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2013 KX450F

MXA’S 2013 KAWASAKI KX450F MOTOCROSS TEST: THE SWEETEST POWERBAND POSSIBLE

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2013 KX450F BETTER THAN THE 2012 KX450F? A: Yes, but only incrementally. Apart from the Kayaba air forks, the 2013 KX450F is a kissin? cousin to the 2011 and 2012 KX450Fs. Q: WHAT DID KAWASAKI CHANGE ON THE 2013 ENGINE? A: The intake cam is new for 2013?not really. In truth, in 2012, Kawasaki installed an intake cam with 0.4mm more lift. Surprise, the 2013 KX450F cam has 0.4mm less lift. You don?t need Dr. Watson to tell you what happened here: Kawasaki put the 2011 cam in the…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS REPORT: THE WORLD GETS TURNED AROUND BACKWARDS

Ryan Surratt (51) chases Jace Owen (in Blake Wharton’s chest protector) past Josh Lawrence (154). Owen would win the 250 intermediate class with Surratt second, Max Groom third, Cody Brownfield fourth and Kristoffer Palm (a Swede) fifth. REM is famous for changing its track layout on a monthly basis, but since the track was totally redesigned after the Red Bull X-Fighters were at Glen Helen, no one really expected any major changes for awhile. Surprise! When the REM regulars showed up everything looked …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/04/12)

By John Basher HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! GOD BLESS AMERICA!     I hope that you have a great Fourth of July celebration! PHOTO OF THE WEEK Dennis Stapleton at work.      MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton is involved in many things. He travels around the world racing (Dennis was in the Philippines last week and flew back to test with MXA for one day before going to Ohio for another MXA test before flying back for yet another test yesterday at Comp Edge. He’s home for a week or so …