When looking for the right motocross bike, size and type are the keys to a fun, comfortable ride. The overall height of the bike is going to play a major role in your riding experience. If you are unable to stand with at least 1 foot flat on the ground, then you’ll have a hard time kicking the bike over. If you can’t do this, then you’re not off to a bad start, because, you’ re not even starting. The bike needs to be something you can sit on and maneuver comfortably.Confused? Here‘s a little help . However, size also refers to the motor. For instance, a 5’6” 120lb weekend warrior probably doesn’t need a 450cc super-cross bike to have fun. On the contrary, having too much bike will keep it and the rider from reaching their potential. This makes it no fun for the rider and it will end up hurting the bike by using the specific gearing in a circumstance for which it was not intended. This brings us to type. If you like climbing hills, riding dunes or flying down the flats of the Mojave, you want a different bike than if you were joining a local track. The key is research and, more importantly, soul searching. The better you know yourself the better choice you’ll make.