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Slideways Motoranch: Bangalore's flat-track for dirt bikes

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Motorcycle racing enthusiasts in Bangalore now have one more way to have fun over the weekends. Slideways Motoranch, which is a dirt track on which you can ride motorbikes sideways, has come up on the outskirts of the city.

Running through teakwood and coconut plantations, the 650 m long track consists of 3 right handed corners and 5 left handed corners with an elevation change of about 8 m from the lowest to the highest point. Bikes have to be ridden in an anti-clockwise direction and the minimum track width is 6 meters. The track has been designed to comply with the guidelines set by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM). The track has been designed with beginners in mind and therefore, does not have any jumps.

The company provides Kawasaki KLX 140 dirt bikes to participants. The bike develops over 24 BHP and has a seat height of 31 inches. A training session is conducted at the start of the ride to educated riders about the basics of riding on the track and control. Participants are expected to know the basics of riding a motorcycle.

Keeping in mind the safety of the participants, Slideways provides helmets, boots, gloves, jerseys and pants along with knee and elbow guards. Further, a first responder is on site and the nearest hospital is 5 km away.

The facilities are available only on the weekends in two sessions - morning and afternoon. The former starts from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm while the latter happens between 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. A dedicated time (12.30 pm - 2.00 pm) between the two sessions is used for track maintenance using a roller and a dozer that are kept on site. The clubhouse, which is located at the starting point has toilets and changing and shower facilities.

Slideways Motoranch is located at Sy. No. 179/2, opposite Pepsi Factory (near Aiyappa Temple), Mysore Road, Bangalore. Bookings can be made through e-mail (slidewaysmx@gmail.com) or over the telephone (Link to the website).

Pricing (per session):

For one person - Rs. 4,000

For two persons - Rs. 3,400 each

For three or more persons - Rs. 3,000 each

A review of Slideways Motoranch can be found on Riderzone.

 
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