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MXA TEAM TESTED: KITE/EXCEL WHEELSET BY DUBYA

   WHAT IS IT? Dubya’s new partnership with Kite and Excel has resulted in newly imported Italian hardware. WHAT’S IT COST? $699.95 (complete front), $844.95 (complete rear). CONTACT? www.dubyausa.com or (877) 773-8292. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Kite/Excel wheelset by Dubya. (1) Hubs . Kite’s billet-aluminum, anodized hubs are manufactured in Mandello Del Lario, Italy. Dubya is also the Talon hub importer, giving them two price ranges. (2) Bearings. Kite h…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY JOHN BASHER (4/10/13)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK     The Troy Lee Designs “Press Day” at REM this past Saturday was a huge hit. Not only did the trio of Cole Seely, Jessy Nelson and Christian Craig show up to race, but there was great racing all day long. And, as you can see, spectator turnout was quite good. To read about the race, click here . Photo by Scott Williams MINI-VIEW: TRENT PUGMIRE Trent (far left) earned one of those really cool super sized checks on Sunday.      Trent Pugmire joined the MXA…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (08/22/12)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     It was a rather unusual day at Unadilla this past Saturday. A rainstorm pounded New Berlin, New York on Friday, leaving the oft-dry track a quagmire. The racers were all giggity giggity about the track conditions, but the dirt got rutted up and technical. As a result, several riders suffered injuries without even crashing. Then, Mike Alessi has bike issues the first moto (a problem he hadn?t faced all summer), leaving the door wide open for Ryan Dungey…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (06/07/12)

MXA INTERVIEW MIKE LAROCCO Iron Mike. The Geico Powersports Honda team is very strong this season. They claimed both regional Supercross titles and have carried the momentum outdoors. We called up team manager Mike LaRocco to the inside perspective on the team’s success from someone who has been there and done that. MXA: Would you tell us about the race in Colorado last weekend? Mike: It was good race for us. It’s been a little difficult because we have two guys who are doing well, and we have won the l…

MXA TEAM TESTED: KITE PERFORMANCE FOOTPEGS

WHAT IS IT? Kite Performance footpegs are Italian-made, billet aluminum footpegs with replaceable steel teeth. WHAT’S IT COST? $189.95. CONTACT? www.dubyausa.com or (714) 279-0200. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Kite Performance footpegs. (1) Who is Kite? Kite Performance is an Italian moto company that makes a wide variety of billet aluminum hard parts, including hubs, triple clamps and a selection of colorful trickery in between. Kite products have only recently become av…

MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT WAS AN EVENTFUL WEEK FOR THE SPORT

IT’S BIG! SEE K-DUB’S DALLAS SUPERCROSS OPENING CEREMONIES TRANSFER TWEET CITY: NEWS FROM THE GHOST OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DALLAS SUPERCROSS TIMED QUALIFYING BREAKDOWN The tight confines of the Dallas layout results in 46 second lap times. Photo: The Rock  Supercross is back to the super short track designs. The Dallas and San Diego tracks […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (01/25/12)

By John Minert FUND RAISER FOR RYAN MORAIS Ryan Morais. Rockstar Valli-Star Racing Yamaha team rider Ryan Morais was injured at the Los Angeles Supercross race on January 22, 2012. It happened in the first lap of the main event when Trey Canard hit a tuff block and was not able to jump the triple. Ryan was already committed to the jump and landed on Trey. Both riders were knocked unconscious. Ryan’s injuries were very substantial with fractured C1, C2, C6-7 and T1, broken ribs, broken upper and lower ja…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (01/15/12)

MXA INTERVIEW: COLE SEELY How to win? “McDonalds drive-throughs and a lot of couch time.” Before getting his Troy Lee Designs gig (and an exclusive contract to ride the bikes), Cole Seely was known to don an orange helmet and throw down some crazy whips for MXA’s cameras. The MXA gang likes to see Cole do well at the races, and you can’t get a better start to the season than getting the “W” and maximum points at the first round. We called Cole to get his perspective on how he did it. MXA: Can you give u…

DUBYA SIGNS TEDESCO, HILL, HANSEN AND PARTRIDGE FOR THE 2012 SUPERCROSS SERIES

     Dubya USA has announced that they will be providing their Talon/D.I.D wheelsets to Dodge Motorsports/Sycuan Casino/Hart & Huntington racers Ivan Tedesco, Josh Hill, Josh Hansen and Kyle Partridge for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.     ?We?re happy to have the Dodge Motorsports/Sycuan Casino/Hart & Huntington team on board for the 2012 supercross season,? said Dubya USA’s John Anderson. ?They have a talented group of riders this year, and w…

MXA TEAM TESTED: DUBYA TALON/DID KX450F WHEELS

WHAT IS IT? Complete aftermarket wheelsets equipped with DID rims, Talon hubs and Bulldog spokes. WHAT’S IT COST? $719.95 (front), $819.95 (rear). CONTACT? www.dubyausa.com or (714) 279-0200. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Dubya Talon/DID wheels. (1) History. The Takasago Excel A60 is the pro-level rim of choice for many top riders and has been one of the premium rim offering for the last few years. We believe it still would have been the first choice of Dubya’s wheel build…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/03/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK Dear Pro riders,     You will always get a mention in the Mid-Week Report if you throw a look-back whip at me while you’re out racing or practicing. Need an example? Here you go. Thanks for the acknowledgment, Marvin Musquin. Merci! KEVIN STRIJBOS TO REPLACE THE INJURED STEVE […]

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (06/08/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK     June typically marks the beginning of new bikes coming down the pipeline from manufacturers. This year (and by this year I mean 2012) KTM beat everyone else to the punch by offering up their 250SX two-stroke (yes, KTM and Yamaha are still selling two-bangers in the U.S. of A). Here, chief MXA test rider Dennis Stapleton powers through a wall turn in search of a berm fit for destruction. Look for the 2012 KTM 250SX test in the September 2011 issue of MX…