McGRATH PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF

McGRATH PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF Saturday was the first round of the 2001 Pace Supercross series, but it might as well have been any round from last year. Jeremy McGrath won, making it look easy. In his heat, he had a hard time with Suzuki’s newest addition, Kevin Windham. Windham actually pulled off […]

WATTS WINS WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER

WATTS WINS WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER Australian Shane Watts was untouchable in the inaugural round of the WORCS at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The race was a cross between a west-coast GP and an eastern-style GNCC and had a full contingent of factory riders from Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and KTM. The 65-rider […]

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’01 QUICK BIKE REVIEWS

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’01 QUICK BIKE REVIEWS Are you looking for a 2001 bike? Here is quick look at what the Dirt Bike Staff thought of some 2001 bikes. 2001 HONDA CR125RIn handling, suspension, weight and construction, the Honda is excellent. Notice, please, that engine performance isn?t on that list. The Honda has a doggy […]

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’00 QUICK BIKE REVIEWS

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’00 QUICK BIKE REVIEWS Are you looking for honesty? Here is what the Dirt Bike Staff thought about some 2000 test bikes. 2000 HONDA CR250RThe CR is a super effective motocrosser that is aimed more toward the Pro rider than the novice or intermediate. The second generation aluminum frame is more forgiving […]

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’99 BIKE TESTS

DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE’S ’99 BIKE TESTS Own a ’99 bike? Want to buy one? Here is what the Dirt Bike Staff thought of some bikes in 1999. 1999 HUSQVARNA WR125125 enduro bikes aren?t real popular in the U.S. but in Europe, they are a very big deal. Husky?s version is good, especially in the workmanship […]

FIRST ANNUAL WORCS SERIES AT GLEN HELEN-JAN 6-7

FIRST ANNUAL WORCS SERIES AT GLEN HELEN-JAN 6-7 The Parts Unlimited World Off-Road Championship Series begins this weekend.Here is some info on the event. Friday Early Sign Up 4-7 P.M.Note: Sign up closes ? hour prior to each race. NO EXCEPTIONS Saturday Events, Jan. 6th 2001EVENT #/TIMESIGN UP OPENS 6:00 A.M.A. 8:00     Unclassified (No Minis)     60 min.B. […]

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RELEASES OHV-PLAN DRAFT

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RELEASES OHV-PLAN DRAFT The Bureau of land Management released a draft strategy governing how Off-Highway Vehicles can be used on BLM-controlled public lands. Although the strategy contains wording friendly to OHV recreation, the document also calls for actions that could lead to far-reaching land closures. ‘This draft strategy is aimed at […]

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RELEASES OHV-PLAN DRAFT

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RELEASES OHV-PLAN DRAFT The Bureau of land Management released a draft strategy governing how Off-Highway Vehicles can be used on BLM-controlled public lands. Although the strategy contains wording friendly to OHV recreation, the document also calls for actions that could lead to far-reaching land closures. ‘This draft strategy is aimed at […]

A CLOSE LOOK AT HONDA’S NEW MX FOUR-STROKE

A CLOSE LOOK AT HONDA?S NEW MX FOUR-STROKE Honda is still a year away from production on the new 450 MX bike. Sebastian Tortelli raced it in Japan once, but the bike was surrounded by a secret-service-like squad of Japanese technicians and guards. DIRT BIKE, however, managed to obtain this detailed photo of the new […]

BRUCE STJERNSTROM: THE MAN BEHIND THE RIDERS

BRUCE STJERNSTROM: THE MAN BEHIND THE RIDERS No other manufacturer has experienced more success in developing up-and-coming riders, as well as supporting established pros, than Kawasaki and the Team Green program. The racers names are familiar to any fan of the sport?Jeff Ward, Mike Kiedrowski, Larry Roeseler, Ricky Carmichael, Paul Edmondson; even Jeremy McGrath won […]

KIEDROWSKI MAKES GOOD AT ELSINORE

KIEDROWSKI MAKES GOOD AT ELSINORE By winning the Hamel 100 at the Elsinore GP Sunday, Mike Kiedrowski scored his first major win since joining Team Suzuki Off-Road one year ago. The MX Kied had relief all over his face when he took the podium after 22 laps around the brutal lake-side course?his teammate Steve Hatch […]

JAMES STEWART: THE FUTURE OF MX

JAMES STEWART: THE FUTURE OF MX The Dirt Bike staff has seen Miracle On 34th Street dozens of times, but none of us can recall seeing that Jimmy Stewart screaming towards 35th Street on his KX. We have, however seen James “Bubba” Stewart doing just that, although it?s not 35th Street but the checkered flag […]

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN DAY SIX!

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN DAY SIX! Day SixIt?s over. Today was crazy. The last day is usually an easy, stress free day, but that is not what happened on Day Six of the ISDE in Spain. I rode the 45-minute trial ride up to the motocross track and lined up for my 125 moto. The track was […]

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN-DAY FIVE!

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN-DAY FIVE! DAY FIVE!Hello from Spain. I just finished Day Five and I?m doing well. Riding today for me was like holding on to a jackhammer for seven straight hours. I?m still in one piece. The penalty they gave me yesterday for starting late took some minutes off my time. The AMA rep went […]

ISDE GRANADA,SPAIN-DAY FOUR

ISDE GRANADA,SPAIN-DAY FOUR Day Four:Today was the same route as yesterday. It started raining last night. Poured all night. Sure enough we got out there and it was unbelievably slimy. The British riders loved it, but it was terrible for the California guys. I was pretty lucky today. The Trophy Riders take off first and […]

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN-DAY THREE

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN-DAY THREE Greetings from Spain. I will be brief tonight, so I can get some rest and stay in this thing three more days! It was a rocky day today and long. The first day on the new course (the first two days they ran us on the same course) was challenging. The weather […]

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN: DAY TWO!

ISDE-GRANADA, SPAIN: DAY TWO! Today was the same course as yesterday but it was sunny and clear. The weather made it a lot easier, but they knew it would be easier, so they sped up the assigned times. I am more tired today than yesterday because I had to go so much faster in each […]

WHO YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR AND WHY

WHO YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR AND WHY Simply put, if Democrats retain the White House and regain control of either or both houses of Congress this November seventh, all of your dirt bike investments could be worth exactly zero. Squat. Nada.If it weren?t for this 106th Congress, dirt bikes would be history already. To give […]

ISDE-GRANADA SPAIN: DAY ONE!

ISDE-GRANADA SPAIN: DAY ONE! Day One:Greetings from here in Granada, Spain. This is what happened today on Day One of the ISDE event. I?m a 125 and we got to start right after the Trophy Teams took off and then they released the 250?s and the 4-Strokes. Today when we started, it had been raining […]

FRED ANDREWS: FROM MX TO ENDURO’S

FRED ANDREWS: FROM MX TO ENDURO’S Many race fans consider Fred Andrews move to Enduro racing as shift from Motocross racing, when in reality it was a return “home.” “I actually started in Hare Scrambles as a kid and then went on to MX?The Enduro racing is what I really like to do.” For years, […]