MOTOCROSS INDUSTRY SCUTTLEBUTT, SCOOPS & CHITCHAT

MOTOCROSS INDUSTRY SCUTTLEBUTT, SCOOPS  & CHITCHAT

WHAT THE 2017 MOTOCROSS BIKES ACTUALLY COST

The 2017 Honda CRF450 retails for $8849 (without electric starting) and approximately $9500 with the optional starter kit and battery.
The 2017 Honda CRF450 retails for $8849 (without electric starting) and approximately $9500 with the optional starter kit and battery.

2017 HONDA
Honda CRF150….$4990
Honda CRF250….$7599
Honda CRF450….$8849

2017 HUSQVARNA
Husqvarna TC50….$3999
Husqvarna TC65….$4999
Husqvarna TC85….$5599
Husqvarna TC125….$6999
Husqvarna TC250….$7799
Husqvarna FC250….$8599
Husqvarna FC350….$9299
Husqvarna FC450….$9499

2017 KAWASAKI
Kawasaki KX65….$3699
Kawasaki KX85….$4349
Kawasaki KX100….$4599
Kawasaki KX250F….$7749
Kawasaki KX450F….$8849

2017 KTM
KTM 50SX….$3999
KTM 65SX….$4899
KTM 85SX….$5599
KTM 125SX….$6899
KTM 150SX….$6999
KTM 250SX….$7699
KTM 250SXF….$8499
KTM 350SXF….$9199
KTM 450SXF….$9399

2017 SUZUKI
Suzuki RM85….$4099
Suzuki RM-Z250….$7699
Suzuki RM-Z450….$8749

2017 TM
TM MX 85….$8295
TM MX 125….$8295
TM MX 144….$8495
TM MX 250….$8745
TM MX 300….$8895
TM MX 250 Fi….$10,495
TM MX 300 Fi….$10,595
TM MX 450 Fi….$10,495
TM MX 530 Fi….$10,295

2017 YAMAHA
Yamaha YZ85….$4099
Yamaha YZ125….$6499
Yamaha YZ250….$7399
Yamaha YZ250F….$7699
Yamaha YZ450F….$8699

TIM GAJSER WINS ARNHEM SUPERCROSS

gajser800mexicoTim Gajser will not be at Anaheim 1 or any other AMA Supercross in 2016. He plans to focus on winning his second 450 World Championship before moving to America in 2018.

Tim Gajser won the Superfinal to be crowned King of Arnhem with Romain Febvre second and Cedric Soubeyras third. In the heat races before the SuperFinal Frenchman Romain Febvre went 1-3. Malcolm Stewart won a heat, but DNF’ed the second heat and was 4th in the SuperFinal.

ARNHEM SUPERFINAL RESULTS
1. Tim Gajser
2. Romain Febvre
3. Cedric Soubeyras
4. Malcolm Stewart
5. Angelo Pellegrini
6. Matteo Bonini
7. Thomas Ramette
8. Morgan Lessiardo
9. Matt Bayliss
10. Zonta Filippo

WEBB DOMINATES ROUND 6 OF THE AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES

codywebb2016Cody Webb is 10 points behind Colton Haaker in the 2016 Endurocross title chase with two races left.

Cody Webb continued his championship bid with a win at Round 6 of the AMA EnduroCross Series in Everett, Washington. It was Webb’s second win of the season.
Webb got off to a second place start on his KTM 250XCF and charged past Haaker to overtake the lead on lap two. From there, Webb maintained a comfortable lead over Haaker as he secured the  victory of the season in Washington. Cody Webb: “I felt great all day in Everett and consistency was the key to taking the win. The track was awesome – it had a technical matrix with fast jumpy sections as well.

RESULTS: WASHINGTON ENDUROCROSS
1. Cody Webb
2. Colton Haaker
3. Ty Tremaine
4. Cory Graffunder
5. Kyle Redmond
6. Taddy Blazusiak
7. Max Gerston
8. Trystan Hart
9. Noah Kepple
10.Nick Thompson

2016 ENDUROCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Colton Haaker…152
2. Cody Webb…142
3. Mike Brown…100
4. Ty Tremaine…96
5. Max Gerston…87

JON ORTNER’S ZACA STATION RIDING SEMINAR

ortnerflyerFor more info contact Jon Ortner at (805) 895-5390 or email to [email protected]

LAKE ELSINORE GRAND PRIX BACK FOR ANOTHER TRY: NOV. 12-13

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For more info go to www.dirtseriesracing.com

ARNAUD TONUS GETS A 450 GP RIDE WITH WILVO YAMAHA

tonusmxgpusa_2016Mitch Payton supplied Arnaud Tonus with a KX450F at the end of the season to help him get a GP ride.

Arnaud Tonus, 25, will be back in the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2017. Tonus, who had an ill-fated two years at Pro Circuit Kawasaki in the USA with viruses and a broken wrist, has reportedly signed to race a Yamaha YZ450F in the 2017 450 GPs. Tonus moved to the USA with high hopes and because he was forced out of the 250 GPs by the 23-and-out rule—so this will be Arnaud’s first season on a 450. Tonus raced a KX450F at the Glen Helen USGP and the Maggiora MXDN (where he was second in class to Jeffrey Herlings). Wilvo Yamaha was previously a 250 GP team, but they are expected to field Tonus and Shaun Simpson for 2017. Tonus and Simpson were previously teammates on Steve Dixon’s Yamaha team back in 2012 at the British Nationals. Tonus is expected to make his Wilvo Yamaha debut at the Paris-Lille Supercross on November 12-13.

13th ANNUAL REM OCTOBERCROSS ON OCTOBER 29

remoctobercross2016Considered to be the ultimate World Vet warm-up race—because it is held on the World Vet track one week earlier. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

BMW SHOWCASES SELF-BALANCING MOTORCYCLE

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BMW press release:
The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 embodies the BMW Group’s vision of biking in a connected world – an analogue experience in a digital age. Motorcycling is about escaping from the everyday: the moment you straddle your bike, you are absolutely free. Your bike is The Great Escape,” says Edgar Heinrich, head of Design at BMW Motorrad, outlining the core principles underlying his brand’s Vision Vehicle. In certain situations, the Vision Next 100’s active assistance systems of the future will also enhance stability and safety by automatically balancing the motorcycle, both out on the road and when stationary. Novice riders will benefit from additional guidance in all riding situations and from a bike that will never tip over. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 rights itself while even stationary, remaining upright when the rider has dismounted. The balancing systems also work out on the road to ensure a particularly agile and dynamic riding experience with even lighter handling, which seasoned riders will appreciate, and all the benefits of assistance systems to enhance their capabilities even further. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 helps every biker become more proficient and enjoy an even more positive riding experience. Every trip becomes a journey of freedom, from beginning to end.

BMW VISION NEXT 100 CONCEPT VIDEO

DO YOU REMEMBER THE LIT MOTORS C1? BMW DOES

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BMW is not the first motorcycle manufacturer to build a self-balancing and self-righting motorcycle. It was done five years ago by a small start-up named Lit Motors. See the video below.

LIT MOTORS C1 SELF-RIGHTING MOTORCYCLE VIDEO

OFFICIAL CALENDAR FOR THE 2017 MXGP SEASON

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Youthstream press release: In 2017 the FIM Motocross World Championship will be bigger and better than ever with twenty rounds scheduled to take place in seventeen different countries across four different continents. Youthstream is pleased to announce that the world’s premier motocross series, MXGP, will return to Russia for the first time since 2012, with the MXGP of Russia set to take place at Orlyonok, the same track and location that hosted the 2016 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship back in August.
In addition, the motocross Grand Prix will return to some of the old favorite venues such as Agueda (Portuga), Baldasserona (San Marino). Uddevalla (Sweden), and Ernée (France), the venue that rocked this world back in 2015 when France won the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations on home turf. With French motocross booming, France will also host a second Grand Prix, and it will be the final round of the 2017 season, at Villars sous Ecot. Besides that, Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia ,will host the second round of the FIM Motocross World Championship for the first time.

See here below the full 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar. Note there has already been one date change, so expect more changea and even cancellations in the future.

2017 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 25…………………….Qatar (Saturday)
Mar. 5………………………Indonesia
Mar. 19…………………….Argentina
Apr. 2…………………..….Mexico
Apr. 16………………………Italy
Apr. 23…………………….Holland
May 7………………………Latvia
May 21…………………….Germany
May 28…………………….France
June 11…………………….Russia
June 25……………………Italy
July 2……………………….Portugal
July 9……………………….San Marino
July 23……………………..Czech Republic
Aug. 6……………………….Belgium
Aug. 13…………………….Switzerland
Aug. 20…………………….Sweden
Sept. 3……………….….…USA (Monday)
Sept. 10……………………Holland
Sept. 17…………………….France

WORKS CONNECTION EZ FILL FOR WP AER FORKS

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Works Connection press release: Works Connection’s Air Fork EZ Fill simplifies air fork pressure adjustment for the 2017 KTM/Husqvarna AER 48mm forks (and 2016 KTM Factory Edition). The Air Fork EZ Fill’s design allows the Schrader fitting to rotate and allow quick and easy access for your air gauge or pump. Once finished with your pressure adjustment it rotates cleanly out of harm’s way. It includes a machined air cap with O-ring seal keeps the system clinically clean, works with OEM and aftermarket bar mounts/position, installs in minutes with no modifications required, no adapters or special pump hoses required and it is made in the USA. The retail price is $49.95 at www.worksconnection.com

KTM RACING MOVES INTO NEW AUSTRIAN HEADQUARTERS

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KTM press release:
Following one year of construction and an investment of more than $13 million, KTM Factory Racing is entering a new era with the official opening of its new Motorsport Building in Munderfing, Austria. The new Motorsport Building covers an area of 193,750 square-feet. It is located directly behind KTM’s Engine Factory in Munderfing and is flanked by the new KTM Logistic Center and the WP Group. The ground floor offers an area of 110 x 60 meters, enough space for workshops in the categories Motocross, Enduro, Rally, and MotoGP, including truck parking bays. The first floor has over 21,000 square-feet of storage space, while the upper floor has 50 modern offices for 180 employees. About half of the KTM Motorsport employees can thus benefit from the perfect infrastructure during daily operation, and provide the basis for the company’s unique commitment to global motorsport.

PRO CIRCUIT’S 2017 YAMAHA Z250F VALVE SPRING KIT

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Pro Circuit press release:
At Pro Circuit, we’ve earned our reputation as a premier engine builder by offering our customers only the finest performance products available. For the 2017 Yamaha YZ250F, we now have available our performance valve springs and valve spring kit. All Pro Circuit performance engine products are designed for maximum performance and our new valve springs for the 2017 YZ250F allow your engine to run at high RPM without the loss of valve control. The valve springs are $244.95 and the complete kit is $399.95. For more info go to www.procircuit.com.

PANICREV WINTER CAMP ON DEC. 19-21

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Panic REV press release:
PanicREV is excited to announce their CampREV Winter Camp at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California on December 19th, 20th & 21st! CampREV is designed to help give riders a solid spiritual, physical, and technical foundation through our world class program. CampREV is set up for riders of all ages and skill levels that are looking to take their skills on the racetrack to a new level! This is achieved by breaking everyone up into groups based on their age and skill level. CampREV features daily chapel services and prayer, in addition to refining skills such as corners, jumping, starts, riding position, technique, conditioning and a whole lot of FUN playing many different games.  CampRev is fun for the whole family and everyone will enjoy their time at Winter Camp. To register go to www.CampRev.com

TEAM BUD RACING ANNOUNCES 2017 TEAM

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Bud Racing press release:
The 2017 race season will arrive in a few month and Bud Racing is happy to announce our new set up with 5 riders to compete the main Motocross and Supercross championships worldwide. The Bud Team will focus on young talents and will help them to achieve their goals and to become the next future stars. Bud will compete in no less than 5 championships in 2017 — including the AMA 250 West Supercross Championship, European EMX 125 & 250 Championships and the French Elite 250 & 450 National Championships (all aboard the all-new KX250F & KX450F). Our goals will be to improve and show great potential in the SX 250 West championship for the second attempt and to clinch the titles in the European & French championships. The French & American Flag will be up at the Bud Racing Team all season and the young talents from each countries will fight for the win. The 2017 Bud Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki team will be:
Rider……………………….Age…………………….Series contested
Brian Moreau…………..14 years old…………European EMX 125 & French Elite 250
Kim Savaste…………….16 years old………….Injured at MXDN 2016 (back injury), Kim will  come back late in 2017 season.
Tristan Charboneau….18 years old……….. AMA 250 West, European EMX 250 & French Elite 250
Ryan Surratt…………….19 years old………..AMA 250 West, European EMX 250 & French Elite 250
Maxime Desprey……….23 years old……….French Elite 450 & SX Tour 450

DONNIE HANSEN MOTOCROSS ACADEMY IN SOCAL

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DHMA press release:
Donnie Hansen is ready to train amateur and Pros at the Donnie Hansen Motocross Academy. Former Supercross and National Champion Donnie Hansen has relocated to Southern California for the Supercross season ending in May, 2017. He will be working with riders from amateur to Pro, and is available for coaching at the local tracks and/or test tracks as well at each event.  In addition, he has packages available that can include private training, bike rental, food and lodging, if needed. Foreign students are also welcome. Check out www.DHMA.com for information or contact him for more information – email [email protected] or call (719) 495-2624 or Toll Free at (877) 883-7260

LILLE READY TO WELCOME THE MAIN EUROPEAN SUPERCROSS

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Paris-Lille Supercross press release:
For the third year in a row, the Paris Bercy Supercross will move to Lille in the modern Pierre Mauroy Stadium for two nights of racing and show. On November 12th and 13th, Lille will become the capital of the European Supercross and will line up some of the top SX riders.

On the podium at the SMX and more recently at the Monster Cup in Las Vegas, Marvin Musquin will be back racing in France for the first time since the MX of Nations last year. Marvin will discover this new stadium, and will be for sure one of the main contender for the overall win; the factory KTM rider raced several times Bercy, and could become the fourth French ‘King of Bercy” after Jean Michel Bayle, David Vuillemin and Christophe Pourcel. For sure he will have thousands of fans cheering him in the stadium, as it was at the Nations in Ernée.

Another Frenchie will be supported by the fans: Romain Febvre. The 2015 MXGP World Champion was impressive in Lille last year for his first Supercross experience, and of course he is back stronger; his season was not as good as the previous one due to a crash during the series, but Romain shows at the Motocross of Nations and during the SMX that he is back to his best level.

Third leader of the French Team, Jordi Tixier also show during the last SMX that he’s able to race with the fastest American riders and knows what to expect in Lille. These three Frenchies will be as usual joined by the French SX specialists, who raced successfully all-over Europe: Fabien Izoird, Cedric Soubeyras, Thomas Ramette, Xavier Boog, Valentin Teillet, Maxime Desprey, Cyrille Coulon and much more as this race is part of the French SX Tour.

Americans have always enjoy racing the biggest European Supercross (they won 24 of the 33 editions of the event!) and they remain unbeaten since eight years’ now! Twice winner in Bercy Justin “Bam Bam” Barcia will be the leader of Team USA, even if he just switches bike as the JGR team moved to Suzuki. Justin had a great weekend in Lille two years ago, but didn’t won the overall and is looking for some revenge His teammates will be Malcolm Stewart who enjoyed so much racing the French event last year, and Christian Craig walking on the footsteps of his father Mike who came several times racing in Europe; both Malcolm and Christian will move on 450 Honda for this event, and will try to bring back home the team’s trophy that France claimed last year.

European riders coming to Paris Lille are usually not so used to racing Supercross events, but both Arnaud Tonus and Tommy Searle have strong experience. Tommy just did one of his best seasons, claiming a British title and some top MXGP results, while Arnaud recently switched successfully on a 450 with top ten results at the last MX of Nations. Back to the GP’s next season he will do his first race on a Yamaha, while Brian Hsu, one of the best European prospect, will do his first appearance on a Husqvarna.

 

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