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News from September 2009

Alessi to KTM Factory in Austria

In an expected mover rumors have the Mike Alessi to KTM is all but a done deal. Mike will skip Supercross and ride a few over seas races including two Supercross races in England and a few GP’s. Mike will also throw a leg over a all new 350 with linkage and is rumored to be a contender right away. The [...]

A History of the Motocross des Nations

This is a great article on the history of the Motocross des Nations (now called Motocross of Nations), as this year’s event gets ready to take place in Italy. It is courtesy of Marc Pétrier and the FIM (Federation Internationale Motocycliste). First years: dominance of the British team Motocross, known as “scramble” when it was [...]

2010 Kawasaki KX 450F

OK, let’s start with that stuff we’ll call ‘the specifications’. You’ve got to be a real supercross or motocross fanatic if you dig this info! Engine – Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with DOHC and four valvesDisplacement – 449ccBore x stroke – 96.0 x 62.1mmCompression ratio – 12.5:1Fuel Injection – 43mm Keihin Throttle bodyIgnition – Digital DC-CDITransmission [...]

David Bailey, Rick Johnson & Johnny O’Mara look back at 1986 MX of Nations, as everyone looks forward to the upcoming 2009 Motocross of Nations

Italy – September 21st 1986 is a day the motocross industry will never forget. In Maggiora, Italy, the most legendary edition of the FIM Motocross of Nations (back then called FIM Motocross des Nations) took place in front of a huge crowd. The atmosphere was unreal. Everything was perfect: the location, the weather, the teams, [...]

Going to Italy for Motocross of Nations

The entire world of off-road motorcycle racing will focus this weekend on Italy. Specifically Brescia, for the 2009 version of the Motocross of Nations. It’s the first time the ‘ Nations ‘ will be held in Italy since 1986. And I’m lucky to be going to Italy! It’s nation against nation to see who reigns [...]

Steel City; Interview with Ryan Dungey, the New 250 Motocross Champion

After 12 exciting rounds of racing Ryan Dungey clinches the 250 Motocross Championship title. Ryan spent the last half of the series in second place just points away from the leader but it was Round 11 when he gained a big points lead over his competition and Ryan was again back on top and in [...]

Steel City; Interview with Ryan Dungey, the New 250 Motocross Champion

After 12 exciting rounds of racing Ryan Dungey clinches the 250 Motocross Championship title. Ryan spent the last half of the series in second place just points away from the leader but it was Round 11 when he gained a big points lead over his competition and Ryan was again back on top and in [...]

Steel City; Interview with Tommy Hahn after he gets the 450 OVERALL win

The last race of the season, Steel City Raceway, Tommy Hahn got his first win and gets his first overall race win. Tommy did have some great results this Motocross season with a handful of podiums and top ten results, so it was just a matter of time before Hahn was holding that first place [...]

Steel City; Interview with Tommy Hahn after he gets the 450 OVERALL win

The last race of the season, Steel City Raceway, Tommy Hahn got his first win and gets his first overall race win. Tommy did have some great results this Motocross season with a handful of podiums and top ten results, so it was just a matter of time before Hahn was holding that first place [...]

Asterisk Cell Knee braces

Let’s start with just some of the people that use the Cell Knee Brace by Asterisk. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. Multi-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion James Stewart, multi-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Chad Reed, 15 – time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael. And tons of others ( including every one [...]