MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEW ROUND-UP: THE BOOK OF LISTS

 

NEW “OK GO” MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING THE HONDA UNI-CUB

WHAT IS THE UNI-CUB & HOW DOES IT WORK?

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE NEW MXA THEN YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THESE 6 BIKE TESTS

Husqvarna FC250.

Honda CRF250.

Yamaha YZ450F.

Suzuki RM-Z250.

Christophe Pourcel’s Valli Motorsports Yamaha YZ250F.

Husqvarna FC450.

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EVERY 2014 CHAMPION WHO EVER WAS & FOREVER MORE SHALL BE


Not everybody gets to be a Champion, but these riders made it to the top step in 2014. Their names will go in the record books and should you want to look them up in 30 years—they will still be there. Congrats to all of them.

450 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPION

1. Ken Roczen……………………KTM

250 AMA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPION

1. Jeremy Martin…………………Yam

450 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPION

1. Ryan Villopoto…………………Kaw

250 WEST SUPERCROSS CHAMPION

1. Jason Anderson……………………..KTM

250 EAST SUPERCROSS CHAMPION

1. Justin Bogle………………………..Hon

450 FIM WORLD CHAMPION

1. Antonio Cairoli…………………..KTM

250 FIM WORLD CHAMPION

1. Jordi Tixier…………………………KTM

WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPION

1. Sean Collier……………………..Yam

WORLD SIDECARCROSS CHAMPION

1. Ben Adriaenssen / Ben van den Bogaart

ALL-JAPAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

450: Akira Narita…………………Hon
250: Takeshi Katsuya……………..Kaw

BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

450: Shaun Simpson………………..KTM
250: Matiss Karro…………………….Yam

EMX EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

125 two-stroke: Brian Hsu (Ger)
150 two-stroke: Albie Wilkie (Eng)
250 four-stroke: Steven Clarke (Eng)
300 two-stroke: Samuele Bernardini (Ita)
65 two-stroke: Nikita Kucherov (Rus)
85 two-stroke: Jago Geerts (Bel)

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION

1. Chiara Fontanesi…………….Yam

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

250:  Kaven Benoit………………..KTM
450: Colton Facciotti……………..KTM

AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPION

1. Tyler Bowers…………………Kaw

AMA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONS

250A: R.J. Hampshire (Hon)
450A: Luke Renzland (Yam)
250B: Tristan Charboneau (Yam)
450B: Tristan Charboneau (Yam)
Pro Sport: R.J. Hampshire (Hon)
Over-25: Ricky Renner (KTM)
Over-30: Chad Murphy (Kaw)
Over-35: Robbie Reynard (Yam)
Over-40: John Grewe (Kaw)
Over-45: John Grewe (Kaw)
Over-50: Earl May (Kaw)
Two-Stroke: Carlen Gardner (Yam)
College: Stone Elder (Hon)
85cc: Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw)
Women: Mackenzie Tricker (Yam)

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONS

450: Matt Moss………………….Suz
250: Luke Clout………………….Yam

AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONS

250: Gavin Faith………………..Hon
450: Matt Moss………………..Suz

2014 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS CHAMPIONS

1. France (Paulin, Frossard, Ferrandis)

WORLD VETERAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONS

Over-30: Travis Preston………………Yam
Over-40:  Doug Dubach……………….Yam
Over-50:  Doug Dubach……………….Yam
Over-60:  Brent Wallingsford………..Hon
Over-70:  Gary Chase………………….Hon

MXA PHOTO OF THE DAY: EVER DREAM OF OWNING AN MV AGUSTA?

Okay, this 60cc 1954 MV Agusta Monowheel one-off probably isn’t what you had in mind. It sold in auction a few years ago for $17.500. Close examination easily reveals that it can’t actually be ridden.

BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK: THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE


Nov. 15…Dennis Stapleton 1981
Nov. 15…Kurt Nicoll 1964
Nov. 15…Frank Thomason
Nov. 16…Jim Pomeroy 1952
Nov. 17…Arne Kring
Nov. 18…Chris Taylor


Nov. 19…Jeremy McGrath 1971
Nov. 19…Mike Metzger 1975
Nov. 20…Weston Peick 1990


Nov. 20…Sten Lundin 1931
Nov. 20…Jeff Hedden 1975
Nov. 20…Jon Hedden 1975
Nov. 20…Mike Healey
Nov. 20…Rob Healy
Nov. 20…Malcolm McCassy


Nov. 21…Broc Tickle 1989
Nov. 21…Danny Storbeck

YAMAHA TO BUILD WORLD’S CHEAPEST MOTORCYCLE — $500

The Yamaha Crux is their current low-price bike.

The catch? It’s for the Indian market. The next catch? It’s a 100cc four-stroke. The third catch? It won’t be made until 2016 and will only be offered in India, Asia,Africa, and South America. It will be called the Indra, which stands for “Innovative New Development based on Responsible Analysis.” The project will be collaboration between Yamaha’s Indian R&D center and its Japanese development center. The 100cc street bike market is huge in Inda, but Yamaha has not capitalized on it against competitors Hero, TVS Motors, Bajaj and Honda since Yamaha dropped its two-stroke powered 100cc RX100. It’s current low-cost model is the four-stroke Crux.

IS THE OSSA LOGO A CLOVERLEAF?

Ossa founder Manuel Giro was the Spanish sidecar champion along with his co-pilot Francisco Bulto (who would later found Bultaco). After World War II, with improved two-stroke engine technology obtained by the Allies from DKW in Germany, Ossa began producing two-stroke motorcycles. Ossa’s first mass produced model was introduced in 1949.

Ossa’s memorable four-leaf clover insignia was the hallmark of the Spanish brand. But, it wasn’t a four-leaf clover. Ossa got its start in 1924, making cinematographic equipment (mostly film projectors) under the name Orpheo Sincronia Sociedad Anomina (OSSA). Ossa’s famous four-leaf clover emblem isn’t actually a four-leaf clover, but instead the escapement mechanism of a film projector.

START MAKING PLANS FOR THE 2015 RACING SEASON NOW

In 2015 Glen Helen will host an  AMA 250/450National, FIM Grand Prix, NMA World Mini GP, World Two-Stroke Championship, two Lucas Oil Offroad Truck Championship races, a WORCS race, the Day in the Dirt and the World Vet Championship in 2015.

2015 AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16……………Hangtown, CA
May 23……………Glen Helen, CA
May 30……………Thunder Valley, CO
June 6……………..Muddy Creek, TN
June 13…………….Mt. Morris, PA
June 27……………Budds, MD
July 4………………Red Bud, MI
July 18……………..Millville, MN
July 25…………….Washougal, WA
August 8…………Unadilla, NY
August 15………..Miller Motorsports, UT
August 22 ………..Indiana, IN

2015 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 3………………….Anaheim, CA
Jan. 10…………………Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 17…………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 24…………………Oakland, CA
Jan. 31…………………Anaheim, CA
Feb. 7………………….San Diego, CA
Feb. 14…………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 21…………………Atlanta, GA
Feb. 28…………………Atlanta, GA
March 7………………..Daytona, FL
March 14……………..Indianapolis, IN
March 21……………..Detroit, MI
March 28……………..St. Louis, MO
April 11………………..Houston, TX
April 18………………..Santa Clara, CA
April 25………………..East Rutherford, NJ
May 2…………………..Las Vegas, NV

2015 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28…………………Losail, Qatar
March 8………………..Si Racha, Thailand
March 29………………Neuwuen, Argentina
April 19………………..Arco di Trento, Italy
April 26………………..Valenswaard, Holland
May 10…………………Talavera, Spain
May 24…………………Matterley Basin, Great Britain
May 31…………………Villars Sous Ecot, France
June 14………………..Maggiora, Italy
June 21………………..Teutschenthal, Germany
July 5…………………..Uddevalla, Sweden
July 12…………………Kegums, Latvia
July 26…………………Loket, Czech Republic
Aug 2………………….Lommel, Belgium
Aug 16………………..Trinidade, Brazil
Aug 30………………..Assen, Netherlands
Sept 13………………..Leon, Mexico
Sept. 20……………….Glen Helen, USA

2015 AMZOIL ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 10-11……………Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 16-18……………Grand Rapids, MI
Jan. 23-25…………….Colorado Springs, CO
Jan. 31- Feb. 1……..Nashville, TN
Feb. 6-8……………….Wilkes-Barre, PA
Feb. 21-22……………Tampa, FL
Feb. 28- Mar.1………Kansas City, MO
Mar. 6-8……………….Council Bluffs, IA
Mar. 13-15……………Southaven, MS
Mar. 21-22……………New Orleans, LA
Mar. 28-29……………Austin, TX
April 11-12……………Spokane, WA
April 18-19……………Tacoma, WA
April 25-26……………Fresno, CA
May 1-3………………..Las Vegas, NV

2015 WORCS WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 18…………………Taft, CA
Feb. 8………………….Primm, NV
March 1 ………………Peoria, AZ
March 29 …………….TBA
April 19……………….Hurricane, UT
May 24 ……………….Cedar City, UT
Aug. 2 …………………TBA
Sept. 27 ………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 18 ………………..Prim, NV

2015 WORLD SIDECAR CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 6…………………Switzerland
April 12………………..France
May 10………………..Ukraine
May 17………………..Germany
May 25………………..Holland
June 7…………………Latvia
June 14……………….Czech Republic
July 5…………………..France
July 12…………………Belgium
July 19…………………Germany
Aug. 2…………………Estonia
Aug. 9…………………Latvia
Aug. 16……………….Ukraine
Sept.13………………..France
Sept.20………………..Germany

2015 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 29……..Horsham, Vic
April 12……….Appin, NSW
April 26 ………Broadford, Vic
May 17 ……….Murray Bridge, SA
May 31………..Coolum, Qld
July 5 ………….Raymond Terrace, NSW
July 19 ………..Shepparton, Vic
August 2 ………Nowra, NSW
August 23 ……Toowoomba, Qld
August 30 …….Coolum, Qld

2015 WMX WOMENS MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 28…………………Losail, Qatar
March 8………………..Si Racha, Thailand
May 24…………………Matterley Basin, Great Britain
May 31…………………Villars Sous Ecot, France
June 21………………..Teutschenthal, Germany
July 26…………………Loket, Czech Republic    

WHAT’S LEFT TO RACE IN 2014?

2014 RACE AROUND THE LAKE
November 14-16……………Lake Castaic, CA

2014 PARIS SUPERCROSS
November 15-16……………Lille, France

2014 GEICO ENDUROCROSS  CHAMPIONSHIP
November 15……………….Boise, ID
November 22………………Ontario, CA

2014 DAY IN THE DIRT GRAND PRIX
November 28-30…………..Glen Helen, CA

2014 CANADIAN ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
November 28-29……….Chilliwack, BC
December 5-6……………Chilliwack, BC

STAR OF THE DAY: ROBERT REDFORD & A YAMAHA RT-1

The “bird on the back” is model/actress Lauren Hutton.

DAY IN THE DIRT # 17 COMING TO GLEN HELEN ON NOVEMBER 28-30, 2014

For more info go to www.dayinthedirt.com

EVERY 2015 GRAND PRIX TEAM THAT MATTERS

The 2015 Grand Prix season starts on February 28, 2015, in Losail, Qatar. Here is a quick list of the riders and teams that will be there (wherever Qatar is).

KAWASAKI TEAMS

KAWASAKI FACTORY
Ryan Villopoto …450
Tyla Rattray …450
CLS KAWASAKI
Jordi Tixier …250
Dylan Ferrandis …250
Thomas Covington …250
BUD RACING KAWASAKI
Xavier Boog …450

YAMAHA TEAMS

YAMAHA FACTORY
Jeremy van Horebeek …450
Romain Febvre …450
KEMEA REYTEC YAMAHA
Benoit Paturel …250
Damon Graulus …250
BIKEIT YAMAHA COSWORTH
Max Anstie …250
DP19 RACING YAMAHA
David Philippaerts …450
STANDING CONSTRUCT YAMAHA
Julien Lieber …250
Valentin Guillod …250

HONDA TEAMS

HONDA FACTORY
Gautier Paulin …450
Evgeny Bobryshev …450
24MX HONDA
Christophe Charlier …450
Filip Bengtsson …450
ASSOMOTOR HONDA
Alessandro Lupino …450
Second Rider: TBA
GARIBOLDI HONDA
Tim Gajser …250
Jorge Zaragoza …250
J-TECH HONDA
Jens Getteman …250
Vsevolod Brylyakov …250

SUZUKI TEAMS

SUZUKI FACTORY
Clement Desalle …450
Kevin Strijbos …450
ROCKSTAR ENERGY SUZUKI EUROPE
Glenn Coldenhoff …450
Jeremy Seewer …250

KTM TEAMS

KTM  FACTORY
Antonio Cairoli  …450
Ken de Dycker …450
Tommy Searle …450
Jeffrey Herlings …250
Pauls Jonass …250
WILVO FORKRENT KTM
Jake Nicholls …450
Steven Frossard …450
MARCHETTI KTM
Jose Butron …450
Ivo Monticelli …250
HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY UK KTM
Shaun Simpson …450
Ben Watson …250
Petar Petrov …250

HUSQVARNA TEAMS

ICE ONE HUSQVARNA
Max Nagl …450
Todd Waters …450
Nathan Watson …450
WILVO NESTAAN HUSQVARNA
Aleksandr Tonkov …250
Dean Ferris …450
RICCI RACING HUSQVARNA
Rui Goncalves …450
Christopher Valente …250
Michael Ivanov …250

TM TEAMS

TM RACING FACTORY
Davide Guarneri …450

HAVE YOU SEEN THE $1400 SKULLY AR-1 STREET HELMET?

 

 

Photos: Ray Archer, John Basher, Pro Circuit, Geico Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Massimo Zanzani, Mark Chilson, Kawasaki, Penrite Honda, CMRC, MXGP

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