THE WEEKLY FEED: THE MX KIED • NEW HONDA/MONTESA 301 COTA • COOLS VIDS AND DIRTY PRODUCTS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: MX KIED to OFF-ROAD MIKE

There are very few racers who have segued from the highs of the motocross arena to the gritty toughness required to endure the brutal world of GNCC racing. Mike Kiedrowski ended his motocross career in 1997 after nine years and four AMA National Motocross titles, nine top-five finishes in the outdoors and six top-fives in SX. Too, he was a part of Team USA four times at the  Motocross des Nations. In 1989, he was the top scoring 125cc rider in the international competition. Kiedrowski, along with Jeff Ward and Jeff Stanton, won the des Nations that year. Kiedrowski went on to be part of winning Motocross des Nations teams in 1991 and 1993. He was one of only two riders in AMA Motocross history to win the “hat trick” of 125cc, 250cc and 500cc AMA Motocross National Championships.

Mike’s first national victory came at the Gatorback National in Gainesville, Florida, in 1989. He battled the entire season with Damon Bradshaw and came out on top by three points to earn his first national title.

In 2000,  Mike Webb from Team Suzuki Off-Road talked Mike into racing off-road. He dove into the challenge with little ‘woods’ experience, but being part of a team led by Rodney Smith’s dominance in the GNCC series- he learned quickly.  By 2003 Mike had the speed to dance with the top GNCC racers, his best season being a second place in the championship. Mike switched to the west coast based WORCS series and won that title twice, racing a very modified Suzuki DRZ 400, a machine considered to be a trail bike. On the faster west coast circuits, Mike dominated. His ability to make the cross-over from Moto to off-road puts him in elite company with Danny LaPorte and Rodney Smith- two of the most versatile racers ever.

Mike at the brutal Wisp GNCC in 2002.

 

NEWS

2021 HONDA MONTESA COTA 301RR

Celebrating a rich history that goes back even longer than that of Honda, Montesa marks its 75th anniversary with a special edition of its elite trials machine, which gets a new look to commemorate the occasion. Manufactured in the trials hotbed of Barcelona, Spain, the Montesa Cota 301RR now has a red fuel tank in a tribute to early Montesa models, as well as a gold “75th Anniversary” emblem that adorns the fuel-tank cover and fork legs. This is a competition-focused model that adopts most of its components and technical solutions from the machine of 28-time FIM World Champion Toni Bou, and it boasts a powerful-but-tractable 299cc four-stroke engine and advanced Tech forks with aluminum stanchions.

  • Color: Red
  • MSRP: $11,699
  • Availability: July 2021

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

RIP David Taylor

Stewed again at the Mason Dixon GNCC

Johnny Martin and his Can-Am. Checkout the seat height, compared to his belt line!

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

Cody Webb puts on show!

 

GEAR BAG

 

A Modern Day Multi-Use Flexible Flashlight from RISK Racing

Spotlight & Flood Light

The aluminum LED housing contains a center CREE spotlight and a ring of flood lights for wide-angle lighting. Use these flood and spot LEDs independently, or at the same time to light the surrounding area and a focal point in the distance.

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Polisport offers their FORTRESS Skid Plate Protector for the Enduro models of Sherco and BETA. These highly durable and resistant injection molded skid plates will provide full coverage to the engine and frame rails; being made of plastic the FORTRESS Skid Plates have a slim fit to prevent mud, dirt, or rocks to build up between the protector and the frame. All parts feature linkage protections. The quick mounting system allows a quick installation and removal to clean the bike, without the need of tools.

www.polisport.com 

There is one quick way to get people to turn their heads toward your KX250 or KX450 – that is with Pro Circuit’s 2021 Race Team Graphics Kit. These kits include high-quality printed decal pieces for the front and rear fenders, front fender curved decals, shroud decals, fork guard decals, swing arm decals and extra sponsor details for the fenders and tank.

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Indian Dunes, 1981. Honda’s 4-speed CR450R Elsinore featured some unique styling and quick hit power in the short stroke 431cc engine. It was a handful, quite plump at 250 lbs. struggled against the potent YZ465 and the Maico 490. Honda made under 5000 of them and it was the last machine to use the Elsinore name. My thoughts? It felt nervous, the power came on immediately and was tough to control. That year I’d take the Yamaha YZ465 or the Husky 430. But by the next year things started changing when Honda introduced the CR480!
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