THE WEEKLY FEED: BROC GLOVER’S LAST HURRAH • SCORPA’S 300 SC TRIALS WEAPON • HOT PRODS

BLAST FROM THEM PAST: BROC GLOVER KTM

During the winter of 1988, Broc Glover struck a deal to ride the FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship with KTM after his long relationship with Yamaha fizzled. At 28-years old, Broc thought back to his early passion about racing in Europe and got together with KTM for an effort to challenge the 250 GP series. The year was dotted and marked with mechanical issues and going into the final race of the year, at the Angreau circuit in Belgium, Broc knew that it would be his final race of his career. A heavy battle with the Jean Michel Bayle in the 40-minute motos had the El Cajon star putting the KTM machine at the top of the podium.

 

TESTING: SCORPA 300 SC FACTORY

 

This week we went out testing the new Scorpa 300 SC Factory. The machine is their high-end trials weapon and features a long list of trick parts including a Reiger rear shock, Hard Rock footpads, a black Tech aluminum fork, Galfer rotors and an engine that is fit with a head with replaceable domes and more focused power. Scorpa was purchased by Sherco a few years back and like the KTM/Husqvarna relationship features much of the technology and major parts sharing with the parent company. Here’s a photo blast of our own Ryan Koch performing a ‘splat’ on the Scorpa. Ryan spends much of his time riding trials, and loved the Scorpa right out of the hole. He said the machine is very similar to the Sherco 300, but is a shade plusher initially, with power that is more meaty down low (which he said could be jetting).  Look for a detailed test in an upcoming issue of Dirt Bike!

 

 

NEWSWORTHY

HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO LONG RANGE

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. announces the release of the 2020 701 Enduro LR, the new long range enduro machine for riders wanting to travel further. Offering additional touring capabilities, thanks to its increased fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the 701 Enduro LR features the same advanced electronics as the highly popular 701 Enduro.

The single-cylinder 692.7 cc engine offers a linear power delivery in all riding conditions. Fitted with cornering ABS, lean angle sensitive Traction Control, switchable Ride Modes and Easy Shift as standard, the 701 Enduro LR is capable of serious adventure riding and long-distance touring. Extremely well-balanced and delivering impressive agility and handling, the 701 Enduro LR comes fitted with fully-adjustable 48 mm WP XPLOR upside-down forks and a WP XPLOR rear shock, offering 250 mm of wheel travel and excellent all-terrain capabilities.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

Bullet Proof Design Wheelsets
All new from the Bullet Proof crew! Bullet Proof Designs is excited to add to its hard parts lineup with their new wheel sets. Starting at just $599.00, the #BulletProof wheels are designed to live up to its name. 6051 Billet Aluminum hubs are laced to 7075 Aluminum rims using heavy duty Stainless Steel spokes. These affordable wheels give you the peace of mind of having spare wheels for your KTM, Husky, or Sherco without breaking the bank. Available in 18” and 21” options, wheels can be sold individually or as a pair, with optional rotors and sprockets sold separately.

www.bulletproofdesigns.com

Pro Circuit is excited to release our their Engine Plug Kit for the 2014-2020 YZ250F and 2010-2020 YZ450F models. Machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, hand polished and anodized blue, these new plugs are a must-have for any rider looking to add a little flash to their YZF. Give your bike an upgrade with Pro Circuit accessories. $69.95

www.procircuit.com 

 

www.slavensracing.com 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Testing Honda’s first water-cooled 250 at Sunrise CyclePark in early 1981.

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