THE WEEKLY FEED: HOT HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO MODS • OFF-ROAD VIDEO- THE TOUGHEST HILL CLIMBS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: TIM HART

Tim Hart on his Mike’s Racing Center Maico. Thanks Scott Heidbrink for capturing the moment.

 

Tim Hart hailed from the South Bay and dominated action at Irwindale, Ascot, Lions Raceway and Saddleback. He was unique in his look, an orange Bell Star ribboned with white crosshatches. Tim had the look, long hair, a flair for getting great starts on his Maico, and in the early seventies his photos in Cycle News and Motorcycle Weekly were as regular as lunch. Tim went on to race nationally as a privateer on a Maico in 1971. Yamaha hired the Torrance California racer in 1973 and he went on to win the 125 opener at Hangtown in 1975, infamous as the mud race that stopped Marty Smith from winning every national that year. He went on to win one more 125 National and a 250 at Lake Whitney, Texas. Born in 1949, Tim grew up in Torrance, California and spent the entirety in the South Bay. He was 67 years old when he passed away.

 

NEWS

 

 

Beta USA is proud to announce the 2023 EVO 80 Jr. and Sr. models! While other manufacturers have given up on the youth trial market, Beta continues to push forward to provide the younger generations with the most reliable and rideable lineup of trial motorcycles. The EVO 80 model comes in two different sizes, the smaller Jr. version is recommended for ages 9-12 years old while the larger brother of the two, the Evo 80 Sr. is for ages 11-15.

Each model is based on the same frame and engine package with the difference being in the wheels, brakes, and suspension to provide the right performance and height. Powered by a liquid cooled 2 stroke engine with a six speed transmission, the Evo 80 will provide years of dependable service for your young inspiring trial rider. They are also an excellent training tool for young off road and motocross riders by teaching the art of balance and control.

Production of these models is rather limited so reach out to your local Beta dealer to secure one today.

 

Features Include:

» Engine: Proven and tested 80cc 2 stroke engine with a six-speed transmission and hydraulic clutch for an easy clutch lever pull.

» Chassis: Steel parameter-style frame, very narrow in design for ease of movement while negotiating the trail or sections. Both models weigh less than 150 lbs.

» Suspension: Hydraulic front fork and rear shock with spring rates set for the smaller riders.

» Brakes: Both EVO 80 Jr. and Sr. models have hydraulic disc brakes that provide excellent stopping power in wet or dry conditions.

Pricing:

EVO 80 Jr. – $4,599.00

EVO 80 Sr. – $4,999.00

Availability:

December

Canada is calling for what will be the penultimate round of the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, Red Bull Outliers. Entering the home straight in this year’s championship chase, round seven is set to take in a new landscape in the heart of Canada’s Badlands, in Calgary, where Sherco Factory Racing’s Mario Roman will be looking to defend his championship points lead.

With the fight to become the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Champion heating up, Roman holds just a one-point lead over his closest challenger, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler. However, championship newcomer and winner of round six at Red Bull TKO, FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart will be gunning for glory on home soil.

Featuring a two-day format, racing begins on Saturday, August 27 with an urban prologue in downtown Calgary, before heading to the nearby historical Badlands for a mass-start, multi-lap Hard Enduro battle.

Trystan Hart competes in the 2021 Red Bull Outliers, in Steveville, AB, Canada  Photo: Mason Mashon / Red Bull Content Pool

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

2021 COVERAGE OF THE RED BULL OUTLIERS HARD ENDURO

 

 

SHOT OF THE WEEK

Manuel Lettenbichler’s KTM at the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Hard Enduro. You can see the pipe damage, but look at the footpeg! Mani got slammed pretty good, but still finished just off of Trystan Hart’s winning pace. Photo by Larry Mayo

 

GEAR BAG

The Motorall is our tried & true Grindhouse pant in an overall cut. Featuring multiple zippered pockets for ventilation and storage, and wide elastic shoulder straps to make jumping into a pair quick and easy. 

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TESTING

DICKS RACING HUSQVARNA 701- A TRIPLE THREAT

This last week we went out testing with Dick Wilk who has been building a ‘super’ Husqvarna 701 for himself, and a Rally version for his riding partner. These machines have increased power, full suspension mods that target a bigger off-road appetite and some very trick parts from the footpegs, to the handlebars, steering damper, protection, saddle, exhaust, ECU and gas cap! Dick also has a street (supermoto) wheel setup that he fits up when he’s canyon carving to his personal 701. Look for an expanded look in a future Dirt Bike mag!

 

Ryan Koch at the wheel of Dicks 701 Husky Enduro. The machine is potent, maneuverable (for an ADV steed) and dirt worthy with his suspension mods.

 

Vanasche Motorsports

Scott’s steering damper

Seat Concepts comfort seat

Flexx handlebars/hand guards

Powercell Performance air box/filter

Dunlop tires

Nitro mousse tubes

Primary Drive gold chain/steel sprocket

TM designs chain guide

Molecule skid plate

Mosko Moto soft luggage

Coober USA ecu

P3 carbon fiber

Decal Works

Suspension: Dicks Racing

Supermoto wheels: Dicks Racing

www.dicksracing.com 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

I returned to the saddle after breaking my leg pretty bad in 1988 and had issues dealing with the hardware they installed in the knee. I had it removed in late ’89, started racing a lot of GP’s the next year (this one is at Glen Helen) and the 1990 Kawasaki KX500 was pretty much my favorite machine. It made big power, loved to be short shifted, had a smooth bottom spread and good, versatile suspension.

 

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