An RC Motorcycle is one of the most exciting and brilliant ways to spend your time in the RC hobby world. One of the latest additions to an otherwise limited line of products, the RC Motorcycle is quickly picking up speed and making a huge difference to the way the entire genre is perceived. Once considered the poor cousin of radio controlled cars and trucks, the RC Motorcycle can truly stand on its own today and claim to be one of the fastest growing categories in the industry.
In terms of real-life pursuits, most people tend to love and adore the freedom of a motorcycle as compared to a car. In fact, most people prefer the ride of a motorbike as compared to that of a car. However, the RC world has been something of an anomaly, and understandably so. First of all, there is never that direct attachment to the model as there would be in real-life. However, the second reason for this difference and the most important problem was that the RC Motorcycle genre had no variety, performance or ability.'
In short, the RC Motorcycle never gave anyone any reason to leave their regular RC toys and models and shift to the two-wheeler version. However, that has begun to change and in a massive way!
When Technology walked into the RC Motorcycle
The main problem with the RC Motorcycle was that it never had any "oomph" or "style"! It was always that same old plastic-toy that had poorly-hidden training wheels on the side to keep it steady. In some of the "posh-er" versions, you would have those training wheels hidden under the bulky body. However, in every single scenario, the engine was a mellow electric motor that barely generated enough power to turn the wheel let alone turn heads!
Then, things began to change and engines became smaller, more powerful and suddenly, the RC Motorcycle had a life-line. Manufacturers realized that keeping the bike upright wasn't a problem if the engine had enough power and the engine would have enough power if it were big enough and if the chassis were big enough to fit it in. So began the process of manufacturing the RC Motorcycle with a bigger chassis, with a bigger engine and, most importantly, with a lot more options and style.
A nitro-powered RC Motorcycle was about as common as a regular electric-powered RC car, and all because of a change in approach of the manufacturers. International competitions came about as a result of these changes and the RC Motorcycle quickly became something of a phenomenon in the world of radio controlled toys and models. There were special models that were designed for track-racing, with wonderful motors that provided incredible power, while others were built like dirt-bikes, to master those high jumps and muddy tracks with their powerful engines, fantastic suspensions and what not!
The world of RC Models saw a huge shift in power and from just the big-wigs like RC Cars, RC Jets and RC Trucks, another new genre started eating into the market share - the RC Motorcycle!
Riding your RC Motorcycle well
There was a time when the process of using your RC Motorcycle was a bit of a problem. The handling was very jerky, the movement was sluggish at best, and if you were lucky, you would have a model that didn't fall over every time you tried to turn it. Today, however, your options for indulging in this genre of the hobby are a lot brighter than it ever was. Not only do you have the power to buy something that will last you a lifetime, you also have the ability to run these RC Motorcycle models to the limit, burning rubber on the track and pushing yourself to the edge.
These models are sleek, extremely powerful and have the ability to do anything and everything that a real-life motorcycle can. From the front-end to the back, and everything in between, technology has taken over the riding experience and your RC Motorcycle is now an unbelievable piece of machinery!
One of the biggest improvements has been the use of hydraulic shock absorbers on the front and rear wheels. These have really made a difference, especially when it comes to the high-flying stunts that some of these models are capable of. The problem, earlier, was that you could make your RC Motorcycle jump and fly through the air, but when it landed, you would be left picking up the pieces, quite literally at times. However, the newer suspension makes sure that you have a smooth landing every time, while the chassis is heading into the "made in metal" format to give your bike a lot more strength throughout the structure.
There are gyroscopes to keep your bike up and running, even on the tightest turns and corners, ensuring that you have incredible turning speed that helps you get past an opponent on the race track. The motor quality and technology has improved as the engines, which are generally a bit smaller than what you have on an RC car, are still delivery as much power, if not more, in a bid to make the entire RC Motorcycle fly along at incredible speeds.
Basically, the RC Motorcycle has really become a viable choice when it comes to buying a great radio controlled toy or model today. If you are thinking about getting into the hobby or trying out something different, give the RC Motorcycle a shot!