Looking For a New Sporting Thrill? Here’s Why You Should Try Powersports
Very few powersports are as user-friendly as the All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) class that emerged during the past couple of decades. Four-wheeled power ATV vehicles come in many sizes and are legal to operate on the streets of some locales and states. They are very stable and make off-roading a lot of fun all year long.
You can find new models at the nearest ATV store that range in size from small one-seaters suitable for teens and smaller kids to large side-by-side ATVs that can seat two people in front and back with bucket seats.
The bigger ATVs make great multi-purpose vehicles that you can use for work or play. They can haul things around your property while you get work done and then take you on a weekend adventure in the backwoods or other unexplored locale.
You can keep an ATV in top running condition with local Honda motorcycle parts and other parts for other brands with OEM and great aftermarket parts that fit and work perfectly. If you want to increase the power, you can find a lot of great new quad motors for sale through your local motorcycle dealership’s parts counter and improve the displacement and power output.
Whether participating in snowmobiling, off-roading, hitting the open road on a motorcycle, or going for a ride on the water, people love powersports. Within the category of motorsports, powersports are a subsection of that and have increased in popularity, especially with their use on a big platform such as the X-Games.
Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for a new challenge or a sports enthusiast looking for a new hobby, there are many powersports to choose from. Here’s a rundown of three of the most popular powersports:
The first snowmobile was invented in the 1920s and since then it has gained a huge following in North America. There are currently more than 1.2 million registered snowmobiles in the United States and more than 600,000 registered in Canada. Additionally, more than 100,000 full-time jobs are generated by the snowmobile industry in North America alone.
On a global scale, snowmobiling has a $26 billion impact annually on the US economy, an $8 billion impact on the Canadian economy, and a $5 billion impact on Europe and the Russian economy.
Snowmobiling has also grown in popularity thanks to the X-Games. The first X-Games were held in 1995 and its audience has steadily grown. The 2017 total X-Games attendance was 215,000, up from 198,000 at the first X-Games. The Winter X-Games were held in 1997 and the current lineup of events features snowmobiling events including Snocross and snowmobile freestyle.
Aside from its national popularity, snowmobiling is a fun recreational activity that allows riders to check out scenic places, be closer to nature and relieve stress in the wintertime. Polaris dealers offer a wide variety of snowmobiles to enhance the experience.
The first modern all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was manufactured in 1968 and ATVs have continued to grow in popularity since then. Just under 41,000 all-terrain vehicles were sold by ATV dealers in the United States between January and March 2017.
Whether you’re interested in three-wheelers or quads, there’s something for everyone interested in ATVs. Many Polaris dealers carry models from top brands and carry different types such as utility ATVs, sport ATVs, and utility task vehicles (UTVs).
Finding Polaris dealers is easy and Polaris dealers can help you decide which ATV might work best for your needs.
Dirt Biking and Motocross
Dirt Biking is considered an extreme sport and cross-country racing on dirt bikes or motorcycles are known as motocross.
Motocross is one of the X-Games’ most popular events and the current lineup of Summer X-Games event lists a dozen motocross events.
Dirt biking offers numerous health benefits for those who are willing to learn the ins-and-outs of the sport. These benefits include:
- Increased strength
- Stimulation of the Brain
Motocross also promotes good health and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Riders are taught to maintain good posture and the sport requires quite a bit of physical output, meaning that it pays off to be in good shape.
In addition to numerous physical benefits, there are many other positives that come from motocross. It teaches multi-tasking when learning how to work the bike’s control system and teaches the importance of working hard and practicing. As with any sport, practice makes perfect and it takes time to learn how to ride the bike, learn the controls and do it all safely.
From snowmobiling to power boating to dirt bike and motocross racing, powersports have something to offer sports fanatics of all types whether you’re looking to get into a competition or just looking for a new leisure sport. Polaris dealers offer vehicles for many of these sports and a nearby dealership can get you set up with the right vehicle for the sport you enjoy.