A key skill every Adventure Rider should acquire is the ability to ride confidently off-road. Large Adventure Motorcycles can be difficult to manage in the dirt because of their weight and bulk. You can get away with a lack of dirt riding skills on small dirt bikes, but an Adventure Bike can hurt you if you don’t know what you are doing.



Often times, riders try to learn on their own with only a few dirt riding tips from a friend. This kind of trial and error approach can cause a lot of anxiety about scratching your bike and injuring yourself, leaving you feeling discouraged and ready to quit. Bad off-road riding techniques you pick up can also stall your ability to progress as an off-road rider.

You need to learn the basics if you want to master the rocks, hill climbs, descents and sand on a large Adventure Bike. Learning good off-road riding techniques will also help you avoid expensive repairs and painful injuries. Once you’ve learned the fundamentals, a whole new world of off-road adventures will open up to you.

Whether it’s your first time off-road or you just want to improve your speed, learning fundamental off-road riding skills from a professional can be extremely helpful. While there is no substitute for in-person instruction at a professional off-road training facility, starting off riding on a flat surface such as a field or waste ground will help you get a feel for the bike and build confidence.