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PRODUCT TEST: MITAS XT-454 SUPER SOFT EXTREME TIRE

PRODUCT: Mitas, a tire brand with a long European history, became part of the Trelleborg group in 2016. Mitas has plants in Europe and the U.S. and offers a large group of motorcycle-related tires. On the off-road side, we have been testing the XT-454 Super Soft, which is part of the Extreme Enduro tire group […]

2021 KICKER ARENACROSS SCHEDULE: MIKE ALESSI IN!

Mike Alessi announced today that he will race in the 2021 Kicker AMA Arenacross Series. Alessi, the most successful amateur motocross racer of all-time with 11 career amateur national championships at Loretta Lynn’s, is joining the Babbits Kawasaki team to compete in the series. “I am very excited to be joining Team Babbitts for the […]

BETA OIL INJECTION FEAR: MR.-KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2020 Beta 300RR that is oil injected, and I love the bike dearly. The bike has almost 200 hours, and I want to replace the reeds when I do my first top end. Since the oil line routes directly into the carburetor manifold and has to be removed to […]

SLR HONDA WINS BAJA 1000: OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

For the third time in as many years, the SLR Honda team rode to victory during this weekend’s SCORE International Baja 1000, extending Honda’s overall motorcycle win total in the event to 30, including six straight and 22 in the last 23 years. It also marked a record 14 wins for the CRF450X. It was […]

PRODUCT TEST: BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME REAR GUMMY

PRODUCT: The Bridgestone Battlecross E50 Extreme is a gummy enduro tire based on the standard Battlecross E50. The E50 Extreme is only available in a 140/80-18 and offers widely spaced tread blocks to prevent mud and dirt buildup. Convex Castle Block technology is used on the center and side lugs, providing added biting surface to […]

ADELANTO GP SCHEDULED

Adelanto, Calif. (August 13, 2020) – The Adelanto Grand Prix shifts into the planning phase of its epic 2021 event, announcing a transition in operations and leadership, adding American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Ty Davis as the director of operations for the legendary Southern California race.  “We’re putting together an all-star team of powersports professionals […]

GRANT BAYLOR’S NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP: VIDEO TRIBUTE

Grant Baylor finally clinched his first AMA National Enduro Championship after coming oh, so close, year after year. His accomplishment was even more important because it provided instant vindication for thee newly formed FactoryONE Sherco team. Baylor had to develop his 450SEF Factory in the course of the season. Here’s a video featuring Grant and […]

WESTERN POWERSPORTS SUZUKI RM125 REBUILD: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look at a 2003 Suzuki RM125 rebuild by Rod and the crew at Western Powersports. The before and after pictures might surprise you. 2-Stroke Behind The Build features an insane RM250 Off-Road build we did a few months ago and 2-Stroke History is all about Suzuki’s RM25 […]

ALEX MARTIN BACK ON YAMAHA

Following in the wake of the news that Team JGR will not be racing Pro motocross in 2021, news arrived that Alex Martin has signed with a newly formed Yamaha team. The official press release follows: Three powerful companies all pulling together, the team will contest the Monster Energy Supercross and Outdoor MX Nationals in […]

SCORPA 300SC TRIALS: FULL TEST

Over the last decade, we have seen a surge in riders taking interest in the sport of trials. It has never been a huge market in the United States, but it continues to gain popularity among riders looking to cross-train and hone their skills for off-road and extreme enduro. The experience gained is undeniable, especially […]

PRODUCT TEST: SXS BURLY HANDGUARDS/ BEEFY MOUNTING KIT

PRODUCT: SXS is well-known for its production of hardcore skid plates and linkage protection made from ¼-inch UHMW plastic. Its hand shields are tagged “Burly” and are made from the same ¼-inch plastic that SXS uses for skid  plates and slide plates that incorporate linkage guards. They have been available as replacements for the KTM/HQV […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NUETECH

Jeff Douglas, founder of Nuetech, gives us the skinny on three hot new Nitromousse solid-foam inner tubes made with millions of nitrogen-charged micro-cells. PLUSHIE:  Specifically made for slow, tight and technical extreme enduro-type riding, the all-new Nitromousse Plushie is all about traction. The Plushie is designed to mimic the feel of a standard tube with […]

JOHNNY O’MARA’S 1986 MXON HONDA CR125R: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look back at an iconic MX machine that’s performance at the 1986 MXON with Johnny O’Mara at the controls are what modern day legends are made of. This 1986 MXON factory Honda CR125R is housed with countless other historic Honda’s at their museum in southern California . […]

PRODUCT QUICK HITS: 2021 FXR GEAR

Andy White and Jason “Hapa” McCune tell us all about three popular FXR gear lines headed into 2021. HELIUM: FXR’s Helium jersey features an athletic fit, constructed of lightweight polyester-spandex mesh combined with high-performance polyester knit that provides superior air flow and positive fit in the arms and shoulders. The 2021 Helium pants also feature […]

WORLD VET TRACK LAYOUT

Glen Helen Raceway and Dubya have finalized the track layout of the  36th Annual Dubya World Vet MX Championship. The course, which was again designed by Motocross Action Editor Jody Weisel, will include  Mount St. Helens as well as the longest and most photographed start in motocross, finishing into the “Talladega” first turn Racing will […]

2021 KICKER ARENACROSS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Cycle City Promotions announced today that the 2021 AMA Kicker Arenacross Series will have twelve rounds beginning in January. After careful consideration regarding the ongoing pandemic, and the safety of our racers, spectators and staff, the 2021 series locations are those that we feel will to be the best fit for a safe yet exciting […]

THE RIDE SHOP AZ DARK KNIGHT KTM 500: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you an exclusive first look at our project “Dark Knight KTM 500” built by Johny Weisman at The Ride Shop AZ.  This project combines brand new KTM technology with old school Kawasaki two-stroke technology and a bunch of aftermarket bolt-on items. In […]

PRODUCT TEST: CRUZTOOLS ROADTECHKT1 TOOLKIT

The guys at CruzTools make bike-specific toolkits that are compact enough to take to the track or carry with you on adventure rides. So far, the company has kits for most common off-road bikes, but special focus is on dual-sport and adventure bikes. BMW, KTM, Honda and Yamaha off-road bikes are all covered, as well […]

PRODUCT TEST: K-TECH SUSPENSION REBUILD

PRODUCT: K-Tech is a company based out of Derbyshire, England, that specializes in suspension engineering. The company is primarily known for its road racing success, but with the cooperation of its U.S. importer and Works Enduro Rider (WER), the company is making inroads into the American off-road market. Drew Smith at WER used K-Tech’s hardware […]