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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (11/13/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     Daryl Ecklund does his best to move tectonic plates. Read below for more information on the 2013 TM 250MX. MINI-VIEW: MIKE LaROCCO     Mike LaRocco was my favorite rider when I first became interested in motocross. He was a bulldog on a bike, getting the worst starts possible and ripping through the pack. ?The Rock? wasn?t flashy by any means, and he was reserved off the track. Maybe that’s why I liked him so much. I?d stand in an autogr…

MXA PERFORMANCE GUIDE TO THE 2011 KAWASAKI KX450F

MXA test riders spent all of last year investigating the areas with the most potential for improvement on the 2011 Kawasaki KX450F. As a rule, we try to find practical and affordable solutions, but when a thrifty option fails, we do whatever it takes to fix the issue.  Several MXA test riders love the long, stable chassis of the KX450F, while others struggle to get the green machine to turn. The handling of late-model red, blue and yellow brands is aggressive?often too aggressive. It can be refresh…

MXA TEAM TESTED: ACERBIS YZ450F CHAIN GUIDE

WHAT IS IT? A new plastic replacement part from Acerbis used by Colton Haaker, as well as Kawasaki’s offroad race team. WHAT’S IT COST? $69.95. CONTACT? www.acerbis.com or (800) 659-1440. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Acerbis YZ450F chain guide. (1) Design. The Acerbis chain guide is made of PA6 nylon material. It’s designed to withstand abuse from the chain and not bend or break in a collision. The nylon material was also selected because of its smooth texture. Less f…

WE RIDE THE DANISH ICE WORKS’ 2010 HONDA CRF250:

This bike test was of interest to the MXA wrecking crew for reasons not obvious to the casual observer. What’s so special about the Ice Works Honda CRF250? In an effort to boost foreign relations, the MXA gang embarked on a journey that crossed cultural and language barriers. You?re probably thinking that we traveled to some faraway land. In reality, the only distance we logged was a short commute from the palatial MXA office to our local motocross track. So where does the adventurous part of this bike …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/21/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK       It was insanely cool to see Kevin Windham holeshot the first moto at Millville after basically coming off the couch (or maybe off the boat would be more appropriate). Can he win a race before the series concludes? MINI-VIEW: KEVIN WINDHAM    […]