We got a nice promotional package in the mail today from the folks behind Supercross: The Movie. Included in it was this interesting fact sheet¿
Facts about the Supercross phenomenon¿
What is the approximate income of a Supercross champion?
While salary figures are not published, the recent Supercross champions have grossed approximately $3-6 million annually. This figure includes all endorsements and prize winnings.
What is the average attendance at a major Supercross event?
The average attendance per live event is 30,000 ¿ 60,000.
What does a typical bike cost? What about maintenance costs?
The typical stock, off the showroom-floor motocross bike is between $4,500 – $6,000, depending on the make and model. The modified race bikes that are used for racing in Supercross have a cost figure that ranges between $35,000 – $50,000, depending on the varying modifications. This figure includes maintenance.
What major corporations sponsors Supercross champions (factory riders)
There are five major motorcycle manufacturers that sponsor the factory riders, similar to how the major vehicle manufacturers sponsors are: Nissan, Samsung, Sprint PCS, Daimler Chrysler, Chevrolet, Napster, Boost Mobile? Nextel, Red Bull, SOBE Makita, Slim Jim, Mattel, THQ, Vans Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop and Oakley.
How many people attend Supercross events each year?
Last year, the total attendance for the 15 live events was approximately 750,000.
What makes Supercross the next ¿IT¿ sport?
Supercross is considered the next ¿IT¿ sport in action sports primarily due to its unmatched combination of hardcore, in your face motosports to the high-flying thrills and athleticism of today¿s youth action sports. The intersection where NASCAR and the X-Games meet.
What¿s the average age of Supercross rider?
The riders of Supercross are young, with an average age of 16-30.
In theaters August 19, 2005