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2014 YAMAHA YZ250F

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND (11/13/13)

RED BULL 1/2 MILE STRAIGHT RHYTHM SECTION YZ250F INTRODUCTION: MONSTER MOUNTAIN, ALABAMA By Daryl Ecklund The Monster Mountain landscape. Have I died and gone to dirt bike heaven?! This is the question I had to ask myself as John Basher and I rolled into the Monster Mountain facility. With the highest point in Alabama being just over 2400 feet in elevation there are no ?monster mountains? per se. But for as flat as Alabama is, there were a lot of big elevation changes throughout the track. Golden brown …

FIRST RIDE: THE ALL-NEW 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F

By John Basher     All new. You’ll be hearing those words frequently when discussion turns towards the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F. Although I’m sure you know the ins and outs about the new (there, I said it again) blue bomber, it’s only now beginning to find the showroom floors. Long awaited by our eager souls, Daryl Ecklund and I were more than pleased to hop aboard a flight from Los Angeles to the capital of Alabama (that’s Montgomery for those who haven’t brushed up on their state capitals lat…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (8/7/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     We were tickled pink to receive Honda’s invitation to test out their 2014 CRF125FB at Gorman OHV park last week. Intended for beginners and trail riders, the 125FB (Big Wheel) is a sweet ride. It comes with a front disc brake, along with an electric starter and clutch-actuated four-speed transmission. Of course MXA, being MXA , we couldn’t help ourselves when it came time to blowing up berms. That’s Zach Bierbower pushing the CRF125FB to the limit. FIRST THOUGHTS OF …

YAMAHA DEBUTS THE YZ250F

Amidst all the hype surrounding the first outing of Honda’s RC450, Yamaha also debuted a new bike at the October 22nd race in Japan. That’s right, at the same mud race where Tortelli showed the world the RC450, Ernesto Fonseca proved to the world exactly what the YZ250F was capable of after months of rumors. Ernesto holeshot both motos and after a small battle with the locals, pulled out to a ten second victory in moto one and a twenty second victory in moto two. On hand at the event was the very proud …