THE WEEKLY FEED: AFFORDABLE OFF-ROAD MACHINES • BITD MIKKOLA-LACKEY-DECOSTER BATTLE • PRODUCT SPECIAL

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST: 1978 FIM 500 MX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Yamaha’s Heikki Mikkola (#1) won 14 motos (8 overall wins) in the 1978 500cc World Championships defending the title he won the previous year. Honda mounted Brad Lackey (#24) had two overall wins and finished in the runner up position with Roger DeCoster (#5) finishing third. DeCoster had only a single overall victory, but miraculously recovered from a pre-season crash where he had to have his spleen removed.

 

NEW FOR 2022!

SWM OFF-ROAD AND DUAL SPORT

NEW OFF-ROAD MODELS:

SWM introduces the RE300R & RE500R 4-stroke recreational models, classified as off-road, closed-course motorcycles. This new RE model will fill a niche within the market, by offering an AFFORDABLE, potent 4-stroke, fuel-injected motor housed inside a durable, well-balanced chassis with KYB suspension front and rear. The RE300R & RE500R are the complete essence of what a no-frills off-road bike should be – they offer the high-quality features riders need and skip everything else, including the inflated price tag found elsewhere! The new RE300 MSRP will start at just $7,899, and the new exciting RE500 will start at $8,299 MSRP.

 

DUAL SPORT MODELS:

The dual sport, street-legal RS300 returns for 2022 with an all-new look and a MSRP of $8,299.   The RS500 street-legal version is undergoing new homologation testing and will be available as a 2023 model.

https://www.swm-usa.com/

 

2022 HARD ENDURO SCHEDULE: ERZBERG IS BACK! 

It’s all systems go for the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship with an eight-round championship now confirmed for 2022, including three new venues and the return of Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. Now nine weeks away from the 2022 series opener, the Minus 400 in Israel is set to kickstart this year’s championship into life on April 5-7. Course inspections have already uncovered what promises to be a truly unique Hard Enduro event.

2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship Schedule

Round 1: Minus 400 – Israel, April 5/6/7
Round 2: Xross – Serbia, May 18/19/20/21
Round 3: Red Bull Erzbergrodeo – Austria, June 16/17/18/19
Round 4: Red Bull Abestone – Italy, July 9/10
Round 5: Red Bull Romaniacs – Romania, July 26/27/28/29/30
Round 6: Red Bull TKO – USA, August 13/14
Round 7: Red Bull Outliers – Canada, August 27/28
Round 8: Hixpania Hard Enduro – Spain, October 7/8/9

 

2022 YCF LINEUP

The YCF folks says that they have more options than a French bakery! Don’t get overwhelmed with all the choices of bikes! They have a bike for any age, size, or skill level! Fun times guaranteed!

For complete info and photos go to : https://ycf-riding.com/motorcycles/?production=2022

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO JUKEBOX

WATCH THIS! WORCS SERIES “THE BATTLE BEGINS”

 

 

GEAR BAG

 

MOOSE RACING RACE GEAR FOR 2022

Moose Racing introduces their Spring 2022 race wear collection. This year they’re introducing the performance driven and race proven Agroid kit along with the  best-selling Qualifier gear. The Agroid gear is offered in five new colorways and Qualifier in four. Also releasing is the new Agroid youth gear in three new colors.
The performance fit chassis of Agroid offers extreme ease of movement on and off the bike with flexible and breathable materials. The jersey’s features include laser cut vent holes, a custom stretch collar, quick drying fabric, lightweight stretch polyester chassis, non-restrictive stretch mini cuffs and high-quality sublimated graphics. Jersey sizes range from small up to 3X. Jersey MSRP is listed at $49.95 Agroid pants features include: lightweight durable stretch polyester woven chassis, stretch rip stop woven knee and seat, stretch knee area, double-layer knee system with leather outer and inner knee guard, 3-point waist adjustment, laser cut vent holes, YKK® zipper and high-quality sublimated graphics. Pant sizes range from 28” up to 42” waist. Pants MSRP is listed at $139.95

 

THE QUALIFIER LINE

 

The Qualifier gear is built with quality materials and fit in mind but at a price that fits any rider’s budget. Pro-rider tested with a relaxed fit and a durable polyester construction; this gear can take on any ride. The jersey also features non-fading sublimated graphics and performance fitted cuffs. The pants feature high denier abrasion resistant materials, a pre-curved leg fit, 3-point waist adjustment, and a YKK® auto locking zipper. Offering the largest sizing range, the Qualifier jersey sizes are S-5X at $29.95 and the pants size 28” up to 54” waist at $79.95-89.95 MSRP

 

 

 

Mika Metals Raw Series Handlebars

 

Mika Metals Raw Series Handlebars have an oversized non-crossbar design and are engineered for maximum comfort. T6 7075 aluminum construction and unique tapering allow the handlebars to have increased strength and maintain optimal amounts of flex that can reduce arm fatigue. The Raw Series Handlebars are available in twelve different bends and seven different bar-pad colors.

 

Price: $119.95

Contact: www.mikametals.com

 

 

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TWIN AIR: 50 YEARS OF CREATING CHAMPIONS

 

Twin Air marks its 50th anniversary and is celebrating its status as the world’s leading motorcycle Foam Air Filter and accessories brand.
In 1972, the Motocross world was given a historic boost by a revolutionary new product: a flame laminated, dual-stage foam air filter that, when soaked in a specially developed foam air filter oil, allowed free airflow into the carburetor while providing the engine maximum protection from particles of sand, grime and water. It was not only effective, but durable, washable and reusable. The new innovative product became the beginning of Twin Air.

Today, Twin Air is a renowned brand name and the company’s product line is continually evolving and expanding. The technology and design of Twin Air filters and accessories have stayed ahead of the competition for half a century and are OEM-specified to more than 30 motorcycle companies worldwide.

If you want to find out why Twin Air is “The Choice of Champions”, click www.twinair.com

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

One of my favorite memories in my 40-years of doing magazines was getting to hang with Guy Cooper. My brother and I spent as much time as possible with Coop, riding at his house, raging in the high desert and going to a years worth of GNCC races with him. Every single second you spent with Guy was about ‘doing something fun’. We’d spend hours on his plateau track (I believe there were over 40 table tops on it), riding trials bikes in the afternoon, go carts around his property in the evenings. The greatest thing about Guy was he never took himself too seriously. Meaning, his ego never got in the way of friendship with a bunch of goons who stressed doing jumps he could handle wearing shower shoes and drinking a coffee!
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