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When was the dirt bike invented?

The first motorcycles were produced by companies like Indian, Harley, BSA, and Norton. And since in the early 20th century there were a lot more dirt roads than there were paved roads, these motorcycles were designed to be riden on the dirt as well as the paved roads. Making Matchless the first company to produce a dirt bike in 1899.

As a modern dirt bike goes, it seems that the earliest reverence I can find is a 1924 Velocette. It was used in the first motocross event known as a "Scramble" in Camberley, Surrey in southern England. There were probably other bikes used in this race, but you might be able to find more information with this race. But by the 1930s BSA, Norton, Rudge, Matchless, and AJS all made bikes to be used in the Scramble, so any of these bikes could be the first dirt bike, I just couldn't find any mention of them in the first Scramble. However as far as motorcycles used offroad, the 1914 Triumph Model A was used by the British Army as an offroad vehicle during WWI

Most of the first motorcycles made were basically bicycles with an internal combustion engine strapped on somehow. These bikes were constructed just as "roads" were beginning to appear, so they were built to ride off road as well. Therefore, even the first motorcycles could be referred to as "dirt bikes". So dirt bikes (and street bikes) have been around since the dawn of motorycling, just at the time they were simply considered regular motorcycles.

So no one person invented the dirt bike. People began to modify their bikes to ride in the dirt, starting with knobby tires and better suspensions, changing gearing/sprockets, frames, doing everything possible to lighten and strengthen them, getting rid of parts not needed in dirt riding (lites, horn, etc.).

One of the first motorcycles designed specifically for offroad use was by Sigfried Bettmann of Coventry, England. The company name was Triumph Motorcycles and the year was 1914.
Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.

Modified by Siegfried Bettman in 1914.

The "true" inventor, Soichiro Honda in the late 1950's.


kyle crammer invented the first dirt bike.
Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.

Modified by Siegfried Bettman in 1914.

The "true" inventor, Soichiro Honda in the late 1950's.

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How do you do willy on bike?

First you have to go relatively slow and then jerk your body up and back and start pedalling fast.

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The first American Dirt Bike ever made?

harley Davidson

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How much does a Suzuki RM 250 weigh?

the older ones way 230 pounds the newer ones way a little bit less

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Can you put nitrous in a dirt bike?

can you: yes

should you: no.

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What is a roost deflector?

a roost deflector is a "chest protector", just the proper name for it. it is commonly believed that a roost deflector is designed to protect your chest in the event of a crash. this is false, they are only meant to deflect roost (rocks,dirt,mud) that have been thrown from opposing riders' tires.

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What is motocross Race number and letter mean?

A motocross race number refers to the number of applicants racing. The letters are away separating drivers from each other.

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What is a power band in a dirt bike?

Most dirt bikes use carburettors (until about this year), they regulate how much fuel and air the engine gets. The more of this it gets the more power it makes. When you apply the throttle, it increases the amount of fuel and air allowed into the engine. A power band is the interaction between the amount of throttle you apply and the amount of power the engine makes, different bikes make very different powerbands.

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How many people die each year on motocross's?

around 1000

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Do dirtbikes have titles?

It depends on what you mean by "titles". If you mean titles as in which different name, brand, or size a dirt bike comes in then yes they do. For Example, I have a RMZ250F 2008. The RMZ means that it is a suzuki. The 250 is the cc of the engine. And the F at the end means that it is a four stroke. Hope this helps :)

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If you mean "title" as in Motor Vehicle Department paper, only if the bike is licensed for use on a roadway. This may vary from state to state.

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Kawasaki Motorcycles
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Are the Kawasaki KDX series good bikes?

Yes they are for a woods bike, not for a motocross bike. I have owned 3 over the years and they have proven to be very dependable bikes. Here is the way I would break my most recent KDX (2003) 220.

Pros: Reliable, long lasting, descent power, inexpensive, lots of parts available, proven design (unchanged since 1997).

Cons: Soft and slow for more experienced riders, proven technology is also old technology.

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Is the YZ450 2010 the fastest dirt bike?

no kawasaki is the fastest as i know

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How much does a used dirt bike usually cost?

If you go on craigslist you can buy a 125cc for 300- 400.

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Who invented the first Dirt Bike?

No one person invented the dirt bike. People began to modify their bikes to ride in the dirt, starting with knobby tires and better suspensions, changing gearing/sprockets, frames, doing everything posssible to lighten and strengthen them, getting rid of parts not needed in dirt riding (lites, horn, etc.).

The first motorcycle designed specifically for offroad use may have been by Sigfried Bettmann of Coventry, England, for Triumph Motorcycles in the year 1914.
This would be easier to answer if you had stated what type of early dirt bike you were looking for, like "First motocross, supercross, enduro ect." Or "what is the first dirt bike made by Honda, suzuki, or Kawasaki?"

I will answer this the best I can with such an open-ended question.

The first motorcycles were produced by companies like Indian, BSA, Norton. And since in the early 20th century there were a lot more dirt roads than there were paved roads, these motorcycles were designed to be riden on the dirt as well as the paved roads. Making Matchless the first company to produce a dirt bike in 1899.

As a modern dirt bike goes, it seems that the earliest reverence I can find is a 1924 Velocette. It was used in the first motocross event known as a "Scramble" in Camberley, Surrey in southern England. There were probably other bikes used in this race, but you might be able to find more information with this race. But by the 1930s BSA, Norton, Rudge, Matchless, and AJS all made bikes to be used in the Scramble, so any of these bikes could be the first dirt bike, I just couldn't find any mention of them in the first Scramble. However as far as motorcycles used offroad, the 1914 Triumph Model A was used by the British Army as an offroad vehicle during WWI.

I deleted the DUCATI answer because it was too far from the truth to even leave up. Ducati was founded in 1926, two years after the first off-road race. They did not start producing motorcycles for another twenty-four years.
No one person invented the dirtbike. People began to modify their street bikes to ride in the dirt, starting with knobby tires and better suspensions, changing gearing/sprockets, frames, doing everything possible to lighten and strengthen them, getting rid of parts not needed in dirt riding (lites, horn, etc.).
Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.

Modified by Siegfried Bettman in 1914.

The "true" inventor, Soichiro Honda in the late 1950's.


The greatest of all time Keith,Parrish, and Ricky Carmichael

Actually Keith, Parrish, and Rivy Carmichael are just a few of the best, you left out Chad Reed and Bubba Stewart. But they just made it better. :) Being serious, a Japanese guy named Soichiro Honda opened a little motorcycle shop in LA, Calif. and he started sell them. dirt biking is where you ride a bike with a motor on it and it makes it go fast and you can do tricks and and things like that and t is a blast.

Inventor of Dirtbikes bob said dirt bike are fun
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KTM Motorcycles
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Is a KTM SX 125 a good dirt bike for a 12 year boy?

ya but the problem is your only guna have the 85 for a couple months and then hes guna be to big for it the same thing happend to me i say you just get the 125 its a good bike

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Differences between mountain bike and dirt bike?

a dirt bike has a motor

mountain biking is arguably more "connected" to the trail and nature. it can also require much more excercise.

a mountain bike is much lighter, and has less suspension travel

dirt bikes are also more expensive, and require fuel

decent dirt bike price= very good mountain bike price

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How do you start a dirt bike when its cold out?

depending on if its a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke with my 2 stroke I turn the choke on and tip it until the carburetor bleeds. and it fires up every time

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Where was the dirt bike invented?

Most of the first motorcycles made were basically bicycles with an internal combustion engine strapped on somehow. These bikes were constructed just as "roads" were beginning to appear, so they were built to ride off road as well. Therefore, even the first motorcycles could be referred to as "dirt bikes". So dirt bikes (and street bikes) have been around since the dawn of motorycling, just at the time they were simply considered regular motorcycles.

So no one person invented the dirt bike. People began to modify their bikes to ride in the dirt, starting with knobby tires and better suspensions, changing gearing/sprockets, frames, doing everything possible to lighten and strengthen them, getting rid of parts not needed in dirt riding (lites, horn, etc.).

One of the first motorcycles designed specifically for offroad use was by Sigfried Bettmann of Coventry, England. The company name was Triumph Motorcycles and the year was 1914.
hahahahahaha
united states of America duhhhhh
It was invented in Kyle Crammer factory
I think in Germany or England.
If a two-wheeled vehicle with steam propulsion is considered a motorcycle, then the first one may have been American. One such machine was demonstrated at fairs and circuses in the eastern U.S. in 1867, built by Sylvester Howard Roper of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

See the related link for more information.

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What is a medium sized dirt bike?

its just a little bit smaller version of a regular dirt bike

for 12-17 ages of kids to ride a medim size dirt bike

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What sort of dirt bike should a 120 pound female beginning rider start with?

It is my Opinion that Anyone starting out on a Motorcycle should Buy a used OnRoad / Offroad Bike 175 to 250 cc Then Both Terrain and Road can Be experienced. Fun Fun Fun. The Bikes are generally light and easy to handle. The Offroad Terrain prepares the Rider somewhat for unexpected circumstances on the Road. The first answer is good, but may not work for everyone. I agree that an individual should begin with a used bike. Depending on the size of the person riding different bikes provide good experience. If you know you will be only using the bikes off road, then I would recommend a Honda XR200 for a smaller person. If you are tall, the Kawasaki KDX 200 is an excellent bike. Dual Sport (Both licensed for street and dirt) have become more popular and may be difficult to find something in a size that works well for you. Also, a Dual Sport bike will most likely be heavier than a pure dirt bike. Weight is important when riding in the dirt. The lighter the bike, the better. 120 isn't a whole lot. If it's a motocross bike get 80 two stroke. Enduro or dual sport- 125 four stroke. Don't assume that bigger and more powerful is better. If you get a bike that has to much power you will simply be UNABLE to ride it.

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Do all dirt bikes have kick start?

no. Some dirtbikes have a switch start, which involves a turning of a key or some just have a switch

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How much does it cost to start motocross racing?

you can start racing motocross just local for kinda cheap just buy a used or new bike and go to your local tracks. To go all out like racing for three years in amatuar racing going everywhere you better have about 75000 to 100000 dollars because your going to go through that in about one year.

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What is the best Exhaust for raptor 700?

Ron Woods

,no really which is the best DUAL!! exaust for a raptor 700;) ???? please i need an answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HMF

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When did dirt bikes become popular?

In the 1990s Another Answer: Actually about 1902..... almost all the roads were dirt! By the 1920's off road events and trials were very popular in Britain and Europe. Most machines were modified street models.

Another Answer: In the 1970's scrambling, or motocross came to America. It is now the most popular bike sport today. Before that, in 1904 the International Motorcycle Cup Race was held in France, then broke up because of nations arguing about the rules. Not many Americans participated because it was too far to travel. Americans kept to time-trials and off-road courses.

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How did James Stewart get the nickname bubba?

because he is gay, and he has a manginga :)

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