The Future of Motorcycles and Atv’s

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The Future of Motorcycles and ATV’s

I decided to write my research paper on today’s new alternate powered motorcycles and ATV’s. I have been riding and racing sense I was 8 years old. I have seen a lot of changes with motorcycles and ATV’s over the years. I started out riding two-stroke motorcycles, then four-strokes and now I’m told that electric motorcycles will be on the tracks in the not too distant future.
Every year I enjoy taking annual trips to Colorado and Oklahoma. It’s refreshing to get off the motocross track and enjoy riding some very fun OHV trails. My favorite part about riding trails is seeing all the beautiful scenery. But it seems every time I go trail riding, my group and I get yelled at by someone claiming that “were are destroying their trails” and that “were just making noise.”
It irritates me that there are riders out there that don’t follow the trail rules, but I am not one of them. We stay on the trail, we are respectful, our bikes and ATV’s are under the required decibels and we love the land we ride on just as much as they do.
I’m glad to see our sport is getting a lot better about being more environmentally friendly with advances
When I first got involved with the sport of motocross in 1997, you had two different types of dirt bikes and ATV’s to choose from, the two-stroke or the four-stroke engine. The two-stroke motorcycles dominated the motocross classes because of their high performance and lightweight motors. Unfortunately, these two-stroke motorcycles were heavy polluters. Two-stokes produced eight times more carbon monoxide pollution than the average car.
While the heavier, less nimble four-strokes performed at their best in the enduro and trail circuits.
The two cylinder motorcycles seemed to be on top of the racing world and nothing was going to replace it. Well that all changed around 2001. Some states, such as…...

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