Dirt Bike Trail Ride (Australia)
A dirt bike trail ride of King Lake West, Victoria.
Duration: 21 min. 23 sec.
Video by: Nicholas Berenyi
There are various types of off-road motorcycles, also known as dirt bikes, specially designed for off-road events. The term off-road refers to a driving surface that is not conventionally paved. This is a rough surface, often created naturally, such as sand, gravel, a river, mud or snow. Compared to road-going motorcycles, off-road machines are simpler and lighter, having long suspension travel, high ground clearance, and rugged construction with little bodywork and no fairings for less damage in spills.
A trail bike is a dual-purpose bike, made for on-road and recreational off-road riding. A trail bike may resemble an enduro bike, but since a trail bike is not intended to be used for competition, it may be less rugged, and equipped with dual-purpose tyres and with more road legal equipment, such as indicators, mirrors and extra instruments.