Fearless and Stupid

Dirt biking is a great sport that encompasses several styles such as trail riding, motocross and trials (just to name a few). With each comes risk and the risk is obviously having a nasty crash resulting in serious injury or death. To ignore this is foolish. But what else is foolish is to avoid activity because of fear of what could happen. After all, the goal is to ride, not crash. But, crashes are likely to happen. So, in anticipation of the likely-hood of crashing, we dirt bikers must (or should if you are not currently) use our brains. Using our brains means several things.

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Will a more powerful bike make you faster?

We like power. We often think of our dirt bikes from a perspective of how powerful they are. Visit your local race track and you might hear talk about what bike has more power. Visit manufacturer websites, dirt bike magazine reviews and “shoot outs” and you’ll certainly see some discussion on power. Power is indeed important, but will a more powerful dirt bike make you faster? The answer to this question is a resounding “maybe”. ┬áSo, before you conclude that you need to run out and grab a more powerful dirt bike, read on for some insight.
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