GLORY DAYS: Adolf Weil
From the brain steam of Mike Webb and Carl Ribaudo
Photos from the camera of Mark Kiel
Behind a pair of sunglasses he could easily be mistaken for movie star Paul Newman, but on the GP motocross tracks of Europe he was feared. Adolf Weil was one of the most winning GP motocross racers- who
never won a world championship. AW finished second in the in 1977 250 GP’s, three times he finished third in the 500 class and was the German National Motocross champion fourteen times! Incredibly he was nearly a decade older than the guys he was competing against in one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet. How did he do it? AW was in superb physical condition and unlike his competitors of that time who changed brands most every year Adolf raced Maico’s his entire career. Weil was such an integral part of developing Maico’s they actually branded their line of motocross bikes when they brought out the 1976 AW 250, 400 and 450 as a tribute. Adolf touched the heart of America in 1973 when he won the Trans-AMA championship at 34 years old. Adolf was born in 1938 and passed away unexpectedly in 2011.
Thanks to MXA for the photo!
SIDI’S NEW ATOJO SRS BOOT
This new Sidi boot looks incredible. The technology targeted increased protection and a considerable weight loss. They’re talking one pound per boot lighter!! ATOJO SRS, which stands for “A” as in Alessandro Lupino, “TO” as in Tony Cairoli and “JO” as in Jorge Prado. These three Sidi champions will be using the ATOJO SRS in the 2020 MXGP World Series season. The project started more than a year ago, when nine-time World Champion Tony Cairoli sat down with Sidi specialists to come up with a boot that would be even more pared down and lighter in the upper part, yet well-structured and sturdy from the ankle down. Four-time Italian National Champion Alessandro Lupino worked with the evolution of this boot in all its phases, testing each prototype produced until the final result was achieved. Jorge Prado, the young, talented, two-time MX2 World Champion can’t wait to get on the track with this new boot. It’s over one pound lighter per boot than Crossfire 3! The overall height has been reduced 1-cm vs. the Crossfire 3.For technical details click on the link below that goes to Motonation’s site, they are Sidi’s U.S. Importer.
EKS BRAND GOGGLE sponsorship submission is open!
EKS BRAND is now accepting rider resumes for the 2020 season. The EKS BRAND Rider Support Program is in its 10th year and is actively looking for riders to be a part of the program. Support levels range from C class riders all the way up through National level racers. The program is open to riders of all disciplines including, Motocross, Supercross, Off-Road, Flat Track, Hill Climb, Supermoto, Speedway, Endurocross, Trials, ATV, Mountain bike BMX, Snowsports, and all action sport athletes.
www.eksbrand.com and go to “contact us” or send a small resume to email@example.com.
ISDT/E REUNION FEBRUARY 7TH!
Dear ISDT-E Veterans and support personnel; The Six-Days has been a life changing experience for many of us. For many, representing the USA is the accomplishment of a goal, a medal result that many dream of but few achieve. Truly an event for the ages… This coming February an ISDT-ISDE veterans and support personnel reunion event will be coming to Southern California for the 1st time, to scenic Julian, one hour east of San Diego on Friday afternoon/evening February the 7th 2020 . A rare chance to mingle with other 6-Days vets and support personnel, share the common thread that we all have, at a beautiful venue that your spouse or guest will also enjoy. Join us! SOCIAL DISTRACTION
Earlier this year Mark ‘Kato’ Kariya caught this gnarly crash at a National Hare and Hound. That’s reigning number one Kendal Norman eating it big time.
MOOSE RACING HALO LED HEADLIGHT AND RSP LED 3.0 TAILLIGHT
Light the night with the new Halo LED Headlight and RSP LED 3.0 Taillight by Moose Racing. The cool white light of the Halo LED Headlight meets DOT and ECE standards for road use and features a 1000-lumen riding beam and a 500-lumen passing beam. The DOT and ECE approved RSP LED 3.0 Taillight incorporates stop, rear, and license plate lights for rear visibility. LED lighting technology in both the Halo Headlight and RSP 3.0 Taillight provides stable, flicker-free lighting at all RPM levels. Halo LED Headlight suggested retail $139.95. RSP LED 3.0 Taillight suggested retail $29.95.
For more information visit Mooseracing.com.
Polisport releases the new enduro models, with the replica plastics for the 2020 model year KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles. Kits will be available in OEM color, White and Black and will include – Front fender, Rear Fender, Radiator Scoops, Side Panels and Airbox covers (for KTM models only). All the parts are produced with Polisport’s technologies making them durable, flexible and glossy as the OEM parts, with a perfect fit to the bike.
BANTAM ROOST DEFLECTOR
Designed to fit your kid, the Bantam Roost Deflector offers all the protection of an adult piece sized for the little guy or gal.
An impact absorption material designed for comfort and breathability Bio-foam Construction –
A durable, pliable material designed to protect the chest and back from debris and impacts. TPR Shield –
Form fitting material and adjustable elastic strap allows for maximum comfort and fit. Fit –
Mini S/M (ages 3-5) | Youth L/XL (ages 6-9) Size –
SEAT CONCEPTS KTM 790 SADDLE IS HERE!
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY
Circa 1984, testing KTM’s water-cooled 250 proved then that they knew how to make a fast machine. It was light, nimble and had boost. It was also a handful as the suspension was stiff and we really didn’t have anyone to turn to that could massage it to meet our needs. My gear- definitely not on point! Fox pants, O’Neal gloves, JT chest protector- I was all over the map!