Here's a quick video I threw together of some highlights (and low-lights...) from last Friday's races at Paris Speedway. It was a fun night with lots of track time as I rode my regular novice class as well as the combined expert class and a heat in the mad dog class on Jason Hunter's baja mini bike.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
KTM - modern MX & offroad bikes 2004-Current
Yamaha - 2006 YZ450F
Honda - 2002 CRF450R
Suzuki - DRZ-SM
Cannondale - 2003S440
Husqvarna - 2011 TE449
The bikes listed may have the same configurations for model years close to those listed. Of you know your model year is the same I can go ahead with those dimension or I can send you the dimension sheets to check if your bike measures the same.
Also, reference my custom order form for required dimensions here.
More info on the axle slider sets here
Thursday, January 23, 2014
American flat track racer Sammy Halbert wet down to Australia to race the annual Troy Bayliss Classic race. Halbert lowsisded while battling Bayliss for the race lead. Bayliss went on to win his own race! The track is a really cool TT style flat track (minus the jump) on an oiled surface - They mix in used motor oil into the dirt. this results in a very consistent surface with great traction
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Bicycle trials riders Martyn Ashton, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg put a road bike through its paces once again. Some wild lines in here including my favorites: a full pipe loop, a loooong turning fakie nose manual, water slide rides and MacAskill's signature front flip over the yoga ball.Check out Road Bike Party 1 too.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Offroad racing legend Kurt Caselli past away Friday night racing the Baja 1000. It was first suspected that a man made booby trap took was the cause but this was not the case. His bike was recovered with traces of a small animal that an altercation with was deemed to have caused his crash. Never the less its a terrible situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to his fiance, family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting Kurt but I've been a huge fan of his and judging by the outpouring of love around the world he had an great impact on many people. The sport of motorcycling lost a great one.
I love this picture of Kurt
I love this picture of Kurt
Here is the statement from KTM:
Kurt, part of the Factory FMF/Bonanza Plumbing/KTM team competing in this desert race, was in a leading position when he suffered a crash that resulted in severe head trauma. He died of his injuries in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Ian Everest stated: “The original design brief recognized the opportunity for an ‘out of the box’ product for freestyle motocross. All other forms of motorcycle sports use purpose built machines. FMX riders have no option but to adapt and heavily modify race bikes. It made sense to explore what an FMX specific bike might look like. Being a concept motorcycle it also meant we were not constrained or restricted by production or cost requirements.
• 75 kilograms (165 pounds)
• Uses existing powerplant and suspension setup typical to FMX
• Carbon fibre monocoque frame with integrated fuel tank
• Carbon fibre swingarm with integrated silencer
• Ultra-slim carbon fibre bodywork
• Grab handles integrated into carbon fibre body
• Carbon fibre rims
• Compact front-mounted cooling system with single radiator core
• Custom-built titanium expansion chamber
• Full titanium axle and bolt kit
• Titanium shock spring
• Front air suspension
• Unit magnum grips (patented design)
• Increased/adjustable turning angle
Its always cool to see new ideas come to be reality. carbon fibre is not known as the most durable material in the world but it is extremely strong for its weight. I'm thinking a few good crashes and the carbon structural components may be compromised. The open cradle motor design is interesting - I wouldn't want to be casing any jumps. Having the exhaust routed through the swing arm is also interesting considering the high stress area having high temperatures routed through a composite.
I'm looking forward to seeing what some top FMX riders can come up with on this thing!