Motorcycle sport is a diverse sport that is made up several disciplines, each unique in its style.
To find out more information on each discipline, please click on the links below and visit their dedicated page:
Motocross is the off-road sport for you if slamming whoops, carving berms and flying high over jumps is your idea of fun. One of the most popular motorcycling sports, Motocross is run on tracks shaped from natural terrain and produces fast, close and exciting racing. Motocross is a physically demanding form of motorcycle sport and tests both rider and their machines.
Supercross is a condensed form of Motocross conducted in both indoor and outdoor stadiums. It is very spectacular and presents riders with a demanding physical and mental challenge. Supercross events at the highest level in Australia attract thousands of spectators.
The performance of Aussie riders on the world GP and Superbike circuits has ensured Road Racing is thriving. There are many different categories of Road Racing, from 125GP solo bikes and sidecar machines right through to the exclusive Grand Prix machines and high-powered Superbikes.
Old motorcycles were never designed to sit in the corner of a garage or shed gathering cobwebs and rust. Today, many have been restored to their former glory and are actively competing in Historic Road Racing. If youíve got an old Road bike youíll certainly find a class to suit riders of most ages and machines of almost any vintage in Road Racing.
If racing cross-country through tight bush trails and fast open tracks appeals to you, then you should consider Enduro riding. Itís a case of rider and bike versus the elements in events ranging from casual trail rides to Australian Championship events. For many Enduro events a standard requirement is a registered, adequately silenced motorcycle. A civil licence or permit is required in some states.
Speedway is for any rider daring enough to ride a bike without brakes and hardly any suspension. With experience - and if youíre brave enough - youíll enjoy the adrenalin rush and explosive action of sliding around a fully fenced oval circuit. Both solo and sidecar speedway racing is available.
Speed doesnít matter in Moto Trials. Rather, it is the skill demonstrated by the riders in overcoming difficult and various types of obstacles without stopping or allowing their feet to touch the ground. The typical Trials machine is light and nimble, and itís simply amazing what the top riders can do with them.
Track racing is an exciting branch of motorcycle sport for the off-road enthusiast. Itís conducted on closed tracks that can be up to 1800m long, and in various shapes with left and right-hand turns. The surface can be grass or graded dirt. All you need to get started is a Motocross bike or more specialised Dirt Track machine called a slider, and the appropriate riding gear.
Supermoto racing combines the high-speed grace of Road Racing with the action-packed drama of Motocross-style dirt track racing. A Supermoto bike can be built with minimal expense. Even better, riders can compete in Enduro or Motocross events and still turn up and ride their bike at a Supermoto meeting.
Old motorcycles were never designed to sit in the corner of a garage or shed gathering cobwebs and rust. Today, many have been restored to their former glory and are actively competing in Classic Motocross racing. If youíve got an old bike youíll certainly find a class to suit riders of most ages and machines of almost any vintage in Motocross.
The four-wheeled cousin of the motorcycle has found its place in Motorcycle Sport in the form of Quad Racing. Quad Racing is emerging as an exciting discipline where quads of various capacities compete on Enduro loops, Motocross and dirt tracks.
The express purpose of Minikhana motorcycling is the development of riding skills and techniques for Junior competitors by providing an organised competition where skill, rather than speed, is the determining factor.
More information about Minikhana racing can be found in Chapter 26 of MA's Manual of Motorcycle Sport.