Updated: Jul 26
I am working on a passion project, about ways to help the sport of motocross grow at the grassroots level.
I'm a life long dirt bike enthusiast!
I started racing Motocross in 1991 and like every one else I have watched as the number of participants has gone down over the past 30 years.
During that time I always thought that someone would come along and make the changes needed to get it growing again.
(Now I think that someone Could be me)
After a massive amount of research (I basically Reverse engineered the whole sport)
I've heard everything from there is no where to ride,
to its to expensive, to its the kids, the kids don't want to go outside anymore, I laugh at that one. Ok sure some kids won't want to. But I believe that a heck of a lot of kids would want to ride dirt bikes if given the chance.
I believe that we Need some rule changes, and some new classes and possibly to take away some classes at the local level. (Many complain about to many classes making the race day to long)
In the 1970's they had XR75' classes and the bikes were air cooled.
As it evolved they turned into liquid cooled 65cc and 85cc rocket ships with long travel suspension. Which is what we have now. They are cool and fast but they are not beginner bikes so if your too old for a 50cc then what?
The current AMA racing classes are
I believe If we re-introduce some classes equal to XR75's more kids will try it. Kids that are to old to race 50cc.
And once people start riding dirt bikes they are often hooked for life.
Not everyone is lucky enough to start motocross at a young age. Sometimes not even as a kid so If we really want to the sport to grow than we need to create some beginner classes for older kids and adults to be able to start on easy to ride bikes like for example 100cc/150cc air cooled four strokes.
They would be about equal to a XR75 but for adults.
I hear all the time that people wonder why the sport isn't growing.
(there are other reasons as well which I believe we can address alsowill list them all in another thread)
I believe if we make some of these changes the sport of motocross will see immediate growth.
I also believe that people starting out on slower bikes will later want to move up to faster bikes when they are ready instead of having no choice but to start on fast bikes or not start at all.
(In my opinion there are big gaps in the sport)
Huge voids, areas that are completely untapped.
As it is right now when you talk a friend into trying motocross they usually get hurt and quit because the bikes being used are way to high performance for Beginners. The bikes used now are extremely fast and they are easy to ride fast and that's not necessarily a good thing. (It is until you crash)
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