BLAST FROM THE PAST
Grant Baylor Gets Win Number Three At Rattlesnake National Enduro
Grant Baylor got back on the winning track by claiming his third victory of the season at the Rattlesnake National Enduro, rounds six of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania. Baylor started strong and built up a substantial lead after winning the first two tests of the day, and then added another test win in the fifth test, giving him a comfortable lead heading into the sixth and final test, which was won by his brother, Steward. At the end of the day, Grant took the win by 42 seconds over Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang, while Steward rounded out the podium another 10 second back.
NICK DAVIS JOINS BETA RACE TEAM
BUILD YOUR OWN BETA
Beta USA’s popular BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) is open and ready for riders to build their own special Beta. Current models available are as follows:
•Xtrainer, 250 RR, 300 RR, 350 RR-S, 390 RR-S, 430 RR-S, 500 RR-S
•Race Edition, Evo, and 125 RR-S models will become available to build in the next 30-60 days.
•Remaining 2016 Evo Trial models are currently available to order.
•Beta’s BYOB program allows riders to add accessories to their new Beta. These accessories along with a custom engraved ownership plate arrive installed at your local Beta dealer.
Click HERE for more information or to start building your 2017 Beta today.
GOTTA HAVE SOM’ A ‘DIS COOL STUFF!
EVS R4K RACE COLLAR
EVS Sports is proud to announce that the heavily anticipated R4K Race Collar is now available through their website (https://evs-sports.com/moto/race-collars/r4-series/r4k-race-collar-white) or from your local EVS Sports dealer. The R4K is the first neck protection of its kind and features a Koroyd™ engineered core to reduce weight while maintaining its energy absorption properties. The entire chassis has been redesigned to make the brace lighter and more aerodynamic.
ALPINE STAR MX LINE
The goal for Alpinestars 2017 MX line should come as no surprise; Innovation and Technical Evolution. With great success, Alpinestars’ has Re-Imagined the full Techstar line and has also made many advancements from the Racer line predecessor.
‘No limitations’ is what has been echoed from the test riders. Alpinestars’ Adaptive Stretch Technology offers maximum freedom of movement to the rider through elastic stretch panels in key areas below the yoke, in the crotch, on the thighs, and down the back of the legs. All these areas work in conjunction with one another providing peak mobility to the rider. The Techstar Jersey has achieved a new level of performance through lighter weight moisture wicking fabrics, textured and treated polyester, and stretchable mesh inserts.
Technical evolution continued in the Racer Jersey with a new polyester construction featuring stretch bindings and a comfort mesh collar. The Racer pants have new technical developments and are now a lighter weight construction through material and TPR reinforcement optimization. The pants also feature a pre-curved knee, designed to fit Alpinestars knee braces and protectors.
BMW Motorrad USA has introduced a totally new concept in on-board luggage and personal storage for the growing number of adventure riders exploring roads less traveled. Intended primarily for use when riding BMW GS-model motorcycles off-road, the Atacama Adventure Luggage System provides more flexibility when piloting expert-level, back-country trails as well as continuing the expedition off the bike at remote camping locations. The luggage system, which utilizes the same case carrier system developed for the original BMW aluminum cases, gives riders an extra level of flexibility and security when navigating more challenging riding conditions and further enhances the capabilities of the GS.
Get your dirt and adventure bikes trail and race ready with our off-road wheel bearing series. Tighten up your wheels with a Factory-Links Wheel Overhaul Kit. Service front and rear wheels to be prepared for the most extreme riding conditions
Factory-Links products are designed and manufactured in strict accordance with automotive specification standards, and are certified for off-road use. Factory-Links™ bearings are packed with a heavy duty premium marine grease. The addition of a special complex thickener provides unsurpassed rust and corrosion protection, yielding virtually waterproof components.
Additionally, to keep any moisture out, they have increased from 30% grease filling to 60% grease filled to withstand the harshest conditions. Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Double-lip oil seals prevent abrasives, corrosive moisture, and other harmful contaminants from entering bearings. With our special V-Groove on the inner race for ultimate water resistance, nothing available will guard against water intrusion like Factory-Link brand products.
JUST SOME SOCIAL STUFF I SCROUNGED UP
ON MY DESK
How’s this print I found laying around the office? Looks like a Joel Robert’s Factory Suzuki from 1972
In fact this was to be Joel Robert’s last World Championship (his 6th) and the Factory Suzuki was by far the most wicked motocrosser every made. It weighed in at 168 pounds and was mated to huge amounts of rumors, innuendo and little fact. The main ingredient here was factory trickery, they were pitted against CZ ( a hugely over built motocrosser) and Husqvarna, led by Torsten Hallman and the machine was virtually hand built by the factory. 1972 was the last year of the 168 pound machine because all of the factories balked that they couldn’t compete so the FIM put a weight limit on the class.
For an incredible story about the restoration of the bike go to https://www.mxworksbike.com/index.php/history/mx-history/136-finding-joel-robert-s-1972-world-championship-suzuki
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY