THE YEAR IN REVIEW
A look back at the events and products that shaped 2016
This last year, 2016 has been a time where our nation has been dominated by perhaps the weirdest election process in our history, the economy has plateaued, oil prices have dropped to record lows and the dirt bike world has blossomed and wilted as it rides the teeter totter looking for both stability and technological gains. The racing world has seen the emergence of a German Genius, the rise of United States as a leader in off-road racing, motocross machines that struggle to find the ‘button’ to success and a new wall in off-road legal equipment that is changing the dynamics of trail legal equipment. We lost Arnold Palmer, David Bowie and the legendary Chuck ‘Feets’ Minert. America failed to retain their grasp on the MXoNations, dominated the International Six Days Enduro and we’re seeing television popularity at the Supercross level have a dramatic effect on ticket sales at the events. There are rumors of a year round Supercross series, the return of a green rider with the initials RV and Honda re-entering the racing hierarchy with long term contracts for Ken Roczen and Tim Gaiser plus bringing out their all-new CRF450R.
Every Thursday until January 1, The Year in Review will be up on the DB website and is a quick look at the races, racers, machines and products that helped shape the year of 2016.