The EICMA show in Milan, Italy is the largest motorcycle show in the world and draws thousands of enthusiasts each year. Motorcycle manufacturers usually target the show to release their newest adventure bikes, and this year was no different.
Suzuki used EICMA to release the 2020 V-STROM 1050, which features new Ride-by-Wire dual electronic throttle assemblies, refined traction control with four sensitivity modes, a new three-mode Drive Mode Selector to select power delivery characteristics, and a new Easy Start System that make start-ups quick and easy.

The V-STROM 1050XT and the V-STROM 1050XT Adventure models have the new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). The S.I.R.S. includes Cruise Control, Motion Track Antilock & Combined Brake System and a Hill Hold Control system. Slope Dependent Control System helps manage braking force to avoid rear wheel lift when riding downhill.  The Motion Track Brake System also includes a Load Dependent Control System that monitors and retains braking force information to optimize braking force when riding with a passenger or heavy cargo.  The V-STROM 1050XT comes with a new adjustable,  windscreen, redesigned handguards and mirrors, a new height-adjustable two piece seat, plus an accessory bar and centerstand. The 2020 V-STROM 1050XT Adventure has a set of Suzuki’s quick-release aluminum panniers and heated hand grips.

EICMA always has a great array of historical bikes. This is Gaston Rahier’s Dakar bike from the early Dakar era.
As announced earlier in the week, KTM now has a 390 Adventure. This is kind of an entry-level adventure bike with an motor manufactured in India, and while the price hasn’t been announced yet, it should be under $7000.
Yamaha showed the new Super Tenere ES in Milan. It isn’t dramatically changed, but is still fitted with tuneable electronic suspension, electronic rider aids,  an adjustable seat and windshield, drive shaft, center stand and more, the 2020 Super Ténéré ES will be available in a Ceramic Ice color scheme for an MSRP of $16,299 and begin arriving at Yamaha dealers in December.
Fantic is expanding its line of motorcycles with partnerships. The Italian company’s new XE125 is based on a Yamaha YZ125. As of now, we don’t know of any  importers bringing Fantic’s full line into the U.S.

Segway-Ninebolt used the SEMA show to display its latest electric product. The company will offer two electric dirt bikes; the X160 and X260. The X160 features a 3 kW motor that tops out at 31 mph.  It has a range of 40 miles. The larger X260 has a stronger 5 kW peak motor and will go 46 mph with a  range of 74.6 miles.

Ricky Brabec was one of the many pro riders signing autographs at EICMA.


Following the retirement of Martin Davalos and the moving up of Adam Cianciarulo, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki is excited to welcome two new riders to the team with the signing of Cameron McAdoo and Jordon Smith. The two newbies will round out the four-rider team that includes returning riders Austin Forkner and Garrett Marchbanks.

The team saw great potential in both McAdoo and Smith and knew they could flourish under the right leadership after some bright moments in 2019. In his brief time in the 250SX Eastern Regional tour, Jordon was a championship front-runner and raced to two podium finishes before an injury sidelined him. Cameron ended the supercross season with his first career podium in Las Vegas and only finished outside the top 10 three times.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki is looking forward to seeing the whole team progress in 2020 and will keep their eyes on bringing home another championship next season.


Celebrating 60 years, Sidi used EICMA to introduce the new Sidi ATOJO SRS series with molded sole. “A” as in Alessandro Lupino, “TO” as in Tony Cairoli and “JO” as in Jorge Prado.  You can read about the new Sidi boot here.


Cash for Class is a scholarship fund for motorcycle racers who compete in designated classes held at participating events. This ensures motorcycle racers are provided an opportunity to have access to scholarship funds much like traditional sports offer in order to further their educational goals. How does it work? Race promoters that want to incorporate the Cash for Class component into their race event will work with On Track School in communicating to the community and organizing fundraising efforts for the event. Riders will enroll by completing an application to
qualify. Who can donate? Our local motocross community, businesses, individuals, and OEM’s, literally anyone. Tax free donations are made to On Track School, a 501 C-3 nonprofit entity.
Awards are provided based on overall scores at the event. Using the national 529 Education Savings Plans, recipients of the awards will sign up for an account and funds will be transferred to be used as designated by the savings plan toward college or private K-12 schools. See our website Rules & Instructions

For more information contact [email protected] or Andrea Leib 909-374-8851


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.
Click on and go to “contact us” or send a small resume to [email protected].
EKS BRAND goggles have become a leader in the off-road goggle market. In our 10 year history EKS BRAND has won at the highest level in AMA Supercross, AMA outdoor nationals, FIM World motocross, GNCC wins and Championships, the Baja 500 and 1000, WORCS series wins and Championships, AMA National dirt track wins, AMA National Enduro overall wins, as well as several AMA amateur National championships. Join the likes of 2019 racers Chris Blose, Alex Ray, Kyle Chisolm, Adam Eticknap, Vince Freise, Kyle Cunningham, Henry Miller, John Short, Ben Lemay, Brandon Hartranft, Jacob hayes, etc… as well as Off road greats, Steward and Grant Baylor, Russell Bobbit, Craig Delong, Ricky Russell, Gary Sutherlin, Ricky Brabec, Tayla Jones, Mackenzie Tricker, Dalton Shirey, Beau Barron.. Among many many others.
Let us know who you are and come and get on the team!


December 7, 2019.
Primm Valley Resort and Casino, Primm, NV

Tickets Adult $25 Per Person
(included with ticket is dinner and 5 raffle tickets)

Children 12-5 years $20 Per Person
(included with ticket is dinner and 5 raffle tickets)

Children 4 and under are free

If you are a 2019 WORCS Class Champion, (you take 1st place overall in your class) you will be comped one ticket.

Feel free to invite family, friends, sponsors!

Tickets on sale now online and will also be for sale at the registration trailer at the last MC/ATV/SXS rounds in Primm.

That’s all this week,

–Ron Lawson

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