Friday, September 30, 2011

SUZUKI BRACED FOR 65TH 'NATIONS RACE

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/suzuki-braced-for-65th-nations-race.html

Mickael Maschio Connor McGechan Jeremy McGrath Andrew McFarlane Brett Metcalfe

Uphill Battles

A grassroots motocross track is long, rough, and has plenty of elevation changes.� Just thinking of Glen Helen brings �monstrous and power robbing hills to mind.� Even if your local track doesn?t have steep uphills, the same technique is needed to efficiently maintain speed. The foundation of proper motocross technique tells you to keep your [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/uphill-battles/

Tim Ferry Ashley Fiolek Ernesto Fonseca Lauris Freibergs Paul Friedrichs

Twitter?s not just for Congressmen anymore

Much like Rep. Anthony Weiner, I find Twitter a lot harder to manage than Facebook. I’m very selective about who I follow, because I’ve found that some folks can really clog up the ol’ newsfeed with useless spammy crap and/or general impropriety. But, I still want to be able to catch the occasional comment from [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikerChickNews/~3/bbpAZyhR-TE/

Victor Arbekov Les Archer Nicolas Aubin Rene Baeten David Bailey

Behind the scenes: Team USA for 2010 Motocross of Nations - together for the first time

I was back out at Pala Raceway for something very special. I had already been there for four days for the Finale of the 2010 AMA MX season and the Awards Banquet.

But, as I mentioned, this was something special - the first official get together of Team USA for the 2010 Motocross of Nations. Team Manager Roger De Coster, racers Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Trey Canard, and all the support staff needed for an effort like this.


Ryan Dungey, Roger De Coster, Trey Canard, Andrew Short and Mitch Payton

I felt very privileged to be invited to such an event. I soon came to realize that the most unique and moving part of the day was seeing the look of real happiness, the feeling of true honor, and the comraderie for each person involved, as 'The Team' came together for the first time. It was contagious. They seem to be a real 'team' already, working together well, and have great things to say about each other. Again, it was contagious!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/behind-the-scenes-team-usa-for-2010-motocross-of-nations-together-for-the-first-time

Les Archer Nicolas Aubin Rene Baeten David Bailey John Banks

Ski Jumps

The best thing about riding a motocross track is the elevation change.� This gives you more dimensions to the track and allows you to ?spice up? some obstacles.� One of these obstacles is the ski jumps.� Most of the time, you find these jumps right before a downhill and there is no real lip or [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/ski-jumps/

Auguste Mingels Marty Moates Guennady Moisseev Bobby Moore Blair Morgan

Here and there

Once again, the month of July has been brutal for us, weather-wise? temperatures in the mid- to upper-90?s, with the heat index pushing us up into the 100?s and even 110?s for about the past three weeks. It?s deceiving to sit inside in the air conditioning (thank God for air conditioning, and for the funds [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikerChickNews/~3/LkIOQw2YGQU/

Trampas Parker Travis Pastrana Gautier Paulin David Philippaerts Mickael Pichon

Motocross of Nations 2011: Sunday Race Results

Team USA has won the 2011 Motocross of Nations here in St. Jean d'Angely, France. With the win in this 65th edition of the MX of Nations, Team USA riders Ryan Dungey, Blake Baggett, and Ryan Villopoto, along with team manger Roger De Coster, take home the coveted Chamberlain Trophy.

Team France finished second, with team members Christophe Pourcel, Marvin Musquin, and Gautier Paulin. Australia finished third with Reed, Metcalfe and Moss.

The French fans turned out in huge numbers, and were very enthusiastic for their riders. The track was very difficult, with lots of steep climbs and lots of stones underneath the top soil. Combine the stones with some rain at times, which made the track slick, many riders had vision and goggle problems during the day.

Champagne time for USA, France, and Australia at the 2011 Motocross of Nations in France!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/features/motocross-of-nations-2011-sunday-race-results

Shayne King Heinz Kinigadner Dusty Klatt Arne Kring Brad Lackey

Yamaha Unveils 2012 Off-Road Motorcycle Models

It's that time of the year again and Yamaha Motor Corporation is very excited to announce our entire line-up of 2012 Models.

Starting with the PW50 and the TT-R50E, which have both returned to the line-up after a short hiatus. Joining them on the playbike front are the TT-R110E, TT-R125LE and TT-R230.


PW50

Source: http://www.supercross.com/news/yamaha-unveils-2012-off-road-motorcycle-models

Shaun Simpson Joël Smets Jeff Smith Marty Smith Steve Stackable

RJ Says: Moving to Pro 4 Off-Road Truck Racing in 2011

Last year I won the TORC Pro 2 Off-Road Truck racing championship. This year I'm moving to the Pro 4 class.

What's the difference between Pro 2 and Pro 4? Pro 2 is two wheel drive. Pro 4 is four wheel drive.

With Pro 4 you can drive more aggressively - you can get on the gas more, because you have much more traction with all four wheels.

Also in 2011, I'm with a new team - Menzies. Plus I have help from Dodge, and Red Bull.

In this video below, this is one of the first times I started testing for 2011. It's a track at Glen Helen Raceway! (Home of the US MX GP)

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-moving-to-pro-4-off-road-truck-racing-in-2011

Roger De Coster Ken De Dycker Yves Demaria Gilbert De Roover Clement Desalle

Royal Distributing/WEC Round 5 Update

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/royal-distributingwec-round-5-update.html

Chad Reed Warren Reid Pierre Renet Marc de Reuver Michele Rinaldi

Wojo at the 58th Corduroy Enduro

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/wojo-at-58th-corduroy-enduro.html

Andrea Bartolini Willy Bauer Jean Michel Bayle Pit Beirer Christian Beggi

Supercross on a budget

If you have been reading all the hype on the upcoming Future West ACU British Supercross Championship and think I [...]


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Source: http://moto.mpora.com/news/supercross-budget.html

Rick Burgett Jimmy Button Michael Byrne Antonio Cairoli Trey Canard

Thursday, September 29, 2011

RJ Says: Defending a Supercross Championship and season review

After watching the first three supercross races of the 2011 season, I'll share with you what I see at this point.

Two riders that have really impressed me so far are Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. Looking at their fitness, their riding technique, their ability to get thru traffic on the race track, both are far beyond what I thought they would be.

I knew Ryan would be fast. But when a rider has been away from racing for a while, as he has, sometimes it takes a while to knock off the rust. Ryan has looked great after his heat races - obviously the training with Aldon Baker has helped him a lot. I can see his fitness, how much he is sweating, and his ability to retain his breath and breathing after both his heats and main events. It's visible that Ryan has leaned down together with Aldon, and he's in awesome condition.

I thought it would take Trey Canard at least half a season in the premiere Supercross class to where he was really comfortable. As I watch Trey in these first three races, there are certain section of the different tracks where he is faster than either Villopoto or James Stewart. Once Trey puts together the whole track, and an entire 20 laps like that - look for him to win some races this year.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-defending-a-supercross-championship-and-season-review

Peter Johansson Rick Johnson Gary Jones Mark Jones Ake Jonsson

Rough Jump Faces

There is nothing better than a freshly groomed track in the morning that is perfectly tilled.� The track might as well be an interstate which can make anyone feel like a pro.� However, once things get rough, you have pick and choose lines as well as deal with the challenging jump faces.� Those who ride [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/rough-jump-faces-2/

Trey Canard Håkan Carlquist Ricky Carmichael Danny Chandler Eric Cheney

Nick Garcia & Andrew Brophy Roll With Us!

etnies proudly welcomes Nick Garcia & Andrew Brophy to the team.

Download ...

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/29/nick-garcia-andrew-brophy-roll-with-us/

Shayne King Heinz Kinigadner Dusty Klatt Arne Kring Brad Lackey

Moto2 thriller to continue in Japan

With just four rounds of the 2011 season now remaining the most closely matched of the three World C...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1317105537-moto2-thriller-to-continue-in-japan/

Doug Dubach Ryan Dungey Vic Eastwood Daryl Ecklund Erik Eggens

FREE: Official Program of the 2011 Canadian Enduro Championship

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-official-program-of-2011-canadian.html

Michele Rinaldi Joël Robert Ken Roczen Stephane Roncada Gerard Rond

MX Adventures: Leaving the West Coast ... talking with Kevin Windham

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Who dat?

This week I caught up with Kevin Windham. In the video below, Kevin Windham talks about the Superbowl Champions, the NFL's New Orleans Saints, his family, his future plans for racing and beyond.

The Superbowl XLIV champions, the New Orleans Saints, have many fans - among them is none other than the number 14 in Supercross, Kevin Windham. While the NFL season started when Supercross was in its off season, Kevin was able to take part in season tickets to his favorite NFL team - da' Saints. Eventually the 2010 Supercross season got underway in January, which meant Kevin was flying off after those Saturday night Main Events back East to watch the New Orleans Saints Playoff games.

On February 7, 2010 the New Orleans Saints headed to the Superbowl in Miami, Florida and Kevin Windham and his wife Dottie made arrangements to attend this momentous occasion. First, however Kevin had to finish up a Supercross race in San Diego the night before.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/mx-adventures-leaving-the-west-coast-taking-with-kevin-windham

Marcus Hansson Doug Henry Broc Hepler Rob Herring George Holland

RJ Says: Defending a Supercross Championship and season review

After watching the first three supercross races of the 2011 season, I'll share with you what I see at this point.

Two riders that have really impressed me so far are Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. Looking at their fitness, their riding technique, their ability to get thru traffic on the race track, both are far beyond what I thought they would be.

I knew Ryan would be fast. But when a rider has been away from racing for a while, as he has, sometimes it takes a while to knock off the rust. Ryan has looked great after his heat races - obviously the training with Aldon Baker has helped him a lot. I can see his fitness, how much he is sweating, and his ability to retain his breath and breathing after both his heats and main events. It's visible that Ryan has leaned down together with Aldon, and he's in awesome condition.

I thought it would take Trey Canard at least half a season in the premiere Supercross class to where he was really comfortable. As I watch Trey in these first three races, there are certain section of the different tracks where he is faster than either Villopoto or James Stewart. Once Trey puts together the whole track, and an entire 20 laps like that - look for him to win some races this year.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-defending-a-supercross-championship-and-season-review

Peter Johansson Rick Johnson Gary Jones Mark Jones Ake Jonsson

Here and there

Once again, the month of July has been brutal for us, weather-wise? temperatures in the mid- to upper-90?s, with the heat index pushing us up into the 100?s and even 110?s for about the past three weeks. It?s deceiving to sit inside in the air conditioning (thank God for air conditioning, and for the funds [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikerChickNews/~3/LkIOQw2YGQU/

Shaun Simpson Joël Smets Jeff Smith Marty Smith Steve Stackable

CGRT Labelle Race Report

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/cgrt-labelle-race-report.html

Ken Roczen Stephane Roncada Gerard Rond Jean Sebastien Roy Alex Salvini

Supercross 2011: Kyle Regal discusses move to L & M Racing Yamaha

Moving up from the Lites class to the full time 17 rounds in the premier 450 Supercross class is a big step for any racer. Making it a double whammy, Kyle Regal is also going from Privateer Status to a full Factory Sam Manuel L & M Yamaha ride.

Kyle rode a few 450 Supercross rounds last season, when he wasn?t racing in the Supercross East Coast Lites, but it was this summer Kyle really gained momentum on the 450, finishing ninth in the series final standings.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/supercross-2011-kyle-regal-discusses-move-to-l-a-m-racing-yamaha

Michael Byrne Antonio Cairoli Trey Canard Håkan Carlquist Ricky Carmichael

Bobby Prochnau to race the Corduroy Enduro

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/bobby-prochnau-to-race-corduroy-enduro.html

Sebastien Pourcel Wyman Priddy Alessandro Puzar Gaston Rahier Steve Ramon

Ducati Team prepares for Japanese GP

The Ducati Team is headed for the Japanese Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday, 2 October, f...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1317201247-ducati-team-prepares-for-japanese-gp/

Jacky Martens Christophe Martin Mickael Maschio Connor McGechan Jeremy McGrath

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yamaha/Machine Racing Race Report

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/yamahamachine-racing-race-report.html

Josh Grant Billy Grossi Davide Guarneri Thomas Hahn Torsten Hallman

Bobby Prochnau to race the Corduroy Enduro

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/bobby-prochnau-to-race-corduroy-enduro.html

Josh Grant Billy Grossi Davide Guarneri Thomas Hahn Torsten Hallman

Avoid the pink cliche

??Let me just say this outright: if you have a product and you are suddenly deciding to tailor it to women, DO NOT make it pink. Just don?t. Painting it pink and thinking women will automatically dig it is a clich�. It?s unimaginative. It?s an insult. This has been a beef of mine for awhile, [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikerChickNews/~3/LyJ8msoRcvY/

Ryan Dungey Vic Eastwood Daryl Ecklund Erik Eggens Richard Eierstedt

RJ Says: Give me a break in between supercross and motocross

Is the combined supercross / motocross season of today's era too long?

As a former supercross and motocross racer, I don't think the season is too long. Racers want to race.

But I would like to see a couple of changes that I think will make it better for the riders, teams, and most importantly, the fans.

First, I'd like to see a much longer break in between the end of the Supercross season, and the start of the MX season.

I think it would be great if the riders could have at least a couple off weekends off after the supercross season ends. One of the reasons is they could do more 'outdoor' testing at that time, instead of during supercross season.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-give-me-a-break-in-between-supercross-and-motocross

Jamie Dobb Gert van Doorn John Dowd John Draper Doug Dubach

Motocross of Nations 2011: Friday, photos tell the story

Friday, September 16, 2011 at St. Jean d'Angely, France. The most prestigous MX race of the year is under way. Although 'just Friday', the vibe in the air, and the activity all throughout the paddock is tangible. Riders getting together that haven't seen each other in a long time, old friends meeting up again, lots of hugs and handshakes and smiles, and team camaraderie on a level that only happens once a year.

The first 'official' event of the day - opening press conferences. You'll read more about that below. And photos below will help tell the story of today's activities.

If you want to watch the Motocross of Nations, either live or VOD, you can do so thru Youthstream's video system, which is available here on Supercross.com: http://www.supercross.com/mx-gp-vod. On Saturday, Septebmer 17, there are five and half hours of video programming available. Noon to 5:30pm local time. That is 6am Eastern Time start, 3am Pacific Time start. On Sunday, video programming starts at 1pm local time, which is 7am Eastern Time, and 4am Pacific Time.

The opening press conference started with Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream speaking. He was followed by the President of the French Federation, and then the President of Moto Club local organizer, then the Technical Director for the French Federation, and last to speak was FIM Motocross Commission President Dr. Wolfgang Srb.



The first team to be presented - Team USA. Ryan Villopoto - 2011 AMA Supercross Series Champion and Motocross Champion, Ryan Dungey - 2010 AMA Supercross Series Champion and MX Champion, Blake Baggett, and Team Manager Roger De Coster. (More below.)
 

Source: http://www.supercross.com/features/motocross-of-nations-2011-friday-photos-tell-the-story

Marcus Hansson Doug Henry Broc Hepler Rob Herring George Holland

Uphill Battles

A grassroots motocross track is long, rough, and has plenty of elevation changes.� Just thinking of Glen Helen brings �monstrous and power robbing hills to mind.� Even if your local track doesn?t have steep uphills, the same technique is needed to efficiently maintain speed. The foundation of proper motocross technique tells you to keep your [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/uphill-battles/

Jason Lawrence Ron Lechien Jeff Leisk Victor Leloup Aigar Leok

Motocross of Nations 2011: Saturday's MX action and qualifying

Saturday's Qualifying at the 2011 MX of Nations in France. The Motocross of Nations at St. Jean d'Angely, France is the most prestigious MX race of the year. In today's Qualifying Races it was the Americans: Ryan Dungey (MX1 class), Blake Bagget (MX2 class), and Ryan Villopoto (Open class) all led every lap of their respective motos. USA dominated in an almost unbelievable fashion, thus scoring 2 points for the day.

The Italian team surprised everyone with a second best overall for the day and scoring 4 points. Italy's Antonio Cairoli gave Ryan Dungey everything he could handle in the MX1 qualifier, finishing 2nd on the day behind Team USA's captain. The host country's Team France, finished third overall for the day, with Chrisophe Pourcel finishing 3rd in MX1, Marvin Musquin 2nd in MX2 and Gautier Paulin 3rd in the Open class. They received 6 points on the day. France is one of the favorites to end USA's reign as MXoN Champions.


Each member of Team USA gets the Lovemytime Holeshot Award for winning their respective motos

Roger De Coster said, "We have two riders with experience, and we expected to be on top. I was impressed with Antonio Cairoli, he put some pressure on Dungey, and rode great in some sections of the track. What this guy (Blake) did is amazing. It's difficult to come race the first time in Europe. The French team rode good today, and the Italians were even better than I expected. Of course Cairoli will do well, but I was very impressed with the other Italian riders. Remember though, today is only Qualifying. Tomorrow is what counts. We should not be over-confident"

Watch the Motocross of Nations, here thru Supercross.com, either live or VOD. It is thru Youthstream's video system, at http://www.supercross.com/mx-gp-vod. On Saturday, Septebmer 17, there are five and half hours of video programming available. Noon to 5:30pm local time. That is 6am Eastern Time start, 3am Pacific Time start. On Sunday, video programming starts at 1pm local time, which is 7am Eastern Time, and 4am Pacific Time.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/features/motocross-of-nations-2011-saturdays-mx-action-and-qualifying

Bengt Åberg Greg Albertyn Jeff Alessi Mike Alessi Thomas Allier

etnies AM Getting Paid THIS WEEKEND

Stay tuned to keep up with all the weekend's Am Getting Paid festivities... starting with Hype I...

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/21/etnies-am-getting-paid-this-weekend/

Gerard Rond Jean Sebastien Roy Alex Salvini Donny Schmit Fritz Schneider

WMX Rider Insight: Jackie Ives

In only her second season as a professional Motocross racer, Jackie Ives is currently sitting in 16th position for the WMX point standings through the first four rounds of the 2010 AMA Woman's Motocross Championship Series.


Jackie Ives (17) cheezing on the line at Thunder Valley

You might think 'How cool is it to be racing professional motocross all over the USA!' But it's a lot harder and a lot more work than you might think! Not all racers get the big bucks and the factory rides like James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, and Chad Reed. As a matter of fact, most of the woman racers in the USA have to work quite hard during the week just to make it to the race track!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/mxgirls-feature/wmx-rider-insight-jackie-ives

David Philippaerts Mickael Pichon Jim Pomeroy Christophe Pourcel Sebastien Pourcel

TransparentSea Kick Off party

poster art by Chris Del Moro

Join Etnies and Billabong for the kick off party art show featur...

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/26/transparentsea-kick-off-party/

Mike Bell John van den Berk Marnicq Bervoets Fritz Betzlbacher Dave Bickers

GEICO Honda endurocross rider Redmond has season-best finish

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/geico-honda-endurocross-rider-redmond.html

Jaroslav Falta Claudio Federici Tim Ferry Ashley Fiolek Ernesto Fonseca

CEC Round #7 Update

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/cec-round-7-update.html

Joël Smets Jeff Smith Marty Smith Steve Stackable Jeff Stanton

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SUZUKI VICTORIOUS AT 65TH ?NATIONS

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/suzuki-victorious-at-65th-nations.html

Gordon Crockard Craig Dack Roger De Coster Ken De Dycker Yves Demaria

Deegan Defeats Mirra at EllisMania!

Brian Deegan beats Dave Mirra at EllisMania!

Source: http://www.metalmulisha.com/blog/2011/09/deegan-defeats-mirra-at-ellismania/

Gilbert De Roover Clement Desalle John DeSoto Tony DiStefano Jamie Dobb

Behind the scenes: Team USA for 2010 Motocross of Nations - together for the first time

I was back out at Pala Raceway for something very special. I had already been there for four days for the Finale of the 2010 AMA MX season and the Awards Banquet.

But, as I mentioned, this was something special - the first official get together of Team USA for the 2010 Motocross of Nations. Team Manager Roger De Coster, racers Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Trey Canard, and all the support staff needed for an effort like this.


Ryan Dungey, Roger De Coster, Trey Canard, Andrew Short and Mitch Payton

I felt very privileged to be invited to such an event. I soon came to realize that the most unique and moving part of the day was seeing the look of real happiness, the feeling of true honor, and the comraderie for each person involved, as 'The Team' came together for the first time. It was contagious. They seem to be a real 'team' already, working together well, and have great things to say about each other. Again, it was contagious!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/behind-the-scenes-team-usa-for-2010-motocross-of-nations-together-for-the-first-time

Steven Frossard Eric Geboers Sylvain Geboers Broc Glover Rui Goncalves

Sheckler vs. Fred Gall - Game of SKATE

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/27/sheckler-vs-fred-gall-game-of-skate/

Arthur Lampkin Steve Lamson Grant Langston Danny LaPorte Mike LaRocco

Noora Naraghi from Iran chasing her motocross racing dream

Noora Naraghi recently traveled from Iran to the USA to pursue her motocross racing dream. Her MX dream? To learn how to ride and race motocross from Stefy Bau, former 2 time Women's World Motocross Champion and owner/instructor of 211 MX school. 211 MX is the elite world wide motocross academy based in Florida, and designed specially for women riders and racers.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/mxgirls-feature/noora-naraghi-from-iran-chasing-her-motocross-racing-dream

Victor Leloup Aigar Leok Tanel Leok Billy Liles Ove Lundell

Rutted Corners

There are two obstacles you will always have to face on the track: ruts and corners.� Combine the two and traversing themcan be frustrating.� The power and torque that modern four strokes produce is pretty incredible and lines get dug out quickly.� Corners are the backbone of speed which makes it essential to be extremely [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/rutted-corners/

Broc Hepler Rob Herring George Holland Jeremy van Horebeek Kent Howerton

Rough Jump Faces

There is nothing better than a freshly groomed track in the morning that is perfectly tilled.� The track might as well be an interstate which can make anyone feel like a pro.� However, once things get rough, you have pick and choose lines as well as deal with the challenging jump faces.� Those who ride [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/rough-jump-faces-2/

Wyman Priddy Alessandro Puzar Gaston Rahier Steve Ramon Tyla Rattray

American Suzuki's Plans for the 2012 Supercross and Motocross Seasons Announced

American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has announced plans today for the upcoming 2012 AMA Supercross and Motocross seasons. Suzuki has been a dominant force in both series? for over seven years and has been a leader in technology in order to maintain that stronghold with the continued development of the Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450. Since its introduction, the RM-Z450 has amassed the most AMA Motocross Championships as well as the most motocross race wins of any four-stroke 450. The RM-Z was also the first four-stroke AMA Supercross Championship 450 and the first fuel-injected 450 to win AMA Supercross and Motocross titles.

Current plans for the 2012 campaign include returning Suzuki rider, Brett Metcalfe. The 27-year-old Australian joined Suzuki at the beginning of the 2011 season with solid credentials and has demonstrated strength, determination and the ability to win aboard the Suzuki RM-Z. Although injuries shortened his 2011 supercross season, Metcalfe has shown his ability during the current motocross season, scoring an overall win as well as two podiums and 3 top five finishes. Metcalfe finished the season a solid fourth in points in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross series.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/news/american-suzukis-plans-for-the-2012-supercross-and-motocross-seasons-announced

Gunnar Johansson Peter Johansson Rick Johnson Gary Jones Mark Jones

Long Ruts on Straights

Nothing reminds me of motocross more than a rutted up, fast, flowing track.� This is the pinnacle obstacle that separates the men from the boys. �If you watched Southwick this past weekend, then you saw the insane ruts in the moist New England sand. �Most beginners find themselves nervous approaching long ruts and often end [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/long-ruts-on-straights/

Rene Baeten David Bailey John Banks Mark Barnett Jonathan Barragan

RJ Says: Defending a Supercross Championship and season review

After watching the first three supercross races of the 2011 season, I'll share with you what I see at this point.

Two riders that have really impressed me so far are Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. Looking at their fitness, their riding technique, their ability to get thru traffic on the race track, both are far beyond what I thought they would be.

I knew Ryan would be fast. But when a rider has been away from racing for a while, as he has, sometimes it takes a while to knock off the rust. Ryan has looked great after his heat races - obviously the training with Aldon Baker has helped him a lot. I can see his fitness, how much he is sweating, and his ability to retain his breath and breathing after both his heats and main events. It's visible that Ryan has leaned down together with Aldon, and he's in awesome condition.

I thought it would take Trey Canard at least half a season in the premiere Supercross class to where he was really comfortable. As I watch Trey in these first three races, there are certain section of the different tracks where he is faster than either Villopoto or James Stewart. Once Trey puts together the whole track, and an entire 20 laps like that - look for him to win some races this year.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-defending-a-supercross-championship-and-season-review

Stefan Everts Jaroslav Falta Claudio Federici Tim Ferry Ashley Fiolek

A season to reflect for the Suzuki Europe MX2 team

Suzuki Europe MX2 Team Co-ordinator Jens Johansson reflects on the 2010 season and the development of the RM-Z250 from World [...]


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Source: http://moto.mpora.com/news/season-reflect-suzuki-europe-mx2-team.html

Davide Guarneri Thomas Hahn Torsten Hallman Bob Hannah Donnie Hansen

RJ Says: Give me a break in between supercross and motocross

Is the combined supercross / motocross season of today's era too long?

As a former supercross and motocross racer, I don't think the season is too long. Racers want to race.

But I would like to see a couple of changes that I think will make it better for the riders, teams, and most importantly, the fans.

First, I'd like to see a much longer break in between the end of the Supercross season, and the start of the MX season.

I think it would be great if the riders could have at least a couple off weekends off after the supercross season ends. One of the reasons is they could do more 'outdoor' testing at that time, instead of during supercross season.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-give-me-a-break-in-between-supercross-and-motocross

Håkan Andersson Victor Arbekov Les Archer Nicolas Aubin Rene Baeten

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Day of Skating with etnies Brazil

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/20/a-day-of-skating-with-etnies-brazil/

Mark Jones Ake Jonsson Julien Bill Pierre Karsmakers Vladimir Kavinov

RJ SAYS: Hidden Supercross Treasures

This 2010 Supercross season has gone exactly as no one expected. Everyone figured it was going to be a battle between the same two supercross 'titans' as last season - James Stewart and Chad Reed. Last year after 17 races they were the top two, with James the champion by four points over Chad.

To everyone's surprise, even their own, both are currently not racing - injured. They are watching what is essentially a 450 Supercross 'rookie' have a phenomenal year so far (Ryan Dungey).

A hidden treasure is not Ryan Dungey doing so well. I felt, as many others did, that he would have a great year. Based on the following: he's done well & won on a 450 before this season, all the confidence he had coming into this season from winning two championships in 2009 (the 250 West Lites Supercross, and the 250 AMA Outdoor Motocross) and his tremendous riding on a 450 for Team USA at the recent Motocross des Nations in Italy in October.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/hidden-supercross-treasures

Connor McGechan Jeremy McGrath Andrew McFarlane Brett Metcalfe Heikki Mikkola

CGRT race report from CEC Motopark

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/cgrt-race-report-from-cec-motopark.html

Gordon Crockard Craig Dack Roger De Coster Ken De Dycker Yves Demaria

Bike shopping? Try a side-by-side comparison

If you’ve poked around here much, you might have stumbled across my Short Rider Grid comparing seat heights of various cruisers. Of course, there’s more to choosing a bike than seat height, and now there’s a good resource for those researching a bike purchase. The motorcycle comparison tool built by www.findthebest.com lets you view a [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikerChickNews/~3/yHOFTK-MqiY/

Frederic Bolley Xavier Boog Damon Bradshaw Goat Breker Sven Breugelmans

The Dual between SRC Kawasaki & SERT continues

As the sun rises over the Bugatti circuit, the SRC Kawasaki ZX-10R and the SERT GSX-R played cat and...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1316939907-the-dual-between-src-kawasaki-sert-continues/

Stefan Everts Jaroslav Falta Claudio Federici Tim Ferry Ashley Fiolek

CEC Round #7 Update

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/cec-round-7-update.html

Antonio Cairoli Trey Canard Håkan Carlquist Ricky Carmichael Danny Chandler

RJ Says: Defending a Supercross Championship and season review

After watching the first three supercross races of the 2011 season, I'll share with you what I see at this point.

Two riders that have really impressed me so far are Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. Looking at their fitness, their riding technique, their ability to get thru traffic on the race track, both are far beyond what I thought they would be.

I knew Ryan would be fast. But when a rider has been away from racing for a while, as he has, sometimes it takes a while to knock off the rust. Ryan has looked great after his heat races - obviously the training with Aldon Baker has helped him a lot. I can see his fitness, how much he is sweating, and his ability to retain his breath and breathing after both his heats and main events. It's visible that Ryan has leaned down together with Aldon, and he's in awesome condition.

I thought it would take Trey Canard at least half a season in the premiere Supercross class to where he was really comfortable. As I watch Trey in these first three races, there are certain section of the different tracks where he is faster than either Villopoto or James Stewart. Once Trey puts together the whole track, and an entire 20 laps like that - look for him to win some races this year.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-defending-a-supercross-championship-and-season-review

Doug Dubach Ryan Dungey Vic Eastwood Daryl Ecklund Erik Eggens

RJ Says: 1985 LA Coliseum Supercross video - part 1

Where supercross started - the fabled Los Angeles Coliseum in 1972. This video is from 1985 at the L. A. Coliseum Supercross.

This video is part 1 of 2. I wanted to get it up for you as quickly as possible. In this video, for better or worse, you'll see a lot of me (I'm number 5 on a Yamaha). But in the second video that's coming, you'll see a lot more of my friends in the race like David Bailey, Bob Hannah, Jeff Ward, Goat Breker, Broc Glover, Ron Lechien, Johnny O'Mara, and others.

I think in 1985, we ran two 'main events' at each supercross. Part of what you see here (if my memory is correct) is me winning the first 'main event'.

And stay tuned for the second video! Both videos have the fabled Peristyle uphill / downhill. And especially in the second video coming late next week, with guys like Jeff Ward, David Bailey, Bob Hannah, Broc Glover, Ron Lechien, Johnny O'Mara and myself - you'll see riders with about 33 AMA Supercross and Motocross titles combined!

Hope you enjoy the videos ...

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-1985-la-coliseum-supercross-video-part-1

Kevin Strijbos Bengt Åberg Greg Albertyn Jeff Alessi Mike Alessi

AMERICAN SUZUKI ANNOUNCES 2012 PLANS

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/american-suzuki-announces-2012-plans.html

Torlief Hansen Marcus Hansson Doug Henry Broc Hepler Rob Herring

R4TC: 2010 Ride for the Cure at Cahuilla Motocross Park

I haven't hit the track much in 2010, but knowing that the 4th Annual Motocross Ride for the Cure Event was coming, I dusted off the KTM, dropped it off at Malcolm Motorsports for some fine tuning, hit Milestone Motocross Track for a handful of warm ups and I was ready to enjoy the funnest event of the year hosted by motocross enthusiast herself, Laurie Carey, who is constantly raising the bar for fundraising, support, education and interaction for Breast Cancer Awareness!

The morning started off amazing, perfect day to moto! The sky's were bright blue and littered with dark fluffy rain clouds! Dropping rain in perfect track watering patterns, the day was in full swing and the pits were packed! Tons of Factory support lined up for the event, they even had a never ending Freestyle show in the works! Mike Metzger, the God Father of FMX was doing his thing and dozens of other talented riders busting out tricks for the fans.

I pretty much settled into a pack rat of MXGirls, WMA Pro Rider Elizabeth Bash, Race Techs Michelle Marshall, and Mission Motorsports Brooklyn McClendon. We had a blast mixing it up on the main and vet tracks, sporting our decorated "Ride for the Cure" Bra's and having a blast spinning laps, saving boobies!

In the end I was amazed at the growth this event has accumulated over the years, by far the most impressive outcome I've seen. I'm looking forward to next year's event, but more importantly, it's touching to see all the work Laurie Carey puts into the Support and Awareness of Breast Cancer.

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Source: http://www.supercross.com/mxgirls-blog/r4tc-2010-ride-for-the-cure-at-cahuilla-motocross-park

Jeremy Lusk Billy MacKenzie Corrado Maddii Andre Malherbe Paul Malin

RJ Says: Moving to Pro 4 Off-Road Truck Racing in 2011

Last year I won the TORC Pro 2 Off-Road Truck racing championship. This year I'm moving to the Pro 4 class.

What's the difference between Pro 2 and Pro 4? Pro 2 is two wheel drive. Pro 4 is four wheel drive.

With Pro 4 you can drive more aggressively - you can get on the gas more, because you have much more traction with all four wheels.

Also in 2011, I'm with a new team - Menzies. Plus I have help from Dodge, and Red Bull.

In this video below, this is one of the first times I started testing for 2011. It's a track at Glen Helen Raceway! (Home of the US MX GP)

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rj-says/rj-says-moving-to-pro-4-off-road-truck-racing-in-2011

Jaromir Cizek Guy Cooper Paul Cooper Josh Coppins Cody Copper

Jason Schrage Racing CEC Race Report

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/jason-schrage-racing-cec-race-report.html

Anthony Boissiere Frederic Bolley Xavier Boog Damon Bradshaw Goat Breker

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Motocross of Nations 2011: Saturday's MX action and qualifying

Saturday's Qualifying at the 2011 MX of Nations in France. The Motocross of Nations at St. Jean d'Angely, France is the most prestigious MX race of the year. In today's Qualifying Races it was the Americans: Ryan Dungey (MX1 class), Blake Bagget (MX2 class), and Ryan Villopoto (Open class) all led every lap of their respective motos. USA dominated in an almost unbelievable fashion, thus scoring 2 points for the day.

The Italian team surprised everyone with a second best overall for the day and scoring 4 points. Italy's Antonio Cairoli gave Ryan Dungey everything he could handle in the MX1 qualifier, finishing 2nd on the day behind Team USA's captain. The host country's Team France, finished third overall for the day, with Chrisophe Pourcel finishing 3rd in MX1, Marvin Musquin 2nd in MX2 and Gautier Paulin 3rd in the Open class. They received 6 points on the day. France is one of the favorites to end USA's reign as MXoN Champions.


Each member of Team USA gets the Lovemytime Holeshot Award for winning their respective motos

Roger De Coster said, "We have two riders with experience, and we expected to be on top. I was impressed with Antonio Cairoli, he put some pressure on Dungey, and rode great in some sections of the track. What this guy (Blake) did is amazing. It's difficult to come race the first time in Europe. The French team rode good today, and the Italians were even better than I expected. Of course Cairoli will do well, but I was very impressed with the other Italian riders. Remember though, today is only Qualifying. Tomorrow is what counts. We should not be over-confident"

Watch the Motocross of Nations, here thru Supercross.com, either live or VOD. It is thru Youthstream's video system, at http://www.supercross.com/mx-gp-vod. On Saturday, Septebmer 17, there are five and half hours of video programming available. Noon to 5:30pm local time. That is 6am Eastern Time start, 3am Pacific Time start. On Sunday, video programming starts at 1pm local time, which is 7am Eastern Time, and 4am Pacific Time.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/features/motocross-of-nations-2011-saturdays-mx-action-and-qualifying

Jeff Smith Marty Smith Steve Stackable Jeff Stanton Rex Staten

SRC Kawasaki victorious at Le Mans 24 hours

For the second time in a row, SRC Kawasaki wins the 34th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 4th rou...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1316961164-src-kawasaki-victorious-at-le-mans-24-hours/

Thomas Hahn Torsten Hallman Bob Hannah Donnie Hansen Torlief Hansen

Jason Schrage Racing CEC Race Report

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/jason-schrage-racing-cec-race-report.html

Joël Robert Ken Roczen Stephane Roncada Gerard Rond Jean Sebastien Roy

DeCal Works free graphic mounting

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/decal-works-free-graphic-mounting.html

Jonathan Barragan Andrea Bartolini Willy Bauer Jean Michel Bayle Pit Beirer

Marc Coma re-signs with KTM

Triple Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma of Spain has renewed his contract as a factory rider with KTM, the Sportsmotorcycle [...]


No related posts.

Source: http://moto.mpora.com/news/marc-coma-resigns-ktm.html

Auguste Mingels Marty Moates Guennady Moisseev Bobby Moore Blair Morgan

Dew Tour Salt Lake City Update

Ronnie Faisst & Todd Potter warm up for Speed & Style tonight...

Source: http://www.metalmulisha.com/blog/2011/09/dew-tour-salt-lake-city-update/

Jamie Dobb Gert van Doorn John Dowd John Draper Doug Dubach

American Suzuki's Plans for the 2012 Supercross and Motocross Seasons Announced

American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has announced plans today for the upcoming 2012 AMA Supercross and Motocross seasons. Suzuki has been a dominant force in both series? for over seven years and has been a leader in technology in order to maintain that stronghold with the continued development of the Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450. Since its introduction, the RM-Z450 has amassed the most AMA Motocross Championships as well as the most motocross race wins of any four-stroke 450. The RM-Z was also the first four-stroke AMA Supercross Championship 450 and the first fuel-injected 450 to win AMA Supercross and Motocross titles.

Current plans for the 2012 campaign include returning Suzuki rider, Brett Metcalfe. The 27-year-old Australian joined Suzuki at the beginning of the 2011 season with solid credentials and has demonstrated strength, determination and the ability to win aboard the Suzuki RM-Z. Although injuries shortened his 2011 supercross season, Metcalfe has shown his ability during the current motocross season, scoring an overall win as well as two podiums and 3 top five finishes. Metcalfe finished the season a solid fourth in points in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross series.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/news/american-suzukis-plans-for-the-2012-supercross-and-motocross-seasons-announced

Gert van Doorn John Dowd John Draper Doug Dubach Ryan Dungey

Motocross of Nations 2011: First Photos and Report

It's Thursday, September 15, 2011. We just arrived at the Motocross of Nations track in St. Jean d'Angely, France. Although only Thursday, lots of things are happening as the most prestigous MX race of the year gets ready to 'blast off'.

If you want to watch the Motocross of Nations, either live or VOD, you can do so thru Youthstream's video system, which is available here on Supercross.com: http://www.supercross.com/mx-gp-vod

On Saturday, Septebmer 17, there are five and half hours of video programming available. Noon to 5:30pm local time. That is 6am Eastern Time start, 3am Pacific Time start.

On Sunday, video programming starts at 1pm local time, which is 7am Eastern Time, and 4am Pacific Time.

Here is a page with all the links we think you'll find useful for the 2011 Motocross of Nations.

More coming from the 2011 FIM Monster Energy Motocross of Nations on Supercross.com every day!

Here are some photos to give you a taste of what's happening here in France. Tomorrow (Friday) all the teams and riders are expected to arrive, and we'll have our next report on that tomorrow:


Panorama of track at St. Jean d'Angely. Click on the photo to view the panorama in Full-Size.

More photos below:

Source: http://www.supercross.com/features/motocross-of-nations-2011-first-photos-and-report

Julien Bill Pierre Karsmakers Vladimir Kavinov Mike Kiedrowski Darryll King

etnies AM Getting Paid THIS WEEKEND

Stay tuned to keep up with all the weekend's Am Getting Paid festivities... starting with Hype I...

Source: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/9/21/etnies-am-getting-paid-this-weekend/

Rene Baeten David Bailey John Banks Mark Barnett Jonathan Barragan

Ramp to Ramp for the US Military!

The Rockstar Metal Mulisha Demo team head out to MCCS Twentynine Palms for a huge FMX demo for some of America?s real heroes...

Source: http://www.metalmulisha.com/blog/2011/09/ramp-to-ramp-for-the-us-military/

Marty Smith Steve Stackable Jeff Stanton Rex Staten James Stewart Jr

FREE: Official Program of the 2011 Canadian Enduro Championship

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-official-program-of-2011-canadian.html

Shaun Simpson Joël Smets Jeff Smith Marty Smith Steve Stackable

MX Adventures - A1 Supercross 2010

The first Supercross of 2010 was spectacular, to say the least. Many of you know the first race starts with a few pre kick off parties, media events, and a big press conference the Thursday before the race.

It's kinda' like a big adventure for all of us at Supercross.com as we get set to embark on this remarkable 17 race journey across the country for the 2010 AMA / FIM Supercross Series!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/mxadventures-a1-supercross-2010

Mike Bell John van den Berk Marnicq Bervoets Fritz Betzlbacher Dave Bickers

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Birchall Brothers Take Pole in Le Mans

With not a lot of time between the two qualifying sessions it was hard work for the sidecar teams an...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1316802046-birchall-brothers-take-pole-in-le-mans/

Billy Grossi Davide Guarneri Thomas Hahn Torsten Hallman Bob Hannah

Birchall Brothers Take Pole in Le Mans

With not a lot of time between the two qualifying sessions it was hard work for the sidecar teams an...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com//en/media/news/news-detail/article/1316802046-birchall-brothers-take-pole-in-le-mans/

Rex Staten James Stewart Jr Brian Stonebridge David Strijbos Kevin Strijbos

DC Moto TF Day with Ryan Morais

Ryan Morais' goal for a 2010 West Coast Lites Supercross championship came to a screeching halt in just the 3rd round of the series, when another racer landed on the back on his bike, sending both riders crashing to the ground. This unfortunate crash would sideline Ryan for a few rounds, but he would eventually return to racing action in Seattle and finish the season 10th overall points. When the AMA Motocross Nationals came into around, Ryan was ready to get back to racing, but going into the second round he was once again out with an injury. Ryan has been busy the past few months, but is back and ready to set some new goals for the upcoming 2011 series. I spoke with Ryan about what he learned over the past year and his prospects for the new season.

Angela: Well Ryan, here we are just a few short weeks until the first Supercross race of the season; let's talk about sponsors and the bike?

Ryan: Yeah, DC Shoes stepped up recently and is sponsoring the entire Rockstar Energy Suzuki Team, so I am really excited to be a part of it. I have only been with this sponsor for a few days now and they're really taken care of the team. I'm with the same team as last year, Rockstar Energy Suzuki, with the same mechanic (Rene Zapata), and the same team manager, and owner, everything is pretty much the same, but Suzuki really is stepping up this year. Last year we were on a 2009 carburetor bike, so we were kind of behind the ball, but this year we are on the new 2011 fuel injected, the whole new chassis and everything, and Suzuki has really helped us out with factory support. Our bikes are pretty much in house bikes, running Shoei Suspension, so everything is looking great. Everyone has been doing a great job and the people at Yoshimura have been doing a lot of testing and getting our bikes dialed in, so I'm excited for Anaheim 1. Our bike should be one of the best ones out there, making things really competitive, and that is very cool.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/dc-moto-tf-day-with-ryan-morais

Shayne King Heinz Kinigadner Dusty Klatt Arne Kring Brad Lackey

DeCal Works free graphic mounting

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/decal-works-free-graphic-mounting.html

Mickael Maschio Connor McGechan Jeremy McGrath Andrew McFarlane Brett Metcalfe

2011 Supercross and Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto to Race Inaugural Monster Energy Cup

The 2011 Supercross champion and newly crowned AMA MX champion Ryan Villopoto, will race in the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas? Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.

With three AMA Motocross Lites class championships and a Western Regional Supercross Lites class championship to his name, Villopoto added the sport?s most prestigious honor to his resume earlier this year when he captured the Supercross class title. En route to the championship, Villopoto earned five wins and six additional podium finishes. He backed that up last weekend by winning the 450cc class championship in AMA Motocross.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/news/2011-supercross-and-motocross-champion-ryan-villopoto-to-race-inaugural-monster-energy-cup

Mickael Maschio Connor McGechan Jeremy McGrath Andrew McFarlane Brett Metcalfe

MX Adventures - A1 Supercross 2010

The first Supercross of 2010 was spectacular, to say the least. Many of you know the first race starts with a few pre kick off parties, media events, and a big press conference the Thursday before the race.

It's kinda' like a big adventure for all of us at Supercross.com as we get set to embark on this remarkable 17 race journey across the country for the 2010 AMA / FIM Supercross Series!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/rss-features/mxadventures-a1-supercross-2010

Jim Pomeroy Christophe Pourcel Sebastien Pourcel Wyman Priddy Alessandro Puzar

Traversing Flat Corners

One of the great things about a worn down track is the help from ruts and berms.� Sure they can make things difficult, but they essentially help us keep our speed up in the corners.� Just like in NASCAR, the angled surface allows the bike to lean over and still find plenty of traction.� However, [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/traversing-flat-corners/

Jeff Leisk Victor Leloup Aigar Leok Tanel Leok Billy Liles

Saving Energy on the Track

With heart rates constantly through the roof, moto is no doubt one of most physically demanding sports on the face of the planet. �Your heart is pumping just from the adrenaline, but throw in a rough track, huge jumps and some whoops, you will definitely work every energy system in your body. �Although it is [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/saving-energy-on-the-track/

Victor Leloup Aigar Leok Tanel Leok Billy Liles Ove Lundell

CGRT Labelle Race Report

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/cgrt-labelle-race-report.html

Fritz Betzlbacher Dave Bickers Anthony Boissiere Frederic Bolley Xavier Boog

Dates for ESPN's X Games 18 Released

If you are an X Games fan, then you'll want to remember these dates for the 2012 version of X, in Los Angeles: June 28 thru July 1, 2012.

The 2012 version of X Games Los Angeles will take place several weeks earlier than in previous years!

Here, courtesy of ESPN, is the official info: X Games Los Angeles 2012, the premier action sports event featuring 200 of the world's best athletes, will be held June 28 - July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Specific competition venues and event schedule will be announced at a later date.

Source: http://www.supercross.com/news/dates-for-espns-x-games-18-released

Julien Bill Pierre Karsmakers Vladimir Kavinov Mike Kiedrowski Darryll King

Guy Giroux's Race Report, Labelle

Source: http://imxmag.blogspot.com/2011/09/guy-girouxs-race-report-labelle.html

Jonathan Barragan Andrea Bartolini Willy Bauer Jean Michel Bayle Pit Beirer

Tarah Gieger and TLD extend racing relationship for 2011

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda is happy to announce that Tarah Gieger is racing under the tent for the 2011 WMA Series.


Photo: goongraphix

Tarah's out here in California preparing for the nationals already and she's looking stronger than ever!

Source: http://www.supercross.com/mxgirls-news/tarah-gieger-and-tld-extend-racing-relationship-for-2011

Jean Michel Bayle Pit Beirer Christian Beggi Mike Bell John van den Berk

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rutted Corners

There are two obstacles you will always have to face on the track: ruts and corners.� Combine the two and traversing themcan be frustrating.� The power and torque that modern four strokes produce is pretty incredible and lines get dug out quickly.� Corners are the backbone of speed which makes it essential to be extremely [...]

Source: http://www.mxtrainingblog.com/riding-techniques/rutted-corners/

Travis Pastrana Gautier Paulin David Philippaerts Mickael Pichon Jim Pomeroy