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Types of Motorcycles: What is a Dirt Bike?

May 18, 2021 3:43:47 PM / by RumbleOn Road Captain

Off-road dirt bikes: What is an off-road motorcycle, anyway?

If you find yourself staring out the car window at the landscape and daydreaming about the adrenaline of tackling the hills and dirt patches, and pulling some sweet dirt bike tricks, then you need to get yourself a dirt bike or other off-road vehicle today. They are a bottomless supply of adrenaline, and near heart attacks, all packed into a tiny, lightweight frame. What’s not to love about small motorcycles?

Dirt bikes are far from street legal like most off-road specific things. They lack the headlights, brake lights, and mirrors that a dual-sport would have but on the upside, you don't have to get a special license for them because of this. They are equipped with small engines, small gas tanks, and stiff suspension to help you soar over jumps and move through a trail with little impact on the spine or bones. They even come in a tiny 50cc size for the younger riders to learn.

If I have said enough to pique your interest, we have created an infographic to give you more information on the dirt bike and off-road category below! Don’t forget to comment and tell us your favorite place to ride your dirt bike. 

What is a dirt bike


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Topics: Infographics, Motorcycles, ATV and Off-Road

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