Rider: Marvin Musquin
Bike: 2018-1/2 Factory KTM 450SXF Factory Edition
Event: 2018-1/2 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition intro
Photographer: Spencer Owens
Lens: 300mm f/2.8
Focal length: 300mm
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: STUART TRANTER’S REPLICA JEFF MATIASEVICH 1997 KX250
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5TH ANNUAL KURT CASELLI RIDE DAY
Driving up to Glen Helen Raceway the day of the Kurt Caselli ride day was like that of an outdoor National. The line to get in was as far as the eye could see. KTM USA president John Hines was the first person you would come in contact with to sign in rolling up to the gate.
People packed the house with guys like Ryan Villopoto, Cody Webb, Nick Wey, Destry Abbott and Taylor Roberts making their way out to support the KC Foundation. The event is largely organized by FMF’s Donny Emler, Kurt’s mom Nancy Caselli and Lindsey Lovell. People came from far and wide to come support the foundation. We laughed, we raced, we rode, we won cool prizes and spent time with an amazing group of people.
Red Bull was out with a DJ, KTM had their semi out and many companies came out to show their products. After the day was done and the sun set over the horizon people camped to stay warn by the fire and watch old school movies like On Any Sunday. After the movie they had a live band with dancing.
For $20 to get in and free camping it is a fun filled day and night. To learn more about the legend of Kurt Caselli and what the Caselli Foundation is all about check out www.kurtcaselli.com.
PRO CIRCUIT WORKS MINI BIKE STAND
Press Release: If you’re looking for a durable stand that your son or daughter’s 85cc or 100cc mini bike can sit perfectly on, look no further, because Pro Circuit has the stand you need. The Pro Circuit Works Mini Bike Stand still carries the same look and features as our other two bike stands but with a better fit for 85cc and 100cc models. With a non-slip rubber top and lightweight extruded aluminum construction for durability, it’s easy to see why the Pro Circuit Works Bike Stand has been a favorite amongst professionals and amateurs in the pits for years.
WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW IS UP TO
Guess what time of the year it is? Christmas season! Well that to, but for us it is two-stroke season. Which we think is better than Christmas. Each week it seems we have got a another new two-stroke that arrives at the MXA towers to test. Last week the MXA wrecking crew got their hand on the YZ125, YZ250, KTM 125SX and KTM 250SX. That sure is a lot of smoker fun. We also got to test Kayaba A-Kit suspension on a KTM 450SXF and try some of Ride Engineerings’ links for the 2018 RM-Z450.
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2018-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION INTRO
KTM always seems to out do themselves. When we arrived at the 2018-1/2 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition intro, we were shocked that their new Supercross test track was in a rocks throwing distance from the KTM shop. Isn’t that a nice luxury? We couldn’t image the red tape to get this approved through the city.
The new KTM 450SXF is a very refined version of the 2017 KTM 450SXF. Many things have changed with the same goals in mind. Shed wight, make a powerful engine that is smooth and manageable and make the bike easy to ride for the masses. For a full shakedown of the 2018-1/2 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition check out the video with KTM director of R&D Casey Lytle or the web story about the new KTM 450SXF FE.
Shane McElrath looked flawless.
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