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The Future of Dirtbikes

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Gas dirt bikes have been around for a long time, on the other hand, electric dirt bikes have evolved enough to compete with the thermal engines. 

Gas dirt bikes are bad for the environment, they produce 118 times as much smog-forming pollutants as do modern automobiles on a per-miles basis. That is when electric dirt bikes come in to save the day. They don’t produce any harmful emissions, but when they make the battery three kilograms of lead are emitted, which makes them less eco-friendly.  For the time being, it is hard to tell which one is better for the environment.

Instead of having an engine, E-bikes have a battery that lasts up to five years, its life is also limited and expensive to buy. They are cheaper to maintain, however, the electric dirt bike will still cost more money because their production is still limited and it is relatively new on the market.

One of the main differences is noise. While two-stroke and four-stroke engines produce distinctive noises, the E-bike is almost silent, which comes with certain advantages. Jean Sebastien Gagnon said ” My E-bike’s is so quiet that no one ever notices me, even animals are surprised by my presence. I even met a fox, which never happened to me before.”

250cc gas-powered dirt bikes range in price between 11k and 13k. Electric dirt bikes that will have the same power as a 250cc, range between 13k and 17k.  After each ride, both bikes need basic maintenance. They need to be cleaned and the moving parts lubricated. Yet, The gas-powered bike needs much more periodic maintenance since the engine oil needs to be changed regularly, and air filters also need to be kept in perfect condition.

 

 

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Hi, my name is Kael Arseneault. I am a sporty guy and my favorite subject at school is physical education. My passion is dirt bike riding, I have been doing this sport for 2 years now, it's so fun but dangerous at the same time. When I am dirt bike riding, it feels like I am free and that the world stops. In fifteen years I hope I'll still practice dirt riding, but I don't know what I will do for work.

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