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Are You Up for a Motorcycle Racing Experience?

MotoGP riders take turn 1 on race day of the Malaysian Motorcycle GP 2011

There are a lot of people who ride motorcycles today. This can be for a number of different reasons. They may enjoy the fact that riding a motorcycle is a lot more exhilarating than driving a car. Whatever the reason may be, it’s quite evident that riding a motorcycle could be so much fun. In fact, there are great experiences that one can only associate with motorcycle riding. One of these unique experiences is motorcycle racing.

This article will outline why you should consider joining in this kind of race.

What It’s All About

The average motorcyclist may have experienced the thrill of riding at high speeds down the highway. However, the vast majority probably have never stepped foot onto a racing track to compete. Indeed, going ahead and riding on a motorcycle at super fast speeds on a racing track is usually an experience that only professional riders can experience. So one might think if an average motorcyclist can experience the thrills that come with motorcycle racing, too.

There are currently lots of great opportunities for regular motorcyclists to get into a professional track and ride just like the pros. Of course, this requires a fee and often comes with a professional guide who will assist a motorcyclist on what to do and what not to do to uphold their safety on the track. The good news is that many popular racing tracks around the world offer this kind of experience.

Today, there are quite a lot of racing tracks that a person can visit to enjoy a day or two-day course that involves motorcycle racing. So it’s important to consider that these experiences are currently in high demand right now. This means that you should book days (or even months) ahead so you’ll be accommodated at your desired date.

Why It’s Worth the Try

Those who have experienced this activity have said that it was worth every penny. The reason for this is that the amazing feeling this experience could give you is something that you won’t be able to have under normal circumstances. Another thing that you may get out of this is the privilege of being able to ride on some of the most famous tracks in the world where some of the past motorcycling legends have had their winning moments. Furthermore, many people compliment the patient and very professional staff who assist them in making the most of their experience during the entire course.

The Price that You Have to Pay

The rates for motorcycle racing vary from area to area. You can expect to pay higher prices at larger, more famous racing tracks. Furthermore, the general rule of thumb when it comes to these types of experiences is that it will cost a few hundred dollars per person involved. Due to how exclusive and special this experience is, this kind of price tag should already be expected. Ccatering and accommodation are often excluded from the price that you have to pay. Many people don’t choose to stay in the area, rather, they take a day trip just to experience this kind of activity.

There are more reasons why you should highly consider going out and trying out a motorcycle racing experience. As mentioned, this is a one-of-a-kind experience that you will definitely remember for the rest of your life and who knows, it could be the kind of activity that you would want to have again and again.

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The Amazing Benefits of an Off-Road Motorcycle Experience

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Many modern motorcyclists never take their motorcycles onto an off-road environment. Their reason is that they don’t see the need to do such thing. Most of them seem to think that the average motorcycle can’t handle rough, off-road terrain. This is somewhat true, as certain models of motorcycles, especially those with smooth wheels and a low amount of power, cannot withstand off-road environments.

Having mentioned that, there are certain models of motorcycles can completely conquer hostile environments with ease. Basically, off-road motorcycling is immensely fun. Hence, a motorcyclist that has not experienced this should seriously participate in an off-road motorcycling event.

A Growing Business

Currently, there are many businesses that provide customers with amazing off-road motorcycle experiences. These businesses can provide customers with highly powered motorcycles that are able to really rip through any kind of road terrain. From there, the customers are guided by one of the staff members as they ride through many of the densest terrains that the country has to offer. The customers are also given ‘free time’ so they can  go about and experience the harsh, off-road terrain on their own.

An Opportunity for a Great Adventure

These kinds of experiences are great opportunities to go on an adventure. You will find that most motorcyclists have never ventured off-road. Furthermore, this means that many motorcyclists simply don’t know how much fun going off-road can be.

Many of the people who have experienced off-road motorcycling talk about how much of an eye-opening experience it was for them; this is simply the experience was so much fun and exciting.

What to Expect

The price for an amazing off-road experience usually costs around $200. This is quite worth it, as the money covers everything you’ll need, from the bike and safety gear to transportation. Furthermore, the guidance and advice given by the staff will prove to be quite handy during the entire experience. The activity will last for more than 2 hours so it only means that a person will truly be able to experience what it is like to ride around an environment that he’s not familiar with using a very powerful, top-of-the-line motorcycle.

Therefore, any motorcyclist who wishes to have a new and interesting experience should definitely go ahead and consider the benefits that come with off-road motorcycling. Those who have already experienced this would often talk about how their perception of motorcycling changed almost instantaneously because of this experience.

Indeed, the world of motorcycling is way more than just about commuting to and from work. There is a whole world of fun experiences out there that involve motorcycles.

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Motorcycling Myths

Most people are familiar with stories about riding motorcycles, be it positive or negative experiences, but most of them are almost certainly nonsense. Here are some common myths and legends about motorcycling.

  1. Lay down on the bike if it’s going to crash

saferriderschemeThis is very wrong. First of all, the crash is going to happen so quickly, you won’t have time to think about it and do it, and it simply won’t help. Instead, you should slow down as much as you can, use both breaks and stay upright to be able to react.

  1. Race tires will make the bike go faster

Racing tires are different from road tires, and they are created to work when they are hot, to create grip. Since your tires will never reach such high temperatures, they won’t work as well, and you’ll probably end up falling off your bike.

  1. Radar undetectable due to small size

This is simply not true. Smaller size doesn’t mean you’ll dodge the radar and avoid getting a ticket for speeding. In fact with today’s technology, radar are much more accurate than they were before.IMG_4556

  1. It won’t happen to me.

You are never really safe, so you are just lying to yourself if you believe this. Even if you are experienced, and have never gotten into an accident, doesn’t mean it won’t happen someday. It’s better to be prepared for the worst, than to be unprepared at all.

  1. The coating on new tires should be removed by riding with under inflated tires.

The only thing that will happen is you’d fall off and hurt yourself. The tires appear to be covered in coating because of the mold they come out of in the factory. Keep in mind you should never drive with the lower pressure, because then tires flex, and they can be severely damaged.

  1. 18-25 year-olds are the most at risk of crashing and dying

Actually, the biggest group of riders that were killed in motorcycling accidents are between 44 and 55 years of age, according to the NTHSA (National Highway Transport Safety Administration’s). It might seem logical for novices to be the ones with most deaths, but it’s probably men with middle age crisis that end up getting hurt.motorrad-salzburg

  1. If you worry about crashing, you will crash

Of course you shouldn’t fixate on the idea of crashing and possibly hurting or killing yourself, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ever think about it and believe you are untouchable either. motorcycling.track-days.mikeschinkel.2003.aprilia.tuono.talladega-al.2005-03-19.photo-033You should always be aware of the possibility that someone might crash into you, or you might not be able to react on time and crash into someone else. Always be prepared and ready for the possibility of a collision, no matter how experienced you are and sure of your capabilities.

These are just a few examples of myths that surround the motorcycling community. You’ve probably heard some of them before, so don’t take too seriously everything you hear, and better check the information somewhere before believing it to be true and spreading it further.

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