AMA WESTERN HARE SCRAMBLES: ROUND SIX- RICKY RUSSELL DOMINATES!
Photos and edit courtesy of the infamous Mark Kariya
Ricky Russell had just finished fourth at the GNCC Snowshoe event and then drove 40-hours to race in his native Washington state at the 3rd Annual Toasted Hare Scrambles put on by the Mt. Baker Motorcycle Club. It was round six of the Kenda/SRT AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship.
HUSQVARNA’S ADVANCED 450CC SUPERMOTO FS 450
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the release of the MY20 FS 450 – the only OEM produced, single-cylinder competition supermoto machine available on the market. Featuring a compact 63 hp engine combined with a lightweight frame and modern bodywork, the FS 450 delivers inspired handling and incredible overall on-track performance, continuing Husqvarna Motorcycles’ long and successful involvement in the supermoto sector.
The perfect combination of power and agility, the FS 450’s SOHC engine features electric start and gives riders a plentiful and responsive supply of power, delivered through a PANKL Racing Systems 5-speed gearbox. It features a compact cylinder head design, which positions the engine’s camshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity, ensures quality handling and high-speed maneuverability. Carefully engineered levels of frame flex ensure excellent rider feedback and straight-line stability.
The FS 450’s functional bodywork delivers ergonomics that allow for superior comfort and control, ensuring increased rider performance over longer periods of time. WP XACT front forks guarantee easy adjustment and confidence inspiring front-end grip and stability, together with a WP rear shock that offers 266 mm of travel. Enabling balanced and powerful braking, a 4-piston radially mounted Brembo calliper and pump work in conjunction with a 310 mm disc to deliver exceptional front wheel stopping performance. A single piston calliper and a 220 mm disc are mounted at the rear. Finished with premium components, CNC machined triple clamps, Alpina wheels and Bridgestone tires, a carbon fiber composite subframe and a Magura hydraulic clutch ensure the FS 450 delivers unrivaled, top-level supermoto performance.
BETA 125 RR-S AND XTRAINER’S AVAILABLE WITH A LOWER SEAT HEIGHT
Beta USA is now offering two of their most popular models to be ordered with a lower seat height. The 125 RR-S and Xtrainer are now available to order at all USA Beta dealers with the optional 2″ lowering kit installed. The standard height models are still available as well. Beta USA president, Tim Pilg comments, “We offer lowering kits for all models through our www.betasuspension.comhttp://www.betasuspension.com website however we determined that these two models needed to be available at any time to our buyers so we are pre-building them here at our facilities with the kits already installed so our dealers can stock them or special order them without any delay. These kits are great for all riders that are in the 5’3 – 5’7″ range.”
The bikes retail for $400.00 more than the standard model and are now in stock for delivery to all Beta USA dealers.