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MXA TEAM TESTED: TM DESIGNWORKS KTM SLIDE-N-GLIDE KIT

WHAT IS IT? A complete replacement chain guide and swingarm buffer for your KTM 250/350/450SXF, but a super product for Kawasaki KX250/KX450F and Suzuki RM-Z owners. WHAT’S IT COST? $154.95 (Motocross Slide-N-Glide chain guide, swingarm buffer and slide pad), $72.95 (Factory Edition chain guide only). CONTACT? (541) 772-4161 or www.tmdesignworks.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with TM Designworks? Slide-N-Glide kit. (1) Drag. You probably don?t think of a chain guide as a p…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: AUSTRALIAN RESULTS, WORLD WOMEN RESULTS, MX3 RESULTS, ELSI RESULTS, MATTERLEY BASIN RESULTS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR NOW

                                          GREAT BRITAIN NAMES ITS 2013 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAM Tommy Searle. Great Britain will be represented at the 2013 Motocross des Nations by Tommy Searle, Jake Nicholls and Shaun Simpson.                                           DUSTY KLATT RETIRES: TWO-TIME CANADIAN 450 CHAMPION “I would just like to give out a big thanks to everyone in my life who […]

MXA TEAM TESTED: TM DESIGNWORKS FRAME COVERAGE SKID PLATE

WHAT IS IT? It’s a brand-new plastic skid plate from the company famous for making the world’s most durable chain guides. WHAT’S IT COST? $64.95. CONTACT? (541) 772-4161 or www.tmdesignworks.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with TM Designworks frame coverage skid plate. (1) Construction. TM Designworks? plastic skid plate is not molded; instead, it is hand-layered and formed to shape. Using forming instead of molding allows for more strength, fewer air pockets and much tight…

WE RIDE WISECO’S FULL-RACE KAWASAKI KX450F

What is it about a project bike that makes the MXA wrecking crew drool like kids in a candy store? Maybe it’s the endless possibilities. Perhaps it’s the list of trick components that litter the bike. Maybe it’s the allure of testing one company’s vision of the perfect motocross weapon. Regardless of the reasoning, we?re always eager to sling a leg over a purpose-built project bike. In recent years, Wiseco has provided plenty of exhilaration for the MXA gang. Not only have they crafted race steeds for o…

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 PERFORMANCE GUIDE 2011 SUZUKI RM-Z250

The first generation of Suzuki RM-Z250s weren?t built for the average motocross racer as far MXA is concerned. Suzuki’s original target rider was an anorexic 12-year-old who never revved his engine. The fork and shock springs were soft, and all the power was on the bottom. Thankfully, in 2010, Suzuki made tons of changes, but no one celebrated for the simple reason that nobody had the motorcycle (it was a very late release). Kudos to Suzuki for making a considerable number of changes (34 by our count) o…