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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: GAUTIER PAULIN’S BIG CRASH, THE DEFENDING MXDN TEAM NAMED, KTMS ON THE DYNO & TONY ALESSI’S REPLACEMENT AT TEAM LASER

GAUTIER PAULIN’S BIG CRASH WHILE LEADING THE GERMAN GP Gautier Paulin suffered a concusssion and was airlifted to a German hospital, but was released with no other injuries. Paulin says he will see his own doctor this week and then follow that doctors advice about whether to race in the Czech Republic next week or […]

MXA TEAM TESTED: DR.D YZ450F ENGINE RELOCATION KIT

  WHAT IS IT? DR.D’s YZ450F kit moves the 2010?2012 YZ450F engine forward 2.5mm. WHAT’S IT COST? $149.95. CONTACT? www.dubachracing.com or (800) 382-2241. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with DR.D’s YZ450F engine relocation kit. (1) The problem. The MXA wrecking crew does not subscribe to the idea that there is something drastically wrong with the YZ450F chassis. Most of the YZ-F badmouthing is a result of James Stewart’s numerous crashes while at JGR?but Bubba’s crashes are…

INSIDE MXA’S WORKSHOP: BUILDING THE ULTIMATE 2012 YAMAHA YZ450F – THIS IS THE MOST RELIABLE MOTOCROSS BIKE MADE

By Dennis Stapleton I spend most of my time switching bikes. When I’m testing I get to ride every new bike and when I’m racing, normally in some foreign country, I ride the bike the promoter provides me. I don’t spend a lot of time on one specific brand of bike. When I was newbie MXA test rider I always marveled at how the old-school MXA test riders could get off one bike and on another one, without as much as moving the bars or changing the levers. I, on the other hand, couldn’t ride if everything wasn…

WE RIDE DUBACH RACING DEVELOPMENT’S KTM 350SXF

You?ve probably heard so much about the 2011-12 KTM 350SXF that your mind is on overload. By some pundits, the KTM 350SXF has been heralded as the second coming, and the ballyhoo was accompanied by a successful race debut in the hands of 450 World Champion Antonio Cairoli. Historically, aftermarket hop-up companies don?t put KTMs on their ?must-do? lists when it comes to making project bikes. Not so after 2011. Every company immediately started working on KTM 350SXF parts, pieces and paraphernalia. Why?…

REM GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS RACE REPORT: PRESTON TILFORD BRINGS A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT AND WINS 450 PRO CLASS AGAIN

Vance & Hines sponsored Preston Tilford won the 450 Pro class. The 450 Pro motocross class was intense as Vance & Hines Preston Tilford showed up with his YZ250F and signed up for the 450 Pro class on it. It was no surprise, since the Loretta Lynn motocross-bound Tilford did the exact same thing last week. Why would he chose to race the big bike class on his small bike? Three reason: (1) The 250 and 450 Pros are grouped together at REM motocross and start on the same gate?thus, he is racing with…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PRODUCT TEST: DR.D KAWASAKI KX450F EXHAUST SYSTEM

WHAT IS IT? An easy horsepower modification for the Kawasaki KX450F. WHAT’S IT COST? $619.99. CONTACT? www.dubachracing.com or (877) 382-2241. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the 2010 DR.D KX450F exhaust. (1) Development. The KX450F received engine mods for 2010 that made a notable difference in power output. So, DR.D went back to work on developing a pipe to address the specific needs of the new bike. They lengthened the head pipe compared to the 2009 version and changed th…

DRD: New CRF Radiator Lowering Kits

Norco , CA. (May 29, 2007)  Dubach Racing Development (DRD), is proud to announce immediate availability for the new CRF Radiator Lowering Kits.   DRD delivers a factory-level modification that improves handling, is simple to install and retails for $49.95   Radiator Lowering Kits help to lower the center of gravity improving the CRF’s handling character, most notably, entering and exciting corners when the bike is laid over.   Best of all, this modification is easy enough for any ri…