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  1. Hi there, Sorry if this is a silly question but I have just fitted a dg ehaust to my 74 cr125 and just wondered if any one elses is quite tight to frame and sump plug? If i push the front of the pipe against the springs (side to side) it can hit the frame and touch the sump plug. Is this right? Any advice or pics really appreciated. Thanks Kirk (uk)
  2. Hello CRF450R Owners, Bailey here with Baja Designs. We recognize ThumperTalk as one of the go-to sources for information on the CRF450R and we receive emails daily regarding the best inexpensive light setup or purchasing the B1K setup ran by Ox Motorsports. We would like this thread to be a General Discussion area for members and guests to discuss Dual Sport Kits (DSK), Lights, and Lighting Acessories based upon stock and modified charging systems. Please Post up if you have any questions or comments CRF450R related! www.bajadesigns.com
  3. filterx

    offroad ISDE 2018

    34 Days and what ever in Beautiful Chile http://www.fim-isde.com/home/
  4. ALTA motors dirt bikes enroute to Erzberg stollen from rest stop in England. The victim is a good bloke that provides a lot of stoke for life on a bike.
  5. doniton2

    offroad the Gut Buster 24.

    anybody running the gut buster 24 this weekend? It looks to be a good ol mud race. http://www.thegutbuster24.com
  6. MANIAC998

    offroad Big, Fat, Pig

    Ballards was the premiere Yamaha team to ride for, and they won numerous Championship’s through the years. Here he gives his input on the new Yamaha WR450. (Sorry Mog)
  7. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Star Earns Third Overalll at the 2018 Edition of the Event in Morocco April 20, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Determined to wrap up his week-long adventure in Morocco on a high, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla has topped the fifth and final stage of the Merzouga Rally to secure a solid third overall in the event’s final overall standings. Continuing to make progress Andrew Short has claimed a spot inside the top 10 in the overall. Featuring a mass, motocross-styled start in the dunes of the Merzouga Desert, the fifth and final stage of the event saw Pablo Quintanilla put in a dominant performance. Posting the fastest time for the day, the Chilean rally star solidified his strong third position in the overall standings. Putting in his best individual stage performance Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short crossed the line in eighth position. Wrapping up the Merzouga Rally 10th in the overall, the American is content with the progress he made during the week in Morocco. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team will return to action at the third round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Atacama Rally in Chile on August 11/19. Pablo Quintanilla: “Today was a really fun stage. We had the motocross start and it was good to battle with the guys from start to finish. I got off to a good start but five or six kilometres into the stage I had a small crash that dropped me back a few positions. Then I had to push until the end and 10km before the finish I got the lead back and was the first to cross the finish line. It felt really nice to win a stage that way. Overall, I’m satisfied with my third position in the overall. This was a tough race with tricky navigation and to be on the podium is always good. We continue to gather experience and look ahead in the races to come.” Andrew Short: “I really enjoyed this week in Morocco. Especially this last day was really fun, bringing back memories from my days racing motocross. Before the flag dropped the nerves were there and I was maybe a bit late off the start. It was a good experience racing alongside the fastest guys in the dunes and being able to see their pace. The adrenaline kicked in and I had some really good fun. Overall, the week has been great for me. I enjoy the atmosphere in rally racing and I feel I am improving, getting closer to the top guys. I might still have a long way to go but I understand it needs to be done step-by-step. This week was a positive step in the right direction.” 2018 Merzouga Rally – Stage 5 Provisional Classification 1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 38:12 2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 38:15 3. Toby Price (KTM) 38:18 4. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 38:36 5. Joan Barreda (Honda) 38:38 6. Ignacio Cornejo (Honda) 38:54 … 8. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 38:56 2018 Merzouga Rally – Final Overall Classification [Provisional] 1. Joan Barreda (Honda) 13:28:19 2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 13:34:29 3. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 13:39:44 4. Franco Caimi (Yamaha) 13:47:08 5. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 13:48:23 6. Toby Price (KTM) 13:49:23 … 10. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 14:29:44 Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013. Rockstar Energy Drink Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
  8. Private22

    offroad Graham Jarvis starter

    Has anybody noticed how fast the starter motor sounds on all the pro's at the extreme races?
  9. Graham Jarvis faces his challengers in the WESS, including Jonny Walker and Alfredo Gómez, while Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gómez hunt glory in the women's race. Legend Taddy Błażusiak will also be making an appearance in the Enduro 2018 season.
  10. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Rider Starts his Quest to Defend Cross-Country Rallies World Championship March 15, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla will re-start his 2018 international rally racing campaign on March 24 to 29 at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the United Arab Emirates. Working hard towards returning to full competitive fitness following a foot injury sustained during the closing stages of the Dakar Rally, Pablo’s teammate Andrew Short is expected to join the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing squad at the 2018 Merzouga Rally in mid-April. With the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge playing host to the opening round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the event in the UAE will see Pablo Quintanilla begin the defence of his FIM Cross-Country World Championship title. Securing eighth overall at the 2018 Dakar Rally in January, the Chilean rally star is already looking forward to a solid return to racing aboard his FR 450 Rally machine. Successfully wrapping up his debut participation at the prestigious Dakar Rally with a top 20 result, Andrew Short has been recuperating from a fractured tibia and fibula on his lower right leg. Resuming his training sessions in the middle of March, the American has his eyes set on making a return to racing at the Merzouga Rally on April 15/20, in the dunes of Morocco. Celebrating its 28th edition in 2018, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is a six-stage-long rally taking place in the southern part of the United Arab Emirates. Kicking off with the traditional Super Special Stage on Saturday, March 24, the event will continue with five more days of racing in the Liwa Desert before competitors reach the finish line inside the Yas Marina circuit on March 29, 2018. Pablo Quintanilla: “Abu Dhabi will be our first race after the Dakar and I’m really looking forward to it. It’d be good to start the season carrying the #1 plate on my Husqvarna as the reigning champion. With it being the first race for the new season, it is important for everybody. My goal is to get a good race pace from the beginning in order to be inside the group of leading riders. The season will be long and my plan is to continue improving my pace as the racing goes on. I want to get back my racing speed and also remain strong throughout the event in Abu Dhabi. Taking place in deep sandy dunes, the Desert Challenge is always a tough event and it is also highly probable that we will have to race in high temperatures. It’s going to be a challenge but I’m looking forward to it.” Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013. Rockstar Energy Drink Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
  11. LukeYZ426F

    offroad Snowshoe changing rear wheels

    Watching the racerX highlight reel and noticed a few of the guys getting a new complete rear wheel. At the very end when KR comes through the announcer mentions him not taking the rear wheel payed off for him.. whats going on? Are they destroying rotors or sprockets or something? Is it just to get a fresh tire?
  12. Twenty-one riders selected through AMA Qualifiers and by committee PICKERINGTON, OH – June 4, 2018 (Motor Sports Newswire) – Twenty-one riders have been named to the Club teams that will represent the United States in the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro in Vina Del Mar, Chile, Nov. 12-17. Qualification for the Club teams involved two, three-round series, with western races in Arizona, California and Idaho and eastern races in Florida, Michigan and Virginia. The top seven riders, plus one senior rider, in each series qualified for the ISDE Club teams. Additional Club team riders were chosen by the U.S. ISDE Committee, based on their series participation and individual event results. “I’m very happy with the 2018 U.S. ISDE Club team qualifiers and picks this season, with a great cross section of the best riders from the entire country,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla. “We did very well in Chile last time the event was held there, in 2007, with Kurt Caselli becoming the first American to lead a day. The U.S. Women’s Trophy Team took the win that year, so we’re looking forward to another great year in South America.” The qualifying riders will be organized into teams, which will be announced as the event gets closer. The Club teams join the U.S. World Trophy Team, the U.S. Junior World Trophy Team and the U.S. Women’s World Trophy Team for the ISDE competition. The World Trophy teams were announced May 30. From the West Riders who qualified in western states events are Ty Tremaine, of Gardnerville, Nev.; Jake “JT” Baker, of Shingle Springs, Calif.; Kendall Norman, of El Cajon, Calif.; Ryan Smith, of Pinon Hills, Calif.; Ryan Kudla, of Upland, Calif.; A. Jared Schlapia, of Nampa, Idaho; and Dante Oliveira, of Hollister, Calif. In the E4 40+ Class, multi-time gold medalist and five-time AMA National Hare and Hound Champion Destry Abbott, of Peoria, Ariz., joins the team. From the East Riders qualifying from the eastern states competitions are Tyler Vore, Porter, Ind.; James King, of Hot Springs, Ark.; A.J. Lehr, of San Carlos, Calif.; P. Trent Whisenant, of Hoover, Ala.; Drew Lehr, of San Carlos, Calif.; and Talon Soenksen, of Fife Lake, Mich. “ISDE has been a dream of mine for a very long time,” said first-time qualifier James King. “And it’s an honor and a privilege to represent my sport and our great country overseas. I’m going to give it my all alongside my teammates.” In the E4 40+ Class, Jayson Densley, of Fairfield, Utah, won every round he entered, qualifying him to join the team. Committee selections The U.S. ISDE Committee selected Adam Froman, of Crestwood, Ky.; Travis Coy, of Pleasanton, Calif.; Colton Wilkes, of Poland, Ind.; Nicholas O’Bryant, of Chillicothe, Ohio; and Cooper Abbott, of Peoria, Ariz. Joining the E4 team for his 15th ISDE is Brian Storrie, of McKinney, Texas. About the American Motorcyclist Association Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today. Source: American Motorcyclist Association
  13. September 24, 2018 Motor Sports Newswire Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt Finishes Third at Hawkstone Park Cross-Country in Great Britain September 24, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Continuing his recent run of good form, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt once again showed his class in this year’s World Enduro Super Series to claim another podium finish with third at his home round of the championship. In doing so the young Brit moves to the top of the WESS standings with two rounds remaining. Further success for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team came from Bolt’s teammates Graham Jarvis and Alfredo Gomez who placed ninth and 10th respectively. Staged at the iconic Hawkstone Park venue the two-day event saw the 650 competitors entered kick things off with a Sprint Enduro qualification on Saturday. Utilising the legendary Motocross circuit and surrounding woodland, riders battled against the clock for position on the Motocross and Enduro special tests. Showing strong pace in the woods, Bolt put in impressive times to qualify an eventual third for Sunday’s two-and-a-half-hour Cross-Country race. Knowing the pace would be hot from the off, Bolt was quick to establish himself inside the top five of the 250 qualifiers. Using his ability to make light work of the technical climbs to his advantage, he moved himself up the leader board to place second at the mid-way point of the race. However, a couple of mistakes saw him lose some time, slipping back one position, but nevertheless he claimed a well-deserved third place result. For Graham Jarvis the Cross-Country nature of the race did not weigh in the Husqvarna rider’s favour. Determined to put on a good show for his home fans, the Erzbergrodeo winner pushed hard and despite suffering a bad start he steadily worked his way forward, gaining positions as the physical nature of the race took its toll on riders. He eventually finished in a hard-fought ninth. Also more accustomed to Hard Enduro terrain, Spaniard Alfredo Gomez had his sights set on a top-10 finish at Hawkstone. Although crashing off the start, he knew the sandy, woodland whoops would slow the field of riders as the race wore on. Feeling strong towards the end, he maintained a fast pace throughout to fight his way home for 10th. The World Enduro Super Series continues with round six at Sweden’s Gotland Grand National on October 26/27. Billy Bolt: “I knew my pace was good today but my plan was to just ride my own race and see where I finished. I knew Josep and Nathan would be fast so I wanted to stick to a steady rhythm and hopefully be not too far behind. I caught up to Nathan at one point and was a little stronger in some of the sections. I started to crash a little bit so just eased off a little and focused on claiming a safe third for the championship. The track was great, there was one rock-step that I was hitting quite hard and jumping – the crowd really loved it but then it started to get a bit gnarly, so I had to take it a little easier. The support from the fans was incredible – all the way around the track they were cheering and spurring me on. Finally, to be back on the podium and also leading the championship has capped off a great weekend’s racing.” Graham Jarvis: “I got a bit of a bad start and had to fight my way through the pack for most of the race. I’m happy with a top-10 and was getting faster towards the end of the race too – so that’s positive. I really enjoyed riding the 250 four-stroke – it’s probably the best bike around here and handles the ruts well when you get off-line. It’s always cool to ride a home race. Having the crowd cheering all the way around was a nice boost. Overall, I’m happy with how things have gone this weekend because my speed on both days was good, so that’s encouraging for the next one.” Alfredo Gomez: “That was a really tough race for me. I started well but came together with Lars Enockl in the first corner and went down. I was running close to last place and so I had to spend the race passing people right up to the end, where I fought through to 10th position. It was very physically tiring, but I am happy to get to the finish.” Results – Hawkstone Park Cross-Country, WESS Round 6 1. Josep Garcia (KTM) 15 laps, 2:30:03.444; 2. Nathan Watson (KTM) 2:31:34.016; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 2:32:52.010; 4. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 2:34:39.777; 5. Jaume Betriu (KTM) 2:35:58.297; 6. Alex Snow (Honda) 2:37:39.788; 7. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 2:40:29.096; 8. Paul Bolton (KTM) 14 laps 2:31:09.353; 9. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 2:31:50.623; 10. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 2:33:26.699… World Enduro Super Series Standings (After round 6 of 😎 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 4060pts; 2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 3935pts; 3. Josep Garcia (KTM) 3320pts; 4. Wade Young (Sherco) 3220pts; 5. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 2985pts; 6. Jonny Walker (KTM) 2900pts; 7. Nathan Watson (KTM) 2778pts; 8. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 2768pts; 9. Paul Bolton (KTM) 2752pts; 10. Lars Enockl (Gas Gas) 2076pts; Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013. Rockstar Energy Drink Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
  14. KTM FACTORY RACING READY FOR WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES Enduro Announcement Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are excited to officially unveil their four-rider line-up for this year’s inaugural World Enduro Super Series. Hard enduro specialists Taddy Blazusiak, and Jonny Walker will be joined by classic enduro experts Josep Garcia and Nathan Watson. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb also joins the team. The World Enduro Super Series combines a mix of hard enduro, classic enduro as well as cross-country and beach racing events in a seven-round series run over the course of 2018. WESS offers a new challenge to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team and will provide a true test of skill, stamina and adaptability. Opening with the Extreme XL Lagares hard enduro in Portugal on May 11-13, each of KTM’s five official riders will bring their own unique skills set to the new series. All hoping to excel in their specialist events, in the races in which they have less experience the focus is very much on rising to new challenges. Only at the climax of the season will the ‘Ultimate Enduro Champion’ be crowned. Multiple world champion Taddy Blazusiak cites the WESS as the main reason for his return to competition. The Erzbergrodeo winner sees the WESS as a stand-out title he’d like to add to his already glowing CV. Taddy narrowly missed out on claiming a seventh world title at the final round of the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship and is more fired up than ever to win the World Enduro Super Series. Taddy Blazusiak: “I believe the WESS is what enduro needs at the minute to progress as a sport. I am really excited about the championship and I am really looking forward to the start of it. To be honest, I like every single event on the calendar. They are all unique and very special and from the first to the last race I think it is going to be really good fun. Part of the biggest challenge is going from the SuperEnduro series straight into the outdoor races and then having to adapt to all the different styles of events. My ultimate goal is definitely to do all I can to win the World Enduro Super Series, that’s why I am back racing. I really believe I have a shot at it – I am going to do everything I can to make it happen.” Experienced hard enduro rider Jonny Walker is another with his eye on the WESS title. The former Erzberg winner is as at home racing on a beach as he is in extreme conditions. An excellent all-rounder, Jonny is highly-motivated ahead of the new championship start. Jonny Walker: “I’m really looking forward to the start of the World Enduro Super Series. It’s a new challenge for everybody and should make for some really good racing. To be honest, I’m not looking forward to just one race either, I’m looking forward to the full series. We have Erzberg and Romaniacs, which I have done before, but there’s also a few races like Le Trefle and the Red Bull Knock Out beach race which pose new challenges. I think to win the series, consistency will be key. I have a lot of learning to do, but my goal is to try and win as many races as possible and hopefully be in a good place come the final rounds of the series.” 2017 Enduro2 World Champion Josep Garcia has spent the off-season focusing on the WESS and the different styles of riding required to excel in the series. Previously Garcia’s training would consist solely of special test enduro and motocross practice, with hard enduro now added to the Spaniard’s calendar Josep has been spending a lot of time on his KTM 300 EXC TPI, to familiarize himself with terrain synonymous with some of the world’s toughest offroad races. Josep Garcia: “The World Enduro Super Series will be a massive new challenge for me. There are a lot of different races, sand races, extreme and classic enduro. It’s going to be a very interesting year. It will be difficult, but my goal is of course to win. I believe that with the right training and if I can gain some knowledge from my more experienced team-mates, I will be in with a chance. I really enjoy the technical riding and I have been putting a lot of work in. It will be interesting to see if it has all paid off come the first race in Portugal.” Nathan Watson’s background in motocross and beach racing sees him as one of the favorites to take the win at the final round of the WESS, the Red Bull Knock Out in the Netherlands. Similar to team-mate Garcia, it will be the hard enduros that pose the biggest challenge to the young Brit. Following two years of riding classic enduro Watson knows where his strengths lie and where he needs to concentrate his training. Nathan Watson: “I’m really excited to be a part of the World Enduro Super Series. It’s going to be a big challenge for all of us as it’s made up of so many different types of enduro. I know the extreme races will be tough for me, I have never done one before but I know what to expect. I have been doing a lot of specialist training, so hopefully it will pay off. Of course, the event I’m looking forward to the most is the final round – the Red Bull Knock Out. I love beach races, I have ridden beach races all my life so I am really confident in the sand and it has to be one of my favorite types of terrain. I think the winner of the whole series will be the rider who makes the most of his strengths, while minimizing his losses – hopefully that can be me.” FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb recently added the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship to his 2017 Endurocross title. On form and ready to take on the WESS challenge, the former trials rider is looking forward to contesting the different styles of events but is aware of the size of the task ahead of him. Cody Webb: “The World Enduro Super Series is a whole new thing and I’m really excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be really crazy doing all these different events, you’ve got classic enduro, extreme, beach races – it’s going to really help me branch out and widen my abilities. With the WESS, there are so many different types of riding, but fortunately riding for KTM, I have got a great choice of machinery for all the different disciplines we will ride during the series. For the extreme stuff I think I will be riding the new KTM 300 EXC TPI 2-stroke, but for the classic enduros I will probably stay on the KTM 350 EXC-F. On the beach I think I will be riding the KTM 450 EXC-F – I’m a decent sized guy so I need all the power I can get. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have a chance at taking the title.” The first round of the World Enduro Super Series is Extreme XL Lagares, Portugal on May 11-13. Download hi-res images of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team here. View the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing official WESS video on YouTube. WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES – 2018 SCHEDULE Round 1. Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 11-13 Round 2. Erzbergrodeo (Austria) May 31-June 3 Round 3. Trefle Lozerien AMV (France) June 8-10 Round 4. Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 24-28 Round 5. Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland) September 8-9 Round 6. Gotland Grand National (Sweden) October 26-27 Round 7. Red Bull Knock Out (The Netherlands) November 10 www.iridewess.com www.ktm.com | media.ktm.com Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram
  15. jetfuel

    offroad Latest WESS round.

    Some big names low on the list this weekend at this 3 day WESS race. and a Yami gets the win. https://enduro21.com/index.php/40-general/3348-results-feed-loic-larrieu-steals-the-win-at-trefle-lozerien Jarvis had some bad luck.
  16. Garrett Poucher and Skyler Howes of Garrett Offroad Racing are headed to Dakar! These US privateers are headed there for their first times but Skyler is fresh off a victory at last week's Baja Rally, won the Sonora Rally in March and this team placed third in the Baja 1000. They have a fundraising link set up and could use your help. I raced with Garrett at Baja Rally last year and then both of them at Sonora and was honored to pit with them as well. They're both super guys and work their assess off. I think they both have good chances of not only finishing the 11 days of Dakar but placing well. They're doing some rally training events this Sat, Oct 20 in Santa Clarita, CA and then another Oct 28th in St. George Utah so if you've ever considered learning rally raid navigation, this is your chance! It's a lot of fun too. More info on that at the link.
  17. https://enduro21.com/index.php/40-general/3121-yamaha-steps-into-e-bike-market Yamaha Motor Co. has announced the development of the TY-E electric trials bike to compete in the 2018 Trial-E Cup. It’s not enduro, of course, but it is interesting to see and it is hard not to find it a significant step for Yamaha. Focusing on a trial model for competition means e-bike development within Yamaha has started and will evolve – it is shorter step from trials to enduro than it is for the many millions invested by, for example, Honda and Mugen in electric street race bikes. Building an electric trials bike poses “development issues”, Yamaha says, such as creating high output of power from a small and lightweight motor. Harnessing the character of the power is a challenge they also say – in particular taking the high torque output and turning it into an easy, responsive and controllable character for off road use. Again, it is hard not to see that kind of talk as a developmental necessity if you were to produce an enduro model in the future. The TY-E comes straight from the company's "Evolving R&D" programme, in which Yamaha R&D employees are given the opportunity to work outside conventional frameworks and devote up to 5% of their working hours towards developing innovative new concepts. Yamaha TY-E Key Features: A high rotation type compact high-power electric motor High off-road performance with both powerful low speed torque and extended acceleration Sophisticated motor control technology which is responsive and produces a strong feeling of power from extremely low to high-speed ranges A mechanical clutch that ensures instantaneous power and control Optimised flywheel that combines with clutch to deliver excellent traction performance A newly designed compact high-output battery pack with compact and lightweight components Advanced CFRP monocoque frame that is at the lightest possible weight, while delivering optimal rigidity and battery storage space Slim bodywork that does not interfere with dynamic rider movement. The TY-E will compete in the 2018 FIM Trial-E Cup, with scheduled appearances at Auron in France on July 14-15, and at Comblain au Pont in Belgium on July 21-22. Kenichi Kuroyama – something of a legend in the sport who is currently competing in the All Japan Trial Championship – will represent the Yamaha Factory Racing Team during 2018
  18. doniton2

    offroad the Off-Road cup

    Anybody here racing the Off-Road cup at the end of March? http://www.theoffroadcup.com
  19. jetfuel

    offroad Honda doing more Offroad

    JCR headed back to the West after giving it a go here in the East , hopefully nobody screws with Brabecs clickers like the shithead in Dakar . https://www.cyclenews.com/2019/01/article/honda-to-expand-off-road-racing-effort/
  20. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Star battles Through All-New Format Hell’s Gate to Finish Second February 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has earned a strong second place at the 2018 Hell’s Gate extreme enduro. With an all-new format for this year, concluding in a 20-minute sprint race, the event posed a fresh challenge for the five-time winner. For the first time ever, the event kicked off with a Prologue race on the Friday night. Designed to set the starting order for Saturday’s race, the Prologue was an endurocross style event held close to the hosting Il Ciocco Hotel. Although it provided a great spectacle for the fans, the race results were eventually scrapped due to issues with the course. Saturday’s heat race went well for Jarvis. An expert at managing his pace, the Brit did exactly what he had to do over the five-laps, finishing fourth aboard his Husqvarna FE 250 in the cold conditions of the Tuscan hills. The position gave him a good start for the night race, which saw riders set off at 3.30pm for a tough three-hour multi-lap event. At the conclusion of the night race, the top-10 riders were given a 15-minute break before contesting the new 20-minute endurocross in the arena area of the venue. In freezing conditions, the riders fought bar-to-bar in front of the record-crowd of spectators to decide the overall winner. With the final results calculated on the sum of the previous legs, Jarvis was announced as runner-up, just a few minutes behind eventual winner Mario Roman. Graham Jarvis: “I really enjoyed the racing today, I always do here at Hell’s Gate. It’s been a tough couple of days and I’m still getting used to riding the 4-stroke, but the bike has been absolutely faultless over the entire weekend. It has been pretty close between the top-four all day and it’s all come down to the final 20-minute race off. It would have been nice to take my sixth win at the event, but I’m happy with second.” Results – Hells Gate 2018 1. Mario Roman (Sherco) 3:06:03 2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 3:08:57 3. Travis Teasdale (Beta) 3:12:45 4. Diego Nicoletti (Husqvarna) 3:32:14 5. Sonny Goggia (KTM) 3:39:26 6. Michele Bosi (Beta) 3:46:15 Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models. Rockstar Energy Drink Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
  21. Yet again, paid 100% in FULL. I can't say that for everyone as you all know. Good man..... So,....you want JMart vs the field again next year?
  22. https://enduro21.com/index.php/extreme/2870-world-enduro-super-series-to-launch-in-2018 An exciting new enduro championship called World Enduro Super Series had just been launched and in 2018 it’s bringing together all forms of enduro from Classic Enduro, Hard Enduro, Beach Races to Cross Country racing. Literally hot off the press, the World Enduro Super Series, or WESS for short, has aligned with globally renowned events like Erzberg, Red Bull Romaniacs, Gotland Grand National and Le Trefle Lozerien to establish an eight-round series. Kicking things off with the Extreme XL Lagares, 11-13 May, the WESS will be a multi-discipline series with the aim of bringing together the world’s best and most visible events to find the Ultimate Enduro Rider. Organisers of the WESS state that they want to create a series which offers a full test of an enduro rider’s abilities, while at the same time meeting the needs of amateur riders by lifting the profile of the sport through mass participation events. Staged across Europe for 2018, the series will take in Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal), ErzbergRodeo (Austria), Trefle Lozerien (France), Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania), Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland), Gotland Grand National (Sweden), Red Bull Knock Out (The Netherlands) with one other race to be confirmed. For 2019 onwards there is already a strategic plan in place for international growth. Entries for each round of the series are made independently through individual race organisers. With an open style category, riders are free to compete on their preferred make and size of motorcycle for each event. The official website — www.iridewess.com — makes for very interesting reading, as does the official press releases outlined below. Check it out. WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES – 2018 SCHEDULE Rnd 1. Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 11-13 Rnd 2. Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria) May 31 – June 3 Rnd 3. Trefle Lozerien AMV (France) June 8-10 Rnd 4. Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 24-28 Rnd 5. Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland) September (Date TBC) Rnd 6. TBA Rnd 7. Gotland Grand National (Sweden) October 26-27 Rnd 8. Red Bull Knock Out (The Netherlands) November 10 Website: www.iRideWESS.com Instagram: @iRideWESS Facebook: @iRideWESS Twitter: @iRideWESS
  23. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Star Takes Control with Three Stages Still to be Contested in the United Arab Emirates March 26, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Following a well calculated plan of attack, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla has won the second timed special of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge to place himself at the top of the event’s provisional overall standings. The Chilean rider is a little over one minute ahead in the overall with three stages still to be contested in the dunes of UAE. The fifth rider to take the start of Monday’s 287km long timed special, FR 450 Rally mounted Quintanilla made the most of his good starting position. Avoiding any mistakes, the reigning FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion enjoyed a great pace throughout the stage to eventually put in the best time for the day. With two of the five special stages out of the way, Pablo is currently leading the rally’s overall standings by one minute and eight seconds from his closest rival Sam Sunderland. Featuring a total of 372km, tomorrow’s stage includes a 281km long timed special in the big dunes of the United Arab Emirates. Pablo Quintanilla: “It wasn’t an easy stage today but I’m satisfied with the final result. There were many dunes and temperatures were quite high in that area. Most of the timed special was in an off-piste section and that made navigation a lot more difficult. I had a good starting position in the morning and took full advantage of it to make up the time lost yesterday. I felt really good in the dunes today, I was fast and had a good race pace from start to finish of the timed special. It was a good stage for me. The plan for tomorrow is to do exactly what I did in stage one. As the first rider to take the start, I want to avoid any navigational mistakes and remain fast throughout the timed special. I feel good at the moment on my bike and I’m looking forward to one more good stage tomorrow.” 2018 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – Stage 2 Provisional Classification 1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 03:40:37 2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 03:43:38 3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 03:46:38 4. Paulo Goncalves (Honda) 03:47:35 5. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 03:49:36 6. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 03:53:34 2018 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – Provisional Overall Standings After Stage 2 1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 07:04:19 2. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 07:05:27 3. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 07:06:14 4. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 07:06:58 5. Paulo Goncalves (Honda) 07:17:44 6. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 07:18:29
  24. Long time Local Fast guy Fred Andrews will be Managing the new Kawasaki Offroad team out of a Big Rig this season. KTM and Husqvarna are the dominant players in the off-road racing game, but there was a time when brands like Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha ruled the roost through the rocks and roots. But when several Japanese brands shuttered their programs during the global recession of the late 2000s, the European marques doubled down on off-road. For 2019, Kawasaki has revived its old Team Green off-road squad, shifting the Monster Energy Babbitt's Online Kawasaki team from the now-defunct Amsoil Arenacross series into Grand National Cross Country. Fred Andrews spent nearly a decade racing GNCC for Team Green, and then ran the factory program until it closed. Now that Kawasaki is back, so is Fast Freddie, who will run the outfit along with the Babbitt's team. In this podcast, Jason Weigandt calls up Andrews for tales of building the new team, and also some old war stories from his racing days. The Racer X Exhaust Podcast is presented by Yoshimura. Here is the RacerX Podcast with Fred if you want more info about it.