Being relatively new to motorcycling starting at the ripe old age of 26, I was never fortunate enough to experience where most people start biking, and that’s age-old of the tradition of riding small bikes around a field as a youngun’.
Due to this, I’ve never really had an interest or any experience of off-road riding, apart from taking the GSXR down a green lane by accident, but this was not enjoyable in the slightest.
I usually stay away from mud, so when somebody asked me if I wanted to go to the dirtbike show, I thought why not, it’s a new one on me.
Walking around inside all of the big manufacturers were there with the latest bikes and technology (all new to me) but still interesting. Everything from kids bikes such as the PW50 ideal for your first riding experience, up to proven Rally raid machines for when you have had a year or two practice.
Other stands included clothing, and other apparel, bits for your Mx bike including tyres, levers etc and importantly too cleaning it afterwards.
Live demo’s included rounds of the Super minibike motocross championship, which was very enjoyable to watch, a demo of Bahnstormer which sees races taken on a small oval track with plenty of backend sliding action and close competitive racing and lastly Motoball.
All of this has convinced me to go and blast some dirt bikes!