SUPERCROSS vs. MOTOCROSS

Posted: October 26, 2010 in motocross, Pictures, Uncategorized
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Many people often wonder what the difference is between SUPERCROSS and MOTOCROSS.  Even though they look the same, they have many differences and most dirt bike riders often choose one or the other when racing.

Motocross racing was developed first and it takes place in outdoor venues.  The track sizes vary, but many tend to be around one or two miles long.  The tracks most commonly include large hills, different size jumps, irregular right and left hand turns, and other obstacles that require gear changes.  Because of the large track layout, motocross races allow for larger class sizes and very high-speed riding.  Motocross tracks can usually be found in rural or country locations and it is sometimes difficult for spectators to see the entire track from one location.  Motocross tracks usually use the dirt on the ground and bring in additional dirt to build jumps, because of the high-speed and large class sizes motocross tracks usually get large breaking  bumps and become rutted up throughout the day.

Supercross is conducted on a specially constructed dirt race track usually within a stadium style facility.  The man-made tracks are created to duplicate similar racing conditions found in outdoor motocross racing in a smaller venue.  The length of the course is dependant on the size of the facility used.  Supercross tracks are usually easier for spectators to see the entire course, but the number of riders are usually limited because of the smaller track size.  Because the track is much smaller, you have less speed coming into the jumps.  The jumps are constructed with a sharp take off which will project you higher than the motocross track that projects you further.

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Comments
  1. radowatcheshome says:

    You are a bike producer or a rider?
    You are professional

    http://radowatcheshome.wordpress.com

    • hunter71 says:

      I am a dirt bike racer. I have been racing my dirt bike for the past two years. I am building a popular blog to help to get sponsors for my racing. Not many kids are doing blogs, so I thought it would be cool to do a blog from a kids point of view. I hope you like it. Hunter71 http://www.hcrproducts.com

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