I’ve been riding in the UAE for almost three years now and I’ve never ventured off into the desert on a proper motocross motorcycle. It is something I’ve always wanted to do but the lack of a proper motorcycle, lack of experience and the lack of friends who are into desert riding held me back.
All that changed when I met Ikram from Motoventure and AutomotoX. AutomotoX is the official dealership for Christini AWD (all-wheel-drive) motorcycles in the GCC. They are based in Al Quoz, Dubai and Motoventure is their touring division that rents out these unique motorcycles to those who want to try them before they buy them or to those who just want to experience how awesome it is to ride these purpose built machines.
I found this to be the best way to learn all about these enduro-motorcross machines and the way they feel and handle. The whole way in which the Motoventure staff deals with you is great and very reassuring. It might seem daunting for some at first but Ikram and his crew gave me and my friends a clear rundown of the motorcycles, what to expect and what to do while we were out there.
These tours are aimed at encouraging people to try this type of riding and I think it makes perfect sense for many. There are a lot of people out there who want to have this experience without investing in a motocross motorcycle and other all other trimmings that go with it. Even for me, I have been toying with the idea of getting a motorcross motorcycle for a while and these two hours with Motoventure made everything clear for me regarding what kind of motorcycle I need, how much I need to learn and what kind of gear I should get.
It is recommended to have some motorcycle riding experience before you try this. Also, UAE or any other type of motorcycle licence isn’t required to try this.
For more information on these motorcycles or to make a booking, please call Ikram on +971 55 676 7897.