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SUNDERLAND AND GASGAS WIN 2022 DAKAR RALLY

Sam Sunderland has won the 2022 Dakar Rally for GasGas. It was one of the closest finishes in years, with Honda’s Pablo Quintanilla winning the 12th and final stage to close with a few minutes of taking the overall. In the end, Sunderland’s 8th-place finish was enough to hold on to the lead. Sam Sunderland: […]

SLAVENS RACING KTM 300 TPI PROJECT: TWO STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we take a look back at a very Trick KTM 300 TPI off-road project with the crew at Slavens Racing for rider Shaun Langham. Tom Webb walks us through this over-the-top build that includes factory level components everywhere you look. We keep the KTM […]

RIDING THE ’22 HUSKY 501 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

With rain and wet dirt, we spent most of the holidays cutting new trail and exploring off-road areas around home in So Cal. The only way to do that in the condensed urban areas around here is by dual-sport. Luckily, we just happened to have a 2022 Husqvarna FE501S on hand. By now, most people […]

DAKAR 2022: STAGE 6 CUT SHORT

Today’s stage was cut short due to poor conditions. Race organizers called a halt to the special stage with 101 kilometers completed, a quarter of the scheduled total. Today’s stage was held over brutal course conditions, given that the cars, SSVs and trucks had competed over the same route a day earlier. Riders set out […]

ROGER DECOSTER’S 10 GOLDEN RULES OF MX

Roger DeCoster has mentored more motocross champions than any man in history. His own racing record is incredible. Beyond his five  500cc World Motocross Championships, he was a member of more winning Motocross des Nations teams than any rider, of any country. Then he led the U.S. team to a record string of des Nations […]

DAKAR 2022, STAGE 4

Monster Energy Honda’s Joan Barreda arrived with today’s best time at the finish in Riyadh. It was a 465-kilometer special – the longest of the Dakar Rally. His teammate Pablo Quintanilla earned the runner-up spot. It was a mixed day for the Americans. Ricky Brabec, who started sixth this morning in Al Qaisumah, had a […]

JUSTIN COOPER INJURED OUT FOR 2022 SUPERCROSS: SURGERY REQUIRED

Star Racing Yamaha and defending West Coast 250SX Champion announced that he will miss the entire 2022 SX season due to a foot injury suffered during practice. Cooper had this to say : “Unfortunately I had a crash yesterday at the track. I got a little bit off line in a rhythm and didn’t get […]

DAKAR 2022, STAGE 3

Today’s third stage played out over an unscheduled loop in Al-Qaisumah on an altered route, shortened to a 255-kilometer special and a 380-kilometer link section. There were 214 kilometers of liaison to be tackled on this chilly morning, with temperatures below 10°C, before reaching the start of the day’s timed special. The stage was raced […]

COOPER ABBOTT JOINS FACTORY ONE SHERCO

FactoryONE Sherco announced today that Cooper Abbott has joined the team. The 23 year old Arizona native is a rising star in multiple disciplines of off-road racing. He most recently finished P2 in the 2021 AMA EnduroCross Championship, which is his best result of his young professional career. “I am extremely excited to be joining […]

JUSTIN BARCIA’S 2022 FACTORY TROY LEE DESIGNS GAS GAS MC450

The Troy Lee Designs team has just released photos and a video of Justin Barcia’s factory Gas Gas MC450 and it is equipped with the latest Method Race Wheels. Check out the video and some images below. Justin Barcia gives us a walkaround of his 2022 Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / GASGAS / […]

COOPER ABBOTT SIGNS WITH FACTORY SHERCO

FactoryONE Sherco announced today that Cooper Abbott has joined the team. The 23 year old Arizona native is a rising star in multiple disciplines of off-road racing. He most recently finished P2 in the 2021 AMA EnduroCross Championship, which is his best result of his young professional career. “I am extremely excited to be joining the […]

DAKAR 2022, STAGE 2

The second official stage of the 2022 Dakar rally finished with very different results, but a GasGas still sits atop the standings. Downpours over the last few days in the northern part of Saudi Arabia caused some flooding, such as the wash-out at the Al Artawiyah bivouac for the Marathon stage. As a consequence, the […]

10 TWO-STROKE PROJECTS OF 2021 : TWO STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look back at 10 projects completed or featured in 2021. Every build for the magazine has a story behind it, some are more colorful than others but they all have a special place in our hearts. Below is a mix of 2-Stroke Behind the build stories brought […]

RIDING THE 2022 HONDA CRF450RX: THE WRAP

We have a 2022 Honda CRF450RX that we’ve been saving for wet weather. As every Southern Californian knows, when the desert is wet it’s a wonderful place to take a big, powerful motorcycle. Basically, they don’t come any bigger and more powerful than the RX. First, we took it to the Blackmore Ranch, where Jeff […]

2021 FIM ENDURO VINTAGE TROPHY

Last month, the city of Portoferraio on the Italian  island of Elba hosted over 400 riders in the inaugural FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy. This is a race that grew out of the vintage class that was held in the 2019 ISDE. The inclusion of older bikes at the ISDE generated such interest that a stand-alone […]