When shopping for a dirt bike or motorcycle, one of the biggest deciding factors is the size and power of an engine. However, more power is not always a good thing. In fact, too much power can actually affect the drivability and comfort of your vehicle and also place you at a greater risk of bodily harm. So before you visit an off-road dealership and buy the biggest dirt bike you can find, consider the following factors to determine how many CCs you really need:
- Your Skill Level- Your riding skill and experience level are the single most important factors in deciding which dirt bike is right for you. A high-displacement engine produces an incredible amount of power and is able to propel the bike at faster speeds. Unless you are an experienced motorcycle rider, this extra power can easily cause the bike to reach speeds that you are not comfortable with or trained to handle. Beginners should look for bikes in the 125cc to 250cc range.
- Your Riding Style- How you plan on using and riding your dirt bike is another important consideration to make when deciding how many CCs you need from your off-road vehicle. If you plan on tackling gnarly trailheads, for example, then you will want to go with a dirt bike that has at least a 250cc engine. Riders who plan on doing hare scramble or enduro racing should look for a larger and more powerful bike. But again, be sure to take your skill level into consideration when making your final decision.
- Your Size- Your physical size is another important factor in deciding how powerful your dirt bike needs to be. For one, high-displacement engines are much larger and heavier than low-displacement engines and require a decent amount of physical strength to control. Additionally, larger engines also require much larger and heavier bikes that can be difficult to control for children and lightweight riders. So unless you are big enough and strong enough to ride a 500cc bike all day, look for a smaller dirt bike that will be easier to handle.
If you’re not sure what size dirt bike or motorcycle is right for you, then stop by Temecula MotorSports today. As one of the leading off-road dealerships in the area, Temecula MotorSports is committed to helping you find the perfect off-road vehicle. For additional information, call (951) 698-4123.