Why You Need to Make Your Dirt Bike Street Legal Today

You know that feeling when your friends are going out to ride around town, and you can't go with them because you only have a dirt bike? If you had a street legal dirt bike, you would have no idea what I'm talking about.


Why Should I Make my Dirt Bike Street Legal?

Dirt is an awesome part of the overall motorcycle culture, one we’re proud to have right in our name. I don’t need to tell you how awesome dirt bikes are, but it's no secret that riding a dirt bike on the road is highly illegal if you don't have a plate, insurance, and proper equipment.

It can be done but the risk is huge – you could lose your bike, your license, and a ton of money. Don’t take that gamble.

There are plenty of obvious reasons why a street legal dirt bike is an awesome thing to have in your arsenal of gas-powered weaponry, so let’s count down the Top 5 reasons you should make your dirt bike street legal.

It’s Better than Tinder/Facebook/Meet My Dog

It’s a fact of life, bikes bring people together. Even if you don’t know a single person on Earth you’re going to have tons of friends within the first 2 weeks of riding on the street. And f**k finding love on Tinder, meet someone who rides… Or just fall in love with your bike. #relationshipgoals


Go Anywhere

Ever pull into the McDonald's parking lot when you meant to pull into Taco Bell? In a car you'd have to get back on the road to make the switch. Not on a dirt bike. Of course, we can't legally support you hopping curbs… or cutting medians or riding epic wheelies on public roads. So yeah, don’t do stoppies, don’t find random jumps all around town, no sliding, and NO BURNOUTS. NO HOONING! We mean it 😉

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Endless Customization

A street legal dirt bike is the Swiss Army knife of motorcycles. They’re so versatile, conquering different terrain with ease. A street legal dirt bike opens up a whole new world of convenience - hop on and ride it to work, class, downtown, or down a dirt road.

Friends doing some motocross this weekend? Ride there, get muddy, and ride home. Friends going to a paved track day this weekend? Throw on some street tires and get your knee down.

With a street legal dirt bike you have the chance to design something that shows your personality. Knobbies, street tires, wrapping and hydrodipping, custom fairings, bar risers, exhaust… you can produce a bike that doesn’t look like anybody else’s, anywhere, with a flavor that’s uniquely yours. Spoke skins are a pretty sweet way to set yourself apart, and a good old-fashioned sticker bomb goes a long way too.

Pick up some quick-change axles, find a spare set of wheels, throw some spoke skins and street tires on them, and boom – you can go from street to mud in under 30 minutes. Leave ‘em on until the next time you want to ride the street, and boom, thirty minutes later, you’re off. Street legal dirt bike to the rescue.

2 Bikes in 1

Those of us who have several bikes know there’s an adjustment period when switching bikes, especially from street to dirt or vice versa. If you have a street legal dirt bike it’s like having two bikes in one.

You already have an intimate connection with your bike from riding it on dirt. You know its power delivery and handling, and if you take that to the street or a paved track you’ll be way ahead of where you’d be if you had to learn a different bike. With a street legal dirt bike you won’t have to switch over to your street bike – you’re already on it!

We strongly support the dream of owning as many bikes as possible, and we also know that's not always practical. When you've sold your car, your furniture, your clothes, your Xbox, and your sticker bomb fairings, and all you're left with is one bike, you'll be thankful it's a street legal dirt bike.

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Mo’ Money Less Problems

Since you don’t need a stable full of bikes to do all the riding you want, you’re saving money right off the bat. We touched on this earlier but the entire idea of risking money on riding a dirt bike illegally is kind of silly. I mean, it costs under $400 for Dirt Legal to get you a tag, so why risk it?

Here's another one. What do you drive every day? A truck? A 5-liter Stang? Unless it's a moped, there's no way it gets the kind of gas mileage a bike gets. Switching your daily to a street legal dirt bike means you'll get more than twice the MPGs you normally get.

Not to mention if you hoon around in a car the same way you hoon around on your bike, that 20 MPG commuting average goes waaaaay down. Have all the fun you want on your bike and you’ll still get 40+ MPG. How would you like to spend a fourth of the money you spend on gas every month?

Multiply that out and the $400 you spent on a tag and registration will pay for itself in real money very quickly, not to mention you’ll get over 500 Smiles Per Gallon.

Street legal dirt bike 1 – dinosaur juice 0.

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Street Legal Dirt Bike vs Traffic

Are you tired of sitting around on a motorcycle while huge SUVs take 30 seconds to get to 45 MPH? The wait is over, because with a street legal dirt bike you can get right around that traffic. Unless you live in California filtering between cars is illegal (and obeying the law is cool), but you can definitely shoot smaller gaps than a car can.

As for the fist-shakers and horn-honkers of the world, who cares about that? If you’re obeying laws, you’re not hurting anyone, and you’re not being dangerous, then f**k the haters.

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Make Your Dirt Bike Street Legal Today

Now that you know a little more about America, freedom, and making a dirt bike street legal, there’s no reason you shouldn’t convert your dirt bike street legal for use on public roads. Give us a call when you’re ready – we’ve been doing this for a long time and the process is quick and painless, no worries at all.  Why not make that morning commute something worth waking up for. 

Because who wouldn't want their morning commute to be like this?!