On a typical MX track you'll find all manner of elements including fast straights, sharp climbs and drops, big jumps, technical corner sections and rough n' bumpy bits. Motocross is a physically demanding sport held in all-weather conditions.

Motocross is a highly specialised sport so it makes sense that MX machines are also highly specialised. Bikes have a sharp, powerful motor to get the acceleration and high speeds needed to race competitively - and powerful disc brakes to cope with the rapid changes of speed called for.

The tyres have an aggressive 'knobbly' profile to get traction on the terrain, which can range from deep sand through to almost concrete-hard clay. There is also long travel, heavy-duty suspension to deal with the big jumps.

A PURE ADRENALIN RUSH

Bikes range in size and engine capacity from 50cc children's automatic machines right up to fire-breathing 500cc-plus monsters. With a large number of 50cc kiddie bikes available from a wide range of manufacturers, youngsters can start riding a motocross bike and get an introduction to off-road motorcycling pretty much as soon as they can ride a push bike.