How to understand whether you have a street legal bike
There are generally two categories of a motorcycle. One is the street legal, which you can drive on-road, and the other is off-road dirt bike, which you can drive at an off-road site. Both the motorcycles have two wheels, handlebars, brakes, and an engine. So, it would be challenging to understand whether the bike you purchased is an off-road or an on-road version of a dirt bike. Let us see how to determine such.
There are some visible differences that you can quickly notice. One of such is the size. Off-road dirt bikes are much smaller than the street legal version. The off-road version is cut down to the bare minimum so that the driver can mauver easily. The size of a street-legal bike is bigger as it has to spend most of the by the side of bigger vehicles. The extra weight of the street-legal bike helps the driver to stay grounded.
Along with the size of the bike, there is a difference in the tires in these two versions. The design of tires used in the off-road version enhances traction. Such tires in the off-road bikes help to cut through the uneven landscape. Traction is also necessary while driving on the road; however, the road provides much of it. So, the tires of street-legal dirt bikes are broader and smoother.
As we told earlier, the size of the off-road dirt bikes is smaller than the street-legal version. The smaller size is mainly due to the smaller and lighter frame. This makes the bikes easier to handle and more flexible. In addition, street legal dirt bikes have manufactured from metal, whereas off-road bikes are made of hard plastic. As the manufacture of street legal bikes is from metal, they offer extra stability and the style you desire.
Position of seat
There is a difference in the position of seats in these two varieties of dirt bikes. The seat of off-road dirt bikes leans forward so that it is easier for you to adjust quickly and efficiently from standing to a seating position. The seat of the street legal version sits further back so you can relax.
The hydraulic tubes and spring absorb much of the shocks in the off-road dirt bikes. In contrast, there is not much necessity for shock absorption in street legal bikes.