NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE WORK BENCH
HERLINGS CONTINUES HIS MXGP DOMINANCE
The 2018 MXGP of Latvia was jammed with action and close racing with the best motocross riders in the world lining up behind the gate and taking on the challenging Kegums circuit. For the second year in a row Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Kjer Olsen have left Latvia as overall winners.
TRAVIS PESTRANA TO RE-CREATE EVIL KNIEVEL JUMPS
Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. “Evel Live”, an unprecedented three-hour live event premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on HISTORY® in partnership with Nitro Circus, will see Travis Pastrana attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound busses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.
The Indian Scout FTR750 is a flat track racing motorcycle designed to push the boundaries of speed and redefine control with two wheels firmly on the ground. Rewinding time, you find the motorcycles Evel jumped were designed for similar purposes. However, neither were intended for jumping.
“It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” said Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen.”
The Indian Scout FTR750 is far different from the lightweight motocross bikes you would typically find Travis Pastrana jumping. The engine of the FTR750 features a powerful 750cc 53-degree V-Twin and utilizes 43mm conventional front suspension with an adjustable Ohlin’s mono-shock on the rear. Introduced in the American Flat Track racing series in 2017, the Indian Scout FTR750 secured 14 victories along with the manufacturer’s and rider’s championship in its first year of competition.
GNARLY RIVER JUMP AT THE EXTREME LEGARES WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES
GET READY FOR THE TKO!
Marvin Musquin had a great run at the SX title.
The Acerbis TLD Limited Edition full plastic kits for the *KTM SX65 16-18 and the all new 2018 SX85 have arrived! Kit’s include Blue radiator shrouds, *side panels/airbox cover, rear fender and lower fork guards as well as an Orange front fender, and front number plate. *SX65 kit does not include the airbox.
Kenda IBEX (Super Sticky) Rear Tire
New for 2017 is the IBEX: SRT Pro Race Team tire, developed in Endurocross and extreme Enduro racing. A premier tire for the single-track warrior!
- Developed and tested in Endurocross and extreme Enduro racing
- Super sticky compound for maximum traction in wet conditions
- Tread pattern tractors over larger obstacles and through soft, hard, wet, and dry terrain
- Flexible, soft, lightweight carcass for greatest surface contact
- Exclusively available at SRT Dealers
Kenda IBEX (Super Sticky) Rear Tire
- Product Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9rXrH8bvE&t=4s
BETA 250/300 RR FMF Turbine Core 2.1
Available from your Beta dealer