How to Do a Burnout on a Dirt Bike


Burnout is a type of stunt that dirt bikes do. Bur for doing a proper burnout, you need to learn all the relevant things. In this article, I will discuss how to do a burnout on a dirt bike. This will help increase your riding proficiency. But make sure to maintain all the safety precautions while performing the burnout.

How to Do a Burnout on a Dirt Bike

Burnout done by spinning the rear wheel, which causes smoke to come out from the tire, and hence it creates a “burning” sound. Doing this makes you look very cool when other people see your bike.

Steps on How to Do a Burnout on a Dirt Bike:

  • Ride your bike to get up enough speed.
  • When you are at the top of a hill, put both hands on the handlebars and keep them there until you have done a complete 360° turn. Keep applying gas so that the rear tire will spin out during this burnout process. You can use either foot to apply gas to the rear tire.
  • After you have completed your 360° turn, release your hands from both handlebars and try not to touch them again until the burnout is complete. You may use either foot for this or just one if it seems more comfortable. Keep applying gas so that the rear tire will spin out during this process.
  • When you are done with the process, make a quick stop and put both feet down.
  • Then, release the gas pedal and back up slowly to give your bike time to stop spinning out from all of that force you were applying. You should then be ready for another burnout.

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Things to Consider While Performing a Burnout with a Dirt Bike:

  • Start with the bike on a flat surface, and engage the brake. The purpose of this is to prevent dirt from being kicked up when you start rolling it forward in order to keep your clothes clean.
  • Make sure that you have enough room in front of you to perform the burnout without hitting anything or going off track. Keep some distance between yourself and walls if outdoors because they can be hard targets for bikes, so make sure not to hit them.
  • Dig into corners as well – there’s no point doing a burnout unless you’re throwing out maximum power! If your tires are spinning but not digging into the ground, focus more on learning rather than pedaling while trying again until traction improves. Once they do, you’ll feel more speed and power.
  • When you are finished with your burnout, make sure to straighten the bike out before stopping it. This will help keep dirt off of yourself and your clothes to not get dirty or damaged. You can also wipe down any areas on the bike that have dirt on them afterwards if desired.
  • Perform a few practices runs before trying this for real in front of an audience, as no one wants to watch someone struggle while doing something new! Once perfected, though, be prepared for some serious applause from onlookers when you leave these long-lasting impressions behind.

Safety Rules While Performing a Dirt Bike Burnout:

  • Never perform a burnout on a public road.
  • Always wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles while performing the maneuver.
  • If you are using an all-terrain vehicle, never put your hands off the handlebars when doing a burnout because this will cause it to swerve from side to side in unpredictable patterns, leading to accidents or injury.
  • Be mindful of where you do your dirt bike burnouts. You want to stay away from any impediments (trees, bushes, etc.) that could get tangled up in the front wheel’s spinning mechanism for safety reasons, so avoid these areas with caution.


A dirt bike burnout is one of the simplest maneuvers to perform on a dirt bike and can be done anywhere. All you have to do is stay safe, wear protective gear while performing the maneuver, and keep in mind where you are doing your burning out so that there are no complications with obstructions. We hope that our article on doing burnouts has been beneficial for you. Thank you, and have a good day.

Darren Matlock

Darren Matlock

Hi, I'm Darren. I love dirt bikes and everything about the off-road lifestyle. I'm passionate about motorbikes, cars, racing sports and going on adventures. If you're like me and enjoy extreme sports, you've come to the right place! I like to write articles about dirt bikes to help beginners get started. Whether you're interested in buying a dirt bike, ATV, motorcycle or want to ride for hobby, I hope my articles will inspire you to learn more about how this machine can be used to ride.

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