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Cole Seely 2011

Rider: Cole Seely
Year: 2011
Bike: 2011 TLD CRF250

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: KEVIN’S ’03 CR250 & ’07 CR125

“I grew up and still live in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Back in the day I was lucky enough to have Mosier Valley as my home track before “The Man” brought that era to a sad end. I present to you my 2003 CR250 and my 2007 CR125. I consider these bikes collector’s items and laugh that such wicked machines are considered “vintage” at this point.

“It’s cool how two-strokes are coming back. But the truth is I never left the game! I’ve owned and rode my CR250 for 14 years now, and I have been sticking it to the thumpers all along! I’ve had a few four strokes just like everybody else. I currently have a CRF450 sitting in my shop with a blown engine that I haven’t cared to rebuild for a few years now. I have a fleet of dirt/street/sumo bikes and none of them make me lust for them like these two! The 250 has lived 9 lives. It has been wadded up, ragged out, fixed up, rebuilt and mint condition multiple times over. It has won races and it has also done plenty of cartwheels down the track. At one point it even had the airbox cut for freestyle grabs. I went all the way from a broke college kid, to a vet rider comfortable enough to buy a brand new bike. But guess what? I can’t buy the bike I want, so I had to build it. I love this baby and she will be bolted down to my tombstone. Of course I still love the timeless lines of the original bodywork, but this time I tried something new.

“I won’t list every part I have bolted on over the years but the notable mods on the 250 include TX Race body conversion, Keihin Air Striker carb swap, Galfer oversize front brake kit, and every part buffed with cleaning wheels from PrymeMX. 125 features Polisport restyle kit, and always a shout out to FMF for still supporting the bikes we love!” —Kevin

MOTO | TRIVIA

Jeff Leisk 1989
Who is this rider and what year was it taken.
Answer at the bottom of the page.

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THE NEXT UP AND COMER | EVAN FERRY

EvanFerry 2021If you haven’t heard of the young 16-year-old Evan Ferry yet, you will. He is the son of former 125cc Supercross champ, Tim Ferry who knows a thing or two about racing. Evan is being primed to ride for the factory Husky team. While our very own Travis Fant was back east, he spent the day with Evan. Here are a few shots of Evan in action. Travis is in the works of producing a video of his day with Evan. Stay tuned. 

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LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | JOSH GRANT’S FACTORY 2011 CRF450

JOSH GRANT FACTORY 2011 HONDA CRF450

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TONY ALESSI GOES IN-DEPTH WITH SHANE MCELRATH’S CRF450

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DAYTONA SUPERCROSS IN PHOTOS

MXA FRIST RIDE | 2021 HUSKY FC350

CLASSIC PHOTO | 2009 GLEN HELEN NATIONAL PHOTO BLAST

Ivan Tedesco.


Ryan Dungey. 

Christophe Pourcel.

Blake Wharton.


Justin Brayton.


Ryan Villopoto.

Chad Reed.


Andrew Short.


Brett Metcalfe.


The Glen Helen hills.


Jake Weimer with Trey Canard in tow.

250 start.  

The Glen Helen track from the top of Mt. Saint Helens.
 Mike Brown.

The 450 start with Mike Alessi and Mike Brown in front.

Moto Trivia answer: Jeff Leisk back in 1989. Below he is on the cover of the September 1989 issue of MXA.

Jeff Leisk 1989

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