Motocross can be a dangerous sport if you don’t know the basics. Therefore, it is important to have basic knowledge and to follow the rules. This can prevent serious injuries. Are you a newcomer and do you want to be safer and more effective when riding motocross? Here are some fundamental tips for beginners.
Standing or sitting, that is the question here.
Most of the sport is done standing up. However, it is not uncommon for beginners to sit down too often, in most cases due to insecurity. Make sure you know when to stand up and when to sit. Sitting is not the same as sitting – there are different types of sitting… Please be careful not to shift your weight too far to the back of the bike. A good sitting position is upright in the front third of the seat – where the seat touches the tank.
Mastering tight curves
Driving particularly tight corners is part of your motocross basic training. Always start the bend standing up. At the apex, you have to sit down and accelerate. The leg should be stretched out as far as possible, but ground contact should be avoided. Therefore it is recommended to always keep the leg close to the tank.
Never let ruts or mud puddles on the ground distract you. You should always look where you are going. If you only look as far as the front wheel, you may not be able to react quickly enough to changes in the road surface.
Is there room? Not so fast!
Many newcomers make the mistake of looking back and trying to avoid it as quickly as possible when a faster driver approach behind them. Sometimes they cross the road just when the faster driver is about to overtake. This can lead to accidents. It is best to reduce the speed briefly and simply continue straight ahead in the same lane.
Last but not least…
Please pay attention to the right motocross accessories – helmet, boots, and protectors save lives and prevent serious injuries!