As previously mentioned, there are several types of Motorcross, otherwise known as the sport of racing two-wheeled vehicles (i.e. motorcycles). Some of these types include:
The title of this class is relatively self-explanatory; it involves racing motorcyles on hard, road like surfaces. These surfaces are typically paved. This means they often take place on either closed circuits or closed public roads. Some of the subcategories/ subclasses of motorcross include:
- Traditional Road racing; involving racing on public roads
- Motorcycle Grand Prix ; a three-tiered/class category which is known as the premier category of racing. Which includes:
- Moto3: Requires and includes bikes with 250cc and a single cylinder engine. This class restricts age as well
- Moto2: 600cc class of racing.
- MotoGP: highest class of GP racing
- Superbike Racing; this type of racing uses modified production or street motorcycles. This race is where you would see bikes most similar to that which you see on the street every day.
- Supersport racing is a unique category for production bikes that must meet relatively strict restrictions and regulations.
- Endurance racing focuses less on speed and more on the endurance and durability of the racer and his/her equipment.
- Sidecar racing involves attaching a platform to production or solo bikes. A rider and passenger work together in these races. Like the other categories, there are many subcategories of sidecar racing.
Otherwise referred to as MX, this is the exact same structure as road racing but takes place off road on a closed circuit which is composed of different surfaces varying from mud to grass to sand. This class incorporates many natural elements and is quite difficult. There are subclasses which include:
- Supercross; which, simply put, is indoor Motorcross
- Supermoto; is a hybrid between road racing and motorcross.
These are a few of the types of motorcross that exist today.