Motogymkhana - Cheap Thrills Or Loads Of Spills?

HippoDrone

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@Lurch asked about Motogymkhana as I'd said it was a cheaper thing to do than trackdays, so I thought I'd stick up some info on it if you wanted to give it a go:

What is Motogymkhana?
Motorcycle gymkhana is a motorcycle time trial sport in which riders compete to maneuver in the shortest time through a paved course restricted by traffic cones or other obstacles.

What bikes can be used?
Motorcycles used in gymkhana must be road legal. A machine must have one wheel at the front and one wheel at the rear. The regulations do not place any limitations on engine size or on style. Tyres must be road legal, so racing tyres such as dry slicks and supermoto slicks are not allowed. Treads must be deep enough, and worn-out tyres are not allowed. Exhaust noise is limited to 100 dB. There must be no sharp edges at the end of handlebars, levers, pedals, or any other projections. Bikes may be customized freely provided the above conditions are met. For example, many participants place the handlebars in the upper position for better control, change the front and/or rear sprocket to improve acceleration, change the exhaust and remove the fairings to reduce weight.
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How do I get involved?
http://www.motogymkhana.org/

I took part in a tryout day on my rather silly Yamaha RXS 100 and had an absolute blast and from the time sheets on the day I was around 20 seconds quicker than a lot of the other bikes so a nimble bike is more important than a powerful one.


It is also something you can do in closed carparks etc as practice for roadcraft skills. GP8's are a good little warm up or practice



 
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Lurch

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Cool!

Nearest one to me is too far away to have a realistic go at it sadly :(
 

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Taking smaller bikes out to the go-kart circuits and doing stunts and gymkhana is always more fun.. Cause you don't have to worry so much about the repair cost. Also you can't hurt yourself too badly if you're not going too fast.
 
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HippoDrone

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As I get older, everything seems to hurt more, but yeah, falling off at motogymkhana is far more forgiving than on a full on trackday! :D
 
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HippoDrone

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Am off to an event in the morning, all me cameras are charged. Unfortunately due to the location (very close to City Airport, London) I can't use the drone, but will film as best I can. Gonna be raining so will be slow which sucks, but as long as I don't drop the bike it'll be a fun day! :)
 

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At a lot of scooter rallies they have gymkhana events. Sometimes they're on grass fields with ramps. teeter-totters/seesaw, and other odd obstacles like stopping your bike to throw a bean bag at a target.

- Wuf
 
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Am off to an event in the morning, all me cameras are charged. Unfortunately due to the location (very close to City Airport, London) I can't use the drone, but will film as best I can. Gonna be raining so will be slow which sucks, but as long as I don't drop the bike it'll be a fun day! :)
Sounds awesome, looking forward to seeing the video :)
 
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HippoDrone

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Well that was a bloomin awesome day! :) Won't be posting the vid for a bit though as got some others I want to put up first, but it was aces, and very very wet! :)
 

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