THE WEEKLY FEED: FACTORY HUSQVARNA CIRCA 1976 and the new URBAN Street machine
New bikes, hardware and social media news from the dirt bike world.
HUSQVARNA’S NEW URBAN MOTORCYCLES: THE VITPILEN AND SVARTPILEN MODELS NOW AVAILABLE
Husqvarna Motorcycles has three new ‘Real Street’ models, the VITPILEN 401, the SVARTPILEN 401 and the VITPILEN 701.
All three motorcycles will be available to purchase in North American, South American, Asian and Australian dealers before the end of April. These new models helps Husqvarna Motorcycles take another vital step towards fulfilling their progressive vision of street motorcycling. Devoid of any excess and focused on providing a pure riding experience the VITPILEN 401 is a refreshingly simple and progressive urban street motorcycle that provides a new gateway into motorcycling culture for a wider range of riders. Inspired by the same unique design approach that runs through the VITPILEN family, the VITPILEN 701 is an all-modern, large displacement single-cylinder motorcycle created to provide a raw and authentic experience to the rider.
LS2 Helmets U.S. in partnership with RevZilla is NOW ACCEPTING RIDER SUPPORT APPLICATIONS for 2018. Both brands are looking to support amateur racers across the country. Top selected riders will receive LS2 MX470 Subverter Helmets for the season, while runners up will be eligible for aggressive pro deal pricing. If you believe you have what it takes to represent both LS2 and RevZilla, apply through the link below!
The MX470 Subverter brings the absolute latest in helmet technology to the world of motocross. The lightweight shell is made from LS2’s proprietary Kinetic Polymer Alloy, which utilizes nanotechnology to enhance the penetration resistance, strength and energy management of the shell, without adding weight. Combined with their Synthetic Scalp System rotational energy management system, the Subverter will go head-to-head with any brand of MX helmet on the market today. This system offers the largest slip plane in the industry and works with the comfort liner to mitigate rotational energy.
HUSQVARNA BIKE RENTAL, RACE SERVICE & SPARE PARTS PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR RIDERS FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce full details of the Bike Rental, Race Service and Spare Parts packages that will be offered during this year’s International Six Days Enduro in Chile.
Kicking off on November 12 in the city of Viña de Mar, the upcoming 93rd edition of the prestigious annual event returns to Chile 11 years after the race was last held in the country, in La Serena, 2007. An exclusive partner to the competition, Husqvarna Motorcycles will be on site to offer a comprehensive range of services to satisfy the needs of both professional and amateur competitors, as well as teams from all around the world.
Husqvarna Motorcycles’ experienced personnel will be on hand in Viña de Mar to support all Husqvarna mounted riders contesting the week-long event. The range of services on offer will include: Husqvarna Bike Rental, Race Service and Spare Parts.
Husqvarna ISDE Bike Rental
Husqvarna Motorcycles offer an exclusive rental program of Husqvarna motorcycles.
Available will be 2019 enduro motorcycles for the following classes:
• 2-stroke: TE 250i, TE 300i
• 4-stroke: FE 250, FE 350, FE 450, FE 501
The price for renting a Husqvarna motorcycle during the Six Days is:
• € 2.740,- (excl. VAT) for 2-strokes
• € 3.040,- (excl. VAT) for 4-strokes
The rental price includes:
• Husqvarna motorcycle for the period of the 2018 ISDE
• Bike transport costs to Viña de Mar, Chile
• Registration and insurance of the motorcycle for the event
Order deadline for the bike rental is June 30, 2018.
The number of rental bikes is limited and orders will be handled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No delivery guarantee can be given for orders received after the order deadline.
Husqvarna ISDE Race Service
Perfected over many years, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ International Six Days Enduro Race Service package ensures all Husqvarna riders (rental bike or privately owned) get the best equipment and professional support, allowing them to focus on racing and enjoying the event.
Husqvarna Race Service Highlights:
• Access to the Husqvarna Service Stations
• Technical instructions for all Husqvarna riders
• Technical assistance for the whole event as is permitted according to FIM rules
• Tools for the service
• Motorex Lubricants and liquids for servicing (engine oil, cooling liquid, chain spray, etc.)
• Petrol for race days
• Daily update for settings and race information
• WP suspension support
• Storage boxes for gloves, goggles, tyres, etc.
• Service Points Emergency Assistance (spares, tools, liquids, petrol, drinks, snacks, fruit)
• Spare Parts Service (cost of spare parts not included)
• Catering (drinks, snacks, fruit, etc.)
• One air filter every day for the race days per rider (up to six air filters in total)
• First bike service after pre-ride (before technical control)
• The price for the Husqvarna Race Service during the 2018 ISDE is € 1.350 (excl. VAT). Unused fuel will not be reimbursed.
The Husqvarna ISDE Race Service must be ordered before September 30, 2018.
Riders interested in receiving further info should contact official Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers or importers.
The Husqvarna team will be in Viña de Mar to welcome you to the ISDE and to guarantee you receive expert technical assistance during your time in Chile.
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Former dirt bike editors heading to work
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CRASH AND BURN
The water jump is the ultimate off-road ballet, yet are always a risky proposition. Clear them nicely and the thrill is supernatural. Clip the landing a little crooked and you eat the big Sloppy Joe in front of the world. Thanks to Mark Kariya for the photos.
2018 RMZ450 G3-LD Gold Valve Shock Kit
Race Tech has just released a new Gold Valve Shock Kit for the Showa BFRC shock found on the 2018 RMZ450. The innovative “Balance Free” twin-tube shock design has potential but also has its own special challenges. In stock form, test riders complained about both harshness as well as a wallowy feel.
This shock design greatly benefits from Gold Valves that drastically changes the flow characteristic. Gold Valves eliminate restriction and allow the valve stack to provide precise control. The Race Tech Gold Valve Shock Kit provides a plush, consistant, yet firm feel with drastically improved bottoming resistance.
The Race Tech Gold Valve Shock Kit includes:
- Compression Gold Valve
- Rebound Gold Valve
- DVS Access Code for Personalized Valving Setting
- Shims and related hardware to build personalized settings
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