If racing cross country through tight bush trails and fast open tracks appeals to you, then you should consider enduro riding. It’s a case of rider and bike versus the elements in events ranging from Club to Australian Championship events. For many enduro events a standard requirement is a registered, adequately silenced motorcycle. A civil licence or permit is required in some states.
Moto (Observed) Trials is one part of motorcycle sport where speed doesn’t matter. Rather, it is the skill demonstrated by the riders in overcoming difficult and various types of obstacles without stopping or allowing the feet to touch the ground which wins at the end of the day. The typical Moto Trials machine is light and nimble, and it’s simply amazing what the top riders can do with them.
Road Racing is booming thanks to the exploits of Aussie riders on the prestigious Grand Prix and Super-bike circuit. There are many different categories of Road Racing, from stock standard production machines right through to the exclusive Grand Prix machines and Super-bikes. There is even special classes for Harley Davidsons, Bucket and Pockets.
Supermoto racing combines the high-speed grace of Road Racing with the action-packed drama of Motocross-style Dirt Track racing. The surface is a combination of a hard road surface and graded dirt. For many Supermoto events a standard enduro or motocross motorcycle with some changes is all you will need.
Dirt Track is an exciting branch of motorcycle sport for the off-road enthusiast. It’s conducted on closed tracks that can be up to 1800m long and various shapes with left and right-hand bends. The surface can be graded dirt or grass. All you need to get started is a motocross bike or more specialised dirt track machine called a slider, and the appropriate riding gear.
If slamming whoops, carving berms and flying high over jumps is your idea of fun, then motocross is the off-road sport for you! Motocross is run on tracks shaped from natural terrain and produces fast, close and exciting racing. Motocross is one of the most physically demanding forms of motorcycling sport and tests both rider and their machines at the limit.
Supercross is a condensed form of motocross conducted in both indoor and outdoor stadiums. Its is very spectacular and presents riders with a demanding physical and mental challenge. Supercross events at the highest level in Australia attract thousands of spectators who watch in awe at the riding skills being displayed.
If you are a free-wheeling rider who just loves flying 15 metres into the air over everything and anything this may interest you. It’s the most popular of all the extreme sports where timing and poise is everything. Riders need to be endorsed for Supercross and do and additional competency test to compete in Freestyle Motocross.
Speedway is for any rider daring enough to ride a bike without brakes and hardly and suspension. With experience – and if you’re brave enough – you’ll enjoy the adrenalin rush and explosive action of sliding around a fully fenced oval circuit. Both solo and sidecar racing is available.
Old motorcycles were never designed to sit in the corner of a garage or shed gathering cobwebs and rust. Today, many have been restored to their former glory and are actively competing in historic racing. If you’ve got an old bike you’ll certainly find a class to suit riders of most ages and machines of almost any vintage in Enduro, Moto Trials,Road Racing, Dirt Track, Motocross and Speedway.