BLAST FROM THE PAST
In 2006, there were only two finishers out of 128 starters; World Enduro Champ David Knight (KTM) and British Enduro Champion Wayne Braybrook from the UK were the only riders to complete all 80 miles of the demanding layout. “Last Man Standing is the toughest race of the year,” said Knight. Then in ’07 Taddy Blazusiak dethroned two-time winner David Knight. Ten-time national trials champion Geoff Aaron was the only other rider to finish both 40-mile laps at the Red River Motorcycle Trails course on the Texas/Oklahoma border.
GASGAS MOTOS NORTH AMERICA SIGNS BROC HEPLER!
GasGas Motos North America is proud to announce the signing of Broc Hepler of Slippery Rock, PA. Broc will be attending the Aces Enduro series in 2017 along with select National Enduros and possibly a couple of Full Gas Sprint Enduros with the support of John Barber and key sponsors Lunova,** Spectro Oils*** and FMF Racing.****
“Broc has been making the transition away from the National motocross world to the off road market and will be a great asset to help us continue develop our enduro models” Mark Berg of Gas Gas Motos NA stated. “He’s already been testing the bike and feels very comfortable on the EC250. We look forward to working with Broc and John Barber on bike development along with racer growth in the east coast.”
GasGas continues to make new strides in regaining the market with the purchase of its company by Torrot Group.*
*Torrot Group recently acquired GasGas. Gas Gas is an OFF-ROAD brand. We design, manufacture and market the best Trial bikes on the planet, and we will put our Enduro model in the top positions in global sales”, explained Iván Contreras, CEO of the Torrot Group, laying the foundation of a new era for Gas Gas
Fasthouse recently came across the opportunity to support two of the sport’s raddest riders—Darryn Durham and Tyler Bereman. “It is super cool to be involved with Darryn and Tyler. They’re our kind of people,” said Fasthouse founder Kenny Alexander. “They love to ride dirt bikes, have a lot of fun, and throw back a couple of cold ones.”
When the duo approached Fasthouse about their 2016 East Coast Is Toast Tour where over the course of the East Coast Supercross series, they will be traversing the country while making random stops at numerous riding spots and tracks. “That’s the goal—to have as much fun as possible—and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Durham about the upcoming trip. Both riders will be competing in the East Coast 250 Class aboard Thousand Oaks Powersports support machines—Durham on a YZ250F and Bereman on a KX250F. They will also be debuting the all-new Fasthouse pants, jerseys, and gloves. “I’m super stoked to get on the road and race,” said Bereman. “We’re going to film the whole thing, do 10 episodes, and document the entire trip. It’s going to be exciting.”
Following the Atlanta SX, you can expect a weekly East Coast Is Toast episode, covering each week’s adventures. All episodes are slated to be released on The Fasthouse Viewing website. It will be like you’re on the road with them, traveling the country and having the time of their lives.
NICE VID FROM ROUND ONE OF THE NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES
ODDS AND ENDS
THIS IS A COOL TRIALS VIDEO, THOUGH TO BE HONEST I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THE BRAND!!
Sidi introduced its new X-Treme off road boot. Since then the markets response to the boots technical features and price point have been very-very strong but…the product name came under fire. Thus effective immediately, Sidi has decided to re-brand the boot to the model name “X-3”.
The X-3 is Sidi’s most cost effective way to experience professional level boots. Made with the same laminated Technomicro and TA sole, it features the same cam lock buckles, Cambrelle® inner lining, heel and insole as the higher end boots Sidi produces.
‘e nuff said.
FMF INTRODUCES THE NEW SPRING 2016 APPAREL LINE
FMF has had a long-standing love affair with Baja. Home to more than 3M culturally-proud people, it’s one of the most diverse landscapes on earth. And they love all types of Off-road Racing. So, with the help of hometown hero and 2015 NHHA champion Ivan Ramirez, legendary Baja racer Quinn Cody, Freestyle MX rider James Carter and Sarah White, they traveled down to ride, reminisce, eat, drink, celebrate, explore and capture images for their Spring 2016 apparel launch. The all-new Spring 2016 FMF Apparel line can be found at your favorite local moto retailer!
KLIM Launches Honda Africa Twin Line of Apparel
KLIM, the global leader in engineered riding apparel, announced today an all-new collection of Officially Licensed Honda Africa Twin apparel, complimenting the recent launch of the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure touring motorcycle.
The special-edition KLIM collection includes the Latitude Jacket and Pant and Inferno mid layer jacket—all re-developed in black-and-red colorways and branded with official KLIM, Honda and Africa Twin logos.
The KLIM Honda Africa Twin Latitude jacket and pant are built using durable GORE-TEX® waterproof fabrics capable of providing total comfort in the most extreme conditions. Full impact coverage is provided by an integrated D3O® armor system and a total of 11 jacket pockets and three pant pockets provide massive cargo capacity. 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material is used across the jacket for increased visibility and multiple intake and exhaust vents allow custom temperature management. The mid layer Inferno jacket is an all-time KLIM favorite and the perfect insulating or casual piece to complete the Honda Africa Twin collection.
The Latitude Jacket, Pant and Inferno jacket will be available in April and sold exclusively through KLIM’s dealer network. For more information, visit www.KLIM.com
ALPINE STAR RACER BRAAP GLOVES
Alpinestars Racer Braap Gloves packs a range of innovative features, such as a single-piece upper and synthetic suede reinforcements into its revolutionary chassis for a durable performer providing a highly personalized fit – for each and every moto.
6D’S NEW MTB TRAIL HELMET
6D Helmets LLC is proud to announce the arrival of their new ATB-1T trail helmet. The ATB-1T is the world’s first ¾ coverage MTB helmet utilizing 6D’s patented Omni-Directional Suspension™ (ODS™) technology. The ATB-1T reduces the transfer of angular acceleration force by means of its 3-dimensional displacement and shearing capability of the ODS system when subject to impacts. Low-threshold energy accelerations are also dramatically reduced, providing a more forgiving helmet over a much broader range of energy demands. The ATB-1T is designed and suitable for all MTB riding activities except downhill.
RIP REDBUD MX’S GENE RITCHIE
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship family and the sport as a whole lost a legend on Saturday with the passing of Gene Ritchie, the founder and patriarch of RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan. A former motocross racer himself, Ritchie broke ground on RedBud in 1972 and began hosting professional motocross races in 1974. In the years since the tradition known today as the RedBud National began, held each summer on Independence Day Weekend, it has grown to become the centerpiece of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Gene Ritchie in his riding days at the 1972 Trans-Am in Elkhart, WI.
THE TORROT ELECTRIC T10
This little “toy” will delight parents and children alike. It has been designed with the utmost safety guarantees for gradual learning. The T10 is the outcome of the most genuine experience: created with excellence by trial amateurs and professionals.
The T10 has the best components-design-features ratio on the market. There is nothing else remotely comparable to it available.
It has adjustable power from 350 W to 1,050 W (with three maps programmable from your computer) which effectively impels the T10’s chassis and suspension around the most difficult trails. The lithium battery offers constant power for more hours.
It’s equipped with high end best components; Front fork and suspension by the Italian firm EBR, trial tyres, Torrot engine and programmable controller, powerful lithium battery, ABS plastics, chrome-molybdenum chassis with hydraulic mono-muffler speak volumes about our T10.
The T10 is the best choice for children who are being initiated into this world with the goal of becoming professionals, or for families with a true tradition in trial. The T10 is positioned far above the other options with electric motors. Don’t you want the best for your future champion?
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