How to Ride a 2 Stroke Dirt Bike

A 2 stroke dirt bike is a great way to get exercise and have fun. This type of dirt bike has been around for many years, but it is still popular today. They are easy to maintain and require less oil than other types of bikes, which makes them an economical choice.

If you’re looking for something that can be used on both trails and in the mud, then this might be the perfect option. But riding a 2 stroke dirt bike will require some expertise. For this reason, in this article, I am going to discuss how to ride a 2 stroke dirt bike.

Required Materials

As a beginner, you must need some basic materials. These materials will make ease the learning process. These materials are stated below.

  • Dirt bike, preferably 125cc or 250cc dirt bikes for beginner riders with little experience.
  • Helmet – the helmet should have safety glass and you should also wear it while riding the bank. This is a must rule for the riders.
  • Gloves – built-in handguards are recommended as well as gloves to protect your hands from rocks and heat shields that can come off of your exhaust pipe when racing at high speeds. You also need gloves if you’re going to ride trails where there is vegetation because they will help prevent cuts.
  • Sturdy boots – The soles should be hard and not have any air pockets so that you don’t get kicked by the bike.
  • Jeans or pantyhose, preferably jeans because they are sturdier. Pantyhose will only protect your legs in a pinch if you’re going to wear shorts on top of them when riding.
  • Knee pads – You can buy knee pad inserts for pants but make sure they aren’t too thick or bulky since this could interfere with lean angles while cornering and slow down your speed as well as just cause discomfort from rubbing against your skin all day long.
  • Spare parts: Make sure you bring extra gas, oil, spark plugs, throttle cables. These will be beneficial for the learning process.

Steps on How to Ride a 2 Stroke Dirt Bike 

  • A list of all the steps to riding a dirt bike is explained chronologically.
  • Figure out what kind of bike you are going to ride, either an old style or a new style.
  • Get on the dirt bike and push off with your other foot so that it is up in front of you when you start moving. This will help stabilize the bike from causing any wobbles while starting off slowly. You should always maintain a good balance!
  • Use one hand for steering and the other hand for throttle control, sometimes called a twist grip. Push down on the right side (or left) or pull back on either side will make it go faster; lean forward into turns. To roll backward while riding, stop twisting with your hand and push down on the back of your seat.
  • When you get to a jump, bump, or other obstacles in the track, apply more throttle before hitting it so that when you land, it will be at full speed!
  • To use an old-style bike, place both feet together close to one footpeg (either left or right). Push off with your free foot in front of you while giving even pressure with each leg on the ground. Grip handlebars firmly but not too tight – loose grip is better than no grip.
  • Use one hand for steering and the other for holding onto the clutch lever located near the right side above the rear wheel. For additional stability during starting procedure, bring up shoulder towards the chest. Hold outstretched arm straight ahead as if the arm of a pendulum.
  • When you get to the sand, make sure that your bike is in neutral gear before starting off and doesn’t try to accelerate too quickly – this will send the clutch up into high revs, which could be dangerous!
  • Going downhill: Try not to brake or use gears (unless it’s absolutely necessary) because when you reach an obstacle like rocks, roots etc., premature braking can put more strain on your wrists than if there wasn’t any resistance. Keep arms straight out with elbows bent at 90 degrees for balance.
  • Lean back slightly but keep weight over the front wheel for stability. Before hitting obstacles, press down firmly on the rear brake pedal while maintaining foot pressure from both feet. If one leg has been injured, then the rider should maintain pressure on the foot that is still in contact with the ground.
  • Going uphill: Use one gear and keep your weight over the front wheel for balance. Braking can be done using the rear brake pedal but not too vigorously, almost a feather touch! When ascending, make sure you stay within the RPM limits of the engine to avoid damaging it due to high revolutions of the wheel.

Stopping the Bike

Stopping the bike is just as important and often more difficult than starting it. You can use the side of your foot to apply pressure while slowly releasing the clutch. Your weight should be on whichever leg is furthest from the bike’s pivot point (usually, this will be your left leg).

Some bikes also allow you to put a hand down for balance when stopping if that makes you feel safer. Some dirt bikes have a rear brake which allows them to stop much faster than front brakes alone would allow.

This type of braking technique isn’t appropriate for all situations but might help in an emergency situation or off-road terrain where there are lots of obstacles like trees, rocks, streams etc., as objects will sometimes obstruct one’s path.

Precautions While Riding a 2 Stroke Bike

  • Always wear a helmet and protective gear. This will help you against adverse situations
  • Be sure to practice only in an open field or where there is ample room for mistakes, crashes, etc., because when it comes to this type of dirt bike riding, slamming headlong into a tree may not be just figuratively painful but also physically dangerous. It’s best if the person who teaches you can follow along behind as well so that he/she can stop you from hitting obstacles with every turn.
  • You will have to start leaning forward and back as you ride. This is because the bike has a straight handlebar, which means it’s not like riding a mountain bike or racing a motorcycle with bars that turn in every direction.
Precautions While Riding a 2 Stroke Bike


In conclusion, with this information in mind, you’ll have a better understanding of how to ride your 2 stroke dirt bike. There are many ways for beginners to get started – find the one that suits your style and start riding! Remember Safety first, fun second. We hope that this article will be helpful for learning to ride the bike. Thank you and have a nice day.

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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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