What is a Dirt Bike?
A dirt bike is especially designed so that it can ride the toughest terrains. To facilitate this, a dirt bike is well-equipped. It has special suspensions that can take on the bumpiest of roads; special rugged tires that can withstand the worst riding conditions, and better handling to turn the toughest corners.
If you look around, you will see quite a few kids riding on them like there is no tomorrow. But this sport is a challenging form of riding and there are many accidents associated with it. Hence, safety becomes the primary concern.
Safety Gear Checklist
They may be specially designed for kids, but still reach pretty high speeds. So, there may be a chance of an accident. Many unassuming professionals have been thrown off by the dirt bike. Hence, the most important part of biking is to ensure child safety by wearing all the safety equipment required for biking.
Hence it is essential that you buy your kid a good helmet and ensures that he wears it on his rides. The most commonly used helmets are made by Arai, Bell, Fox Racing, and Shoei.
Like most forms of racing, dirt bike racing too has its own special apparel. Kids apparels keep the body protected from the risky racing conditions that riders have to face. Most apparels also have padding to minimize the impact due to accidents. Make sure that the motorcycle jacket has the neck support and wrist support.
Apart from all this, it is still essential that your child wears extra pads on the knees and elbows, specifically to ensure that in case of a fall, there is minimum to no damage to the joints. The hands may get hurt in an accident or there may be blistering. Hence it is essential that the hands remain protected by wearing appropriate gloves.
Helmets aside, the dirt biker also has to wear special goggles. While driving in the sandy terrain, there may be some particles of sand that may go into the eyes as most helmets do not have a visor. Hence the eyes remain protected with the goggles.