BLAST FROM THE PAST
2017 Honda CRF450R ???
Word on the street is that the 2017 Honda CRF450R will be on the receiving end of some dramatic changes. Typically, they are super secretive about the machine, though we did uncover some sneak peak tech and an early proto photo. The machine will definitely have electric start, a new engine design and chassis updates that will be wrapped by all new bodywork.
The 2016 MXGP Series is HERE!The long awaited MXGP series is finally here. Earlier this year FMF announced their partnership with MXGP Series becoming the official exhaust partner of the series, and presenting sponsor of the 125cc and 300cc 2-stroke series. Also new for 2016 is the partnership between FMF and Honda Racing Corporation Factory riders Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev. This weekend signals the first race of the series in Qatar and will showcase FMF’s partnerships with Husqvarna, HRC, and MXGP, emphasizing its strive for WORLD POWER.
RICKY CARMICHAEL DAYTONA AMATEUR SUPERCROSS OFFERS OVER $147,000 IN MANUFACTURER CONTINGENCY TO RACERS
The Seventh Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX) is set to give away $147,525 in amateur contingency to racers participating in this year’s two-day event at the iconic Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in Daytona Beach, Florida. This unique race takes center stage following Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda, with qualifying on Sunday, March 6 and finals following on Monday, March 7.
This year all seven major factory OEM’s including Kawasaki, Yamaha, KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Husqvarna and Cobra are offering up generous contingency programs to amateur racers. In addition to their hefty contingency programs, all seven manufacturers will have trackside support teams on-site to lend a hand to support amateur racers on their respective brand at DIS.
“We are overwhelmed with the support from all of the manufacturers for the seventh running of this prestigious event,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “Not only have these companies posted substantial contingency programs for our athletes, their rigs and staff will be on hand with factory support.”
This event also serves as the opening round of the 10-round Womens Motocross Championship (WMX), featuring the fastest females on two wheels. The class structure includes 36 classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class.
Live streaming will be provided by RacerTV.com on Monday, March 7.
For additional information, visit the series official website at www.racedaytona.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
Pop Up Event, March 10-13 in St. Louis, MOAerostich is bringing all of the latest riding gear and equipment to St. Louis, the city known for ribs, blues and being the Gateway to the West, for a special four day only Pop-Up event. Join Aerostich factory sizing experts and see, feel and touch all of the latest Aerostich riding gear, including the new ‘R-3’ (Roadcrafter 3) Suit, Roadcrafter City and Tactical Suits, Women’s sized Roadcrafters, Utility Riding Pants, Transit Suits and more. Try on gear, get measured for optional custom alterations (if needed) and experience the better feel and fit of graded sizes. March 10th-13th, at 3507 Bamberger Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116 in the Gravois Plaza shopping center.Along with a full array of Aerostich suits, jackets and pants, riders are invited to check out Aerostich Messenger Bags, Combat Touring Boots, Elkskin and Deerskin Gloves, Tank Panniers, Saddle Bags, Seat Bags, Fleece, Electric Liners…Swap riding stories with us and other area riders, and visit with Mr. Subjective, too. Make plans to visit the Aerostich pop-up location at 3507 Bamberger Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116. Open March 10th-12th from 9am to 7pm and Sunday, March 13th from 9am to 5pm.Advance scheduled fitting appointments are also available all days. To arrange one, please contact Lynn at [email protected].St. Louis is located about 96 miles from Springfield, IL (1hr 35min), 242 miles from Indianapolis, IN (3hrs 45 min), 248 miles from Kansas City, MO (3hrs 34min), 260 miles from Louisville, KY (3hrs 51min) and 303 miles from Chicago, IL (4hrs 55min).Visit www.aerostich.com/popup16stl for more details.
LOTS OF GOODS!
KTM Unveils New KTM/TLD SE Starburst Gear at Atlanta Supercross
KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce its second collaboration with Troy Lee Designs, Inc,. an industry leader in design, gear and accessories, to launch the limited-edition KTM/TLD SE Starburst gear in the PowerWear line-up starting March 2016.
The TLD/KTM/Red Bull Factory Racing Team unveiled the gear at the opening round of the East Supercross Series held at the Georgia Dome this past weekend. The new KTM/TLD SE Starburst Gear is orange and blue in coloring and has a unique KTM-branded design that is incorporated into the SE Jersey, SE Pant and XC Glove. Highlights of the new line include a lightweight ventilated polyester mesh jersey and 500/900 denier polyester pants for an optimal racing experience.
Please visit www.ktmusa.com to find the KTM dealer nearest you.
Nihilo Self Locking Axle Nut
The Nihilo Concepts self locking Ny-Lock Axle Nut is made from 6061 anodized billet aluminum, ensures that your axle nut will not vibrate loose under extreme conditions.
Fits all KTM, Husqvarna, Husaberg with 20mm or 25mm axle.
MOOSE RACING XC1 OFF-ROAD JACKET
- Seam sealed laminated polyester shell is lightweight waterproof and windproof
- Mid-weight nylon panels in shoulder and elbow
- Fixed rear vent
- Internal perforated poly mesh liner
- Hi-viz logos
- Available in sizes SM – 4X
Jeremy McGrath is now a Maxxis guy!
The recently signed three-year deal raises Maxxis’ already high profile in the world of off-road racing. McGrath will return to the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in a new Maxxis/McGrath Pro-2 truck. Maxxis has sponsored McGrath since 2014. In addition to his racing efforts, McGrath will serve as a brand ambassador for Maxxis’ various market segments. The company’s products include tires for all of the disciplines in which he has competed, and for the past two years, he has assisted Maxxis engineers in motorcycle and race tire development.
THE INFAMOUS SOBOBA TRAIL RIDE
This trail ride has had a tremendous run at the Soboba Indian reservation. It’s been endorsed by Malcolm Smith and features some of the most challenging terrain that we have in the state. You get to ride your bike on trails that are not blocked by fences, housing tracks or irritating neighbors. Discover why professional riders, industry greats, Hollywood stuntmen and riders of all levels congregate each year to get their one shot to ride where no one is allowed to ride the rest of the year. This ride is challenging, but not impossible for riders of lower skill levels. It’s an event and you need to be a part of it. Rumors say this may have been the last one. Let’s hope not. Here’s a photo gallery courtesy of Karel Kramer.
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY