Dirt Bike Racing Duel offers one or two players at a time the ability to speed to the finish line on the back of a dirt bike while traveling through a wide range of diverse, realistic environments in countries across seven continents. Environments include canyons, construction sites and even specific major cities.
In both singleplayer and two-player modes, a player must deal with a variety of obstacles during a race, including explosive barrels, narrow ramps and missing sections of track. In singleplayer mode, they must reach the finish line as quickly as possible. In two-player mode, they must arrive at the finish line first. They lose the race against their own top score or another player if they crash because of obstacles or poor maneuvering on the course.
The game offers players plenty of obstacles and fun, increasingly difficult gameplay across new levels. Each player also earns stars for the fastest times and score points. They make money throughout each level while they race based on their star and score achievements. For example, if they achieve two stars, they earn 200 coins. If they achieve a score of 400 or more points, they earn 150 coins. They can then use their winnings to mod and upgrade their bike in the game's Garage to improve the overall design, speed and tilt.