Riding in the NT

If racing cross country through tight bush trails and fast open tracks appeals to you, then Enduro is a good choice. Riding can range from casual trail rides to Australian Championship events. A motocross or trail bike will get you started.

Motocross is one of the most popular off-road sports in the country. It 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 motorcycle sport which tests the rider and their machine to the limit.

Quads racing in the Northern Territory is, for the most part, enduro and dirt track. Enduro on a Quad is a fast, exciting discipline that sees riders compete in a wide variety of race formats on a number of different terrains. Dirt Track is run on closed tracks that are completely flat and have both left and right hand bends.

Road racing is a very popular form of sport thanks to Australian riders making it big on the prestigious MotoGP and world Superbike stage. There are many categories of road racing, from stock-standard production machines through to rapid-fire Superbike and Supersport machines.

Speedway is an adrenalin packed sport which consists of bikes without brakes and very little suspension tearing around a fully fenced oval circuit. Speedway riders enjoy high adrenalin and explosive action. Competitors can ride solo or as a team with a sidecar.

Dirt Track
Dirt track racing is an exciting branch of off-road racing which is conducted on closed dirt tracks of up to 1800m in length. The tracks are varied with left and right-hand bends. The surface is graded dirt. All you need to get started is a motocross bike and the appropriate riding gear. For the serious competitor a more specialised dirt track machine called a slider is used to compete.

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