Women Moto X Enduro. Why They All Fall?

This year’s X-Games added a division called “Women Moto X Enduro”. Female riders? Cool, even more when they take off their helmets and you find out that they are all pretty good looking. But I wonder what’s going on with these women participating  to the Enduro with very few of them able to stand on their motorcycles more than 30 seconds. All drunk? Paid by the sponsors to be very entertaining? Women know how to ride, so what is the explanation? And ladies don’t jump on me. Those of you knowing me personally know that I am not sexist…

15 Responses to “Women Moto X Enduro. Why They All Fall?”

  1. 1 That Girl Aug 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 am

    This is just sad… C’mon, ladies, we can ride better than this! The 11 year old girls in my trail riders’ association could easily smoke these riders.

  2. 2 A 1 CYCLES Aug 2nd, 2011 at 7:58 am

    105 lb ladies on 220 pound bikes with full suspension height, the obstacles are super hard..and they cant dab their feet without off centering the bike….the guys fell a lot also..it is such a super hard course. they do it a couple times a year in vegas…enduro, hare scramble guys, supercross guys all compete for lots of cash..its a very tough course…even the guys say its tough. give the girls a break.

  3. 3 THUG CUSTOM CYCLES Aug 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 am

    that was a tuff gig… i saw it and it didnt look easy … good job to all who finished it…

  4. 4 Excitebike Aug 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Those were some of the best female off-road riders in the world. The course was extremely difficult. Add slippery surfaces to the obstacles and exhaustion from continuously picking up and starting your bike and it becomes even more difficult. I would bet a heavy chunk of change that 95% of the people that read this article, man or women, couldn’t make a lap around that course without falling. Heck, you prolly woudn’t even make it down the start ramp and over the first log.

  5. 5 gina woods Aug 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I agree with all the comments – difficult course plus height of bike make for disaster. I’d like to see taller women or lower bikes …Good for all that tried this course! Bravo to you!

  6. 6 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I am a man, and I race Motocross and I have raced Enduro let me tell you Enduro is not easy at all! Its like punishment for you and your bike! Even Jeremy McGrath and Rickey Carmichael have a hard time with enduro!

  7. 7 Paular Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Plenty of the guys looked like drunk fools on this course as well. The holeshot was ridiculous. First time this event was at the X Games. I’m sure they’ll make some mods for next year, hopefully without watering it down too much.

  8. 8 fluke Aug 2nd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I think the “highlights” for the womens race was just done to be mean. It was a hard course for the men too, described by the commentator as a crash fest with cringeworthy carnage everywhere, yet the mens highlights didn’t dwell so long on those who fell so much as in the womens race did.

    Just a mean editor, move along.

  9. 9 ROCKSTAR Aug 2nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    “Cool, even more when they take off their helmets and you find out that they are all pretty good looking.”


    “Those of you knowing me personally know that I am not sexist”


    “But I wonder what’s going on with these women participating to the Enduro with very few of them able to stand on their motorcycles more than 30 seconds. All drunk?”

    this is EnduroX, not a Harley slow ride biker babe hotdog eating contest. I doubt half your readers can stand on their motorcycles more than 3 seconds or know how to use the front brake.

  10. 10 Harry from OK Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t think that this was a good idea, but it is the X Games, where you can do the insane for money and fame…granted most of these women would have done well at a GNCC or a WORCS race but to put them out there was foolish. Endurocross is a discipline all it’s own and they should have had the wisdom to not allow the event until the women off road racers had the skill sets to get around the course. ESPN is a damn joke nowadays.

  11. 11 Kourtney Aug 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Hard course. A little speed would help. It’s hard to do anything on a bike when you’re going that slow! Good job ladies!

  12. 12 John Botts Aug 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I’d like anyone here male or female to do any better.
    If you think it’s all because they are women…the men didn’t do a whole lot better.


  13. 13 RogerG Aug 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I have to say that i spend far more time riding dirt bikes than street bikes, not as easy as it would seem… but i have to ask this, don’t about half the people wobbling through Sturgis look like they are drunk too ?(but arn’t) and i hate to say it but it takes about 1/10th the talent to ride a street bike well vs a dirt bike, and thats being nice !

  14. 14 Larry R Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Kudos to the ladies who rode. That course was damn tough. I think they did an excellent job considering the condition of the wet track. They went through hell and desire our admiration. Just my 2 cts.

  15. 15 live2rideaglide Aug 5th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Most people who have never raced motocross , enduro or flat track for that matter have no concept of how physically demanding a 30 minute moto can be. Being a former AMA racer in all three ,I have no hesitation in saying that motocross racing is the most demanding motorsport on this planet . The motorcycle and the terrain do not know the difference between a female and a male. That looked like one of the tightest, roughest track layouts in MotoX I have ever seen and it seemed that both sexes were being challenged as never before. There is a need in the promoters eyes to raise the bar at each new event to keep pushing the envelope to the Extreme as the name sake implies. Overall there was more accidents and injuries in all phases of the X Games this year than I have ever seen, visa,visa Travis Pastrano among others. If the track is tougher, faster and technically more difficult, it stands to reason that the ladies will be affected as
    well as the men . The pool of elite level female riders is certainly shallower than the males , who are better supported and sponsored and let’s remember that female motox racers are relatively a new thing at this level. I think it doubtful, given the current mindset and opportunities in motox that there will be a female that can legitimately compete with male riders at least for the near future. The ladies need to be judged against one another not the males. That one girl who fell 3 or four times in that one moto , I would have croaked after the second time, so I can give them credit .

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