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How popular is motocross?

Type the question into Google and you get very little information. Crumbs in fact. I called the official association, AMCA, and they couldn’t tell me. Where is Stephen Hawking when you need him?  It might be one of those questions with no real answer.  Like do crabs think we walk sidewards? One thing you can say is that MX is definitely cooler than its seventies brother.

The image of motocross or scrambling as it was called back then was based around men who had a passion for fixing bikes as much as racing them. It was the domain of mechanics and farmers who spent as much time tampering with a machine as racing one. But it was a touch of fast action for men who had speed coursing through their veins.

Back then it was quite rare to even have a bike. Boys trained on a Yamaha 50 before graduating to a Greeves or Husqvarna. Money was tight and a generation grew up seeing the sport on Grandstand but unable to come out of the 3-day working week and high unemployment with enough spare cash to buy a bike.

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Back then and even old in the seventies, Murray Walker would add his voice and commentate on such luminaries of the sport as Arthur Lampkin, Jeff Smith, Derek Rickman, Dave Bickers. They raced around tracks in Kent wearing very little protection – with balls the size of Spacehoppers resting in their handlebars.

But the sport was far from in the doldrums. Viewing figures would have been in the millions.

Attendances at motocross events in the 60s and 70s were huge.  For instance, at one of the UK’s most famous tracks, Hawkstone, they would have had over 50,000 attending single events. Today however they would be lucky to get 6,000 through the door so the crowds are not as big but there are more events to attend.

Fast forward to 2013 and with the advent of Nitro, indoor events, tricks and a pro circuit, the sport has evolved from its muddy roots. It’s fair to say that most children could get a bike and certainly any working person could buy a race machine. What has happened is that the sport has become accessible.

There are more clubs, more tracks, more girls, and more events. Today there are over 200 clubs and 30,000 licensed riders. The machines don’t break like they used to and the Internet had made everything attainable from Ebay for bikes to online trading companies like moto41 who specialise in the clothing. Whatever you want, you can order and it will be on your desk the next day.

Riders might not know how to change oil but they always come prepared with a new pair of underpants.

*Moto41 is a new, exciting and driven online motocross apparel store. Our customer service has always been paramount to us and we are constantly enhancing your shopping experience.

You will find our staff, dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about your sport and the service we give to you.

 

Gear up with moto41

The art of getting your dirtbike from A to B as fast as you can is an incredibly dangerous activity and riders should prepare for the odd fall. Luckily there’s an aspect of motocross that is painless and that’s getting the gear.

There’s a saying that you dress for the crash and not for the ride so getting kitted out is crucial if you going to continue riding safely and it is something common between all riders from the pros to beginners.

A fall can knock your confidence as well as doing a bit of damage to the body and no rider wants to be off the bike for longer than necessary so being properly kitted out to guard against impact is vital to enjoying the sport.

Why do I get my stuff?

These days there are so many positives about buying over the internet and motocross is no different. With the right company, you get a huge choice, from boots to motocross helmets, at prices you can afford.

Whereas a bike might be sourced from a local dealer, motocross helmets and goggles can be bought online from a company who specialise in motocross like moto41.

Moto41 are a new online trading business run by fans of the sport and you will get exactly what you’re looking for, great advice at competitive prices. Plus you have the peace of mind knowing your goods will arrive free of charge and no quibbles if it isn’t right. One bit of the sport with no risk.

Helmets & Kit

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Helmets are the single most important item. They should be comfortable and not tight, with the right certificate rating, with a good chin-strap and full face protection. Check out the moto41 website and see all the different brands they offer – from Fly to Airoh to O’Neal.

Goggles and gloves should also be worn even on training rides and hunt out a pair that sit comfortably on the face and hands. Boots range in price so get a snug pair like the mid-priced 661 comp boot or the Fly Maverick MX or even the One Industries full race kit.

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It needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Body protection, youth and start up motocross race kits and a selection of race jerseys are all available online so you can always go out looking like a pro.

If you take your sport seriously then buying online using a reputable company shouldn’t be a risk. They offer great customer service, free delivery and a returns policy so you get great customer satisfaction.

Loyalty on the track, loyalty online.