I’ve been a huge fan and enthusiast of monster trucks for many, many years now. Ever since I began, I experience a rush every time I see them or go to a stadium where they put on rallies, and I thought nothing could ever take that over. Well, it is still unbeatable, but the only thing that could possibly rival them would be if monster BIKES were a thing! Could you imagine those rallies? Bikes versus trucks, races, contests, prizes, the works.
I’ve only ever seen photos online of people who have modified their bicycles or motorbikes to have massive front wheels or a crazy body modification. They’re definitely not fit for the kind of activities I had in mind. Boost up the size of everything, especially the wheels, make the bodies bigger and more impact resistant, modify controls to remain in charge while riding, and of course make sure the drivers are safe while riding. Monster truck drivers are very well protected inside the trucks, but injuries still happen. It’s been mostly recorded that drivers don’t generally suffer from immediate pain, but more so internal, long lasting injuries that don’t surface for years to come. Definitely makes you want to become one, right? Well as I’m sure you’ve seen, trucks land upside and roll a bunch.
Monster bikes would probably take more damage, seeing as they are less stable on 2 wheels and much more prone to rolling, bailing and wiping out in general. Creating a safe, protective area or an easy escape would take some hard work, planning, testing, and prototyping, but just to see these in action would be so worth it. One thing is for sure (for both monster truck and bike operators), they need helmets. With so much juggling around, flipping, rolling, and getting their heads jostled around, they need to protect what’s inside! Motorbike helmets are some of the highest grade out there for high impact accidents and crashes. The monster bike riders would especially benefit from one of these! There’s a massive assortment of all different kinds and grade of helmet…I can only imagine they’d use the highest and best quality one for these stunts (something like the HJC CL-16 would be a pretty good place to start..).
If you’re a motor enthusiast like myself, and enjoy a little dare-deviling here and there, I highly recommend checking out some sites and stores for a helmet to cushion your melon. I know it’s saved my life more than once on numerous occasions! Seriously, take the time to compare brands and styles to find the right one for you. Who knows, maybe Monster Bikes will sponsor their own brand one day!
There is just so much that can possibly be done to create the new stunt/sport or monster biking! It would be line taking motocross stunts and blowing it up to double the size or more and just making a way bigger impact on the crowd (and the ground!). It would launch a new generation of enthusiasts, and people’s garages everywhere would soon be filled with all the crazy junk needed to create their own massive monster bike!