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MXA INTERVIEW: ALEX MARTIN OPENS UP

Lets talk Alex Martin. Who else beside myself considers him a title contender on Supercross and motocrosss in 2018? His big break occurred in 2015 when the long time journeyman Pro got a factory ride with Star Yamaha for 2016. Moving to the TLD KTM Team for 2017 he...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: ALPINESTARS A10 FULL CHEST PROTECTOR

Click on images to enlarge WHAT IS IT? Surprisingly, this year Alpinestars has introduced three new chest protectors/roost guards for the U.S. market. First is the A1. It is a lightweight over- or under-the-jersey roost guard. It is extremely light and is the perfect...

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WE BUILD THE ULTIMATE 2017-18 YAMAHA YZ250F

Throughout MXA’s 17-year history conducting the “250 Four-Stroke Shootout,” every major brand has claimed victory at least once. The Yamaha YZ250F (with seven wins) and the Kawasaki KX250F (with seven wins) stand atop the 250 four-stroke heap;...

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2017 PARIS-BERCY OVERALL SUPERCROSS RESULTS

SX1 SUNDAY OVERALL 1. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 2. Cole Seely (Hon) 3. Dean Wilson (Hus) 4. Zach Osborne (Hus) 5. Jeremy Martin (Hon) 6. Cedric Soubeyras (Suz) 7. Jordi Tixier (KTM 8. Fabien Izoird (Hon) 9. RJ Hampshire (Hon) 10. Nicolas Aubin (Suz) KING OF PARIS OVERALL...

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2017 PARIS-BERCY SUPERCROSS SATURDAY RESULTS

SX1 OVERALL SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTS Marvin Musquin keep the winning streak alive in Paris. 1. Marvin Musquin 2. Zach Osborne 3. Dean Wilson 4. Cole Seely 5. Cedric Soubeyras 6. Fabien Izoird 7. Jordi Tixier 8. Thomas Ramette 9. Xavier Boog 10. Nicolas...

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5TH ANNUAL KURT CASELLI RIDE DAY AND CAMP

What: The 5th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MCWhen: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 | Gates open at 8:00 AMWhere: 18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd, San Bernardino, CA 92407Tickets: $20/person, Kids 12 & Under: Free What You...

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MITCH PAYTON’S SUPERSONIC PLAYBOOK: PART FOUR

Casting one’s eyes upon championship-winning motocross bikes—the actual bikes that crossed finish lines to win number-one plates—can be, if one is open to it, a mesmerizing crash course in moto history. Nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in...

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TOM WHITE MEMORIAL RIDE DAY PHOTOS

 Hundreds of riders lined up on the Glen Helen starting line to do a lap of honor for Tom White.  it took them 2 minutes to all make it through the first turn. Photo by Kyoshi Becker By Jon Ortner In memory of the late Tom White—his friends,...

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PRO CIRCUIT 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z450 LINKAGE ARM

Must have product for the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450. If you own a 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 this is the one must have aftermarket part of the confused handling machine. The new RM-Z450 has a high rear end that puts a lot of weight on the front. This makes the bike shaky at speed...

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1967 NORTON 750 P11 SCRAMBLER

BY TOM WHITE BY TOM WHITE The Norton P11 was built for the U.S. market only as a purpose-built California desert and scrambles machine. The project started in 1966 when West Coast Norton distributor Bob Blair asked U.S. Norton importer Berliner Motors to see if AMS...

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MITCH PAYTON’S SUPERSONIC PLAYBOOK: PART THREE

Casting one’s eyes upon championship-winning motocross bikes—the actual bikes that crossed finish lines to win number-one plates—can be, if one is open to it, a mesmerizing crash course in moto history. Nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: METZELER MC360 MID-SOFT TIRES

WHAT IS IT? The MXA wrecking crew hasn’t seriously tested Metzeler motocross tires since we raced Maicos at Saddleback. When tire guru Doug Schopinsky sent MXA a set of Metzeler MC360s, we were confused, because Doug told us that the MC360 was a street-legal,...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: EKS BRAND GOX EKS-S GOGGLES

WHAT IS IT? The EKS Brand GOX EKS-S goggle has all the great features of their lower-line goggle, with added features like the nose guard and outrigger system. WHAT’S IT COST? $64.99. CONTACT? (818) 706-1700 or www.eksbrand.com. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a...

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MWR | 2018 250F SHOOTOUT SNEAK PEAK & 1992 RM250

#WHIPITWEDNESDAY Rider: Brian Medeiros Bike: 2018 KTM 250SXF Location: Milestone MX Date: November 1, 2017 Photographer: Daryl Ecklund Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8 Focal length: 200mm Exposure: 1/1600 sec F-stop: f/7.1 ISO: 1000 TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT:...

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FORK WORKS: PRO CIRCUIT YZ450F KAYABA SSS RE-VALVE

When MXA set out to build our Dean Wilson Replica Yamaha YZ450F (August 2017 issue), we wanted to duplicate Dean’s bike as closely as possible. We got off to a good start when Mitch Payton gave us Dean’s hopped-up YZ450F engine. Split Designs sent us...

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MXA INTERVIEW: SOUTH AFRICA’S CALVIN VLAANDEREN

Calvin Vlaanderen may not be a household motocross name in America. Yet, he is a successor to South Africa’s Greg Albertyn, Grant Langston, and Tyla Rattray. And like his predecessors, Calvin is first focusing on a World Championship. Will he succeed? We...

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TWO-STROKE TUESDAY: 2013 KTM 125SX VS. KTM 150SX

Q: WHAT’S BETTER A 125SX OR A 150SX? A: The MXA wrecking crew can promise one thing with this shootout? KTM is going to win. But, we aren’t sure that there is an outright winner because each bike is designed and built for a different reason, consumer and...

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REMEMBERING TOM WHITE BY JODY WEISEL

GODSPEED! TOM WHITE (1949-2017). By Jody Weisel All of us have friends and acquaintances, but motorcycle friendships are intense — bonds as intense as soldiers in a war zone and as close as a secret society. Men who race together, trail ride on the weekends or...

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ON RECORD: 2005 YAMAHA YZ125

2005 was the first year Yamaha went to an aluminum frame on their YZ125. It hasn’t changed since.  The year was 1996 and Yamaha had unleashed a monster of a 125 after years of tiddler mediocrity. The 1996 YZ125 was a defining moment in 125 history. Since...

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MITCH PAYTON’S SUPERSONIC PLAYBOOK: PART TWO

Casting one’s eyes upon championship-winning motocross bikes—the actual bikes that crossed finish lines to win number-one plates—can be, if one is open to it, a mesmerizing crash course in moto history. Nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in...

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 HODAKA 100 SUPER RAT

By Tom White Introduced in America in 1964 by the worldwide distributor Pabatco (Pacific Basin Trading Co.), the Hodaka Ace 90 was an immediate success. A strange marriage between the Hodaka Company in Nagoya, Japan, and Pabatco in Athena, Oregon, combined the offroad...

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BARE BONES: FINDING THE PERFECT BALANCE

The manufacturers have a tough job coming up with the perfect valving spec, spring rates, air pressures, linkage ratios, etc., to make everyone that rides their bikes happy. Bikes can’t come stock with one setup that works for Supercross, Arenacross, EnduroCross...

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100% Introduces the Racecraft+ Goggle

Now is the time to upgrade your arsenal. The most renowned goggle on the market just got better; the Racecraft has evolved. Introducing the Racecraft+. With the ever-progressing speeds of riders, the demands of a goggle increase with it, so we stepped up to the plate....

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2018 Silly Season, Round Two

It's the off-season, and it's time for bench racing. Things are a little firmed up this time around. Heck, there are even a few guesses thrown  in there. Yes, some of it will inevitably prove itself wrong. This time around it's updated with more teams, new...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: PRO BOOT RESOLE & REPAIR

Click on images to enlarge WHAT IS IT? MXA has a long history with Pro-Boot owner Randy Nagel. We go back to the good old days. Randy is a dedicated racer—although he now prefers vintage bikes—but you may know him best for his other company, Pro-Vue...

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A MOTOCROSS STORY OF BRAVERY AND GENEROSITY

Tom White raced his last motocross race in the middle of his chemotherapy one month ago. Tom had bought a KTM 450SXF Factory Edition before his diagnosis and all he wanted to do was race it one time. He got his wish and is now too ill to ever ride it again. By Mike...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: ALPINESTARS A4 ROOST GUARD

WHAT IS IT? Alpinestars makes two new roost guards for the U.S. market. The A1 is a lightweight over- or under-the-jersey guard, while the A4 utilizes some of the A1 parts but has a longer and more protective back panel. MXA tested  Alpinestars’ A1 roost...

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MXA INTERVIEW: MINI SUPERSTAR JACE KESSLER

Being from Michigan I get extra excited when I see a Michigan native making his way in motocross. So I was especially pumped to see eagle, Michigan’s own Jace Kessler win a moto in the Supermini class at the recent Monster Energy Cup! Unfortunately, the 15 year...

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First Impressions: 2018 Honda CRF250R

Vital MX - With Honda releasing an all-new CRF450R in 2017, we all knew that meant they would follow it up in '18 with some sort of revision to the CRF250R. And due to the spy pics from Japan this year, we also knew that it would be even more "new" than the new 450...

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MITCH PAYTON’S SUPERSONIC PLAYBOOK: PART ONE

Casting one’s eyes upon championship-winning motocross bikes—the actual bikes that crossed finish lines to win number-one plates—can be, if one is open to it, a mesmerizing crash course in moto history. Nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in...

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MITCHELL HARRISON SIGNS WITH ROCKSTAR HUSQVARNA

MITCHELL HARRISON SIGNS WITH ROCKSTAR HUSQVARNA Mitchell Harrison. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has added Mitchell Harrison to its team for the 2018 Supercross and motocross season. Harrison will make his debut in the 2018 AMA Supercross season where he...

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FORK WORKS: FACTORY CONNECTION WP AER CONVERSION KIT

There is a wholesale exodus of racers away from Showa SSF and Kayaba PSF air forks. How can we tell? Virtually every suspension company is offering conversion kits to turn air forks back into coil-spring forks. What is a little ironic is that KTM’s WP AER air...

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MXA TEAM TESTED: ASTERISK CELL KNEE BRACE

WHAT IS IT? The new Asterisk Cell knee brace is a refined and more durable version of all that have come before. WHAT’S IT COST? $699.00. CONTACT? www.asterisk.com or (951) 268-6790. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Asterisk...

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Vital MX Pit Bits: 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm

Vital MX Pit Bits - 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm The Red Bull Straight Rhythm stands out as the most unique mainstream event we have on the off-season calendar and they keep it a bit fresh each year. Notably the addition of the two-stroke class this year and the race...

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MXA STARTS TESTING THE 2018 HONDA CRF250 ON THURSDAY

Nobody likes to be considered among the slowest bikes on the track, least of all Honda. But, when CRF250 sales dipped 27 percent in 2017, Honda was ready to retire the old warhorse. Luckily, Honda had an all-new bike waiting in the wings for 2018. How new? It shares...

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RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM: TOP 5 MOMENTS

RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM: TOP 5 MOMENTS Coming into the 2017 edition of Red Bull Straight Rhythm, Marvin Musquin had never lost a run down a straight rhythm track. Yes, you read that correctly, he’s won 100% of the times he’s lined up at the...

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Big Changes for Supercross

Are you already looking forward to the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season? So are we. Hitting the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, heading back to Tampa for the first time since '99 at the newly renovated Raymond James Stadium...there's plenty to look forward to. But,...

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RAPID RESULTS: 2017 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM

RAPID RESULTS: 2017 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM Marvin is on a roll.  1. Marvin Musquin (KTM)2. Josh Hansen (Suz)3. Broc Tickle (KTM) Shane McElrath had a showdown with his teammate Sean Cantrell in the final round with Shane winning 2-1.  1. Shane McElrath...

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RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM DRONE COURSE PREVIEW

RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM DRONE COURSE PREVIEW Get a first look at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm course! Ronnie Mac and Mike Brown take a head-to-head practice lap.  Get to Fairplex in Pomona or tune in to Red Bull TV today at 5:30pm PT to watch it...

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