THIS WEEK IN MXA: RYAN VILLOPOTO VS. CARSON BROWN ON STOCK 2022 YAMAHA YZ125S
In episode 48 of our ‘This Week in MXA‘ video series presented by O’Neal, we watch Ryan Villopoto go all-out on the new 2022 Yamaha YZ125 two-stroke, doing his best to pull away from a hard charging Carson Brown. Ryan, Carson and Damon Bradshaw challenged each other to a four lap race and Caleb Tennant joined in on the fun too. Then, we hear from Ryan as he talks about his experience on the new two-stroke from Yamaha and we talk to him about Dylan Ferrandis’ success on the Star Racing Yamaha YZ450F in outdoors this past season. Ryan explained that he doesn’t think the field is any deeper now than when he was racing, only that it is more inconsistent.
We also caught up with two of Yamaha’s R&D test riders, Travis Preston and Steven Tokarski, and asked them all about the new YZ125 project they’ve been on. Plus, MXA’s managing editor Daryl Ecklund talks on camera about his experience on the new 125 and about his 16-year-run as a test rider for Motocross Action. To see our full MXA Tested video on the YZ125 or to see more ‘This Week in MXA’ videos, click the link below.