If you were to choose between an ATV and a dirt bike, there’s a very big chance you’ll choose the ATV because four wheels are safer than two, right? Statistics say otherwise, notes tire and wheel coverage provider Torque Group. In a study released by Johns Hopkins, it was found that crashes from an ATV are more dangerous than crashes on a dirt bike. But this doesn’t mean that dirt bike riders should throw caution to the wind since bikes have been found to be safer. Whether you’re an off-roading enthusiast who owns an ATV or a dirt bike, safety precautions should always be taken prior to getting on the tracks.

Now, if you own a dirt bike, it would benefit you if you have tire and wheel coverage as this pays for replacements of your tires, wheels, and/or rims should these get damaged from a road hazard. Road hazards are typically nails, shards of glass, and other debris on the road.

If you frequently ride your bike, this coverage will take a load off your shoulders as it also provides 24-hour roadside assistance. But the best part about this program is that you won’t have any out-of-pocket expense for damages due to road hazard.

Common causes of dirt bike accidents

Off-roading enthusiasts know the risks involved in the sport that they love. This is why they are always reminded to always follow safety guidelines and to stick to the path. Veering off course puts them in even greater danger.

With that said, here are some of the most common causes of dirt bike accidents:

  • Collisions
  • Falls
  • Loss of balance
  • Terrain

Motocross tracks are generally uneven and the course has several obstacles that the rider must overcome, which usually include mounds or slopes. When a rider loses their balance during one of their jumps or they miscalculated their timing, they could fall off or with their bike. These, and the others mentioned above are some of the most common causes of dirt bike accidents.

Minimize risk of injury

Riders are always reminded to wear the right helmet and protective gear. They should also ride within their skill level, and they must check and double-check the condition of their bike prior to riding. These are but general reminders of bike safety. Off-roading enthusiasts should seek the advise of those who have been doing the sport for years.

Other than tire and wheel coverage, Torque Group offers a full suite of F&I solutions for dealerships. Please feel free to call Torque Group at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com.